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Amherst of Hackney, Baron (UK, 1892)

 

Creation: let. pat. 26 Aug 1892

 

Family name: Tyssen-Amherst later Cecil

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Barry of ten Argent and Azure six Escutcheons three two and one Sable each charged with a Lion rampant Argent, a Mullet for difference (Cecil);  2nd and 3rd, Gules three Tilting Spears two and one Or headed Argent (Amherst)

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Garb Or supported by two Lions rampant the dexter Argent the sinister Azure

Supporters:

On either side a Heron proper collared Or

Motto:

Cor Unum Via Una (One heart, one way)

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William Amhurst [Daniel-Tyssen later Tyssen-Amhurst later Tyssen-Amherst], 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney, DL

1st son of William George Daniel-Tyssen later Tyssen-Amhurst, of Amherst, co. Kent, Didlington Hall, co. Norfolk, and Hackney, co. London (by his wife Mary Fountaine, 1st dau. of Andrew Fountaine, of Narford Hall, co. Norfolk), 1st son of William George Daniel later Daniel-Tyssen, of Westbrooke House, co. Dorset, by his wife Amelia Amhurst, only surv. dau. and hrss. of Capt John Amhurst RN, distant cousin of the Barons and Earls Amherst

born

25 Apr 1835

mar.

4 Jun 1856 Margaret Susan Mitford (b. 8 Jan 1835; d. 2 Nov 1919), only child and hrss. of Admiral Robert Mitford RN, of Mitford Castle, co. Northumberland, and Hunmanby Hall, co. York, by his wife Margaret Dunsmore, dau. of James Dunsmore, of Edinburgh

children

1. Hon Mary Rothes Margaret Tyssen-Amherst, later suo jure Baroness Amherst of Hackney

2. Hon Sybil Margaret Tyssen-Amherst DJStJ (d. 21 Jun 1926)

3. Hon Florence Margaret Tyssen-Amherst DJStJ (d. 9 Aug 1946)

4. Hon Margaret Mitford Tyssen-Amherst DJStJ (d. 19 Dec 1923)

5. Hon Alicia Margaret Tyssen-Amherst CBE (d. 14 Sep 1941), mar. 16 Feb 1898 Evelyn [Cecil], 1st Baron Rockley, and had issue

6. Hon Geraldine Margaret Tyssen-Amherst (d. 24 Aug 1956), mar. 30 Apr 1890 Capt Malcolm Drummond, 9th of Megginch, only son of Capt John Murray Drummond, 8th of Megginch (by his wife Frances Jemima Oswald MVO, 4th dau. of Gen Sir John Oswald of Dunnikier GCB GCMG), 1st son of Adm Sir Adam Drummond, 7th of Megginch, by his wife Lady Charlotte Murray, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of John [Murray], 4th Duke of Atholl, and had issue

7. Beatrice Margaret Tyssen-Amherst (dvp. 20 Nov 1881)

died

s.p.m. 16 Jan 1909 (bur. at Didlington, co. Norfolk)

created

26 Aug 1892 Baron Amherst of Hackney, of Hackney in the County of London, with special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his eldest daughter, wife of Lord William Cecil, and the heirs male of her body

suc. by

daughter

note

together with his father took the name of Tyssen-Amhurst in lieu of that of Daniel-Tyssen by Royal Licence 1852; High Sheriff of Norfolk 1866; took the name of Tyssen-Amherst in lieu of that of Tyssen-Amhurst by Royal Licence 1877; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Norfolk 1880-85 and for South West Norfolk 1885-92; KJStJ

 

Hon Mary Rothes Margaret Tyssen-Amherst later Cecil, suo jure Baroness Amherst of Hackney, OBE

born

25 Apr 1857

mar.

2 Sep 1885 Col Lord William Cecil CVO (mar. (2) 14 Aug 1924 Violet Maud Collyer, dau. of Percy Freer;  d. 16 Apr 1943), 3rd son of William Alleyne [Cecil], 3rd Marquess of Exeter, by his wife Lady Georgiana Sophia Pakenham, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Pakenham], 2nd Earl of Longford

children

1. Capt Hon William Amherst Cecil MC, killed at the Battle of the Aisne (b. 30 Jun 1886; dvm. 16 Sep 1914), mar. 14 Apr 1910 Gladys Baggallay (granted style and title of a Baron's widow by Royal Warrant 25 Aug 1920;  d. 30 May 1947), only child of Col Henry Charles Baggallay, of Heatherhurst Grange, Frimley, co. Surrey, and has issue:

1a. William Alexander Evering Cecil, later 3rd Baron Amherst of Hackney

2a. Lieut Hon Henry Kerr Auchmuty Cecil, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1921, killed in action in North Africa (b. 1 Apr 1914; d. betw. 30 Nov and 2 Dec 1942), mar. 15 Dec 1938 Elizabeth Rohays May Burnett (b. 30 Aug 1916; mar. (2) 24 Jul 1944 Capt Sir Cecil Charles Boyd-Rochfort KCVO, yst. son of Maj Rochfort Hamilton Boyd-Rochfort, of Middleton Park, co. Westmeath; d. 1993), only dau. of Maj Gen Sir James Lauderdale Gilbert Burnett of Leys, 13th Bt. CB CMG DSO, by his wife Sybil Aird Crozier Smith, dau. of William Crozier Smith, of Whitehill, St Boswells, and had issue

2. Capt Hon Thomas James Amherst Cecil

3. Hon John Francis Amherst Cecil

4. Cdr Hon Henry Mitford Amherst Cecil RN

died

21 Dec 1919

suc. by

grandson

 

William Alexander Evering [Cecil], 3rd Baron Amherst of Hackney, CBE

born

31 May 1912

mar.

14 Sep 1939 Eirene Margaret Clifton Brown (b. 23 Feb 1921; d. 22 Sep 2009), 3rd dau. of Brig Gen Howard Clifton Brown MP, of Holmbush, Fay Gate, co. Sussex, by his wife Mary Eirene Hodges, 1st dau. of Sir Henry Edward Agincourt Hodges, Judge of the High Court, Melbourne, Australia

children

1. Hon (William) Hugh Amherst Cecil, later 4th Baron Amherst of Hackney

2. Hon Anthony Henry Amherst Cecil (b. 1 Apr 1947), mar. (1) 23 Oct 1969 (div. 1974) Fenella Jane Crichton (b. 9 Jan 1948; mar. (2) 1978 John Ernest), only dau. of Maj David George Crichton MVO, of 77 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 (by his first wife Joan Fenella Cleaver, dau. of Lt Col Douglas Whyte Cleaver DSO, of Park Palace, Monte Carlo, Monaco), 1st son of Hon George Arthur Charles Crichton GCVO DL, Registrar and Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood (by his wife Lady Mary Augusta Dawson, 2nd dau. of Vesey [Dawson], 2nd Earl of Dartrey), 2nd son of John Henry [Crichton], 4th Earl Erne, and (2) 20 Nov 1974 Jane Elizabeth Holbrook, 2nd dau. of Maj Philip Norman Elston Holbrook, of 4 Sloane Court East, London SW3, and has issue by his second wife

1. Hon Angela Margaret Amherst Cecil (b. 16 May 1955), mar. 7 Jun 1980 (Gavin) Ian Reid, of Queenford Farm, Dorchester-on-Thames, co. Oxford (b. 1951), 2nd son of Col (Percy Fergus) Ivo Reid OBE DL, of The Glebe House, Marston St Lawrence, Banbury, co. Oxford, and has issue

died

22 Jul 1980

suc. by

son

note

Major, Royal Horse Guards (Blues); served in World War II in Middle East Force 1940-45; OStJ; CBE, 1963

 

(William) Hugh Amherst [Cecil], 4th Baron Amherst of Hackney

born

28 Dec 1940

mar.

30 Mar 1965 Elizabeth Merriman, dau. of Hugh Humphrey Merriman DSO MC, of Hazel Hall, Peaslake, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon (Hugh) William Amherst Cecil, later 5th Baron Amherst of Hackney

1. Hon Aurelia Margaret Amherst Cecil (b. 19 Jul 1966), mar. (1) 1990 (div. 1993) Giles Wilson Mervyn Crewdson (b. 1959), 1st son of Wilson Peregrine Nicholas Crewdson by his wife Hon Lucy Clare Beckett, 1st dau. by his first wife of Ralph William Ernest [Beckett], 3rd Baron Grimthorpe, and (2) 1 Sep 2000 Rupert Nicholas Stephenson (b. 1964), 2nd son of Maj Charles Stephenson TD, of The Cottage, Great Longstone, co. Derby (by his first wife Margot Jane Tinker, dau. of Tony Malcolm Tinker), 1st son of Lt Col (Charles) Eustace Kenyon Stephenson (by his wife Nancy Barbara Lyon, 1st dau. of Harry Limnell Lyon JP, of Hillam Hall, Monk Fryston, co. York), 4th son of Lt Col Sir Henry Kenyon Stephenson, 1st Bt. DSO MP, and has issue by her second husband

died

2 April 2009

suc. by

son

note

Director, E A Gibson, shipbrokers 1975-90 and Short Sea Europe plc 1996-2009

 

(Hugh) William Amherst [Cecil], 5th Baron Amherst of Hackney

born

17 Jul 1968

mar.

1996 Nicola Jane Michels (b. 1968), dau. of Maj Timothy Michels by his wife ..... Nordmann

children

1. Hon Jack William Amherst Cecil (b. 2001)

1. Hon Amber Mary Amherst Cecil (b. 1999)

 

 Last updated 22 Oct 2009

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Title:

5th Baron Amherst of Hackney, of Hackney in the County of London

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Aug 1892)

 

Address:

Hawthorn House, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BJ

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