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Aldborough, Earl of (I, 1777 - 1875)

 

Creation: let.pat. 9 Feb 1777

 

Extinct: 19 Dec 1875

 

Family name: Stratford

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Arms:

Barruly of ten argent and azure a Lion rampant Gules

Crest:

A Dexter Arm in Armour embowed proper holding in the hand a Scimitar Argent pommelled and hilted Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Female Figure representing Fame vested Argent winged Or in her right hand a Trumpet Gold in her left hand an Olive Branch Vert;  Sinister:  A Man in Complete Armour proper garnished Or Spurs Sword Shield and Spear of the last Sword Belt Gules holding with his right hand the spear and upon his left arm the shield

Motto:

 Virtuti nihil obstat et armis

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John [Stratford], 1st Baron Baltinglass later 1st Viscount Aldborough later 1st Earl of Aldborough

3rd son of Edward Stratford, of Baltinglass, co. Wicklow, and of Belan, co. Kildare, by his first wife Elizabeth Baisley, dau. of Euseby Baisley, of Ricketstown, co. Carlow

born

1698

mar.

Martha O'Neale (b. c. 1706; d. 11 Mar 1796), dau. and hrss. of Ven Benjamin O'Neale, Archdeacon of Leighlin, by his wife Hannah Paul, dau. and cohrss. of Col Joshua Paul

children

1. Hon Edward Augustus Stratford, later 2nd Earl of Aldborough

2. Hon John Stratford, later 3rd Earl of Aldborough

3. Rev Francis Paul Stratford, of Mount Neale (dsp.)

4. Hon Benjamin O'Neale Stratford, later 4th Earl of Stratford

5. Capt Hon Robert Stratford RN (d. 1778)

6. Hon William Stratford (d. unm.)

1. Lady Hannah Stratford

2. Lady Elizabeth Stratford, mar. Robert Tynte, of Dunlavin, co. Wicklow

3. Lady Martha Stratford, mar. Morley Pendred Saunders, of Saunders Grove, co. Wicklow

4. Lady Anne Stratford, mar. George Powell, of Newgarden, co. Limerick

5. Lady Grace Stratford

6. Lady Amelia Stratford (d. 11 Oct 1831, mar. 7 Sep 1760 Richard [Wingfield], 3rd Viscount Powerscourt, and had issue

7. Lady Henrietta Stratford, mar. Robert Hartpole, of Shrule Castle, Queen's County

8. Lady Frances Stratford (d. May 1792), mar. after 26 Apr 1781 William Holt, of Dublin

9. Lady Letitia Stratford

died

29 Jun 1777

created

21 May 1763 Baron Baltinglass, of Baltinglass in the County of Wicklow

22 Jul 1776 Viscount Aldborough, of Belan in the County of Kildare

9 Feb 1777 Viscount Amiens and Earl of Aldborough, of Aldborough in the Palatinate of Upper Ormond

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Baltinglass 1721-63

 

Edward Augustus [Stratford], 2nd Earl of Aldborough

born

c. 1741

mar. (1)

29 Jul 1765 Barbara Herbert (b. Jul 1742; dsp. 11 Apr 1785), 2nd dau. and hrss. of Hon Nicholas Herbert, of Great Glemham, co. Suffolk (by his wife Anne North, dau. and cohrss. of Dudley North, of Great Glemham, co. Suffolk), 3rd son of Thomas [Herbert], 8th Earl of Pembroke, by his first wife Margaret Sawyer, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Sawyer, of High Clere, co. Hampshire, Attorney-General 1681-87

mar. (2)

24 May 1787 Hon Anne Elizabeth Henniker (mar. (2) Dec 1801 George Powell, barrister, of Newgarden, co. Limerick; dsp. 14 Jul 1802), only dau. of John [Henniker], 1st Baron Henniker, by his wife Anne Major, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Major, 1st Bt., of Worlingworth Hall, co. Suffolk

died

s.p. 2 Jan 1801 (bur. at St Thomas's, Dublin)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Taunton 1774 (unseated for bribery) and for Baltinglass 1759-68 and 1775-77; Governor of co. Wicklow 1778

 

John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough

born

mar.

Apr 1777 Elizabeth Hamilton (d. 29 Jan 1846), dau. and hrss. of Rev Frederick Hamilton, Archdeacon of Raphoe 1757-72 and Vicar of Wellingborough, co. Northampton (by his wife Raphael Daniel), 2nd son of Capt Lord Archibald Hamilton RN, of Riccartoun and Pardovan, Linlithgow, and Confey Castle, co. Kildare, Governor of Jamaica (by his third wife Lady Jane Hamilton, dau. of James [Hamilton], 6th Earl of Abercorn), 7th son of William [Douglas later Douglas-Hamilton], 3rd Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton

children

1. Lady Louisa Martha Stratford (d. 2 Dec 1814), mar. 19 Oct 1799 as his second wife Capt Hon John Rodney RN (b. 10 May 1765; d. 2 Dec 1814), 1st son of George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney, by his second wife Henrietta Clies, dau. of John Clies, of Lisbon, Portugal, merchant, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Stratford (d. 13 May 1861), mar. 28 Feb 1797 Vice Admiral John Richard Delap Halliday later Tollemache RN, of Peckforton Castle, co. Chester, and Helmingham Hall, co. Suffolk (b. 1772; d. 16 Jul 1837), 1st son and heir of Maj John Delap Halliday, of the Leasowes, co. Salop, by his wife Lady Jane Tollemache, 7th dau. of Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart, and had issue

3. Lady Emily Stratford (d. 22 May 1863), mar. Thomas Best (d. 1829), and had issue

died

s.p.m. 7 Mar 1823

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for co Wicklow 1776-90 and for Baltinglass 1763-76 and 1790-1800 ; Governor of co. Wicklow 1795

 

Benjamin O'Neale [Stratford], 4th Earl of Aldborough

born

c. 1746

mar.

10 Jan 1774 Martha Burton (d. 24 Aug 1816), only dau. and hrss. of John Burton, of St Anne's, Dublin, by his wife Sarah Gerard, sister and cohrss. of Mason Gerard and dau. of Jonathan Gerard, of Dublin, brewer

children

1. Hon Mason Gerard Stratford, later 5th Earl of Aldborough

1. Lady Eliza Stratford (d. 1848)

2. Lady Sophia Stratford (d. 1864)

died

11 Jul 1833 (bur. at Baltinglass, co. Wicklow)

suc. by

son

note

Governor of co. Wicklow 1777; Member of Parliament for Baltinglass 1777-83 and 1790-1800

 

Mason Gerard [Stratford], 5th Earl of Aldborough

born

8 Jul 1784

mar.

2 Aug 1804 (div. 6 Dec 1826) Cornelia Jane Tandy (d. 5 Aug 1877), 1st dau. of Charles Henry Tandy, of Waterford, by his wife Cornelia King, dau. of Samuel King, of Dublin, shoemaker

children

1. Hon Benjamin O'Neale Stratford, later 6th Earl of Aldborough

2. Capt Hon Charles Henry Stratford (b. 11 Jul 18019; dvp. 23 Oct 1842)

1. Hon Martha Eliza Stratford (dvp. 1831)

2. Hon Eliza Stratford (dvp. 1824)

died

4 Oct 1849 (bur. at Leghorn, Italy)

suc. by

son

note

the marital relationships of the 8th Earl of Aldborough were somewhat confused - a few months before his divorce on 23 Sep 1826 he married at the British Embassy in Paris Mary Arundell, dau. of Samuel Arundell, of Dursley, co. Gloucester. As "Mary, widow of Mason Gerard, Earl of Aldborough" she unsuccessfully opposed the claim of the 6th Earl to the Peerage on behalf of her own son, Henry Stratford. This was despite the will of the 5th Earl where he states that he "never was married to a Miss Tandy", that his issue by her are "natural children" and that he has "no legitimate child but those of May Arundell, Countess of Aldborough" to whom and to whose children he leaves everything. To make matters even more confused, there was a document sealed with the will in which the 5th Earl states "before I ever saw Miss Tandy I was married to Miss Maria Teresa Devenport, who was then alive."

 

Benjamin O'Neale [Stratford], 6th Earl of Aldborough

born

10 Jun 1808

died

19 Dec 1875

note

Capt, 15th Light Dragoons; his claim as an Irish Peer was allowed Jun 1854, almost five years after the death of his father

 

On the death of the 6th Earl of Aldborough the Earldom of Aldborough became extinct

 

First written 26 Nov 2005

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