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Henniker, Baron (I, 1800)

 

Creation: let. pat. 31 Jul 1800

 

Family name: Henniker later Henniker-Major

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure three Corinthian Columns two and one palewise Or each having on the capital a Golden Ball (Major);  2nd and 3rd, Or on a Chevron Gules between two Crescents in chief and an Escallop in base Azure three Estoiles Argent (Henniker)

Crests:

1st:  a Dexter Arm embowed habited Azure cuffed Argent and charged on the elbow with a Plate the Hand proper holding a Baton Or (Major);  2nd:  an Escallop Or charged with an Estoile Gules (Henniker)

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Stag Argent attired and unguled Or gorged with a Chaplet of Oak proper fructed Gold and pendent therefrom an Escutcheon Azure charged with the Crest of Henniker;  Sinister:  an Otter Argent gorged with a Ducal Coronet Or and pendent therefrom an Escutcheon of the Arms of Major

Motto:

Deus Major Columna (God the greater support)

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John [Henniker], 1st Baron Henniker

1st son of John Henniker, of London and of West Ham, co. Essex, Freeman of Rochester, by his wife Hannah Swanson, dau. of John Swanson, of London

born

15 Jun 1724

mar.

24 Feb 1746/7 Anne Major (d. 18 Jul 1792; bur. in Rochester Cathedral), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Major, 1st Bt., of Worlingworth Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Elizabeth Dale, only dau. of Daniel Dale, of Bridlington, co. York

children

1. Hon John Henniker later Henniker-Major, later 2nd Baron Henniker

2. Hon Major Henniker, of London and Streatham, co. Surrey, merchant (b. 9 May 1755; d. 2 Feb 1789), mar. 24 Jun 1776 Mary Phoenix, dau. of John Phoenix, of Rochester, co. Kent, and had issue:

1a. John Minet Henniker later Henniker-Major, later 3rd Baron Henniker

2a. Rear Admiral Hon Major Jacob Henniker, of Ashdown Park, co. Sussex, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1831 (b. 19 Aug 1780; d. 5 Jun 1843), mar. 28 Apr 1829 his cousin Anne Eliza Elizabeth Henniker (d. 18 Nov 1860), 2nd dau. of his uncle Lieut Gen Hon Sir Brydges Trecothic Henniker, 1st Bt. MP, by his wife Mary Press, dau. of William Press, of Dedham, co. Essex, and had issue

1a. Mary Anne Henniker (d. 27 Feb 1804), mar. 10 Nov 1798 Sir Francis William Sykes, 2nd Bt. MP, of Basildon, co. Berkshire, and had issue

2a. Elizabeth Dale Henniker (d. 10 May 1811), mar. 7 Dec 1800 John Simon Harcourt, of Ankerwycke, co. Buckingham

3. Lieut Gen Hon Sir Brydges Trecothic Henniker, 1st Bt. MP

1. Hon Anne Elizabeth Henniker (dsp. 14 Jul 1802), mar. (1) 24 May 1787 as his second wife Edward Augustus [Stratford], 2nd Earl of Aldborough, and (2) Dec 1801 George Powell, barrister, of Newgarden, co. Limerick

died

18 Apr 1803 (bur. with his wife in Rochester Cathedral)

created

31 Jul 1800 Baron Henniker, of Stratford-upon-Slaney in the County of Wicklow

suc. by

son

note

High Sheriff of Essex 1757-58; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Sudbury 1761-68 and for Dover 1774-84; suc. his father-in-law 16 Feb 1781 as 2nd Baronet of Worlingworth Hall

 

John [Henniker later Henniker-Major], 2nd Baron Henniker

born

19 Apr 1752

mar.

27 Apr 1791 Emily Jones (b.c. 1755; d. 18 Dec 1819), dau. of Robert Jones, of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan

died

s.p. 5 Dec 1821

suc. by

nephew

note

barrister-at-law; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Romney 1785-90, for Steyning 1794-1802, for Rutland 1805-12 and for Stamford 1812-18; FSA 1785; FRS 1785; took the name of Major after that of Henniker in compliance with the will of his maternal grandfather by Royal Licence 1792

 

John Minet [Henniker later Henniker-Major], 3rd Baron Henniker

born

20 Nov 1777

mar.

1 Jan 1799 Mary Chafy (b. 20 Feb 1776; d. 10 Jan 1837; bur. at Thornham, co. Suffolk), 1st dau. of Rev William Chafy, Minor Canon of Canterbury, by his wife Mary Chafy, dau. of John Chafy, of Sherborne, co. Dorset

children

1. Hon John Henniker-Major, later 4th Baron Henniker

2. Capt Hon Major Henniker-Major (b. 21 Jul 1810; d. 8 May 1842)

3. Rev Hon William Chafy Henniker-Major, Rector of Great Bealings, co. Suffolk (b. 13 Mar 1813; dsp. 25 Aug 1845), mar. 28 Sep 1842 Mary Eliza Farnham (dsp. 4 Aug 1878), dau. of Edward Farnham, of Quorndon House, co. Leicester

1. Hon Anne Eliza Henniker-Major (d. 19 Apr 1872), mar. 1824 John Heaton, of Plas Heaton, co. Denbigh (d. 14 May 1855)

2. Hon Mary Henniker-Major (d. 12 Sep 1870), mar. 24 Jun 1829 John Longueville Bedingfeld JP, of Ditchingham, co. Norfolk (b. 19 Oct 1800; d. 1871), 1st son and heir of John James Bedingfeld, of Ditchingham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Sarah Piersey, dau. and cohrss. of Paul Piersey, of Fairhill, co. Cork, and had issue

3. Hon Emily Henniker-Major (d. 23 Mar 1882), mar. 10 Feb 1835 Thomas Lovett, of Fernhill, co. Shropshire (d. 1863)

4. Hon Elizabeth Henniker-Major (d. 23 May 1882), mar. 14 Feb 1826 as his second wife her first cousin once removed Rev Sir Augustus Brydges Henniker, 3rd Bt., and had issue

5. Hon Frances Henniker-Major (d. 22 Dec 1881), mar. 23 Jul 1839 Rev James Bedingfeld, Rector of Bedingfeld, co. Suffolk (b. 12 Sep 1809; d. 22 Aug 1878), 4th son of John James Bedingfeld, of Ditchingham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Sarah Piersey, dau. and cohrss. of Paul Piersey, of Fairhill, co. Cork, and had issue

died

22 Jul 1832

suc. by

son

note

took the name of Major after that of Henniker by Royal Licence 1822

 

John [Henniker-Major], 4th Baron Henniker

born

3 Feb 1801

mar.

5 Jan 1837 Anna Kerrison (b. 16 May 1812; d. 10 May 1889; bur. at Thornham, co. Suffolk), 1st dau. of Gen Sir Edward Kerrison, 1st Bt. GCH KCB, by his wife Mary Ellice, dau. of Alexander Ellice, of Pittencrieff, co. Fife

children

1. Hon John Major Henniker-Major, later 5th Baron Henniker

2. Hon Edward Minet Henniker-Major, British Vice-Consul at St Malo 1888 and HM Vice-Consul 1902-19 (b. 3 Feb 1848; dsp. 20 Dec 1924), mar. 1869 Evelyn Talavera Harvey (widow of W Harvey; d. 17 May 1926), only dau. of Capt Henri de St Maur, of the French Army

3. Maj Gen Hon Arthur Henry Henniker-Major CB JP (b. 3 Apr 1855; dsp. 6 Feb 1912), mar. 20 Jun 1882 Hon Florence Ellen Hungerford Milnes (dsp. 4 Apr 1923), sister of Robert Offley Ashburton [Milnes later Crewe-Milnes], 1st Marquess of Crewe, and 2nd dau. of Richard Monckton [Milnes], 1st Baron Houghton, by his wife Hon Annabella Hungerford Crewe, sister and hrss. in her issue of Hungerford [Crewe], 3rd Baron Crewe, and 3rd and only surv. dau. of John [Crewe], 2nd Baron Crewe

1. Hon Mary Henniker-Major (d. 20 Jul 1902)

2. Hon Anne Helen Henniker-Major (d. 25 Mar 1907)

died

16 Apr 1870

created

13 Jul 1866 Baron Hartismere, of Hartismere in the County of Suffolk (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

barrister-at-law, Lincoln's Inn 1824; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for East Suffolk 1832-46 and 1856-66; FSA 1852; High Sheriff of Suffolk 1853

 

John Major [Henniker-Major], 5th Baron Henniker, VD JP DL

born

7 Nov 1842

mar.

14 Jan 1864 Lady Alice Mary Cuffe (b. 25 May 1844; d. 19 Nov 1893), only dau. of John Otway O'Connor [Cuffe], 3rd Earl of Desart, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Lucy Campbell, 2nd dau. of John Frederick Vaughan [Campbell], 1st Earl Cawdor

children

1. Hon Albert Edward John Henniker-Major JP, ADC to Governor of South Australia (b. 30 May 1865; dvp. 2 Mar 1901)

2. Otway Major Henniker-Major (b. 31 Oct 1866; dvp. 2 Nov 1866)

3. Hon Charles Henry Chandos Henniker-Major, later 6th Baron Henniker

4. Hon Gerald Arthur George Henniker-Major (b. 3 Dec 1872; dsp. 18 Jan 1955), mar. 527 Jul 1921 Monica Curtis (d. 28 Jul 1950), only dau. of Hamilton Howard Curtis, of Poole, co. Dorset

5. Hon Victor Alexander Henniker-Major, Rector of Worlingworth with Southolt, co. Suffolk 1912-22, and of Thornham Magna and Parva, co. Suffolk 1927-49 (b. 8 Mar 1878; dsp. 20 Jan 1954), mar. 5 Jul 1943 Mary Pilbeam (b. c. 1895; widow of Rev Reginald Ughtred Pilbeam; d. 27 Jul 1971), dau. of Bertram Nesfield, of Guernsey, Channel Islands

6. Hon John Ernest de Grey Henniker-Major, later 7th Baron Henniker

1. Hon Alice Margaret Mary Henniker-Major (b. 23 May 1870; d. 27 Jul 1923), mar. 17 Dec 1902 Julian Seymour Clifford (d. 27 Dec 1921), and had issue

2. Hon Ethel Elizabeth Emily Henniker-Major (b. 30 Nov 1874; dsp. 18 Jan 1957), mar. 29 Sep 1920 Rev George Thomas Wilkes, Rector of Worlingworth, co. Suffolk (dsp. 1951)

3. Hon Cicely Anne Lucy Henniker-Major (b. 10 Dec 1876; dvp. 24 Jun 1901)

4. Hon Lilian Bertha Aline Henniker-Major (b. 16 Aug 1880; d. 10 Oct 1959)

5. Hon Dorothy Florence Stella Henniker-Major (b. 7 Jan 1885; d. 8 Jul 1931), mar. 4 Dec 1906 Baron Claude de Chassiron (d. 5 Mar 1929), and had issue

died

27 Jun 1902 (bur. at Thornham, co. Suffolk)

suc. by

son

note Mar

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for East Suffolk 1866-70; a Lord in Waiting 1877-80, 1885+86, 1886-92 and 1895; Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man 1895-1902

 

Charles Henry Chandos [Henniker-Major], 6th Baron Henniker, JP DL

born

25 Jan 1872

died

4 Feb 1956

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Army 1891; Capt, Rifle Brigade 1898; Major, 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade 1907; served in the North West frontier of India 1897-98; served in World War I 1914-18 as Lt Col, 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade; Col commanding Rifle Depot 1917-19

 

John Ernest de Grey [Henniker-Major], 7th Baron Henniker

born

18 Jan 1883

mar.

5 Dec 1914 Molly Burnet (d. 21 Oct 1953), 2nd dau. of Sir Robert William Burnet KCVO FRCP, Hon Physician to George, Prince of Wales, and Physician to HM Household 1910-19 (by his wife Bessie Horsman Morley, 1st dau. of William Morley, of Streatham, co. Surrey, and Saltburn-by-the-Sea, co. Durham), only son of Rev William Burnet, of Huntly, co. Aberdeen, by his wife Forbes Shepherd, yst. dau. of Rev Robert Shepherd, of Daviot, co. Aberdeen

children

1. Hon John Patrick Edward Chandos Henniker-Major, later 8th Baron Henniker

2. Hon Richard Arthur Otway Henniker-Major, solicitor (b. 20 Dec 1917; d. 13 Jun 2003), mar. 2 Jun 1946 Nancy Pauline Stainton, 1st dau. of Sir John Armitage Stainton KCB KBE QC, Parliamentary Counsel to HM Treasury 1929-46, by his wife Hon Janet Bertha Dewar, 5th dau. of John Alexander [Dewar], 1st Baron Forteviot, by his first wife Joan Tod, dau. of William Tod, of Gospetry, co. Kinross, and had issue

died

9 Feb 1980

suc. by

son

note

a Page of Honour to Queen Victoria 1895-99

 

John Patrick Edward Chandos [Henniker-Major], 8th Baron Henniker, KCMG CVO MC

born

19 Feb 1916

mar. (1)

18 Dec 1946 Margaret Osla Benning (d. Oct 1974), dau. of James William Benning, of Montreal, Canada

children by first wife

1. Hon Mark Ian Philip Chandos Henniker-Major, later 9th Baron Henniker

2. Hon Charles John Giles Henniker-Major, of Great Chilton Farm, co. Durham (b. 2 Sep 1949; d. 9 May 2012), mar. 1980 Sally D M Kemp Newby, 1st dau. of Donald Newby, of Halesworth, co. Suffolk, and has issue

1. Hon Janie Elizabeth Henniker-Major (b. 6 Jul 1954), mar. (1) 1979 (div. 1993) Richard John Grenville Spring, son of Herbert Spring, of Cape Town, South Africa, and (2) 23 Oct 1997 Richard Szpiro, of 124 Cambridge Street, London, son of George Szpiro, and has issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

8 May 1976 Julia Marshall Poland (former wife of ..... Poland), 1st dau. of George Marshall Mason, of Kew, co. Surrey

died

29 Apr 2004

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served in World War II, Rifle Brigade, in Western Desert and Yugoslavia 1939-45; MC 1945; Head of Foreign Office Personnel Department, 1953-60; CMG 1956; Ambassador to Jordan 1960-62 and to Denmark 1962-66; CVO 1960; KCMG 1965; Chief Civil Service Commissioner 1966-67; Assistant Under-Secretary Foreign Office 1967-68; Director-General, British Council 1968-72; Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk 1988

 

Mark Ian Philip Chandos [Henniker-Major], 9th Baron Henniker

born

29 Sep 1947

mar.

3 Nov 1973 (div. 1995) Lesley Antoinette Masterton-Smith (former wife of ..... Masterton-Smith), dau. of W/Cdr G W Foskett, of Fernvale, Queensland, Australia

children

1. Hon Frederick John Chandos Henniker-Major (b. 31 Mar 1983; dvp. 7 Feb 2005)

2. Hon Edward George Major Henniker-Major (b. 1985)

1. Hon Jessica Sarah Henniker-Major (b. 15 Nov 1977)

2. Hon Josephine Helen Henniker-Major (b. 1979)

3. Hon Harriet Laura Henniker-Major (b. 1981)

 

Last updated 7 Feb 2012

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Titles:

9th Baron Henniker, of Stratford-upon-Slaney in the County of Wicklow

(Ireland, let. pat. 31 Jul 1800)

6th Baron Hartismere, of Hartismere in the County of Suffolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 13 Jul 1866)

10th Baronet, styled "of Worlingworth Hall"

(Great Britain, let. pat. 15 Jul 1765)

 

Address:

Thornham Hall, Thornham Magna, Eye, Suffolk IP23 8H

Tel:  01379 783336

 

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