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William second Earl of Strafford, and his two sisters Anne Lady Rockingham, and Arabella Lady Mountcassel; groupe by Vandyck.

Hon. Mr. Watson Wentworth, father of the first Marquis; was member for Higham-Ferrers during the reign of Queen Anne, and a liberal benefactor to the poor clergy of the county of York. Married

Alice, daughter of Sir Thomas Proby.

Thomas first Marquis of Rockingham, was made knight of the Bath by George I. and advanced to the peerage in the succeeding reign. He rebuilt Wentworth-House. Ob. 1750.

Lady Proby was daughter to Sir Robert Cotton Bruce, wife to Sir Thomas Proby, and grandmother to the first Marquis of Rockingham.

Charles late Marquis of Rockingham, by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

The museum, as it is appropriately called, is a repository of several valuable antiques, and exquisite copies of them. Ranged down the sides of the room, are ten columns of light yellow; the pedestals and capitals white marble, each supporting a bust of the same material.

Four fine statues by Nollekens, Diana, Venus, Juno, and Minerva.—A Silenus sitting on a goat, with a bunch of grapes in his right hand; an antique.—Bust of Bacchus, crowned with grapes;