50. Robert Wilberfoss2,3 signed a will on 20 March 1637 in Proved at York 7 April 1638. He died in March 1638 in Wilberfosse, Yorks. He was born in Wilberfosse, Yorks. Mentioned in his father's will 1584. Buried at Wilberfosse 31 Mar 1638.
Roger and Margaret had issue,
The second son,
Robert Wilberfoss of Wilberfoss who signed the Visitation of 1612, m. Anne, daughter of Thomas Burland of Stockton, Yorks. and had issue, to succeed him at Wilberfoss, a son Roger. Robert’s will was proved 7 April 1638. He died about 1640. His name begins the pedigree of the family in Dugdale’s Visitation of Yorkshire, 1665/6. He had issue,
1.Roger, of whom presently.
The eldest son,
Roger Wilberfoss, of Wilberfoss, b. 1596, m. firstly, Margaret Althorpe, of Kilpin (d.s.p. 1 March 1630). He m. secondly, Margaret daughter of John Agar, of Stockton, and died, (will proved 27th May, 1662) having had with other issue,
The second son,
William Wilberfoss, of Wilberfoss, born 1663, married 1684, Margaret Lazenby, and died 1709 (will proved 27th August,) having had, with other issue, a son,
Robert Wilberfoss, the last of Wilberfoss (will proved 1st December, 1737), who sold the estate of Wilberfoss to the family of Wright of Bolton, in 1710, married
William Wilberfoss, of Menthorpe and Foggathrepe, E.R. Yorks, born 1705, married 1736, Anne Freeman, of Menthorpe, He died 1774, and was succeeded by his on,
Robert Wilberfoss, of Menthorpe, born 1740, married 1770, Jane Wharres, of Wetwang, and died 1800, having had, with other issue,
1.Thomas, of whom presently.
The eldest surv. son,
Thomas Wilberfoss, of Menthorpe, born 1771, married Jane, daughter of Matthew Blakeston, of Elmswell Hull, Yorks, and died 1830, having had issue,
1.Thomas of whom presently.
Thomas Wilberfoss of Wetwang House, born 12th May, 1818, married 30th April, 1840, Elizabeth, daughter of Leonard Clarkson, of Huggate Lodge, Yorks, and died 15th January, 1892, having had issue,
1.Thomas Clarkson, born 29th January, 1848. d.s.p. 1900
Arms. – Arg. an eagle displayed sable, beaked and legged gules.
We may return for a moment to Jane Wilberfoss, daughter of Thomas Wilberfoss, daughter of Thomas Wilberfoss of Wetwang, mentioned above. She was born in 1815; married 4th September, 1833, at Wetwang, William Henry Bell of Portington and Drypool Alderman of Kingston-upon-Hull (1836). He was born 18th March 1802 and died 13th March, 1852 (buried at Drypool). Jane died 7th February, 1888, having had issue,
William Henry Ball and Jane Wilberfoss had issue five sons and four daughters, of whom two sons, (Wilberfosse and Reginald Henry) and two daughters (Jane and Elizabeth) died in infancy. Two other daughters (Clara and Agnes Adela) died unmarried. the remaining three sons, Frederic Wilberfosse, Alfred Wilberfosse and Harold Wilberforce-Bell all married. Frederic died without issue, but Alfred may have had a family in Australia. The third son,
Harold Wilberfosse Bell, a Military Knight of Windsor, Captain late 15th King 8s Hus., served in 2nd Afghan War 1879-80, and in Transvaal 1881, being present at the notion of Laingsnek. He assumed by deed poll the additional surname of Wilberforce. He was born 15th January 1849, married 23rd December, 1884, Lucy (died 30th May, 1934), daughter of the Rev. Frederick Wilson, D.D., Vicar of Sledmere, E.Yorks, and died 22nd August, 1927 having had with other issue,
Sir Harold Wilberforce-Bell, K.C.I.E. (1938), of Portington Hall, Yorks, Lord of the Manors of Portington and Eastrington, D.L., and J.P. E.R. Yorks, and City and Co. of Kingston-upon-Hull, Lt. Col. I.A., late The Connaught Rangers, served in World War I 1914-19 with 1st (King George’s own) Gurkha Rifles, Assist.Mil.Sec.to C-in-C India, 1918-19, Dep.Sec.Pol.Dept.Gov.of India 1930, Res. for Punjap States 1934-9, born 17th Nov. 1885, educated Ellesmere College and Pembroke College, Oxford, m. 18th April, 1912, Margaret Vere, daughter of Captain Michael Morton Metcalfe Festing, formerly 20th Regiment.
Sir Harold Wilberforce-Bell re-purchased Portington Hall (which had been sold on the death of his grandfather) in 1926.
2.Reginald Herbert, served in World War I, Lieut. 105th Fus. (Canadian Forces) and in 28th Bn. Canadian Expdny. Force; born 19th July, 1887, died 26th January, 1916, from effects of concussion resulting from the explosion of an enemy mine at Kemmel in Flanders.