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Fitzalan of Derwent, Viscount (UK, 1921 - 1962)


Creation: let.pat. 28 Jul 1921


Extinct: 17 May 1962


Family name: Fitzalan-Howard later Talbot late Fitzalan-Howard




Quarterly:  1st, Gules a Bend between six Cross Crosslets fitchée Argent, on the bend (as an Honourable Augmentation) an Escutcheon Or charged with a Demi-Lion rampant pierced through the mouth by an Arrow within a Double Tressure flory counter-flory of the first (Howard);  2nd, Gules three Lions passant guardant in pale Or in chief a Label of three points Argent (Plantagenet of Norfolk);  3rd, Checky Or and Azure (Warren);  4th, Gules a Lion rampant Or


1st, issuant from a Ducal Coronet Or a Pair of Wings Gules each charged with a Bend between six Cross Crosslets fitchée Argent (Howard);  2nd, on a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion statant guardant with tail extended Or ducally gorged Argent (Plantagenet of Norfolk);  3rd, on a Mount Vert a Horse passant Argent holding in his mouth a Slip of Oak Vert fructed proper (Fitzalan)   


Dexter:  a Lion Argent;  Sinister:  a Horse Argent holding in his mouth a Slip of Oak Vert fructed proper, each charged on the shoulder with an Escutcheon Argent thereon a Chief Azure


Sola Virtus Invicta (Virtue alone is unconquerable)



Edmund Bernard [Fitzalan-Howard later Talbot later Fitzalan-Howard], 1st Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent, KG GCVO DSO PC JP

2nd son of Henry Granville [Howard later Fitzalan-Howard], 14th Duke of Norfolk, by his wife Hon Augusta Mary Minna Catherine Lyons, 2nd dau. of Edmund [Lyons], 1st Baron Lyons


1 Jun 1855


5 Aug 1879 Lady Mary Caroline Bertie JP (b. 11 Aug 1859;  d. 21 Apr 1938), 1st dau. of Montagu Arthur [Bertie], 7th Earl of Abingdon, by his first wife Caroline Theresa Towneley, 1st dau. and in her issue cohrss. of Charles Towneley, of Towneley, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lady Caroline Molyneux, 5th dau. of William Philip [Molyneux], 2nd Earl of Sefton


1. Hon Henry Edmund Fitzalan-Howard, later 2nd Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent

1. Hon (Mary Caroline) Magdalen Fitzalan-Howard (b. 24 Aug 1880; d. 24 Nov 1974)


18 May 1947


28 Apr 1921 Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent, of Derwent in the County of Derby

suc. by



took the name of Talbot in lieu of that of Fitzalan-Howard by Royal Warrant 1876 under the terms of the will of the 17th Earl of Shrewsbury; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Chichester 1894-1921;  Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1896-98;  served in the Boer War 1899-1901 as Col, 11th Hussars, and Deputy Assistant Adjutant General;  Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1898-99;  Assistant Secretary to Secretary of State for War 1900-03;  Secretary of State for India 1903-05;  Junior Lord of the Treasury 1905;  Chief Unionist Whip 1913-21;  Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury 1915-21;  Deputy Earl Marshal 1917-29;  Privy Councillor 1918;  GCVO 1919;  resumed the name of Fitzalan-Howard in lieu of that of Talbot by Royal Warrant 1921; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1921-22;  Knight of the Garter 1925


Henry Edmund [Fitzalan-Howard], 2nd Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent, OBE


30 Oct 1883


9 May 1922 (div. 1955) Joyce Elizabeth Mary Langdale (b. 25 Apr 1898; mar. (2) 3 Apr 1956 William Thomas George [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 10th Earl Fitzwilliam; d. 19...), 1st dau. of Col Phillip Joseph Langdale OBE, of Houghton Hall, co. York (by his wife Gertrude Lysley Derriman, dau. of Admiral Samuel Hoskins Derriman CB RN), 3rd son of Charles Joseph Langdale, of Houghton Hall, co. York (by his wife Henrietta Grattan, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry Grattan, MP, of Celbridge Abbey, co. Kildare), 1st son of Hon Charles Joseph Stourton later Langdale (by his second wife Mary Constable-Maxwell, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Marmaduke William Constable-Maxwell, of Everingham Park, co. York), 3rd son of Charles Philip [Stourton], 17th Baron Stourton


1. Hon Alathea Gwendolen Alys Mary Fitzalan-Howard (b. 24 Nov 1923), mar. 2 Jul 1953 as his second wife G/Capt Hon Edward Frederick Ward RAF (b. 20 Nov 1907; dsp. 1987), twin son of William Humble Eric [Ward], 2nd Earl of Dudley, by his first wife Rachel Gurney, yst. dau. of Charles Henry Gurney

2. Hon Elizabeth-Anne Marie Gabrielle Fitzalan-Howard DL, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire 1993 (b. 26 Jan 1934; d. 20 Mar 1997), mar. (1) 17 Jan 1952 (div. 1960) Sir Vivian Edward Naylor-Leyland, 3rd Bt., and (2) Sep 1975 Sir Stephen Lewis Edmonstone Hastings MC MP, of Stibbington House, Wansford, Peterborough, and Ennismore Gardens, London SW7 (b. 4 May 1921), and had issue by her first husband


s.p.m. 17 May 1962


served in World War I 1914-18 as Capt, 11th Hussars; Assistant Private Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1921; OBE 1922


On the death of the 2nd Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent the Viscountcy of Fitzalan of Derwent became extinct.


 First written 6 Sep 2012



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