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Haversham, Baron (E, 1696 - 1745)


Creation: let.pat. 4 May 1696


Extinct: 11 Apr 1745


Family name: Thompson




Or on a Fess dancettée Azure three Estoiles Argent on a Canton of the second the Sun in Glory proper


An Arm erect vested Gules cuffed Argent holding in the Hand proper five Ears of Wheat Or


On either side a Falcon wings expanded proper belled Or


In Lumine Lucem



John [Thompson], 1st Baron Haversham

son and heir of Maurice Thompson, of Haversham, co. Buckingham, by his wife Dorothy (or Ellen) Vaux, dau. of John Vaux, of cp. Pembroke


c. 1648

mar. (1)

14 Jul 1668 Lady Frances Wyndham (widow of John Wyndham, of Felbrigg, co. Norfolk; d. 3 Mar 1704/5; bur. at Haversham, co. Buckingham), 3rd dau. of Arthur [Annesley], 1st Earl of Anglesey, by his wife Elizabeth Altham, sister and cohrss. of Simon Altham, of Acton, co. Middlesex, and 1st dau. of Sir James Altham, of Oxhey, co. Hertford, by his wife Elizabeth Sutton, dau. and hrss. of Sir Richard Sutton, of Acton co. Middlesex

children by first wife

1. Hon Maurice Thompson, later 2nd Baron Haversham

2. George Thompson (dsp.)

1. Hon Helen Thompson, mar. Rev Thomas Gregory, Rector of Toddington, co. Bedford, and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Thompson (dsp. after 1704), mar. 1699 Joseph Grange, a brewer in Westminster

3. Hon Mary Thompson (dsp. 22 Jan 1718/9), mar. c. 17 Jul 1701/2 her cousin Arthur [Annesley], 5th Earl of Anglesey

4. Hon Frances Thompson, mar. Thomas Armstrong

5. Hon Martha Thompson (dsp. 9 Feb 1715; bur. at Eggington, co. Derby), mar. 28 Apr 1704 as his first wife Sir John Every, 4th Bt., of Eggington, co. Derby

6. Hon Catherine Thompson, mar. ..... White

7. Hon Dorothy Thompson, mar. Capt Beckford

8. Hon Althamia Thompson, mar. ..... Priaux, of Bristol, co. Somerset

mar. (2)

10 May 1709 Martha Graham, widow (b. 1647; bur. 13 Mar 1724 at Haversham, co. Buckingham)


1 Nov 1710 (bur. at Richmond, co. Surrey)


12 Dec 1673 a Baronet of England, styled "of Haversham, co. Buckingham"

4 May 1696 Baron Haversham, of Haversham in the County of Buckingham

suc. by

son by first wife


Sheriff of Buckingham 1669-70; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Gatton 1685-87 and 1689-96; a Lord of the Admiralty 1699-1701


Maurice [Thompson], 2nd Baron Haversham



mar. (1)

Elizabeth Smith (d. 21 Feb 1711/2; bur. at Haversham, co. Buckingham), dau. and hrss. of John Smith, of co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon Elizabeth Thompson, mar. 1724 John Carter, of Weston Colville, co. Cambridge, and had issue

2. Hon Anne Thompson (dsp. 1737), mar. Richard Reynolds, son of Rt Rev Richard Reynolds DD, Bishop of London

mar. (2)

16 Aug 1737 his cousin Hon Elizabeth Green (b. c. 1699; widow of William Green; mar. (3) as his second wife 15 Feb 1746/7 Fitzwilliam White, of Louth, co. Lincoln, widower; mar. (4) 12 Mar 1750/1 Samuel Ashurst, of Gray's Inn, London; d. 5 Nov 1772; bur. at Weston Colville, co. Cambridge), sister of Richard [Annesley], 5th Baron Altham later 6th Earl of Anglesey, and only dau. of Very Rev Richard [Annesley], 3rd Baron Altham, Dean of Exeter, by his wife Dorothy Davey, dau. of John Davey, of Ruxford, co. Devon


s.p.m. 11 Apr 1745 (bur. at Haversham, co. Buckingham)


Sheriff of Buckingham 1669-70; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Gatton 1685-87 and 1689-96; a Lord of the Admiralty 1699-1701


On the death of the 2nd Baron Haversham both the Barony and Baronetcy of Haversham became extinct.


First written 19 Jan 2013



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