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Beauchamp, Earl (UK, 1815 - 1979)

 

Creation: let.pat. 1 Dec 1815

 

Extinct: 3 Jan 1979

 

Family name: Lygon

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Arms:

Argent two Lions passant in pale tails fourchée Gules

Crest:

A Saracen's Head affrontée couped at the shoulders

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Bear proper muzzled collared and chained Or;  Sinister:  a Swan Argent wings elevated Gules beaked and legged Sable gorged with a Ducal Coronet and lined Or, on the breast of each supporter suspended from the collar and coronet a Shield Gules charged with a Fess between six Martlets Gold

Motto:

 Fortuna Mea In Bello Campo

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William [Lygon], 1st Baron Beauchamp later 1st Earl Beauchamp

only son and heir of Reginald Pyndar later Lygon, of Madresfield Court, co. Worcester, by his wife Susannah Hanmer, dau. of William Hanmer, of Bettesfield, co. Flint, by his wife Esther Jenner, dau. of Humphrey Jenner

born

25 Jul 1747

mar.

1 Nov 1780 Catharine Denn (d. 2 Mar 1844), dau. of James Denn, by his second wife Margaret Brice, dau. of Hugh Brice, of Somerset, by his wife ..... Hippesley

children

1. Hon William Beauchamp Lygon, later 2nd Earl Beauchamp

2. Hon John Reginald Lygon later Pyndar, later 3rd Earl Beauchamp

3. Hon Henry Beauchamp Lygon, later 4th Earl Beauchamp

4. Gen Hon Edward Pyndar Lygon CB (d. 11 Nov 1860)

1. Hon Felicia Jemima Lygon (dvp. 11 Oct 1813)

2. Lady Emma Susanna Lygon (d. 8 Aug 1810), mar. 16 Jan 1808 as his first wife George William [Coventry], 8th Earl of Coventry, and had issue

3. Lady Sophia Margaret Lygon (d. 16 Nov 1834), mar. 4 Mar 1818 Sir Charles Egleton Kent, Bt.

4. Lady Jemima Catharine Louisa Lygon (d. 5 Feb 1864)

5. Lady Georgiana Ella Lygon (b. c. 1798; d. 12 Feb 1880). mar. 23 Jan 1817 Thomas [Pakenham], 2nd Earl of Longford, and had issue

6. Lady Emily Esther Anne Lygon (d. 24 Nov 1873), mar. 25 Oct 1826 Lloyd H Bamford-Hesketh, of Gwrych Castle, co. Denbigh (d. 30 Jun 1861), and had issue

died

21 Oct 1816

created

26 Dec 1806 Baron Beauchamp, of Powyk in the County of Worcester

1 Dec 1815 Viscount Elmley and Earl Beauchamp

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Worcestershire 1775-1806

 

William Beauchamp [Lygon], 2nd Earl Beauchamp

born

c. 1783

died

12 May 1823

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Worcestershire 1806-16

 

John Reginald [Lygon later Pyndar], 3rd Earl Beauchamp

born

c. 1784

mar. (1)

14 Mar 1814 Lady Charlotte Scott (b. 11 May 1787; dsp. 26 Apr 1846), only dau. of John Henry [Scott], 1st Earl of Clonmell, by his second wife Margaret Lawless, dau. and eventual hrss. of Patrick Lawless, of Dublin

mar. (2)

11 Feb 1850 Hon Catherine Murray (widow of Henry Murray (dsp. 26 Nov 1830), 5th son of Rt Rev Lord George Murray DD, Bishop of St David's 1800-03 (by his wife Anne Charlotte Grant, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Charlotte, dau. of Lt Gen Francis Grant MP), 2nd surv. son of John [Murray], 3rd Duke of Atholl; dsp. 4 Nov 1875), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Henry Otway, of Castle Otway, co. Tipperary, by his wife Sarah Cave later Otway-Cave, suo jure Baroness Braye, only surv. child of Sir Thomas Cave, 6th Bt., of Stanford, co. Northampton

died

s.p. 22 Jan 1853 (bur. at St Marylebone)

suc. by

brother

note

took the name of Pyndar in lieu of that of Lygon by Royal Licence 1813

 

Henry Beauchamp [Lygon], 4th Earl Beauchamp

born

5 Jan 1784

mar.

8 Jul 1824 Lady Susan Caroline Eliot (b. 12 Apr 1801; d. 15 Jan 1835), 2nd dau. of William [Eliot], 2nd Earl of Saint Germans, by his first wife Lady Georgiana Augusta Leveson-Gower, 1st dau. by his third wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford

children

1. William Lygon (b. 2 Jan 1828; dvp. 30 Jun 1834)

2. Hon Henry Lygon, later 5th Earl Beauchamp

3. Hon Frederick Lygon, later 6th Earl Beauchamp

4. Reginald Lygon (b. 17 Mar 1834; dvp. 7 Jul 1834)

1. Felicia Susan Lygon (dvp. and sp. 29 Oct 1848), mar. 26 Oct 1847 as his first wife Rev Charles William Cavendish (b. 24 Sep 1822; d. 21 Dec 1890), 3rd son of Gen Hon Henry Frederick Compton Cavendish (by his second wife Frances Susan Howard, widow of Col Hon Frederick Howard, sister of John George [Lambton], 1st Earl of Durham, and only dau. of William Henry Lambton MP, of Lambton Hall, co. Durham), 3rd son of George Augustus Henry [Cavendish], 1st Earl of Burlington

2. Georgiana Harriet Lygon (dvp. 9 May 1827)

3. Lady Georgiana Lygon (d. 30 Sep 1865), mar. 25 Sep 1856 as his first wife Richard Henry Fitzroy [Somerset], 2nd Baron Raglan, and had issue

died

8 Sep 1863

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1803: Lt Col 1st Life Guards 1821-37, Maj General 1837, Lieut General 1846, and General 1854; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Worcestershire 1816-31 and for West Worcestershire 1832-53; Col of 10th Hussars 1843-63 and 2nd Life Guards and Gold Stick 1863

 

Henry [Lygon], 5th Earl Beauchamp

born

13 Feb 1829

died

4 Mar 1866

suc. by

brother

note

Cornet, 1st Life Guards 1848 and Captain 1854; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Worcestershire 1853-63

 

Frederick [Lygon], 6th Earl Beauchamp, PC

born

10 Nov 1830

mar. (1)

18 Feb 1868 Lady Mary Catherine Stanhope (b. 3 Feb 1844; d. 30 Jun 1876), only dau. of Philip Henry [Stanhope], 5th Earl Stanhope, by his wife Emily Harriet Kerrison, 2nd dau. of Gen Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt. GCH KCB

children by first wife

1. Hon William Lygon, later 7th Earl Beauchamp

2. Hon Edward Hugh Lygon (b. 17 Jul 1873; d. 23 Mar 1900)

1. Lady Mary Lygon, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (b. 26 Feb 1869; d. 12 Sep 1927), mar. 6 May 1905 Lt Col Hon Henry Walter Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (b. 8 Dec 1864; d. 2 Jun 1948), 2nd son of Charles Henry Rolle [Trefusis later Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis], 20th Baron Clinton, by his first wife and cousin Harriet Williamina Hepburn-Forbes, only dau. of Sir John Stuart Hepburn-Forbes, 8th Bt., and had issue

2. Lady Susan Lygon DBE (b. 24 May 1870; d. 28 Jan 1962), mar. 19 Oct 1889 Brig Gen Sir Robert Gordon later Gordon-Wolridge later Wolridge-Gordon later Gilmour, 1st Bt. CB CVO DSO, of Liberton and Craigmillar, co. Midlothian, Gentleman Usher of the Green Rod, and had issue

3. Lady Margaret Lygon CI GCVO GBE DGStJ, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (b. 8 Oct 1874; d. 12 Dec 1957), mar. 6 Oct 1894 Arthur Oliver Villiers [Russell], 2nd Baron Ampthill, and had issue

mar. (2)

24 Feb 1878 Lady Emily Annora Charlotte Pierrepont (b. 16 Mar 1853; d. 11 May 1935), 1st dau. of Sydney William [Pierrepont], 3rd Earl Manvers, by his wife Georgiana Jane Elizabeth Fanny de Franquetot, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Augustin Louis Joseph Casimir Gustave de Franquetot, Duc de Coigny

children by second wife

3. Lt Col Hon Robert Lygon LVO MC (b. 9 Aug 1879; d. 13 Jan 1952), mar. 10 Oct 1903 Cecil Albinia Arbuthnot (d. 19 Mar 1956), only child of Sir George Gough Arbuthnot, by his wife Isabella Boyle, only dau. of Hon Rev Richard Cavendish Boyle, Rector of Marston Bigott, co. Somerset (by his wife Eleanor Vere Gordon, yst. dau. of Alexander Gordon, of Ellen Castle, co. Aberdeen), 5th son of Edmund [Boyle], 8th Earl of Cork, and had issue:

1a. Lt Col Hon Reginald Arthur Lygon (b. 28 Jul 1904; dspm. 1976), mar. 5 Feb 1930 Agnes Mary Louise Bell (d. 1969), only dau. of Rev Canon George Fancourt Bell, Vicar of Riverhead, Sevenoaks, co. Kent, and had issue:

1b. Margaret Annora Mary Lygon (b. 19 Oct 1931), mar. 1955 Michael Richard West de Wend Fenton, of Ebberston Hall, co. York, and has issue

2b. Anne Juliet Lygon (b. 29 Jan 1937)

3b. (Eleanor) Barbara Muriel Lygon (b. 1 Nov 1938), mar. (1) 20 Dec 1960 (div. 1965) as his third wife William James Cavendish-Bentinck (dspvp. 4 Sep 1966), only son of (Victor Frederick) William Cavendish-Bentinck, later 9th Duke of Portland, (2) 1966 Robert Gore Langrishe (b. 3 Apr 1936; d. 3 Jul 1982), 3rd son of Sir Terence Hume Langrishe, 6th Bt., and (3) Hugh Curran, and has issue by her second husband

4. Maj Hon Henry Lygon (b. 10 Apr 1884; d. 23 Feb 1936)

4. Lady Agnes Lygon (b. 7 Dec 1880; d. 15 Mar 1960), mar. 6 Oct 1906 Maj Hon (Arthur) George Villiers Peel MP (b. 27 Feb 1868; d. 25 Apr 1956), 2nd son of Arthur Wellesley [Peel], 1st Viscount Peel, by his wife Adelaide Dugdale, 1st dau. of William Strafford Dugdale, and had issue

5. Lady Maud Lygon DBE (b. 5 Jul 1882; dsp. 27 Dec 1962), mar. 17 Oct 1909 Samuel John Gurney [Hoare], 1st Viscount Templewood

died

19 Feb 1891

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Tewkesbury 1857-63 and for West Worcestershire 1861-66; a Lord of the Admiralty 1859; Lord Steward of the Household 1874-80; Privy Councillor 1874; Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire 1876-91; Paymaster General 1885-86 and 1886-87

 

William [Lygon], 7th Earl Beauchamp, KG KCMG PC

born

20 Feb 1872

mar.

26 Jul 1902 Lady Lettice Mary Elizabeth Grosvenor (b. 25 Dec 1876; d. 28 Jul 1936), sister of Hugh Richard Arthur [Grosvenor], 2nd Duke of Westminster, and 2nd dau. of Lord Victor Alexander Grosvenor, styled Earl Grosvenor (by his wife Lady Sibell Mary Lumley, 4th dau. of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough), 1st son and heir ap. of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, by his first wife Lady Constance Gertrude Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 4th dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland

children

1. Hon William Lygon, later 8th Earl Beauchamp

2. Hon Hugh Patrick Lygon (b. 2 Nov 1904; dvp. 19 Aug 1936)

3. Hon Richard Edward Lygon, of Pyndar House, Hanley Castle, co. Worcester (b. 25 Dec 1916; dspm. 1970), mar. 30 Aug 1939 Patricia Janet Norman (d. 22 Jul 2007), dau. of Rev Thomas K Norman, of Bradfield, co. Essex, and had issue:

1a. Lettice Patricia Mary Lygon (b. 1 Jul 1940; d. 24 Feb 2007)

2a. Rosalind Elizabeth Lygon (b. 13 Oct 1946), mar. (1) 30 Mar 1967 (div 1984) Capt Gerald John Ward CBE, and (2) 1984 as his second wife Hon Sir Charles Andrew Morrison, 2nd son of John Granville [Morrison], 1st Baron Margadale, and has issue by her first husband

1. Lady Lettice Lygon (b. 16 Jun 1906; d. 18 Jul 1973), mar. 16 Jun 1930 (div. 1958) as his first wife Lt Col Sir Richard Charles Geers Cotterell, 5th Bt. CBE, of Garnons, co. Hereford, and had issue

2. Lady Sibell Lygon (b. 10 Oct 1907; dsp. 31 Oct 2005), mar. 11 Feb 1939 F/Lt Michael Richard Bernard Rowley AAF (b. 4 Jun 1915; dsp. 19 Sep 1952), only son of George Francis Richard Rowley, of The Thorns, Alconbury Weston, co. Huntingdon (by his first wife Violet Mary Nelson, 5th dau. of Sir William Nelson, 1st Bt.), 2nd son of George Fydell Rowley, of Priory Hill, St Neots, co. Huntingdon, and Morcott Hall, co. Rutland, by his wife Alice Nina Corbet, 1st dau. of Sir Vincent Corbet, 3rd Bt., of Moreton Corbet, co. Shropshire

3. Lady Mary Lygon (b. 12 Feb 1910; d. 1982), mar. 1 Jun 1939 HH Prince Vsevelode Joannovitch of Russia, son of HH Prince John Constantinovitch of Russia by his wife Princess Helen of Serbia, and had issue

4. Lady Dorothy Lygon (b. 22 Feb 1912; d. 13 Nov 2001), mar. 1985 as his second wife Robert Vernon Heber-Percy, of Faringdon, co. Oxford (b. 5 Nov 1911; d. 1987), 4th son of Algernon Hugh Heber-Percy, of Hodnet Hall, co. Shropshire, by his wife Gladys May Hulton-Harrop, 2nd dau. of William Edward Montagu Hulton-Harrop DL, of Lythwood Hall, co. Shropshire

died

15 Nov 1938

suc. by

son

note

Mayor of Worcester 1895-96; KCMG 1899; Governor of New South Wales 1899-1902; Privy Councillor 1906; Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms 1906-07; Lord Steward of the Household 1907-10; Lord President of the Council 1910 and 1914-15; Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire 1911-31; First Commissioner of Works 1910-14; Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1913-34; Knight of the Garter 1914; Chancellor of the University of London 1929-31

 

William [Lygon], 8th Earl Beauchamp

born

3 Jul 1903

mar.

16 Jun 1936 Elise Dornonville de la Cour MBE (widow of C P Dornonville de la Cour, of Copenhagen, Denmark), dau. of Viggo Schiwe

died

s.p. 3 Jan 1979

note

Member of Parliament for East Norfolk 1929-38

 

On the death of the 8th Earl Beauchamp all his titles became extinct.

 

 Last updated 25 Sep 2007

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