The Hubands of Ipsley

Written in 1843 by:
Huband, George, M. A.,
Captain 8th Hussars,
Representative of Hubands of Warwick and Derbyshire and his grandfather in 1835, in his landed property in County Dublin.

‘This family’ says Wooton, is of very ancient and worthy extraction and descended from Hugo Hubold who held Ipsley of Osbernus at the Norman invasion; and they have contained Lords of this ancient manor in a lineal succession until now (1727). Hugo also appears in the Domesday Book as holding the lands of Ipsley at the Norman invasion in 1063; and Dugdale mentions him as ancestors of the Hubands of Warwickshire and Derbyshire from this Hugo descended William Hubold, sometimes written Hubant, living 5 Stephen 1140, and High Hugh Hubold who held the manor of Ipsley in 1189. The son of the former (William).

Henry Hubold living 1 King John 1216, was father of Sir William Hubold or Hubant, knight, who was taxed for one Knights fee in Ipsley in 1236. He was in commision for jail delivery in Warwick in 1261, and was one of those who held Kenilworth Castle against the King, for which his manor of Ipsley and other lands were siezed, but the reason being purged by the decree called ‘Dictum de Kenilworth’; he was again a commissioner for jail delivery in 1269-70 and 72. Sir William married Dionysia, widow of Simon de Bereford, and dying in 1287 was succeeded by his eldest son.

Sir John Huband, Knight of Ipsley, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Emerick de Pauneeford, knight of Hasfield and Crickhowell, County Gloucester, and died in 1319, leaving an only son.

Sir John Huband, knight of Ipsley who married in 1321, Margaret, daughter of Sir William Luciehut of Charlecote, County Warwick, and had issue: John his heir, William, who served in the wars of Gascoigne; Thomas, Robert, and Geoffrey. In 15, Edward II, Sir John Huband was employed with many persons of quality upon the Kings service in Wales, and in the 18th of same reign was in the commission to inquire what persons were seized of lands in Warwickshire from the yearly value of £5 to £1000, to certify the same. In 19, Edward III, he had a military summons to attend the King in the French Wars, and was in the commission for array in Warwickshire, for providing archers. Sir John was succeeded by his eldest son.

John Huband, Esquire, of Ipsley, who served in the wars in Brittany, and was one of the Knights of the Shire in the Parliament assembled at Westminster, 29 Edward III, to him succeeded:

Thomas Huband, Esquire, a commissioner, a commissioner, 2 Richard II, for assessing a subsidy for Warwickshire. He was father of:

Richard Huband, Esquire, who ranked amongst the persons of note in Warwickshire 12 Henry VI. He made oath for observance of certain articles concluded upon in the parliament then holden and bore for his arms, sa three leopards’ faces. After him was:

Thomas Huband, Esquire, living 20 Edward IV, 1461. He was s. by Richard Huband, Esquire, who flourished in 1490. He married Anne, daughter of Thomas Burdett, Esquire of Arrow County, York (ancestor of present Sir Francis Burdett, Bert.) and was father of:

John Huband, Esquire, living 21 Henry VIII, who was s. by:

Nicholas Huband, Esquire, who married Dorothy, daughter and coheiress (with her two sisters - Anne married to Reginald Digby, Esquire of Colehill, County Warwick, ancestor of Earl Digby, and Elizabeth married to Sir Thomas Cave, Knight of Stanford) of Sir John Danvers, Knight of Calthorpe and Waterstock, County Oxford, descended from the marriage of Sir William Danvers, Lord Chief Justice of the CP, son of Sir John Danvers, by Jane daughter and heir of Wm Bruly of Waterstock, County Oxford, with Anne, daughter and heir of John Purie, Esquire of Chamberhouse. And by her, who died 16 May 1558, left at his decease in 1554 (with two daughters, Anne married to John Egyoke, Esquire of Egyoke, County Worcester, and Mary married to Ralph Sheldon, Esquire of Broadway in the same county), four sons, vizt:

(1) John (Sir) Knight of Ipsley, sheriff of Warwickshire, 18 & 35 Henry VIII who was in great favour with the celebrated but unfortunate Robert, Earl of Leicester, who bore such mighty sway in those times, and constituted him constable of Kenilworth Castle, chief steward of all his manors and ranger of all his forest parks. Sir John married Mary, youngest daughter of Sir George Throckmorton, Knight of Coughton, County Warwick, but died d.s.p. in 1583, and was s. by his brother Ralph.

(2) Ralph was succeeded his brother at Ipsley, high sheriff of Warwickshire - 34 Elizabeth, who married twice, and died in 1605, leaving his second wife, a son and heir;

John Huband, Esquire of Ipsley who married a daughter of Sir Henry Poole, Bart. of Oakly, Wilts. and died 16 April 1650, aged 68, (leaving with three daughters, Anne, married in 1631 to Henry Englefield, Bart. of Wootton Bassett, Wilts; Eleanor; and Elizabeth) a son and heir.

Ralph Huband, Esquire, Lord of Ipsley, who married Anne, daughter and coheiress of Gervase Teverey, daughter of Ashby, Esquire of Lozeby, County Leister, and by her who died 23 March 1672, left at his decease 29 Oct 1651, three sons, John (Sir) his heir, Teverey d.s.p. 24 June 1693, and Ralph, gentleman commoner, Queen’s College, Oxford, d.s.p.

In July 1670/1. The eldest son, Sir John Huband of Ipsley, created a Baronet by Charles II, 2 Feb 1660-1. He married Jane, daughter of Lord Charles Paulett, of Dowlas Hants, and died in 1710 leaving (with 2 daughters, Jane married to Edward Pollen, Esquire, eldest son and heir of John Pollen, Esquire, M.P. for Andover, and sheriff of Hants, by Frances, his wife, daughter and coheiress of Edward Exton, Esquire; and Martha married to Limbory, Esquire) a son and heir.

Sir John Huband, second Bart of Ipsley, married Rhoda, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Broughton, Bart of Broughton, County Stafford, by Rhoda, his wife, daughter of John Ancoats, Esquire of Aystrop, County Lincoln, and died in 1727, leaving a son, John, his heir, and three daughters: Rhoda married to Sir John Delves, Bart of Doddington, Cheshire, and died 27 Jan 1772; Mary married to Thomas Wright, Esquire of Warwick, and died 8 Oct 1768, and Jane married to Sir Robert Henley created Baron Henley, and Earl of Northington, Lord Chancellor of England; his son was in 1783 Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The Earldom of Northington became extinct by his death s.p. (See: Burkes Extinct Peerages) but his eldest sister, Elizabeth having married Frederick Morton Eden, Esquire the Barony of Henley was conferred on him in 1799.

Sir John Huband’s son and heir, Sir John Huband, third Bart of Ipsley, died at Oxford, a minor in his 18th year, when the Baronetcy and the male line of Ralph, second son of Nicholas Huband, became extinct, and the family representation devolved on the decendant, Nicholas, fourth son, Anthony.

(3) George, died unmarried. (4) Anthony, whose line continued the representation.

Anthony Huband, Esquire, inherited estates in Worcester under his mothers’ will. He married a daughter of the Rev. John Tibbots, rector of Inkberrow, in same county (to which living he had been presented by Sir John Huband) and was father of John Tibots Huband, Esquire of Inkberrow, who died in 1624 (his will bears date in the previous year) leaving by Mary, his wife, an only son:

Edward Huband, Esquire of Egyoke House, County Worcester, who married Isabella, daughter of Thomas Dyson, Esquire, of Morton Hall, in the same county, and left by her (who died 5 June 1702) at his decease 29 Dec 1670, a son and successor:

Edmond Huband, who accompanied the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to that country as his private secretary and settled there. He married Hester, daughter of Thomas Spring, Esquire of Springfield, County Dublin, and died in June 1729, leaving two sons viz:

1) Francis, heir to his father, who married Anne, daughter of John Hayes, Esquire of Avondale, County of Wicklow, by Ann, his wife, daughter of John Parnell, Esquire M.P. for Granard and Ann of the late Lord Congleton; whose brother William Parnell, succeeded to Avondale, under the will of Samuel Hayes, Esquire M.P. for Wicklow, brother of the above John. Mr. Huband died in 1729 leaving an only son, John Hayes Huband, Esquire in whom the representation of the Hayes family vested. He married twice. His first wife died s.p., but the second, whom he married when upwards of 80, left an only son, Francis, who died s.p.

2) Edward Huband, Esquire, the younger son, married Eliza, daughter of Thomas Willcocks, banker of the City of Dublin, of the firm of Sir Charles Barton, Bart. and Co. Left two sons 1) Joshua Huband, of the County of Westmeath, Lieutenant R. N. From which service he was obliged to retire, from deafness, occasioned by the accidental recoil of a gun; he died without lawful issue; 2) Joseph Huband, Esquire, married Katherine, daughter of George Reynolds, Esquire of Crumlin, County Dublin, by his wife, Catherine Noy, of the family of William Noy, Attorney General, to Charles I and by her who died in 1841, had (with 3 daughters, Catherine married to Edward Smith, Esquire of Smithfark, County Meath; Eliza, married to the Rev. Phillips Griffith, of Roscrea, County Tipperary; and Sarah married to George Bonynge Rochfort, Esquire, of Woodville, County Westmeath) an only son, Willcocks Huband, a gentleman of extensive literary attainments, and an zealous patron of the fine arts. He was the author of a number of works, which he printed for presentation to his friends but never published; among which we may mention a didactic poem entitled "Art of Acting, and Theatrical Education": "A Dictionary of English Participles": "An Essay on English Orthography" and c. : but Mr. Huband’s most esteemed and curious works were "An Essay Upon Latex and Judgement in the Fine Arts" and and "Essay on Etching Upon Copper", referred to in Dr. Dibdins’ "Decameron". Mr. Willcocks Huband married in 1806, Frances, eldest daughter (by Amia, his wife, daughter of Samuel Lindesay, Esquire of Hollymount, County Mayo - see: Lindesay of Hollymount, County Mayo) of Arthur Chichester Macartney, Esquire of Murlough, County Down, elder brother of the late Sir John Macartney, Bart and eldest son of William Macartney, Esquire, 40 years M.P. for Belfast (see: Macartney of Blackett) by Catherine, his wife, daughter of Thomas Bankes, Esquire of the ancient family of Bankes of Corfe Castle, County Dorset, and dying v.p. In 1834, left issue:
George, successor to his grandfather.
Arthur, late of the R.N.
Anna, died unmarried in 1822.
Catherine, married to Arthur Burgh Crofton, Esquire of Roebuck Castle, County Dublin, high sheriff in 1842 (and has a son, George James, and 4 daughters). Letitia, and Georgiana Augusta, both died unmarried.

Mr. Huband died in 1835 and was s. by his grandson, the present Captain George Huband, now male representative of the Ipsley family.

Arms - Sa three leopards’ faces, jessant de lis arg., quarterings Danvers, Bruly and Purije
Crest - a Wolf passant, or.
Motto - Cave lupum:

Note: I do not know Mr. Huband, but he is a very distinguished bookman, for I am told, he wrote a book on engraving, that he printed it with his own hands, and engraved the plates (he also bound it) so that he beats the curate of Lusleigh, immortalized in "Nichols Anecdotes" (Dibdins Beographical Decameron) Dr. Dibdin adds "Lord Spencer possess the only copy (presented to him by the author) of this curious performance which I have seen in England." 1

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