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Chichester, Earl of (UK, 1801)

 

Creation: let. pat. 23 Jun 1801

 

Family name: Pelham

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure three Pelicans vulning themselves Argent;  2nd and 3rd, Gules two Broken Belts palewise the buckles upwards Argent

Crest:

A Peacock in its pride Argent

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Horse of a mouse colour, and on the sinister side a Bear proper, each collared with a Belt Argent buckle and pendant Or

Motto:

Vincit Amor Patriae (The love of my country prevails)

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Thomas [Pelham], 2nd Baron Pelham later 1st Earl of Chichester, PC

1st son and heir of Thomas Pelham MP, of Stanmer, co. Sussex (by his wife Annetta Bridges, dau. of Thomas Bridges, of Constantinople, Turkey), 1st son of Henry Pelham, of Stanmer, co. Sussex, Clerk of the Pells to the Exchequer (by his wife Frances Bine, dau. and cohrss. of John Bine, of Rowdell, co. Sussex), younger brother of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham, and 2nd son of Sir John Pelham, 3rd Bt., of Laughton, co. Sussex, by his wife Lady Lucy Sydney, 2nd dau. of Robert [Sydney], 2nd Earl of Leicester

born

28 Feb 1727/8

mar.

15 Jun 1754 Anne Frankland (b. c. 1734; d. 5 Mar 1818), only dau. and hrss. of Frederick Meinhard Frankland MP (by his first wife Elizabeth Cardonnel, widow of Adam Cardonnel), 3rd son of Sir Thomas Frankland, 2nd Bt.

children

1. Hon Thomas Pelham, later 3rd Baron Pelham later 2nd Earl of Chichester

2. Hon Henry Pelham (b. 1759; dvp. 1797), mar. 1788 Catherine Cobbe, 1st dau. of Col Thomas Cobbe MP, of Newbridge, by his wife Lady Eliza Beresford, 5th dau. of Marcus [Beresford], 1st Earl of Tyrone, and had issue

3. Rt Rev Hon George Pelham DD, Bishop of Bristol, Exeter and Lincoln (b. 13 Oct 1766; dsp. 1827), mar. 1792 Mary Rycroft, 3rd dau. of Sir Richard Henry Charles Rycroft, 3rd Bt., by his wife Charlotte Anne Josephine Tennant, 1st dau. of William Tennant, of Little Aston Hall, co. Stafford

1. Hon Henrietta Anne Pelham (dvp. 29 Nov 1797), mar. 24 May 1789 as his first wife George William [Evelyn later Evelyn-Leslie], 13th Earl of Rothes, and had issue

2. Hon Frances Pelham (b. 4 Dec 1760; dvp. and spm. 23 Jun 1783), mar. 5 Dec 1778 as his first wife George [Brodrick], 4th Viscount Midleton, and had issue

3. Hon Lucy Pelham (b. 22 Feb 1763; dvp. and sp. 18 Jan 1797), mar. 26 Dec 1794 as his second wife John [Holroyd later Baker-Holroyd], 1st Earl of Sheffield

died

8 Jan 1805

created

23 Jun 1801 Earl of Chichester

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Rye 1749-54 and for Sussex 1754-68; a Commissioner of Trade 1754-61; a Lord of the Admiralty 1761-62; Comptroller of the Household 1765-74; Privy Councillor 1765; suc. his cousin 17 Nov 1768 Thomas [Pelham later Pelham-Holles], 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme, as 2nd Baron Pelham (of Stanmer) and 6th Baronet, styled "of Laughton, co. Sussex"; Surveyor General of Customs of London 1773-1805; Chief Justice in Eyre, North of Trent 1774-75; Keeper of the Great Wardrobe 1775-82

 

Thomas [Pelham], 3rd Baron Pelham later 2nd Earl of Chichester, PC

born

28 Apr 1756

mar.

16 Jul 1801 Lady Mary Henrietta Juliana Osborne (b. 7 Sep 1776; d. 21 Oct 1862), 1st dau. of Francis Godolphin [Osborne], 5th Duke of Leeds, by his first wife Lady Amelia D'Arcy, suo jure Baroness Darcy de Knayth and Conyers, only dau. and hrss. of Robert [D'Arcy], 4th Earl of Holderness

children

1. Hon Henry Thomas Pelham, later 3rd Earl of Chichester

2. Rear Admiral Hon Frederick Thomas Pelham CB (b. 2 Aug 1808; d. 21 Jun 1861), mar. 26 Jul 1841 Ellen Kate Mitchell (d. 8 Jan 1800), dau. of Rowland Mitchell, of Upper Harley Street, London, and had issue

3. Rt Rev Hon John Thomas Pelham DD, Bishop of Norwich 1857-93 (b. 21 Jun 1811; d. 1 May 1894), mar. 6 Nov 1845 Henrietta Tatton (d. 31 Dec 1893), 2nd dau. of Thomas William Tatton, of Wythenshawe Hall, co. Chester, by his wife Emma Grey, 3rd dau. of Hon John Grey (by his wife Susannah Leycester, dau. of Ralph Leycester, of Toft, co. Chester), 3rd son of Henry [Grey], 4th Earl of Stamford, and had issue

1. Lady Amelia Rose Pelham (b. 17 Jun 1806; dsp. 2 Jan 1884), mar. 5 Sep 1854 Maj Gen Sir Joshua Jebb KCB, Surveyor-General of Convict Prisons and Inspector of Military Prisons (d. 26 Jun 1863)

2. Lady Catherine Georgiana Pelham (b. 21 Jul 1814; d. 18 Jan 1885), mar. 26 Oct 1837 Rev Hon Lowther John Barrington, Rector of Watton, co. Hertford (b. 17 Jul 1805; d. 17 Mar 1897), 3rd son of George [Barrington], 5th Viscount Barrington, by his wife Elizabeth Adair, 2nd dau. of Robert Adair, of Stratford Place, Marylebone, co. Middlesex, by his wife Lady Caroline Keppel, 2nd dau. of William Anne [Keppel], 2nd Earl of Albemarle, and had issue

3. Lady Lucy Anne Pelham (b. 3 Nov 1815; dsp. 16 Jan 1901), mar. 24 Aug 1858 as his second wife Sir David Dundas, 2nd Bt.

died

4 Jul 1826

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Sussex 1780-1801, for Carrick-on-Shannon 1783-90, for Clogher 1795-97, for Naas 1797 and for Armagh 1797-99; Surveyor-General of the Ordnance 1782-83; Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1783-84 and 1795-98 ; Privy Councillor [I] 1783 and [GB] 1795; Secretary of State for Ireland 1796-97; sum. to Parliament vp. 23 Jun 1801 in his father's Barony of Pelham; Commissioner of the Board of Control for India 1801; Secretary of State for Home Affairs 1801-03; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1803-04; Captain of the Yeoman of the Guard 1804; Joint Postmaster General 1807-23 and Postmaster General 1823-26; President of the Royal Institution 1825-26

 

Henry Thomas [Pelham], 3rd Earl of Chichester

born

25 Aug 1804

mar.

18 Aug 1828 Lady Mary Brudenell (b. 4 Jul 1806; d. 22 May 1867), 5th dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan, by his wife Penelope Anne Cooke, 2nd dau. of George John Cooke, of Harefield Park, co. Middlesex

children

1. Hon Walter John Pelham, later 4th Earl of Chichester

2. Hon Francis Godolphin Pelham, later 5th Earl of Chichester

3. Hon Thomas Henry William Pelham CB (b. 21 Dec 1847; d. 23Dec 1916), mar. 26 Jul 1883 Louisa Keith Bruce OBE (d. 3 Apr 1940), dau. of William Bruce, Yr. of Kennet, and had issue

4. Hon Arthur Lowther Pelham (b. 28 Dec 1850; dsp. 12 Feb 1929), mar. 30 Apr 1879 Evelyn Georgiana Cust (b. 24 Sep 1857; dsp. 21 Jan 1937), 1st dau. of Sir Reginald John Cust (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Caroline Bligh, 1st dau. of Edward [Bligh], 5th Earl of Darnley), 3rd son of Rev Hon Henry Cockayne Cust, of Cockayne Hatley, co. Bedford (by his wife Lady Anna Maria Needham, 1st dau. of Frances [Needham], 1st Earl of Kilmorey), 2nd son by his second wife of Brownlow [Cust], 1st Baron Brownlow

1. Lady Harriet Mary Pelham (b. 5 Jun 1829; d. 4 Sep 1905), mar. 31 Aug 1850 John Stuart [Bligh], 6th Earl of Darnley, and had issue

2. Lady Susan Emma Pelham (d. 1875), mar. 7 Apr 1853 as his first wife Abel Smith MP, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford (b. 30 Dec 1829; d. 30 May 1898), 1st son of Abel Smith MP, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford, by his second wife Frances Anne Calvert, 2nd dau. of Gen Sir Harry Calvert, 1st Bt., GCB GCH, and had issue

3. Lady Isabella Charlotte Pelham (d. 11 Dec 1916), mar. 9 Jul 1855 Samuel Whitbread MP, of Southill, co. Bedford (b. 6 May 1830; d. 25 Dec 1915), 1st son of Samuel Charles Whitbread MP, of Southill, co. Bedford, by his first wife Hon Julia Brand, 2nd dau. of Henry Otway [Brand later Trevor], 21st Baron Dacre, and had issue

died

15 Mar 1886

suc. by

son

note

officer, Royal Horse Guards 1824-44; Major 1841; an Ecclesiastical Commissioner 1841-86; President, Royal Agricultural Society 1849; Chief Commissioner for Ecclesiastical Estates 1850-78; Lord Lieutenant of Sussex 1860-86

 

Walter John [Pelham], 4th Earl of Chichester

born

22 Sep 1838

mar.

18 Jun 1861 Elizabeth Mary Bligh (b. 22 Mar 1837; d. 7 Dec 1911), only dau. and hrss. of Hon Sir John Duncan Bligh KCB (by his first wife Elizabeth Mary Gisborne, only dau. of Thomas Gisborne MP), 4th son of John [Bligh], 4th Earl of Darnley

died

s.p. 28 May 1902

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Lewes 1865-74

 

Rev Francis Godolphin [Pelham], 5th Earl of Chichester

born

18 Oct 1844

mar.

4 Aug 1870 Hon Alice Carr Glynn (d. 1 Feb 1934), only surv. dau. of George Carr [Glynn], 1st Baron Wolverton, by his wife Marianne Grenfell, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Pascoe Grenfell MP, of Taplow House, co. Buckingham

children

1. Hon Jocelyn Brudenell Pelham, later 6th Earl of Chichester

2. Hon Henry George Godolphin Pelham (b. 5 Mar 1875; d. 28 Jun 1949), mar. (1) 19 Apr 1906 Agnes Lee Ollerhead (d. 22 Oct 1930), dau. of Thomas Ollerhead, of Minehead, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1a. Maj Anthony George Pelham (b. 4 Sep 1911; d. 10 Mar 1969), mar. 19 Sep 1938 Ann Margaret Berenger (d. 1990), dau. of Axel Berenger, of Boras, Sweden, and had issue:

1b. Richard Anthony Henry Pelham, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Chichester (b. 1 Aug 1952), mar. 1987 Georgina Levinge Gilmour, dau. of David Gilmour, of Ringshall Grange, co. Suffolk, and has issue:

1c. Duncan James Bergengren Pelham (b. 24 Nov 1987)

2c. Christopher Douglas Gilmour Pelham (b. 28 Jul 1990)

1a. Ella Christine Pelham (b. 20 Jul 1940), mar. 21 Jul 1961 John Raymond Perring, 1st son and heir of Alderman Sir Ralph Edgar Perring, 1st Bt., and has issue

2a. Judith Henrietta Pelham (b. 13 Mar 1943), mar. 26 Oct 1968 Christopher John Chetwood (d. Jul 1990), only son of Leonard William Chetwood, of Sheffield, co. York, and has issue

1a. Joan Ursula Pelham (b. 24 Feb 1907; d. 1989), mar. 9 Apr 1929 John Edward Sealy (d. 30 Mar 1968), only son of George Elliot Sealy, of Ringmer Park, co. Sussex, and had issue

2a. Beryl Northup Pelham (b. 5 Nov 1908; d. 1992), mar. 14 Dec 1940 Lawrence Swan (d. 1994), son of Lt Col Norman Edward Swan, of Oxford

Hon Henry Pelham mar. (2) 3 Aug 1938 Dorothy Mary Shiffner (d. 15 Apr 1972), 1st dau. of George Bridger Shiffner (by his wife Georgiana Mary Scarlett, dau. of Lt Col William James Scarlett), 2nd son of Rev Sir George Croxton Shiffner, 4th Bt.

3. Capt Hon Anthony Ashley Ivo Pelham (b. 23 Oct 1879; dsp. 15 Oct 1951), mar. (1) 5 Aug 1908 Muriel Spear Lindeman (d. 5 Jul 1927)m dau. of Capt George Spear Lindeman RN, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and (2) 11 Sep 1928 Barbara Clare Taunton (d. 1992), dau. of Col James Edward Doidge Taunton, Deputy Quarter-Master General Australian Military Forces

4. Lieut Hon Herbert Lyttelton Pelham (b. 3 Apr 1884; d. 14 Sep 1914)

1. Lady Ruth Mary Pelham, Sister of the Community of the Holy Trinity, Ascot (b. 30 May 1873; d. 5 Mar 1943)

died

21 Apr 1905

suc. by

son

note

Rector of Lambeth, London

 

Jocelyn Brudenell [Pelham], 6th Earl of Chichester, OBE

born

21 May 1871

mar.

17 May 1898 Ruth Buxton (d. 8 Feb 1965), 1st dau. of Francis William Buxton MP, by his wife Hon Mary Emma Lawrence OBE, 4th dau. of John Laird Mair [Lawrence], 1st Baron Lawrence

children

1. Hon Francis Godolphin Henry Pelham, later 7th Earl of Chichester

2. Hon John Buxton Pelham, later 8th Earl of Chichester

1. Lady Elizabeth Jocelyn Pelham (b. 27 Mar 1899; dsp. Aug 1975), mar. 27 Oct 1948 Capt Charles Murray Beazley (d. 27 Apr 1965), son of Arthur George Beazley, of Walton-on-the-Hill, co. Surrey

2. Lady Prudence Mary Pelham (b. 6 Apr 1910; dsp. 13 Oct 1952), mar. 25 Mar 1939 F/O Guy Rawstron Branch (d. 11 Aug 1940), yst. son of Charles Churchill Branch OBE

died

14 Nov 1926

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I as Capt and Brevet Lt Col, 5th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment ; OBE 1918

 

Francis Godolphin Henry [Pelham], 7th Earl of Chichester

born

28 Mar 1905

died

22 Nov 1926

suc. by

brother

 

John Buxton [Pelham], 8th Earl of Chichester

born

12 Jun 1912

mar.

27 May 1940 Ursula de Pannwitz (mar. (2) 8 May 1957 (div. 1971) Ralph Gunning Henderson, of Argentina;  d. 1989), dau. of Walter de Pannwitz, of Hartekamp, Bennbroek, Holland

children

1. Hon John Nicholas Pelham, later 9th Earl of Chichester

1. Lady Georgiana Jocelyn Pelham (b. 7 Jun 1942), mar. 1974 Helios Alberto Caranci, son of Helios Jorge Caranci, of Castelar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has issue

died

21 Feb 1944

suc. by

son

note

Hon Attaché, Warsaw 1931 and Washington 1933; Hon Secretary to British High Commissioner, Canada 1934; 3rd Secretary and Press Attaché, The Hague 1939; served in World War II as Capt, Scots Guards

 

John Nicholas [Pelham], 9th Earl of Chichester

born

14 Apr 1944

mar.

10 Dec 1975 Mrs June Marijke Hall, dau. of Grp Capt E P Wells DSO DFC RAF, of Marbella, Spain

only child

1. Lady Eliza Catherine Pelham (b. 12 May 1983)

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Chichester is Richard Anthony Henry Pelham, a great-grandson of the 5th Earl of Chichester and a second cousin of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 5 Aug 2005

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Titles:

9th Earl of Chichester

(United kingdom, let. pat. 23 Jun 1801)

9th Baron Pelham of Stanmer

(Great Britain, let. pat. 4 May 1762)

14th Baronet, styled "of Laughton, co. Sussex"

(England, let. pat. 22 May 1611)

 

Address:

Little Durnford Manor, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 6AH

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