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Enniskillen, Earl of (I, 1789)

 

Creation: let. pat. 18 Aug 1789

 

Family name: Cole

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Arms:

Azure a Bull passant Sable armed and unguled Or within a Bordure of the second charged with eight Bezants on a sinister Canton per pale Gules and Azure a Harp Gold stringed of the field

Crest:

A Demi Dragon wings inverted Vert langued Gules holding in the dexter claw a Dart Or headed and feathered Argent and in the sinister claw an Escutcheon Gold

Supporters:

On either side a Dragon reguardant Vert each holding a Dart Or

Motto:

Deum Cole, Regem Serva (Worship God, honour the King)

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William Willoughby [Cole], 2nd Baron Mountflorence later 1st Viscount Enniskillen later 1st Earl of Enniskillen

1st son of John [Cole], 1st Baron Mountflorence, by his wife Elizabeth Montgomery, dau. of Hugh Willoughby Montgomery, of Carrow, co. Fermanagh

born

1736

mar.

3 Nov 1763 Anne Lowry-Corry (b. 24 Jun 1742; d. Sep 1802), sister of Armar [Lowry-Corry], 1st Earl Belmore, and 2nd dau. of Galbraith Lowry later Lowry-Corry MP, of Ahenis, co. Fermanagh, by his wife Sarah Corry, 2nd dau. and event. cohrss. of Col John Corry MP, of Castle Coole, co. Fermanagh

children

1. Hon John Willoughby Cole, later 2nd Earl of Enniskillen

2. General Hon Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole GCB, Governor of Gravesend and Tilbury, Mauritius and Cape of Good Hope (b. 1 May 1772; d. 4 Oct 1842), mar. 15 Jun 1815 Lady Frances Harris (d. 1 Nov 1847), 2nd dau. of James [Harris], 1st Earl of Malmesbury, and had issue

3. Very Rev Hon William Montgomery Cole, Dean of Waterford (d. 1804)

4. Hon Arthur Henry Cole MP (b. 28 Jun 1780; d. 1844)

5. Henry Cole (dvp. an infant)

1. Lady Sarah Cole (d. 14 Mar 1833), mar. 1790 Owen Wynne MP

2. Lady Elizabeth Anne Cole (d. 1807), mar. 1788 Col Richard Magennis (d. 6 Mar 1831), and had issue

3. Lady Anne Cole

4. Lady Florence Cole (b. c.1799; d. 1 Mar 1862), mar. 1797 Blaney Townley Balfour, of Townley Hall, co. Louth (d. 22 Dec 1856)

5. Lady Henrietta Frances Cole (b. 22 Jun 1784; d. 2 Jul 1848), mar. 20 Jul 1805 Thomas Philip [Robinson later Weddell later De Grey], 2nd Earl de Grey, and had issue

died

22 May 1803

created

20 Jul 1776 Viscount Enniskillen, of Enniskillen in the County of Fermanagh

18 Aug 1789 Earl of Enniskillen

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Enniskillen 1761-67; suc. his father 30 Nov 1767 as 2nd Baron Mountflorence; Custos Rotulorum of co. Fermanagh 1769-1803

 

John Willoughby [Cole], 2nd Earl of Enniskillen, KP

born

23 Mar 1768

mar.

15 Oct 1805 Lady Charlotte Paget (b. 26 Oct 1781; d. 26 Jan 1817), sister of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey, and 4th dau. of Henry [Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge, by his wife Jane Champagne, 1st dau. of Very Rev Arthur Champagne, Dean of Clonmacnoise

children

1. Hon William Willoughby Cole, later 3rd Earl of Enniskillen

2. Lt Col Hon Henry Arthur Cole, Member of Parliament for Enniskillen 1844-51 and Fermanagh 1855-80 (b. 14 Feb 1809; d. 2 Jul 1890)

3. Hon John Lowry Cole, Member of Parliament for Enniskillen (b. 8 Jun 1813; d. 28 Nov 1882)

4. Hon Lowry Balfour Cole (b. 1815; d. 1818)

1. Lady Jane Anne Louisa Florence Cole (d. 1891)

died

31 Mar 1840

created

11 Aug 1815 Baron Grinstead, of Grinstead in the County of Wiltshire (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co Fermanagh 1790-1800 and (Tory) 1801-03; a Governor and Custos Rotulorum of co. Fermanagh 1803-40; Lord Lieutenant of Co. Fermanagh 1831-40; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1804-40; Knight of St Patrick 1810

 

William Willoughby [Cole], 3rd Earl of Enniskillen

born

25 Jan 1807

mar. (1)

16 Jan 1844 Jane Casamaijor (b. 16 Jun 1815; d. 13 May 1855), 1st dau. of James Archibald Casamaijor HEICS, by his wife Mary Christian Paterson, dau. of Col Thomas Paterson

children by first wife

1. Hon John Willoughby Michael Cole, styled Viscount Cole (b. 16 Dec 1844; dvp. 15 Apr 1850)

2. Hon Lowry Egerton Cole, later 4th Earl of Enniskillen

3. Hon Arthur Edward Casamaijor Cole (b. 9 Mar 1851; d. 17 Aug 1908), mar. 24 Apr 1877 Adelaide Blackwood (d. 20 Mar 1938), yst. dau. of James Blackwood, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and had issue

1. Lady Charlotte Jane Cole (d. 3 Sep 1933), mar. 1 Dec 1874 James Hugh Smith-Barry (d. 30 Jul 1927), yr. brother of Arthur Hugh Smith [Barry], 1st Baron Barrymore, and son of James Hugh Smith Barry, of Marbury, co. Chester, and Fota Island, co. Cork, by his wife Eliza Jacson, 1st dau. of Capt Shalcross Jacson, of Newton Bank, co. Chester, and had issue

2. Lady Florence Mary Cole (b. 5 Aug 1849; d. 23 Mar 1924), mar. 28 Dec 1870 John Henry [Crichton], 4th Earl Erne, and had issue

3. Lady Alice Elizabeth Cole (d. 25 Aug 1931), mar. 30 Jun 1891 as his second wife Rt Hon (Anthony) Evelyn Melbourne Ashley-Cooper later Ashley MP, of Classiebawn, Mullaghmore, co. Sligo, and Broadlands, Romsey, co. Hampshire, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies 1882-85 (b. 24 Jul 1836; d. 15 Nov 1907), 4th son of Anthony [Ashley-Cooper], 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by his wife Lady Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper, 1st dau. of Peter Leopold Lewis Francis [Cowper], 5th Earl Cowper, and had issue

4. Lady Jane Evelyn Cole (d. 19 Mar 1931)

mar. (2)

5 Sep 1865 Hon Mary Emma Brodrick (b. 20 Feb 1826; dsp. 25 May 1896), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Brodrick], 6th Viscount Midleton, by his wife Hon Emma Stapleton, 3rd dau. of Thomas [Stapleton], 15th Baron le Despencer

died

12 Nov 1886

suc. by

son by first wife

note

FRS 1829; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for co. Fermanagh 1831-40

 

Lowry Egerton [Cole], 4th Earl of Enniskillen, KP

born

21 Dec 1845

mar.

12 Jul 1869 Charlotte Marion Baird (b. 12 Apr 1852; d. 30 Jan 1937), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Douglas Baird, of Closeburn, co. Dumfries, by his wife Charlotte Acton, only dau. of Capt Henry Acton

children

1. Hon William Willoughby Cole (b. 26 Jun 1870; dvp. 28 Jun 1870)

2. Hon John Henry Michael Cole, later 5th Earl of Enniskillen

3. Hon Galbraith Lowry Egerton Cole (b. 8 Mar 1881 ; d. 6 Oct 1929), mar. 7 Dec 1917 Lady Eleanor Balfour, 2nd dau. of Gerald William [Balfour], 2nd Earl of Balfour, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Edith Bulwer-Lytton, 1st dau. of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton and had issue:

1a. David Lowry Cole, later 6th Earl of Enniskillen

2a. Capt Arthur Gerald Cole, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Enniskillen, of Fairseat, Nairobi, Kenya (b. 15 Nov 1920), mar. 5 Feb 1949 Prudence Tobina Cartwright (b. 19 Apr 1928), only dau. of Algernon Richard Aubrey Cartwright, by his wife Rose Buxton, 5th dau. of John Henry Buxton, of Easneye, Ware, co. Hertford, and Upton House, Cromer, co. Norfolk, and has issue:

1b. Berkeley Arthur Cole, of 115 Battersea Rise, London SW11 (b. 17 Dec 1949), mar. 14 Oct 1978 Hon Cecilia Ridley, 1st dau. of Matthew White [Ridley], 4th Viscount Ridley, by his wife Lady Anne Katherine Gabrielle Lumley, 3rd dau. of Lawrence Roger [Lumley], 11th Earl of Scarbrough, and has issue:

1c. Joshua Berkeley Cole (b. 1986)

2c. Richard David Cole (b. 1991)

2b. Hugh Galbraith Cole (b. 4 Jun 1954)

3b. Richard Lowry Cole (b. 2 Jun 1956), mar. (1) 1977 (div. 1988) Susan Elizabeth Allen, dau. of David Allen, of Nairobi, Kenya, and (2) 1988 (div. 19...) Karen Ingram, dau. of Ernest Robert Victor Ingram, of Chippenham, co. Wiltshire, and has issue by his first wife

1b. Marian Rose Cole (b. 24 Mar 1951), mar. 1979 Bruce Hobson, of Rosslyn Estate, Nairobi, Kenya, and has issue

4. Hon Reginald Berkeley Cole (b. 28 Nov 1882; d. 27 Apr 1925)

1. Lady Charlotte Jane Christian Cole (b. 5 Mar 1872; dvp. 27 Apr 1892)

2. Lady Kathleen Mary Cole (b. 25 Nov 1873; d. 17 Jun 1956), mar. 1 Aug 1903 Lt Col Charles Walter Villiers CBE DSO (b. Sep 1873; d. Sep 1938), 2nd son of Maj Frederick Ernest Villiers by his wife Jane Isabella Baird, dau. and hrss. of Douglas Baird of Closeburn, and had issue

3. Lady Marion Cole (b. 22 Dec 1874; dvp. 30 Dec 1874)

4. Lady Florence Ame Cole (b. 3 Feb 1878; d. 17 May 1914), mar. 11 Jul 1899 as his first wife Hugh [Cholmondeley], 3rd Baron Delamere, and had issue

5. Lady Muriel Augusta Mary Cole (b. 28 Aug 1879; dvp. 21 Apr 1880)

died

28 Apr 1924

suc. by

son

note

an officer in the Rifle Regiment 1865-68; High Sheriff of co. Fermanagh 1870; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Enniskillen 1880-85; Knight of St Patrick 1902

 

John Henry Michael [Cole], 5th Earl of Enniskillen. CMG

born

10 Sep 1876

mar. (1)

11 Apr 1907 (div. 1931) Irene Frances Mundy (d. 15 Aug 1937), 1st dau. of Alfred Edward Miller Mundy, of Shipley Hall, co. Derby, by his second wife Catherine Louisa Cradock-Hartopp, 3rd dau. of Capt Sir John Cradock-Hartopp, 4th Bt.

children by first wife

1. Lieut Hon Michael Galbraith Lowry Cole, styled Viscount Cole (b. 25 Nov 1921 ; dvp. 26 Aug 1956)

1. Lady Ann Florence Cole (b. 12 Dec 1910), mar. 5 Jul 1935 (div. 1950) Sir Jack James KCVO CB, son of Clement Fletcher James, and has issue

2. Lady Frances Jane Cole (b. 16 Dec 1914), mar. 10 Jul 1954 as his second wife G/Capt Henry Ivan Hanmer DFC RAF (b. 5 Feb 1893; d. 1984), and has issue

3. Lady Kathleen Irene Cole (b. 17 May 1919; d. 2 Jul 1976), mar. (1) 3 Jul 1940 (div. 1948) Capt Desmond Ralph Lloyd Verney, yst. son of Sir Harry Lloyd Verney GCVO, and (2) 21 Jul 1948 Tadeusz Borkowski, son of Romuald Borkowski, of Warsaw, Poland

mar. (2)

4 May 1932 Mary Cicely Syers (widow of Maj Thomas Syers;  d. 18 Jul 1963), dau. of Hugh Nevill

died

19 Feb 1963

suc. by

nephew

note

served in the South African War 1899-1902 as Lieut, 7th Hussars, and in World War I 1914-18 as Major, North Irish Horse

 

David Lowry [Cole], 6th Earl of Enniskillen, MBE

born

10 Sep 1918

mar. (1)

31 Jul 1940 (div. 1955) Sonia Mary Syers (d. 1982), dau. of Maj Thomas Syers, by his wife Mary Cicely Nevill, dau. of Hugh Nevill

children by first wife

1. Hon Andrew John Galbraith Cole, later 7th Earl of Enniskillen

1. Lady Linda Mary Cole (b. 26 Mar 1944), mar. 29 Aug 1975 as his second wife Sir Richard James Kay Muir, 4th Bt., of Park House, Blair Drummond, co. Perth, and has issue

mar. (2)

7 May 1955 Nancy Henderson MacLennan, dau. of Dr John Alexander MacLennan, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

died

30 May 1989

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Andrew John Galbraith [Cole], 7th Earl of Enniskillen

born

28 Apr 1942

mar.

3 Oct 1964 Sarah Frances Caroline Edwards, only dau. of Maj Gen John Keith Edwards CBE DSO MC, of Nairobi, Kenya

children

1. Lady Amanda Mary Cole (b. 4 May 1966)

2. Lady Emma Frances Cole (b. 14 Feb 1969)

3. Lady Lucy Caroline Cole (b. 8 Dec 1970)

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Enniskillen is Arthur Gerald Cole, a grandson of the 4th Earl of Enniskillen and uncle of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 21 Aug 2003

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Titles:

7th Earl of Enniskillen

(Ireland, let. pat. 18 Aug 1789)

7th Viscount Enniskillen

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Jul 1776)

8th Baron Mountflorence, of Florence Court

(Ireland, let. pat. 8 Sep 1760)

6th Baron Grinstead, of Grinstead in the County of Wiltshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Aug 1815)

 

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