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Combermere, Viscount (UK, 1827)

 

Creation: let. pat. 8 Feb 1827

 

Family name: Cotton later Stapleton-Cotton

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure a Chevron between three Hanks of Cotton Argent palewise and in chief pendant from a Ribbon Gules a representation of the Medal and Clasps presented to the 1st Viscount Combermere (Cotton); 2nd and 3rd, Argent a Lion rampant Sable (Stapleton)

Crests:

1st:  a Falcon wings expanded and inverted proper beaked membered and belled Or holding in the dexter claw part of a Belt proper buckled Gold;  2nd:  on a Mount Vert a Dragoon of the 20th Regiment mounted on a Horse Sable and in the act of charging and over the Crest in an Escrol Azure the word "Salamanca" in Letters Or;  3rd:  out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Saracen's Head couped at the shoulders affrontée wreathed round the shoulders Argent and Sable

Supporters:

On either side a Falcon wings expanded and endorsed proper beaked membered and belled Or the dexter supporting a Spear also proper therefrom flowing to the dexter a Swallow-tailed Standard Vert semy of Estoiles Or Streamers and Tassels of the last and the sinister supporting a like Spear therefrom flowing to the sinister a Swallow-tailed Standard Or Streamers and Tassels of the last

Motto:

In Utraque Fortuna Paratus (Prepared in all circumstances)

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Stapleton [Cotton later Stapleton-Cotton], 1st Baron Combermere later 1st Viscount Combermere, GCB GCH KSI PC

2nd but 1st surv. son of Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton, 5th Bt. MP, of Combermere, co. Chester, by his wife Frances Stapleton, dau. and cohrss. of James Russel Stapleton, of Boddryddon, co. Denbigh

born

14 Nov 1773

mar. (1)

1 Jan 1801 Lady Anna Maria Pelham-Clinton (b. 29 Jul 1783;  dsps. 31 May 1807), 1st dau. of Thomas [Pelham-Clinton], 3rd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme, by his wife Lady Anna Maria Stanhope, 5th dau. of William [Stanhope], 2nd Earl of Harrington

mar. (2)

18 Jun 1814 Caroline Greville (d. 25 Jan 1837), 2nd dau. of Capt William Fulke Greville RN, by his wife Meliora Southwell, only child of Rev Hon Richard Southwell, Rector of Dungourney, co. Cork (by his wife Jane Kenat), 5th son of Thomas [Southwell], 1st Baron Southwell

children by second wife

1. Hon Wellington Henry Stapleton-Cotton, later 2nd Viscount Combermere

1. Hon Caroline Frances Stapleton-Cotton (d. 10 May 1893), mar. 23 Aug 1837 Arthur Wills Blundell Sandys Trumbell Windsor [Hill], 4th Marquess of Downshire, and had issue

2. Hon Meliora Emily Anna Maria Stapleton-Cotton (d. 18 Sep 1897), mar. 18 Jun 1853 John Charles Frederick Hunter, of Straidarran, co. Londonderry

mar. (3)

2 Oct 1838 Mary Woolley (d. 31 Aug 1889), only child of Robet Gibbings, of Cork and of Gibbings Grove, co. Limerick

died

21 Feb 1865 (bur. at Wrenbury, co. Shropshire)

created

17 May 1814 Baron Combermere, of Combermere in the County of Chester

8 Feb 1827 Viscount Combermere, of Bhurtpore in the East Indies and Combermere in the County Palatine of Chester

suc. by

son by second wife

note

suc. his father 24 Aug 1809 as 6th Baronet;  Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Barbados 1817-20;  Commander-in-Chief in Ireland 1822-25;  Commander-in-Chief in India 1825-29;  Constable of the Tower of London 1852-65;  Field Marshal 1855

 

Wellington Henry [Stapleton-Cotton], 2nd Viscount Combermere

born

24 Nov 1818

mar.

29 Jul 1844 Susan Alice Sitwell (b. c. 1819;  d. 12 Aug 1869), 1st dau. of Sir George Sitwell, 2nd Bt., of Renishaw Hall, co. Derby, by his wife Susan Tait, sister of Most Rev & Rt Hon Archibald Campbell Tait DD, Archbishop of Canterbury, and 1st dau. of Crauford Tait, of Harvleston, co. Clakmannan

children

1. Hon Robert Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, later 3rd Viscount Combermere

2. Col Hon Richard Southwell George Stapleton-Cotton JP DL, Inspector-General of British Guiana Police 1889-91 (b. 9 Oct 1849;  d. 24 Nov 1925), mar. 18 Oct 1870 Hon Jane Charlotte Methuen (b. Nov 1847;  d. 10 Aug 1924), 2nd dau. of Frederick Henry Paul [Methuen], 2nd Baron Methuen, by his wife Anna Horatia Caroline Sanford, only child of Rev John Sanford, Vicar of Nynehead, co. Somerset, and had issue

1. Hon Susan Caroline Mary Stapleton-Cotton (d. 28 May 1916), mar. 3 Jan 1867 Lt Col Cecil Lennox Peel (b. 18 Apr 1830;  d. 27 Apr 1910), 4th son of Laurence Peel, of Kemp Town, Brighton, co. Sussex (by his wife Lady Jane Lennox, 4th dau. of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond), 6th son by his first wife of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Hon Hester Alice Stapleton-Cotton (d. 17 Mar 1930), mar. 26 Aug 1880 Lord Alexander Victor Paget DL (b. 25 Apr 1839;  d. 26 Oct 1896), 2nd son of Henry [Paget], 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, by his second wife Henrietta Maria Bagot, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Charles Bagot GCB, and had issue

died

1 Dec 1891 (bur. at Wrenbury, co. Shropshire)

suc. by

son

 

Robert Wellington [Stapleton-Cotton], 3rd Viscount Combermere

born

16 Jun 1845

mar. (1)

2 Jun 1866 (div. 1879) Charlotte Ann Fletcher, only dau. and hrss. of Jacob Fletcher Ellis-Fletcher, of Peel Hall and Clifton, co. Lancaster

mar. (2)

22 Jun 1880 Isabel Marian Poole (forner wife of Cudworth Halsted Poole, of Marbury Hall, co. Shropshire;  d. 17 Sep 1930), 2nd dau. of Sir George Chetwynd, 3rd Bt., by his wife Lady Charlotte Augusta Hill, 1st dau. of Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull [Hill], 3rd Marquess of Downshire

only child by second wife

1. Hon Francis Lynch Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, later 4th Viscount Combermere

died

20 Feb 1898 (bur. at Wrenbury, co. Shropshire)

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Francis Lynch Wellington [Stapleton-Cotton], 4th Viscount Combermere

born

29 Jun 1887

mar. (1)

30 Oct 1913 (div. 1926) Hazel Louisa Agnew (d. 15 Apr 1943), 2nd dau. of Henry de Courcy Agnew (by his wife Ethel Anne Goff, dau. of Capt Thomas William Goff, of Oakport, co. Roscommon), 2nd son of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 8th Bt., by his wife Lady Louisa Noel, 1st dau. by his second wife of Charles [Noel], 1st Earl of Gainsborough

mar. (2)

1 Jan 1927 Constance Marie Katherine Drummond (d. 29 Jun 1968), yst. dau. of Lt Col Sir Francis Dudley Drummond KBE, of Hafodneddyn, Llandilo, co. Carmarthen, by his wife Marguerite Violet Maude Agnew, 2nd dau. of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 8th Bt. (see above)

children by second wife

1. Hon Michael Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, later 5th Viscount Combermere

2. Capt Hon David Peter Dudley Stapleton-Cotton (b. 6 Mar 1932), mar. 9 Feb 1955 Susan Nomakepu Albu, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Sir George Werner Albu, 2nd Bt., and has issue

died

8 Feb 1969

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Michael Wellington [Stapleton-Cotton], 5th Viscount Combermere

born

5 Aug 1929

mar.

4 Feb 1961 Pamela Elizabeth Jill Coulson, 1st dau. of Rev. Robert Gustavus Coulson, Rector of Stansted, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Thomas Robert Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, later 6th Viscount Combermere

1. Hon Tara Christabel Stapleton-Cotton (b. 26 Nov 1961), mar. 1992 Laurent Saglio

2. Hon Sophia Mary Stapleton-Cotton (b. 20 Jul 1963), mar. 1995 Greville Worthington

died

3 Nov 2000

suc. by

son

 

Thomas Robert Wellington [Stapleton-Cotton], 6th Viscount Combermere

born

30 Aug 1969

mar.

Caroline Sarah Irby (b. 21 May 1977), only dau. of Charles Leonard Anthony Irby FCA, of 125 Blenheim Crescent, London W11, and The Old Vicarage, Chieveley, co. Berlshire (by his wife Sarah Jane Sutherland, dau. of Col David G Sutherland MC), 3rd son of Hon Anthony Paul Irby TD (by his first wife Countess Mary Apponyi, 1st dau. of Count Anton Apponyi), yr. bro. of Gerald Howard Boteler [Irby], 9th Baron Boston, and 2nd son of Lt Col Hon Leonard Paul Irby OBE

children

1. Hon Laszlo Michael Wellington Stapleton-Cotton (b. 20 Aug 2010)

2. Hon Elodie Stapleton-Cotton (b. 15 Dec 2012)

 

Last updated 27 Dec 2012

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Titles:

6th Viscount Combermere, of Bhurtpore in the East Indies and of Combermere in the County Palatine of Chester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Feb 1827)

6th Baron Combermere, of Combermere in the County Palatine of Chester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 May 1814)

11th Baronet, styled "of Combermere, co. Chester"

(England, let. pat. 29 Mar 1677)

 

Address:

Vanners, Bucklebury Common, Berkshire RG7 6RU

Tel:  0118-971 3336

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