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Granard, Earl of (I, 1684)

 

Creation: let. pat. 30 Dec 1684

 

Family name: Forbes

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Arms:

Azure three Bears' Heads couped Argent muzzled Gules

Crest:

A Bear statant Argent guttée de sang muzzled Gules

Supporters:

Dexter: an Unicorn Erminois armed maned tufted and unguled Or; Sinister: a Dragon wings expanded Ermine

Motto:

Fax Mentis Incendium Gloriae (The incitement to glory is the firebrand of the mind)

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Arthur [Forbes], 1st Viscount of Granard later 1st Earl of Granard, PC

1st son of Sir Arthur Forbes, 1st Bt., of Castle Forbes, co. Longford, by his wife Jane Hamilton, widow of Sir Claud Hamilton and dau. of Maurice Lauder, of the Bass, Dunbar

born

1623

mar.

c. 1655 Catharine Stewart (widow of Sir Alexander Stewart, 2nd Bt;  d. 8 Dec 1714), 1st dau. of Sir Robert Newcomen, 4th Bt., of Kenagh, co. Longford, by his first wife Anne Boleyn, dau. of ..... Boleyn

children

1. Hon Arthur Forbes, later 2nd Earl of Granard

2. Hon ..... Forbes

3. Hon ..... Forbes

4. Hon ..... Forbes

5. Hon ..... Forbes

1. Lady Catharine Forbes (d. 15 Jun 1743), mar. 27 Jul 1685 as his second wife Arthur [Chichester], 3rd Earl of Donegall, and had issue

died

1695

created

22 Nov 1675 Baron Clanehugh and Viscount of Granard

30 Dec 1684 Earl of Granard

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 14 Apr 1632 as 2nd Baronet of Castle Forbes; in command in Scotland for the Royal cause during the Civil War; on the Restoration of King Charles II 1661 he was made a Commissioner of the Court of Claims in Ireland; Member of Parliament for co. Tyrone 1661-66; Marshal of the Irish Army 1670-84; a Lord Justice of Ireland 1671, 1675-76 and 1684/5; Col, 18th Regiment of Foot 1684-86; Lieut Gen in the Army; Privy Councillor [I] 1661, 1686 and 1690

 

Arthur [Forbes], 2nd Earl of Granard

born

c.1656

mar.

Oct 1678 Mary Rawdon (b. 1661; d. 1 Apr 1724), 1st dau. of Sir George Rawdon, 1st Bt., of Moira, co. Down, by his second wife Hon Dorothy Conway, 1st dau. of Edward [Conway], 2nd Viscount Conway

children

1. Hon George Forbes, later 3rd Earl of Granard

2. Hon .... Forbes

3. Hon .... Forbes

1. Lady Jane Forbes (d. Oct 1760), mar. Maj Josias Champagne, of Portarlington, and had issue

2. Lady Dorothy Forbes (d. 17 May 1779)

died

24 Aug 1734

suc. by

son

note

Col, 18th Regiment of Foot 1686-88, when he was removed by King William III and imprisoned in the Tower of London ; served on the Continent under Turenne and took part in the Siege of Buda 1686

 

George [Forbes], 1st Baron Forbes later 3rd Earl of Granard

born

21 Oct 1685

mar.

1709 Hon Mary Preston (widow of Phineas Preston, of Ardsallagh, co. Meath;  d. 4 Oct 1758), 1st dau. of William [Stewart], 1st Viscount Mountjoy, by his wife Hon Mary Coote, 1st dau. of Richard [Coote], 1st Baron Coote

children

1. Hon George Forbes, later 4th Earl of Granard

2. Admiral of the Fleet Hon John Forbes, General of Marines (d. 10 Mar 1796), mar. 25 Aug 1758 Lady Mary Capell (d. Apr 1782), 4th dau. of William [Capell], 3rd Earl of Essex, by his first wife Lady Jane Hyde, 3rd dau. of Henry [Hyde], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Forbes (d. 22 Nov 1797), mar. James Irvine of Kingcaussie

died

19 Jun 1765

suc. by

son

note

Cmdr, Royal Navy 1706, Rear Admiral 1734, Vice Admiral 1735; Privy Councillor [I] 1721 and 1728; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Queenborough 1723-27 and for Ayr Burghs 1741-47; sum. v.p. to the Irish House of Lords 27 Feb 1725/6 as Lord Forbes; Commander in Chief of the Caribbee Islands 1729; Plenipotentiary to the Court of Muscovy 1733-34; a Governor of cos. Longford and Westmeath until 1756

 

George [Forbes], 4th Earl of Granard

born

15 Mar 1710

mar.

16 Jul 1736 his cousin Letitia Davys (d. 19 May 1778), dau. of Arthur Davys MP, of Hampstead, co. Dublin, by his wife Hon Catherine Stewart, 2nd dau. of William [Stewart], 1st Viscount Mountjoy

only child

1. Hon George Forbes, later 5th Earl of Granard

died

16 Oct 1769

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1726; Lt Col, Tangier Regiment 1756; Member of Parliament for Mullingar 1749-65; Quarter Master General of the Irish Army 1754-57; a Governor of co. Longford 1756-69; Col, 76th Regiment of Foot 1756-61 and 29th Regiment of Foot 1761-69; Maj Gen 1759; Lieut Gen 1765; Custos Rotulorum of co. Longford 1765-69

 

George [Forbes], 5th Earl of Granard, PC

born

2 Apr 1740

mar. (1)

12 Jul 1759 Dorothea Bayly (b. 15 Mar 1738; d. 19 Feb 1764), sister of Henry [Bayly later Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge, and 2nd dau. of Sir Nicholas Bayly, 2nd Bt., of Plas Newydd, by his first wife Caroline Paget, dau. and hrss. of Brig Gen Thomas Paget, Governor of Minorca

only child by first wife

1. Hon George Forbes, later 6th Earl of Granard

mar. (2)

27 Apr 1766 (in Alderman Cracroft's House, Mark Lane, London) Lady Georgiana Augusta Berkeley (b. 18 Sep 1749; mar. (2) Jan 1781 Rev Samuel Little DD;  d. 24 Jan 1820), 1st dau. of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley, by his wife Elizabeth Drax, 1st dau. of Henry Drax, of Ellerton Abbey, co. York

children by second wife

2. Hon Henry Forbes (b. 6 Sep 1767), mar. 29 Dec 1794 Elizabeth Preston, 2nd dau. of John Preston

3. Hon Frederick Forbes (b. 7 Nov 1776; d. 2 Feb 1817), mar. 1796 (div.) Mary Butler, only dau. of John Butler

1. Lady Georgiana Anne Forbes, mar. 1796 Archibald McNeil of Colonsay

2. Lady Augusta Forbes, mar. 14 Feb 1798 Lt Gen Sir James Leith GCB

3. Lady Louisa Georgiana Forbes (b. Dec 1779; d. 25 Jan 1830), mar. 19 Jun 1806 Sir William Pratt Call, 2nd Bt., of Whitford, co. Cornwall, and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Forbes (d. 16 Oct 1843)

died

15 Apr 1780

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for St Johnstown 1762-68; Custos Rotulorum of co. Longford 1769-80; Privy Councillor [I] 1771

 

George [Forbes], 6th Earl of Granard, PC

born

14 Jun 1760

mar.

10 May 1779 Lady Selena Frances Rawdon (b. 9 Apr 1759; d. May 1827), 2nd dau. of John [Rawdon], 1st Earl of Moira, by his third wife Lady Elizabeth Hastings, suo jure Baroness Botreaux, Hungerford, de Moleyns, Hastings de Hastings and Hastings de Hungerford, only surv. dau. and hrss. of Theophilus [Hastings], 9th Earl of Huntingdon

children

1. Maj Gen Hon George John Forbes, styled Viscount Forbes, Member of Parliament (Whig) for co. Longford 1803-32 and 1833-36, Lord Lieutenant of co. Longford 1831-36, Secretary to the Order of St Patrick 1828-36 (b. 3 May 1785; dvp. 13 Nov 1836), mar. 4 Oct 1832 Frances Mary Territt VA, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1837-74 (b. 21 Oct 1810; mar. (2) 15 Dec 1838 Thomas Nugent Vaughan (d. 15 Sep 1847; d. 25 Dec 1877), dau. and hrss. of Dr William Territt, of Chilton Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Anne Catherine Parkyns, dau. of Augustus Parkyns, and had issue:

1a. Hon George Arthur Hastings Forbes, later 7th Earl of Granard

2a. Capt Hon William Francis Forbes DL (b. 15 Feb 1836; d. 3 Feb 1899), mar. 20 Oct 1863 Phyllis Gabriella Rowe (d. 20 Feb 1904), 2nd dau. of John Rowe, of Ballycross, co. Wexford, and had issue

2. Hon Francis Reginald Forbes, Minister Plenipotentiary to Saxony 1858, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Brazil (b. 17 Sep 1791; d. 5 Nov 1873)

3. Capt Hon Hastings Brudenell Forbes (b. 25 Dec 1793; killed vp. at the Battle of Waterloo 18 Jun 1815)

4. Hon Angoulême Moira Forbes (b. 10 Jul 1796; dvp. 5 Apr 1810)

5. Hon Ferdinando William Forbes (b. 23 Jun 1801l dvp. 13 Apr 1802)

1. Lady Elizabeth Maria Theresa Forbes (b. 3 Dec 1786; d. Feb 1852), mar. 15 Oct 1807 George Augustus Henry Anne [Parkyns], 2nd Baron Rancliffe

2. Lady Selina Francis Forbes (dvp. 7 Jan 1791)

3. Lady Adelaide Dorothea Forbes (d. 9 Dec 1858)

4. Lady Caroline Selina Forbes (d. 31 Dec 1872)

died

9 Jun 1837

created

24 Feb 1806 Baron Granard, of Castle Donnington in the County of Leicester (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

grandson

note

a Governor of co. Longford 1780-1831; Custos Rotulorum of co. Longford 1784-1813; Col, 108th Regiment of Foot 1794-95; Lt Col 1794, Maj Gen 1808, Lieut Gen 1813 and Gen 1830; Privy Councillor [I] 1806; Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper [I] 1806-07 and 1815-36

 

George Arthur Hastings [Forbes], 7th Earl of Granard, KP

born

5 Aug 1833

mar. (1)

2 Jun 1858 Jane Colclough Grogan-Morgan (b. c.1840; dspm. 22 Jan 1872), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Hamilton Knox Grogan-Morgan MP, of Johnstown Castle, co. Wexford, by his wife Sophia Maria Rowe, dau. of Ebenezer Radford Rowe, of Ballyharty, co. Wexford

children by first wife

1. Lady Adelaide Jane Francis Forbes (d. 18 Nov 1942), mar. 13 Apr 1880 Lord Maurice FitzGerald, Lord Lieutenant of co. Wexford (b. 16 Dec 1852;  d. 24 Apr 1901), 2nd son of Charles William [FitzGerald], 4th Duke of Leinster, by his wife Lady Caroline Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland, and had issue

2. Lady Sophia Maria Elizabeth Forbes (d. 7 Nov 1942), mar. 11 Feb 1885 Sir Henry Christopher Grattan-Bellew, 3rd Bt., of Mount Bellew, co. Galway, and had issue

3. Lady Selina Forbes (dvp. young 10 Nov 1862)

4. Lady Caroline Forbes (dvp. an infant 1865)

mar. (2)

4 Sep 1873 Hon Frances Mary Petre (b. 27 Aug 1844; d. 25 May 1920), 1st dau. of William Bernard [Petre], 12th Baron Petre, by his wife Mary Theresa Clifford, 1st dau. of Hon Charles Thomas Clifford, of Irnham, co. Lincoln (by his wife Theresa Constable-Maxwell, 2nd dau. of Marmaduke Constable-Maxwell, of Everingham, co. York), 2nd son of Charles [Clifford], 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh

children by second wife

1. Hon Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, later 8th Earl of Granard

2. Hon Fergus Reginald George Hastings (b. 20 Jan 1876; dvp. 18 Feb 1876)

3. Capt Hon Reginald George Benedict Forbes (b. 25 Jun 1877; d. 28 May 1908)

4. Lt Col Hon Donald Alexander Forbes DSO MVO, Military Secretary to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1911-14 (b. 3 Sep 1880 ; d. 2 Aug 1938), mar. 25 Apr 1918 Mary Doreen Lawson (d. 1987), dau. of Andrew Sherlock Lawson, of Aldborough Manor, co. York, by his wife Hon Elinor Frances Butler, 1st dau. by his first wife of Henry [Butler], 14th Viscount Mountgarret, and had issue

5. Lt Col Hon Bertram Aloysius Forbes CMG OBE (b. 26 May 1882; d. 5 Aug 1960)

6. Capt Hon Fergus George Arthur Forbes (b. 26 May 1882; killed in action 23 Aug 1914)

5. Lady Eva Mary Margaret Forbes (d. 1968)

6. Lady Margaret Mary Theresa Forbes (dsp. 19 May 1965), mar. 22 Sep 1920 Capt Hon George Savile (b. 24 Nov 1971; dsp. 15 Jul 1937), 2nd son of John Charles George [Savile], 4th Earl of Mexborough, by his second wife Agnes Louisa Elizabeth Raphael, dau. of John Raphael

died

25 Aug 1889

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Attaché at Dresden 1852-54; Col, 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade 1855; Lord Lieutenant of co. Leitrim 1856-72; Knight of St Patrick 1857; Member, Senate of the Royal University of Ireland; Vice-Admiral of Connaught; Knight of Malta; Knight Grand Cross of St Gregory

 

Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings [Forbes], 8th Earl of Granard, KP GVCO PC

born

17 Sep 1874

mar.

14 Jan 1909 Beatrice Mills DBE (d. 30 Jan 1972), dau. of D Ogden Mills, of Staatsburg, New York, USA

children

1. Hon Arthur Patrick Hastings Forbes, later 9th Earl of Granard

2. F/Lt Hon John Forbes RAF (b. 8 Oct 1920; d. 1982), mar. 23 Jan 1947 Joan Smith, 3rd dau. of A Edward Smith, of Sherlockstown House, Sallins, co. Kildare, and had issue:

1a. Peter Arthur Edward Hastings Forbes, later 10th Earl of Granard

1a. Susan Forbes (b. 4 Jan 1948)

2a. Patricia Moira Forbes (b. 19 Nov 1950)

3a. Caroline Mary Forbes (b. 23 Sep 1954), mar. (1) 6 Jul 1975 (div.) Dominick Charles Hamilton, 2nd son of Capt Paul Hamilton, of Moyne, Durrow, co. Laois, and (2) 1983 Robert John George Dillon-Mahon, of Sainte Helene, Quartier Meaulx, Claviers, France (b. 10 Apr 1954), only son of Luke Bryan Arthur Dillon later Dillon-Mahon (by his wife Audrey Doreen Vipond, only dau. of Ernest John Vipond MBE MC, of Hove, co. Sussex), 3rd but 2nd surv. son of Maj Sir William Henry Mahon, 5th Bt., DSO DL, by his wife Hon Edith Augusta Dillon, 2nd dau. of Luke Gerald [Dillon], 4th Baron Clonbrock, and has issue by her second husband

1. Lady Moira Mary Forbes (b. 19 Feb 1910), mar. (1) 20 dec 1934 (div. 1936) Count Louis de Brantes, son of Gen Marquis de Brantes, and (2) 27 Jun 1942 (div.) Count Rossi di Montelera, of Turin, Italy

2. Lady Eileen Beatrice Forbes (b. 1 Jul 1912; d. Jul 1993), mar. 26 Apr 1932 John [Crichton-Stuart], 5th Marquess of Bute, and had issue

died

10 Sep 1948

suc. by

son

note

Extraordinary ADC to the Viceroy of India 1896-1900 and to General Officer Commanding 1st Division Aldershot Command 1904-05; served in the South African War 1900-02; a Lord-in-Waiting 1905-07; Assistant Postmaster General 1906-09; Master of the Horse 1907-15 and 1924-36; Privy Councillor 1907; Knight of St Patrick 1909; served in World War I 1914-18 as Lt Col, 5th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment; GCVO 1915; Military Secretary, British Salonika Force 1916; Lord Lieutenant of co. Longford 1916-48; Privy Councillor [I] 1918; Senator, Irish Free State 1922-34; HM Comptroller at Ascot 1936-45; Member, Council of State of Ireland 1946

 

Arthur Patrick Hastings [Forbes], 9th Earl of Granard, AFC

born

10 Apr 1915

mar.

29 Jul 1949 Marie Madeleine Eugene de Faucigny Lucinge (former wife of Prince Humbert de Faucigny Lucinge;  d. 1990), yst. dau. of Jean Maurel, of Millau, Aveyron, France

died

s.p.m. 19 Nov 1992

suc. by

nephew

note

 

Peter Arthur Edward Hastings [Forbes], 10th Earl of Granard

born

15 Mar 1957

mar.

1 Sep 1980 Nora Anne Mitchell, dau. of Robert Mitchell, of Upper Main Street, Portarlington, co. Laois

children

1. Hon Jonathan Peter Hastings Forbes, styled Viscount Forbes (b. 24 Dec 1981)

2. Hon David Robert Hastings Forbes (b. 8 Feb 1984)

3. Hon Edward Hastings Forbes (b. 13 Jun 1989)

1. Lady Lisa Ann Forbes (b. 2 Jul 1986)

note

 

 Last updated 12 Jan 2007

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Titles:

10th Earl of Granard

(Ireland, let. pat. 30 Dec 1684)

10th Viscount Granard

(Ireland, let. pat. 22 Nov 1675)

10th Baron Clanehugh

(Ireland, let. pat. 22 Nov 1675)

5th Baron Granard, of Castle Donington in the County of Leicester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Feb 1806)

11th Baronet, styled "of Castle Forbes"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 29 Sep 1628)

 

Address:

Strathallan Cliff, Strathallan Road, Onchan, Isle of Man

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