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Muncaster, Baron (I, 1783 - 1917)

 

Creation: let.pat. 21 Oct 1783

 

Extinct: 30 Mar 1917

 

Family name: Pennington

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Arms:

Or five Fusils conjoined in Fess Azure

Crest:

A Mountain Cat passant guardant proper

Supporters:

Dexter: A Lion guardant proper charged on the breast with an Oak Branch Vert; Sinister: A Horse reguardant proper bridled Or

Motto:

Over the Crest: Firm, Vigilant, Active;  Below the Shield: Vincit Amor Patriae

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Sir Joseph Pennington, 4th Bt., of Muncaster Castle, co. Cumberland (d. 1793), mar. Sarah Moore, dau. and hrss. of John Moore, of co. Somerset, and had issue:

1. John Henry Pennington, later 1st Baron Muncaster

2. Joseph Pennington, a Naval Officer (d. in North America)

3. Lowther Pennington, later 2nd Baron Muncaster

1. Jane Pennington

2. Margaret Pennington

3. Catharine Pennington, mar. Humphrey Brooke Osbaldeston, of Hunmanby, co. York

 

John Henry [Pennington], 1st Baron Muncaster

born

1737

mar.

26 Sep 1778 Penelope Compton (b. c. 1744; d. 15 Nov 1806; bur. at Copgrove, co. York), dau. and hrss. of John Compton (by his wife Frances Riggs, of New York, presumed to be dau. of Samuel Riggs, of London, merchant), 3rd son of Hatton Compton, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (by his wife and cousin Penelope Nicholas, only dau. of Sir John Nicholas, Secretary of State to King Charles I and King Charles II), son of Hon Sir Charles Compton (by his wife Mary Fermor), 2nd son of Spencer [Compton], 2nd Earl of Northampton

only child

1. Hon Maria Frances Margaret Pennington (bapt. 28 Nov 1783; d. 16 Nov 1850), mar. 21 Nov 1811 James [Lindsay], 24th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

died

d.s.p.m.s. 8 Oct 1813 (bur. at Muncaster, co. Cumberland)

created

v.p. 21 Oct 1783 Baron Muncaster, with a special remainder, failing male heirs of his body, to his brother Lowther Pennington

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Army 1756, Maj 1766 and Col; Member of Parliament for Milborne Port 1781-96, for Colchester 1796-1802 and for Westmorland 1806-13; suc. his father as 5th Bt. 3 Feb 1793

 

Lowther [Pennington], 2nd Baron Muncaster

born

1745

mar.

13 Jan 1802 Esther Morrison (widow of Capt James Morrison; d. 7 Oct 1827), 2nd dau. of Thomas Barry, of Clapham. co. Surrey

only child

1. Hon Lowther Augustus John Pennington, later 3rd Baron Muncaster

died

29 Jul 1818 (bur. in St George's Church, Hanover Square, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army: Maj General 1791, Lieut General 1799, Col, 4th Royal Veteran Battalion 1806-18, and General 1808

 

Lowther Augustus John [Pennington], 3rd Baron Muncaster

born

14 Dec 1802

mar.

15 Dec 1828 Frances Catherine Ramsden (b. 3 Jun 1806; d. 30 Jan 1853; bur. at Warter, co. York), 4th dau. of Sir John Ramsden, 4th Bt., of Byram, co. York, by his wife Hon Louisa Susannah Ingram-Shepheard, 5th dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Ingram], 9th Viscount Irvine

children

1. Hon Gamel Augustus Pennington, later 4th Baron Muncaster

2. Hon Josslyn Pennington (b. 24 Aug 1833; dvp. an infant)

3. Hon Josslyn Francis Pennington, later 5th Baron Muncaster

4. Hon Alan Joseph Pennington, of Ragdale Hall, co. Leicester (b. 5 Apr 1837;  dsp. 19...), mar. 9 Dec 1880 Anna Eleanora Hartopp, dau. of E B Hartopp, of Dalby Hall, co. Leicester

1. Hon Fanny Caroline Pennington (dvp. 12 Jul 1864)

2. Hon Rachel Matilda Pennington (dvp. an infant)

3. Hon Louisa Theodosia Pennington (d. 17 Jun 1886), mar. 25 Nov 1858 Edgar Atheling Drummond JP DL, of Cadland, co. Hampshire, banker (b. 21 Aug 1825; d. 10 May 1893), 2nd son of Andrew Robert Drummond, of Cadland, co. Hampshire, banker (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Frederica Manners, 1st dau. of John Henry [Manners], 5th Duke of Rutland), 1st son of Andrew Berkeley Drummond, of Cadland, co. Hampshire, banker (by his wife Lady Mary Perceval, 1st dau. by his second wife of John [Perceval], 2nd Earl of Egmont), 1st son of Hon Robert Drummond, of Cadland, co. Hampshire, and Charing Cross, co. Middlesex, banker (by his wife Winifred Thompson, dau. of William Thompson, of Ipsden, co. Oxford), 3rd son of William [Drummond], 4th Viscount Strathallan, and had issue

died

30 Apr 1838 (bur. at Warter, co. York)

suc. by

son

note

 

Gamel Augustus [Pennington], 4th Baron Muncaster

born

3 Dec 1831

mar.

2 Aug 1855 Lady Jane Louisa Octavia Grosvenor (b. 29 Aug 1834; mar. (2) 3 Oct 1863 Hugh Barlow Lindsay, Bombay CS (d. 13 Apr 1913); d. 13 Jul 1921), 8th dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. of George Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Duke of Sutherland

only child

1. Hon Margaret Susan Elizabeth Pennington (b. c. 1860;  d. 8 Jul 1871)

died

s.p.m. 13 Jun 1862 (bur. at Muncaster, co. Cumberland)

suc. by

brother

note

High Sheriff of Cumberland 1859

 

Josslyn Francis [Pennington], 5th Baron Muncaster

born

25 Dec 1834

mar.

9 Apr 1863 Contance Ann L'Estrange, 2nd dau. of Edmund L'Estrange, of Tynte Lodge, co. Leitrim, by his wife Henrietta Susan Beresford Lumley (b. Oct 1839; d. 14 Jul 1917; bur. at Muncaster, co. Cumberland), sister of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarborough

died

s.p. 30 Mar 1917 (bur. at Muncaster, co. Cumberland)

created

11 Jun 1898 Baron Muncaster, of Muncaster in the County of Cumberland [Peerage of the United Kingdom]

note

served in the Crimea 1854-55; Capt, 90th Regiment of Foot 1856; Capt, Rifle Brigade 1857; Lord Muncaster and his wife were captured by Greek brigands 1870, when four of the party werre put to death before the ransom arrived; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Cumberland 1872-80, and for Egremont 1885-92; Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland 1876; FSA 1893; Director of the Furness Railway

 

On the death of the 5th Baron Muncaster the Barony of Muncaster and the Pennington Baronetcy both became extinct.

 

First written 13 Feb 2013

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