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Clanwilliam, Earl of (I, 1776)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Jul 1776

 

Family name: Meade

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Arms:

Gules a Chevron Ermine between three Trefoils slipped Argent

Crest:

A Double Headed Eagle displayed Sable armed Or

Supporters:

On the dexter side an Eagle wings close Sable, and on the sinister a Falcon wings close proper

Motto:

Toujours Prest (Always ready)

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John [Meade], 1st Viscount Clanwilliam later 1st Earl of Clanwilliam

1st son of Sir Richard Meade, 3rd Bt., of Ballintobber, co. Cork, by his with Catherine Prittie, 2nd dau. of Henry Prittie, of Kilboy, co. Tipperary

born

21 Apr 1744

mar.

29 Aug 1765 Theodosia Hawkins-Magill (b. 5 Sep 1743; d. 2 Mar 1817), only dau. and hrss. of Robert Hawkins-Magill, of Gill Hall, co. Down, by his second wife Lady Anne Bligh, 2nd dau. of John [Bligh], 1st Earl of Darnley

children

1. Hon Richard Meade, later 2nd Earl of Clanwilliam

2. Gen Hon Robert Meade, of Burrenwood, co. Down (b. 29 Feb 1772; d. 11 Jul 1852), mar. 20 Jun 1808 Anne Louise Dalling (d. 18 Mar 1853), dau. and hrss. of Gen Sir John Dalling, Bt., and had issue

3. Lieut Gen Hon John Meade CB (d. 6 Aug 1849), mar. 2 Oct 1816 his cousin Urania Caroline Ward (d. Nov 1851), 4th dau. of Hon Edward Ward (by his wife and cousin Lady Arabella Crosbie, 3rd dau. of William [Crosbie], 1st Earl of Glandore), 2nd son of Bernard [Ward], 1st Viscount Bangor, by his wife Lady Anne Hawkins-Magill, widow of Robert Hawkins-Magill, of Gill Hall, co. Down, and 2nd dau. of John [Bligh], 1st Earl of Darnley, and had issue

4. Ven Hon Pierce Meade, Archdeacon of Dromore (b. 21 Nov 1776; d. 22 Nov 1834), mar. 6 Apr 1801 Elizabeth Percy (d. 26 Sep 1823), dau. of Rt Rev Thomas Percy DD, Bishop of Dromore, and had issue

1. Lady ..... Meade

2. Lady Catherine Meade (b. 7 Oct 1770; d. 17 Feb 1793), mar. 30 Jun 1789 as his first wife Richard [Wingfield], 4th Viscount Powerscourt, and had issue

3. Lady Theodosia Sarah Frances Meade (b. c. 1773; d. 13 Dec 1853), mar. 17 Nov 1798 John Francis [Cradock], 1st Baron Howden, and had issue

4. Lady Melosina Adelaide Meade (d. 26 Mar 1866), mar. 31 Dec 1801 John Chambre [Brabazon], 10th Earl of Meath, and had issue

died

19 Oct 1800

created

17 Nov 1766 Baron Gillford, of the Manor of Gillford in the County of Down, and Viscount Clanwilliam, of the County of Tipperary

20 Jul 1776 Earl of Clanwilliam

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 26 May 1744 as 4th Baronet of Ballintobber; Member of Parliament for Banagher 1764-66

 

Richard [Meade], 2nd Earl of Clanwilliam

born

10 May 1766

mar. (1)

6 Oct 1793 Countess Caroline von Thunn (d. 8 Aug 1800), 3rd dau. of Joseph, Count of Thunn, by his wife Wilhelmina, Countess of Ulfeld

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard Charles Francis Christian Meade, later 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam

1. Lady Caroline Meade (d. 29 Aug 1820), mar. 1811 Count Paul Szechenyi, Chamberlain to the Emperor of Austria

2. Lady Selina Meade (d. 29 Aug 1872), mar. 1821 Gen Count Clam-Martinitz, ADC to the Emperor of Austria

mar. (2)

6 Jul 1805 Margaret Irene Shuldham (b. c. 1772; widow of (1) John Harcourt, of Ankerwycke, and (2) Molyneux [Shuldham], 1st Baron Shuldham;  d. 22 Feb 1811), dau. of John Sarney, of Somerset House, co. Middlesex

died

3 Sep 1805

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Richard Charles Francis Christian [Meade], 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam, GCH

born

15 Aug 1795

mar.

3 Jul 1830 Lady Elizabeth Herbert (b. 31 Mar 1809; d. 20 Sep 1858), 1st dau. of George Augustus [Herbert], 11th Earl of Pembroke, by his second wife Countess Catherine Woronzow, dau. of Simon Romanovitch, 3rd Count Woronzow

children

1. Hon Richard James Meade, later 4th Earl of Clanwilliam

2. Hon Sir Robert Henry Meade GCB, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, Extra Groom of the Bedchamber to HRH the Prince of Wales (b. 16 Dec 1835; d. 8 Jan 1898), mar. (1) 19 Apr 1865 Lady Mary Elizabeth Lascelles (d. 7 Feb 1866), 5th dau. of Henry [Lascelles], 3rd Earl of Harewood, by his wife Lady Louisa Thynne, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Marquess of Bath, and (2) 13 Apr 1880 Caroline Georgiana Grenfell (d. 5 Mar 1881), 1st dau. of Capt Charles William Grenfell MP by his wife Georgiana Caroline Lascelles, 1st dau. of Rt Hon William Saunders Sebright Lascelles MP (by his wife Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard, 1st dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle), 3rd son of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood, and had issue by both wives

3. Rev Hon Sidney Meade, Canon of Salisbury, Rector of Wylye, co. Wiltshire 1869-82 (b. 29 Oct 1839; d. 11 Feb 1917), mar. 9 Dec 1868 Lucy Emma Jacob (d. 21 Jul 1918), 2nd dau. of J H Jacob, of The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and had issue

1. Lady Selina Catherine Meade (d. 20 Nov 1911), mar. (1) 23 Nov 1854 Granville Edward Vernon MP (b. 23 Nov 1816; d. 1 Feb 1861), 1st son of Granville Harcourt Vernon, of Grove Hall, East Retford, co. Nottingham, by his first wife Francis Julia Eyre, dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Hardolph Eyre, of Grove, co. Nottingham, (2) 8 Jul 1862 John Bidwell (d. 22 Aug 1873), and (3) 14 Aug 1880 Henry Arthur William Hervey CB (d. 11 May 1908)

died

7 Oct 1879

created

28 Jan 1828 Baron Clanwilliam, of Clanwilliam in the County of Tipperary (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

joined the Diplomatic Service and was attached to the suite of Lord Castlereagh at the Congress of Vienna 1814; Private Secretary to Lord Castlereagh at the Foreign Office 1817-19; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1822-23; Envoy to the Court of Berlin 1823-27; GCH 1826; Captain of Deal Castle 1848-79

 

Richard James [Meade], 4th Earl of Clanwilliam, GCB KCMG

born

3 Oct 1832

mar.

17 Jun 1867 Elizabeth Henrietta Kennedy (d. 31 Mar 1925), 1st dau. of Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy GCMG CB, Governor of Queensland, by his wife Georgina Mildred Macartney, dau. of Joseph Macartney, of Hollywood House, co. Down

children

1. Capt Hon Richard Charles Meade, styled Lord Gillford (b. 10 Jun 1868; dvp. 14 Oct 1905), mar. 5 Sep 1895 Lady Mary Douglas-Home (b. 12 Nov 1871; d. 21 Apr 1951), 1st dau. of Charles Alexander Douglas [Home later Douglas-Home], 12th Earl of Home, by his wife Maria Grey, only dau. of Capt Charles Conrad Grey RN, and had issue:

1a. Hon Theodosia Beatrix Catherine Mary Meade (b. 1 Feb 1898), mar. 11 Nov 1961 Angus Julian Drummond, a partner in Drummonds' Bank (b. 2 Jan 1910; d. 31 Dec 1997), 2nd son of Charles Drummond, a partner in Drummonds' Bank, by his wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth Boyle, sister of William Henry Dudley [Boyle], 12th Earl of Cork, and had issue

2. Hon Arthur Vesey Meade, later 5th Earl of Clanwilliam

3. Admiral Hon Sir Herbert Meade later Meade-Fetherstonhaugh GCVO CB DSO, Naval ADC to King George V 1924, Commanding the Royal Yachts 1931-34, Extra Equerry to King George V 1934-36, King Edward VIII 1936 and King George VI 1936-52, Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Lords 1939-46 (b. 3 Nov 1875; d. 27 Oct 1964), mar. 6 Jul 1911 Margaret Isabel Frances Glyn (d. 15 Jun 1977), 1st dau. of Rt Rev Hon Edward Carr Glyn DD, Bishop of Peterborough 1897-1916 (by his wife Lady Mary Emma Campbell, 6th dau. by his first wife of George Douglas [Campbell], 8th Duke of Argyll), 8th son of George Carr [Glyn], 1st Baron Wolverton, by his wife Marianne Grenfel, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Pascoe Grenfell MP, of Taplow House, co. Buckingham, and had issue:

1a. Richard James Meade-Featherstonhaugh (b. 14 Dec 1913 ; d. 7 Jul 1958), mar. 26 Aug 1948 Jean Phyllis Falkner, 1st dau. of Maj Basil Falkner, of Matt's House, Thornby, co. Northampton, and had issue:

1b. Harriet Sarah Meade-Featherstonhaugh (b. 31 Jul 1949), mar. 21 Jun 1969 (div. 1997) John de Bianchi Cossart, only son of Peter de Bianchi Cossart, of Madeira, Portugal, and has issue

2b. Emma Mary Meade-Featherstonhaugh (b. 2 Jul 1951), mar. 3 Jan 1976 Geoffrey Wanklyn Goad, of Deerkeepers, Uppark, co. Hampshire, and has issue

3b. Sophia Teresa Meade-Featherstonhaugh (b. 22 Mar 1954), mar. 1985 Angus Warre, of Dalcross Castle, Croy, co. Inverness, 1st son of Maj John Antony Warre MC, of Barrowden, Oakham, co. Rutland, and has issue

2a. John Herbert Meade, later 7th Earl of Clanwilliam

1a. Anne Margaret Meade (b. 15 Jun 1912; d. 1980), mar. 9 May 1933 Robert William Evelyn [Cecil], 2nd Baron Rockley, and had issue

2a. Lady Jean Mary Meade, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1990 (b. 31 May 1917), mar. 28 Sep 1943 Brig Michael James Babington Smith CBE TD (d. 1984), 1st son of Sir Henry Babington Smith GBE CH KCB CSI by his wife Lady Elizabeth Bruce, 1st dau. by his first wife of Victor Alexander [Bruce], 9th Earl of Elgin, and has issue

4. Capt Hon Edward Brabazon Meade (b. 10 Sep 1878; dsp. 13 Apr 1963), mar. (1) Dec 1907 Hon Elizabeth Kate Shelley Gully (d. 26 Feb 1908), 2nd dau. of William Court [Gully], 1st Viscount Selby, by his wife Elizabeth Anne Walford Selby, 1st dau. of Thomas Selby, of Whitley and Wimbish, co. Essex, (2) 28 Jun 1910 (div. 1924) Angela Anna Rosing Theresa Maximilian von Thurybrugg, dau. of Thury von Thurybrugg, and (3) 23 Dec 1925 Beatrice Godfrey (widow of Arthur Godfrey; d. 16 Mar 1975), dau. of Rt Rev Douglas Herbert Brunner, of Boston, Massachussets, USA

1. Lady Elizabeth Selina Georgiana Meade, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (d. 13 Oct 1924), mar. 27 Apr 1898 Capt Hon Edward Stanley Dawson RN, High Sheriff of co. Monaghan 1899 (b. 16 Aug 1843; d. 13 Oct 1919), 2nd son of Richard [Dawson], 1st Earl of Dartrey, by his wife Augusta Stanley, 2nd dau. of Edward Stanley, of Cross Hall, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2. Lady Lady Katharine Meade, Lady in Waiting to the Duchess of Albany 1910-22 and to the Duchess of York 1923-26 (d. 19 Oct 1954)

3. Lady Beatrice Meade (d. 19 Jun 1952)

4. Lady Adelaide Jane Meade (d. 31 Mar 1960), mar. 6 Dec 1902 Admiral Hon Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville GCB GCMG GCVO, 2nd son of Charles John [Colville], 1st Viscount Colville of Culross, by his wife Hon Cecil Katherine Mary Carrington, only child by his first wife of Robert John [Smith later Carrington], 2nd Baron Carrington, and had issue

died

4 Aug 1907

suc. by

son

note

entered Royal Navy 1845; Lieut 1852; served in the Baltic 1854-55; Cmdr 1858; Capt 1859; Naval ADC to Queen Victoria 1872-76; a Lord of the Admiralty 1874-80; Rear Admiral 1876; severely wounded at the assault on Canton during the Chinese or Opium War 1877; CB 1877; Vice Admiral 1881; KCMG 1882; Commander-in-Chief of the North American and West Indian Station 1885-86; Admiral 1886; KCB 1887; Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth 1891-94; Admiral of the Fleet 1895; GCB 1895

 

Arthur Vesey [Meade], 5th Earl of Clanwilliam, MC DL

born

14 Jan 1873

mar.

27 Apr 1909 Muriel Mary Temple Howard MBE (widow of Hon Oliver Howard, 4th son of George James [Howard], 9th Earl of Carlisle;  d. 2 Jun 1952), dau. of Russell Maule Stephenson

children

1. Hon John Charles Edmund Carson Meade, later 6th Earl of Clanwilliam

1. Lady Mary Katherine Selina Meade (b. 16 Feb 1910; d. 26 Jul 1965), mar. (1) 29 Aug 1934 (div. 1946) Col Robert Arthur Hermon DSO OBE, of Breda, Alford, co. Aberdeen, 1st son of Lt Col Edward William Hermon, of Brook Hill, Cowfold, co. Sussex, (2) 1946 Lt Col A Frank Stanley-Clarke (d. 16 Jan 1947), and (3) Oct 1954 S/Ldr David Beckwith Rodd DFC, son of Thomas Rodd, of Pittsburgh, USA, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Elizabeth Louise Margaret Meade (b. 18 Apr 1911), mar. 7 Oct 1933 Lt Col Charles Rankin Scott (d. 4 Dec 1965), yst. son of James Henry Scott, of Eredine, Argyll, and has issue

died

23 Jan 1953

suc. by

son

 

John Charles Edmund Carson [Meade], 6th Earl of Clanwilliam

born

6 Jun 1914

mar.

1 Dec 1948 Catherine Loyd (d. 22 Jan 2014), 3rd dau. of Col Arthur Thomas Loyd OBE MP, of Lockinge, Wantage, co. Berkshire, by his wife Dorothy Willert, dau. of Paul Ferdinand Willert, of Headington Hill, Oxford

children

1. Lady Selina Catherine Meade (b. 14 Mar 1950), mar. 28 Oct 1972 Nicholas George Lawrence Timpson, of Ardington Croft, Wantage, co. Oxford (b. 21 Feb 1941), 1st son of Maj (John) Alastair Livingston Timpson MC, of 51 Rostrevor Road, London SW6, by his first wife (Elizabeth) Phoebe Houston-Boswall, only surv. child of Sir George Reginald Houston-Boswall, 4th Bt., and has issue

2. Lady Mary Jane Meade (b. 12 Jul 1952), mar. 8 Sep 1984 John Armar [Lowry-Corry], 8th Earl Belmore, and has issue

3. Lady Julia Elizabeth Meade (b. 31 Dec 1953), mar. 1985 as his second wife Robert Ralph Scrymgeour Hiscox, of Rainscombe Park, Oare, Marlborough, co. Wiltshire, son of Ralph Hiscox CBE, and has issue

4. Lady Laura Louise Meade (b. 11 Mar 1957), mar. 25 Apr 1981 W Scott B Reid, son of Howard Reid, of Bronxville, USA, and has issue

5. Lady Katharine Anne Meade (b. 10 Aug 1959), mar. 1987 Christopher Aubrey Hamilton Wills (b. 21 Feb 1953), of Litchfield Down, Whitchurch, co. Hampshire, 1st son of Hon (Victor) Patrick Hamilton Wills DL, of Litchfield Manor, Whitchurch, co. Hampshire (by his first wife Felicity Betty Jonsson, dau. of Maj Aubrey Thomas Jonsson, of Cranford, Winterskloof, Natal, South Africa), 2nd son of Gilbert Alan Hamilton [Wills], 1st Baron Dulverton, and has issue

6. Lady Sophia Hester Meade (b. 14 Oct 1963), mar. 1990 Jonathan G Heywood, son of Brig Anthony Heywood, of Monkton House, Monkton Deverill, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

died

1989

suc. by

cousin

 

John Herbert [Meade], 7th Earl of Clanwilliam

born

27 Sep 1919

mar.

18 Aug 1956 Maxine Levien (b. c. 1927; former wife of Michael John Willson Levien; d. 10 Apr 2004), only dau. of James Adrian Hayden-Scott, of Isre, France

children

1. Hon Patrick James Meade, later 8th Earl of Clanwilliam

1. Lady Rowena Katharine Meade (b. 2 Apr 1957), mar. 1991 as his second wife (Patrick) James Crichton-Stuart, of 1 Sloane Gardens, London SW1, 1st son and hr. of Patrick Dudley Crichton-Stuart, and has issue

2. Lady Tania Frances Meade (b. 6 Oct 1963). mar. 1989 as his second wife James Alwyn Compton, of Coombe Cottage, Hanging Langford, co. Wiltshire, 1st son and hr. of Maj Robert Edward John Compton, of Newby Hall, co. York, and has issue

died

24 Dec 2009

suc. by

son

 

Patrick James [Meade], 8th Earl of Clanwilliam

born

28 Dec 1860

mar. (1)

14 Jul 1989 (div. 1994) Serena Emily Lockhart, adopted dau. of Lt Col Brian Joseph Lockhart

only child by first wife

1. Lady Tamara Louise Meade (b. 1990)

mar. (2)

1995 Cara de la Pea, dau. of Paul de la Pea, of Elmley Castle, Pershore, co. Worcester

children by second wife

1. Hon John Maximilian Meade, styled Lord Gillford (b. 28 Jan 1998)

2. Hon Natalya Katherine Sophia Meade (b. 1999)

 

 Last updated 10 Jun 2014

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Titles:

8th Earl of Clanwilliam

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Jul 1776)

8th Viscount Clanwilliam, of the County of Tipperary

(Ireland, let. pat. 17 Nov 1766)

8th Baron Gillford, of the Manor of Gillford in the County of Down

(Ireland, let. pat. 17 Nov 1766)

6th Baron Clanwilliam, of Clanwilliam in the County of Tipperary

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Jan 1828)

11th Baronet, styled "of Ballintubber"

(Ireland, let. pat. 29 May 1703)

 

Address:

Blundells House, The Square, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6JP

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