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Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth

Birthdate: (54)
Death: October 25, 1734 (50-58)
Trefusis, Cornwall, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Boscawen, MP and Jaell Boscawen
Husband of Charlotte Boscawen
Father of Anne Bisshopp, Hon.; Hugh Boscawen, 2nd Viscount Falmouth; Hon. Mary Evelyn; Admiral Edward Boscawen, PC; George Boscawen and 4 others
Brother of Anne Evelyn and Dorothy Meadows

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Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth

Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth (c.1680 – 25 October 1734), was a leading Cornish politician of his time in the Whig interest, was the eldest son of Edward Boscawen, by Jael, daughter of Sir Francis Godolphin.

The parliamentary representation of the boroughs of Tregony and Truro was under his absolute control, and he exercised considerable influence on the elections for Penryn. He sat for Tregony from 1702 to 1705, for the county of Cornwall from 1705 to 1710, for Truro from 1710 to 1713, and for Penryn from 1713 until June 1720.

In the latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Boscawen and Viscount Falmouth, having been for some time discontented at the delay in his advancement to that position. Both before and after the accession of George I he spent large sums of money in support of Whig principles, and was rewarded on his party's triumph by many valuable offices.

He was a groom of the bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark, steward of the duchy of Cornwall and Lord Warden of the Stannaries in 1708, Comptroller of the Household from 1714 to 1720, and joint vice-treasurer of Ireland from 1717 until a few months before his death.

He died suddenly at Trefusis, in Cornwall, on 25 October 1734, and was buried at St Michael Penkivel. His wife, to whom he was married in Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on 23 April 1700, was the elder daughter and coheir of Colonel Charles Godfrey, master of the jewel office, by Arabella Churchill. She died on 22 March 1754, and was also buried at Penkivel. Lady Falmouth was very desirous of becoming a lady of the bedchamber to the wife of George II, and tried to bribe Lady Sundon (Charlotte Clayton) into obtaining the post for her.

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

  • The Drakes of Ashe, in Devon were a very distinguished family, of whom was John Drake, Esq., one of the Council of Plymouth, a member of the original company established by King James, (unreadable (1 06)), for settling New England. Several of his sons came to New England and settled. Richard, with two or more sons and nine daughters, settled in Hampton, N. H.

John Drake of Otterton had Richard, Robert, Thomas, who went to Hartford in Herts Agnes mo.of Sir Wm. Pole, the great Antiquary, and John of Exmouth, Devon, who recovered Ashe and m. Margaret dau. of John Colehill, and had, among others:

I. Joan Drake, m. Walter, son of William and Jane Grenville, dau. of Sir Thomas Raleigh. He m. (2) __ Daniels; (3) Katharine, dau. of Sir Philip Champernown and wid. of Otho Gilbert; by d m. had Sir Walter Raleigh, b. 15?2. 1, John Raleigh, m. Ann Fortesque, sis. of Gertrude who m. Sir Bernard Drake of Ashe. 2. George Raleigh, m. Katharine, dau. of Otho and Katharine (Champernown) Gilbert, and sis. of Sir John, Sir Humphrey and Sir Adwin Gilbert.

II. Sir John Drake, Exq., of Ashe, High Sheriff of Devon; d. 1588; m. 1529, Amy Grenville, sis. to Sir Richard, and had: 1. Sir Bernard Drake, b. abt. 1530; a distinguished Naval Officer; d. Jan. 11, 1585; gave Sir Francis, s. of Edmund Drake, b. 1545, the great Admiral, a box on the ear for assuming the family arms, Sir Francis being of a younger branch. He m. Gertrude Fortesque, and had; 1. John, d. 1628; m. Helena, dau. of John, Baron Boteler of Herts, and his wf. Elizabeth, half-sis. to Geo. Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, and had: 1. Sir John. 2. George, d. unm., 1664. 3. Thomas of Ireland; d. s. i. 1659. 4. Henry, settled at Barnstaple, Devon, of which he was Mayor, 1679. 5. Dorothy. 6. Mary. 7. Eleanor. 8. Elizabeth, m. Sir Winston Churchill. (1). John Churchill, b. at Ashe (while his mother was on a visit to her father) Duke of Marlboro; m. Sarah Jennings. (2) Arabella, had 4 chil. by James, Duke of York, afterwards James II, King of England. She afterwards m. Col. Charles Godfrey, and had, 1. CHARLOTTE, m. April 23, 1700, HUGH BASCAWEN, Viscount Falmouth and had 18 chil. (3) George. 2. Margaret, m. John Sherman and had dau. Alice, m. Richard Percival, ancestor of Earls of Egmont. 2. Robert Drake of Wiscomb, m. and had 7 sons and 3 daus. 1. William. 2. Bernard. 3. John, m. and had i. 4. Robert. 5. Henry, killed in army; s. i. 6. Nicholas, m. Katharine, dau. of William Tothill and wid. of Wm. Kingsley. 7. Humphrey. 8. Gertrude. 9. Amy. 10. Ursula. 3. Richard Drake, b. 1534; of Surrey; d. July 11, 1603, Equerry to Queen Elizabeth. Introduced his kinsman, Francis Drake, afterwards the great Admiral, to the Queen; m. Ursula, dau. of Sir Wm. Stafford. 1. Francis Drake of Shardeloes, d. 1613; m. Joan, dau. of Wm. Tothill of Shardeloes, Esq. At her house Thomas Hooker sojourned, afterwards ??u de? of the Conn. Colony. 2. George Drake of Spratshays, Esq.; supposed of this family; had dau; Katharine m. John Ford of Bagton, Devon, Eng. who had Sir Henry Ford, Secretary of Stateof Ireland for Charles II; sold Bagton to Mr. Tothill, whose descendants sold it to Lord Ashburton.,_1st_Viscount_Falmouth

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February 17, 1703
Age 23
November 12, 1705
Age 25
March 20, 1706
Age 26
August 18, 1711
Age 31
Malpas Road Estate, Tregothnan Road (NW-bound)
December 1, 1712
Age 32
January 1714
Age 34
January 16, 1720
Age 40
October 25, 1734
Age 54
Cornwall, England