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Athlone, Earl of (I, 1692 - 1844)

 

Creation: let.pat. 4 Mar 1691/2

 

Extinct: 21 May 1844

 

Family name: van Reede

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Arms:

Argent two Bars dancetty Sable

Crest:

A Pair of Wings erect Argent charged with two Bars dancetty Sable

Supporters:

On either side a Griffin wings expanded Or

Motto:

 Malo Mori Quam Foedari

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Godard [van Reede], 1st Earl of Athlone

son and hr. of Godard Adriaan van Reede, 1st Baron van Reede [Denmark], Lord of Amerongen, Middachten, Lievendall, Ginkel, etc., in the United Provinces, Ambassador to England and Denmark, by his wife Brilliana (or Margaret) Turnor, dau. of George Turnor by his wife Salome van Meetkercken

born

4 Jun 1644

mar.

26 Aug 1666 Urselina Philopota van Raesveld (d. 30 Sep 1721; bur. in Amerongen), dau. of Reinier van Raesveld, Lord of Middachten, by Margaretha van Leefdael

only child

1. Hon Frederik Christiaan van Reede, later 2nd Earl of Athlone

died

11 Feb 1702/3 (bur. in Amerongen)

created

4 Mar 1691/2 Baron of Aghrim, in the County of Galway, and Earl of Athlone, in the County of Roscommon

suc. by

son

note

Lieut Gen of Cavalry in the United Provinces 1683;  Lieut Gen and Commander-in-Chief of the Army in Ireland;  distinguished himself at the capture of Athlone 1691 and at the Battle of Aughrim in the same year;  naturalised as a British Subject as "Baron de Ginkel" 1691/2; granted the forfeited estates of the Earl of Limerick 1693, but had the grant reversed by Parliament in 1699;  Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies in Flanders;  Veldt-Marshal of the Armies of the States General 1702

 

Frederick Christiaan [van Reede], 2nd Earl of Athlone

born

20 Oct 1668

mar.

2 Mar 1715 Lady Henrietta Nassau de Zuylestein, 5th dau. of William Henry [van Nassau van Zuylestein], 1st Earl of Rochford, by his wife Jane Wroth, dau. and hrss. of Sir Henry Wroth, of Durrants in Enfield, co. Middlesex

children

1. Hon Godard Adriaan van Reede, later 3rd Earl of Athlone

2. Hon Frederik Willem van Reede, later 4th Earl of Athlone

1. Lady Ursula Christina Reiniera van Reede, mar. Baron Jan Maximilian van Tuyll van Serooskerken, Lord of Westbroek and Vleuten, and had issue:

1a. Baroness Mary Catherine de Tuyll de Serooskerken (d. 23 Oct 1793), mar. 5 Oct 1760 Count Christian Frederick Anthony Bentinck, Sovereign Lord of Kniphausen and Varel (b. 15 Aug 1734; dvp. 1 Apr 1768), 1st son and hr. of Count William Bentinck, 1st Count Bentinck (by his wife Countess Charlotte Sophia of Aldenburg, only dau. and hrss. of Anthony II, Count of Aldenburg, Sovereign Lord of Kniphausen and Varel, by his wife HSH Princess Wilhelmina Maria of Hesse-Homburg), 1st son by his second wife of Hans William [Bentinck], 1st Earl of Portland, and had issue

2a. Baroness Renita de Tuyll de Serooskerken (d. 1792), mar. 17 Jul 1763 her brother-in-law's younger brother Capt Count John Albert Bentinck RN, of Terrington St Clements, co. Norfolk (b. 29 Dec 1737; d. 23 Sep 1775), 2nd son of Count William Bentinck, 1st Count Bentinck, and had issue

3a. Baroness Anna Elisabeth Christina van Tuyll van Serooskerken (b. 9 Sep 1745; d. 16 Jan 1819), mar. 29 Dec 1765 her cousin Frederik Christiaan Reinhart [van Reede], 5th Earl of Athlone, and had issue

died

15 Aug 1719

suc. by

son

note

naturalised in England 1696; Lieut General of the Dutch Forces and Governor of Sluys; taken prisoner after the Siege of St Venant 1702

 

Godard Adriaan [van Reede], 3rd Earl of Athlone

born

25 Jan 1715/6

died

8 Oct 1736 (bur. at Amerongen)

suc. by

brother

 

Frederik Willem [van Reede], 4th Earl of Athlone

born

1 Apr 1717

mar.

2 May 1742 Baroness Louisa Isabella Hermelina van Wassenaar (bapt. 19 Feb 1718/9; d. 23 Apr 1756), dau. of Baron Arent van Wassenaar, Lord of Devenvoirde, Woorschoten, etc., Ambassador from the States General to the Court of St James, by his wife Lady Anna Margaretha Bentinck, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Hans Willem [Bentinck], 1st Earl of Portland

children

1. Hon Frederik Christiaan Reinhart van Reede, later 5th Earl of Athlone

2. Baron Arent Willem van Reede-Lynden (b. 1747), mar. Baroness Heijiwig Adrianna Amarente van Lynden, and had issue:

1a. Baron Willem Frederik van Reede-Lynden, mar. 1793 his cousin Lady Christiana Maria Isabella Henrietta van Reede (d. 16 Jan 1800), 3rd dau. of Frederik Christiaan Reinhart [van Reede], 5th Earl of Athlone, by his wife and cousin Baroness Anna Elisabeth Christina van Tuyll van Serooskerken, dau. by his first wife of Baron Jan Maximilian van Tuyll van Serooskerken, Lord of Westbroek and Vleuten

1a. Baroness Ottoline Frederica Louisa van Reede-Lynden (d. 1799), mar. 1791 as his first wife her second cousin Count William Gustavus Frederic Bentinck, 2nd Count Bentinck 1774-1835, Sovereign Lord of Kniphausen and Varel (b. 1762; dspml. 22 Oct 1835), 1st son and hr. of Count Christian Frederick Anthony Bentinck, Sovereign Lord of Kniphausen and Varel, by his wife Baroness Mary Catherine de Tuyll de Serooskerken, 1st dau. of Baron Jan Maximilian de Tuyll de Serooskerken, by his wife Lady Ursula Christina Reiniera van Reede, only dau. of Frederik Christiaan [van Reede], 2nd Earl of Athlone

1. Lady Maria Frederika van Reede, mar. Count Sigismund Pieter Alexander Heyden

died

1 Dec 1747

suc. by

son

 

Frederik Christiaan Reinhart [van Reede], 5th Earl of Athlone

born

31 Jan 1743

mar.

29 Dec 1765 his cousin Baroness Anna Elisabeth Christina van Tuyll van Serooskerken (b. 9 Sep 1745; d. 16 Jan 1819), dau. of Baron Jan Maximilian van Tuyll van Serooskerken, Lord of Westbroek and Vleuten, by his first wife Lady Ursula Christina Reiniera van Reede, dau. of Frederik Christiaan [van Reede], 2nd Earl of Athlone

children

1. Hon Frederik Willem van Reede, later 6th Earl of Athlone

2. Hon Karel Willem Louis van Reede (b. 27 Mar 1772; dvp. 21 Dec 1793)

3. Maj Hon Reynoud Diederik Jacob van Reede, later 7th Earl of Athlone

4. Hon Jan Reinhart Gerard van Reede (b. 12 Dec 1774; dspm. 18 Mar 1818)

5. Hon Willem Gustaaf Frederik van Reede, later 9th Earl of Athlone

1. Lady Jemima Helena van Reede (d. 6 Sep 1839), mar. 20 Mar 1785 her second cousin Maj Gen Count John Charles Bentinck (b. 2 Jul 1763; d. 23 Nov 1833), 2nd son of Count Christian Frederick Anthony Bentinck, Sovereign Lord of Kniphausen and Varel, by his wife Baroness Mary Catherine de Tuyll de Serooskerken, 1st dau. of Baron John Maximilian de Tuyll de Serooskerken, by his wife Lady Ursula Christina Reiniera van Reede, only dau. of Frederik Christiaan [van Reede], 2nd Earl of Athlone, and had issue

2. Lady Maria Wilhelmina van Reede (d. 1852)

3. Lady Christiana Maria Isabella Henrietta van Reede (d. 16 Jan 1800), mar. 1793 her cousin Baron Willem Frederik van Reede Lynden, son of Hon Arent Willem van Reede (by his wife Baroness Heijiwig Adrianna Amarente de Lynden), 2nd son of Frederik Willem [van Reede], 4th Earl of Athlone

4. Lady Christiana Renira van Reede (d. 1847)

died

13 Dec 1808 (bur. at Teddington, Middlesex)

created

25 Sep 1790 a Count of the Holy Roman Empire

suc. by

son

note

Ranger of the Province of Utrecht; Chief Magistrate of Utrecht 1790; accompanied the Stadtholder to England in 1795 and took his seat in the Irish House of Lords; obtained an annuity from the Irish House of Lords as a poor Peer 1800

 

Frederik Willem [van Reede], 6th Earl of Athlone

born

22 Oct 1766

mar. (1)

Mar 1789 (div.) Cornelia Adriaana Munter (b. 30 Jan 1770; d. 24 Oct 1828), dau. of Willem Munter, Councillor and Echevin of Amsterdam, by his wife Wendela Eleaonora ten Hove, Lady of Doorn, den Bosch and Sleeburg

mar. (2)

11 Nov 1800 Maria Eden (b. c. 1770; mar. (2) 30 Oct 1821 as his second wife Vice Admiral Sir William Johnstone Hope GCB (b. c. 1767; d. 2 May 1831); dsp. 5 Mar 1851), 4th dau. of Sir John Eden, 4th Bt., 0f West Auckland, co. Durham, by his second wife Dorothea Johnson, dau. and hrss. of Peter Johnson

died

s.p. 5 Dec 1810 (bur. at Greenwich)

suc. by

brother

note

Capt in the British Army 1795

 

Reynoud Diederik Jacob [van Reede], 7th Earl of Athlone

born

24 Jul 1773

mar.

19 Mar 1818 Henrietta Dorothea Maria Hope (mar. (2) 4 May 1825 William Gambier, 1st son of Sir James Gambier; d. 3 Sep 1830), sister and hrss. in her issue of William Williams Hope, of Rushton Hall, co. Northumberland, and dau. of John Williams later Williams Hope, of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by his wife Ann Goddard, dau. of John Goddard, of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Woodford Hall, co. Essex

children

1. Hon George Godard Henry van Reede, later 8th Earl of Athlone

1. Lady Elizabeth van Reede (b. 18 Dec 1821; d. 7 Jan 1897), mar. 12 Jul 1842 Lt Col Hon Frederick William Child-Villiers, Member of Parliament for Weymouth 1847-52, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1869 (b. 20 Jul 1815; dsp. 23 May 1871), 3rd son of George [Villiers later Child-Villiers], 5th Earl of Jersey, by his wife Lady Sarah Sophia Fane, 1st dau. by his first wife of John [Fane], 10th Earl of Westmorland

died

31 Oct 1823

suc.by

son

note

Maj in the Army 1808; Lieut General 1814

 

George Godard Henry [van Reede], 8th Earl of Athlone

born

21 Nov 1820

died

2 Mar 1843

suc. by

uncle

 

Willem Gustaaf Frederik [van Reede], 9th Earl of Athlone

born

21 Jul 1780

mar.

7 Sep 1814 Wendela Eleanora Boreel (b. 11 Jul 1792; d. 30 Jan 1868), dau. of Jonkherr Sir James Boreel, 8th Bt., of The Hague, The Netherlands, by his wife Margaretha Johanna Munter, dau. of Willem Munter, Councillor and Echevin of Amsterdam, by his wife Wendela Eleaonora ten Hove, Lady of Doorn, den Bosch and Sleeburg

died

s.p. 21 May 1844

 

On the death of the 9th Earl of Athlone his peerage titles and all his foreign honours became extinct.

 

 First written 2 Oct 2007

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