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Anglesey, Earl of (E, 1623 - 1660/1)


Creation: let.pat. 18 Apr 1623


Extinct: 4 Feb 1660/1


Family name: Villiers




Quarterly of six:  1st, Argent on a Cross Gules five Escallops Or in the first quarter an Annulet Sable (Villiers), 2nd, Sable a Fess between three Cinquefoils Argent (Villiers), 3rd, Pakeman, 4th, Bellers, 5th, Howby, and 6th, Kirkby


A Lion rampant Argent crowned Or charged on the shoulder with an Annulet Sable


On either side a Lion Or, the dexter collared Azure charged with three Fleurs-de-lis of the first, the sinister collared Gules charged with three Escallops Gold


 Fidei coticula crux



Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey

3rd son of Sir George Villiers, of Brokesby, co. Leicester, by his second wife Mary Beaumont, suo jure Countess of Buckingham for life, and younger brother of George [Villiers], 1st Duke of Buckingham




Elizabeth Sheldon (mar. (2) 5 Aug 1641 Hon Benjamin Weston, of Walton-on-Thames, co. Surrey, 4th son by his second wife of Richard [Weston], 1st Earl of Portland; d. 12 Apr 1662), dau. of Thomas Sheldon, of Howby, co. Leicester


1. Hon Charles Villiers, later 2nd Earl of Anglesey

1. Lady Anne Villiers (d. bef. 1 Jul 1670), mar. (1) after Nov 1640 as his second wife Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex, and (2) after 1659 Richard Pelson, of St George's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex, and had issue by both husbands


3 Apr 1630


18 Apr 1623 Baron Villiers, of Daventry in the County of Northampton, and Earl of Anglesey

suc. by



Gentleman of the Horse 1616; Gentleman of the Bedchamber and Master of the Robes 1617; Chief Steward of the Honour of Hampton Court 1628


Charles [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Anglesey


c. 1627


25 Apr 1648 Hon Mary Villiers (widow of her husband's cousin William [Villiers], 2nd Viscount Grandison; mar. (3) Arthur Gorges, of Chelsea, co. Middlesex; d. bef. 26 Jan 1671/2), 3rd dau. of Paul [Bayning], 1st Viscount Bayning, by his wife Anne Glemham, dau. of Sir Henry Glemham, of Glemham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Anne Sackville, 1st dau. of Thomas [Sackville], 1st Earl of Dorset


s.p. 4 Feb 1660/1


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Anglesey the Earldom of Anglesey became extinct.


 First written 26 Feb 2003



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