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Annesley, Earl (I, 1789)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Aug 1789

 

Family name: Annesley

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Arms:

Paly of six Argent and Azure over all a Bend Gules

Crest:

A Moor's Head couped at the shoulders in profile proper wreathed about the temples Argent and Azure

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Roman Knight in armour Or Short Sleeves and Apron Azure face arms and legs bare the latter sandalled Or on his head a Helmet (or Cap) Gold, on the top thereof three Feathers Argent and Azure in his exterior hand an Antique Shield proper, and on the sinister a Moorish Prince in armour Or Short Sleeves and Apron Azure face neck arms and legs proper on the latter boots Gold behind him a Sheaf of Arrows proper fasted by a Pink Ribbon wreathed round the temples Argent and Azure in his exterior hand a Bow proper

Motto:

Virtutis Amore (From the love of valour)

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Francis Charles [Annesley], 2nd Viscount Glerawly later 1st Earl Annesley

1st son of William [Annesley], 1st Viscount Glerawly, by his wife Lady Anne Beresford, 1st dau. of Marcus [Beresford], 1st Earl of Tyrone

born

27 Nov 1740

mar.

8 Feb 1766 Mary Grove (d. 25 Aug 1791), dau. and hrss. of Richard Grove, of Ballyhimmock, co. Cork, by his wife Mary Rylands, only child of Richard Rylands, of Dungarvan

died

s.p. legit. 19 Dec 1802

created

17 Aug 1789 Earl Annesley, of Castlewellan in the County of Down, with special remainder, failing male heirs of his body, to his brother, Hon Richard Annesley, in like manner

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Downpatrick 1761-70; suc. his father 12 Sep 1770 as 2nd Viscount Glerawly; after his wife's death he married bigamously Sophia Connor, then wife of one of his gate-keepers, and had three illegitimate sons by her

 

Richard [Annesley], 2nd Earl Annesley, PC

born

14 Apr 1745

mar.

25 Sep 1771 Anne Lambert (b. 1752; d. 30 Jun 1832), only dau. and hrss. of Robert Lambert, of Dundlady, co. Down, by his wife Alice Corry, widow of John Corry, of Newry, co. Down, and dau. of Rev John Vaughan, Rector of Dromore

children

1. Hon William Richard Annesley, later 3rd Earl Annesley

2. Hon Robert Annesley (b. 1 Jun 1773; d. 21 Apr 1825), mar. Mary Anne Gandon (d. 31 Mar 1845), dau. of James Gandon, architect, of Canon Brook, and had issue:

1a. James Annesley, British Consul in Barcelona and in Amsterdam (b. 1799; d. 29 Sep 1859), mar. 21 Jun 1826 Baroness Clementine de Brockhausen (d. 12 Oct 1868), dau. of Baron ..... de Brockhausen, of Prussia, and had issue:

1b. Maj Gen William Richard Annesley (b. 23 May 1827; d. 29 Mar 1896), mar. 3 Mar 1862 Isabel Norton (d. 28 Apr 1927), 2nd dau. of Rev Hon James Norton (by his wife Isabella Lowndes, only child of Thomas Lowndes, of Barrington Hall, co. Essex), brother of Fletcher [Norton], 3rd Baron Grantley, and 4th son of Hon Fletcher Norton (by his wife Caroline Elizabeth Balmain, only dau. of James Balmain), 2nd son of Fletcher [Norton], 1st Baron Grantley, and had issue:

1c. Maj William Richard Norton Annesley DSO (b. 12 Jun 1863; d. 29 Nov 1914), mar. 20 Aug 1890 Edith Mackenzie Davidson (d. 21 Dec 1936), dau. of Robert Davidson CSI, of Clayton, co. Fife, and had issue:

1d. F/Lt William Robert Bathurst Annesley RAF (b. 30 May 1892; d. 16 Aug 1927)

2c. Capt Arthur James Patrick Annesley (b. 1 Aug 1869; d. 1 Jan 1934), mar. (1) 18 Dec 1899 (div. 1914) Florence Lilian Jane Burcher, dau. of Frederick Burcher, and (2) 23 Apr 1915 Winifred Mabel Martin (widow of Robert William Martin, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; mar. (3) 8 Jun 1949 Henry George Carpenter), 2nd dau. of Dr Vincent Cornelius Garman, of Heigham Hall, co. Norfolk, and had issue by his second wife:

1d. Sheila Isabel Ina Annesley (b. 1 Nov 1921; d. 19...), mar. (1) 6 Aug 1942 W/Cdr George Harcus Sheehan RAF (d. Aug 1942), son of James Arthur Sheehan, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and (2) 26 Sep 1944 Maj Eric Weston Tory, 1st son of Clement Edward Tory, of Higher Burton House, Dorchester, and had issue by her second husband

3c. Maj James Henry Sydney Annesley RAF (b. 29 Nov 1875; dsp. 3 Jan 1949), mar. 14 Dec 1920 Violet Adelaide Withers, 2nd dau. of Harry Withers, of Sydney Place, Bath

1c. Clementine Mary Sophie Annesley (d. 21 Jun 1878)

2b. Arthur Adolphus Annesley, British Consul at Portland, Maine, USA (b. 23 Feb 1833; d. 4 May 1887), mar. 1863 Martha Austin (d. 7 Sep 1883), dau. of Edmund Austin, and had issue:

1c. Arthur Albert O'Donel Valentia Annesley (b. 27 Feb 1867; d. 6 Jan 1947), mar. 21 Apr 1888 Elizabeth Mary van Ooms (d. 24 Apr 1909), dau. of Embertus van Ooms, Netherlands Consul in London, and had issue:

1d. Robert Annesley, later 9th Earl Annesley

1d. Lady Elizabeth Annesley, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1964 (d. 1981), mar. 7 Dec 1926 Eric Carwardine Francis (d.1976), 2nd son of George Carwardine Francis, of Chepstow, co. Hereford, and had issue

1c. Clementine Martha Annesley (b. 8 Aug 1872; dvp. 11 Sep 1872)

3b. James O'Donel Annesley (b. 23 Dec 1834; d. 24 Jul 1884), mar. 10 Dec 1880 Sybil Gommonde (d. 16 Jan 1924), only dau. of William Henry Gommonde, by his wife ..... Filmer, sister of Sir Edmund Filmer, 8th Bt. MP, and had issue

4b. Maj Robert Eugene Hyde Annesley (b. 22 Sep 1837; dsp. 8 Apr 1904), mar. (1) 2 Jun 1873 Eveline Edith Steel (d. 1893), 3rd dau. of Henry Steel, and (2) 2 Jul 1894 Constance Mary Hill (mar. (2) ..... Tebbs; d. c. 1936), dau. of Thomas Gray Hill, of Manchester

5b. Capt Francis Charles Annesley (b. 13 Feb 1845; d. 6 Mar 1878), mar. (1) 10 Sep 1865 Matilda Rochfort (d. 4 Sep 1872), dau. of Col Cowper Rochfort, and (2) 11 May 1876 Marion Emily Dicker (d. 4 Apr 1877), 1st dau. of John Campbell Dicker, and had issue by his first wife

1b. Anna Clementina Annesley (dsp. 6 Sep 1860), mar. 23 Feb 1859 as his first wife her first cousin once removed Hon George Annesley, of Castlewellan, co. Down, 5th son by his second wife of William Richard [Annesley], 3rd Earl Annesley

3. Lt Gen Hon Arthur Annesley later Grove-Annesley, inherited the estate of Ballyhimmock (later called Annes Grove), Castletownroche, co. Cork, from his aunt, Mary, Countess Annesley (b. 9 Nov 1774; d. 7 Nov 1849, mar. 28 Dec 1814 Elizabeth Mahon, only child of John Mahon, of Bessborough, co. Tipperary, by his wife and cousin Lady Charlotte Browne, 4th dau. of Peter [Browne later Browne-Kelly], 2nd Earl of Altamont, and had issue

4. Capt Hon Francis Charles Annesley RN (b. 21 Nov 1775; d. 5 Aug 1832), mar. 31 Jul 1813 Mary Radcliffe (mar. (2) Apr 1834 Rev J Dickson; d. Dec 1854), dau. of William Radcliffe, and had issue

died

9 Nov 1824

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Dublin 1770; Member of Parliament for Coleraine 1776-83, for St Canice 1783-90, for Newtownards 1790-96, for Blessington 1797-1800, for Clogher 1800, and for Middleton 1800; Sheriff of co. Down 1783; Commissioner of the Irish Customs 1786-95 and 1802-06; Commissioner of the Irish Excise 1795-1810; Privy Councillor [I] 1798

 

William Richard [Annesley], 3rd Earl Annesley

born

16 Jul 1772

mar. (1)

19 May 1803 (div. by Act of Parliament 8 Jun 1821) Lady Isabella St Lawrence (d. Apr 1827), 2nd dau. of William [St Lawrence], 2nd Earl of Howth, by his first wife Lady Mary Bermingham, 2nd dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Thomas [Bermingham], 1st Earl of Louth

only child by first wife

1. Lady Mary Annesley (d. 1837), mar. 16 Feb 1828 William John MacGwire, of Rostrevor, co. Down, and had issue

mar. (2)

15 Jul 1828 Priscilla Cecilia Moore (bapt. 8 Sep 1808; d. 29 Mar 1891), 2nd dau. of Hugh Moore, of Eglantine House, Blaris, co. Down, by his wife Priscilla Cecilia Shaw, widow of Robert Shaw and dau. of Col Robert Armitage, of Kensington

children by second wife

1. Hon William Richard Annesley, later 4th Earl Annesley

2. Hon Hugh Annesley, later 5th Earl Annesley

3. Hon Robert John Annesley (b. 15 Feb 1834; d. 28 Sep 1854)

4. Capt Hon Arthur Annesley (b. 20 Sep 1835; dsp. 25 Apr 1881), mar. Nov 1867 Clara Weston (d. 24 Sep 1923), only dau. of George Weston, of Norwich, co. Norfolk

5. Hon George Annesley, of Castlewellan, co. Down (b. 22 Feb 1837; d. 4 Sep 1903), mar. (1) 23 Feb 1859 his cousin once removed Anna Clementina Annesley (dsp. 6 Sep 1860), only dau. of James Annesley, British Consul in Barcelona and in Amsterdam, by his wife Baroness Clementine de Brockhausen, dau. of Baron ..... de Brockhausen, of Prussia, and (2) Jun 1861 Georgina Henrietta Daniel (d. 6 Nov 1892), dau. of William Henry Daniel, of Auburn, co. Westmeath, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Josephine Annesley (d. 12 Sep 1945), mar. 6 Aug 1884 Col Sir (Herbert) Stuart Sankey KBE CVO DL, Remembrancer of the City of London (d. 5 Apr 1940), 1st on of Lt Col H T Sankey, and had issue

6. Hon William Octavius Beresford Annesley, of Painswick, co. Gloucester (b. 29 Nov 1836; d. 20 Jul 1875), mar. 16 May 1860 Caroline Mears (d. 6 Jan 1869), dau. of John Mears, of Bagshot, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1a. Walter Beresford Annesley, later 7th Earl Annesley

1a. Sarah Annesley (d. 17 Oct 1938), mar. 3 Sep 1884 Seymour Peel Nash, son of Canon Robert Seymour Nash, and had issue

2a. Florence Cecilia Annesley (d. 22 Jun 1959), mar. 12 Jun 1888 Frank Proctor (d. 9 Jul 1898), son of Rev George Proctor, and had issue

3a. Katherine Maud Annesley (d. 24 Dec 1952), mar. 8 Jul 1890 George Henry Thompson, son of George Thompson, of Southampton, and had issue

died

25 Aug 1838

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Downpatrick 1815-20; Sheriff of co. Down 1820

 

William Richard [Annesley], 4th Earl Annesley

born

21 Feb 1830

died

10 Aug 1874

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Great Grimsby 1858-57; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1867-74

 

Hugh [Annesley], 5th Earl Annesley

born

26 Jan 1831

mar. (1)

4 Jul 1877 Mabel Wilhelmina Frances Markham (b. 5 Apr 1858; d. 17 Apr 1891), 1st dau. of Col William Thomas Markham, of Cufforth Hall, co. York, by his wife Ann Emily Sophia Grant, 1st surv. dau. of Sir Francis Grant, of The Lodge, Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester, President of the Royal Academy

children by first wife

1. Hon Francis Annesley, later 6th Earl Annesley

1. Lady Mabel Margueritte Annesley (b. 25 Feb 1861; d. 19 Jun 1959), mar. 14 Jan 1904 Lt Gerald Sowerby RN (d. 6 Nov 1913), yst. son of Thomas Charles Johnson Sowerby, of Gainford, co. Durham, and had issue

mar. (2)

2 Jul 1892 his cousin Priscilla Elizabeth Moore (d. 9 Oct 1941), dau. of William Armitage Moore, of Arnmore, co. Cavan, by his wife Mary Metcalfe, dau. of W H Metcalfe

children by second wife

2. Lady Clare Annesley (b. 30 Jun 1893; d. 1980)

3. Lady Constance Mary Annesley, actress and writer (b. 24 Oct 1895; d. 5 Oct 1975), mar. 6 May 1915 (div. 1924) (William) Miles Malleson, actor (d. 15 Mar 1969), son of Edmund Taylor Malleson

died

15 Dec 1908

suc. by

son by first wife

note

entered the Army 1851, severely wounded in the Kaffir War 1851-53 and at the Battle of Alma 1854, Lieut and Capt 1855, Lieut Col 1860, retired from the Army 1871; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Cavan 1857-74; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1877-1908

 

Francis [Annesley], 6th Earl Annesley

born

25 Feb 1884

mar.

14 Sep 1909 Evelyn Hester Harrison (former wife of Capt Hugh Robert Edward Harrison, of Caerhowel, co. Montgomery;  mar. (3) 15 May 1919 Guy Aylwin, of Bromley, co. Kent;  d. 16 Jun 1947), 1st dau. of Alfred Edward Miller Mundy, of Shipley Hall, co. Derby, by his first wife Ellen Mary Palmer-Morewood, 4th dau. of Charles Rowland Palmer-Morewood, of Alfreton Hall, co. Derby and Ladbroke Hall, co. Warwick, by his wife Hon Georgina Byron, 2nd dau. of George Anson [Byron], 7th Baron Byron

died

s.p. 5 Nov 1914

suc. by

cousin

 

Walter Beresford [Annesley], 7th Earl Annesley

born

10 Feb 1861

mar. (1)

21 Jun 1893 Maud Fleming Higginson (d. 2 Jul 1923), dau. of Haynes Bingham Higginson, of Rock Ferry, co. Cheshire

only child by first wife

1. Hon Beresford Cecil Bingham Annesley, later 8th Earl Annesley

mar. (2)

23 Jan 1924 Mabel Frances Aganoor Burnet (d. 10 Jul 1931), 1st dau. of John Burnet

died

7 Jul 1934

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Beresford Cecil Bingham [Annesley], 8th Earl Annesley

born

4 Apr 1894

mar. (1)

30 Jul 1921 (div. 1941) Edith Constance Trench (former wife of Hon Richard Frederick John Donough Le Poer Trench, styled Lord Kilconnel later 6th Earl of Clancarty;  d. 7 Jul 1950), only dau. of Maj Albemarle Alexander Rawlinson, of Aldford Street, Park Lane, London

mar. (2)

7 Dec 1945 Josephine Mary Repton (widow of Capt George John Seymour Repton, of Curzon Street, London;  d. 1977), dau. of Philip Brandell, of New York City, USA

died

s.p. 29 Jun 1957

suc. by

third cousin once-removed

 

Robert [Annesley], 9th Earl Annesley

born

20 Feb 1900

mar.

19 Apr 1922 Nora Harrison (d. 1992), yst. dau. of Walter Harrison, of Sapperton, Cirencester, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon Patrick Annesley, later 10th Earl Annesley

2. Hon Philip Harrison Annesley, later 11th Earl Annesley

3. Hon Michael Robert Annesley, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Annesley, of 16 Coltash Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, co. West Sussex (b. 4 Dec 1933), mar. 23 Jun 1956 Audrey Mary Goodwright, only dau. of Ernest Stanley Goodwright, of Dartford, co. Kent, and has issue:

1a. Michael Stephen Annesley (b. 26 Jul 1957), mar. 1983 Angela Matthews, 2nd dau. of David Matthews, of Chipping Norton, co. Oxford, and has issue:

1b. Michael David Annesley (b. 28 Jan 1984)

1b. Zara Jane Annesley (b. 28 Jan 1984)

2a. Robert Francis Annesley (b. 8 Sep 1962), mar. 1992 Sharon Anne Fraser, 5th dau. of John Fraser, of Stevenage, co. Hertford

1a. Sheila Marie Annesley (b. 18 Aug 1961)

died

21 Feb 1979

suc. by

son

 

Patrick [Annesley], 10th Earl Annesley

born

12 Aug 1924

mar.

21 Jun 1947 Catherine Burgess, only dau. of John Burgess, of Edinburgh

children

1. Lady Jane Margaret Annesley (b. 15 Jun 1948), mar. 8 Dec 1966 Vernon Hugh Gamester, of The Retreat, 23 Wendover Road, Staines, co. Middlesex, only son of Edward Arthur Gamester, and has issue

2. Lady Nora Katherine Annesley (b. 27 Mar 1950), mar. John Bathurst Shaw Binning, of 6 Barons Way, Egham, co. Surrey, son of John Bathurst Shaw Binning, and has issue

3. Lady Patricia Catherine Annesley (b. 30 Dec 1952), mar. 29 Jun 1974 David Sidney Morehead, of 133 Oriental Road, Woking, co. Surrey, son of Sidney Morehead, and has issue

4. Lady Frances Elizabeth Annesley (b. 27 Jul 1957)

died

2 Feb 2001

suc. by

brother

 

Philip Harrison [Annesley], 11th Earl Annesley

born

29 Mar 1927

mar.

24 Mar 1951 Florence Eileen Johnston (d. Jan 1995), only dau. of John Arthur Johnston, of Gillingham, co. Kent

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Annesley is Hon Michael Robert Annesley, third son of the 9th Earl Annesley and brother of the present Earl of Annesley.

 

 Last updated 12 May 2005

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Titles:

11th Earl Annesley, of Castlewellan in the County of Down

(Ireland, let. pat. 17 Aug 1789)

12th Viscount Glerawly, of the County of Fermanagh

(Ireland, let. pat. 14 Nov 1766)

12th Baron Annesley, of Castlewellan in the County of Down

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Sep 1758)

 

Address:

17 Folly Mill Gardens, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3RN

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