The history of my family
of Hallbeck, Westmoreland
Alternative names
Margaret MACHELL (Married)
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~1523 - ~1573
Thomas of Hallbeck BLENKINSOP
~1564 - ~1614
of Hallbeck, Westmoreland
Robert LEIGH
? - ?
Eleanor LEIGH
~1523 - ~1573
~1605 - ~1655
of Hallbeck, Westmoreland
~1523 - ~1573
~1564 - ~1614
of Musgrave, Westmorland
Spouses and Descendants
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~1605 - ~1655
of Hallbeck, Westmoreland
  m. Hugh MACHELL (~1522 - ~1572)
A Private Individual
  m. Bridget BIRKBECK (? - ?)
Lancelot of Crackenthorpe MACHELL
~1610 - 1681
  m. Frances SANDFORD (~1610 - ~1685)
~1669 - bur.1719
Mayor of Appleby
  m. Margaret BECK (? - ?)
Lancelot MACHELL
~1710 - ~1760
~1710 - ~1760
Father Thomas MACHELL
~1648 - bur.1698
Chaplin to Charles II
A Private Individual
  m. Unknown RUXTON (? - ?)
~1604 - ~1654
~1563 - ~1613
~1563 - ~1613
Magdalen MACHELL
~1563 - ~1613
~1563 - ~1613
Narrative and Notes
Personal Family World
Hallbeck, Westmoreland

Settlement dated: 20 June 41 Elizabeth (1599)

Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
1 - Boyd's Inhabitants Of London & Family Units 1200-1946
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2 - A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland
Author: Sir John Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D.; Ulster King of Arms. Publishing Info: Harrison, Pall Mall, 1871
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MACHELL, CHRISTOPHER-SCOTT, Esq. of Beverley, co York, b. Aug. 1790.

Lineage, - The antiguity of this family is unquestionable. In Hollinshed's Chronicles of England, Rogerus Malus Catulus * [* In many of the early documents, the name is written Malus Catulus within the deed, and Machell on the seal of the same parchment.] occurs as vice-chancellor of England, temp. Richard I. Guilin, in his Heraldry, makes honorable mention of two Machells, Hugh and Guy, who served at Tournay under Henry VIII; and for further reference we might adduce Dugdale, Pennant and Whitaker. Passing over a long series of generations, we come to

John MAUCHELL, in whose house at Crakenthorpe, according to Ligard, King Henry VI, took refuge after the battle of Hexham. This John living 1446, m. Catherine Huddlestone, and had issue,

I. John of Crackenthorpe, who married a daughter of Gilbert Wharton and daughter 2nd or 3rd HENRY VIII, leaving issue,

    1. Guy of Crakenthorpe, married Margaret Scott; and died 1537, having had issue, Robert, Myghthell, Gryllys, Wylfryd, Guy, Leonard, Edward, Henry, Thomas, and Ann.

    2. Philip, clericus

    3. Hugh of Crackenthorp, fought at Tournay, died c. 1654, leaving, by Julyan, his wife, a daughter, Eleanora, married to John Machell, Esq, and four sons, Anthony, Barnaby, Nichol and John (Sir), who married Jane LUDDINGTON, and by her (who married secondly Sir Thomas Chamberlain) he had, with other issue, three sons, viz.,

      i John of Hatfield, master of the horse to Queen ELIZABETH;

      ii Thomas of Tunstead; and,

      iii Matthew, of Hatfield, who married twice, 1st, Miss Cotton, and secondly, Mary, daughter of Edward Leukner, Esq. This last named Matthew Machell, of Hatfield, had by Miss Cotton, his wife, an only son, John Machell of Tangley, who married Jane, daughter of Sir Nicholas Woodroofe, Knight, and had, with other issue, two sons

        a) John, of Wendover, Bucks, who married first, Miss Copper, and secondly, Jane Williams, daughter and sole heiress of William ap David, and had, with other issue, a son, John, B.A., barrister-at-law, who by Alice, his wife, daughter of Sir Cuthbert Bucke, was fatherof John, of the Inner Temple, who was father of Columna John Machell, fellow of Magdalene College, Oxon; and

        b) Matthew, who married Miss Carroll, of Woodharth, and had a son John, of Horsham, M.P., who, by his wife, the daughter of Sir John Corry, had a daughter, Isabella, who married first Arthur Lord Ingham, 3rd Viscount Irwin, and secondly, Hon John Noel, of Walcot, 3rd son of Viscount Campden.

    4. Katherine, married to Gilbert Warton, of Kirbythore, who married secondly, a daughter of Crackenthorp, of Newbiggen.

II Henry, LL.D., prebendary of York, and rector of North Newbald.

III. William.

The 3rd son,

William MACHELL was father of Richard Machell , of Coalbeck, Cumberland, 1554, whose son, John MACHELL, died in his father's lifetime, leaving, by Eleanora his wife, daughter of Hugh Machell of Crackenthorpe, a son,

    Hugh Machell , Esq., who married Margaret, dau. of Thomas Blenkinsop, of Hellbee, by Magdalen his wife, daughter of Edward MUSGRAVE, Esq. of Hartclay Castle, and by her had with several other son and daughters,

      Henry, who served King CHARLES II in Ireland, and whose will is dated 1646;

      LANCELOT, of whom presently;

      John of Ardee, Ireland, who married a Miss RUXTON [or BUXTON?], and had a son, John.

      The 2nd son,

      LANCELOT MACHELL, Esq. of Crackenthorpe Hall, 1st Mayor of Appleby, after the King's return, destroyed, in open court, CROMWELL's charter before he took office. This gentleman m. Frances, dau. of Sir Richard Sandford, of Howgill Castle, (settlement dated 20 June 41st ELIZABETH) and had issue.

      The son and heir,

        HUGH MACHELL, of Crackenthorpe Hall, m. Margaret, dau of Thomas Beck; and d. 1643, leaving issue. The eldest son,

          LANCELOT MACHELL, of Crackenthorpe, m. Elizabeth , dau of Thomas Sidfdall, and had issue, HUGH, his heir; Lancelot; Thomas, the antiquary, chaplain to KING CHARLES II; Ann; Susan; and Jane. Lancelot Machell d. 1681, and was s[ucceeded] by his son,

            HUGH MACHELL, Esq. of Crackenthorpe, who m. Anne, dau. of Edward Nevinson, Esq. of Newbystones, and had two sons,

              LANCELOT, his heir, and

              JOHN, ancestor of the MACHELLS of Hollow Oak and Penny Bridge.

              The elder son,

              LANCELOT MACHELL, of Crackenthorpe, m. Deborah Baines, and by her (who d. 6 Nov. 1767) left at his decease, 7 May, 1767, with several other children, a son and heir,

                THE REV. RICHARD MACHELL, of Crackenthorpe to Lord Lowther

                CHRISTOPHER MACHELL, Esq. of Beverley, b. 1747; lieut-col. 15th regt. of foot; m. Anne, dau. of Christopher Scott, Esq. of Aldbro', and by her (who d. 1843, aged 86) had issue,

                  I. Richard, b. June, 1786, capt. brigade-major in 30th regt., served in Spain, Portugal, Copenhagen, and the West Indies, was shot through the body at Badajos, from which he recovered, and served subsequently in the East Indies, where he d. 17 Nov. 1822.

                  II. CHRISTPOHER-SCOTT, of Beverley.

                  III. Lancelot, lieut. R.E. killed at St. Sebastian, 1813.

                  IV. John-Thomas, lieut. 9th hussars, at Waterloo, d. 13 Oct. 1853.

                  V. Robert, in holy orders, of Little Weighton and Beverley, vicar of Marton-in-Cleveland, b. 21 Oct. 1791; m. 1st 17 Feb 1821, Eliza-Mary, dau. of James Zealey; and 2ndly, 11 Aug. 1853, Margaret, widow the late Rev. Henry-Torre Holme, of Paul Holme; by his 1st wife (who d. 1841, aged 39), at his decease, 15 April, 1860, he left issue,


Arms- Sa., three greyhounds, courant, in pale, arg., collared, or,

Crests- A stag's head, erased, ppr., ducally gorged, or, or. The more ancient crest was a fleur-de-lis.

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