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Conyngham, Marquess (I, 1816)

 

Creation: let. pat. 1 Jan 1816

 

Family name: Conyngham

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Arms:

Argent a Shake-fork between three Mullets Sable

Crest:

An Unicorn's Head erased Argent armed and maned Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Horse Argent maned hoofed and charged on the breast with an Eagle displayed Or;  Sinister:  a Buck proper attired unguled and charged on the breast with a Griffin's Head erased Or

Motto:

Over Fork Over

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Henry [Conyngham], 3rd Baron Conyngham later 1st Viscount Conyngham later 1st Earl Conyngham later 1st Marquess Conyngham, KP GCH PC

1st son of Francis Pierpoint [Burton later Conyngham], 2nd Baron Conyngham, by his wife Elizabeth Clements, dau. of Rt Hon Nathaniel Clements

born

26 Dec 1766

mar.

5 Jul 1794 Elizabeth Denison (d. 11 Oct 1861), sister and event. sole hrss. of William Joseph Denison, of Seamer, co. York, and 1st dau. of Joseph Denison, of St Mary Axe, London, by his second wife Elizabeth Butler, dau. of William Butler, of Lisbon

children:

1. Lord Henry Joseph Conyngham, styled Earl of Mount Charles, Member of Parliament (Tory) for Co. Donegal 1818-24 (b. 6 Apr 1795;  dvp. 26 Dec 1824)

2. Lord Francis Nathaniel Conyngham, later 2nd Marquess Conyngham

3. Lord Albert Conyngham later Denison, later 1st Baron Londesborough

1. Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Conyngham (dsp. 24 Aug 1839), mar. 2 Mar 1826 as his first wife Charles [Gordon], 10th Marquess of Huntly

2. Lady Harriet Maria Conyngham (dspms. 3 Dec 1843), mar. 22 Dec 1832 as his first wife William Meredyth [Somerville], 1st Baron Athlumney, and had issue

died

28 Dec 1832

created

6 Dec 1789 Viscount Conyngham [Peerage of Ireland]

5 Nov 1797 Viscount Mount Charles and Earl Conyngham [Peerage of Ireland]

1 Jan 1816 Viscount Slane, Earl of Mount Charles and Marquess Conyngham [Peerage of Ireland]

17 Jul 1821 Baron Minster, of Minster Abbey in the County of Kent [Peerage of the United Kingdom]

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 22 May 1787 as 3rd Baron Conyngham; Representative Peer 1801-32; Knight of St Patrick 1801; a Governor of co. Donegal 1803-31; Custos Rotulorum of co. Clare 1808-32; GCH 1821; Lord Steward of the Household 1821-30; Privy Councillor 1821; Constable of Windsor Castle 1829-32

 

Francis Nathaniel [Conyngham], 2nd Marquess Conyngham, KP GCH PC

born

11 Jun 1797

mar.

23 Apr 1824 Lady Jane Paget (b. 13 Oct 1798; d. 28 Jan 1876), 2nd dau. of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey, by his first wife Lady Catherine Elizabeth Villiers, 3rd dau. of George Bussey [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey

children:

1. Lord George Henry Conyngham, later 3rd Marquess Conyngham

2. Lieut Lord Francis Nathaniel Conyngham MP RN (b. 24 Sep 1832;  dsp. 14 Sep 1880), mar. 28 Sep 1857 Hon Georgiana Charlotte Morgan (mar. (2) 27 Apr 1882 Lt Col Alan Chichester OBE;  dsp. 22 Apr 1886), 5th dau. of Charles Morgan Robinson [Morgan], 1st Baron Tredegar

1. Lady Jane Conyngham VA, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1854-1900 (b. 1 Jun 1826; d. 25 Dec 1900; bur. at Finstock, co. Oxford), mar. 19 May 1849 Francis George [Spencer], 2nd Baron Churchill, and had issue

2. Lady Frances Caroline Maria Conyngham (d. 17 June 1898), mar. 5 Jun 1847 Gustavus William Lambart DL, of Beau Parc, co. Meath, State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Secretary of the Order of St Patrick (b. 7 Aug 1814; d. 1 Nov 1886), 1st son and hr. of Gustavus Lambart DL MP, of Beau Parc, co. Meath, by his wife Anna Butler Stevenson, dau. of Sir John Andrew Stevenson, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Conyngham (d. 2 Feb 1904), mar. (1) George Leopold Bryan, of Jenkinstown, co. Kilkenny, and (2) 16 Feb 1882 as his second wife George James [Finch-Hatton], 11th Earl of Winchilsea

4. Lady Cecilia Augusta Conyngham (d. 16 Aug 1877), mar. 18 Jul 1861 Sir Theodore Henry Brinckman, 2nd Bt., and had issue

died

17 Jul 1876

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1820: Maj Gen 1858, Lieut Gen 1866 and Gen 1874; Member of Parliament for Westbury 1818-20 and for co. Donegal 1825-31; Groom of the Bedchamber and Master of the Robes 1820-30; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1823-26; GCH 1823; a Lord of the Treasury 1826-30; Knight of St Patrick 1833; Postmaster-General 1834 and 1835; Privy Councillor 1835; Lord Chamberlain 1835-39; Vice Admiral of Ulster 1849-76; Lord Lieutenant of co. Meath 1869-76

 

George Henry [Conyngham], 3rd Marquess Conyngham

born

3 Feb 1825

mar.

17 Jun 1854 Lady Jane St Maur Blanche Stanhope (b. 14 May 1833; d. 28 Nov 1907), only dau. and hrss. of Charles [Stanhope], 4th Earl of Harrington, by his wife Maria Foote, dau. of Samuel Foote, of Exeter

children:

1. Lord Henry Francis Conyngham, later 4th Marquess Conyngham

2. Capt Lord Charles Arthur Conyngham (b. 1 Feb 1871;  d. 7 Mar 1929), mar. (1) 1899 Lena Barbara Morgan (dsp. 24 Feb 1902), dau. of Lewis Richard Morgan, of Rhyl, North Wales, and (2) Annie Brewer Hunter (widow of Andrew Wilson Hunter;  d. 14 Apr 1955), dau. of Daniel Morgan

1. Lady Blanche Conyngham (d. 13 Apr 1946)

2. Lady Constance Augusta Conyngham (d. 14 Jun 1941), mar. 20 Oct 1881 Richard Combe (d. 14 Apr 1939), 2nd son of Richard Henry Combe, of Pierrepont, co. Surrey, and had issue

3. Lady Jane Seymour Conyngham (d. 30 Oct 1941), mar. 26 Jul 1883 Capt Christian Combe, 1st son of Richard Henry Combe, of Pierrepont, co. Surrey, and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Maud Conyngham (d. 27 May 1949), mar. 30 Jul 1887 Capt Frederick William Ramsden, and had issue

5. Lady Florence Conyngham (d. 28 Jan 1946), mar. (1) 30 Apr 1887 Bertram Frankland Frankland-Russell-Astley, of Chequers Court, co. Buckingham (d. 11 Feb 1904), and (2) 17 Jun 1905 Lt Col Hon Claud Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby MP (dsp. 24 Feb 1950), 3rd son of Gilbert Henry [Heathcote later Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby], 1st Earl of Ancaster, and had issue by her first husband

died

2 Jun 1882

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1844: Lt Col 1st Life Guards 1861-68, Maj Gen 1877, Lieut Gen 1881; State Steward to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1847-52; Equerry to Queen Victoria 1870-72; Vie Admiral of Ulster

 

Henry Francis [Conyngham], 4th Marquess Conyngham

born

1 Oct 1857

mar.

21 Mar 1882 Hon Frances Elizabeth Eveleigh-de Moleyns (b. 30 Dec 1862; mar. (2) 27 Apr 1899 Maj John Russell Bedford Cameron;  d. 8 Jul 1939), 1st dau. of Dayrolles Blakeney [de Moleyns later Eveleigh-de Moleyns], 4th Baron Ventry, by his wife Harriet Elizabeth Frances Wauchope, 1st dau. of Andrew Wauchope, of Niddrie Marischal, co. Midlothian

children:

1. Lord Victor George Henry Francis Conyngham, later 5th Marquess of Conyngham

2. Lord Frederick William Burton Conyngham, later 6th Marquess of Conyngham

1. Lady Blanche Frances Conyngham (b. 10 Mar 1884;  d. 11 Feb 1956), mar. 29 Jul 1905 Maj Sir Edward Seymour KCVO DSO OBE, 3rd son of Lt Col Leopold Richard Seymour (by his wife Mary Hubbard Sturgis, dau. of Russell Sturgis), 2nd son of Rt Hon Sir George Hamilton Seymour GCB GCH (by his wife Hon Gertrude Trevor, 3rd dau. of Henry Otway [Brand later Trevor], 21st Baron Dacre), 1st son of Lord George Seymour (by his wife Isabella Hamilton, dau. of Rev Hon George Hamilton), 7th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, and had issue

2. Lady Mildred Martha Conyngham (b. 2 Jun 1886;  d. 16 Feb 1955)

3. Lady Hersey Constance Evelyn Conyngham (b. 24 Sep 1887;  d. 6 Aug 1962), mar. 28 Jan 1908 William Arthur Baird, 2nd son of Maj Sir David Baird of Newbyth, 3rd Bt., by his wife Hon Ellen Stuart, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Charles Walter [Stuart], 12th Lord Blantyre, and had issue

4. Lady Edina Dorothy Hope Conyngham (b. 18 Oct 1888;  d. 13 Apr 1964), mar. (1) 9 Feb 1911 (div. 1925) Sir Thomas Ainsworth, 2nd Bt., and (2) 27 Oct 1925 Hans Wellesley [Hamilton], 2nd Baron Holmpatrick, and had issue by both husbands

5. Lady (Barbara) Helen Conyngham (b. 13 Nov 1893;  d. 24 Dec 1938), mar. 3 Jun 1918 Maj Dermot Hugh Bingham McCalmot MC, of Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny (d. 24 Feb 1968), only son of Gen Sir Hugh McCalmot KCB CVO, and had issue

died

28 Aug 1897

suc. by

son

 

Victor George Henry Francis [Conyngham], 5th Marquess Conyngham

born

30 Jan 1883

died

9 Nov 1918

suc. by

brother

 

Frederick William Burton [Conyngham], 6th Marquess Conyngham

born

24 Jun 1890

mar. (1)

28 Nov 1914 (div. 1921) Bessie Alice Tobin (mar. (2) 7 Jun 1922 Alfred Baldwin Raper MP;  d. 1933), dau. of William Andrew Tobin, of Australia

mar. (2)

8 Nov 1922 Antoinette Custance (former wife of Maj Studley Neville Custance;  d. 29 May 1966), 1st dau. of John William Howard Thompson, of Bratton House, Wincanton, co. Somerset

children by second wife:

1. Lord Frederick William Henry Francis Conyngham, later 7th Marquess Conyngham

2. Lt Lord John Victor Albert Blosse Conyngham RN (b. 4 Apr 1926;  dsp. 31 May 1963), mar. 25 Mar 1950 Olivia Phoebe Leathers (mar. (2) 4 Aug 1963 as his fourth wife her late husband's cousin Hon Francis Alexander Innys Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 2nd son of Arthur William [de Moleyns later Eveleigh-de Moleyns], 6th Baron Ventry), only dau. of Capt Percy Neave Leathers, of Fayre Cottage, Robertsbridge, co. Sussex

1. Lady Antoinette Fredericka Hersey Cecilia Conyngham (d. 15 Jun 1959), mar. 30 Oct 1948 Michael Henry Glendower Page [Croft], 2nd Baron Croft, and had issue

mar. (3)

4 Nov 1966 Sheila Tory (widow of Robert Newton Tory, of co. Dorset;  d. 1985), 1st dau. of Francis Barallier Thompson

died

1 Apr 1974

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Frederick William Henry Francis [Conyngham], 7th Marquess Conyngham

born

13 Mar 1924

mar. (1)

29 Apr 1950 (div. 1970) Eileen Wren Newsam, only dau. of Capt Clement Wren Newsam, of Ashfield, Beauparc, co. Meath

children by first wife:

1. Lord Henry Vivian Pierpoint Conyngham, later 8th Marquess Conyngham

2. Lord Simon Charles Eveleigh Wren Conyngham, of 42 Lygon Road, Edinburgh (b. 20 Nov 1953), mar. (1) 1978 (div. 1989) Emma S Breeze, dau. of W/Cdr F W Breeze, and (2) 1990 Carole Crossman Yorke (former wife of Nicholas Roger Yorke), yst. day. of Eldon F le Poer Power, of Ashfield, Beauparc, co. Meath, and has issue by both wives

3. Lord (Frederick William) Patrick Conyngham, of Drumdrocken, Carrickmacross, Co. Louth, Ireland (b. 23 Mar 1959), mar. (1) 1990 (div. 1995) Charlotte Mary Temple Gordon Black, 1st dau. of (Michael) Donald Gordon Black MC, of Edenwood, Cupar, co. Fife, and (2) 29 Nov 1995 Mrs Siobhain Ramos

mar. (2)

1971 Elizabeth Ann Rudd (former wife of David Sutherland Rudd), 2nd dau. of Frederick Molyneux Hughes, of Fareham, co. Hampshire

mar. (3)

1980 Daphne Georgina Adelaide Walker (former wife of C P V Walker, of Nairobi;  d. 1986), 1st dau. of R C Gilmour, of Kenya

mar. (4)

29 May 1987 (Emma Christianne) Annabelle Agnew, only dau. of (Denys) Martin Agnew, of Grosvenor Court, 22 Grove Road, East Cliffe, Bournemouth, co. Dorset

died

3 Mar 2009

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Henry Vivian Pierpoint [Conyngham], 8th Marquess Conyngham

born

23 May 1951

mar. (1)

1971 (div. 1985) Juliet Ann Kitson, 2nd dau. of Robert R B Kitson, of Churchtown, Morval, co. Cornwall

children by first wife:

1. Lord Alexander Burton Conyngham, styled Earl of Mount Charles (b. 30 Jan 1975), mar., and had issue:

1a. Hon Rory Conyngham, styled Viscount Slane (b. 2010)

1a. Lady Laragh Conyngham (b. 7 Jan 2009)

1. Lady Henrietta Tamara Juliet Conyngham (b. 1976), mar. Dec 2009 Thomas William Robert Hugh [Anson], 6th Earl of Lichfield

mar. (2)

1985 Lady Iona Charlotte Grimston (b. 25 Oct 1953), 4th dau. of John [Grimston], 6th Earl of Verulam, by his wife Margaret Ray Duncan, 1st dau. of Walter Atholl Duncan, of Cadogan Square, Chelsea, London

only child by second wife

1. Lady Tamara Jane Conyngham (b. 1991)

 

 Last updated 2 Apr 2010

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Titles:

8th Marquess Conyngham

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Jan 1816)

8th Earl Conyngham

(Ireland, let. pat. 5 Nov 1797)

8th Earl of Mount Charles

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Jan 1816)

8th Viscount Conyngham

(Ireland, let. pat. 6 Dec 1789)

8th Viscount Mount Charles

(Ireland, let. pat. 5 Nov 1797)

8th Viscount Slane

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Jan 1816)

10th Baron Conyngham, of Mount Charles in the County of Donegal

(Ireland, let. pat. 4 Jan 1781)

8th Baron Minster, of Minster Abbey in the County of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jul 1821)

 

Address:

Slane Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland

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