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Amherst, Earl (UK, 1826 - 1993)

 

Creation: let.pat. 19 Dec 1826

 

Extinct: 4 Mar 1993

 

Family name: Amherst

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Arms:

Gules three Tilting Spears erect Or headed Argent

Crest:

On a Mount Vert three like Spears one erect and two in saltire girt with a Wreath of Laurel proper

Supporters:

On either side a Canadian War Indians of a copper colour, Rings in their ears and noses, and Bracelets on their wrists and arms Argent Cross Belts over their shoulders Buff;  to one a Powder-Horn, pendent, to the other a Scalping Knife, their waists covered with a Short Apron Azure tied about the waist by a Belt Gules fimbriated Or Gaiters Blue seamed Or legs fettered and fastened by a Chain to the Bracelet on the outer wrist proper;  the dexter Indian holding in his exterior hand a Battle-Axe, the sinister holding in his exterior hand a Tomahawk, thereon a Scalp, all proper

Motto:

Constantia et Virtute

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William Pitt [Amherst], 2nd Baron Amherst later 1st Earl Amherst, PC

1st son and heir of Lt Gen William Amherst, Governor of St John's, Newfoundland, (by his wife Elizabeth Patterson, dau. of Thomas Patterson), 4th son of Jeffrey Amherst, of Riverhead, co. Kent (by his wife Elizabeth Kerrill, of Hadlow, co. Kent), and younger brother of Jeffery [Amherst], 1st Baron Amherst

born

14 Jan 1773

mar. (1)

24 Jul 1800 Hon Sarah Windsor (b. 19 Jul 1761; widow of Other [Windsor], 5th Earl of Plymouth; d. 27 May 1838; bur. at Riverhead in Sevenoaks, co. Kent), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Andrew [Archer], 2nd Baron Archer, by his wife Sarah West, 1st dau. of James West MP, of Alscot, co. Gloucester

children by first wife

1. Hon Jeffrey Amherst (b. 29 Aug 1802; dvp. 2 Aug 1826)

2. Hon William Pitt Amherst, later 2nd Earl Amherst

3. Hon Frederick Campbell Amherst (b. 10 Mar 1807; dvp. 12 Oct 1829)

1. Lady Sarah Elizabeth Pitt Amherst (d. 8 Aug 1876), mar. 8 Sep 1842 Sir John Williams-Hay, 2nd Bt., of Bodelwyddan (d. 10 Sep 1859), and had issue

mar. (2)

25 May 1839 Lady Mary Windsor (b. 30 Jul 1792; widow of Other Archer [Windsor], 6th Earl of Plymouth; dsp. 20 Jul 1864). sister and cohrss. of George John Frederick [Sackville], 4th Duke of Dorset, and 1st dau. of John Frederick [Sackville], 3rd Duke of Dorset, by his wife Arabella Diana Cope, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Cope, 2nd Bt., of Brewerne, co. Oxford

died

13 Mar 1857 (bur. at Sevenoaks, co. Kent)

created

19 Dec 1826 Viscount Holmesdale, of Holmesdale in the County of Kent, and Earl Amherst, of Aracan in the East Indies

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his uncle as 2nd Baron Amherst 3 Aug 1797; Ambassador to China 1816; Governor-General of Bengal 1822-28

 

William Pitt [Amherst], 2nd Earl Amherst

born

3 Sep 1805

mar.

12 Jul 1834 Gertrude Percy (b. 30 Aug 1814; d. 27 Apr 1890; bur. at Riverhead in Sevenoaks, co. Kent), 6th dau. of Hon and Rt Rev Hugh Percy DD, Bishop of Carlisle (2nd son of Algernon [Smithson later Percy], 1st Earl of Beverley), by his wife Mary Manners-Sutton, 1st dau. of Rt Hon and Most Rev Charles Manners-Sutton DD, Archbishop of Canterbury (by his wife Mary Thornton, dau. of Thomas Thornton, of Screveton, co. Nottingham), 2nd son of Lord George Manners later Manners-Sutton (by his wife Diana Chaplin, only dau. of Thomas Chaplin, of Blankney, co. Lincoln), 3rd son of John [Manners], 3rd Duke of Rutland

children

1. Hon William Archer Amherst, later 3rd Earl Amherst

2. Capt Hon Frederick Amherst (b. 6 Dec 1838; d. 15 Mar 1895)

3. Rev Hon Percy Arthur Amherst (b. 30 Nov 1839; dsp. 30 Jan 1910), mar. 20 Feb 1874 Agnes Laura Stack (d. 18 Jun 1887), dau. of Edward Stack

4. Capt Hon Jeffery Charles Amherst (b. 3 Oct 1844; dvp. 14 Mar 1877)

5. Hon Josceline George Herbert Amherst, barrister-at-law, Private Secretary to the Governor of Western Australia, Member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia (b. 7 Jun 1846; d. 1 Feb 1900)

6. Hon Hugh Amherst, later 4th Earl Amherst

1. Lady Mary Sarah Amherst (b. 8 May 1837; d. 17 Dec 1892), mar. 15 Oct 1857 William [Egerton], 1st Earl Egerton of Tatton, and had issue

2. Lady Gertrude Elizabeth Amherst (d. unm. 8 Sep 1862)

3. Lady Constance Harriet Amherst (d. 7 Oct 1879), mar. 8 Nov 1871 Sir Arthur Edward Middleton, 7th Bt. MP, and had issue

4. Lady Margaret Catherine Amherst (d. unm. 7 Feb 1939)

5. Lady Elinor Amherst (d. 26 Jul 1939), mar. 25 Nov 1877 Capt William Evelyn Denison MP, of Ossington, Newark, co. Nottingham (d. 24 Sep 1916), son of Sir William Thomas Denison KCB, and had issue

6. Lady Charlotte Florentia Amherst (d. unm. 8 Jan 1935)

died

26 Mar 1886 (bur. at Riverhead in Sevenoaks, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for East Grinstead 1829-32

 

William Archer [Amherst], 3rd Baron Amherst later 3rd Earl Amherst

born

26 Mar 1836

mar. (1)

27 Aug 1862 Lady Julia Cornwallis (b. 2 Jul 1844; dsp. 1 Sep 1883; bur. at Linton, co. Kent), only dau. by his third wife of John [Cornwallis later Mann], 5th Earl Cornwallis

mar. (2)

25 Sep 1889 Alice Dalton Vaughan (widow of Ernest Augustus Malet [Vaughan], 5th Earl of Lisburne; mar. (3) 16 Dec 1914 HSH Prince Jean Sapicha-Kodenski; d. 27 Apr 1933), and 1st dau. of Edmund Probyn, of Huntly Manor, co. Gloucester, by his wife Sophia Dalton, dau. of Richard Dalton, of Knaith, co. Lincoln

died

s.p. 14 Aug 1910

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for West Kent 1859-68 and for Mid-Kent 1868-80; KJStJ; sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Amherst 17 Apr 1880

 

Hugh [Amherst], 4th Earl Amherst

born

30 Jan 1856

mar.

2 Jan 1896 Hon Eleanor Clementina St Aubyn (d. 17 Dec 1960), 5th dau. of John [St Aubyn], 1st Baron St Levan, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Clementina Townshend, 2nd dau. of John [Townshend], 4th Marquess Townshend

children

1. Hon Jeffery John Archer Amherst, later 5th Earl Amherst

2. Hon Humphrey William Amherst, of Everglades Farm, Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia (b. 25 Jul 1903; d. 1974)

1. Lady Joan Gertrude Elizabeth Amherst (b. 17 Aug 1899), mar. 17 Jul 1931 (div. 1947) John Stebbing, son of John Henry Stebbing, of Worth, co. Sussex

2. Lady Mary Evelyn Amherst (b. 1 May 1902), mar. 20 Oct 1932 Charles Casamaijor Loftus Gaussen, of Gringegalgona, Victoria, Australia, 2nd son of Cmdr Herbert Ponsonby Loftus-Tottenham later Tottenham-Gaussen RN, of Brookman's Park, co. Hertford, and has issue

died

7 Mar 1927

suc. by

son

note

 

Jeffery John Archer [Amherst], 5th Earl Amherst, MC

born

13 Dec 1896

died

4 Mar 1993

note

Military Cross 1918

 

On the death of the 5th Earl Amherst all his titles became extinct.

 

Last updated 5 Jan 2011

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