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Dorset, Earl of (E, 1604 - 1843)

 

Creation: let. pat. 13 Mar 1603/4

 

Extinct: 29 Jul 1843

 

Family name: Sackville

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Arms:

See Duke of Dorset

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Thomas [Sackville], 1st Baron Buckhurst later 1st Earl of Dorset, KG PC

only son and heir of Sir Richard Sackville, Chancellor of the Exchequer, by his wife Winifred Bruges, dau. of Sir John Bruges, Lord Mayor of London 1520

born

c.1530

mar.

1555 Cicely Baker (d. 1 Oct 1615), dau. of Sir John Baker, of Sissinghurst, co. Kent, Speaker of the House of Commons, by his wife Elizabeth Dinley, dau. of Thomas Dinley

children

1. Hon Robert Sackville, later 2nd Earl of Dorset

2. Hon Henry Sackville

3. Hon Sir William Sackville

4. Hon Thomas Sackville

1. Lady Anne Sackville, mar. Sir Henry Glemham, of Glemham, co. Suffolk, and had issue

2. Lady Jane Sackville (d. bef. 8 Jan 1651/2), mar. 3 Feb 1591 Anthony Maria [Browne], 2nd Viscount Montagu, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Sackville, mar. as his first wife Henry [Nevill], 9th or 2nd Baron Abergavenny

died

19 Apr 1608

created

8 Jun 1567 Baron Buckhurst, of Buckhurst in the County of Sussex

13 Mar 1603/4 Earl of Dorset

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Westmorland 1557/8, for East Grinstead 1559 and for Aylesbury 1563-67; knighted 1567; Privy Councillor 1582-85/6; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1587-1608; Knight of the Garter 1589; Joint Commissioner of the Great Seal 1591-92; Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1591-1608; Lord High Treasurer of England 1599-1608; Lord High Steward 1601 for the trial of the Earl of Essex; Joint Commissioner for the office of Earl Marshal 1601-08

 

Robert [Sackville], 2nd Earl of Dorset

born

1561

mar. (1)

4 Feb 1579/80 Lady Margaret Howard (d. 19 Aug 1591), only dau. of Thomas [Howard], 4th Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife Hon Margaret Dudley, widow of Lord Henry Dudley (sic?) and 1st dau. and eventual sole hrss. by his second wife of Thomas [Audley], 1st Baron Audley of Walden

children

1. Hon Richard Sackville, later 3rd Earl of Dorset

2. Hon Edward Sackville, later 4th Earl of Dorset

1. Lady Cecily Sackville, mar. as his first wife Hon Sir Henry Compton KB, of Brambletye, co. Sussex, only son by his second wife of Henry [Compton], 1st Baron Compton, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Sackville (d. aft. 1638), mar. (1) 1 Jun 1609 Hon Edward Seymour, styled Lord Beauchamp, elder brother of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset, and (2) 7 Oct 1622 Sir Edward Lewes, of Eddington, co. Wiltshire

mar. (2)

4 Dec 1592 Anne Compton (widow of (1) William [Stanley], 3rd Baron Monteagle, and (2) Henry [Compton], 1st Baron Compton; d. 22 Sep 1618), 5th dau. of Sir John Spencer, of Althorp, co. Northampton, by his wife Katherine Kitson, dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson

died

27 Feb 1608/9

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Sussex 1584-86, 1592-93, 1597-98, 1601 and 1604-08 and for Lewes 1588-89; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1608-09

 

Robert [Sackville], 3rd Earl of Dorset

born

28 Mar 1589

mar.

25 Feb 1608/9 Lady Anne Clifford, suo jure Baroness Clifford (b. 30 Jan 1589/90; mar. (2) 3 Jun 1630 as his second wife Philip [Herbert], 4th Earl of Pembroke; d. 22 Mar 1675/6), only dau. and hrss. of George [Clifford], 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by his wife Lady Margaret Russell, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Francis [Russell], 2nd Earl of Bedford

children

1. Lady Margaret Sackville (b. 2 Jul 1614; d. 14 Aug 1676), mar. 21 Apr 1629 John [Tufton], 2nd Earl of Thanet, and had issue

2. Lady Isabella Sackville (b. 6 Oct 1622; d. 14 Oct 1661), mar. 5 Jul 1647 as his first wife James [Compton], 3rd Earl of Northampton, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 28 Mar 1624

suc. by

brother

note

Joint Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1612-24

 

Edward [Sackville], 4th Earl of Dorset, KG PC

born

1590

mar.

bef. 2 Mar 1612 Mary Curzon (bapt. 11 Dec 1586; d. 16 May 1645), dau. and hrss. of Sir George Curzon, of Croxall, co. Derby, by his wife Mary Leveson, dau. and hrss. of Sir Walter Leveson, of Lilleshall, co. Salop

children

1. Hon Richard Sackville, later 5th Earl of Dorset

2. Hon Edward Sackville (killed sp. at the Battle of Kidlington 11 Apr 1646; bur. at Wytham, co. Berkshire), mar. 24 Dec 1645 as her first husband Hon Bridget Wray, suo jure Baroness Norris (mar. (2) c.1650 as his second wife Montagu [Bertie], 2nd Earl of Lindsey; bur. 24 Mar 1656/7), only child and hrss. of Edward Wray, Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles I, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Norris, suo jure Baroness Norris, only child and hrss. of Francis [Norris], 1st Earl of Berkshire

died

18 Jul 1652

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath 1616 at the creation of the Prince of Wales; Member of Parliament for Sussex 1620-22; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex 1620-22 and 1628-42 and of Sussex 1624-42; Knight of the Garter 1625; Privy Councillor 1626; Chamberlain to the Queen Consort 1628; High Steward of the Honour of Grafton 1629 and of Yarmouth 1629-52; Chamberlain of the Household 1644-46

 

Richard [Sackville], 5th Earl of Dorset

born

16 Sep 1622

mar.

1637 Lady Frances Cranfield (mar. (2) 28 Jun 1679 as his second wife Rt Hon Henry Powle, of Williamstrip, co. Gloucester, Master of the Rolls; d. 20 Apr 1687), sister and hrss. of Lionel [Cranfield], 3rd Earl of Middlesex, and only dau. of Lionel [Cranfield], 1st Earl of Middlesex, by his second wife Anne Brett, dau. of James Brett, of Hoby, co. Leicester

children

1. Hon Charles Sackville, later 6th Earl of Dorset

2. Hon Edward Sackville (b. 2 Apr 1641; d. 1678)

3. Hon Lionel Sackville (b. 25 Jun 1645)

4. Hon Richard Sackville (b. 30 Apr 1646; d. 1712)

5. Hon Lionel Sackville (b. 25 Oct 1656; d. young)

6. Hon Cranfield Sackville (b. 18 Dec 1660)

7. Hon Thomas Sackville (b. 3 Feb 1662; d. 14 Aug 1675)

1. Lady Elizabeth Sackville (d. young)

2. Lady Anne Sackville (d. young)

3. Lady Catherine Sackville (f. young)

4. Lady Mary Sackville (b. 4 Feb 1646; d. 4 Nov 1710), mar. 6 Feb 1664/5 Roger [Boyle], 2nd Earl of Orrery, and had issue

5. Lady Anne Sackville (b. 7 Jun 1650; dsp. 22 Aug 1672), mar. 19 Apr 1671 Alexander [Home], 4th Earl of Home

6. Lady Frances Sackville (b. 6 Feb 1655; d. 21 Jan 1721/2), mar. (1) 11 Dec 1673 as his third wife George [Lane], 1st Viscount Lanesborough, and (2) c. 1698 as his second wife Denny Mischamp, of East Horsley, co. Surrey, Muster Master General of Ireland, and had issue by her first husband

died

27 Aug 1677

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for East Grinstead 1640-44; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex 1660-70 and of Sussex 1670-77

 

Charles [Sackville], 1st Earl of Middlesex later 6th Earl of Dorset, KG PC

born

24 Jan 1637/8

mar. (1)

Jun 1674 Mary Berkeley (b. 1645; widow of Charles [Berkeley], 1st Earl of Falmouth; d. 12 Sep 1679), dau. of Col Hervey Bagot, of Pipe Hall, co. Warwick, by his first wife Dorothy Arden, sister and cohrss. of Robert Arden, of Pipe Hall, co. Warwick, and dau. of Sir Henry Arden, of Pipe Hall, co. Warwick

mar. (2)

7 Mar 1684/5 Lady Mary Compton, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (d. 6 Aug 1691), only dau. of James [Compton], 3rd Earl of Northampton, by his second wife Hon Mary Noel, dau. and hrss. by his third wife of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden

children by second wife

1. Hon Lionel Cranfield Sackville, later 7th Earl of Dorset later 1st Duke of Dorset

1. Lady Mary Sackville (dsp. 18 Jun 1705), mar. 7 Jul 1702 as his first wife Henry [Beaufort], 2nd Duke of Beaufort

mar. (3)

27 Oct 1704 Anne "Mrs Roche" (d. Aug 1706)

died

29 Jun 1705/6

created

v.p. 4 Apr 1675 Baron Cranfield, of Cranfield in the County of Middlesex, and Earl of Middlesex

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament for East Grinstead 1661-75; Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1669-85; Envoy to France 1669; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1670-77 and sole 1677-1687/8 and 1689-1705/6 and Joint Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1690-91; Privy Councillor 1688/9; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1688/9-97; Knight of the Garter 1691/2; a Lord Justice of the Realm 1695, 1696, 1697 and 1698

 

Lionel Cranfield [Sackville], 7th Earl of Dorset later 1st Duke of Dorset

created

17 Jun 1720 Duke of Dorset

 

The Earldom of Dorset was held by the Dukes of Dorset from 17 Jun 1720 until 29 Jul 1843, when on the death of Charles [Sackville-Germain], 5th Duke of Dorset, 11th Earl of Dorset, etc., without a male heir all his titles became extinct

 

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