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Howard de Walden, Baron (E, 1597)


Creation: writ sum. 24 Oct 1597


Family name: Howard later Griffin later Hervey later Ellis later Scott-Ellis later Czernin




Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Erminois on a Cross Sable five Crescents Argent (Ellis);  2nd and 3rd, Or on a Bend Azure a Mullet between two Crescents of the field in chief a Crescent Gules all within a Bordure engrailed of the last (Scott)


1st:  On a Mount Vert a Goat's Head erased Argent (Ellis);  2nd:  A Dexter Hand holding an Annulet in which is set a Carbuncle proper (Scott)


On either side a Lion Argent charged on the neck with three Trefoils slipped Vert within a Collar gemelle Gules


1st:  Non Quo Sed Quomodo (Not by whom, but in what manner);  2nd:  In Tenebris Lux (Light in darkness)



On the death of James [Howard], 3rd Earl of Suffolk and 3rd Baron Howard de Walden on 7 Jan 1688, the Barony of Howard de Walden fell into abeyance between his two daughters:  (1) Lady Essex Griffin, wife of Edward [Griffin], 1st Baron Griffin; and her half-sister (2) Lady Elizabeth Felton, wife of Sir Thomas Felton, 4th Bt., of Playford, co. Suffolk.  The abeyance was terminated 3 Aug 1784 in favour of the senior coheir


John Griffin [Whitwell later Griffin], 4th Baron Howard de Walden and 1st Baron Braybrooke

only son of William Whitwell, of Oundle, co. Northampton, by his wife Hon Anne Griffin, 2nd and only surv. dau. of James [Griffin], 2nd Baron Griffin (by his wife Ann Rainsford, dau. and sole hrss. of Richard Rainsford, of Dallington, co. Northampton), 1st son of Edward [Griffin], 1st Baron Griffin, by his wife Lady Essex Howard, only dau. by his first wife of James [Howard], 3rd Earl of Suffolk and 3rd Baron Howard de Walden


13 Mar 1719

mar. (1)

9 Mar 1748/9 Baroness Anna Maria Schutz (dsp. 18 Aug 1764), dau. of Baron Johann Schutz

mar. (2)

11 Jun 1765 Catharine Clayton (d. 15 Aug 1807), dau. of William Clayton, of Harleyford, co. Buckingham, by his second wife Caroline Mary Lloyd, dau. and cohrss. of Rice Lloyd


s.p. 25 May 1797


5 Sep 1788 Baron Braybrooke, of Braybrooke in the County of Northampton, with remainder in default of male issue to his kinsman Richard Aldworth Neville, of Billingbere, co. Berkshire


On his death the Barony of Braybrooke devolved on his distant cousin in accordance with the special remainder and the Barony of Howard de Walden fell into abeyance between his sister, Mary Whitwell, wife of Dr William Parker later Griffin DD, and the descendants of Lady Elizabeth Felton.  On the death of Mrs Griffin on 17 Nov 1799 without children there were no surviving descendants of Lady Essex Griffin and so the right to the Barony of Howard de Walden passed to:


Frederick Augustus [Hervey], 4th Earl of Bristol and 5th Baron Howard de Walden

3rd son of John [Hervey], 2nd Baron Hervey (by his wife Mary Lepell, dau. of Brig Gen Nicholas Lepell), 1st son of John [Hervey], 1st Earl of Bristol, by his second wife Elizabeth Felton, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Felton, 4th Bt., of Playford, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Howard, only dau. by his 2nd wife of James [Howard], 3rd Earl of Suffolk and 3rd Baron Howard de Walden


1 Aug 1730


10 Aug 1752 Elizabeth Davers (d. 19 Dec 1800), sister and hrss. of Sir Charles Davers, 5th Bt. MP, and 2nd dau. of Sir Jermyn Davers, 4th Bt. MP, of Rougham, co. Suffolk (by his wife Margaretta Green, dau. and cohrss. of Rev ..... Green), 1st son of Sir Robert Davers, 2nd Bt., of Rougham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Hon Mary Jermyn, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Jermyn], 2nd Baron Jermyn


1. Capt Hon John Augustus Hervey RN, styled Lord Hervey, Capt Royal Navy 1780, Ambassador at Florence 1787-94 (b. 1 Jan 1757; dvp. and spm. 10 Jun 1796), mar. 4 Oct 1779 Elizabeth Drummond (d. 4 Sep 1818), 1st dau. of Colin Drummond, of Megginch Castle, co. Perth, Commissary-General and Paymaster to the Forces in Canada (by his wife Katherine Oliphant, dau. of Robert Oliphant of  Rossie), 2nd son of Rt Hon Adam Drummond, 9th of Lennoch and 2nd of Megginch, and had issue:

1a. Hon Elizabeth Catherine Caroline Hervey (b. 17 Aug 1780; d. 21 Jan 1803), mar. 2 Aug 1798 as his first wife Charles Rose [Ellis], 1st Baron Seaford, and had issue:

1b. Hon Charles Augustus Ellis, later 6th Baron Howard de Walden and 2nd Baron Seaford

2b. Lt Col Hon Augustus Frederick Ellis MP (b. 17 Sep 1800; d. 16 Aug 1841), mar. 25 Jun 1828 Mary Frances Thurlow Cunynghame (mar. (2) Baron Wilhelm von Munster, Chamberlain to the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen; d. 12 Sep 1851), dau. of Sir David Cunynghame, 5th Bt., and had issue

b1. Eliza Ellis (dvp. 1820)

2. Hon Frederick William Hervey, later 5th Earl of Bristol later 1st Marquis of Bristol

1. Lady Mary Caroline Hervey (d. 10 Jan 1842), mar. 22 Feb 1776 as his second wife John [Crichton], 1st Earl Erne, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Hervey (b. c. 1760; dsp. 20 Mar 1824), mar. (1) John Thomas Foster (d. 1796) and (2) 19 Oct 1809 as his second wife William [Cavendish], 5th Duke of Devonshire

3. Lady Theodosia Louisa Hervey (b. Feb 1767; dsp. 12 Jun 1821), mar. 25 Mar 1795 as his first wife Robert Banks [Jenkinson], 2nd Earl of Liverpool


8 Jul 1803

suc. by

son Hon Frederick William Hervey in the Barony of Hervey and Earldom of Bristol and his great-grandson Hon Charles Augustus Ellis in the Barony of Howard de Walden


Clerk of the Privy Seal 1753-67;  Chaplain to the King 1763;  Privy Councillor [I] 1767;  Bishop of Cloyne 1767-68;  Bishop of Derry 1768-1803;  Chaplain General to the Irish Volunteers 1782; suc. 18 Nov 1799 as 5th Baron Howard de Walden on the death of the senior co-heir


Charles Augustus [Ellis], 6th Baron Howard de Walden and 2nd Baron Seaford, GCB


5 Jun 1799


8 Nov 1828 Lady Lucy Joan Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, 4th dau. of William Henry [Cavendish-Bentinck later Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott], 4th Duke of Portland,  by his wife Henrietta Scott, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Gen John Scott, of Balcomie, co. Fife


1. Hon Frederick George Ellis, later 7th Baron Howard de Walden and 3rd Baron Seaford

2. Rev Hon William Charles Ellis, Rector of Bothal, Morpeth (b. 22 Jul 1835; d. 20 Jun 1923), mar. 16 Dec 1873 Henrietta Elizabeth Ames (d. 10 Feb 1915), dau. of Henry Metcalfe Ames, of Linden, and had issue:

1a. Henry Guysulf Bertram Ellis, barrister-at-law (b. 7 Mar 1875; d. 25 Mar 1947)), mar. 5 Jan 1911 Kathleen Roberta Mitchell (d. 24 Nov 1940), only dau. of William Charles Mitchell, of Marmont, co. Down, and had issue:

1b. Maj William Felton Ellis (b. 27 Nov 1912; d. 1978), mar. 16 Mar 1940 Edwina Bond (d. 1977), dau. of Maj Reginald Edwin Bond, and had issue:

1c. Colin Humphrey Fenton Ellis, later 6th Baron Seaford

1c. Jill Kathleen Ellis (b. 18 Mar 1944), mar. 15 Jun 1968 Rev Jeremy Dudgeon Anderson, of The Croft, Church Road, Crowborough, co. Sussex, son of Maurice Anderson, of Kenya, and has issue

1b. Henrietta Roberta Elizabeth Ellis (b. 30 Oct 1911; d. 1987), mar. 10 Apr 1943 Thomas Stewart Lewis Russell (d. 1972), and had issue

2b. Catherine Rosemary Ellis BEM (b. 22 Feb 1918), mar. 2 Jun 1945 Douglas Alexander Clarke-Smith (d. 12 Mar 1959), son of Alexander Clarke-Smith, and has issue

2a. Evelyn Charles Cadogan Ellis (b. 1 Oct 1877; dvp. 1 Jun 1878)

3a. Humphrey Cadogan Ellis JP (b. 21 Jan 1879; d. 28 Apr 1957)

4a. Capt Francis Bevis Ellis (b. 17 Apr 1883; k, in action vp. 25 Sep 1916)

5a. Capt Roland Arthur Ellis (b. 7 Jun 1884; d. 5 Jan 1963)

1a. Lucy Henrietta Katharine Ellis (b. 6 Apr 1876; dsp. 26 May 1966), mar. 28 Jul 1908 William Brabazon Lindsay [Graham-Toler], 4th Earl of Norbury

2a. Henrietta Christobel Ellis CBE (b. 15 Jan 18..; d. Nov 1957), mar. 21 Jun 1923 Hector Munro-Ferguson JP DL, of Assynt, Novar, co. Ross (d. 27 Sep 1951)

3. Hon Charles Arthur Ellis, barrister-at-law (b. Dec 1839; d. 30 Mar 1906)

4. Hon John Charles Ellis, a Naval officer (b. 29 Sep 1841; d. 8 Nov 1886)

5. Hon Evelyn Henry Ellis, a Naval officer (b. 9 Aug 1843; d. 5 Sep 1913), mar. 9 Mar 1882 his first cousin once removed Alberta Mary Hardinge (mar. (2) 29 Apr 1919 Schomberg Kerr Trefusis, son of Col Hon John Schomberg Trefusis CMG; d. 26 Dec 1942), 1st dau. of Gen Hon Sir Arthur Edward Hardinge KCB CIE (by his wife Mary Georgiana Frances Ellis, 1st dau. of Lt Col Hon Augustus Frederick Ellis MP (by his wife Mary Frances Thurlow Cunynghame, dau. of Sir David Cunynghame, 5th Bt.), 2nd son of Charles Rose [Ellis], 1st Baron Seaford), 2nd son of Henry [Hardinge], 1st Viscount Hardinge, and had issue

6. Hon Augustus William Charles, an Army officer (b. 5 Feb 1846; d. 22 Apr 1882)

1. Hon Harriet Georgina Ellis (d. 16 Apr 1906), mar. 27 May 1875 Michael Angela Caetani, Duke de Sermoneta (d. 12 Dec 1882)

2. Hon Charlotte Isabella Ellis (d. 31 Mar 1891)


29 Aug 1868

suc. by



suc. his father 1 Jul 1845 as 2nd Baron Seaford;  his right to the Barony of Howard de Walden was confirmed in Feb 1807


Frederick George [Ellis], 7th Baron Howard de Walden and 3rd Baron Seaford


9 Aug 1830


27 Apr 1876 Blanche Holden (mar. (2) 25 Mar 1903 Henry Ludlow [Lopes], 2nd Baron Ludlow;  d. 7 Apr 1911), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Holden, of Palace House, co. Lancaster, by his wife Blanche Paulet, dau. of J Paulet, of Seaforth House, co. Lancaster


1. Hon Thomas Evelyn Ellis later Scott-Ellis, later 8th Baron Howard de Walden and 4th Baron Seaford


3 Nov 1899

suc. by



Thomas Evelyn [Ellis later Scott-Ellis], 8th Baron Howard de Walden and 4th Baron Seaford


9 May 1880


19 Feb 1912 Margherita Van Raalte CBE (d. 1974), 1st dau. of Charles Van Raalte, of Brownsea Island, co. Dorset


1. Hon John Osmael Scott-Ellis, later 9th Baron Howard de Walden and 5th Baron Seaford

1. Hon Bronwen Mary Scott-Ellis (b. 27 Nov 1912), mar. 26 Apr 1933 Hon James Louis Lindsay, of Sutton Manor, Sutton Scotney, co. Hampshire (d. 27 Aug 1997), 2nd son of 27th Earl of Crawford, and has issue

2. Hon Elisabeth Gwendolen Scott-Ellis (b. 5 Dec 1914; d. 3 May 1976), mar. (1) 24 Jul 1935 Lt-Cdr Count Serge Orloff-Davidoff RNVR (k. in a car crash 12 Aug 1945), only son of Count Alexis Orloff-Davidoff, and (2) 31 Oct 1959 Dr Bernard Wheeler Robinson, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon (Essylt) Priscilla Scott-Ellis, nurse and hospital administrator (b. 15 Nov 1916; d. 1983), mar. (1) 27 Sep 1945 (div. 1972) Don José Luis de Villallonga y Cabeza de Vaca, Marqués de Castellvell, Grandee of Spain, 1st son of the Duke of Segur, of Casa Falgenera San Feliu de Lllobregat, Barcelona, Spain, and (2) 19... Ian Hanson (d. 19...), and has issue by her first husband

4. Hon (Margaret Irene) Gaenor Scott-Ellis JP (b. 2 Jun 1919; d. Nov 2002), mar. 18 Jul 1938 Richard Frank Heathcoat-Amory (b. 26 Feb 1903; d. 19 Feb 1957), 3rd son of Lt Col Harry William Ludovic Heathcoat-Amory JP DL (by his first wife Evelyn Mary Stanley, dau. of Edward James Stanley MP), 3rd son of Sir John Amory later Heathcoat-Amory, 1st Bt. JP DL MP, and had issue

5. Hon Rosemary Nest Scott-Ellis (b. 28 Oct 1922), mar. 1 Jun 1946 George FitzRoy Somerset JP DL, of Thrumpton Hall, co. Nottingham (b. 8 Feb 1923; d. 1994), 2nde son of Richard Sturgis Seymour MVO, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Siam 1919-22 and Bolivia 1924-285, by his wife Lady Victoria Alexandrina Mabel FitzRoy, sister of Charles Alfred Euston [FitzRoy], 10th Duke of Grafton, and has issue


5 Nov 1946

suc. by



John Osmael [Scott-Ellis], 9th Baron Howard de Walden and 5th Baron Seaford


27 Nov 1912

mar. (1)

22 Aug 1934 Countess Irene Maria Rosario Pauline von Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen (d. 1975), 5th dau. of Count Hans-Albrecht von Harrach of Rohrau and Thannhausen by his wife Countess Helene von Arco-Zinneberg

children by first wife

1. Hon (Mary) Hazel Caridwen Scott-Ellis, later suo jure Baroness Howard de Walden

2. Hon (Blanche) Susan Fionodbhar Scott-Ellis (b. 6 Oct 1937), mar. 8 Feb 1961 Capt David William Trevor later Sinclair Buchan of Auchmacoy, of Auchmacoy House, Ellon, Aberdeen, only son of Capt Stephen Lloyd Trevor by his wife Lady Olivia Buchan, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Norman MacLeod [Sinclair later Buchan], 18th Earl of Caithness, and has issue

3. Hon Jessica Jane Vronwy Scott-Ellis (b. 6 Aug 1941), mar. 12 Jul 1966 Adrian Tancred White, of Farnborough Downs Farm, Wantage, co. Oxford, 1st son of Dr Harold Denis White by his wife Phyllida Mary Warren, only dau. of Alfred Robert Warren by his wife Constance Anne Tancred, 4th dau. of Sir Thomas Selby Tancred, 8th Bt, and has issue

4. Hon Camilla Anne Bronwen Scott-Ellis (b. 1 Apr 1947), mar. 16 Nov 1971 Guy Acloque, of Alderley Grange, Wotton-under-Edge, co. Gloucester (d. 19 Jun 2008), and has issue

mar. (2)

1978 Gillian Margaret Butler (former wife of Richard Henry Piers [Butler], 17th Viscount Mountgarret), only dau. of Cyril Francis Stuart Buckley, of St Leonard's Terrace, SW London


s.p.m. 9 Jul 1999


On the death of the 9th Baron Howard de Walden the Barony of Howard de Walden fell into abeyance between his four daughters and the Barony of Seaford passed to his cousin, Colin Humphrey Felton Ellis, who succeeded as 6th Baron Seaford.  On 25 Jun 2004 the Barony of Howard de Walden was called out of abeyance in favour of:


Hon (Mary) Hazel Caridwen Scott-Ellis later Czernin, suo jure Baroness Howard de Walden


12 Aug 1935


20 Nov 1957 Count Joseph Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, only son of Count Franz Joseph Czernin von und zu Chudenitz


1. Hon Peter John Joseph Czernin (b. 1 Jan 1966), mar. 17 Sep 1994 Lucinda Wright, 2nd dau. of Richard Wright, of Wilbraham Temple, Great Wilbraham, co. Cambridge, and has issue:

1a. Alexander John Peter Czernin (b. 2 Oct 1999)

1a. Audrey Serena Angela Czernin (b. 13 Aug 1997)

1. Hon Charlotte Mary Sidonia Czernin (b. 28 Nov 1958), mar. 1986 Neil A Girkins, of Kingston House, co. Dorset, son of Gerard Girkins, of Bordeaux, France, and has issue

2. Hon Henrietta Mary Rosario Czernin (b. 10 Jan 1960), mar. 1985 C Alistair Currey, and has issue

3. Hon Alexandra Mary Romana Czernin (b. 6 Nov 1961), mar. 1992 David Mark Noel Kelly, of 43 Bradbourne Street, London, 4th son of Bernard Noel David George Terence Kelly, of 109 Studdridge Street, London (by his wife Lady Mirabel Magdalene Fitzalan-Howard, sister of Miles Francis [Fitzalan-Howard later Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard], 17th Duke of Norfolk, and 4th dau. of Bernard Edward [Fitzalan-Howard], 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop), 1st son of Sir David Victor Kelly GCMG MC, of Tara House, co. Wexford, and has issue

4. Hon Philippa Mary Loretta Czernin (b. 3 Jul 1963), mar. 1998 Alexander W R Mitchell, son of Rear-Admiral Geoffrey Charles Mitchell CB, by his first wife Jocelyn Rainger, and has issue

5. Hon Isabelle Mary Benedicta Czernin (b. 27 Dec 1967)



Last updated 17 Jul 2012




Baroness Howard de Walden (10th in line)

(England, writ of sum. 24 Oct 1597)



47 Queens Gate Gardens, London SW7 5ND

White Oak House, Highclere, Berkshire RG20 9RJ



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