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Townshend, Marquess (GB, 1787)

 

Creation: let. pat. 31 Oct 1787

 

Family name: Townshend

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Arms:

Azure a Chevron Ermine between three Escallops Argent

Crest:

A Stag statant proper attired and unguled Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Stag statant proper attired and unguled Or;  Sinister:  a Greyhound Argent

Motto:

Haec Generi Incrementa Fides (Faith obtained these honours for our race)

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George [Townshend], 4th Viscount Townshend later 1st Marquess Townshend, PC

1st son of Charles [Townshend], 3rd Viscount Townshend, by his wife Audrey Harrison, dau. and hrss. of Edward Harrison, formerly Governor of Fort St George, India, of Ball's Park, co. Hertford

born

28 Feb 1723/24

mar. (1)

19 Dec 1751 Lady Charlotte Compton, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley and Baroness Compton (d. 14 Sep 1770), only surv. dau. of James [Compton], 5th Earl of Northampton, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Shirley, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley, only dau. and hrss. of Hon Robert Shirley (by his second wife Anne Ferrers, dau. and hrss. of Sir Humphrey Ferrers, of Tamworth Castle, co. Warwick), 1st son and heir app. by his first wife of Robert [Shirley], 14th Baron Ferrers of Chartley later 1st Earl Ferrers

children by first wife:

1. Lord George Townshend, later 17th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Leicester later 2nd Marquess Townshend

2. Rt Hon Lord John Townshend MP, of Ball's Park. co. Hertford (b. 19 Jan 1757;  d. 25 Feb 1833), mar. 10 Apr 1787 Georgiana Anne Poyntz (d. 4 May 1851), dau. of William Poyntz, of Midgham, co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1a. Charles Fox Townshend (b. 28 Jun 1795;  d. 2 Apr 1817)

2a. John Townshend, later 4th Marquess Townshend

3a. Rev Lord George Osborne Townshend, granted the rank and style of a younger son of a Marquess (b. 13 Nov 1801;  d. 7 Sep 1876), mar. 1839 Jessie Victoria MacKellar (d. 16 Apr 1897), 2nd dau. of Vice Adm John MacKellar, and had issue

1a. Lady Audrey Harriet Townshend, granted the rank and style of a daughter of a Marquess (d. 24 Mar 1876), mar. 11 Oct 1826 Rev Robert Ridsdale, Prebendary of Chichester (d. 1876)

2a. Lady Elizabeth Frances Townshend, granted the rank and style of a daughter of a Marquess (d. 10 Apr 1862), mar. 20 Oct 1813 Adm Sir Augustus Clifford, 1st Bt., CB, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod (d. 6 Feb 1877), and had issue

3a. Lady Jane Townshend, granted the rank and style of a daughter of a Marquess (d. 7 Mar 1878), mar. 6 Nov 1824 John Hildyard (d. 1855)

3. Rev Lord Frederick Patrick Townshend (b. 30 Dec 1767; d. 18 Jan 1836)

4. Lord Charles Patrick Thomas Townshend (dvp. 27 May 1796)

1. Hon Charlotte Townshend (dvp. young)

2. Hon Caroline Townshend (dvp. young)

3. Hon Frances Townshend (dvp. young)

4. Lady Elizabeth Townshend (d. 21 Mar 1811), mar. 7 May 1790 Gen William Loftus, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, and had issue

mar. (2)

19 May 1773 Anne Montgomery, Mistress of the Robes to the Princess of Wales 1795 (d. 29 Mar 1819), dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Montgomery, 1st Bt., of Magbie Hill, co. Peebles, by his first wife Hannah Tomkins, dau. and cohrss. of Alexander Tomkins, of Prichen, co. Londonderry

children by second wife:

3. Rev Lord Frederick Townshend, Rector of Stiffkey, co. Lincoln, 1792-1836 (d. 18 Jan 1836)

4. Lord Charles Townshend MP (d. 27 May 1796)

5. Capt Lord James Nugent Boyle Bernardo Townshend KCH RN (b. 11 Sep 1785;  dsp. 28 Jun 1842), mar. 8 May 1813 Elizabeth Wallis (mar. (2) 4 Sep 1844 Capt W H Henderson CB RN;  d. 15 Jul 1873), dau. of P Wallis

5. Lady Anne Townshend (d. 29 Nov 1826), mar. Harrington Hudson, and had issue

6. Lady Charlotte Townshend (d. 30 Jul 1856), mar. 17 Aug 1797 George William Frederick [Osborne], 6th Duke of Leeds, and had issue

7. Lady Honoria Maria Townshend (d. 6 May 1826)

8. Lady Harriet Townshend (b. 20 Apr 1782;  d. 9 Nov 1848), mar. 16 Sep 1811 (sep. Sep. 1814) William [de Blaquiere], 3rd Baron de Blaquiere, and had issue

died

14 Sep 1807

created

31 Oct 1787 Marquess Townshend

suc. by

son by first wife

note

joined the Army 1743: Capt 1745, ADC to the Duke of Cumberland in Flanders 1746-48, Lt Col 1747, Col of Foot 1758, Brig Gen 1759, Col of 64th Regt of Foot 1759 and 28th Regt of Foot 1759-73, Maj Gen 1761, Lieut Gen 1770, Gen 1782, Field Marshal 1796; Lieut Gen of the Ordnance 1763-67, Maj Gen of the Ordnance 1772-83; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Norfolk 1747-64; Privy Councillor 1760; suc. his father 12 May 1764 as 4th Viscount Townshend; High Steward of Norwich 1764-1807; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1767-72; High Steward of Great Yarmouth 1791-1807 and of Tamworth 1797-1803; Lord Lieutenant and Vice Admiral of Norfolk 1792-1807; Governor of Hull 1794-95, of Chelsea Hospital 1795-96 and of Jersey 1796-1807

 

George [Townshend], 17th Baron of Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Leicester later 2nd Marquess Townshend, PC

born

18 Apr 1755

mar.

24 Dec 1777 Charlotte Mainwaring-Ellerker (d. 2 Feb 1802), dau. of Eaton Mainwaring later Mainwaring-Ellerker, of Risby Park, co. York, by his wife Barbara Dixon, sister and hrss. of Abraham Dixon, of Belford, co. Northumberland

children:

1. Lord George Ferrers Townshend, later 3rd Marquess Townshend

2. Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend (b. 16 Sep 1785;  dsp. 5 Nov 1853), mar. 24 Mar 1812 his cousin Charlotte Loftus (d. 21 Mar 1866), 1st dau. of Gen William Loftus by his wife Lady Elizabeth Townshend, only dau. by his first wife of George [Townshend], 1st Marquess Townshend

1. Lady Charlotte Barbara Townshend (dsp. 3 Oct 1807), mar. 6 Apr 1805 Lt Col Hon Cecil Bisshopp MP (dvp. 11 Jul 1813), 1st son and heir ap. of Cecil [Bisshopp], 12th Baron Zouche of Haryngworth

2. Lady Harriet Anne Townshend (d. 1 Jun 1845), mar. 11 Mar 1813 Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick (d. 11 Aug 1830), and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Townshend  (d. 18 Dec 1868), mar. 5 Aug 1815 Joseph Moore Boultbec, of Springfield House, co. Warwick (d. 24 May 1860), and had issue

died

27 Jul 1811

created

v.p. 18 May 1784 Earl of Leicester

suc. by

son

note

suc. his grandmother 14 Sep 1770 as 17th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton; summ. to Parliament 25 Apr 1774 by writ as Baron Ferrers of Chartley; Capt of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1782-83 and 1783-90; Privy Councillor 1782; Trustee of the British Museum 1787-1811l Master of the Mint 1790-94; Joint Postmaster-General 1794-99; Lord Steward of the Household 1799-1802; High Steward of Tamworth 1807-11

 

George Ferrers [Townshend], 3rd Marquess Townshend

born

13 Dec 1778

mar.

12 May 1807 Sarah Dunn-Gardner (mar. (2) 10 Jan 1856 James Laidler, of Fenton, co. Northumberland;  dspl. 11 Sep 1858), dau. and hrss. of William Dunn later Dunn-Gardner, of Chatteris House, in the Isle of Ely, and Fordham Abbey, co. Cambridge, by his wife Jane Gardner, dau. and hrss. of John Gardner, of Chatteris House, in the Isle of Ely

died

s.p. 31 Dec 1855

suc. by

cousin

note

on his death the Earldom of Leicester became extinct and the Baronies of Ferrers of Chartley and Compton fell into abeyance between (1) his nephew Marmion Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, son and heir of Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, by his wife Lady Harriet Anne Townshend, his 2nd sister, who had died in 1845;  and (2) his 3rd sister, Lady Elizabeth Margaret Boultbee, wife of Joseph Moore Boultbee, of Springfield Park, co. Warwick (his 1st sister, Lady Charlotte Barbara Bisshopp, wife of Lt Col Hon Cecil Bisshopp, had died s.p. in 1807)

 

John [Townshend], 4th Marquess Townshend

born

28 Mar 1798

mar.

18 Aug 1825 Elizabeth Jane Stuart (b. 18 Jul 1803; d. 27 Jan 1877), 1st dau. of Rear Adm Lord George Stuart CB (by his wife Jane Stewart, dau. of Maj Gen James Stewart), 4th son of John [Stuart], 1st Marquess of Bute

children:

1. Lord John Villiers Stuart Townshend, later 5th Marquess Townshend

2. Lord James Dudley Brownlow Stuart Townshend (b. 14 Dec 1832;  d. 11 Aug 1846)

1. Lady Anne Maria Townshend (d. 14 Feb 1899), mar. 9 Feb 1854 Capt Alexander Nowell Shersom (d. 10 Feb 1882), and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Clementina Townshend (d. 18 Nov 1810), mar. 15 Jul 1856 John [St Aubyn], 1st Baron Saint Levan, and had issue

3. Lady Audrey Jane Charlotte Townshend (d. 20 Feb 1826), mar. (1) 18 Sep 1873 Hon Greville Theophilus Howard, of Castle Rising, co. Norfolk (d. 28 Jul 1880), 2nd son of Charles John [Howard], 17th Earl of Suffolk, and (2) 10 Aug 1882 Gen Rt Hon Sir Redvers Buller VC GCB GCMG, of Downes, co. Devon (d. 2 Jun 1908), and had issue by both husbands

died

10 Sep 1863

suc. by

son

note

Midshipman RN 1814, Master's Mate 1819-20, Lieut 1820, Commander 1828, Post Capt 1834, Naval ADC to Queen Victoria 1854, Rear Adm 1856; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Tamworth 1847-55

 

John Villiers Stuart [Townshend], 5th Marquess Townshend

born

10 Apr 1831

mar.

17 Oct 1865 Lady Anne Elizabeth Clementina Duff (b. 16 Aug 1847; d. 31 Dec 1925), 1st dau. of James [Duff], 5th Earl Fife, by his wife Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay, 2nd dau. of William George [Hay], 18th Earl of Erroll

children:

1. Lord John James Dudley Stuart Townshend, later 6th Marquess Townshend

1. Lady Agnes Elizabeth Audrey Townshend (b. 13 Dec 1870;  d. 15 Mar 1955), mar. 2 Sep 1903 James Andrew Cunningham Durham, of Cromer Grange and East Raynham House, co. Norfolk (d. 30 Sep 1954), son of Rev James Samuel William Durham DD, Rector of Ladbroke, co. Warwick, and had issue

died

26 Oct 1899

suc. by

son

note

Clerk in the Foreign Office 1850-54; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Tamworth 1856-63; High Steward of Tamworth

 

John James Dudley Stuart [Townshend], 6th Marquess Townshend

born

16 Oct 1866

mar.

9 Aug 1905 Gwladys Ethel Gwendolen Eugénie Sutherst, Mayor of Lynn 1928-29 (mar. (2) 19 Oct 1946 Bernard le Strange, 2nd son of Capt Roland le Strange, of Hunstanton Hall, co. Norfolk;  d. 10 Oct 1959), 1st dau. of Thomas Sutherst, of Fountains Court, Temple, London, by his wife Ethel Eugénie Taylor, dau. of James H Taylor, of Leintwardine, co. Hereford

children:

1. Lord George John Patrick Dominic Townshend, later 7th Marquess Townshend

1. Lady Elizabeth Mary Gladys Townshend (b. 16 Oct 1917;  d. 31 Dec 1950), mar. (1) 20 Oct 1939 (div. 1947) Sir Eric Richard Meadows White, 2nd Bt., of Boulge Hall, co. Suffolk, and (2) 15 Mar 1949 John Clifford Roberts, son of John Joseph Roberts, and had issue by her first husband

died

17 Nov 1921

suc. by

son

 

George John Patrick Dominic [Townshend], 7th Marquess Townshend

born

13 May 1916

mar. (1)

2 Sep 1939 (div. 1960) Elizabeth Pamela Audrey Luby (mar. (2) 1960 Brig Sir James Gault KCMG;  d. 1989), only dau. of Lt Col Thomas Luby, Judicial Commissioner, ICS

children by first wife:

1. Lord Charles George Townshend, later 8th Marquess Townshend

1. Lady Carolyn Elizabeth Ann Townshend (b. 27 Sep 1940), mar.  (1) 13 Oct 1962 (div. 1971) Il Patrizio Genovese Antonio Capellini, son of Vincenzo Capellini, of Genoa, Italy, by his wife Donna Anna Candeo Vanzetti, and (2) Jan 1973 (ann. 1974) Edgar Miles Bronfman, of New York, USA, philanthropist (b. 1929; d. 2013), son of Samuel Bronfman, of Montreal, Canada, and has issue by her first husband

2. Lady Joanna Agnes Townshend (b. 19 Aug 1943), mar. (1) 27 Sep 1962 (div. 1968) Jeremy George Courtenay Bradford, son of Cdr George Francis Norton Bradford RN, (2) 1 Jan 1978 (div. 1984) James Barry Morrissey, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and (3) 1991 Christian Marc Boegnor, son of Etienne Boegnor, and has issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

22 Dec 1960 Ann Frances Darlow (d. 1988), only dau. of Arthur Pellew Darlow, of Portugal

children by second wife:

2. Lord John Patrick Townshend (b. 17 Jun 1962), mar. 1987 (div. 1981) Rachel Lucy Chapple, dau. of Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB KBE, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar 1993-95

3. Lady Katherine Anne Townshend (b. 29 Sep 1963), mar. 1991 Piers W Dent, youngest son of Robert Dent, of Olivers, Painswick, co. Gloucester, and has issue

mar. (3)

7 May 2004 Philippa Sophia Swire (b. 28 Apr 1935; widow of Humphrey Roger Swire, of Dean Manor, Charlbury, co. Oxford, only son of Lt Col Cyril George William Swire, of Coldicote Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh, co. Gloucester), only dau. of Lt Col George Jardine Kidston later Kidston-Montgomerie of Southannan DSO MC, of Longbottom, Biddesden, co. Hampshire, and Fairlie, co. Ayr (by his wife Lydia Cecilia Mason, dau. of Maj Peter George Mason DSO), 1st son and heir of Richard Logan Kidston by his wife Sophia Egidia Guendolen Allenby-Montgomerie, 1st dau. of Capt Samuel Hynman Allenby later Allenby-Montgomerie, of Southannan House, co. Ayr, and Garnsgate Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Lady Sophia Constance Montgomerie, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Archibald William [Montgomerie], 14th Earl of Eglinton

died

23 Apr 2010

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Charles George [Townshend], 8th Marquess Townshend

born

26 Sep 1945

mar. (1)

8 Oct 1975 Hermione Evans (former wife of Anthony J C Evans;  d. 1985), only child of Lt Cdr Robert Martin Dominic Ponsonby RN (by his first wife Dorothy Edith Jane Lane, yst. dau. of Henry Hervey Vincent Lane, of King's Bromley Manor, co. Stafford), 1st son of Sir George Arthur Ponsonby KCVO, Comptroller and Private Secretary to HM Queen Maud of Norway 1919-38 (by his first wife Julia Winifred Maitland OIdfield, dau. of Phineas A R Oldfield), 1st son of Robert Charles Ponsonby (by his wife Mary Machlachlan, 1st dau. of George Machlachlan of Machlachlan), 3rd son of Rt Hon Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby later Ponsonby-Fane GCB ISO, of Brympton, Yeovil, 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

children by first wife

1. Lord Thomas Charles Townshend, styled Viscount Raynham (b. 2 Nov 1977)

1. Lady Louise Elizabeth Townshend (b. 23 Jul 1979

mar. (2)

1990 Mrs Alison Marshal, 2nd dau. of Sir Willis Ide Combs KCVO CMG, of Wadhurst Park, co. East Sussex

 

 Last updated 14 Jan 2014

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Titles:

8th Marquess Townshend

(Great Britain, let. pat. 31 Oct 1787)

11th Viscount Townshend, of Raynham in the County of Norfolk

(England, let. pat. 11 Dec 1682)

11th Baron Townshend, of Lynn Regis in the County of Norfolk

(England, let. pat. 20 Apr 1661)

13th Baronet, styled "of Raynham, co. Norfolk"

(England, let. pat. 16 Apr 1617)

 

Address:

Raynham Hall, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 7EP

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