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Fortescue, Earl (GB, 1789)

 

Creation: let. pat. 1 Sep 1789

 

Family name: Fortescue

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Arms:

Azure a Bend engrailed Argent plain cotised Or

Crest:

An Heraldic Tyger statant Argent armed maned and tufted Or

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Argent ducally gorged and lined Gules

Motto:

Forte Scutum Salus Ducum (A strong shield is the salvation of leaders)

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Hugh [Fortescue], 3rd Baron Fortescue later 1st Earl Fortescue

1st son and heir of Matthew [Fortescue], 2nd Baron Fortescue, by his wife Anne Campbell, 2nd dau. of John Campbell, of Cawdor Castle, co. Nairn, and Stackpole Court, co. Pembroke

born

12 March 1753

mar.

10 May 1782 Hester Grenville (b. 23 Nov 1760; d. 13 Nov 1847), sister of George [Grenville later Nugent-Temple-Grenville], 1st Marquess of Buckingham, and 3rd dau. of Rt Hon George Grenville MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65 (by his wife Elizabeth Wyndham, sister of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt. MP, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, by his first wife Lady Katherine Seymour, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Charles [Seymour], 6th Duke of Somerset), 2nd son of Richard Grenville MP, of Wooton under Barnwood, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hester Temple later Grenville, suo jure Countess Temple

children

1. Hon Hugh Fortescue, later 4th Baron Fortescue later 2nd Earl Fortescue

2. Capt Hon George Matthew Fortescue, of Boconnoc, co. Cornwall, and Dropmore, Burnham, co. Buckingham, Member of Parliament for Hindon 1826-31 (b. 21 May 1791; d. 24 Jan 1877), mar. 18 Feb 1833 Lady Louisa Elizabeth Ryder (d. 9 Jan 1899), 5th dau. of Dudley [Ryder], 1st Earl of Harrowby, by his wife Lady Susan Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his third wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, and had issue

3. Rev Hon John Fortescue, Canon of Worcester Cathedral, Rector of Poltimore, co. Devon (b. 5 May 1796 ; d. 3 Jan 1869), mar. 13 Apr 1842 Sophia Nevile (d. 29 Dec 1868), dau. of Rev Henry William Nevile, of Walcot Hall, co. Northampton, and Wellingore Hall, co. Lincoln, Rector of Cottesmore, co. Rutland (by his wife Amelia Mann, dau. of James Mann, of Hallow Park, co. Worcester), brother and heir of Col Christopher Henry Nevile later Noel, of Walcot Hall, co. Northampton, and Wellingore Hall, co. Lincoln, and 2nd son of Christopher Nevile, of Wellingore Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Lady Sophia Noel, sister and cohrss. of Henry [Noel], 6th Earl of Gainsborough, and 8th dau. of Baptist [Noel], 4th Earl of Gainsborough, and had issue

1. Lady Hester Fortescue (b. 17 Dec 1784; d. 17 Dec 1873), mar. 26 May 1804 Peter [King], 7th Baron King, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Fortescue (b. 30 Aug 1786; d. 17 Apr 1854), mar. 24 Jun 1820 as his second wife Newton [Wallop later Fellowes], 4th Earl of Portsmouth, and had issue

3. Lady Anne Fortescue (d. 28 Feb 1864), mar. 3 Sep 1814 George Wilbraham, of Delamere House, co. Chester (d. 24 Jan 1852), and had issue

4. Lady Mary Fortescue (d. 12 Aug 1874), mar. 15 Feb 1823 Sir James Hamlyn Williams, 3rd Bt.

5. Lady Eleanor Fortescue (d. unm. 1847)

6. Lady Elizabeth Fortescue (b. 10 Jul 1801; d. 27 Jan 1867), mar. 27 Dec 1830 William Reginald [Courtenay], 11th Earl of Devon, and had issue

died

16 Jun 1841

created

1 Sep 1789 Viscount Ebrington, of Ebrington in the County of Gloucester, and Earl Fortescue

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Pittite) for Beaumaris 1784-85; suc. his father 10 Jul 1785 as 3rd Baron Fortescue; Lord Lieutenant and Vice Admiral of Devon 1788-1839 ; High Steward of Barnstaple and South Molton

 

Hugh [Fortescue], 4th Baron Fortescue later 2nd Earl Fortescue, KG PC

born

13 Feb 1783

mar. (1)

4 Jul 1817 Lady Susan Ryder (b. 20 Jun 1796; d. 30 Jul 1827), 1st dau. of Dudley [Ryder], 1st Earl of Harrowby, by his wife Lady Susan Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his third wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford

children by first wife

1. Hon Hugh Fortescue, later 5th Baron Fortescue later 3rd Earl Fortescue

2. Lt Col Hon John William Fortescue MP (b. 14 Jul 1819 ; dvp. 25 Sep 1859)

3. Hon Dudley Francis Fortescue, Member of Parliament for Andover 1857-74, High Sheriff of co. Waterford 1870 (b. 4 Aug 1820 ; dsp. 2 Mar 1909), mar. 8 Jun 1852 his cousin Lady Camilla Eleanor Fellowes (dsp. 5 Aug 1920), 3rd dau. of Newton [Wallop later Fellowes], 4th Earl of Portsmouth, by his second wife Lady Catherine Fortescue, 2nd dau. of Hugh [Fortescue], 1st Earl Fortescue

mar. (2)

26 Jul 1841 Elizabeth Somerville (b. c. 1805; widow of Sir Marcus Somerville, 4th Bt.;  d. 4 May 1896), 1st dau. of Piers Geale, of Clonsilla, co. Dublin, by his wife Elizabeth Crofton, dau. of Marcus Lowther Crofton

died

14 Sep 1861

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Barnstaple 1804-07, for St Mawes 1807-09, for Buckingham 1812-17, for Devon 1818-20 and 1830-32, for Tavistock 1820-30 and for North Devon 1832-39; sum. vp. to the House of Lords 1 Mar 1839 in his father's Barony of Fortescue; Privy Councillor 1839; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1839-41; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1839-61; Lord Steward of the Household 1846-50; Knight of the Garter 1856; High Steward of Barnstaple and of South Molton

 

Hugh [Fortescue], 5th Baron Fortescue later 3rd Earl Fortescue

born

4 Apr 1818

mar.

11 Mar 1847 Lady Georgiana Augusta Charlotte Caroline Dawson-Damer (b. 13 Jun 1826; d. 8 Dec 1866), sister of Lionel Seymour William [Dawson-Damer], 4th Earl of Portarlington, and 1st dau. of Col Rt Hon George Lionel Dawson later Dawson-Damer CB (3rd son of John [Dawson], 1st Earl of Portarlington), by his wife Mary Georgiana Emma Seymour, 2nd dau. of Adm Lord Hugh Seymour (by his wife Lady Anne Horatio Waldegrave, 3rd dau. by his second wife of James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave), 5th son of Francis [Seymour], 1st Marquess of Hertford

children

1. Hon Hugh Fortescue, later 4th Earl Fortescue

2. Capt Hon Sir Seymour John Fortescue GCVO CMG RN, served in Egypt 1882 and Suakin 1885, Naval ADC to Field Marshal Lord Roberts in the South African War 1900, Equerry-in-Waiting to Edward VII 1893-1910, Groom-in-Waiting, Gentleman Usher and Extra Equerry to George V 1910-36, Serjeant-at-Arms House of Lords 1910-36, Extra Equerry to Edward VIII 1936 and George VI 1937-42 (b. 10 Feb 1856 ; d. 20 Mar 1942)

3. Maj Hon Lionel Henry Dudley Fortescue (b. 19 Nov 1957; dsp. 11 Jun 1900), mar. 5 Jul 1895 Emily Elizabeth Adam (mar. (2) 3 Sep 1912 Walter B Ferrie, of Vancouver, Canada; d. 3 Feb 1932), 2nd dau. of Rt Hon William Patrick Adam CIE, Governor of Madras

4. Capt Hon Arthur Greville Fortescue (b. 24 Dec 1858; d. 3 Oct 1895), mar. 12 Jan 1886 Lilla Gertrude Ellen Fane (d. 30 Oct 1913), 3rd dau. of Rev Frederick Fane, of Moyle Court, co. Hampshire, and had issue

5. Maj Hon Sir John William Fortescue KCVO, Librarian Windsor Castle 1905-26 (b. 28 Dec 1859 ; dsp. 22 Oct 1933), mar. 30 Apr 1914 Winifred Beech (d. 9 Apr 1951), 1st dau. of Rev Howard Beech, Rector of Barlavington and Burton-with-Coates, co. Sussex

6. Brig-Gen Hon Charles Granville Fortescue CB CMG DSO, served in Burma 1888-89, West Africa 1897-98, Boer War 1899-1902 and World War I (b. 30 Oct 1861; d. 1 Feb 1951), mar. 29 Dec 1906 Ethel Rosa Campbell (b. c. 1869; widow of Capt Ernest George Campbell; d. 2 Apr 1967), 1st dau. of Gen Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, 3rd Bt. GCB GCVO, by his first wife Gemma Cecilia Adams, only child of William Pitt Adams, and had issue

7. Hon William George Damer Fortescue, in the Royal Navy and lost at sea (b. 8 Dec 1866; dvp. Sep 1887)

1. Lady Susan Elizabeth Fortescue (d. 7 Feb 1919)

2. Lady Mary Eleanor Fortescue (dsp. 12 Oct 1938), mar. 26 Nov 1896 George Arthur Bridgeman Simpson later Bridgeman, of West Retford House, Retford, co. Nottingham (b. 14 Nov 1846; dsp. 16 Nov 1913), 2nd son of Rev William Bridgeman Simpson, Rector of Babworth, co. Nottingham (by his wife Lady Frances Laura Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 2nd dau. of Charles William [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam), 1st son and heir of Hon John Bridgeman later Simpson (by his second wife Grace Estwicke, dau. of Samuel Estwicke), 2nd son of Henry [Bridgeman], 1st Baron Bradford

3. Lady Lucy Catherine Fortescue (d. 19 Mar 1940), mar. 3 Sep 1874 as his second wife Michael Edward [Hicks Beach], 1st Earl St Aldwyn, and had issue

4. Lady Georgiana Seymour Fortescue (d. 24 Dec 1915), mar. 26 Sep 1877 Maj Lord Ernest James Seymour (b. 10 May 1850;  d. 23 Jan 1930), 3rd son of Francis George Hugh [Seymour], 5th Marquess of Hertford, by his wife Lady Emily Murray, 6th dau. of David William [Murray], 3rd Earl of Mansfield, and had issue

5. Lady Eleanor Hester Fortescue (dvp. 11 Sep 1864)

6. Lady Alice Sophia Fortescue (dvp. 12 Nov 1881)

7. Lady Frances Blanche Fortescue (d. 24 Oct 1950), mar. 18 Apr 1894 Archibald Hay Gordon-Duff, of The Red House, Overbury, Tewkesbury (d. 19 May 1938), 2nd son of Lachlan Gordon-Duff, of Drummuir Castle, co. Banff, and had issue

died

10 Oct 1905

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Plymouth 1841-52 and for Marylebone 1854-59; a Lord of the Treasury 1846-47; Secretary to the Poor Law Board 1847-51; sum. vp. to the House of Lords 20 Dec 1859 in his father's Barony of Fortescue

 

Hugh [Fortescue], 4th Earl Fortescue, KCB

born

16 Apr 1854

mar.

15 Jul 1866 his second cousin Hon Emily Ormsby-Gore CBE, Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (b. 1860; d. 12 Jul 1929), 2nd dau. of William Richard [Ormsby-Gore], 2nd Baron Harlech, by his wife Lady Emily Charlotte Seymour, sister of Francis George Hugh [Seymour], 5th Marquess of Hertford, and 3rd dau. of Adm Sir George Francis Seymour GCB GCH, by his wife Georgiana Mary Berkeley, dau. of Adm Hon Sir George Cranfield Berkeley GCB (2nd son of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley), by his wife Emily Charlotte Lennox, 2nd dau. of Lord George Henry Lennox MP (by his wife Lady Louisa Kerr, 1st dau. of William Henry [Kerr], 4th Marquess of Lothian), 2nd son of Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond

children

1. Hon Hugh William Fortescue, later 5th Earl Fortescue

2. Hon Geoffrey Faithfull Fortescue (b. 24 Jan 1891; dvp. 16 Oct 1900)

3. Hon Denzil George Fortescue, later 6th Earl Fortescue

died

29 Oct 1932

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal until 1886 and Liberal Unionist thereafter) for Tiverton 1881-85 and for North Devon 1885-92; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1904-28; ADC to Edward VII 1903-10 and George V 1910-21; KCB 1911; Member, Duchy of Cornwall Council 1918

 

Hugh William [Fortescue], 5th Earl Fortescue, KG CB OBE MC PC

born

14 Jun 1888

mar.

8 Feb 1917 Hon Margaret Helen Beaumont CBE (b. 13 Nov 1892; d. 10 Jun 1958), 1st dau. of Wentworth Canning Blackett [Beaumont], 1st Viscount Allendale, by his wife Lady Alexandrina Louisa Maud Vane-Tempest, 3rd dau. of George Henry Robert Charles William [Vane later Vane-Tempest], 5th Marquess of Londonderry

children

1. Lieut Hon Hugh Peter Fortescue, styled Viscount Ebrington, fought at the Battle of El Alamein 1942 (b. 9 Dec 1920; dvp. 17 Jul 1942)

1. Hon Diana Margaret (b. 17 May 1919; dvp. 6 Apr 1920)

2. Lady Margaret Fortescue (b. 13 Dec 1923; d. 25 May 2013), mar. 30 Jul 1948 (div. 1968) Bernard van Cutsem, of Northmore Farm, Exning, co. Suffolk (b. 1916;  d. 8 Dec 1975), son of Henry Harcourt van Cutsem. of 3 Seymour Place, London W1, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Joan Fortescue (b. 1 Oct 1926; d. 17 Jan 2010), mar. 9 Jul 1946 Maj William Lloyd John Baxendale DL, of Hailwell House, Framfield, co. Sussex (d. 1982), only surv. son of Capt Guy Vernon Baxendale, of Framfield Place, co. Sussex, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 14 Jun 1958

suc. by

brother

note

MC 1917; Member, Duchy of Cornwall Council 1923; Colonel Commandant, Honourable Artillery Company 1935-41; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1936-58; a Lord-in-Waiting 1937-45; Colonel, General Staff 1939-43; OBE 1942; Captain, Honourable Corps of the Gentlemen-at-Arms 1945 and 1951-58; CB 1946; Knight of the Garter 1951; Privy Councillor 1952

 

Denzil George [Fortescue], 6th Earl Fortescue, MC

born

13 Jun 1893

mar. (1)

10 Jun 1920 (div. 1941) Marjorie Ellinor Trotter OBE (d. 9 Jul 1954), only dau. of Col Charles William Trotter CB, of Barton Hartshorne Manor, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hon Ellinor Hamilton OBE, 1st dau. of John Glencairn Carter [Hamilton], 1st Baron Hamilton of Dalzell

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard Archibald Fortescue, later 7th Earl Fortescue

2. Hon Martin Denzil Fortescue, of Wincombe Park, Shaftesbury, co. Dorset (b. 5 Jan 1924; d. 15 May 2005), mar. (1) 23 Apr 1954 Prudence Louisa Rowley (d. 1992), 2nd dau. of Col Sir Charles Samuel Rowley, 6th Bt., and had issue:

1a. John Andrew Francis Fortescue, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Fortescue, of 12 Ursula Street, London SW11 (b. 27 Mar 1955), mar. 1990 Phoebe Anne Cecilia Burridge, dau. of Rev John Eustace Burridge, of Ham Vicarage, co. Surrey, and has issue:

1b. Thomas Edmund Horatio Fortescue (b. 1993)

2b. Hugh Augustus Francis Fortescue (b. 9 Nov 1995)

1b. Ophelia Marion Louisa Fortescue (b. 22 Jul 1999)

2a. Anthony William Fortescue, of Ryalls Lodge, Gussage St Michael, Wimborne, co. Dorset (b. 10 Apr 1962), mar. 1992 Emma Davinia Lambert, dau. of Capt Peter Lambert, of Holly Tree Farm, Fearby, co. York, and has issue

1a. Katharine Fortescue (b. 30 Dec 1956), mar. 9 Sep 1995 Robert Whitaker, only son of Evald Mattievich Whitaker

2a. Georgina Elizabeth Fortescue (b. 9 Nov 1958), mar. 31 Jul 1982 Nicholas Hilary Stuart Armour, 1st son of Brig William Stanley Gibson Armour, of Brandsby, co. York, and has issue

Hon Martin Fortescue mar. (2) 18 Nov 1994 Caroline Loftie (widow of Lt Cdr W H P Loftie RN, of Bowerbank House, Pooley Bridge)

1. Lady Bridget Ellinor Fortescue (b. 17 Oct 1927), mar. 25 Nov 1952 W.Cdr Gordon Leonard Sinclair OBE DFC RAF, of Fairwood House, Great Durnford, co. Wiltshire, son of Capt William Francis Sinclair, Palestine Police, and has issue

mar. (2)

8 Aug 1941 Hon Sybil Mary Douglas-Pennant OStJ (former wife of Hugh Napier [Douglas-Pennant], 4th Baron Penrhyn;  d. 1985), 2nd dau. of Henry Charles [Hardinge], 3rd Viscount Hardinge, by his wife Mary Frances Nevill, 3rd dau. of Hon Rupert Nevill

only child by second wife

3. Hon Seymour Henry Fortescue, of 22 Clarendon Street, London SW1, and The Old School House, Denchworth, Wantage, co. Oxford (b. 28 May 1942), mar. (1) 25 Jul 1966 (div. 1990) Julia Mary Blair Pilcher, only dau. of Sir John Arthur Pilcher GCMG, HM Ambassador to Japan, and (2) 23 Aug 1990 Jennifer Ann Simon, dau. of Frank Simon, of Wrexham, and has issue by both wives

died

1 Jun 1977

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Richard Archibald [Fortescue], 7th Earl Fortescue

born

14 Apr 1922

mar. (1)

24 Oct 1949 Penelope Jane Henderson (d. 28 May 1959), 2nd dau. of Capt Robert Evelyn Henderson, by his wife Beatrice Janet Elsie Clerke, only dau. of Sir William Francis Clerke, 11th Bt.

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Hugh Richard Fortescue, later 8th Earl Fortescue

1. Lady Celia Ann Fortescue (b. 30 Dec 1957), mar. 1988 David Alastair Adams, of Spilsbury Farm, Tisbury, co. Wiltshire, yst. son of Dr Michael Shirley Adams, of Alton House, Seaview, Isle of Wight, and has issue

mar. (2)

3 Mar 1961 (div. 1987) Margaret Anne Stratton (mar. (2) 28 Jan 1988 as his third wife Jocelyn Hambro), dau. of Charles Michael Stratton, of Hall Farm, Evenley, co. Northampton

children by second wife

2. Lady Laura Margaret Fortescue (b. 1 May 1962), mar. 1 Jul 1995 Simon Jamieson, and has issue

3. Lady Sarah Jane Fortescue (b. 16 Aug 1963), mar. 19 Dec 1995 Francis D S Chapman, 1st son of Michael Chapman, of Stoke-by-Nayland, co. Suffolk

mar.. (3)

5 Jan 1989 Carolyn Mary Lockwood (former wife of Richard Lockwood), 1st dau. of Maj Clement Walter Rowland Hill, of Queen Hoo Hall, Tewin, co. Hertford, by his first wife Violet Phillimore, 1st dau. of Charles Phillimore, of The Old Manor Farm, Swinbrook, co. Oxford

died

7 May 1993

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Charles Hugh Richard [Fortescue], 8th Earl Fortescue

born

10 May 1951

mar.

12 Dec 1974 Julia B Sowrey, 1st dau. of A/Cdre John Adam Sowrey, of Aldgate, Keiton, co. Rutland, and Kensington, London

children

1. Lady Alice Penelope Fortescue (b. 8 Jun 1978)

2. Lady Kate Eleanor Fortescue (b. 25 Oct 1979), mar. Oliver Henry Bonas (b. 1971, son of Benjamin Reginald Francis Stonor Bonas, by his wife Jacqueline de Brabant, and has issue

3. Lady Lucy Beatrice Fortescue (b. 29 Apr 1983)

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Fortescue is John Andrew Francis Fortescue, a grandson of the 6th Earl Fortescue and cousin of the present Earl.

 

Last updated 26 Aug 2013

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Titles:

8th Earl Fortescue

(Great Britain, let. pat. 1 Sep 1789)

8th Viscount Ebrington, of Ebrington in the County of Gloucester

(Great Britain, let. pat. 1 Sep 1789)

10th Baron Fortescue, of Castle Hill in the County of Devon

(Great Britain, let. pat. 5 Jul 1746)

 

Address:

Ebrington Manor, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire GL55 6NG

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