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Dartrey, Earl of (UK, 1847 - 1933)


Creation: let.pat. 12 Jul 1866


Extinct: 9 Feb 1933


Family name: Dawson




Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Azure on a Bend engrailed Or three Martlets Gules;  2nd and 3rd, Azure three Torches erect two and one Argent inflamed Gules


An Estoile of six points Or


Dexter: An Irish Wolf-hound;  Sinister: An Elk, both proper collared and chained Or


 Toujours propice



Richard [Dawson], 3rd Baron Cremorne later 1st Earl of Dartrey, KP

2nd only surv. son and heir of Richard Thomas [Dawson], 2nd Baron Cremorne, by his wife Anne Elizabeth Emily Whaley, 3rd dau. of John Whaley, of Whaley Abbey, co. Wicklow


7 Sep 1817


12 Jul 1841 Augusta Stanley (b. 10 Jun 1823; d. 9 Aug 1887), 2nd dau. of Edward Stanley, of Cross Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lady Mary Maitland, 2nd dau. of James [Maitland], 8th Earl of Lauderdale


1. Hon Vesey Dawson, later 2nd Earl of Dartrey

2. Capt Hon Edward Stanley Dawson RN, High Sheriff of co. Monaghan 1899 (b. 16 Aug 1843; d. 13 Oct 1919), mar. 27 Apr 1898 Lady Elizabeth Selina Georgiana Meade, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (d. 13 Oct 1924), 1st dau. of Richard James [Meade], 4th Earl of Clanwilliam, by his wife Elizabeth Henrietta Kennedy, dau. of Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy GCMG CB, Governor of Queensland, and had issue:

1a. Kaitilin Elizabeth Anne Dawson (b. 24 Jul 1900; d. 1985), mar. 23 Dec 1929 George Charles Patrick [Bingham], 6th Earl of Lucan, and had issue

3. Capt Hon Richard Maitland Westenra Dawson, High Sheriff of Devon 1909 (b. 30 Jan 1845; d. 7 Aug 1914), mar. 20 Aug 1878 Jane Emily Long, dau. of Lt Col S Long, of Bromley Hill, and had issue:

1a. Capt Richard Long Dawson, of Holme Park, Ashburton, co. Devon (b. 23 Jun 1879 ; d. 20 Nov 1914)

1a. Emily Mary Dawson (b. 31 Dec 1881; dvp. 24 Apr 1903)

2a. Norah Phoebe Dawson (b. 14 Sep 1883)

4. Hon Anthony Lucius Dawson, later 3rd Earl of Dartrey

1. Lady Mary Eleanor Anne Dawson (b. 6 Jan 1852; d. 25 Oct 1935), mar. 8 Feb 1872 Henry Edward [Fox-Strangways], 5th Earl of Ilchester, and had issue


12 May 1897


20 Sep 1847 Baron Dartrey, of Dartrey in the County of Monaghan

12 Jul 1866 Earl of Dartrey

suc. by



suc. his father 21 Mar 1827 as 3rd Baron Cremorne ; Knight of St Patrick 1855; a Lord-in-Waiting 1857-58 and 1859-66; Lord Lieutenant of co. Monaghan 1871-97


Vesey [Dawson], 2nd Earl of Dartrey


22 Apr 1842


29 Aug 1882 Julia Georgiana Sarah Wombwell (b. 18 Jun 1862; mar. (2) 29 Apr 1933 John Townshend [St Aubyn], 2nd Baron Saint Levan; d. 7 Feb 1938), 1st dau. of Sir George Orby Wombwell, 4th Bt., of Coxwold, co. York, by his wife Lady Julia Sarah Alice Child-Villiers, 1st dau. of George Augustus Frederick [Child-Villiers], 6th Earl of Jersey


1. Hon Richard George Dawson (b. 14 Nov 1890; dvp. 30 Jul 1894)

1. Lady Edith Anne Dawson (b. 29 Dec 1883; d. 17 Feb 1974), mar. (1) 28 Jan 1905 Hon Charles Douglas-Pennant (b. 7 Oct 1877; dsp. 29 Oct 1914), 2nd son of George Sholto Gordon [Douglas-Pennant], 2nd Baron Penrhyn, by his second wife Gertrude Jessy Glynne, only surv. dau. of Rev Henry Glynne, Rector of Hawarden, and (2) 14 Nov 1916 Capt Charles Ashe Windham MC (d. 9 Sep 1940), and had issue by her second husband

2. Lady Mary Augusta Dawson (b. 13 Jul 1887; d. 23 Jul 1961), mar. 12 Jun 1913 Col Hon Sir George Arthur Charles Crichton GCVO, Comptroller Lord Chamberlain's Department 1920-36, Extra Equerry to King George V 1935-36, King Edward VIII 1936 and King George VI 1936-52, Registrar and Secretary of the Central Chancery of Orders of Knighthood (b. 6 Sep 1874; d. 5 Mar 1952), 2nd son of John Henry [Crichton], 4th Earl Erne, by his wife Lady Florence Mary Cole, 2nd dau. by his first wife of William Willoughby [Cole], 3rd Earl of Enniskillen, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 14 Jun 1920

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Liberal) for co. Monaghan 1865-68; High Sheriff of co. Monaghan 1878


Anthony Lucius [Dawson], 3rd Earl of Dartrey


12 May 1855


2 Oct 1878 Hon Mary Frances FitzGerald-de Ros, suo jure Baroness de Ros (b. 31 Jul 1854; dspm. 4 May 1939), only child of Dudley Charles [FitzGerald-de Ros], 23rd Baron de Ros, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Egerton, 4th dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Grosvenor later Egerton], 2nd Earl of Wilton


1. Lady Una Mary Dawson, later suo jure Baroness de Ros

2. Lady Maude Elizabeth Dawson (b. 21 Jun 1882; d. 17 Jun 1970)

3. Lady Eleanor Charlotte Augusta Dawson (b. 1 Feb 1885; d. 15 Sep 1974), mar. (1) 18 Jul 1906 (div. 1920) Aubrey Nugent Wade-Palmer, of Borough Marsh, Twyford, co. Berkshire, yst. son of Fairfax Bloomfield Wade-Palmer, of Holm Park, co. Berkshire, (2) 8 Jul 1920 Janos Orsolya Kiss, of Balantonalmadi, Oreghefy, Kastely, Hungary (d. 12 Mar 1932), (3) 7 May 1934 Dr Frigves Szanto (d. 18 Mar 1947), and (4) 26 Nov 1951 Syed Waris Ameer Ali CIE ICS (d. 1975), 1st son of Rt Hon Syed Ameer Aki CIE, of 2 Cadogan Place, London


s.p.m. 9 Feb 1933



On the death of the 3rd Earl of Dartrey the Earldom of Dartrey became extinct.




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