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Cathcart, Earl (UK, 1814)

 

Creation: let. pat. 16 Jul 1814

 

Family name: Cathcart

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Arms:

Azure three Cross Crosslets fitchée issuing from as many Crescents Argent

Crest:

A Dexter Hand couped above the wrist and erect proper grasping a Crescent Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Parrot proper

Motto:

I Hope To Speed

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William Schaw [Cathcart], 10th Lord Cathcart later 1st Viscount Cathcart later 1st Earl Cathcart, KT PC

1st son of Charles Schaw [Cathcart], 9th Lord Cathcart, by his wife Jane Hamilton, dau. by his second wife of Capt Lord Archibald Hamilton, Governor of Greenwich Hospital

born

17 Sep 1755

mar.

10 Apr 1779 Elizabeth Elliot, a Lady of the Bedchamber to the younger Princesses 1793-98 (d. 14 Dec 1847), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Andrew Elliot, of Greenwells, co. Roxburgh, Lieutenant Governor of New York, by his wife Elizabeth Plumstead

children

1. Capt Hon William Cathcart RN, Master of Cathcart, Commander of HMS Clarinda, died of yellow fever in Jamaica (b. 13 Jun 1782; dvp. 5 Jun 1804)

2. Hon Charles Murray Cathcart, later 2nd Earl Cathcart

3. Hon ..... Cathcart (b. stillborn 1 Sep 1785)

4. Col Hon Frederick Cathcart later McAdam of Craigangillan (b. 28 Oct 1789; dsp. 5 Mar 1865), mar. 18 Oct 1827 Jane McAdam (d. 25 Apr 1878), dau. and hrss. of Quentin McAdam of Craigangillan

5. Gen Hon Sir George Cathcart GCB, ADC to the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo 1815, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Cape of Good Hope, Deputy Lieutenant of the Tower of London, commanded 4th Division in the Crimea, killed at the Battle of Inkerman (b. 12 May 1794; d. 5 Nov 1854), mar. 12 May 1824 his cousin Lady Georgiana Greville (d. 12 Dec 1871), dau. of Hon Robert Fulke Greville (3rd son of Francis [Greville], 1st Earl of Warwick, by his wife Elizabeth Hamilton, 1st dau. of Capt Lord Archibald Hamilton) by his wife and cousin Hon Louisa Murray, suo jure Countess of Mansfield, 3rd dau. of Charles [Cathcart], 9th Lord Cathcart, by his wife Jane Hamilton, dau. of Capt Lord Archibald Hamilton (by his third wife Lady Jane Hamilton, dau. of James [Hamilton], 6th Earl of Abercorn), 7th son of Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton, and had issue

6. Lt Col Hon Adolphus Frederick Cathcart, of Caldra, co. Berwick (b. 28 Jun 1803; dsp. 6 Apr 1884), mar. 2 Jul 1832 Margaret Home (d. 29 Apr 1861), 2nd dau. of William Forman Home of Wedderburn and Paxton

1. Hon Jane Elizabeth Cathcart (b. 25 Jan 1780; dvp. an infant)

2. Hon Louisa Cathcart (b. 14 Jun 1791; d. 28 Dec 1874)

3. Hon Mary Elizabeth Cathcart (b. 22 Sep 1796; d. 12 Apr 1862)

4. Hon Augusta Charlotte Cathcart (b. 25 Nov 1799; d. 18 Nov 1846)

died

16 Jun 1843

created

9 Nov 1807 Baron Greenock, of Greenock in the County of Renfrew, and Viscount Cathcart, of Cathcart in the same county

16 Jul 1814 Earl Cathcart

suc. by

son

note

advocate, Edinburgh 1776; suc. his father 14 Aug 1776 as 10th Lord Cathcart; entered the Army on his father's death; served with the 16th and 17th Light Dragoons in America; Major, 98th Regiment 1779; Quartermaster General to the Forces in America 1779-80; Lt Col, Coldstream Guards 1781; Col, 29th Regiment of Foot 1792-97; Col in the Army 1790, Maj General 1794, Lieut General 1801 and General 1812; distinguished himself at the Battle of Buren 1795; a Representative Peer (Tory) for Scotland 1788-1812; Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire 1794-1803; Vice-Admiral of Scotland 1795-1843; Col, 2nd Regiment of Life Guards (Gold Stick-in-Waiting), 1797-1843; Privy Councillor 1798; Privy Councillor [I] 1803; Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Ireland 1803-05, of the Forces in Scotland 1806-14 and of the Army against Denmark 1807, where he captured Copenhagen; Knight of the Thistle 1805; Chairman of the Committees of the House of Lords 1790-94; Ambassador to St Petersburg 1805-06 and 1812-20; Military Adviser to the German and Russian Generals; Joint Minister Plenipotentiary to the Congress of Vienna 1814-15; Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull 1830-43

 

Charles Murray [Cathcart], 2nd Earl Cathcart, GCB

born

21 Dec 1783

mar.

30 Sep 1818 and 12 Feb 1819 Henrietta Mather (b. c. 1801; d. 24 Jun 1872), 2nd dau. of Thomas Mather

children

1. Hon Charles Cathcart (b. 23 Nov 1824; dvp. 11 Nov 1825)

2. Hon Alan Frederick Cathcart, later 3rd Earl Cathcart

3. Col Hon Augustus Murray Cathcart (b. 18 Aug 1830; d. 14 Jul 1914), mar. 28 Nov 1866 Hon Jean Mary Orde-Powlett (d. 27 Jan 1931), only dau. of William Henry [Orde-Powlett], 3rd Baron Bolton, by his wife and cousin Laetitia Crawfurd, yst. dau. of Col Robert Crawfurd, of Newfield, co. Ayr, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Cathcart (b. 2 Jul 1821; d. 27 Feb 1896), mar. 1 Jun 1843 Gen Sir John Douglas of Glenfinnart GCB (d. 8 Sep 1887), 1st son of Lieut Gen Sir Neil Douglas of Glenfinnart KCB, and had issue

2. Lady Henrietta Louisa Frances Cathcart (b. 23 Apr 1823; d. 10 Nov 1869)

3. Lady Adelaide Cathcart (b. 13 Jul 1833; d. 15 Feb 1871), mar. 13 Jul 1850 John Randolphus de Trafford, of Croston Hall, co. Lancaster (b. 11 Apr 1820; d. 3 Feb 1879), 2nd surv. son of Sir Thomas Joseph de Trafford, 1st Bt., by his wife Laura Anne Colman, dau. and cohrss. of Francis Colman, of Hillersdon, co. Devon, and had issue

died

16 Jul 1859

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1800; Maj 1807, serving as such in the Walcheren Expedition in1809; Lt Col 1810, serving a such in the Peninsular, being present at the Battles of Barossa 1812, of Salamanca and of Vittoria; Assistant Quartermaster-General 1807 and 1814-23; at the Battle of Waterloo 1815, where he had three horses shot under him; CB 1815; Col in the Army 1819, Maj Gen 1830, Lieut Gen 1841 and General 1854; Lt Col, Royal Staff Corps 1823-30; Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1837-42; KCB 1838; Col of the 11th Hussars 1842-47; Commander-in-Chief of Canada 1845-47; Governor-General of Canada 1846; Col of the 3rd Regiment, Dragoon Guards 1847-51; Commander of the Northern and Midland District of England 1849-54; Col of the 1st Regiment, Dragoon Guards 1851-59; GCB 1859

 

Alan Frederick [Cathcart], 3rd Earl Cathcart, DL

born

15 Nov 1828

mar.

2 Apr 1850 his second cousin Elizabeth Mary Crompton (b. 1831; d. 13 Apr 1902), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Samuel Crompton, 1st Bt., by his wife Isabella Sophia Cathcart, 2nd dau. of Rev Hon Archibald Hamilton Cathcart (by his wife Francis Henrietta Fremantle, dau. of John Fremantle), 3rd son of Charles Schaw [Cathcart], 9th Lord Cathcart

children

1. Hon Alan Cathcart, later 4th Earl Cathcart

2. Lieut Hon Charles Cathcart (b. 23 Dec 1858; dvp. 21 May 1880)

3. Hon George Cathcart, later 5th Earl Cathcart

4. Capt Hon Reginald Cathcart, served in the Boer War and killed at the Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa (b. 9 Nov 1870; dvp. 22 Feb 1900)

5. Hon Archibald Cathcart (b. 30 Jan 1873; d. 3 Feb 1955)

1. Hon Isabel Cathcart (b. 25 Sep 1851; dvp. 29 Nov 1856)

2. Lady Cecilia Cathcart (b. 5 Dec 1857; dsp. 2 Oct 1932), mar. 26 Jul 1883 Capt Edward Temple Rose (b. 2 Nov 1855; dsp. 1920), 3rd son of Rt Hon Sir John Rose, 1st Bt. GCMG, by his first wife Charlotte Temple, dau. of Robert Emmett Temple, of Rutland, USA

3. Lady Ida Cathcart (b. 26 Apr 1866; d. 25 Jan 1929), mar. 24 Jul 1886 Sir Thomas Leigh Hare, 1st Bt. MVO, and had issue

4. Lady Marion Cathcart (b. 14 Jun 1867; d. 5 Oct 1955)

5. Lady Emily Cathcart (b. 27 Dec 1868; d. 9 Oct 1960)

6. Lady Eva Cathcart (b. 12 May 1874; d. 3 Jun 1960)

died

30 Oct 1905

suc. by

son

note

2nd Lieut, 23rd Regiment of Foot 1845, 1st Lieut 1848, retired 1850; ADC to his father 1849-50; Chairman, North Riding Quarter Sessions 1858-68; Deputy Lieutenant, North Riding of Yorkshire

 

Alan [Cathcart], 4th Earl Cathcart, DL

born

18 Mar 1856

died

2 Sep 1911

suc. by

brother

note

Lieut, Scots Guards 1879-81; Deputy Lieutenant, North Riding of Yorkshire

 

George [Cathcart], 5th Earl Cathcart

born

26 Jun 1862

mar.

6 Jan 1919 (div. 1922) Vera Estelle Warter  (widow of Capt Henry de Grey Warter, of Cruck Meole, co. Salop;  mar. (3) 30 Sep 1930 Sir Rowland Frederic William Hodge, 1st Bt.;  d. 1993), dau. of John Fraser, of Cape Town, South Africa

only child

1. Hon Alan Cathcart, later 6th Earl Cathcart

died

19 Nov 1927

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, 4th Battalion, Princess of Wale's Own Yorkshire Regiment

 

Alan [Cathcart], 6th Earl Cathcart, CB DSO MC

born

22 Aug 1919

mar. (1)

10 Jul 1946 Rosemary Clare Marie Gabrielle Smyth-Osbourne (d. 1980), 2nd dau. of A/Cdre Sir (Henry) Percy Smyth-Osbourne CMG CBE, of Holmedown, Exbourne, co. Devon, by his wife Elaine Mabel Cicely Katherine Gosselin, yst. dau. of Sir Martin Le Marchant Hadsley Gosselin GCVO KCMG CB

children by first wife

1.Hon Charles Alan Andrew Cathcart, later 7th Earl Cathcart

1. Lady Louisa Cathcart (b. 27 Apr 1948), mar. (1) 7 Oct 1975 Norman Kirkpatrick Cosgrave, of Totterdown Lodge, Inkpen, co. Berkshire (d. 1991), yst. son of Dr Alexander Kirkpatrick Cosgrave, of Hove, co. Sussex, and (2) 23 Jul 2009 Julian Spicer

2. Lady Charlotte Mary Cathcart (b. 29 Oct 1951), mar. 16 Jun 1972 Capt Anthony Colin McCallum, of Week Green Farm, Froxfield, co. Hampshire, 1st son of Colin McCallum, of Mead End, Sway, Lymington, co. Hampshire, and has issue

mar. (2)

25 May 1984 Marie Isobel "Mariebelle" Weldon (b. c. 1924; widow of Sir Thomas Brian Weldon, 8th Bt.; d. 25 Feb 2015), 1st dau. of Hon William Joseph French (by his wife Victoria Louise Bellasis, yst. dau. of William Dalglish Bellasis), 2nd son by his second wife of Arthur [French], 4th Baron De Freyne

died

15 Jun 1999

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served in World War II as Maj, Scots Guards; MC 1944; DSO 1945; Adjutant, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1946-47; Regimental Adjutant, Scots Guards 1951-53; Brigade Major, 4th Guards Brigade 1954-56; Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion Scots Guards 1957-59; Lt Col commanding Scots Guards 1960; Col Assistant Quartermaster Scottish Command 1962-63; Imperial Defence College 1964; Officer commanding 152nd Highland Brigade (TA) 1965-66; Brigadier, SHAPEX and Exercise Branch, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe 1967-68; Maj General commanding Yorkshire District 1969-70; General Officer Commanding and Brigade Commandant, Berlin 1970-73; retired from Army 1973; CB 1973; Commodore, Royal Yacht Squadron 1974-80; Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 1975; Vice-Chancellor, Order of St John 1987-86; KStJ 1985; Lord Prior, Order of St John 1986-88; GCStJ 1986

 

Charles Alan Andrew [Cathcart], 7th Earl Cathcart

born

30 Nov 1952

mar.

12 Sep 1981 Vivien Clare Skinner, only dau. of Francis Desmond McInnes Skinner, of North Farm, Snetterton, co. Norfolk

children

1. Hon Alan George Cathcart, styled Lord Greenock (b. 16 Mar 1986)

1. Lady Laura Rosemary Cathcart (b. 11 Jun 1984)

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2nd Lieut, Scots Guards 1973-75; Councillor, Brecknock District Council since 1998; Member, Royal Company of Archers; elected to the House of Lords (Conservative) 2007

 

 Last updated 28 Jun 2015

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Titles:

7th Earl Cathcart

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 16 Jul 1814)

7th Viscount Cathcart, of Cathcart in the County of Renfrew

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 Nov 1807)

16th Lord Cathcart

(Scotland, let. pat. 1442)

7th Baron Greenock, of Greenock in the County of Renfrew

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 9 Nov 1807)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Cathcart

 

Addresses:

Gateley Hall, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 5EF

18 Smith Terrace, London SW3 4DL

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