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Falmouth, Viscount (GB, 1720)

 

Creation: let. pat. 9 Jun 1720

 

Family name: Boscawen

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Arms:

Ermine a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper

Crest:

A Falcon close proper

Supporters:

On either side a Sea-Lion erect on its tail Argent guttée de l'armes

Motto:

Patience Passe Science (Patience surpasses knowledge)

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Hugh [Boscawen], 1st Viscount Falmouth

1st son of Edward Boscawen MP, of Tregothnan, Cornwall, by his wife Jael Godolphin, sister of Sidney [Godolphin], 1st Earl of Godolphin, and dau. of Sir Francis Godolphin, of Godolphin, co. Cornwall

born

c.1680

mar.

23 Apr 1700 Charlotte Godfrey (d. 22 Mar 1754), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel Office, by his wife Arabella Churchill, mistress of King James II, sister of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, and only dau. of Sir Winston Churchill, Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth

children

1. Hon Hugh Boscawen, later 2nd Viscount Falmouth

2. Admiral Rt Hon Edward Boscawn RN, a Lord of the Admiralty (b. c. 1711; d. 10 Jan 1761), mar. 1742 Frances Glanville (d. 1805), dau. of William Evelyn Glanville, of St Clair, co. Kent, and had issue:

1a. George Evelyn Boscawen, later 3rd Viscount Falmouth

1a. Hon Frances Boscawen (d. 14 Jul 1813), mar. 5 Jul 1773 Admiral Hon John Leveson-Gower RN (b. 11 Jul 1740; d. 28 Aug 1792), 6th son of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, by his third wife Lady Mary Grey, widow of Anthony [Grey], 3rd Baron Lucas of Crudwell styled Earl of Harold, and 4th dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Tufton], 6th Earl of Thanet, and had issue

2a. Hon Elizabeth Boscawen (b. 28 May 1747; d. 15 Jun 1828), mar. 2 Jan 1766 Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort, and had issue

3. Gen Hon George Boscawen (b. 1 Dec 1712; d. 3 May 1775), mar. 3 Feb 1742/3 Anne Trevor (d. 1783), dau. of John Morley Trevor, of Trevalyn, co. Denbigh, and had issue

4. Maj Gen Hon John Boscawen (b. Jan 1714; d. 1767), mar. Dec 1748 Thomasine Surman, dau. of Robert Surman, of Valentine House, co. Essex, and had issue

5. Rev Hon Nicholas Boscawen DD, Dean of St Buryan, co. Cornwall (b. 16 Aug 1720; d. 4 Jul 1793), mar. Jane Hatton (widow of Hon Edward Finch Hatton; d. Jan 1797), yest. dau. of John Woodward, of Butler's Marston, co. Warwick, and had issue

1. Hon Lucy Boscawen (d. 17 Jan 1784), mar. 18 Aug 1746 Sir Charles Frederick KB, and had issue

2. Hon Charlotte Boscawen (b. 5 Aug 1702; dsp. 4 Apr 1735), mar. 11 Feb 1719/20 Henry [Moore], 4th Earl of Drogheda

3. Hon Anne Boscawen (bur. 11 May 1749), mar. 1726 Sir Cecil Bisshopp, 6th Bt., and had issue

4. Hon Mary Boscawen (d. 19 Sep 1749), mar. 17 Aug 1732 Sir John Evelyn, 2nd Bt. MP, of Wotton, and had issue

died

25 Oct 1734

created

9 Jun 1720 Baron Boscawen-Rose and Viscount Falmouth

suc. by

son

note

Capt of St Mawes Castle 1696-1710 and 1714-34; Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of Gloucester 1698-1700 and to HRH Prince George of Denmark 1702-08; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Tregony 1702-05, for Cornwall 1705-10, and for Penryn 1713-20; Wardem of the Stannaries 1708-10 and 1714-34; Comptroller of the Household 1714-20; Joint Vice-Treasurer of Ireland 1717-34

 

Hugh [Boscawen], 2nd Viscount Falmouth

born

20 Mar 1706/7

mar.

6 May 1736 Hannah Catherine Maria Russell (widow of Richard Russell;  d. 23 Nov 1786), dau. of Thomas Smith, of Worplesdon, co. Surrey

died

s.p. legit. 4 Feb 1782

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Truro 1727-34; Capt of the Yeomen of the Guard 1747-82; Maj Gen 1755; Lt Gen 1759; Vice-Admiral of Cornwall 1761-82; Gen 1772

 

George Evelyn [Boscawen], 3rd Viscount Falmouth, PC

born

6 May 1758

mar.

26 Jun 1784 Elizabeth Anne Crewe (d. 10 Aug 1793), dau. and hrss. of John Crewe, of Bolesworth Castle, co. Chester

children

1. Hon Edward Boscawen, later 4th Viscount Falmouth later 1st Earl of Falmouth

2. Rev Hon John Evelyn Boscawen, Canon of Canterbury, Rector of Wotton and Vicar of Ticehurst (b. 1790; d. 12 Apr 1851), mar. 1814 Catherine Elizabeth Annesley (d. 30 Jul 1859), sister of Arthur [Annesley], 10th Viscount Valentia, and 1st dau. of Arthur Annesley, of Bletchingdon Park, co. Oxford, by his wife Catharine Hardy, sister and cohrss. of Temple Hardy, of Eastley End in Thorpe, co. Surrey, and dau. of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Hardy RN, of Rawlins, co. Oxford, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland and later Governor of New York, by his second wife Catharine Stanyan, and had issue:

1a. Evelyn Boscawen, later 6th Viscount Falmouth

2a. Hon Rev John Townshend Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount, Rector of Lamorran, co. Cornwall (b. 30 Oct 1820; d. 7 Jul 1889), mar. 13 Feb 1851 Mary Tremayne (d. 25 Nov 1895), dau. of John Hearle Tremayne, of Heligan, co. Cornwall, and had issue

3a. Hon Edward James Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount (b. 14 Apr 1829; d. 10 Apr 1891)

1a. Hon Charlotte Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount (d. 28 Aug 1851), mar. 6 Aug 1838 Rev G B Moore, Rector of Tunstall, co. Kent, and had issue

2a. Hon Frances Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount (d. 23 Oct 1882), mar. 12 Feb 1850 her cousin Arthur Edward Somerset (28 Aug 1813; d. 9 Sep 1853), 2nd son of Lord Arthur John Henry Somerset by his wife Hon Elizabeth Boscawen, 1st dau. of George Evelyn [Boscawen], 3rd Viscount Falmouth, and had issue

3a. Hon Catherine Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount (d. 11 Aug 1891), mar. 13 Jun 1848 Rev Lewis Francis Bagot, Rector of Leigh (d. 14 Aug 1870)

4a. Hon Florence Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount (d. 5 Oct 1900)

5a. Hon Anne Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount (d. 27 Feb 1899), mar. 13 Jul 1854 Rev Leveson Cyril Randolph, Vicar of St Luke's, West Norwood, co. Surrey (d. 1 Mar 1876), and had issue

6a. Hon Gertrude Elizabeth Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount (d. 18 Jul 1906)

7a. Hon Lucy Boscawen, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount (d. 25 Mar 1886), mar. 26 Jul 1864 Col Bonar Millett Deane (d. 28 Jan 1881), 2nd son of Rev George Deane, Rector of Bighton, co. Hampshire, and had issue

1. Hon Elizabeth Boscawen (b. 10 Oct 1784; d. 3 Mar 1872), mar. 23 Jun 1808 her cousin Lord Arthur John Henry Somerset (b. 12 Feb 1780; d. 18 Apr 1816), 5th son of Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Boscawen, sister of George Evelyn [Boscawen], 3rd Viscount Falmouth, and had issue

2. Hon Anne Evelyn Boscawen (dsp. 5 Mar 1871), mar. 3 Oct 1810 Sir George Warrender, 4th Bt.

died

11 Feb 1808

suc. by

son

note

Privy Counsellor 1790

 

Edward [Boscawen], 4th Viscount Falmouth later 1st Earl of Falmouth

created

14 Jul 1821 Earl of Falmouth

 

The Viscountcy was held by the Earls of Falmouth from 14 Jul 1821 until 29 Aug 1852, when on the death of George Henry [Boscawen], 2nd Earl of Falmouth, 5th Viscount Falmouth, etc., the Earldom of Falmouth became extinct and the Viscountcy of Falmouth was inherited by his cousin,

 

Evelyn [Boscawen], 6th Viscount Falmouth

born

18 Mar 1819

mar.

29 Jul 1845 Mary Frances Elizabeth Stapleton, suo jure Baroness le Despencer (b. 24 Mar 1822; d. 20 Nov 1891), only child of Hon Thomas Stapleton (by his wife Maria Wynne Bankes, 2nd dau. of Henry Bankes MP, of Kingston Lacy House, co. Dorset), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Stapleton], 15th Baron le Despencer

children

1. Hon Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, later 7th Viscount Falmouth

2. Hon Hugh le Despencer Boscawen JP DL (b. 28 Feb 1849; dsp. 8 Apr 1908), mar. 23 May 1872 Lady Mary Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (dsp. 1 Jul 1921), 3rd dau. of William Thomas Spencer [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 6th Earl Fitzwilliam, by his wife Lady Frances Harriet Douglas, 1st dau. of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton

3. Hon John Richard de Clare Boscawen JP DL (b. 19 Dec 1860; d. 12 Dec 1915), mar. 11 Jun 1890 Lady Margaret Florence Lucy Byng (d. 6 Mar 1945), 3rd dau. of George Stevens [Byng], 2nd Earl of Strafford, by his second wife Hon Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish, 2nd dau. of Charles Compton [Cavendish], 1st Baron Chesham, and had issue

1. Hon Mary Elizabeth Frances Boscawen (d. 21 Jan 1916), mar. 26 Jun 1894 Rev Arthur Murray Dale, Rector of Ladbroke, co. Warwick

2. Hon Edith Maria Boscawen (d. 24 Sep 1906)

3. Hon Mabel Emma Boscawen (d. 26 Oct 1927), mar. 18 Apr 1882 Maj Charles Henry Bennett Williams JP, of Eyrl, St Asaph (b. 8 Mar 1854; d. 17 Sep 1944), 5th son of Sir Hugh Williams, 3rd Bt., of Bodelwyddan, co. Denbigh, by his wife and cousin Henrietta Charlotte Williams-Wynn, only dau. of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 5th Bt. MP, and had issue

died

6 Nov 1889

suc. by

son

 

Evelyn Edward Thomas [Boscawen], 7th Viscount Falmouth, KCVO CB JP DL

born

24 Jul 1847

mar.

19 Oct 1886 Hon Kathleen Douglas-Pennant (d. 29 Dec 1953), 1st dau. of George Sholto Gordon [Douglas-Pennant], 2nd Baron Penrhyn, by his first wife Pamela Blanche Rushout, 2nd dau. of Sir Charles Rushout Cockerell later Rushout, 2nd Bt., of Sezincote, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon Evelyn Hugh John Boscawen, later 8th Viscount Falmouth

2. Maj Hon George Edward Boscawen DSO, ADC to HRH the Duke of Connaught when Governor-General of Canada 1913 (b. 6 Dec 1888; dvp. of wounds received in action 6 Jun 1918)

3. Lieut Hon Vere Douglas Boscawen (b. 3 Aug 1890;  killed vp. in action near Ypres 29 Oct 1914)

4. Lt Col Hon Mildmay Thomas Boscawen DSO MC (b. 5 Feb 1892; d. 13 Nov 1958)

1. Hon Kathleen Pamela Mary Corona Boscawen (b. 29 Apr 1902; dsp. 25 Jun 1995), mar. 22 Apr 1937 Maj Henry Sherek (d. 23 Sep 1967), son of Bernard Sherek, of Beaulieu, France

died

1 Oct 1918

suc. by

son

note

served in Egypt 1882 and Nile Expedition 1884-85; CB 1885; Col 1886; suc. his mother 20 Nov 1891 as 17th Baron le Despencer; Col commanding Coldstream Guards 1893; MVO 1897; Maj Gen 1898; KCVO 1905; Deputy Warden of the Stannaries 1911-18; Assistant Military Secretary to Commander-in-Chief Ireland

 

Evelyn Hugh John [Boscawen], 8th Viscount Falmouth

born

5 Aug 1887

mar.

17 Mar 1915 Mary Margaret Desiree Meynell CBE (d. 1985), only dau. of Hon Frederick George Lindley Wood later Meynell (by his wife Lady Mary Susan Felice Lindsay, 3rd dau. of Alexander William Crawford [Lindsay], 25th Earl of Crawford), 4th son of Charles [Wood], 1st Viscount Halifax

children

1. Lieut Hon Evelyn Frederick Vere Boscawen (b. 25 Aug 1916;  killed vp in action 21 May 1940)

2. Hon George Hugh Boscawen, later 9th Viscount Falmouth

3. Hon Henry Edward Boscawen, of The Garden House, The High Beeches, Handcross, co. Sussex, High Sheriff of West Sussex 1979-80 (b. 4 Oct 1921), mar. 14 Jul 1951 his second half-cousin once removed Anne Philippa Warner (b. 27 Feb 1927), 1st dau. of Col Sir Edward Courtenay Thomas Warner, 2nd Bt. DSO MC JP DL, by his wife Hon Nesta Douglas-Pennant, 5th dau. by his second wife of George Sholto Gordon [Douglas-Pennant], 2nd Baron Penrhyn, and has issue

4. Rt Hon Robert Thomas Boscawen MC, of Ivythorm Manor, Street, co. Somerset, served in World War II as Capt Coldstream Guards, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wells 1970-83 and for Somerton and Frome 1983-92, Assistant Government Whip 1979-81, Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1981-83, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1983-86, Comptroller of the Household 1986-88, Privy Counsellor 1992 (b. 17 Mar 1923; d. 28 Dec 2013), mar. 19 Nov 1949 Mary Alice Codrington JP (b. 1924), 1st dau. of Col Sir Geoffrey Ronald Codrington KCVO CB CMG DSO OBE, by his wife Cecilia Mary Wythes, yst. dau. of Ernest James Wythes CBE DL JP, of Copped Hall and The Wood House, co. Essex, and Bickley Hall, co. Kent. and has issue

1. Hon Mary Kathleen Boscawen JP (b. 11 Jun 1926), mar. 17 Jan 1948 Lt Cdr David Verney RN, High Sheriff of Cornwall 1964 (b. 31 May 1918; d. 1992), 2nd son of Lt Col Sir Ralph Verney, 1st Bt. CB CIE CVO, of Eaton Square, by his wife Janette Cheveria Hamilton Walker, 2nd dau. of Senator Hon James Thomas Walker, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue

died

18 Feb 1962

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I as Capt, Coldstream Guards; Chairman of Governors, Imperial Science and Technology College 1947

 

George Hugh [Boscawen], 9th Viscount Falmouth

born

31 Oct 1919

mar.

9 May 1953 (Beryl) Elizabeth Price Browne (d. 28 Jul 7007), 1st dau. of Arthur Harold Browne, of Spring Field, West Peckham, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Evelyn Arthur Hugh Boscawen (b. 13 May 1955), mar. (1) 23 Jul 1977 (div. 1995) Lucia Caroline Vivian-Neal (mar. (2) 3 May 1997 David Borradaile), 1st dau. of Ralph William Vivian-Neal, of Poundisford Park, Taunton, co. Somerset, and has issue:

1a. (Evelyn George) William Boscawen (b. 1 Oct 1979), mar. Emilia Falcetti, dau. of Fabrizio Falcetti, of Rome, Italy, and has issue:

1b. Evelyn (Evo) Boscawen

2b. Edward Julous George Boscawen (b. 5 Jul 2017)

1a. Laura Frances Boscawen (b. 21 Nov 1982)

Hon Evelyn Boscawen mar. (2) 7 Oct 1995 Katherine Maley, 1st dau. of Mark Maley, of Spring House, Alphamstone, Bures, co. Suffolk, and has further issue:

2a. Frederick Mark Boscawen (b. 4 Sep 1996)

3a. Archie Hugh Boscawen (b. 10 Jun 1998)

2a. Cecilia Rose Boscawen (b. 17 Oct 2001)

2. Hon Nicholas John Boscawen, of Parkham Place, Parkham, co. Kent (b. 14 Jan 1957), mar. 1985 Virginia Mary Rose Beare, 2nd dau. of Robin Beare, of Scraggs Farm, Cowden, co. Kent, and has issue

3. Hon Charles Richard Boscawen, of Dennington Lodge, Dennington, co. Suffolk (b. 10 Oct 1958), mar. 1985 Frances Diana Rous (b. 13 May 1961), 3rd dau. of Maj Hon George Nathaniel Rous (by his wife Joyce Harpur, yst. dau. of Col Charles Harpur OBE, of Benhall, Saxmundham, co. Suffolk), 3rd son of George Edward Mowbray [Rous], 3rd Earl of Stradbroke, and has issue

4. Hon Vere George Boscawen, of Bullocks Horn Place, Charlton, co. Wiltshire (b. 18 Sep 1964), mar. 11 May 1991 Catharine Mary Halliday, dau. of Christopher Halliday, of Whitton Hall, Westbury, co. Shropshire, and has issue

note

Capt, Coldstream Guards 1939-45; Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall 1968-77; Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall 1977-94

 

 Last updated 20 Sep 2017

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Titles:

9th Viscount Falmouth

(Great Britain, let. pat. 9 Jun 1720)

19th Baron le Despencer

(England, writ sum. 24 Jun 1295 with precedency of 24 Dec 1264)

9th Baron Boscawen-Rose

(Great Britain, let. pat. 9 Jun 1720)

 

Address:

Tregothnan, Truro, Cornwall TR2 4AW

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