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Dacre, Baron (E, 1321)

 

Creation: writ sum. 15 May 1321

 

Family name: Dacre later Fiennes later Lennard later Barrett-Lennard later Roper later Brand later Douglas-Home

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Arms:

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Ralph [de Dacre], 1st Baron Dacre

son and heir of Sir William de Dacre, of Dacre, co. Cumberland, by his wife Joan Gernet, dau. and hrss. of Benet Gernet, of Halton, Fishwick and Eccleston, co. Lancaster, Forester of Lancaster Forest

born

c. 1290

mar.

in or before 1315 Margaret de Multon (b. 20 Jul 1300; d. 10 Dec 1361), only child of Thomas [de Multon], 1st Baron Multon, by his wife ..... de Mauley, dau of Piers [de Mauley], 1st Baron Mauley

children

1. William de Dacre, later 2nd Baron Dacre

2. Thomas de Dacre

3. Ralph de Dacre, later 3rd Baron Dacre

4. Hugh de Dacre, later 4th Baron Dacre

died

bef. 20 Apr 1339 (bur. in Lanercost Priory)

created

by writ of summons 15 May 1321 Baron Dacre

suc. by

son

note

on the King's service in Scotland 1322 and 1336 and in Gascony 1325; Constable of Carlisle Castle 1330; a Warden of the March of Cumberland 1333, and of the Marches of Cumberland and Westmorland 1334 and 1335/6; had a grant of castle, etc., in Annandale 1334; had a licence to crenellate his house at Naworth 1335; following from decisions made by the Committee for Privileges during the last century or so, his wife would have been suo jure Baroness Multon, which barony (cr. 1307) would, if allowed, descend with that of Dacre

 

William [de Dacre], 2nd Baron Dacre

born

c. 1319

mar.

Katharine de Nevill (d. bef. 1 Sep 1361), 2nd dau. of Ralph [de Nevill], 2nd Baron Nevill, by his wife Alice de Audley, sister of Hugh [de Audley], 1st Earl of Gloucester, and only dau. of Hugh [de Audley], 1st Baron Audley of Stratton Audley

died

s.p. 18 Jul 1361 (bur. in Lanercost Priory)

suc. by

brother

note

took part in the Battle of Neville's Cross 1346; Sheriff of co. Dumfries 1346/7

 

Ralph [de Dacre], 3rd Baron Dacre

born

c. Oct 1322

died

17/18 Aug 1375 (bur. at Halton, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

brother

note

Parson of Prescot, co. Lancaster 1346-75; Warden of the West Marches 1366, 1371 and 1371/2; he was murdered in his bed at Halton, co. Lancaster

 

Hugh [de Dacre], 4th Baron Dacre

born

c. 1335

mar.

betw. 8 Oct 1354 and 1 Jul 1335 Elizabeth Douglas (widow of Sir William Douglas, of Hermitage Castle in Liddlesdale, sometime Earl of Atholl; d. bef. 1 Jan 1369/70), dau. of Sir John Maxwell, Lord of Caerlaverock, co. Dumfries

children

1. William de Dacre, later 5th Baron Dacre

died

24 Dec 1383 (bur. in Lanercost Priory)

suc. by

son

note

suspected of having had his brother murdered and detained in the Tower of London until 1376; a Warden of the Western Marches 1379, 1381/2 and 1382

 

William [de Dacre], 5th Baron Dacre

born

c. 1357

mar.

Joan Douglas, illegit. dau. of James [Douglas], 1st Earl of Douglas

children

1. Thomas de Dacre, later 6th Baron Dacre

1. Joan de Dacre (b. 1374; d. 1456), mar. c 1397 Thomas Musgrave, of Hartley Castle (b. 1378; d. 3 Jan 1447), and had issue

died

20 Jul 1399 (bur. in Lanercost Priory)

suc. by

son

 

Thomas [de Dacre], 6th Baron Dacre

born

27 Oct 1387

mar.

Lady Philippa de Nevill (d. betw. 8 Jul 1453 and 5 Jan 1457/8), 2nd dau. of Ralph [de Nevill], 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his first wife Lady Margaret de Stafford, 1st dau. of Hugh [de Stafford], 2nd Earl of Stafford

children

1. Sir Thomas Dacre (dvp), mar. Elizabeth Bowet, dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Bowet, of Horsford, Burgh St Margaret's and Great Hautbois, co. Norfolk, by his wife Joan Ufford, dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Ufford, of Horsford, etc., co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. Joan Dacre, suo jure Baroness Dacre

2. Ralph Dacre, Lord of Gilsland (d. 29 Mar 1461)

3. Sir Humphrey Dacre, later 1st Baron Dacre of Gilsland

1. Joan Dacre, mar. Thomas [de Clifford], 8th Baron Clifford, and had issue

died

5 Jan 1457/8 (bur. in Lanercost Priory)

suc. by

granddaughter

note

Chief Forester of Inglewood Forest 1420/1 and 1422

 

Joan Dacre later Fiennes, suo jure Baroness Dacre

born

c. 1433

mar.

c. Jun 1446 Sir Richard Fiennes, of Hurstmonceaux. co. Sussex, jure uxoris 7th Baron Dacre, Privy Councillor 1475 (d. 25 Nov 1483; bur. at Hurstmonceaux. co. Sussex), 1st son and heir of Sir Roger Fiennes, of Hurstmonceaux. co. Sussex, by his wife Elizabeth Holland, sister of Sir John Holland

children

1. Sir John Fiennes (dvp.), mar. Alice FitzHugh, 1st dau. and and cohrss. in her issue of Henry [FitzHugh], 5th Baron FitzHugh, by his wife Lady Alice Neville, 3rd dau. of Sir Richard Nevill, jure uxoris 5th Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Alice Montacute, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, only child and sole hrss. by his first wife of Thomas [Montacute], 4th Earl of Salisbury, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Fiennes, later 8th Baron Dacre

1a. Anne Fiennes (d. 10 Sep 1497; bur. in St George's Chapel, Windsor), mar. (1) c. 1486 as his third wife William [de Berkeley], 1st Marquess of Berkeley, and (2) after 14 Feb 1491/2 Sir Thomas Brandon KG (d. betw. an 1509/10 and 11 May 1510)

2. Sir Thomas Fiennes, of Claveringham, co. Sussex (d. 1526), mar. Anne Ursewick, and had issue

3. William Fiennes

4. Richard Fiennes

5. Roger Fiennes (d. 1541), mar. Elizabeth Etchingham

1. Elizabeth Fiennes, mar. as his first wife John [Clinton], 6th Baron Clinton, and had issue

died

8 Mar 1485/6 (bur. at Hurstmonceaux, co. Sussex)

suc. by

grandson

 

Thomas [Fiennes], 8th Baron Dacre

born

c. 1472

mar.

c. 1492 Anne Bourchier (d. after 29 Sep 1530), dau. of Sir Humphrey Bourchier, by his wife Elizabeth Tilney, de jure suo jure Baroness Thorpe, only dau. and sole hrss. of Sir Frederick Tilney, of Ashwellthorpe, co. Norfolk

children

1. Hon Sir Thomas Fiennes (b. 1495; dvp. 26 Oct 1528), mar. 1514 Hon Joan Sutton (d. Aug 1539), 5th dau. of Edward [Sutton], 2nd Baron Dudley, by his wife Cicely Willoughby, dau. of Sir William Willoughby, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Fiennes, later 9th Baron Dacre

1. Hon Mary Fiennes (d. 1533), mar. Sir Henry Norris, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, Groom of the Stool, etc. (beheaded 17 May 1536 on a charge of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn), 2nd son of Sir Edward Norris, of Yattendon Castle, co. Berkshire, by his wife Frideswide Lovel, dau. of John [Lovel], 8th Baron Lovel, and had issue

died

9 Sep 1533 (bur. at Hurstmonceaux, co. Sussex)

suc. by

grandson

note

admitted to Gray's Inn 1492; Constable of Calais 1493; Knight of the Bath 1494 ; took part in the defeat of the Cornish rebels at the Battle of Blackheath 1497; signed the letter to the Pope regarding the King's divorce 1530

 

Thomas [Fiennes], 9th Baron Dacre

born

c. 1516

mar.

1536 Hon Mary Nevill (mar. (2) ..... Wootton, of North Tuddenham, co. Norfolk, and (3) Francis Thursby, of Congham, co. Norfolk; d. 1576), 6th dau. of George [Nevill], 3rd and 5th Baron Bergavenny, by his third wife Lady Mary Stafford, 3rd dau. of Edward [Stafford], 3rd Duke of Buckingham

children

1. Hon Thomas Fiennes (b. c. 1538; d. 25 Aug 1553)

2. Hon Gregory Fiennes, later 10th Baron Dacre

1. Hon Margaret Fiennes, later suo jure Baroness Dacre

died

29 Jun 1541 (bur in St Sepulchre's Church, Newgate)

suc. by

son

note

one of the jurors in the trial of Queen Anne Boleyn 1536; one of the escort of Anne of Cleves 1540; having taken part in hunting deer in Laughton Park, co. Sussex, when one of the park keepers was killed, he was found guilty of murder, hung at Tyburn and his honours forfeited

 

Gregory [Fiennes], 10th Baron Dacre

bapt.

25 Jun 1539

mar.

bef. Nov 1558 Ann Sackville (d. 14 May 1595; bur. at Chelsea, co. Middlesex), sister of Thomas [Sackville], 1st Earl of Dorset, and dau. of Sir Richard Sackville, by his wife Winifred Brydges, only dau. of Sir John Brydges, Lord Mayor of London

only child

1. Hon ..... Fiennes (dvp. after 17 Dec 1565)

died

s.p.m. 25 Sep 1594 (bur. at Chelsea, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

sister

note

restored in blood and honours by Act of Parliament 1558

 

Hon Margaret Fiennes later Lennard, suo jure Baroness Dacre

born

1541

mar.

bef. 10 Nov 1564 Sampson Lennard MP, of Knole, Chevening, and Aperfield, co. Kent, Member of Parliament for Newport 1571, for Bramber 1584-86, for St Mawes 1586-87, for Christchurch 1588-89, for St Germans 1593, for Rye 1597-98, for Liskeard 1601 and for Sussex 1614, Sheriff of Kent 1590-91, granted the precedence due to the eldest son of "Lord Dacre of the South" 1612 (d. 20 Sep 1615; bur. at Chevening, co. Kent)

children

1. Hon Henry Lennard, later 12th Baron Dacre

2. Hon Gregory Lennard (dsps. 1620), mar. 1614 Maud Llewellyn, dau. of Richard Llewellyn

3. Hon Thomas Lennard (dsp. 1638)

4. Hon John Lennard (dsp.)

4. Hon Anne Lennard (d. 19 Sep 1624), mar. Herbert Morley, of Glynde, co. Sussex, 1st son and heir of William Morley, of Glynde, co. Sussex, by his first wife Anne Pelham, only dau. of Anthony Pelham, of Bucksted, and had issue

1. Hon Frances Lennard, mar. Sir Robert More (b. 21 May 1581; dvp. 2 Feb 1625/6), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir George More, of Loseley, co. Surrey, Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, by his wife Ann Poynings, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Adrian Poynings, Governor of Portsmouth, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Lennard, mar. Sir Ralph Bosville, of Sevenoaks, co. Kent

3. Hon Margaret Lennard, mar. Sir Thomas Waller, 2nd son of Sir Walter Waller, of Groombridge, co. Kent, by his wife Anne Chute, only dau. by his third wife of Philip Chute, of Appledore, co. Kent, and had issue

4. Hon Elizabeth Lennard, mar. Sir Francis Barnham, of Hollingbourne, co. Kent (d. bef. 1646), 1st son and heir of Sir Martin Barnham, of Hollingbourne, co. Kent, Sheriff of Kent, by his wife Ursula Rudston, 1st dau. of Robert Rudston, of Boughton Monchensie, co. Kent, and had issue

died

16 Mar 1611/2 (bur. at Chevening, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

 

Henry [Lennard], 12th Baron Dacre

bapt.

25 Mar 1569/70

mar.

1589 Chrysogona Baker (b. c. 1573; bur. 30 Sep 1616; bur. at Chevening, co. Kent), dau. of Sir Richard Baker, of Sissinghurst, co. Kent, by his second wife Mary Giffard, dau. of John Giffard

children

1. Hon Richard Lennard, later 13th Baron Dacre

2. Hon Fiennes Lennard, mar. ..... Prude, and had issue

3. Hon Edward Lennard (dsp.)

1. Hon Margaret Lennard, mar. Sir Anthony Wildgoose, of Edridge Court, co. Sussex

2. Hon Philadelphia Lennard, mar. Sir Thomas Parker, of Ratton, co. Sussex (b. c. 1595; d. 31 May 1663), 1st son and heir of Sir Nicholas Parker, of Ratton, co. Sussex, by his third wife Catherine Temple. dau. of John Temple, of Stowe, co. Buckingham, and had issue

3. Hon Pembroke Lennard, mar. as his first wife Sir William Brooke, of Sterborough Castle, co. Surrey, and Cowling Castle, co. Kent, de jure 12th Baron Cobham of Kent (bapt. 1 Dec 1601; d. 20 Sep 1643), 1st son and heir of Rev Hon George Brooke, Prebendary of York (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Burgh, sister and cohrss. of Robert [Burgh], 6th (or 4th) Baron Burgh, and 1st dau. of Thomas [Burgh], 5th (or 3rd) Baron Burgh), 3rd son by his second wife of William [Brooke], 10th Baron Cobham of Kent, and had issue

4. Hon Barbara Lennard, mar. as his second wife Sir Philip Stapleton, of Warter-on-the-Wolds, co. York (b. 1603), 2nd son of Henry Stapleton, of Wighill, co. York, by his wife Mary Forster, only dau. by his second wife of Sir John Forster, of Bamborough Castle, co. Northumberland, and had issue

died

8 Aug 1616 (bur. at Chevening, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

note

admitted to Lincoln's Inn 1588; knighted by the Earl of Essex at the capture of Cadiz 1596; Member of Parliament for West Looe 1597

 

Richard [Lennard], 13th Baron Dacre

born

Apr 1596

mar. (1)

14 Jul 1617 Elizabeth Throckmorton (bur. 19 Feb 1621/2 at Chevening, co. Kent), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Arthur Throckmorton, of Paulerspury, co. Northampton, by his wife Anne Lucas, dau. of Sir John Lucas, of Colchester, co. Essex

only child by first wife

1. Hon Francis Lennard, later 14th Baron Dacre

mar. (2)

4 Jan 1624/5 Hon Dorothy North (mar. (2) 28 Oct 1650 as his second wife Challoner Chute, of The Vyne, co. Hampshire, Speaker of the House of Commons;  bur. 21 Apr 1698 at Chevening, co. Kent), 1st dau. of Dudley [North], 3rd Baron North, by his wife Frances Brocket, dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Brocket, of Brocket Hall, co. Hertford

children by second wife

2. Hon Richard Lennard later Barrett-Lennard, of Horsford, co. Norfolk, and Belhouse, co. Essex (d. 1696), mar. Anne Loftus, dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Loftus (by his wife Eleanor Rushe, dau. of Sir Francis Rushe), 1st son and heir ap. of Adam [Loftus], 1st Viscount Ely, and had issue:

1a. Dacre Barrett-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex (d. 1733), mar. (1) Lady Jane Chichester, 1st dau. of Arthur [Chichester], 2nd Earl of Donegall, by his wife Jane Itchingham, dau. and hrss. of John Itchingham, of Dunbrody, co. Wexford, (2) Elizabeth Moore, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Moore, of co. Monaghan, and (3) Sarah Luckin, dau. of Sir Capel Luckin, 2nd Bt., of Messing Hall, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Richard Barrett-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex (b. Oct 1682; dvp. 24 Dec 1716), mar. 15 Jul 1716 as her first husband his second cousin Lady Anne Lennard, suo jure Baroness Dacre, and had issue

1b. Jane Barrett-Lennard, mar. John Ranby, Sergeant-Surgeon to King George II

2b. Dorothy Barrett-Lennard, mar. 1722 Hugh Smith, of Weald Hall, co. Essex, Sheriff of Essex (b. c. 1672; d. 1746), 4th son of Erasmus Smith, of Weald hall, co. Essex, by his wife Hon Mary Hare, only dau. of Hugh [Hare], 1st Baron Coleraine, and had issue

3b. Henrietta Barrett-Lennard (d. unm.)

2a. Richard Barrett-Lennard (dvp. 26 Jun 1682 from a riding accident)

1a. Anne Barrett-Lennard (d. 18 Jan 1718), mar. 1 May 1668 Carew Hervey Mildmay, of Marks, co. Essex, Sheriff of Essex (bapt. 23 Nov 1658; bur. 1 May 1743), 1st son and heir of Francis Hervey Mildmay, of Marks, co. Essex, by his wife Mary Honeywood, only child of Matthew Honeywood, of Charing, co. Kent, and had issue

1. Hon Catherine Lennard, mar. Chaloner Chute, of The Vyne, co. Hampshire, 1st son and heir of Challoner Chute, of The Vyne, co. Hampshire, Speaker of the House of Commons, by his first wife Anne Scory, dau. of Sir John Scory, and had issue

died

20 Aug 1630 (bur. at Hurstmonceaux, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Francis [Lennard], 14th Baron Dacre

born

11 May 1619

mar.

aft. 16 Apr 1641 Hon Elizabeth Bayning (b. bef. Jul 1624; cr. 6 Apr 1680 Countess of Shepey, for life;  mar. (2) bef. 1664 Lt Gen David Walter, of Godstow in Wolvercote, co. Oxford, a Groom of the Bedchamber 1661-79 and General of the Ordnance 1670-72;  d. Jul 1686; bur. at Chevening, co. Kent), 4th dau. of Paul [Bayning], 1st Viscount Bayning, by his wife Ann Glemham, dau. of Sir Henry Glemham, of Glemham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Anne Sackville, 1st dau. of Thomas [Sackville], 1st Earl of Dorset

children

1. Hon Thomas Lennard, later 15th Baron Dacre later 1st Earl of Sussex

2.

3.

1. Hon Philadelphia Lennard (bapt. 29 Jan 1643/4; d. after 1699), mar. Daniel [O'Brien], 3rd Viscount Clare, and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Lennard (b. 15 Mar 1644/5; d. 28 Dec 1701), mar. (1) bef. 1671 William [Brabazon], 3rd Earl of Meath, and (2) bef. Oct 1686 Hon William Moore, 3rd son of Henry [Moore], 1st Earl of Drogheda, by his wife Hon Alice Spencer, sister of Henry [Spencer], 1st Earl of Sunderland, and 5th dau. of William [Spencer], 2nd Baron Spencer, and had issue by both husbands

3.

died

12 May 1662 (bur. at Chevening, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

note

on the death of his grandfather, Sir Arthur Throckmorton, in 1626 he inherited a quarter of his estates in Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; on the death of Randal Dacre, the last male-heir of the House of Dacre, in 1634 he claimed the estate of Gilsland, etc., under the award of 1473, but was forced to compromise matters with the Howard family who then held it, receiving however the Manor of Dacre and other considerable lands in Cumberland; in the Civil War he initially sided with Parliament; member of the Committee for Irish Affairs 1646; one of the 12 peers who protested against the trial of King Charles I; Member of Parliament for Sussex 1654; obtained a general pardon under the Great Seal 1661

 

Thomas [Lennard], 15th Baron Dacre later 1st Earl of Sussex

created

5 Oct 1674 Earl of Sussex

 

The Barony of Dacre was held by the 1st Earl of Sussex from 5 Oct 1674 until his death on 30 Oct 1715, when the Earldom of Sussex became extinct and the Barony of Dacre fell into abeyance between his two daughters, Lady Barbara Skelton and Lady Anne Lennard.  On the death in 1741 of the elder daughter without issue the barony devolved upon her younger sister,

 

Lady Anne Lennard later Barrett-Lennard later Roper later Moore, suo jure Baroness Dacre

born

17 Aug 1684

mar. (1)

15 Jul 1716 her second cousin Richard Barrett-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex (b. Oct 1682; dvp. 24 Dec 1716; bur. at Aveley, co. Essex), 1st son of Dacre Barrett-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex (by his first wife Lady Jane Chichester, 1st dau. of Arthur [Chichester], 2nd Earl of Donegall), 1st son of Hon Richard Lennard later Barrett-Lennard, of Horsford, co. Norfolk, and Belhouse, co Essex (by his wife Anne Loftus, dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Loftus (by his wife Eleanor Rushe, dau. of Sir Francis Rushe), 1st son and heir ap. of Adam [Loftus], 1st Viscount Ely), only son by his second wife of Richard [Lennard], 13th Baron Dacre

only child by first husband

1. Hon Thomas Barrett-Lennard, later 17th Baron Dacre

mar. (2)

Mar 1717/8 as his third wife Henry [Roper], 8th Baron Teynham

children by second husband

2. Capt Hon Charles Roper (b. 21 May 1721; d. 4 Feb 1754), mar. 27 Jun 1744 Gertrude Trevor (d. 13 Jul 1780), sister and cohrss. of John Trevor, of Glynde, co. Sussex, and 7th dau. of John Morley Trevor, of Glynde, co. Ssusex, by his wife Lucy Montagu, sister of George [Montagu], 1st Earl of Halifax, and 4th dau. of Edward Montagu, of Horton, co. Northampton, and had issue:

1a. Trevor Charles Roper, later 18th Baron Dacre

2a. Henry Roper (k. in a duel)

1a. Gertrude Roper, later suo jure Baroness Dacre

3. Rev Hon Richard Henry Roper, Rector of Clones, co. Monaghan (b. Nov 1723; d. Nov 1810), mar. (1) 20 May 1755 Hon Mary Chetwynd (dsp. and vp. Jan 1758), 4th dau. of William Richard [Chetwynd], 3rd Viscount Chetwynd, by his wife Honora Baker, dau. of William Baker, British Consul in Algiers, and (2) 1760 Mary Tenison (d. 16 Feb 1795), dau. of Capt Thomas Tenison, of Finglass, co. Dublin, and had issue by his second wife

1. Hon Anna Maria Roper (b. 20 Aug 1719; d. 1782), mar. Capt Peter Tyler, and had issue

mar. (3)

16 Oct 1725 Hon Robert Moore MP, of West Lodge, Enfield Chase (bapt. 11 Apr 1688; bur. 5 Oct 1762 at Reading, co. Berkshire), 5th son of Henry [Moore later Hamilton-Moore], 3rd Earl of Drogheda, by his wife Mary Cole, dau. of Sir John Cole, 1st Bt., of Newland

only child by third husband

4. Hon Henry Moore, of West Dean Manor, co. Wiltshire (d. unm.)

died

26 Jun 1755 (bur. in St Anne's Church, Westminster)

suc. by

son by first husband

note

became a Roman Catholic 1698; sold in conjunction with her sister the estate of Chevening, co. Kent, to Lord Stanhope in 1717 for 28,000; she also disposed of Dacre Castle and other estates in Cumberland

 

Thomas [Barrett-Lennard], 17th Baron Dacre

born

20 Apr 1717

mar.

15 May 1739 Anna Maria Pratt (d. 11 Aug 1806; bur. at Aveley, co. Essex), sister of Charles [Pratt], 1st Earl Camden, and dau. of Sir John Pratt, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, by his second wife Elizabeth Wilson, dau. of Rev Hugh Wilson, Canon of Bangor

only child

1. Anne Barbara Barrett-Lennard (b. 1740; dvp. 14 Mar 1749)

died

s.p.s.legit. 6 Jan 1786 (bur. at Aveley, co. Essex)

suc. by

nephew

note

he inherited the family estates in Essex, norfolk and Ireland on the death of his paternal grandfather in 1725. Lord Dacre had a son, Thomas, born Jan 1762, and a daughter Barbara, born July 1766, by a woman named FitzThomas. The children assumed the name of Barrett-Lennard by Royal Licence under the terms of their father's will. By this will Thomas, subject to Lady Dacre's life interest, succeeded to his father's estates in Essex, Norfolk and Ireland. These children were brought up at Belhouse by Lady Dacre as if they had been her own. In 1798, during the Napoleonic scare, Thomas raised and commanded a troop of yeomanry, for which services he was created a Baronet in 1801.

 

Trevor Charles [Roper], 18th Baron Dacre

born

14 Jun 1745

mar.

2 Mar 1773 Mary Fludyer (b. Jun 1755; d. 11 Sep 1808; bur. at Lee, co. Kent), only dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Fludyer, of Lee, co. Kent, by his wife Mary Champion, dau. of Sir George Champion, Alderman of London

died

s.p. 4 Jul 1794 (bur. at Lee, co. Kent)

suc. by

sister

 

Gertrude Roper later Brand, suo jure Baroness Dacre

born

25 Aug 1750

mar.

20 Apr 1771 Thomas Brand, of The Hoo, co. Hertford (d. 21 Feb 1794)

children

1. Hon Thomas Brand, later 20th Baron Dacre

2. Hon Henry Otway Brand later Trevor, later 21st Baron Dacre

1. Hon Gertrude Brand

died

3 Oct 1819

suc. by

son

 

Thomas [Brand], 20th Baron Dacre

born

25 Mar 1774

mar.

4 Dec 1819 Barbarina Wilmot (b. 9 May 1768; widow of Valentine Henry Wilmot, of Farnborough, co. Hampshire;  d. 17 May 1854), 3rd dau. of Admiral Sir Chaloner Ogle, 1st Bt., of Worthy, by his wife Hester Thomas, dau. of Rt Rev John Thomas DD, Bishop of Winchester

died

s.p. 21 Mar 1851

suc. by

brother

note

barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1800; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Helston 1807 and for Hertfordshire 1807-19

 

Henry Otway [Brand later Trevor], 21st Baron Dacre, CB

born

27 Jul 1777

mar.

24 Jul 1806 Pyne Gordon (former wife of Sir John Benjamin Gordon of Park, 6th Bt.;  d. 23 Jan 1844; bur. at Glynde, co. Sussex), sister and cohrss. of William [Crosbie], 4th Baron Brandon, and 2nd dau. of Very Rev Hon Maurice Crosbie, Dean of Limerick (by his second wife Pyne Cavendish, 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir Henry Cavendish, 1st Bt. MP, by his wife Anne Pyne, dau. and cohrss. of Henry Pyne, of Waterpark, co. Cork), 3rd son of Maurice [Crosbie], 1st Baron Brandon

children

1. Hon Thomas Crosbie William Brand later Trevor, later 22nd Baron Dacre

2. Hon Henry Bouverie William Brand, later 1st Viscount Hampden later 23rd Baron Dacre

1. Hon Pyne Jesse Brand (d. 3 Mar 1872), mar. (1) 1828 John Henry Cotterell (d. 1834), and (2) 22 Nov 1845 as his second wife Granville Harcourt-Vernon, of Grove Hall, co. Nottingham (b. 26 Jul 1792; d. 8 Dec 1879), 7th son of Right Hon and Most Rev Edward Venables-Vernon later Vernon-Harcourt DD, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, co. Oxford, Archbishop of York 1807-47 (by his wife Lady Anne Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford), 3rd son of George [Vernon later Venables-Vernon], 1st Baron Vernon, by his third wife Martha Harcourt, sister of Simon [Harcourt], 1st Earl Harcourt, and 1st dau. of Hon Simon Harcourt MP (by his wife Elizabeth Evelyn, sister of Sir John Evelyn, 1st Bt., of Wotton, co. Surrey), 2nd but only surv. son and heir ap. by his first wife of Simon [Harcourt], 1st Viscount Harcourt

2. Hon Julia Brand (d. 13 Oct 1858), mar. 28 Jun 1824 as his first wife Samuel Charles Whitbread JP DL MP, of Southill, co. Bedford (b. 1796; d. 27 May 1879), 2nd son of Samuel Whitbread MP, of Cardington and Southill, co. Bedford, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, 1st dau. of Charles [Grey], 1st Earl Grey, and had issue

3. Hon Gertrude Brand (d. 30 Aug 1883), mar. 21 Jul 1831 Rt Hon Sir George Hamilton Seymour GCB GCH, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Vienna (b. 21 Sep 1797; d. 2 Feb 1880), 1st son of Lord George Seymour-Conway (by his wife  Isabella Hamilton, 8th dau. of Rev Hon George Hamilton, Canon of Windsor (by his wife Elizabeth Onslow, dau. of Lt Gen Richard Onslow), 3rd son of James [Hamilton], 7th Earl of Abercorn), 7th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, by his wife Lady Isabella FitzRoy, 2nd dau. of Charles [FitzRoy], 2nd Duke of Grafton, and had issue

4. Hon Frederica Mary Jane Brand (d. 21 Jan 1873)

died

2 Jun 1853 (bur. at Glynde, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1793, serving in Flanders; at the Battle of Copenhagen 1807; in the Peninsular War with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards 1808-12; in command of that regiment at the Battle of Salamanca; CB 1815; Maj General 1821, Lieut General 1837 and General 1851; in accordance with the will of John [Trevor-Hampden], 3rd Viscount Hampden, he took the name of Trevor in lieu of that of Brand by Royal Licence 1824; Col, 31st Regiment of Foot 1847-53

 

Thomas Crosbie William [Brand later Trevor], 22nd Baron Dacre

born

5 Dec 1808

mar.

12 Jan 1837 Hon Susan Sophia Cavendish (b. 1 Mar 1817; dsp. 13 Aug 1896; bur. at Kimpton, co. Hertford), 1st dau. of Charles Compton [Cavendish], 1st Baron Chesham, by his wife Lady Catherine Susan Gordon, 1st dau. of George [Gordon], 9th Marquess of Huntly

died

s.p. 26 Feb 1890 (bur. at Kimpton, co. Hertford)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Hertfordshire 1847-52; took the name of Trevor in lieu of that of Brand by Royal Licence 1851; Lord Lieutenant of Essex 1865-69

 

Henry Bouverie William [Brand], 1st Viscount Hampden and 23rd Baron Dacre, GCB

created

4 Mar 1884 Viscount Hampden, of Glynde in the County of Sussex

note

suc. his brother 26 Feb 1890 as 23rd Baron Dacre

 

The Barony of Dacre was held by the Viscounts Hampden from 26 Feb 1890 until 17 October 1965, when on the death of Thomas Henry [Brand], 4th Viscount Hampden and 26th Baron Dacre, the barony fell into abeyance between his two surviving daughters, Hon Mrs Rachel Leila Douglas-Home and Hon Mrs Tessa Mary Ogilvie Thompson.  In 1970 the abeyance was terminated in favour of the eldest daughter,

 

Hon Rachel Leila Brand later Douglas-Home, suo jure Baroness Dacre

1st surv. dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Henry [Brand], 4th Viscount Hampden and 26th Baron Dacre, by his wife Leila Emily Seely, only dau. by his first wife of Lt Col Frank Evelyn Seely, of Ramsdale Park, co. Nottingham

born

24 Oct 1929

mar.

26 Jul 1951 her third cousin Capt Hon William Douglas-Home, playwright (b. 3 Jun 1912; d. 28 Sep 1992), 3rd son of Charles Cospatrick Archibald [Douglas-Home], 13th Earl of Home, by his wife Lady Lilian Lambton, 2nd dau. of Frederick William [Lambton], 4th Earl of Durham

children

1. Hon James Thomas Archibald Douglas-Home, later 28th Baron Dacre

1. Hon Sarah Douglas-Home, heiress presumptive to the Barony of Dacre (b. 4 Jul 1954), mar. 1977 Nicholas Charles Dent, and has issue

2. Hon Gia Leila Douglas-Home (b. 23 Jun 1958 ; dvp. 19...)

3. Hon Dinah Lilian Douglas-Home (b. 22 Jan 1964), mar. 1989 Harry Marriott, and has issue

died

25 Dec 2012

suc. by

son

 

James Thomas Archibald [Douglas-Home], 28th Baron Dacre

born

16 May 1952

mar.

1979 Christina Stephenson (d. 18 May 2008), dau. of William Stephenson, of The Ridings, Royston, co. Hertford

only child

1. Hon Emily Douglas-Home, later Baroness Dacre

died

8 May 2014

suc. by

daughter

 

Hon Emily Douglas-Home, suo jure Baroness Dacre

born

7 Feb 1983

 

The heiress presumptive to the Barony of Dacre is Hon Mrs Sarah Dent, eldest daughter of Rachel, Baroness Dacre, and aunt of the present Baroness.

 

Last updated 18 Jul 2014

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Title:

Baroness Dacre (29th in line)

(England, writ sum. 15 May 1321)

 

Address:

Derry House, Kilmeston, nr. Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0NR

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