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Langford, Baron (I, 1800)


Creation: let. pat. 31 Jul 1800


Family name: Rowley later Rowley-Conwy




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Sable on a Bend Argent cotised Ermine a Rose Gules barbed and seeded proper between two Annulets of the first (Conwy);  2nd and 3rd, Or on a bend cotised Gules three Crescents Argent (Rowley)


1st:  a Moor's Head couped at the shoulders Sable wreathed about the temples and tied at the back the Ribbons Argent and of the first (Conwy);  2nd:  a Wolf's Head couped at the shoulders Sable collared Argent (Rowley)


Dexter:  a Wolf Sable collared and from the collar a Chain reflexed over the back Argent;  Sinister:  a Horse Argent crined hooved and collared and from the collar a Chain reflexed over the back Sable


Fide Et Amore (With faith and love)



Clotworthy [Taylour later Rowley], 1st Baron Langford

brother of Thomas [Taylour], 1st Marquess of Headfort, and 4th son of Thomas [Taylour], 1st Earl of Bective, by his wife Hon Jane Rowley, 1st dau. of Rt Hon Hercules Langford Rowley MP, of Summerhill, co. Meath, by his wife Elizabeth Ormsby Upton, suo jure Viscountess Langford


31 Oct 1763


1794 his cousin Frances Rowley (b. c. 1775; d. 30 Apr 1860), only dau. and hrss. of Hon Clotworthy Rowley (by his wife Elizabeth Crosbie, dau. of William Crosbie, of co. Kerry), 2nd son of Rt Hon Hercules Langford Rowley MP, by his wife Elizabeth Ormsby Upton, suo jure Viscountess Langford


1. Hon Hercules Langford Rowley, later 2nd Baron Langford

2. Col Hon Richard Thomas Rowley DL, Member of Parliament for Harwich 1860-65 (b. 1812; d. 11 Nov 1887), mar. (1) 24 Jun 1835 Charlotte Shipley (d. 29 Jun 1871), dau. of Lt Col William Shipley by his wife Charlotte Williams-Wynn, 2nd dau. of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Bt. MP, by his second wife Charlotte Greville, sister of George [Grenville later Nugent-Temple-Grenville], 1st Marquess of Buckingham, and 1st dau. of Rt Hon George Grenville, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65, and (2) 9 Jul 1872 Alice Henrietta Berners (dsp. 7 Aug 1884), 2nd dau. of Capt Hugh Berners RN JP DL, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Capt Conwy Grenville Hercules Rowley later Rowley-Conwy DL, of Bodrhyddan, co. Flint, High Sheriff of Flintshire 1876 (b. 6 Jan 1841; d. 18 Jan 1900), mar. 20 May 1869 Marian Harford (d. 4 Sep 1911), 2nd dau. of Frederick Harford, of Down Place, co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1b. Maurice William Glyn Rowley-Conwy (b. 27 Mar 1874; d. 26 Jan 1913)

2b. Rear-Admiral Rafe Grenville Rowley-Conwy CMG RN JP DL, High Sheriff of Flintshire 1929, Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire 1935-51 (b. 11 Sep 1875; d. 4 Apr 1951)

3b. Capt Geoffrey Seymour Rowley-Conwy (b. 14 Sep 1877; k. in action at Gallipoli 1915), mar. 7 jun 1911 Bertha Gabrielle Cochran JP (d. 1984), dau. of Lieut Alexander Cochran RN, of Ashkirk, Selkirk, and had issue:

1c. Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy, later 9th Baron Langford

1c. Hon Rose Marian Rowley-Conwy, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1955 (b. 6 Jun 1915), mar. 11 Aug 1938 Ralph Becher Skinner (d. 1994), son of Edward Belcher Skinner, of Bicknoller, Murdock Road, Wokingham, co. Berkshire, and has issue

4b. Ivor Harford Rowley-Conwy (b. 26 Jan 1884; d. 1904)

1b. Gwladys Freda Rowley-Conwy (d. 14 Aug 1931), mar. 25 Feb 1892 Maj Hugh Edmund Ethelston Peel DL JP, of Brynypys, Ellesmere, co. Shropshire, and Llandrinio Hall, Llanymynech, co. Montgomery, High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire 1907 (b. 13 Nov 1871; d. 25 Jun 1950), 1st son and heir of Edmund Ethelston later Peel JP DL, of Brynypys, Ellesmere, co. Shropshire, and Wallington Hall, co. Norfolk, by his second wife Henrietta Margaret Williams, 1st dau. of Sir Hugh Williams, 3rd Bt., of Bodelwyddan, co. Flint, and had issue

1a. Gwenwydd Frances Rowley (d. 8 Jun 1932), mar. (1) 15 Sep 1864 Capt Hamilton Sandford Pakenham (b. 14 Feb 1840; dsp. 20 Oct 1864), 3rd son of Very Rev Hon Henry Pakenham, Dean of St Patrick's (by his wife Eliza Catherine Sandford, sister and cohrss. of Henry [Sandford], 2nd Baron Mount Sandford, and dau. of Rev William Sandford), 5th son of Edward Michael [Pakenham], 2nd Baron Longford, and (2) 2 Jan 1866 Hugh Henry Erskine (B. 1839; d. 4 Jan 1907), 3rd son of Sir David Erskine of Cambo, 1st Bt., by his wife Jane Silence Williams, dau. and hrss. of Rev Hugh Williams, of Conway, and had issue by her second husband

2a. Eva Rowley (dsp. 29 Dec 1904), mar. 18 Jan 1872 Admiral Leveson Eliot Henry Somerset RN JP (b. 29 Aug 1829; dsp. 7 Feb 1900), 2nd son of Rt Hon Lord Granville Charles Henry Somerset MP (by his wife Hon Emily Smith, 5th dau. by his first wife of Robert [Smith], 1st Baron Carrington), 2nd son of Henry Charles [Somerset], 6th Duke of Beaufort

1. Hon Elizabeth Jane Rowley (d. 12 Apr 1864), mar. 7 Apr 1825 as his second wife Vice-Admiral George Ferguson of Pitfour MP RN (d. 15 Mar 1867), son and heir of George Ferguson of Pitfour, and had issue

2. Hon Harriet Rowley, mar. 11 Apr 1839 Chev Antoine de Satgé (d. 1869)


13 Sep 1825


31 Jul 1800 Baron Langford, of Summerhill in the County of Meath

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Trim 1701-95 and for co. Meath 1795-1800; Sheriff of co. Meath 1796; created a peer for changing his vote against the Union of Ireland with Great Britain


Hercules Langford [Rowley], 2nd Baron Langford




1818 Louisa Augusta Rhodes (b. c. 1794; mar. (2) Apr 1840 George Edward Gustard;  d. 27 Feb 1874), dau. of William Rhodes


1. Hon Clotworthy Wellington William Robert Rowley, later 3rd Baron Langford

2. Col Hon Hercules Langford Boyle Rowley JP DL, of Marlay Grange, co. Dublin, High Sheriff of co. Meath 1859 (b. 19 Jun 1828; d. 20 Mar 1904), mar. 3 Nov 1857 Louisa Jane Campbell (d. 29 Oct 1916), sister of Archibald Campbell [Douglas later Campbell], 1st Baron Blythswood, and dau. of Archibald Douglas later Campbell, 17th Laird of Mains and 12th Laird of Blythswood, by his wife Caroline Agnes Dick, dau. of Mungo Dick, of Pitkerrow, co. Fife, and had issue:

1a. Hercules Douglas Edward Rowley JP DL (b. 1 Aug 1859; d. 15 Dec 1945), mar. 7 Oct 1884 Agnes Mary Allen (d. 1 Mar 1947), only dau. of A Allen, of Devizes, co. Wiltshire, and had issue:

1b. Ivy Mabel Armine Douglas Rowley, mar. 26 Oct 1910 Reginald Stanley Lewis Boulter (d. 5 Apr 1929), 1st son of Stanley Boulter JP, of Garston Park, co. Surrey

2b. Monica Evelyn Douglas Rowley, mar. (1) 27 Apr 1912 (div. 1930) Edward Huskinson (d. 3 Apr 1947), son of W L Huskinson, of Epperstone, co. Nottingham, and (2) 2 Jan 1947 Capt Guy Hardy MacCaw MC (d. 28 Dec 1952), only son of William John MacGreagh MacCaw MP

2a. Sir Arthur Sholto Langford Rowley, later 8th Baron Langford

1a. Armine Charlotte Rowley (d. 16 Feb 1939)

2a. Gladys Helen Louisa Rowley (d. 23 Mar 1891), mar. 5 May 1887 as his first wife Claude Hume Campbell Guinness, of Knockmaroon House, co. Dublin (b. 1852; d. 18 Apr 1895), 4th son of Richard Samuel Guinness, of Deepwell, co. Dublin, by his wife Katherine Frances Jenkinson, 2nd dau. of Sir Charles Jenkinson, 10th Bt., and had issue

3a. Evelyn Augusta Rowley (d. 7 Aug 1932), mar. 19 Jan 1897 Maj Edward Milner, ADC to Governor of Hong Kong 1890-91 and of South Australia 1892-95, Member of the Hon Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1905-33 (b. 30 Jan 1858; dsp. 28 Apr 1937), 1st son and heir of Henry Beilby William Milner JP, of West Retford House, co. Nottingham (by his wife Charlotte Henrietta Beresford, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Most Rev Marcus Gervais Beresford DD, Archbishop of Armagh), 2nd son by his second wife of Sir William Mordaunt Sturt Milner, 4th Bt.

3. Hon Hugh Rowley (b. 18 Jun 1833; dsp. 12 may 1908), mar. (1) 10 Jan 1852 (div. 1859) Theresa Caroline Bishop, 2nd dau. of John Bishop, of Sunbury House, co. Middlesex, and Ascot Lodge, co. Berkshire, and (2) 17 Jan 1874 Caroline Frances Green, dau. of John Green, of Ormiston Lodge


3 Jun 1839

suc. by



Clotworthy Wellington William Robert [Rowley], 3rd Baron Langford


24 Jul 1824


28 Jul 1846 Louisa Augusta Conolly (b. 12 Jun 1822; d. 4 Nov 1853), 1st dau. of Col Edward Michael Connolly MP, of Castletown, co. Kildare, by his wife Catharine Jane Ponsonby-Barker, dau. of Chambré Brabazon Ponsonby-Barker


1. Hon Hercules Edward Rowley, later 4th Baron Langford

2. Hon William Chambré Rowley, later 6th Baron Langford

3. Hon Randolfe Thomas Rowley (b. 22 Dec 1852; d. 22 Dec 1910), mar. 4 Oct 1883 Rosetta Homewood (d. 25 Nov 1921), dau. of Thomas Henry Fletcher Homewood, of Kati Kati, New Zealand, and Addison Lodge, Dublin, and had issue:

1a. Clotworthy Wellington Thomas Edward Rowley, later 7th Baron Langford

1a. Doris Louisa Rowley (b. 6 Oct 1887; dvp. 4 Jun 1893)

1. Hon Catherine Frances Rowley (b. 24 May 1847; d. 13 Jan 1879), mar. 5 Apr 1877 James Lenox Naper DL, of Loughcrew (d. 4 Dec 1901), and had issue


19 Jul 1854

suc. by



Lieut, 7th Foot 1844-46


Hercules Edward [Rowley], 4th Baron Langford, KCVO


1 Jun 1848

mar. (1)

11 Jul 1889 Georgina Mary Sutton (d. 16 Dec 1901), 6th dau. of Sir Richard Sutton, 4th Bt., by his second wife Harriet Anne Burton, dau. of William Fitzwilliam Burton, of Burton Hall, co. Carlow

children by first wife

1. Hon John Hercules William Rowley, later 5th Baron Langford

2. 2nd Lieut Hon George Cecil Rowley (b. 18 Aug 1896; k. in action vp. 17 Feb 1917)

1. Hon Noel Maud Rowley (b. 25 Dec 1893; dvp. 28 Jan 1916)

mar. (2)

20 Nov 1915 Margaret Antonia Mitchell-Carruthers (d. 1976), 1st dau. of Rev William Mitchell-Carruthers, of Kingham Hill, Kingham, co. Oxford, by his wife Antonia Holden, dau. of Rev Atkinson Alexander Holden, of Nuthall Temple, co. Nottingham


29 Oct 1919

suc. by

son by first wife


Ensign, Grenadier Guards 1867, retiring at Lt Col 1879; a representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1884-1919; State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1886-92; Comptroller of the Household to the Lord Lieutenant 1895-1902; KCVO 1900


John Hercules William [Rowley], 5th Baron Langford


16 Dec 1894


29 Sep 1922

suc. by



William Chambré [Rowley], 6th Baron Langford


30 Aug 1849


24 Jul 1889 Hon Mabel Maud Legh (d. 12 May 1966), 2nd dau. of William John [Legh], 1st Baron Newton, by his wife Emily Jane Wodehouse, dau. of Ven Charles Wodehouse, Archdeacon of Norwich


s.p. 22 Jan 1931

suc. by



Clotworthy Wellington Thomas Edward [Rowley], 7th Baron Langford


1 Jun 1885


26 Apr 1922 Florence Eileen O'Donovan Shiel (d. 1989), 2nd dau. of Isaac Shiel, of Ballsbridge, Dublin

only child

1. Clotworthy Alexander Rowley (b. 10 Dec 1923; dvp. 16 Mar 1924)


s.p.m.s. 15 Jul 1952

suc. by

cousin once removed


Arthur Sholto Langford [Rowley], 8th Baron Langford, CMG


10 Dec 1870

mar. (1)

23 Jun 1908 Margarita Ines Jamieson (d. 1 Jan 1928), dau. of Hugh Robert F Jamieson, of Iquique, Chile

mar. (2)

1929 Maude Alice Lelacheur (d. 1958), 2nd dau. of Henri Lelacheur, of Guernsey, Channel Islands


s.p. 19 Aug 1953

suc. by

second cousin once removed


British Consul in Tahiti 1909-12 and Bordeaux 1912; Consul-General in Barcelona 1918-23, Antwerp 1923-30, and Paris 1930-32; CMG 1928; knighted 1932


Geoffrey Alexander [Rowley-Conwy], 9th Baron Langford, OBE DL


8 Mar 1912

mar. (1)

24 Jan 1939 (div. 1956) Ruth St John Murphy (d. 1991), dau. of Albert St John Murphy, of The Island House, Little Island, co. Cork

mar. (2)

7 Feb 1957 Grete von Freiesleben (d. 16 Jan 1973), dau. of Col Erik Theodor Christian von Freiesleben, of Hjortekaer, Kongens Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark

children by second wife

1. Prof Hon Peter Alexander Rowley-Conwy, of 17 St John's Road, Neville's Cross, co. Durham, not in succession to the Barony of Langford as born before his parents' marriage (b. 1951), mar. 1979 Deborah Jane Stevens, only dau. of Col John H G Stevens, of All Hallows' Cottage, Middle Street, Brockham, co. Surrey, and has issue

2. Hon John Seymour Rowley-Conwy, of 66 Fentiman Road, London, not in succession to the Barony of Longford as born before his parents' marriage (b. 1955), mar. 1983 Emma Josephine Brown, dau. of Maj Peter Brown, of Longworth, co. Oxford, and has issue

3. Hon Owain Grenville Rowley-Conwy, later 10th Baron Langford

mar. (3)

3 Feb 1975 Susan Winifred Denham, dau. of Cyril Henry Charles Denham, of Wrexham, co. Denbigh

children by third wife

4. Hon Christopher Geoffrey Hugh Rowley-Conwy (b. 19 Mar 1978)

1. Hon Charlotte Susan Gabrielle Rowley-Conwy (b. 9 Oct 1980)


12 Nov 2017

suc. by

son by second wife


Owain Grenville [Rowley-Conwy], 10th Baron Langford


27 Dec 1958


3 May 1986 (div. 1993) Joanna Featherstone, dau. of Jack Featherstone, of Cae Sion, Trefnant, co. Clwyd


1. Hon Thomas Alexander Rowley-Conwy (b. 20 Mar 1987)

1. Hon Madeleine Guinevere Rowley-Conwy (b. 9 Oct 1980)


Last updated 30 Jan 2018




10th Baron Langford, of Summerhill in the County of Meath

(Ireland, let. pat. 31 Jul 1800)

Constable of Rhuddlan Castle



Bodrhyddan, Rhuddlan, Clwyd LL18 5SB32



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