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De La Warr, Earl (GB, 1761)

 

Creation: let. pat. 18 Mar 1761

 

Family name: West later Sackville-West later Sackville

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Fess dancettée Sable (West);  2nd and 3rd, Quarterly Or and Gules a Bend Vair (Sackville)

Crest:

1st:  Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Griffin's Head Azure beaked and eared Gold (West);  2nd:  Out of a Coronet composed of Fleur-de-lis an Estoile Argent (Sackville)

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Wolf coward Argent gorged with a Plain Collar Or;  Sinister:  a Cockatrice Or winged Azure

Motto:

Jour De Ma Vie (Day of my life!)

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John [West], 7th Baron De La Warr later 1st Earl De La Warr, KB PC

only son of John [West], 6th Baron De La Warr, by his wife Margaret Freeman, dau. and hrss. of John Freeman, of the City of London

born

4 Apr 1693

mar. (1)

25 May 1721 Lady Charlotte McCarthy (b. c. 1700; d. 7 Feb 1734/35; bur. in Westminster Abbey), only dau. of Donough [McCarthy], 4th Earl of Clancarty, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Spencer, 2nd dau. of Robert [Spencer], 2nd Earl of Sunderland

children by first wife

1. Hon John West, later 2nd Earl De La Warr

2. Hon George Augustus West (dsp. 1776), mar. 24 Feb 1764 Lady Mary Grey (b. 17 Apr 1739; dsp. 1 Mar 1783), 1st dau. of Harry [Grey], 4th Earl of Stamford, by his wife and third cousin Lady Mary Booth, only dau. of George [Booth], 2nd Earl of Warrington

1. Lady Henrietta Cecilia West, mar. 1763 Gen James Johnston

2. Lady Diana West (d. May 1766), mar. 9 Nov 1756 Lieut Gen Sir James John Clavering KB, and had issue

mar. (2)

Jun 1744 Anne Neville (widow of George [Neville], 1st Baron Bergavenny;  d. Jul 1748), dau. of Nehemiah Walker, of co. Middlesex, "a sea captain"

died

16 Mar 1766 (bur. at St Margaret's, Westminster)

created

18 Mar 1761 Viscount Cantelupe and Earl De La Warr

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Standard Bearer to the Ban of Gentlemen Pensioners 1712-14; Clerk Extraordinary of the Privy Council 1712-23; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Grampound 1715-22; Guidon and 1st Major, 1st Troop of Horse Guards 1715; Lt Col 1717; Verderer of Windsor Great Park 1718; suc. his father 26 May 1723 as 6th Baron De La Warr; Knight of the Bath 1725; Lord of the Bedchamber 1725-27; FRS 1728; Lt Col, 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 1730; Privy Councillor 1731; Treasurer of the Household 1731-37; Ambassador to Saxe-Gotha 1736 to conclude the marriage of the Prince of Wales with the Princess Augusta; Governor of the Levant Company 1736-66; Governor of New York 1737; Col, 1st Troop of Horse Guards 1737-66; Brig Gen, 1743 and served at the Battle of Dettingen; Maj Gen 1745; Lieut General 1747; Governor of Gravesend and Tilbury Fort 1747-52; Governor of Guernsey 1752-66; General of Horse 1765

 

John [West], 2nd Earl De La Warr

born

1729

mar.

8 Aug 1756 Mary Wynyard (d. 27 Oct 1784; bur. at St Margaret's, Westminster), dau. of Lt Gen John Wynyard

children

1. Hon William Augustus West, later 3rd Earl De La Warr

2. Hon John Richard West, later 4th Earl De La Warr

3. Hon Frederick West (b. 1767; d. 22 Mar 1852), mar. (1) 17 Apr 1792 Charlotte Mitchell (d. 13 Jun 1795), dau. and cohrss. of Richard Mitchell, of Culham Court, co. Berkshire, and (2) 31 May 1798 Maria Myddelton (d. 23 Oct 1843), sister and cohrss. of Richard Myddelton, of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, and 2nd dau. of Richard Myddelton, of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, by his first wife Elizabeth Rushout, dau. of Rt Hon Sir John Rushout, Treasurer of the Navy, and had issue by both wives

1. Lady Georgiana West (d. 17 Sep 1832), mar. 23 Nov 1782 Edward Pery Buckley, of Woolcoombe Hall, co. Dorset, and Minestead Lodge, co. Hampshire, Groom of the Bedchamber to King George III (b. 1760; d. 20 Jun 1840), son of Pery Buckley, of Winkfield Place, co. Berkshire, by his wife Martha Bingham, widow of Richard Bingham, of Melcombe Bingham, co. Dorset, and dau. of William Batt, of New Hall, Bodenham, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

2. Lady Matilda West (d. 3 Feb 1843), mar. 18 Jul 1793 Gen Henry Wynyard

died

22 Nov 1777 (bur. at St Margaret's, Westminster)

suc. by

son

note

entered 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards 1746; Lt Col, 1st Troop of Horse Guards 1755; Col in the Army 1758; ADC to the King 1760-61; Vice Chamberlain to the Queen Consort 1761-66; Maj Gen 1761; Col, 1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards 1763-66; Master of the Horse to the Queen Consort 1766-77; Col, 1st Troop of Horse Guards 1766-77; Lord Chamberlain to the Queen Consort 1768-77; Lt Gen in the Army 1770

 

William Augustus [West], 3rd Earl De La Warr

born

27 Apr 1757

died

Jan 1783 (bur. in Nice, Italy)

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Coldstream Guards 1774; Lt Col, Coldstream Guards 1781

 

John Richard [West], 4th Earl De La Warr

born

28 Jul 1758

mar.

22 Apr 1783 Catherine Lyell (b. c. 1756; d. 27 May 1826; bur. at Bourne, co. Cambridge), dau. of Henry Lyell, of Bourne, co. Cambridge, by his wife Catharine Allestrie, only child of George Allestrie, of Alvaston, co. Devon

children

1. Hon George John West later Sackville-West, later 5th Earl De La Warr

1. Lady Catherine Georgiana West (d. 7 Mar 1824), mar. 16 Oct 1817 Lt Col Joseph D'Arcy, and had issue

died

28 Jul 1795 (bur. at Bourne, co. Cambridge)

suc. by

son

note

Equerry to the Queen Consort 1778-83; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1789-95

 

George John [West later Sackville-West], 5th Earl De La Warr, PC

born

26 Oct 1791

mar.

21 Jun 1813 Lady Elizabeth Sackville (b. 11 Aug 1795; created 27 Apr 1864 Baroness Buckhurst, of Buckhurst in the County of Sussex, with remainder successively to her 2nd surv. son, Reginald Windsor West, and the heirs male of his body, and to her other younger sons and the heirs male of their bodies;  d. 9 Jan 1870), sister and cohrss. of George John Frederick [Sackville], 4th Duke of Dorset, and 2nd dau. of John Frederick [Sackville], 3rd Duke of Dorset, by his wife Arabella Diana Cope, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Cope, 2nd Bt., of Brewern

children

1. Lt Hon George John Frederick West later Sackville-West, styled Viscount Cantelupe, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Helston 1837-40 and for Lewes 1840-41 (b. 26 Apr 1814; dvp. 25 Jun 1850)

2. Hon Charles Richard West later Sackville-West, later 6th Earl De La Warr

3. Rev Hon Reginald Windsor West later Sackville-West later Sackville, later 2nd Baron Buckhurst later 7th Earl De La Warr

4. Hon Mortimer West later Sackville-West, later 1st Baron Sackville

5. Hon Lionel West later Sackville-West, later 2nd Baron Sackville

6. Lt Col Hon William Edward West later Sackville-West (b. 27 Oct 1830; d. 30 Sep 1905), mar. 7 Aug 1860 Georgina Dodwell (d. 23 Feb 1883). yst. dau. of George Dodwell, of Kelvinsfort, co. Sligo, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Sackville-West VA, Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria 1880-83, Extra Lady of the Bedchamber 1883 (b. 23 Sep 1818; d. 22 Apr 1897), mar. 18 Jan 1844 Francis Charles Hastings [Russell], 9th Duke of Bedford, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Catherine Sackville-West (b. 23 Jul 1824; d. 6 Dec 1900), mar. (1) 29 Apr 1847 as his second wife James Brownlow William [Cecil later Gascoyne-Cecil], 2nd Marquess of Salisbury, and (2) 5 Jul 1870 Edward Henry [Smith-Stanley later Stanley], 15th Earl of Derby, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Arabella Diana Sackville-West (d. 10 Feb 1869), mar. 25 Sep 1860 as his first wife Sir Alexander Bannerman, 9th Bt., and had issue

died

23 Feb 1869

suc. by

son

note

a Lord of the Bedchamber 1813-27; Privy Councillor 1841; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1841-46 and 1858-59; took by Royal Licence the name Sackville before that of West 1843

 

Charles Richard [West later Sackville-West], 6th Earl De La Warr, KCB

born

13 Nov 1815

died

23 Apr 1873 by drowning himself in the River Cam

suc. by

brother

note

entered the 43rd Regiment of Foot 1833; Lieut, 15th Regiment of Foot 1835; Capt, 21st Regiment of Foot 1842; took by Royal Licence the name Sackville before that of West 1843; ADC and Military Secretary to Lord Gough in India 1845; fought at the Battle of Sobraon 1846; Maj, 21st Regiment of Foot 1852, serving at the Battles of Alma, Balaclava and Inkermann; CB 1855; 2nd Lt Col, commanding the Regiment at the Siege of Sebastopol; Maj General, 1864; KCB 1871; Commissioner of Army Purchase 1871-73

 

Reginald Windsor [West later Sackville-West later Sackville], 2nd Baron Buckhurst later 7th Earl De La Warr

born

21 Feb 1817

mar.

7 Feb 1867 Hon Constance Mary Elizabeth Cochrane-Wishart-Baillie (b. 7 Feb 1846; mar. (2) 12 Jul 1902 Rev Paul Williams Wyatt, Chaplain of the Savoy;  d. 19 Jul 1929), 1st dau. of Alexander Dundas Ross [Cochrane-Wishart-Baillie], 1st Baron Lamington, by his wife Annabella Mary Elizabeth Drummond, 1st dau. of Andrew Robert Drummond, of Cadlands, co. Hampshire, banker

children

1. Capt Hon Lionel Charles Cranfield Sackville, styled Viscount Cantelupe (b. 1 Jan 1868; dvp. and sp. 7 Nov 1890), mar. 24 Jun 1890 Dorothy Heseltine (mar. (2) 28 Feb 1905 George Darell [Jeffreys], 1st Baron Jeffreys; d. 21 May 1953), dau. of John Postle Heseltine, of Walhampton, Lymington, co. Hampshire,  by his wife Sarah Edmondson, dau. of Edmund Edmondson, of Settle, co. York

2. Hon Gilbert George Reginald Sackville, later 8th Earl De La Warr

1. Lady Edeline Sackville DJStJ (b. 10 Sep 1870; d. 15 Dec 1918), mar. 26 Aug 1890 as his first wife Gerald [Strickland], 1st Baron Strickland, and had issue

2. Lady Leonora Mary Sackville (d. 18 Jul 1939), mar. 10 Jul 1906 Maj John McClean Griffin, of Bourn Hall, co. Cambridge (b. 6 Jul 1870; d. 8 Jan 1957), 1st son of Robert Griffin, of Court Garden, Marlow, co. Buckingham, by his wife Sophia McClean, dau. of J R McClean MP

3. Lady Margaret Sackville (d. 18 Apr 1963)

died

15 Jan 1896 (bur. at Withyam, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son

note

Rector of Withyam, co. Sussex 1841-65; Chaplain to the Queen 1846-65; took by Royal Licence the name Sackville before that of West 1843; suc. his mother 9 Jan 1870 as 2nd Baron Buckhurst; took by Royal Licence the name of Sackville only 1871; High Steward of Stratford-upon-Avon 1871-96

 

Gilbert George Reginald [Sackville], 8th Earl De La Warr

born

22 Mar 1869

mar. (1)

4 Aug 1891 (div. 1902) Lady Muriel Agnes Brassey (b. 21 Apr 1872; d. 8 Aug 1930), 3rd dau. of Thomas [Brassey], 1st Earl Brassey, by his first wife Anna Allnutt, only child of John Allnutt, of Clapham, co. Surrey

children by first wife

1. Hon Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey Sackville, later 9th Earl De La Warr

1. Lady (Myra) Idina Sackville (b. 26 Feb 1893; d. 5 Nov 1955), mar. (1) 26 Nov 1913 (div. 1919) Rt Hon Capt David Euan Wallace MC MP (d. 9 Feb 1941), son of John Wallace of Glassingall, Dunblane, (2) 27 Mar 1919 (div. 1923) as his first wife Capt Charles Gordon, of Park Hill, Aberdeen (b. 13 May 1888; d. 19...), 2nd son of Alexander Gordon-Cuming-Skene later Gordon of Pitlurg by his wife Ada Wilson, (3) 22 Sep 1923 (div. 1930) Josslyn Victor [Hay], 22nd Earl of Erroll, (4) 22 Nov 1930 (div. 1938) Donald Carmichael Haldeman, son of John Haldeman, and (5) 1939 (div. 1946) F/Lt Vincent William Soltau RAF Res (d. 1 Aug 1964), and had issue by her first and third husbands

2. Lady Avice Ela Muriel Sackville (b. 25 Jul 1897; d. 19...), mar. (1) 28 Nov 1918 (div. 1931) Maj Gen Sir Stewart Graham Menzies KCMG KCB DSO MC (d. 29 May 1968), son of John Graham Menzies, and (2) 22 Jul 1931 Capt Frank Fitzroy Spicer DSO, of Spye Park, Chippenham, co. Wiltshire (b. 25 Apr 1893; d. Oct 1973), 3rd son of Capt John Edmund Philip Spicer, of Spye Park, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Lady Margaret Fane, 2nd dau. of Francis William Henry [Fane], 12th Earl of Westmorland

mar. (2)

20 Sep 1903 (div. 1914) Hilda Mary Calvering Tredcroft (mar. (2) 18 Apr 1922 John William Dennis MP, of Kirton, co. Lincoln;  d. 1963), 3rd dau. of Col C Lennox Tredcroft, of Glenancrum, Guildford, co. Surrey

died

at sea 16 Dec 1915

suc. by

son by first wife

note

fought in the South African War 1900 and was wounded at Vryheid; Mayor of Bexhill 1903 and 1904; served in the First World War 1914-18 as a Lieut, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 

Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey [Sackville], 9th Earl De La Warr, GBE PC DL

born

20 Jun 1900

mar. (1)

31 Dec 1920 Helena Diana Gerard Leigh (d. 29 Mar 1966), only surv. dau. of Capt Henry Gerard Leigh, of Luton Hoo Park, co. Bedford, by his wife Marion Lindsay Antrobus, 1st dau. of Hugh Lindsay Antrobus, of Lower Cheam, co. Surrey

children by first wife

1. Hon William Herbrand Sackville, later 10th Earl De La Warr

2. F/O Hon Thomas Henry Jordan Sackville RAFVR, missing presumed killed on air operations (b. 13 Nov 1922; dvp. 1943)

1. Lady Katharine (Kitty) Pamela Sackville (b. 4 Mar 1926), mar. 29 Jun 1946 Frank Thomas Robertson Giles, of 42 Blomfield Road, London W2, and Bunns Cottage, Lye Green, Crowborough, co. East Sussex, editor of the Sunday Times 1981-83, only son of Col Frank Lucas Netlam Giles DSO OBE, of Barn Close, Finchampstead, co. Berkshire, and has issue

mar. (2)

1 Mar 1968 Sylvia Margaret Fyfe DBE (widow of David Patrick Maxwell [Fyfe], 1st Earl of Kilmuir;  d. 1992), dau. of William Reginald Harrison, of Liverpool

died

28 Mar 1976

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lord-in-Waiting to King George V 1924 and 1929-31; Mayor of Bexhill 1932, 1933 and 1934; Vice-President, Army Council; Parliamentary Under-Secretary: War Office 1929-30, Ministry of Agriculture and Deputy Minister of Fisheries 1930-31, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 1931-35, Board of Education 1935-36 and Colonies 1936-37; Member, Empire Marketing Board 1930; Member, Council of the Duchy of Lancaster 1931; Privy Councillor 1936; Lord Privy Seal 1937-38; President of the Board of Education 1935-40; First Commissioner of Works 1940; Government Representative to negotiate with the Emperor of Ethiopia 1944; Postmaster General 1951-55; Deputy Lieutenant of Sussex 1956; GBE 1956; Chairman: National Labour Party 1931-43, Agriculture Research Council, Estates Committee National Trust 1949-51 and 1955-69, Joint East and Central African Board 1956-59, Royal Commonwealth Society 1957-61 and Uganda Company

 

William Herbrand [Sackville], 10th Earl De La Warr

born

16 Oct 1921

mar.

18 May 1946 Anne Rachel Devas (b. c. 1920; d. 9 May 2012), only dau. of Capt Geoffrey Charles Devas MC, of Hunton Court, Maidstone, co. Kent (by his wife Joan Campbell-Bannerman, only child of James Campbell-Bannerman, of Hunton Court, co. Kent), 1st son of Horace George Devas, of Hartfield, Hayes, co. Kent, by his wife Edith Caroline Campbell, 2nd dau. of Lt Col Hon Henry Walter Campbell (by his wife and third cousin Fanny Georgina Campbell, 1st dau. of Col George Herbert Frederick Campbell DL), 3rd son of John Frederick [Campbell], 1st Earl Cawdor

children

1. Hon William Herbrand Sackville, later 11th Earl De La Warr

2. Hon Thomas (Tom) Geoffrey Sackville, c/o International Federation of Health Plans, 46-48 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Bolton West 1983-97, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Health 1992-95 and Home Office 1995-97 (b. 26 Oct 1950), mar. 22 Sep 1979 Catherine Theresa Marsden (former wife of Simon Marsden), 2nd dau. of Brig James C Windsor Lewis DSO MC, and has two adopted children

1. Lady Arabella Avice Diana Sackville (b. 20 Jun 1958), mar. 12 Oct 1981 (div. 1988) Count Giovanni Emo Capodilista Maldura, of Palazzo Grazioli, Rome, Italy

died

by his own hand 9 Feb 1988

suc. by

son

 

William Herbrand [Sackville], 11th Earl De La Warr

born

10 Apr 1948

mar.

10 Aug 1978 Anne Hope (former wife of Adrian John Charles [Hope], 4th Marquess of Linlithgow), 1st dau. of Arthur Edmund Leveson OBE, of Hall Place, Ropley, co. Hampshire

children

1. Hon William Herbrand Thomas Sackville, styled Lord Buckhurst (b. 13 Jun 1979), mar. 5 Feb 2010 Countess Xenia Tolstoy-Miloslavsky, yst. dau. of Count Nikolai Dmitrievich Tolstoy-Miloslavsky QC, of Southmoor, co. Berkshire, and has issue:

1a. Hon William Lionel Robert Sackville (b. 24 Jan 2014)

2. Hon Edward Geoffrey Richard Sackville (b. 6 Dec 1980), mar. Sophia Georgina M Akroyd (b. 1984), dau. of Mark T S Akroyd by his wife Camilla E L Milron, and has issue

 

Last updated 10 Jun 2014

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Titles:

11th Earl De La Warr

(Great Britain, let. pat. 18 Mar 1761)

11th Viscount Cantelupe

(Great Britain, let. pat. 18 Mar 1761)

17th Baron De La Warr

(England, writ sum. 6 Feb 1298/99 and let. pat. 8 May 1572)

6th Baron Buckhurst, of Buckhurst in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Apr 1864)

 

Addresses:

Buckhurst Park, Withyham, Sussex TN7 4BL

14 Bourne Street, London SW1 8JU

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