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Derwentwater, Earl of (E, 1688 - forfeited 1716)


Creation: let.pat. 7 Mar 1687/8


Forfeited: 24 Feb 1715/6


Family name: Radclyffe




Argent a Bend engrailed Sable


Out of a Ducal Coronet a Bull's Head Sable armed Or


On either side a Bull Pean gorged with a Ducal Coronet armed and chained Argent



Francis [Radclyffe], 1st Earl of Derwentwater

only surv. son and heir of Sir Edward Radclyffe, 2nd Bt., of Dilston, co. Northumberland, and Derwentwater, co. Cumberland, by his wife Elizabeth Barton, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Barton, of Wenby, co. York




c. 1655 Catherine Lawson (widow of Henry Lawson, of Brough, co. York; d. bef. 1696), dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Fenwicke, of Meldon, co. Northumberland, by his wife Isabel Gray, dau. and hrss. of Sir Arthur Gray, of Spindlestone, co. Northumberland


1. Hon Edward Radclyffe, later 2nd Earl of Derwentwater

2. Hon Francis Radclyffe (bur. 16 Oct 1704)

3. Col Hon Thomas Radclyffe, of Newsham, co. York (d. 29 Dec 1715)

4. Hon William Radclyffe, of Amble, co. Northumberland (d. 6 Nov 1732)

5. Hon Arthur Radclyffe, of Capheaton (d. 15 Jan 1728)

1. Lady Anne Radclyffe (bur. 19 Aug 1686 at Everingham, co. York), mar. Sir Philip Mark Constable, 3rd Bt., of Everingham, co. York, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Radclyffe (d. unm. aft. 1705)

3. Lady Elizabeth Radclyffe (d. unm. aft. 1705)

4. Lady Mary Radclyffe (bur. 8 Mar 1724/5)


Apr 1696


7 Mar 1687/8 Baron Tyndale, of Tyndale in the County of Northumberland, Viscount Radclyffe and Langley, and Earl of Derwentwater

suc. by



Capt in Vane's Regiment of Foot 1667; suc. his father as 3rd Baronet 18 Dec 1663


Edward [Radclyffe], 2nd Earl of Derwentwater


9 Dec 1655


18 Aug 1687 Lady Mary Tudor (b. 16 Oct 1673; mar. (2) 23 May 1705 Henry Graham MP, of Leven, co. Westmorland, and (3) 26 Aug 1707 James Rooke; d. 5 Nov 1726), illegitimate dau. of King Charles II by his mistress Mary Davies


1. Hon James Radclyffe, later 3rd Earl of Derwentwater

2. Hon Francis Radclyffe (b. 2 Feb 1691; d. 5 May 1715)

3. Hon Charles Radclyffe, later titular 5th Earl of Derwentwater, joined in the 1715 insurrection, taken prisoner, found guilty of high treason and attainted but escaped in 1716 and fled to the Continent, recaptured Nov 1745 and executed on Tower Hill (b. 3 Sep 1693; d. 8 Dec 1746), mar. 4 Jun 1724 Lady Charlotte Maria Livingston, suo jure Countess of Newburgh, and had issue:

1a. James Bartholomew [Radclyffe], 4th Earl of Newburgh and titular 6th Earl of Derwentwater (b. 23 Aug 1725; d. 2 Jan 1786), mar. Barbara Kemp (d. 12 Sep 1797), 1st dau. and eventually sole hrss. of Anthony Kemp, of Slindon, co. Sussex, by his wife Hon Anne Browne, 5th dau. of Henry [Browne], 5th Viscount Montagu, and had issue:

1b. Anthony James [Radclyffe], 5th Earl of Newburgh and titular 7th Earl of Derwentwater (b. 20 Jun 1757; dsp. 29 Nov 1814), mar. 30 Jun 1789 Anne Webb (dsp. 3 Aug 1861), dau. of Joseph Webb, of Welford, co. Northampton, by his wife Ann White, dau. of John White, of Canford, co. Dorset

1b. Lady Anne Radclyffe (d. 18 Nov 1785)

2a. Hon James Clement Radclyffe (dsp. 11 May 1788), mar. 22 Oct 1771 Clementina Parry, dau. of John Parry, of Tursog, co. Denbigh

3a. Hon Charles Radclyffe (d. an infant)

1a. Lady Charlotte Radclyffe (d. 11 May 1800)

2a. Lady Barbara Radclyffe (d. 7 Aug 1768)

3a. Lady Mary Radclyffe (d. 26 Aug 1798), mar. 11 Feb 1755 Francis Eyre, of Warkworth, co. Northumberland

1. Lady Mary Tudor Radclyffe (b. 6 Oct 1697; dsp. 16 Mar 1756), mar. William Petre, of Stamford Rivers


29 Apr 1705

suc. by





James [Radclyffe], 3rd Earl of Derwentwater


28 Jun 1689


10 Jul 1712 Anna Maria Webb (b. c. 1692; d. 19 Aug 1723), 1st dau. of Sir John Webb, 3rd Bt., of Odstock, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Hon Barbara Belasyse, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Belasyse], 1st Baron Belasyse, by his second wife Lady Anne Paulet, only child by his second wife of John [Paulet], 5th Marquess of Winchester


1. Hon John Radclyffe, styled Viscount Radclyffe, later titular 4th Earl of Derwentwater (b. c. 1713; d. 31 Dec 1731)

1. Lady Anna Maria Radclyffe (d. 31 Mar 1760), mar. 2 May 1732 Robert James [Petre], 8th Baron Petre, and had issue


24 Feb 1715/6


brought up in the Court in France of his great-uncle King James II; a commander in the Jacobite army at the Battle of Preston 1715 ; after the battle he surrendered himself and was sent to the Tower of London; shortly afterwards he was found guilty of high treason, attainted and executed on Tower Hill


Following the attainder of the 3rd Earl of Derwentwater all his titles became forfeited.


 First written 6 Mar 2003



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