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de Vesci, Viscount (I, 1776)

 

Creation: let. pat. 19 Jul 1776

 

Family name: Vesey

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Arms:

Or on a Cross Sable a Patriarchal Cross of the field

Crest:

A Dexter Hand erect in armour holding an Olive Branch proper

Supporters:

On either side a Figure of Hercules clad in a Lion's Skin and holding a Club over the exterior shoulder proper

Motto:

Sub Hoc Signo Vinces (Under this sign thou shalt conqueror)

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Thomas [Vesey], 2nd Baron Knapton later 1st Viscount de Vesci

1st son of John Denny [Vesey], 1st Baron Knapton, by his wife Elizabeth Brownlow, dau. of William Brownlow MP, of Lurgan, co. Brownlow

born

mar.

24 Apr 1769 Selina Elizabeth Brooke, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Rt Hon Sir Arthur Brooke, 1st Bt. MP, of Colebrooke, co. Fermanagh, by his wife Margaret Fortescue, only dau. of Thomas Fortescue MP, of Randalstown, co. Louth, by his wife Elizabeth Hamilton, 2nd dau. of James Hamilton, of Tollymore, co. Down, by his wife Hon Anne Mordaunt, 3rd dau. of John [Mordaunt], 1st Viscount Mordaunt

children

1. Hon John Vesey, later 2nd Viscount de Vesci

2. Rev Hon Arthur Vesey, Rector of Abbey Leix, Chancellor of the Diocese of Killaloe (d. 5 Dec 1832), mar. 1810 Sydney Johnstone (d. 13 Jul 1860), only dau. of Edward Johnstone, of Woodpark House, co. Armagh, and had issue

3. Hon Charles Vesey (b. 1784; d. 1826)

1. Hon Elizabeth Vesey (d. unm.)

2. Hon Selina Vesey, mar. 1800 Andrew Savage Nugent, of Portaferry House, co. Down (d. Feb 1846), and had issue

died

13 Oct 1804

created

19 Jul 1776 Viscount de Vesci, of Abbey Leix in Queen's County

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 25 Jul 1761 as 2nd Baron Knapton

 

John [Vesey], 2nd Viscount de Vesci

born

16 Feb 1771

mar.

25 Aug 1800 Frances Letitia Brownlow (d. 6 Jun 1840), 5th dau. of his great-uncle Rt Hon William Brownlow, of Lurgan, co. Armagh, by his second wife Catherine Hall, dau. of Roger Hall, of Mount Hall, co. Down

children

1. Hon Thomas Vesey, later 3rd Viscount de Vesci

2. Hon William John Vesey (b. 12 Aug 1806; dsp. 3 Aug 1863), mar. Jul 1837 Isabella Elizabeth Brownlow (d. 8 Mar 1900), dau. of Rev Francis Brownlow

1. Hon Catherine Vesey (d. 27 Feb 1882), mar. 30 Apr 1833 her cousin Lt Col Patrick John Nugent, of Portaferry House, co. Down (d. Nov 1857), son of Andrew Savage Nugent, of Portaferry House, co. Down, by his wife Hon Selina Vesey, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Vesey], 1st Viscount de Vesci, and had issue

died

19 Oct 1855

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Maryborough 1796-97; Lord Lieutenant of Queen's County 1831-55; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1839-55

 

Thomas [Vesey], 3rd Viscount de Vesci

born

21 Sep 1803

mar.

19 Sep 1839 Lady Emma Herbert (b. 23 Aug 1819; d. 10 Oct 1884), 5th dau. of George Augustus [Herbert], 11th Earl of Pembroke, by his second wife Catherine, only dau. of Simon Romanovitch, 3rd Count Woronzow

children

1. Hon John Robert William Vesey, later 4th Viscount de Vesci

2. Capt Hon Eustace Vesey (b. 19 Jun 1877; d. 18 Nov 1886), mar. 19 Jun 1877 Hon Constance Mary Lawley (mar. (2) 7 Jul 1892 Maj Hon Edward William Berkeley Portman (b. 30 Jul 1856; dsp. 27 Apr 1911), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of William Henry Berkeley [Portman], 2nd Viscount Portman; d. 4 May 1951), 3rd dau. of Beilby Richard [Thompson later Lawley], 2nd Baron Wenlock, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Grosvenor, 3rd dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, and had issue:

1a. Eustace Thomas Beilby Vesey (b. 18 Aug 1878; dvp. 9 Apr 1882)

2a. Yvo Richard Vesey, later 5th Viscount de Vesci

3a. Lt Col Hon Sir Osbert Eustace Vesey KCVO CMG CBE, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1904, Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1948-53, Standard Bearer 1953-57 (b. 20 Feb 1884; d. 20 Jul 1957), mar. 3 Feb 1910 Dorothy Strachan (d. 24 Jun 1961), yst. dau. of William Morison Strachan, of Strood Park, Horsham, co. Sussex, and had issue:

1b. Elizabeth Vesey (b. 6 Nov 1910), mar. 26 Mar 1931 Lt Col William Dudley Henry Charles Forbes of Callendar (d. 13 Aug 1977), and has issue

2b. Anne Vesey (b. 22 Aug 1914; d. 6 Jan 1997), mar. 7 Jan 1937 (div. 1949) Maj Lord Roderic Armyne Gordon MBE (b. 27 Jan 1914;  d. 1997), yr. brother of Douglas Charles Lindsey [Gordon], 12th Marquess of Huntly, and had issue

4a. Lt Col Hon Thomas Eustace Vesey, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1904 (b. 21 Dec 1885; d. 1 Feb 1946), mar. 28 Oct 1911 Lady Cecily Kathleen Browne, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Gloucester 1947-51 and 1953, and Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to HM Queen Mary 1951-53, 2nd dau. of Valentine Charles [Browne], 5th Earl of Kenmare, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Baring, 1st dau. of Edward Charles [Baring], 1st Baron Revelstoke, and had issue:

1b. John Eustace Vesey, later 6th Viscount de Vesci

1b. Margaret Constance Vesey (b. 9 Nov 1912), mar. 24 Aug 1946 Maj Herbert William Quinton, of 6 Forest Field, Horsham, co. Sussex, and has issue

2b. Bridget Georgiana Vesey (b. 6 Feb 1915), mar. 1 Jul 1947 Lt Gen Sir Terence Sydney Airey KCMG CB CBE (d. 1963)

1. Hon Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey (b. 26 May 1840; d. 31 Oct 1915), mar. 20 Aug 1861 John Alexander [Thynne], 4th Marquess of Bath, and had issue

2. Hon Georgiana Mary Vesey (d. 7 Nov 1823)

3. Hon Beatrice Charlotte Elizabeth Vesey (b. 22 May 1845; dspm. 15 Jan 1876), mar. 5 Nov 1874 as his first wife Richard de Aquila [Grosvenor], 1st Baron Stalbridge, and had issue

died

23 Dec 1875 (bur. at Abbey Leix, Queen's County)

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of Queen's County 1827; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Queen's County 1835-37 and 1841-52; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1857-75

 

John Robert William [Vesey], 4th Viscount de Vesci

born

21 May 1844

mar.

4 Jun 1872 Lady Evelyn Charteris (b. 27 Aug 1849; d. 18 Jun 1939), 1st dau. of Francis Richard [Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas later Charteris], 8th Earl of Wemyss, by his wife Lady Anne Frederica Anson, 2nd dau. of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield

only child

1. Hon Mary Gertrude Vesey (b. 10 Apr 1889; d. 28 Nov 1970), mar. 20 Oct 1910 Hon Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert MP (b. 3 Apr 1880; d. 26 Sep 1923), 1st son of Henry Howard Molyneux [Herbert], 4th Earl of Carnarvon, by his second wife and cousin Elizabeth Catharine Howard, 1st dau. of Henry Howard, of Greystoke Castle, co. Cumberland, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 6 Jul 1903

created

8 Nov 1884 Baron de Vesci, of Abbey Leix in Queen's County

suc. by

nephew

note

Lieut, Coldstream Guards 1863, Capt 1866, adjutant 1871, Lt Col 1876, retired 1883; Lord Lieutenant of Queen's County 1883-1900; on his death the Barony of De Vesci became extinct

 

Ivo Richard Vesey, 5th Viscount de Vesci

born

15 Dec 1881

mar. (1)

24 Apr 1906 (div. 1919) Georgiana Victoria Wellesley (d. 22 Apr 1930), only dau. of Gerald Edward Wellesley, by his wife Ada Hamilton Martin, 3rd dau. of John Martin, of The Upper Hall, Ledbury

mar. (2)

15 May 1920 Frances Lois Parsons (widow of Richard Edward [Parsons], 5th Earl of Rosse;  d. 1984), 2nd dau. of Sir Cecil Edmund Lister-Kaye, 4th Bt., by his wife Lady Beatrice Adeline Pelham-Clinton, 1st dau. of Henry Pelham Alexander [Pelham-Clinton], 6th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme

died

s.p. 16 Aug 1958

suc. by

nephew

 

John Eustace [Vesey], 6th Viscount de Vesci

born

25 Feb 1919

mar.

20 May 1950 Susan Anne Armstrong-Jones (d. 1986), sister of Antony Charles Robert [Armstrong-Jones], 1st Earl of Snowdon, and only dau. of Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones MBE, of Plas Dinas, Llanwnda, co. Caernarvon, by his first wife Anne Messel, only dau. of Lt Col Leonard Charles Rudolph Messel OBE, of Cuckfield, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon Thomas Eustace Vesey, later 7th Viscount de Vesci

1. Hon Emma Frances Vesey (b. 17 Mar 1951), mar. 1986 Norman Zalkind, of 186 Highland Avenue, Newtonville, Massachusetts, USA, and has issue

2. Hon Catherine Anne Vesey (b. 19 May 1953), mar. 1984 Bruno Cretton, and has issue

died

13 Oct 1983

suc. by

son

 

Thomas Eustace [Vesey], 7th Viscount de Vesci

born

8 Oct 1955

mar.

5 Sep 1987 Sita-Maria Arabella de Breffny, dau. of Brian de Breffny, of Castletown Cox, co. Kilkenny, by his wife Maharaj Kumari Jotsna Devi, dau. of HH Maharajadhiraja Bahadur Sir Uday Chand Mahtab of Burdwan KCIE

children

1. Hon Damian Brian John Vesey, not in succession to the Viscountcy (b. 1985)

2. Hon Oliver Ivo Vesey (b. 16 Jul 1991)

1. Hon Cosima Frances Vesey (b. 1988)

 

Last updated 8 Jan 2012

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Titles:

7th Viscount de Vesci, of Abbey Leix in Queen's County

(Ireland, let. pat. 19 Jul 1776)

8th Baron Knapton

(Ireland, let. pat. 10 Apr 1750)

9th Baronet

(Ireland, let. pat. 28 Sep 1698)

 

Address:

14 Rumbold Road, London SW6 2JA

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