Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. (1681-1762)

1. Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. was born on 6 September 1681. He was a Vicar of Carrisbrooke with Northwood. He married Elizabeth HOLMES in 1724 in Thorley, Isle of Wight. He died in 1762.


Elizabeth HOLMES, daughter of Henry HOLMES of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight (c. 1660-1738) and Mary HOLMES (1678-1760), was born in 1696. She was baptised on 25 May 1696. She died in 1788. She was buried on 28 January 1788 in Northwood, Isle of Wight. She and Thomas TROUGHEAR had the following children:



Thomas TROUGHEAR ( -1762)


Henry TROUGHEAR (1725-1752)


Mary TROUGHEAR (1726- )


Robert TROUGHEAR (1730-1748)


Leonard Troughear HOLMES (1731-1804)


John TROUGHEAR (1733- )


Elizabeth TROUGHEAR (1736-1769)

Second Generation

2. Thomas TROUGHEAR, son of Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. and Elizabeth HOLMES, was a Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Wight, Colonel in the Army. He died in 1762 in Havannah.


He died without issue, killed at the seige of Havannah.


3. Henry TROUGHEAR, son of Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. and Elizabeth HOLMES, was born in 1725. He died in 1752.


He was a captain in the army in Ireland in Irwin's regiment.


4. Mary TROUGHEAR, daughter of Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. and Elizabeth HOLMES, was born in [Julian] January 1726. She married Benjamin LEIGH on 8 September 1748.


5. Robert TROUGHEAR, son of Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. and Elizabeth HOLMES, was born on 2 March 1730. He died on 1 October 1748 in Havannah.


He was killed in action off the Havannah.


6. Lord Leonard Troughear HOLMES, son of Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. and Elizabeth HOLMES, was born on 24 May 1731. He had the title 'Baron (in the Irish Peerage)'. He was a Clergyman. He married Elizabeth TYRRELLL circa 1759. He died on 18 January 1804 in Newport, Isle of Wight.


Last Lord Holmes. The Rev. Leonard Troughear subsequently took his mother's name Holmes. He was created Baron Holmes 4/3/1798. Leonard Troughear had succeeded to the title of Lord Holmes when his mother's brother died.

From Parliamentary Records:

During the first ten years of this period Yarmouth was controlled by Thomas Holmes (created in 1760 Baron Holmes in the Irish peerage), and managed by him on behalf of Government. There was an anti-Holmes party in the Isle of Wight, headed by Sir Thomas Wortley and Lord Carnarvon; and when Holmes died in July 1764 they hoped to take over from him. But the appointment of governor of the Isle of Wight was given to Hans Stanley (q.v.), who was committed to neither side. Stanley wrote shortly after his appointment; 1

"I think I see very clearly that the governor of the Isle of Wight in elections is but a secondhand interest; either party will be glad to make some sort of terms with him in order to procure favours for their friends, and perhaps it would not have been ill policy to adopt the Irish maxim of joining with the strongest after they had first settled that point amongst themselves".

At Yarmouth after Holmes's death there was a division of interests between the Rev. Leonard Troughear Holmes, Lord Holmes's nephew and successor, and Lord Holmes's brother-in-law, Barnabas Eveleigh Leigh; but this was soon composed by each agreeing to return one Member.' Holmes then offered his interest in the Isle of Wight to Administration, and Stanley advised Grenville to accept.

Holmes worked with each successive Administration, and at the general election of 1768 he had Government support in the attack made upon him by the Worsley-Oglander-Jervoise Clarke party in all three Isles of Wight constituencies. At Yarmouth Holmes's candidates were defeated, but returned on petition; and before the general election of 1774 Holmes and Jervoise Clarke came to an agreement to return one Member each.


Elizabeth TYRRELLL was born circa 1735. She died on 14 May 1810 in Newport. She was buried on 21 May 1810. She and Leonard Troughear HOLMES had the following children:



Catharine HOLMES (1765-1829)


7. John TROUGHEAR, son of Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. and Elizabeth HOLMES, was born on 28 February 1733.


8. Elizabeth TROUGHEAR, daughter of Thomas TROUGHEAR D.D. and Elizabeth HOLMES, was born on 31 May 1736. She died on 6 March 1769. She married Thomas DICKINSON.

Third Generation

9. Hon. Catharine HOLMES, daughter of Lord Leonard Troughear HOLMES and Elizabeth TYRRELLL, was born in 1765. She was baptised on 20 September 1765 in Newport, Isle of Wight. She had the title 'Hon.'. She married Edward RUSHWORTH on 28 August 1780 in Calbourne, Isle of Wight. She died on 9 December 1829 in Bowcombe Cottage.


2nd daughter.


Edward RUSHWORTH, son of John RUSHWORTH (1721-1780) and Sarah MAYNE (1724-1780), was born on 17 October 1755. He was baptised on 2 January 1756 in Kingston Church, Portsea. He appeared in the census. He was a Churchman, Member of Parliament. He died on 15 October 1817. He was buried in He lies buried in the family vault near to his wife. He and Catharine HOLMES had the following children:



Catherine RUSHWORTH (1781- ). Catherine was born on 16 November 1781.


Elizabeth RUSHWORTH (1783-1865). Elizabeth was born on 15 October 1783. She married James Patrick 2 MURRAY on 31 January 1803 in Freshwater, Isle of Wight. She died on 15 November 1865 in Benowen, Ireland.


Holmes Jervoise RUSHWORTH (1785- ). Holmes was born on 26 September 1785.


Edward RUSHWORTH (1787- ). Edward was born on 11 August 1787.


Mary RUSHWORTH (1789- ). Mary was born on 27 May 1789. She married John Pringle DALRYMPLE on 20 December 1807 in Freshwater Church.


Charles Powlett RUSHWORTH (1791- ). Charles was born on 23 February 1791.


unk RUSHWORTH (1792-1792). unk was born on 21 November 1792. She died on 21 November 1792.


Jane RUSHWORTH (1793- ). Jane was born on 31 October 1793.


Leonard RUSHWORTH (1796- ). Leonard was born on 19 July 1796.


Henry RUSHWORTH (1798-1819). Henry was born on 28 April 1798. He was a Lieutenant in the Indian ArmyS. He died in July 1819 in India.


Anne RUSHWORTH (1800- ). Anne was born on 9 February 1800.


Margaret RUSHWORTH (1802- ). Margaret was born on 20 February 1802.


unk RUSHWORTH (1804-1804). unk was born on 2 May 1804. She died on 2 May 1804.