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Cambridge, Marquess of (UK, 1917 - 1981)


Creation: let.pat. 16 Jul 1917


Extinct: 16 Apr 1981


Family name: Cambridge




Quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters, The Royal Arms as borne by King George III, differenced by a Label of three points Argent, the centre point charged with the St George's Cross and each of the other points with two Hearts in pale Gules;  2nd and 3rd grand quarters, Or three Stag's Attires fesswise in pale, the points of each attire to the sinister Sable, impaling Or three Lions passant in pale Sable langued Gules the dexter Forepaws of the last, over all an Inescutcheon paly bendy sinister Sable and Or


A Dog's Head and Neck paly bendy Sable and Or langued Gules


Dexter: A Lion Sable the dexter Forepaw Gules;  Sinister:  A Stag proper


Fidens et Fidelis (Fearless and faithful)



HH Prince Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislas, Duke of Teck later Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislas [Cambridge], 1st Marquess of Cambridge, GCB GCVO CMG

1st son and heir of Maj Gen HH Prince Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander, 1st Duke of Teck, GCB GCVO (only son of HRH Prince Alexander of Württemberg), by his wife HRH Princess Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth CI, 2nd dau. of HRH Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge


13 Aug 1868


12 Dec 1894 Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor (b. 9 Apr 1873; d. 27 Mar 1929), 3rd dau. of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, by his first wife and cousin Lady Constance Gertrude Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 4th dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland


1. HH Prince George Francis Hugh of Teck later Lord George Francis Hugh Cambridge later 2nd Marquess of Cambridge

2. HH Prince Frederick Charles Edward of Teck later Capt Lord Frederick Charles Edward Cambridge (b. 23 Sep 1907; k. in action May 1940)

1. HH Princess Victoria Constance Mary of Teck later Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge CStJ (b. 12 Jun 1897; dsp. 23 Jun 1987), mar. 14 Jun 1923 Henry Hugh FitzRoy [Somerset], 10th Duke of Beaufort

2. HH Princess Helena Frances Augusta of Teck later Lady Helena Frances Augusta Cambridge (b. 23 Oct 1899), mar. 2 Sep 1919 Col John Evelyn Gibbs MC (b. 22 Dec 1879; d. 11 Oct 1932), younger brother of George Abraham [Gibbs], 1st Baron Wraxall, and 4th son of Maj Antony Gibbs, of Tyntesfield and Charlton, co. Somerset, and of Pytte, co. Devon, by his wife Janet Louisa Merivale, dau. of John Louis Merivale, Senior Registrar of the Court of Chancery


24 Oct 1927


16 Jul 1917 Viscount Northallerton, Earl of Eltham and Marquess of Cambridge

suc. by



2nd Lieut 17th Lancers 1888, Capt 1st Life Guards 1895, in South African War 1899-1900, Brevet Major 1900, Major 1906, Brevet Lt Col 1910, Lt Col 1914 and temporary Brig-Gen and Mil Sec GHQ, BEF 1915-16; KCVO 1897; GCVO 1901; Military Attaché at Vienna, Bucharest and Cettinjé 1904-09; CMG 1909; Personal ADC to the King 1910; GCB 1911; granted the style of Highness 22 Jun 1911 but relinquished for himself and his issue the use of the styles, titles and designations "Highness", "Prince", "Duke of Teck" and "of Teck" in the Kingdom of Württemberg or German Empire to him or to them belonging, and assumed for himself and his issue the surname Cambridge by Royal Licence 14 Jul 1917; Governor and Constable of Windsor Castle 1914-27


George Francis Hugh [Cambridge], 2nd Marquess of Cambridge, GCVO


11 Oct 1895


10 Apr 1923 Dorothy Isabel Westenra Hastings (b. 18 May 1899), 2nd dau. of Hon Osmond William Toone Westenra Hastings (by his wife Mary Caroline Campbell Tarratt, dau. of Daniel Fox Tarratt, of Ellary, co. Argyll), 2nd son of Francis Power Plantagenet [Hastings], 14th Earl of Huntingdon

only child

1. Lady Mary Ilona Margaret Cambridge (b. 24 Sep 1924; d. 13 Dec 1999), mar. 9 Nov 1951 Peter Whitley, of Leighland House, Roadwater, Watchet, co. Somerset, only son of Sir Norman Henry Pownall Whitley MC, and had issue


16 Apr 1981


ADC Personal Staff 1918-19; KCVO 1927; GCVO 1935


On the death of the 2nd Marquess of Cambridge all his titles became extinct.




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