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Folkestone, Viscount (GB, 1747)


Creation: let.pat. 29 Jun 1747


Family name: Bouverie




See Earl of Radnor



Jacob [des Bouverie later Bouverie], 1st Viscount Folkestone

2nd son of Sir William des Bouverie, 1st Bt., a Turkey merchant in London, by his second wife Anne Urry, da. and hrss. of David Urry, of London


14 Oct 1694

mar. (1)

31 Jan 1722/3 Mary Clarke (b. c. 1701; d. 16 Nov 1739; bur. at Britford, co. Wiltshire), dau. and hrss. of Bartholomew Clarke, of Delapré Abbey and Hardingstone, co. Northampton, by his wife Mary Young, sister and hrss. of Hitch Young, of Roehampton, co. Surrey

children by first wife

1. Hon William Bouverie, later 2nd Viscount Folkestone later 1st Earl of Radnor

2. Hon Edward Bouverie MP, of Delapré Abbey, co. Northampton (d. 3 Sep 1810), mar. 30 Jun 1764 Harriet Fawkener (mar. (2) 1811 Lord Robert Spencer, 3rd son of Charles [Spencer], 3rd Duke of Marlborough), only dau. of Sir Everard Fawkener, Ambassador to Constantinople, and had issue

1. Hon Anne Bouverie (d. 31 Dec 1813), mar. 3 Jan 1761 Rev Hon George Talbot DD, Vicar of Guiting, co. Gloucester (d. 19 Nov 1782), 3rd son of Charles [Talbot], 1st Baron Talbot, by his wife Cecil Matthews, dau. and hrss. of Charles Matthews, of Castell-y-Mynach, co. Glamorgan, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Bouverie (b. 2 Oct 1730; d. 12 Nov 1804), mar. 20 Mar 1759 as his second wife Anthony Ashley [Cooper], 4th Earl of Shaftesbury, and had issue

3. Hon Charlotte Bouverie, mar. John Grant, of White Waltham, co. Berkshire

4. Hon Harriet Bouverie (b. 17 Oct 1736; dsp. 12 Nov 1777), mar. 10 Jul 1775 as his first wife Sir James Long later Tylney-Long, 7th Bt., of Draycot Cerne, co. Wiltshire

mar. (2)

21 Apr 1741 Hon Elizabeth Marsham (b. 15 Aug 1711; d. 25 Sep 1782; bur. at Britford, co. Wiltshire), 1st dau. of Robert [Marsham], 1st Baron Romney, by his wife Elizabeth Shovel, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovel

only child by second wife

3. Hon Philip Bouverie later Bouverie-Pusey (b. 8 Oct 1746; d. 14 Apr 1828), mar. 20 Aug 1798 Lady Lucy Cave (widow of Sir Thomas Cave, 7th Bt. MP; d. 27 Mar 1858), only dau. of Robert [Sherard], 4th Earl of Harborough, by his second wife Jane Reeve, dau. of William Reeve, of Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester, and had issue


17 Feb 1761 (bur. at Britford, co. Wiltshire)


29 Jun 1747 Lord Longford, Baron of Longford in the County of Wiltshire, and Viscount Folkestone, of Folkestone in the County of Kent

suc. by

son by first wife


admitted to the Middle Temple 1708; suc. his brother Edward as 3rd Bt.; took the name of Bouverie in lieu of that of des Bouverie by Act of Parliament 1737; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Salisbury 1741-47; Recorder of Salisbury 1744; President of the Society of Arts 1755-61


William [Bouverie], 2nd Viscount Folkestone later 1st Earl of Radnor


31 Oct 1765 Baron Pleydell-Bouverie, of Coleshill in the County of Berkshire, and Earl of Radnor, with remainder of the Earldom only failing his male issue to that of his father


The Viscountcy of Folkestone has been held by the Earls of Radnor since 31 Oct 1765.


First written 15 Feb 2008



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