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Feversham, Earl of (E, 1676 - 1709)

 

Creation: let.pat. 8 Apr 1676

 

Extinct: 19 Apr 1709

 

Family name: Sondes later de Duras

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Arms:

Argent three Blackamoors' Heads proper between two Chevronels Sable

Crest:

A Lion's Head erased Gules crowned with a Chapeau proper

Supporters:

On either side an Angel proper robed and winged Or

 

Arms as borne by the 1st Earl of Feversham

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George [Sondes], 1st Earl of Feversham

son and heir of Sir Richard Sondes, of Lees Court, Feversham, co. Kent, by his first wife Susan Montagu, dau. of Sir Edward Montagu, of Boughton, co. Northampton

born

Nov 1599

mar. (1)

10 Sep 1620 Jane Freeman (d. 1637), dau. and hrss. of Ralph Freeman, of Aspenden, co. Hertford, Lord Mayor of London 1633-34, by his wife Joan Crouch, dau. of John Crouch, of Corney Bury, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Freeman Sondes (d. an infant)

2. George Sondes, murdered by his brother (dvp. 7 Aug 1655)

3. Freeman Sondes, executed for the murder of his brother (bapt. 6 Mar 1635/6; dvp. 21 Aug 1655)

mar. (2)

25 Feb 1655/6 Mary Villiers (bur. 15 Sep 1688), dau. of Sir William Villiers, 1st Bt., of Brooksby, co. Leicester, by his third wife Rebecca Roper, dau. of Robert Roper, of Heanor, co. Derby

children by second wife

1. Lady Mary Sondes (dsp. 1 Jan 1676), mar. aft. 10 Feb 1675 Louis [de Duras], 1st Baron Duras later 2nd Earl of Feversham

2. Lady Catherine Sondes (b. c. 1658; d. 21 Mar 1695/6), mar. Jul 1677 Lewis [Watson], 1st Earl of Rockingham, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 16 Apr 1677

created

8 Apt 1676 Baron Throwley, of Throwley in the County of Kent, Viscount Sondes, of Lees Court in the County of Kent, and Earl of Feversham, for life with remainder to his son-in-law Louis [de Duras], 1st Baron Duras, and the heirs male of his body

suc. by

son-in-law

note

Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles I 1626; Member of Parliament for Higham Ferrers 1626-29 and for Ashburton 1661-76; Sheriff of Kent 1636-37

 

Louis [de Duras], 1st Baron Duras later 2nd Earl of Feversham, KG

brother of the Duc de Duras et de Lorge, nephew of Marshal Turenne, and yst. son of Guy Aldonce de Durfort, Marquis de Duras, by his wife Elizabeth de la Tour, dau. of Henri de la Tour, Duc de Bouillon

born

1641

mar.

aft. 10 Feb 1675 Lady Mary Sondes (dsp. 1 Jan 1676), 1st dau. and cohrss. of George [Sondes], 1st Earl of Feversham, by his second wife Mary Villiers, dau. of Sir William Villiers, 1st Bt., of Brooksby, co. Leicester

died

s.p. 19 Apr 1709

created

29 Jan 1672/3 Baron Duras, of Holdenby in the County of Northampton

note

naturalised 1665; Keeper of the Privy Purse to the Duke of York 1667; Col of the Duke of York's Troop of Horse Guards 1667-85 and of the 1st Troop, Horse Guards 1685-89; Ambassador to Paris 1677-78; Lieutenant General of the Forces 1678 and 1685; Master of the Horse to Queen Catherine of Braganza 1679-80; Lord Chamberlain to Queen Catherine 1680-1705; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1682-88; Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1688-89; in command at the Battle of Sedgemoor 1685; Knight of the Garter 1685; Master of St Katherine's Hospital 1698-1709

 

On the death of the 2nd Earl of Feversham all his titles became extinct. In 1714 his brother-in-law Lord Rockingham was created Baron Throwley, of Throwley in the County of Kent, Viscount Sondes, of Lees Court in the County of Kent, and Earl of Rockingham.

 

 First written 20 Mar 2003

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