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Ashbrook, Viscount (I, 1751)

 

Creation: let. pat. 30 Sep 1751

 

Family name: Flower

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent two Chevronels between three Ravens each having an Ermine Spot in its beak Sable and between the chevronels three Pellets;  2nd and 3rd, Gules three Towers Argent

Crest:

A Raven having an Ermine spot in its beak Sable

Supporters:

On either side a Tiger reguardant proper ducally collared and chained Or

Motto:

Nens Conscia Recti (A mind conscious of rectitude)

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Henry [Flower], 2nd Baron Castle Durrow later 1st Viscount Ashbrook

only son of William [Flower], 1st Baron Castle Durrow, by his wife Edith Caulfeild, dau. of Hon Toby Caulfeild, of Clone, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Rebecca Walsh, dau. of Oliver Walsh, of Ballykilcavan, Queen's County), 3rd son of William [Caulfeild], 1st Viscount Charlemont

born

1720

mar.

9 Mar 1740/1 Elizabeth Tatton (d. 10 Feb 1759; bur. with her father at Hillingdon, co. Middlesex), sister of Col Nevill Tatton and dau. of Lt Gen William Tatton, of Hillingdon, co. Middlesex

children

1. Hon William Flower, later 2nd Viscount Ashbrook

1. Hon Elizabeth Flower (d. 1831)

2. Hon Mary Flower, mar. 8 Jan 1788 Rev John Nicholl, Rector of Remenham (dsp. 16 Jul 1830)

died

27 Jun 1752 (bur. at Finglas, near Dublin)

created

30 Sep 1751 Viscount Ashbrook

suc. by

son

note

Cornet later Capt of a Troop of Horse 1716; suc. his father 29 Apr 1746 as 2nd Baron Castle Durrow

 

William [Flower], 2nd Viscount Ashbrook

born

25 Jun 1744

mar.

9 Mar 1766 Elizabeth Ridge (b. 18 Jul 1746; mar. (2) 20 Jan 1790 Rev John Jones DD;  d. 22 Feb 1808; bur. at Shillingford, co. Berkshire), dau. of Thomas Ridge, of co. Oxford

children

1. Hon William Ashdown, later 3rd Viscount Ashbrook

2. Hon Henry Jeffrey Flower, later 4th Viscount Ashbrook

1. Hon Elizabeth Flower (d. 1 Apr 1847), mar. 10 Nov 1789 Francis Warneford, of Warneford Place, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

2. Hon Harriet Flower (dsp. 14 Jan 1813), mar. (1) 11 Mar 1792 Rev Hon John Ellis Agar (b. 31 Dec 1764; dsp. 3 Jan 1797), 2nd son of John [Agar], 1st Viscount Clifden, by his wife Lucia Walsingham, widow of Hon Henry Boyle later Walsingham and 1st dau. of Col John Martin, of Dublin, and (2) 20 Jul 1798 as his first wife Pryse Loveden later Pryse MP (bapt. 1 Jun 1774; d. 1 Jan 1849), 1st son and heir of Edward Loveden Townsend later Loveden, of Buscot, co . Berkshire, by his wife Margaret Pryse, only surv. child of Lewis Pryse, of New Woodstock, co. Oxford, and Gogerthan, co. Cardigan

3. Hon Caroline Flower (d. unm.)

4. Hon Sophia Flower (d. 28 Feb 1794)

died

30 Aug 1780 (bur. at Shillingford, co. Berkshire)

suc. by

son

 

William [Flower], 3rd Viscount Ashbrook

born

16 Nov 1767

died

6 Jan 1802

suc. by

brother

 

Henry Jeffrey [Flower], 4th Viscount Ashbrook

born

16 Nov 1776

mar. (1)

26 May 1802 Deborah Susanna Freind (b. c. 1780; d. 24 Mar 1810; bur. at Hurley, co. Berkshire), only dau. and hrss. of Rev William Maximilian Freind, Rector of Chinnor, co. Oxford, by his wife Deborah Walker, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Walker, of New Woodstock, co. Oxford

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Flower later Walker later Flower, later 5th Viscount Ashbrook

1. Hon Susan Sophia Flower (d. 6 Nov 1864), mar. (1) 21 May 1824 Rev William Robinson (d. Dec 1834), son of Rev Sir John Robinson, 1st Bt., of Rokeby Hall, co Louth, by his wife Mary Ann Spencer, dau. of James Spencer, of Rathangan, and (2) 2 Aug 1836 W Wilson Campbell, of The Castle, Port Stewart, Coleraine

2. Hon Caroline Flower (d. 17 Apr 1840), mar. 20 Mar 1829 Henry Every, of Eggington House, co. Derby

mar. (2)

22 Jun 1812 Emily Theophila Metcalfe (b. 16 Jun 1790; d. 9 Apr 1885), sister of Charles Theophilus [Metcalfe], 1st Baron Metcalfe, and 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe, 1st Bt., by his wife Susannah Selina Sophia Debonnaire, dau. of John Debonnaire

only child by second wife

3. Hon Charlotte Augusta Flower ((b. 25 Nov 1818;  d. 20 Apr 1850), mar. 10 Jun 1846 as his second wife George [Spencer-Churchill], 6th Duke of Marlborough, and had issue

died

4 May 1847

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Capt, 58th Regiment of Foot; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1832-37

 

Henry [Flower later Walker later Flower], 5th Viscount Ashbrook

born

17 Jun 1806

mar.

7 Jun 1828 Frances Robinson (b. c. 1803; d. 15 Jun 1886), 9th dau. of Rev Sir John Robinson, 1st Bt., of Rokeby Hall, co Louth, by his wife Mary Ann Spencer, dau. of James Spencer, of Rathangan

children

1. Hon Henry Jeffrey Flower, later 6th Viscount Ashbrook

2. Hon William Spencer Flower, later 7th Viscount Ashbrook

3. Hon Robert Thomas Flower, later 8th Viscount Ashbrook

1. Hon Mary Sophia Flower (b. c. 1833; d. 17 Apr 1886), mar. 2 Oct 1860 Maj Robert Blakeney (d. 20 Jun 1902), and had issue

2. Hon Frances Esther Flower (d. 21 May 1881), mar. 14 Jul 1857 John Capel Philips, of The Heath House, co. Stafford (b. 9 Oct 1831; d. 18 Sep 1907), only son of John Burton Philips, of The Heath House, co. Stafford, and of Newlands, co. Gloucester, by his wife Joanna Freeman Cure, 1st dau. of Capel Cure, of Blake Hall, co. Essex, and had issue

3. Hon Caroline Gertrude Flower (d. 6 May 1916), mar. 1 May 1866 Col George Blücher Heneage Morton DL, of Capernwray Hall, co. Lancaster (d. 18 Aug 1905), and had issue

died

3 Aug 1871

suc. by

son

note

took the name of Walker only by Royal Licence 1827 and resumed the name of Flower by a subsequent Royal Licence 1847; Sheriff of co. Kilkenny 1834

 

Henry Jeffrey [Flower], 6th Viscount Ashbrook

born

26 Mar 1829

mar.

4 Sep 1860 (div. 1877) Emily Abingdon, 1st dau. of John Frederick Abingdon, of Esher, co. Surrey

died

s.p.s. 14 Dec 1882

suc. by

brother

note

Ensign, 52nd Regiment of Foot 1848, retired 1853; Deputy Lieutenant, Queen's County; High Sheriff of Queen's County 1856

 

William Spencer [Flower], 7th Viscount Ashbrook

born

23 Mar 1830

mar.

25 Jun 1861 Augusta Madeline Henrietta Morton (d. 5 Jan 1906), 1st dau. of George Morton, of Capernwray Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lucy Sarah Dallas, dau. of Rt Hon Sir Robert Dallas, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

children

1. Lucy Adelaide Frances Flower (dvp. an infant 20 Aug 1862)

2. Adelaide Caroline Flower (dvp. an infant 6 Oct 1874)

died

s.p.m. 25 Nov 1906

suc. by

brother

 

Robert Thomas [Flower], 8th Viscount Ashbrook

born

1 Apr 1836

mar.

18 Jul 1866 Gertrude Sophia Hamilton (d. 8 Nov 1911), dau. of Rev Sewell Hamilton, of Bath

children

1. Hon Llowarch Robert Flower, later 9th Viscount Ashbrook

2. Hon Reginald Henry Flower (b. 15 Jun 1871; d. 6 Feb 1938), mar. 10 May 1901 Katherine (Kate) Ella Cuming (d. 14 Nov 1957), dau. of Col Edward William Cuming, of Crovar, co. Cavan, and had issue

1. Hon Frances Mary Flower, mar. 2 Sep 1893 Harry Ernest White, of Knockatrina House, Durrow, Queen's County (d. 1923), 2nd son of Gen Sir Robert White KCB, of Aghavoe, Queen's County

2. Hon Eva Constance Gertrude Flower (d. 6 Nov 1928)

3. Hon Gertrude Flower (d. 1956)

died

9 Mar 1919

suc. by

son

 

Llowarch Robert [Flower], 9th Viscount Ashbrook, DL

born

9 Jul 1870

mar.

14 Feb 1899 Gladys Lucille Beatrice Higginson (d. 18 Jun 1968), dau. of Gen Sir George Wentworth Alexander Higginson GCB GCVO

children

1. Hon Desmond Llowarch Edward Flower, later 10th Viscount Ashbrook

1. Hon Eileen Augusta Sybil Flower (d. 1 Nov 1959)

died

30 Aug 1936

suc. by

son

 

Desmond Llowarch Edward [Flower], 10th Viscount Ashbrook, KCVO MBE DL

born

9 Jul 1905

mar.

8 Nov 1934 Elizabeth Egerton-Warburton (b. c. 1911; d. 9 Oct 2002), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Capt John Egerton-Warburton, of Arley Hall, co. Cheshire, by his wife Hon Lettice Legh, 1st dau. of Thomas Wodehouse [Legh], 2nd Baron Newton

children

1. Hon Michael Llowarch Warburton Flower, later 11th Viscount Ashbrook

2. Hon Anthony John Warburton Flower (b. 6 Jun 1938; dvp. 1991), mar. 23 Jul 1970 Bridget Karen Duncan, 2nd dau. of J Duncan, and had issue

1. Hon Jane Mary Elizabeth Flower (b. 8 Dec 1943), mar. 6 May 1967 Charles Francis Foster, of 18 Stanley Gardens, London W11, 2nd son of Brig Thomas Francis Vere Foster CBE MC, and had issue

died

5 Dec 1995

suc. by

son

note

chartered accountant 1933; served as Maj (TA) during World War II 1939-45; MBE 1945; Deputy Lieutenant, Cheshire 1949; Member, Council of the Duchy of Lancaster 1957-95; Vice-Lieutenant of Cheshire 1961-68; KCVO 1977

 

Michael Llowarch Warburton [Flower], 11th Viscount Ashbrook

born

9 Dec 1935

mar.

8 May 1971 Zoe Mary Engleheart, yst. dau. of Francis Henry Arnold Engleheart, of The Priory, Stoke-by-Nayland, co. Suffolk

children

1. Hon Rowland Francis Warburton Flower (b. 16 Jan 1975)

2. Hon Harry William Warburton Flower (b. 11 Jan 1977)

1. Hon Eleanor Filumena Flower (b. 1973), mar. 17 Jun 2000 Sir Charles Hoare, 9th Bt. OStJ, of 15 Hamilton Park, Highbury, London N5 1SH

 

 Last updated 6 Mar 2011

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Titles:

11th Viscount Ashbrook

(Ireland, let. pat. 30 Sep 1751)

12th Baron Castle Durrow, of Castle Durrow in the County of Kilkenny

(Ireland, let. pat. 27 Oct 1733)

 

Address:

The Old Parsonage, Arley Green, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6LZ

Tel:   01565 777277

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