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Beaconsfield, Earl of (UK, 1876 - 1881)


Creation: let.pat. 21 Aug 1876


Extinct: 19 Apr 1881


Family name: Disraeli




Per saltire Gules and Argent a Castle triple towered in chief of the last two Lions rampant in fess Sable and an Eagle displayed in base Or


Issuant from a Wreath of Oak proper a Castle triple towered Argent


Dexter:  an Eagle Or;  Sinister:  a Lion also Or, each gorged with a Collar Gules pendent therefrom an Escutcheon of the last charged with a Tower Argent


 Forti Nihil Difficile


Viscountess Beaconsfield bore in her own right: Argent a Slip of Vine fructed and leaved proper between two Flaunches Sable each charged with a Boar's Head of the field, and the same supporters as her husband



Benjamin [Disraeli], 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG PC

son and heir of Isaac D'Israeli, of Hughenden Manor and of Bradenham, co. Buckingham, by his wife Mary Basevi, dau. of Nathan Basevi, of Billiter Square, London


21 Dec 1804


28 Apr 1839 Mary Anne Lewis, cr. 30 Nov 1868 Viscountess Beaconsfield, of Beaconsfield in the County of Buckingham (b. 1789; widow of Wyndham Lewis MP, of Pantwynglass Castle, co. Glamorgan; dsp. 15 Dec 1872), only dau. of Cmdr John Viney Evans RN, of Brampford Speke, co. Devon, by his wife and cousin Eleanor Scrope Viney, sister of Gen Sir James Viney KCH CB, of Taynton Manor, co. Gloucester, and dau. of Rev James Viney, of Gloucester


s.p. 19 Apr 1881


21 Aug 1876 Viscount Hughenden, of Hughenden in the County of Buckinghamshire, and Earl of Beaconsfield, of Beaconsfield in the County of Buckingham


Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Maidstone 1837-41, for Shrewsbury 1841-47 and for Buckinghamshire 1847-76; Privy Councillor 1852; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1852, 1858-59 and 1866-68; First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1868 and 1874-80; Lord Privy Seal 1876-78; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery 1856-81 and of the British Museum 1863-81; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1866-81; Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow 1871-77; Joint Plenipotentiary to the Congress of Berlin 1878; Knight of the Garter 1878


On the death of the 1st Earl of Beaconsfield both his titles became extinct.


Last updated 30 Dec 2010



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