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Fermoy, Baron (I, 1856)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 Sep 1856

 

Family name: Roche

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Arms:

Gules three Roach naiant in pale Argent a Canton of the last

Crest:

Standing on a Rock proper an Osprey or Sea Eagle with wings displayed Argent collared gemelle Azure membered Or holding a Roach in its claw

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Lion Erminois gorged with a Collar Sable therefrom pendent an Escutcheon Gules charged with three Roach naiant in pale Argent;  Sinister:  A Greyhound Pean gorged with a Collar Or therefrom pendent an Escutcheon per pale of the second and Gules charged with three Lions passant guardant in pale counterchanged

Motto:

Mon Dieu Est Ma Roche (My God is my rock)

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Edmund Burke [Roche], 1st Baron Fermoy

only son of Edward Roche, of Trabolgan and Kildinan, co. Cork, by his wife Margaret Honoria Curtain, only child and hrss. of William Curtain

born

Aug 1815

mar.

22 Aug 1848 Elizabeth Caroline Boothby (b. 9 Aug 1821; d. 26 Apr 1897), 1st dau. of James Brownell Boothby, of Twyford Abbey, co. Middlesex, by his wife Charlotte Cunningham, dau. of Alexander Cunningham, Chief Commissioner at Rio de Janeiro

children

1. Hon Edward FitzEdmund Burke Roche, later 2nd Baron Fermoy

2. Hon James Boothby Burke Roche, later 3rd Baron Fermoy

3. Hon Alexis Charles Burke Roche, Gentleman-in-Waiting to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 30 Jun 1853; d. 17 Dec 1914), mar. 24 Apr 1889 Hon Lucy Maude Goschen (d. 16 Mar 1909), 1st dau. of George Joachim [Goschen], 1st Viscount Goschen, by his wife Lucy Dalley, dau. of John Dalley, and had issue

4. Lt Col Hon Ulick de Rupe Burke Roche (b. 16 Jan 1856; d. 23 Apr 1919), mar. (1) 23 Sep 1882 Agnes Blair Mayne (dsp. 25 Jan 1905), 1st dau. of Gen Jasper Otway Mayne, and (2) 15 Feb 1906 Dorothea Blanche Jones (mar. (2) 5 Dec 1931 Percy William Allday, of Coniston, Solihull, co. Warwick; d. 7 Apr 1963), 5th dau. of John Jones DL, of Ynysfor, co. Merioneth, and had issue by his second wife

5. Hon Edmund Burke Roche (b. 29 Sep 1859; dsp. 21 Jun 1948), mar. 1912 Elizabeth Blanche Clapham, dau. of John Greaves Clapham, of Quebec, Canada

1. Hon Eleanor Charlotte Burke Roche (d. 16 Apr 1938), mar. 21 Jun 1881 William Nicholas Leader, of Dromagh Castle, co. Cork

2. Hon Eliza Caroline Burke Roche (d. 8 Nov 1940), mar. 24 Jan 1905 Count Friedrich Maximilian von Hochberg (d. 16 Sep 1921), son of HSH the Prince of Pless

3. Hon Ethel Kathleen Burke Roche (d. 10 Dec 1935), mar. 20 Aug 1891 Norman McLean (d. 15 Nov 1928), son of Hon J D McLean MLA, of Westbrook, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia, and Guirding, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

died

17 Sep 1874

created

10 Sep 1856 Baron Fermoy

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Cork 1837-55; Lord Lieutenant of co. Cork 1856-74; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Marylebone 1859-65

 

Edward FitzEdmund Burke [Roche], 2nd Baron Fermoy, JP DL

born

23 May 1850

mar.

28 May 1877 Hon Cecilia O'Grady, inherited the Rockbarton, co. Limerick, estate on the death of her father 1860 (b. 24 Jun 1855; d. 17 Sep 1919), dau. and sole hrss .of Standish [O'Grady], 3rd Viscount Guillamore, by his wife Ada Blennerhassett, dau. of Arthur Blennerhassett, of Ballyseedy, co. Kerry

only child

1. Hon Ada Sybil Roche (b. 29 Jun 1879; d. 15 May 1944), mar. 14 Oct 1908 Godfrey Nigel Everard Baring (b. 1 Oct 1870; d. 22 Jun 1934), 2nd son of Thomas Charles Baring DL, of High Beech, co. Essex, by his wife Susan Carter Minturn, dau. of Robert Downe Minturn, of New York, USA, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 1 Sep 1920 (bur. at Barmouth)

suc. by

brother

note

High Sheriff of co. Cork 1873

 

James Boothby Burke [Roche], 3rd Baron Fermoy

born

28 Jul 1852

mar.

22 Sep 1880 (USA div. 1891) Frances Ellen Work (b. 1858; d. 26 Jan 1947), 1st dau. of Frank Work, of Plymouth, co. Devon, and Ohio, USA, by his wife Ellen Wood, dau. of John Wood, of Chillicothe, Ohio, USA

children

1. Hon Edmund Maurice Roche, later 4th Baron Fermoy

2. Hon Francis George Roche (b. 15 May 1885; d. Oct 1958)

1. Eileen Burke Roche (b. and dvp. 1882)

2. Hon Cynthia Burke Roche (b. 10 Apr 1884; d. 8 Dec 1966), mar. (1) 10 Jun 1906 Arthur Scot Burden (d. Jun 1921), and (2) Aug 1922 Guy Fairfax Cary (d. 1950), son of Clarence Cary, and had issue

died

30 Oct 1920 (bur. in St Marylebone Cemetery, Finchley, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for East Cork 1896-1900

 

Edmund Maurice [Roche], 4th Baron Fermoy

born

15 May 1885

mar.

17 Sep 1931 Ruth Sylvia Gill DCVO OBE JP, Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1956-60 and Woman of the Bedchamber 1960-93 (b. 2 Oct 1908; d. 1993), yst. dau. of Col William Smith Gill CB VD, of Dalhebity, Bieldside, co. Aberdeen, by his wife Ruth Littlejohn, dau. by his second wife of David Littlejohn DL

children

1. Hon Edmund Jones Burke Roche, later 5th Baron Fermoy

1. Hon Mary Cynthia Burke Roche (b. 19 Aug 1934), mar. (1) 25 Nov 1954 (div. 1966) as his first wife Hon Sir Anthony George Berry MP (b. 12 Feb 1925; k. in the Brighton bombing 1984), 6th son of James Gomer [Berry], 1st Viscount Kemsley, by his first wife Mary Lilian Holmes, dau. of Horace George Holmes, of Brondesbury Park, London, (2) Jul 1973 (div. 1980) Denis Roche Geoghegan, and (3) 1981 (div. 1989) Michael Robert Fearon Gunningham, and has issue by her first husband

2. Hon Frances Ruth Burke Roche (b. 20 Jan 1936; d. 3 Jun 2004), mar. (1) 1 Jun 1954 (div. 1969) as his first wife Edward John [Spencer], 8th Earl Spencer, and (2) 2 May 1969 (div. 1990) Peter Shand Kydd, and had issue by her first husband

died

8 Jul 1955

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for King's Lynn 1924-35 and 1943-45; Mayor of King's Lynn 1931

 

Edmund James Burke [Roche], 5th Baron Fermoy

born

20 Mar 1939

mar.

22 Jun 1964 Lavinia Frances Elizabeth Pitman (mar. (2) Sep 1995 Nigel Corbally Stourton), only dau. of Capt John Pitman, of Foxley House, Malmesbury, co. Wiltshire

children

1. Hon Patrick Maurice Burke Roche, later 6th Baron Fermoy

2. Hon (Edmund) Hugh Burke Roche, heir presumptive to the Barony of Fermoy (b. 5 Feb 1972), mar. Philippa Long, dau. of Derek Long, of Goldsborough, co. York, and has issue:

1a. Archie Roche (b. 5 Oct 2007)

1a. Rosie Roche (b. 21 Jun 2005)

2a. Agatha Frances Roche (b. 15 Oct 2009)

1. Hon Frances Caroline Burke Roche (b. 31 Mar 1965), mar. 1990 Hon Peter Hugh Charles Stanley, of New England Stud, Newmarket, co. Suffolk (b. 4 Mar 1964), brother of Edward Richard William [Stanley], 19th Earl of Derby, and 2nd son of Hon Hugh Henry Montagu Stanley (by his wife (Mary) Rose Birch, 2nd dau. of Charles Francis Birch, of Rhodesia), brother of Edward John [Stanley], 18th Earl of Derby, and 3rd son of Maj Rt Hon Edward Montagu Cavendish Stanley MC MP, styled Lord Stanley (by his wife Hon Sybil Louisa Beatrix Cadogan, 1st dau. of Hon Henry Arthur Cadogan, styled Viscount Chelsea (by his wife Hon Mildred Cecilia Harriet Sturt, 3rd dau. of Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Allington), 2nd son by his first wife of George Henry [Cadogan], 5th Earl Cadogan), 1st son and heir ap. of Edward George Villiers [Stanley], 17th Earl of Derby, and has issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Roche (b. 27 Mar 1966; dvp. 2 Apr 1966)

died

19 Aug 1984

suc. by

son

 

Patrick Maurice Burke [Roche], 6th Baron Fermoy

born

11 Oct 1967

mar.

26 Mar 1998 Mrs Tessa Fiona Ledger, dau. of Maj David Kayll, of Briantspuddle, co. Dorset

children

1. Hon Arabella Elizabeth Burke Roche (b. 18 Mar 1999)

2. Hon Eliza Lavinia Roche (b. 9 Nov 2000)

 

The heir presumptive to the Barony of Fermoy is Hon Edmund Hugh Burke Roche, second son of the 5th Baron Fermoy and younger brother of the present Baron.

 

Last updated 30 Jan 2012

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Title:

6th Baron Fermoy

(Ireland, let. pat. 10 Sep 1856)

 

Addresses:

Nethercote House, Nethercote, Warwickshire CV23 8AS

21 Paultons House, Paultons Square, London SW3 5DV

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