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Clifden, Viscount (I, 1781 - 1974)

 

Creation: let.pat. 12 Jan 1781

 

Extinct: 22 Dec 1974

 

Family name: Agar later Ellis later Agar-Ellis later Agar-Robartes

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure three Estoiles and a Chief wavy Or (Robartes);  2nd and 3rd, Azure a Lion rampant Or (Agar)

Crest:

1st:  A Lion rampant Or holding a Flaming Sword erect proper Pommel and Hilt Gold (Robartes);  2nd:  A demi Lion Or (Agar)

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Sable, the dexter charged on the body with three Crescents in pale, and the sinister with as many Crosses Recercelée disjoined Argent

Motto:

 Spectemur Agendo

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John [Agar], 1st Baron Clifden later 1st Viscount Clifden, PC

1st son and heir of Henry Agar, of Gowran Castle, co. Kilkenny, by his wife Anne Ellis, sister of Welbore [Ellis], 1st Baron Mendip, and only dau. of Rt Rev Welbore Ellis DD, Bishop of Meath 1731-33

born

25 Mar 1734

mar.

20 Mar 1760 Lucia Walsingham (b. c. 1732; widow of Hon Henry Boyle later Walsingham, 2nd son by his second wife of Henry [Boyle], 1st Earl of Shannon; d. 26 Jul 1802), 1st dau. of Col John Martin, of Dublin, Ireland

children

1. Hon Henry Welbore Agar later Ellis, later 2nd Viscount Clifden

2. Rev Hon John Ellis Agar (b. 31 Dec 1764 ; dsp. 3 Jan 1797), mar. 11 Mar 1792 Hon Harriet Flower (mar. (2) 20 Jul 1798 Pryse Loveden-Pryse MP; d. 14 Jan 1813), dau. of William [Flower], 2nd Viscount Ashbrook, by his wife Elizabeth Ridge, dau. of Thomas Ridge, of co. Oxford

3. Hon Charles Bagenal Agar, barrister (b. 13 Aug 1769; d. 16 Jun 1811), mar. 15 Nov 1804 Anna Maria Hunt (d. 3 Mar 1851), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Hunt MP, of Mollington Hall, co. Chester (by his wife Mary Bold, dau. and cohrss. of Peter Bold, of Bold Hall, co. Lancaster), 1st son and heir of Thomas Hunt, of Mollington Hall, co. Chester, by his wife Lady Mary Vere Robartes, sister and hrss. of Henry [Robartes], 3rd Earl of Radnor, and only dau. of Hon Russell Robartes MP (by his wife Lady Mary Booth, 2nd dau. of Henry [Booth], 1st Earl of Warrington), brother of Charles Bodvile [Robartes], 2nd Earl of Radnor, and 2nd son of Hon Robert Robartes, styled Viscount Bodmin (by his wife Sarah Bodvile, dau. and hrss. of Col John Bodvile, of Bodvile Castle, co. Carmarthen), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Robartes], 1st Earl of Radnor, and had issue:

1a. Thomas James Agar later Agar-Robartes, later 1st Baron Robartes, of Lanhydrock and of Truro in the County of Cornwall (cr. 13 Dec 1869), Member of Parliament (Liberal) for East Cornwall 1847-68, Deputy Warden of the Stanneries 1852-82 (b. 18 Mar 1808 ; d. 9 Mar 1882), mar. 8 Jan 1839 Juliana Pole-Carew (b. 1 Jul 1812; d. 12 Apr 1881), dau. of Rt Hon Reginald Pole-Carew, of East Antony, co. Cornwall, by his second wife Hon Caroline Anne Lyttelton, 1st dau. by his second wife of William Henry [Lyttelton], 1st Baron Lyttelton, and had issue:

1b. Hon Thomas Charles Agar-Robartes, later 2nd Baron Robartes later 6th Viscount Clifden

1. Hon Anne Emilia Agar (d. 1821)

died

1 Jan 1789

created

27 Jul 1776 Lord Clifden, Baron of Gowran in the County of Kilkenny

12 Jun 1781 Viscount Clifden, of Gowran in the County of Kilkenny

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Gowran 1753-60 and 1776 and for co. Kilkenny 1761-76; Commissioner of the Irish Revenue 1771-85; Commissioner of the Irish Excise 1776-85; Privy Councillor [I] 1784; Joint Postmaster General [I] 1784-89

 

Henry Welbore [Agar later Ellis], 2nd Viscount Clifden

born

22 Jan 1761

mar.

10 Mar 1792 Lady Caroline Spencer (b. 27 Oct 1763; d. 23 Nov 1813), 1st dau. of George [Spencer], 4th Duke of Marlborough, by his wife Lady Caroline Russell, only dau. by his second wife of John [Russell], 4th Duke of Bedford

children

1. Rt Hon George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, later 1st Baron Dover, of Dover in the County of Kent (cr. v.p. 20 Jun 1831), Member of Parliament (Whig) for Heytesbury 1818-20, for Seaford 1820-26, for Ludgershall 1826-30 and for Okehampton 1830-31, Trustee of the National Gallery 1827-33, Harleian Trustee British Museum 1829-33, Privy Councillor 1830, Chief Commissioner of Woods and Forests 1830-31 (b. 17 Jan 1797; dvp. 10 Jul 1833), mar. 7 Mar 1822 Lady Georgiana Howard (b. 16 May 1804; d. 17 Mar 1860), 2nd dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle, by his wife Lady Georgiana Dorothy Cavendish, sister and cohrss of William Spencer [Cavendish], 6th Duke of Devonshire, and 1st dau. by his first wife of William [Cavendish], 5th Duke of Devonshire, and had issue:

1a. Hon Henry Agar-Ellis, later 2nd Baron Dover later 3rd Viscount Clifden

2a. Hon Leopold George Frederick Agar-Ellis, later 5th Viscount Clifden

3a. Lieut Hon George Victor Agar-Ellis (b. 1830; d. Sep 1853)

4a. Hon George James Welbore Agar-Ellis (b. 8 Sep 1833; d. 31 Dec 1872)

1a. Hon Lucia Caroline Elizabeth Agar-Ellis (b. 9 Jan 1827; d. 22 Jan 1895), mar. 13 Aug 1851 William [Bagot], 3rd Baron Bagot, and had issue

2a. Hon Caroline Anne Harriett Agar-Ellis (d. 13 Jun 1846)

3a. Hon Diana Mary Blanche Georgiana Agar-Ellis (dsp. 18 Jul 1890), mar. 5 Aug 1851 Capt Hon Edward Keppel Coke, Member of Parliament for West Norfolk 1847-52 (b. 20 Aug 1824; dsp. 26 May 1889), 2nd son of Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester, by his second wife Lady Anne Amelia Keppel, 3rd dau. by his first wife of William Charles [Keppel], 4th Earl of Albemarle

1. Hon Caroline Anne Ellis (dvp. 1814)

died

13 Jul 1836

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament for Co. Kilkenny 1783-89 and for Heytesbury 1793-1802; Clerk of the Irish Privy Council 1785-1817; suc. his great uncle as 2nd Baron Mendip 2 Feb 1802 and took the surname of Ellis only by Royal Licence 1804

 

Henry [Agar-Ellis], 2nd Baron Dover later 3rd Viscount Clifden

born

25 Feb 1825

mar.

23 Feb 1861 Eliza Horatia Frederica Seymour VA, a Lady of the Bedchamber 1867-72 and an Extra Lady of the Bedchamber 1872-75 (b. 16 Jul 1833 ; mar. (2) 12 Oct 1875 Sir Walter George Stirling, 3rd Bt.; d. 23 Apr 1896), 1st dau. of Frederick Charles Seymour (by his second wife Lady Augusta Hervey, 1st dau. of Frederick [Hervey], 1st Marquess of Bristol), 4th son of Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour RN (by his wife Lady Anne Horatia Waldegrave, 3rd dau. of James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave), 5th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford

children

1. Hon Henry George Agar-Ellis, later 4th Viscount Clifden

1. Hon Lucia Georgiana Mary Agar-Ellis (dvp. 20 Oct 1864)

2. Hon Lilah Georgiana Augusta Constance Agar-Ellis (b. 6 Aug 1862; d. 27 Jan 1944), mar. 24 Jul 1884 Luke [White], 3rd Baron Annaly, and had issue

died

20 Feb 1866

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father as 2nd Baron Dover 10 Jul 1833; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Prince Consort 1846-52

 

Henry George [Agar-Ellis], 4th Viscount Clifden

born

3 Sep 1863

died

28 Mar 1895

suc. by

uncle

note

 

Leopold George Frederick [Agar-Ellis], 5th Viscount Clifden

born

13 May 1829

mar.

8 Feb 1864 Hon Harriet Stonor (b. 5 Apr 1836 ; d. 17 May 1914), 6th dau. of Thomas [Stonor], 3rd Baron Camoys, by his wife Frances Towneley, only dau. of Peregrine Edward Towneley, of Towneley Hall, co. Lancaster

children

1. George Robert Agar-Ellis (b. 8 Nov 1864; dvp. 30 Mar 1872)

1. Caroline Agar-Ellis (dvp. 28 Jan 1891), mar. 20 Oct 1888 Lt Col James Farish Malcolm Fawcett, of Peckleton House, Hinckley

2. Hon Harriet Georgiana Lucia Agar-Ellis (b. 1867; d. 4 Jul 1928), mar. 24 Feb 1897 Capt Thomas Granville Knox (b. 22 Dec 1868; d. 15 Jan 1947), only son of Col Hon William Stuart Knox MP (by his wife Georgiana Rooper, yst. dau. of John Bonfoy Rooper, of Abbot's Ripton, co. Huntingdon), 2nd son of Thomas [Knox], 2nd Earl of Ranfurly, and had issue

3. Hon Evelyn Mary Agar-Ellis (d. 8 Jun 1952), mar. 27 Jun 1896 Hon Edward Henry Vanden-Bempdé-Johnstone (b. 27 Nov 1854; d. 29 Apr 1903), 2nd son of Harcourt [Vanden-Bempdé-Johnstone], 1st Baron Derwent, by his wife Charlotte Mills, sister of Charles Henry [Mills], 1st Baron Hillingdon, and 2nd dau. of Sir Charles Mills, 2nd Bt., and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 10 Sep 1899

suc. by

second cousin

note

Barrister, Inner Temple 1854; ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1855-58 and 1859-64; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for co. Kilkenny 1857-74; on his death the Barony of Dover became extinct

 

Thomas Charles [Agar-Robartes], 2nd Baron Robartes later 6th Viscount Clifden

born

1 Jan 1844

mar.

24 Apr 1878 Mary Dickinson (d. 19 Jan 1921), dau. of Francis Henry Dickinson, of King's Weston, co. Somerset, by his wife Caroline Carey, dau. of Maj Gen Thomas Carey

children

1. Capt Hon Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes, Member of Parliament for Bodmin 1906 and for St Austell 1908-15 (b. 22 May 1880; dvp. 30 Sep 1915)

2. Hon Francis Gerald Agar-Robartes, later 7th Viscount Clifden

3. Hon Arthur Victor Agar-Robartes, later 8th Viscount Clifden

4. Capt Hon Cecil Edward Agar-Robartes (b. 24 Apr 1892; d. 26 Feb 1939)

5. Capt Hon Alexander George Agar-Robartes MC, ADC to the Viceroy of India 1919-20 (b. 12 Feb 1895 ; d. 16 Feb 1930)

1. Hon Mary Vere Agar-Robartes (b. 12 Apr 1879 ; d. 9 Apr 1946), mar. 29 Jan 1919 Rev Hon Canon Reginald John Yarde-Buller, Vicar of Dean Prior, co. Devon 1931-39 (b. 12 Jul 1864; dsp. 13 Jun 1950), brother of John [Yarde-Buller], 2nd Baron Churston, and 5th son of Col Hon John Yarde-Buller (by his wife Charlotte Chandos-Pole, 3rd dau. of Edward Sacheverell Chandos-Pole, of Radborne, co. Derby), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Buller-Yarde-Buller later Yarde-Buller], 1st Baron Churston

2. Hon (Julia Caroline) Everilda Agar-Robartes (b. 22 May 1880; d. 19...)

3. Hon Edith Violet Kathleen Agar-Robartes (b. 21 Nov 1888; d. 19...)

4. Hon Constance Margaret Agar-Robartes (b. 13 Mar 1890 ; d. 18 Feb 1936)

died

19 Jul 1930

suc. by

son

note

Barrister, Middle Temple 1870; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for East Cornwall 1880-82; suc. his father as 2nd Baron Robartes 9 Mar 1822; Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire 1906-15

 

Francis Gerald [Agar-Robartes], 7th Viscount Clifden, KCVO

born

14 Apr 1883

died

15 Jul 1966

suc. by

brother

note

entered Diplomatic Service 1906; MVO 1909; Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary 1919-20 and 1921-24; Counsellor, Madrid Embassy 1926-27; Member, Duchy of Cornwall Council 1939-52; a Lord-in-Waiting 1940-45; KCVO 1952

 

Arthur Victor [Agar-Robartes], 8th Viscount Clifden, MC

born

9 Jun 1887

mar. (1)

17 Nov 1920 (div. 1945) Patience Mary Basset (d. 31 Dec 1956), only dau. of Arthur Francis Basset, of Carlos Place, Grosvenor Square, London

only child by first wife

1. Hon Rachel Mary Agar-Robartes (b. 12 Dec 1922), mar. 8 Mar 1941 Capt Cromwell Felix Justin Lloyd-Davies DSO DSC RN, 3rd son of Dr J Lloyd-Davies, of Newport, co. Monmouth, and has issue

mar. (2)

29 Jan 1948 Margaret Thursby (widow of John Eaton Monins, of Ringwould, co. Kent, and former wife of John Harvey Thursby), dau. of Ray Carter, of St Louis, USA

died

s.p.m. 22 Dec 1974

note

 

On the death of the 8th Viscount Clifden the Barony of Mendip passed to a distant cousin, Shaun James Christian Welbore Ellis [Agar], 6th Earl of Normanton, and his other titles became extinct.

 

 First written 12 Jul 2004

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