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Foley, Baron (GB, 1776)


Creation: let. pat. 20 May 1776


Family name: Foley




Argent a Fess engrailed between three Cinquefoils and the whole within a Bordure Sable


A Lion rampant Argent holding between the forepaws a Shield of the Arms of Foley


On either side a Lion Argent semy of Cinquefoils Sable


Ut Prosim (That I may do good)



Thomas [Foley], 1st Baron Foley

1st son of Thomas Foley MP, of Stoke Edith, co. Hereford, by his first wife Hester Andrews, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Andrews, of St Mary-at-Hill, London


8 Aug 1716


28 Mar 1740 Hon Grace Granville (d. 1 Nov 1769; bur. at Witley, co. Worcester), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of George [Granville], 1st Baron Lansdowne, by his wife Lady Mary Villiers, only dau. of Edward [Villiers], 1st Earl of Jersey


1. Hon Thomas Foley, later 2nd Baron Foley

2. Hon Edward Foley MP, of Stoke Edith, co. Hereford, and Prestwood, co. Stafford (b. 16 Mar 1747; d. 22 Jun 1808), mar. (1) 20 Oct 1778 (div. 1787) Lady Anne Margaret Coventry (mar. (2) Capt William Wright), 2nd dau. of George William [Coventry], 6th Earl of Coventry, by his first wife Maria Gunning, 1st dau. of John Gunning, of Castle Combe, co. Roscommon, and (2) 21 Mar 1790 his fourth cousin Eliza Mary Foley Hodgetts (d. 9 Jul 1805), only dau. and hrss. of John Hodgetts, of Prestwood, co. Stafford, and had issue by his second wife

3. Hon Andrew Foley MP (d. 28 Jul 1816), mar. 7 May 1773 Elizabeth Tomlinson (d. 22 Jul 1811), dau. and hrss. of Boulter Tomlinson, and had issue

1. Hon Grace Foley (b. 1 Jan 1743; dsp. 9 Jan 1813), mar. 21 May 1774 James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Clanbrassil

2. Hon Mary Foley (d. Dec 1844), mar. Richard Clerk, of Kingston, co. Oxford

3. Hon Elizabeth Foley (d. 13 Oct 1776)

4. Hon Anne Foley (d. 9 Dec 1794), mar. 12 Sep 1776 Sir Edward Winnington, 2nd Bt., and had issue


18 Nov 1777 (bur. at Witley, co. Worcester)


20 May 1776 Baron Foley, of Kidderminster in the County of Worcester

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Droitwich 1741-47 and 1754-68 and for Herefordshire 1768-76; in the death of his second cousin once removed, Thomas [Foley], 2nd Baron Foley, on 8 Jan 1766 he suc. to the family estate of Witley Court, co. Worcester


Thomas [Foley], 2nd Baron Foley


24 Jun 1742


20 Mar 1776 Lady Henrietta Stanhope (b. 26 Oct 1750; d. 2 Jan 1781; bur. at Witley, co. Worcester), 4th dau. of William [Stanhope], 2nd Earl of Harrington, by his wife Lady Caroline FitzRoy, 1st dau. of Charles [FitzRoy], 2nd Duke of Grafton


1. Hon Thomas Foley, later 3rd Baron Foley

1. Hon Caroline Georgiana Harriet Foley (d. 1 Jan 1843), mar. 16 Aug 1796 Christopher Codrington later Bethell-Codrington, of Dodington Park, co. Gloucester (b. Oct 1764; d. 4 Feb 1843), 1st son and heir of Edward Codrington by his wife Rebecca le Sturgeon, and had issue


2 Jul 1793 (bur. at Witley, co. Worcester)

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Herefordshire 1767-74 and for Droitwich 1774-77; Joint Postmaster General 1783; a notorious spendthrift and gambler


Thomas [Foley], 3rd Baron Foley, PC


22 Dec 1780


18 Aug 1806 Lady Cecilia Olivia Geraldine FitzGerald (b. 3 Mar 1786; d. 27 Jul 1863), 5th dau. of Robert [FitzGerald], 2nd Duke of Leinster, by his wife Hon Emilia Olivia St George, only dau. and hrss. of St George Usher [St George], 1st Baron St George


1. Hon Thomas Henry Foley, later 4th Baron Foley

2. Col Hon Augustus Frederick Foley (b. 9 Dec 1810; d. 9 Oct 1881)

3. Gen Hon Sir St George Gerald Foley KCB, Governor of Guernsey (b. 10 Jul 1814; d. 24 Jan 1897), mar. 6 Jul 1865 Augusta Selina Sturt (d. 21 Feb 1901), sister of Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Alington, and dau. of Henry Charles Sturt MP, of Crichel, co. Dorset, by his wife Lady Charlotte Penelope Brudenell, sister and cohrss. of John Thomas [Brudenell], 7th Earl of Cardigan, and 2nd dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan, and had issue:

1a. Henry St George Foley, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (b. 3 Jun 1866; d. 13 Apr 1903), mar. 14 Jul 1894 Lady Mary Adelaide Agar (b. 18 Aug 1869; d. 7 Jun 1921), 4th dau. of James Charles Herbert Welbore Ellis [Agar], 3rd Earl of Normanton, by his wife Hon Caroline Susan Augusta Barrington, 4th dau. of William Keppel [Barrington], 6th Viscount Barrington, and had issue:

1b. Gerald Henry Foley, later 7th Baron Foley

1b. Hon Mildred Caroline Foley, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1920 (b. 18 May 1895; d. 10 Feb 1977)

2a. Lt Col Cyril Pelham Foley RAF (b. 1 Nov 1868; d. 9 Mar 1936)

4. Admiral Hon FitzGerald Algernon Charles Foley JP (b. 5 Sep 1823; d. 26 Jul 1903), mar. (1) 27 Aug 1850 Frances Campbell (d. 23 Feb 1867), yst. dau. of Sir George Campbell, and (2) 21 Jul 1874 Remira Anna Lambert (widow of Capt Edward Henry Gage Lambert RN; d. 16 Oct 1926), dau. of Rev Richard Fortescue Purvis, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Cdr Cecil FitzGerald Foley RN, served in the Ashanti War 1873 (b. 1 Sep 1851; d. 1922)

2a. Lt Col Algernon Campbell Foley, served in the Afghan War, the Sudan and the Boer War (b. 17 Jan 1853; dsp. 14 Mar 1926), mar. 1901 Mabel Molyneux Seel McDonagh, dau. of Vincent Eustace McDonagh, of Dublin

3a. Vice Admiral Francis John Foley RN (b. 3 Dec 1855; d. 5 Mar 1911), mar. 19 Jun 1883 Frances Jayne Blayne (d. 26 Jan 1931), dau. of Delabere Pritchett Blayne, and has issue:

1b. Lieut Thomas Algernon FitzGerald Foley (b. 29 Dec 1889; k. in action 25 Oct 1914)

1b. Geraldine Foley (d. 16 Sep 1963), mar. 29 Jan 1913 Gen Sir Ivo Lucius Beresford Vesey KCB KBE CMG DSO, and had issue

2b. Mildred Adelaide Charlotte Foley (d. 6 Jul 1965)

4a. Capt Reginald Edward Foley (b. 5 Sep 1864; d. 7 Feb 1900), mar. 12 Sep 1893 Margaret Emily Peel (d. 27 Nov 1957), 1st dau. of Laurence Peel, of Avonside, co. Hampshire, and had issue:

1b. Cdr Lawrence FitzGerald Foley RN (b. 31 Jul 1894; d. 1970), mar. (1) 8 Jul 1924 (div. 1933) Vera Mabel Johnson, only dau. of Col C R Johnson, and (2) 7 Feb 1942 Beatrice Monica Noblston (b. c. 1891; widow of F/Lt M Noblston RAF; d. 2003), dau. of F A Lloyd, of Wrexham

2b. Maj Guy Francis Foley CMG OBE MC, Director Stores and Ordnance Sudan 1936-43, Controller-General War Supply 1943-46, bursar Wellington College 1946-57 (b. 27 Oct 1896; dsp. 13 Oct 1970), mar. 12 Sep 1928 Helen Frances Ferguson, 2nd dau. of Maj Spencer Charles Ferguson OBE, of Red Roof, Brockenhurst, co. Hampshire

1a. Adelaide Mary Philipps Foley (d. 24 Dec 1896), mar. 1 Jun 1893 Lt Col Charles Bulkeley Godman JP DL, of Woldringfold, Horsham, co. Sussex (d. 18 Jan 1941), 7th son of Joseph Godman JP, of Park Hatch. co. Surrey, and Merston, co. Sussex, and had issue

2a. Frances Foley (d. 1 Jan 1953), mar. 6 Aug 1891 as his second wife Sir Edward Robert Pearce-Edgcumbe JP DL (d. 29 Sep 1929), and had issue

3a. Edith Foley (dvp. an infant 1 Mar 1867)

1. Hon Cecilia Olivia Foley (d. 3 Mar 1863), mar. 5 Aug 1834 Sir Charles Rushout, 2nd Bt.

2. Hon Geraldine Augusta Foley (d. 23 Mar 1887), mar. 10 Dec 1844 her cousin Philippe Ferdinand Augustus de Rohan-Chabot, Count de Jarnac, French Ambassador to the Court of St James's, son of Maj Gen Louis Guy Charles Gullaume de Rohan-Chabot, Comte de Jarnac, by his wife Lady Isabella Charlotte FitzGerald, 5th dau. of Robert [FitzGerald], 2nd Duke of Leinster

3. Hon Georgina Louisa Foley (d. 21 Nov 1864), mar. 27 Feb 1844 Thomas Molineux Montgomerie, of Garboldisham Hall, co. Norfolk (d. 28 Feb 1855)

4. Hon Adelaide Georgiana Frederica Foley (dsp. 19 Jan 1861), mar. 8 Feb 1860 Lt Gen Hon Thomas Ashburnham CB (b. 1866; dsp. 3 Mar 1872), 4th son of George [Ashburnham], 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, by his second wife Lady Charlotte Percy, sister of George [Percy], 5th Duke of Northumberland, and 1st dau. of Algernon [Smithson later Percy], 1st Earl of Beverley


16 Apr 1833 (bur. at Witley, co. Worcester)

suc. by



Capt of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1830-33; Privy Councillor 1830; Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire 1831-33


Thomas Henry [Foley], 4th Baron Foley, PC


11 Dec 1808


16 Jul 1849 Lady Mary Charlotte Fitzalan-Howard (b. 13 Dec 1822; d. 8 Apr 1897; bur. in Kensal Green Cemetery), 1st dau. of Henry Charles [Howard], 13th Duke of Norfolk, by his wife Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower, dau. of Charles Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Duke of Sutherland


1. Hon Henry Thomas Foley, later 5th Baron Foley

2. Hon FitzAlan Charles John Foley, later 6th Baron Foley


20 Nov 1869

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Worcestershire 1830-32 and for West Worcestershire 1832-33; Privy Councillor 1833; Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1833-34, 1835-41, 1846-52, 1852-58, 1859-66 and 1868-69; Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire 1937-39; in order to pay off his grandfather's debts he sold the family estate of Witley Court, co. Worcester, to Lord Ward in 1837 for 900,000


Henry Thomas [Foley], 5th Baron Foley


4 Dec 1850


25 Oct 1899 Evelyne Vaughan Radford (b. 1875; d. 21 Jan 1968), only dau. of Arthur Radford, of Smalley Hall, co. Derby, and Bradfield Hall, co. Berkshire, by his wife Henrietta Maria Hurt, 4th dau. of Francis Hurt, of Alderwasley, co. Derby, by his wife Cecilia Emily Norman, 5th dau. of Richard Norman, of Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Isabella Manners, 1st dau. of Charles [Manners], 4th Duke of Rutland


s.p. 17 Dec 1905 (bur. in Kensal Green Cemetery)

suc. by



FitzAlan Charles John [Foley], 6th Baron Foley


27 Sep 1852


14 Feb 1918 (bur. in Kensal Green Cemetery)

suc. by

first cousin once removed


Gerald Henry Foley, 7th Baron Foley


15 Apr 1898


24 May 1922 Minoru Barrie (former wife of ..... Barrie;  d. 18 Apr 1968), dau. of Harry Greenstone, of Johannesburg, South Africa, mine-owner

only child

1. Hon Adrian Gerald Foley, later 8th Baron Foley


3 Apr 1927

suc. by



Adrian Gerald [Foley], 8th Baron Foley


9 Aug 1923

mar. (1)

23 Dec 1958 (div. 1971) Patricia Meek (former wife of Minor de Uribe Meek), dau. of Joseph Zoellner III, of Pasadena, California, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Henry Foley, later 9th Baron Foley

1. Hon Alexandra Mary Foley, of 225 East 63rd Street, New York, USA (b. 3 Apr 1960), mar. (1) 1967 (div. 1989) (Somerset) Carlo de Chair, 3rd surv. son of Capt Somerset Struben de Chair MP, of St Osyth Priory, co. Essex, by his fourth wife Lady (Anne) Juliet Dorothea Maud Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, only child of William Henry Lawrence Peter [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 8th Earl Fitzwilliam, and (2) 1991 (div. 1994) Janos Klamar

mar. (2)

1972 Ghislaine Cubitt (former wife of (1) Denis James [Alexander], 6th Earl of Caledon, and (2) Henry Edward [Cubitt], 4th Baron Ashcombe; d. 25 Apr 2000), only dau. of Cornelius Wilhelm Drusselhuys, of Long Island, New York, by his wife Edith du Plessis, dau. of E Merandon du Plessis, of Constance, Flacq, Mauritius

mar. (3)

15 Dec 2003 Mrs Hannah Steinberg


12 Feb 2012

suc. by

son by first wife


Thomas Henry [Foley], 9th Baron Foley


1 Apr 1961


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Foley is either a descendant of Cdr Lawrence FitzGerald Foley RN, a great-grandson of the 3rd Baron Foley, or a descendant of Hon Edward Foley MP, second son of the 1st Baron Foley. Details will be updated following further enquiries.


Last updated 17 Feb 2012




9th Baron Foley, of Kidderminster in the County of Worcester

(Great Britain, let. pat. 20 May 1776)



[not known]



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