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Cottesloe, Baron (UK, 1874)


Creation: let. pat. 2 Mar 1874


Family name: Fremantle




Vert three Bars Ermine surmounted by a Lion rampant Gules murally crowned Or and in chief two Plates


Out of a Mural Coronet Or a Demi Lion Gules charged on the shoulder with a Plate and holding in the paws a Banner quarterly Argent and Vert


On either side an Eagle wings expanded and inverted Sable


Nec Prece Nec Pretio (Neither by entreaty nor by bribery)



Thomas Francis [Fremantle], 1st Baron Cottesloe, PC

1st son of Vice Adm of the Blue Sir Thomas Francis Fremantle GCB, Baron of the Austrian Empire, by his wife Elizabeth Wynne, dau. and cohrss. of Richard Wynne, of Falkingham, co. Lincoln


11 Mar 1798


24 Nov 1824 Louisa Elizabeth Nugent (d. 17 Aug 1875), 1st dau. of Field Marshal Sir George Nugent, 1st Bt. GCB, by his wife Maria Skinner, 7th dau. of Cortlandt Skinner, Attorney-General of New Jersey, British North America


1. Hon Thomas Francis Fremantle, later 2nd Baron Cottesloe

2. Very Rev Hon William Henry Fremantle DD, Dean of Ripon 1895-1915 (b. 12 Dec 1831; d. 24 Dec 1916), mar. (1) 6 Aug 1863 Isabella Maria Eardley (d. 13 Jul 1901), 2nd dau. of Sir Culling Smith later Eardley, 3rd Bt., of Bedwell Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Isabella Carr, dau. of Thomas William Carr, of Eshott, co. Northumberland, and (2) 16 Apr 1903 Sophia Frances Stuart (d. 30 Aug 1943), 1st dau. of Maj G F Stuart, and had issue by his first wife

3. Hon Sir Charles William Fremantle KCB JP, Member of the Administration Council, Suez Canal Company 1868-94 (b. 12 Aug 1834; d. 8 Oct 1914), mar. 20 Apr 1865 Sophia Smith (d. 22 Dec 1944), 6th dau. of Abel Smith JP MP, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford, by his second wife Frances Anne Calvert, 2nd dau. of Gen Sir Harry Calvert, 1st Bt. GCB GCH, of Claydon House, co. Buckingham, and had issue

4. Admiral Hon Sir Edmund Robert Fremantle GCB GCVO CMG JP ADC RN, served in the Burmese War 1852, New Zealand War 1864-66 and the Ashanti Campaign 1873-74, Commander-in-Chief East Indian Station 1888-91, China Station 1892-95 and Plymouth 1896-99, Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom and of the Admiralty 1901-26 (b.13 Jun 1836; d. 10 Feb 1929), mar. 31 Aug 1866 Barberina Roger Isaacs CBE (d. 5 May 1923), 1st dau. of Hon Robert McIntosh Isaacs MLA, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and had issue

5. Rev Hon Stephen James Fremantle (b. 2 Apr 1845; dsp. 16 Sep 1874)

1. Hon Mary Fremantle (b. 1826; d. Nov 1885), mar. 19 Sep 1848 Richard Aubrey Cartwright JP DL (b. 1811; d. 3 Feb 1891), of Edgcote, Banbury, co Northampton, 1st son of Lt Col William Ralph Cartwright MP, of Aynhoe, co. Northampton, by his second wife Julia Frances Aubrey, only dau. of Col Richard Aubrey, and sister and hrss. of Sir Thomas Digby Aubrey, 7th Bt., of Llantrithyd, co. Glamorgan, and had issue

2. Hon Eliza Maria Fremantle (b. 1827; d. 10 May 1891), mar. 29 Jun 1854 Henry Richard Farrer JP DL, barrister-at-law, of Green Hammerton Hall, co. York (b. 3 Jul 1821; d. 9 Nov 1906), 4th son of James William Farrer JP DL, Master-in-Chancery, of Ingleborough, co. York, by his wife Henrietta Elizabeth Scott, widow of Hon John Scott, 1st son and heir apparent of John [Scott], 1st Earl of Eldon, and only dau. of Sir Matthew White-Ridley, 2nd Bt., of Blagdon, co. Northumberland, and had issue

3. Hon Augusta Mary Fremantle (b. 6 Jun 1828; d. 1 Jun 1903; bur. at Peper Harow, co. Somerset), mar. 25 Oct 1853 William [Brodrick], 8th Viscount Midleton, and had issue

4. Hon Emily Caroline Fremantle  (dsp. 10 Feb 1929), mar. 26 Jan 1882 Rev Charles Leslie Alexander, Rector of Stanton-by-Bridge, co. Derby (d. 13 May 1888)

5. Hon Cecilia Elizabeth Fremantle (dsp. 15 Feb 1929), mar. 3 Sep 1867 Rev Edmund Hugh McNeile, Hon Canon of Liverpool Cathedral (d. Jan 1893)

6. Hon Louisa Frances Fremantle (d. 20 Mar 1909)


3 Dec 1890


14 Aug 1821 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Swanbourne", with remainder to the heirs male of his father

2 Mar 1874 Baron Cottesloe, of Swanbourne and Hardwick in the County of Buckingham

suc. by



he and his issue authorised to bear the Austrian title of Baron by Royal Licence 22 Jan 1822; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Buckingham 1827-46; Secretary of the Treasury 1834-35 and 1841-45; Privy Councillor (UK) 1844; Secretary at War 1844-45; Privy Councillor (I) 1845; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1845-46;  Chairman of the Board of Customs 1847-73


Thomas Francis [Fremantle], 2nd Baron Cottesloe


30 Jan 1830


9 Sep 1859 Lady Augusta Henrietta Scott (b. 13 May 1836; d. 4 Nov 1906), 2nd dau. of John [Scott], 2nd Earl of Eldon, by his wife Hon Louisa Duncombe, 2nd dau. of Charles [Duncombe], 1st Baron Feversham


1. Hon Thomas Francis Fremantle, later 3rd Baron Cottesloe

2. Hon Reginald Scott Fremantle (b. 11 Feb 1863; d. 30 Sep 1956), mar. 26 Jul 1900 Hilda Lucy Barry (d. 2 Sep 1953), dau. of Edward Middleton Barry RA, and had issue

3. Hon Cecil Fremantle JP (b. 12 Dec 1865; d. 17 Jul 1927)

4. Capt Hon Walter Fremantle (b. 13 Mar 1869; d. 3 Jan 1936)

1. Hon Mary Louisa Fremantle (d. 19 Sep 1926)

2. Gertrude Charlotte Fremantle (b. 28 Jul 1864; dvp. 23 Sep 1873)


13 Apr 1918

suc. by



barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1855; Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire 1876-85; Charirman of Quarter Sessions 1899-1910 and Buckinghamshire County Council 1897-1904


Thomas Francis [Fremantle], 3rd Baron Cottesloe, CB VD TD JP DL


5 Feb 1862


16 Apr 1896 Florence Tapling (d. 4 Apr 1956), only surv. child of Thomas Tapling, of Kingswood, Dulwich, London


1. 2nd Lieut Thomas Francis Halford Fremantle (b. 2 Jan 1897; dvp. 17 Oct 1915 of wounds received in action in Flanders)

2. Hon John Walgrave Halford Fremantle, later 4th Baron Cottesloe

3. Edward St John Fremantle (b. 23 Aug 1901; dvp. 24 Feb 1913)

4. Hon Christopher Evelyn Fremantle (b. 1906; d. 1979), mar. 12 Nov 1930 Anne Marie Jackson (d. 26 Dec 2002), 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Frederick Huth Jackson, and had issue

1. Hon Florence Mary Fremantle, a missionary in Palestine 1928-32 and Egypt 1932-55, Linguist at the Foreign Office 1941-42, sub-editor BBC Arabic News Service 1942-46 (b. 11 Mar 1898; d. 3 Mar 1969)

2. Hon Dr Margaret Augusta Fremantle MD, Lecturer in Pathology, Oxford University 1945-72, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall Oxford 1952-72 (b. 2 Dec 1904; d. 14 Nov 1994), mar. (1) 9 Apr 1930 (div. 1946) Denys Arthur Jennings, only son of A E Jennings, and (2) 6 Jun 1967 Baron Florey OM FRS (Life Peer)

3. Hon Bride Faith Louisa Fremantle (b. 1 Jul 1910), mar. 20 Aug 1936 Dr John Berry of Tayfield CBE DL PhD FRSE, of Tayfield House, Newport-on-Tay, co. Fife (d. 16 Feb 2002), only son of William Berry of Tayfield, of Tayfield House, Newport-on-Tay, co. Fife, by his wife Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, 3rd dau. of Allan Graham Barns-Graham JP DL, of Lymekilns and Craigallian, and has issue

4. Hon Dr Katharine Dorothy Honor Fremantle PhD (b. 23 May 1919)


19 Jul 1956

suc. by



Assistant Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1900-03; Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire 1923-54; Chairman, Quarter Sessions 1925-37


John Walgrave Halford [Fremantle], 4th Baron Cottesloe, GBE


2 Mar 1900

mar. (1)

16 Feb 1926 (div. 1944) Lady Elizabeth Harris (b. 8 Jan 1906; mar. (2) 6 Feb 1944 Lt Col Edward Walter Hall Berwick, of Hove, co. Sussex, son of Walter Mark Berwick, of Toronto, Canada; d. 11 Dec 1983), only dau. of James Edward [Harris], 5th Earl of Malmesbury, by his wife Hon Dorothy Gough-Calthorpe, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Augustus Cholmondeley [Gough-Calthorpe], 6th Baron Calthorpe

children by first wife

1. Hon John Tapling Fremantle, later 5th Baron Cottesloe

1. Hon Ann Fremantle, Lay Canon of Leicester Cathedral 1984- (b. 21 Oct 1930), mar. 29 Nov 1951 Timothy Gerald Martin Brooks JP DL KStJ, of Wistow Hall, Great Glen, Leicester, High Sheriff of Leicestershire 1979-80; Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire 1989- (b. 20 Mar 1929), 3rd son of Hon Herbert William Brooks JP (by his wife Hilda Muriel Steel, dau. of Allen Gibson Steel KC), 2nd son of William [Brooks], 2nd Baron Crawshaw, and has issue

mar. (2)

26 Mar 1959 Gloria Jean Irene Dunn, adopted dau. of W E Hill, of Barnstaple, North Devon

children by second wife

2. Hon Edward Walgrave Fremantle, heir presumptive to the Barony of Cottesloe, of 4 Merivale Road, Putney, London (b. 18 Jun 1961), mar. 1991 Sarah E Chillingworth, dau. of Lt-Cdr Harry Chillingworth, of Bembridge, Isle of Wight, and has issue:

1a. Henry John Fremantle (b. 1996)

1a. Louisa Clare Fremantle (b. 1994)

2. Hon Elizabeth Cecilia Jane Fremantle, journalist (b. 28 Aug 1962), mar. 21 Dec 1991 Olivier Philippe Haguenauer, 1st son of Dr Pierre Haguenauer, of Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and has issue

3. Hon Flora Catharine Fremantle (b. 12 Sep 1967), mar. 1993 Dan Miyonga, of Kisumu, Kenya


22 Apr 1994

suc. by

son by first wife


John Tapling [Fremantle], 5th Baron Cottesloe


27 Jan 1927


26 Apr 1958 Elizabeth Ann Barker (d. 8 Nov 2013), 1st dau. of Lt Col Henry Shelley Barker DSO, of Walcote House, Rugby, co. Warwick


1. Hon Thomas Francis Henry Fremantle, later 6th Baron Cottesloe

1. Hon Elizabeth (Betsy) Wynne Fremantle (b. 15 Feb 1959), mar. 1982 Rt Hon George Ian Duncan Smith MP, Leader of the Conservative Party 2001-02, son of G/Capt Wilfred George Gerald Duncan Smith DSO DFC, and has issue

2. Hon Francis Ann Fremantle (b. 7 Jun 1961), mar. 1984 Shaun Richard Stanley, and has issue


21 May 2018

suc. by



Thomas Francis Henry [Fremantle], 6th Baron Cottesloe


17 Mar 1966


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Cottesloe is Hon Edward Walgrave Fremantle, 2nd son of the 4th Baron Cottesloe and half uncle of the present Baron Cottesloe.


Last updated 19 Jun 2018




6th Baron Cottesloe, of Swanbourne and Hardwick in the County of Buckingham

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 2 Mar 1874)

6th Baronet, styled "of Swanbourne"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Aug 1821)

Baron of the Austrian Empire

(29 Nov 1816)



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