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Cardigan, Earl of (E, 1661)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Apr 1661

 

Family name: Bruce

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Arms:

See Marquess of Ailesbury

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Thomas [Brudenell], 1st Baron Brudenell later 1st Earl of Cardigan

1st son and heir of  Robert Brudenell, of Doddington, co. Huntingdon (by his wife Catherine Tayllard, dau. and hrss. of Sir Geoffrey Tayllard, of Doddington, co. Huntingdon), 4th son of Sir Thomas Brudenell, of Deene, co. Northampton

born

 

mar.

c.1606 Mary Tresham (d. 13 Oct 1664), dau. of Sir Thomas Tresham, of Rushton, co. Northampton, by his wife Muriel Throckmorton, dau. of Sir Robert Throckmorton, of Coughton, co. Warwick

children

1. Hon Robert Brudenell, later 2nd Earl of Cardigan

1. Lady Mary Brudenell, mar. (1) prob. bef. Jan 1636/7 John [Constable], 2nd Viscount of Dunbar, and (2) John Dalton, of Swine, co. York, and had issue by her first husband

died

16 Sep 1663

created

29 Jun 1611 Baronet of England, styled "of Deene"

26 Feb 1627/8 Baron Brudenell, of Stanton Wyvill in the County of Leicester

20 Apr 1661 Earl of Cardigan

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1611

 

Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan

born

5 Mar 1607

mar. (1)

Hon Mary Constable (dspm.), 1st dau. of Henry [Constable], 1st Viscount of Dunbar, by his wife Mary Tufton, 2nd dau. of Sir John Tufton, 1st Bt., of Hothfield, co. Kent

only child by first wife

1. Lady Mary Brudenell (bapt. 7 Jan 1636; dsp. 1665), mar. as his first wife William [Hay], 4th Earl of Kinnoull

mar. (2)

Lady Anne Savage (d. 16 Jun 1696), 4th dau. of Thomas [Savage], 1st Viscount Savage, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Darcy, suo jure Countess Rivers for life, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Earl Rivers

children by second wife

1. Hon Francis Brudenell, styled Lord Brudenell (dvp. 1698), mar. Lady Francis Savile (d. Jun 1696), sister and sole hrss. of James [Savile], 2nd Earl of Sussex, and only dau. of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex, by his second wife Lady Anne Villiers, sister and sole hrss. of Charles [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Anglesey, and only dau. of Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey, and had issue:

1a. Hon George Brudenell, later 3rd Earl of Cardigan

1a. Lady Mary Brudenell (b. c. 1680; d. 19 Mar 1766; bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster), mar. 18 Feb 1704/5 Richard [Molyneux], 5th Viscount Molyneux, and had issue

2a. Lady Anne Brudenell (d. 9 Dec 1722; bur. at Deene, co. Northampton), mar. (1) bef. Sep 1672 Henry [Belasyse], 2nd Baron Belasyse, and (2) 8 Jan 1692/3 Charles [Lennox], 1st Duke of Richmond, and had issue by her second husband

3a. Lady Frances Brudenell (d. 23 Feb 1735/6; bur. in St Audoen's, Dublin), mar. (1) 12 Sep 1692 Charles [Livingston], 2nd Earl of Newburgh, and (2) May 1695 Richard [Bellew], 3rd Baron Bellew, and had issue by both husbands

1. Lady Catherine Brudenell (b. c. 1648; d. 11 Mar 1743), mar. c. 1670 Charles [Middleton], 2nd Earl of Middleton, and had issue

2. Lady Anna Maria Brudenell (d. 20 Apr 1702), mar. (1) 10 Jan 1658/9 as his second wife Francis [Talbot], 11th Earl of Shrewsbury, and (2) bef. 24 Jun 1677 George Rodney Bridges, of Keynsham, co. Somerset (bur. 9 Feb 1713), and had issue by her first husband

3.Lady Dorothy Brudenell (b. c. 1643; dsp. 26 Jan 1739/40), mar. (1) as his second wife Charles [Fane], 3rd Earl of Westmorland, and (2) bef. 13 Jun 1697 as his second wife Robert [Constable[, 3rd Viscount of Dunbar

died

16 Jul 1703

suc. by

grandson

 

George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan

born

 

mar.

15 May 1707 Lady Elizabeth Bruce (d. Dec 1745), 1st dau. of Thomas [Bruce], 3rd Earl of Elgin, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Seymour, sister of William [Seymour], 3rd Duke of Somerset, and only surv. dau of Lord Henry Seymour, styled Lord Beauchamp (by his wife Hon Mary Capell, 1st dau. of Arthur [Capell], 1st Baron Capell), 3rd surv. son and heir ap. by his second wife of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset

children

1. Hon George Brudenell later Montagu, later 4th Earl of Cardigan later 1st Duke of Montagu

2. Hon James Brudenell, later 5th Earl of Cardigan

3. Col Hon Robert Brudenell MP (b. 20 Sep 1726; d. 20 Oct 1768), mar. 27 Jan 1759 Anne Bisshopp (b. 1728; d. 8 Oct 1803), dau. of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bt., and had issue:

1a. Robert Brudenell, later 6th Earl of Cardigan

4. Hon Thomas Brudenell later Brudenell-Bruce, later 2nd Baron Bruce of Tottenham later 1st Earl of Ailesbury

1. Lady Frances Brudenell, mar. 27 Jul 1749 Oliver Tilson

2. Lady Mary Brudenell (d. 21 Feb 1813), mar. (1) Richard Powys MP, of Hintlesham Hall, co. Suffolk, and (2) 20 Jun 1754 Thomas Bowlby, of North Bailey, Durham, and had issue by her first husband

died

5 Jul 1732

suc. by

son

note

Master of the Buckhounds 1712-15

 

George [Brudenell later Montagu], 4th Earl of Cardigan later 1st Duke of Montagu, KG PC

created

5 Nov 1766 Marquess of Monthermer and Duke of Montagu

21 Aug 1786 Baron Montagu of Boughton, of Boughton in the County of Northampton, for life, with a special remainder in favour of the younger sons of his daughter Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch

 

The Earldom of Cardigan was held by the 1st Duke of Montagu from 5 Nov 1766 until his death without a surviving male heir on 23 May 1790, when the Marquessate of Monthermer and the Dukedom of Montagu became extinct, the 1786 Barony of Montagu of Boughton devolved on his daughter's son according to the special remainder in its creation, and the Earldom of Cardigan passed to his brother, James [Brudenell], 1st Baron Brudenell of Deene,

 

James [Brudenell], 1st Baron Brudenell of Deene later 5th Earl of Cardigan

born

20 Apr 1715

mar. (1)

24 Nov 1760 Hon Anne Legge (dsp. 12 Nov 1786), 1st dau. of Hon George Legge, styled Viscount Lewisham (by his wife Elizabeth Kaye, dau. and sole hrss. of Sir Arthur Kaye, 3rd Bt., of Woodsome, co. York), son and heir ap. of William [Legge], 1st Earl of Dartmouth

mar. (2)

18 Apr 1791 Lady Elizabeth Waldegrave, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte 1793-1809 (b. 26 May 1758; dsp. 23 Jun 1822), 1st dau. of John [Waldegrave], 3rd Earl Waldegrave, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, 4th dau. by his first wife of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower

died

s.p. 24 Feb 1811

created

17 Oct 1780 Baron Brudenell of Deene, of Deene in the County of Northampton

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury 1754-61, for Hastings 1761-68, for Great Bedwin 1768-74, and for Marlborough  1774-80;  Deputy Cofferer to the Household 1755;  Keeper of the Privy Purse to the Prince of Wales, and to the King 1760;  Master of the Robes 1760;  Constable of Windsor Castle 1791;  High Steward of Windsor 1802;  on his death the Barony of Brudenell of Deene became extinct

 

Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan

1st son of Hon Robert Brudenell MP (by his wife Anne Bisshopp, dau. of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bt), 3rd son of George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan

born

25 Apr 1769

mar.

8 Mar 1794 Penelope Anne Cooke, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte 1818 (b. c. 1760; d. 2 Feb 1816), 2nd dau. of George John Cooke, of Harefield Park, co. Middlesex, by his wife Penelope Bowyer, only dau. of Sir William Bowyer, 3rd Bt.

children

1.Hon James Thomas Brudenell, later 7th Earl of Cardigan

1. Lady Elizabeth Anne Brudenell (b. 6 Mar 1795; d. 21 Nov 1824), mar. (1) 20 Aug 1816 Hon Stephen Perceval (b. 13 Apr 1793; dvp. 15 Mar 1818), 1st son and heir ap. of Charles George [Perceval], 2nd Baron Arden, and elder brother of George James [Perceval], 6th Earl of Egmont, and (2) 16 Mar 1824 as his first wife William John [Brodrick], 7th Viscount Midleton, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell (b. 18 Dec 1799; d. 25 Oct 1836), mar. 20 Mar 1820 as his first wife Richard William Penn [Curzon-Howe], 1st Earl Howe, and had issue

3. Lady Charlotte Penelope Brudenell (d. 1879), mar. 1820 Henry Charles Sturt MP, of Crichel, co. Dorset (b. 1795; d. 1866), and had issue

4. Lady Emma Brudenell, mar. David Pennant, of Downing, co. Flint, and had issue

5. Lady Mary Brudenell (b. 4 Jul 1806; d. 22 May 1867), mar. 18 Aug 1828 Henry Thomas [Pelham], 3rd Earl of Chichester, and had issue

6. Lady ..... Brudenell

7. Lady Anne Brudenell (b. 29 Jun 1809; d. 2 Apr 1877), mar. 29 Jun 1829 George Charles [Bingham], 3rd Earl of Lucan, and had issue

died

14 Aug 1837

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Marlborough 1797-1802

 

James Thomas [Brudenell], 7th Earl of Cardigan, KCB

born

16 Oct 1797

mar. (1)

19 Jun 1826 (sep. 1846) Elizabeth Jane Henrietta Johnstone (b. 8 Dec 1797; former wife of Lt Col Christian Frederick Charles Alexander James Johnstone of Hilton;  d. 15 Jul 1858), sister of John [Tollemache], 1st Baron Tollemache, and 1st dau. of Adm John Richard Delap Halliday later Tollemache, of Peckforton Castle, co. Chester, and of Helmingham Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stratford, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough

mar. (2)

20 Sep 1858 Adeline Louisa Maria de Horsey (b. 24 Dec 1824; mar. (2) 28 Aug 1873 Don Antonio Manoel de Lancastere de Saldana, Count de Lancastere;  d. 25 May 1915), only dau. of Spencer Horsey Kilderbee later de Horsey, of Great Glemham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Louisa Maria Judith Rous, 2nd dau. by his second wife of John [Rous], 1st Earl of Stradbroke

died

s.p. 28 Mar 1868

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Marlborough 1818-29, for Fowey 1830-32, and for Northamptonshire 1832-37;  Cornet, 8th Hussars, May 1824;  Lieutenant 1825;  Captain 1826;  Major 1830;  Lt Col 15th Hussars 1830-34, and of 11th Hussars 1836-54;  Col in the Army 1846;  Maj General 1854, and Lt General 1861;  Inspecting-General of Cavalry 1855-60;  Col of the 5th Dragoon Guards 1859-60, and of the 11th Hussars 1860-68;  comm. a Cavalry Brigade in the Crimean War 1854;  KCB 1855

 

On the death of the 7th Earl of Cardigan his titles passed to his second cousin George William Frederick [Brudenell-Bruce], 2nd Marquess of Ailesbury

 

 Last updated 10 Jan 2003

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