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Portmore, Earl of (S, 1703 - 1835)

 

Creation: let.pat. 13 Apr 1703

 

Extinct: 18 Jan 1835

 

Family name: Colyear

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Arms:

Gules on a Chevron between three Wolves' Heads erased Or as many Oak Trees eradicated proper fructed Or

Crest:

An Unicorn rampant Argent armed and maned Or

Supporters:

On either side a Wolf proper

Motto:

 Avance

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David [Colyear], 1st Lord Portmore and Blackness later 1st Earl of Portmore, KT PC

1st son and heir of Sir Alexander Colyear, 1st Bt., by his wife Jean Murray, dau. of Lt Col Walter Murray

born

c. 1656

mar.

after 20 Aug 1696 Catherine Sidley, suo jure Countess of Dorchester (b. 21 Dec 1657; d. 26 Oct 1717; bur. at Bath but removed to Weybridge, co. Surrey, in 1729), former mistress of King James II and only child of Sir Charles Sidley, 5th Bt., of Ailesford, co. Kent, by his wife Lady Catherine Savage, 3rd dau. by his first wife of John [Savage], 2nd Earl Rivers

children

1. Hon David Colyear, styled Viscount Milsington (b. 1698; dsps. and vp. 10 Mar 1728/9), mar. 20 Nov 1724 Bridget Noel (dsp. 22 Aug 1729), only dau. of Hon John Noel, of Walcot, co. Northampton (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Ingram (widow of Edward [Ingram], 2nd Viscount Irvine), sister of Bennet [Sherard], 1st Earl of Harborough, and 1st dau. of Bennet [Sherard], 2nd Baron Sherard), 2nd son of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden, by his fourth wife Lady Elizabeth Bertie, 1st dau. by his first wife of Montagu [Bertie], 2nd Earl of Lindsey

2. Hon Charles Colyear, later 2nd Earl of Portmore

died

2 Jan 1729/30

created

1 Jun 1699 Lord Portmore and Blackness

13 Apr 1703 Lord Colyear, Viscount of Milsington and Earl of Portmore

suc. by

son

note

officer in the Scottish Brigade in the Dutch service; suc. his father 3 Feb 1679/80 as 2nd Baronet; Lt Col, Mackay's Regiment 1682/3; accompanied the Prince of Orange to England 1688 and served under him in Ireland and Flanders; Col of Wauchope's Regiment of Scots Foot 1688; Governor of Limerick 1691; Brig General of Foot 1692/3, Maj General 1696 and 1701/2, Lieut General 1702/3 and General 1711-13; naturalised by Act of Parliament 1699; served in the expedition to Cadiz 1702; Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in Portugal 1710; Privy Councillor 1712-14 and 1721; Knight of the Thistle 1712/3; Governor of Gibraltar 1713; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1713

 

Charles [Colyear], 2nd Earl of Portmore, KT

born

27 Aug 1700

mar.

7 Oct 1732 Juliana Osborne (widow of Peregrine Hyde [Osborne], 3rd Duke of Leeds; d. 20 Nov 1794), dau. and hrss. of Roger Hele, of Halewell, co. Devon, by his wife Juliana Prestwood, dau. of George Prestwood, of Butterford, co. Devon

children

1. Hon David Colyear, styled Viscount Milsington (b. Sep 1736; dvp. 16 Jan 1756)

2. Hon William Charles Colyear, later 3rd Earl of Portmore

1. Lady Caroline Colyear (b. Dec 1733; d. 7 Feb 1812), mar. 27 Oct 1750 Nathaniel [Curzon], 1st Baron Scarsdale, and had issue

2. Lady Juliana Colyear (b. 1735), mar. 23 Nov 1759 Henry Dawkins MP, of Standlynch, co. Wiltshire, and Over Norton, co. Oxford, and had issue

died

5 Jul 1785

suc. by

son

note

a Page of Honour to the Princess of Wales 1719; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Andover 1727-30; Knight of the Thistle 1732; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1743-47

 

William Charles [Colyear], 3rd Earl of Portmore

born

c. 1747

mar.

5 Nov 1770 Lady Mary Leslie (b. 29 Aug 1753; d. 21 Mar 1799), 2nd dau. of John [Leslie], 10th Earl of Rothes, by his first wife Hannah Howard, dau. and cohrss. of Matthew Howard, of Hackney, co. Middlesex, and Thorpe, co. Norfolk

children

1. Hon Thomas Charles Colyear, later 4th Earl of Portmore

2. Hon William Colyear (dsp.)

3. Hon Francis Colyear (b. Jan 1781; dvp. 25 May 1787)

4. Lieut Hon John David Colyear (dvp. 19 Mar 1801)

1. Lady Mary Colyear (b. 1773 ; dvp. 11 Aug 1800)

2. Lady Julia Colyear (b. 1774; dvp. 11 Aug 1800)

3. Lady Catherine Caroline Colyear, mar. 1810 James Bracknell

died

15 Nov 1823

suc. by

son

note

 

Thomas Charles [Colyear], 4th Earl of Portmore

born

27 Mar 1772

mar. (1)

26 May 1793 Lady Mary Elizabeth Bertie (b. 24 Jul 1771; d. 10 Feb 1797), only dau. and hrss. of Brownlow [Bertie], 5th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by his second wife Mary Anne Layard, yst. dau. of Maj Peter Layard, of Sutton Friars in Canterbury, co. Kent

only child by first wife

1. Hon Brownlow Charles Colyear (b. 4 Aug 1796; dvp. 18 Feb 1819)

mar. (2)

6 Sep 1828 Frances Murrells (dsp. 21 Mar 1845), yst. dau. of William Murrells

died

s.p.s. 18 Jan 1835

note

Member of Parliament for Boston 1796-1802; Col, North Lincolnshire Militia 1795

 

On the death of the 4th Earl of Portmore the Earldom of Portmore became extinct.

 

 First written 30 Dec 2003

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