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Brabourne, Baron (UK, 1880)

 

Creation: let. pat. 26 May 1880

 

Family name: Knatchbull

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent on a Mount Vert two Boars erect respecting each other Sable their forelegs resting against an Oak Tree proper (Hugessen);  2nd and 3rd, Azure three Cross Crosslets fitchée between two Bendlets Or (Knatchbull)

Crests:

1st:  an Oak Tree proper between two Wings elevated Pinions Azure feathered Or (Hugessen);  2nd:  on a Chapeau Azure turned up Ermine an Ounce statant Argent spotted Sable (Knatchbull)

Supporters:

On either side a Leopard Argent pellety gorged with an Oak Wreath Vert fructed Gold and holding in the mouth a Cross Crosslet fitchée Or

Motto:

In Crucifixa Gloria Mea (My glory is in the Cross)

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Edward Hugessen [Knatchbull later Knatchbull-Hugessen], 1st Baron Brabourne, PC DL JP

1st son of Rt Hon Sir Edward Knatchbull, 9th Bt. MP, of Mersham Hatch, co. Kent, by his second wife Fanny Catherine Knight, first cousin of Jane Austen, the novelist, and 1st dau. of Edward Austen later Knight, of Chawton and Godmersham Park, co. Kent

born

29 Apr 1829

mar. (1)

19 Oct 1852 Anna Maria Elizabeth Southwell (d. 26 May 1889), yst. dau. of Rev Marcus Richard Southwell, Vicar of St Stephen's, St Albans, co. Hertford, by his wife Cecilia Jane Johnson, dau. of Alfred Schomberg Johnson, of Tamerton Foliott, co. Devon

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, later 2nd Baron Brabourne

2. Hon Cecil Marcus Knatchbull-Hugessen, later 4th Baron Brabourne

1. Hon Katharine Cecilia Knatchbull-Hugessen (d. 21 Mar 1926), mar. 17 Oct 1883 Col Charles Robert Prideaux-Brune, of Prideaux Place, co. Cornwall (d. 11 Dec 1936), and had issue

2. Hon Eva Maria Knatchbull-Hugessen (dvp. 23 Oct 1895)

mar. (2)

3 Jun 1890 Ethel Mary Walker (d. 7 Jan 1929), 3rd dau. of Col Sir George Gustavus Walker KCB, of Crawfordton, co. Dumfries, by his wife Anne Murray Lennock, only dau. of Adm George Gustavus Lennock

children by second wife

3. Hon Adrian Norton Knatchbull-Hugessen KC, Senator Canadian Parliament 1937 (b. 5 Jul 1891; d. 30 Mar 1976), mar. 7 Sep 1922 Margaret Cecilia Duggan (d. 1980), only dau. of George Herrick Duggan, of 3636 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and had issue

3. Hon Alicia Mary Dorothea Knatchbull-Hugessen (b. 18 Feb 1893; d, 15 Jan 1974), mar. 14 Oct 1915 Hon (Bernard) Clive Pearson, High Sheriff of Sussex 1940 (b. 12 Aug 1887; d. 22 Jul 1965), 2nd son of Weetman Dickinson [Pearson], 1st Viscount Cowdray, by his wife Annie Cass GBE, 2nd but 1st surv. dau. of Sir John Cass JP, of Bradford, co. York, stuff merchant, and had issue

died

6 Feb 1893

created

26 May 1880 Baron Brabourne, of Brabourne in the County of Kent

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Sandwich 1857-80; a Lord of the Treasury 1859-66;  Under Secretary of State for the Home Department May-Jul 1866 and 1868-71;  Under Secretary of State for the Colonies 1871-74; Privy Councillor 1873

 

Edward [Knatchbull-Hugessen], 2nd Baron Brabourne JP DL

born

5 Apr 1857

mar.

2 Nov 1880 Hon Amy Virginia Beaumont (d. 19 May 1949), 3rd dau. of Wentworth Blackett [Beaumont[, 1st Baron Allendale, by his first wife Lady Margaret Anne de Burgh, 4th dau. of Ulick John [de Burgh], 1st Marquess of Clanricarde

children

1. Richard Edward Wentworth Knatchbull-Hugessen (b. 24 Aug 1881; dvp. 3 May 1883)

2. Hon Wyndham Wentworth Knatchbull-Hugessen, later 3rd Baron Brabourne

1. Hon Margaret Eva de Burgh Knatchbull-Hugessen (d. 26 Jan 1957), mar. 15 Jul 1905 John Henry [Savile], 6th Earl of Mexborough, and had issue

2. Hon bettine Henrietta Knatchbull-Hugessen (d. 9 Aug 1967), mar. 11 May 1912 William Lewis Brownlow Lloyd (d. 27 Oct 1947), 1st son of Edward Henry Lloyd DL, of Langleybury, co. Hertford, and had issue

died

29 Dec 1909

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Coldstream Guards; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Rochester 1889-92

 

Wyndham Wentworth [Knatchbull-Hugessen], 3rd Baron Brabourne

born

21 Sep 1885

died

killed in action 11 Mar 1915

suc. by

uncle

note

Lieut, Grenadier Guards

 

Cecil Marcus [Knatchbull-Hugessen], 4th Baron Brabourne

born

27 Nov 1863

mar.

8 Nov 1893 Helena Regina Frederica von Flesch Brunningen (d. 15 Nov 1919), dau. of Hermann von Flesch Brunningen, Imperial Counsellor of Vienna

only child

1. Hon Michael Herbert Rudolf Knatchbull-Hugessen later Knatchbull, later 5th Baron Brabourne

died

15 Feb 1933

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Inner Temple 1890; on the death of his half-cousin Sir Wyndham Knatchbull, 13th Bt. on 30 Jul 1917 he succeeded to the Baronetcy of Knatchbull of Mersham Hatch

 

Michael Herbert Rudolf [Knatchbull-Hugessen later Knatchbull], 5th Baron Brabourne GCSI GCIE MC JP

born

8 May 1895

mar.

22 Jan 1919 Lady Doreen Geraldine Browne CI DStJ (b. 29 May 1896; d. 27 Aug 1979), 3rd dau. of George Ulick [Browne], 6th Marquess of Sligo, by his wife Agatha Stewart Hodgson, dau. of James Stewart Hodgson, of Lythe Hill, Haslemere

children

1. Hon Norton Cecil Michael Knatchbull, later 6th Baron Brabourne

2. Hon John Ulick Knatchbull, later 7th Baron Brabourne

died

23 Feb 1939

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I 1914-18 as Lieut, Royal Artillery; changed his surname by deed poll 1919; Member of Parliament for Ashford 1931-33; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for India 1932-33; GCIE 1933; Governor of Bombay 1933-37;  GSSI 1937; Governor of Bengal 1937-1939;  acting Governor-General of India in 1938

 

Norton Cecil Michael [Knatchbull], 6th Baron Brabourne

born

11 Feb 1922

died

killed on active service 15 Sep 1943

suc. by

brother

note

served in World War II as Lieut, Grenadier Guards;  he was a prisoner of war and was executed by the Germans after recapture following his escape from a prison train in North Italy

 

John Ulick [Knatchbull], 7th Baron Brabourne, CBE

born

9 Nov 1924

mar.

26 Oct 1946 Lady Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten, suo jure Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 1st dau. of Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas [Mountbatten], 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, by his wife Hon Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley CI GBE DCVO CBE, 1st dau. of Wilfrid William [Ashley], 1st Baron Mount Temple

children

1. *Hon Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull, later 8th Baron Brabourne later 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma

2. *Hon Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull, of Quarrington Farm, West Brabourne, Ashford, co. Kent (b. 24 May 1950), mar. (1) 1 Jun 1985 (div. 1997) Melissa Clare Owen, only dau. of His Honour Sir John Arthur Dalziel Owen QC, of Bickerstaff House, Idlicote, co. Warwick, a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, by his wife Valerie Ethell, dau. of W Ethell, and (2) 6 Mar 1999 Susan Penelope Jane Henderson (b. 23 Oct 1959; former wife of Alexander Henderson), dau. of Stephen Coates by his wife Hazel Kelly, and has issue by both wives

3. *Hon Philip Wyndham Ashley Knatchbull, of 41 Montpelier Walk, London SW7 (b. 2 Dec 1961), mar. (1) 16 Mar 1991 (div. 2000) Atalanta Vereker (former wife of Hugo Dominic Charles Medlicott Vereker), dau. of John Cowan, and (2) 29 Jun 2002 Wendy Amanda Wills (former wife of Alexander John Wills), 1st dau. of Robin H Leach, of Ugley Park, co. Essex, and has issue by both wives

4. Hon Nicholas Timothy Charles Knatchbull (b. 18 Nov 1964; dvp. in the same terrorist attack that killed his grandfather 27 Aug 1979)

5. *Hon Timothy Nicholas Sean Knatchbull, of 77 Abington Road, London W8 (b. 18 Nov 1964), mar. 11 Jul 1998 Isabella Julia Norman, 2nd dau. of David Mark Norman, of Burkham, co. Hampshire, by his wife Diana Anne Sheffield, and has issue

1. *Lady Joanna Edwina Doreen Knatchbull (b. 5 Mar 1955), mar. (1) 3 Nov 1984 (div. 1995) Baron Hubert Henry Francois de Breuil (d. 6 Sep 2004), 2nd son of Baron Bertrand Pernot de Breuil, and (2) 19 Nov 1995 Azriel Zuckerman, of Naccolt Farmhouse, Brook, Ashford, co. Kent, and has issue by both husbands

2. *Lady Amanda Patricia Victoria Knatchbull (b. 26 Jun 1957), mar. 31 Oct 1987 Charles V Ellingworth, of New Park Farm, Bratton Seymour, Wincanton, co. Somerset, 1st son of William Ellingworth, of Laughton, co. Leicester, and has issue

died

22 Sep 2005

suc. by

son

note

served in the Coldstream Guards 1943-46, retiring as a Capt; television producer; director and/or chairman of various companies involved in the entertainment industry; Governor of various schools and colleges; CBE 1993

 

*Norton Louis Philip [Knatchbull], 8th Baron Brabourne later 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma

note

suc. his mother in the Earldom of Mountbatten of Burma 13 Jun 2017

 

From 13 Jun 2017 the Barony of Brabourbe has been held by the Earls Mountbatten of Burma

 

 Last updated 17 Jun 2017

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