The family lines of Rebeckah Hughes - wife (circa 1733) of John (ii) Jullion

Rebeckah Hughes was one of three daughters born to Captain John Hughes and Sarah Evans. Sarah Evans was the daughter of Henry Evans (d. 1724) and his wife Sarah, (b. circa 1647 d. 1723 at the age of 76) maiden name unknown. John Hughes, the father of Captain John Hughes had married a Smith (this family?) daughter who was the sister of Sir John Smith which latter, in the words of family papers, "was a man known for lending large sums of money to the Government of the day". The name of Cotton as mother to the Sir John Smith - linked above - is significant when bearing in mind the association of Henry Walton Smith (see link and note below) who was closely associated with the family of Cotton during the later decades of the 1700s.

"The various branches of the SMITH family, of Woodhall, of Shottesbrooke, of Longhills, formerly of Hertingfordbury, formerly of Midhurst, formerly of Wilford and formerly of Woodhill, as well as SMITH-DORRIEN-SMITH of Tresco and SMITH-BOSANQLET formerly of Broxbornebury, while descended from Sir John Smith, Second Baron of the Exchequer in the reign of Henry VIII, owe their present position to their eighteenth century forebears who were bankers in Nottingham and afterwards in London. The merchants and bankers of the provincial cities founded many landed families, particularly in the counties adjoining the cities from which they sprang." (from Burkes Scotland)
Captain John Hughes had one brother, Ferdinand Hughes and one sister whose name is not recorded in the family documents. Both Sarah Evans and her husband, Henry Evans, were buried at Ealing in a Vault built by Henry Evans. The Jullions were also buried there, Thomas Jullion being the last Jullion to be buried there in 1837.

Sarah Evans had two sisters. The first sister, Margaret Evans (b. circa 1685 d. 1771 at the age of 86) married John Danvers (b. circa 1670 d. 1757 at the age of 87) who was a London woollen draper of the Strand. They had a son named Robert Danvers who married Ann Hayes. Of the two children of this latter marriage - both daughters - Margaret Danvers married a son of the family ? Blencorre and Christian Danvers married (1779) her cousin John (iii) Jullion as his second wife. Robert Danvers had two sisters: Ann Danvers who married Robert Bogg - there being two sons of this marriage, Robert Nathaniel Bogg (d. 1835) and George Bogg (d. 1813). The other sister, Margaret Danvers, married John Dupras but there were no children of this marriage. The second of Sarah Evans' sisters, Rebeckah Evans, married one Pemberton, who was a bookseller of the Strand. They had children but none survived to adulthood.

Note on the Danvers family - connected to the Smith family of the Viscounts Hambleden - booksellers, London - later W.H. Smith company. Henry Walton Smith Henry Walton Smith - was disowned by his family when he married Anna Eastaugh, a servant girl from Suffolk. Henry Walton Smith's paternal line has yet to be identified; however, he was closely connected with the actor, David Garrick and with the artist Joshua Reynolds.

Henry Walton Smith set up in business as a bookseller which may be significant and be connected in some way with Rebeckah (Hughes) Pemberton. The Smith line of W. H. Smith (Viscounts Hambledon) were certainly connected by marriage to the Danvers family in which later line, Frederick Danvers, was Clerk to the Duchy of Lancaster.

The adjacent image is adapted from the Portrait of Henry Danvers, Earl of Danby, as a Knight of the Order of the Garter by the artist, Anthony van Dyck, painted in the 1630s. Oil on canvas. Original at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Of the two sisters of Rebeckah (Hughes) Jullion, Sarah Hughes married Lewis Fearon and they had a daughter named Sarah Fearon. The other sister, Margaret Hughes, married William Lewis. There were two children of this marriage: Sarah Lewis and John Lewis.

The Jullion family motto, "Courage Sans Peur" - see earlier generation pages and the Jullion (de Julien) connection with the House of Orange/Nassau and the Dutch Principality of Orange in Southern France - has been found to be used by the Ainsworth (als. Aynsworth) family of the Midlands of England (Bleachers and Dyers of the Industrial Revolution era) who lived at Smithills Hall, with a coat of arms described as 'three axes on a brown background '. It is also a motto reputedly used in the modern era by the family, Farren. A question to be asked - Sarah Hughes married Lewis Fearon - might this be "Farren" in modern day spelling terms? Information welcome.

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