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Dufferin and Claneboye, Baron (I, 1800)


Creation: let. pat. 31 Jul 1800


Family name: Blackwood




Azure a Fess Or in chief a Crescent Argent between two Mullets of the second and in base a Mascle of the third


On a Cap of Maintenance Gules tuned up Ermine a Crescent Argent


Dexter:  a Lion Gules gorged with a Tressure flory counterflory Or;  Sinister:  an Heraldic Tiger Ermine gorged with a like Tressure Gules


Per Vias Rectas (By straight ways)



Dorcas [Stevenson later Blackwood], suo jure Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye

1st dau. and cohrss. of James Stevenson, of Killyleagh, Co. Down (by his wife Ann Price, dau. of Gen Nicholas Price, of Hollymount), son of Hans Stevenson, by his wife Anne Hamilton, dau. and sole heiress in her issue of James Hamilton, of Neilsbrook, co. Antrim, nephew and eventual heir of James [Hamilton], 1st Viscount Claneboye




May 1751 Sir John Blackwood, 2nd Bt. MP (d. 27 Feb 1799), 1st son and heir of Sir Robert Blackwood, 1st Bt., of Ballyleidy, in the Upper Claneboye, co. Down, by his first wife Joyce Leeson, dau. of Joseph Leeson, of Dublin


1. Robert Blackwood (dvm. in a riding accident 31 Jan 1785)

2. Hon James Stevenson Blackwood, later 2nd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye

3. Rev Hon John Blackwood (b. 9 Oct 1757; dsp. 5 Jan 1833), mar. (1) 1778 Sophia Benson (dsp. 1803), dau,. of Very Rev Hill Benson, Archdeacon of Down, and (2) 4 Jun 1803 Eliza Brice (widow of Col ..... Brice; d. 12 Dec 1860), 1st dau. of Josias Dupré, of Wilton Park, co. Buckingham

4. Hon Hans Blackwood, later 3rd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye

5. Hon Price Blackwood (b. 24 Jan 1760; dsp. 1816), mar. (1) 29 Aug 1787 Louisa Southwell (d. 20 Sep 1802), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Southwell, and (2) 21 Jan 1804 Anne Cox (d. 8 Oct 1836), 2nd dau. of Richard Cox, of Castletown Cox, co. Kilkenny, only son of Most Rev Michael Cox DD, Archbishop of Cashel

6. Hon Leeson Blackwood (dvm. 1804)

7. Vice Admiral Hon Sir Henry Blackwood, 1st Bt. KCB GCH, joined the RN 1781, Signal Midshipman 1790, Lieut 1790, 1st Lieut 17974, Capt 1795, commanded inshore squadron under Nelson in the blockade of Cadiz 1805, Capt of the Fleet 1814, Rear-Admiral 1814, created a Baronet of the United Kingdom 1 Sep 1814, Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Fleet 1819-22, KCB 1819, Vice-Admiral of the Blue 1825, Commander-in-Chief of The Nore 1827-30 (b. 28 Dec 1770; d. 14 Dec 1832), mar. (1) 12 Jan 1795 Jane Mary Crosbie (dsp. 19 Jan 1798), 2nd dau. of Launcelot Crosbie, of Tubrid, co. Kilkenny, and (2) 3 Jun 1799 Eliza Waghorn (d. 30 Oct 1802), 4th dau. of Capt Martin Waghorn RN, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Capt Sir Henry Martin Blackwood, 2nd Bt. RN (b. 11 Jun 1801; d. 7 Jan 1851), mar. 19 Aug 1826 Harriet Louisa Bulkeley (d. 6 Feb 1873), yst. dau. of John Mathew Bulkeley, and had issue:

1b. Lieut Sir Henry Blackwood, 3rd Bt. RN, served on HMS Leander (b. 7 May 1828; d. 26 May 1854)

2b. Capt Sir Francis Blackwood, 4th Bt. RN (b. 11 Nov 1838; d. 20 Jun 1924), mar. (1) 17 Dec 1861 Laura Olivia Palmer (d. 6 Nov 1865), 2nd dau. of Robert Samuel Palmer, of Merrion Square, Dublin, and had issue:

1c. Henry Robert Temple Blackwood (b. 6 Oct 1862; dvp. 3 Jun 1910), mar. 13 Jul 1892 Rebecca Paffard Scullard (mar. (2) 4 Oct 1930 Walter G C Stevenson, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; d. 3 Mar 1953), 1st dau. of John Scullard, of Cosham, co, Hampshire, and had issue:

1d. Sir Henry Palmer Temple Blackwood, 5th Bt. (b. 12 May 1896; dsp. 1 Sep 1948), mar. 12 Aug 1926 Ethel Edith Mary Ratcliffe, dau. of Humphrey Grenfell Ratcliffe, of Penhellis, Deal, co. Kent

2d. Sir Francis Elliot Temple Blackwood, 6th Bt. (b. 11 Mar 1901; dsp. 1979), mar. 1921 Lillian MacGougan, dau. of H Fulton MacGougan, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1d. Laura Temple Blackwood (b. 24 Apr 1893), mar. 1912 Walter David Geoghegan, of Blenheim Court, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and had issue

1c. Laura Gwendoline Blackwood (d. 18 Apr 1967), mar. 30 Jun 1887 Rev Louis Henry Bradford, Rector of Hunton, Maidstone, co. Kent (d. 1920), and had issue

Sir Francis Blackwood mar, (2) 10 Aug 1871 Dorothy Frances Quicke (d. 14 Apr 1919), 1st dau. of Rev Edward Henry Quicke, Rector of Newton St Cyres, co. Devon, Member of the Australian House of Representatives, and had issue:

2c. Capt Francis Edward Blackwood (b, 21 Aug 1874; k. in action vp. in Northern Nigeria 14 Feb 1906)

3c. Capt Maurice Baldwin Raymond Blackwood DSO RN (b. 22 Sep 1882; das. 26 Aug 1941), mar. 16 Jan 1915 Dorothea Edwards (d. 27 Nov 1967), dau. of Hon G Bertrand Edwards, of Huon Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and had issue:

1d. Sir Francis George Blackwood, 7th Bt., later 10th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye

2d. Cdr George Blackwood OBE DSC (b. 1920), mar. 1950 Diana Flint, dau. of Lt Col A L A Flint, of Maidenhead, co. Berkshire, and has issue

3d. Capt Henry Blackwood, of 37 The Crescent, Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia, Capt merchant marine (b. 1922), mar. 1948 Kathryn Rankin, dau. of Donald Thomas Rankin, of Westwood, West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue

1d. Mary Blackwood (b. 11 Nov 1917), mar. (1) 1940 P/O John Frankcomb RAAF (k. on active service 1942), and (2) 1945 S/Ldr Edward Lister Ifould DSO DFC RAAF (d. 1981), and has issue by both husbands

4c. Neville Foster Blackwood (b. 26 Oct 1884; d. 25 Apr 1964), mar. 26 Nov 1919 Kathleen Nelly Mosenthal (d. 18 Jun 1959), dau. of Henry Sidney Mosenthal, and had issue

2c. Ida Dorothy Blackwood (b. c. 1872; d. 26 May 1968), mar. 12 Jul 1898 Capt Cordell William Firebrace JP, of Elmstone Court, co. Kent (d. 14 Apr 1934), only son of Robert Tarver Firebrace JP, and had issue

3b. Percy Blackwood, Colonial Secretary for Tobago (b. 18 May 1840; d. 1 Jun 1866)

Vice Admiral Sir Henry Blackwood mar. (3) 9 May 1808 Harriet Gore (d. 5 May 1851), dau. of Francis Gore, Governor of Grenada, and had issue:

2a. Arthur Johnstone Blackwood, Gentleman Usher to Queen Victoria (b. 25 Apr 1808; d. 2 Jan 1874), mar. 2 Mar 1830 Cecilia Georgiana Wright (widow of John Wright, of Lenton Hall, co. Nottingham, and had issue

3a. Capt Francis Price Blackwood RN (b. 25 May 1809; d. 18...), mar. 12 Oct 1848 Jemima Sarah Strode (d. 1870), dau. of James Cranborne Strode, and had issue

1a. Harriette Blackwood, mar. 7 Sep 1841 as his second wife Robert George Cecil Fane, a Commissioner of the Court of Bankruptcy (b. 8 May 1796; d. 4 Oct 1864), 7th son of Hon Henry Fane MP (by his wife Anne Batson, dau. of Edward Buckley Batson, of Avon Tyrrell, co. Hampshire), 2nd son of Thomas [Fane], 8th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

1. Hon Anne Blackwood (d. Sep 1827), mar. (1) Feb 1777 Very Rev John Ryder, Dean of Lismore (dsp. 1790) ,and (2) 1796 Rev James Jones, Rector of Urney, 3rd son of Rt Hon Theophilus Jones MP, of Headfort

2. Hon Sophia Blackwood (d. 21 Jan 1837), mar. 1803 James Green

3. Hon Dorcas Blackwood (d. 30 Jul 1818), mar. 1799 Capt P V Venault de Charmilly

4. Hon Margaret Catherine Blackwood (d. 5 Apr 1846), mar. 11 Jun 1788 Sir George Dallas, 1st Bt., of Petsall, co. Stafford, and had issue


8 Feb 1807 (bur. in St Marylebone, co. Middlesex)


31 Jul 1800 Baroness Dufferin and Claneboye, of Ballyleidy and Killyleagh in the County of Down, with remainder to the heirs male of her body by her deceased husband, Sir John Blackwood

suc. by



James Stevenson [Blackwood], 2nd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye


8 Jul 1755


15 Nov 1801 Hon Anne Dorothea Foster (b. c. 1773; d. 28 Mar 1865), dau. of John [Foster], 1st Baron Oriel, by his wife Margaretta Amelia Burgh, suo jure Viscountess Ferrard, dau. of Thomas Burgh, of Bert, co. Kildare


s.p. 8 Aug 1836 (bur. at Killyleagh, co. Down)

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Killyleagh 1788-1800, for Helston (Tory) 1807-12 and for Aldeburgh 1812-18; suc. his father 27 Feb 1799 as 3rd Baronet of Ballyleidy; Sheriff of co. Down 1804; a Governor of co. Down 1808-31; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1820-36; Militia ADC to King William IV 1830-36


Hans [Blackwood], 3rd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye


Oct 1758

mar. (1)

19 Jun 1784 Mehetabel Hester Temple (d. 7 Feb 1798), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Robert Temple, of Fen Hills, Boston, USA, by his wife Harriet Shirley, 4th dau. of Lt Gen William Shirley

children by first wife

1. Capt Robert Temple Blackwood (b. 13 Jul 1788; k. in action vp. at the Battle of Waterloo 1815)

2. Hans Blackwood (b. 28 Sep 1792; dvp. unm.)

3. Hon Price Blackwood, later 4th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye

1. Hon Henrietta Blackwood, mar. Apr 1807 William Stewart Hamilton, of Brown's Hall, co. Donegal

mar. (2)

8 Jul 1801 Elizabeth Finlay (b. c. 1778; d. Jul 1843), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Henry Finlay, of Gennetts, co. Meath, by his wife Mary Anne Stear, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Stear, of Ginnets, co. Meath

children by second wife

4. Rev Hon William Stear Blackwood, Vicar of Ballinderry, co. Armagh (b. 27 Apr 1802; d. 28 May 1874), mar. 24 Mar 1832 Elizabeth Hamilton (d. 25 Sep 1877), dau. of Robert Hamilton, of Clonailla, co. Dublin, and had issue

5. Capt Hon Henry Stevenson Blackwood (b. 4 Aug 1819; dsp. 25 Oct 1865), mar. 25 Apr 1857 Lady Emelia Capel (dsp. 29 May 1892), sister of Arthur Algernon [Capel later Capell], 6th Earl of Essex, and 8th dau. of  Hon John Thomas Capel (by his wife Lady Caroline Paget, 1st dau. of Henry [Bayley later Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge), 2nd son by his second wife of William Ann Holles [Capell later Capel], 4th Earl of Essex

2. Hon Marianne Blackwood (d. 22 Feb 1845), mar. 15 Oct 1831 Ven Walter Bishop Mant, son of Rt Rev ..... Mant DD, Bishop of Down and Connor

3. Hon Elizabeth Dorcas Blackwood (d. 24 Jun 1898), mar. 26 Jul 1839 Vice Admiral James Hamilton Ward RN (b. 23 Dec 1802; d. 16 Jun 1873), 2nd son of Col Hon Robert Ward (by his second wife Louisa Jane Symes, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Rev Abraham Symes DD), 3rd son of Bernard [Ward], 1st Viscount Bangor, and had issue

4. Hon Sophia Louisa Blackwood (d. 1842), mar. (1) 5 Jan 1832 Hans Hamilton (d. 1833), and (2) 1837 Capt Alexander Grant EICS, son of James Grant, of Corrymony, and had issue by her first husband

5. Hon Henrietta Catherine Blackwood (d. 16 Nov 1891), mar. (1) 20 Feb 1841 Rev Hon Thomas Clotworthy Skeffington (b. 1819; d. 20 Dec 1862), 4th son of Thomas Henry [Foster later Skeffington], 2nd Viscount Ferrard, by his wife Lady Harriet Skeffington, suo jure Viscountess Massereene, and (2) 18 Mar 1869 Edwin Arnold, of Yiewsley, and had issue by her first husband

6. Hon Anne Dorothea Blackwood (d. 17 Oct 1862), mar. 1 Mar 1842 David Stewart Ker MP, of Montalto, co. Down, 1st son of David Ker, of Portavo


18 Nov 1839

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament for Killyleagh 1799-1800; a Commissioner of Audit for Ireland 1813-32


Price [Blackwood], 4th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye


6 May 1794


4 Jul 1825 Helen Selina Sheridan (b. 1807; mar. (2) 13 Oct 1862 Lord George Hay, styled Earl of Gifford;  d. 13 Jun 1867; bur. at Friern Barnet, co. Middlesex), 1st dau. of Thomas Sheridan (by his wife Caroline Henrietta Callandar, dau. of Col James Callandar, of Carigforth, co. Stirling, later Sir James Campbell of Ardkinglas, Bt.), 1st son of Rt Hon Richard Brinsley Sheridan MP

only child

1. Hon Frederick Temple Blackwood later Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, later 5th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye later 1st Earl of Dufferin later 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava


21 Jul 1841

suc. by



joined the Navy 1808 and reached the rank of Capt by 1823


Frederick Temple [Blackwood later Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], 5th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye later 1st Earl of Dufferin later 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, KP GCB GCSI GCMG GCIE PC


22 Jan 1850 Baron Claneboye, of Claneboye in the County of Down

13 Nov 1871 Viscount Claneboye, of Claneboye in the County of Down, and Earl of Dufferin

17 Nov 1888 Earl of Ava, in the Province of Burma, and Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, in the County of Down and in the Province of Burma


The Barony of Dufferin and Claneboye was held by the 1st Earl of Dufferin from 13 Nov 1871 until 17 Nov 1888 and by the Marquesses of Dufferin and Ava from that date until 29 May 1988, when on the death of Sheridan Frederick Terence [Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], 5th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, 9th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye, etc., the Marquessate of Dufferin and Ava became extinct and the Barony of Dufferin and Claneboye was inherited by his fourth cousin once removed,


Francis George [Blackwood], 10th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye


20 May 1916


1941 Margaret Kirkpatrick (d. 1999), dau. of Hector Kirkpatrick, of Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia


1. Hon John Francis Blackwood, later 11th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye

2. Hon Peter Maurice Blackwood, of 2 Hawkins Court, Alice Springs, Northern Territories, Australia (b. 1950), mar. 1979 Kay Lynette Winkle, dau. of William Maurice Winkle, of Brisbane, and had issue

1. Hon Angela Margaret Blackwood (b. 1942), mar. 19 Jan 1965 Clifton Elliott Barker, of 141 Campbell Drive, Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue



suc. by



John Francis [Blackwood], 11th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye


18 Oct 1944


1971 (Annette) Kay Greenhill, dau. of Harold Greenhill, of Seaforth, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


1. Hon Francis Senden Blackwood (b. 6 Jan 1979)

1. Hon Freya Jodie Blackwood (b. 1 Sep 1975)


Last updated 18 May 2017




11th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye, of Ballyleidy and Killyleagh in the County of Down

(Ireland, let. pat. 31 Jul 1800)

12th Baronet, styled "of Ballyleidy"

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Jul 1763)

8th Baronet, styled "of The Navy"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 1 Sep 1814)



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