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 |

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Fauconberg, Earl (GB, 1756 - 1802)

 

Creation: let.pat. 16 Jun 1756

 

Extinct: 23 Mar 1802

 

Family name: Belasyse

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Arms:

See Earl Fauconberg

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Thomas [Belasyse], 4th Viscount Fauconberg later 1st Earl Fauconberg, PC

1st son and heir of Thomas [Belasyse], 3rd Viscount Fauconberg, by his wife Bridget Gage, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Sir John Gage, 4th Bt., of Firle, co. Sussex

bapt.

27 Apr 1699

mar.

5 Aug 1726 Catherine Bentham (d. 29 May 1760), dau. and hrss. of John Bentham, of Rivington, co. Warwick, and St Thomas's. co. Stafford, by his wife Catherine .....

children

1. Hon Thomas Belasyse (bur. vp. 22 Apr 1727)

2. Hon Thomas Belasyse (b. 29 Jun 1740; dvp. bef. 8 Feb 1774)

3. Hon Henry Belasyse, later 2nd Earl Fauconberg

1. Lady Barbara Belasyse (bur. 29 Oct 1761), mar. 1752 Hon George Barnewall (b. c. 1711; d. Jun 1771), 2nd son of Nicholas [Barnewall], 3rd Viscount Barnewall, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Belasyse (b. 14 Feb 1727/8)

3. Lady Mary Belasyse (d. 27 Jan 1804), mar. 23 Jul 1776 Thomas Eyre, of Hassop

4. Lady Anne Belasyse (dsp. 13 Sep 1768), mar. 20 Apr 1761 as his first wife Francis Talbot, of Witham Place, co. Essex, younger brother of George [Talbot], 14th Earl of Shrewsbury

died

8 Feb 1774

created

16 Jun 1756 Earl Fauconberg

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 26 Nov 1718 as 4th Viscount Fauconberg; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1738-60; Privy Councillor

 

Henry [Belasyse], 2nd Earl Fauconberg

born

13 Apr 1742

mar. (1)

29 May 1766 Charlotte Lamb (b. 1 Nov 1743; d. 1 Apr 1790), sister of Peniston [Lamb], 1st Viscount Melbourne, and 1st dau. of Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Bt., by his wife Charlotte Coke, dau. of Rt Hon Thomas Coke, of Melbourne, co. Derby

children by first wife

1. Lady Charlotte Belasyse (b. 10 Jan 1767; dsp. 1825), mar. 13 Oct 1801 Thomas Edward Wynn later Belasyse, of Newborough Hall, co. York

2. Lady Anne Belasyse (b. 27 Dec 1768; d. 7 Jul 1808), mar. 21 Jul 1791 as his first wife Sir George Wombwell, 2nd Bt., of Wombwell, co. York, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Belasyse (b. 17 Jan 1770; d. 24 Mar 1819), mar. (1) 24 Apr 1789 (div. May 1794) Bernard Edward [Howard], 12th Duke of Norfolk, and (2) 26 May 1794 Richard [Bingham], 2nd Earl of Lucan, and had issue by both husbands

4. Lady Harriet Belasyse (b. 21 Apr 1776; dvp. bef. 23 Mar 1802)

mar. (2)

5 Jan 1791 Jane Cheshyre (d. 4 Apr 1820), 1st dau. of John Cheshyre, of Bennington, co. Hertford, by his wife ..... Brereton, dau. of Lt Col ..... Brereton

died

s.p.m. 23 Mar 1802

note

Member of Parliament for Peterborough 1768-74; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1777-1802 ; Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire 1777-1802

 

On the death of the 2nd Earl Fauconberg the Earldom of Fauconberg became extinct and the Barony and Viscountcy of Fauconberg passed to his second cousin, Rowland Belasyse.

 

 First written 19 May 2003

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

ã Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

"