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Castlehaven, Earl of (I, 1616 - 1777)

 

Creation: let.pat. 6 Sep 1616

 

Extinct: 22 Apr 1777

 

Family name: Touchet

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine a Chevron Gules (for Touchet);  2nd and 3rd, Gules a fret Or (for Audley)

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Swan rising Argent ducally gorged of the first

Supporters:

On either side a Wyvern wings expanded Sable

Motto:

 Je le tiens

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George [Touchet], 11th Baron Audley of Heleigh later 1st Earl of Castlehaven

1st son and heir of Henry [Touchet], 10th Baron Audley of Heleigh, by his wife Elizabeth Sneyd, dau. by his first wife of Sir William Sneyd, of Bradwell, co. Stafford

born

mar. (1)

bef. 28 Aug 1584 Lucy Mervyn (dvp. bef. Apr 1610), only dau. and hrss. in her issue of Sir James Mervyn, of Fonthill Giffard, co. Wiltshire, by his first wife Amy Clark, dau. of Valentine Clark

children by first wife

1. Hon Mervyn Touchet, later 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

2. Hon Sir Ferdinando Touchet, Knight of the Bath, mar. ..... Rodney, widow of Sir John Rodney, of Pilton, co. Somerset

1. Lady Anne Touchet, mar. Edward Blount, of Harleston, co. Derby

2. Lady Elizabeth Touchet, mar. (1) Sir John Stawel, Knight of the Bath, of Stawel, co. Somerset, and (2) Sir Thomas Griffin, of Dingley, co. Northampton, and had issue by both husbands

3. Lady Mary Touchet, mar. as his first wife Sir Thomas Thynne, of Longleat, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

4. Lady Christian Touchet, mar. Admiral Sir Henry Mervyn, of Petersfield, co. Hampshire, and had issue

5. Lady Eleanor Touchet, mar. (1) Sir John Davis, co. Berkshire, Premier Serjeant-at-Law, and (2) Sir Archibald Douglas, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

29 Apr 1611 Elizabeth Noel (mar. (2) 6 Mar 1618/9 Sir Piers Crosby, of Maryborough, Queen's County; d. after 8 Dec 1644), sister of Edward [Noel], 2nd Viscount Campden, and dau. of Sir Andrew Noel, of Brooke, co. Rutland, and of Dalby, co. Leicester, by his wife Mabel Harington, sister of John [Harington], 1st Baron Harington of Exton, and 6th dau. of Sir James Harington, of Exton, co. Rutland

died

20 Feb 1616/7

created

6 Sep 1616 Baron Audley, of Orier in the County of Armagh, and Earl of Castlehaven, of Castlehaven in the County of Cork

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his father as 11th Baron Audley of Heleigh 30 Dec 1563; Governor of Utrecht, Holland; Governor of Kells, co. Meath, and fought against the rebel Irish in 1599; wounded at the Battle of Kingsale 1601; he lived most of the time in Ireland and though a Peer of England was summoned to the Irish House of Lords in 1613/4

 

Mervyn [Touchet], 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

born

c. 1593

mar. (1)

bef. 1619 Elizabeth Barnham, dau. and cohrss. of Alderman Benedict Barnham, of London, by his wife Dorothea Smith, dau. of Lawrence Smith, citizen and mercer of London

children by first wife

1. Hon James Touchet, later 3rd Earl of Castlehaven

2. Hon George Touchet, a Benedictine monk

3. Hon Mervyn Touchet, later 4th Earl of Castlehaven

1. Lady Lucy Touchet, mar. (1) John Anketel, of Compton, co. Wiltshire, and Newmarket, co. Cork, and (2) Col Gerald FitzMaurice (dsp. Sep 1632), 2nd son of Patrick [FitzMaurice], 15th Baron of Kerry and Lixnaw

2. Lady Dorothy Touchet (d. 10 Feb 1634/5), mar. as his first wife Edmund "Roe" [Butler], 4th Viscount Mountgarret, and had issue

3. Lady Frances Touchet, mar. Hon Richard Butler, of Kilcash, co. Tipperary, brother of James [Butler], 1st Duke of Ormonde, and 2nd son of Hon Thomas Butler, styled Viscount Thurles, (by his wife Elizabeth Poyntz, dau. of Sir John Poyntz, of Iron Acton, co. Gloucester), 1st son and heir ap. of Walter [Butler], 11th Earl of Ormonde and 4th Earl of Ossory, and had issue

mar. (2)

22 Jul 1624 Lady Anne Brydges (b. 1580; widow of Grey [Brydges], 5th Baron Chandos; bur. 11 Oct 1647 at Harefield, co. Middlesex), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Ferdinando [Stanley], 5th Earl of Derby, by his wife Alice Spencer, 6th dau. of Sir John Spencer, of Wormleighton and Althorp, co. Northampton

died

14 May 1631

suc. by

son by first wife

note

knighted 1608; in 1631 he was found guilty of certain indecent acts with a stable boy, attainted of felony and beheaded on Tower Hill - his English Barony of Audley (of Heleigh), being descendible to heirs general was forfeited, but the Irish peerages were protected by the statute De Donis as they were in tail male

 

James [Touchet], 3rd Earl of Castlehaven

born

c. 1617

mar. (1)

Hon Anne Brydges (bur. sp. 16 Mar 1678/9 at St Martin's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex), dau. of Grey [Brydges], 5th Baron Chandos, by his wife Lady Anne Stanley, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Ferdinando [Stanley], 5th Earl of Derby, and later second wife of his father, the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

mar. (2)

after 20 Jun 1679 Elizabeth Graves (d. after 15 Aug 1720)

died

s.p. 11 Oct 1684

suc. by

brother

note

on 3 Jun 1633 he had the English Barony of Audley (of Heleigh) restored to him with remainder "to his heirs for ever" and with the place and precedency of George, his grandfather, formerly Baron Audley of Heleigh; he joined in the serious Rebellion of the Confederate Roman Catholic Irish 1641-43, being indicted for high treason and being imprisoned in 1642 although he did manage to escape; continued fighting under Preston against the Marquess of Ormonde until peace was made with the Confederates in 1646; he fought in France under Prince Rupert until 1648, when he returned to Ireland and vigorously opposed Cromwell's troops until he was forced to fell Ireland in 1652; he was soon fighting under Condé in the Fronde War, where he was taken prisoner by Marshal Turenne and exchanged; in 1653 he was a Maj General in the Spanish Army and fought at Rocroy, Cambrai, etc., until the Peace of the Pyrenees in 1659; he returned to England after the Restoration and fought against the Dutch from 1665 until the Peace of Aix la Chapelle in 1668; he rejoined the Spanish Army in 1674 and fought at the Battles of Maestricht, Charleroi and Mons; on returning to England in 1678 the letters patent of 1633 were confirmed by Act of Parliament

 

Mervyn [Touchet], 4th Earl of Castlehaven

born

mar.

Lady Mary Arundell (widow of Charles Arundell, 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Hon William Arundell, of Horningsham, co. Wiltshire (by his wife and second cousin Hon Mary Paulet, widow of Lord William Paulet, styled Earl of Wiltshire, 1st son and heir of William [Paulet], 4th Marquess of Winchester, and 1st dau. of Anthony Maria [Browne], 2nd Viscount Montagu), 2nd son by his first wife of Thomas [Arundell], 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour; bur. 15 Mar 1710/1 at Clewer, co. Berkshire), and dau. of John [Talbot], 10th Earl of Shrewsbury, by his first wife Mary Fortescue (bur. 6 Jan 1635/6), dau. of Sir Francis Fortescue, of Salden Hill, co. Buckingham, by his wife Grace Manners, dau. of Hon Sir John Manners, of Haddon Hall, co. Derby (by his wife Dorothy Vernon, dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Vernon, of Nether Haddon, co. Derby), 2nd son by his second wife of Thomas [Manners], 1st Earl of Rutland

children

1. Hon James Touchet, later 5th Earl of Castlehaven

2. Hon John Touchet, mar. Lady Elizabeth Saville, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex, by his second wife Lady Anne Villiers, sister and hrss. of Charles [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Anglesey, and only dau. of Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey, and had issue:

1a. Mary Touchet (d. Sep 1721), mar. 22 Apr 1714 as his first wife Cadwallader [Blayney], 7th Baron Blayney, and had issue

1. Lady Eleanor Touchet, mar. Sir Henry Wingfield, 4th Bt., of Easton and Letheringham, co. Suffolk, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Touchet (d. unm.)

3. Lady Anne Touchet (d. unm.)

died

2 Nov 1686

suc. by

son

note

 

James [Touchet], 5th Earl of Castlehaven

born

mar.

Anne Pelson (d. Jun 1733), 1st dau. of Richard Pelson, of St George's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex, by his wife Lady Anne Savile, widow of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex, sister and hrss. of Charles [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Anglesey, and only dau. of Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey, by his wife Elizabeth Sheldon, dau. of Thomas Sheldon, of Howby, co. Leicester

only child

1. Hon James Touchet, later 6th Earl of Castlehaven

died

9 Aug 1700 (bur. in Winchester Cathedral)

suc. by

son

note

 

James [Touchet], 6th Earl of Castlehaven

born

mar.

24 May 1722 Hon Elizabeth Arundell (b. 15 Sep 1693; d. 16 Jun 1743; bur. in St Pancras Church, co. Middlesex), only dau. of Henry [Arundell], 5th Baron Arundell of Wardour, by his wife Elizabeth Panton, sister and cohrss. of Lt Gen Thomas Panton and dau. of Col Thomas Panton, of St Martin's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex

children

1. Hon James Touchet, later 7th Earl of Castlehaven

2. Hon John Talbot Touchet, later 8th Earl of Castlehaven

1. Lady Mary Touchet (d. 28 Mar 1762), mar. 10 May 1749 as his second wife Capt Philip Thicknesse, of Farthinghoe, co. Northampton, Lieutenant Governor of Landguard Fort, co. Suffolk (mar. (3) 27 Sep 1762 Anne Ford, dau. of Thomas Ford, Clerk of the Arraigns; d. 23 Nov 1792), only child of Rev John Thicknesse, Rector of Farthinghoe, co. Northampton (by his wife Joyce Blencowe, dau. of Thomas Blencowe, of Hayes, co. Middlesex). 2nd son of Ralph Thicknesse, of Balterley, co. Stafford, by his wife Bridget Egerton, 1st dau. of Sir John Egerton, 2nd Bt., of Wrinehill and Egerton, and had issue:

1a. George Thicknesse later Thicknesse-Touchet, later 19th Baron Audley of Heleigh

died

12 Oct 1740 (bur. in the Church of St Sulpice, Paris)

suc. by

son

note

 

James [Touchet], 7th Earl of Castlehaven

born

15 Apr 1723

died

6 May 1769 (bur. in Salisbury Cathedral)

suc. by

brother

note

 

John Talbot [Touchet], 8th Earl of Castlehaven

born

2 Aug 1724 or 20 Sep 1725

mar.

c. Dec 1776 Susanna Cracraft (bapt. c. 1725; widow of William Cracraft, Alderman of London, 4th son of Richard Craycroft, of Gainsborough, co. Lincoln, and London, by his wife Faith Stubbs; d. 31 Jul 1789), 4th dau. of Henry Drax MP, of Charborough Park, co. Dorset, and Ellerton Abbey, co. York, by his wife Elizabeth Ernle, only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir Edward Ernle, 3rd Bt. MP, of Etchilhampton, co. Wiltshire

died

s.p. 22 Apr 1777 (bur. in Salisbury Cathedral)

note

 

On the death of the 8th Earl of Castlehaven the Earldom of Castlehaven and the Irish Barony of Audley became extinct, but the English Barony of Audley of Heleigh descended to his nephew, George Thicknesse later Thicknesse-Touchet.

 

 First written 8 Apr 2006

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