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June 18, 1835, Mary Comb, b. at Little Grimsby, Lincolnshire, May I, 1810, dau. of
John Maddison, later of 19 Green Park, Bath: they had issue:
Mary Hornby Hare, b. Aug. 11, 1840, d. unm., Dec. 14, 187S;
Lieut.-Col. Richard Thomas Hare, now on retired list of Indian army, served
with Bengal Artillery throughout suppression of Indian Mutiny, siege of Delhi,
etc. ; was mentioned honorably for zeal and coolness in situations of danger,
and recommended for Victoria Cross. He afterwards assisted in Relief of
Lucknow, and took part in battle of Cawnpore. Since his retirement he has
lived at Bath. He m. Gertrude Adelone Spear, and has two daughters, viz.:
Ethel Gertrude Hare, Mabel Maddison Hare;
Robert Powel Hare, the other son, b. July 22, 1842, is also Lieutenant-Colonel in
Royal Artillery, and now on retired list. He m. Christian S., youngest dau. of
late Donald MacLaine, of Lochbuy, Argyleshire, and had issue — Richard Hare,
Gwendoline Hare, Mabel Hare, Mary Hare, Stuart Hare.
Rev. James Hare, second son of Richard Hare, of Limehouse, and Martha Harford, b.
1748; graduated at Baliol College, Oxford, and became Vicar of St. Margaret's, county
Wilts, Diocese of Salisbury, and Chaplain to the Marquis of Buckingham, and the
Countess Dowager Bathurst. He was inducted unto the Rectory of Colu, St. Denys'
Gloucestershire, Feb. 19, 1797. Buried in the churchyard there, his tomb bearing the
following inscription :
"Rev. James Hare, A. M.
Late Rector of this Parish.
Died October 23d, 1808,
Aged 60 years."
He m. Mary Goddard, and had three sons, the youngest, of whom
Richard Goddard Hare, b. 1778, became Lieut.-Gen. Hare Clarges, succeeding to
estates of Sir Thomas Clarges; m., about 1847, Anna Lethbridge; d. s. p., 1859.
Robert Hare, third son of Richard Hare, of Limehouse, of whom presently;
John Hare, fourth son, was a barrister of Inner Temple, and was killed by Arabs, near
Hasha, in desert of Arabia, while on a mission to India. A print of his coat-of-arms,
with martlet in chief, indicative of his cadency in and descent through the family of
Hare of Stow Bardolph, with motto "Stet pro Actione voluntas," is in the possession
of Mrs. Harriet Hare McClellan, of 1 1 16 Spruce street, Phila., a descendant of his
brother. Robert Hare; d. unm., April IS, 1784;
Charles Hare, fifth son, b. 1756, d. 1801, was Captain in Royal Navy, and served under
Lord Hood in evacuation of Toulon, having command of fireship, "Vulcan," in de-
struction of French fleet. He afterwards served with distinction under Admiral Sir
William Sidney Smith, when he repulsed Napoleon at Acre. His wife's name is un-
known. He had one son :
Charles Hare. b. 1788, d. 1859, became Lieutenant in Royal Navy; m. and had
several children. His eldest son was drowned in the Birkenhead ; a son, George
Hare, also of Royal Navy, d. in Athens ; other descendants are said to be living
in Canada;
Charlotte Hare, a dau. of Capt. Charles Hare, b. 1791. m. Admiral John Alex-
ander, of Royal Navy, and had a son — John Alexander, m. Lady Bruce, and
had issue : Mary Hare Alexander, afterwards Madam Villani, of Brussells,
Martha Hare, sixth child and eldest daughter of Richard Hare, of Limehouse, b. 1758.
d. 1840, No. 6 Somerset place, Bath, unm. She was a woman of rare intelligence and
warm feeling, who was fond of reading and always well informed as to history and
her own times: a woman, in fact, possessing, to a rare degree for that period, the
courage of her convictions;
Charlotte Hare, seventh child of Richard of Limehouse, was devotedly attached to her
elder sister, Martha, with whom she lived until her own marriage late in life, to Rev.
Mr. Essen; d. about 1803, soon after marriage; no children;
Mary Hare, eighth child, was living at the death of her father, 1776; soon after d. unm.
Robert Hare, third son of Richard Hare, of Limehouse, county Middlesex, by
his wife Martha Harford, was born at Woolwich, county Kent, England, Janu-
ary 28, 1752. He received a fine classical education in his native country, and,
1773, came to Pennsylvania and located in Philadelphia, where he eventually be-
came a prominent business man. He was a great reader and very fond of nature,
and a refined and polished gentleman. In the spring of 1774 he became interest-
ed in some colonization schemes of William Allen, who owned vast tracts of land

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Jordan, John Woolf, 1840-1921, ed

New York : Lewis Pub. Co.