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FitzWalter, Baron (E, 1295)

 

Creation: writ sum. 24 Jun 1295

 

Family name: Fitzwalter later Ratcliffe later Mildmay later Plumptre

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Arms:

Argent a Chevron between two Mullets pierced in chief and an Annulet in base Sable, a Crescent Sable for difference

Crest:

A Phoenix Or rising out of Flames proper

Motto:

Je Garderay (I will guard)

Badge:

An Estoile Or

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Robert [FitzWalter], 1st Baron FitzWalter

son and heir of Sir Walter FitzRobert, of Woodham Walter, co. Essex, by his wife Maud ......

born

1247

mar. (1)

Devorguille de Burgh (dspm. 1284), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John de Burgh, of Wakern, co. Northampton, by his wife Cicely de Baliol, 3rd dau. of John de Baliol, jure uxoris Lord of Galloway

only child by first wife

1. Walter FitzWalter (b. 1275; dvp. 1293), mar. 1286 Joan Engaine (mar. (2) in or bef. 1296 Adam [de Welles], 1st Baron Welles; d. 1 Jun 1315; bur. at Greenfield Priory, co. Lincoln), 1st dau. of Sir John Engaine, of Laxton and Blatherwycke, co. Northampton, by his wife Joan de Greinville, dau. and hrss. of Sir Gilbert de Greinville, of Hallaton, co. Leicester, and had issue:

1a. Robert FitzWalter (b. 1291; dvp. an infant)

mar. (2)

1289 Lady Alianore de Ferrers (bur. in Dunmow Priory, co. Essex), only dau. of Sir Robert de Ferrers, of Chartley, co. Stafford, formerly 6th Earl of Derby, by his second wife Alianore de Bohun, dau. of Sir Humphrey de Bohun, of Kimbolton, co. Huntingdon, and Walden and Debden, co. Essex (by his first wife Alianore de Braose, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Sir William de Braose, Lord of Totnes, Brecon and Radnor), only son and heir ap. by his first wife of Humphrey [de Bohun], 2nd Earl of Hereford and 7th Earl of Essex

only child by second wife

2. Robert FitzWalter, later 2nd Baron FitzWalter

mar. (3)

c.1308 Alice del Isle (widow of Sir Warin del Isle, of Campton, co. Bedford), dau. of ..... .....

died

1325

created

by writ of summons 24 Jun 1295 Baron FitzWalter

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Robert [FitzWalter], 2nd Baron FitzWalter

born

c.1300

mar.

bef. 1334 Joan de Multon (d. 16 Jun 1363), 1st dau. and cohrss. in her issue of Thomas [de Multon], 1st Baron Multon, by his wife Alianore .....

only child

1. John FitzWalter, later 3rd Baron FitzWalter

died

6 May 1328

suc. by

son

 

John [FitzWalter], 3rd Baron FitzWalter

born

c.1315

mar.

bef. 1340 Eleanor de Percy (d. bef. May 1368), 4th dau. of Henry [de Percy], 2nd Baron Percy, by his wife Idonea de Clifford, only dau. of Robert [de Clifford], 1st Baron de Clifford

children

1. Walter FitzWalter, later 4th Baron FitzWalter

1. Alice FitzWalter (d. 29 Apr 1401), mar. Aubrey [de Vere], 10th Earl of Oxford, and had issue

died

18 Oct 1361

suc. by

son

 

Walter [FitzWalter], 4th Baron FitzWalter

born

1345

mar. (1)

23 Jun 1362 Alianore de Dagworth, dau. and hrss. of Thomas [de Dagworth], 1st Baron Dagworth, by his wife Lady Eleanor Butler, widow of James [Butler], 1st Earl of Ormonde, and 1st dau. of Humphrey [de Bohun], 4th Earl of Hereford and 9th Earl of Essex

only child by first wife

1. Walter FitzWalter, later 5th Baron FitzWalter

mar. (2)

Philippe de Mohun (mar. (2) Sir John Golafre, of Langley, co.Oxford;  mar. (3) bef. 24 Oct 1404 Edward [Plantagenet], 2nd Duke of York;  dsp. 17 Jul 1431), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [de Mohun], 2nd Baron Mohun, by his wife Joane de Burghersh, 1st dau. of Bartholomew [de Burghersh], 1st Baron Burghersh

died

26 Sep 1386

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Walter [FitzWalter], 5th Baron FitzWalter

born

5 Sep 1368

mar.

bef. Apr 1390 Joan Devereux, de jure suo jure Baroness Devereux (d. 11 May 1409), only dau. of John [Devereux], 1st Baron Devereux, by his wife Margaret Barre, dau. of Sir John Barre

children

1. Humphrey FitzWalter, later 6th Baron FitzWalter

2. Walter FitzWalter, later 7th Baron FitzWalter

died

16 May 1406

suc. by

son

 

Humphrey [FitzWalter], 6th Baron FitzWalter

born

18 Oct 1398

died

1 Sep 1415

suc. by

brother

note

would seem to have suc. his mother 11 May 1409 as 3rd Baron Devereux

 

Walter [FitzWalter], 7th Baron FitzWalter

born

22 Jun 1401

mar.

Elizabeth Massy (widow of William Massy;  mar. (3) Sir Thomas Cobham, of Sterborough, co. Surrey;  d. 14 Jun 1464), dau. of Sir John Chideock, of Chideock, co. Dorset

only child

1. Elizabeth FitzWalter, later suo jure Baroness FitzWalter

died

s.p.m. 23 Nov 1431

suc. by

daughter

 

Elizabeth FitzWalter later Ratcliffe later Dynham, suo jure Baroness FitzWalter

born

28 Jul 1430

mar. (1)

Sir John Ratcliffe, of Attleborough, co. Norfolk, jure uxoris Baron FitzWalter (d. 6 Apr 1461), son and heir of Sir John Ratcliffe KG, of Attleborough, co. Norfolk, by his wife Katharine Burnell, 2nd surv. dau. and cohrss. of Edward Burnell (by his wife Alice le Strange, dau. of Thomas [le Strange], Baron Strange), only son by his first wife of Hugh [Burnell], 2nd Baron Burnell

only child by first husband

1. John Ratcliffe, later 9th Baron FitzWalter

mar. (2)

John [Dynham], 7th Baron Dynham

died

aft. 7 Jan 1505

suc. by

son by first husband

 

John [Ratcliffe], 9th Baron FitzWalter

born

1 Jan 1451/2

mar. (1)

Anne Whethill, sister of Sir Richard Whethill, of Calais

mar. (2)

Margaret ..... (d. aft. 24 Oct 1516)

died

1496

suc. by

son by second wife

note

attainted of high treason on 14 Oct 1495

 

Robert [Ratcliffe], 10th Baron FitzWalter later 1st Earl of Sussex, KG

created

18 Jun 1525 Viscount FitzWalter

8 Dec 1529 Earl of Sussex

 

The Barony of FitzWalter was held by the Viscounts FitzWalter (later Earls of Sussex) from 18 Jun 1525 until 22 Sep 1629, when on the death of Robert [Ratcliffe], 5th Earl of Sussex, 14th Baron FitzWalter, etc., the Earldom of Sussex passed to his cousin and heir male, Edward Ratcliffe, and the right to the Barony of FitzWalter devolved on the heir general:

 

Sir Henry Mildmay, de jure 15th Baron FitzWalter

2nd but 1st surv. son of Sir Thomas Mildmay, of Moulsham, co. Essex, by his wife Lady Frances Ratcliffe, only surv. child of Henry [Ratcliffe], 2nd Earl of Sussex, 11th Baron FitzWalter, etc., by his second wife Anne Calthorpe, dau. of Sir Philip Calthorpe

born

c.1585

mar.

Elizabeth Darcy, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Darcy, of Tolleshunt Darcy, co. Essex, by his wife Camilla Guicciardini, dau. of Vincent Guicciardini, of Florence, Italy

children

1. Robert Mildmay, of Overstone, co. Northampton (dvp. 1648), mar. Mary Edmonds, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Edmonds, of Overstone, co. Northampton, by his wife Magdalen Wood, dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Wood, of Overstone, co. Northampton, and had issue:

1a. Henry Mildmay, later de jure 16th Baron FitzWalter

2a. Benjamin Mildmay, later de facto 17th Baron Fitzwalter

1a. Mary Mildmay (b. 1637; d. 15 Apr 1715), mar. Henry Mildmay, of Graces, Little Baddow, co. Essex (bapt. 4 Jun 1649; d. 13 Dec 1692), son of John Mildmay, and had issue:

1b. Henry Mildmay (b. 11 Jul 1668; dvp. young)

2b. Henry Mildmay (b. 17 Sep 1671; dvp. young)

3b. Walter Mildmay (b. 2 Oct 1674; dvp. young)

4b. Thomas Mildmay (b. 16 Dec 1675; dvp. young)

1b. Mary Mildmay (dsp. 17 Jun 1723/4), mar. 17 Dec 1691 Charles Goodwin, of Rowvant, co. Sussex (d. 9 Jun 1731)

2b. Lucy Mildmay (bapt. 13 Apr 1659), mar. Thomas Gardiner, of Tollesbury, co. Essex, and had issue

3b. Elizabeth Mildmay (b. 29 Sep 1663; dsp. 19 Jul 1746), mar. 17 Sep 1696 Edmund Waterson

4b. Frances Mildmay (b. 28 Jan 1664; dvp. 23 Apr 1665)

5b. Frances Mildmay (b. 28 Mar 1666; d. 1705), mar. 29 Oct 1689 Christopher Fowler, of London, and had issue:

1c. Edmund Fowler, of Graces, Little Baddow, co. Exeter (b. 1701; d. 1751), mar. 5 Oct 1744 Elizabeth Patteshall, of Worcester, and had issue:

1d. Fanny Fowler (b. 5 Dec 1746; d. 16 Mar 1825), mar. 11 Jun 1765 Sir Brook Bridges, 3rd Bt. MP (b. 17 Sep 1733; d. 4 Sep 1791), and had issue:

1e. Brook Bridges (b. 14 Aug 1766; dvp. 9 Jul 1781)

2e. Cdr Sir Brook William Bridges, 4th Bt. RN, of Goodnestone Park, co. Kent (b. 22 Jun 1767; d. 21 Apr 1829), mar. (1) 14 Aug 1800 Eleanor Foote (b. 1771; d. 29 Jan 1806), 1st dau. and eventual cohrss. of John Foote, banker, of Lombard Street, London, by his wife Eleanor Martin, and had issue:

1f. Sir Brook William Bridges, 5th Bt., later 1st Baron FitzWalter

2f. Rev Sir Brook George Bridges, 6th Bt., Rector of Orlingbury, co. Northampton 1827-53 and of Blankney, co. Lincoln 1858-78 (b. 12 Oct 1802; dsp. 1 Apr 1890), mar. 15 Nov 1832 Louisa Chaplin (d. 21 Jan 1884), 4th dau. of Charles Chaplin MP, of Blankney, co. Lincoln, by his wife Elizabeth Taylor, dau. of Dr Robert Taylor

1f. Eleanor Bridges, of Goodnestone Park, co. Kent (b. 13 Nov 1805; d. 24 Jan 1892), mar. 10 Apr 1828 Rev Henry Western Plumptre, Rector of Eastwood, co. Nottingham (b. 1806; d. 23 Apr 1863), 3rd son of John Plumptre, of Fredville, co. Kent, by his wife Charlotte Pemberton, dau. of Rev Jeremy Pemberton, of Trumpington, co. Cambridge, and had issue:

1g. Maj John Bridges Plumptre JP (b. 30 Sep 1832; d. 10 Nov 1888), mar. 31 May 1859 Elizabeth Wright (d. 2 Apr 1909), 2nd dau. of Francis Wright DL JP, of Osmaston Manor, co. Derby, by his wife Selina FitzHerbert, dau. of Sir Henry FitzHerbert, 3rd Bt., and had issue:

1h. Henry FitzWalter Plumptre, later 20th Baron FitzWalter

2h. Rev John Bridges Plumptre, Vicar of Danbury, co. Essex (d. 18 Nov 1930)

3h. Francis FitzHerbert Plumptre, of Goodnestone Park, co. Kent (b. 23 Mar 1864; d. 3 Nov 1943)

4h. George Beresford Plumptre (b. 21 Mar 1869; d. 23 Apr 1934), mar. 18 Feb 1908 his cousin Mary Augusta Plumptre b. 1875; (d. 3 Feb 1953), 2nd dau. of Rev Henry Western Plumptre, of Eastwood, co. Nottingham, by his wife Frederica Harriet Bridges, 1st dau. of Rev Brook Edward Bridges, Vicar of Haynes, co. Bedford, and had issue:

1i. (FitzWalter) Brook Plumptre, later 21st Baron FitzWalter

2i. Maj Peter Bridges Plumptre MBE (b. 25 Mar 1916; d. 3 Jan 1995), mar. 1944 Maude Helen Baird, dau. of Geoffrey Henry Baird, of Goodnestone, co. Kent, and had issue

1i. Margaretta Plumptre

2i. Judith Patricia Plumptre (b. 1910)

3i. Elizabeth Mary Plumptre (b. 31 Mar 1912), mar. 11 Jan 1941 Rev Philip Vivian Rogers Pennant, of 2 Manor Close, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, co. Dorset, yst. son of David Falconer Pennant DL JP, of Nantlys, co. Flint, and has issue

4i. Frederica Anne Plumptre (b. 1919; d. 1995), mar. 15 Aug 1942 Maj Anthony Durnford Gaymer FRIBA (d. 1985), and had issue

1h. Margaretta Agnes Plumptre (b. 1866; d. 21 Sep 1907), mar. 20 May 1892 her first cousin Albert Leslie Wright JP, of Butterley Hall, co. Derby (b. 23 Deb 1862; d. 4 Sep 1938), son of Rev Henry Wright, Rector of St Nicholas, Nottingham (by his wife Lucy Sophie Melville), son of Francis Wright DL JP, of Osmaston Manor, co. Derby, and had issue

2h. Selina Fanny Plumptre (d. 14 Jun 1949), mar. 26 Feb 1897 her first cousin Lionel Sherbrooke Osmaston JP, Deputy-Surveyor of the New Forest (d. 29 Mar 1969), son of John Wright later Osmaston DL JP, of Hawkhurst Court, co. Sussex (by his second wife Florence Mary Rice, dau. Edward Roys Rice, of Dane court, co. Kent), 1st son and heir of Francis Wright DL JP, of Osmaston Manor, co. Derby, and had issue

3h. Elizabeth Eleanor Plumptre (b. 1871; d. 28 Jun 1953), mar. 12 Nov 1902 her first cousin Dr Maurice Beresford Wright OBE (b. 30 Jan 1872; d. 1951), 3rd son of Philip Wright JP, of Mellington Hall, co. Montgomery (by his wife Alice Elizabeth Bury, dau. of Rev William Bury, Rector of Pimperne, co. Dorset), son of Francis Wright DL JP, of Osmaston Manor, co. Derby, and had issue

2g. Rev Henry Western Plumptre, Rector of Eastwood, co. Nottingham (b. c. 1835), mar. 1872 his second cousin Frederica Harriet Bridges (b. c. 1844), 1st dau. of Rev Brooke Edward Bridges, Vicar of Haynes, co. Bedford (by his wife Louisa Ann Osborn, dau. of Col Sir John Osborn, 5th Bt. MP DL), 1st son of Rev Brook Edward Bridges (by his wife Harriet Foote, 2nd dau. and  eventual cohrss. of John Foote, banker, of Lombard Street, London), 5th son of Sir Brooke Bridges, 3rd Bt. MP, and had issue

3g. Charles Plumptre (b. c. 1840)

1g. Eleanor Plumptre (b. c. 1829)

2g. Emily Sophia Plumptre (b. c 1831; dsp. 11 Apr 1860), mar. 23 Jun 1853 as his first wife John Wright later Osmaston DL JP, of Hawkhurst, co. Sussex (b. 21 Jun 1831; d. 1 Nov 1901), 1st son and heir of Francis Wright DL JP, of Osmaston Manor, co. Derby

3g. Mary Plumptre (b. c. 1834)

4g. Fanny Plumptre (b. c. 1837)

Cdr Sir Brook William Bridges, 4th Bt. RN, mar. (2) 15 Dec 1809 Elizabeth Hawley (d. 17 May 1826), 1st dau. of Sir Henry Hawley, 1st Bt.

3e. Rev Brook Henry Bridges, Rector of Danbury, co. Essex, and later of Woodham Ferrers, co. Essex (b. 4 Jun 1769; d. 20 Sep 1855), mar. 1 Jul 1795 Jane Hales, dau. of Sir Thomas Pym Hales, 4th Bt. MP, by his wife Mary Heyward, dau. of Gervase Heyward, and had issue

4e. Charles Bridges (b. 18 Mar 1776; dvp.)

5e. Rev Brook Edward Bridges (b. 7 Sep 1779; d. 23 Apr 1825), mar. 22 Nov 1809 Harriet Foote (b. 1783; d. 1864), 2nd dau. and eventual cohrss. of John Foote, banker, of Lombard Street, London, by his wife Eleanor Martin, and had issue

6e. Brook John Bridges (b. 28 Jun 1782; d. 12 Jul 1812), mar. 28 Nov 1810 Charlotte Hawley

7e. Brook George Bridges (b. 7 Nov 1784; dvp.)

1e. Fanny Bridges (b. 20 Jun 1771), mar. Lewis Cage, of Milgate in Bersted, co. Kent, and had issue

2e. Sophia Bridges (b. 9 May 1772; d. 1844), mar. 27 dec 1791 William Deedes MP (b. Jun 1761; d. 1834), and had issue

3e. Elizabeth Bridges (b. 23 May 1773; d. 1808), mar. Edward Austen later Knight (b. 7 Oct 1768; d. 19 Nov 1852), and had issue

4e. Marianna Bridges (b. 19 Nov 1774)

5e. Louisa Bridges (b. 13 Sep 1777)

6e. Harriet Bridges (b. 20 Feb 1781)

6b. Jane Mildmay (b. 20 Aug 1667; dvp. 20 Aug 1668)

7b. Catherine Mildmay (d. Apr 1708), mar. 1697 Lt Col Thomas Townshend, and had issue:

1c. Capt Thomas Townshend (dsp. 1731)

died

1654

suc. by

grandson

note

claimed the Barony of FitzWalter 9 Aug 1641 and 17 Jun 1645 but no decision was reached by the House of Lords

 

Henry Mildmay, de jure 16th Baron FitzWalter

born

bur.

24 Mar 1661/2

note

claimed the Barony of FitzWalter in the House of Lords Aug 1660

suc. by

brother

 

Benjamin [Mildmay], de jure later de facto 17th Baron FitzWalter

born

c.1646

mar.

6 Dec 1669 Hon Catherine Fairfax (b. c. 1644; d. 20 Mar 1724/5), only dau. of William [Fairfax], 3rd Viscount Fairfax, by his wife Elizabeth Smith, dau. of Alexander Smith, of Stutton, co. Suffolk

children

1. Hon Charles Mildmay, later 18th Baron FitzWalter

2. Hon Benjamin Mildmay, later 19th Baron FitzWalter later 1st Earl FitzWalter

died

1 Jun 1679

suc. by

son

note

petitioned the House of Lords in Feb 1667 for a writ of summons and a decision given in his favour by the Privy Council 19 Jan 1669/70

 

Charles [Mildmay], 18th Baron FitzWalter

born

31 Aug 1670

mar.

8 Jun 1693 Elizabeth Bertie (d. 20 Dec 1738), only dau. of Hon Charles Bertie, of Uffington, co. Lincoln (by his wife Mary Tryon, dau. of Peter Tryon, of Harringworth, co. Northampton), 5th son of Montagu [Bertie], 2nd Earl of Lindsey

died

s.p.s. 16 Feb 1727/8

suc. by

brother

 

Benjamin [Mildmay], 19th Baron FitzWalter later 1st Earl FitzWalter, PC

created

14 May 1730 Viscount Harwich. of Harwich in the County of Essex, and Earl FitzWalter

 

On his death the Earldom of FitzWalter and the Viscountcy of Harwich became extinct but the Barony of FitzWalter fell into abeyance amongst the issue of his aunt, Hon Mary Mildmay, the only sister of the 16th and 17th Barons FitzWalter.  The abeyance was terminated 30 Sep 1924 after nearly 169 years in favour of one of the co-heirs:

 

Henry FitzWalter [Plumptre], 20th Baron FitzWalter

born

12 Dec 1860

mar. (1)

26 Apr 1892 Maude Dora Gertrude Baird (d. 4 May 1893), 2nd dau. of Capt Thomas Carpendale Baird, of Flatfields, co. Ayr

mar. (2)

1 Feb 1908 Emily Harriet Jemima Baird (d. 15 Jan 1951), 1st dau. of Capt Thomas Carpendale Baird, of Flatfields, co. Ayr

died

s.p. 12 Sep 1932

 

On his death the Barony of FitzWalter once again fell into abeyance and so remained until 28 May 1953, when the abeyance was terminated in favour of his nephew:

 

(Fitzwalter) Brook [Plumptre], 21st Baron FitzWalter

1st son of George Beresford Plumptre (by his wife and aunt Mary Augusta Plumptre, 2nd dau. of Rev Henry Western Plumptre, Rector of Eastwood, co. Nottingham), 4th son John Bridges Plumptre as above

born

15 Jan 1914

mar.

29 Sep 1951 Margaret Melesina Deedes, 3rd dau. of Herbert William Deedes, of Galt, Hythe, co. Kent, and formerly of Sandling Castle and of Saltwood Castle, co. Kent, by his wife Melesina Gladys Trench, 2nd dau. of Philip Francis Chenevix Trench, of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin

children

1. Hon Julian Brook Plumptre, later 22nd Baron FitzWalter

2. Hon Henry Bridges Plumptre (b. 18 Feb 1954), mar. 1981 Susie Payne, only dau. of F T Payne, of Waverley Station, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue

3. Hon (Wyndham) George Plumptre, of Rowling House, Goodnestone, co. Kent (b. 24 Apr 1956), mar. 1984 Princess Alexandra Elizabeth Cantacuzene, dau. of Prince Michael Cantacuzene, Count Speransky, and has issue

4. Hon William Edward Plumptre (b. 23 Jul 1959), mar. 1991 Joanna Dargue, 2nd dau. of William Dargue, of Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, and has issue

5. Hon Francis Charles Plumptre (b. 30 May 1963), mar. 15 May 1999 Laura J Price, only dau. of Richard Price, of Ealing, London

died

14 Oct 2004

suc. by

son

 

Julian Bruce [Plumptre], 22nd Baron FitzWalter

born

18 Oct 1952

mar.

1988 (Alison) Sally Quiney, only dau. of I M T Quiney

children

1. Hon Edward Brook Plumptre (b. 26 Apr 1989)

2. Hon Tom Alexander Plumptre (b. 14 Jun 1991)

3. Hon Max Ian Plumptre (b. 17 Apr 1993)

 

 Last updated 17 Jul 2012

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Title:

22nd Baron FitzWalter

(England, writ sum. 24 Jun 1295)

 

Address:

Goodnestone Park, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1PL

Tel:  01304 840109

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