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Camden, Marquess (UK, 1812)

 

Creation: let. pat. 7 Sep 1812

 

Family name: Pratt

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th:  Sable on a Fess between three Elephants' Heads erased Argent as many Mullets of the first (Pratt);  2nd:  Sable a Chevron between three Spears' Heads Argent the points embrued (Jeffreys);  3rd:  Gules an Inescutcheon Vair between eight Cross Crosslets Or (Molesworth)

Crests:

1st:  an Elephant's Head erased Argent (Pratt);  2nd:  a Dragon's Head erased Vert holding in the mouth a Sinister Hand couped at the wrist Gules and about the neck a Chain and pendant therefrom a Portcullis Or (Jeffreys)

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Griffin Sable beaked and clawed Gules;  Sinister:  a Lion rampant Or, each gorged with a Collar Argent charged with three Mullets Sable

Motto:

Judicium Parium Aut Lex Terrae (The judgement of my peers or the law of the land)

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John Jeffreys [Pratt], 2nd Earl Camden later 1st Marquess Camden, KG PC

1st son and heir of Charles [Pratt], 1st Earl Camden, by his wife Elizabeth Jeffreys, dau. and event. sole hrss. of Nicholas Jeffreys, son and heir of Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys, of Brecknock Priory, co. Brecknock

born

11 Feb 1759

mar.

31 Dec 1785 Frances Molesworth (b. 27 Feb 1766; d. 7 Jul 1829), only child of William Molesworth, of Wenbury, co. Devon (by his wife Anne Smyth, dau. and cohrss. of James Smyth, of Canons Leigh, co. Devon, and St Audries, co. Somerset), 2nd son of Sir John Molesworth, 4th Bt. MP

children

1. Lord George Charles Pratt, later 3rd Baron Camden later 2nd Marquess Camden

1. Lady Frances Anne Pratt (b. 21 Nov 1787; d. 9 Jul 1822)

2. Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Pratt

3. Lady Caroline Pratt (d. 7 Oct 1827), mar. 28 Jul 1825 Alexander Robert Stewart, of Ards House, co. Donegal

died

8 Oct 1840

created

7 Sep 1812 Earl of Brecknock and Marquess Camden

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Bath 1780-94; a Teller of the Exchequer 1780-1834; a Lord of the Admiralty 1782-83 and 1783-89; a Lord of the Treasury 1789-94; Privy Councillor 1793; suc. his father 18 Apr 1794 as 2nd Earl Camden;  Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1795-98; Knight of the Garter 1799; Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1804-05; Lord President of the Council 1805-06 and 1807-12; Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1808-40; Master of the Trinity House 1809-19, 1828-29 and 1831-37; Trustee of the British Museum 1826-40; Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1834-40

 

George Charles [Pratt], 3rd Baron Camden later 2nd Marquess Camden, KG

born

2 May 1799

mar.

27 Aug 1835 Harriet Murray, a Lady of the Bedchamber (b. 6 Feb 1813; d. 22 Dec 1854), dau. of Rt Rev George Murray DD, Bishop of Rochester (by his wife Lady Sarah Maria Hay-Drummond, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Robert Auriol [Hay-Drummond], 10th Earl of Kinnoull), 2nd son of Rt Rev Lord George Murray, Bishop of St David's (by his wife Anne Charlotte Grant, dau. of Lt Gen Francis Grant MP), 2nd son of John [Murray], 3rd Duke of Atholl),

children

1. Lord John Charles Pratt, later 3rd Marquess of Camden

2. Lt Col Lord George Murray Pratt (b. 14 Jan 1843; dsp. 14 Oct 1922), mar. 2 Jul 1879 Hon Charlotte Harman Eaton (dsp. 14 May 1928), 1st dau. of Henry William [Eaton], 1st Baron Cheylesmore

3. Lt Col Lord Charles Robert Pratt (b. 31 Jul 1847; d. Aug 1905), mar. 5 Oct 1881 Florence Maria Stevenson (d. 10 Apr 1930), dau. of Maj George Robert Stevenson, and had issue

1. Lady Frances Sarah Harriet Pratt (d. unm. 31 Mar 1917)

2. Lady Caroline Elizabeth Pratt

3. Lady Augusta Georgiana Pratt (d. unm. 24 Feb 1908)

4. Lady Eleanor Margaret Pratt (d. 19 May 1923), mar. 1 Dec 1911 Lt Col William Hill James (d. 28 May 1918)

5. Lady Mary Eleanor Elizabeth Pratt (d. unm. 20 Mar 1927)

6. Lady Elizabeth Louisa Pratt (d. unm. 22 Jan 1928)

7. Lady Clara Isabella Pratt

8. Lady Theresa Sarah Pratt (d. unm. 11 Nov 1924)

died

6 Aug 1866

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Ludgershall 1821-26, for Bath 1826-30 and for Dunwich 1831-32; a Lord of the Admiralty 1828-29; sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Camden 8 Jan 1835; Knight of the Garter 1846; Lord Lieutenant of Brecknock 1865

 

John Charles [Pratt], 3rd Marquess Camden

born

30 Jun 1840

mar.

12 Jul 1866 Lady Clementina Augusta Spencer-Churchill (b. 4 May 1848; mar. (2) 28 Dec 1876 Capt Philip Green;  d. 27 Mar 1886), only dau. of George [Spencer-Churchill], 6th Duke of Marlborough, by his second wife Hon Charlotte Augusta Flower, only surv. dau. by his second wife of Henry Jeffrey [Flower], 4th Viscount Ashbrook

children

1. A son (b. and d. 11 Aug 1868)

2. Lord John Francis Charles Pratt, styled Earl of Brecknock (b. and d. 30 Aug 1869)

3. Lord John Charles Pratt, later 4th Marquess Camden

1. Lady Clementine Frances Anne Pratt (b. 2 Aug 1870; dsp. 13 Jan 1921), mar. 26 Jul 1890 Arthur Henry John [Walsh], 3rd Baron Ormathwaite

died

4 May 1872

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Brecon Boroughs 1866

 

John Charles [Pratt], 4th Marquess Camden, GCVO

born

9 Feb 1872

mar.

2 Jun 1898 Lady Joan Marion Nevill CBE OStJ (b. 16 Jul 1877; d. 4 Jul 1952), only dau. of Henry [Nevill], 3rd Marquess of Abergavenny, by his first wife Violet Streatfeild, 1st dau. of Col Henry Dorrien Streatfeild, of Chiddingstone Castle, co. Kent

children

1. Lord John Charles Henry Pratt, later 5th Marquess Camden

2. Maj Lord Roderic Arthur Nevill Pratt (b. 13 Feb 1915; d. 30 May 1997), mar. 17 Jan 1945 Ursula Eva Wyndham-Quin (b. 20 Jul 1921; d. 1993), 1st dau. of Capt Hon Valentine Maurice Wyndham-Quin RN (by his wife Marjorie Elizabeth Pretyman, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Ernest George Pretyman, of Orwell Park and Bacton, co. Suffolk, and Riby Grove, co. Lincoln), 2nd son of Windham Henry [Wyndham-Quin], 5th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, and had issue

1. Lady Irene Helen Pratt (b. 23 Dec 1906; d. 1976), mar. (1) 9 Nov 1926 (div. 1933) Hon Archibald Edward Cubitt, 2nd surv. son of Henry [Cubitt], 2nd Baron Ashcombe, (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, and had issue by her first and third husbands

2. Lady Fiona Pratt (b. 4 Mar 1911; d. 1985), mar. (1) 20 Jul 1931 (div. 1944) Maj Sir (John) Gerard Henry Fleetwood Fuller, 2nd Bt., and (2) 30 Oct 1944 as his second wife Edward John Sidney Christian Welbore Ellis [Agar], 5th Earl of Normanton, and had issue by both husbands

died

14 Dec 1943

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1905; GCVO 1933; KGStJ

 

John Charles Henry [Pratt], 5th Marquess Camden

born

12 Apr 1899

mar. (1)

19 Oct 1920 (div. 1941) Marjorie Jenkins DBE CStJ (d. 24 Aug 1989), only dau. of Col Atherton Edward Jenkins, of Wherwell Priory, Andover, by his wife Anna Isabella Cassel

children by first wife

1. Lord David George Edward Henry Pratt, later 6th Marquess Camden

1. Lady Mary Clementine Pratt DStJ (b. 5 Aug 1921; dsp. 9 Dec 2002), mar. (1) 28 Sep 1940 F/Lt Hon (Herbert) Oswald Berry (dsp. 8 Jun 1952), 5th son by his first wife of James Gomer [Berry], 1st Viscount Kemsley, and (2) 10 Sep 1953 (Shafto) Gerald Strachan Pawle (d. 1991), 1st son of Capt John Pawle, of Little Havers, Bishops Stortford, co. Hertford

mar. (2)

31 Jan 1942 Averil Hallett (former wife of John Prescott Hallett;  d. 4 Jun 1977), 1st dau. of Col Henry Sidney John Streatfeild DSO, of The Hoath House, Chiddingstone, co. Kent, by his wife Dorothy Cooper, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Daniel Cooper, 2nd Bt., of Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia

only child by second wife

2. Lord Michael John Henry Pratt (b. 15 Aug 1946; dsp. 3 Sep 2007), mar. 1999 Janet Giannuzzi Savelli

mar. (3)

12 Jan 1978 (Cecil) Rosemary de Laszlo (former wife of (1) Grp Capt Peter Wooldridge Townsend CVO DSO DFC, and (2) John Adolphus de Laszlo; d. 27 Feb 2004), 2nd dau. of Brig Hanbury Pawle CBE, of The Priory Farm, Widford, Ware, co. Hertford, by his wife Mary Cecil Hughes-Hallett, dau. of Norton Joseph Hughes-Hallett

died

22 Mar 1983

suc. by

son by first wife

 

David George Edward Henry [Pratt], 6th Marquess Camden

born

13 Aug 1930

mar.

20 Apr 1961 (div. 1984) Virginia Ann Finlaison, only dau. of Francis Harry Hume Finlaison, of Arklow Cottage, Windsor, co. Berkshire

children

1. Lord James William John Pratt, styled Earl of Brecknock (b. 11 Dec 1965)

2. Lord Jonathan Bruce Charles Pratt (b. 19 Apr 1970; dvp. 30 May 1976)

1. Lady Samantha Caroline Pratt (b. 5 Oct 1964)

 

 Last updated 11 Oct 2007

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Titles:

6th Marquess Camden

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Sep 1812)

7th Earl Camden

(Great Britain, let. pat. 13 May 1786)

6th Earl of Brecknock

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Sep 1812)

7th Viscount Bayham, of Bayham Abbey in the County of Kent

(Great Britain, let. pat. 13 May 1786)

7th Baron Camden, of Camden Place in the County of Kent

(Great Britain, let. pat. 17 Jul 1765)

 

Addresses:

Wherwell House, Andover, Hampshire SP11 7PJ

Tel:  01264 860020

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