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Kenmare, Earl of (I, 1801 - 1952)

 

Creation: let.pat. 2 Jan 1801

 

Extinct: 14 Feb 1952

 

Family name: Browne

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Arms:

Argent three Martlets in pale between two Flaunches Sable each charged with a Lion passant guardant of the field armed and langued Gules

Crest:

A Dragon's Head couped Argent between two Wings Sable guttée d'eau

Supporters:

On either side a Lynx Argent guttée de poix plain collared and chained Or

Motto:

 Loyal en tout (Loyal in everything)

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Valentine [Browne], 1st Viscount Kenmare later 1st Earl of Kenmare

only son and heir of Sir Thomas Browne, 6th Bt., titular 4th Viscount Kenmare, by his wife Anne Cooke, dau. of Thomas Cooke, of Painstown, co. Carlow

born

Jan 1754

mar. (1)

7 Jul 1777 Hon Charlotte Dillon (b. 11 Sep 1755; dspm. 15 Aug 1782), 4th dau. of Henry [Dillon], 11th Viscount Dillon, by his wife Lady Charlotte Lee, 1st dau. and eventual cohrss. of George Henry [Lee], 2nd Earl of Lichfield

only child by first wife

1. Lady Charlotte Browne (d. 1 Nov 1852), mar. 13 May 1802 Sir George Goold, 2nd Bt. (sic?), and had issue

mar. (2)

24 Aug 1785 Mary Aylmer (d. 16 Oct 1806), 1st dau. of Michael Aylmer, of Lyons, co. Kildare, by his wife Margaret Mathew, dau. of George Mathew, of Thomastown, co. Tipperary

children by second wife

1. Hon Valentine Browne, later 2nd Earl of Kenmare

2. Hon Thomas Browne, later 3rd Earl of Kenmare

3. Hon William Browne (b. 1 Nov 1791; d. 4 Aug 1876), mar. 29 Apr 1826 Anne Frances Segrave, dau. of Thomas Segrave

4. Hon Michael Browne (b. 18 May 1793; d. 1825)

2. Lady Mary Ann Browne (b. 15 Dec 1786; d. 13 Jun 1840), mar. (1) 9 Jan 1809 Sir Thomas Gage, 7th Bt., of Hengrave, co. Suffolk, and (2) 22 Apr 1835 as his second wife William Vaughan, of Courtfield, co. Monmouth, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Frances Browne (d. 1817)

died

3 Oct 1812

created

14 Feb 1798 Baron of Castlerosse and Viscount Kenmare

2 Jan 1801 Viscount Castlerosse and Earl of Kenmare

suc. by

son by second wife

note

suc. his father 9 Sep 1795 as 7th Baronet and titular 5th Viscount Kenmare (cr. 1689)

 

Valentine [Browne], 2nd Earl of Kenmare

born

15 Jan 1788

mar.

1 Jul 1816 Augusta Anne Wilmot (b. c. 1798; d. 26 Aug 1873), 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Wilmot, 2nd Bt., of Osmaston, co. Derby, by his second wife Marianne Howard, dau. of Charles Howard, of Pipe Grange, co. Stafford

died

s.p. 31 Oct 1853

created

14 Aug 1841 Baron Kenmare, of Castlerosse in the County of Kerry (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

brother

note

Privy Councillor [I] 1834; Lord Lieutenant of co. Kerry 1831-53; on his death the 1841 Barony of Kenmare became extinct

 

Thomas [Browne], 3rd Earl of Kenmare

born

15 Jan 1789

mar.

26 Nov 1822 Catherine O'Callaghan (d. 2 Nov 1854), dau. and cohrss. of Edmund O'Callaghan, of Kilgory, co. Clare, by his wife Ellen O'Brien, dau. of Denis O'Brien

children

1. Hon Valentine Augustus Browne, later 4th Earl of Kenmare

1. Lady Mary Catherine Browne (d. 26 Aug 1924), mar. 24 Mar 1851 Robert Berkeley, of Spetchley Park, co. Worcester (b. 9 Oct 1823; d. 9 Sep 1897), 1st son and heir of Robert Berkeley, of Spetchley Park, co. Worcester, by his wife Henrietta Sophia Benfield, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Paul Benfield MP, of Grosvenor Square, London, and had issue

2. Lady Ellen Maria Browne (d. 10 Dec 1905)

died

26 Dec 1871

created

12 Mar 1856 Baron Kenmare, of Killarney in the County of Kerry (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1807 and served in the Peninsular War until 1812; Sheriff of co. Kerry 1836

 

Valentine Augustus [Browne], 4th Earl of Kenmare, KP PC

born

16 May 1825

mar.

28 Apr 1858 Gertrude Harriet Thynne (b. 13 Jun 1840; d. 28 Feb 1913; bur. in Killarney Cathedral), dau. of Rev Lord Charles Thynne, Canon of Canterbury, Rector of Longbridge and Kingston Deverell, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Harriet Frances Bagot, dau. of Rt Rev Hon Richard Bagot DD, Bishop of Bath and Wells 1845-54 (by his wife Lady Harriet Villiers, 4th dau. of George Bussy [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey), 3rd son of William [Bagot], 1st Baron Bagot), 7th son of Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Marquess of Bath

children

1. Hon Valentine Charles Browne, later 5th Earl of Kenmare

2. Hon Cecil Augustine Browne (b. 3 Jul 1864; dvp. 8 Jan 1887)

1. Lady Margaret Theodora May Catherine Browne (dsp. 1940), mar. 1889 Greville C Douglas, of Wilton Crescent, London

died

9 Feb 1905 (bur. in Killarney Cathedral)

suc. by

son

note

High Sheriff of co. Kerry 1851; Member of Parliament for co. Kerry 1852-71; Comptroller of the Household 1856-58; Privy Councillor 1857; vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1859-66 and 1868-72; Knight of St Patrick 1872; a Lord-in-Waiting 1872-74; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1880-85 and 1886; Lord Lieutenant of co. Kerry 1866-1905

 

Valentine Charles [Browne], 5th Earl of Kenmare, CVO

born

1 Dec 1860

mar.

26 Apr 1887 Hon Elizabeth Baring (b. 16 Mar 1867; d. 21 May 1944), 1st dau. of Edward Charles [Baring], 1st Baron Revelstoke, by his wife Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel, dau. of John Crocker Bulteel, of Flete and Lyneham, co. Devon

children

1. Hon Valentine Edward Charles Browne, later 6th Earl of Kenmare

2. Lieut Hon Maurice Henry Dermot Browne (b. 25 Jul 1894; dvp. in action 29 Sep 1915)

3. Hon Gerald Ralph Desmond Browne, later 7th Earl of Kenmare

1. Lady Dorothy Margaret Browne (d. 8 Mar 1961), mar. (1) S/Ldr Lord Edward Arthur Grosvenor MC RAF (b. 27 Oct 1892; d. 26 Aug 1929), 2nd son of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, by his second wife Hon Katherine Caroline Cavendish CBE, 3rd dau. of William George [Cavendish], 2nd Baron Chesham, and (2) 9 Aug 1930 Hon Sir Evan Edward Charteris KC (b. 29 Jan 1864; dsp. 16 Nov 1940), 6th son of Francis Richard [Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas later Charteris], 8th Earl of Wemyss, by his first wife Lady Anne Frederica Anson, 2nd dau. of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Cecily Kathleen Browne, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Gloucester 1947-51, Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Mary 1951-53 and Extra Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Gloucester 1953, mar. 28 Oct 1911 Lt Col Thomas Eustace Vesey (b. 21 Dec 1885; d. 1 Feb 1946), 4th son of Capt Hon Eustace Vesey (by his wife Hon Constance Mary Lawley, 3rd dau. of Beilby Richard [Lawley], 2nd Baron Wenlock), 2nd son of Thomas [Vesey], 3rd Viscount de Vesci, and had issue

died

14 Nov 1941

suc. by

son

note

ADC to the Governor of Victoria; State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; T/Major Royal Munster Fusiliers 1914-15; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of co. Kerry; Master of the Horse 1903-05; CVO 1904; Member of the Senate of Southern Ireland 1921; Col, 3rd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers

 

Valentine Edward Charles [Browne], 6th Earl of Kenmare

born

29 May 1891

mar. (1)

16 May 1928 (div. 1938) Doris de Lavigne, dau. of Edward de Lavigne

mar. (2)

26 Jan 1943 Enid Maude (widow of (1) Roderick Cameron, of New York, USA, (2) Brig Gen Frederick William Lawrence Sheppard Hart Cavendish CMG DSO, and (3) Marmaduke [Furness], 1st Viscount Furness; d. 5 Jan 1973), dau. of Charles Lindeman, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

died

s.p. 20 Sep 1943

suc. by

brother

note

Capt, Irish Guards; journalist and a director of the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Evening Standard

 

Gerald Ralph Desmond [Browne], 7th Earl of Kenmare, OBE

born

20 Dec 1898

died

14 Feb 1952

note

Maj, 1st Regiment of Dragoons; ADC to the Lieutenant-General and Governor-General of Ireland 1921; OBE 1922

 

On the death of the 7th Earl of Kenmare the Earldom of Kenmare became extinct.

 

 Last updated 24 Sep 2006

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