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de Mauley, Baron (UK, 1838)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 Jul 1838

 

Family name: Ponsonby

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Arms:

Gules a Chevron between three Combs Argent

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or three Arrows points downwards one in pale and two in saltire entwined at the intersection by a Snake proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion reguardant proper;  Sinister:  a Bull Sable armed unguled tufted and ducally gorged Or

Motto:

Pro Rege Lege Grege (For the King, the law and the people)

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William Francis Spencer [Ponsonby], 1st Baron de Mauley

3rd son of Frederick [Ponsonby], 3rd Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer, 2nd dau. of John [Spencer], 1st Earl Spencer

born

31 Jul 1787

mar.

8 Aug 1814 Lady Barbara Ashley-Cooper (d. 5 Jun 1844), only dau. and hrss. of Anthony [Ashley-Cooper], 5th Earl of Shaftesbury, by his wife Barbara Webb, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Webb, 5th Bt., of Oldstock House, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Mary Salvin, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Salvin, of Easingwold, co. York (one of the co-heirs of the former Barony of Mauley cr 1295)

children

1. Hon Charles Frederick Ashley Cooper Ponsonby, later 2nd Baron de Mauley

2. Capt Hon Ashley George John Ponsonby JP DL, Member of Parliament for Cirencester 1852-57 and 1859-65 (b. 24 Jun 1831; d. 12 Jun 1898), mar. 21 Jul 1857 Hon Louisa Frances Charlotte Gordon, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Victoria (d. 12 Feb 1910), 2nd dau. of Maj Lord Henry Gordon (by his wife Louisa Payne), 4th son of George [Gordon], 9th Marquess of Huntly, and had issue

1. Hon Frances Anne Georgiana Ponsonby (b. 28 Jul 1817; d. 20 Mar 1910), mar. 14 Dec 1837 George William Fox [Kinnaird], 9th Lord Kinnaird, and had issue

died

16 May 1855

created

10 Jul 1838 Baron de Mauley, of Canford in the County of Dorset

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Poole 1826-31, for Knaresborough 1832 and for Dorset 1832-37

 

Charles Frederick Ashley Cooper [Ponsonby], 2nd Baron de Mauley

born

12 Sep 1815

mar.

9 Aug 1838 his cousin Lady Maria Jane Elizabeth Ponsonby (d. 13 Sep 1897), 4th dau. of John William [Ponsonby], 4th Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Lady Maria Fane, 3rd dau. by his first wife of John [Fane], 10th Earl of Westmorland

children

1. Hon William Ashley Webb Ponsonby, later 3rd Baron de Mauley

2. Hon Maurice John George Ponsonby, later 4th Baron de Mauley

3. Hon Frederick John William Ponsonby DL (b. 28 Aug 1847; d. 25 Aug 1933), mar. 1 Feb 1877 Margaret Fanny Howard (d. 1919), 2nd dau. of Frederick John Howard DL MP, of Compton Place, Eastbourne, co. Sussex (by his wife Lady Fanny Cavendish, sister of William [Cavendish], 7th Duke of Devonshire, and dau. of William Cavendish MP (by his wife and second cousin Hon Louisa O'Callaghan, 1st dau. of Cornelius [O'Callaghan], 1st Baron Lismore), 1st son and heir app. of George Augustus Henry [Cavendish], 1st Earl of Burlington), 1st son and hr of Maj Hon Frederick Howard (by his wife Frances Susan Lambton, only dau. of William Henry Lambton, of Lambton Hall, co. Durham), 3rd son of Frederick [Howard], 5th Earl of Carlisle, and had issue

4. Hon Edwin Charles William Ponsonby JP DL (b. 13 Oct 1851; d. 15 O ct 1839), mar. (1) 10 Dec 1878 Emily Dora Coope (d. 3 Oct 1897), dau. of Octavius Edward Coope JP DL MP, and (2) 17 Feb 1906 Hilda Marion Smith (d. 15 Oct 1943), 4th dau. of Robert Smith, of Goldings, Heertford, and had issue by his first wife 

1. Hon Emily Priscilla Maria Ponsonby (d. 12 May 1926), mar. 2 Jun 1870 Rev Charles William Norman Ogilvy, Vicar of Oswestry (b. 6 Oct 1839; d. 7 Jun 1903), 2nd son of Sir John Ogilvy of Inverquharity, 9th Bt. MP, by his second wife Lady Jane Elizabeth Howard, 3rd dau. of Thomas [Howard], 16th Earl of Suffolk & 9th Earl of Berkshire, and had issue

2. Hon Helen Geraldine Ponsonby (b. 12 Dec 1852; d. 5 Jan 1949), mar. 25 Jul 1877 Sholto George [Douglas], 19th Earl of Morton, and had issue

died

24 Aug 1896

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Poole 1837-47 and for Dungarvan 1851-52

 

William Ashley Webb [Ponsonby], 3rd Baron de Mauley

born

2 Mar 1843

died

13 Apr 1918

suc. by

brother

 

Rev Maurice John George [Ponsonby], 4th Baron de Mauley

born

7 Aug 1846

mar.

29 Dec 1875 Hon Madeleine Emily Augusta Hanbury-Tracy (d. 28 Jan 1938), 4th dau. of Thomas Charles [Hanbury-Tracy], 2nd Baron Sudeley, by his wife Emma Elizabeth Alicia Dawkins-Pennant, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of George Hay Dawkins later Dawkins-Pennant, of Penrhyn Castle, co. Carnarvon

children

1. Capt Gerald Maurice Ponsonby, served in the Boer War and World War I (b. 16 Oct 1876; dvp. of wounds received in action 31 Aug 1914)

2. Hon Hubert William Ponsonby, later 5th Baron de Mauley

died

15 Mar 1945

suc. by

son

note

Vicar of Wantage 1903-18; Hon Canon, Bristol Cathedral 1890-1918

 

Hubert William [Ponsonby], 5th Baron de Mauley, JP

born

21 Jul 1878

mar.

11 Oct 1920 Elgiva Margaret Dundas (d. 1987), 1st dau. of Hon Cospatrick Thomas Dundas (6th son of Lawrence [Dundas], 1st Earl of Zetland), by his wife Maud Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 2nd dau. of Hon George Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, of Milton, Peterborough, co. Northampton (3rd son of Charles William [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam), by his wife Alice Louisa Anson, 2nd dau. of Maj Gen Hon George Anson (2nd son of Thomas [Anson], 1st Viscount Anson), by his wife Hon Isabella Elizabeth Annabella Weld-Forester, 3rd dau. of Cecil [Forester later Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester

children

1. Hon Gerald John Ponsonby, later 6th Baron de Mauley

2. Lt Col Hon Thomas Maurice Ponsonby, of The Common, Little Faringdon, Lechlade, co. Gloucester (b. 2 Aug 1930; d. 19...), mar. 12 Jul 1956 Maxine Henrietta Thellusson, 2nd dau. of William Dudley Keith Thellusson, of Draycott Place, London, and had issue:

1a. Rupert Charles Ponsonby, later 7th Baron de Mauley

2a. Hon (Ashley) George Ponsonby, heir presumptive to the Barony of de Mauley, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 16 Apr 2003 (b. 17 Nov 1959)

1. Hon June Mary Ponsonby (b. 9 Mar 1924), mar. 21 Jun 1949 Robert Walter Sigismund [Grimston], 2nd Baron Grimston of Westbury, and has issue

2. Hon (Elizabeth) Winifred Ponsonby (b. 4 Jan 1928; d. 8 Oct 1982), mar. 19 Jan 1950 Christopher Boot Holman, of Northfield Farm, Evenlode, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, co. Gloucester, 2nd son of Alexander McArthur Holman, of Hyes, Rudgwick, co. Sussex, and had issue

died

13 Sep 1962

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I as Capt, Gloucestershire Yeomanry

 

Gerald John [Ponsonby], 6th Baron de Mauley

born

19 Dec 1921

mar.

16 Nov 1954 his second cousin Helen Alice Collins (b. 7 Oct 1921; widow of Lieut Col Bryan Lynch Leslie Abdy Collins OBE MC; d. 4 Jun 2009), only dau. of Hon Charles William Sholto Douglas, of Back Bridge, Malmesbury, Wiltshire (2nd son of Sholto George [Douglas], 19th Earl of Morton, by his wife Hon Helen Geraldine Ponsonby, 4th dau. of  Charles Frederick Ashley Cooper [Ponsonby], 2nd Baron de Mauley), by his first wife Alice Agnes Fox-Pitt, only dau. of Lt Col William Augustus Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers, of Presaddfed, Anglesey, by his wife Hon Alice Margaret Stanley, 1st dau. of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley

died

s.p. 17 Oct 2002

suc. by

nephew

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Capt, Royal Artillery; barrister, Middle Temple 1949

 

Rupert Charles [Ponsonby], 7th Baron de Mauley

born

30 Jun 1957

mar.

21 Dec 2002 Hon Lucinda Katherine Royle (b. 1962), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Henry Fanshawe [Royle], Baron Fanshawe of Richmond (Life Peer), by his wife Shirley Worthington, dau. of Ramsay Worthington

note

elected to the House of Lords (Conservative) 2005; Master of the Horse 2019-

 

The heir presumptive to the Barony of de Mauley is Hon George Ponsonby, grandson of the 5th Baron de Mauley and younger brother of the present Baron.

 

 Last updated 29 Jun 2019

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Title:

7th Baron de Mauley, of Canford in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Jul 1838)

 

Address:

The Common, Little Faringdon, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

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