THE UNTITLED NOBILITY.*
Arg extremely sensible undertaking, which may yet prove a mine of wealth to its proprietor, has been jeopardised by a display of vulgarity which is, we confess, to us inexplicable. Mr. John Bateman, of Colchester, has with great labour and ingenuity boiled down the Domesday Book of England into a kind of "Peerage." He has taken every person whom he suspects of more than three thousand scree, has hunted up his possessions through all counties and under all mistakes of initials, has ascertained his college and club, and has given in the briefest possible form and in alphabetical order these four important items of intelligence about him,—his college, his club, his acreage, and his rent-roll. The work, so far as we have tested it, is carefully done, and the record will be so widely circulated, that the editor may expect to receive those cor- rections and personal communications on which the correctness of * The Acre-oeraey of Sagland. By Jolla Boitoulia. London; Bickel:Mg.
Peerages and compilations of the like kind ultimately depend. The work is as useful and as handy as a Peerage, and might have as wide a sale, the original volumes being almost unmanageable, both from their bulk and the inherent defects of their arrange- ment. It has been published, moreover, by Messrs. Pickering in their regular way ; that is, in a type which is most pleasant to the eye, and on thick, roughened paper, such as is used for first-class religions and poetical works. But then the compiler, in all other respects apparently a man of sense and experience, has called his book "The Acre-ocracy ;" and somebody or other has bound it in a would-be comic cover, that would disgrace a four- penny reprint of a sensation novel. The sketches on the cover are unintelligible as well as contemptible, and the effect of the whole book such that if exhibited on newspaper stalls it would probably find no buyers. The cover is intolerable, though of course it can be stripped off; but the barbarous name is indelible, unless the publishers have the nerve to cancel the edition, add the record for Scotland and Ireland, and republish the improved work in a decent binding, and in a name that shall be either English or Greek. " Acredom " would do, if they must manu- facture a word, but "The Landlords of the United King- dom" would be infinitely better suited to their purpose, Which is, we presume, to produce a tabulated list of the large- s.cred squires.
The compiler has, we believe, done a political service in making Domesday Book accessible, and he has added a note to certain names which enables us to publish this list, in its way a political curiosity. It would, of course, have been impossible to add pedigrees, but whenever a man now alive owns 3,000 acres or more, and was mentioned by Shirley in his Noble and Gentle Men of England as having been the head of a family, or head of a junior branch of a family, holding land in the same county in unbroken male descent since Henry VII.-that is, for three hundred and seventy years-he adds the letter "S." Our list, therefore, which includes every commoner so marked-excluding the Peers-is a list-not quite complete, of course, but still fairly full-of all the untitled families in England still prosperous which on the Con- tinent would be accounted noble. It is a Red-Book of English Commoners, and as our readers will see, includes quite an extra- ordinary number of persons who are still recognisable in English politics.
Name, College, and Club. Acres. Value.
Adana, Sir Thomas Dyke, Bart., Broadclyst, Devonshire.
• Ch. Ch., Ox on.-Ath en te um ... 36,586 ... £37,484 A.ntrobus, Sir Edmund, Bart., The Abbey, Amesbury, Wilts.
St. John's, Cam.-United University ... 8,877 ... 10,725 Antrobue, John Coutts, of Eaton Hall, Cheshire.
- St. John's, Cam.-United University ... ... 3,051 ... 5,806 Assheton, Ralph, of Downham Hall, Lancashire.
Trin., Cam.-United University ... 3,271 ... 4,783 Bacon, Sir Hickman Beckett, Bart., of Thonock Hall, Lincoln ... ... 4,204 ... 6,569 Bastard, Baldwin J. Pollexfen, of Kitley, Devonshire.
Balliol, Oxon. ... 7,639 ... 11,959 Bedingfield, Sir Henry George Poston, Bart., of Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk.
Stonyhurst-Reform 4,924 ... 5,844 Berney, Sir Henry Hanson, Bart., of Kirby Bedon.
Trin. Hall, Cam.... ... 3,148 ... 4,181 Blois, Sir John Ralph, Bart., of Cockfield Hall.
Royal Naval-Conservative, Union ... ... 5,809 7,187 Bond, Rev. Nathaniel, of Creech Grange, Dorsetshire.
Oriel, Oxon. ... 5,819 ... 5,172 Borough, John Charles Barton, of Chetwynd Park, Salop. Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Carlton ... 6,049 ... 7,664 Boughton, Sir Charles Henry Rouse, Bart., of Downton Hall, Salop. Junior United Service ... 7,230 ... 9,170 Boynton, Sir Henry Somerville, Bart., of Burton Agnes Hall ... 6,233 ... 8,971 Brisco, Sir Robert, Batt, of Crofton Hall 5,229 Bromley-Davenport, William, of Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire.
Oh. Ch., Oxon.-White's, Carlton ... 12,723 23,858 Brooke, Sir Richard, Bart., of Morton Priory, Cheshire.
White's, Travellers' 6,305 13,144 Broughton, Sir Henry Delves, Bart., of Doddington Park, Cheshire ... ... 15,154 21,741 Banbury, Sir Charles Fox, Bart., of Barton Hall. Trin., Cam.-Athen te um.. . 11,924 Burdett, Sir Robert, Bart., of Foremark Hall, Derbyshire. Uni. Ser., Travellers', Junior Uni. Ser... _ 20,993 29,385 Carew, Sir Henry, Batt, of Haccombe, Devon ... 10,889 15,148 Chetwode, Sir George, Bart., of Oakley Hall, Stafford.
Army and Navy 3,997 7,051 Chetwynd, Sir George, Bart., of Gundon Hall, Warwick ... 6,626 12,445 Chichester, Sir Arthur, Bart., of Yoalston. Arthur's, junior Uni. Ser. .... 7,022 6,051 Ohilde, William Lacon, of Kinlet Hall, Worcester. Oh. Ch., Oxon. ... ... 14,185 12,926 (Havering, Edward John, of Callaly Castle. Ushaw _ 3,847 3,651 Clifton, Henry Robert, of Clifton Hall ... 4,288 8,682
Name, College, and Club. Acres. Value.
Clifton, John Talbot, of Clifton Hall.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-White's, Carlton ... ... 15,802 ... £41,965 Cope, Rev. Sir William Henry, Bad., of Bramshill, Hants.
Trio., Dab.; and Magd. Hall, Oxon. ... 5,442 ... 6,797 Corbet, Sir Vincent Rowland, Bart., of Acton Reynald Hall.
Army and Navy ... ... 9,189 ... 1,234 Cotes, Charles Cecil, of Woodcote, Staffordshire.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Brooks's, St. James's... ... 6,550 8,860' Courthope, George Campion, of Whileigh, Sussex. Ch. Ch., Oxon. ... ... 3,026 2,956 Crewe, Sir John Harpur, Bart., of Calke Abbey, Derbyshire ... ... 28,056 36,366 Dawnay, Hon. Payan, of Beningborongh Hall, Yorkshire.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Oxford and.Cambridge ... 8,210 10,955- De Hoghton, Sir Henry, Bart., of Hoghton Tower.
St. John's Cam.-Travellers' ... 4,122 ... 10,144 Hering, Sir Edward Cholmeley, Bart., of Sarrenden Hering. Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Travellers', St. James's, Oxford and Cambridge 9,795. De Trafford, Sir Humphrey, Bart., Trafford Park, Lancashire.
Oscott-Carlton ... 8,440 ... 25,519 Drewe, Edward Simcoe, of Honiton Grange.
Oriel, Oxon.-Brooks's 3,684 ... 4,756- Dykes, Lamplugh Frecsheville Ballantine-, of Dovenby Hall ... 4,762 ... 5,566 Dymoke, Henry Lionel, Champion of England, Scrivelsby Court Jun. Uni. Ser. ... ... 3,605 ... 4,955 Egerton, Sir Philip de Malpas Grey, Bart., of Calton Park.
Ch. Oh' , Oxon.-AthenEeum, Carlton ... ... 8,840 ... 14,676 Estcourt,Rt. Hon. Thos. Henry Sutton Sothern, of Estcourt, Gloucester.
Oriel, Oxon.-Carlton, United University ... 11,129 ... 17,458 Eyton, Thomas Campbell, of Eyton, Salop.
St. John's, Cam 4,044 ... 6,804 Pane, Colonel John William, of Wormsley, Oxon.
Carlton, Junior Carlton ... 6,304 6,761 Filmer, Sir Edmund, Bart., of East Sutton Place, Kent.
Carlton, Army and Navy ... ... 6,610 9,395. Fitzherbert, Sir William, Bart., of Tissington Hall, Derbyshire ... 9,185 ... 14,199 Fitzwilliam, Hon. Chas. William Wentworth, of Al walton, Huntingdon.
.Trin., Cam.-Brooks's, Travellers', Garrick _ 6,563 8,851 Fitzwilliam, George Charles, of Milton Park, Northants.
A minor, born 1866 ... ... 18,415 32,709 Fortescne, Hon. George Matthew, of Boeonnoc, CornwalL Edinburgh, Travellers' 19,739 22,121 Frampton, Henry, of Moreton House, Dorset.
St. John's, Cam.-Travellers' ... 5,194 5,797 Giffard, Walter Peter, of Chillington Hall, Staffordshire 7,132
Glegg, John Baskervylle, of Withington Hall ... 3,702 171:20498.1 Goring, Sir Charles, Bart., of Highden, Sussex.
Army and Navy ... ... 4,422 4,789 Goring, Rev. John, of Wiston Manor.
Ch. Ch. Oxon.-Carlton ... 14,139 13,705 Greeley, Sir Robert, of Netherseale Hall, Leicester.
A minor, b. 1866 ... ... 3,747 -8,511 Grimeton, Marmadnke Jerard, of Grimston Garth.
Trin. Hall, Cam. ... ... 3,232 5,108 Gurney, John Henry, of Keswick Hall, Norfolk.
Windham 7,951 10,435 Haggerstone, Sir John de Marie, Bart., of Effing- ham ... 14,285 8,623 Harries, Thomas, of Crackton Hall, Salop ... 3,508 6,074 Heneage, Edward, of Minton Hall.
Travellers,' Brooks's, Turf ... 10,761 15,527 Hesketh, Sir George Farmer, Bait, of Rufford
Hall, Lancashire 15,178 31,573 Hesketh, Robert Bamford, of Gwrych Castle, Denbigh ... ... 4,658 6,742.
Honywood, Wyndham, of Marks Hall.
A minor, b. 1858 ... 6,436 8,275 Ingram, Hon. Mrs. Meynell, of Hoarcross
Hall, Staffordshire -. .23,205 ... 45,492 Isham, Sir Charles Edmund, Bart., of LamportHall, Northampton.
Brasenose, Oxon ... . . -. 4,230 ,- 7,373 Kingscote, Col. Robert Nigel Fitz-Hardinge, C.B., of KinsEscote Park.
Brooks's, White's Knatchbull, Sir Wyndham, Bart., of Merstham Hatch . . 4,638 7,224 Knightley, Sir Rainald, Bari., of Fawsley Park. Boodle's, White's, Carlton, Turf 8,041 13,182 Kynaston, Rev. W. C. E., of Hardwick, Salop ... 4,718 6,934 Leche, John Harleston, of Carden Park.
Coblentz ... 3,840 .., 6,023 Lechmere, Sir Edmund Anthony Harley, Bart., of The Rhydd, Worcestershire.
Ch. Ch., _ Oxon.-Carlton... ' ... 4,412 ... 11,757 Legh, George Cornewall, of High Leith, Cheshire. Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Carlton, St. James's, Travellers' 8,701 ... 8,546 Leigh, Egerton (The late), of Yoddrell Hall, Cheshire. Army and Navy 10,249 Leigh, Edward Allesley Boughton Ward-Boughton, of Brownsover
Hall, Warwick _ ... 4,120 ... 8,848 Leighton, Sir Baldwin, Bart., of Loton Park.
Ch. Oh., Oxon.-Carlton, St. James's - ... 4,085 ... 5,406 Leveson-Gower, Granville William Gresham, of Titsey Place, Surrey.
Ch. Oh., Oxon.-Brooks's, Travellers', Ox. AL Cam. 6,551 ... 6,678 Leycester, Rafe Oswald, of Tort Hall, Cheshire.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Junior Carlton ... 3,894 ... 7,016 Lowther, Sir Charles Hugh, of Swillington House, Yorks. .. . 6,085 ... 18,572 Lutley, John Harrington Barneby, of Brookhampton.
Oh. Ch., Oxon.-Oarlten, Junior Carlton ... 3,061 6,104
Name, College, and Club. Acres. Value.
Mainwaring, Sainsbury ICynaston, of Oteley Park, Salop. Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Carlton, Boodle's ... 5,495 ... £8.478 Mitford, John Philip Osbaldeston, of Mitford Hall, Northumberland. Army and Navy ... ... • •• ••• .•• 12,572 ... 11,737 Monck, Sir Arthur Edward, Bart., of Belsay Castle. Trin., Cam.-Brooks's ... 9,079 ... 9,712 Mordaunt, Sir Charles, Bart., of Walton Hall, Warwickshire.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Carlton, Arthur's ... . . 10,875 ... 17,371 Musgrave, Sir Richard Conrtenay, Bart., of Eden Hall, Cumberland ... 11,674 14,157 Northcote, Right Hon. Sir Stafford Henry, Bart, of Pynes.
Bethel, Oxon.-Carlton, Athenteum ... 5,290 6,587 Okeover, Houghton Charles, of Okeover Hall, Staffordshire 3,707 ... 5,741 Oxenden, Sir Henry Chndleigh, Bart., of Broome Park.
St. John's, Cam.-Uni. University ... 5,266 ... 5,370 Palmer, Sir Geoffrey, Bart., of Carlton Park, Leicestershire.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Traveller's, Uni. 'Univ. 4,120 7,529 Plowden, William Francis, of Plowden Hall, Salop.
Stonyhurst 6,021 Pole, Reginald Walkelyne Chandos, of Radbourne Hall.
Guards ... . . ... 3,928 8,146 Popham, Edward Leybonrne, of Littlecote Hall, Wilts. 7,329 8,989 Popham, Francie Leybourne, of Wootton, Hants.
Univ., Oxon 7,841 15,213 Rashleigh, Jonathan, of Menabilly, Cornwall.
Balliol, Oxon 10,187 8,877 Ridley, Sir Matthew White, Bart., of Blagdon.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Boodle's, Canton 10,367 1,117 Roundell, William, of Gledstone.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Carlton... 7,541 8,695 Salvin, Marmaduke Charles, of Burn Hall, Durham.
Ushaw 4,066 17,327 Scrope, Simon Thomas, of Denby Park, Yorkshire. Stonyhurst ... 3,162 4,582 Scudamore, Colonel (the late) of Kentchurch, Hereford ... ... 6,510 ... 6,489 Sebright, Sir John Gage Saunders, Bart., of Besford Court, Worcester.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-St. James's ... 7,008 ... 13,311 Selby, Walter Charles, of Biddlestone. A minor, born 1858 25,327 ... 8,807 Seymour, Alfred, of Knoylo House, Wilts. Ch. Ch., Oxon. 9,743 ... 11,942 Seymour, Henry Denby, of Knoyle, Wilts. Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Reform, Travellers', Athenteum 5,360 8,139 Shelley, Edward, of Avington House ... 5,281 ... 4,871 Shnckburgh, Sir Francis, Bart., of Shuckburgh Park, Warwick. Union ... ... 3,502 ... 6,290 Sneyd, Rev. Walter, of Katie Hall.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Travellers' ... ... 5,628 18,329 Standish, Charles Henry Lionel Widrington, of Standish Hall ... 3,080 .. 6,962 Stanhope, Sir Henry Edwin Scudamore, Bart., of Holme Lacy, Hereford. Bailie], Oxon.-Travellers', Brooks's, Reform... 5,191 ... 6,480 Stanley, Hon. William Owen, of Penrhos. Travellers' 4,697 5,086 Starkie, Le Gendre Nicholas, of Huntroyde, Lancashire. Trin., Cam.-Carleton, Boodle's, Ox. and Cam.... 7,314 14,734 Stourton, Henry Joseph, of Holme Hall. Stonyhurst, Ch. Ch., Oxon ... 3,151 3,777 Strode, Mrs., of Newnham Park, Devon 3,251 3,489 Sutton, Sir Richard, Bart., of Norwood Park, Notts. 7,553 11,926 Swinlonrne, Sir John, Bart., of Capheaton, Northumberland. Travellers', Brooks's, United Ser., Army & Navy 28,057 ... 16,826 Talbot, Hervey Arthur, of Aston Hall ... 4,752 ... 10,139
Talbot, Miss, Temple Guiting ... 3,052 ... 2,937 -Twain, William Pole, of Stanton-in-Peak, Derby. Opus, Oxon.-Brooks's, &c. ... 6,411 ... 8,007 Therold, Sir John Henry., Bart, of Syston Park.
Carlton ... 12,533 ... 17,652 'Throckmorton, Sir Nicholas William, Bart., of Coughton Court, Warwick. Brooks's, St. James's ... 22,395 ... 28,021 Tiohborne, Sir Henry Alfred Joseph Doughty, Bart., of Tichborne Park. A minor, born May 28, 1866 ... 9,261 ... 7,720
Toke, John Leslie' of Godinton, Kent ... ... 3,855 ... 5,232
Towneley, Colonel, of Towneley, Lancashire. St. Mary's, Oscott-Brooks's, dm. ... 41,105 ... 28,487 Trelawney, Sir John S. Sainsbury, Bart., of Trelawne Cornwall.
Trin., Cam.-Reform 6,363 ... 6,615 Tremayne, John, of Heligan, Cornwall.
Ch. Ch., Oxon.-Carlton... ... 11,267 ... 13,997 Trevelyan, Sir Walter Calverley, Bart., of Nittlecombe, Somerset. University, Oxon.-Atheneum... ... 28,394 ... 23,219 Tyrol!, Sir John Tyssen, Bart., of Boreham House, Essex. Trin., Cam.-Carlton, dm. ... 3,078 ... 4,810 Tyrwhitt, Sir Henry Thomas, Bart., of Stanley Hall, Shropshire. Junior Canton ... ... 5,889 8,445 Vyvyan, Sir Richard Rawlinson, Bart., of Trelowarren Cornwall.
Atheneum, Travellers', Junior Canton... ... 9,705 ... 18,109 Wake, Sir Herewald, Bart., of Courteen Hall,
Northants... ... 3,141 ... 5,810 Walrond, Mrs., of Topsham New Court ... ... 3,406 ... 2,975 Weld, Edward Joseph, of Lulworth Castle, Dorset. St. George's 15,525 ... 13,854 Whitmore, Rev. Francis Henry Woolryche, of Dudmaston, Salop. Wadtram, Oxon.-United University ... 3,912 ... 4,083 Wilbraham, George Fortescue, of Delamere House. Trim Cam.-Reform 4,321 ... 8,426 Wingfield, John Harry Lee, of Tickencote Hall, Rutland ... ... 3,401 ... 5,319 Winnington, Sir Francis, Bart., of Stanford. Worcestershire ... 4,622 ... 5,418
Name, College, and Club. Acres. Value
Wombwell, Sir George Orby, Bart., of Newburgh Park, Yorkshire.
Canton, White's, Turf ... ... 11,911 ... £13,044 Wray, Sir Bonrchier Palk, Bart., of Trobitch, Corn wall ... ... • • • ... ... 7,765 7,711 Wyndham, William, of Dinton, Wilts. Trin., Cam.
13,564 Wyvill, Marmaduke, of Constable, Barton, N.R.
Trin., Cam.-Oxford and Cam.... ... 6,737 9,141