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Strangford, Viscount (I, 1628 - 1869)

 

Creation: let.pat. 17 Jul 1628

 

Extinct: 9 Jan 1869

 

Family name: Smythe

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Arms:

Azure a Chevron engrailed between three Lions passant guardant Or

Crest:

An Ounce's Head erased Argent pellettée collared and chained Sable

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Lion Or guttée de larmes;  Sinister:  A Leopard Argent collared and chained Sable

Motto:

Virtus Incendit Vires

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Thomas [Smythe], 1st Viscount Strangford, KB

1st son and heir of Sir John Smythe, of Ostenhanger and Ashford, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Fineux, dau. and hrss. of John Fineux, of Hawe, in Herne, co. Kent

born

c. 1599

mar.

in or before 1621 Lady Barbara Sydney (b. 28 Nov 1599; mar. (2) shortly before 1 Feb 1636/7 Sir Thomas Colepeper, of Place House, Hackington, co. Kent, Lieutenant of Dover Castle; d. shortly before 11 Apr 1643; bur. at Hackington, co. Kent), 4th dau. of Robert [Sydney], 1st Earl of Leicester, by his first wife Barbara Gamage, dau. and hrss. of John Gamage, of Coity, co. Glamorgan

children

1. Hon Philip Smythe, later 2nd Viscount Strangford

1. Hon Barbara Smythe, mar. Peter Rycaut, of Eastwell, co. Kent

2. Hon Elizabeth Smythe

3. Hon Philippa Smythe

4. Hon Dorothy Smythe

died

30 Jun 1635 (bur. at Ashford, co. Kent)

created

17 Jul 1628 Viscount Strangford, in the Province of Ulster

suc. by

son

note

made a Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles I 1625/6

 

Philip [Smythe], 2nd Viscount Strangford

born

23 Mar 1633/4

mar. (1)

22 Aug 1650 his cousin Lady Isabella Sydney (bapt. 30 Sep 1634; bur. s.p.m. 20 Jun 1663 at Ashford, co. Kent), 3rd dau. of Robert [Sydney], 2nd Earl of Leicester, by his wife Lady Dorothy Percy (bapt. 20 Aug 1598; d. 20 Aug 1659), 1st dau. of Henry [Percy], 3rd Earl of Northumberland

only child by first wife

1. Hon Diane Smythe (b. 1660; dsp.), mar. John Aelst

mar. (2)

after 14 Nov 1663 Mary Porter (d. 13 Nov 1730), dau. of George Porter, of St Martin's-in-the-Fields, Groom of the Bedchamber (by his wife Lady Diana Goring, 3rd dau. of George [Goring], 1st Earl of Norwich, by his wife Hon Mary Nevill, 2nd dau. of Edward [Nevill], 8th or 1st Baron Bergavenny), 1st son and heir of Endymion Porter, Groom of the Bedchamberr to King Charles I, by his wife Hon Olive Boteler, 4th dau. and cohrss. of John [Boteler], 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield, by his wife Elizabeth Villiers, half-sister of George [Villiers], 1st Duke of Buckingham, and 1st dau. of Sir George Villiers, of Brokesby, co. Leicester, by his first wife Audrey Saunders, dau. and hrss. of William Saunders, of Harrington, co. Northampton

children by second wife

1. Hon Endymion Smythe, later 3rd Viscount Strangford

2. Hon Elizabeth Smythe, mar. Henry Audley, of Berechurch, co. Essex

3. Hon Olivia Smythe, mar. John Darell, of Calehill, co. Kent

4. Hon Catherine Clare Smythe (d. 26 Apr 1711), mar. 25 Jan 1703/4 as his first wife Henry [Roper], 8th Baron Teynham, and had issue

bur.

8 Aug 1708 (bur. at Ashford, co. Kent)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

he and his wife had passes to go to France 1655 and 1658;  in the Rising of 1659 he, with his uterine brother, Thomas Colepeper, was arrested and held for two months;  Member of Parliament for Hythe 1660 ; he did not sit in the Irish Parliament of 1689

 

Endymion [Smythe], 3rd Viscount Strangford

born

c. 1675

mar.

about 1710 Anne Elizabeth Larget de Bresville (mar. (2) General van der Horst; d. 28 Jun 1764), dau. and hrss. of Jean Larget de Bresville, of Chalons, Champagne, France, and of St Martin's, London

only son

1. Hon Philip Smythe, later 4th Viscount Strangford

died

8 Sep 1724 (bur. in St Peter's Church, Dublin)

suc. by

son

note

he was raised a Roman Catholic but conformed to the Established Church in 1714 and took his seat in the Irish House of Lords the next year and was granted a pension of £250 a year

 

Philip [Smythe], 4th Viscount Strangford

born

14 Mar 1715

mar.

1741 Mary Jephson, dau. of Anthony Jephson, of Mallow Castle, co. Cork, by his second wife Hannah Rogerson, dau. of Rt Hon John Rogerson, Chief Justice of the King's Bench of Ireland

children

1. Hon Lionel Smythe, later 5th Viscount Strangford

1. Hon Mary Smythe

2. Hon Anne Smythe

died

29 Apr 1787

suc. by

son

note

granted a pension of £200 a year from 1733; took Holy Orders 1742; Rector of Templeusque, Kilkean and Kilroan, co. Cork 1743; Prebendary of Cork 1743-52; Precentor of Elphin 1746-52; Dean of Derry 1752-69; Archdeacon of Derry 1769-74; resolved by the Irish House of Lords in 1784 that he had accepted a bribe of £200 for his vote in a particular matter, following which both Houses passed a Bill disabling him from sitting in that or any future Parliament

 

Lionel [Smythe], 5th Viscount Strangford

born

19 May 1753

mar.

5 Sep 1779 Marie Elizabeth Philipse (b. c. 1756; d. 5 Apr 1838; bur. with her husband at Clifton, Bristol), 1st dau. of Frederick Philipse, of Philipsburg, New York, by his wife Elizabeth Williams, dau. of Charles Williams

children

1. Hon Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, later 6th Viscount Strangford

2. Hon Lionel Smythe (b. 28 Mar 1783)

1. Hon Eliza Maria Sydney Smythe (b. 5 Sep 1781), mar. 1824 Dr James Sullivan

2. Hon Louisa Sarah Sydney Smythe (b. 2 Mar 1785), mar. 17 Nov 1807 John Eld, of Seighford, co. Stafford

died

1 Oct 1801 (bur. at Clifton, Bristol)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign 1769, Lieut 1771, and Capt, 49th Regiment of Foot 1776; Capt, 23rd Regiment of Foot 1777, serving in many campaigns in America during the Revolutionary War; retired 1784; took Holy Orders 1785; Rector of Kilbrew, co. Meath 1788-1801; Prebendary of St Patrick's, Dublin 1790-1801

 

Percy Clinton Sydney [Smythe], 6th Viscount Strangford, GCB GCH PC

born

31 Aug 1780

mar.

17 Jul 1817 Ellen Browne (b. 1788; widow of Nicholas Browne, of Mount Hazel, co. Galway; d. 26 May 1826; bur. at St Petersburg, Russia), 5th dau. of Sir Thomas Burke, 1st Bt., of Marble Hill, co. Galway, by his wife Christian Browne, dau. of James Browne, of Limerick

children

1. Hon George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney Smythe, later 7th Viscount Strangford

2. Hon Lionel Philip Thomas Henry Smythe (b. 5 Aug 1821;  dvp. 13 Jul 1834)

3. Hon Percy Ellen Frederick William Smythe, later 8th Viscount Strangford

1. Hon Philippa Eliza Sydney Smythe (dvp. 3 Jun 1854), mar. 29 Dec 1840 Rt Hon Henry James Baillie MP, of Redcastle, co. Ross

2. Hon Louisa Ellen Frances Augusta Smythe (b. 21 Feb 1823; dvp and spm. 23 Nov 1852), mar. 3 May 1847 as his first wife her cousin George John [Browne], 3rd Marquess of Sligo, and had issue

died

29 May 1855 (bur. at Ashford, co. Kent)

created

26 Jan 1825 Baron Penshurst, of Penshurst in the County of Kent

suc. by

son

note

Secretary of Legation 1803-08, Chargé d'Affaires 1804, 1805 and 1806-07, and Minister Plenipotentiary 1807; created a Grandee of Portugal 1807 for services rendered to the Royal Family of Portugal; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Brazil 1808-15; Privy Councillor 1808; Knight of the Bath 1808 (changed to GCB 1815); Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Stockholm 1817-20; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Constantinople 1820-25 and to St Petersburg 1825-26; FRS 1825; FSA 1825; GCH 1825; was on a special mission to Brazil 1828-29; Director, Society of Antiquaries 1852-54; he brought back the estate of Ostenhanger, which had been sold by the 2nd Viscount, and obtained a pension of £2,300 a year

 

George Augustus Frederick Percy Sydney [Smythe], 7th Viscount Strangford

born

13 Apr 1818

mar.

9 Nov 1857 Margaret Cuninghame Kincaid-Lennox (mar. (2) 17 Oct 1861 as his first wife Hon Charles Spencer Bateman-Hanbury laterBateman-Hanbury-Kincaid-Lennox MP (b. 8 Oct 1827; dsp. 22 Mar 1912), 2nd son of William [Hanbury later Bateman-Hanbury], 1st Baron Bateman, by his wife Elizabeth Chichester, sister of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Baron Templemore, and 2nd dau. of Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester, of Dunbrody Park, co. Wexford (by his wife and second cousin Lady Anne Harriet Stewart, 3rd dau. by his second wife of John [Stewart], 7th Earl of Galloway), 3rd son by his first wife of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Marquess of Donegall; dsp. 28 Jun 1892), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Lennox Kincaid-Lennox, of Woodhead and Kincaid, co. Stirling, by his wife Frances Maxwell Cuninghame, 3rd dau. of John Cuninghame, of Craigends, co. Renfrew

died

s.p. 23 Nov 1857 (bur. at Ashford, co. Kent)

suc. by

brother

note

a Grandee of Portugal; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Canterbury 1841-52

 

Percy Ellen Algernon Frederick William Sydney [Smythe], 8th Viscount Strangford

born

26 Nov 1825

mar.

6 Feb 1862 Emily Anne Beaufort (dsp. 24 Mar 1887 in the SS Lusitania, en route to Port Said; bur. in Kensal Green Cemetery, co. Middlesex), yst. dau. of Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort KCB RN, by his first wife Alicia Magdalena Wilson, dau. of Capt Lestock Wilson HEICS

died

s.p. 9 Jan 1869 (bur. at Ashford, co. Kent)

note

a Grandee of Portugal; Attaché to the Embassy at Constantinople 1845; Oriental Secretary of the Legation there 1857-58; President of the Royal Asiatic Society 1861-64 and 1867-69

 

On the death of the 8th Viscount Strangford the Viscountcy of Strangford and the Barony of Penshurst became extinct.

 

First written 4 Feb 2013

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