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Brownlow, Baron (GB, 1776)


Creation: let. pat. 20 May 1776


Family name: Cust




Carved arms of 1st Baron Brownlow - East Pediment, Belton House, Lincolnshire



Ermine on a Chevron Sable three Fountains proper


A Lion's Head erased Sable gorged with a Collar paly wavy of six Argent and Azure


On either side a Lion reguardant Argent each gorged with a Collar paly wavy of six Argent and Azure


Esse Quam Videri (To be, rather than to seem)



Brownlow [Cust], 1st Baron Brownlow

only son and heir of Rt Hon Sir John Cust, 3rd Bt. MP, of Belton House, co. Lincoln, Speaker of the House of Commons 1761-1770, by his wife Etheldred Payne, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Payne, of Hough-on-the-Hill, co. Lincoln


3 Dec 1744

mar. (1)

16 Oct 1770 Jocosa Katherina Drury (b. 19 Apr 1749; dspm. 11 Feb 1772), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Drury, 1st Bt. MP, of Overstone, co. Northampton, by his wife Martha Tyrell, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Sir John Tyrell, 3rd Bt., of Springfield Barney, co. Essex

only child by first wife

1. Hon Etheldred Anne Cust (dvp. 7 Dec 1788)

mar. (2)

31 Aug 1775 Frances Bankes (b. 6 Aug 1756; d. 13 Apr 1847), only dau. and hrss. of Alderman Sir Henry Bankes, of Wimbledon, co. Surrey, by his wife Frances Pembroke, dau. of Charles Pembroke, of St George's, Canterbury, co. Kent

children by second wife

1. Hon John Cust, later 2nd Baron Brownlow later 1st Earl Brownlow

2. Rev Hon Henry Cockayne Cust, of Cockayne Hatley, co. Bedford, Canon of Windsor (b. 28 Sep 1780; d. 19 May 1861), mar. 20 Jun 1816 Lady Anna Maria Needham (d. 29 May 1866), 1st dau. of Francis [Needham], 1st Earl of Kilmorey, by his wife Anne Fisher, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Fisher, of Acton, co. Middlesex, and had issue:

1a. Capt Henry Francis Cust later Cockayne-Cust, of Cockayne Hatley, co. Bedford, MP for Grantham (b. 15 Sep 1819; d. 5 Apr 1884), mar. 5 Aug 1852 Sara Jane Streatfeild (widow of Maj Sidney Robert Streatfeild; d. 14 Sep 1867), 4th dau. of Isaac Cookson JP of Meldon Park, co. Northumberland, High Sheriff of Northumberland 1838, by his wife Jane Cooke, only child of Edward Cooke, of Togston, and had issue:

1b. Henry John Cockayne-Cust JP DL, Member of Parliament for Stamford 1890-95 and for Bermondsey 1900-06, editor Pall Mall Gazette 1892-96 (b. 10 Oct 1861; dspl. 2 Mar 1917), mar. 11 Oct 1893 Emmeline Mary Elizabeth Welby-Gregory (b. 5 Aug 1867; d. 29 Sep 1955), only dau. of Sir William Earle Welby-Gregory, 4th Bt. MP, of Denton Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Hon Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Stuart-Wortley, Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria, only dau. of Hon Charles James Stuart-Wortley (by his wife Lady Emmeline Charlotte Elizabeth Manners, 2nd dau. of John Henry [Manners], 5th Duke of Rutland), 2nd son of James Archibald [Stuart later Stuart-Wortley later Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie], 1st Baron Wharncliffe

2b. Adelbert Salusbury Cockayne-Cust, later 5th Baron Brownlow

1b. Hon Lucy Anna Maria Cockayne-Cust, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1921 (b. 6 Jul 1853; d. 26 May 1923), mar. 21 Feb 1881 Very Rev John Storrs DD, Dean of Rochester 1913-28 (b. 18 Apr 1846; d. 29 Feb 1828), 1st son of Rev John Storrs, Rector of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada, by his wife Melanie Hayne, sister of Henry Hayne, of Crofton House, Clifton, and dau. of Rev William Hayne, Vicar of Plympton, co. Devon, and had issue

2b. Hon Marion Isabella Cockayne-Cust, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1921 (b. 20 Aug 1854; d. 4 May 1939), mar. 20 Apr 1881 her second cousin Capt Brownlow Richard Christopher Tower JP, of Ellesmere, co. Salop (b. 2 May 1804; d. 18 May 1932), 2nd son of Christopher Tower JP DL, of Huntsmoor Park and Delaford Park, Iver, co. Buckingham, by his wife Lady Sophia Frances Cust, only dau. by his first wife of John [Cust], 1st Earl Brownlow, and had issue

3b. Hon Violet Emily Cockayne-Cust, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1921 (b. 22 Jul 1858; d. 16 Jul 1941)

4b. Hon Annette Katherine Cockayne-Cust, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1921 (b. 17 Apr 1860; d. 3 Oct 1932), mar. 21 Feb 1887 Lt Col William Frank Wheatley VD, of The Manor House, Little Gaddesden, co. Hertford (d. 20 May 1923), and had issue

2a. Robert Needham Cust JP, barrister (b. 24 Feb 1821; d. 27 Oct 1909), mar. (1) 10 May 1856 Maria Adelaide Hobart (d. 17 Jan 1864), 1st dau. of Very Rev Hon Henry Lewis Hobart DD, Dean of Windsor (by his wife Charlotte Selina Moore, dau. of Richard Moore), 3rd son of George [Hobart], 3rd Earl of Buckinghamshire, (2) 28 Dec 1865 Emma Carlyon (d. 20 Aug 1867), 1st dau. of Rev Edward Carlyon, Rector of Dibden, co. Hampshire, by his first wife Ann Helen Harvey, dau. of Thomas Harvey, of Overcross, co. Hereford, and (3) 11 Nov 1868 Elizabeth Dewar Matthews (d. 3 May 1910), only dau. of J Matthews, and had issue by each wife

3a. Sir Reginald John Cust, Chief Commissioner of West Indies Encumbered Estates Court (b. 25 Sep 1828; d. 11 Jun 1913), mar. 13 Dec 1855 Lady Elizabeth Caroline Bligh (d. 10 Apr 1914), 1st dau. of Edward [Bligh], 5th Earl of Darnley, by his wife Hon Emma Jane Parnell, 3rd dau. of Henry Brooke [Parnell], 1st Baron Congleton, and had issue

1a. Eleanor Katherine Cust (b. 29 Jan 1823; d. 5 Jun 1903), mar. 19 Aug 1856 Walter Scott Seton-Karr ICS (d. 22 Nov 1910), and had issue

2a. Georgiana Anne Cust (b. 8 Feb 1825; d. 14 Mar 1907), mar. 31 Jul 1865 Rev Canon Isaac Taylor, Rector of Settrington, co. York (d. 18 Oct 1901), and had issue

3. Hon William Cust, Commissioner of Customs (b. 23 Jan 1787; d. 3 Mar 1845), mar. 8 Jul 1819 Sophia Newnham (b. c. 1790; d. 18 Jan 1884), dau. of Thomas Newnham, and had issue

4. Lt Col Hon Peregrine Cust (b. 13 Aug 1791; d. 15 Sep 1873), mar. (1) 9 Oct 1823 Lady Isabella Mary Montagu-Scott (b. 24 Oct 1800; d. 9 Oct 1829), 3rd dau. of Charles William Henry [Scott later Montagu-Scott], 4th Duke of Buccleuch, by his wife and his second cousin Hon Harriet Katherine Townshend, 4th dau. of Thomas [Townshend], 1st Viscount Sydney, (2) 15 Jan 1833 Hon Sophia Townshend (dsp. 6 Dec 1852), 1st dau. of John Thomas [Townshend], 2nd Viscount Sydney, by his first wife Hon Sophia Southwell, 3rd dau. of Edward [Southwell], 20th Baron Clifford, and (3) 20 Aug 1860 Frances Keppel (widow of Augustus Frederick [Keppel], 5th Earl of Albemarle; d. 16 May 1869), dau. of Charles Steer, of Chichester, co. sussex, and had issue by his first wife

5. Gen Hon Sir Edward Cust, 1st Bt. KCH, of Leasowe Castle, co. Chester

1. Hon Anne Cust (d. 8 May 1867), mar. 1825 Sir William Fowle Middleton, 2nd Bt., of Crowfield


25 Dec 1807


20 May 1776 Baron Brownlow, of Belton in the County of Lincoln

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament (Tory) for Ilchester 1768-74 and for Grantham 1774-76; suc. his father 24 Jan 1770 as 4th Baronet styled "of Belton"; FRS 1783


John [Cust], 2nd Baron Brownlow later 1st Earl Brownlow


27 Nov 1815 Viscount Alford and Earl Brownlow


The Barony of Brownlow was held by the Earls Brownlow from 27 Nov 1815 until 17 Mar 1921, when on the death of Adelbert Wellington Brownlow [Home-Cust], 3rd Earl Brownlow, 4th Baron Brownlow, etc., the Earldom of Brownlow became extinct and the barony was inherited by his second cousin,


Adelbert Salusbury Cockayne [Cust], 5th Baron Brownlow, DL


14 Sep 1867


5 Oct 1895 Maud Buckle (d. 19 Sep 1936), dau. of Capt S Buckle


1. Hon Peregrine Francis Adelbert Cust, later 6th Baron Brownlow

1. Elizabeth Barbara Cust (b. 24 Aug 1896; dvp. 22 Feb 1913)

2. Hon Sarah Marie Adelaide Cust (b. 3 Jan 1906), mar. 20 Sep 1930 Edward Ian Hoos (d. 22 Sep 1962), only son of Marten Hoos, of The Hague, Netherlands, and Manton, co. Rutland, and has issue


19 Apr 1927

suc. by



served in the Somerset Light Infantry 1888-1908; Major, Reserve of Officers in World War I 1914-18; Hon Col, 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment; Mayor of Grantham 1924-25


Peregrine Francis Adelbert [Cust], 6th Baron Brownlow, DL


27 Apr 1899

mar. (1)

18 Oct 1927 Katherine Hariot Kinloch (d. 27 Nov 1952), 2nd dau. of Brig Gen Sir David Alexander Kinloch of Gilmerton, 11th Bt. CB MVO, of Gilmerton House, Drem, East Lothian, by his wife Elinor Lucy Davenport, 3rd dau. of Col William Bromley Davenport MP, of Capesthorne, co. Chester

children by first wife

1. Hon David Peregrine Henry Cust (b. 9 Mar 1930; dvp. 15 Mar 1931)

2. Hon Edward John Peregrine Cust, later 7th Baron Brownlow

1. Hon Caroline Elizabeth Maud Cust, Mayoress of Grantham 1950-51 (b. 5 Oct 1928; d. 13 Jan 2015), mar. 15 May 1954 (div. 1973) John Arthur Partridge, only son of Claud Partridge, and had issue

mar. (2)

10 Dec 1954 Dorothy Baragwanath (former wife of (1) Harry Reynolds Hall, (2) David Field [Beatty], 2nd Earl Beatty, and (3) John Gordon Baragwanath;  d. 11 May 1966), 2nd dau. of Thomas Sarsfield Kent Power, of Norfolk, Virginia, USA

mar. (3)

14 May 1969 Leila Watson (former wife of Maj John Dane Player and widow of George Miles [Watson], 2nd Baron Manton;  d. 5 May 1983), only dau. of Maj Philip Guy Reynolds DSO


28 Jul 1978

suc. by

son by first wife


Lieut, Reserve of Officers in World War I 1914-18; ADC to General Officer Commanding, London District 1922-23; Adjutant, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards 1923-26; Deputy Lieutenant, Lincolnshire 1929; Mayor of Grantham 1934; Lord-in-Waiting to King Edward VIII 1936; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum for Lincolnshire 1936-50; served in World War II 1939-45 as S/Ldr, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister for Aircraft Production 1940-41


Edward John Peregrine [Cust], 7th Baron Brownlow


25 Mar 1936


31 Dec 1964 Shirlie Edith Yeomans, 2nd dau. of John Paske Yeomans, of Manor Farm, Hill Croome, Upton-on-Severn, co. Worcester

only child

1. Hon Peregrine Edward Quintin Cust (b. 9 Jul 1974), mar. 23 Jun 2010 Vanessa Monica Threapleton-Horrocks, only dau. of Dr Roy William Horrocks, of Brentwood, co. Essex, by his wife Candy Maria Madueno


Member, Lloyd's 1962-88 and 1993-96; Director, Hand-in-Hand Fire Office 1962-82; Chairman and Managing Director, Harris and Dixon (Underwriting Agencies) Ltd 1976-82; gave Belton House and much of the contents to the National Trust 1984; Director, Ermitage International 1988-98 ; Chairman, St John Council for Jersey since 1996; OStJ 1997; CStJ 2000


Last updated 30 Jan 2015




7th Baron Brownlow, of Belton in the County of Lincoln

(Great Britain, let. pat. 20 May 1776)

10th Baronet, styled "of Pinchbeck, co. Lincoln"

(England, let. pat. 29 Sep 1677)



La Maison des Pres, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands JE3 7EL



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