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Buckingham & Normanby, Duke of (E, 1702/3 - 1735)


Creation: let.pat. 23 Mar 1702/3


Extinct: 30 Oct 1735


Family name: Sheffield




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John [Sheffield], 3rd Earl of Mulgrave later 1st Marquess of Normanby later 1st Duke of Buckingham & Normanby, KG PC

only son and heir of Edmund [Sheffield], 2nd Earl of Mulgrave, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Cranfield, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Lionel [Cranfield], 1st Earl of Middlesex


8 Sep 1647

mar. (1)

18 Mar 1685/6 Ursula Conway (widow of Edward [Conway], 1st Earl of Conway; d. 13 Aug 1697), 1st dau. and cohrss. of George Stawell, of Cothlestone, co. Somerset, by his wife Ursula Austen, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Sir Robert Austen, 1st Bt., of Bexley, co. Kent

mar. (2)

12 Mar 1698/9 Hon Katherine Noel (widow of Wriothesley Baptist [Noel], 2nd Earl of Gainsborough; d. 7 Feb 1703/4), dau. of Fulke [Greville], 5th Baron Brooke, by Sarah Dashwood, dau. of Francis Dashwood, of Vellow Wood, co. Somerset, Alderman of London

mar. (3)

16 Mar 1705/6 Lady Katherine Annesley (b. c.1680; former wife of James [Annesley], 3rd Earl of Anglesey; d. 13 Mar 1742/3), illegitimate dau. of King James II & VII by his mistress Katherine Sedley, suo jure Countess of Dorchester for life, only child of Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Bt., of Aylesford, co. Kent

children by third wife

1. Lord John Sheffield, styled Marquess of Normanby (b. 26 Sep 1710; dvp. 16 Dec 1710)

2. Lord Robert Sheffield, styled Marquess of Normanby (b. 11 Dec 1711; dvp. 1 Feb 1714/5)

3. Lord Edmund Sheffield, later 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Normanby

1. Lady ..... Sheffield (d. young)


24 Feb 1720/1


10 May 1694 Marquess of Normanby

23 Mar 1702/3 Duke of Buckingham & Normanby

suc. by



suc. his father 24 Aug 1658 as 3rd Earl of Mulgrave; Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1673-82 and 1685; Col of the 3rd Regiment of Foot 1673-82 and 1684-85; Knight of the Garter 1674; Governor of Hull 1679-82; Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire 1679-82, 1687-88 and 1711-13; Privy Councillor 1685-1688/9, 1694-1695/6, 1702-08 and 1710-14; Lord Chamberlain of the Household (Tory) 1685-88; Vice Admiral of Yorkshire and Northumberland 1687-89; Lord Privy Seal 1702-05; Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire 1702-05 and 1711-14; Commissioner for the Union with Scotland 1706; Lord Steward of the Household 1710-11; Lord President of the Council 1711-14; Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex 1711-14; a Lord Justice of the Realm (Regent) 1714; by his mistress Frances Stewart, later wife of Hon Oliver Lambart, 4th son of Charles [Lambart], 3rd Earl of Cavan, he had three illegitimate children: (1) Sir Charles Herbert later Sheffield, 1st Bt.; (2) Charlotte Herbert, wife of (a) Ven John Walker, Archdeacon of Hereford, and (b) Jeremiah Griffin, barrister-at-law; and (3) Katharine Sophia Herbert, the wife of (a) Dr Joseph Hunt DD, Master of Balliol College, Oxford, (b) Charles Cole, apothecary, of Oxford, co. Oxford, and (c) Joseph Cox, of Stanford-in-the-Vale, co. Berkshire


Edmund [Sheffield], 2nd Duke of Buckingham & Normanby


3 Jan 1715/6


30 Oct 1735


Aide-de-Camp to his uncle, the Duke of Berwick-upon-Tweed 1734


On the death of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham & Normanby his titles became extinct. Following his death the greater part of the Sheffield family estates, including the principal residence at Normanby Park, passed to his half-brother, Sir Charles Herbert later Sheffield, 1st Bt., the illegitimate son of his father by his mistress Frances Lambert. The estate of Mulgrave Castle, co. York, passed to his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Buckingham & Normanby, and on her death in 1742/3 passed to her grandson, Constantine Phipps, who in 1767 was created Baron Mulgrave, of New Ross in the County of Wexford (Peerage of Ireland). His son was created Baron Mulgrave, of Mulgrave in the County of York (Peerage of Great Britain) in 1794 and Earl of Mulgrave (Peerage of the United Kingdom) in 1812.


 Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007



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