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Gosford, Earl of (I, 1806)

 

Creation: let. pat. 1 Feb 1806

 

Family name: Acheson

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Arms:

Argent a Double Headed Eagle displayed Sable beaked and membered Or on a Chief Vert two Mullets Or

Crest:

A Cock Gules standing upon a Trumpet Or

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Leopard proper, and on the sinister side another reguardant, both collared and chained Or

Motto:

Vigilantibus (To the watchful)

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Arthur [Acheson], 2nd Viscount Gosford later 1st Earl of Gosford, PC

1st son of Archibald [Acheson], 1st Viscount Gosford, by his wife Mary Richardson, yst. dau. of John Richardson, of Rich Hill, co. Armagh

born

mar.

1774 Millicent Pole (d. 1 Nov 1825), dau. of Lt Gen Edward Pole, by his third wife Olivia Walsh, dau. and hrss. of John Walsh, of Ballykilcavan

children

1. Hon Archibald Acheson, later 2nd Earl of Gosford

2. Capt Hon Edward Acheson CB, fought at the Battle of Waterloo 1815 (d. 24 Jul 1828)

1. Lady Olivia Acheson (d. 12 Feb 1863), mar. 14 Mar 1797 Brig Gen Robert Bernard Sparrow, of Brampton Park, co. Huntingdon, and Tanderagee Castle, co. Armagh (d. 1805), and had issue

2. Lady Mary Acheson (dsp. 1 May 1843), mar. 19 Feb 1803 Lieut-Gen Lord William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck GCB GCH, Member of Parliament for Glasgow, Governor-General of India 1827-35 (b. 14 Sep 1774;  dsp. 17 Jun 1839), 2nd son of William Henry Cavendish [Bentinck later Cavendish-Bentinck], 3rd Duke of Portland, by his wife Lady Dorothy Cavendish, only dau. of William [Cavendish], 4th Duke of Devonshire

3. Lady Millicent Acheson (d. 13 Jan 1878), mar. 12 Sep 1826 Rev J H Barber

died

14 Jan 1807

created

1 Feb 1806 Earl of Gosford

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Old Leighlin 1783-1790; suc. his father 5 Sep 1790 as 2nd Viscount Gosford; Privy Councillor [I] 1793

 

Archibald [Acheson], 2nd Earl of Gosford, GCB PC

born

1 Aug 1776

mar.

20 Jul 1805 Mary Sparrow (b. 14 Apr 1777; d. 30 Jun 1841), only dau. and hrss. of Robert Sparrow, of Worlingham Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Mary Bernard, sister and hrss. of Sir Robert Bernard, 5th Bt., and only dau. of Sir John Bernard, 4th Bt., of Huntingdon

children

1. Hon Archibald Acheson, later 3rd Earl of Gosford

1. Lady Mary Acheson (b. 27 Jun 1809; d. 13 Mar 1850), mar. 9 Jul 1835 as his first wife James [Hewitt], 4th Viscount Lifford, and had issue

2. Lady Millicent Acheson (d. 29 Aug 1887), mar. 28 May 1842 Dr Henry Bence-Jones, of Brook Street, Mayfair, co. Middlesex (d. 20 Apr 1873), and had issue

3. Lady Olivia Acheson (d. 285 Mar 1852)

4. Lady Annabella Acheson (d. 26 Jul 1849)

died

27 Mar 1849

created

13 Jun 1835 Baron Worlingham, of Beccles in the County of Suffolk (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Armagh 1797-1807; Custos Rotulorum 1810-49 and Lord Lieutenant of co. Armagh 1831-49; a Representative Peer (Whig) for Ireland 1811-49; a Lord-in-Waiting 1831-34; Privy Councillor 1834; Capt of the Yeomen of the Guard 1834 and 1835; Governor of Canada 1835-38; Vice-Admiral of Ulster; GCB 1938

 

Archibald [Acheson], 1st Baron Acheson later 3rd Earl of Gosford, KP

born

20 Aug 1806

mar.

10 Jun 1832 Lady Theodosia Brabazon (b. 15 Jul 1808; d. 13 Feb 1876), only dau. of John [Brabazon], 10th Earl of Meath, by his wife Lady Melosina Adelaide Meade, 4th dau. of John [Meade], 1st Earl of Clanwilliam

children

1. Hon Archibald Brabazon Sparrow Acheson, later 4th Earl of Gosford

2. Maj Gen Hon Edward Archibald Brabazon Acheson (b. 22 May 1844; d. 3 Jul 1921), mar. 1869 Clementina Le Marchant (d. 30 Apr 1929), dau. of Gen Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant GCSI KCB, and had issue

1. Lady Gertrude Emily Acheson (d. 17 Dec 1927), mar. 20 Feb 1856 Rt Hon Francis John Savile Foljambe MP, of Osberton, co. Nottingham, and Aldwarke, co. York (b. 9 Apr 1830; d. 5 Feb 1917), half-brother of Cecil George Savile [Foljambe], 1st Earl of Liverpool, and 1st son and hr. of George Savile Foljambe DL, of Osberton, co. Nottingham, and Aldwarke, co. York, by his first wife Harriet Emily Mary Milner, 3rd dau. of Sir William Mordaunt Sturt Milner, 4th Bt, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Acheson (d. 30 Jan 1892), mar. 27 Feb 1862 Hon Leopold William Henry Powys later Fox-Powys DL, of Bewsey Hall, Warrington, co. Lancaster (b. 17 Sep 1837; d. 18 Jul 1893), 2nd son of Thomas Atherton [Powys], 3rd Baron Lilford, by his wife Hon Mary Elizabeth Fox, sister and hrss. of Henry Edward [Fox], 4th Baron Holland, and only dau. of Henry Richard [Fox], 3rd Baron Holland, and had issue

4. Lady Edith Acheson (d. 14 Aug 1906)

5. Lady Katharine Acheson (d. 5 Mar 1898), mar. 28 Jul 1868 Capt Frederick William Duncombe (b. 28 Jan 1842; d. 6 Feb 1878), 3rd son of Admiral Hon Arthur Duncombe MP RN, of Kilnwick Percy, co. York (by his first wife Delia Field, yst. dau. and cohrss. of John Wilmer Field, of Heaton Hall, co. York), 4th son of Charles [Duncombe], 1st Baron Feversham, and had issue

died

15 Jun 1864

created

v.p. 18 Sep 1847 Baron Acheson, of Glencairny in the County of Armagh (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for co. Armagh 1830-47; Knight of St Patrick 1855; Lord Lieutenant of co. Armagh 1864

 

Archibald Brabazon Sparrow [Acheson], 4th Earl of Gosford, KP

born

19 Aug 1841

mar.

10 Aug 1876 Lady Louisa Augusta Beatrice Montagu DBE, a Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Alexandra (b. 27 Dec 1854; d. 3 Mar 1944), 2nd dau. of William Drogo [Montagu], 7th Duke of Manchester, by his wife Countess Louisa Frederica Augusta von Alten, dau. of Count Charles Francis Victor von Alten

children

1. Hon Archibald Charles Montagu Brabazon Acheson, later 5th Earl of Gosford

2. Capt Hon Patrick George Edward Cavendish Acheson DSO MVO (b. 30 Jun 1883; d. 30 Aug 1957), mar. 24 Dec 1915 Norah Jones (d. 18 Sep 1970), dau. of Alfred Jones, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and had issue

1. Lady Alexandra Louise Elizabeth Acheson (d. 21 Jan 1958), mar. 17 Jun 1905 Lt Col Hon Frederick William Stanley DSO (b. 27 May 1878; d. 9 Aug 1942), 8th son of Frederick Arthur [Stanley], 16th Earl of Derby, by his wife Lady Constance Villiers, 1st dau. of George William Frederick [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Acheson, mar. 24 Jul 1906 Hon Robert Arthur Ward OBE, Member of Parliament for Crewe 1895-1900 (b. 23 Feb 1871; d. 14 Jun 1942), 3rd son of William [Ward], 1st Earl of Dudley, by his second wife Georgina Elizabeth Moncreiffe, 3rd dau. of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 7th Bt, and had issue

3. Lady Theodosia Louisa Augusta Acheson (d. 16 Oct 1977), mar. 3 Aug 1912 Rt Hon Sir Alexander George Montagu Cadogan OM GCMG KCB, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Peking 1933, Ambassador Extraordinary to Peking 1935, Deputy Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1936-38, Permanent UK Representative on the UN Security Council 1946-50, Chairman of the BBC 1952 (b. 25 Nov 1884; d. 9 Jul 1968), 7th son of George Henry [Cadogan], 5th Earl Cadogan, by his first wife Lady Beatrix Jane Craven, 4th dau. of William [Craven], 2nd Earl of Craven, and had issue

died

11 Apr 1922

suc. by

son

note

Knight of St Patrick 1869; Lord Lieutenant of co. Armagh 1882-1922; a Lord-in-Waiting to the Prince of Wales 1886-1901; Vice-Chamberlain to the Household of Queen Alexandra 1901-22

 

Archibald Charles Montagu Brabazon [Acheson], 5th Earl of Gosford, MC DL

born

26 May 1877

mar. (1)

21 Jun 1910 (div. 1928) Mildred Carter (d. 7 Sep 1965), only dau. of John Ridgely Carter, of Baltimore, USA, US Minister at Bucharest

children by first wife

1. Hon Archibald Alexander John Stanley Acheson, later 6th Earl of Gosford

2. Hon Patrick Bernard Victor Montagu Acheson, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Gosford, of 207 Cornwall Street NW, Leesburg, Virginia, USA (b. 4 Feb 1915), mar. 21 Dec 1946 Judith Gillette later Bate, dau. of Earle P Gillette, of Minneapolis, USA, and has issue:

1a. Nicholas Hope Carter Acheson (b. 29 Oct 1947), mar. 1983 Patricia Beckford, dau. of James Beckford, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA, and has issue:

1b. Eric James Patrick Acheson (b. 1988)

1b. Kelly Lauren Acheson (b. 1987)

2a. Christopher Acheson (b. 23 Feb 1950), mar. 1977 Sheryl Benson, dau. of Carl Benson, of Columbus, Georgia, USA, and has issue

3a. John Alexander Simon Acheson (b. 11 Sep 1957), mar. (1) 1982 (div. 1985) Cara Kulik, dau. of Ernest Kulik, of Virginia, USA, and (2) 1988 Lisa Kimberley Bickerstaff Benson, dau. of Carl Benson, of Columbus, Georgia, USA, and has issue by his second wife

1a. Alexandra Sarah Camilla Acheson (b. 27 Feb 1962), mar. 9 Nov 1991 David England

2a. Caroline Mary Patricia Acheson (b. 27 Feb 1962), mar. 6 Oct 1990 David L'Estrange Seward, of 2 Temperley Road, London SW12, son of Peter L'Estrange Seward, and has issue

1. Lady Patricia Acheson (dvp. young Aug 1913)

2. Lady Camilla Mildred Nicola Acheson (d. 19...), mar. (1) 25 Nov 1937 (div. 1949) Freiherr Hans Christoph Schenk von Stauffenberg, son of Freiherr Schenk von Stauffenberg, and (2) 20 Jun 1950 Freiherr Axel von dem Bussche-Streithorst, and had issue by both husbands

3. Lady Mary Virginia Shirley Acheson (b. 1919; d. 1996), mar. 12 Dec 1941 Fernando Corcuera (d. 1978), son of Pedro Luis Corcuera y Palomar, of Mexico City, Mexico, and had issue

mar. (2)

1 Oct 1928 Beatrice Breese (former wife of Robert P Breese, of New York, USA;  d. 1967), dau. of Arthur Clafin, of Southampton, New York, USA

died

20 Mar 1954

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served in the Boer War 1899-1901; Military Governor of Kimberley, South Africa 1900-01; served in World War I as Lt Col, Coldstream Guards; Assistant Adjutant-General War Office 1918; KGStJ

 

Archibald Alexander John Stanley [Acheson], 6th Earl of Gosford, OBE

born

14 Jan 1911

mar. (1)

14 Dec 1935 (div. 1960) Francesca Augusta Maria Cagiati, 1st dau. of Francesco Cagiati, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles David Nicholas Alexander John Sparrow Acheson, later 7th Earl of Gosford

1. Lady (Francesca Georgiana) Caroline Acheson (b. 23 Apr 1940; d. Aug 1991), mar. 15 Sep 1967 David Wallace Fleming (d. Dec 1991), son of Wallace Fleming, of Santa Barbara, California, USA, and had issue

2. Lady Isabella Augusta Acheson (b. 17 Jan 1950), mar. 1979 Tevita T'Maka, of Nuku A'Lofa, Tonga, South Pacific, and has issue

mar. (2)

21 Sep 1960 Cynthia Margaret Delius (b. 1911; widow of Maj James Pringle Delius; d. 15 Jan 2015), dau. of Capt Henry Cave West MC

died

17 Feb 1966

suc. by

son

note

Assistant Air Attaché, Paris 1938-40; served in World War II as G/Capt RAF commanding 613 Squadron and 32 Wing; Member of Council Royal British Olympic Association 1954; Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Defence 1956-57; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1957-58; a Lord-in-Waiting (Government Whip in House of Lords) 1958-59

 

Charles David Nicholas Alexander John Sparrow [Acheson], 7th Earl of Gosford

born

13 Jul 1942

mar.

1983 Lynette Redmond, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

note

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Gosford is Hon Patrick Bernard Victor Montagu Acheson, 2nd son of the 5th Earl of Gosford and uncle of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 30 Jan 2015

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Titles:

7th Earl of Gosford

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Feb 1806)

8th Viscount Gosford, of Market Hill in the County of Armagh

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Jun 1785)

8th Baron Gosford, of Market Hill in the County of Armagh

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Jul 1776)

6th Baron Worlingham, of Beccles in the County of Suffolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Jun 1835)

5th Baron Acheson, of Glencairny in the County of Armagh

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Sep 1847)

13th Baronet, styled "of Market Hill, co. Armagh"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 1 Jan 1628

 

Address:

 (Not known)

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