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Darlington, Earl of (GB, 1754 - 1891)
Creation: let.pat. 3 Apr 1754
Extinct: 21 Aug 1891
Family name: Vane later Powlett
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Henry [Vane], 3rd Baron Barnard later 1st Earl of Darlington, PC
1st son and heir of Gilbert [Vane], 2nd Baron Barnard, by his wife Mary Randyll, dau. and hrss. of Morgan Randyll MP, of Chilworth, co. Surrey
2 Sep 1725 Lady Grace FitzRoy (b. 28 Mar 1697; d. 29 Sep 1763), 1st surv. dau. and hrss. in her issue of Charles [FitzRoy], 2nd Duke of Cleveland and 1st Duke of Southampton (by his second wife Anne Pulteney, dau. of Sir William Pulteney), 1st illegit. son of King Charles II by his mistress Lady Barbara Villiers later Palmer, suo jure Duchess of Cleveland
1. Hon Henry Vane, later 2nd Earl of Darlington
2. Hon Frederick Vane (b. 26 Jun 1732; dspm.), mar. (1) Henrietta Meredyth, dau. of Sir William Meredyth, 2nd Bt., of Henbury, and (2) Jane Lysaght (d. 7 Apr 1813), dau. of Arthur Lysaght, and had issue by his second wife
3. Hon Raby Vane (b. 2 Jan 1736; d. 23 Oct 1769)
1. Lady Harriet Vane (d. 1758)
2. Lady Mary Vane, mar. 1752 Robert Carr, of Cocken, Co. Durham
3. Lady Anne Vane (bapt. 25 Jun 1726; d. Sep 1776), mar. (1) 20 Mar 1745/6 (div. 1757) as his second wife Hon Charles Hope later Hope-Vere, of Craigiehall, Linlithgowshire (b. 8 May 1710; d. 30 Dec 1791), 2nd son of Charles [Hope], 1st Earl of Hopetoun, by his wife Lady Henrietta Johnstone, only dau. by his first wife of William [Johnstone], 1st Marquess of Annandale, and (2) Brig Gen Hon George Monson (dsp. 1777), 3rd son of John [Monson], 1st Baron Monson, and had issue by her first husband
6 Mar 1758
3 Apr 1754 Viscount Barnard and Earl of Darlington
Member of Parliament (Whig) for Launceston 1726-27, for St Mawes 1727-41, for Ripon 1741-47 and for County Durham 1747-53; Privy Councillor [I] 1742; Vice-Treasurer and Paymaster-General for Ireland 1742-44; a Lord of the Treasury 1749-55; suc. his father 27 Apr 1753 as 3rd Baron Barnard; Lord Lieutenant of County Durham 1753-58; Joint Paymaster of the Forces 1755-56
Henry [Vane], 2nd Earl of Darlington
19 May 1757 Margaret Lowther (d. 4 Sep 1800), sister and cohrss. of James [Lowther], 1st Earl of Lonsdale, and 1st dau. of Robert Lowther, of Mauds Meaburn, Governor of Barbados, by his wife and cousin Katherine Pennington, dau. of Sir Joseph Pennington, 2nd Bt.
1. Hon William Harry Vane, later 3rd Earl of Darlington later 1st Marquess of Cleveland later 1st Duke of Cleveland
1. Lady Grace Vane (b. 3 Dec 1757; d. in infancy)
2. Lady Elizabeth Vane (b. 28 Apr 1759; d. 1765)
8 Sep 1792
Member of Parliament (Whig) for Downton 1749-53 and for County Durham 1753-58; Lord Lieutenant of County Durham 1758-92; Governor of Carlisle 1763-92; Master of the Jewel Office 1763-82
William Harry [Vane], 3rd Earl of Darlington later 1st Marquess of Cleveland later 1st Duke of Cleveland
5 Oct 1827 Marquess of Cleveland
29 Jan 1833 Baron Raby, of Raby Castle in the County of Durham, and Duke of Cleveland
The Earldom of Darlington was held by the Marquesses of Cleveland (Dukes of Cleveland from 29 Jan 1833) from 5 Oct 1827 until 21 Aug 1891, when on the death of Harry George [Vane later Powlett], 4th Duke of Cleveland, 6th Earl of Darlington, etc. without an immediate male heir, the Earldom (and all his other titles with the exception of the Barony of Barnard) became extinct.
Last updated 3 Nov 2004
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