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Cornwallis, Baron (UK, 1927)


Creation: let. pat. 31 Jan 1927


Family name: Cornwallis




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Sable guttée d'eau on a Fess Argent three Martlets of the field (Cornwallis);  2nd and 3rd, Sable on a Fess embattled counter-embattled between three Goats passant Argent as many Pellets (Mann)


On a Mount Vert a Stag lodged reguardant Argent attired Or vulned in the shoulder proper and gorged with a Wreath of Laurel also proper


On either side a Stag Argent attired Or and gorged with a Chaplet of Oak fructed Vert


Virtus Vincit Invidiama (Virtue overcomes envy)



Fiennes Stanley Wykeham [Cornwallis], 1st Baron Cornwallis, CBE

1st son of Maj Fiennes Wykeham-Martin later Cornwallis (by his wife Harriet Elizabeth Mott, dau. of John Thomas Mott, of Barningham Hall, co. Norfolk), 2nd son of Charles Wykeham Martin MP, of Leeds Castle, co. Kent, by his first wife Lady Jemima Isabella Mann, only child by his first wife to leave issue of James [Cornwallis], 5th Earl Cornwallis


27 May 1864


10 Feb 1886 Mabel Leigh (d. 6 May 1957), 1st dau. of Oswald Peter Leigh, of Belmont Hall, co. Cheshire, by his wife Frances Whitaker, only dau. of Rev George Ayton Whitaker, of Knoddishall, co. Suffolk


26 Sep 1935


31 Jan 1927 Baron Cornwallis, of Linton in the County of Kent

suc. by



Wykeham Stanley [Cornwallis], 2nd Baron Cornwallis, KCVO KBE MC


14 Mar 1892

mar. (1)

30 Jan 1917 Cecily Etha Mary Walker (d. 10 Oct 1943), only dau. of Sir James Heron Walker, 3rd Bt., of Sand Hutton, co. York, by his wife Violet Maud Cecil Ives, dau. of Maj Gen Cecil Robert St John Ives, of Moyns Park, co. Essex

mar. (2)

26 Feb 1948 Esmé Ethel Alice Walker (widow of Maj Sir Robert James Milo Walker, 4th Bt.;  d. 1969), dau. of Capt Grenville Montmorency de Beaumont


4 Jan 1982

suc. by

son by first wife


Fiennes Neil Wykeham [Cornwallis], 3rd Baron Cornwallis, OBE DL


29 Jun 1921

mar. (1)

17 Oct 1942 (div. 1948) Judith Lacy Scott, only dau. of Lt Col Geoffrey Lacy Scott, of Ashcroft, Wadhurst, co. Sussex

children by first wife

1. Hon (Fiennes Wykeham) Jeremy Cornwallis, later 4th Baron Cornwallis

1. Anne Judy Cornwallis (b. 13 Nov 1943; dvp. 26 Jun 1966)

mar. (2)

1 Jun 1951 Agnes Jean Russell Landale (b. c. 1926; d. 15 Mar 2001), 2nd dau. of Capt Henderson Russell Landale, of Ewell Manor, West Farleigh, Maidstone, co. Kent

children by second wife

2. Hon (Patrick Wykeham) David Cornwallis, of Hamnish Court, Leominster, co. Hereford (b. 28 May 1952), mar. 1977 Susannah Thursfield (widow of Stephen Thursfield), dau. of William Edward Guest, of The Old Vineyard, Rufford Abbey, co. Nottingham, and has issue

2. Hon Cecily Mary Clare Cornwallis (b. 23 Oct 1954), mar. 1980 Ian McCulloch, and has issue

3. Hon Vanessa Rachel Cornwallis (b. 27 Jul 1958), mar. 1986 H Jeremy Middleton, of 104 Prince Albert Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

4. Hon (Susan Patricia) Rose Cornwallis (b. 30 Mar 1963), mar. 1986 Scott Simon Crolla, son of Romano Crolla, of Queen's Gate, London

mar. (3)

6 Apr 2002 Stephanie Coleman (widow of Anthony Coleman; d. 4 Dec 2009)


6 Mar 2010

suc. by

son by first wife


(Fiennes Wykeham) Jeremy [Cornwallis], 4th Baron Cornwallis


25 May 1946


29 Mar 1969 Sara Grey de Neufville Stockwell, dau. of Lt Col Nigel Stockwell, of Mill Street House, Iden Green, Benenden, co. Kent


1. Hon (Fiennes) Alexander Wykeham Martin Cornwallis (b. 25 Nov 1987)

1. Hon Anna Julia Gray Cornwallis (b. 15 Jan 1971)

2. Hon Charlotte Louise Cornwallis (b. 3 Sep 1972)


 Last updated 2 Apr 2010




4th Baron Cornwallis, of Linton in the County of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 31 Jan 1927)



15 Mablethorpe Road, London SW6



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