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Harlech, Baron (UK, 1876)


Creation: let. pat. 14 Jan 1876


Family name: Ormsby-Gore




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules a Fess between three Cross Crosslets fitchy Or (Gore);  2nd and 3rd, Gules a Bend between six Cross Crosslets Or (Ormsby)


1st:  An Heraldic Tiger rampant Argent;  2nd:  A Dexter Arm embowed in armour proper holding in the hand a Man's Leg also in armour couped at the thigh


Dexter:  An Heraldic Tiger Argent maned and tufted Sable ducally gorged Or;  Sinister:  A Lion Or


In Hoc Signo Vinces (Under this sign thou shalt conquer)



John Ralph [Ormsby-Gore], 1st Baron Harlech, JP DL

1st son of William Gore later Ormsby-Gore MP, of Brogyntyn, co. Salop., by his wife Mary Jane Ormsby, only dau. and hrss. of Owen Ormsby, of Porkington, co. Salop., and of Willowbrook, co. Sligo, by his wife Margaret Owen, sister and hrss. of Robert Godolphin Owen, of Porkington, co. Salop, High Sheriff of Merionethshire 1768-69, and only dau. of William Owen, of Porkington, Clenneney, Glyn and Llanddyn, High Sheriff of Merionethshire 1712-13 and Caernarvonshire 1756, by his wife Mary Godolphin, sister and sole hrss. of Francis [Godolphin], 2nd Baron Godolphin, and only dau. of Very Rev Henry Godolphin DD, Dean of St Paul's and Provost of Eton (by his wife and cousin Mary Godolphin, only dau. and hrss. of Sidney Godolphin, Governor of the Isles of Scilly), brother of Sidney [Godolphin], 1st Earl of Godolphin, and 4th son of Sir Francis Godolphin, of Godolphin, co. Cornwall


3 Jun 1816


4 Jun 1844 Sarah Tyrrell (d. 17 Jan 1898), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Tyssen Tyrell, 2nd Bt., of Boreham House, co. Essex, by his wife Elizabeth Anne Pilkington, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Pilkington, 7th Bt.

only child

1. Hon Fanny Mary Katherine Ormsby-Gore (d. 25 Nov 1927), mar. (1) 21 Jul 1863 Hon Lloyd Kenyon (b. 13 Apr 1835; dvp. 17 Apr 1865), 1st son and heir ap. of Lloyd [Kenyon], 3rd Baron Kenyon, by his wife Hon Georgina de Grey, 4th dau. of Thomas [de Grey], 4th Baron Walsingham, and (2) 24 Aug 1880 Rev Thomas Mainwaring Bulkeley Bulkeley-Owen JP, of Tedsmore Hall, co. Salop (b. 15 Nov 1827; dsp. 5 Jun 1910), yr. brother and heir of Bulkeley Hatchett Bulkeley-Owen, of Tesmore Hall, co. Salop., and 2nd son of Thomas Bulkeley Bulkeley-Owen, of Tedsmore Hall, co. Salop, by his wife Marianne Thelwall, 1st dau. of Rev Edward Thelwall, of Llanbedr Hall, and Bathafarn Park, co. Denbigh, and had issue by her first husband


s.p.m.15 Jun 1876


14 Jan 1876 Baron Harlech, of Harlech in the County of Merioneth, with a special remainder failing heirs male of his body to his brother William Richard Ormsby-Gore



Member of Parliament for Caernarvonshire 1837-41 and for North Shropshire 1859-76; Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria


2.William Richard [Ormsby-Gore], 2nd Baron Harlech, JP DL


3 Mar 1819


10 Sep 1850 Lady Emily Charlotte Seymour (raised to the rank of the daughter of a Marquess by Royal Warrant 7 Feb 1871; d. 10 Jan 1892), sister of Francis George Hugh [Seymour], 5th Marquess of Hertford, and 3rd dau. of Adm Sir George Francis Seymour GCB GCH, by his wife Georgiana Mary Berkeley, dau. of Adm Hon Sir George Cranfield Berkeley GCB (2nd son of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley), by his wife Emily Charlotte Lennox, 2nd dau. of Lord George Henry Lennox MP (by his wife Lady Louisa Kerr, 1st dau. of William Henry [Kerr], 4th Marquess of Lothian), 2nd son of Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond


1. William Seymour Ormsby-Gore (b. 27 Dec 1852; dvp. May 1853)

2. Hon George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore, later 3rd Baron Harlech

3. Maj Hon Henry Arthur Ormsby-Gore (b. 18 Mar 1857; d. 12 Mar 1921)

4. Capt Hon Seymour Fitzroy Ormsby-Gore FRGS, Member of Parliament for Gainsborough 1900-06 (b. 18 Jan 1863; d. 19 Nov 1950)

1. Hon Mary Georgina Ormsby-Gore, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH The Duchess of Connaught and HRH Princess Patricia of Connaught 1917 (d. 28 Aug 1937), mar. 10 Oct 1878 Col Sir Alfred Mordaunt Egerton KCVO CB, Comptroller of the Household of HRH The Duke of Connaught (b. 30 Mar 1843; d. 26 May 1908), 4th son of Rev Thomas Egerton, Rector of Middle, co. Salop (by his wife Charlotte Catherine Milner, 4th dau. by his second wife of Sir William Mordaunt Sturt Milner, 4th Bt.), younger brother of William Tatton [Egerton], 1st Baron Egerton of Tatton, and 3rd son of Wilbraham Egerton JP DL MP, of Tatton Park, co. Chester, by his wife and first cousin Elizabeth Sykes, 2nd dau. of Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Bt. MP, of Sledmere House, co. York, and had issue

2. Hon Emily Ormsby-Gore CBE, Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (d. 12 Jul 1929), mar. 15 Jul 1866 Hugh [Fortescue], 4th Earl Fortescue, and had issue


26 Jun 1904



Lord Lieut and Custos Rotulorum of Co. Leitrim; Member of Parliament for Co. Sligo 1841-52 and Co. Leitrim 1858-76; High Sheriff of Co. Leitrim 1857


3.Ralph Charles [Ormsby-Gore], 3rd Baron Harlech, KCB


21 Jan 1855


25 Jul 1881 Lady Margaret Ethel Gordon (d. 25 Apr 1950), 4th dau. of Charles[Gordon], 10th Marquess of Huntly, by his second wife Maria Antoinetta Pegus, only surv. dau. of Rev Peter William Pegus

only child

1. Hon William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore, later 4th Baron Harlech


8 May 1938



High Sheriff of co. Leitrim 1885; Member of Parliament for Oswestry 1901-04; constable of Harlech Castle 1927-38; Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire


George Arthur [Ormsby-Gore], 4th Baron Harlech, KG GCMG PC JP DL


11 Apr 1885


12 Apr 1913 Lady Beatrice Edith Mildred Gascoyne-Cecil DCVO, 1st dau. of James Edward Hubert [Gascoyne-Cecil], 4th Marquess of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Cicely Alice Gore, 2nd dau. of Arthur Saunders William Charles Fox [Gore], 5th Earl of Arran


1. Owen Gerard Cecil Ormsby-Gore (b. 30 Jul 1916; dvp. 3 Oct 1935)

2. Hon (William) David Ormsby-Gore, later 5th Baron Harlech

3. Capt Hon John Julian Stafford Ormsby-Gore (b. 12 Apr 1925)

1. Hon Mary Hermione Ormsby-Gore (b. 7 Sep 1914), mar. (1) 7 Jul 1936 (div. 1946) Capt Robin Francis Campbell DSO (d. 1985), only son of Rt Hon Sir Ronald Hugh Campbell GCMG, and (2)  24 Jan 1947 as his second wife Sir (Alexander) Lees Mayall KCVO CMG, Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps (d. 1992), son of Alexander Mayall, of Bealings End, Woodbridge, co. Suffolk, and has issue by both husbands

2. Hon Katharine Margaret Alice Ormsby-Gore DBE (b. 4 Jan 1921; d. 22 Jan 2017), mar. 22 Aug 1942 Rt Hon Maurice Victor Macmillan, styled Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Halifax 1955-64 and for Farnham 1966-84, Economic Secretary to the Treasury 1963-64, Chief Secretary to the Treasury 1970-72, Privy Councillor 1972, Secretary of State for Employment 1972-73, Postmaster General 1973-74 (b. 27 Jan 1921; dvp. 10 Mar 1984), 1st son and heir ap. of (Maurice) Harold [Macmillan], 1st Earl of Stockton, by his wife Lady Dorothy Evelyn Cavendish, 3rd dau. of Victor Christian William [Cavendish], 9th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Lady Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice, 1st dau. of Henry Charles Keith [Petty-Fitzmaurice], 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, and had issue

3. Hon Elizabeth Jane Ormsby-Gore (b. 14 Nov 1929), mar. 26 Oct 1962 William Simon [Pease], 3rd Baron Wardington


14 Feb 1964



Member of Parliament for Denbigh 1910-18 and for Stafford 1918-38; Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet 1918; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies 1922-24 and 1924-29; Privy Councillor 1927; Postmaster-General Sep to Nov 1931; First Commissioner of Works 1931-36; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1936-38; GCMG 1938; Constable of Harlech Castle 1938-64; Constable of Caernarvon Castle 1945-63; Knight of the Garter 1948


(William) David [Ormsby-Gore], 5th Baron Harlech, KCMG PC DL


20 May 1918


9 Feb 1940 Sylvia Thomas (d. 30 May 1967), dau. of Hugh Lloyd Thomas CMG CVO, by his wife Hon Gwendoline Ada Bellew (granted precedence as the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 19 Oct 1935), 1st dau. of Hon Richard Bellew (by his first wife Ada Kate Gilbey, 2nd dau. of Henry Parry Gilbey, of Stanstead, co. Essex), 4th son of Edward Joseph [Bellew], 2nd Baron Bellew

children by first wife

1. Hon Julian Hugh Ormsby-Gore (b. 23 Dec 1940; dvp. 5 Nov 1974)

2. Hon Francis David Ormsby-Gore, later 6th Baron Harlech

1. Hon Jane Teresa Denyse Ormsvy-Gore (b. 13 Dec 1942), mar. 24 Sep 1966 (div. 1984) Michael Sean O'Dare Rainey, son of Maj Sean Rainey, and has issue

2. Hon Victoria Mary Ormsby-Gore (b. 20 Nov 1964), mar. 1972 Julian Richard Leslie Lloyd, of Staffordstown House, Dunboyne, Co. Meath (b. 7 Mar 1947), 1st son of Maj Derek Leslie Lloyd MC, by his wife Vera Rosemary Chetwynd, 2nd dau. of Richard Chetwynd, and has issue

3. Hon Alice Magdalen Sarah Ormsby-Gore (b. 22 Apr 1952; d. Apr 1995)


11 Dec 1969 Pamela Colin, only dau. of Ralph F Colin, of New York City,USA

only child by second wife

4. Hon Pandora Beatrice Ormsby-Gore, base guitarist with all girl punk band 'Fluffy' (b. 19 Apr 1972)


26 Jan 1985

son by first wife


served in World War II as Major; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Oswestry 1950-61; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1956; Privy Councillor 1957; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs 1957-61; KStJ 1961; KCMG 1961; Ambassador to USA 1961-65; Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords 1966-67


Francis David [Ormsby-Gore], 6th Baron Harlech


13 Mar 1954


1986 (div. 1998) Amanda Jane Grieve, dau. of Alan Thomas Grieve, of Stoke Lodge, Ludlow, co. Shropshire, by his first wife Anne Dulake


1.Hon Jasset David Cody Ormsby-Gore, later 7th Baron Harlech

1.Hon Tallulah Sylvia Maria Ormsby-Gore (b. 16 May 1988)


1 Feb 2016

suc. by



Jasset David Cody [Ormsby-Gore], 7th Baron Harlech


1 Jul 1986


There is no heir to the Barony of Harlech.


Last updated 5 Mar 2017




7th Baron Harlech, of Harlech in the County of Merioneth

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Jan 1876)



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