I am the Richard Carruthers who has Hungerford relations from Ontario who belong to the "Hungerford of The Island" line from Ireland.
In my own direct ancestry, I have been investigating the ERNLE family from Wiltshire of late. The trees I have gathered so far need a lot of checking as they disagree with one another rather glaringly (and maddeningly!).
I have come across a copy on Mormon microfilm of what must be the 1822 book of epitaphs to which your earlier interlocutor, Dennis Martin, the bell-ringer at St Martin's Salisbury, Wiltshire, was referring.
The work in question was the magnum opus of Sir Thomas PHILLIPPS, Baronet (1792-1872), who published his collections of Monumental Inscriptions for Wiltshire in 1821. Here is the Mormon FHLC reference (which is in error as to the compiler's name and dates, and has him twice in the FHLC under his correct name, but once as 1792-1872 and once as fl. 1861, which is too bad!):
Title: Monumental inscriptions of the county of Wiltshire, 1821
Stmnt.Resp. [by Thomas Phillips]
Authors Phillips, Thomas, 1708-1774 (Main Author)
Notes Microreproduction of original published: [England : s.n.], 1821. 2 v.
Includes index to localities.
Contains monumental inscriptions for north and south Wiltshire, arranged alphabetically within each hundred.
SubjectsEngland, Wiltshire - Cemeteries
FormatBooks/Monographs (On Film)
PublicationSalt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986
Title:Monumental inscriptions of the county of Wiltshire, 1821
AuthorsPhillips, Thomas , 1708-1774 (Main Author)
Monumental inscriptions of the county of Wiltshire, 1821FHL BRITISH Film
Another filming.FHL BRITISH Film
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As to the HUNGERFORD/ERNLE lady referred to by Mr Dennis Martin as dying in 1659 aged 76, she was in fact,
Mary HUNGERFORD, born June 1659 at Chirton, Wilts., the daughter of Anthony HUNGERFORD and his wife, Bridget STEVENS who were married on 12 April 1649 (according to LDS Ancestral File).
Mary HUNGERFORD married at a date and place unknown, Walter ERNLE, of Conock in the parish of Chirton, Wiltshire. He was born 14 March 1650/1 at Etchilhampton, Wilts., and died 27 Jan. 1720/1 at a place as yet unknown to me. He served as High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1708-9. He was the second of the five sons, with one daughter, of Sir Walter ERNLE (ca 1630-1682), of Etchilhampton, Wilts., 1st Baronet (created a baronet 2 Feb. 1660/1 by King Charles II in recognition of services rendered to the Crown by members of his family in the English Civil War [see the Complete Baronetage, v. 3, covering baronetcies created 1649-1664, published 1903, Exeter, edited by G.E. Cokayne]), and his wife, Martha TOOKER, sister and co-heir of the first Tooker baronet, Sir Giles TOOKER, and daughter of Edward TOOKER, Esq., of Maddington, Wilts. [see Burke's "Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies" for both the ERNLE and TOOKER baronetcies]
The "Complete Baronetage", v. 3, p. 156, sub ERNLE or ERNLEY paragraph IV. says that the son of Walter ERNLE and Mary HUNGERFORD, namely Sir Walter ERNLE (b. 1676), Baronet, of Conock Manor, Wilts., succeeded to the ERNLE baronetcy as 4th Baronet, on the death of his cousin, Sir Edward ERNLE, 3rd Baronet, 31 Jan. 1728/9, and that he died without issue on 16 July 1732 aged 56. It further notes that his parents were Walter ERNLE of Conock Manor and Mary, sister and coheir of Anthony HUNGERFORD of the Leigh, near Cricklade, Wilts. [In fact, "The Leigh" is a hamlet in the parish of Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire]
According to the ERNLE family tree [entitled "ERNLE of EARNLEY, co. SUSSEX" published in "A History of the Castles, Mansions, and Manors of Western Sussex", London, 1876, D.G.C. Elwes and C.J. Robinson, compilers] the complete family of Walter ERNLE, père and his wife, Mary HUNGERFORD was as follows, viz.:
1.Sir Walter ERNLE, 4th Bart., b. 1676 d.s.p. 16 July 1732
2.The Rev. Sir John ERNLE, 5th Bart., rector of All Cannings, Wilts., d. 30 March 1734, having married Elizabeth daughter of John SMITH of Alton, Wilts., and had issue, a daughter Elizabeth (who died 17 Nov. 1757 having married her first cousin, Gifford Warriner, below] and a son, Walter, who died in the life of his father, without issue.
3.Hungerford ERNLE, who died without issue
4.Thomas ERNLE, who died without issue
7.Gertrude ERNLE, who married Isaac Warriner and had a son, Gifford Warriner, who married in 1739, the only surviving child of his uncle, sub 2. above, i.e. Elizabeth ERNLE
Returning to Sir Walter ERNLE, 1st Baronet (ca 1630-1682), he was the son of Edward ERNLE, of Etchilhampton (1587-1656) by his wife, Gertrude, daughter of John St Loe [or St Lo], Esq., and grandson of Michael ERNLE of the manor of Burton [or Bourton] in the parish of All Cannings, Wilts., by his second wife, Susan daughter and co-heir of Sir Walter HUNGERFORD, of Farley Castle in co. Somerset, Knight.
So when Mary HUNGERFORD (b. June 1659) married Walter ERNLE of Conock, Chirton, Wilts. (1650/1-1720/1), he was presumably marrying a kinswoman related to him through their shared HUNGERFORD ancestry. Can you tell me how they were related to one another?
From GSU MFM # 1526750, item 2, North Wiltshire Monumental Inscriptions by Thomas Phillips 1708-1774 [sic, for Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1792-1872], p. 226, col. 2 p. 227, col. 1, covering MIs recorded at Calne parish church [inside the church]:
'On Monuments ina small Chapel adjoining the S.[south] Transept'
"Here Lieth the Body of Edward Ernle, of Ichilhampton, Esq., Eldest Sonne of Michael Ernle, of Bourton, Esq. by Susan, his Wife, Eldest Daughter and Coheire of Sir Walter Hungerford, of Farley Castle, in ye County of Somerset, who Departed this Mortal Life the Last Day of November, in the yeare of Or [i.e. O superscript r, for Our] Lord God 1656"
"Here Lyeth ye Body of Edward Ernle, Esq. Grandchild of ye Above said Edward Ernle, Esq. and Eldest Sonne and Heire of S[i]r Walter Ernle, of Ichilhampton, Baronet, by Dame Martha, his Wife, Eldest Daughter and Coheir of Edward Tooker, of the Citty of new Sarum, Esq. By Martha, his Wife, one of ye Daughters of Sr John Cooper, of ye County of Dorset, Baronet, who departed this Mortal Life the Twentye first day of June, in the yeare of O[u]r Lord God 1675."
'Arms-Quarterly, first and fourth[:] argent, on a bend sable three eagles displayed, or [ERNLE]; second and third[:] barry of five, argent and sable, in chief three plates [HUNGERFORD]; over all an escutcheon, charged with a sinister hand, gules [i.e. the famous Red Hand of Ulster, employed in the arms of all baronetcies added to the Order of Baronets created for the plantation of Ulster]'
According to the index of the foregoing item, South Wilts. MIs recorded by Sir Thomas PHILLIPPS, Bart., appeared in a separate volume for South Wilts. which included the parishes of Salisbury, amongst them St Martin [starting on p. 17 of that volume]. I should imagine that the MI for Mary HUNGERFORD (born June 1659, died aged 76, presumably in either 1735 or 1736), wife of Walter ERNLE, of Conock, is to be found therein.