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Downe, Viscount (I, 1681)

 

Creation: let. pat. 19 Feb 1681

 

Family name: Dawnay

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Arms:

Argent on a Bend cotised Sable three Annulets of the field

Crest:

A Demi Saracen in armour couped at the thighs wreathed about the temples proper holding in the dexter hand a Ring Or stoned azure and in the sinister a Lion's Jamb erased Gold armed Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Or ducally crowned Argent gorged with a Collar cotised Sable charged with three Annulets of the second

Motto:

Timet Pudorem (He fears shame)

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John [Dawnay], 1st Viscount Downe

3rd son of John Dawnay, of Cowick, co. York, by his wife Elizabeth Hutton, dau. of Sir Richard Hutton, of Goldesborough, co. York, Justice of the Common Pleas 1617-39

bapt.

25 Jan 1624/5

mar. (1)

4 Aug 1645 Elizabeth Melton (bur. 21 Feb 1662/3 at Cowick, co. York), dau. of Sir John Melton, Secretary to the Council of the North at York

mar. (2)

after 14 May 1663 Dorothy Johnson (b. c. 1633; bur. 28 May 1709 at Cowick, co. York), dau. of William Johnson, of Wickham, co. Lincoln

only son by second wife

1. Hon Henry Dawnay, later 2nd Viscount Downe

died

1 Oct 1695 (bur. at Snaith, co. York)

created

19 Feb 1680/1 Viscount Downe

suc. by

son by second wife

note

suc. his nephew, Sir Thomas Dawnay, 2nd Br., in the family estates 1644; knighted 1660; Member of Parliament for York 1660 and for Pontefract 1661-81, 1685-87 and 1689-90; attainted by the Irish Parliament of King James II 1689

 

Henry [Dawnay], 2nd Viscount Downe

bapt.

7 Jun 1664

mar.

29 Sep 1685 Mildred Godfrey (b. 22 Mar 1666; bur. 2 Sep 1725 at Snaith, co. York), 1st dau. of William Godfrey, of Thornock, co. Lincoln, by his first wife Mildred Williamson, dau. and cohrss. of Robert Williamson, of Hayton, co. Nottingham

children

1. Hon John Dawnay, Member of Parliament for Pontefract 1713-16 (b. c. 1687; dvp. 12 Aug 1740), mar. Charlotte Louise Pleydell, dau. and hrss. of Robert Pleydell, of Ampney Crucis, co. Gloucester, and had issue:

1a. Henry Pleydell Downe, later 3rd Viscount Downe

2a. John Dawnay, later 4th Viscount Downe

2. Rev Hon Henry Dawnay DD, Prebendary of Canterbury, mar. Catherine Parsons

3. Hon Christopher Dawnay. mar. 26 Aug 1749 ..... Roundell (d. 1769)

4. Hon Godfrey Dawnay, mar. 13 May 1740 Eliza D'Aeth, dau. of Sir Thomas D'Aeth, 1st Bt. MP, of Knowlton, co. Kent, by his first wife Elizabeth Narborough, sister and hrss. of Sir John Narborough, 1st Bt., of Knowlton, co. Kent, and dau. of Admiral Sir John Narborough

1. Hon Mildred Dawnay (bur. 6 Feb 1780 at Ingleby, co. York), mar. 1721 Sir William Foulis, 5th Bt., of Ingleby, co. York, and had issue

2. Hon Dorothy Dawnay (dsp.), mar. (1) Robert Shaftoe, of Whitworth, co. Durham, and (2) Rev Thomas Eden DD, Prebendary of Durham

bur.

21 May 1741 at Snaith, co. York

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Pontefract 1690-95 and for Yorkshire 1698-1700 and 1707-27

 

Henry Pleydell [Dawnay], 3rd Viscount Downe

born

1 Apr 1727

died

9 Dec 1760 (bur. at Duisburg, Germany)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for York 1750-60; FRS 1750; Lord of the Bedchamber to George, Prince of Wales 1751-60; Lt Col, 25th Regiment, and in command of this regiment at the Battle of Minden 1759 and at the Battle of Campen 1760, where he was mortally wounded

 

John [Dawnay], 4th Viscount Downe

born

9 Apr 1728

mar.

20 May 1763 Laura Burton (b. Feb 1740; d. 25 Apr 1812; bur. at Snaith, co. York), only child of William Burton, of Luffenham, co. Rutland, a Commissioner of Excise, by his second wife Elizabeth Pitt, dau. of George Pitt, of Strathfieldsaye, co. Hampshire

children

1. Hon John Christopher Burton Dawnay, later 5th Viscount Downe

2. Hon William Henry Pleydell Dawnay (dvp. an infant)

3. Hon William Henry Dawnay, later 6th Viscount Downe

4. Hon Marmaduke Dawnay later Langley, assumed the name and arms of Langley by Royal Warrant 1824 (b. 26 Jul 1777' d. 1 Oct 1851)

5. Rev Hon Thomas Dawnay (b. 30 May 1779; d. 8 Jan 1850)

1. Hon Lora Dawnay (d. 1781)

2. Hon Catherine Dawnay (d. 9 Jul 1821)

died

21 Dec 1780 (bur. at Snaith, co. York)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Cirencester 1754-68 and for Malton 1768-74

 

John Christopher Burton [Dawnay], 5th Viscount Downe

born

15 Nov 1764

mar. (1)

..... Scott (b. c. 1775; d. 1798), 2nd dau. of Maj John Scott of Balconie, by his wife Margaret Dundas, yst. dau. of Robert Dundas

mar. (2)

9 Dec 1815 Louisa Maria Welstead (b. c. 1780; d. 20 Mar 1867), dau. of George Welstead, of Apsley, co. Sussex

died

s.p. 18 Feb 1832 (bur. at Snaith, co. York)

created

9 Jun 1796 Baron Dawnay, of Cowick in the County of York

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Petersfield 1787-90 and for Wooton Bassett 1790-96; on his death the Barony of Dawnay became extinct

 

Rev William Henry [Dawnay], 6th Viscount Downe

born

20 Aug 1772

mar.

6 Jun 1811 Lydia Heathcote (b. 1773; d. 18 Mar 1848), dau. of John Heathcote, of Connington Castle, co. Huntingdon, by his wife Lydia Moyer, dau. and cohrss. of Benjamin Moyer, of Low Leyton, co. Essex

children

1. Hon William Henry Dawnay, later 7th Viscount Downe

2. Hon Payan Dawnay, of Beningborough Hall, co. York (b. 18 Nov 1815; d. 17 Jun 1891)

1. Hon Lydia Frances Catherine Dawnay (b. c. 1814; d. 22 Jan 1890)

died

23 May 1846

suc. by

son

note

Rector of Sessay and Thormanby, co. York 1798, and of Ashwell, co. Rutland 1803

 

William Henry [Dawnay], 7th Viscount Downe

born

15 May 1812

mar.

25 Jul 1843 Mary Isabel Bagot (b. 28 Apr 1825; mar. (2) 6 Jan 1863 Sidney Leveson Lane, of Baldersby Park, co. York (d. 29 Dec 1910);  d. 14 Apr 1900; bur. at Baldersby, co. York), 4th dau. of Rt Rev Hon Richard Bagot DD, Bishop of Bath and Wells (by his wife Lady Harriet Villiers, dau. of George Busey [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey), 3rd son of William [Bagot], 1st Baron Bagot

children

1. Hon Hugh Richard Dawnay, later 8th Viscount Downe

2. Lt Col Hon Lewis Payn Dawnay JP MP (b. 1 Apr 1846; d. 20 Jul 1910), mar. 6 Jun 1877 Lady Victoria Alexandrina Elizabeth Grey, granted the style and precedence of an Earl's daughter by Royal Warrant 1895 (d. 15 Jun 1922)), sister of Albert [Grey], 4th Earl Grey, and 2nd dau. of Gen Hon Charles Grey (by his wife Caroline Eliza Farquhar, dau. of Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Bt.), 2nd son of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey, by his wife Hon Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby, only dau. of William Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Ponsonby, and had issue

3. Hon Alan Charles Dawnay (b. 15 Jun 1847; dvp. 3 Mar 1853)

4. Hon Guy Cuthbert Dawnay MP DL (b. 26 Jul 1848; d. 22 Feb 1889)

5. Maj Hon Eustace Henry Dawnay JP DL, of West Helserton Hall, co. York (b. 15 Apr 1850; d. 15 Dec 1928), mar. 5 Sep 1883 Lady Evelyn de Vere Capell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1893 (d. 13 Nov 1939), 2nd dau. of Hon Arthur de Vere Capell, styled Viscount Malden (by his wife Emma Martha Meux, 3rd dau. of Sir Henry Meux, 1st Bt., of Theobald's Park, co. Hampshire), 1st son and heir ap. of Arthur Algernon [Capel later Capell], 6th Earl of Essex, by his first wife Lady Caroline Janetta Beauclerk, 3rd dau. by his second wife of William [Beauclerk], 8th Duke of St Albans, and had issue

6. Capt Hon William Frederic Dawnay JP DL (b. 14 Oct 1851; d. 29 Sep 1904), mar. 22 Apr 1875 Lady Adelaide Helen Parker (d. 14 Jul 1941), 2nd dau. of Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme [Parker], 6th Earl of Macclesfield, by his second wife Lady Mary Frances Grosvenor, 2nd dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, and had issue

7. Capt Hon Geoffrey Nicolas Dawnay, of The Lodge, Malton, co. York (b. 13 Dec 1852; d. 31 Dec 1941), mar. 18 Aug 1887 Emily Janie Bulteel (d. 8 Dec 1935), dau. of John Bulteel JP, of Pamflete, co. Devon, and had issue

8. Hon Francis Herbert Dawnay, of Easthorpe Hall, co. York, barrister-at-law (b. 11 Dec 1853; d. 26 Jun 1914)

1. Hon Alice Isabel Dawnay(d. / Oct 1929)

2. Hon Edith Mary Dawnay (d. 15 Jul 1941), mar. 2 Feb 1884 Robert Grant-Suttie (b. 18 Dec 1841; d. 15 Sep 1933), 5th son of Sir George Grant-Suttie of Balgonie, 5th Bt., by his wife Lady Harriet Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas, 7th dau. of Francis [Charteris of Amisfield later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], de jure 4th Earl of March later 6th Earl of Wemyss, and had issue

died

26 Jan 1857

suc. by

son

note

an officer in the Yorkshire Hussars 1834-54; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Rutland 1841-46

 

Hugh Richard [Dawnay], 8th Viscount Downe, KCVO CB CIE

born

20 Jul 1844

mar. (1)

12 Jul 1869 Lady Cecilia Maria Charlotte Molyneux VA (b. 7 Nov 1838; d. 26 May 1910; bur. at Wykeham Abbey, co. York), only dau. of Charles William [Molyneux], 3rd Earl of Sefton, by his wife Mary Augusta Gregge-Hopwood, only dau. of Robert Gregge-Hopwood, of Hopwood Hall, co. Lancaster

children by first wife

1. Hon John Dawnay, later 9th Viscount Downe

2. Capt Hon Hugh Dawnay DSO (b. 19 Sep 1875; dvp. 6 Nov 1914), mar. 28 Apr 1902 Lady Susan de la Poer Beresford (b. 30 Apr 1877;  d. 30 Oct 1947), 2nd dau. of John Henry de la Poer [Beresford], 5th Marquess of Waterford, by his second wife Lady Blanche Elizabeth Adelaide Somerset, only dau. of Henry Charles [Somerset], 8th Duke of Beaufort, and had issue

1. Hon Beryl Dawnay (b. 20 Oct 1873; d. 28 Dec 1950), mar. 11 Jan 1905 Sir Archibald Henry Campbell, of Commonwealth Lodge, Chipperfield, co. Hertford (d. 10 May 1948), son of George Augustus Campbell, of Market House, Brackley, co. Northampton, by his wife Hon Alice Barrington, 1st dau. of Percy [Barrington], 8th Viscount Barrington

2. Hon Norah Dawnay OStJ (b. 15 Oct 1874; d. 27 Jun 1947)

3. Hon Faith Dawnay (b. 25 Dec 1877; d. 15 Jul 1952)

mar. (2)

27 Jul 1911 Florence Faith Dening (mar. (2) 15 Apr 1931 Rev Arthur Maxwell Bury, Vicar of Loose, Maidstone, co. Kent;  d. 23 Jan 1958), dau. of Rev Thomas Henry Dening, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Kilburn, co. York

died

21 Jan 1924

created

24 Jul 1897 Baron Dawnay, of Danby in the North Riding of the County of York

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served in the Zulu Wars as Maj, 2nd Life Guards; on a Garter Mission with the Marquess of Northampton to invest the King of Spain with the Garter 1881; ADC to the Duke of Connaught in India 1884; CIE 1886;  Lt Col commanding 10th Hussars 1887-92; Col 1890; ADC to the Duke of Cambridge when he was Commander-in-Chief 1892-95; Col commanding cavalry brigade at the Curragh 1897-99; ADC to Lord Roberts in South Africa 1899-1900; CB 1900; Brig Gen 1901; Inspector of Remounts in South Africa 1902; Maj Gen (retired) 1902; CVO 1902; KCVO 1902; on Garter Mission to invest the Shah of Persia with the Garter 1903; Col 10th Hussars 1912; served in the First World War 1914-18

 

John [Dawnay], 9th Viscount Downe, CMG DSO DL JP

born

23 May 1872

mar.

24 Jul 1902 Dorothy ffolkes (b. 21 Jun 1876; d. 23 May 1957), only child of Sir William Hovell Browne ffolkes, 3rd Bt., by his wife Emily Charlotte Elwes, dau. of Robert Elwes, of Congham House, co. Norfolk

children

1. Hon Richard Dawnay, later 10th Viscount Downe

2. Maj Hon George William ffolkes Dawnay MC JP (b. 20 Apr 1909; d. 1990), mar. 23 Jul 1945 Rosemary Helen Grosvenor (b. 4 Mar 1918; d. 19 Sep 1969), 2nd dau. of S/Ldr Lord Edward Arthur Grosvenor MC RAF (by his wife Lady Dorothy Margaret Browne, 1st dau. of Valentine Charles [Browne], 5th Earl of Kenmare), 2nd son of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster, by his second wife and second cousin Hon Katherine Caroline Cavendish, 3rd dau. of William George [Cavendish], 2nd Baron Chesham, and had issue

1. Hon Ruth Mary Dawnay (b. 29 Aug 1907; d. 28 Nov 1962), mar. 8 Dec 1937 Archibald Crawford Scott (d. 15 Sep 1965), and had issue

died

1 Dec 1931

suc. by

son

note

served in the South African War 1899-1901 as Capt, 10th Hussars; served in World War I 1914-18 as Staff Officer; Military Secretary to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1918; Maj, Norfolk Yeomanry; Brevet Lt Col

 

Richard [Dawnay], 10th Viscount Downe, OBE

born

16 May 1903

mar.

28 Oct 1928 Margaret Christine Bahnsen (d. 25 Mar 1967), dau. of Christian Bahnsen, of Passaic, New Jersey, USA

children

1. Hon John Christian George Dawnay, later 11th Viscount Downe

2. Hon James Richard Dawnay (b. 8 Sep 1937; d. 1991), mar. 29 Nov 1976 Gillian Portal (former wife of Capt Simon George Melville Portal), yst. dau. of Maj James Cyril Aubrey George Dance MP, of Moreton House, Moreton Morrell, co. Warwick, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Payan Dawnay, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Downe (b. 24 Jul 1978)

died

8 Dec 1965

suc. by

son

note

Page of Honour to King George V 1917-19; OStJ; served in World War II 1939-45; OBE 1945

 

John Christian George [Dawnay], 11th Viscount Downe

born

18 Jan 1935

mar.

16 Sep 1965 Alison Diana Sconce, 1st dau. of Ian Francis Henry Sconce OBE, of Brasted, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Richard Henry Dawnay, later 12th Viscount Downe

1. Hon Sarah Frances Dawnay (b. 2 Apr 1970)

died

15 Mar 2002

suc. by

son

 

Richard Henry [Dawnay], 12th Viscount Downe

born

9 Apr 1967

 

The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Downe is Thomas Payan Dawnay, a grandson of the 10th Viscount Downe and cousin of the present Viscount Downe.

 

 Last updated 28 Mar 2011

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Titles:

12th Viscount Downe

(Ireland, let. pat. 19 Feb 1681)

5th Baron Dawnay, of Danby in the North Riding of the County of York

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Jul 1897)

 

Address:

Wykeham Abbey, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9QS

Tel:  01723 862404

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