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Desart, Earl of (I, 1793 - 1934)

 

Creation: let.pat. 4 Dec 1793

 

Extinct: 4 Nov 1934

 

Family name: Cuffe

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Arms:

Argent on a Bend dancettée Sable between two Plain Cotises Azure each charged with three Bezants as many Fleur-de-lis of the first

Crest:

A Cubit Arm erect vested Or charged with two Bendlets undée Azure cuffed Ermine Hand proper holding a Pole-Axe of the first Staff of the second

Supporters:

On either side a Leopard reguardant proper gorged with a Collar indented Sable charged with three Fleur-de-lis Argent and chained of the second

Motto:

 Virtus Repulsae Nescia Sordidae

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Otway [Cuffe], 3rd Baron Desart later 1st Viscount Desart later 1st Earl of Desart

brother of John [Cuffe], 2nd Baron Desart, and 2nd surv. son of John [Cuffe], 1st Baron Desart, by his second wife Dorothea Gorges, 1st dau. of Lt Gen Richard Gorges, of Kilbrew, co. Meath

born

25 Nov 1737

mar.

18 Aug 1785 Lady Anne Browne (b. 6 Mar 1755; d. 15 Aug 1814), sister of John Denis [Browne], 1st Marquess of Sligo, and 1st dau. of Peter [Browne], 2nd Earl of Altamont, by his wife Elizabeth Kelly, dau. and hrss. of Denis Kelly, of Lisduffe, co. Galway, and of Spring Garden, co. Mayo, formerly Chief Justice of Jamaica

children

1. Hon John Otway Cuffe, later 2nd Earl of Desart

1. Lady Elizabeth Cuffe (d. Mar 1864), mar. 1823 Henry Wemyss, of Danesfort, co. Kilkenny

2. Lady Dorothea Louisa Cuffe (d. 18...), mar. 1817 Maj Gen Sir James Campbell KCB KCH (d. 6 May 1835), and had issue

died

9 Aug 1804

created

6 Jan 1781 Viscount Desart, of Desart in the County of Kilkenny

4 Dec 1793 Viscount Castle Cuffe and Earl of Desart

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Inner Temple 1756; suc. his brother as 3rd Baron Desart 25 Nov 1767; Mayor of Kilkenny 1771-72 and 1779-80; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1801-04

 

John Otway [Cuffe], 2nd Earl of Desart

born

20 Feb 1788

mar.

7 Oct 1817 Catherine O'Connor (b. c. 1799; mar. (2) Rose Lambert Price, son and heir ap. of Sir Rose Price, 1st Bt.; d. 13 Feb 1874), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Maurice Nugent O'Connor, of Mount Pleasant, King's County, by his wife Maria Burke, dau. of Sir Thomas Burke, Bt., of Marble Hill, co. Sligo

only child

1. Hon John Otway O'Connor Cuffe, later 3rd Earl of Desart

died

23 Nov 1820

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Bossiney 1808-17; Mayor of Kilkenny 1809-10; a Lord of the Treasury 1809-10

 

John Otway O'Connor [Cuffe], 3rd Earl of Desart

born

12 Oct 1818

mar.

28 Jun 1842 Lady Elizabeth Lucy Campbell, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1845-64 (b. 16 Jan 1822; d. 26 Apr 1898; bur. at Hampton-on-Thames, co. Middlesex), 3rd dau. of John Frederick [Campbell], 1st Earl Cawdor, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Thynne, 1st dau. of Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Marquess of Bath

children

1. Hon William Ulick O'Connor Cuffe, later 4th Earl of Desart

2. Hon Hamilton John Agmondesham Cuffe, later 5th Earl of Desart

3. Capt Hon Otway Frederick Seymour Cuffe, ADC to HRH the Duke of Connaught 1880-81, Groom of the Privy Chamber to Queen Victoria 1893-1901 and Gentleman Usher to King Edward VII 1901-10 and to King George V 1910-11 (b. 11 Jan 1853; dsp. 3 Jan 1912), mar. 22 Jul 1891 Hon Elizabeth Blanche Emma St Aubyn, 1st dau. of John [St Aubyn], 1st Baron Saint Levan, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Clementina Townshend, 2nd dau. of John [Townshend], 4th Marquess Townshend

1. Lady Alice Mary Cuffe (b. 25 May 1844; d. 19 Nov 1893), mar. 14 Jan 1864 John Major [Henniker-Major], 5th Baron Henniker, and had issue

died

1 Apr 1865

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Ipswich 1842; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1846-65; Under Secretary of State for the Colonies 1852

 

William Ulick O'Connor [Cuffe], 4th Earl of Desart

born

10 Jul 1845

mar. (1)

1 Jun 1871 (div. 1878) Maria Emma Georgina Preston (mar. (2) 26 Dec 1878 (div. 1891) Charles Sugden, an actor), 1st dau. of Thomas Henry Preston, of Moreby Hall, co. York, by his wife Georgiana Louisa Geneviève Campbell, 3rd dau. of Maj Gen Sir Guy Campbell, 1st Bt.

only child by first wife

1. Lady Kathleen Mary Alexina Cuffe (b. 17 May 1872; d. 5 Oct 1938), mar. 23 Jul 1895 Sir Thomas Edward Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington, 12th Bt., and had issue

mar. (2)

27 Apr 1881 Ellen Odette Bischoffsheim (b. 1 Sep 1857; d. 29 Jun 1933), 1st dau. of Henry Louis Bischoffsheim, financier, of Bute House, South Audley Street, London, by his wife Clarissa Biedermann, dau. of J Biedermann, a goldsmith of Vienna

died

s.p.m. 15 Sep 1898

suc. by

brother

note

a Page of Honour 1856-62; Lieut, Grenadier Guards 1862 and Capt 1865

 

Hamilton John Agmondesham [Cuffe], 5th Earl of Desart, KP KCB PC

born

30 Aug 1848

mar.

19 Jul 1876 his second cousin Lady Margaret Joan Lascelles (b. 2 Oct 1853; d. 19 Sep 1927), 2nd dau. of Henry Thynne [Lascelles], 4th Earl of Harewood, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Joanna de Burgh, 1st dau. of Ulick John [de Burgh], 1st Marquess of Clanricarde

children

1. Lady Joan Elizabeth Mary Cuffe, a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (b. 12 Nov 1877; d. 27 Feb 1951), mar. 6 Jun 1899 Sir Harry Lloyd-Verney GCVO, of The Clochfaen, Llanidloes, Gentleman Usher and Deputy Master of the Household to King Edward VII 1907-10; Groom-in-Waiting to King George V 1911-3q, Private Secretary to Queen Mary 1919-35, Treasurer to Queen Mary 1932-36, Extra Groom-in-Waiting to the Prince of Wales later King Edward VIII 1931-36 and to King George VI 1936-50 (b. 23 Jan 1872; d. 28 Feb 1950), 2nd son but 1st surv. son and heir of Col George Hope Verney later Lloyd-Verney, of The Cedars, Esher, co. Surrey (by his wife Harriet Julia Morforwyn Hinde, dau. of Maj Gen Charles Thomas Edward Hinde), 3rd son of Maj Rt Hon Sir Harry Calvert later Verney, 2nd Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Lady Sybil Marjorie Cuffe (b. 3 Oct 1879; d. 31 Dec 1943), mar. (1) 30 Apr 1901 William Bayard Cutting, Secretary to the United States Embassy (d. 10 Mar 1910), (2) 23 Apr 1918 (div. 1926) Geoffrey Scott, yst. son of Russell Scott, and (3) 8 Dec 1926 Percy Lubbock CBE (b. 4 Jun 1879; dsp. 2 Aug 1965), 4th son of Frederic Lubbock (by his wife Catherine Gurney, only dau. of John Gurney, of Earlham Hall, co. Norfolk), brother of John [Lubbock], 1st Baron Avebury, and 6th son of Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Bt., and had issue by her first husband

died

s.p.m. 4 Nov 1934

created

12 May 1909 Baron Desart, of Desart in the County of Kilkenny

note

a Midshipman in the Royal Navy; barrister 1872; Secretary to the Judicature Committee 1877; Assistant Solicitor to the Treasury 1878; CB 1894; Solicitor to the Treasury, Queen's Proctor, and Director of Public Prosecutions 1894-1909; KCB 1898; Privy Councillor 1913; Knight of St Patrick 1919; Lord Lieutenant of co. Kilkenny 1920

 

On the death of the 5th Earl of Desart the Earldom of Desart and his other peerages became extinct.

 

 Last updated 24 Sep 2006

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