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St Germans, Earl of (UK, 1815)

 

Creation: let. pat. 28 Nov 1815

 

Family name: Eliot

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Arms:

Argent a Fess Gules between two Bars Gemel wavy Azure

Crest:

An Elephant's Head couped Argent collared Gules

Supporters:

On either side an Eagle reguardant wings expanded proper, each charged on the breast with an Ermine Spot Sable

Motto:

Praecedentibus Insta (Press close upon those who take the lead)

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John [Eliot], 2nd Baron Eliot later 1st Earl of St Germans

3rd but 1st surv. son of Edward [Eliot later Craggs-Eliot], 1st Baron Eliot, by his wife Catherine Elliston, only dau. and hrss. of Capt Edward Elliston, of Guestingthorpe, co. Essex

born

25 Sep 1761

mar. (1)

9 Sep 1790 Caroline Yorke (b. 29 Aug 1765; d. 26 Jul 1818), only dau. of Rt Hon Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor 1770 (by his second wife Agneta Johnson, dau. and cohrss. of Henry Johnson, of Great Berkhamstead, co. Hertford), 2nd son of Philip [Yorke], 1st Earl of Hardwicke

mar. (2)

19 Aug 1819 Harriet Pole Carew (b. 9 Feb 1790; d. 4 Mar 1877), 4th dau. of Rt Hon Reginald Pole Carew, of Antony, co. Cornwall, by his first wife Jemima Yorke, only dau. and hrss. of Hon John Yorke (by his wife Elizabeth Lygon, dau. of Reginald Lygon, of Madresfield), 4th son of Philip [Yorke], 1st Earl of Hardwicke

died

s.p. 17 Nov 1823

created

28 Nov 1815 Earl of St Germans, with special remainder on default of male issue to his brother, Hon William Eliot

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Liskeard 1784-1804; suc. his father 17 Feb 1804 as 2nd Baron Eliot; Col, East Cornwall Militia 1808 and Lt Col 1810

 

William [Eliot], 2nd Earl of St Germans

born

1 Apr 1767

mar. (1)

30 Nov 1797 Lady Georgiana Augusta Leveson-Gower (b. 13 Apr 1769; d. 14 Mar 1806), 1st dau. of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, by his third wife Lady Susanna Stewart, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Stewart], 6th Earl of Galloway

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Granville Eliot, later 3rd Earl of St Germans

1. Lady Susan Caroline Eliot (b. 12 Apr 1801; d. 15 Jan 1835), mar. 8 Jul 1824 Henry Beauchamp [Lygon], 4th Earl Beauchamp, and had issue

2. Lady Charlotte Sophia Eliot (d. 8 Jul 1839), mar. Jul 1825 Rev George Martin, Chancellor of the Dioceses of Exeter (d. 27 Aug 1860), and had issue

mar. (2)

13 Feb 1809 Laetitia A'Court (dsp. 20 Jan 1810), sister of William [Ashe A'Court], 1st Baron Heytesbury, and 1st dau. of Sir William Pierce Ashe A'Court, 1st Bt., by his second wife Letitia Wyndham, dau. of Henry Wyndham, of Salisbury

mar. (3)

7 Mar 1812 Charlotte Robinson (dsp. 3 Jul 1813), 1st dau. of Lt Gen John Robinson, by his wife Hon Rebecca Clive, 1st dau. of Robert [Clive], 1st Baron Clive

mar. (4)

30 Aug 1814 Susan Mordaunt (dsp. 5 Feb 1830), 6th dau. of Sir John Mordaunt, 7th Bt., of Walton D'Evile, co. Warwick, by his wife Elizabeth Prowse, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Prowse, of Compton Bishop and Axbridge, co. Somerset

died

19 Jan 1845

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for St Germans 1791-1802 and for Liskeard 1802-23; Secretary of Legation at Berlin 1791-93; Secretary of Embassy and Minister Plenipotentiary at The Hague 1793-94; Minister Plenipotentiary to the Elector Palatine and the Diet of Ratisbon 1796-98; a Lord of the Admiralty 1800-04; Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1804-05; a Lord of the Treasury 1807-12

 

Edward Granville [Eliot], 3rd Earl of St Germans, GCB DL PC

born

29 Aug 1798

mar.

2 Sep 1824 Lady Jemima Cornwallis (b. 24 Dec 1803; d. 2 Jul 1856), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Cornwallis], 2nd Marquess Cornwallis, by his wife Lady Louisa Gordon, 4th dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Alexander [Gordon], 4th Duke of Gordon

children

1. Capt Hon Edward John Cornwallis Eliot, styled Lord Eliot (b. 2 Apr 1827; dvp. 26 Nov 1864)

2. Capt Hon Granville Charles Cornwallis Eliot, killed at the Battle of Inkerman (b. 9 Sep 1828; dvp. 5 Nov 1854)

3. Hon William Gordon Cornwallis Eliot, later 5th Baron Eliot later 4th Earl of St Germans

4. Hon Ernest Cornwallis Eliot (b. 28 Apr 1831; dvp. 16 Jan 1832)

5. Capt Hon Henry Cornwallis Eliot, later 5th Earl of St Germans

6. Hon Charles George Cornwallis Eliot CVO DL, Equerry to Prince and Princess Christian 1869-96, Groom of the Privy Chamber 1871-99, Treasurer and Comptroller of the Household of Prince and Princess Christian 1896-1901, Gentleman Usher of the Household 1899-1901 (b. 16 Oct 1839; d. 22 May 1901), mar. 26 Oct 1865 Constance Rhiannon Guest, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 22 Mar 1916), sister of Ivor Bertie [Guest], 1st Baron Wimborne, and 4th dau. of Sir Josiah John Guest, 1st Bt. MP, by his wife Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Bertie, only dau. by his second wife of Albemarle [Bertie], 9th Earl of Lindsey, and had issue:

1a. Granville John Eliot, later 7th Earl of St Germans

2a. Hon Montague Charles Eliot, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1923, later 8th Earl of St Germans

3a. Hon Christian Edward Cornwallis Eliot OBE, of Sunhill, Alresford, co. Hampshire, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1923 (b. 17 Jul 1872; d. 20 Oct 1940), mar. (1) 3 Jul 1897 Laura Grey Chetwode (b. 1 Jul 1872; d. 22 Jan 1938), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Sir George Chetwode, 6th Bt., by his wife Alice Jane Bass, sister of Michael Arthur [Bass], 1st Baron Burton, and 2nd dau. of Michael Thomas Bass MP, of Rangemore, co. Stafford, and (2) 12 Feb 1938 Daisy Blossom Roberts (widow of John Roberts; d. 7 Jan 1965), dau. of Alexander Elkan, and had issue by his first wife

4a. Capt Hon Arthur Ernest Henry Eliot, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1923 (b. 13 Jul 1874; dsp. 8 Oct 1936), mar. (1) 23 May 1895 (div. 1902) Florence Maude Parks-Smith, dau. of Capt Charles Egerton Parks-Smith, (2) 11 Oct 1911 Elizabeth Cornell (widow of William A C Cornell; d. 1 Nov 1913), dau. of M Marshall, (3) 26 Apr 1919 Mabel Louisa Atherton (former wife of Col Thomas James Atherton CB CMG; d. 9 Jul 1919), 2nd dau. of Sir Edward John Dean Paul, 4th Bt., by his second wife Eliza Monckton Ramsay, 2nd dau. of Maj Gen James Ramsay, and (4) 23 Sep 1933 Elinor Whyte Hughes (d. 22 Mar 1976), dau. of James Andrew Brownlee, of Aberdeen

5a. Capt Hon Edward Granville Eliot, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1923, solicitor 1904, partner in Kennedy, Ponsonby & Prideaux (b. 3 Jan 1878; d. 10 Feb 1952), mar. 3 Dec 1907 Clare Louisa Phelips (d. 20 Sep 1927), 1st dau. of William Robert Phelips DL, of Montacute House, co. Somerset, by his second wife Constance Louisa Ponsonby-Fane, 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane GCB, of Brympton, co. Somerset (by his wife Hon Louisa Anne Rose Lee Dillon, 3rd dau. of Henry Augustus [Dillon], 13th Viscount Dillon), 6th son of John William [Ponsonby], 4th Earl of Bessborough, and had issue

1a. Lady Blanche Elizabeth Eliot, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1923 (b. 18 Aug 1866; d. 11 Sep 1929), mar. 27 May 1909 Stephen Ormston Eaton, of Tolethorpe Hall, co. Rutland (d. 30 May 1911), 1st son of Charles Ormston Eaton, of Tolethorpe Hall, co. Rutland, and had issue

2a. Evelyn Radigund Eliot (b. 31 Jan 1869; d. 25 May 1920)

1. Lady Louisa Susan Cornwallis Eliot (b. 17 Dec 1825; d. 15 Jan 1911), mar. 15 Jan 1850 Walter William Brabazon [Ponsonby], 7th Earl of Bessborough, and had issue

died

7 Oct 1877

suc. by

son

note

Secretary of Legation at Madrid 1823; Member of Parliament for Liskeard 1824-32 and for East Cornwall 1837-45; a Lord of the Treasury 1827-32; Envoy to Spain 1834-37, where he brokered an agreement between the two opposing sides in the Carlist Was known as the 'Eliot Convention'; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1841-45; Privy Councillor [GB] 1841 and [I] 1841; Deputy Lieutenant for Cornwall 1841; Postmaster General 1845-46;  CB 1848; Special Deputy Warden of the Stannaries 1852; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1853-55; GCB 1857;  Lord Steward of the Household 1857-58 and 1859-66; accompanied the Prince of Wales on his tour of Canada and the USA 1860

 

William Gordon Cornwallis [Eliot], 5th Baron Eliot later 4th Earl of St Germans

born

14 Dec 1829

died

19 Mar 1881

suc. by

brother

note

Attaché at Hanover 1849, at Madrid 1850 and at Lisbon 1851; 2nd Paid Attaché at Berlin 1853; 1st Paid Attaché at Constantinople 1857 and St Petersburg 1858; Secretary of Legation at Rio de Janeiro 1859 and 1861, Athens 1860-61 and Lisbon 1864; Chargé d'Affaires at Rio de Janeiro 1863 and at Athens 1860-61; Acting Secretary of Legation at Washington 1863-64; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Devonport 1866-68; Sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Eliot 14 Sep 1870

 

Henry Cornwallis [Eliot], 5th Earl of St Germans

born

11 Feb 1835

mar.

18 Oct 1881 Hon Emily Harriet Labouchere (b. 24 Jun 1844; d. 18 Oct 1933), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Labouchere], 1st Baron Taunton, by his first wife Frances Baring, 3rd dau. of Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Bt.

children

1. Hon Edward John Cornwallis Eliot, styled Lord Eliot, 2nd Lieut, Coldstream Guards 1908-09, died by his own hand of gunshot wounds (b. 30 Aug 1885; dvp. 24 Aug 1909)

2. Hon John Granville Cornwallis Eliot, later 6th Earl of St Germans

died

24 Sep 1911

suc. by

son

note

a Junior Clerk in the Foreign Office 1855; Secretary to the Special Mission to Russia 1867; Assistant Clerk in the Foreign Office 1872-81

 

John Granville Cornwallis [Eliot], 6th Earl of St Germans, MC DL

born

11 Jun 1890

mar.

11 Jun 1918 Lady Blanche Linnie Somerset (b. 15 Apr 1897; mar. (2) 15 Jul 1924 Capt George Francis Valentine Scott-Douglas later Scott Douglas (b. 14 Feb 1898; d. 12 Jun 1930), only son of Francis John Scott-Douglas (by his first wife Fanny Augusta Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick, dau. of Sir George Eliott Meyrick Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick), 3rd son of Capt Sir George Henry Scott-Douglas, 4th Bt. MP ;  d. 30 Aug 1968), 1st dau. of Henry Adelbert Wellington [Somerset], 9th Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Louisa Emily van Tuyll van Serooskerken, widow of Baron Charles van Tuyll van Serooskerken and 2nd dau. of William Henry Harford, of Oldown House, Almondsbury, co. Gloucester

children

1. Lady Rosemary Alexandra Eliot (b. 26 Feb 1919; d. 20 Apr 1963), mar. (1) 2 Sep 1939 Capt Edward Christian Frederick Nutting (b. 9 Sep 1917; d. Jan 1943), 2nd son of Lt Col Sir Harold Stansmore Nutting, 2nd Bt. DL, by his wife Enid Hester Nina Homan-Mulock, 2nd dau. of Francis Berry Homan-Mulock, of Bellair, King's County, (2) 24 Feb 1945 (annulled 1949) Lt-Cdr David Frederick Hew Dunn RN (b. 22 Feb 1917; d. 19...), 2nd son of Cecil de Sivrac Dunn, of Rowley Cottage, Ilford, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Elsie Mary Parker, 1st dau. of William Parker, and (3) 22 Dec 1949 Col Ralph Alexander Rubens, only son of Capt Joshua Ernest Rubens, of Henley-in-Arden, co. Warwick, and had issue by her 1st and 3rd husbands

2. Lady Cathleen Blanche Eliot (b. 29 Jul 1921; d. 1994), mar. (1) 15 Nov 1946 (div. 1956) Capt John Beeton Seyfried, only son of John Frederick Seyfried, of South Kensington, London, and (2) 7 Jan 1957 Sir Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, Chairman of Lloyd's 1975-77 (d. Nov 1996), son of Savile Hudson, of Lincoln's Inn, London, and had issue by both husbands

died

s.p.m. 31 Mar 1922

suc. by

cousin

note

Capt, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys); served in World War I 1914-18; MC 1916

 

Granville John [Eliot], 7th Earl of St Germans

born

22 Sep 1867

died

20 Nov 1942

suc. by

brother

 

Montague Charles [Eliot], 8th Earl of St Germans, KCVO OBE

born

13 May 1870

mar.

22 Jun 1910 Helen Agnes Post (d. 1 Sep 1962), dau. of Arthur Post, of New York, USA, by his wife Elizabeth Wadsworth, dau. of Gen James Wadsworth, of Genesco, USA

children

1. Hon Nicholas Richard Michael Eliot, later 9th Earl of St Germans

2. Capt Hon (Montague) Robert Vere Eliot, Page of Honour to King George VI 1934-40; served in World War II as Capt, Grenadier Guards 1944-45 and in Palestine 1945-48; Member, Westminster City Council 1953-62 (b. 28 Oct 1923; dsp. 16 May 1994), mar. 1983 Marie Frances Richmond Lusk (b. 8 Apr 1942; widow of A R Lusk, of Comrie, co. Perth), only dau. of Capt Geoffrey Mervyn Cooper (by his first wife Elsie Marie Richmond, dau. of George McGregor Richmond of Balmacraig), 2nd son of Maj Arthur Hamilton Cooper DL OStJ (by his wife Mabel Alice Smith-Marriott, 2nd dau. of Sir William Henry Smith-Marriott, 5th Bt.), 2nd son of Sir William Charles Cooper, 3rd Bt.

1. Lady (Germaine) Elizabeth Olive Eliot (b. 13 Apr 1911; d. 1991), mar. (1) 17 Mar 1932 (div. 1940) as his first wife Maj Thomas James (b. 10 Jul 1906; d. 6 Feb 1976), 1st son and heir of Lt Col Hon Cuthbert James CBE MP (by his wife Florence Marion Packe, 1st dau. of Hussey Packe DL, of Prestwold, co. Leicester, by his wife Lady Alice Wodehouse, only dau. of John [Wodehouse], 1st Earl of Kimberley), 2nd son of Walter Henry [James], 2nd Baron Northbourne, and (2) 21 Mar 1950 Hon (Kenneth) George Kinnaird (b. 2 Nov 1914; dsp. 19...), 2nd son of Kenneth FitzGerald [Kinnaird], 12th Lord Kinnaird, by his wife and cousin Frances Victoria Clifton, 3rd dau. of Thomas Henry Clifton, of Lytham Hall, co. Lancaster, and had issue by her first husband

died

19 Sep 1960

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Inner Temple 1895; Gentleman Usher to King Edward VII 1901-08; Groom-in-Waiting 1908-10 ; Gentleman Usher to King George V 1910-36; Lt Cdr, RNVR 1914-19; OBE 1919; Groom of the Robes 1920-36; MVO 1923; Extra Groom-in-Waiting 1924-60; CVO 1928; KCVO 1934

 

Nicholas Richard Michael [Eliot], 9th Earl of St Germans

born

26 Jan 1914

mar. (1)

25 Apr 1939 (div. 1947) Helen Mary Villiers (b. 17 Apr 1915; mar. (2) 19 Nov 1947 Capt Ralph Benson, of Lurwyche Hall, co. Salop;  d. 6 Dec 1951), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Charles Walter Villiers CBE DSO (by his wife Lady Kathleen Mary Cole, 2nd dau. of Lowry Egerton [Cole], 4th Earl of Enniskillen), 2nd son of Maj Frederick Ernest Villiers (by his wife Jane Isabella Baird, dau. and cohrss. of Douglas Baird of Closeburn), 2nd son of Rt Rev Hon Henry Montagu Villiers DD, Bishop of Durham (by his wife Amelia Maria Hulton, 1st dau. of William Hulton, of Hulton Park, co. co. Lancaster), brother of George William [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and 5th son of Hon George Villiers (by his wife Hon Theresa Parker, only dau. of John [Parker], 1st Baron Boringdon), 3rd son of Thomas [Villiers], 1st Earl of Clarendon

children by first wife

1. Hon Peregrine Nicholas Eliot, later 10th Earl of St Germans

1. Lady Frances Helen Mary Eliot (b. 6 Mar 1943; d. 6 Jan 2004), mar. 9 Oct 1965 (div. 1987) as his first wife Lord Charles Maurice Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice later Petty-FitzMaurice, styled Earl of Shelburne (b. 21 Feb 1941), 1st son and heir of George John Charles [Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice], 8th Marquess of Lansdowne, by his first wife Barbara Chase, dau. of Harold Stuart Chase, of Santa Barbara, California USA, and had issue

mar. (2)

27 May 1948 (div. 1959) Margaret Eleanor Eyston (former wife of (1) Hugh Wharton Earle, and (2) Basil Francis Eyston;  d. 2 Aug 1967), only dau. of Lt Col William Francis George Wyndham MVO, of Heathfield Lodge, Midhurst, co. Sussex

mar. (3)

15 Nov 1965 (Mary) Bridget Lotinga (former wife of Lt Col Jack Leslie Larry Lotinga; d. 26 Dec 1998), only child of Sir (Thomas) Shenton Whitelegge Thomas GCMG OBE, Governor of Nyasaland 1929-32, Governor of the Gold Coast 1932-34 and Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Straits Settlements and British Agent for North Borneo and Sarawak 1934-45, by his wife Lucy Marguerite Montgomery, dau. of Col James Alexander Lawrence Montgomery CSI CBE, of St Columbs', Moville, co. Donegal

died

11 Mar 1988

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Peregrine Nicholas [Eliot], 10th Earl of St Germans

born

2 Jan 1941

mar. (1)

9 Oct 1964 (div. 1989) Hon Jacquetta Jean Frederica Lampson, 1st dau. of Miles Wedderburn [Lampson], 1st Baron Killearn, by his second wife Jacqueline Aldine Leslie Castellani, only dau. of Sir Aldo Castellani KCMG

children by first wife

1. Hon Jago Nicholas Aldo Eliot, styled Lord Eliot (b. 24 Mar 1966; dvp. 18 Apr 2006), mar. Bianca Ciambriello, and had issue:

1a. Hon Albert Clarence Eliot, later 11th Earl of St Germans

1a. Hon Ruby Eliot (b. 7 Apr 2003)

2a. Hon Violet Eliot (b. 7 Apr 2003)

2. Hon Louis Robert Eliot, heir presumptive to the Earldom of St Germans (b. 11 Apr 1968), lead singer and lyricist with pop group Rialto

3. Hon Francis Michael Eliot (b. 11 Nov 1971)

mar. (2)

20 Apr 1991 (div. 1996) Elizabeth Mary Williams, 1st dau. of Basil James Williams

died

15 Jul 2016

suc. by

grandson

 

Albert Clarence [Eliot], 11th Earl of St Germans

born

4 Nov 2004

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of St Germans is Hon Louis Robert Eliot, second son of the 10th Earl of St Germans and uncle of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 24 Jul 2016

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Titles:

11th Earl of St Germans

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Nov 1815)

12th Baron Eliot, of Saint Germans in the County of Cornwall

(Great Britain, let. pat. 30 Jan 1784)

 

Address:

Port Eliot, Saint Germans, Cornwall PL12 5ND

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