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Henley, Baron (I, 1799)

 

Creation: let. pat. 9 Nov 1799

 

Family name: Eden later Henley later Eden

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules on a Chevron Argent between three garbs Or banded Vert as many Escallops Sable (Eden);  2nd and 3rd, Azure a Lion rampant Argent ducally crowned Or within a Bordure of the second charged with eight Torteaux (Henley)

Crest:

A Dexter Arm in armour couped at the shoulder proper and grasping a Garb Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion Argent semy of Torteaux ducally crowned Or having a Plain Collar of the last rimmed Azure on the collar three Escallops Sable and pendent therefrom an Escutcheon also Or charged with an Eagle displayed with two Heads Sable;  Sinister:  a Stag Argent semy of Torteaux attired Or and gorged with a Plain Collar of the last rimmed Azure and charged with three escallops Sable pendent therefrom an Escutcheon also Or charged with an Eagle displayed with one Head also Sable

Motto:

Si Sit Prudentia (If there be prudence)

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Morton Frederick [Eden], 1st Baron Henley, GCB PC

8th and yst. son of Sir Robert Eden, 3rd Bt., of West Auckland, co. Durham, by his wife Mary Davison, yst. dau. of William Davison

born

8 Jul 1752

mar.

7 Aug 1783 Lady Elizabeth Henley (b. 10 Jun 1757; d. 20 Aug 1821; bur. at Watford, co. Northampton), sister and cohrss. of Robert [Henley], 2nd Earl of Northington, and 5th dau. of Robert [Henley], 1st Earl of Northington, by his wife Jane Huband, sister and cohrss. of Sir John Huband, 3rd Bt., and 3rd dau. of Sir John Huband, 2nd Bt., of Ipsley, co. Warwick

children

1. Hon Frederic Morton Eden (b. 19 Aug 1784; dvp. 5 Nov 1823)

2. Hon Robert Henley Eden later Henley, later 2nd Baron Henley

3. Rev Hon William Eden, Rector of Bishopsbourne, co. Kent (b. 9 Nov 1792; d. 4 May 1859), mar. 19 Jan 1820 Anna Maria Yelverton (b. 10 Aug 1792; widow of Henry Edward [Gould later Yelverton], 19th Baron Grey of Ruthin; d. 23 Oct 1875; bur. with her second husband at Bekesbourne, co. Kent), dau. of William Kellam, of Ryton-on-Dunsmore, co. Warwick, farmer, by his wife Mary Gilbert, and had issue

1. Hon Mary Jane Eden (dsp. 12 Sep 1843), mar. 23 Sep 1824 Sir Edmund Cradock-Hartopp, 2nd Bt.

died

6 Dec 1830 (bur. at Watford, co. Northampton)

created

9 Nov 1799 Baron Henley, of Chardstock in the County of Dorset

suc. by

son

note

entered the Diplomatic Service 1776; Minister to Bavaria and the Diet of Ratisbon 1776-79, to Copenhagen 1779-82, and to Dresden 1782-91; first Commissioner for the investiture of Duke Ernst II of Saxe-Gotha with the Order of the Garter1791; Minister to Berlin 1791-93; Knight of the Bath1791; Minister to Vienna 1793-94 and 1795-99; Ambassador to Madrid 1794-95; Privy Councillor 1794; on retirement from office 1799 he received a pension of £2,000 a year; FRS 1800; GCB 1815

 

Robert Henley [Eden later Henley], 2nd Baron Henley

born

3 Sep 1789

mar.

11 Mar 1824 Harriet Eleanora Peel (bur. c 1803; d. 7 May 1869; bur. at Watford, co. Northampton), 3rd dau. of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Bt., by his first wife Ellen Yates, dau. of William Yates, of Spring Side, nr. Bury, co. Lancaster

children

1. Hon Anthony Henley Eden later Henley, later 3rd Baron Henley

2. Rev Hon Robert Henley, Vicar of Putney, co. Surrey (b. 7 Mar 1831; d. 7 Aug 1910), mar. 1 Jun 1852 Emily Louisa Aldridge (d. 20 Aug 1893), 1st dau. of Robert Aldridge, of New Lodge, Horsham, co. Sussex, and had issue

died

3 Feb 1841 (bur. at Watford, co. Northampton)

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1814; a Commissioner in Bankruptcy 1820-26; King's Serjeant for the Duchy of Lancaster 1825-26; a Master in Chancery 1826-40; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Fowey 1826-30; took the name of Henley in lieu of that of Eden by Royal Licence 1831; he died insane after a long illness

 

Anthony Henley [Eden later Henley], 3rd Baron Henley, DL JP

born

12 Apr 1825

mar. (1)

20 Jul 1846 his cousin Julia Emily Augusta Peel (b. c. 1828; d. 15 Feb 1862; bur. at Watford, co. Northampton), dau. of Very Rev John Peel DD, Dean of Worcester, by his wife Augusta Swinfen, dau. of John Swinfen, of Swinfen, co. Stafford

children by first wife

1. Hon Frederic Henley, later 4th Baron Henley

2. Hon Anthony Ernest Henley, later 5th Baron Henley

1. Hon Florence Mary Henley (dvp. 28 May 1866)

2. Hon Gertrude Augusta Henley (d. 14 Dec 1932)

3. Hon Evelyn Henley (d. 14 Feb 1910), mar. 9 Aug 1881 John Langham Reed, of Thornley, co. Northampton, son of Rev George V Reed, Rector of Hayes, co. Kent, and had issue

mar. (2)

30 Jun 1870 Clara Campbell Lucy Jekyll (d. 11 Nov 1922; bur. in Putney Vale Cemetery), 2nd dau.of Joseph Henry Storie Jekyll, by his wife Clara Amelia Hooke, dau. of Edmund Hooke, of Mulbarton, co. Norfolk

children by second wife

3. Brig Gen Hon Anthony Morton Henley CMG DSO (b. 4 Aug 1873; d. 17 May 1925), mar. 24 Apr 1906 Hon Sylvia Laura Stanley OBE (d. 1980), 3rd dau. of Edward Lyulph [Stanley], 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley, by his wife Mary Katharine Bell, 2nd dau. of Sir (Isaac) Lowthian Bell, 1st Bt., of Rounton Grange, co. York, and Washington Hall, co. Durham, and had issue:

1a. Rosalind Venetia Henley (b. 4 Mar 1907; d. 19...), mar. 14 Oct 1931 (div. 1938) Capt George Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers, of Hinton St Mary, co. Dorset (d. 17 Jun 1966), and had issue

2a. Mary Katharine Henley (b. 30 Jan 1908), mar. 27 Mar 1936 Evan Kennedy Morton

3a. Elizabeth Henley (b. 18 Dec 1913; dvp. 31 Dec 1913)

4a. Juliet Henley (b. 29 Jan 1917), mar. 25 Nov 1944 (div. 1965) John Stuart Daniel QC (d. 1977), and has issue

4. Hon Francis Robert Henley later Eden, later 6th Baron Henley

4. Hon Harriet Adelaide Louisa Henley (b. 16 Apr 1871; dvp. 28 Mar 1879)

died

27 Nov 1898 (bur. at Watford, co. Northampton)

created

28 Jun 1885 Baron Northington, of Watford in the County of Northampton (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1854; Member of Parliament for Northampton 1859-74

 

Frederic [Henley], 4th Baron Henley

born

17 Apr 1849

mar.

20 Oct 1900 Augusta Frederica Langham (b. 4 Dec 1847; dsp. 27 Jul 1905; bur. at Watford, co. Northampton), sister of Sir Herbert Hay Langham, 12th Bt., and 2nd dau. of Herbert Langham, of Cottesbrooke Park, co. Northampton, by his wife Laura Charlotte Micklethwait, 3rd dau. of Nathaniel Micklethwait, of Taverham Hall, co. Norfolk, by his wife Lady Charlotte Marianne Harriet Rous, 1st dau. by his second wife of John [Rous], 1st Earl of Stradbroke

died

s.p. 23 Dec 1923 (bur. at Watford, co. Northampton)

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Diplomatic Service 1868; Attaché at Vienna 1870-73

 

Anthony Ernest [Henley], 5th Baron Henley

born

3 Jul 1858

mar. (1)

17 Aug 1882 Georgiana Caroline Mary Williams (dsp. 26 Aug 1888), only dau. of Lt Col Richard Michael Williams (3rd son of Sir William Williams, 1st Bt., of Tregullow, co. Cornwall), by his wife Georgiana Sophia Phillpotts, dau. of Rev Canon Thomas Phillpotts, of Porthgwidden, co. Cornwall

mar. (2)

12 Sep 1889 Emmeline Stuart Maitland (d. 22 Nov 1933), yst. dau. of George Gammie Maitland

only child by second wife

1. Hon Joan Beryl Henley (b. 1 Aug 1893; d. 19...), mar. 6 Dec 1914 Lieut Kildare Stucley Meager, son of D Villiers Meager, barrister-at-law, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 23 Oct 1925

suc. by

half-brother

 

Francis Robert [Henley later Eden], 6th Baron Henley

born

11 Apr 1877

mar.

14 Oct 1913 Lady Dorothy Georgiana Howard (d. 14 Sep 1968), 3rd dau. of George James [Howard], 9th Earl of Carlisle, by his wife Hon Rosalind Frances Stanley, 4th dau. of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley

children

1. Hon Michael Francis Henley later Eden, later 7th Baron Henley

2. Hon Roger Quentin Eden Henley later Eden, of 29a Hamilton Terrace, London NW8 (b. 18 Jun 1922), mar. (1) 26 Jun 1946 Carys Wynne Davies (d. 1990), dau. of Ifi Hywi Dyfed Davies, of Gwynedd, and (2) 14 May 1994 Barbara Daphne Singleton, dau. of J F W Singleton, of Glasgow and Calcutta, and has issue by his first wife

1. Hon Barbara Dorothy Eden, mar. 10 Sep 1938 W/Cdr Peter John Ambrose Calvocoressi RAFVR, of 1 Queen's Parade, Bath, co. Avon, barrister and author, son of Pandia John Calvocoressi, of London, and has issue

2. Hon Griselda Rosalind Eden (b. 16 Jan 1917; d. 21 Nov 2000), mar. 6 Sep 1939 (div. 1964) S/Ldr John Buckman RAFVR, and had issue

3. Hon Nancy Clare Eden (b. 1918), mar. 22 Nov 1941 Edmund Ernest Wynne, and has issue

died

21 Apr 1962

suc. by

son

note

assumed for himself and his issue the surname of Eden in lieu of that of Henley by deed poll 1925; bought Scaleby Castle in 1952

 

Michael Francis [Henley later Eden], 7th Baron Henley

born

13 Aug 1914

mar. (1)

19 Nov 1943 (div. 1947) Elizabeth Hobhouse (mar. (2) 9 Dec 1949 Michael Lucas Harmsworth King, of Cushnie House, Alford, co. Aberdeen), 1st dau. of Sir Arthur Lawrence Hobhouse, of Hadspen House, Castle Cary, co. Somerset, by his wife Konradin Huth Jackson, 1st dau. of Rt Hon Frederick Huth Jackson

only child by first wife

1. Hon Victoria Catherine Elizabeth Eden (b. 13 Sep 1944), mar. 20 Nov 1965 Hon John Hedworth Jolliffe, High Sheriff of Somerset 1993 (b. 27 Mar 1935), 2nd son of William George Hervey [Jolliffe], 4th Baron Hylton, by his wife Lady Perdita Rose Mary Asquith, 2nd dau. of Lieut Raymond Asquith (by his wife Katherine Frances Horner, dau. of Sir John Horner KCVO, of Mells, co. Somerset), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Herbert Henry [Asquith], 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, and has issue

mar. (2)

31 Aug 1949 (div. 1975) Nancy Mary Walton, only dau. of Stanley Walton, of The Hill, Gillsland, Carlisle

children by second wife

1. Hon Oliver Michael Robert Eden, later 8th Baron Henley

2. Hon Andrew Francis Eden (b. 4 Sep 1955), mar. 10 Oct 1997 Liann Bartlett, dau. of Robert Bartlett, of New Jersey, USA, and has issue

2. Hon Ursula Nancy Eden (b. 25 Jul 1950), mar. 1978 William Thomas, and has issue

3. Hon Ingaret Barbara Eden (b. 26 Dec 1951)

4. Hon Rose Griselda Eden (b. 17 Nov 1957), mar. (1) 1976 (div. 1978) Stuart Ballin, (2) 1984 (div. 1991) Hon Christopher James Bellew (b. 3 Apr 1954), 2nd son of James Bryan [Bellew], 7th Baron Bellew, by his first wife Mary Elizabeth Hill, 1st dau. of Rev Edward Eustace Hill, of Chestnuts, West Malling, co. Kent, and (3) 1993 Laurence Emerson Foulds

died

20 Dec 1977

suc. by

son by second wife

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Capt, Life Guards; President, Liberal Party 1966-67 and Chairman 1968-77

 

Oliver Michael Robert [Eden], 8th Baron Henley

born

22 Nov 1953

mar.

11 Oct 1984 Caroline Patricia Sharp, dau. of Alan G Sharp, of Mackney, co. Oxford

children

1. Hon John Michael Oliver Eden (b. 30 Jun 1988)

2. Hon Patrick Francis Eden (b. 23 Nov 1993)

3. Hon Edward Andrew Eden (b. 16 Jul 1996)

1. Hon Elizabeth Caroline Eden (b. 26 Feb 1991)

note

barrister, Middle Temple 1977; a Lord in Waiting (Government Whip in the House of Lords) 1989; Parliamentary elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

 Last updated 7 Feb 2012

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Title:

8th Baron Henley, of Charstock in the County of Dorset

(Ireland, let. pat. 9 Nov 1799)

6th Baron Northington, of Watford in the County of Northampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Jun 1885)

 

Address:

Scaleby Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4LN

 

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