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Leicester, Earl of (UK, 1837)

 

Creation: let. pat. 12 Aug 1837

 

Family name: Coke

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Arms:

Per pale Gules and Azure three Eagles displayed Argent

Crest:

On a Chapeau Azure turned up Ermine an Ostrich Argent holding in his beak an Horseshoe Or

Supporters:

On either side an Ostrich Argent, the dexter gorged with a Ducal Coronet per pale Gules and Azure, line reflexed over the back of the first, the sinister gorged with a like Coronet, per pale Azure and Gules, and line reflexed over the back Azure

Motto:

Prudens Qui Patiens (He is prudent who is patient)

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Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester

1st son and heir of Wenman Roberts later Coke, of Longford, co. Derby, and of Holkham Hall, co. Norfolk (nephew and heir of Thomas [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester), by his second wife Elizabeth Denton, dau. of George Chamberlayne later Denton, of Hillesden, co. Buckingham

born

6 May 1754

mar. (1)

5 Oct 1775 Jane Dutton (b. 29 Nov 1753; dspm. 2 Jun 1800), sister of James [Naper later Dutton], 1st Baron Sherborne, and yst. dau. of James Lennox Naper later Dutton, of Loughcrew, co. Meath, by his second wife Jane Bond, dau. of Christopher Bond, of Newland, co. Gloucester

children by first wife

1. Lady Jane Elizabeth Coke (b. 2 Dec 1777; d. 28 Apr 1863), mar. (1) 21 June 1796 Hon Charles Nevinson Howard, styled Viscount Andover (b. 13 May 1775; dsp. and vp. 11 Jan 1800), 1st son and heir of John [Howard], 15th Earl of Suffolk, by his wife Julia Nevinson, widow of Stanwix Nevinson, of Newby, co. Westmorland, and dau. of John Gaskarth, of Hutton Hall, Penrith, co. Cumberland, and (2) 17 Apr 1806 Admiral Sir Henry Digby GCB RN, Commander-in-Chief at Sheerness, commanded HMS Africa at the Battle of Trafalgar 1805 (b. 20 Jan 1770; d. 19 Aug 1842), 1st son of Very Rev Hon William Digby, Dean of Durham (by his wife Charlotte Cox, dau. of Joseph Cox), 4th son of William [Digby], 5th Baron Digby, and had issue by her second husband

2. Lady Anne Margaret Coke (b. 23 Jan 1779; d. 23 May 1843), mar. 15 Sep 1794 Thomas [Anson], 1st Viscount Anson, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Wilhelmina Coke (d. 30 Oct 1873), mar. 5 Dec 1822 John Spencer-Stanhope, of Cannon Hall, co. York (b. 27 May 1787; d. 7 Nov 1873), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Walter Stanhope later Spencer-Stanhope MP, of Horsforth and Cannon Hall, co. York, by his wife Mary Winifred Pulleine, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Babington Pulleine, of Carlton Hall, co. York, and had issue

mar. (2)

26 Feb 1822 Lady Anne Amelia Keppel (b. 16 Jun 1803; mar. (2) 25 Oct 1843 as his second wife Rt Hon Edward Ellice MP;  d. 22 Jul 1844), 3rd dau. of William Charles [Keppel], 4th Earl of Albemarle, by his first wife Hon Elizabeth Southwell, 2nd dau. of Edward [Southwell], 20th Baron de Clifford

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas William Coke, later 2nd Earl of Leicester

2. Capt Hon Edward Keppel Coke, Member of Parliament for West Norfolk 1847-52 (b. 20 Aug 1824; dsp. 26 May 1889), mar. 5 Aug 1851 Hon Diana Agar Ellis (d. 18 Jul 1890), only dau. of James [Agar], 1st Viscount Clifden, by his wife Lucia Walsingham, widow of Hon Henry Boyle later Walsingham, and 1st dau. of Col John Martin

3. Hon Henry John Coke, of Longford Hall, Brailsford, co. Derby (b. 3 Jan 1827; d. 12 Nov 1916), mar. 22 Jul 1861 Lady Katharine Grey Egerton, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (d. 28 Jan 1920), 2nd dau. of 2nd Earl of Wilton, and had issue

4. Lt Col Hon Wenman Clarence Walpole Coke, Member of Parliament for East Norfolk 1858-65 (b. 13 Jul 1828; d. 10 Jan 1907)

4. Lady Margaret Sophia Coke (dsp. 4 Nov 1868), mar. 1 May 1849 as his first wife Sir Archibald Keppel Macdonald, 3rd Bt.

died

30 Jun 1842

created

12 Aug 1837 Viscount Coke and Earl of Leicester, of Holkham in the County of Norfolk

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament for Norfolk 1776-84, 1790-1807 and 1807-32, and for Derby 1807

 

Thomas William [Coke], 2nd Earl of Leicester, KG

born

26 Dec 1822

mar. (1)

20 Apr 1843 Juliana Whitbread (b. 3 Jun 1825; d. 21 Apr 1870), 1st dau. of Samuel Charles Whitbread, of Cardington Park, co. Bedford, by his first wife Hon Juliana Brand, 2nd dau. of Henry Otway [Brand], 21st Baron Dacre

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas William Coke, later 3rd Earl of Leicester

2. Lt Col Hon Wenman Coke, served in Afghanistan 1879, ADC to Commander-in-Chief of the Army 1895-1900 (b. 20 Nov 1855; d. 30 May 1931)

1. Lady Julia Coke (b. 4 Dec 1844; d. 7 Aug 1931), mar. 26 Apr 1864 Mervyn [Wingfield], 7th Viscount Powerscourt, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Coke (d. 23 Jun 1876), mar. 16 Jan 1874 Maj Gen Edmund Manningham-Buller (b. 1 Jun 1828; d. 14 Feb 1897), 2nd son of Sir Edward Yarde-Buller later Manningham-Buller, 1st Bt., of Dilhorne Hall, co. Stafford, by his first wife Mary Anne Manningham, dau. and hrss. of Maj Gen Coote Manningham, and had issue

3. Lady Gertrude Coke (b. 5 Jul 1847; d. 28 Nov 1943), mar. 5 Apr 1866 Charles Adolphus [Murray], 7th Earl of Dunmore, and had issue

4. Lady Mary Coke CBE (b. 18 Dec 1849; d. 28 Dec 1929), mar. 18 Dec 1879 William Heneage [Legge], 8th Earl of Dartmouth, and had issue

5. Lady Winifred Coke (b. 12 Jan 1851; d. 22 Mar 1940), mar. 2 Sep 1873 Robert Bermingham [Clements], 4th Earl of Leitrim, and had issue

6. Lady Margaret Coke (b. 24 Apr 1852; d. 2 Aug 1922), mar. 2 May 1874 Henry [Strutt], 2nd Baron Belper, and had issue

7. Lady Mildred Coke (b. 24 Jan 1854; d. 12 May 1941), mar. 5 Nov 1878 her first half-cousin twice removed Thomas Francis [Anson], 3rd Earl of Lichfield, and had issue

mar. (2)

26 Aug 1875 Hon Georgiana Caroline Cavendish (b. 4 Feb 1852; d. 26 Feb 1937), 1st dau. of William George [Cavendish], 2nd Baron Chesham, by his wife Henrietta Frances, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon William Saunders Sebright Lascelles MP (by his wife Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard, 1st dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle), 3rd son of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood

children by second wife

3. Maj Hon Richard Coke DL, served in Boer War 1899-1902 and in World War I (b. 20 Aug 1876; d. 14 Jun 1964), mar. (1) 1 Dec 1907 (div. 1927) Hon Doreen O'Brien (b. 4 Mar 1888; d. 10 Jun 1960), 7th dau. of Edward Donough [O'Brien], 14th Baron Inchiquin, by his second wife Hon Ellen Harriet White, 1st dau. of Luke [White], 2nd Baron Annaly, and (2) 2 Jul 1932 Elizabeth Vera Catherine Alice de Beaumont (b. 6 Mar 1898; d. 1988), 1st dau. of Louis Leopold Martial Baynard de Beaumont by his wife Hon Kathleen Mary O'Hagan, 1st dau. by his second wife of Thomas [O'Hagan], 1st Baron O'Hagan, and had issue by both wives

4. Lt Col Hon Edward Coke DSO MC, Military Attaché Boer War 1900-02 and World War I (b. 17 Oct 1879; d. 4 Sep 1944)

5. Maj Hon Sir John Spencer Coke KCVO, served in the Boer War 1902 and World War I, Extra Gentleman Usher to King George VI and Equerry to Queen Mary 1938-53 (b. 30 Sep 1880; d. 23 Dec 1957), mar. 15 Jan 1907 Hon Dorothy Olive Levy-Lawson (b. 26 Jan 1885; d. 22 Dec 1937), only child of Henry Lawson Webster [Levy later Levy-Lawson], 1st Viscount Burnham, by his wife Olive de Bathe, 2nd dau. of General Sir Henry de Bathe, 4th Bt. KCB, and had issue

6. Capt Hon Reginald Coke DSO, barrister Inner Temple 1908, served in World War I, Special Commissioner of Income Tax (b. 10 Nov 1883; d. 30 Apr 1969), mar. 17 Jul 1924 his first half-cousin three times removed Katherine Ryder (b. 16 Jan 1899; d. 9 Nov 1977), 2nd dau. of Hon Edward Alan Dudley Ryder (by his wife Lady (Mary) Maud Anson OBE, 3rd dau. of Thomas George [Anson], 2nd Earl of Lichfield), 3rd son of Henry Dudley [Ryder], 4th Earl of Harrowby, and had issue

7. Cdr Hon Lovell William Coke RN, served in World Wars I and II (b. 19 Aug 1893; d. 18 Mar 1966)

8. Lady Mabel Coke MBE (dsp. 29 Jan 1967), mar. 8 Aug 1929 as his second wife James Little Luddington, of Wallington Hall, King's Lynn, co. Norfolk (d. 8 Sep 1935), 1st son of James Luddington, of Littleport, co. Cambridge

died

24 Jan 1909

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1846-1909; Privy Seal to the Prince of Wales 1870-91; Knight of the Garter 1873

 

Thomas William [Coke], 3rd Earl of Leicester, GCVO CMG

born

20 Jul 1848

mar.

26 Aug 1879 Hon Alice Emily White DBE (b. 29 Sep 1855; d. 24 Apr 1936), 2nd dau. of Luke [White], 2nd Baron Annaly, by his wife Emily Stuart, dau. of James Stuart

children

1. Hon Thomas William Coke, later 4th Earl of Leicester

2. Hon Arthur George Coke, served in the RNVR during World War I and killed in action off the Dardanelles (b. 6 Apr 1882; d. 22 May 1915), mar. 10 May 1906 Phyllis Hermione Drury MBE (mar. (2) 15 Oct 1925 Maj Gen Sir Richard Granville Howard-Vyse KCMG DSO DL, of Stoke Place, Slough, co. Berkshire (d. 5Dec 1962); d. 22 Sep 1976), only dau. of Francis Saxham Elwes Drury, of Pont Street, London SW, and had issue:

1a. Anthony Louis Lovel Coke, later 6th Earl of Leicester

1a. Lady Diana Merial Coke, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1977 (b. 7 Nov 1907; d. 13 Nov 1996), mar. 30 Jul 1930 (div. 1938) Trevor Moorhouse (d. 1975), only son of Maj S Moorhouse, and had issue

3. S/Ldr Hon Roger Coke AFC RAF DL, served in World Ward I and II (b. 28 Dec 1886; d. 14 Oct 1960)

1. Lady Marjory Alice Coke (dsp. 24 Dec 1946), mar. 27 Apr 1910 Lt Col Sir North Victor Cecil Dalrymple-Hamilton KCVO CB (b. 19 Mar 1883; dsp. 16 Feb 1953)

2. Lady Alexandra Marie Bridget Coke (d. 1984), mar. 17 Jul 1917 David Lyulph Gore Wolseley [Ogilvy], 7th Earl of Airlie, and had issue

died

19 Nov 1941

suc. by

son

note

an officer in the Scots Guards 1868, Maj 1888, Col 1892-94; served in the Egyptian Campaign 1882, the Suakim Expedition 1885, and the South African War 1902-02, where he was in command of the Norfolk Artillery and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Artillery; Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1909-41

 

Thomas William [Coke], 4th Earl of Leicester

born

9 Jul 1880

mar.

2 Dec 1905 Marion Gertrude Trefusis  (b. 3 Aug 1882; d. 23 Nov 1955), 4th dau. of Col Hon Walter Rodolph Trefusis CB, by his wife Lady Mary Charlotte Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 2nd dau. of Walter Francis [Montagu-Scott later Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 5th Duke of Buccleuch

children

1. Hon Thomas William Edward Coke, later 5th Earl of Leicester

2. F/Lt Hon David Arthur Coke DFC RAFVR, served in World War II 1939-41, killed on active service in Libya (b. 4 Dec 1915; dvp. 9 Dec 1941)

1. Hon Angela Mary Coke (b. 6 Nov 1906; dvp. Dec 1906)

2. Lady Silvia Beatrice Coke (b. 19 Oct 1909; d. Oct 2005), mar. 15 Oct 1932 Capt Simon Harvey Combe MC, of The Manor House, Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn, co. Norfolk (b. 4 May 1903; d. 1 Apr 1965), 2nd son of Maj Boyce Combe, of Great Holt, Farnham, co. Surrey, by his wife Mabel Tombs, dau. of Maj Gen Sir Henry Tombs VC KCB, and had issue

3. Lady (Katherine) Mary Coke, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1961-63 (b. 7 Mar 1920; d. 19...), mar. 2 Jul 1940 Maj Thomas Cockayne Harvey CVO DSO, Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1946-51, Extra Gentleman Usher to King George VI 1951 and Queen Elizabeth II 1952 (b. 22 Aug 1918; d. 21 Jun 2001), 3rd but 2nd surv. son of Col John Harvey DSO DL, of Ringstead Bury, co. Norfolk, by his wife Patience Mary Leslie, 2nd dau. of William Henry Leslie, of Bryn Tanat, co. Montgomery, and 18 St James;s Place, London, and had issue

died

21 Aug 1949

suc. by

son

 

Thomas William Edward [Coke], 5th Earl of Leicester, MVO DL

born

16 May 1908

mar.

1 Oct 1931 Lady Elizabeth Mary Yorke DCVO (d. 1985), only child of Charles Alexander [Yorke], 8th Earl of Hardwicke, by his first wife Ellen Russell CBE, dau. of James Russell, of Auckland, New Zealand

children

1. Lady Anne Veronica Coke LVO, train bearer to Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation 1953, Extra Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 1971-2002, President SOS 1979-83, President National Association for Maternal and Child Welfare since 1985 (b. 16 Jul 1932), mar. 21 Apr 1956 Colin Christopher Paget [Tennant], 3rd Baron Glenconner, and has issue

2. Lady Carey Elizabeth Coke (b. 5 May 1934; d. 14 May 2018), mar. 30 Apr 1960 Bryan Ronald Basset CBE, of Quarles, Wells-next-Sea, co. Norfolk (b. 1932), only surv. son of Ronald Lambert Basset by his wife Lady Elizabeth Legge DCVO, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1959-2002, 2nd dau. of William [Legge], 7th Earl of Dartmouth, and had issue

3. Lady Sarah Marion Coke (b. 23 Jul 1944), mar. 27 Jun 1970 Maj David F W Walter, of Westwood, Balthayock, by Perth, son of Reginald Walter of Balthayock., and has issue

died

s.p.m. 3 Sep 1976

suc. by

cousin

note

Equerry to the Duke of York 1934-37, MVO 4th Class 1937; Extra Equerry to King George VI 1937-52 and Queen Elizabeth II 1952; ADC to Commander-in-Chief Middle East 1941; Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk 1944

 

Anthony Louis Lovel [Coke], 6th Earl of Leicester

born

11 Sep 1909

mar. (1)

11 Sep 1934 (div. 1947) Moyra Joan Crossley (d. 1987), dau. of Douglas Crossley

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Douglas Coke, later 7th Earl of Leicester

2. Hon Wenman John Coke, of Peterstone Priory, Wells-next-Sea, co. Norfolk (b. 24 May 1940), mar. 1969 Carolyn Mary Redler, 1st dau. of Dr Steuart Redler, of Cape Town, South Africa, and has issue

1. Lady Almary Bridget Coke (b. 18 Jun 1939), mar. 20 Jul 1963 Peter Ivens-Ferraz, of Splashy Fen, Underberg, Natal, South Africa, son of Austin Ivens-Ferraz, of Transkei, South Africa, and has issue

mar. (2)

1947 Vera Haigh (d. 1984), dau. of Herbert William Haigh, of Durham

mar. (3)

1985 Elizabeth Hope Smith Johnstone, dau. of Clifford Arthur Johnstone, of Addo, Cape Province, South Africa

died

19 Jun 1994

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Edward Douglas [Coke], 7th Earl of Leicester, CBE DL

born

6 May 1936

mar. (1)

28 Apr 1962 (div. 1985) Valeria Phyllis Potter, 1st dau. of Leonard A Potter, of Berkhamsted, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Edward Coke, later 8th Earl of Leicester

2. Hon Rupert Henry John Coke (b. 1975)

1. Lady Laura Jane Elizabeth Coke (b. 14 Mar 1968), mar. 1993 Jonathan Paul, 1st son of Alastair Paul, of Edinburgh, and has issue

mar. (2)

16 Jan 1986 Sarah E M de Chair (b. 1947; former wife of Colin Graham Ramsay de Chair, of Grove Cottage, Wood Dalling, co. Norfolk), dau. of Noel Henry Boys Forde, of Wells-next-the-Sea, co. Norfolk

died

25 Apr 2015

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Thomas Edward [Coke], 8th Earl of Leicester

born

6 Jul 1965

mar.

21 Dec 1996 Polly M Whately, yst. dau. of David Whately, of co. Dorset

children

1. Hon Edward Horatio Coke, styled Viscount Coke (b. 11 Jun 2003)

1. Lady Hermione Belinda Coke (b. 29 Dec 1998)

2. Lady Juno Carey Coke (b. 21 Oct 2000)

note

Page of Honour to HM the Queen; Equerry to Field Marshal HRH the Duke of Kent 1991-93

 

 Last updated 19 Jun 2018

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Titles:

8th Earl of Leicester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Aug 1837)

8th Viscount Coke

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Aug 1837)

 

Address:

Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AB

 

Website for Holkham Hall:

www.holkham.co.uk

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