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Richmond, Duke of (E, 1675)


Creation: let. pat. 9 Aug 1675


Family name: Lennox later Gordon-Lennox





Quarterly: 1st and 4th grand quarters, the Royal Arms of Charles II (viz. quarterly: 1st and 4th, France and England quarterly; 2nd, Scotland; 3rd, Ireland);  the whole within a Bordure company Argent charged with Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper and the last; overall an Escutcheon Gules charged with three Buckles Or (the Dukedom of Aubigny);  2nd grand quarter, Argent a Saltire engrailed Gules between four Roses of the second barbed and seeded proper (Lennox); 3rd grand quarter, quarterly, 1st, Azure three Boars' Heads couped Or (Gordon);  2nd, Or three Lions' Heads erased Gules (Badenoch);  3rd, Or three Crescents within a Double Tressure flory counter-flory Gules (Seton);  4th, Azure three Cinquefoils Argent (Fraser)


1st, a Bull's Head erased Sable horned Or;  2nd, on a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion statant guardant Or crowned with a Ducal Coronet Gules and gorged with a Collar company of four pieces Argent charged with eight Roses Gules and the last;  3rd, out of a Ducal Coronet a Stag's Head affrontée proper attired with ten Tynes Or


Dexter:  an Unicorn Argent armed, crined and unguled Or;  Sinister:  an Antelope Argent, also armed, crined and unguled Or, each supporter gorged with a Collar company as the crest


Over the 1st crest, Avant Darnlie;  over the 2nd crest, En La Rose Je Fleuris;  and over the 3rd crest, Bydand



Charles [FitzRoy later Lennox], 1st Duke of Richmond, KG PC

illegitimate son of King Charles II and his mistress Louise Renée de Penancoet de Kéroualle, suo jure Duchess of Portsmouth and of Aubigny


29 Jul 1672


bef. 10 Jan 1692/3 Lady Anne Belasyse (widow of Henry [Belasyse], 2nd Baron Belasyse;  d. 9 Dec 1722), 3rd dau. of Hon Francis Brudenell, styled Lord Brudenell (by his wife Lady Frances Savile, only dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex), son and heir ap. of Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan


1. Lord Charles Lennox, later 2nd Duke of Richmond

1. Lady Louisa Lennox (b. 24 Dec 1694; d. 15 Jan 1716/7), mar. 13 Feb 1701/2 James [Berkeley], 3rd Earl of Berkeley, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Lennox (d. 20 Oct 1789), mar. 21 Feb 1722/3 William Anne [Keppel], 2nd Earl of Albemarle, and has issue


v.m. 27 May 1723


9 Aug 1675 Baron Settrington, of Settrington in the County of York, Earl of March, and Duke of Richmond

9 Sep 1675 Lord Torbolton, Earl of Darnley and Duke of Lennox

suc. by



received the Castle of Richmond 1675 and the lands of Lennox 1680; Knight of the Garter 1681; Governor of Dumbarton Castle 1681; Master of the Horse 1681-1684/5; High Steward of the City of York 1683; Lord High Admiral 1694; Grand Master of Freemasons 1696-97; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1714-23; Privy Councillor [I] 1715


Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond, KG PC


18 May 1701


4 Dec 1719 Lady Sarah Cadogan, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline (b. 18 Sep 1706; d. 25 Aug 1751), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan, by his wife Margaretta Cecilia Munter, dau. of John Munter, Councillor of the Court of Holland


1. a son (b. and d. 3 Sep 1724)

2. Lord Charles Lennox, styled Earl of March (b. 9 Sep 1730; bur. v.p. 6 Nov 1730)

3. Lord Charles Lennox, later 3rd Duke of Richmond

4. Lord George Henry Lennox MP (b. c.1738;  d. 25 Mar 1805), mar. 25 Dec 1759 Lady Louisa Kerr (d. 1830), 1st dau. of William [Kerr], 4th Marquess of Lothian, by his wife Lady Caroline D'Arcy, only dau. of Robert [D'Arcy], 3rd Earl of Holderness, and had issue:

1a. Charles Lennox, later 4th Duke of Richmond

1a. Maria Louisa Lennox (d. Jul 1843)

2a. Emilia Charlotte Lennox (d. 19 Oct 1832), mar. 1784 her second cousin Adm Hon Sir George Cranfield Berkeley GCB RN (b. 1753; d. 1818), 2nd son of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl Berkeley, by his wife  Elizabeth Drax, 1st dau. of Henry Drax, of Ellerton Abbey, co. York, and had issue

3a. Georgina Lennox (d. 20 Jan 1841), mar. 1789 Henry [Bathurst], 3rd Earl Bathurst, and had issue

1. Lady Georgina Carolina Lennox, later suo jure Baroness Holland

2. Lady Emilia Mary Lennox, mar. (1) 7 Feb 1747 James [FitzGerald], 1st Duke of Leinster, and (2) 1774 William Ogilvie, and had issue by both husbands

3. Lady Louisa Augusta Lennox, mar. 1758 Rt Hon Thomas Connolly, of Castletown, co. Kildare (dsp. 27 Apr 1803)

4. Lady Sarah Lennox (d. Aug 1826), mar. (1) 1762 (div. 1776) Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, 6th Bt., and (2) 27 Aug 1781 Col Hon George Napier, Comptroller of Army Accounts in Ireland (b. 11 Mar 1751; d. 13 Oct 1804), 1st son of Francis [Scott later Napier], 6th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, by his second wife Henrietta Maria Johnston, dau. of Capt George Johnston, of Dublin, and had issue by her second husband

5. Lady Cecilia Lennox (d. unm.)


8 Aug 1750

suc. by



entered the Horse Guards 1721/2, Capt 1722, Brig General 1739, Maj General 1742, Lieut General 1745, General 1745; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Chichester 1722-23; Grand Master of Freemasons 1724-25; Knight of the Bath 1725; Knight of the Garter 1726; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1726-35; Lord High Constable of England for the Coronation of King George II 1727; suc. his grandmother 14 Nov 1734 as 2nd Duke of Aubigny; Mayor of Chichester 1735; Elder Brother of Trinity House 1737-50; Master of the Horse 1734/5-50; Privy Councillor 1734/5; a lord Justice of the Realm 1740, 1745, 1748 and 1750; Ambassador to France 1748-49; Hugh Steward of Chichester 1749


Charles [Lennox], 3rd Duke of Richmond, KG PC


22 Feb 1734/35


1 Apr 1757 Lady Mary Bruce (d. 8 Nov 1796), only dau and cohrss. of Charles [Bruce], 4th Earl of Elgin, by his third wife Lady Caroline Campbell, dau. of John [Campbell], 4th Duke of Argyll


s.p.legit. 29 Dec 1806

suc. by



Ensign 1751, Capt 1753, Lt Col 1756, Col 1758, Maj General 1760, Lieut General 1770, General 1782, Field Marshal 1792 and Col of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards 1795-1806; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1760; Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1763-1806; Ambassador to Paris 1765-66; Privy Councillor 1765; Secretary of State for the Southern Department 1766; recognised as Duke of Aubigny by Louis XVI 1776; Master General of Ordnance 1782-83 and 1783-95; Knight of the Garter 1782


Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond, KG PC

1st son of Lt-Gen Lord George Henry Lennox (by his wife Lady Louisa Kerr, 1st dau. of William [Kerr], 4th Marquess of Lothian), 2nd son of Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond


9 Sep 1764


9 Sep 1789 Lady Charlotte Gordon (b. 20 Sep 1768;  d. 5 May 1842), sister and heiress of line of George [Gordon], 5th Duke of Gordon, and 1st dau. of Alexander [Gordon], 4th Duke of Gordon, by his first wife Jane Maxwell, 2nd dau. of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, 3rd Bt.


1. Lord Charles Lennox later Gordon-Lennox, later 5th Duke of Richmond

2. Lt Col Lord John George Lennox, Member of Parliament for West Sussex (b. 3 Oct 1793;  d. 10 Nov 1873), mar. 29 Jun 1818 Louisa Frederica Rodney (b. 19 Jul 1800;  d. 12 Jan 1865), 1st dau. of Capt Hon John Rodney RN (by his second wife Lady Louisa Martha Stratford, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough), 1st son by his second wife of George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney, and had issue

3. Lord Henry Adam Lennox (b. 6 Sep 1797;  d. 1812)

4. Lord William Pitt Lennox (b. 20 Sep 1799;  dsps. 18 Feb 1881), mar. (1) 7 May 1824 (div. 1834) Mary Anne Paton, 1st dau. of George Paton, of the High School, Edinburgh, (2) 1854 Ellen Smith (d. 3 Nov 1859), dau. of John Smith, and (3) 17 Nov 1863 Maria Jane Molyneux (d. 10 Jan 1916), 1st dau. of Rev Capel Molyneux, of St Paul's Onslow Square, and had issue by his first and second wives

5. Capt Lord Frederick Lennox (b. 24 Jan 1801;  d. 25 Oct 1829)

6. Lord Sussex Lennox (b. 11 Jun 1802;  d. 12 Apr 1874), mar. 3 Apr 1828 Hon Mary Margaret Lawless, only dau. of Valentine Browne [Lawless], 2nd Baron Cloncurry, by his first wife Elizabeth Georgiana Morgan, yst. dau. of Lieut Gen Charles Morgan, Commander-in-Chief in the East Indies, and had issue

7. Lt Col Lord Arthur Lennox MP, Clerk of the Ordnance 1844 (b. 2 Oct 1806;  d. 15 Jan 1864), mar. 1 Jul 1835 Adelaide Constance Campbell (d. 14 Aug 1888), 4th dau. of Col John Campbell MP, 4th of Islay, by his wife and fourth cousin Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell, 2nd dau. of John [Campbell], 5th Duke of Argyll, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Lennox (d. 7 Dec 1847), mar. 11 Mar 1820 as his first wife Lt Col Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy KCB KCH, Governor of New South Wales (b. 10 Jun 1796; d. 16 Feb 1858), 1st son of Gen Lord Charles FitzRoy (by his first wife Frances Miller-Mundy, 1st dau. of Edward Miller-Mundy, of Shipley, co. Derby), 2nd son by his first wife of Augustus Henry [FitzRoy], 3rd Duke of Grafton,, and had issue

2. Lady Sarah Lennox (d. 8 Sep 1873), mar. 9 Oct 1815 Gen Sir Peregrine Maitland GCB, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Cape Colony (d. 1854), and had issue

3. Lady Georgiana Lennox (b. 30 Sep 1795;  d. 15 Dec 1891), mar. 7 Jun 1824 her second cousin William Lennox Lascelles [FitzGerald later FitzGerald-de Ros], 23rd Baron de Ros, and had issue

4. Lady Jane Lennox (d. 27 Mar 1861), mar. 20 Jul 1822 Lawrence Peel, of Kemp Town, Brighton (b. 1801;  d. 17 Dec 1888), 6th son by his first wife of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Bt., and had issue

5. Lady Louisa Maddelena Lennox (b. 2 Oct 1803;  dsp. 2 Mar 1900), mar. 18 Apr 1825 Rt Hon William Frederick Fownes Tigh, of Woodstock, co. Kilkenny (dsp. 11 Jun 1878)

6. Lady Charlotte Lennox (b. 4 Dec 1804;  d. 20 Aug 1833), mar. 4 Dec 1823 Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge [Berkeley], 1st Baron FitzHardinge, and had issue

7. Lady Sophia Georgina Lennox (b. 21 Jul 1809;  dsp. 17 Jan 1902), mar. 7 Aug 1838 Col Lord Thomas Cecil (dsp. 29 Nov 1873), 2nd son of Henry [Cecil], 1st Marquess of Exeter


28 Aug 1819

suc. by



entered Army 1785, ADC to the King 1795-98, Maj General 1798; Lieut General 1805; General 1814; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Chichester 1790-1806; High Steward of Chichester 1807; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1807-13; Privy Councillor 1807; Knight of the Garter 1812; Governor of Hull 1813-14 and of Plymouth 1814-19; Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1816-19; Governor-General of Canada 1818-19


Charles [Lennox later Gordon-Lennox], 5th Duke of Richmond, KG PC


3 Aug 1791


10 Apr 1817 Lady Caroline Paget (b. 6 Jun 1796;  d. 12 Mar 1874), 1st dau. of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey, by his first wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, 3rd dau. of George Busey [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey


1. Lord Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, later 6th Duke of Richmond

2. Lord Fitzroy George Charles Gordon-Lennox (b. 11 Jun 1820;  d. 1841)

3. Rt Hon Lord Henry Charles George Gordon-Lennox, Member of Parliament for Chichester 1846-85, a Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary to the Admiralty 1868 and First Commissioner of Works 1874-76 (b. 2 Nov 1821; dsp. 29 Aug 1886), mar. 25 Jan 1883 Amelia Susannah White (widow of John White, of Arddarroch, co. Dumbarton;  d. 6 Feb 1903)

4. Capt Lord Alexander Francis Charles Gordon-Lennox, Member of Parliament for Shoreham 1849-59 (b. 14 Jun 1825;  d. 22 Jan 1892), mar. 6 Aug 1863 Emily Frances Towneley (d. 31 Dec 1892), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Col Charles Towneley, of Towneley, co. Lancaster, and had issue

5. Lieut Lord George Charles Gordon-Lennox, Member of Parliament for Lymington (b. 22 Oct 1829;  dsp. 27 Feb 1877), mar. 3 Aug 1875 Minnie Augusta Cook (widow of Maj Edwin Adolphus Cook, of Roydon Hall, Tonbridge;  d. 21 Sep 1913), dau. of W H Palmer, of Portland Place, London

1. Lady Caroline Amelia Gordon-Lennox (b. 1823;  dsp. 30 Apr 1890), mar. 4 Oct 1849 as his second wife John George Brabazon [Ponsonby], 5th Earl of Bessborough

2. Lady Augusta Katherine Gordon-Lennox (b. 14 Jan 1827;  dsp. 3 Apr 1904), mar. 27 Nov 1851 Field Marshal HH Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimer KP GCB GCVO PC (b. 11 Oct 1823;  dsp. 16 Nov 1902)

3. Lady Lucy Frances Gordon-Lennox (d. 16 Apr 1843)

4. Lady Amelia Frederica Gordon-Lennox (d. 20 Oct 1841)

5. Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox (b. 13 Apr 1835;  d. 5 Oct 1910), mar. 17 Nov 1859 George [Bingham], 4th Earl of Lucan, and had issue


21 Oct 1860

suc. by



entered the Army 1809 as ensign, Lieut 1810, Captain 1812, Brevet Major 1815, ADC to the Duke of Wellington 1810-14 and to the Prince of Orange 1815 and Brevet Lt Col 1816; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Chichester 1812-19; High Steward of Chichester; Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons, Sussex 1819-60; Knight of the Garter 1829; Privy Councillor 1830; Postmaster-General 1830-34; Vice-Admiral of Sussex 1831; Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1835-60; Chancellor of Marischal College, Aberdeen 1835-60; took the additional name of Gordon by Royal Licence 1836; Joint Chancellor of Aberdeen University 1860


Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 6th Duke of Richmond, KG


27 Feb 1818


28 Nov 1843 Frances Harriett Greville (b. 8 Mar 1824;  d. 8 Mar 1887), 1st dau. of Algernon Frederick Greville, Bath King of Arms (by his wife Charlotte Cox, dau. of Richard Henry Cox, of Hillingdon, co. Middlesex), 2nd son of Capt Charles Greville (by his wife Lady Charlotte Cavendish-Bentinck, 1st dau. of William Henry Cavendish [Bentinck later Cavendish-Bentinck], 3rd Duke of Portland), 5th son of Fulke Greville MP, of Wilbury, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Frances Macartney, dau. of James Macartney), only son of Hon Algernon Greville MP (by his wife Mary Somerset, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lord Arthur Somerset (by his wife Mary Cotton, widow of Hugh Calverley Cotton, and only dau. and hrss. of Sir William Russell, 1st Bt., of Langherne, co. Carmarthen), 2nd son of Henry [Somerset], 1st Duke of Beaufort), 2nd son of Fulke [Greville], 5th Baron Brooke


1. Lord Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, later 7th Duke of Richmond

2. Col Lord Algernon Charles Gordon-Lennox (b. 19 Sep 1847;  d. 3 Oct 1921), mar. 31 Aug 1886 Blanche Maynard DBE DGStJ (b. 14 Feb 1864;  d. 17 Aug 1845), 2nd dau. of Col Hon Charles Henry Maynard (by his second wife Blanche Adeliza FitzRoy, 2nd dau. of Henry FitzRoy, of Salcey Lawn, co. Northampton (by his wife Jane Elizabeth Beauclerk, 4th dau. of Charles George Beauclerk (by his wife Emily Charlotte Ogilvie, 2nd dau. of William Ogilvie), 1st son of Topham Beauclerk (by his wife Lady Diana Spencer, 1st dau. of Charles [Spencer], 3rd Duke of Marlborough), 1st son of Lord Sidney Beauclerk (by his wife Mary Norris, dau. of Thomas Norris, of Speke, co. Lancaster), 5th son of Charles [Beauclerk], 1st Duke of St Albans), 1st son of Rev Canon Lord Henry FitzRoy (by his wife Caroline Pigot, yst. dau. of Adm Hugh Pigot), 1st son by his second wife of Augustus Henry [FitzRoy], 3rd Duke of Grafton), only son and heir ap. of Henry [Maynard], 3rd Viscount Maynard, and had issue

3. Capt Lord Francis Charles Gordon-Lennox (b. 30 Jul 1849;  d. 1 Jan 1886)

4. Rt Hon Lord Walter Charles Gordon-Lennox, Member of Parliament for Chichester 1888-94, Treasurer of the Household 1891-92 (b. 29 Jul 1865;  d. 21 Oct 1922), mar. 6 Jul 1889 Alice Elizabeth Ogilvie-Grant (b. 2 Feb 1856;  d. 7 Mar 1946), 1st dau. of Hon George Henry Ogilvie-Grant of Grant, and had issue

1. Lady Caroline Elizabeth Gordon-Lennox (b. 12 Oct 1844;  d. 2 Nov 1934)

2. Lady Florence Gordon-Lennox (b. 21 Jun 1851;  d. 21 Jul 1895)


27 Sep 1903


13 Jan 1876 Earl of Kinrara and Duke of Gordon

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Sussex 1841-60 ; ADC to the Duke of Wellington 1842-52 and to Viscount Hardinge 1852-54; Privy Councillor 1859; Chancellor of Aberdeen University 1861-1903; Knight of the Garter 1867; President of the Board of Trade 1867-88 and 1885; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1870-1903; Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords 1870-76; Lord President of the Council 1874-80; Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire 1879-1903; Secretary of State for Scotland 1885-86


Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 7th Duke of Richmond, KG GCVO CB


27 Dec 1845

mar. (1)

10 Nov 1868 Amy Mary Ricardo (b. 10 Oct 1848;  d. 23 Aug 1879), 1st dau. of Percy Ricardo, of Bramley Park, co. Surrey, by his wife Matilda Hensley, dau. of John Isaac Hensley

children by first wife

1. Lord Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, later 8th Duke of Richmond

2. Col Lord Esmé Charles Gordon-Lennox KCVO CMG DSO, Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain 1929-46 (b. 10 Feb 1875; d. 4 May 1949), mar. (1) 8 Jun 1909 (div. 1923) Hon Hermione Frances Caroline Fellowes (b. 31 Jul 1886; d. Jan 1972), 3rd dau. of William Henry [Fellowes], 2nd Baron de Ramsey, and (2) 2 Dec 1923 Rosamond Lorys Palmer (d. 6 May 1961), dau. of Vice Adm Norman Craig Palmer CVO RN, of Barnwyke, Chichester, and had issue

3. Maj Gen Lord Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox (b. 1 May 1878;  d. 10 Nov 1914), mar. 25 Jul 1907 Hon Evelyn Loch (b. 29 Jul 1876;  d. 18 Jun 1944), 2nd dau. of Henry Brougham [Loch], 1st Baron Loch, and had issue

1. Lady Evelyn Amy Gordon-Lennox (b. 23 Apr 1872;  d. 17 Feb 1922), mar. 4 Jan 1896 Sir John Richard Geers Cotterell, 4th Bt. (d. 13 Nov 1937), and had issue

2. Lady Violet Mary Gordon-Lennox (b. 15 Jan 1874;  d. 19 Nov 1946), mar. 30 Jun 1894 Henry Leonard Campbell [Brassey], 1st Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, and had issue

mar. (2)

3 Jul 1882 Isabel Sophia Craven (b. 28 Apr 1863;  d. 20 Nov 1889), 2nd dau. of William George Craven by his wife Lady Mary Yorke, 2nd dau. of Charles Philip [Yorke], 4th Earl of Hardwicke

children by second wife

3. Lady Muriel Beatrice Gordon-Lennox (b. 3 Oct 1884;  d. 13 Apr 1969), mar. (1) 30 Apr 1904 (div. 1933) Maj William Malebisse Beckwith DSO (b. 30 Aug 1877;  d. 24 Dec 1954), only son of Capt Henry John Beckwith, of Millichope Park, and (2) 2 Aug 1933 Cmdr Lewis Derek Jones RN, of Newton House, co. Hampshire (d. 31 Oct 1968), 1st son of Maj Gen Lewis Jones CB CMG, of Stoke Lodge, Stoke Poges, co. Buckingham, and had issue by her first husband

4. Lady Helen Magdalen Gordon-Lennox GCVO CBE, Mistress of the Robes to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1937 (b. 13 Dec 1886;  d. 13 Jun 1865), mar. 18 Oct 1911 Alan Ian [Percy], 8th Duke of Northumberland, and had issue


18 Jan 1928

suc. by

son by first marriage


Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Sussex 1869-85 and for Chichester 1885-88; Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons, Sussex 1901-26; CB 1902; GCVO 1904; Knight of the Garter 1905; Military ADC to Queen Victoria 1896-1901, King Edward VII 1901-1910 and King George V; Chancellor of Aberdeen University 1917; Lord Lieutenant of Morayshire and Banffshire


Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 8th Duke of Richmond, MVO DSO


30 Dec 1870


8 Jun 1893 Hilda Madeleine Brassey DBE (b. 16 Jun 1872;  d. 29 Dec 1971), 1st surv. dau. of Henry Arthur Brassey MP, of Preston Hall, co. Kent, by his wife Anna Harriet Stevenson, dau. of Maj George Robert Stevenson, of Tongswood, in Hawkhurst, co. Kent


1. Hon Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox (b. 15 Aug 1895;  dvp. 5 Sep 1895)

2. Lieut Lord Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, styled Lord Settrington (b. 26 Jan 1899;  dvp. 24 Aug 1919)

3. Lord Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, later 9th Duke of Richmond

1. Lady Amy Gwendoline Gordon-Lennox (b. 5 May 1894;  d. 27 Apr 1975), mar. 11 Dec 1917 Lt Col Sir James Stuart Coates 3rd Bt., MC (b. 13 Apr 1894;  d. 26 Oct 1966), and has issue

2. Lady Doris Hilda Gordon-Lennox (b. 6 Sep 1896;  d. 1980), mar. 10 Apr 1923 Cmdr Clare George Vyner DL RN (b. 31 Mar 1894;  d. 1989), of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, co. York, 2nd son of Lord Alwyne Compton DSO MP (by his wife Mary Evelyn Violet Vyner, dau. of Robert Charles de Grey Vyner, of Gautby Hall, co. Lincoln, and Newby Hall, co. York), 3rd son of William [Compton], 4th Marquess of Northampton, and has issue


7 May 1935

suc. by



ADC to Commander-in-Chief Ireland 1895-98; Lord Lieutenant of Morayshire; DSO 1900; MVO 1905


Frederick Charles [Gordon-Lennox], 9th Duke of Richmond


5 Feb 1904


15 Dec 1927 Elizabeth Grace Hudson (d. 1992), yst. dau. of Rev Thomas William Hudson, Vicar of Wendover, co. Buckingham


1. Lord Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, later 10th Duke of Richmond

2. Lord Nicholas Charles Gordon-Lennox KCMG KCVO, of South Nore, West Wittering, co. Sussex, HM Diplomatic Service (Paris) 1975-79, HM Ambassador to Spain 1984-89, a Governor of the BBC 1990 (b. 31 Jan 1931; d. 11 Oct 2004), mar. 14 Jan 1958 Mary Williamson LVO, Extra Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alexandra since 1990 (b. 20 Mar 1924), only child of Brig Hudleston Noel Hedworth Williamson DSO MC, by his second wife Leila Isabel Lodwick, only dau. of Lt Col Robert William Peter Lodwick, of Camberley, co. Surrey, and had issue


2 Nov 1989

suc. by



Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 10th Duke of Richmond


19 Sep 1929


26 May 1951 Susan Monica Grenville-Grey (b. 1933), dau. of Col Cecil Everard Montague Grenville-Grey CBE, of Westrop House, Highworth, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Louise Monica Morrison-Bell, 1st dau. of Lt Col Ernest Fitzroy Morrison-Bell OBE MP


1. Lord Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, styled Earl of March and Kinrara (b. 8 Jan 1955), mar. (1) 3 Jul 1976 (div. 1989) Sally Clayton, dau. of Maurice Clayton, and has issue:

1a. Lady Alexandra Gordon-Lennox (b. 1985)

Lord March and Kinrara mar. (2) 1991 Hon Janet Elizabeth Astor, 1st dau. by his third wife of William Waldorf [Astor], 3rd Viscount Astor, and has further issue:

1a. Hon Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, styled Lord Settrington (b. 20 Dec 1994)

2a. Hon William Rupert Charles Gordon-Lennox (b. 29 Nov 1996)

3a. Hon Frederick Lysander Gordon-Lennox (b. 10 Mar 2000)

2a. Lady Eloise Cordelia Gordon-Lennox (b. 10 Mar 2000)

1. Lady Ellinor Caroline Gordon-Lennox (b. 28 Jul 1952)

2. Lady Louisa Elizabeth Gordon-Lennox (b. 14 Mar 1967), mar. 1 Nov 1997 Ben Collings, 2nd son of Roger Collings, and has issue


Chancellor of Sussex University 1985;  Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex 1990-94


 Last updated 15 Oct 2004




10th Duke of Richmond - England. let. pat. 9 Aug 1675

10th Duke of Lennox - Scotland, let. pat. 9 Sep 1675

10th Duke of Aubigny - France, cr. Jan 1683/84

5th Duke of Gordon - United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Jan 1876

10th Earl of March - England, let. pat. 9 Aug 1675

10th Earl of Darnley - Scotland, let. pat. 9 Sep 1675

5th Earl of Kinrara - United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Jan 1876

10th Baron Settrington, of Settrington in the County of York - England, let. pat. 9 Aug 1675

10th Lord Torbolton - Scotland, let. pat. 9 Sep 1675

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