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Rosebery, Earl of (S, 1703)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 Apr 1703

 

Family name: Primrose

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Vert three Primroses within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Or (Primrose);  2nd and 3rd, Argent a Lion rampant double queued Sable (Cressy)

Crest:

A Demi Lion Gules holding in the dexter paw a Primrose Or

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Or

Motto:

Fide Et Fiducia (By faith and trust)

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Archibald [Primrose], 1st Viscount of Rosebery later 1st Earl of Rosebery, PC

only son of Sir Archibald Rosebery, 1st Bt. of Carrington (a Lord of Session under the style Lord Carrington), by his second wife Agnes Dundas, widow of Sir James Dundas of Newliston and dau. of Sir William Grey of Pittendrum

born

18 Dec 1664

mar.

3 Feb 1690/1 Dorothea Cressy (b. c. 1672; d. after 3 Jun 1724), only child and hrss. of Everingham Cressy, of Birkin, co. York, by his first wife Anne Neville, dau. of Sandford Neville, of Chavet, co. York

children

1. Hon James Primrose, later 2nd Earl of Primrose

2. Everingham Primrose of Leny (d. young before 1698)

3. Richard Primrose (dvp.)

4. Hon John Primrose, Storekeeper of Edinburgh Castle (d. Sep 1742)

5. Hon Henry Primrose (b. 22 Mar 1697; d. and infant)

6. Hon Henry Primrose (b. 5 May 1704; d. young)

1. Lady Elizabeth Primrose (b. 2 Mar 1696; d. young)

2. Lady Grisella Primrose (b. 19 Feb 1698; d. young)

3. Lady Anne Primrose (b. 2 Mar 1699; d. young)

4. Lady Mary Primrose (d. 17 Dec 1746), mar. 19 Nov 1724 as his second wife her first cousin once removed Sir Archibald Primrose of Ravelston, 2nd Bt., and had issue

5. Lady Margaret Primrose (d. 7 Oct 1785), mar. 15 Feb 1737/8 Alexander [Sinclair], 9th Earl of Caithness, and had issue

6. Lady Dorothy Primrose (d. 6 Nov 1768)

died

20 Oct 1723

created

1 Apr 1700 Lord Primrose and Dalmeny, and Viscount of Rosebery, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, whom failing to the heirs female of his body, whom failing to the heirs of entail in the lands of Rosebery

10 Apr 1703 Lord Dalmeny and Primrose, Viscount of Inverkeithing, and Earl of Rosebery, with remainder to the heirs male and heirs female of his body

suc. by

son

note

served with the Imperial Army in Hungary 1680-87; Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark; Cornet in Col Richard Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons 1694/5; Member of Parliament [S] (Whig) for Edinburgh 1695-1700, where he was a steady supporter of the Government; Commissioner for auditing the Scottish Treasury accounts 1701; Privy Councillor [S] 1701; Chamberlain of Fife and Strathearn 1703-14; a Commissioner for the Treaty of Union; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1707, 1708, 1710 and 1713

 

James [Primrose], 2nd Earl of Rosebery

born

c. 1691

mar.

Lady Mary Campbell (d. 7 May 1756), sister of John [Campbell], 4th Duke of Argyll, and 1st dau. of Hon John Campbell of Mamore (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Elphinstone, 1st dau. of John [Elphinstone], 8th Lord Elphinstone), 2nd son by his first wife of Archibald [Campbell], 9th Earl of Argyll

children

1. Hon Archibald Primrose, styled Lord Dalmeny (b. 31 Mar 1717; dvp. young)

2. Hon John Primrose, styled Lord Dalmeny (b. 1725; dvp. 11 Aug 1755)

3. Hon James Primrose (d. young)

4. Hon Neil Primrose, later 3rd Earl of Rosebery

1. Lady Mary Primrose (d. bef. 1749)

2. Lady Dorothy Primrose (dsp. 3 Dec 1783), mar. 22 Nov 1766 Sir Adam Inglis of Cramond, Bt.

died

26 Nov 1755

suc. by

son

note

suc. his cousin Hugh [Primrose], 3rd Viscount Primrose 8 May 1741 as 6th Baronet of Carrington, and possibly as 4th Viscount Primrose

 

Neil [Primrose], 3rd Earl of Rosebery, KT

born

1729

mar. (1)

19 May 1764 Susan Ward (dsp. 20 Aug 1771), dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir Edward Ward, 5th Bt., of Bixley, co. Norfolk, by his wife Susan Randall, dau. and hrss. of William Randall, of Yarmouth, co. Norfolk

mar. (2)

17 Jul 1775 Mary Vincent (b. c. 1752; d. 8 Mar 1823), only dau. of Sir Francis Vincent, 7th Bt., of Stoke D'Abernon, co. Surrey, by his second wife Mary Howard, 1st dau. of Lieut Gen Thomas Howard, of Eastwick, Great Bookham, co. Surrey, Governor of Berwick (by his wife Mary Morton, yst. dau. of Rt Rev William Morton DD, Bishop of Meath), 1st son of George Howard (by his wife Anne Kidder, dau. of Thomas Kidder, of Lewes, co .Sussex), brother of Francis [Howard], 6th Baron Howard of Effingham, and 2nd son of Sir Charles Howard, of Eastwick, Great Bookham, co. Surrey

children by second wife

1. Hon Archibald John Primrose, later 4th Earl of Rosebery

2. Hon Francis Ward Primrose, barrister (b. 13 Feb 1785; d. 26 May 1860), mar. 10 Nov 1829 Percy Gore (d. 30 Aug 1864), 3rd dau. of Col Ralph Gore, of Barrowmount, and had issue

1. Lady Charlotte Primrose (b. 27 Aug 1776; d. 17 Sep 1864), mar. (1) 27 May 1800 Kenneth Alexander [Howard], 1st Earl of Effingham, and (2) 30 Apr 1858 Thomas Holmes (b. c. 1828), and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Mary Primrose (d. 7 Jan 1847), mar. 11 Apr 1808 Henry John Shepherd (d. May 1855), son of Rt Hon Sir Samuel Shepherd, Lord Chief Baron of the Scottish Exchequer

3. Lady Dorothea Arabella Primrose (d. 16 Nov 1825), mar. 1 Sep 1801 William Hervey, of Bodvel, co. Carmarthen (d. 5 May 1862)

4. Lady Hester Amelia Primrose (b. 17 Jun 1786; dvp. 10 Apr 1787)

died

25 Mar 1814

suc. by

son by second wife

note

a Representative Peer for Scotland 1768, 1774 and 1780; Knight of the Thistle 1771

 

Archibald John [Primrose], 4th Earl of Rosebery, KT

born

14 Oct 1783

mar. (1)

20 May 1808 (div. 1815) Harriet Bouverie (b. 14 Oct 1790; mar. (2) 1815 her late sister's widower Sir Henry St John-Mildmay, 4th Bt.; d. 9 Dec 1834), 2nd dau. of Hon Bartholomew Bouverie MP (by his wife Mary Wyndham Arundell, 2nd dau. of Hon James Everard Arundell, of Ashcombe, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Anne Wyndham, dau. and hrss. of John Wyndham, of The Close, Salisbury, and Norrington, co. Wiltshire), 3rd son by his first wife of Henry [Arundell], 6th Baron Arundell of Wardour), 2nd son by his second wife of William [Bouverie], 1st Earl of Radnor

children by first wife

1. Hon Archibald Primrose, styled Lord Dalmeny, Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Stirling Burghs 1833-47, a Lord of the Admiralty 1835-41, Vice-Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1844 (b. 2 Oct 1809; dvp. 23 Jan 1851), mar. 20 Sep 1848 Lady Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope (b. 1 Jun 1819; mar. (2) 2 Aug 1854 Harry George [Vane later Poulett], 4th Duke of Cleveland;  d. 18 May 1901), only dau. of Philip Henry [Stanhope], 4th Earl Stanhope, by his wife Hon Catherine Lucy Smith, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Robert [Smith], 1st Baron Carrington, and had issue:

1a. Hon Archibald Philip Primrose, later 5th Earl of Rosebery

2a. Col Hon Everard Henry Primrose, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1886, Military Attaché at Vienna (b. 8 Sep 1848; d. 9 Apr 1885)

1a. Lady Mary Catherine Constance Primrose, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1886 (d. 3 Sep 1935), mar. 8 Oct 1835 Capt Henry Walter Hope (b. 17 Aug 1839; d. 25 Oct 1913), 1st son and heir of George William Hope MP (by his wife Hon Caroline Georgiana, 4th dau. of Henry James [Scott later Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Gen Hon Sir Alexander Hope GCB MP, Lieutenant-Governor of the Chelsea Hospital (by his wife Georgiana Brown, dau. of George Brown), 2nd son by his third wife of John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, and had issue

2a. Lady Constance Evelyn Primrose, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1886 (b. 1 May 1846; d. 27 Jun 1939), mar. 15 Jul 1867 Henry [Wyndham], 2nd Baron Leconfield, and had issue

2. Lt Col Hon Bouverie Francis Primrose CB DL (b. 19 Sep 1813; d. 20 Mar 1898), mar. 21 Apr 1838 his stepmother's sister Hon Frederica Sophia Anson (d. 11 Oct 1867), sister of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield, and 3rd dau. of Thomas [Anson], 1st Viscount Anson, by his wife Lady Anne Margaret Coke, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester, and had issue

1. Lady Harriet Primrose (b. 13 Oct 1830; d. 8 Mar 1876), mar. 29 Dec 1835 as his second wife Sir John Dunlop, 1st Bt. (d. 3 Apr 1839)

2. Lady Mary Anne Primrose (b. 23 Apr 1812; dvp. 19 May 1826)

mar. (2)

12 Aug 1819 Hon Anne Margaret Anson (b. 3 Oct 1796; dspm. 19 Aug 1882), sister of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield, and 1st dau. of Thomas [Anson], 1st Viscount Anson, by his wife Lady Anne Margaret Coke, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester

only child by second wife

3. Lady Anne Primrose (b. 22 Aug 1820; d. 17 Sep 1862), mar. 30 May 1848 as his third wife Rt Hon Henry Tufnell MP (d. 15 Jun 1854), and had issue

4. Lady Louisa Primrose (b. 4 May 1822; d. 23 Mar 1870)

died

4 Mar 1868

created

26 Jan 1828 Baron Rosebery, of Rosebery in the County of Edinburgh (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament for Helston 1805-06 and for Cashel 1806-07; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1818, 1820 and 1826; Privy Councillor 1831; Knight of the Thistle 1840; Lord Lieutenant and Sheriff Principal of Linlithgowshire 1843-63

 

Archibald Philip [Primrose], 5th Earl of Rosebery, KG KT PC

born

7 May 1847

mar.

20 Mar 1878 Baroness Hannah de Rothschild (d. 19 Nov 1890), only dau. and hrss. of Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild, of Mentmore, co. Buckingham, by his wife Juliana Cohen, 1st dau. of Isaac Cohen

children

1. Hon Albert Edward Harry Mayer Archibald Primrose, later 6th Earl of Rosebery

2. Capt Rt Hon Neil James Archibald Primrose, Member of Parliament (Liberal) for North Cambridgeshire 1910-17, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1915-16, Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury 1916-17, Privy Councillor 1917 (b. 14 Dec 1882; ka. 18 Nov 1917), mar. 7 Apr 1915 Lady Victoria Alice Louise Stanley (mar. (2) 10 Jun 1919 Capt Sir (Harold) Malcolm Bullock, 1st Bt. MBE MP, of Middlefield, Great Shelford, co. Cambridge; d. 26 Nov 1927), only dau. of Edward George Villiers [Stanley], 17th Earl of Derby, by his wife Lady Alice Maud Olivia Montagu DJStJ, 3rd dau. of William Drogo [Montagu], 7th Duke of Manchester, and had issue

1. Lady Sybil Myra Caroline Primrose (b. 18 Dec 1879; d. 23 Feb 1955), mar. 28 Mar 1903 Lt Gen Sir Charles John Cecil Grant KCB KCVO DSO (d. 9 Nov 1950), son of Lt Gen Sir Robert Grant GCB, and had issue

2. Lady Margaret Etrenne Hannah Primrose CI (b. 1 Jan 1881 d. 13 Mar 1967), mar. 20 Apr 1899 as his second wife Robert Offley Ashburton [Milnes later Crewe-Milnes], 1st Marquess of Crewe, and had issue

died

21 May 1929

created

3 Jul 1911 Baron Epsom, of Epsom in the County of Surrey, Viscount Mentmore, of Mentmore in the County of Buckingham, and Earl of Midlothian

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Linlithgowshire 1873-1929; Lord Rector of Aberdeen University 1878-81 and of Edinburgh University 1880-83; Under-Secretary for the Home Department 1881-83; Trustee of the British Museum 1883-1929; Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian 1884-1929; Lord Privy Seal and First Commissioner of Works 1885; Privy Councillor 1885; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1886 and 1892-94; Chairman, London County Council 1889-90 and 1892; Knight of the Garter 1892; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Lord President of the Council 1894-95; Knight of the Thistle 1895; Lord Rector of Glasgow University 1899-1902 and Chancellor of Glasgow University 1908; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1901-29; Chancellor of London University 1902; Lord Rector of St Andrews University 1911; Captain General, Royal Company of Archers 1915

 

Albert Edward Harry Meyer Archibald [Primrose], 6th Earl of Rosebery, KT DSO MC PC

born

8 Jan 1882

mar. (1)

15 Apr 1909 (div. 1919) Lady Dorothy Alice Margaret Augusta Grosvenor (b. 22 Aug 1890; raised to the rank of a Duke's daughter by Royal Warrant 20 Apr 1954;  mar. (2) 16 Mar 1920 (div. 1927) Capt Robert Bingham Brassey;  mar. (3) 23 May 1929 (div. 1938) Chetwode Charles Hamilton Hilton-Green;  mar. (4) 7 Feb 1938 Cmdr Richard Herbert Mack RN; d. 11 Jan 1966), sister of William [Grosvenor], 3rd Duke of Westminster, and 2nd dau .of Lord Henry George Grosvenor (by his first wife Dora Mina Wemyss, 1st dau. of James Erskine-Wemyss, of Wemyss Castle and Torrie House, co. Fife), 3rd son by his first wife of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster

children by first wife

1. 2nd Lieut Hon Archibald Ronald Primrose, styled Lord Dalmeny (b. 1 Aug 1910; dvp. 11 Nov 1931)

1. Lady Helen Dorothy Primrose (b. 1913 ; d. 16 Oct 1998), mar. 26 Jun 1933 Maj Hon Hugh Adeane Vivian Smith MBE (b. 25 Apr 1910; d. 20 Mar 1978), 3rd son of Vivian Hugh [Smith], 1st Baron Bicester, by his wife Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell, only dau. of William Randall [McDonnell], 6th Earl of Antrim, and had issue

mar. (2)

24 Jun 1924 Hon Eva Isabel Marian Strutt DBE (b. 17 Jun 1892; former wife of Algernon Henry [Strutt], 3rd Baron Belper;  d. 29 Jan 1987), 3rd dau. of Henry Campbell [Bruce], 2nd Baron Aberdare, by his wife Constance Mary Beckett, only dau. of Hamilton Beckett

children by second wife

2. Hon Neil Archibald Primrose, later 7th Earl of Rosebery

2. Lady Mary Primrose (b. and dvp. 15 Mar 1935)

died

31 May 1974

suc. by

son by second wife

note

2nd Lieut, Grenadier Guards; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Midlothian 1906-10; assistant Military Secretary to Lord Allenby in World War I 1914-17; MC 1916; DSO 1918; Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian 1929-64; Ensign, Royal Company of Archers 1936-45, Lieutenant 1945-74 and Captain 1948-74; Regional Commissioner for Scotland 1941-45; Secretary of State for Scotland 1945; Privy Councillor 1945; Knight of the Thistle 1947

 

Neil Archibald [Primrose], 7th Earl of Rosebery, DL

born

11 Feb 1929

mar.

22 Jan 1955 (Alison Mary) Deirdre Reid, 1st dau. of Ronald William Reid, of Crepping Hall, Wakes Colne, co. Essex

children

1. Hon Harry Ronald Neil Primrose, styled Lord Dalmeny (b. 20 Nov 1967), mar. 18 Jun 1994 Caroline J Daglish, 1st dau. of Ronald Daglish, of Hemel Hempstead, co. Hertford, and has issue:

1a. Hon Albert Caspian Harry Primrose (b. 8 Sep 2005)

1a. Hon Marina Charlotte Elizabeth Primrose (b. 28 Oct 2002)

2a. Hon Lavinia Eva Marion Primrose (b. 13 Oct 2003)

3a. Hon Delphi Helen Isobel Primrose (b. 13 Oct 2003)

4a. Hon Celeste Margaret Louise Primrose (b. 13 Oct 2003)

1. Lady Lucy Catherine Mary Primrose (b. 24 Dec 1955), mar. 22 May 1976 (Anthony Gavin) Charles Luis Garton, of West Hyde House, co. Hertford, 2nd son of Anthony Charles Garton, and has issue

2. Lady Jane Margaret Helen Primrose (b. 11 Jul 1960), mar. 1989 Michael S F Kaplan, son of R Kaplan, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and has issue

3. Lady Emma Elizabeth Anne Primrose (b. 12 Sep 1962), mar. (1) 1984 (div. 1997) William G Lamarque, 2nd son of W G Lamarque, and (2) Feb 2001 Zia Mahmood, of 14 Liston Road, London SW4, and has issue by both husbands

4. Lady Caroline Sara Frances Primrose (b. 20 Nov 1964)

note

Deputy Lieutenant, Midlothian 1960-

 

Last updated 21 Sep 2009

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Titles:

7th Earl of Rosebery

(Scotland, let. pat. 10 Apr 1703)

3rd Earl of Midlothian

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Jul 1911)

7th Viscount of Rosebery

(Scotland, let. pat. 1 Apr 1700)

7th Viscount of Inverkeithing

(Scotland, let. pat. 10 Apr 1703)

3rd Viscount Mentmore, of Mentmore in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Jul 1911)

7th Lord Primrose and Dalmeny

(Scotland, let. pat. 1 Apr 1700)

7th Lord Dalmeny and Primrose

(Scotland, let. pat. 10 Apr 1703)

4th Baron Rosebery

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Jan 1828)

3rd Baron Epsom, of Epsom in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Jul 1911)

9th Baronet, styled "of Carrington"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 1 Aug 1651)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Primrose

 

Address:

Dalmeny House, South Queensferry, West Lothian EH30 9TQ

Tel:  0131-331 1784

 

Website for Dalmeny House:

www.dalmeny.co.uk

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