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Carnarvon, Earl of (E, 1628 - 1709)


Creation: let. pat. 2 Aug 1628


Extinct: 29 Nov 1709


Family name: Dormer




See Baron Dormer



Robert [Dormer], 2nd Baron Dormer later 1st Earl of Carnarvon

only son and heir of Hon Sir William Dormer (by his wife Alice Gilbert, widow of Sir John Gilbert, of Compton, co. Devon, and 4th dau. of Sir Richard Molyneux, 1st Bt., of Sefton, co. Lancaster), 1st son and heir ap. of Robert [Dormer], 1st Baron Dormer




17 Feb 1625 Lady Anna Sophia Herbert (d. bef. 7 Feb 1694/5), 1st dau. of Philip [Herbert], 4th Earl of Pembroke, by his first wife Lady Susan de Vere, half-sister and cohrss. in her issue of Henry [de Vere], 18th Earl of Oxford, and 3rd dau. by his first wife of Edward [de Vere], 17th Earl of Oxford

only child

1. Hon Charles Dormer, later 2nd Earl of Carnarvon


died 20 Sep 1643


2 Aug 1628 Viscount Ascott and Earl of Carnarvon

suc. by



suc. his grandfather 8 Nov 1616 as 2nd Baron Dormer and as Hereditary Chief Avenor and Keeper of the King's Hawks and Falcons; Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire 1641; knighted 1642


Charles [Dormer], 2nd Earl of Carnarvon


25 Oct 1632

mar. (1)

c.1653 Hon Elizabeth Capell (bapt. 4 Jun 1633; d. 30 Jul 1678), 2nd dau. of Arthur [Capell], 1st Baron Capell, by his wife Elizabeth Morrison, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Charles Morrison, 1st Bt., of Cashiobury Park, Watford, co. Hertford


1. Hon Charles Dormer, styled Viscount Ascott (bapt. 25 Jun 1652; dvp. a minor)

1. Lady Elizabeth Dormer (d. 1677), mar. as his third wife Philip [Stanhope], 2nd Earl of Chesterfield, and had issue

2. Lady Isabella Dormer (b. 27 Aug 1663; bur. 6 Jul 1691), mar. 4 Aug 1679 Charles [Coote], 3rd Earl of Mountrath, and had issue

3. Lady Anna Sophia Dormer

mar. (2)

Lady Mary Bertie (b. 1 Sep 1655; dsp. 30 Jun 1709), only dau. of Montagu [Bertie], 2nd Earl of Lindsey, by his second wife Hon Bridget Sackville, suo jure Baroness Norris, widow of Hon Edward Sackville, and only child of Edward Wray, Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles I, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Norris, suo jure Baroness Norris, only child of Francis [Norris], 1st Earl of Berkshire


s.p.m. 29 Nov 1709


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Carnarvon the Earldom of Carnarvon and Viscountcy of Ascott became extinct and the Barony of Dormer passed to his second cousin Rowland Dormer as heir male of the 1st Baron Dormer




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