Cracroft's Peerage
The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage

If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?


| Search this site | Introduction | Contents | The Monarchy | The Peerage | The Baronetage | Untitled Families | Orders of Chivalry | Miscellaneous | Forums | Contact Us | Links |

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Falmouth, Earl of (E, 1664 - 1665)

 

Creation: let.pat. 17 Mar 1663/4

 

Extinct: 3 Jun 1665

 

Family name: Berkeley

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Arms:

Or a Chevron between ten Crosses Pattée Argent a Label of three Points

Crest:

 

Supporters:

 

Motto:

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Charles [Berkeley], 1st Viscount FitzHardinge later 1st Earl of Falmouth

2nd son of Sir Charles Berkeley, of Bruton, co. Somerset (later 2nd Viscount FitzHardinge), by his wife Penelope Godolphin, 2nd dau. of Sir William Godolphin, of Godolphin, co. Cornwall

bapt.

11 Jan 1629/30

mar.

18 Dec 1664 Mary Bagot (b. 1665; mar. (2) Jun 1674 as his first wife Charles [Sackville], 6th Earl of Dorset; d. 12 Sep 1679), dau. of Col Hervey Bagot, of Pipe Hall, co. Warwick, by his first wife Dorothy Arden, sister and cohrss. of Robert Arden, of Pipe Hall, co. Warwick, and dau. of Sir Henry Arden, of Pipe Hall, co. Warwick

only child

1. Lady Mary Berkeley (b. May 1665; dsp. 18 Apr 1693), mar. 2 May 1681 (div. 1684) as his first wife Sir Gilbert Cosins Gerard, 2nd Bt., of Fiskerton, co. Lincoln

died

s.p.m. 3 Jun 1665

created

14 Jul 1663 Baron Berkeley, of Rathdowne in the County of Wicklow, and Viscount FitzHardinge, of Berehaven in the County of Kerry (both in the Peerage of Ireland), with a special remainder, failing his issue male, to his father and the heirs male of his father's body

17 Mar 1663/4 Baron Botetourt, of Langport in the County of Somerset, and Earl of Falmouth (both in the Peerage of England), but with the usual limitation to the heirs male of his body

note

a Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York 1656; knighted 1666; Member of Parliament for New Romney 1661-65; Capt, 2nd Troop of Life Guards 1660/1-65; Lieutenant Governor of Plymouth 1662-65; Keeper of the Privy Purse 1662-65; a Commissioner in Ireland 1663; Envoy to Paris 1664

 

On the death of the 1st Earl of Falmouth the English titles granted in 1664 became extinct and the Irish titles granted in 1663 passed to his father

 

 First written 19 Mar 2003

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

ã Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

"