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          THE STORY OF SHOREHAM                 SIR JOHNT SHELLEY          
                                                           
The following is the epitaph composed by Gray, and is still to be seen in the Church of La Palais   19th May, 1722, and educated at Eton.   A London Merchant, and Director of the East India Company, 170-9.   Died, 2nd January, 1785.  
                                   
      Here foremost in the dangerous paths of fame,               26 Nov.   17 70   Thomas Rumbold, Esq.   (vice   Sir   Samuel Cornish, deceased).  
        Young Williams fought for England's fair renown ;        
      His mind each Muse, each Grace adorned his frame, Nor envy dared to view him -, ith a frown.          
                                       
                                  THE CONSTITUENCY EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THE WHOLE RAPE or BRAMBER.
      At Aix his voluntarv sword he drew                
      There first in blood his infant honour sealed From fortune, pleasure, science, love, lie flew,          
                15 Geo. III.   1774   Charles Goring, Esq.   Sir John Shelley, Bt.    
        And scorned repose when Britain took the field.                                  
                                  Sir John Shelley, 5th Bart.   'Married firstly Willielmina, daughter of John Newnham, Esq., of Alaresfield Park, co. Sussex, by whom (w-ho died in 1772) he had an only son, John, his heir; and secondly, in 1775, Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Woodcock, Esq., by whom he had three daughters who all died iui-married. Sir John was Keeper of the Records i i the Tower and Clerk of the Pipe.   He was also (for some time) Treasurer of the House  
      With eyes of flame, and cool undaunted breast Victor lie stood on Belleisle's rocky steepsAh ! gallant youth : this marble tells the rest, Where melancholy friendship bends, and weeps.          
                                   
In the expedition to Aix, referred to in the fifth line, Sir William Peere Williams was on board the " Magnanime " with Lord Howe and was deputed to receive the Capitulation.    
  hold and a Privy Councillor.   He died 11th, September, 17 83.        
Although Belleisle, at the time Sir William was killed, had not surrendered, Gray calls him " Victor" in the sense that he belonged to the side which was ultimately victorious.   21 Geo. III.   1780   Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bart. John Peachey, Esq.  
  John Peachey, Esq.   Eldest son of James Peachey, 1st Lord Selsey.   Born, 16th March, 1749.   'Married 19th January, 1784, Hester Elizabeth, daughter of George Jennings, Esq., of Newsells, co. Herts, by whom he had issue, three sons and one daughter. He succeeded his father in the title, February, 1808.   Died, 27th. June, 1816, and was succet~ded by his second son, Henry John, at whose death, without issue, in 1838, the title became extinct.  
Dying un-married, his brother, Sir Booth Williams, succeeded him in the baronetcy which became extinct 2nd February, 1784.    
                                   
  4 Dec.   1 761   John, Lord Pollington, Baron of Longford in the Kingdom of Ireland (created Earl of Mexborough), vice Sir William Peere Williams, deceased.    
                             
    24 Geo. III.   1784   John Peachey, Esq.   Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bt.    
            1765   Samuel Cornish, Esq. (vice Lord Middleton, deceased)      
              30 Geo. 111.   1790   Sir Harry Goring, of            
  8 Geo. 111.   1768   Sir Samuel Cornish,   Peregrine Cust, Esq. Bart.             Highden, Bart.   John Aldridge. Esq.      
                               
      John Aldridge, Esq., of St. Leonard's Forest, Sussex, which he inherited from Captain William Powlett, of St. Leonard's Forest and West Grinstead. IT-I.P. New Shoreham, 1790, till his death, 16th 1795. He married Henrietta, daughter of J. Clater, Esq., and relict of J. Tomlinson Busby,  
                                   
Sir Samuel Cornish, Bart., of Sharnbrook, co Berks. ViceAdmiral of the Red, F.R.S., etc. Created a Baronet 29th January, 1766. He purchased from Sir Philip Boteler, Baronet, of Teston, Kent, the Manors of Sharnbrook, Tofte, and Temple    
Hills in the county of Berks.   Died s.p. 30th October, 1770, when the baronetcy became extinct.   His estates devolved under Sir Samuel's will on his nephew, Admiral Samuel Pitchford who assumed the name of Cornish.   Esq.   She died in 1806, leaving issue, two sons and two daughters. (Foster's Members of Parliament).  
 
  30 May
  1795
  Charles William Wyndham, Esq., of Bignor Park (vice John Aldridge, Esq., deceased). Chas. Win. Wyndham,   Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bart., Esq.  
 
  36 Geo. Ill.
  1796
   
    Peregrine Cust, Esq., of Wanstead, Essex.   Fourth son of      
:Sir Richard Cust, 2nd Bart.   He was baptised at Leasingham,  
  41 Geo. 111.
  1801
  Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bt. Timothy Shelley, Esq.  
                                                           
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