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Powis Castle.

Near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire.—Earl of Powis.

Powis Castle is a venerable pile of building, and from it, being on higb ground, a variety of views of great extent are obtained over the valley of the Severn.

It is built of the red stone of the country.

Within the house the principal gallery is one hundred and seventeen feet long. In another are a number of family portraits. A separate room also contains many valuable paintings by the most celebrated masters.

The park, of an uudulated character, is adorned with a quantity of fine timber.

Richard Clive, of Styche, in the county of Salop, stated to be twelfth in descent from Henry de Clive, of Clive, married Margaret, daughter of Sir Richard Corbet, of Moreton Corbet, and had several children, of whom the eldest son,

Richard Clive, of Styche, living in the reign of King Henry the Eighth, married Jane, sister of Sir William Brereton, Knight, of Brereton, and died in 1573, leaviug, with daughters, one son,

Sir George Clive, of Styche, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland, who married Susannah, daughter of Henry Copinger, Esq., of Buxhall, Suffolk, and had two sons. The second,

Ambrose Clive, Esq., of Styche, married Alice, daughter of T. Townshend, Esq., of Brackenack, Norfolk, and had

Robert Clive, Esq., of Styche, M.P. in the Long Parliament, who married Mary, daughter of Sir E. Abyn, Knight. Their son,

George Clive, Esq., married Mary, daughter and heiress of Martin Husbands, Esq., of Wormbridge, Hertfordshire, and died in the lifetime of his father, so that his son succeeded,

Robert Clive, Esq., of Styche, married to Elizabeth, daughter of R. Amphlett, Esq., of The Four Ashes, Warwickshire, aud left

Richard Clive, Esq., of Styche, M.P. for Montgomeryshire in several successive Parliaments. He married Rebecca, daughter and coheiress of Nathaniel Gaskell, Esq., of Manchester, and had, with daughters, two sons, of whom the elder was

Robert Clive, Esq., K.C.B., born February 24th., 1726, who for his splendid services in India, at Pondicherry, Arcot, and Plassey, etc., was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Clive, of Plassey, in the County of Clare. He became after- wards M.P. for Shrewsbury, from 1760 to the end of his life, November 22nd., 1774. He had married, February 18th., 1753, at Madras, Margaret, daughter of Edmund Maskelyne, Esq., of Purton, Wiltshire, and they had two sons and two daughters, of whom the elder son,

Edward Clive, second Lord Clive, born March 7th., 1754, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, was created Baron Clive, of Walcot, in the county of Salop, in the Peerage of Great Britain, August 13th., 1794, and further, May 14th., 1804, Baron Powis, of Powis Castle, in the county of Montgomery, Baron Herbert, of Cherbury, Salop, Viscount Clive, of Ludlow, in the county of Salop, and Earl of Powis, in the county of Montgomery. His lordship had married, May 7th., 1784, the Honourable Henrietta Antonia, daughter of Henry Arthur Herbert, Earl of Powis, the last of that line, and died May 16th., 1839, having also had two sons and two daughters, the elder son inheriting, namely,

Edward (Clive) Herbert, second Earl of Powis, K.G., Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire, born March 27th., 1785, married Lady Lucy Graham, third daughter of James Graham, third Duke of Montrose, and by her left at his death, January 17th., 1848,

Edward James Herbert, third Earl of Powis, born November 5th., 1818, High Steward of the University of Cambridge, LL.D., D.C.L.

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