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Dudley, Earl of (UK, 1860)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Feb 1860

 

Family name: Ward

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Arms:

Checky Or and Azure a Bend Ermine

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Lion's Head Azure

Supporters:

On either side an Angel proper crined and winged Or under Robes Sanguine uppermost Azure

Motto:

Comme Je Fus (As I was)

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William [Ward], 11th Baron Ward later 1st Earl of Dudley

1st son and heir of William Humble [Ward], 10th Baron Ward, by his wife Amelia Pillans, dau. of William Gooch Pillans, of Bracondale, co. Norfolk

born

27 Mar 1817

mar. (1)

24 Apr 1851 Selina Constance de Burgh (b. c. 1829; dsp. 14 Nov 1851), only child of Hubert de Burgh, of West Drayton, co. Middlesex, by his wife Marianne Tollemache, 6th dau. of Adm John Richard Delap Halliday later Tollemache RN (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stratford, 2nd dau. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough), 1st son of Maj John Delap Halliday, of The Leasowes, Salop, by his wife Lady Jane Tollemache, 2nd surv. dau. and cohrss. in her issue of Lionel [Tollemache], 4th Earl of Dysart

mar. (2)

21 Nov 1865 Georgina Elizabeth Moncreiffe (b. 9 Aug 1846; d. 2 Feb 1929), 3rd dau. of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 7th Bt., by his wife Lady Louisa Hay, 1st dau. of Thomas Robert [Hay], 11th Earl of Kinnoull

children by second wife

1. Hon William Humble Ward, later 2nd Earl of Dudley

2. Maj Hon Sir John Hubert Ward KCVO OStJ, Assistant Private Secretary to Financial Secretary, War Office 1901, Equerry-in-Ordinary to King Edward VII 1902-10, Extra Equerry to King George V 1910-36, Queen Alexandra 1910-25, King Edward VIII 1936 and King George VI 1937-38 (b. 20 Mar 1870; d. 2 Dec 1938), mar. 23 Jun 1908 Jean Templeton Reid CBE DGStJ (d. 1 May 1962), dau. of Whitelaw Reid, US Ambassador to London, and had issue

3. Hon Robert Arthur Ward OBE, Member of Parliament for Crewe 1895-1900, served in the Boer War and World War I (b. 23 Feb 1871; d. 14 Jun 1942), mar. 24 Jul 1906 Lady Mary Acheson, 2nd dau. of Archibald Brabazon Sparrow [Acheson], 4th Earl of Gosford, by his wife Lady Louisa Augusta Beatrice Montagu, 2nd dau. of William Drogo [Montagu], 7th Duke of Manchester, and had issue

4. Capt Hon Reginald Ward DSO (b. 11 Jun 1874; d. 7 Mar 1904)

5. Capt Hon Cyril Augustus Ward MVO (b. 31 Jan 1876; d. 11 Jan 1930), mar. 14 Apr 1904 Baroness Irene de Brienen (b. c. 1884; mar (2) 6 Dec 1934 Vice-Admiral Hon Arthur Charles Strutt CBE RN, 2nd son of John William [Strutt], 3rd Baron Rayleigh; d. 21 Apr 1974), dau. of Baron de Brienen, and had issue

6. Lieut Hon Gerald Ernest Francis Ward MVO, served in the Boer War 1899-1900 and World War I (b. 9 Nov 1877; dsp. 30 Oct 1914), mar. 7 Nov 1899 Lady Evelyn Louisa Selina Crichton (b. 21 Jul 1879; dsp. 4 May 1955), dau. of John Henry [Crichton], 4th Earl Erne, by his wife Lady Florence Mary Cole, 2nd dau. by his first wife of William Willoughby [Cole], 3rd Earl of Enniskillen

1. Lady Edith Amelia Ward CBE (b. 16 Sep 1872; d. 6 Jun 1956), mar. 5 May 1895 Frederick [Glyn], 4th Baron Wolverton, and had issue

died

7 May 1885

created

17 Feb 1860 Viscount Ednam, of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh, and Earl of Dudley, of Dudley Castle in the County of Worcester

suc. by

son by second wife

note

suc. his father 6 Dec 1835 as 11th Baron Ward; Col Commandant, Worcestershire Yeomanry 1854; Trustee, National Portrait Gallery 1863-66 and National Gallery 1877-84

 

William Humble [Ward], 2nd Earl of Dudley, GCB GCMG GCVO

born

25 May 1867

mar. (1)

14 Sep 1891 Rachel Gurney CBE (d. 26 Jun 1920), yst. dau. of Charles Henry Gurney, by his wife Alice Prinsep, dau. of Henry Thoby Prinsep, of the Bengal Civil Service

children by first wife

1. Hon William Humble Eric Ward, later 3rd Earl of Dudley

2. Lt Col Hon Roderick John Ward (b. 13 Apr 1902; d. 2 Oct 1952), mar. (1) 28 Sep 1928 (div. 1936) Eileen Patricia Hartigan, only dau. of Lt Col Marcus Michael Hartigan CMG DSO, (2) 11 Mar 1940 (div. 1947) Valerie Maud Skelton (d. 1989), only dau. of Robert Jeremiah Skelton, of Nairobi, Kenya, and (3) Mar 1947 Charlotte Anne Park Osbourne (d. 1971), dau. of Capt Charles Frederick Osbourne RNR, of Broadstone, co. Dorset, and had issue by his second and third wives

3. G/Capt Hon Edward Frederick Ward RAF (b. 20 Nov 1907; dsp. 1987), mar. (1) 30 Nov 1940 (div. 1947) Pauline Katharine Winn (b. 18 Jul 1920; mar. (2) 28 Oct 1948 (div. 1958) Norman Frank Paul Butler, son of Paul Butler, of Old Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA, and Palm Beach, Florida, USA), 1st dau. of S/Ldr Hon Charles John Frederick Winn, of Nostell Priory, Wakefield, co. York (by his first wife Hon Olive Cecilia Paget, only dau. by his first wife of Almeric Hugh [Paget], 1st Baron Queenborough), 2nd son of Rowland [Winn], 2nd Baron Saint Oswald, and (2) 2 Jul 1953 Hon Alathea Gwendoline Alys Mary Fitzalan-Howard (b. 23 Nov 1923), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry Edmund [Fitzalan-Howard], 2nd Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent, by his wife Joyce Elizabeth Mary Langdale, 1st dau. of Col Philip Joseph Langdale OBE

4. Hon George Reginald Ward, later 1st Viscount Ward of Witley

1. Lady Gladys Honor Ward (d. 5 Dec 1961), mar. 20 Feb 1923 (div. 1932) Maj Percival Cunningham Allan Bridgeman OBE (d. 23 Nov 1961), son of F Orlando Bridgeman, of Dunedin, New Zealand, and had issue

2. Lady Morvyth Lillian Ward (d. 11 Mar 1959), mar. 29 Jun 1921 A/Cdre Constantine Evelyn Benson CBE DSO RAuxAF (d. 20 Sep 1960), son of Robert Henry Benson JP, of Buckhurst, co. Sussex, and had issue

3. Lady (Alexandra) Patricia Ward (b. 24 Aug 1904; d. 7 Jul 1964)

mar. (2)

30 Apr 1924 Gertrude Monckton (widow of Lionel Monckton;  d. 21 Jul 1930), dau. of John Millar

died

29 Jun 1932

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member for Holborn, London County Council 1895-98; Secretary to the Board of Trade 1895-1902; Privy Councillor 1902; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1902-05;  GCVO 1903; Governor-General of Australia 1908-11; High Steward of Kidderminster

 

William Humble Eric [Ward], 3rd Earl of Dudley, MC

born

30 Jan 1894

mar. (1)

8 May 1919 Lady Rosemary Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (d. 21 Jul 1930), 2nd dau. of Cromartie [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 4th Duke of Sutherland, by his wife Lady Milicent Fanny St Clair-Erskine, 1st dau. of Robert Francis [St Clair-Erskine], 4th Earl of Rosslyn

children by first wife

1. Hon William Humble David Ward, later 4th Earl of Dudley

2. Hon John Jeremy Ward (b. 7 May 1922; dvp. 9 Dec 1929)

3. Hon Peter Alistair Ward, of Cornwell Manor, Chipping Norton, co. Oxford, served in Royal Canadian Air Force 1943-44 and Fleet Air Arm 1945-46 (b. 8 Feb 1926; d. 24 Mar 2008), mar. (1) 21 Nov 1956 (div. 1974) Claire Leonora Baring (b . 29 Feb 1936), only child of Amyas Evelyn Giles Baring (by his first wife Mona Montgomerie Husband, former wife of Maj William Frederick Husband and only dau. of Col Willoughby Brooking Mullins, of Ambersham House, Midhurst, co. Sussex), 3rd son of Lt Col Hon Guy Victor Baring MP (by his wife Olive Alethea Smith, sister of Vivian Hugh [Smith], 1st Baron Bicester, and yst. dau. of Hugh Colin Smith, of Mount Clare, Roehampton, co. Surrey), 4th son of Alexander Hugh [Baring], 4th Baron Ashburton, and (2) 18 Apr 1974 Elizabeth Rose Westmacott, dau. of Richard Victor Charles Westmacott, of Ascona, Switzerland, and has issue by both wives

mar. (2)

25 Dec 1943 (div. 1954) Frances Laura Long (former wife of Walter Francis David [Long], 2nd Viscount Long;  mar. (3) 26 Jan 1972 as his second wife John Albert Edward William [Spencer-Churchill], 10th Duke of Marlborough;  d. 1990), 2nd dau. of Hon Guy Lawrence Charteris, of Old House, Didbrook, Winchcombe, co. Gloucester (by his first wife Frances Lucy Tennant, 1st dau. of Francis John Tennant, of Innes, co. Moray), 2nd son of Hugo Richard [Charteris], 9th Earl of Wemyss

mar. (3)

17 Jul 1961 Grace Maria Radziwill (former wife of Prince Stanislas Radziwill; d. 29 Dec 2016), dau. of Dr Michael Kolin, of St Jacob, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia

died

26 Dec 1969

suc. by

son by first wife

 

William Humble David [Ward], 4th Earl of Dudley

born

5 Jan 1920

mar. (1)

10 Jun 1946 (div. 1961) Stella Carcano, 1st dau. of Dr Don Miguel Angel Carcano KCMG KBE, Argentine Ambassador to the Court of St James 1942-46

children by first wife

1. Hon (William Humble) David Jeremy Ward, later 5th Earl of Dudley

1. Lady Rosemary Millicent Ward (b. 26 May 1955), mar. 26 Apr 1980 Caster Canedo, son of Castor Canedo, of Madrid, Spain, by his wife Maria Del Carmen Angoso, and has issue

2. Lady Anne-Marie Ines Ward (b. 26 May 1955), mar. 1978 (div. 1993) Laureano Perez-Andujar Gimena, son of Laureano Perez de Andujar y Andujar, of Madrid, Spain, by his wife Caridad Gimena de Manas

mar. (2)

24 Aug 1961 Maureen Swanson (d. Nov 2011), dau. of James Swanson

children by second wife

2. Hon William Ward, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Dudley (b. 21 Oct 1961)

3. Hon Leander Grenville Dudley Ward (b. 30 Oct 1971)

3. Lady Susanna Louise Ward (b. 23 May 1963)

4. Lady Melissa Eileen Patricia Ward (b. 18 Jul 1964), mar. 1991 Dr Simon P Puxley, of The Mansard, Vention, Putsborough, co. Devon, and has issue

5. Lady Victoria Cecilia Larissa Ward (b. 28 May 1966)

6. Lady Amelia Maureen Erica Ward (b. 5 Sep 1967)

7. Lady (Emma Sophia) Cressida Ward (b. 7 Jan 1970), mar. 29 Jun 1996 Oliver Preston, son of Nicholas Preston, of Tetbury, co. Gloucester

died

16 Nov 2013

suc. by

son by first wife

 

(William Humble) David Jeremy [Ward], 5th Earl of Dudley

born

27 Mar 1947

mar. (1)

3 Jul 1972 (div. 1975) Sarah Mary Coats, only child of Sir Alastair Francis Stuart Coats, 4th Bt., of Auchendrane

mar. (2)

1976 (div. 1980) Debra Louise Pinney, dau. of George Robert Pinney

only child by second wife

1. Lady Bethany Rowena Ward (b. 1977)

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Dudley is Hon William Ward, second son of the 4th Earl of Dudley and half-brother of the present Earl.

 

Last updated 15 Jan 2017

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Titles:

5th Earl of Dudley, of Dudley Castle in the County of Worcester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Feb 1860)

5th Viscount Ednam, of Ednam in the County of Roxburgh

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Feb 1860)

15th Baron Ward, of Birmingham in the County of Warwick

(England, let. pat. 23 Mar 1643/4)

 

Address:

Not known

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