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Farnham, Baron (I, 1756)

 

Creation: let. pat. 6 May 1756

 

Family name: Maxwell

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Arms:

Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent a Saltire Sable on a Chief of the first three Pallets of the second (Maxwell);  2nd and 3rd, Barry of six Argent and Gules (Barry)

Crest:

A Buck's Head erased proper

Supporters:

On either side a Buck proper

Motto:

Je Suis PrÍt (I am ready)

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John [Maxwell], 1st Baron Farnham

1st son of Rev Henry Maxwell, of College Hall, co. Armagh, Rector of Derrynoose, co. Antrim, by his wife Anne Stewart, dau. of Col George Stewart, of Culmore, co. Donegal

born

mar.

Jun 1719 Judith Barry (bapt. 15 Dec 1699; d. 5 Apr 1771; bur. in Christ Church, Dublin), dau. and hrss. of James Barry, of Newtown Barry, co. Wexford, Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, by his second wife Anne Meredyth, dau. of Charles Meredyth MP

children

1. Hon Robert Maxwell, later 2nd Baron Farnham later 1st Viscount Farnham later 1st Earl of Farnham

2. Hon Barry Maxwell, later 3rd Baron Farnham later 1st Viscount Farnham later 1st Earl of Farnham

3. Rt Rev Hon Henry Maxwell DD, Bishop of Dromore 1765-66 and of Meath 1766-98 (d. 7 Oct 1798), mar. 1759 Margaret Foster, sister of John [Foster], 1st Baron Oriel, and only dau. of Rt Hon Anthony Foster, of Collon, co. Louth, Lord Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, and had issue:

1a. John Maxwell, later 5th Baron Farnham

2a. Henry Maxwell, later 6th Baron Farnham

died

6 Aug 1759 (bur. in Christ Church, Dublin)

created

6 May 1756 Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan

suc. by

son

note

Prothonotary of the Common Pleas of Ireland 1725-59; Member of Parliament for co. Cavan 1727-56; Sheriff of co Cavan 1739

 

Robert [Maxwell], 2nd Baron Farnham later 1st Viscount Farnham later 1st Earl of Farnham, PC

created

10 Sep 1760 Viscount Farnham

13 May 1763 Earl of Farnham

 

The Barony of Farnham was held by the 1st Viscount Farnham later 1st Earl of Farnham from 10 Sep 1760 until 16 Nov 1779, when on his death the Earldom and Viscountcy of Farnham became extinct and the barony was inherited by his brother,

 

Barry [Maxwell], 3rd Baron Farnham later 1st Viscount Farnham later 1st Earl of Farnham, PC

created

10 Jan 1781 Viscount Farnham

22 Jun 1785 Earl of Farnham

 

The Barony of Farnham was held by the Viscounts Farnham later Earls of Farnham (2nd creation) from 10 Jan 1781 until 23 Jul 1823, when on the death of John James [Maxwell], 2nd Earl of Farnham, 4th Baron Farnham, etc., the Earldom and Viscountcy of Farnham became extinct (again) and the barony was inherited by his cousin,

 

John [Maxwell-Barry], 5th Baron Farnham, PC

born

18 Jan 1767

mar.

4 Jul 1789 Lady Juliana Lucy Annesley (b. c. 1772; d. 10 Oct 1833), 1st dau. of Arthur [Annesley], 1st Earl of Mountnorris, by his first wife Hon Lucy Lyttelton, only dau. by his first wife of George [Lyttelton], 1st Baron Lyttelton

died

s.p. 20 Sep 1838 (bur. at Newtown Barry)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for co. Cavan 1787-88 and (Tory) 1806-23, for Doneraille 1792-67 and for Newtown Limavady 1798-1800; Sheriff of co. Carlow 1795; Privy Councillor [I] 1809; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1825-38

 

Rev Henry [Maxwell], 6th Baron Farnham

born

mar.

5 Sep 1798 Lady Anne Butler (b. 3 Aug 1776; d. 29 May 1831), 1st dau. of Henry Thomas [Butler], 2nd Earl of Carrick, by his wife Sarah Taylor, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Edward Taylor, of Askeaton

children

1. Hon Henry Maxwell, later 7th Baron Farnham

2. Hon Somerset Richard Maxwell, later 8th Baron Farnham

3. Lieut John Barry Maxwell (b. 16 May 1807; dvp. 2 Mar 1833)

4. Charles Robert Maxwell (b. 1808; dvp. 17 Apr 1824)

5. Hon Edward William Maxwell (b. 1812; d. Dec 1838)

6. Hon James Pierce Maxwell, later 9th Baron Farnham

7. Hon Richard Thomas Maxwell, of Fortland, co. Cavan (b. 19 Feb 1815; d. 22 Jan 1874), mar. 7 Mar 1848 Charlotte Anne Elrington (d. 1 Mar 1910), 2nd dau. of Rev Henry Preston Elrington DD, Rector of Templeshambo and Precentor of Ferns, and had issue:

1a. Somerset Henry Maxwell, later 10th Baron Farnham

2a. Col Hon Henry Edward Maxwell DSO JP DL, of Arley, Mountnugent, co. Cavan, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1897, served in Boer War 1899-1902, High Sheriff of Cavan 1910 (b. 27 Nov 1857; d. 2 Mar 1919), mar. 10 Aug 1887 Edith Augusta Emily Cosby (d. 3 Feb 1944), dau. of Col Robert Godolphin Cosby, of Stradbally Hall, Queen's County, and had issue

1a. Hon Isabella Sarah Maxwell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1897 (d. 15 May 1902), mar. 11 Apr 1894 James Hugh Moore Garrett, of Corrie Wood, Castlewellan, co. Down

2a. Harriet Elizabeth Maxwell (d. 19 Nov 1875)

3a. Hon Anna Frances Maxwell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1897 (d. 5 Apr 1937), mar. 15 Apr 1885 Thomas Cosby Burrowes, of Lismore, Crossdoney, co. Cavan (d. 20 Feb 1925), and had issue

8. Hon Robert Thomas Maxwell RN (b. 1817; d. 1841)

9. Hon William George Maxwell (b. 1821; d. 12 Apr 1876)

1. Hon Sarah Juliana Maxwell (d. 17 Dec 1870), mar. 18 Mar 1828 Col Alexander Saunderson MP, of Castle Saunderson, co. Cavan

2. Hon Harriet Margaret Maxwell (d. 4 Jul 1880), mar. (1) 14 Feb 1826 Edward Southwell [Ward], 3rd Viscount Bangor, and (2) 4 Oct 1841 Maj Andrew Nugent, of Portaferry, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Anne Maxwell (d. Dec 1857), mar. 17 Oct 1836 W M Bayly, of Annamult, co. Kilkenny (d. 1840)

died

19 Oct 1838

suc. by

son

 

Henry [Maxwell], 7th Baron Farnham, KP

born

9 Aug 1799

mar.

3 Dec 1828 Hon Anne Frances Esther Stapleton (b. 15 Apr 1805; dsp.following a railway accident 20 Aug 1868; bur. at Abergele, North Wales), 6th dau. of Thomas [Stapleton], 15th Baron le Despencer, by his wife Elizabeth Eliot, dau. of Samuel Eliot, of Antigua

died

s.p. following a railway accident 20 Aug 1868 (bur. at Abergele, North Wales)

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for co. Cavan 1824-38; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1839-68; Knight of St Patrick 1845

 

Somerset Richard [Maxwell], 8th Baron Farnham

born

18 Oct 1803

mar. (1)

30 May 1839 Dorothea Pennefather (d. 30 Nov 1861), 3rd dau. of Richard Pennefather, one of the Barons of the Irish Exchequer, by his wife Jane Bennett, 1st dau. of John Bennett, a Justice of the King's Bench of Ireland

mar. (2)

31 mar 1864 Mary Anne Delap (b. c. 1809; d. 1 Nov 1873), dau. of Samuel Delap, of Monellen, co. Donegal, by his wife Susannah Bennett, yst dau. of John Bennett, a Justice of the King's Bench of Ireland

died

s.p. 4 Jun 1884

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Cavan 1839-40; Sheriff of co. Carlow 1842 and of co. Cavan 1844

 

James Pierce [Maxwell], 9th Baron Farnham

born

1813

died

26 Oct 1896 (bur. at Cavan)

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for co. Cavan 1843-65; an Army officer, severely wounded in the Crimean War; Lt Col, 97th Foot; suc. his kinsman 4 Dec 1885 as 11th Baronet of Calderwood

 

Somerset Henry [Maxwell later Maxwell of Calderwood], 10th Baron Farnham

born

7 Mar 1849

mar.

5 Aug 1875 Lady Florence Jane Taylour (b. 21 Jun 1855; d. 16 Aug 1907 ; bur. at Kilmore, co. Cavan), 5th dau. of Thomas [Taylour], 3rd Marquess of Headfort, by his first wife Amelia Thompson, only child of William Thompson MP, of Underley Hall, co. Westmorland

children

1. Hon Barry Somerset Maxwell (b. 6 Aug 1876; dvp. 20 Sep 1897)

2. Hon Arthur Kenlis Maxwell, later 11th Baron Farnham

3. Hon Edward Saunderson John Maxwell (b. 20 Nov 1889; d. 6 Sep 1907)

4. Vice Admiral Hon Sir Denis Crichton Maxwell KCB CBE RN, Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet 1950-53 (b. 26 Sep 1892; d. 16 Jan 1970), mar. 11 Jul 1923 Theodora Mary Hickling (d. 1986), dau. of Arthur Hickling, of The Old Hall, Wing, co. Rutland, and had issue

1. Hon Zoe Emma Maxwell (b. 29 Jul 1881; d. 24 Nov 1968)

2. Hon Stella Frances Maxwell (b. 19 Sep 1886; d. 11 Dec 1966)

died

22 Nov 1900 (bur. from Farnham, co. Cavan)

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, 98th Foot; Hon Maj, 4th Battalion Irish Fusiliers; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1898-1900; Lord Lieutenant of co. Cavan 1900; matriculated name and arms as Maxwell of Calderwood with Lyon Office 1900

 

Arthur Kenlis [Maxwell of Calderwood], 11th Baron Farnham, DSO

born

2 Oct 1879

mar.

8 Oct 1903 Aileen Selina Coote (b. 16 Oct 1878; d. 1 Feb 1964), 2nd dau. of Charles Purdon Coote, of Ballyclough Castle and Bearforest, co. Cork, by his wife Harriette Louisa Maxwell, 4th dau. of Robert Perceval Maxwell, of Finnebrogue and Groomsport, co. Down, and Moore Hill, co. Waterford

children

1. Lt Col Hon Somerset Arthur Maxwell, Member of Parliament for King's Lynn 1935-42 (b. 20 Jan 1905; dvp. Dec 1942), mar. 15 Oct 1930 (Angela) Susan Roberts (mar. (2) 20 Oct 1944 Lt Cmdr Henry Harrison Proctor USNR;  mar. (3) 7 Dec 1950 Lt Col Edward Remington-Hobbs DSO OBE;  d. 10 Apr 1953), only dau. of Capt Marshall Owen Roberts, of Grosvenor Square, London, and had issue:

1a. Barry Owen Somerset Maxwell, later 12th Baron Farnham

2a. Hon Simon Kenlis Maxwell, later 13th Baron Farnham

1a. Hon Sheelin Virginia Maxwell, granted the style and precedence of the the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1959 (b. 5 Dec 1937), mar. 1 Oct 1959 David Francis Dudley [Knollys], 3rd Viscount Knollys, and has issue

2. Hon Barry Charles William Maxwell (b. 16 Jul 1909; dvp. 22 Apr 1916)

3. Hon Arthur Edward Maxwell (b. 18 Oct 1913; dvp. 13 Apr 1918)

1. Hon Marjory Florence Maxwell (b. 24 Apr 1909 ; dvp. 5 May 1939), mar. 10 Jul 1929 as his first wife Brig Lancelot Merivale Gibbs CVO DSO MC (b. 23 Dec 1889; d. 8 Dec 1966), brother of George Abraham [Gibbs], 1st Baron Wraxall, and 7th son of Maj Antony Gibbs, of Tyntesfield and Charlton, co. Somerset, and had issue

2. Hon Verena Aileen Maxwell (b. 4 Aug 1907; d. 29 May 1995), mar. (1) 3 Feb 1934 Charles Lambert Crawley (d. 24 Jul 1935), yst. son of Kenneth Crawley, of Quarry Hill, Brancepeth, co. Durham, and (2) 12 Feb 1938 as his second wife Maj Sir Mark Vane Milbank, 4th Bt. KCVO, of Barningham Park, Richmond, co. York, and had issue by both husbands

died

5 Feb 1957

suc. by

grandson

note

Lieut, 10th Hussars; served in the South African War 1899-1902; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1908-57; served in World War I 1914-18 as Lt Col, North Irish Horse; taken prisoner by the Germans 1918

 

Barry Owen Somerset [Maxwell of Calderwood], 12th Baron Farnham

born

7 Jul 1931

mar.

19 Jan 1959 (Diana) Marion Gunnis CVO, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II from 1987, 1st dau. of Nigel Eric Murray Gunnis, of Branden, Sissinghurst, co. Kent

died

s.p. 22 Mar 2001

suc. by

brother

note

 

Simon Kenlis [Maxwell of Calderwood], 13th Baron Farnham

born

12 Dec 1933

mar.

5 May 1964 Karol Anne Prior-Palmer (d. 3 Jul 2014), 1st dau. of Maj Gen George Erroll Prior-Palmer CB DSO, of Appleshaw House, Andover, co. Hampshire

children

1. Hon Robin Somerset Maxwell (b. 15 Sep 1965), mar. 1993 Tessa M Shepherd, dau. of David Shepherd, of Stansted, co. Essex, and has issue:

1a. Jamie Maxwell (b. 19...)

2a. Archie George Kenlis Maxwell (b. 20 Oct 1999)

1a. Isabella Maxwell (b. 19...)

2. Hon Mark Erroll Maxwell (b. 30 Jan 1968)

1. Hon Lorna Suzanna Katherine Maxwell (b. 30 Jan 1968)

note

granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1959

 

Last updated 21 Jul 2014

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Titles:

12th Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan

(Ireland, let. pat. 6 May 1756)

14th Baronet, styled "of Calderwood"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 18/28 Mar 1627)

 

Addresses:

Farnham, co. Cavan, Ireland

The Dower House, Westcote, Kingham, Oxfordshire OX7 6SF

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