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Harborough, Earl of (GB, 1719 - 1859)

 

Creation: let.pat. 8 May 1719

 

Extinct: 28 Jul 1859

 

Family name: Sherard

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Arms:

Argent a Chevron Gules between three Torteaux

Crest:

Out of a Ducal coronet Or a Peacock's Tail erect proper

Supporters:

On either side a Ram Argent armed and unguled Or

Motto:

 Hostis honori invidia

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Bennet [Sherard], 3rd Baron Sherard later 1st Viscount Sherard later 1st Earl of Harborough

2nd but only surv. son and heir of Bennet [Sherard], 2nd Baron Sherard, by his wife Elizabeth Christopher, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Christopher, of Alford, co. Lincoln

born

9 Oct 1677

mar.

30 Apr 1696 Mary Calverley (d. 20 May 1702), dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Calverley, of Eryholme, co. Durham, by his wife Mary Thompson, dau. of Sir Henry Thompson, of Escrick, co. York

died

s.p.s. 16 Oct 1732

created

19 Oct 1714 Baron Harborough, of Harborough in the County of Leicester, with a special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to Philip Sherard, of Whissendine, co. Rutland

31 Oct 1718 Viscount Sherard, of Stapleford in the County of Leicester

8 May 1719 Earl of Harborough, with the same special remainder as the Barony

suc. by

great-nephew

note

Lord Lieutenant of Rutland 1700-12 and 1715-32; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Leicestershire 1701-02 and for Rutland 1713-14; Chief Justice in Eyre, North of Trent 1719-32; on his death the Viscountcy of Sherard became extinct

 

Philip [Sherard], 2nd Earl of Harborough

born

c. 1680

mar.

Anne Pedley (d. 16 Feb 1749/50), dau. and hrss. of Nicholas Pedley, of Washingley, co. Huntingdon (by his wife Frances Apreece, dau. of Robert Apreece, of Washingley, co. Huntingdon), son and heir of Sir Nicholas Pedley, of Huntingdon, Serjeant-at-Law

children

1. Hon Bennet Sherard, later 3rd Earl of Harborough

2. Hon John Sherard (d. 1746)

3. Rev Hon Robert Sherard, later 4th Earl of Harborough

4. Hon Daniel Sherard, a Naval officer (d. 1744)

5. /Lieut Gen Hon Philip Sherard (d. 14 Sep 1790)

1. Lady Dorothy Sherard, mar. Rev James Torkington, of Great Stokeley, co. Huntingdon

2. Lady Lucy Sherard (d. 1751)

3. Lady Susan Sherard (d. 1765)

4. Lady Ursula Sherard (d. 1745)

died

20 Jul 1750

suc. by

son

note

Gentleman of the Privy Chamber 1705 and 1714; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Rutland 1708-10; Lord Lieutenant of Rutland 1733-50

 

Bennet [Sherard], 3rd Earl of Harborough

bapt.

3 Sep 1709

mar. (1)

28 Jun 1748 Lady Elizabeth Verney (dsps. 7 Jun 1756), 1st dau. of Ralph [Verney], 1st Earl Verney, by his wife Catherine Paschall, dau. of Henry Paschall

mar. (2)

2 Jul 1757 Frances Noel (dspm. 15 Dec 1760), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of William Noel, Justice of the Common Pleas 1757-62, by his wife Elizabeth Trollope, dau. of Sir Thomas Trollope, Bt.

only child by second wife

1. Lady Frances Sherard, mar. 18 Apr 1776 Maj Gen George Morgan

mar. (3)

31 Mar 1761 Margaret Hill (b. 7 Jul 1729; d. 21 Feb 1766/7), half-sister of Noel [Hill], 1st Baron Berwick, and dau. of Thomas Harwood later Hill, of Tern. co. Shropshire, by his first wife Anne Powys, dau. of Richard Powys, of Hintlesham, co. Suffolk

only child by third wife

1. Hon Bennet Sherard, styled Lord Sherard (dvp. 21 Feb 1768)

mar. (4)

8 Oct 1767 Elizabeth Cave (bapt. 3 Mar 1739/40; dsp. 5 Mar 1797), 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Cave, 5th Bt., of Stanford, co. Northampton, by his wife Elizabeth Davies, only dau. and hrss. of Dr Griffin Davies, of Birmingham, co. Warwick

died

s.p.m.s. 23 Feb 1770

suc. by

brother

note

 

Robert [Sherard], 4th Earl of Harborough

born

21 Oct 1719

mar. (1)

17 May 1762 Catherine Hearst (bur. sp. 13 Feb 1765), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Edward Hearst, of the Close, Salisbury

mar. (2)

10 Jan 1767 Jane Reeve (d. 9 Nov 1770), dau. of William Reeve, of Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester

children by second wife

1. Hon Philip Sherard, later 5th Earl of Harborough

1. Lady Lucy Sherard (d. 27 Mar 1858), mar. (1) 3 Jun 1791 Sir Thomas Cave, 7th Bt. MP, of Stanford, co. Northampton, and (2) 20 Aug 1798 Hon Philip Bouverie later Bouverie-Pusey (b. 8 Oct 1746; d. 14 Apr 1828), 1st son of Jacob [Bouverie], 1st Viscount Folkestone, by his second wife Hon Elizabeth Marsham, 1st dau. of Robert [Marsham], 1st Baron Romney, and had issue by her second husband

mar. (3)

25 May 1772 Dorothy Roberts (dspm. 5 Nov 1781), dau. and hrss. of William Roberts, of Glaiston, co. Rutland

only child by third wife

2. Lady Dorothea Sophia Sherard

died

21 Apr 1799

suc. by

son by second wife

note

in Holy Orders; Rector of Wistow, co. Huntingdon, and of Teigh, co. Rutland 1743-73; Canon Residentiary of Salisbury 1757-73; Prebendary of Southwell 1761-78

 

Philip [Sherard], 5th Earl of Harborough

born

10 Oct 1767

mar.

4 Jul 1791 Eleanor Monckton (b. 7 Jan 1772; d. 9 Oct 1809), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Col Hon John Monckton, of Fineshade Abbey, co. Northampton (by his wife Anne Adams), 1st son by his second wife of John [Monckton], 1st Viscount Galway

children

1. Hon Robert Sherard, later 6th Earl of Harborough

1. Lady Lucy Eleanor Sherard (d. 8 Jun 1848), mar. 19 May 1817 Col Hon Henry Cecil Lowther MP, of Barley Thorpe, co. Rutland (b. 27 Jul 1790; d. 6 Dec 1867), 2nd son of William [Lowther], 1st Earl of Lonsdale, by his wife Lady Augusta Fane, 1st dau. by his first wife of John [Fane], 9th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

2. Lady Anna Maria Sherard (d. 22 Nov 1848), mar. 7 Mar 1816 William Cuffe, of St Albans, co. Kilkenny

3. Lady Sophia Sherard (b. 16 Nov 1795; d. 23 Sep 1851), mar. (1) 9 Apr 1818 Sir Thomas Whichcote, 6th Bt., and (2) 23 Apr 1840 as his first wife William Charles [Evans-Freke], 8th Baron Carbery, and had issue by her fist husband

4. Lady Jane Sherard (d. 18 Dec 1856)

5. Lady Charlotte Sherard (d. 1856)

6. Lady Susan Sherard, mar. 11 Jul 1821 Lieut Gen John Reeve, of Leadenham House, co. Lincoln, and had issue

died

10 Dec 1807

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Rutland 1795-96

 

Robert [Sherard], 6th Earl of Harborough

born

26 Aug 1797

mar.

27 Nov 1843 Mary Eliza Temple (mar. (2) 20 Apr 1864 Maj Thomas William Claggett (d. 16 May 1885); d. 1 Jul 1886), dau. of Edward Dalby Temple (by his wife Caroline Honywood, dau. of Sir John Honywood, 4th Bt., by his wife Lady Frances Courtenay, sister of William [Courtenay], 9th Earl of Devon, and 12th dau. of William [Courtenay], 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon), only son of Rev Thomas William Temple DD

died

s.p. 28 Jul 1859

note

 

On the death of the 6th Earl of Harborough the Earldom of Harborough became extinct and the Irish Barony of Sherard passed to his kinsman.

 

 First written 22 Nov 2005

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