Ducibella Saxbury, 17__

August 11th, 2009 by Barbara

The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants [1898]

The Magna Charta Barons – Members of the Order of Runnemede

Pages 366 – 371

22. Lloyd Daubeney, of Bristol, bapt. St. Nicholas Church there, November 9, 1718, buried St. James, Bristol, December 22, 1754, administration granted January 16, 1755, who m. Ducibella Saxbury, at St. James Church, Bristol, February 4, 1742, and had:

23. Lloyd Daubney, only surviving son, nineteenth in direct male descent from Robert de Todeni, standard-bearer to William the Conqueror and founder of Belvoir Castle, and fifteenth in direct male descent from Elias, first Baron d’Albini, or Daubeney, whose honors, created by writ of summons, November 2, 1295, are now dormant in his heirs-general, believed to be in this line. He was b. Bristol, November 22, 1746, and was a resident of New York City before 1768, and owner of large landed estates in St. Lawrence and Otsego Counties, Schuyler’s and other patents, New York, and m. January 24, 1770, Mary Coventry, b. New York City, July 15, 1743, and d. New York City, October 6, 1813 (widow of James Calder, of New York City), daughter of Hon. William Coventry (and Elizabeth Hart, b. January 29, 1722 (O.S.), m. at St. Kitts, West Indies, August 28, 1739, d. New York City, August 22, 1803), b. in England, APril 10, 1715 (O.S.), and removed to the island of St. Christopher, West Indies, and thence to New York City, before 1756, where, as a resident and property-holder in Dock Street, he was for many years one of the magistrates of the city, and d. St. Kitts, West Indies, April 25, 1774; son of Thomas Coventry, third son (brother of Walter Coventry, eldest son, who d. 1717, and William Coventry, Esquire, second son, who, in 1719, as eldest male descendant of Walter, brother of Thomas Coventry, first Baron and lord keeper of the Great Seal, and in accordance with the limitations of the patent, upon failure of issue of Gilbert, fourth Earl of Coventry, the last direct male descendant of Thomas Coventry, the lord keeper aforesaid, succeeded as fifth Earl of Coventry and Viscount Deerhurst, and was in turn succeeded, March 18, 1750, by his eldest son, George William, sixth Earl of Coventry and VIscount Deerhurst, who m. the very celebrated beauty Maria Gunning, daughter of John Gunning, Esq., of Roscommon) of Walter Coventry, brother of Thomas, first Baron Coventry, of Aylesborough, attorney-general to the crown and lord keeper of the Great Seal in 1625, sons of Thomas Conventry, chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 1606, a lineal male descendant of John Coventry, who filled the offices of sheriff and lord mayor of the city of London in 1416 and 1425.

Lloyd Daubeney and Mary Coventry, aforesaid, had:

24. Eliza Martin Daubney, third child, but eventual heiress (others d. s. p.), b. October 25, 1779, New York City, bapt. November 10, 1779, by Rev. Mr. Inglis, rector Holy Trinity Church, New York, d. New York City and buried Waddell vault; m. November 8, 1800 (by Rev. Dr. Benjamin Moore), Captain Henry Waddell, of New York City, b. New York City, March 31, 1767, will dated May 9, 1815, d. New York City, July 13, 1819, buried Waddell vault, eldest and only surviving son of Lieutenant-Colonel William Waddell, of New York City, and his wife, Geesie Filkin, m. at her father’s residence, Pearl Street, New York, April 5, 1761.

Lieutenant-Colonel William Waddell, aforesaid, was b. New York City, July 26, 1737 (O.S.), and was one of the alderman and magistrates of the same prior to the Revolution, during which he served as lieutenant-colonel of a loyalist regiment in New York City, commission dated October 23, 1776, and thereafter removing to London, d. there July 27, 1813, and there buried. He was eldest son of Captain John Waddell, b. Dover, Kent, England, October 3, 1714, and removed to New York City about 1735, d. there May 29, 1762, in his home on Dock Street (purchased from William Coventry, aforesaid), and buried Waddell vault, Holy Trinity Church, New York City, will dated October 9, 1760 (and his wife Anne, daughter of William Kirten, of New York City), eldest son of Lieutenant William Waddell, of the British navy, who lost his right arm in the service in burning the Spanish fleet at Vigo, Spain, b. Edinburgh, North Britain, and d. Dover, England, son of Captain John Waddell, “of Stebenheath in ye County of Middlesex, Esq., now Captn. of ye Rainbowe, a principall Ship of his ma’ties Navie Royall,” who had arms granted to “him and his posteritie, with their due differences, forever,” May 3, 1627 (copy of original grant on file Herald’s College, London), for great naval victories in the Persian Gulf and Straits of Ormus, temp. 1622. It is notable that this same vessel was one of the fleet (and third in point of size) which repelled the Spanish Armada, temp. 1588, and that in the engagement, in which Captain Waddell commanded against Kishm and Ormus, the great navigator Baffin was one of the Englishmen to lose their lives.

Geesie Filkin, aforesaid, was b. Poughkeepsie, New York, March 25, 1740 (O.S.), d. New York City, January 19, 1773, and buried Waddell vault, Holy Trinity Church, daughter of Francis Filkin, of New York City [and his wife Catherine, daughter of Colonel Leonard Lewis, of the colonial wars, a resident of New York City and Dutchess County, New York (and his wife, Elizabeth Hardenburg), son of Thomas Lewis, of English descent, and of New York City before 1668], son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Filkin, of the colonial wars, and of New York City as early as 1684, of English descent.

Eliza Martin Daubeney and Captain Waddell, aforesaid, had:

25. William Coventry Henry Waddell, of Murray Hill, New York City, eldest son and heir, and only surviving descendant of Lloyd Daubeney, of Bristol, aforesaid, b. New York City, corner Broadway and Wall Street, May 28, 1802, d. New York City, June 1, 1884, financial agent of department of state and United States marshal for the Southern District of the State of New York under the administration of Andrew Jackson, official and general assignee in bankruptcy from 1841 to 1884; one of the principals in the important suits to determine the rights of the boards of proprietors of East and West New Jersey to land under water; in 1842, built his home on Murray Hill, northwest corner Fifth Avenue and Thirty-seventy Street, sometimes known as “Waddell Castle,” famous in its day as the most imposing residence upon Manhattan Island; m. Julia Anna Cobb, Janaury 1828 (m. secondly, Charlotte Augusta Southwick, widow of William McMurray, and had several children, all of whom. d. s. p. v. p.), b. Parsippany, April 29, 1802, d. there June 20, 1841, and there buried, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Lemuel Cobb, of Parsippany, New Jersey, b. May 15, 1762, lieutenant-colonel Fourth Regiment New Jersey Militia, 1809-1815, county judge, 1813-18, 1822-27, 1827-30, surveyor-general board at Parsippany (and his second wife, Susan Farrand, b. January 28, 1764, m. February 1, 1796, d. August 2, 1816, descended from Nathaniel Farrand, who was of Milford, Connecticut, in 1645), son of Edward Cobb, of Parsippany, New Jersey, son of Ebenezer Cobb, b. Wales, May 13, 1696.

William Coventry Henry Waddell and Julia Anna Cobb had:

26. Susan Alice Waddell, b. September 26, 1834, Parsippany, New Jersey, m. April 8, 1868, New York City, George Washington Smith, b. Troy (now Troy Hills), Morris County, New Jersey, October 2, 1832, removed, 1856, to Monee, Illinois, thence, in 1868, to Madison, New Jersey, and finally, in 1885, to Parsippany, New Jersey, son of Hiram Smith, of Troy, New Jersey, b. there August 25, 1799, and there d. September 14, 1865, buried Parsippany (and his wife, Mary Allen Osborne, of Parsippany, b. April 25, 1802, at Parsippany, m. September 19, 1822, d. Troy, April 16, 1872, buried at Parsippany, of whom presently), son of Lieutenant-Colonel Hiram Smith, of Troy, b. New Jersey, December 22, 1756, d. April 27, 1833, buried Parsippany, served in the war of the Revolution as private, sergeant, and lieutenant in the third regiment of “Jersey Line,” Continental army, served also in the eastern battalion, New Jersey Malitia, and was major and lieutenant-colonel of the Fourth, or “lower” regiment of militia of Morris County, 1793-1801, high sheriff of Morris County, 1794-97, member of assembly, 1791-2, and county judge, 1800-1805 [and his wife Eleanor Parrett, daughter of Samuel Parrett, of Troy (whose father, Samuel Parrett, was in Elizabethtown as early as 1704), and his wife, Eleanor Alling, only child of Joseph Alling, of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, later of Troy, New Jersey, and one of the earliest settlers and proprietors of that place], eldest son of Benjamin Smith, of Troy, b. 1725 (and his wife, Hannah Dod, daughter of Lieutenant Samuel Dod, of Orange, New Jersey, son of Samuel Dod, of Newark, son of Daniel and Mary Dod, both of Brantford, Connecticut, as early as 1646-7), son of Richard Smith, of Troy, one of the earliest settlers of that place.

Mary Allen Osborne, aforesaid, was the only child of Lieutenant Thomas Osborne, Jr., of Parsippany, b. October 12, 1753, d. July 27, 1818, buried Parsippany, served in the Revolutionary War as lieutenant in Captain Baldwin’s company, Eastern Battalion, New Jersey troops (son of Thomas Osborne, Sr., Parsippany), and his second wife, Hannah Howell, daughter of Gideon Howell, son of Edward Howell, son of Richard Howell, of Southampton, Long Island, son of Richard Howell, Southampton, son of Edward Howell, of Southampton, Long Island, one of the patentees of that place, made “freeman,” Boston, March 14, 1639, son of Henry Howell, of Marsh Gibbon, Bucks, England, son of William Howell, who purchased, in 1536, from Sir Robert Dormer, Knight, the manor of Westbury, in the parish of Marsh Gibbon, Bucks County, England.

Susan Alice Waddell and George Washington Smith had:

27. Philip Henry Waddell Smith, of Pittsburgh, b. January 5, 1869, Madison, Morris County, New Jersey, a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, and Society Sons of the Revolution, and a founder of the Order of Runnemede.

Book Description:


The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants [1898]. Charles H. Browning. (1898).This is a standard work on Americans claiming lineal descent from the Magna Charta Barons. The pedigrees referred to in the sub-title of the book pertain to the founders and members of the Order of Runnemede at the time the book was originally published (1898). In addition to the pedigrees, which show descent generation by generation from the Magna Charta Barons to the founders of the Order of Runnemede, full-page coats of arms are given for many of the families. The main body of the work, the pedigrees of the founders, is preceded by a history of the Magna Charta of 1215; by lists of the Magna Charta Barons; and by biographies of the Sureties (the twenty-five barons designated to enforce the Magna Charta). Founders, for whom pedigrees are given, are as follows: Ballord, Betts, Bigelow, Bispham, Bleecker, Browning, Bulkeley, Cadwalader, Darling, Earle, Fleete, Greene, Griffith, Hancock, Lawrence, Lawton, Lee, Lyman, Marsh, Parsons, Pomeroy, Richardson, Riker, Saltonstall, Schieffelin, Spotswood, Terry, Throckmorton, Waddell, Ward, Whitney, and Winston.

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