III. JOHN MUSTERS of Colwick, born at Tooting, Surrey, 19 Oct. 1649; died at his brother's chambers in the Inner Temple 3 Dec. 1685, aged 36. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford, 29 Nov. 1667, aged 18, and became a student of the Inner Temple 1670; married, 24 June 1675, Millicent, only daughter of Adryan Mundy of Quorne, Derbyshire; she, who was born 11 Oct. and baptized 25 Oct. 1655, died in Nottingham 1739, aged 86. Mrs. Musters married (2) 13 Dec. 1691,* as his 2nd wife, f Rev. Thomas Fuller, D.D., rector, twenty-seven years four months, of Hatfield, Herts—of Christ's College, Cambridge, B.A., 1672; M.A. 1676; D.D. 1689—who died 21 May 1712, aged 59, and was buried at Hatfield, leaving an only child, Millicent, born 2, baptized 18 Oct. 1692, who married at Hatfield, 22 March 1708, Sir Thomas Samwell, bart, of Upton, and left issue:—

i. John Musters, born 7 March 1675, at Quorne; d. 1 Nov. 1680.

ii. Mundy Musters, born 1676, of whom below.

iii. Thomas Musters, born at Quorne 13 March 1677-8; d. at Leghorn, Italy, 23 Nov. 1706.

iv. Charles Musters, born at Quorne 19 March 1678; d. at Constantinople 28 Dec. 1698.

v. Anne, born at Nottingham 18 May, bapt. 20 May 1680 at St. Mary's; d. 20 Oct. 1729. Admon., 21 April 1792, to Dame Rebecca Twisden, widow. She mar. [by Faculty Licence, 14 July 1701, he aged 39, she 21] Thomas Twisden, esquire, eldest son of Sir Roger Twisden of Bradborne, Kent, bart., who succeeded to the baronetcy 28 Feb. 1702-3, and d. 12 Sept. 1728, aged about 65; leaving issue.

vi. Millicent, born at Nottingham 16 June 1681; mar. Thomas Scott. Her uncle, Charles Musters, left her Killarby.

vii. Francis Musters, born 1682, of whom next.

viii. Elizabeth, born at Colwick Hall  17 May, bapt. 11 June 1684; d. 10, bur. 13 August 1684 at Colwick.

FRANCIS MUSTERS [fifth son of John Musters and Millicent Mundy] was born at Colwick Hall 2, bapt. 14 Sept. 1682, and became a silkman in Paternoster Row, London, and was buried at Colwick 15 July 1741. He married, in Gray's Inn Chapel, London, 14 March 1709-10, Mrs. Elizabeth Peeters or Petre of Southgate, Middlesex. Their children were:—

i. Mundy Musters, born 24 June 1711, in Paternoster Row, London, and bapt. at St. Vedast, Foster Lane, 3 July; elected Sheriff of London, 24 June 1741 ; bur. at Colwick 15 Dec. 1741.

ii. Robert Musters, born in Paternoster Row, London, 3 July and bapt. 15 July 1712, was of Thurland Hall, Nottingham, and d. 21 May 1760, having mar. Anne Rand of Lyston, Essex, by whom he had a daughter :—

1. Elizabeth Ann, born 16 Nov. 1742, and d. 30 July 1801, having mar. at St. Mary's, Nottingham, 27 June 1764, by licence, John Partridge, esq., of St. Peter's, Nottingham, by whom she had issue, John Musters Partridge.

We now return to the elder line:—

Mundy Musters of Colwick (1676-1750)
Mundy Musters of Colwick (1676-1750)

IV. MUNDY MUSTERS of Colwick, esquire [eldest surviving son of John  Musters and  Millicent  Mundy], born  at Quorne  14 Feb.  1676; was of  Lincoln's Inn  1703; d. 15, bur. 19 June 1750 at Colwick, aged 83. Will dated 22 May 1750; married, mar. settlement dated 13-14  June 1707 (Fac.  lic. 16 July), 19 August 1707, Elisabeth, one of the daughters and coheirs of Richard Sherwin, jun., dec. of Nottingham, and niece of Sir Chas. Thorold, bart., alderman of London, her marriage portion being £6,000.  Children of Mundy Musters and Elizabeth Sherwin:—

i. Millicent, born in Norfolk Street, Strand, 29 April; bapt. 11  May at St. Clement Danes.

ii. John Musters, born at Colwick 10 June 1709; bapt. 1 August [Par. Reg. says 2 July].

iii. Mundy Musters, born at Colwick 31 August 1710; bapt. 8 Sept. 1710, and died next day [Par. Reg., d. 9, bur. 14].

iv. Mundy Musters of Colwick, born 1712, of whom next.

v. Charles Musters, born 2 Dec, bapt. 29 Dec. 1715 [Par. Reg.]; matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, 3 May 1734, aged 18 ; bur. at Colwick 31 July 1749.

vi. Thomas Musters, born 6, bapt. 21 June 1719 [Par. Reg.] ; died 7, bur. 18 Oct. 1729.

vii. Francis Musters, born 5, bapt. 18 Dec. 1720 [Par. Reg.]; 10 Oct. 1748.

Mundy Musters of Colwick (1712-1770)
Mundy Musters of Colwick (1712-1770)

V.   MUNDY MUSTERS of Colwick, esquire, born at Colwick 29 August 1712; baptized there 14 Sept.; matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, 22 June I730, aged 17; Sheriff of Notts 1753; died 15, buried 20 June 1770, in his 57th year. Will dated 9 Aug. 1769. Married at Colwick, 3 Dec. 1752, Mary, daughter of John Gray of Newton Linfold, Leics. Mar. licence, Nottingham archdeaconry, dated same day, described him as Mundy Musters of Colwick, esq. "aged above 35", his actual age being 40, and her as Mary Gray of Colwick "aged above 30". Sureties, Mundy Musters and Thomas Bennett of Nottingham, gent. She died and was buried at Colwick 20 Sept. 1757. Mundy Musters and Mary Gray had issue:—

i. John Musters of Colwick, born 1753, of whom next.

ii. Mary, bur. 13 Sept. 1754.

VI. JOHN MUSTERS of Colwick, esquire, born 7, baptized 20 Feb. 1753; matriculated at New College, Oxford, 1 Nov. 1770, aged 17; died in London 25 Feb.1827, aged 74, and buried 5 March at Colwick. He pulled down the ancient Hall, which is said to have been moated, with a drawbridge on the north, and in 1770 built the present Colwick Hall from a design by Carr of York. He married, settlement dated 19-20 July 1776, Sophia Catherine, eldest daughter and coheir of James Modyford Heywood of Maristowe, co. Devon, by Catherine his wife, daughter of Governor Hartopp and sister of Lady Howe; she was buried at Colwick 29 Sept. 1819, aged 61.

John Musters of Colwick (1753-1827). Mrs John Musters, Catherine Sophia Heywood, died 1819.
John Musters of Colwick (1753-1827). Mrs John Musters, Catherine Sophia Heywood, died 1819.
Colwick church. Monument to Sophia Catherine Musters, died 1819.
Colwick church. Monument to Sophia Catherine Musters, died 1819.

Mrs. Musters, in 1817, painted the east window in Colwick Church, and in the chancel is a monument to her memory, an allegorical figure of Resignation, carved by Westmacott,  and shown in the margin. She was bed-chamber woman to Queen Charlotte, and was noted for her beauty. Her portrait was painted by Hoppner, Reynolds, and Romney.

John Musters and Sophia Catherine Heywood had issue:—

i. John Musters of Colwick, born 1777, of whom next.

ii. Sophia Ann, bapt. at St. George, Hanover Square, 21 June 1778; mar. Thomas Wright Vaughan of Woodside, Hunts, colonel in the Militia, post nuptial settlement dated 24 April 1798, and had a son, a midshipman, killed on the frigate "Eurotas", commanded by his cousin Captain Sir John Phillimore.

iii. Frances Catherine, bapt. 31 July; bur. 7 Aug. 1779 at Colwick.

John Musters JuniorVII. JOHN MUSTERS of Colwick, bapt. at St. George, Hanover Square, 29 June 1777; matriculated, aged 17, at Christ Church, Oxford, 20 Oct. 1794, as son of John Musters of Grosvenor Square. He died 8, and was buried 14 Sept. 1849, aged 72, and was buried at Colwick. In consequence of his marriage he assumed his wife's name by royal licence, 1806, and thenceforward was styled JOHN CHAWORTH, esquire, until 1823, when by royal licence he resumed his patronymic, becoming again John Musters, esquire, when his children also, being then under age, likewise discontinued the use of the name Chaworth.

Mr. Musters, who was famous in the hunting field, was styled "King of gentlemen hunters", Diet. Nat. Biog. He was master of the Pytchley and other Hunts.

He   married, 17 August 1805, by licence [See Notes, p. 209], at Colwick, Mary Anne, only daughter and heiress of George Chaworth of Annesley [See p. 208 for Chaworth family], by Anne Bainbridge of    Flintham [See Wadsworth Pedigree, p. 26, ante]. She was  baptized at Annesley 1 Jan. 1786, and died at Wiverton 5 Feb.,  bur. at Colwick 13 Feb. 1832. Her father dying in 1791, she inherited the estates of the Chaworths, and carried them, on her marriage in 1805, to the Musters family.

* The marriage lie. is dated 10 Dec, she being described as of St. Andrew, Holborn. There is a previous licence 21 May 1691 to Richard Waring of the Middle Temple, bach., aged 25, and Millicent Musters of St. Botolph, Aldgate, widow, aged 30. This may be a mistake for 36, the widow's correct age. We have no evidence of such a marriage. The disparity in years may have prevented it at the last moment.
‡ His first wife was Lucy, daughter of Timothy Stamp, of the Inner Temple, who died in childbed 22 August 1688, aged 33.