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Jersey, Earl of (E, 1697)

 

Creation: let. pat. 13 Oct 1697

 

Family name: Villiers later Child Villiers

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Osterley Park House, near Brentford, Middlesex - the former home of the Earls of Jersey, inherited by the wife of the 5th Earl from her grandfather, Robert Child, the banker

 

Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent on a Cross Gules five Escallops Or (Villiers);  2nd and 3rd, Gules a Chevron engrailed Ermine between three Eaglets Argent ducally gorged Or and in chief for distinction an Escallop Or (Child)

Crest:

1st:  a Lion rampant Argent ducally crowned Or (Villiers);  2nd, on a Rock proper an Eagle rising Argent holding in the beak an Adder proper and charged on the breast with an Ermine Spot for distinction (Child)

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Argent ducally crowned Or and gorged with a Plain Collar Gules charged with three Escallops Or

Motto:

Fidei Coticula Crux (The Cross is the test of faith)

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Edward [Villiers], 1st Viscount Villiers later 1st Earl of Jersey

1st son of Sir Edward Villiers, of Richmond, co. Surrey, Knight Marshal and Governor of Tynemouth Castle, by his first wife Lady Frances Howard, 5th dau. of Theophilus [Howard], 2nd Earl of Suffolk

born

c. 1656

mar.

17 Dec 1681 Barbara Chiffinch (b. c. 1663; cr. 7 Apr 1716 Countess of Jersey in her own right by the titular King James III; d. bef. 13 Dec 1735), dau. of William Chiffinch, of Fibbers, in Bray, co. Berkshire, Keeper of the Royal Closet, by his wife Barbara Nunn

children

1. Hon William Villiers, later 2nd Earl of Jersey

2. Hon Henry Villiers (dsp. May 1743)

3. Lady Mary Villiers (dspm. 17 Jan 1734/5), mar. (1) Thomas Thynne, of Old Windsor, co. Berkshire (d. 24 Feb 1710), and nephew of Thomas [Thynne], 1st Viscount Weymouth, and (2) Dec 1711 George [Granville], 1st Baron Lansdowne, and had issue by both husbands

died

25 Aug 1711

created

20 Mar 1690/91 Baron Villiers of Hoo, of Hoo in the County of Kent, and Viscount Villiers, of Dartford in the County of Kent

13 Oct 1697 Earl of Jersey

suc. by

son

note

Master of the Horse to Queen Mary 1688/9-95; Knight Marshal 1689-99; Ranger of Hyde Park 1693-1702; Minister to The Hague 1695; Joint Plenipotentiary to the Congress of Ryswick 1696; a Lord Justice of Ireland 1697-99; Privy Councillor 1697-1707; Ambassador to The Hague 1697-98 and to Paris 1698-99; Secretary of State for the South 1699-1700; a Lord Justice of England 1690, 1700 and 1701; Lord Chamberlain of the Household to William III and Queen Anne 1700-04

 

William [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Jersey

born

c.1682

mar.

22 Mar 1704/5 Judith Herne (d. 22 Jul 1735), only dau. and hrss. of Frederick Herne, of the City of London (by his wife ..... Lile), son of Sir Nathaniel Herne, Sheriff of London 1674-75

children

1. Hon William Villiers, later 3rd Earl of Jersey

2. Hon Thomas Villiers, later 1st Earl of Clarendon

1. Lady Barbara Villiers (dspm. 11 Jun 1761), mar. (1) 20 Sep 1725 Sir William Blackett, 2nd Bt. MP, of Wallington, co. Northumberland, and (2) 13 Mar 1729/30 Bussy [Mansell], 4th Baron Mansell, and had issue by her second husband

died

13 Jul 1721

suc. by

son

note

a Teller of the Exchequer 1701-02; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Kent 1705-08; cr. by the titular King James III Baron Hoo, of Hoo in the County of Kent, Viscount Dartford, of Dartford in the County of Kent, and Earl of Jersey in Apr 1716

 

William [Villiers], 3rd Earl of Jersey, PC

born

 

mar.

23 Jun 1733 Lady Anne Russell (widow of Wriothesley [Russell], 3rd Duke of Bedford;  d. 15 Jun 1762), only dau. of Scroop [Egerton], 1st Duke of Bridgewater, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Churchill, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough

children

1. Hon Frederick Villiers, styled Viscount Villiers (b. 25 Mar 1734; dvp. 6 Oct 1742

2. Hon George Bussy Villiers, later 4th Earl of Jersey

died

28 Aug 1769

suc. by

son

note

a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1733-38; an extra Lord of the Bedchamber to the King 1738; Chief Justice in Eyre, South of Trent 1740; Privy Councillor 1747; suc. his cousin 14 Mar 1766 as 6th Viscount Grandison

 

George Bussy [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey, PC

born

9 Jun 1735

mar.

26 Mar 1770 Frances Twysden (b. 25 Feb 1753; d. 23 Jul 1821), only dau. and hrss .of Rt Rev Philip Twysden DD, Bishop of Raphoe, by his second wife Frances Carter, dau. of Rt Hon Thomas Carter, of Robertstown, Master of the Rolls

children

1. Hon George Villiers later Child-Villiers, later 5th Earl of Jersey

2. Hon William Augustus Henry Villiers later Mansel (b. 18 Nov 1780; d. 1813)

1. Lady Charlotte Anne Villiers (d. 31 Aug 1808), mar. 11 Jul 1789 Lord William Russell (b. 20 Aug 1767; d. 6 May 1840), brother of John [Russell], 6th Duke of Bedford, and 3rd son of Lord Francis Russell MP, styled Marquess of Tavistock, and had issue

2. Lady Anna Barbara Frances Villiers (d. 21 Apr 1832), mar. (1) 19 Jun 1791 William Henry Lambton MP, of Lambton, co. Durham (b. 16 Nov 1764; d. 30 Nov 1797), and (2) Hon Charles William Wyndham (b. 8 Oct 1760; dsp. 8 Jul 1828), 3rd son of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers (b. 16 Dec 1774; d. 16 Jun 1835), mar. (1) 25 Jul 1795 (div. 1810) as his first wife Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey, and (2) 29 Nov 1810 George William [Campbell], 6th Duke of Argyll, and has issue by her first husband

4. Lady Georgiana Villiers (dvp. an infant)

5. Lady Sarah Villiers (d. 25 May 1852), mar. 1800 Charles Nathaniel Bayly, and had issue

6. Lady Elizabeth Catherine Villiers (d. 1810)

7. Lady Elizabeth Frances Villiers (b. 15 Apr 1786; dsp. 14 Apr 1866), mar. 13 Jan 1803 John [Ponsonby], 1st Viscount Ponsonby

8. Lady Harriet Villiers (d. 18 Oct 1870), mar. 21 Dec 1806 Rt Rev Hon Richard Bagot DD, Bishop of Oxford 1829-45 and of Bath and Wells 1845-54 (b. 22 Nov 1762; d. 15 May 1854), 3rd son of William [Bagot], 1st Baron Bagot, and had issue

died

22 Oct 1805

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Tamworth 1756-65, for Aldborough 1765-68 and for Dover 1768-69; a Lord of the Admiralty 1761-62; Privy Councillor 1765; Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1765-69; extra Lord of the Bedchamber 1782-83; Master of the Buckhounds 1782-83; Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1783-90; Master of the Horse to the Prince of Wales 1795

 

George [Villiers later Child-Villiers], 5th Earl of Jersey, GCH PC

born

19 Aug 1773

mar.

23 May 1804 Lady Sarah Sophia Fane (b. 4 Mar 1785; d. 26 Jan 1867), 1st dau. of John [Fane], 10th Earl of Westmorland, by his first wife Sarah Anne Child, dau. and sole hrss. of Robert Child, of Osterley Park, co. Middlesex, banker

children

1. Hon George Augustus Frederick Child-Villiers, later 6th Earl of Jersey

2. Capt Hon Augustus John Child-Villiers (b. 10 Jul 1810; dsp. 24 May 1847), mar. 20 Sep 1831 Hon Georgiana Augusta Henrietta Elphinstone (mar. (2) 10 May 1870 as his third wife Lord William Godolphin Osborne, of Tullalan Castle, co. Kincardine, brother of George Godolphin [Osborne], 8th Duke of Leeds; d. 21 Sep 1892), only dau. of George Keith [Elphinstone], 1st Viscount Keith, by his second wife Hester Maria Thrale, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry Thrale, of Streatham, co. Surrey

3. Lt Col Hon Frederick William Child-Villiers, Member of Parliament for Weymouth 1847-52, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1869 (b. 20 Jul 1815; dsp. 23 May 1871), mar. 12 Jul 1842 Lady Elizabeth van Reede (b. 18 Dec 1821; d. 7 Jan 1897), sister and hrss of George Godard Henry [van Reede], 8th Earl of Athlone, and only dau. of Reynoud Diederik Jacob [van Reede], 7th Earl of Athlone, by his wife Henrietta Dorothea Maria Hope, sister and hrss. in her issue of William Williams Hope, of Rushton Hall, co. Northumberland, and dau. of John Williams later Williams Hope, of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4. Capt Hon Francis John Robert Child-Villiers, Member of Parliament for Rochester 1852-56 (b. 11 Oct 1819; d. May 1862)

1. Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Child-Villiers (d. 17 Nov 1853), mar. 8 Feb 1842 Prince Nicholas Esterhazy von Galantha (d. Jan 1894), 1st son of Prince Paul Antony Esterhazy, and had issue

2. Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Child-Villiers (dvp. 5 Dec 1858)

3. Lady Adela Corsanda Maria Child-Villiers (d. 4 Sep 1860), mar. 17 Nov 1845 Col Charles Parke Ibbetson, and had issue

died

3 Oct 1859

suc. by

son

note

a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1795; took the name of Child before that of Villiers by Royal Licence 1819 on his wife inheriting the estates of her maternal grandfather; Privy Councillor 1830; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1830 and 1834-35; GCH 1834; Master of the Horse 1841-46 and 1852

 

George Augustus Frederick [Child-Villiers], 6th Earl of Jersey

born

4 Apr 1808

mar.

12 Jul 1841 Julia Peel (b. 30 Apr 1821; mar. (2) 12 Sep 1865 Charles Brandling, of Middleton Hall, nr. Leeds, co. York;  d. 14 Aug 1893), 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt., of Drayton Manor, co. Stafford, by his wife Julia Floyd, 2nd dau. of Gen Sir John Floyd, 1st Bt.

children

1. Hon Victor Albert George Child-Villiers, later 7th Earl of Jersey

2. Capt Hon Robert Frederick Child-Villiers (b. 1 Mar 1847; d. 8 Apr 1914)

3. Hon Edward Reginald Clement Child-Villiers (b. 18 Jun 1849; d. 13 Nov 1920)

1. Lady Julia Sarah Alice Child-Villiers (d. 24 Oct 1921), mar. 3 Sep 1861 Sir George Orby Wombwell, 4th Bt., of Coxwold, co. York, and had issue

2. Lady Caroline Anne Child-Villiers (d. 22 Jul 1912), mar. 4 Apr 1872 William Henry Philips Jenkins, of Frenchay Park, Bristol, and Raglan House, Briton Ferry, South Wales (mar. (2) 16 Sep 1914 Kathleen Rose Abernethy, dau. of John Henry Abernethy; d. 26 Dec 1916), and had issue

died

24 Oct 1859

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Rochester 1830-31, for Minehead 1831-32, for Honiton 1832-35, for Weymouth 1837-42 and for Cirencester 1844-52

 

Victor Albert George [Child-Villiers], 7th Earl of Jersey, GCB GCMG PC

born

20 Mar 1845

mar.

19 Sep 1872 Hon Margaret Elizabeth Leigh DBE JP, Governor of the Charterhouse (b. 29 Oct 1849; d. 22 May 1945), 1st dau. of William Henry [Leigh], 2nd Baron Leigh, by his wife Lady Caroline Amelia Grosvenor, 4th dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster

children

1. Hon George Henry Robert Child-Villiers, later 8th Earl of Jersey

2. Maj Hon Arthur George Child-Villiers DSO (b. 24 Nov 1883; d. 7 May 1969)

1. Lady Margaret Child-Villiers (b. and dvp. 24 Apr 1874)

2. Lady Margaret Child-Villiers (b. 8 Oct 1875; d. 1 Apr 1959), mar. 12 Oct 1898 Walter FitzUryan [Rice later Rhys], 7th Baron Dynevor, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Julia Child-Villiers (b. 26 May 1877; d. 21 Nov 1933), mar. 8 Nov 1899 Thomas [Pakenham], 5th Earl of Longford, and had issue

4. Lady Beatrice Child-Villiers (b. 24 Oct 1880; d. 30 May 1970), mar. 15 Oct 1904 Edward John Moreton Drax [Plunkett], 18th Baron Dunsany, and had issue

died

31 May 1915

suc. by

son

note

a Lord-in-Waiting (Conservative) 1875-77; Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire 1877; Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons for Oxfordshire 1885; Paymaster General 1889-90; Governor of New South Wales 1890-93; Privy Councillor 1890; GCMG 1890; GCB 1900

 

George Henry Robert [Child-Villiers], 8th Earl of Jersey

born

2 Jun 1873

mar.

8 Oct 1908 Lady Cynthia Almina Constance Mary Needham (b. 7 Nov 1889; mar. (2) 5 Jun 1925 Cmdr William Rodney Kerr Slessor RNVR, 2nd son of Maj Arthur Kerr Slessor, of Newland House, Eynsham, co. Oxford;  d. 12 Jan 1947), only dau. of Francis Charles [Needham], 3rd Earl of Kilmorey, by his wife Ellen Constance Baldock, 2nd dau. of Edward Holmes Baldock MP

children

1. Hon George Francis Child-Villiers, later 9th Earl of Jersey

2. S/Ldr Hon (Edward) Mansel Child-Villiers (b. 3 May 1913; d. 9 Mar 1980), mar. (1) 5 Apr 1934 (div. 1940) Mary Barbara Frampton (d. 1991), only dau. of Capt William John Goulburn Shipdem Frampton, of Newton Hall, Clitheroe, co. Lancaster, and (2) 1 Mar 1946 (div. 1971) Princess Marie Gloria Pignatelli Aragona Cortez (b. 1927; d. 9 Feb 2015), only dau. of Prince Antonia Pignatelli Aragona Cortez, Duke of Terranova, of Rome, Italy, by his wife Beatrice Molyneux, and had issue by both wives

1. Lady Joan Child-Villiers (b. 26 Sep 1911; d. 6 Feb 2010), mar. 21 Jan 1933 David Richard Colville, of Holly Bush Farm, Stoney Heath, co. Hampshire (b. 11 May 1909; d. 1986), 1st son of Hon George Charles Colville MBE (by his wife Lady (Helen) Cynthia Crewe-Milnes DCVO DBE, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Robert Offley Ashburton [Milnes later Crewe-Milnes], 1st Marquess of Crewe), 3rd son of Charles John [Colville], 1st Viscount Colville of Culross, and has issue

2. Lady Ann Child-Villiers (b. 23 May 1916; d. 13 Dec 2006), mar. 8 Jun 1937 Maj Alexander Henry Elliot (b. 22 Dec 1913; d. 1986), 2nd son of Gilbert Compton Elliot (by his wife Marguerita Barbey, dau. of Henry J Barbey, of New York, USA), 1st son of Frederick Boilleau Elliot (by his wife Lady Charlotte Carnegie, sister of James [Carnegie], 9th Earl of Southesk, and 1st dau. of Sir James Carnegie, 5th Bt.), 5th son of Hon Sir George Elliot KCB (by his wife Eliza Cecilia Ness, yst. dau. of James Ness, of Osgodby, co. York), 2nd son of Gilbert [Elliot later Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 1st Earl of Minto, and had issue

died

31 Dec 1923

suc. by

son

note

High Steward of the City of Oxford; a Lord-in-Waiting

 

George Francis [Child-Villiers], 9th Earl of Jersey

born

15 Feb 1910

mar. (1)

12 Jan 1932 (div. 1937) Patricia Kenneth Richards (b. c. 1914; mar. (2) 11 Sep 1937 Major Robert Filmer Wilson (d. 14 Aug 1944), (3) 25 Jun1953 Lt Col Peter Laycock TD (d. 1977), and (4) 1986 Roderic More O'Ferrall (d. 1990); d. 27 Jan 2017), only child of Kenneth Richards, of Cowcumbla, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia

only child by first wife

1. Lady Caroline Child-Villiers (b. 9 Apr 1934), mar. (1) 26 Nov 1952 (div. 1965) as his first wife Gilbert Edward George Lariston [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 6th Earl of Minto, (2) 23 Sep 1969 as his second wife Hon John Douglas Stuart (dsp. 1990), 2nd son of James Gray [Stuart], 1st Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, and (3) 1980 as his second wife Hon James Donald Diarmid Ogilvy, of Sedgebrook Manor, co. Lincoln, 3rd son of David Lyulph Gore Wolseley [Ogilvy], 7th Earl of Airlie, and has issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

30 Jul 1937 (div. 1946) Virginia Leach (b. 12 Apr 1908; former wife of Archibald Alexander Leach, the actor Cary Grant; d. 14 Nov 1996), dau. of James E Cherrill, of USA

mar. (3)

16 Oct 1947 Bianca Maria Luciana Adriana Mottironi (d. 11 Mar 2005), 1st dau. of Enrico Mottironi, of Via Goffredo Casalis, Turin, Italy

children by third wife

1. Hon George Henry Child-Villiers, styled Viscount Viliers (b. 29 Aug 1948; dvp. 19 Mar 1998), mar. (1) 22 Dec 1969 (div. 1973) Verna P Stott (mar. (2) 1973 Rt Hon Sir Jeremy James Hanley KCMG MP), 2nd dau. of Kenneth A Stott, of St May, Jersey, Channel Islands, and had issue:

1a. Lady Sophia Georgina Child-Villiers, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 5 Jun 2000 (b. 25 Jun 1971)

Viscount Grandison mar. (2) 9 Jan 1974 (div. 1988) Sacha Jane Hooper Lauder (former wife of K F Lauder), dau. of Peter Hooper Valpy, of Jersey, Channel Islands, and step-daughter of Harold Briginshaw, of Guernsey, Channel Islands, and had issue:

1a. Hon (George Francis) William Child-Villiers, later 10th Earl of Jersey

2a. Lady Helen Katherine Luisa Child-Villiers, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 5 Jun 2000 (b. 21 Oct 1978)

3a. Lady Luciana Dorothea Sacha Child-Villiers, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 5 Jun 2000 (b. 1981)

Viscount Grandison mar. (3) 1992 Stephanie Louise Penman, dau. of John Ian Penman, and had issue:

2a. Hon Jamie Charles Child-Villiers (b. 31 Mar 1994)

2. Hon Charles Victor Child Child-Villiers (b. 10 Jan 1952; d. 8 Dec 1991), mar. 10 May 1975 (div. 1989) Brigitte E G Marchand, stepdau. and dau. of Jean-Louis Charmolue, of St Estephe, France, and had issue

2. Lady Isabella Bianca Rosa Child-Villiers (b. 11 Oct 1950), mar. 12 Oct 1974 Peter Edward Harrison, of Constantia Manor, Isfield, co. Sussex, only son of G E Harrison, and has issue

died

9 Aug 1998

suc. by

grandson

 

(George Francis) William [Child-Villiers], 10th Earl of Jersey

born

5 Feb 1976

mar.

16 Aug 2003 Marianne de Guelle, only dau. of Peter de Guelle, of Jersey, Channel Islands

children

1. Hon George Henry William Child-Villiers, styled Viscount Villiers (b. 1 Sep 2015)

1. Lady Mia Adriana Marie Rose Child-Villiers (b. 28 Dec 2006)

2. Lady Amelie Natasha Sophia Child-Villiers (b. 14 Apr 2008)

3. Lady Evangeline Antonia Adela Child-Villiers (b. 9 Feb 2011)

 

Last updated 2 May 2017

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Titles:

10th Earl of Jersey

(England, let. pat. 13 Oct 1697)

16th Viscount Grandison

(Ireland, let. pat. 3 Jan 1620)

13th Viscount Villiers, of Dartford in the County of Kent

(England, let. pat. 20 Mar 1690/91)

13th Baron Villiers of Hoo, of Hoo in the County of Kent

(England, let. pat. 20 Mar 1690/91)

 

Address:

Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands

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