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Ashtown, Baron (I, 1800)

 

Creation: let. pat. 27 Dec 1800

 

Family name: Trench

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Arms:

Or a Lion passant Gules between three Fleurs-de-lis Azure on a Chief of the last a Sun in Splendour Or

Crest:

A Dexter Arm in armour embowed the hand grasping a Sword all proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Lion Gules ducally crowned and powdered with Fleurs-de-lis Or;  Sinister:  A Stag proper armed and hoofed ducally gorged and lined Or

Motto:

Virtutis Fortuna Comes (Fortune is the companion of virtue)

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Frederick Trench, of Woodlawn formerly Moate in Kilconnell, co. Galway (bapt. 3 Nov 1724; d. 27 Nov 1797), mar. 20 Aug 1754 Mary Sadleir (d. 1819), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Francis Sadleir, of Sopwell Hall, co. Tipperary, and had issue:

1. Frederick Trench, later 1st Baron Ashtown

2. Francis Trench, of Sopwell Hall, co. Tipperary (b. 29 Jul 1757; d. Nov 1829), mar. 11 Jun 1820 Mary Mason, 2nd dau. of Henry Mason. of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, and had issue:

1a. Frederick Mason Trench, later 2nd Baron Ashtown

2a. Hon Charles James Trench, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1841 (b. 5 Apr 1806; d. 31 Aug 1882)

3a. Arthur Heywood Trench (b. 20 Sep 1807; d. 1840)

1a. Hon Frances Mary Trench, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1841 (d. 5 Nov 1890), mar. 1832 her cousin Most Rev and Rt Hon Richard Chenevix Trench DD, Archbishop of Dublin 1864-84 (b. 9 Sep 1807; d. 27 Mar 1886), 2nd son of her uncle Richard Trench, barrister-at-law, by his wife Melesina St George, widow of Col Richard St George, of Hatley Manor, co. Leitrim, and dau. and sole hrss. of Rev Richard Chenevix, son of Rt Rev Richard Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, and had issue

2a. Hon Emily Sarah Trench, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1841 (d. 10 Apr 1843)

3a. Hon Harriet Rose Trench, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1841 (dsp. 10 Aug 1906), mar. 21 Jul 1853 Sir Samuel St Swithin B Whalley (dsp. 3 Feb 1883)

3. Very Rev Thomas Trench, Dean of Kildare (b. 1761; d. Apr 1834), mar. 1786 Mary Weldon, 1st dau. of Walter Weldon MP, of Rahinderry, Queen's County, by his second wife Anne Cooke, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Samuel Cooke, 1st Bt. MP, by his wife Judith Trench, 2nd dau. of Very Rev John Trench DD, Dean of Raphoe, and had issue

4. William Trench, of Cangort Park, King's County (b. 1769; d. Apr 1849), mar. 18 Jun 1798 Sarah Elizabeth Frances Moore, only child of Hon Robert Moore (by his first wife Margaret Stephenson, dau. of James Stephenson), 2nd son of Edward [Moore], 5th Earl of Drogheda, by his second wife Bridget Southwell, dau. of William Southwell, Governor of Monjuich, and had issue

5. Charles Trench (b. 1772; d. 6 Apr 1840), mar. 27 Nov 1807 Anna Maria White (d. 19 Dec 1847), sister of Henry [White], 1st Baron Annaly, and 1st dau. of Luke White MP, of Woodlands, co. Dublin, by his first wife Elizabeth de la Maziere, dau. of Peter de la Maziere, of Dublin, and had issue

6. Richard Trench, barrister-at-law (b. 1774; d. 16 Apr 1860), mar. 3 Mar 1803 Melesina St George, widow of Col Richard St George, of Hatley Manor, co. Leitrim, and dau. and sole hrss. of Rev Richard Chenevix, son of Rt Rev Richard Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, and had issue

7. John Trench, of St Catherine's Park, Leixlip, co. Kildare (b. 1776; d. 1858), mar. 30 Jul 1807 Jean Currie, 1st dau. of Dr James Currie FRS, of Ellerslie, Liverpool, co. Lancaster, and had issue

1. Catherine Trench (d. 1810), mar. 1781 Hon Ponsonby Moore

2. Mary Trench, mar. 1790 Hugh Wilson, of Collinstown, co. Dublin, barrister-at-law (d. 1810)

3. Elizabeth Trench (d. 1825), mar. 1768 Edmund Armstrong, of Gallen, King's County, and had issue

4. Frances Trench

5. Anne Trench (d. 1858), mar. Rev Joseph Borrowes, son of Sir Kildare Borrowes, 3rd Bt. MP, of Gilltown, co. Kildare, by his wife Elizabeth Dixon, sister and cohrss. of Robert Dixon, of Colverstown, co. Kildare, and dau. of Sir Richard Dixon

 

Frederick [Trench], 1st Baron Ashtown

born

17 Sep 1755

mar.

25 May 1785 Elizabeth Robinson (d. Jun 1844), only dau. and hrss. of Dr Robert Robinson by his wife Elizabeth Lyster, dau. of Thomas Lyster, of Lysterfield, co. Roscommon, and niece of Christopher Robinson, a Judge of the King's Bench of Ireland

died

s.p. 1 May 1840 (bur. at Kilconnell, co. Galway)

created

27 Dec 1800 Baron Ashtown, of Moate in the County of Galway, with remainder failing heirs male of his body to the heirs male of the body of his father

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament for Maryborough 1785-90 and for Portarlington 1798-1800

 

Frederic Mason [Trench], 2nd Baron Ashtown

born

25 Dec 1804

mar. (1)

29 Aug 1831 Harriet Georgiana Cosby (d. 25 Feb 1845; bur. at Woodlawn, co. Galway), yst. dau. of Thomas Cosby, of Stradbally Hall, Queen's County, by his wife Charlotte Elizabeth Kelly, dau. of Rt Hon Thomas Kelly, Second Justice of the Common Pleas of Ireland

children by first wife

1. Hon Frederick Sydney Charles Trench (b. 18 Apr 1839; dvp. 2 Mar 1879), mar. 30 Apr 1867 Lady Anne Le Poer Trench (d. 12 Mar 1924), 1st dau. of William Thomas Le Poer [Trench], 3rd Earl of Clancarty, by his wife Lady Sarah Juliana Butler, 1st dau. by his first wife of Somerset Richard [Butler], 3rd Earl of Carrick, and had issue:

1a. Frederick Oliver Trench, later 3rd Baron Ashtown

2a. Hon William Cosby Trench JP, of Clonodfoy Castle, co. Limerick, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1889, High Sheriff of co. Limerick 1895 (b. 23 Jan 1869; d. 12 Mar 1924), mar. 7 Sep 1893 Frances Elizabeth Shawe Taylor (d. 30 Oct 1950), only dau. of Walter Taylor Newton Shawe Taylor DL, of Castle Taylor, co. Galway, and had issue:

1b. Capt Percy Richard Oliver Trench (b. 31 Jul 1894; killed v.p. in action 25 Jan 1917)

2b. F/O Walter Frederick Oliver Trench RAF (b. 10 Mar 1899; d. 22 Mar 1960), mar. (1) 8 Feb 1921 Norah Maude Becher (d. 28 Apr 1958), 2nd dau. of Ven John Richard Hedges Becher, Archdeacon of Ross, and (2) 3 Feb 1960 Marian Gwendolyn Young, dau. of Robert Young, of Beech House, Woolley, co. York, and had issue by his first wife:

1c. P/O John Cecil Oliver Trench RAF (b. 23 Sep 1923; killed in action v.p. 22 Oct 1942)

2c. Kieran Hedges Oliver Trench (b. 24 May 1929; d. 20 May 1960)

1c. Olga Ann Oliver Trench (b. 3 Mar 1922), mar. 5 Jun 1947 (div.) William Hugh Hindley, son of Charles Edward Hugh Hindley, of Dar-es-Salaam, and has issue

2c. Rachel Trench (b. and dvp. 2 Nov 1926)

3c. Norah Susan Oliver Trench (b. 23 Dec 1936), mar. 2 Nov 1957 Walter Stuart Gash MBE, of Rocklea, Mitchell Road, Walliston, Western Australia, son of Alexander Gash, of Nairobi, Kenya, and has issue

3b. Algernon Oliver Trench (b. 22 Jun 1900; d. Dec 1955), mar. 24 Nov 1928 Muriel Dorothy Thorne (d. 1954), 1st dau. of Frank Thorne, of Weston-super-Mare, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1c. Christopher Oliver Trench, later 6th Baron Ashtown

4b. ..... Trench (b. 28 Feb 1908; dvp. an infant)

3a. Hon Sydney Trench, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1889 (b. 9 Jan 1877; dsp. 16 Dec 1905), mar. 6 Nov 1905 Elinor Mary Trench (widow of William Martins Le Poer Trench, of Coorheen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; mar. (3) 7 Jan 1907 Brig Gen Ronald Campbell Maclachlan DSO), dau. of J C Cox, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1a. Hon Charlotte Anne Trench, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1889 (b. 13 Jan 1871; d. 28 Aug 1947)), mar. 11 Mar 1903 Capt Alan Theodore Smythe, of Whitehall, Walton-at-Stour, co. Hertford (d. 7 Jan 1941), 1st son of Richard Altamont Smythe, of Courtnafaraga, Killiney, and had issue

2a. Hon Sarah May Trench, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1889 (b. 17 Aug 1873; d. 30 Mar 1934), mar. 18 May 1904 Brig Gen Lewis Frederick Green-Wilkinson CMG DSO (d. 11 Apr 1950), son of Lieut Gen Frederick Green-Wilkinson CB, and had issue

2. Capt Hon Cosby Godolphin Trench JP DL, of Sopwell Hall, Cloughjordan, co. Tipperary, High Sheriff of co. Tipperary 1886 (b. 6 Jan 1844; d. 9 Dec 1925), mar. 19 Jun 1873 Maria Musgrave (d. 4 Nov 1938), 1st dau. of Sir Richard Musgrave, 4th Bt., of Tourin, co. Waterford, by his wife Frances Mary Yates, dau. of John Ashton Yates, and had issue:

1a. Capt Charles Sadleir Musgrave Trench JP DL (b. 15 Apr 1874; d. 16 May 1958), mar. 11 Feb 1914 Helen Cowley Brown (d. 14 Oct 1937), 5th dau. of Robert Lidwill Brown, of Clonboy, co. Clare, and had issue:

1b. Cosby Patrick Musgrave Trench (b. 14 Jan 1915; dsp. 29 Apr 1983), mar. 17 May 1956 Julia Violetta May Whiting (widow of Frank Louis Whiting), dau. of Frank Porch

2a. Edward Cosby Trench (b. 1 May 1881; dsp. 21 Oct 1961), mar. 5 Feb 1910 Evelyn de Courcy Daniell (dsp. 22 Nov 1965), 1st dau. of Col de Courcy Daniell

3a. Clive Newcombe Trench (b. 7 Jul 1884; d. 24 Feb 1964), mar. 27 Jan 1910 Kathleen Maud Marion MacIvor (d. 1979), 2nd dau. of Maj Ivar MacIvor CSI, and had issue:

1b. Nigel Clive Cosby Trench, later 7th Baron Ashtown

1b. Hon Lois Eileen Trench JP (b. 14 Dec 1910), mar. 20 Mar 1937 Capt Charles Algernon Mackintosh-Walker MBE (d. 1 Sep 1964), 1st son of Thomas Charles Bruce Mackintosh-Walker MBE DL, of Geddes House, Nairn, and has issue

4a. Hubert Roland Trench (b. 3 Feb 1887; dvp. 29 Dec 1911)

1. Hon Charlotte Elizabeth Trench (dvp. 19 Dec 1854)

2. Hon Harriette Mary Trench (dsp. 16 Jul 1884), mar. 6 Feb 1883 as his first wife Maj Hon Frederick Le Poer Trench (b. 10 Feb 1835; d. 17 Dec 1913), 2nd son of William Thomas Le Poer [Trench], 3rd Earl of Clancarty, by his wife Lady Sarah Juliana Butler, 1st dau. by his first wife of Somerset Richard [Butler], 3rd Earl of Carrick

mar. (2)

10 Feb 1852 Elizabeth Gascoigne (d. 23 Feb 1893; bur. at Territet, Switzerland), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Oliver Gascoigne, of Castle Oliver, co. Limerick, and Parlington, co. York, by his wife Mary Turner, dau. of Sir Charles Turner, Bt., of Kirkleatham, co. York

died

12 Sep 1880 (bur. at Woodlawn, co. Galway)

suc. by

grandson

note

Sheriff of Galway 1840

 

Frederick Oliver [Trench], 3rd Baron Ashtown

born

2 Feb 1868

mar.

11 Jan 1894 his second cousin Violet Grace Cosby (d. 2 Sep 1945), yst. dau. of Col Robert Ashworth Godolphin Cosby, of Stradbally Hall, Queen's County, by his first wife Alice Sophia Elizabeth Pocock, only dau. of Sir George Edward Pocock, Bt.

children

1. Lieut Hon Frederick Sydney Trench (b. 9 Dec 1894; dvp. of wounds received in action 16 Nov 1916)

2. Hon Robert Power Trench, later 4th Baron Ashtown

3. Hon Arthur Cosby Trench (b. 3 Jul 1899; dvp. 29 Nov 1918)

4. Hon Dudley Oliver Trench, later 5th Baron Ashtown

1, Hon Grace Mary Trench (b. 7 May 1896; d. 18 Jan 1975)

died

20 Mar 1946

suc. by

son

note

an Irish Representative Peer (Conservative) 1908-46

 

Robert Power [Trench], 4th Baron Ashtown

born

27 Apr 1897

mar. (1)

20 Oct 1926 (div. 1938) Geraldine Ida Grey (mar. (2) Apr 1938 Edmond Robert Richard O'Brien, RNVR;  d. 11 Oct 1940), 4th dau. of Sir Henry Foley Grey, 7th Bt., by his wife Catherine Sarah Payne, dau. of Rev Alfred Payne, Rector of Enville, co.Stafford

mar. (2)

27 Jun 1950 his cousin Oonah Anne Green-Wilkinson (d. 1984), 1st dau. of Brig Gen Lewis Frederic Green-Wilkinson CMG DSO, by his wife Hon Sarah May Trench, 2nd dau. of Hon Frederick Sidney Charles Trench (by his wife Lady Anne Le Poer Trench, 1st dau. of William Thomas Le Poer [Trench], 3rd Earl of Clancarty), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Frederick Mason [Trench], 2nd Baron Ashtown

died

s.p.3 Nov 1966

suc. by

brother

 

Dudley Oliver [Trench], 5th Baron Ashtown, OBE

born

11 Jul 1901

mar. (1)

1 Dec 1932 Ellen Nancy Garton (d. 10 Mar 1949), 2nd dau. of William Garton, of Brixedone, Bursledon, co. Hampshire

children by first wife

1. Hon Anne Rosemary Trench (b. 19 Dec 1936; d. 7 Mar 1992), mar. (1) 1 Oct 1958 Capt Timothy Patrick Arnold Gosselin (d. 7 Mar 1961), only son of Brig Arthur Nicholas Gosselin CBE DSO, of Warwickdale, Symington, Ayrshire, and (2) 2 Mar 1962 as his first wife Col Greville Wyndham Tufnell CVO DL, of The Old Rectory, North Cerney, co. Gloucester, Clerk of the Cheque and Lieutenant of the Yeomen of the Guard 1979-2002, son of Maj Kenneth Edward Mortimer Tufnell MC, of West Soke Farm, Silchester, co. Berkshire, and had issue by both husbands

2. Hon Jacqueline Noel Trench (b. 22 Dec 1940; d. 15 Apr 2002), mar. 14 Apr 1966 Alastair Gordon Eadie, of Bourne Cottage, Brickendon, co. Hertford, 2nd son of Col James Alastair Eadie DSO TD DL, of Vernon's Oak, Sudbury, co. Derby, and had issue

mar. (2)

28 Nov 1955 his cousin Sheelah Adrienne Sarah Green-Wilkinson (d. 9 Jul 1963), 2nd dau. of Brig Gen Lewis Frederic Green-Wilkinson CMG DSO, by his wife Hon Sarah May Trench, 2nd dau. of Hon Frederick Sidney Charles Trench by his wife Lady Anne Le Poer Trench, 1st dau. of William Thomas Le Poer [Trench], 3rd Earl of Clancarty), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Frederick Mason [Trench], 2nd Baron Ashtown

mar. (3)

27 Jan 1966 Frances Natalie de Sales La Terriere (widow of Maj James Fenwick de Sales La Terriere, of Dunalastair, co. Perth;  d. 19 Sep 1979), dau. of Maj Hermon Barker-Hahlo, of La Petite Vallée, Rue de Putron, St Martin, Guernsey

died

s.p.m. 19 Aug 1979

suc. by

first cousin once removed

 

Christopher Oliver [Trench], 6th Baron Ashtown

born

23 Mar 1931

died

27 Apr 1990

suc. by

second cousin once removed

 

Nigel Clive Cosby [Trench], 7th Baron Ashtown, KCMG

born

27 Oct 1916

mar. (1)

1 Dec 1939 Marcelle Cathrine van Kloetinge (d. 1994), yst. dau. of Johan Jacob Clotterbooke Patyn van Kloetinge, of Zeist, The Netherlands

only child by first wife

1. Hon Roderick Nigel Godolphin Trench, later 8th Baron Ashtown

mar. (2)

17 Dec 1997 (Dorothea) Mary Elizabeth von Pless (former wife of HSH Hans Heinrich XVII Wilhelm Albert Eduard, 4th Prince of Pless), dau. of Lt Col Richard George Edward Minchin

died

6 Mar 2010

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Maj, KRRC; served in the Diplomatic Service 1946-76: Counsellor, Tokyo 1961-63 and Washington 1963-67, Cabinet Office, 1967-69, Ambassador to Korea 1969-71 and Portugal 1974-76; Assistant Under-Secretary, Civil Service Selection Board 1971-73; Member, Police Prison and Fire Service Selection Boards 1977-86

 

Roderick Nigel Godolphin [Trench], 8th Baron Ashtown

born

17 Nov 1944

mar. (1)

27 Jun 1967 Janet Merle Hamilton-Faulkner (d. 1971), 2nd dau. of Harold Hamilton-Faulkner, of Redwood City, California, USA

only child by first wife

1. Hon Timothy Roderick Hamilton Trench (b. 29 Feb 1968)

mar. (2)

10 Jan 1973 Susan Barbara Wright (former wife of Michael R J Wright), only dau. of Dr L F Day, of Cooden, co. Sussex

only child by second wife

1. Hon Victoria Susan Trench (b. 24 Aug 1977)

 

 Last updated 6 Nov 2011

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Title:

8th Baron Ashtown, of Moate in the County of Galway

(Ireland, let. pat. 27 Dec 1800)

 

Address:

Bassetts, Coggins Mill Lane, Mayfield, Sussex

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