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Iveagh, Earl of (UK, 1919)


Creation: let. pat. 30 Sep 1919


Family name: Guinness




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Per saltire Gules and Azure a Lion rampant Or on a Chief Ermine a Dexter Hand couped at the wrist of the first (Guinness);  2nd and 3rd, Argent on a Fess between three Crescents Sable a Trefoil slipped Or (Lee)


1st:  A Boar passant quarterly Or and Gules;  2nd:  On a Pillar Argent encircled by a Ducal Coronet Or an Eagle preying on a Bird's Leg erased proper


On either side a Stag Gules collared gemel and attired Or each resting a hind hoof upon an Escutcheon Vert charged with a Lion rampant Or


Spes Mea In Deo (My hope is in God)



Edward Cecil [Guinness], 1st Baron Iveagh later 1st Viscount Iveagh later 1st Earl of Iveagh, KP GCVO

yr. brother of Arthur Edward [Guinness], 1st Baron Ardilaun, and 3rd son of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, 1st Bt., by his wife Elizabeth Guinness, 3rd dau. of Edward Guinness, of Dublin


10 Nov 1847


20 May 1873 his 2nd cousin once removed Adelaide Maria Guinness (d. 16 Feb 1910), dau. of Richard Samuel Guinness MP, of Deepwell, co. Dublin, by his wife Katherine Frances Jenkinson, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Jenkinson, 10th Bt., of Hawkesbury, co. Gloucester


1. Hon Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, later 2nd Earl of Iveagh

2. Hon Arthur Ernest Guinness (b. 2 Nov 1876; d. 22 Mar 1949), mar. 15 Jul 1903 Marie Clotilde Russell DGStJ (d. 22 Jul 1953), only dau. of Sir George Russell, 4th Bt., of Swallowfield, co. Berkshire, by his wife Constance Charlotte Elisa Lennox, 1st dau. of Lord Arthur Lennox MP (by his wife Adelaide Constance Campbell, 4th dau. of Col John Campbell MP, 4th of Islay, by his wife and fourth cousin Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell, 2nd dau. of John [Campbell], 5th Duke of Argyll), 7th son of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond, and had issue

3. Hon Walter Edward Guinness, later 1st Baron Moyne


7 Oct 1927


27 May 1885 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Castleknock, co. Dublin"

19 Jan 1891 Baron Iveagh, of Iveagh in County Down

18 Dec 1905 Viscount Iveagh, of Iveagh in County Down

30 Sep 1919 Viscount Elveden, of Elveden in the County of Suffolk, and Earl of Iveagh

suc. by



Sheriff of Dublin 1876; High Sheriff of Co. Dublin 1885; Knight of St Patrick 1895; Chancellor of Dublin University 1908-27; GCVO 1910; on his death the 1st Earl of Iveagh left to the nation his collection of Old Masters and British paintings, known as the Iveagh Bequest, together with one of his London houses, Kenwood


Rupert Edward Cecil Lee [Guinness], 2nd Earl of Iveagh, KG CB CMG DL


29 Mar 1874


8 Oct 1903 Lady Gwendolen Florence Mary Onslow CBE, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Southend-on-Sea 1927-35, Freedom of Southend-on-Sea 1932 (b. 22 Jul 1881; d. 16 Feb 1966), 1st dau. of William Hillier [Onslow], 4th Earl of Onslow, by his wife Hon Florence Coulston Gardner, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Alan Legge [Gardner], 3rd Baron Gardner


1. Hon Richard Guinness (b. 15 Oct 1906; dvp. 17 Oct 1906)

2. Maj Hon Arthur Onslow Edward Guinness, styled Viscount Elveden (b. 8 May 1912; dvp. 8 Feb 1945), mar. 22 Jul 1936 as her first husband Lady Elizabeth Cecilia Hare (mar. (2) 30 Sep 1947 Edward Rory More O'Ferrall, of Kildangan, co. Kildare;  d. 1990), 2nd dau. of Richard Granville [Hare], 4th Earl of Listowel, by his wife Hon Freda Vanden-Bempde-Johnston, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Francis [Vanden-Bempde-Johnston], 2nd Baron Derwent, and had issue:

1a. Hon Arthur Francis Benjamin Guinness, later 3rd Earl of Iveagh

1a. Lady Elizabeth Maria Guinness, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1969 (b. 31 Oct 1939), mar. (1) 28 Sep 1960 (div. 1900) as his first wife David Hugh Lavallin Nugent, of Clobemon Hall, Ferns, co. Wexford (b. 22 Apr 1935), 2nd son of Sir Hugh Charles Nugent, 6th Bt., of Ballinlough Castle, co. Westmeath, by his wife Margaret Mary Lavallin Puxley, 1st dau. of Rev Herbert Lavallin Puxley, of The White House, Chaddleworth, co. Berkshire, and (2) 7 Feb 1992 as his second wife (Robert) Martin Mays-Smith, of Chaddleworth House, Newbury, co. Berkshire, son of Lt Col Robert Shankland Mays-Smith, of Rye, co. Sussex, and has issue by her first husband

2a. Lady Henrietta Guinness, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1969 (b. 19 Aug 1942; d. 3 May 1978), mar. 3 Feb 1978 Luigi Marinori, of Spoleto, Umbria, Italy, and had issue

1. Lady Honor Dorothy Mary Guinness (b. 1909; d. 2 Nov 1976), mar. (1) 14 Jul 1933 (div. 1945) Sir Henry "Chips" Channon, of Kelvedon Hall, co. Essex, Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Southend-on-Sea 1935-50 and for Southend-on-Sea West 1950-58, director Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1935-53 (b. 7 Mar 1897; d. 7 Oct 1958), only son of Henry Channon, of Chicago, USA, by his wife Vesta Westover, and (2) 19 Nov 1946 F/Lt Frantisek Vaclav Svejdar (d. May 1977), son of Vaclav Svejdar, of Prague, Poland, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Patricia Florence Susan Guinness, director Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1949-2001 (b. 3 Mar 1918; d. 2001), mar. 29 Dec 1938 Alan Tindal [Lennox-Boyd], 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, and had issue

3. Lady Brigid Katherine Rachel Guinness (b. 30 Jul 1920; d. 8 Mar 1995), mar. (1) 30 Jul 1945 HRH Prince Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Christoph of Prussia (b. 19 Dec 1911; d. 20 Apr 1966), 4th son of HRH Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, formerly Crown Prince of Germany, and had issue


14 Sep 1967

suc. by



served in the South African War 1900; CMG 1901; Member of the London School Board 1902-04, of the Metropolitan Asylums Board 1903-04 and of the London County Council 1904-10; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Haggerston 1908-10, for South East Essex 1912-18 and for Southend-on-Sea 1918-27; CB 1911; served in World War I 1914-18 as Cmdr, RNVR; ADC to King George V 1916-18; Chairman, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co 1927-62; Chancellor of Dublin University 1927-67; Freedom of Southend-on-Sea 1932; Knight of the Garter 1955; Deputy Lieutenant, Surrey and Suffolk


Arthur Francis Benjamin [Guinness], 3rd Earl of Iveagh


20 May 1937


12 Mar 1963 (div. 1984) Miranda Daphne Jane Smiley, 1st dau. of Maj Charles Michael Smiley CVO, of Castle Fraser, Kenmay, co. Aberdeen, by his wife Lavinia Pearson, 2nd dau. of Maj Hon Bernard Clive Pearson (by his wife Hon Alicia Dorothea Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st dau. by his second wife of Edward Hugessen [Knatchbull-Hugessen], 1st Baron Brabourne), 2nd son of Weetman Dickinson [Pearson], 1st Viscount Cowdray


1. Hon Arthur Edward Rory Guinness, later 4th Earl of Iveagh

2. Hon Rory Michael Benjamin Guinness (b. 12 Dec 1974), mar. Mira M Maini, 2nd dau. of Dr Tidu Maini, and has issue

1. Lady Emma Lavinia Guinness (b. 7 Dec 1963), mar. 4 Dec 1995 James Barnard, son of Geoffrey Barnard, and has issue

2. Lady Louisa Jane Guinness (b. 20 Feb 1967), mar. Rupert Uloth, and has issue


18 Jun 1992

suc. by



Member, Irish Senate 1973-77; Chairman, Arthur Guinness, Son & Co later President, Guinness plc


Arthur Edward Rory [Guinness], 4th Earl of Iveagh


10 Aug 1969


27 Oct 2001 Clare Hazell

only child

1. Hon Arthur Benjamin Geoffrey Guinness, styled Viscount Elveden (b. 6 Jan 2003)


 Last updated 12 Apr 2008




4th Earl of Iveagh

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 30 Sep 1919)

4th Viscount Iveagh, of Iveagh in County Down

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Dec 1905)

4th Viscount Elveden, of Elveden in the County of Suffolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 30 Sep 1919)

4th Baron Iveagh, of Iveagh in County Down

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 Jan 1891)

4th Baronet, styled "of Castle Knock"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 May 1885)



Iveagh House, 41 Harrington Gardens, London SW7 4JU



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