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Midleton, Earl of (UK, 1920 - 1979)


Creation: let.pat. 2 Feb 1920


Extinct: 2 Nov 1979


Family name: Brodrick




See Viscount Midleton



William St John Fremantle [Brodrick], 9th Viscount Midleton later 1st Earl of Midleton, KP PC

1st son and heir of William [Brodrick], 8th Viscount Midleton, by his wife Hon Augusta Mary Fremantle, 3rd dau. of Thomas Francis [Fremantle], 1st Baron Cottesloe


14 Dec 1856

mar. (1)

4 Dec 1880 Lady Hilda Charteris (b. 13 Oct 1854; d. 1 Aug 1901), 3rd dau. of Francis Richard [Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas later Charteris], 8th Earl of Wemyss, by his wife Lady Anne Frederica Anson, 2nd dau. of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield

children by first wife

1. Hon George St John Brodrick, later 2nd Earl of Midleton

1. Lady Muriel Brodrick (b. 23 Nov 1881; dspm. 7 Sep 1966), mar. 30 Nov 1901 Dudley Churchill [Marjoribanks], 3rd Baron Tweedmouth, and had issue

2. Lady Sybil Brodrick, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Mary 1911-12 (b. 9 Mar 1885; dsp. 3 Apr 1934), mar. 17 Jan 1912 Rt Hon Sir Ronald William Graham GCB GCMG GCVO (d. 26 Jan 1949), son of Sir Henry John Lowndes Graham KCB

3. Lady Aileen Hilda Brodrick (b. 13 Aug 1890; d. 30 Sep 1970), mar. 27 Sep 1913 Charles Francis Meade (b. 25 Feb 1881; d. 11 Jan 1975), 1st son of Hon Sir Robert Henry Meade GCB (by his second wife Caroline Georgiana Grenfell, 1st dau. of Charles William Grenfell MP), 2nd son of Richard Charles Francis Christian [Meade], 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam, and had issue

4. Lady Moyra Brodrick (b. 11 Jan 1897; d. 1982), mar. 29 Jul 1922 Gen Sir (Henry) Charles Loyd GCVO KCB DSO MC DL, of Geldeston Hall, Beccles, co. Suffolk (d. 11 Nov 1973), 2nd son of Maj Edward Henry Loyd, of Langleybury, co. Hertford, by his first wife Hon Clementina Georgina Brownlow, 5th dau. of Charles [Brownlow], 2nd Baron Lurgan, and had issue

mar. (2)

5 Jan 1903 Madeline Cecilia Carlyle Stanley (b. 2 Jul 1901; d. 2 Jun 1966), 1st dau. of Col Hon John Constantine Stanley (by his wife Mary Susan Elizabeth Stewart-Mackenzie, 1st dau. of Keith William Stewart-Mackenzie of Seaforth), 2nd son of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, by his wife Hon Henrietta Maria Dillon-Lee, 1st dau. of Henry Augustus [Dillon-Lee], 13th Viscount Dillon

children by second wife

2. Maj Hon Francis Alan Brodrick later Stewart-Mackenzie of Seaforth, killed in action in Italy (b. 27 Feb 1910; dsp. Sep 1943), mar. 23 Jan 1937 Margaret Letitia Lyell (mar. (2) 6 Jun 1944 Charles Henry Pearson Gifford OBE, of 1 Wyndham House, Aldeburgh, co. Suffolk (d. 1993), 1st son of T J Carlyle Gifford, of Edinburgh; d. Nov 1995), only dau. of Maj Hon Charles Henry Lyell MP (by his wife Rosalind Margaret Watney, 1st dau. of Vernon James Watney, of Cornbury Park, Charlbury, co. Oxford), only son and heir ap. of Leonard [Lyell], 1st Baron Lyell

3. Maj Hon Michael Victor Brodrick MC, killed in action in Italy (b. 25 Feb 1920; d. Sep 1943)


13 Feb 1942


2 Feb 1920 Viscount Dunsford, of Dunsford in the County of Surrey, and Earl of Midleton

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament for West Surrey 1880-85 and for South West Surrey 1885-1906; a Governor of the Charterhouse; Financial Secretary to the War Office 1886-92; Under Secretary of State for War 1895-98 and for Foreign Affairs 1898-1900; Secretary of State for War 1900-03; Secretary of State for India 1903-05; suc. his father 18 Apr 1907 as 9th Viscount Midleton; Alderman, London County Council 1907-13; Knight of St Patrick 1916; High Steward of Kingston-upon-Thames 1930-42


George St John [Brodrick], 2nd Earl of Midleton, MC


21 Feb 1888

mar. (1)

23 Jun 1917 (div. 1925) Margaret Rush, an actress, dau. of J Rush, of Cromer, co. Norfolk

mar. (2)

28 Jul 1925 (div. 1975) Guinevere Gould, an actress at the Gaiety Theatre (widow of George Jay Gould, of New York, USA; d. 20 Feb 1978), dau. of Alexander Sinclair, of Dublin

mar. (3)

24 Apr 1975 Irene Creese, the actress "Rene Ray" (d. 1993)


s.p. 2 Nov 1979


served in the First World War 1914-18 as ADC on the Personal Staff of Sir Ian Hamilton in Egypt and Gallipoli; Staff Officer 1918 ; MC 1918; ADC to Commander-in-Chief Home Forces during World War II


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Midleton the Earldom of Midleton and the Viscountcy of Dunsford became extinct, but the Viscountcy of Midleton passed to his second cousin, Trevor Lowther Brodrick.


 First written 8 Apr 2005



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