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Abergavenny, Marquess of  (UK, 1876)


Creation: let. pat.  14 Jan 1876


Family name: Nevill





Gules a Saltire Argent charged with a Rose of the field


Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Bull's Head proper charged with a Rose Gules


On either side a Bull Argent pied Sable armed unguled collared and chained Or the latter terminating in a Staple


Dexter, a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper;  Sinister, a Portcullis Or


Ne Vile Velis (Form no mean wish)



William [Nevill], 5th Earl of Abergavenny later 1st Marquess of Abergavenny, KG

1st son and heir of William [Nevill], 4th Earl of Abergavenny, by his wife Caroline Leeke, 2nd dau. of Ralph Leeke, of Longford Hall, Salop


16 Sep 1826


2 May 1848 Caroline Vanden-Bempdé Johnstone (b. Apr 1826; d. 13 Sep 1892), 1st dau. of Sir John Vanden-Bempdé Johnstone, 2nd Bt., of Hackness Hall, co. York, by his wife Louisa Augusta Vernon-Harcourt, 1st dau. of Most Rev and Rt Hon Edward Venables-Vernon-Harcourt later Vernon-Harcourt DD, Archbishop of York (by his wife Lady Anne Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford), 2nd son by his third wife of George [Vernon later Venables-Vernon], 1st Baron Vernon


1. Lord Reginald William Bransby Nevill, later 2nd Marquess of Abergavenny

2. Lord Henry Gilbert Ralph Nevill, later 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny

3. Lord George Montacute Nevill (b. 23 Sep 1856;  d. 10 Aug 1920), mar. 19 Oct 1882 Florence Mary Soanes CBE DGStJ (d. 19 Dec 1929), only dau. of Temple Soanes, of Brenchley House, co. Kent, by his wife Alice Womersley, dau. of Thomas Scurr Womersley, and had issue:

1a. Guy Temple Montacute Nevill later Larnach-Nevill, later 4th Marquess of Abergavenny

2a. Capt Rupert William Nevill (b. 4 Sep 1884;  d. 3 Dec 1918)

1a. Marjorie Nevill (b. 11 Oct 1886;  d. 8 Mar 1945), mar. 10 Jun 1905 her first cousin once-removed Percy Llewelyn Nevill (b. 11 May 1877; d. 24 Apr 1927), 2nd but 1st surv. son of Hon Ralph Pelham Nevill (by his wife Louisa Marianne Maclean, 2nd dau. of Sir Charles FitzRoy Maclean of Duart, 9th Bt.), 2nd son of William [Nevill], 4th Earl of Abergavenny, and had issue

4. Lord William Beauchamp Nevill (b. 23 May 1860;  dsp. 12 May 1939), mar. 12 Feb 1889 Luisa Maria Carmen  (d. 3 Nov 1951), 1st dau. of Don Jose Murrieta del Campo Mello y Urritio, Marques de Santurce

5. Lord Richard Plantagenet Nevill CMG CVO (b. 13 Jan 1862;  d. 1 Dec 1939)

1. Lady Cicely Louisa Nevill (b. 10 Sep 1851;  d. 1 May 1932), mar. 16 Apr 1872 Col Hon Charles Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy (b. 11 May 1841; d. 17 Feb 1919), 2nd son of Gathorne [Hardy later Gathorne-Hardy], 1st Earl of Cranbrook, and had issue

2. Lady Alice Maud Nevill (b. Aug 1858;  d. 19 Feb 1898), mar. 30 Sep 1884 Col Henry Courtenay Morland (d. 30 Jun 1934), 2nd son of William Courtenay Morland, of Court Lodge, co. Kent, and had issue

3. Lady Idina Mary Nevill (b. 5 May 1865; dsp. 21 Feb 1951), mar. 28 Feb 1889 Thomas Allnutt [Brassey], 2nd Earl Brassey

4. Lady Rose Nevill (b. 7 Dec 1866;  d. 2 May 1913), mar. (1) 14 Jun 1887 (div. 1889) John Blundell Leigh (d. 27 Jul 1931), 2nd son of Henry Blundell Leigh, of Lamington Hall, Tamworth, co. Stafford, and (2) 29 Nov 1899 as his first wife her cousin once-removed Skene Charles Edward [Pepys], 4th Earl of Cottenham, and had issue by both her husbands

5. Lady Violet Nevill (b. 7 Dec 1866;  d. 28 Mar 1910), mar. (1) 17 Dec 1889 (div. 1897) as his first wife Henry Arthur Mornington [Wellesley], 3rd Earl Cowley, and (2) 19 Jul 1898 Robert Edward Myddelton, of Chirk Castle, Denbigh (d. 12 Aug 1949), and had issue by both her husbands


12 Dec 1915


14 Jan 1876 Earl of Lewes and Marquess of Abergavenny

suc. by



Knight of the Garter 1886; Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1892-1905


Reginald William Bransby [Nevill], 2nd Marquess of Abergavenny


4 Mar 1853


13 Oct 1927

suc. by



Henry Gilbert Ralph [Nevill], 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny


2 Sep 1854

mar. (1)

12 Sep 1876 Violet Streatfeild (d. 25 Dec 1880), 1st dau. of Col Henry Dorrien Streatfeild, of Chiddingstone Castle, co. Kent, by his wife Marion Henrietta Smith, 4th dau. of Oswald Smith, of Blendon Hall, co. Kent

children by first wife:

1. Gilbert Reginald Nevill (b. 6 Apr 1879;  dvp. 11 May 1891)

2. Geoffrey Nevill (b. 6 Apr 1879;  dvp. 14 Apr 1879)

1. Lady Joan Marion Nevill CBE (b. 16 Jul 1877;  d. 4 Jul 1952), mar. 2 Jun 1898 John Charles [Pratt], 4th Marquess Camden, and had issue

mar. (2)

20 Oct 1886 Maud Augusta Beckett-Denison LGStJ (d. 15 Jul 1927), 4th dau. of William Beckett-Denison MP, of Nun Appleton, co. York, by his wife Hon Helen Duncombe, 3rd dau.of William [Duncombe], 2nd Baron Feversham

only child by second wife:

2. Lady Marguerite Helen Nevill (b. 30 Sep 1887;  d. 7 Jun 1975), mar. 11 Feb 1907 Albert Edward Delaval [Astley], 21st Baron Hastings, and had issue

mar. (3)

18 Oct 1928 his cousin Hon Mary Frances Hardinge (b. 5 Apr 1869; widow of Henry Charles [Hardinge], 3rd Viscount Hardinge;  d. 31 Oct 1954), 3rd dau. of Hon Ralph Pelham Nevill (by his wife Louisa Marianne Maclean, 2nd dau. of Sir Charles FitzRoy Maclean, 9th Bt.), 2nd son of William [Nevill], 4th Earl of Abergavenny


10 Jan 1938

suc. by



on the death of the 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny the Barony of Abergavenny (created by writ of summons 12 Nov 1724) fell into abeyance between his two daughters, the Marchioness Camden and the Baroness Hastings.


Guy Temple Montacute [Nevill later Larnach-Nevill], 4th Marquess of Abergavenny


15 Jul 1883


30 Oct 1909 Isabel Nellie Larnach (d. 5 Nov 1953), only child and hrss. of James Walker Larnach, of Brambletye, co. Sussex, Lanwades Hall, Newmarket, and Adderbury, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Isabella Lettice Theodosia Boyle, 5th dau. of Richard Edmund St Lawrence [Boyle], 9th Earl of Cork


1. Lord John Henry Guy Larnach-Nevill later Nevill, later 5th Marquess of Abergavenny

2. Capt Lord Rupert Charles Montacute Larnach-Nevill later Nevill CVO KStJ, Treasurer to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh 1970-82 and Private Secretary 1976-82 (b. 29 Jan 1923;  d. 18 Jul 1982), mar. 22 Apr 1944 Lady (Anne) Camilla Evelyn Wallop (b. 12 Jun 1925), only dau. of George Vernon [Wallop], 9th Earl of Portsmouth, by his first wife Mary Lawrence Post, dau. of Waldron Kintzing Post, of Bayport, Long Island, USA, and had issue:

1a. Guy Rupert Gerard Nevill (b. 29 Mar 1945;  dsp. 5 Feb 1993), mar. 18 Feb 1982 Lady Beatrix Mary Bowdrey (former wife of George William Bowdrey), 2nd dau. of Hon Antony Claud Frederick Lambton MP, formerly 6th Earl of Durham

2a. Christopher George Charles Nevill, later 6th Marquess of Abergavenny

1a. Lady Angela Isabel Mary Nevill, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Marquess by Royal Warrant 3 Feb 2003 (b. 2 Jan 1948), mar. 12 Mar 1994 William Keating, of 7 Durham Place, London SW3

2a. Lady Henrietta Emily Charlotte Nevill, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Marquess by Royal Warrant 3 Feb 2003 (b. 21 Jun 1964), mar. 1991 Capt Timothy Purbrick, son of William Purbrick, and has issue

1. Lady Angela Isabel Larnach-Nevill later Nevill (b. 3 Aug 1910;  d. 26 May 1980), mar. (1) 20 Oct 1930 (ann. 1933) as his first wife Maj Sir Mark Vane Milbank, 4th Bt., KCVO MC, and (2) 3 Oct 1933 her second cousin John Digby Thomas [Pepys], 7th Earl of Cottenham, and had issue by her second husband


30 Mar 1954

suc. by



John Henry Guy [Larnach-Nevill later Nevill], 5th Marquess of Abergavenny, KG OBE


8 Nov 1914


4 Jan 1938 Dame (Mary) Patricia Harrison DCVO, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II 1966-87 and Extra Lady of the Bedchamber 1960-66 and 1987-2005 (b. 20 Oct 1915; d. 22 Feb 2005), 4th dau. of Lt Col John Fenwick Harrison DL, of King's Walden Bury, Hitchin, co. Hertford, by his wife Hon Margery Olive Edith Lawson, 1st dau. of William Arnold Webster Levy [Lawson], 3rd Baron Burnham


1. Lord Henry John Montagu Nevill, styled Earl of Lewes, Page of Honour to HM the Queen 1962-64 (b. 2 Feb 1948;  dvp. 2 Apr 1965)

1. Lady Anne Patricia Nevill (b. 25 Oct 1938), mar. 16 Jul 1971 Capt Martin Frank Whiteley (d. 17 Mar 1984), son of Brig John Percival Whiteley OBE MP, of Dalmar House, Culworth, co. Oxford, and has issue

2. Lady Vivienne Margaret Nevill (b. 15 Feb 1941), mar. 12 Jul 1962 Alan Lillingston, only son of Capt Luke Theodore Lillingston, of Ulverscroft, co. Leicester, and has issue

3. Lady Jane Elizabeth Nevill (b. 7 Apr 1944;  dvp. 16 Oct 1946)

4. Lady Rose Nevill (b. 15 Jul 1950), mar. 8 Mar 1990 George Mark Somerset Clowes, son of Archibald Somerset Clowes, of Ashlands, Billesdon, co. Leicester, and has issue


23 Feb 2000

suc. by



OBE 1945; Hon Col Kent and County of London Yeomanry 1948-62; Director of Massey-Ferguson Holdings 1955-85, Lloyds Bank 1962-85, Lloyds Bank UK Management 1962-85 and Whitbread Investment; HM's Representative at Ascot 1972-82; Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex 1974-89; Knight of the Garter 1974; Chancellor of the Order of the Garter 1977-94


Christopher George Charles [Nevill], 6th Marquess of Abergavenny


23 Apr 1955


1985 Venetia J Maynard (b. 1958), 1st dau. of Frederick Gerard Maynard, of Chelsea, London, by his wife Olivia J Reed


1. George Rupert Gerard Nevill (b. 27 Jun 1990;  dvp. 15 Sep 1990)

1. Lady Sophie Alice Augusta Nevill (b. 27 Jun 1990)


There is no heir to the Marquessate of Abergavenny. The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Abergavenny is David Michael Ralph Nevill, a great-grandson of the 4th Earl of Abergavenny.


 Last updated 21 Jul 2005




6th Marquess of Abergavenny

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Jan 1876)

10th Earl of Abergavenny

(Great Britain, let. pat. 17 May 1784)

6th Earl of Lewes

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Jan 1876)

10th Viscount Nevill

(Great Britain, let. pat. 17 May 1784)



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