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de Blaquiere, Baron (I, 1800 - 1920)


Creation: let.pat. 30 Jul 1800


Extinct: 28 Jul 1920


Family name: de Blaquiere




Ermine a Lion rampant Sable charged on the shoulder with an Estoile Argent


A Garb proper banded Or


Dexter: A Lion Sable collared and chained Or charged on the shoulder with an Estoile Argent; Sinister: A Tiger proper ducally gorged and chained Or


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John [de Blaquiere], 1st Baron de Blaquiere, KB PC

5th son of Jean de Blaquiere, of Greenwich, merchant, by his wife Mary Elizabeth de Varennes, dau. of Pierre de Varennes, of the Strand, London, bookseller


15 May 1732


24 Dec 1775 Eleanor Dobson (b. c. 1756; d. 20 Dec 1833), dau. of Robert Dobson, of Anne's Grove, co. Cork, by his wife Maria Tompkins, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Alexander Tompkins, of Prehen, co. Londonderry


1. Hon John de Blaquiere, later 2nd Baron de Blaquiere

2. Hon William de Blaquiere, later 3rd Baron de Blaquiere

3. Hon George de Blaquiere, in the Army and served at Corunna (b. 27 Jul 1782;  d. unm. 1826)

4. Hon Peter Boyle de Blaquiere, served in the Royal Navy as a mishipman under Capt Bligh of the Bounty, present at the Battle of Camperdown, settled in Canada and was a member of the Legislative Council and Chancellor of the University of Toronto (b. 27 Apr 1784; d. 23 Oct 1860), mar. (1) 13 Sep 1804 Eliza O'Brien (d. 9 Jun 1814), dau. of Denis O'Brien, of Newcastle, co. Limerick, and had issue:

1a. Lieut Peter Townshend de Blaquiere (b. 15 Sep 1805;  dvp. 4 Aug 1838)

2a. Capt George de Blaquiere (b. 20 Oct 1806;  dvp. 1834)

3a. William de Blaquiere, registrar and notary of the Supreme Court, Bombay (b. 10 Jul 1810; dspm. 23 May 1882), mar. 1 Jan 1846 Rebecca Cannon, dau. of W H Cannon, of Reading, co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1b. Elizabeth Sophia Josephine de Blaquiere (d. 25 Dec 1885)

4a. John de Blaquiere, Midshipman on HMS Acorn (b. 24 Jun 1812; lost at sea vp. Apr 1828)

1a. Eliza Cecilia de Blaquiere (d. 27 Nov 1891), mar. 19 Nov 1844 Michael Elijah Treeve, 2nd son of Capt ..... Treeve, by his wife ..... Impey, dau. of Sir Elijah Impey

2a. Anna Maria de Blaquiere (dvp. 4 Apr 1860), mar. 6 Oct 1831 Samuel Le Fevre, Collector of Customs at Barbados

3a. Eleanor de Blaquiere (dvp. 15 Jun 1859), mar. 26 Apr 1832 Lt Col ..... Le Fevre HEICS

Hon Peter Boyle de Blaquiere mar. (2) 26 Nov 1818 Eliza Roper (d. 1881), dau. of William Roper, of Rathfarnham Castle, co. Dublin, and had further issue:

5a. Charles de Blaquiere (b. 7 Nov 1819;  d. 16 Jul 1869), mar. (1) 1 Sep 1848 Agnes Lawson (widow of W Lawson; d. 1864), and (2) 18 Apr 1865 Caroline Dora Bettridge, dau. of Rev William Bettridge, Rector of Woodstock, Canada, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Peter Henry de Blaquiere (b. 5 Aug 1849; d. Apr 1887)

2b. William de Blaquiere, later 6th Baron de Blaquiere

1b. Louisa Agnes de Blaquiere, mar. 25 Dec 1875 Joh Matheson, barrister, of Woodstock, Canada (d. 1878)

6a. Henry de Blaquiere (b. 11 May 1821; dsp. 27 Jan 1889), mar. 11 Oct 1848 Margaret Lucretia Light, dau. of Col Alexander Whalley Light

7a. George de Blaquiere (b. 13 Aug 1834;  dsp. 19...), mar. Jan 1882 Eliza Judd, dau. of Charles Judd, of Pukekaroro, New Zealand

4a. Louisa Emily de Blaquiere (d. 8 May 1868), mar. 3 Feb 1846 Arthur Augustus Farmer, of Woodlands, Upper Canada, brother of W F G Farmer, of Nonsuch Park, co. Surrey, and had issue

5a. Augusta Caroline de Blaquiere, mar. 3 Oct 1848 Archibald Hamilton Farmer, and had issue

6a. Georgiana Lucy de Blaquiere, mar. 26 May 1849 Lt Col Hugh Denis Crofton (b. 7 Jan 1814; d. 15 Sep 1861), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Morgan George Crofton, 2nd Bt., by his wife Emily Daly, sister of James [Daly], 1st Baron Dunsandle and Clanconal, and 5th dau. of Rt Hon Denis Bowes Daly MP, of Dunsandle, co. Galway, Muster Master General of Ireland, by his wife Lady Henrietta Maxwell, only dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Robert [Maxwell], 1st Earl of Farnham, and had issue

7a. Isabel Elise de Blaquiere, mar. 1 Sep 1870 General Sir William Pollexfen Radcliffe KCB (d. 23 Mar 1897), and had issue

8a. Harriette Sophia de Blaquiere (d. 17 Aug 1900)

1. Hon Anna Maria de Blaquiere (b. 17 Nov 1780; d. 31 Jan 1843), mar. 11 Aug 1802 Hon John FitzMaurice MP, styled Viscount Kirkwall (b. 9 Oct 1778; dvm. 23 Nov 1820), 1st son and heir ap. of Lady Mary O'Brien, suo jure Countess of Orkney, by her husband Hon Thomas FitzMaurice, of Llewenny Hall, co. Denbigh, brother of William [FitzMaurice], 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, and 2nd son of John [FitzMaurice], 1st Earl of Shelburne, by his wife and cousin Mary FitzMaurice, 1st dau. of his paternal uncle Hon William FitzMaurice, and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth de Blaquiere (d. 11 Jan 1870), mar. 1807 John Barnard Hankey, of Fetcham Park, co. Surrey

3. Hon Eleanor de Blaquiere (d. 23 Jul 1867), mar. 1822 Joseph Knight


27 Aug 1812


16 Jul 1784 a Baronet of Ireland

30 Jul 1800 Baron de Blanquiere, of Ardkill in the County of Londonderry

suc. by



sometime worked in a London merchant's office; joined the Army, becoming Lt Col, 17th Dragoons; Secretary of Legation in France 1771-72; Chief Secretary to the Earl Harcourt swhen Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1772-77; Member of Parliament for Old Leighlin 1773-83, for Carlingford 1783-90, for Charleville 1790-97, and for Newtownards 1797-1801; Privy Councillor [I] 1772; Knight of the Bath 1774; granted the office of Alnager [I] 1775-1812; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Rye 1801-02 and for Downton 1803-06; FRS and FSA 1803


John [de Blaquiere], 2nd Baron de Blaquiere


5 Nov 1776


7 Apr 1844

suc. by



a prisoner in France at the time of his father's death; Alnager [I] 1797-1817


William [de Blaquiere], 3rd Baron de Blaquiere


27 Jan 1778


16 Sep 1811 (sep. Jun 1814) Lady Harriet Townshend (b. 20 Apr 1782; d. 9 Nov 1848), 4th dau. of George [Townshend], 1st Marquess Townshend, by his second wife Anne Montgomery, dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Sir William Montgomery, 1st Bt., of Magbie Hill, co. Peebles


1. Hon John de Blaquiere, later 4th Baron de Blaquiere

2. Hon William Barnard de Blaquiere, later 5th Baron de Blaquiere

1. Rose de Blaquiere (b. 27 Oct 1813; dvp. 11 Feb 1818)


12 Nov 1851, having committed suicide by shooting himself while suffering from smallpox

suc. by



served with the Army in Flanders, the Cape of Good Hope and India; Maj General 1813, Lieut General 1825 and General 1841; FRS 1805


John [de Blaquiere], 4th Baron de Blaquiere


2 Jul 1812

mar. (1)

28 Jul 1849 Anna Christie (d. 18 Feb 1851), dau. of John Christie

mar. (2)

25 Nov 1852 Hon Eleanor Amelia Jolliffe (b. 18 Jun 1828; d. 11 Jan 1894; bur. at Merstham), 1st dau. of William George Hylton [Jolliffe], 1st Baron Hylton, by his first wife Eleanor Paget, 2nd dau. of Hon Berkeley Thomas Paget (6th son of Henry [Bayly later Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge), by his wife Sophia Askell Bucknall, only surv. child of Hon William Grimston later Bucknall (by his wife Sophia Hoare, dau. and hrss. of Richard Hoare, of Boreham, co. Essex), 2nd son of James [Grimston], 2nd Viscount Grimston


s.p. 2 Jan 1871

suc. by



Capt, 3rd West India Foot 1844; Capt, 41st Foot 1854


William Barnard [de Blaquiere], 5th Baron de Blaquiere


16 Dec 1814


25 Sep 1862 Anna Maria Wormald (d. 7 Jun 1894), dau. and hrss. of John Wormald, of Brockworth Manor, co. Glouceser, and Upper Harley Street, co. Middlesex


s.p. 24 Nov 1880 (bur. at Brockworth, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

first cousin once removed


entered the Royal Navy 1838, retiring as Capt in 1873


William [de Blaquiere], 6th Baron de Blaquiere


5 Sep 1856


25 Jan 1888 Lucianne Desbarats, 1st dau. of George Desbarats, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada


1. Lieut Hon John de Blaquiere (b. 1 Aug 1889; dvp. 10 Mar 1915)

2. Sub-Lieut Alan Boyle de Blaquiere RN (b. 28 Mar 1895; lost at sea vp. in HMS Laurentic 25 Jan 1917)

1. Hon Kathleen de Blaquiere (b. 17 Feb 1891). mar. 21 Sep 1911 Dudley Massey Pigott [Carleton], 2nd Baron Dorchester, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 28 Jul 1920



On the death of the 6th Baron de Blaquiere the Barony of de Blaquiere became extinct.


First written 11 Feb 2013



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