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Bantry, Earl of (I, 1816 - 1891)

 

Creation: let.pat. 22 Jan 1816

 

Extinct: 30 Nov 1891

 

Family name: White later Hedges-White

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st, Gules an Annulet Or in chief point a Crescent Argent all within a Bordure Sable charged with ten Estoiles Gold on a Canton  Ermine a Lion rampant of the third (White);  2nd, Azure three Swans' Heads erased proper (Hedges);  3rd, Argent on a Chevron Sable three Quatrefoils Or (Eyre);  4th, Gules ten Bezants four three two and one a Canton Ermine (Zouche)

Crests:

1 (centre):  A Stork Argent beaked and membered Or charged with a Crescent Gules (White);  2 (on dexter):  A Swan's Head and Neck erased proper (Hedges);  3 (on sinister):  A Leg booted armed and spurred couped at the thigh per pale Gules and Argent Spur Gold (Eyre)

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Dragoon Officer with a drawn Cutlass in his right hand all proper;  Sinister:  A Female Figure representing Ireland habited in a long Blue Vest an Ancient Crown Or on her head in her left hand a Spear and standing in front of a Harp all proper;  Military Trophies behind the supporters and the shield

Motto:

 The noblest motive is the public good

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Richard [White], 1st Baron Bantry later 1st Viscount Bantry later 1st Earl of Bantry

son and heir of Simon White, of Bantry, co. Cork, by his wife Frances Jane Hedges, dau. of Richard Hedges, of Macroom Castle, co. Cork

born

6 Aug 1767

mar.

3 Nov 1799 Lady Margaret Anne Hare (b. 1779; d. 19 Jan 1835), 1st dau. of William [Hare], 1st Earl of Listowel, by his first wife Mary Wrixon, only dau. of Henry Wrixon, of Ballygiblin, co. Cork

children

1. Hon Richard White, later 2nd Earl of Bantry

2. Hon William Henry Hare White later Hedges-White, later 3rd Earl of Bantry

3. Hon Simon White, an officer in the Army (b. 1807; dvp. 1837)

1. Lady Maria White (b. 1805; dvp. 1817)

died

2 May 1851

created

24 Mar 1797 Baron Bantry, of Bantry in the County of Cork

29 Dec 1800 Viscount Bantry, of Bantry in the County of Cork

22 Jan 1816 Viscount Berehaven and Earl of Bantry

suc. by

son

note

repelled the French invasion at Bantry Bay 1797

 

Richard [White], 2nd Earl of Bantry

born

16 Nov 1800

mar.

11 Oct 1836 Lady Mary O'Brien (dsp. 19 Jul 1853), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of William [O'Brien], 2nd Marquess of Thomond, by his wife Elizabeth Trotter, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Trotter, of Duleek, co. Meath

died

s.p. 16 Jul 1868

suc. by

brother

note

Sheriff of co. Cork 1835; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1854

 

William Henry Hare [White later Hedges-White], 3rd Earl of Bantry

born

10 Nov 1801

mar.

16 Apr 1845 Jane Herbert (d. 7 Jul 1898; bur. at Bantry, co. Cork), 1st dau. of Charles John Herbert, of Muckross Abbey, co. Kerry, by his wife Louisa Middleton

children

1. Hon William Henry Hare Hedges-White, later 4th Earl of Bantry

1. Lady Elizabeth Mary Gore Hedges-White (b. 1847; dvp. 1880), mar. 1874 Egerton Leigh, of Jodrell Hall and High Leigh, co. Chester, and had issue

2. Lady Olivia Charlotte Hedges-White (b. 27 Aug 1850; dsp. 13 Dec 1925), mar. 16 Feb 1871 Arthur Edward [Guinness], 1st Baron Ardilaun

3. Emily Anne Hedges-White (dvp. 1860)

4. Lady Ina Maude Hedges-White (b. 20 May 1852; dsp. 8 Jun 1907), mar. 24 Oct 1885 Sewallis Edward [Shirley], 10th Earl Ferrers

5. Lady Jane Frances Anna Hedges-White (b. 1857), mar. 1876 E M Kenney Hubert, and had issue

died

15 Jan 1884

suc. by

son

note

took the additional name of Hedges by Royal Licence 1840 in gratitude and respect to the memory of his great-uncle Robert Hedges Eyre, from whom he inherited Macroom Castle; Sheriff of co. Cork 1848; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1869

 

William Henry Hare [Hedges-White], 4th Earl of Bantry

born

2 Jul 1854

mar.

18 Feb 1886 Rosamund Catherine Petre MBE (b. 25 Aug 1857; mar. (2) 7 Dec 1897 as his second wife Arthur William [Trevor], 2nd Baron Trevor; d. 5 Feb 1942), only dau. of Hon Edmund George Petre (by his wife Mary Anne Kerr, dau. of Loraine M Kerr), 3rd son by his second wife of William Henry Francis [Petre], 11th Baron Petre

died

s.p. 30 Nov 1891

note

 

On the death of the 4th Earl of Bantry the Earldom of Bantry became extinct.

 

 First written 19 Feb 2005

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