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Bayning, Baron (GB, 1797 - 1886)


Creation: let.pat. 20 Oct 1797


Extinct: 5 Aug 1886


Family name: Townshend later Powlett later William-Powlett




Azure a Chevron Ermine between three Escallops Argent a Mullet for difference


A Buck statant Sable attired Or charged on the body with a Mullet Argent for difference


Dexter: A Buck Sable attired collared and lined Or the Collar charged with three Mullets Azure;  Sinister: A Leopard Argent pellettée ducally gorged and lined Ot therefrom a Shield pendent Argent charged with two Bars Sable thereon four Escallops Gold


Stare Super Vias Antiquas



Charles [Townshend], 1st Baron Bayning, PC

only son and heir of Hon William Townshend, of Honingham Hall, co. Norfolk, Groom of the Bedchamber and the Privy Purse to Frederick, Prince of Wales (by his wife Henrietta Powlett, 1st dau. of Lord William Powlett MP (by his second wife Anne Egerton, only dau. and hrss. of Maj General Randolph Egerton, of Betley, co. Stafford, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Murray, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Anne Bayning later Murray later Baber, suo jure Viscountess Bayning), 2nd son by his second wife of Charles [Powlett], 1st Duke of Bolton), 3rd son of Charles [Townshend], 2nd Viscount Townshend, by his first wife Hon Elizabeth Pelham, only surv. dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham


27 Aug 1728


21 Aug 1777 his cousin once removed Annabella Smyth-Powlet (d. 3 Jan 1825), sister and hrss. of Powlet Smyth-Powlet, of Sombourne, co. Hampshire, and dau. of Rev Richard Smyth, of Itchen and Crux Easton, co. Hampshire, Rector of Myddle, co. Salop, by his first wife Annabella Powlett, only dau. and hrss. of William Powlett MP, of Easton, co. Hampshire (by his wife Lady Annabella Bennet, 2nd dau. of Charles [Bennet], 1st Earl of Tankerville), 1st son and heir of Lord William Powlett MP (by his first wife Louisa, dau. of the Marquis Monpouillon, 2nd son of the Duc de la Force), 2nd son of Charles [Powlett], 1st Duke of Bolton, by his second wife Mary Carey (widow of Hon Henry Carey, styled Lord Leppington, 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Henry [Carey], 2nd Earl of Monmouth), 1st legitimated dau. and cohrss. of Emmanuel [Scrope], 1st Earl of Sunderland, by his mistress Martha Jeanes


1. Hon Charles Frederick Powlett Townshend later Powlett, later 2nd Baron Bayning

2. Rev Hon Henry Townshend later William-Powlett, later 3rd Baron Bayning


19 May 1810


20 Oct 1797 Baron Bayning, of Foxley in the County of Berkshire

suc. by



Secretary to the Embassy to Spain 1751; Member of Parliament for Yarmouth 1756-84 and 1790-96; a Lord of the Admiralty 1765-70 and of the Treasury 1770-77; Joint Vice Treasurer of Ireland 1777-82; Privy Councillor 1777; Treasurer of the Navy 1783


Charles Frederick Powlett [Townshend later Powlett], 2nd Baron Bayning, PC


26 Sep 1785


2 Aug 1823

suc. by



Member of Parliamnent (Tory) for Truro 1808-10


Henry [Townshend later William-Powlett], 3rd Baron Bayning, PC


8 Jun 1797


9 Aug 1842 Emma Fellowes (b. c. 1807; d. 10 Nov 1887), dau. of William Henry Fellowes, of Ramsey Abbey, co. Huntingdon, by his wife Emma Benyon, dau. of Richard Benyon, of Englefield House, co. Berkshire


s.p.s. 5 Aug 1866


Rector of Brome with Oakley, co. Suffolk; Vicar of Honingham, co. Norfolk; took the name of William-Powlett, the name of his maternal great-grandfather, by Royal Warrant 1823


On the death of the 3rd Baron Bayning the Barony of Bayning became extinct.


First written 23 Jan 2013



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