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Lyttelton, Baron (GB, 1794)


Creation: let.pat. 13 Aug 1794


Family name: Lyttelton




See Viscount Cobham



William Henry [Lyttelton], 1st Baron Westcote later 1st Baron Lyttelton

younger brother of George [Lyttelton], 1st Baron Lyttelton, and 6th son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 4th Bt., of Frankley, co. Worcester, by his wife Christian Temple, sister of Richard [Temple], 1st Viscount Cobham, and 3rd dau. of Sir Richard Temple, 3rd Bt., of Stowe, co. Buckingham


24 Dec 1724

mar. (1)

2 Jun 1761 Mary Macartney (d. 28 May 1765;  bur. at St Thomas in the East, Jamaica), 1st dau. and cohrss. of James Macartney, of Longford, co. Longford

children by first wife

1. Hon George Fulke Lyttelton, later 2nd Baron Lyttelton and 2nd Baron Westcote

2. Hon Charles Adam Lyttelton, an officer in the Royal Navy (dvp. in action 1784)

1. Hon Hester Lyttelton (d. 1783), mar. 1785 Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 2nd Bt., of Stourhead, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

mar. (2)

19 Feb 1774 Caroline Bristowe (c. 1746;  d. 19 Sep 1809), dau. of John Bristowe, of Quidenham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Anne Judith Faisin, dau. of Paul Faisin, merchant, of Paris, France

children by second wife

3. Hon William Henry Lyttelton, later 3rd Baron Lyttelton and 3rd Baron Westcote

2. Hon Caroline Anne Lyttelton, mar. 4 May 1808 Rt Hon Reginald Pole Carew, of Antony Hall, co. Cornwall, and had issue


14 Sep 1808


29 Jul 1776 Baron Westcote, of Ballymore in the County of Longford (Peerage of Ireland)

13 Aug 1794 Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley in the County of Worcester

suc. by

son by first wife


entered the Middle Temple 1743;  barrister 1748;  Member of Parliament for Bewdley 1748-55 and 1774-90;  Governor of South Carolina 1755-60 and of Jamaica 1760-66;  Envoy to Lisbon 1766-71;  a Lord of the Treasury 1777-82 ; suc. his nephew as 7th Baronet, styled "of Frankley, co. Worcester" 27 Nov 1779


George Fulke [Lyttelton], 2nd Baron Lyttelton and 2nd Baron Westcote


27 Oct 1763


12 Nov 1828

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Tory) for Bewdley 1790-96 and for Granard 1797-1800


William Henry [Lyttelton], 3rd Baron Lyttelton and 3rd Baron Westcote


3 Apr 1782


3 Mar 1813 Lady Sarah Spencer, a Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42 and Governess to the children of Queen Victoria 1842-50 (b. 29 Jul 1787; d. 13 Apr 1870), 1st dau. of George John [Spencer], 2nd Earl Spencer, by his wife Lady Lavinia Bingham, 1st dau. of Charles [Bingham], 1st Earl of Lucan


1. Hon George William Lyttelton, later 4th Baron Lyttelton and 4th Baron Westcote

2. Hon Spencer Lyttelton, Marshal of Ceremonies in the Household (b. 10 Jun 1818; dsps. 4 Feb 1889), mar. 10 Aug 1848 Henrietta Cornewall (dsp. 20 May 1917), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Frederick Hamilton Cornewall, of Delbury, co. Shropshire

3. Rev Hon William Henry Lyttelton, Canon of Gloucester and Rector of Hagley, co. Worcester (b. 3 Apr 1820; dsp. 24 Jul 1884), mar. (1) 28 Sep 1854 Emily Pepys (dsp. 12 Sep 1877), 2nd dau. of Rt Rev Henry Pepys DD, Bishop of Sodor and Man 1840-41 and Bishop of Worcester 1841-60, by his wife Maria Sullivan, dau. of Rt Hon John and Lady Harriet Sullivan, and (2) 5 Feb 1880 Constance Ellen Yorke (d. 24 Dec 1920), 5th dau. of Very Rev Hon Grantham Munton Yorke, Dean of Worcester (by his wife Marian Emily Montgomery, 1st dau. of Capt Sir Henry Conyngham Montgomery, 1st Bt. MP, of the Hall, co. Donegal), brother of Charles Philip [Yorke], 4th Earl of Hardwicke, and 4th son by his first wife of Vice Admiral Hon Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke KCB MP

1. Hon Caroline Lavinia Lyttelton (b. 1 Feb 1816; d. 8 Apr 1902)

2. Hon Lavinia Lyttelton (d. 3 Oct 1850), mar. 14 Oct 1843 Rev Henry Glynne, Rector of Hawarden (d. 29 Jul 1872), and had issue


30 Apr 1837

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Worcestershire 1806-20; Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire 1833-37


George William [Lyttelton], 4th Baron Lyttelton and 4th Baron Westcote, KCMG PC


31 Mar 1817

mar. (1)

25 Jul 1839 his third cousin once removed Mary Glynne (b. 22 Jul 1813; d. 17 Aug 1857), 2nd dau. of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne, 8th Bt., of Hawarden, co. Flint, by his wife Hon Mary Griffin, 2nd dau. of Richard [Aldworth-Neville later Griffin], 2nd Baron Braybrooke, by his wife Catherine Grenville, sister of George [Grenville later Nugent-Temple-Grenville], 1st Marquess of Buckingham, and 4th dau. of Rt Hon George Grenville MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65 (by his wife Elizabeth Wyndham, sister of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt. MP, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, by his first wife Lady Katherine Seymour, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Charles [Seymour], 6th Duke of Somerset), 2nd son of Richard Grenville MP, of Wooton under Barnwood, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hester Temple later Grenville, suo jure Countess Temple

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles George Lyttelton, later 5th Baron Lyttelton and 5th Baron Westcote later 8th Viscount Cobham

2. Rev Hon Albert Victor Lyttelton, Priest-in-charge at St John, Hawarden, co. Flint 1903-18 (b. 29 Jun 1844; d. 4 Apr 1928)

3. General Rt Hon Sir Neville Gerard Lyttelton GCB GCVO, of Bell Hall, Belbroughton, co. Worcester, Commander-in-Chief of Ireland 1908-12, Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea 1912-31 (b. 28 Oct 1845; dspm. 6 Jul 1931), mar. 1 Oct 1883 Katharine Sarah Stuart-Wortley (d. 27 Mar 1943), dau. of Rt Hon James Archibald Stuart-Wortley MP, and had issue

4. Hon George William Spencer Lyttelton CB JP, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister 1873-74, 1882-85 and 1892-94 (b. 12 Jun 1847; d. 5 Dec 1913)

5. Rt Rev Hon Arthur Temple Lyttleton DD, Bishop of Southampton (b. 7 Jan 1852; d. 19 Feb 1903), mar. 3 Aug 1880 Kathleen Mary Clive (d. 12 Jan 1907), dau. of George Clive, of Perrystone, co. Hereford, and had issue

6. Hon Robert Henry Lyttelton (b. 18 Jan 1854; dsp. 7 Nov 1939). mar. (1) 14 Jul 1884 Edith Santley (d. 14 Feb 1926), dau. of Sir Charles Santley, and (2) 19 Jul 1926 Oliver Agneta Clarke, dau. of Rev James Langton Clarke DD, of 25 Clarendon Square, Leamington

7. Rev Hon Edward Lyttelton DD, Headmaster of Haileybury College 1890-1905, Hon Canon of St Albans 1895-1905, Headmaster of Eton College 1905-16, Rector of Sidestrand, co. Norfolk 1918-20, Dean of Whitelands College 1920-29 (b. 28 Jul 1855; d. 26 Jan 1942), mar. 21 Dec 1888 Caroline Amy West (d. 6 Jul 1919), 2nd dau. of Very Rev John West DD, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, and had issue

8. Rt Hon Alfred Lyttelton QC, barrister Inner Temple 1881, QC 1899, Recorder of Hereford 1893-94 and of Oxford 1894-1903, Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington 1895-1906 and for St George's Hanover Square 1906-13, Secretary of State for the Colonies 1903-05 (b. 7 Feb 1857; d. 5 Jul 1913), mar. (1) 21 May 1885 Octavia Laura Tennant (dsps. 24 Apr 1886), sister of Edward [Tennant], 1st Baron Glenconner, and 5th dau. of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt. JP DL MP, of the Glen, co. Peebles, by his first wife Emma Winsloe, dau. of Richard Winsloe, of Mount Nebo, Taunton,co. Somerset, andhad issue:

1a. Alfred Christopher Lyttelton (b. 1886; dvp. 1888)

Rt Hon Alfred Lyttelton QC mar. (2) 18 Apr 1892 Dame Edith Sophy Balfour GBE JP (d. 2 Sep 1948), dau. of Archibald Balfour, and had further issue:

2a. Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Viscount Chandos

3a. Anthony George Lyttelton (b. 3 Jun 1900; dvp. 17 Dec 1901)

1a. Mary Frances Lyttelton (d. 24 Oct 1982), mar. 18 Dec 1928 Sir George Lillie Craik, 2nd Bt. MC

1. Hon Meriel Sarah Lyttelton (d. 22 Apr 1925), mar. 19 Jul 1860 Rt Hon John Gilbert Talbot JP DL MP (b. 24 Feb 1835; d. 1 Feb 1910), 1st son and heir of Hon John Chetwynd-Talbot QC, Recorder of Windsor (by his wife Hon Caroline Jane Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, only dau. of James Archibald [Stuart later Stuart-Wortley later Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie], 1st Baron Wharncliffe), 4th son of Charles [Chetwynd-Talbot], 2nd Earl Talbot, and had issue

2. Hon Lucy Caroline Lyttelton, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Victoria (d. 22 Apr 1925), mar. 7 Jun 1864 Rt Hon Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish MP, Chief Secretary for Ireland (b. 30 Nov 1836;  d. 6 May 1882), 3rd son of William [Cavendish], 7th Duke of Devonshire, by his wife and second cousin Lady Blanche Georgiana Howard, 4th dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle

3. Hon Lavinia Lyttelton (d. 9 Oct 1939), mar. 29 Jun 1870 Right Rev Edward Stuart Talbot DD, Bishop of Winchester 1911-23 (b. 19 Feb 1844; d. 30 Jan 1934), 2nd son of Hon John Chetwynd-Talbot QC, Recorder of Windsor (by his wife Hon Caroline Jane Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, only dau. of James Archibald [Stuart later Stuart-Wortley later Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie], 1st Baron Wharncliffe), 4th son of Charles [Chetwynd-Talbot], 2nd Earl Talbot, and had issue

4. Hon Mary Catherine Lyttelton (dvp. 21 Mar 1875)

mar. (2)

10 Jun 1869 Sybella Harriet Mildmay (b. 20 Jun 1836; widow of Humphrey Francis St John Mildmay MP; d. 9 Dec 1900; bur. at Hagley, co. Worcester), dau. of George Clive MP, of Perrystone Court, co. Hereford, by his wife Anne Sybella Martha Farquhar, 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Bt.

children by second wife

5. Hon Sarah Kathleen Lyttelton (b. 12 May 1870; d. 1 Oct 1942), mar. 26 Apr 1900 John Cann Bailey, barrister-at-law (d. 29 Jun 1931), 3rd son of Edward Cann Bailey, Clerk of the Peace of Norwich, and had issue

6. Hon Sybil Lyttelton (b. 17 Feb 1873; d. 2 Oct 1934), mar. 16 Jul 1895 Sir Lionel Henry Cust KCVO, of Datchet, co. Berkshire, Keeper Director and Secretary of the National Portrait Gallery 1895-1909, Gentleman Usher to King Edward VII and King George VI 1901-27 (b. 25 Jan 1859; d. 12 Oct 1929), 1st son of Sir Reginald John Cust (by his wife Lady Elisabeth Caroline Bligh, 1st dau. of Edward [Bligh], 5th Earl of Darnley), 3rd son of Rev Hon Henry Cockayne Cust, of Cockayne Hatley, co. Bedford (by his wife Lady Anna Maria Needham, 1st dau. of Francis [Needham], 1st Earl of Kilmorey), 2nd son by his second wife of Brownlow [Cust], 1st Baron Brownlow, and had issue

7. Hon Hester Margaret Lyttelton CBE (b. 26 Dec 1874; d. 26 Mar 1958), mar. 5 Apr 1904 Very Rev Cyril Argentine Alington DD, Headmaster of Eton College 1908-33, Dean of Durham 1933-51 (d. 16 May 1955), 2nd son of Rev Henry Giles Alington, of Candlesby, co. Lincoln, and had issue


18 Apr 1876 (bur. at Hagley, co. Worcester)

suc. by

son by first wife


Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire 1839-76; Principal, Queen's College Birmingham 1845; Under Secretary for the Colonies 1846; Privy Councillor 1869; KCMG 1869; Chief Commissioner of Endowed Schools; FRS


Charles George [Lyttelton], 5th Baron Lyttelton and 5th Baron Westcote later 8th Viscount Cobham


suc. his fourth cousin once-removed Richard Plantagenet Campbell [Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville], 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, 7th Viscount Cobham, etc., as 8th Viscount Cobham on 26 Mar 1889


The Baronies of Lyttelton and Westcote have been held by the Viscounts Cobham since 26 Mar 1889.


 First written 14 Sep 2012



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