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Bath, Earl of (E, 1661 - 1711)


Creation: let.pat. 20 Apr 1661


Extinct: 17 May 1711


Family name: Granville




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On a Cap of Maintenance Gules turned up Ermine a Griffin Or


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John [Granville], 1st Earl of Bath

1st surv. son and heir of Sir Bevil Granville, of Stow, co. Cornwall, by his wife Grace Smythe, dau. of Sir George Smythe, of Madford in Heavitree, co. Devon


29 Aug 1628


c. Oct 1652 Jane Wyche (d. 3 Feb 1691/2), dau. of Sir Peter Wyche, Comptroller of the Royal Household, by his wife Jane Meredith, dau. of Sir William Meredith, Treasurer of Flushing


1. Hon Charles Granville, later 2nd Baron Granville later 2nd Earl of Bath

2. Hon John Granville, later 1st Baron Granville of Potheridge

1. Lady Jane Granville (d. 27 Feb 1696), mar. Sir William Gower later Leveson-Gower, 4th Bt. MP, of Sittenham, co. York, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Granville, mar. Craven Peyton, Warden of the Royal Mint

3. Lady Grace Granville, later suo jure Countess Granville


2 Aug 1701


20 Apr 1661 Baron Granville, of Kilkhampton and Bideford, Viscount Granville, of Lansdown, and Earl of Bath

suc. by



knighted 1643; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1645; accompanied King Charles II in exile; Warden of the Stannaries 1660-1701; Keeper of St James's Palace 1660; Groom of the Stole 1660-85; Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1660-96 and of Devon 1688/9-96; Governor of Plymouth 1661-96; Privy Councillor 1663; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1665; Governor of Pendennis 1680-96


Charles [Granville], 2nd Baron Granville later 2nd Earl of Bath


31 Aug 1661

mar. (1)

22 May 1678 Lady Martha Osborne (b. c. 1664; dsp. 11 Sep 1689), 4th dau. of Thomas [Osborne], 1st Duke of Leeds, by his wife Lady Bridget Bertie, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Montagu [Bertie], 2nd Earl of Lindsey

mar. (2)

10 May 1690/1 Isabella de Nassau (d. 30 Jan 1691/2), sister of Henry [de Nassau], 1st Earl of Grantham, and dau. of Henry de Nassau, Lord of Averquerque and Count of Nassau, by his wife Frances Arsen van Sommelsdyck, dau. of Cornelius Arsen, Lord of Sommelsdyck

only child by second wife

1. Hon William Henry Granville, later 3rd Earl of Bath


4 Sep 1701


27 Jan 1684 Count of the Holy Roman Empire

suc. by

son by second wife


served in the Austrian army that defeated the Turks outside Vienna 1683; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Launceston 1680-81 and for Cornwall 1685-87; Ambassador to Madrid 1685-89; sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Granville 16 Jul 1689; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and Devon 1691-93; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1692-93


William Henry [Granville], 3rd Earl of Bath


30 Jan 1691/2


17 May 1711


On the death of the 3rd Earl of Bath the Earldom of Bath and other titles created in 1661 became extinct


 First written 2 Mar 2003



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