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Lonsdale, Earl of (UK, 1807)

 

Creation: let. pat. 7 Apr 1807

 

Family name: Lowther

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Arms:

Or six Annulets three two and one Sable

Crest:

A Dragon passant Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Horse Argent, each gorged with a Wreath of Laurel Vert

Motto:

Magistratus Indicat Virum (The office shows the man)

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William [Lowther], 2nd Viscount Lowther later 1st Earl of Lonsdale, KG

1st son of Rev Sir William Lowther, 1st Bt., Rector of Swillington, co. York, by his wife Anne Zouch, dau. of Rev Charles Zouch, Vicar of Sandal, co. York

born

29 Dec 1757

mar.

12 Jul 1781 Lady Augusta Fane (b. 18 Sep 1761; d. 6 Mar 1838), 1st dau. of John [Fane], 9th Earl of Westmorland, by his first wife Augusta Bertie, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lord Montagu Bertie (by his wife Elizabeth Piers, dau. of William Piers), 4th son by his second wife of Robert [Bertie], 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven

children

1. Hon William Lowther, later 3rd Baron Lowther later 2nd Earl of Lonsdale

2. Col Hon Henry Cecil Lowther MP, of Barley Thorpe, co. Rutland (b. 27 Jul 1790; d. 6 Dec 1867), mar. 19 May 1817 Lady Lucy Eleanor Sherard (d. 8 Jun 1848), 1st dau. of Philip [Sherard], 5th Earl of Harborough, by his wife Eleanor Monckton, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Col Hon John Monckton, of Fineshade Abbey, co. Northampton (by his wife Anne Adams), 1st son by his second wife of John [Monckton], 1st Viscount Galway, and had issue:

1a. Henry Lowther, later 3rd Earl of Lonsdale

2a. Capt Arthur Lowther (b. 12 Jul 1820; dvp. 15 Feb 1855)

3a. Hon William Lowther DL, of Capsea Ashe, Wickham Market, co. Suffolk, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1873, Secretary of Legation at Naples, St Petersburg and Berlin, Minister Plenipotentiary to Argentina, Member of Parliament for Westmorland 1867-85 and for Appleby 1885-92 (b. 14 Dec 1821; d. 23 Jan 1912), mar. 17 Dec 1853 Hon Charlotte Alice Parke (d. 5 Jan 1908), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of James [Parke], 1st Baron Wensleydale of Walton, and had issue

1a. Lady Eleanor Cecily Lowther, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1873 (d. 24 Nov 1894), mar. 22 Apr 1844 Col John Talbot Clifton DL MP, of Clifton Hall and Lytham Hall, co. Lancaster (b. 5 Mar 1810; d. 16 Apr 1882), 1st son and heir of Thomas Clifton, of Clifton Hall and Lytham Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Hetty Campbell, widow of David Campbell of Kildalloig and dau. of Peregrine Treves, Postmaster General of Calcutta, and had issue

2a. Lady Augusta Mary Lowther, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1873 (d. 1916), mar. 30 Jun 1863 Capt Rt Hon Gerard James Noel, of Catmose, Oakham, co. Rutland, Member of Parliament for Rutland 1847-83, a Lord of the Treasury 1866-68, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury 1868, Chief Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings 1876-80 (b. 28 Aug 1823; d. 19 May 1911), 1st son of Charles Noel [Edwardes later Noel], 1st Earl of Gainsborough, by his 3rd wife Arabella Hamlyn-Williams, 2nd dau. of Sir James Hamlyn later Hamlyn- Williams, 2nd Bt., of Clovelly Court, co. Devon, and had issue

3a. Lady Constantia Lowther, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1873 (d. 10 May 1864), mar. 24 Jul 1850 Maj Gen Robert Blucher Wood CB (b. 3 Jul 1814; d. May 1871), 5th son of Col Thomas Wood ADC MP, of Littleton, co. Middlesex, and Gwernyfed, co. Brecon, by his wife Lady Caroline Stewart, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Robert [Stewart], 1st Marquess of Londonderry, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Lowther (d. 12 Feb 1869)

2. Lady Mary Lowther (dspm. 21 Oct 1863), mar. 16 Sep 1820 as his first wife Maj Gen Lord William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck (b. 1780;  d. 28 Apr 1826), 3rd son of William Henry Cavendish [Bentinck later Cavendish-Bentinck], 3rd Duke of Portland, by his wife Lady Dorothy Cavendish, only dau. of William [Cavendish], 4th Duke of Devonshire, and had issue

3. Lady Anne Lowther (dsp. 8 Nov 1871), mar. 20 Jan 1817 Rt Hon Sir John Beckett, 2nd Bt., Member of Parliament for Cockermouth 1818 and 1820-21, for Haslemere 1826-32 and for Leeds 1835-37

4. Lady Caroline Lowther (b. 17 Feb 1792;  dsp. 1 Nov 1883), mar. 3 Jul 1815 William John Frederick [Vane later Powlett later Vane], 3rd Duke of Cleveland

died

19 Mar 1844

created

7 Apr 1807 Earl of Lonsdale

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Carlisle 1780-84, for Cumberland 1784-90 and for Rutland 1796-1802; suc. his father 15 Jun 1788 as 2nd Baronet of Swillington, and his cousin James [Lowther], 1st Earl of Lonsdale 24 May 1802 as 2nd Baron and Viscount Lowther and in most of his estates; Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland and Westmorland 1802-44; Knight of the Garter 1807

 

William [Lowther], 3rd Baron Lowther later 2nd Earl of Lonsdale, PC

born

30 Jul 1787

died

4 Mar 1872

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Cockermouth 1808-13, for Westmorland 1813-31 and 1832-41 and for Dunwich 1832; a Lord of the Admiralty 1809; a Commissioner for Indian Affairs 1810-18; a Lord of the Treasury 1813-27; Chief Commissioner of Woods and Forests 1828-30; Privy Councillor 1828; Vice President of the Board of Trade 1834-35; Treasurer of the Navy 1834-35; sum. to Parliament v.p. 8 Sep 1841 in his father's Barony of Lowther; Postmaster General 1841-45;  Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland and Westmorland 1844-68; Lord President of the Council 1852

 

Henry [Lowther], 3rd Earl of Lonsdale

born

27 Mar 1818

mar.

31 Jul 1852 Emily Susan Caulfield (d. 15 Jul 1917), 1st dau. of St George Francis Caulfeild, of Donamon Castle, co. Roscommon, by his wife Susannah Anne Crofton, sister of Edward [Crofton], 2nd Baron Crofton, and 1st dau. of Hon Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Bt., by his wife Lady Charlotte Stewart, 5th dau. by his second wife of John [Stewart], 7th Earl of Galloway

children

1. Hon St George Henry Lowther, later 4th Earl of Lonsdale

2. Hon Hugh Cecil Lowther, later 5th Earl of Lonsdale

3. Hon Charles Edwin Lowther (b. 11 Jul 1859; dsp. 2 Apr 1888), mar. 12 Jun 1878 Mrs Kate Benjamin, dau. of Charles Fink

4. Hon Lancelot Edward Lowther, later 6th Earl of Lonsdale

1. Lady Sibyl Emily Lowther (d. 11 Jun 1932), mar. 30 Apr 1866 Maj Gen John George Williams Knox CB (d. 6 Mar 1894), and had issue

2. Lady Verena Maud Lowther VA (b. 6 Apr 1865; d. 25 Dec 1938), mar. 1 Jan 1887 (div. 1927) as his first wife Victor Albert Francis Charles [Spencer], 1st Viscount Churchill, and had issue

died

15 Aug 1876

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for West Cumberland 1847-72; Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland and Westmorland 1868-76

 

St George Henry [Lowther], 4th Earl of Lonsdale

born

4 Oct 1855

mar.

6 Jul 1878 Lady Constance Gwladys Herbert (raised to the rank of the daughter of an Earl 30 May 1862;  mar. (2) 7 May 1885 Frederick Oliver [Robinson], 2nd Marquess of Ripon;  d. 27 Oct 1917), sister of George Robert Charles [Herbert], 13th Earl of Pembroke, and 3rd dau. of Sidney [Herbert], 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, by his wife Mary Elizabeth A'Court-Repington, only dau. of Lt Gen Charles Ashe A'Court-Repington

only child

1. Lady (Gladys Mary} Juliet Lowther (b. 9 Apr 1881; d. 23 Sep 1965), mar. (1) 9 Jun 1903 Sir Robert George Vivian Duff, 2nd Bt. (b. 14 Nov 1876; d. 16 Oct 1914), only son of Sir Charles Garden Duff later Assheton-Smith, 1st Bt., by his first wife Hon Maud Frances Vivian, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Charles Crespigny [Vivian], 2nd Baron Vivian, and (2) 12 Jun 1919 (div. 1926) Maj Keith Trevor MC, 1st son of Henry Depuis Trevor, and had issue by her first husband

died

s.p.m. 8 Feb 1882

suc. by

brother

 

Hugh Cecil [Lowther], 5th Earl of Lonsdale, KG GCVO

born

25 Jan 1857

mar.

27 Jun 1878 Lady Grace Cecilie Gordon CBE (b. 15 Oct 1854; d. 12 May 1941), 3rd dau. of Charles [Gordon], 10th Marquess of Huntly, by his second wife Maria Antoinetta Pegus, only surv. dau. of Rev Peter William Pegus

died

s.p. 13 Apr 1944

suc. by

brother

note

Mayor of Whitehaven 1894-98; Vice-Admiral of Westmorland and Cumberland and Lord Warden of the Marches; Lord lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Cumberland 1917-44; GCVO 1925; Knight of the Garter 1928

 

Lancelot Edward [Lowther], 6th Earl of Lonsdale, OBE

born

25 Jun 1867

mar. (1)

24 Apr 1889 Sophia Gwendoline Alice Sheffield (d. 4 Nov 1921), 1st dau. of Sir Robert Sheffield, 5th Bt., of Normanby Park, co. Lincoln, by his wife Priscilla Isabel Laura Dumaresq, dau. of Lt Col Henry Dumaresq, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Sophia Butler-Danvers, half-sister of George John Danvers [Butler-Danvers], 5th Earl of Lanesborough, and 1st dau. Hon Augustus Richard Butler later Butler-Danvers (by his second wife Eliza Bizarre Sturt, dau. of Humphrey Sturt, of Critchill House, co. Dorset), 2nd son of Brinsley [Butler], 2nd Earl of Lanesborough

children by first wife

1. Hon Anthony Edward Lowther, styled Viscount Lowther (b. 24 Sep 1896; dvp. 6 Oct 1949), mar. 1 Feb 1922 Muriel Frances Farrar (d. 25 Feb 1968), 2nd dau. of Sir George Farrar, 1st Bt. DSO, and had issue:

1a. Hon James Hugh William Lowther, later 7th Earl of Lonsdale

2a. Capt Hon Anthony George Lowther MBE DL, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1954, High Sheriff of Westmorland 1964 (b. 23 Sep 1925; d. 1981), mar. 22 Jul 1958 Lavinia Joyce (d. 6 Jan 2003), only dau. of Thomas H Joyce, of San Francisco, California, USA, and had issue

1a. Lady Ann Mary Lowther, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1954 (b. 30 Aug 1927; d. 23 Aug 1956), mar. 27 Apr 1949 Col Julian Patrick Fane MC (b. 1921; d. 11 Aug 2013), only son of Col Cecil Fane CMG DSO, and had issue

1. Lady Barbara Lowther (b. 8 Apr 1890; d. 19...), mar. 8 Apr 1914 (div. 1921) Lt Col James Archibald Innes DSO (d. 16 Aug 1948), son of James Innes, of Roffley Park, Horsham, co. Sussex, and had issue

2. Lady Marjorie Lowther (b. 6 Feb 1895; d. 29 Jul 1968), mar. 15 Sep 1917 George Bridges Harley Guest [Rodney], 8th Baron Rodney, and had issue

mar. (2)

8 Oct 1923 Sybil Beatrix Feetham (d. 10 Mar 1966), only child of Maj Gen Edward Feetham CB CMG, of Farmwood, Ascot, co. Surrey, by his wife Isabel Beatrix Grant, only dau. of Col Ewen Grant

died

11 Mar 1953

suc. by

grandson

 

James Hugh William [Lowther], 7th Earl of Lonsdale

born

3 Nov 1922

mar. (1)

18 Jun 1945 (div. 1954) Tuppina Cecily Bennet (d. 1984), dau. of Capt Geoffrey Henry Bennet, by his wife Cecily Clayton Swan, dau. of Col Robert Clayton Swan, of Barrowby, co. Lincoln

children by first wife

1. Hon Hugh Clayton Lowther, later 8th Earl of Lonsdale

1. Lady Jane Helen Harbord Lowther (b. 13 Nov 1947), mar. (1) 19 Dec 1968 Gary Hunter Wooten Ray, son of Thomas M Ray, of California, USA, and (2) 6 Dec 1978 (div. 2002) Robert Charles Benson (b. 17 Nov 1952), 1st son of Lt Cdr Nicholas Robin Benson RN (by his wife Muriel Joan Barbara Kitchiner, dau. of Alfred Kitchiner, of Bournemouth, co. Dorset), 1st son of Guy Benson, of Buckhurst, co. Sussex, by his wife Lady Violet Catherine Manners, 2nd dau. of Henry John Brinsley [Manners], 8th Duke of Rutland, and has issue by her second husband

mar. (2)

9 Sep 1954 his third cousin Hon Jennifer Lowther (raised to the rank of the daughter of a Viscount Oct 1950; mar. (2) 15 Dec 1962 (div. 1972) F/Lt William Edward Clayfield DFC RAF, son of Walter H Clayfield, of Nuneaton, (3) 29 Mar 1976 (div. 1980) Rev Oswald Dickin Carter, and (4) 1981 James Cornelius Sullivan), 3rd dau. of Maj Hon Christopher William Lowther MP (by his second wife Dorothy Bromley-Davenport, dau. of Arthur Henry Bromley-Davenport), 1st son and heir ap. of James William [Lowther], 1st Viscount Ullswater

children by second wife

2. Hon William James Lowther, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Lonsdale (b. 9 Jul 1957)

2. Lady Miranda Lowther (b. 1 Jul 1955), mar. (1) 1978 Martin Dunne, (2) 1986 Ian Cronshaw, and (3) 19... Michael Glen, and has issue by her second and third husbands

3. Lady Caroline Lowther (b. 11 Mar 1959), mar. (1) 1978 (div. 19...) Guy P T Forrester, (2) 1982 Stephen Christopher Ernest Hunt, and (3) 18 Sep 1987 Sir Charles John Patrick Lawson, 4th Bt., of Hackwood, Sampford Spinney, co. Devon (b. 19 May 1959), and has issue by her second and third husbands

mar. (3)

6 Mar 1963 (div. 1975) Nancy Ruth Stephenson (former wife of .... Stephenson), dau. of Thomas F Cobbs, of Pacific Palisades, California, USA

only child by third wife

3. Hon James Nicholas Lowther (b. 4 Dec 1964), mar. Vanessa Catchpole, and has issue

mar. (4)

4 Dec 1975 Caroline Sheila Ley, 3rd dau. of Sir Gerald Gordon Ley, 3rd Bt., of Epperstone Manor, Epperstone, co. Nottingham, by his wife Rosemary Catherine Macpherson, 2nd dau. of Capt Duncan Macpherson RN, of Westlake, West Coker, Yeovil, co. Somerset

children by fourth wife

4. Hon Charles Alexander James Lowther (b. 27 Feb 1978)

4. Lady Maria-Louisa Kate Lowther (b. 1976)

died

23 May 2006

suc. by

son

 

Hugh Clayton [Lowther], 8th Earl of Lonsdale

born

27 May 1949

mar. (1)

2 Oct 1971 Pamela Colleen Middleton, dau. of John Middleton, of Stannington, co. Northumberland

mar. (2)

1986 Angela Mary Wyatt, dau. of Capt Peter Wyatt, of Dartmouth, co. Devon

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Lonsdale is Hon William James Lowther, second son of the 7th Earl of Lonsdale and half-brother of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 27 Aug 2013

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Titles:

8th Earl of Lonsdale

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Apr 1807)

9th Viscount Lowther, of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland

(Great Britain, let. pat. 26 Oct 1797)

9th Baron Lowther, of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland

(Great Britain, let. pat. 26 Oct 1797)

9th Baronet, styled "of Swillington"

(Great Britain, let. pat. 22 Aug 1764)

 

Address:

Askham Hall, Penrith, Cumbria Ca10 2PF

Tel/Fax:  01931 712208   Office:  01931 712291

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