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Caledon, Earl of (I, 1800)

 

Creation: let. pat. 29 Dec 1800

 

Family name: Alexander

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Arms:

Per pale Argent and Sable a Chevron and in base a Crescent all counterchanged on a Canton Azure a Harp Or stringed Argent

Crest:

An Arm in armour embowed proper holding a Sword of the last hilted and pommelled Or

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Mermaid with her mirror all proper, and on the sinister side an Elephant Argent

Motto:

Per Mare, Per Terras (By sea and by land)

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James [Alexander], 1st Baron Caledon later 1st Viscount Caledon later 1st Earl of Caledon

3rd son of Nathaniel Alexander, of Gunsland, co. Donegal, Alderman of Londonderry, by his wife Elizabeth McLintock, 2nd dau. of William McLintock, of Dunmore, co. Donegal

born

1730

mar.

28 Nov 1774 Anne Crauford (d. 21 Dec 1777), 2nd dau. of James Crauford, of Craufurdsburn, co. Down, by his wife Mabel Johnson, sister and hrss. of Arthur Johnson and dau. of Hugh Johnson

children

1. Hon Du Pre Alexander, later 2nd Earl of Caledon

1. Lady Mabella Alexander (b. 7 Aug 1775; d. 4 Mar 1854). mar. 5 Jul 1796 Andrew Thomas [Blayney], 11th Baron Blayney, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Alexander (b. 21 Jun 1776; d. 1851)

died

22 Mar 1802

created

6 Jun 1790 Baron Caledon, of Caledon in the County of Tyrone

23 Nov 1797 Viscount Caledon, of Caledon in the County of Tyrone

29 Dec 1800 Earl of Caledon, in the County of Tyrone

suc. by

son

note

amassed a large fortune in the East Indies; Member of Parliament for Londonderry 1775-90; Sheriff of co. Tyrone 1780 and of co. Armagh 1781; a supporter of the Union with Ireland

 

Du Pre [Alexander], 2nd Earl of Caledon, KP

born

14 Dec 1777

mar.

16 Oct 1811 Lady Catherine Freeman Yorke (b. 14 Apr 1786; d. 8 Jul 1863), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Philip [Yorke], 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, 3rd dau. of James [Lindsay], 5th Earl of Balcarres

only child

1. Hon Janes Due Pre Alexander, later 3rd Earl of Caledon

died

8 Apr 1839

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Newtownards 1800; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1804-39; Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone 1831-39; Governor of the Cape of Good Hope 1806-11; Knight of St Patrick 1821; Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone 1831-39

 

James Du Pre [Alexander], 3rd Earl of Caledon

born

27 Jul 1812

mar.

4 Sep 1845 Lady Jane Frederica Harriet Mary Grimston VA, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1858-78 (b. 17 Jan 1825; d. 30 Mar 1888), 4th dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam, by his wife Lady Charlotte Jenkinson, only dau. by his second wife of Charles [Jenkinson], 1st Earl of Liverpool

children

1. Hon James Alexander, later 4th Earl of Caledon

2. Lt Col Hon Walter Philip Alexander (b. 9 Feb 1849; d. 30 Oct 1934), mar. 13 Apr 1882 his cousin Margaret Katherine Grimston MBE (d. 12 Sep 1929), dau. of Rev Hon Francis Sylvester Grimston, Rector of Wakes Colne, co. Essex (by his wife Katherine Georgiana Morier, 4th dau. of John Philip Morier), 5th son of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam, and had issue

3. Maj Hon Charles Alexander (b. 26 Jan 1854; d. 27 Oct 1909), mar. 1880 Kate Stayner (d. 4 Feb 1946), dau. of Charles Stayner, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and had issue

1. Lady Jane Charlotte Elizabeth Alexander (b. 1 May 1850; dsp. 23 Jun 1941), mar. 1 Sep 1887 Capt Edmund Barker Van Koughnet CMG RN (dsp. 27 Mar 1905), 2nd son of Hon Philip Michael Scott Van Koughnet QC, Chancellor of Ontario, Canada

died

30 Jun 1855

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1833; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Tyrone 1837-39; Capt, Coldstream Guards 1839; Sheriff of co. Armagh 1836; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1841

 

James [Alexander], 4th Earl of Caledon, KP

born

11 Jul 1846

mar.

9 Oct 1884 Lady Elizabeth Graham-Toller (b. 6 Jun 1857; d. 6 Oct 1939), 2nd dau. of Hector John [Graham-Toller], 3rd Earl of Norbury, by his wife Steuart Lindsay Bethune, dau. of Sir Henry Bethune, 1st Bt. de jure 9th Earl of Lindsay

children

1. Hon Eric James Desmond Alexander, later 5th Earl of Caledon

2. Lt Col Hon Herbrand Charles Alexander DSO (b. 28 Nov 1888; d. 6 May 1965), mar. (1) 11 Feb 1919 (div. 1927) Millicent Valla Meredyth, only dau. of Sir Henry Bayly Meredyth, 5th Bt., and (2) 1 Jul 1937 Hon Ada Kate Domville (former wife of Charles Barry Domville, of Loughlinstown, co. Dublin; d. 19...), sister of Edward Henry [Bellew], 6th Baron Bellew, and 2nd dau. of Hon Richard Eustace Bellew (by his first wife Ada Kate Gilbey, 2nd dau. of Henry Parry Gilbey, of Stanstead, co. Essex), 4th son of Edward Joseph [Bellew], 1st Baron Bellew, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Denis James Alexander, later 6th Earl of Caledon

3. General Hon Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, later 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis

4. Maj Hon William Sigismund Patrick Alexander DSO DL (b. 16 Nov 1895; d. 24 Dec 1972), mar. 27 Jun 1934 his second cousin once removed Jane Hermione Buxton (b. 6 Jan 1913; d. 13 Dec 1967), only dau. of Cdr Bernard Buxton DSO RN, by his wife Lady Hermione Grimston, 2nd dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 3rd Earl of Verulam, and had issue

died

27 Apr 1898

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, 1st Life Guards 1867-81; served in the Egyptian Campaign; Maj, 1st Inniskillen Fusiliers; a Representative Peer (Conservative) for Ireland 1877-98; Knight of St Patrick 1896

 

Eric James Desmond [Alexander], 5th Earl of Caledon

born

9 Aug 1885

died

10 Jul 1968

suc. by

nephew

 

Denis James [Alexander], 6th Earl of Caledon

born

10 Nov 1920

mar. (1)

6 Apr 1943 (div.1948) Ghislaine Dresselhuys (mar. (2) 12 Sep 1955 Henry Edward [Cubitt], 4th Baron Ashcombe;  mar. (3) 1972 Adrian Gerald [Foley], 8th Baron Foley;  d. 25 Apr 2000), only dau. of Cornelius Wilhelm Dresselhuys, of Long Island, New York, USA, by his wife Edith du Plessis, dau. of E Merandon du Plessis, of Constance, Flacq, Mauritius

only child by first wife

1. Lady Tana Marie Alexander (b. 2 Mar 1945), mar. 13 Dec 1973 His Honour Judge Paul Everard Justus Focke QC, of 7 Cheyne Walk, London SW3, and has issue

mar. (2)

31 Dec 1952 Baroness Anne Louise de Graevenitz (d. 20 Jul 1963), only dau. of Baron Nicholas Werner Alexander de Graevenitz

children by second wife

1. Hon Nicholas James Alexander, later 7th Earl of Caledon

2. Lady (Elizabeth) Jane Alexander (b. 28 Mar 1962), mar. (1) 1981 (div. 1987) Roy F A Peck, war cameraman (d. 1993), son of Julian Peck, of Prehen House, co. Londonderry, and (2) 1990 (Richard Francis) Andrew Dobbs, of The Farm, Castle Dobbs, Carrickfergus, co. Antrim, 1st son of Sir Richard Arthur Frederick Dobbs KCVO, of Castle Dobbs, co. Antrim, by his wife Carola Day Clarkson, dau. of G/Capt Christopher Clarkson, of Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA, and has issue by both husbands

mar. (3)

4 Aug 1964 Marie Elizabeth Burton Erskine (former wife of Maj Hon Iain Maxwell Erskine later 2nd Baron Erskine of Rerrick), dau. of Maj Richard Burton Allen, of Sallachulish, Argyll

died

20 May 1980

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Nicholas James [Alexander], 7th Earl of Caledon

born

6 May 1955

mar. (1)

15 Nov 1979 (div. 1985) Wendy Catherine Coumantaros, 2nd dau. of Spiro Nicholas Coumantaros, of Athens, by his wife Mrs Suzanne Dayton

mar. (2)

19 Dec 1989 (div. 1997) Henrietta Mary Alison Newman, 1st dau. of John Francis Newman, of Compton Park, Compton Chamberlayne, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Caroline Henrietta Rose, 2nd dau. of Lt Col Angus John Campbell Rose, of Dunira Garden House, Comrie, co. Perth

children by second wife

1. Hon Frederick James Alexander, styled Viscount Alexander (b. 15 Oct 1990)

1. Lady Leonora Jane Alexander (b. 26 May 1993)

mar. (3)

2 Feb 2008 Amanda Cayzer (former wife of Hon Charles William Cayzer, 2nd son of Herbert Robin [Cayzer], 2nd Baron Rotherwick), 2nd dau. of John Squire, of Marbella, Spain

 

 Last updated 7 Mar 2008

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Titles:

7th Earl of Caledon, in the County of Tyrone

(Ireland, let. pat. 29 Dec 1800)

7th Viscount Caledon, of Caledon in the County of Tyrone

(Ireland, let. pat. 23 Nov 1797)

7th Baron Caledon, of Caledon in the County of Tyrone

(Ireland, let. pat. 6 Jun 1790)

 

Addresses:

Caledon Castle, Caledon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Tel:  01861 568232

3 Petyt Place, London SW3 5DJ

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