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Ashcombe, Baron (UK, 1892)


Creation: let. pat. 22 Aug 1892


Family name: Cubitt




Checky Or and Gules on a Pile Argent a Lion's Head erased Sable


A Column proper in front two Scimitars in saltire Argent Pommel and Hilt Or


Dexter:  a Stonemason proper habited in brown coat and hat Apron Argent in his right hand a Mallet Sable;  Sinister:  a Carpenter proper habited in brown vest Apron Argent in his left hand a Pair of Compasses Or


Felix Qui Prudens (Happy is the prudent man)



George [Cubitt], 1st Baron Ashcombe, PC

1st son and heir of Thomas Cubitt, of Denbies, co. Surrey, the famous builder, by his wife Mary Anne Warner, dau. of Samuel Warner


4 Jun 1828


14 Jun 1853 Laura Joyce (b. 13 Aug 1826; d. 7 Jul 1904; bur. at Ranmore, co. Surrey), yst. dau. of Rev James Joyce, Vicar of Dorking, co. Surrey, by his wife Sarah Brakspear, dau. of ..... Brakspear, of Henley-on-Thames, co. Oxford


1. Geoffrey George Cubitt (b. 31 May 1854; dvp. 6 Jun 1855)

2. Thomas Edmund Wilfred Cubitt (b. 5 Aug 1859; dvp. 17 May 1865)

3. Hon Henry Cubitt, later 2nd Baron Ashcombe

1. Hon Helen Laura Cubitt CBE (d. 16 Aug 1939)

2. Hon Mary Agnes Cubitt (d. 6 Feb 1944), mar. 23 Apr 1884 Rev Edward Arthur Chichester, Vicar of Dorking 1885-1921, Hon Canon of Winchester Cathedral (b. 23 Feb 1849; d. 30 Sep 1925), 1st son of Rev George Vaughan Chichester, Rector of Wotton, co. Surrey (by his wife Harriet Eleanor Lyle, dau. of Hugh Lyle, of Knocktarna, co. Antrim), yr. brother of William [Chichester later O'Neill], 1st Baron O'Neill, and had issue

3. Hon Adelaide Laura Cubitt (d. 3 Nov 1922), mar. 20 Oct 1891 Richard Anthony Fuller-Maitland (d. 24 Jan 1919)

4. Hon Mildred Sophia Cubitt (d. 9 Mar 1930), mar. 4 Oct 1883 George William Tallents JP, barrister (d. 17 Dec 1924), and had issue

5. Mabel Georgina Cubitt (dvp. 5 Nov 1865)

6. Hon Beatrice Hayward Cubitt (d. 12 Feb 1963), mar. 8 Apr 1891 William Archibald Calvert JP, of Ockley Hall, co. Surrey (b. 19 Feb 1868; d. 26 Jul 1943), 1st son and heir of Col Archibald Motteux Calvert JP, of Ockley Hall, co. Surrey, by his wife Constance Peters, 3rd dau. of William Peters, of Ashfold, Crawley, co. Sussex, and had issue


26 Feb 1917


22 Aug 1892 Baron Ashcombe, of Dorking in the County of Surrey and of Bodiam Castle in the County of Sussex

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Surrey 1860-65 and for Mid-Surrey 1885-92; Second Church Estates Commissioner 1874-79; Privy Councillor 1880; Member, Council of Selwyn College 1887


Henry [Cubitt], 2nd Baron Ashcombe, CB


14 Mar 1867


21 Aug 1890 Maud Marianne Calvert (b. 1865; d. 7 Mar 1945), 2nd dau. of Col Archibald Motteaux Calvert, of Ockley Court, Dorking, co. Surrey, by his wife Constance Peters, 3rd dau. of William Peters, of Betchworth Park, co. Sussex


1. Capt Henry Archibald Cubitt (b. 3 Jan 1892; dvp. 15 Sep 1916)

2. Lt Hon Alick George Cubitt (b. 16 Jan 1894; dvp. 24 Nov 1917)

3. Lt Hon William Hugh Cubitt (b. 30 May 1896; dvp. 24 Mar 1918)

4. Hon Roland Calvert Cubitt, later 3rd Baron Ashcombe

5. Maj Hon Archibald Edward Cubitt (b. 16 Jan 1901; d. 13 Feb 1972), mar. (1) 9 Nov 1926 (div. 1933) as her first husband Lady Irene Helen Pratt (b. 23 Dec 1906; mar. (2) 9 Feb 1933 (div. 1937) James Cameron Clark, of New Jersey, USA, and (3) 22 Apr 1937 Charles Claud Jervis Crawfurd, son of Lt Col Reginald Crawfurd DSO; d. 1976), 1st dau. of John Charles [Pratt], 4th Marquess of Camden, by his wife Lady Joan Marion Nevill, only dau. by his first wife of Henry [Nevill], 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny, and had issue:

1a. Capt Alick John Archibald Cubitt (b. 10 Aug 1927; dspm. 1983), mar. (1) 1 Dec 1956 Rosemary Priscilla Gouldsmith (d. 6 Aug 1957), 1st dau. of Thomas Cecil Gouldsmith, of Coneysthorpe, co. York, and (2) 30 Jun 1961 Jennifer Faith Gott (mar. (2) 1986 Edward Collins), 2nd dau. of Lt Gen William Henry Ewart Gott CB CBE DSO MC, of Wyther Grange, Leeds, co. York, and had issue by his second wife:

1b. Amanda Jane Cubitt (b. 27 Apr 1966), mar. 1995 Rupert Sweeting, son of Christopher Sweeting, of Churchill, co. Oxford

2b. Belinda Carey Cubitt (b. 1968)

Maj Hon Archibald Cubitt mar. (2) 25 Sep 1934 (div. 1949) Sibell Margaret Norman, 1st dau. of Ronald Collet Norman, of Moor Place, Much Hadham, co. Hertford, and had further issue:

2a. (Mark) Robin Cubitt (b. 13 Jun 1936; d. 14 Aug 1991), mar. 21 Jul 1962 (div. 1984) Juliet Perpetua Woodall, 2nd dau. of Edward Woodall OBE, of The Red House, Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1b. Mark Edward Cubitt, later 5th Baron Ashcombe

2b. David Antony Cubitt (b. 9 Jul 1966)

3b. Hugo John Cubitt (b. 19 Jul 1967), mar. 21 Jul 1996 Oonalee Longfield, dau. of Richard Longfield, and has issue

1a. Mary Sibell Cubitt (b. 21 Apr 1938; dvp. 5 Apr 1940)

2a. Priscilla Margaret Cubitt (b. 30 May 1941), mar. 14 Oct 1964 as his third wife William Henry Leicester [Stanhope], 11th Earl of Harrington, and has issue

6. Hon (Charles) Guy Cubitt CBE DSO (b. 13 Feb 1903 ; d. 1979), mar. 13 Jul 1937 Rosamund Mary Edith Cholmeley (d. 1984), only dau. of Capt Sir Montague Aubrey Rowley Cholmeley, 4th Bt., by his wife Mabel Janetta Waldo-Sibthorp, 1st dau. of Montagu Richard Waldo-Sibthorp JP, of Canwick Hall, co. Lincoln, and had issue


27 Oct 1947

suc. by



Col, Surrey Volunteer Regiment; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South East Surrey 1892-1906; Lt Col and Hon Col commanding Surrey Yeomanry 1901-12; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Surrey 1905-39; Hon Col, 4th Battalion The Queen's Royal Regiment


Roland Calvert [Cubitt], 3rd Baron Ashcombe


26 Jan 1899

mar. (1)

16 Nov 1920 (div. 1947) Sonia Rosemary Keppel OBE (b. 24 May 1900; d. 1986), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Hon George Keppel MVO (by his wife Alice Frederica Edmonstone, 8th dau. of Adm Sir William Edmonstone, 4th Bt. CB), 3rd son of William Coutts [Keppel], 7th Earl of Albemarle

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Edward Cubitt, later 4th Baron Ashcombe

2. Hon Jeremy John Cubitt (b. 7 May 1927; dspm. 12 Jan 1958), mar. 17 Jan 1952 (div. 1957) Diana Edith Du Cane, 1st dau. of Cdr Peter Du Cane OBE RN, of Haselbech Grange, Maidwell, co. Northampton, and had issue:

1a. Sarah Victoria Cubitt (b. 13 Sep 1953), mar. 31 Jul 1975 (div. 1981) David Hutton, 1st son of Thomas Hutton, of Birdswood, Ashley Park, Walton-on-Thames, co. Surrey

1. Hon Rosalind Maud Cubitt (b. 11 Aug 1921; d. 14 Jul 1994), mar. 2 Jan 1946 Maj Bruce Middleton Hope Shand MC, Vice Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex 1974-92 (b. 22 Jan 1917; d. 11 Jun 2006), only son of Philip Morton Shand, of 9 Norland Square, London, by his wife Edith Margueritte Harrington, dau. of George Woods Harrington, and had issue:

1a. Mark Roland Shand (b. 28 Jun 1951), mar. 1990 Clio Goldsmith, dau. of Edward René David Goldsmith

1a. Camilla Rosemary Shand GCVO (HRH the Duchess of Cornwall GCVO) (b. 17 Jul 1947), mar. (1) 1973 (div. 1996) Brig Andrew Henry Parker-Bowles OBE, of Church Lane House, Brockenborough, Malmesbury, co. Wiltshire (b. 27 Dec 1939; mar. (2) 7 Feb 1996 Rosemary Pitman (former wife of Maj (John) Pitman), yst. dau. of Robert Joicey Dickinson, of Howden Close, Corbridge, co. Northumberland), 1st son of Derek Henry Parker-Bowles, High Sheriff of Berkshire 1966 (by his wife Ann de Trafford DCVO, 1st dau. of Capt Sir Humphrey Edmund de Trafford, 4th Bt.), 1st surv. son of Eustace Parker later Parker-Bowles, of Far Croft, Market Drayton, co. Salop (by his wife Wilma Mary Garnault Bowles, only child of Col Sir Henry Ferryman Bowles, 1st and last Bt., of Forty Hall, Enfield), 4th son of Rev Hon Algernon Robert Parker, Rector of Bix, co. Oxford, 1877-97 and of St Oswald, Malpas, co. Chester, 18978-1904 and Rural Dean of Malpas 1904-17 (by his wife Emma Kenyon, only dau. of Hon Edward Kenyon), 3rd son by his second wife of Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme [Parker], 6th Earl of Macclesfield, and has issue:

1b. Thomas Henry Charles Parker-Bowles (b. 18 Dec 1974), mar. 10 Sep 2005 Sara G Buys, dau. of William Buys, and has issue:

1c. Lola Rosalind Parker-Bowles (b. 9 Oct 2007)

1b. Laura Rose Parker-Bowles (b. 1978), mar. 6 May 2006 Harry Marcus George Lopes (b. 7 Oct 1977), only son of Hon George Edward Lopes, of Gnaton Hall, Yealmpton, co. Devon (by his wife Hon Sarah Violet Astor, 3rd dau. of Gavin [Astor], 2nd Baron Astor of Hever), 2nd son of Massey Henry Edgcumbe [Lopes], 2nd Baron Roborough, and has issue

1c. Eliza Lopes (b. 16 Jan 2008)

Mrs Parker-Bowles mar. (2) 9 Apr 2005 as his second wife HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, 1st son and heir ap. of Queen Elizabeth II

2a. (Sonia) Annabel Shand (b. 2 Feb 1949), mar. 27 Apr 1972 Simon John Elliot, only son of Air Chief Marshal Sir William Elliot GCVO KCB KBE DFC, of Stourpaine House, Blandford, co. Dorset, and 30A Hill Street, London W!, by his wife Rosemary Chancellor, dau. of Lt Col Sir John Robert Chancellor GCMG GCVO CBE DSO, and has issue

mar. (2)

6 Aug 1948 Idina Joan Mills (former wife of Lieut John Charles Trueman Mills, of Hilborough Hall, and Dodney Hall, co. Norfolk;  d. 9 Oct 1954), only dau. of Col Robert Edward Myddleton, of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, by his wife Lady Violet Wellesley (former wife Henry Arthur Mornington [Wellesley], 3rd Earl Cowley), 5th dau. of William [Nevill], 1st Marquess of Abergavenny

mar. (3)

2 Jul 1959 Jean Baylis (former wife of (i) Arthur Turberville Smith-Bingham, (ii) Sir Robert George Maxwell Throckmorton, 11th Bt. and (iii) Greville Pollard Bylis;  d. 5 Mar 1973), dau. of Charles Tuller Garland, of Moreton Hall, Moreton Morrell, co. Warwick


28 Oct 1962

suc. by

son by first wife


Lieut, Coldstream Guards; Vice Lieutenant of Surrey 1940


Henry Edward [Cubitt], 4th Baron Ashcombe


31 Mar 1924

mar. (1)

12 Sep 1955 (div. 1968) Ghislaine Alexander (former wife of Denis James [Alexander], 6th Earl of Caledon;  mar. (3) 1972 Adrian Gerald [Foley], 8th Baron Foley;  d. 25 Apr 2000), only dau. of Cornelius Wilhelm Dresselhuys, of Long Island, New York, USA, by his wife Edith du Plessis, dau. of E Merandon du Plessis, of Constance, Flacq, Mauritius

mar. (2)

1 Jan 1973 (div. 1979) Hon Virginia Carington, 2nd dau. of Peter Alexander Rupert [Carington], 6th Baron Carrington, by his wife Iona McClean, dau. of Lt Col Sir Francis McClean AFC, of Huntercombe Place, Henley-on-Thames

mar. (3)

29 Mar 1979 Mary Elizabeth Dent-Brocklehurst (widow of Geoffrey Mark Dent-Brocklehurst, of Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, co. Gloucester), dau. of Dr Henry Davis Chipps, of Lexington, Kentucky, USA


4 Dec 2013

suc. by

second cousin


served in World War II with RAF; Consul-General in London for Monaco 1961-68


Mark Edward [Cubitt], 5th Baron Ashcombe


29 Feb 1964


1992 Melissa Mary Hay, dau. of Maj Charles Hay, of Boldre, co. Hampshire


1. Hon Richard Robin Alexander Cubitt (b. 14 Jun 1995

2. Hon Ronald Charles Edward Cubitt (b. 13 Feb 1997)


Last updated 14 Jan 2014




5th Baron Ashcombe, of Dorking in the County of Surrey and of Bodiam Castle in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Aug 1892)



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