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Halifax, Viscount (UK, 1866)

 

Creation: let.pat. 21 Feb 1866

 

Family name: Wood

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Arms:

See Earl of Halifax

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Charles [Wood], 1st Viscount Halifax, GCB PC

1st son and heir of Sir Francis Lindley Wood, 2nd Bt., of Bowling Hall, co. York, by his wife Anne Buck, dau. and cohrss. of Samuel Buck, of New Grange, co. York, Recorder of Leeds

born

20 Dec 1800

mar.

30 Jul 1829 Lady Mary Grey CI (b. 3 May 1807; d. 6 Jul 1884), 5th dau. of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey, by his wife Hon Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby, only dau. of William Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Ponsonby

children

1. Hon Charles Lindley Wood, later 2nd Viscount Halifax

2. Capt Hon Francis Lindley Wood RN (b. 17 Oct 1841; dvp. 14 Oct 1873)

3. Lt Col Hon Henry John Lindley Wood (b. 12 Jan 1843; d. 5 Jan 1903), mar. 2 Mar 1897 Laura Adeline Montagu (widow of James Montagu, of Melton Park, co. York; d. 25 Sep 1926), dau. of Ernest Thellusson, and had issue

4. Hon Frederick George Lindley Wood later Meynell, of Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford (b. 4 Jun 1846; d. 4 Nov 1910), mar. 9 May 1878 Lady Mary Susan Felicie Lindsay (d. 27 Nov 1937), 3rd dau. of Alexander William Crawford [Lindsay], 25th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

1. Hon Emily Charlotte Wood (dsp. 21 Dec 1904), mar. 11 Aug 1963 Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram MP, of Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford, and Temple Newsam House, co. York (dsp. 26 May 1871)

2. Hon Alice Louisa Wood (d. 3 Jun 1934), mar. 2 Aug 1870 Hon John Charles Dundas MP, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an earl by Royal Warrant 1873 (b. 21 Sep 1845; d. 13 Sep 1892), younger brother of Lawrence [Dundas], 1st Marquess of Zetland, and 2nd son of Hon John Charles Dundas MP, of Woodhall, Wetherby, co. York (by his wife Margaret Matilda Talbot, dau. of James Talbot, of Maryville, co. Wexford), 2nd son of Lawrence [Dundas], 1st Earl of Zetland, and had issue

3. Hon Blanche Edith Wood (d. 21 Jul 1921), mar. 21 Sep 1876 Col Hon Henry William Lowry-Corry (b. 30 Jun 1845; d. 6 May 1927), 4th son of Amar [Lowry-Corry], 3rd Earl Belmore, by his wife Emily Louise Shepherd, yst. dau. and cohrss. of William Shepherd, of Brabourne, co. Kent, and had issue

died

8 Aug 1885

created

21 Feb 1866 Viscount Halifax, of Monk Bretton in the County of York

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Great Grimsby 1826-31, for Wareham 1831-32, for Halifax 1832-65 and for Ripon 1865-66; Join Secretary to the Treasury 1832-34; Secretary to the Admiralty 1835-39; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1846-52; Privy Councillor 1846; suc. his father 31 Dec 1846 as 3rd Baronet of Harrowby; President of the Board of Control for India 1852-55; First Lord of the Admiralty 1855-58; Secretary of State for India1859-66; Lord Privy Seal 1870-74

 

Charles Lindley [Wood], 2nd Viscount Halifax

born

7 Jun 1839

mar.

12 Apr 1869 Lady Agnes Elizabeth Courtenay (b. 1 May 1838; d. 4 Jul 1919), only dau. of William Reginald [Courtenay], 11th Earl of Devon, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Fortescue, 6th dau. of Hugh [Fortescue], 1st Earl Fortescue

children

1. Hon Charles Reginald Lindley Wood (b. 7 Jul 1870; dvp. 6 Sep 1899)

2. Hon Francis Hugh Lindley Wood (b. 21 Sep 1873; dvp. 17 Mar 1889)

3. Hon Henry Paul Lindley Wood (b. 25 Jan 1879; dvp. 6 Jun 1886)

4. Hon Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, later 1st Baron Irwin later 3rd Viscount Halifax later 1st Earl of Halifax

1. Hon Alexandra Mary Elizabeth Wood (b. 25 Aug 1871; d. 10 Mar 1965), mar. 15 Sep 1898 as his second wife Maj Gen Hugh Clement Sutton CB CMG, 3rd son of Henry George Sutton (by his first wife Matilda Harriet Heneage, 1st dau. of G H Walker Heneage, of Compton Bassett, co. Wiltshire), 6th son of Sir Richard Sutton, 2nd Bt., of Norwood Park, co. Nottingham, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Agnes Emily Wood (b. 25 Mar 1877; d. 25 Mar 1962), mar. 17 Mar 1903 George Richard [Lane-Fox], 1st Baron Bingley, and had issue

died

19 Jan 1934

suc. by

son

note

Groom of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1862-77; Ecclesiastical Commissioner 1886

 

Edward Frederick Lindley [Wood], 1st Baron Irwin later 3rd Viscount Halifax later 1st Earl of Halifax, KG OM GCSI GCIE PC

created

v.p. 22 Dec 1925 Baron Irwin, of Kirby Underdale in the County of York

11 Jul 1944 Earl of Halifax

 

The Viscountcy of Halifax has been held by the Earls of Halifax since 11 Jul 1944.

 

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