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Furnivall, Baron (E, 1295 - abeyant 1968)

 

Creation: let.pat. 24 Jun 1295

 

Abeyant: 24 Dec 1968

 

Family name: Furnivall later Nevill later Talbot later Howard later Petre

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Arms:

Quarterly of 10: 1st, Gules a Bend Or between two Escallops Argent (Petre); 2nd, Gules on a Bend between six Cross Crosslets fitchée an Escutcheon Or charged with a Demi-Lion rampant pierced through the mouth by an Arrow within a Double Tressure counter-flory of the first (Howard); 3rd, Gules a Lion rampant Argent (Mowbray); 4th, Sable a Lion rampant Argent ducally crowned Of (Segrave); 5th, Gules three Lions passant Or a Label of three points Argent (Brotherton); 6th, Barry of eight Or and Gules (D'Albini); 7th, Gules a Lion rampant Or (FitzAlan); 8th, Gules a Lion rampant within a Bordure engrailed Or (Talbot); 9th, Gules a Saltire Argent a Martlet Sable for difference (Nevill); 10th, Argent a Bend between six Martlets Gules (Furnivall)

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Argent, the dexter charged on the shoulder with a Glove proper thereon an Escutcheon of the arms of Furnivall and the sinister charged on the shoulder with eight Arrows interlaced saltirewise banded Gules

Motto:

Sans Dieu Rien

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Thomas [de Furnivall], 1st Baron Furnivall

son and heir of Sir Thomas de Furnivall, of Sheffield, co .York, Worksop and Grassthorpe, co. Nottingham, and Eyam, Stoney Middleton and Brassington, co. Derby

born

mar. (1)

bef. Jan 1272/3 Joan la Despencer (d. bef. 1322), sister of Hugh [le Despencer], 1st Baron le Despencer and 1st Earl of Winchester, and dau. of Sir Hugh le Despencer, of Ryhall and Belmesthorp, co. Rutland, Loughborough, Burton, Hugglescote, Freeby and Arnesby, co. Leicester, Parlington and Hillam, co. York, etc., Justiciar of England, by his wife Aline Basset, dau. and hrss. of Sir Philip Basset, of Wycombe, co. Buckingham, Compton Bassett and Wootton Bassett, co. Wiltshire, etc., Justiciar of England

children by first wife

1. Thomas de Furnivall, later 2nd Baron Furnivall

1. Catherine de Furnivall (d. 1349), mar. William [de Thweng], 2nd Baron Thweng

2. Eleanor de Furnivall, mar. bef. 1309 Piers [de Mauley], 2nd Baron Mauley, and had issue

mar. (2)

8 Jun 1322 Elizabeth de Montagu (widow of William [de Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu; d. Aug 1354; bur. in Christ Church, Oxford), dau. of Sir Piers de Mountfort, of Beaudesert, co. Warwick, by his wife Maud .....

died

bef. 18 Apr 1332

created

by writ of summons 24 Jun 1295 Baron Furnivall

suc. by

son by first wife

note

at the Battle of Falkirk 1298; a signatory to the Barons' Letter to the Pope 1300/1

 

Thomas [de Furnivall], 2nd and 1st Baron Furnivall

born

c. 1292

mar.

24 Feb 1317/8 Joan de Montagu (b. 9 Aug 1303; widow of John de Montagu, 1st son and heir ap. of William [de Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu; d. 2 Oct 1334; bur. in Croxden Abbey), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Theobald [de Verdun], 2nd and 1st Baron Verdun, by his first wife Maud de Mortimer, dau. of Edmund [de Mortimer], 1st Baron Mortimer

children

1. Thomas de Furnivall, later 3rd and 2nd Baron Furnivall

2. William de Furnivall, later 4th and 3rd Baron Furnivall

3. Nicholas de Furnivall (b. 1328; d. after 1336)

1. Maud de Furnivall, mar. John [Marmion], 2nd Baron Marmion, and had issue

2. Margaret de Furnivall (b. 1320; dsp.), mar. Piers [de Montfort], 3rd Baron Montfort

died

7 Oct 1339 (bur. in Beauchief Abbey)

created

by writ of summons v.p. 25 Aug 1318 Baron Furnivall

suc. by

son

note

accompanies the King to Ireland 1332

 

Thomas [de Furnivall], 3rd and 2nd Baron Furnivall

born

22 Jun 1322

mar. (1)

in or bef. 1336 Margaret ..... (d. after 1344)

mar. (2)

Joan Bret (b. 29 Sep 1321; widow of Sir John Bret; d. 24 Feb 1395/6), dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Mounteney, of Cowley and Shirecliffe, co. York, and Bulcote, co. Nottingham

died

s.p. 21 Apr 1365 (bur. in Worksop Priory, co. Nottingham)

suc. by

brother

note

accompanied the King on the expedition to Sluys 1345; granted the manor of Farnham Royal 1360 in return for presenting a right-handed glove to the King at his Coronation

 

William [de Furnival], 4th and 3rd Baron Furnivall

born

23 Aug 1326

mar.

betw. 3 Feb 1364/5 and 20 Jan 1365/6 Thomasine de Dagworth (d. 20 Jul 1409), widow of Sir John de Dagworth, of Dagworth, co. Suffolk, and Bradwell, co. Essex

only child

1. Joan de Furnivall, later suo jure Baroness Furnivall

died

s.p.m. 12 Apr 1383 (bur. in Worksop Priory, co. Nottingham)

suc. by

daughter

note

had licence to go to Prussia 1367; proved his right to present the glove at the Coronation of King Richard II 1377; knighted 1377

 

Joan de Furnivall later Nevill, suo jure Baroness Furnivall

born

c. 1369

mar.

bef. 1 Jul 1379 as his first wife Sir Thomas de Nevill, jure uxoris 5th and 4th Baron Furnivall, Keeper of Annandale and Constable of Lochmaben Castle 1399, Keeper of Alnwick, Berwick and Warkworth Castles 1403, Lord High Treasurer of England 1406 (dspm. 14 Mar 1406/7; bur. in Worksop Priory), 2nd son of John [de Nevill], 3rd Baron Nevill, by his first wife Maud de Percy, 1st dau. of Henry [de Percy], 2nd Baron Percy

only child

1. Maud de Nevill, later suo jure Baroness Furnivall

died

1395 (bur. in Worksop Priory)

suc. by

daughter

note

 

 

Maud de Nevill later Talbot, suo jure Baroness Furnivall

born

c. 1392

mar.

bef. 12 Mar 1406/7 as his first wife John [Talbot] 7th Baron Talbot and 7th Baron Strange of Blackmere later 1st Earl of Shrewsbury

children

1. Sir John Talbot, later 7th and 6th Baron Furnivall later 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury

2. Sir Christopher Talbot, of Treeton (d. 10 Jul 1460 at the Battle of Northampton)

1. Lady Joan Talbot, mar. (1) aft 25 Jul 1457 as his fourth wife James [de Berkeley], 1st Baron Berkeley, and (2) bef. 26 May 1474 Edmund Hungerford

died

bef. 1425 (bur. in Worksop Priory, co. Nottingham)

suc. by

son

note

 

 

John [Talbot], 7th and 6th Baron Furnivall later 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, KG

note

suc. his mother bef. 1425 as 7th and 6th Baron Furnivall and his father 17 Jul 1453 as 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury

 

The Barony of Furnivall was held by the Earls of Shrewsbury from 17 Jul 1453 until 8 May 1616, when on the death s.p.m. of Gilbert [Talbot], 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, 12th and 11th Baron Furnivall, etc., the Earldom of Shrewsbury passed to his brother and heir male, but the Baronies of Furnivall, Talbot and Strange of Blackmere fell into abeyance between his three daughters: Mary, Countess of Pembroke, Elizabeth, Countess of Kent, and Alethea, Countess of Arundel. On the death of her last surviving sister on 7 Dec 1651 the Countess of Arundel became sole heir to her father:

 

Lady Alethea Talbot later Howard, suo jure Baroness Furnivall, Talbot and Strange of Blackmere

born

mar.

1606 Thomas [Howard], 21st or 14th Earl of Arundel

children

1. Hon Sir James Howard KB, styled Lord Maltravers (bapt. 17 Jul 1607;  dvm. Jul 1624; bur. at Arundel Castle, co. Sussex)

2. Henry Frederick [Howard], 22nd or 15th Earl of Arundel (b. 15 Aug 1608 ; dvm. 17 Apr 1652; bur. at Arundel Castle, co. Sussex), mar. 7 Mar 1625/6 Lady Elizabeth Stuart, 1st dau. of Esmé [Stuart], 3rd Duke of Lennox, by his wife Hon Katharine Clifton, suo jure Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold, and had issue:

1a. Hon Thomas Howard, later 23rd or 16th Earl of Arundel, etc. later 14th and 13th Baron Furnivall later 5th Duke of Norfolk

2a. Hon Henry Howard, later 1st Baron Howard of Castle Rising later 1st Earl of Norwich later 6th Duke of Norfolk

3a. Hon Philip Howard, Dominican priest (b. 1629;  d. 16 Jun 1694)

4a. Hon Charles Howard, of Greystoke, co. Cumberland, and Deepdene, co. Surrey (d. 31 Mar 1713), mar. Mary Tattershall (d. 1 Nov 1695), 1st dau. and cohrss. of George Tattershall, of West Court, Finchampstead, co. Berkshire, and had issue

5a. Hon Bernard Howard, of Glossop, co. Derby (b. 16 Oct 1641;  d. 21 Oct 1717), mar. 14 Jun 1672 Catherine Lichford (widow of Sir Richard Lichford;  d. 8 Apr 1727), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of George Tattershall, of West Court, Finchampstead, co. Berkshire, and had issue

1a. Lady Catherine Howard, mar. John Digby, son and heir of Sir Kenelm Digby

3. Hon William Howard, later 1st Viscount Stafford

died

24 May 1654 (bur. at Rotherham, co. York)

suc. by

grandson

note

 

 

Thomas [Howard], 23rd or 16th Earl of Arundel later 14th and 13th Baron Furnivall later 5th Duke of Norfolk

note

suc. his father 17 Apr 1652 as 23rd or 16th Earl of Arundel and his paternal grandmother 24 May 1654 in the Baronies of Furnivall, Talbot and Strange of Blackmere; restored as 5th Duke of Norfolk 29 Dec 1660 by Act of Parliament with the original precedence of his ancestor, John [Howard], 1st Duke of Norfolk

 

The Barony of Furnivall was held by the Dukes of Norfolk from 29 Dec 1660 to 20 Sep 1777, when on the death s.p. of Edward [Howard], 9th Duke of Norfolk, 18th and 17th Baron Furnivall, etc., the Dukedom of Norfolk passed to his cousin and heir male, but the Baronies of Furnivall, Talbot, Strange of Blackmere, Mowbray and Segrave fell into abeyance between his nieces and coheirs or their issue as the heirs general. The two nieces were Winifred, Baroness Stourton (d. 15 Jul 1753) and Anne, Baroness Petre (d. 16 Jan 1787). Lady Petre was the great-great-grandmother of Bernard Henry Philip [Petre], 14th Baron Petre, in favour of whose only child the abeyance of the Barony of Furnivall was terminated in 1913:

 

Hon Mary Frances Kathleen Petre later Agar, suo jure Baroness Furnivall

born

27 May 1900

mar. (1)

20 Jul 1920 (div. 1931) Capt Augustus Willington Shelton Agar VC DSO RN (b. 1890; d. 31 Dec 1968), son of John Shelton Agar, of Ceylon and of Woolmount, co. Kerry

only child by first husband

1. Hon ..... Agar (b. and dvm. 1 Jul 1922)

mar. (2)

23 Feb 1932 (div. 1944) William Herbert Shelley Dent MC (b. 30 Jan 1895; d. 12 May 1981), only son of Herbert Dent, of Canton, China

children by second husband

1. Hon Rosamond Mary Dent (Sister Ancilla, OSB, of St Mildred's Abbey, Minster, Ramsgate, co. Kent), has renounced her rights to the Barony of Furnivall (b. 3 Jun 1933)

2. Hon Patricia Mary Dent (b. 4 Apr 1935), mar. (1) 25 Aug 1956 (div. 1963) Capt Thomas Hornsby (d. 1967), son of Thomas Walton Hornsby, of Blackhill, Co. Durham, and has issue:

1a. Walton Petre Hornsby (b. 21 Apr 1958)

1a. Clare Mary Petre Hornsby (b. 25 Jan 1957), mar. 1984 Robert Ralph Harbord, of Grey Gables, High Street, Loughborough, co. Gloucester (b. 9 Dec 1950), 1st son of Ralph Evelyn Harbord (by his wife Madeleine Betty Kezia Finlay-Greig, only dau. of Robert Finlay-Greig, of Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2nd son of Capt Edward Ralph Harbord DSO MC (by his wife Annie Evelyn Riley-Smith, 1st dau. of Henry Herbert Riley-Smith, of Toulston, Tadcaster, co. York), 1st son of Capt Hon Ralph Harbord (by his wife Elizabeth Pole Schenley, 2nd dau. of Edward W H Schenley, of Prince's Gate, London), 4th son by his second wife of Edward [Harbord], 3rd Baron Suffield, and has issue

Hon Patricia Mary Hornsby mar. (2) 1970 Lieut Roger Thomas John Bence, of Trotwood, Gresham Road, Limpsfield, co. Surrey, and has further issue:

2a. Richard William Petre Bence (b. 1976)

2a. Katharine Rosamond Petre Bence (b. 1971), mar. 1998 Philip Haydn-Slater, and has issue

died

s.p.m. 24 Dec 1968

 

On the death of the Baroness Furnivall in 1968 the Barony of Furnivall fell into abeyance between her two daughters.

 

 First written 7 May 2009

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