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Dorset, Duke of (GB, 1708 - 1843)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Jun 1720

 

Extinct: 29 Jul 1843

 

Family name: Sackville

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Arms:

Quarterly Or and Gules over all a Bend Vair

Crest:

Out of a Coronet composed of eight Fleur-de-lis Or an Estoile of eight points Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Leopard Argent

Motto:

Aut Nunquam Tentes, Aut Perfice

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Lionel Cranfield [Sackville], 7th Earl of Dorset later 1st Duke of Dorset, KG PC

only son of Charles [Sackville], 6th Earl of Dorset, by his second wife Lady Mary Compton, 1st dau. by his second wife of James [Compton], 3rd Earl of Northampton

born

18 Jan 1687/8

mar.

Jan 1708/9 Hon Elizabeth Colyear, Maid of Honour to Queen Anne and First Lady of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes to Queen Caroline (d. 12 Jun 1768), dau. and cohrss. of Lt Gen Walter Philip Colyear, brother of David [Colyear], 1st Earl of Portmore

children

1. Lord Charles Sackville, later 2nd Duke of Dorset

2. Lord John Philip Sackville (b. 22 Jun 1713;  d. 3 Dec 1765), mar. 1744 Lady Frances Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, by his first wife Lady Evelyn Pierrepont, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Evelyn [Pierrepont], 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, and had issue:

1a. John Frederick Sackville, later 3rd Duke of Dorset

1a. Lady Mary Sackville (b. 1 Apr 1746;  d. 30 Oct 1778), mar. 30 Aug 1767 Sackville [Tufton], 8th Earl of Thanet, and had issue

3. Lord George Sackville later Sackville-Germain MP PC, cr. 11 Feb 1782 Baron Bolebroke and Viscount Sackville (b. 24 Jan 1715/6;  d. 26 Aug 1785), mar. 3 Sep 1754 Diana Sambrooke (d. 15 Jan 1778), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Sambrooke (brother of Sir Samuel Sambrooke, 3rd Bt.), by his wife Elizabeth Forester, dau. of Sir William Forester MP, of Dothill Park, Salop., by his wife Lady Mary Cecil, 3rd dau. of James [Cecil], 3rd Earl of Salisbury, and had issue:

1a. Charles [Sackville-Germain], 2nd Viscount Sackville, later 5th Duke of Dorset

2a. Hon George Sackville-Germain (b. 7 Dec 1770;  d. 31 May 1836), mar. Dec 1814 Miss Harriet Pierce (d. 18 Apr 1835), and had issue:

1b. Caroline Harriet Sackville-Germain (d. 16 Jan 1908), mar. 2 Jun 1837 William Bruce Stopford later Stopford-Sackville DL, of Drayton House, Thrapston, co. Northampton, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1850 (b. 1 Apr 1806; d. 29 May 1872), 2nd son of Rev Canon Hon Richard Bruce Stopford (by his wife Hon Eleanor Powys, 1st dau. of Thomas [Powys], 1st Baron Lilford), 4th son of James [Stopford], 2nd Earl of Courtown, and had issue

1a. Hon Diana Sackville-Germain (b. 8 Jul 1756;  dsp. 29 Aug 1814), mar. 26 Nov 1777 John [Crosbie], 2nd Earl of Glandore

2a. Hon Elizabeth Sackville-Germain, mar. Henry Arthur Herbert, of Muckruss, co. Kerry

3a. Hon Caroline Sackville-Germain (d. unm. 1789)

1. Lady Anne Sackville (b. c.1710;  d. 23 Mar 1720/1)

2. Lady Elizabeth Sackville (b. c.1712;  dsp. 9 Jun 1729), mar. 6 Dec 1726 as his first wife Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Viscount Weymouth

3. Lady Caroline Sackville (b. 6 Mar 1718;  d. 24 Mar 1775), mar. 27 Jul 1742 Joseph [Damer], 1st Earl of Dorchester, and had issue

died

10 Oct 1765

created

17 Jun 1720 Duke of Dorset

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 29 Jan 1705/6 as 7th Earl of Dorset;  Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1708-12, 1714-17 and 1728-65;  Groom of the Stole and First Lord of the Bedchamber 1714-17;  Knight of the Garter 1714;  Privy Councillor 1714;  Vice Admiral of Kent 1725;  a Lord Justice of the Realm 1725, 1727, 1740, 1743, 1745, 1748 and 1752;  Lord Steward of the Household 1725-30 and 1737-45;  Lord High Steward of England for the Coronation of George II 1727; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1730-37 and 1751-55;  Lord President of the Council 1744/5-51;  Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1746-65;  Master of the Horse 1755-57;  

 

Charles [Sackville], 2nd Duke of Dorset, PC

born

6 Feb 1710/11

mar.

30 Oct 1744 Hon Grace Boyle, a Lady of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes to the Princess of Wales 1743-63 (d. 10 May 1763), only dau. and hrss. of Richard [Boyle], 2nd Viscount Shannon, by his second wife Grace Senhouse, dau. and cohrss. of John Senhouse, of Netherhall, co. Cumberland

died

s.p. 6 Jan 1769

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for East Grinstead 1734-42 and 1761-65, for Sussex 1742-47 and for Old Sarum 1747-54;  a Lord of the Treasury 1743-47;  Master of the Horse to the Prince of Wales 1747-51;  Privy Councillor 1766;  Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1766-69

 

John Frederick [Sackville], 3rd Duke of Dorset, KG PC

born

25 Mar 1745

mar.

4 Jan 1790 Arabella Diana Cope (b. 1767;  mar. (2) 7 Apr 1801 Charles [Whitworth], 1st Earl Whitworth.;  d. 1 Aug 1825), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Cope, 2nd Bt., of Brewerne, co. Oxford, by his wife Catherine Bisshopp, sister of Cecil [Bisshopp], 12th Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, and dau. of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, 7th Bt., of Parham, co. Sussex

children

1. Lord George John Frederick Sackville, later 4th Duke of Dorset

1. Lady Mary Sackville (b. 30 Jul 1792; dsp. 20 Jul 1864), mar. 5 Aug 1811 (1) Other Archer [Windsor], 6th Earl of Plymouth, and (2) 25 May 1839 William Pitt [Amherst], 1st Earl Amherst

2. Lady Elizabeth Sackville, suo jure Baroness Buckhurst

died

19 Jul 1799

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Kent 1768-69;  Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1769-97;  Col in the Army 1779;  Privy Councillor 1782;  Capt of the Yeomen of the Guard 1782-83;  Ambassador to Paris 1783-89;  Knight of the Garter 1788;  Lord Steward of the Household 1789-99

 

George John Frederick [Sackville], 4th Duke of Dorset

born

15 Nov 1793

died

14 Feb 1815

suc. by

cousin

 

Charles [Sackville-Germain], 2nd Viscount Sackville later 5th Duke of Dorset, KG PC

born

27 Aug 1767

died

29 Jul 1843

note

Receiver General of Jamaica 1776-1815;  suc. his father 26 Aug 1785 as 2nd Viscount Sackville;  Privy Councillor 1821;  Master of the Horse 1821-27 and 1835;  Knight of the Garter 1826

 

On the death of the 5th Duke of Dorset all his peerages became extinct.

 

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