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Feversham, Earl of (UK, 1868 - 1963)


Creation: let. pat. 14 Jul 1826


Extinct: 4 Sep 1963


Family name: Duncombe




See Baron Feversham



William Ernest [Duncombe], 3rd Baron Feversham later 1st Earl of Feversham

1st surv. son of William [Duncombe], 2nd Baron Feversham, by his wife Lady Louisa Stewart, 2nd dau. of George [Stewart], 8th Earl of Galloway


28 Jan 1829


7 Aug 1851 Mabel Violet Graham (d. 28 Aug 1915). 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir James Robert George Graham, 2nd Bt., GCB, of Netherby, co. Cumberland, by his wife Fanny Callander, yst. dau. of Col James Callender later Campbell of Ardkinglass, co. Argyll


1. Hon William Reginald Duncombe, styled Viscount Helmsley, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for the North Riding of Yorkshire 1874-81 (b. 1 Aug 1852; dvp. 24 Dec 1881), mar. 23 Dec 1876 Lady Muriel Frances Louisa Chetwynd-Talbot (b. 1 Aug 1859; mar. (2) 6 Jun 1885 Hugh Darby Annesley Owen, of Bettws Hall, co. Montgomery; d. 2 Mar 1925), 3rd dau. of Charles John [Chetwynd-Talbot], 19th Earl of Shrewsbury, by his wife Anna Theresa Cockerell, 1st dau. of Cdr. Richard Howe Cockerell RN, and had issue:

1a. Hon Charles William Reginald Duncombe, later 2nd Earl of Feversham

1a. Hon Mabel Theresa Duncombe (b. 16 Oct 1877; d. 2 Apr 1913), mar. 12 Feb 1896 as his first wife her first cousin once removed Capt Hon Sir William Gervase Beckett, 1st Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Hon James Henry Duncombe (b. 20 Oct 1853; dvp. 10 Jan 1886)

3. Col Hon Hubert Ernest Valentine Duncombe DSO, Member of Parliament for West Cumberland 1895-1900 (b. 14 Feb 1862; d. 21 Oct 1918)

1. Lady Hermione Wilhelmina Duncombe (b. 30 Mar 1864; d. 19 Mar 1895), mar. 17 Jan 1884 Gerald [FitzGerald], 5th Duke of Leinster, and had issue

2. Lady Helen Venetia Duncombe (dsp. 16 May 1954), mar. 24 Sep 1890 Edgar [Vincent], 1st Viscount d'Abernon

3. Lady Mabel Cynthia Duncombe (d. 25 Apr 1926), mar. 27 Jun 1889 as his second wife her cousin Sir Richard James Graham, 4th Bt., of Netherby, co. Cumberland, and had issue

4. Lady Ulrica Duncombe (d. 27 Apr 1935), mar. 15 Sep 1904 Brig Gen Hon Everard Baring CVO CBE (b. 5 Dec 1865; d. 7 May 1932), 3rd son of Edward Charles [Baring], 1st Baron Revelstoke, and had issue


13 Jan 1915


25 Jul 1868 Viscount Helmsley, of Helmsley in the North Riding of the County of York, and Earl of Feversham, of Rydale in the North Riding of the County of York

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for East Retford 1852-57 and for the North Riding of Yorkshire 1859-67; suc. his father 11 Feb 1867 as 3rd Baron Feversham; President of the Royal Agricultural Society 1892


Charles William Reginald [Duncombe], 2nd Earl of Feversham


8 May 1879


19 Jan 1904 Lady Marjorie Blanche Eva Greville (b. 25 Oct 1884; mar. (2) 1 Nov 1917 as his second wife her late husband's brother-in-law and first cousin once removed Capt Hon Sir William Gervase Beckett, 1st Bt. MP; d. 25 Jul 1964), 1st dau. of Francis Richard Charles Guy [Greville], 5th Earl of Warwick, by his wife Frances Evelyn Maynard, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Col Hon Charles Henry Maynard, (1st son and heir app. of Henry [Maynard], 3rd Viscount Maynard), by his second wife Blanche Adeliza FitzRoy, 2nd dau. of Henry FitzRoy, of Salcey Lawn, co. Northampton


1. Hon Charles William Slingsby Duncombe, later 3rd Earl of Feversham

2. Hon David William Ernest Duncombe (b. 8 Feb 1910; d. 8 Sep 1927)

1. Lady (Mary) Diana Duncombe (b. 19 Mar 1905; d. Oct 1943), mar. 31 May 1927 Lt William Greville Worthington RNVR (d. 19 Mar 1942), 1st son of William Worthington Worthington, of Maple Hayes, and had issue


15 Sep 1916

suc. by



Assistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty 1902-05; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Thirsk and Malton 1905-15


Charles William Slingsby [Duncombe], 3rd Earl of Feversham, DSO


2 Nov 1906


9 May 1936 Lady Anne Dorothy Wood OBE, Joint-MFH Sinnington Hunt 1950-63 and MFH Sinnington Hunt 1963-85 (b. 31 Jul 1910; d. 25 Mar 1995), only dau. of Edward Frederick Lindley [Wood], 1st Earl of Halifax, by his wife Lady Dorothy Evelyn Augusta Onslow DCVO, 2nd dau. of William Hillier [Onslow], 4th Earl of Onslow

only child

1. Lady Clarissa Duncombe (b. 11 Oct 1938), mar. 14 Dec 1966 as his second wife Maj Nicholas Spencer Compton Collin, of Wytherstone House, Pockley, co. York (d. 10 Oct 2004), son of Maj Francis Spencer Collin, of 42 Eaton Place, London, and Fullers Farm, West Grinstead, co. Sussex, and has issue


s.p.m. 4 Sep 1963


Lord-in-Waiting to George V 1934-36 and Edward VIII 1936; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 1936-39; DSO 1946


On the death of the 3rd Earl of Feversham the Viscountcy of Helmsley and the Earldom of Feversham became extinct and the Barony of Feversham was inherited by his distant cousin, Charles Anthony Peter Duncombe.


 Last updated 15 Oct 2004



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