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Thurlow, Baron (GB, 1792)

 

Creation: let. pat. 11 Jun 1792

 

Family name: Thurlow later Hovell-Thurlow later Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st, Or a Saltire Gules on a Chief of the last on the sinister canton a Mullet of the first charged with a Crescent of the second, and for distinction a Cross Crosslet Gold (Bruce);  2nd, Azure three Garbs Or, and for distinction in the centre chief point a Cross Crosslet of the last (Cumming);  3rd, Argent on a Chevron between two Chevronels Sable three Portcullises with Chains and Rings of the field (Thurlow);  4th, Or a Cross Sable (Hovell)

Crests:

1st:  Upon a Cap of Maintenance proper a Dexter Arm in armour from the shoulder resting on the elbow also proper the hand holding a Sceptre erect Or the arms charged for distinction with a Cross Crosslet Gules;  2nd:  a Lion rampant Or holding in the dexter paw a Dagger proper, charged on the shoulder for distinction with a Cross Crosslet Azure;  3rd: a Raven proper with a Portcullis hung round her neck Argent;  4th: a Greyhound couchant Or collared and line reflexed over the back Sable

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Or collared and lined Sable

Mottoes:

Over the 1st crest:  Fuimus (We have been);  over the 2nd crest:  Courage;  over the 3rd crest:  Justitae Soror Fides (Faith is the sister of Justice);  over the 4th crest:  Quo Fata Vocant (Where fate may call)

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Edward [Thurlow], 1st Baron Thurlow, PC

1st son of Rev Thomas Thurlow, Rector of Ashfield, co. Suffolk, and afterwards of Knapton and Worden, co. Norfolk, by his wife Elizabeth Smith, dau. and eventual hrss. of Robert Smith, of Ashfield, co. Suffolk

born

9 Dec 1731

died

s.p.legit. 12 Sep 1806 (bur. in the Temple Church, London)

created

3 Jun 1778 Baron Thurlow, of Ashfield in the County of Suffolk

11 Jun 1792 Baron Thurlow, of Thurlow in the County of Suffolk, with a special remainder failing male heirs of his body to his three nephews "Edward Thurlow and Thomas Thurlow, Esquires," sons of Thomas, late Bishop of Durham, decd.,and "Edward South Thurlow, Clerk, Prebendary of Norwich" in like manner

suc. by

nephew

note

barrister (Inner Temple) 1754; Bencher 1762; King's Counsel 1762; Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1765 but did not take up the post; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Tamworth 1765-78; Treasurer of the Inner Temple 1769-70; Solicitor-General 1770-71;  Attorney-General 1771-78; Privy Councillor 1778; Lord Chancellor 1778-83 and 1783-92; a Teller of the Exchequer 1786-1806

 

Edward [Thurlow later Hovell-Thurlow], 2nd Baron Thurlow

1st son of Rt Rev Thomas Thurlow DD, Bishop of Durham 1787-91 (by his wife Anne Bere, dau. of William Bere, of Lymington, co. Hampshire), next brother of Edward [Thurlow],1st Baron Thurlow

born

10 Jun 1781

mar.

13 Nov 1813 Mary Katharine Bolton, an actress famous for her role as Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera (b. c. 1790; d. 28 Sep 1830), 1st dau. of James Richard Bolton, of Long Acre, co. Middlesex, attorney-at-law

children

1. Hon Edward Thomas Hovell-Thurlow, later 3rd Baron Thurlow

2. Capt Hon Thomas Hugh Hovell-Thurlow (b. 13 May 1816; d. 18...)

3. Capt Hon John Thomas Hovell-Thurlow (b. 15 Jul 1817; d. 31 Aug 1871)

died

4 Jun 1829

suc. by

son

note

Registrar of the Diocese of Lincoln 1786-1829; Clerk of Lunacy and of the Custody of Idiots1786; Clerk of the Presentation in the Petty Bag Office 1793-1829; Patentee of the Bankruptcy Office 1802-29; Clerk of the Hanaper 1802-29; took the name of Hovell before that of Thurlow by Royal Licence 1814

 

Edward Thomas [Hovell-Thurlow], 3rd Baron Thurlow

born

12 Nov 1814

mar.

8 Nov 1836 Sarah Hodgson (d. 13 Mar 1840), only dau. of Peter Hodgson

children

1. Hon Edward Thomas Hovell-Thurlow, later 4th Baron Thurlow

2. Hon John Thomas Hovell-Thurlow later Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, later 5th Baron Thurlow

died

2 Mar 1857 (bur. at Ashfield, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

note

FSA 1843

 

Edward Thomas [Hovell-Thurlow], 4th Baron Thurlow

born

25 Oct 1837

died

22 Apr 1874

suc. by

brother

 

John Thomas [Hovell-Thurlow later Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce], 5th Baron Thurlow, PC

born

5 Dec 1838

mar.

18 Oct 1864 Lady Elma Bruce (b. 19 Jun 1842; d. 27 Nov 1923), 1st dau. (and only surv. child and hrss. of her mother) of James [Bruce], 8th Earl of Elgin, by his first wife Elizabeth Mary Cumming-Bruce, only child of Charles Lennox Cumming-Bruce MP, of Roseisle, Dunphail and Kinnaird

children

1. Capt Hon James Frederick Howell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, served in the South African War 1899 (b. 24 Jul 1867; killed vp. and sp. at the Battle of Magersfontein 11 Dec 1899), mar. 8 Dec 1891 Constance Gertrude Cecily Clifton, Woman of the Bedchamber to HRH Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (mar. (2) 1 Jan 1910 Brig Gen Edward Boustead Cuthbertson CMG MVO OBE, of Jermyns, Romsey, co. Hampshire), 2nd dau. of Thomas Henry Clifton, of Lytham Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Madeline Diana Elizabeth Agnew, 1st dau. of Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Bt.

2. Rev Charles Edward Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, later 6th Baron Thurlow

3. Hon Henry Nigel Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 20 Jun 1875; d. 18 Aug 1916)

4. Lieut Hon Edmund Sigurd Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 17 Aug 1878; dvp. 11 Nov 1899)

1. Hon Mary Elma Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (dvp. and sp. 11 Feb 1894), mar. 26 Apr 1893 as his first wife Capt Arthur Wellesley Anstruther CB (b. 5 Mar 1864; d. 20 Oct 1938), 4th son of Lt Col Sir Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, 5th Bt. MP, by his wife Louisa Maria Chowne Marshall, dau. of Rev William Knox Marshall, Prebendary of Hereford

2. Hon Alice Margaret Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (dvp. 28 Oct 1901)

died

12 Mar 1916

suc. by

son

note

entered the Diplomatic Service 1858; Attaché at Paris 1859; part of the Earl of Elgin's special mission to China 1860-61, being present at the capture of the Taku forts and of Peking; private to the Viceroy of India 1862-64; Attaché at Vienna 1864 and at Washington 1865-66; 2nd Secretary at The Hague 1866-70; took the additional names of Cumming-Bruce after those of Howell-Thurlow by Royal Licence 1874 to mark his wife's descent from the former families; a Lord-in-Waiting (Liberal) 1880-85 and 1886; Privy Councillor 1886; Paymaster-General 1886; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1886; FRS 1886

 

Rev Charles Edward [Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce], 6th Baron Thurlow

born

6 Oct 1869

mar.

5 Feb 1909 Grace Catherine Trotter (d. 16 Jan 1959), only child of Rev Canon Henry Trotter, Vicar of Christ Church, Barnet, co. Hertford (by his wife Eleanor Catherine Grenfell, sister of Francis Wallace [Grenfell], 1st Baron Grenfell, and yst. dau. by his first wife of Pascoe St Leger Grenfell JP DL, of Maesteg House, Swansea), 2nd son of Capt. John Trotter, of Dyrham Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Hon Charlotte Amelia Liddell, dau. of Thomas Henry [Liddell], 1st Baron Ravensworth

children

1. Hon Henry Charles Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, later 7th Baron Thurlow

2. Hon Francis Edward Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, later 8th Baron Thurlow

3. Lt Col Rt Hon Sir (James) Roualeyn Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, barrister Middle Temple 1937, served in World War II 1939-45 as Lt Col, Royal Artillery, Chancellor of the Diocese of Ripon 1954-58, Recorder of Doncaster 1957-58 and Recorder of York 1958-61, Bencher 1959, Junior Treasury Counsel (Common Law) 1959-64, knighted 1964, High Court Judge (Probate, Admiralty and Divorce Division) 1964-76, Deputy Treasurer 1974, Treasurer 1975, Privy Councillor 1977, Lord Justice of Appeal 1977-85 (b. 9 Mar 1912; d. 12 Jun 2000), mar. 4 Aug 1955 Lady (Anne) Sarah Savile (b. 17 Sep 1919; d. 1991), 4th dau. of John Henry [Savile], 6th Earl of Mexborough, by his wife Hon Margaret Eva de Burgh Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st dau. of Edward [Knatchbull-Hugessen], 2nd Baron Brabourne, and had issue

4. Hon Alexander Pascoe Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce OBE, served in the Colonial Administration Service in Palestine, Zanzibar and Aden 1946-61, in the Home Civil Service 1961, in the Colonial Office 1961-68 and in the Ministry of Defence 1968 (b. 28 Oct 1917), mar. 21 Feb 1942 Catherine Agnes Blackwood (d. 17 Feb 1995), dau. of Rev Hamilton Blackwood, of Scalby, co. York, and has issue

died

23 Apr 1952

suc. by

son

note

Clerk in Holy Orders; Curate of St Ignatius, Hendon, Sunderland 1898-1900; Chaplain to the Mission to Seamen at Portland, Oregon, USA 1900-05, and for Valparaiso and the West Coast of South America 1905-07, becoming Assistant Superintendent of the Mission 1908-13; Vicar of St Andrew with St Anne and St Philip, Auckland, co. Durham, and Rural Dean of Auckland 1913-22; Commissary of the Bishop of the Falkland Islands 1919-34, and of the Bishop of Johannesburg 1922-34; Chaplain Superintendent of the Mersey Mission to Seamen 1922-30; Rural Dean of North Liverpool 1926-30; Chaplain to the Master Mariners' Company 1929-30; Rector of Sedgefield, co. Durham 1930-39

 

Henry Charles [Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce], 7th Baron Thurlow, CB CBE DSO

born

29 May 1910

died

29 May 1971

suc. by

brother

 

Francis Edward [Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce], 8th Baron Thurlow, KCMG

born

9 Mar 1912

mar.

11 May 1949 Yvonne Diana Dormehl CStJ (former wife of Mandell Creighton Dormehl;  d. 14 Feb 1990), dau. of Aubyn Harold Raymond Wilson, of Westerlee, St Andrews, co. Fife

children

1. Hon Roualeyn Robert Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, later 9th Baron Thurlow

2. Hon Peter Torquil Frances Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 21 Apr 1962; dvp. 1985)

1. Hon (Diana) Miranda Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 6 Jul 1954), mar. (1) 14 Feb 1981 (div. 1997) Michael Jeremy Gurney (b. 3 Nov 1946), 1st son of Lieut Jeremy Christopher Gurney by his wife Elizabeth Anne Hay, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Capt Hon Ivan Josslyn Lumley Hay (by his wife Pamela Burroughes, dau. of Francis George Burroughes, of Blakeney Holt, co. Norfolk), 3rd son of Charles Gore [Hay], 20th Earl of Erroll, and (2) 2 Jul 1997 Vanya Bostroem, of 345 San Luis Way, Novato, California, USA, and has issue by her first husband

2. Hon Aubyn Cecilia Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 1 Jun 1958), mar. 1986 Frederick March Phillipps, of Cold Newton Lodge, Billesden, co. Leicester, 1st son of Gerard March Phillipps, of Quenby Hall, co. Leicester, and has issue

died

24 Mar 2013

suc. by

son

note

High Commissioner to New Zealand 1959-64 and to Nigeria 1964-68;  Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas 1969-72

 

Roualeyn Robert [Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce], 9th Baron Thurlow

born

13 Apr 1952

mar.

5 May 1980 Bridget Anne Julia Cheape, only dau. of (Hugh) Bruce Ismay Cheape, of South Lodge, Isle of Mull

children

1. Hon Nicholas Edward Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 16 Feb 1986), mar. Joanna Heriot-Maitland (b. 1985), 2nd dau. of Patrick Richard Heriot-Maitland, of Fossoway Lodge, Kinross, co. Perth, by his wife Marilyn Lois Grant, dau. of R S Grant, of St Petersburgh, Florida, USA, and has issue:

1a. Isla Beatrice Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 14 Oct 2016)

2. Hon George Patrick Roualeyn Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 19 Mar 1990)

1. Hon Tessa Iona Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 19 Oct 1987)

2. Hon Lorna Belinda Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce (b. 27 Dec 1991)

 

 Last updated 15 Jan 2017

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Title:

9th Baron Thurlow, of Thurlow in the County of Suffolk

(Great Britain, let. pat. 11 Jun 1792)

 

Address:

New Farm, Compton, Berkshire

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