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Coventry, Earl of (E, 1697)

 

Creation: let. pat. 26 Apr 1697 with special remainder

 

Family name: Coventry

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Arms:

Sable a Fess Ermine between three Crescents Or

Crest:

A Cock Gules combed wattled and legged Or standing on a Garb fesswise of the second

Supporters:

On either side an Eagle with wings expanded and inverted Argent beaked and membered Or

Motto:

Candide et Constanter (Candidly and constantly)

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Thomas [Coventry], 5th Baron Coventry later 1st Earl of Coventry

2nd son of Thomas [Coventry], 2nd Baron Coventry, by his wife Mary Craven, sister of William [Craven], 1st Earl of Craven, and 3rd dau. of Sir William Craven, Lord Mayor of London 1610-11

born

c. 1629

mar. (1)

bef. 1670 Winifred Edgcumbe (d. 11 Jun 1694), only dau. of Pierce Edgcumbe, of Mount Edgcumbe, co. Devon, by his wife Mary Glanville, dau. of Sir John Glanville, of Broad Hinton, co, Wiltshire

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Coventry, later 2nd Earl of Coventry

2. Hon Gilbert Coventry, later 4th Earl of Coventry

mar. (2)

16 Jul 1695 Elizabeth Grimes (mar. (2) May 1700 Thomas Savage, of Elmley Castle, co. Worcester;  bur. 10 Apr 1724), dau. of Richard Grimes, of St Giles's Cripplegate, London

died

15 Jul 1699

created

26 Apr 1697 Viscount Deerhurst, of the Hundred of Deerhurst in the County of Gloucester, and Earl of Coventry, with special remainder, failing the heirs male of his body, to Francis Coventry, of Mortlake, Surrey (younger son of Thomas, 1st Baron Coventry), and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to William Coventry, Thomas Coventry, and Henry Coventry, and the heirs male of their bodies respectively, children of Walter Coventry, late of London, merchant, son and heir of Walter Coventry, a younger brother of the said 1st Baron Coventry

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Droitwich 1160, for Camelford 1661-79 and for Warwick 1681 and 1685-87; suc. his nephew 25 Jul 1687 as 5th Baron Coventry; High Steward of Worcester and of Evesham and Custos Rotulorum for Worcestershire 1689

 

Thomas [Coventry], 2nd Earl of Coventry

born

c. 1662

mar.

4 May 1691 Lady Anne Somerset (b. 22 Jul 1673; d. 17 Feb 1763), 4th dau. of Henry [Somerset], 1st Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Hon Mary Capell, 1st dau. of Arthur [Capell], 1st Baron Capell

only child

1. Hon Thomas Coventry, later 3rd Earl of Coventry

died

Aug 1710

suc. by

son

note

Custos Rotulorum of Worcestershire 1699-1710; Recorder of Coventry 1706-10

 

Thomas [Coventry], 3rd Earl of Coventry

born

7 Apr 1702

died

28 Jan 1711/2

suc. by

uncle

 

Gilbert [Coventry], 4th Earl of Coventry

born

c. 1668

mar. (1)

30 Nov 1694 Dorothy Keyt (d. 1705), dau. of Sir William Keyt, 2nd Bt., of Ebrington, co. Gloucester, by his wife Elizabeth Coventry, 1st dau. by his first wife of Hon Francis Coventry (2nd son by his second wife of Thomas [Coventry], 1st Baron Coventry)

only child by first wife

1. Lady Anne Coventry, mar. 5 Jan 1713/4 Sir William Carew, 5th Bt. MP, of Anthony, co. Cornwall, and had issue

mar. (2)

25 Jun 1715 Anne Master (b. 21 Aug 1691; mar. (2) 1725 Edmund Pytts MP, of Kyre, co. Worcester;  d. 21 Mar 1788), dau. of Sir Streynsham Master, of Codnor Castle, co. Derby, by his wife Elizabeth Leigh, dau. of Richard Leigh, of Lyme, co. Chester

died

s.p.m. 27 Oct 1719

suc. by

second cousin once removed in the Earldom of Coventry

note

on his death the Barony of Coventry became extinct

 

William [Coventry], 5th Earl of Coventry, PC

1st son and heir of Walter Coventry, of St Peter-le-Poor, London (by his wife Anne Holcombe, dau. of Humphrey Holcombe, of London), 2nd son of Walter Coventry, younger brother of Thomas [Coventry], 1st Baron Coventry

born

bef. 1688

mar.

Elizabeth Allen (d. 23 Nov 1738), dau. of John Allen, of Westminster

children

1. Hon Thomas Henry Coventry, styled Viscount Deerhurst, Member of Parliament (Tory) for Bridport 1742-44 (b. 27 Mar 1721; dvp. 20 May 1744)

2. Hon George William Coventry, later 6th Earl of Coventry

3. Hon John Bulkeley Coventry later Coventry-Bulkeley (d. 1801)

died

18 Mar 1750/1

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Bridport 1708-19; Joint Clerk to the Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth 1717-19; Privy Councillor 1719/20; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Worcestershire 1720-1750/1

 

George William [Coventry], 6th Earl of Coventry

born

26 Apr 1722

mar. (1)

5 Mar 1752 Maria Gunning (b. 15 Aug 1732; d. 30 Sep 1760), 1st dau. of Col John Gunning, of Castle Combe, co. Roscommon, by his wife Hon Bridget Bourke, dau. of Theobald [Bourke], 6th Viscount Mayo

children by first wife

1. Hon George William Coventry, later 7th Earl of Coventry

1. Lady Mary Alicia Coventry (dspm. 8 Jan 1784), mar. 29 Jun 1777 as his first wife Sir Andrew Bayntum-Rolt, 2nd Bt., and had issue

2. Lady Anne Margaret Coventry, mar. (1) 20 Oct 1778 (div. 1787) Hon Edward Foley MP (b. 16 Mar 1747; d. 22 Jun 1808), 2nd son of Thomas [Foley], 1st Baron Foley, and (2) Capt Samuel Wright

mar. (2)

27 Sep 1764 Hon Barbara St John (d. 25 Nov 1804), 1st dau. of John [St John], 11th Baron St John of Bletsoe, by his wife Elizabeth Crowley, dau. of Alderman Sir Ambrose Crowley, of Greenwich

children by second wife

2. Hon John Coventry (b. 20 Jun 1765; d. 12 Nov 1829), mar. (1) Anne Clayton (d. Aug 1809), and (2) Aug 1809 Anna Maria Pope (widow of Ebenezer Pope; d. 28 Mar 1837), dau. of Francis Eves, and had issue by both wives

3. Hon Thomas William Coventry (b. 24 Dec 1778; d. Apr 1816), mar. ..... Clarke (d. Dec 1806), and had issue

3. Lady Augusta Elinor Coventry (d. 30 Apr 1868), mar. 1 Mar 1830 her sister's brother-in-law Sir George Edward Pocock, 2nd Bt., and had issue

4. Lady Julia Catherine Coventry (d. 9 Oct 1826), mar. 25 Aug 1825 Augustus Pocock, 2nd son of Sir George Pocock, and had issue

died

3 Sep 1809

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Bridport 1744-47 and for Worcestershire 1747-51; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum for Worcestershire 1751-1808; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1752-70; Recorder of Coventry 1774

 

George William [Coventry], 7th Earl of Coventry

born

28 Apr 1758

mar. (1)

18 Mar 1777 Lady Catharine Henley (dsp. 9 Mar 1779), 4th dau. of Robert [Henley], 1st Earl of Northington, by his wife Jane Huband, sister and cohrss. of Sir John Huband, 3rd Bt., and 3rd dau. of Sir John Huband, 2nd Bt., of Ipsley, co. Warwick

mar. (2)

10 Jan 1783 Peggy Pitches (d. 15 Jan 1840), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Abraham Pitches, of Streatham, co. Surrey, by his wife Jane Hassel, dau. of Robert Prowse Hassel, of Wraytesbury, co. Buckingham

children by second wife

1. Hon George William Coventry, later 8th Earl of Coventry

2. Hon William James Coventry (b. 1 Jan 1797; d. 11 Mar 1877), mar. 26 Jul 1821 Mary Laing (d. 29 Dec 1892), dau. of James Laing, and had issue:

1a. William George Coventry (b. 5 Sep 1826; d. 16 Feb 1874), mar. 27 Apr 1865 Frances Cecilia Norbury (d. 9 Feb 1906), 2nd dau. of Thomas Norbury, of Sherridge House, and had issue:

1b. Gilbert William Coventry (b. 17 Apr 1868; d. 11 Nov 1947), mar. (1) 3 Jun 1902 Georgina Blanche Bluett (d. 1922), dau. of Maj William H P G Bluett, of Fenton, Paignton, co. Devon, and had issue:

1c. Lt William George Coventry (b. 12 Jun 1903 ; dsp. 19...), mar. (1) 2 Aug 1928 Charlotte Dorothy Lyman, only dau. of Verner George Lyman, of Shanghai, China, and (2) 6 Mar 1968 Ethel Wilmot

2c. Lt Cdr Cecil Dick Bluett Coventry DSC RD RNVR (b. 14 Jul 1905; d. 6 Jan 1952), mar. 1939 Anne Josephine Hale Sherwood (d. 1974), dau. of Maj H J Sherwood, and had issue:

1d. George William Coventry, later 13th Earl of Coventry

2d. Peter Harold Sherwood Coventry (b. 10 Jan 1941; d. 20 Oct 1985), mar. 16 Aug 1969 Kay Sandra Baker-Falkner, dau. of Lt Cdr Roy S Baker-Falkner RN, and had issue:

1e. David Duncan Sherwood Coventry, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Coventry (b. 5 Mar 1973), mar. Jul 2003 Sarah S Bishop

1e. Lynn Karen Sherwood Coventry (b. 20 Jul 1970)

3c. Capt Charles Henry Gerald Coventry (b. 27 Jul 1906)

4c. Arthur John Clifford Coventry (b. 2 Apr 1909; d. 8 Sep 1965), mar. (1) 1937 (div. 1947) Dulcie Alice Saxton, and (2) 1952 Margaret Nancy Gell (d. 1986), only dau. of W E Gell, of Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, and had issue by both wives

5c. Lt Cdr (Gilbert) Hugo Gordon Coventry, of East Preston, co. Surrey (b. 31 Mar 1911), mar. (1) 1948 (div. 1953 Alice Tabran (widow of Frank Tabran), and (2) 19 Nov 1959 Mary Graham (widow of Gordon Graham, of Mile End House, Aberdeen; d. 1991)

Gilbert William Coventry mar. (2) 1 Dec 1923 Margaret Charlotte Elliott-Cooper (widow of Maj D D'Arcy Elliott-Cooper; d. 1981), and had further issue:

1c. Anne Coventry (b. 31 Jan 1925), mar. 21 Jun 1951 Stanley Arnold Peter Keevil, of The Barn, West Ogwell, co. Devon, son of Stanley Peter Keevil, of Watcombe Hill House, Torquay, co. Devon, and has issue

2b. Richard George Temple Coventry (b. 22 Oct 1869; d. 19 Jan 1939)

1b. Geraldine Coventry (d. 9 Apr 1925), mar. (1) 13 Jul 1886 Andrew Edward McKean, of The Manor House, Walsall, co. Stafford, son of Andrew McKean, of Walsall Manor, co. Stafford, and (2) 29 Jul 1911 Francis Charles Clifford, of Stanshaw Court, Yale, co. Gloucester, yst. son of Sir Charles Clifford, 1st Bt., and had issue by her first husband

2b. Mary Cecilia Coventry (d. 31 Dec 1946), mar. 2 Aug 1893 Hugh Hamilton Martin, of Oakwood, West Malvern, co. Worcester (d. 30 Dec 1936), and had issue

2a. Rev Canon Henry William Coventry, Rector of Seven Stoke, co. Worcester (b. 4 Dec 1829; d. 10 Apr 1920), mar. 21 Apr 1868 Leila Louisa Colquitt-Craven (d. 1899), 2nd dau. of Goodwin Charles Colquitt-Craven, of Brockhampton Park, co. Gloucester, and had issue

3a. John Willoughby Coventry (b. 28 Apr 1837; d. 3 Mar 1905), mar. (1) 28 Mar 1867 Francis Elizabeth Drury (d. 26 Apr 1870), 1st dau. of Baron Drury, of St John's, New Brunswick, Canada, and (2) 30 Aug 1873 Edith Alice Litton (mar. (2) John Maitland MP; d. May 1919), 1st dau. of Rev E A Litton, Rector of Naunton, co. Oxford, and had issue by his first wife

4a. Rev Gilbert George Coventry, Rector of Woolstone and Vicar of Oxenton (b. 18 Jul 1842; dsp. 18 Apr 1906), mar. 11 Jan 1870 Mary Jackson (d. 25 Sep 1890), dau. of Thomas Jackson

5a. George Walter Thomas Coventry (b. 19 Dec 1843; d. 23 Jan 1927), mar. (1) 2 Jun 1877 Constance Jane Winnington-Ingram (d. 3 May 1907), 1st dau. of Rev Edward Winnington-Ingram, of Ribbesford, co. Worcester, Rector of Stanford-on-Theme, co. Worcester, and (2) 15 Sep 1910 Charlotte Matilda Grace Chapman (d. 1955), dau. of George W Chapman, of The Pound, Oxenhall, Newent, co. Gloucester, and Gamage Hall, Much Marcle, co. Hereford, and had issue by his first wife

1a. Eleanora Julia Coventry (d. 15 Dec 1897), mar. 4 Jul 1843 Rev Hon William Whitworth Chetwynd-Talbot, Rector of Bishop's Hatfield, co. Hertford (b. 17 Jan 1814; d. 3 Jul 1888), 6th son of Charles Chetwynd [Talbot later Chetwynd-Talbot], 2nd Earl Talbot, by his wife Frances Thomasine Lambart, 1st dau. of Charles Lambart, of Beau Parc, co. Meath, and had issue

2a. Frederica Mary Coventry (d. 10 Mar 1898), mar. 2 Sep 1854 Maj J T Kearney (d. 1 Jun 1857), and had issue

3a. Barbara Frederica Beaujolais Coventry (d. 31 Jan 1903), mar. 4 Oct 1853 John Gaspard Fanshawe, of Parsloes, co. Essex (d. 27 Dec 1903), and had issue

4a. Mary Theresa Burdett Coventry (dsp. 12 Jan 1910), mar. (1) 12 Feb 1873 George Seaham Tucker de Windt, 1st son of Capt Clayton de Windt (dsp. 26 Oct 1876), (2) 22 Jul 1879 John Henry Empson, of Yokefleet Hall, co. York (d. 29 Aug 1881), and (3) 1881 as his first wife Frederick Standish [O'Grady], 6th Viscount Guillamore

1. Lady Augusta Maria Coventry (d. 1 Nov 1865), mar. 16 May 1806 Gen Sir Willoughby Cotton GCB KCH (b. 1783; d. 4 May 1860), only son of Admiral Rowland Cotton RN (by his wife Elizabeth Aston, dau. of Sir Willoughby Aston, Bt.), 2nd son of Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton, 4th Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Lady Barbara Coventry (dsp. 4 Sep 1838), mar. 23 Jul 1818 Lt Col Alexander Charles Gregan-Crauford (dsp. 12 Mar 1838), son of Sir James Gregan-Crauford, 2nd Bt.

3. Lady Sophia Catherine Coventry (dsp. 29 Mar 1875), mar. (1) 2 Jun 1821 Sir Roger Gresley, 3rd Bt, and (2) 16 Jul 1839 Sir William Des Voeux, 3rd Bt.

died

26 Mar 1831

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Worcestershire 1808-31; Recorder of Worcester; High Steward of Tewkesbury

 

George William [Coventry], 8th Earl of Coventry

born

16 Oct 1784

mar. (1)

16 Jan 1808 Lady Emma Susanna Lygon (d. 8 Aug 1810), 2nd dau. of William [Lygon], 1st Earl Beauchamp, by his wife Catherine Denne, only dau. of James Denne

only child by first wife

1. Hon George William Coventry, styled Viscount Deerhurst (b. 25 Oct 1808; dvp. 5 Nov 1838), mar. 15 Mar 1836 Harriet Anne Cockerell (d. 7 Jan 1842), 1st dau. of Sir Charles Cockerell, 1st Bt., by his second wife Hon Harriet Rushout, 1st dau. of John [Rushout], 1st Baron Northwick, and had issue:

1a. Hon George William Coventry, later 9th Earl of Coventry

1a. Lady Maria Emma Caroline Coventry, granted the rank and precedence of the daughter of an earl by Royal Warrant (d. 7 Feb 1912), mar. 7 Feb 1858 Hon Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby (b. 17 Jul 1829; d. 30 Nov 1908), 7th son of John William [Ponsonby], 4th Earl of Bessborough, and had issue

mar. (2)

6 Nov 1811 Lady Mary Beauclerk (b. 30 Mar 1791; d. 11 Sep 1845), only child of Aubrey [Beauclerk], 6th Duke of St Albans, by his first wife Mary Moses, dau. of John Moses, of Hull, co. York

children by second wife

2. Hon Henry Amelius Coventry (b. 15 Oct 1815; d. 3 Apr 1873), mar. 2 Aug 1837 Caroline Stirling Dundas (d. 1 Jan 1862), 2nd dau. of James Dundas, 28th of Dundas, and had issue:

1a. Capt Henry Amelius Beauclerk Coventry (b. 15 May 1842; d. 29 Jun 1885), mar. 4 Dec 1869 (div. 1877) Lady Evelyn Mary Brudenell-Bruce (widow of George John Brudenell-Bruce, 1st son and heir ap. of Ernest Augustus Charles [Brudenell-Bruce], 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury; mar. (3) 30 Aug 1877 George William Hutton Riddell, of Muselee, co. Roxburgh; d. 7 Nov 1924), 2nd dau. of William [Craven], 2nd Earl of Craven, by his wife Lady Emily Mary Grimston, 2nd dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam, and had issue:

1b. Henry Robert Beauclerk Coventry (b. 20 Sep 1871; d. 25 Jun 1953), mar. 18 Jul 1893 his cousin Lady Mary Muriel Sophie Howard (b. 1 Mar 1870; d. 19 Feb 1938), 1st dau. of Henry Charles [Howard], 18th Earl of Suffolk, by his wife Mary Eleanor Lauderdale Coventry, 2nd dau. of Hon Henry Amelius Coventry, and had issue:

1c. Henry Dan Beauclerk Coventry (b. 28 Nov 1899; dvp. 8 Sep 1946)

2c. Capt Arthur Beauclerk Coventry DSC OBE RN (b. 7 Dec 1900; dspm. 8 Jun 1971), mar. 30 Apr 1928 Muriel Ethel Craven (d. 1986), only dau. of Hugh B Craven, of Wheathills House, Kirk Langley, co. Derby, and had issue:

1d. Sara Mary Coventry (b. 25 May 1929 ; d. 5 Feb 1987)

2d. Auriol Susan Coventry (b. 21 Oct 1932), mar. 18 Feb 1966 Wallace McMillan Reid, of St Peter's Square, London W6, 2nd son of James Henderson Reid, of Broadlea, Galloway, and has issue

1c. Muriel Joan Vi Vi Eleanor Coventry (b. 6 Nov 1897; dvp. 6 Dec 1943)

2a. Lt Henry Adam Frederick Fergusson Coventry (b. 2 Oct 1843; dsp. 10 Jan 1900), mar. 7 May 1899 Margaret Blencowe Noyes, 3rd dau. of Rev John Henry Noyes, Vicar of Ketton

3a. Henry Aubrey Coventry (b. 10 Oct 1845; dspm. 13 May 1909), mar. (1) 2 Jul 1870 Lady Alexina Duff (dsp. 30 Apr 1882), sister of Alexander William George [Duff], 1st Duke of Fife, and 3rd dau. of James [Duff], 5th Earl Fife, by his wife Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay, 2nd dau. of William George [Hay], 18th Earl of Erroll, by his wife Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence, illegitimate dau. of King William IV, and (2) 15 Aug 1892 Mary Miles (mar. (2) 10 Jul 1912 Nigel Richard Fitzhardinge Kingscote, of Kingscote, co. Gloucester; d. 15 Jul 1937), dau. of Col Charles William Miles, of Burtonhill, Malmesbury, and had issue by his second wife:

1b. Nesta Helen Mary Coventry (b. 18 Jul 1894; dsp. 27 Dec 1970), mar. 18 Feb 1941 Edward Trefaulx Harper (d. 21 Sep 1943), 2nd son of William Harper, of Sunderland, co. Durham

1a. Mary Frederick Dundas Coventry (b. 25 May 1838; d. 6 Nov 1876), mar. 30 May 1860 John Alexander Burn Callender, of Preston Hall, Midlothian (d. 25 Sep 1865), and had issue

2a. Mary Eleanor Lauderdale Coventry (b. 25 Sep 1847; d. 31 Oct 1928), mar. 2 Dec 1868 Henry Charles [Howard], 18th Earl of Suffolk, and had issue

3a. Mary Caroline Coventry (b. 11 Sep 1848; d. 9 Apr 1912), mar. 28 Nov 1874 George Dixon Atkinson-Clark, of Belford Hall, co. Northumberland (d. 2 Apr 1921), and had issue

1. Lady Mary Augusta Coventry (b. 11 May 1812; dsp. 23 Sep 1889), mar. 9 May 1833 Henry Edward [Fox], 4th Baron Holland

died

15 May 1843

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Worcester 1816-26; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Worcestershire 1838-43

 

George William [Coventry], 9th Earl of Coventry

born

9 May 1838

mar.

25 Jan 1865 Lady Blanche Craven (b. 24 Dec 1842; d. 16 Mar 1930), 3rd dau of William [Craven], 2nd Earl of Craven, by his wife Lady Emily Mary Grimston, 2nd dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam

children

1. Lt Col Hon George William Coventry, styled Viscount Deerhurst (b. 15 Nov 1865; dvp. 8 Aug 1927), mar. 10 Mar 1894 Virginia Lee Bonynge DGStJ (b. 7 Oct 1866; d. 8 Nov 1948), only dau. of William Daniel, of Farmington, USA, by his wife Rodie Stephens, dau. of James Stephens, of Bunciton, Missouri, USA, and step-dau. of Charles William Bonynge, of Princes Gate, London, and had issue:

1a. Hon George William Reginald Victor Coventry, later 10th Earl of Coventry

2a. Capt Hon John Bonynge Coventry, granted the rank and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1930, Mayor of Worcester 1929 (b. 9 Jan 1903; dsp. 4 Jul 1969), mar. 29 Dec 1942 Mrs Sybil Duse (d. 18 Dec 1972), 2nd dau. of Alan Tattam, of Sydney, Australia

1a. Lady Helena Blanche Coventry, granted the rank and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1930 (b. 19 Jan 1895; d. 1974), mar. 31 Jan 1922 Dudley [Ryder], 6th Earl of Harrowby, and had issue

2a. Lady Peggy Virginia Coventry, granted the rank and precedence of the daughtet of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1930 (b. 24 Oct 1897; d. 18 May 1955), mar. 11 Dec 1925 Eustace Benyon Hoare (d. 9 Jul 1961), 1st son of Alfred Ernest Hoare OBE, of Chelsworth, and had issue

2. Lt Col Hon Charles John Coventry CB (b. 26 Feb 1867; d. 2 Jun 1929), mar. 16 Jan 1900 Lily Whitehouse (d. 1 Mar 1970), yst. dau. of William Fitzhugh Whitehouse, of Eastbourne Lodge, Newport, USA, and had issue:

1a. Lt Cdr Charles William Gerald Coventry RN (b. 2 Nov 1900; d. 10 Oct 1941)

2a. Lt Cdr Francis Henry Coventry RN, later 12th Earl of Coventry

1a. Pamela Elizabeth Coventry (b. 16 Oct 1901; d. 4 May 1990), mar. (1) 24 Apr 1928 (div. 1940) Lt Cdr James George Greville Dugdale RN, of Wroxall Abbey, co. Warwick (d. 15 Nov 1964), and (2) 18 Apr 1940 Heneage Michael Charles [Finch], 9th Earl of Aylesford, and had issue by her first husband

2a. Diana Bruen Coventry (b. 22 Aug 1910; d. 27 Apr 1990), mar. 28 Feb 1933 (div. 1969) John Sidney Mason, 1st son of Maj James Sidney Mason, of Wigmore Street, London

3. Hon Henry Thomas Coventry (b. 3 May 1868; d. 2 Aug 1934), mar. 3 Dec 1907 Mrs Edith McCreery (d. 8 Mar 1949), dau. of Col Lawrence Kip, of New York, USA, and had issue:

1a. Victor Henry Coventry (b. 4 Dec 1909; dsp. 19..), mar. 6 Aug 1943 Winifred Louise Cooper, dau. of Arthur E Cooper

2a. Cecil George Coventry (b. 21 Mar 1911; dvp. 16 May 1912)

4. Hon Sir Reginald William Coventry, Recorder of Stoke on Trent 1921 (b. 29 Aug 1869; d. 3 Dec 1940), mar. (1) 27 Jul 1911 Gwenllian Pascoe Killery (former wife of St John Browne Killery; d. 3 Nov 1925), 2nd dau. of Edward Vaughan Morgan, of South Kensington, London, and had issue:

1a. Peter Coventry (b. 20 Jul 1913; dvp. 29 Jul 1913)

2a. Lt Arthur Reginald Coventry (b. 9 Apr 1919; d. 19..)

1a. Mary Gwenllian Coventry (b. 6 Apr 1912), mar. 1 Jun 1935 George Albert Finegan, of Bexhill, co. Sussex, and has issue

2a. Joan Bettine Gwenllian Coventry (b. 24 Jun 1916; d. 19..), mar. 2 Aug 1945 Capt Simon Birch, only son of Col Wyndham Birch DSO MBE, of Beaumont Hall, Thorpe-le-Soken, and had issue

Hon Sir Reginald Coventry mar. (2) 17 Dec 1926 Frances Constance Jefferys (widow of Walter P Jefferys, of Cynghordy; d. 13 Mar 1943)

5. Hon William Francis Coventry (b. 6 Aug 1875; d. 11 Dec 1937)

6. Hon Thomas George Coventry (b. 25 Aug 1885; d. 9 Dec 1972), mar. 25 Jul 1910 Alice Ward (d. 1961), dau. of Thomas Ward, of Hasketon, Woodbridge, co. Suffolk, and had issue:

1a. Lt Cdr William Thomas Coventry RCNVR (b. 1 Jul 1911; dsp. 1993), mar. (1) 1940 Gwendolyn V Burton, and (2) 13 Oct 1950 Irene Muriel Shay, of Nova Scotia, Canada

2a. F/Lt Robert George Coventry (b. 9 Apr 1913; dspm. 21 Sep 1940), mar. 1936 Olga Warhurst (d. 1985), only dau. of John Henry Warhurst, and had issue:

1b. Monica Anne Coventry (b. 1939), mar. 4 Jan 1967 James Stuart Underhill, son of H S Underhill, of New York, USA

3a. W/Cdr Henry Reginald Coventry DFC (b. 10 Feb 1915; dvp. 12 Oct 1943)

4a. Gerald Victor Coventry CD (b. 4 Oct 1917; d. 18 Jun 2003), mar. 12 Jun 1943 Constance Hilda Green, dau. of Henry Edward Green, of 19 Gladesmore Road, London N15, and had issue:

1b. John Stephen Coventry (b. 20 Feb 1949; dvp. 31 May 1972)

1b. Angela Barbara Coventry (b. 7 Jun 1944), mar. 28 Sep 1974 Robert Arthur Chapman, of 3443 Creston Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2T 5B9, and has issue

1. Lady Barbara Elizabeth Coventry (b. 27 Oct 1870; d. 29 Nov 1946), mar. 26 Jul 1894 Gerald Dudley Smith, of Levant Lodge, Earls Croome, Worcester (d. 29 Dec 1936), and had issue

2. Lady Dorothy Coventry (b. 6 Feb 1872; d. 2 Dec 1965), mar. 30 Aug 1910 Sir Keith Alexander Fraser, 5th Bt. (d. 21 Sep 1935), and had issue

3. Lady Anne Blanche Alice Coventry (b. 27 Jan 1874; dsp. 2 Jul 1956), mar. 4 Jan 1898 Capt Prince Victor Albert Jay Duleep Singh (dsp. 7 Jun 1918)

died

13 Mar 1930

suc. by

grandson

note

Privy Councillor 1877; Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1877-80 and 1885-86; Master of the Buckhounds (Conservative) 1886-92 and 1895-1900; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Worcestershire 1891-1923 ; High Steward of Tewkesbury

 

George William Reginald Victor [Coventry], 10th Earl of Coventry

born

10 Sep 1900

mar.

17 Sep 1921 Hon Nesta Donne Philipps (mar. (2) 17 Jan 1953 Maj Terrance Vincent Fisher-Hoch), 1st dau. of Owen Cosby [Philipps], 1st Baron Kylsant, by his wife Mai Alice Magdalen Morris, dau. of Thomas Morris, of Coomb, co. Carmarthen

children

1. Hon George William Coventry, later 11th Earl of Coventry

1. Lady Anne Donne Coventry (b. 17 Jun 1922; d. 4 Sep 2002)

2. Lady Joan Blanche Coventry (b. 10 Nov 1924 ; d. 6 May 1948)

3. Lady Maria Alice Coventry (b. 2 Oct 1931; d. 17 Nov 2007), mar. 6 May 1954 (div. 1968) John Richard Lewes, 1st son of Capt John High Lewes CBE DSC RN, of White Willows, Yelverton, co. Devon

died

May 1940

suc. by

son

 

George William [Coventry], 11th Earl of Coventry

born

25 Jan 1934

mar. (1)

22 Mar 1955 (div. 1963) Marie Farquhar Medart, dau. of William Sherman Medart, of St Louis, Missouri, USA

only child by first wife

1. Hon Edward George William Omar Coventry, styled Viscount Deerhurst (b. 24 Sep 1957; dvp. 4 Oct 1997)

mar. (2)

5 Dec 1969 (div. 1975) Anne Cripps, dau. of Frederick William James Cripps, of Bickley, co. Kent

mar. (3)

29 Nov 1980 (div. 1988) Valerie Anne Birch

mar. (4)

31 Jul 1992 Rachel Wynne Mason, dau. of Jack Mason

died

s.p.s. 14 Jun 2002

suc. by

first cousin once removed

 

Francis Henry [Coventry], 12th Earl of Coventry

born

27 Sep 1912

mar.

14 May 1945 Yolande Lucienne di Benedetto, 2nd dau. of Lucien P di Bendetto, of Alexandria, Egypt, and Rome, Italy

only child

1. Lady Patricia Caroline Mary Coventry (b. 8 Dec 1950), mar. (1) 22 Feb 1969 (div. 1984) Antonio Morisani, only son of Col Rodolf P Morisani, of Rome, Italy, and (2) 1986 Raymond P Bianchi, of Castel San Pietro, and has issue by her first husband

died

13 Mar 2004

suc. by

fourth cousin

 

George William [Coventry], 13th Earl of Coventry

born

5 Oct 1939

mar.

11 Sep 1965 Gillian Frances Randall, dau. of W R Randall, of Wyke Regis, Weymouth, co. Dorset

only child

1. Lady Diana Elizabeth Sherwood Coventry (b. 1980)

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Coventry is David Duncan Sherwood Coventry, a great-great-great-grandson of the 7th Earl of Coventry and nephew of the present Earl.

 

 Last update 21 Sep 2012

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Titles:

13th Earl of Coventry

(England, let. pat. 26 Apr 1697)

13th Viscount Deerhurst, of the Hundred of Deerhurst in the County of Gloucester

(England, let. par. 26 Apr 1697)

 

Address:

21 Malvern Road, Hampton, Middlesex

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