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Cobham, Viscount (GB, 1718)

 

Creation: let. pat. 23 May 1718

 

Family name: Temple later Grenville later Nugent-Temple-Grenville later Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville later Lyttelton

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Arms:

Argent a Chevron between three Escallops Sable

Crest:

A Moor's Head in profile couped at the shoulders proper wreathed round the temples Argent and Sable

Supporters:

On either side a Merman proper each holding in the exterior hand a Trident Or

Motto:

Ung Dieu, Ung Roy (One God, one king)

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Richard [Temple], 1st Baron Cobham later 1st Viscount Cobham

1st son of Sir Richard Temple, 3rd Bt., of Stowe, co. Buckingham, by his wife Mary Knapp, dau. and cohrss. of Henry Knapp, of Weston, co. Oxford

born

c.1669

mar.

Anne Halsey (d. 20 Mar 1760), dau. of Edmund Halsey, of Stoke Poges, co. Buckingham

died

s.p. 13 Sep 1749

created

19 Oct 1714 Baron Cobham, of Cobham in the County of Kent

23 May 1718 Baron Cobham, of Cobham in the County of Kent, and Viscount Cobham, with special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his second sister, Hester Grenville, and the heirs male of her body, failing which to his third sister, Dame Christian Lyttelton, in like manner

suc. by

sister

note

suc. his father May 1697 as 4th Baronet of Stowe;  Governor of Jersey 1723;  on his death the original Barony of Cobham became extinct, the baronetcy passed to his heir male, Sir William Temple, 5th Bt., while the Viscountcy and Barony of Cobham devolved upon his sister,

 

Hester Temple, suo jure Viscountess Cobham later suo jure Countess Temple

created

18 Oct 1749 Countess Temple

 

The Viscountcy of Cobham was held by the Earls Temple from 18 Oct 1749 until 4 Dec 1784 when George [Grenville later Nugent-Temple-Grenville], 3rd Earl Temple, was created Marquess of Buckingham;  his son was created Duke of Buckingham and Chandos on 4 Feb 1822;  on the death on 26 Mar 1889 of Richard Plantagenet Campbell [Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville], 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, 7th Viscount Cobham, etc. several of his titles became extinct but the Viscountcy and Barony of Cobham were inherited by his fourth cousin once removed:

 

Charles George [Lyttelton], 5th Baron Lyttelton and 5th Baron Westcote later 8th Viscount Cobham, JP DL

1st son of George William [Lyttelton], 4th Baron Lyttelton and 4th Baron Westcote (by his first wife Mary Glynne, 2nd dau. of Sir Richard Glynne, 8th Bt., of Hawarden, co. Flint), 1st son of William Henry [Lyttelton], 3rd Baron Lyttelton and 3rd Baron Westcote (by his wife Lady Sarah Spencer, 1st dau. of George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer), 1st son of William Henry [Lyttelton], 1st Baron Lyttelton and 1st Baron Westcote (by his second wife Caroline Bristow, dau. of John Bristow, of Quiddenham, co. Norfolk), 3rd son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 4th Bt., of Frankley, co. Worcester, by his wife Christian Temple, youngest sister and cohrss. of Richard [Temple], 1st Viscount Cobham, and 3rd dau. of Sir Richard Temple, 3rd Bt., of Stowe, co. Buckingham

born

27 Oct 1842

mar.

19 Oct 1878 Hon Mary Susan Caroline Cavendish (d. 28 Jan 1937), 2nd dau. of William George [Cavendish], 2nd Baron Chesham, by his wife Henrietta Frances Lascelles, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon William Saunders Sebright Lascelles (by his wife Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard, 1st dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle), 2nd son of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood

children

1. Hon John Cavendish Lyttelton, later 9th Viscount Cobham

2. Hon George William Lyttelton, Assistant Master at Eton (b. 6 Jan 1883; d. 1 May 1962), mar. 3 Apr 1919 Pamela Marie Adeane (b. 1889; d. 17 Oct 1975), 1st dau. of Charles Robert Whorwood Adeane CB JP, of Babraham Hall, co. Cambridge, by his wife Madeline Pamela Constance Blanche Wyndham CBE JP, 2nd dau. of Capt Hon Percy Scawen Wyndham JP DL MP, of Clouds, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Campbell, 6th dau. of Maj Gen Sir Guy Campbell, 1st Bt.), 2nd son of George [Wyndham], 1st Baron Leconfield, by his wife Mary Fanny Blunt, only dau. of Rev William Blunt, of Crabbett, co. Sussex, and had issue

3. Rev Hon Charles Frederick Lyttelton MC, Recor of Cranleigh, co. Surrey (b. 26 Jan 1887; d. 3 Oct 1931), mar. 11 May 1920 Sibell Eleanor Maud Kay-Shuttleworth (widow of Capt Hon Edward James Kay-Shuttleworth, 2nd son of Ughtred James [Kay-Shuttleworth], 1st Baron Shuttleworth; mar. (3) 27 Sep 1937 Roger Fulford, son of Canon F J Fulford), 2nd dau. of Charles Robert Whorwood Adeane CB JP, of Babraham Hall, co. Cambridge, by his wife Madeline Pamela Constance Blanche Wyndham CBE JP, 2nd dau. of Capt Hon Percy Scawen Wyndham JP DL MP, of Clouds, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Campbell, 6th dau. of Maj Gen Sir Guy Campbell, 1st Bt.), 2nd son of George [Wyndham], 1st Baron Leconfield, by his wife Mary Fanny Blunt, only dau. of Rev William Blunt, of Crabbett, co. Sussex, and had issue

4. Col Hon Richard Glynne Lyttelton (b. 16 Oct 1893; d. 3 Oct 1977), mar. 23 Jul 1931 Judith Clive (d. 1993), 1st dau. of Lt Col Percy Archer Clive MP, of Whitfield, co. Hereford, and had issue

1. Hon Maud Mary Lyttelton (b. 22 Jul 1880; dsp. 22 Jul 1953), mar. 25 Feb 1908 Hugh Archibald [Wyndham], 4th Baron Leconfield

2. Hon Frances Henrietta Lyttelton (b. 11 Jun 1885; d. 20 Jan 1918), mar. 12 Jul 1911 Hon (Christian) Henry Charles Guest MP (d. 9 Oct 1957), 2nd son of Ivor Bertie [Guest], 1st Baron Wimborne, by his wife Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill, 1st dau. of John Winston [Spencer-Churchill], 7th Duke of Marlborough, and had issue

3. Hon Rachel Beatrice Lyttelton (b. 21 Jan 1892; d. 26 Aug 1965), mar. 28 Aug 1919 Capt Sir Walter Buchanan Riddell, 12th Bt., and had issue

died

9 Jun 1922

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for East Worcestershire 1868-74; suc. his father 19 Apr 1876 as 5th Baron Lyttelton and 5th Baron Westcote; High Steward of Bewdley; Land Commissioner for England and Wales 1881-89; suc. his fourth cousin once removed 26 Mar 1889 as 8th Viscount Cobham amd 8th Baron Cobham; Commissioner under the Railway and Canal Traffic Act 1891-1905; Trustee, National Portrait Gallery

 

John Cavendish [Lyttelton], 9th Viscount Cobham, KCB JP

born

23 Oct 1881

mar.

30 Jun 1908 Violet Yolande Leonard (d. 28 Feb 1966), yst. dau. of Charles Leonard, of Kensington Palace Gardens, West London, and Gloria, Cape Colony, South Africa

children

1. Hon Charles John Lyttelton, later 10th Viscount Cobham

1. Hon Meriel Catharine Lyttelton (b. 1 May 1911;  dvp. 11 Nov 1930)

2. Hon Viola Maud Lyttelton (b. 10 Jun 1912; d. 3 May 1987), mar. 3 Dec 1946 Robert George [Grosvenor], 5th Duke of Westminster, and had issue

3. Hon Audrey Lavinia Lyttelton (b. 3 Aug 1918), mar. 21 Jun 1950 as his  third wife David Edzell Thomas Lindsay (b. 28 Feb 1910; d. 14 Jul 1968), 4th son of Col Henry Edzell Morgan Lindsay CB JP DL, of Ystrad Mynach, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Ellen Katherine Thomas, 1st dau. and cohrss. of George William Griffith Thomas, of Ystrad Mynach, co. Glamorgan, and has issue

4. Hon Lavinia Mary Yolande Lyttelton (b. 21 Aug 1921), mar. (1) 15 Feb 1945 Capt Cecil Francis Burney ("Nick") Rolt (k. in action 6 Apr 1945), yst. son of Very Rev Cecil Henry Rolt, Dean of Cape Town, and (2) 12 Dec 1949 Maj John Edward Dennys MC (d. Aug 1973), only son of Maj Gen Lance Ernest Dennys MC, and has issue by her second husband

died

31 Jul 1949

suc. by

son

note

served in the Boer War 1901-02 and World War I 1915-17; ADC and Assistant Private Secretary to the High Commissioner of South Africa 1905; Member of Parliament (Liberal Unionist) for Droitwich 1910-16; High Steward of Bewdley; President, MCC 1935 and Treasurer 1938-49; CB 1937; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for War 1939-40; KCB 1942; Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire

 

Charles John [Lyttelton], 10th Viscount Cobham, KG GCMG GCVO PC

born

8 Aug 1909

mar.

30 Apr 1942 Elizabeth Alison Makeig-Jones CStJ (d. 1986), 2nd dau. of John Reeder Makeig-Jones CBE ICS, of Southerton House, Ottery St Mary, co. Devon, by his wife Agnes Antonia Yvonette Hooper, dau. of Henry Dundee Hooper, of Torquay, co. Devon

children

1. Hon John William Leonard Lyttelton, later 11th Viscount Cobham

2. Hon Christopher Charles Lyttelton, later 12th Viscount Cobham

3. Hon Richard Cavendish Lyttelton (b. 24 Jul 1949), mar. 24 Apr 1971 Romilly Barker, dau. of H Michael Barker, and has issue

4. Hon Nicholas Makeig Lyttelton (b. 3 Jan 1951; d. 10 Jun 2014), mar. 1980 June Carrington (d. 1993), and has issue

1. Hon Juliet Meriel Lyttelton (b. 28 Jul 1944), mar. 8 Jul 1967 John Michael Dugdale, of Birch Farm, Kinlet, co. Worcester, only son of Maj John Eldon Marshal Dugdale, of Lower Cefn Perfa, Kerry, co. Powys, and has issue

2. Hon (Elizabeth) Catherine Lyttelton, High Sheriff of Shropshire 1997-98 (b. 7 Feb 1946), mar. 14 Jan 1967 (George Cecil) Brooke [Weld-Forester], 8th Baron Forester, and has issue

3. Hon Lucy Lyttelton (b. 10 Jun 1954), mar. 26 Jul 1980 Mark Kemp-Gee, of Beech Tree Cottage, Preston Candover, co. Hampshire, 2nd son of Bernard Kemp-Gee, of Airlie Gardens, London, and has issue

4. Hon Sarah Lyttelton (b. 10 Jun 1954; d. 8 Apr 2015), mar. 1976 Nicholas Bedford, of Armsworth Hill Cottage, Old Alresford, co. Hampshire, and had issue

died

20 Mar 1977

suc. by

son

note

Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand 1957-62; GCMG 1957; Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire 1963-74; Knight of the Garter 1964; Lord Steward of the Household 1967-72; Privy Councillor 1967; GCVO 1972; Chancellor of the Order of the Garter 1972-77; KStJ

 

John William Leonard [Lyttelton], 11th Viscount Cobham

born

5 Jun 1943

mar. (1)

2 Feb 1974 (div. 1995) Penelope Anne Cooper, 1st dau. of Roy Cooper, of Moss Farm, Ollerton, Knutsford, co. Cheshire

mar. (2)

1 Aug 1997 as her second husband Lisa Romaine Clayton, 1st dau. of Daniel Clayton, of Edgbaston, Birmingham

died

s.p. 13 Jul 2006

suc. by

brother

 

Christopher Charles [Lyttelton], 12th Viscount Cobham

born

23 Oct 1947

mar.

1973 Teresa Mary Readman (b. 23 Jun 1947), 2nd dau. of Col Alexander George Jeremy Readman DSO, of The Old Rectory, Fairstead, co. Essex, by his wife Mary Kay Curtis, 2nd dau. of Maj Timothy Herbert William Curtis

children

1. Hon Oliver Christopher Lyttelton (b. 24 Feb 1976)

1. Hon Sophia Emma Lyttelton (b. 1978), mar. George Frederick Merrylees, son of John Merrylees, of Portloe, co. Cornwall, and has issue

note

Lord Cobham has not proven his succession to the Baronetcy of Lyttelton of Frankley

 

 Last updated 29 Jun 2015

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Titles:

12th Viscount Cobham

(Great Britain, let. pat. 23 May 1718)

12th Baron Cobham, of Cobham in the County of Kent

(Great Britain, let. pat. 23 May 1718)

9th Baron Westcote, of Ballymore in the County of Longford

(Ireland, let. pat. 29 Apr 1776)

9th Baron Lyttelton, of Frankley in the County of Worcester

(Great Britain, let. pat. 13 Aug 1794)

de jure 14th Baronet, styled "of Frankley, co. Worcester"

(England, let. pat. 25 Jul 1618)

 

Address:

28 Abbey Gardens, London NW8 9AT

Hagley Hall, nr. Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 9LG

Tel:  01562-885323

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