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Kensington, Baron (I, 1776)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Jul 1776

 

Family name: Edwardes

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine a Lion rampant Sable (Edwardes);  2nd and 3rd, Gules a Chevron between three Crosses botonny Or (Rich)

Crest:

On a Mount Vert a Wyvern wings expanded Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Reindeer proper armed and unguled Or

Motto:

Garde La Foi (Keep the faith)

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William [Edwardes], 1st Baron Kensington

3rd but only surv. son and heir of Francis Edwardes, of Johnston, co. Pembroke, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Rich, only dau. by his second wife of Robert [Rich], 5th Earl of Warwick, 2nd Earl of Holland, 2nd Baron Kensington, etc.

born

c.1711

mar.

10 Jun 1762 Elizabeth Warren (d. 18 Nov 1814), yst. dau. and cohrss. of William Warren, of Longridge, co. Pembroke

children

1. Hon William Edwardes, later 2nd Baron Kensington

died

13 Dec 1801

created

20 Jul 1776 Baron Kensington

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Court Party) for Haverfordwest 1747-84 and 1786-1801

 

William [Edwardes], 2nd Baron Kensington

born

24 Apr 1777

mar.

2 Dec 1797 Dorothy Patricia Thomas (d. 29 Dec 1843), dau. of Richard Thomas

children

1. Hon Edward Henry Edwardes (b. 5 Nov 1798; dvp. 16 Aug 1829)

2. Hon William Edwardes, later 3rd Baron Kensington

3. Hon George Warren Edwardes, Governor of Labuan (b. 28 May 1802; d. 21 Feb 1879)

4. Hon Richard Edwardes, Chargé d'Affaires and Consul-General to the Republic of Venezuela, Minister Plenipotentiary to the Argentine Republic (b. 25 Oct 1807; dsp. 23 Mar 1866), mar. 6 Oct 1864 Rosa Burgess (widow of Hugh William Burgess, of Bathwick Hill, co. Somerset; d. 6 May 1894), dau. of Thomas Cadell

5. Hon Charles Robert Edwardes (b. 7 Aug 1813; d. 20 Sep 1881)

6. Rev Hon Thomas Edwardes, Rector of Belshford, co. Lincoln (b. 24 Oct 1819; d. 3 Dec 1896), mar. 30 Nov 1862 Hon Alice Eleanora Brougham (d. 19 Oct 1924), 1st dau. of William [Brougham], 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux, by his wife Emily Frances Taylor, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Charles William Taylor, 1st Bt., of Hollycombe, co. Sussex, and had issue

1. Hon Caroline Edwardes (d. 19 Jan 1860), mar. 15 Oct 1825 Henry Handley MP, of Culverthorpe Hall, co. Lincoln (d. 29 Jun 1846), and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Georgiana Edwardes (b. 13 May 1804; d. 24 Dec 1854)

3. Hon Lucy Edwardes (dvp. young 1819)

4. Hon Jane Edwardes (b. 23 Oct 1811; d. 1 Sep 1897), mar. 10 Apr 1832 Sir Edward Cholmeley Dering, 8th Bt. MP, of Surrenden Dering, co. Kent, and had issue

died

10 Aug 1852

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Haverfordwest 1802-18; a Lord of the Admiralty 1806-07

 

William [Edwardes], 3rd Baron Kensington

born

3 Feb 1801

mar.

12 Oct 1833 Laura Jane Ellison (b. 29 Mar 1811; d. 26 Feb 1846), 4th dau. of Cuthbert Ellison, of Hepburn, co. Durham, by his wife Isabella Grace Ibbetson, dau. of Henry Ibbetson, of St Anthony's, co. Northumberland

children

1. Hon William Edwardes, later 4th Baron Kensington

2. Lt Col Hon Cuthbert Ellison Edwardes (b. 16 Jan 1838; d. 8 Sep 1911), mar. 14 Jun 1882 Lady Blanche Henrietta Maria Butler (b. 5 Feb 1854; d. 6 Feb 1914), 2nd dau. of John [Butler], 2nd Marquess of Ormonde, by his wife Francis Jane Paget, 1st dau. of Gen Hon Sir Edward Paget GCB (by his second wife Lady Harriet Legge, 3rd dau. of George [Legge], 3rd Earl of Dartmouth), 4th son of Henry [Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge, and had issue

3. Hon Henry George Edwardes, Secretary at Buenos Aires 1885, at Washington 1887 and at Rome 1892 (b. 15 Dec 1844; d. 30 Dec 1896), mar. 4 Jul 1878 Cecilia Douglas Bayley (d. 16 Feb 1924), only child of Charles John Bayley CB, and had issue

1, Hon Laura Jane Edwardes (b. 21 Jan 1837; dsp. 18 Apr 1909), mar. 24 Sep 1885 Maj Gen Raymond Herbert White (dsp. 13 Jul 1894)

2. Hon Louisa Jane Edwardes (b. 4 Oct 1839; dsp. 24 May 1929), mar. 23 Sep 1880 Capt William Henry Newenham (dsp. 21 Jul 1898)

3. Hon Elizabeth Edwardes (b. 15 Sep 1840; d. 30 Oct 1911)

4. Hon Isabella Caroline Edwardes (b. 14 Feb 1842; dvp. 29 Dec 1859)

5. Hon Caroline Edwardes (b. 14 Feb 1843; dsp. 10 Dec 1920), mar. 10 Nov 1897 Rev J R Vincent, Rector of Shenley, co. Buckingham

died

1 Jan 1872

suc. by

son

note

an officer in the Royal Navy, serving at Lieut at the Battle of Navarino and retiring as Capt 1856; Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire 1861-72

 

William [Edwardes], 4th Baron Kensington, PC

born

11 May 1835

mar.

19 Sep 1867 Grace Elizabeth Johnstone Douglas (b. 28 Jan 1843; d. 19 Jan 1910; bur. at St Bride's, Pembroke), 1st dau. of Robert Johnstone Douglas, of Lockerbie, co. Dumfries, by his wife and cousin Lady Jane Margaret Mary Douglas, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Douglas], 6th Marquess of Queensberry

children

1. Hon William Edwardes, later 5th Baron Kensington

2. Hon Hugh Edwardes, later 6th Baron Kensington

3. Capt Hon Cecil Edwardes (b. 31 May 1876; k. in action Dec 1917), mar. 3 Sep 1901 Marie Louise Lucienne Juliette Buxton (widow of James Buxton, of Tamworth, co. Stafford, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; mar. (3) 12 Nov 1919 Nicholas Rothesay Stuart-Wortley MC; d. 13 Nov 1948), dau. of Francois Xavier Martin, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and had issue

4. Maj Hon George Henry Edwardes MC (b. 19 May 1877; d. 25 Nov 1930), mar. 28 Apr 1903 Olive Kerr (b. c. 1879; d. 27 Jun 1968), 2nd dau. of Charles Wyndham Rudolph Kerr (by his wife Anna Maria Olivia Elliott, yst. dau. of Admiral Sir George Elliott KCB), 1st son and heir of Lt Col Lord Charles Lennox Kerr (by his wife Charlotte Emma Hanmer, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Bt.), 1st son by his second wife of William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian, and had issue

1. Hon Gwendolen Edwardes (b. 7 Jul 1869; d. 6 Sep 1940), mar. 27 Apr 1899 her first cousin once removed Capt William Augustus Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray of Abercairny DL JP (b. 12 Apr 1852; d. 6 Mar 1939), 2nd son of Charles Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray of Abercainy DL JP by his wife Lady Anne Georgina Douglas, 8th dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Douglas], 6th Marquess of Queensberry, and had issue

2. Hon Sibyl Laura Edwardes (b. 11 Jan 1871; d. 11 Feb 1955), mar. 25 Jan 1904 William Edward De Winton JP, of Graftonbury, co. Hereford (b. 6 Sep 1856; d. 30 Aug 1922), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Robert Henry De Winton DL JP, of Graftonbury, co. Hereford, by his wife Frances Caroline Allen, dau. of Andrew Allen, of Strathallan, New South Wales, Australia, and had issue

3. Hon Grace Louisa Edwardes (b. 11 Mar 1872; d. 7 Apr 1957), mar. 12 Apr 1902 Capt John Henry Hervey Vincent Lane DL JP, of King's Bromley, co. Stafford (b. 3 Oct 1867; d. 22 Feb 1917), 1st son and heir of John Lane DL, of King's Bromley, co. Stafford, by his wife Sarah Ambler, widow of Thomas Ambler, of Ford Hall, co. Shropshire, and only surv. dau. of Thomas Lloyd, of Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, and had issue

4. Hon Winifrid Edwardes (b. 27 Jan 1875; d. 11 Jun 1962), mar. 27 Jan 1909 Capt Walter Pulteney Koe RN (d. 1954), son of Ralphe Pemberton Koe, Registrar of the High Court of Chancery, and had issue

5. Hon Isobel Caroline Edwardes (b. 14 Feb 1879; d. 7 Oct 1934), mar. 17 Aug 1904 Maj Frederick Whitfield Barrett, of Wroughton Hall, co. Wiltshire (d. 1950), yst. son of William Thomas Barrett, of Silverspring House, co. Cork, and had issue

died

7 Oct 1896 (bur. at St Bride's, Pembroke)

created

23 Mar 1886 Baron Kensington, of Kensington in the County of Middlesex (United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

Lt Col, Coldstream guards 1867-70; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Haverfordwest 1868-85; Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire 1872-96; Parliamentary Groom-in-Waiting 1873-74; Privy Councillor 1880; Comptroller of the Household 1880-85; a Lord-in-Waiting 1886; Capt of the Yeomen of the Guard 1892-95

 

William [Edwardes], 5th Baron Kensington

born

25 Jul 1868

died

24 Jun 1900 (bur. at St Bride's, Pembroke)

suc. by

brother

note

entered the 2nd Life Guards 1892, Lieut 1893, Capt 1900; served in the South African War and died of wounds received in action at Vaal Krantz

 

Hugh [Edwardes], 6th Baron Kensington, CMG DSO JP DL

born

3 Sep 1873

mar.

1 Jul 1903 Mabel Carlisle Pilkington (b. 17 May 1878; d. 25 Mar 1934), 2nd dau. of George Pilkington, of Stoneleigh, Woolton, co. Lancaster, by his wife Frances Elizabeth Carlisle, dau. of Thomas Carlisle

children

1. Hon William Edwardes, later 7th Baron Kensington

2. Capt Hon Hugh Owen Edwardes (b. 2 Oct 1905; d. 29 Jun 1937), mar. 19 Oct 1932 Angela Dorothea Benson (widow of George Benson; mar. (3) 10 Sep 1951 Lt Cdr John Hamilton of Rozelle RN, 1st son of Col Claud Lorn Campbell Hamilton CMG DSO DL JP, of Rozelle, co. Ayr; d. 23 Aug 1996), dau. of Lt Col Eustace Shearman, and had issue:

1a. Hugh Ivor Edwardes, later 8th Baron Kensington

1a. Hon Meriel Davina Edwards, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1982 (b. 19 Apr 1935), mar. Jan 1972 David Andrew Long, of Manor Cottage, Puncknowle, Dorchester, co. Dorset, and has issue

3. Cdr Hon David Edwardes DSC RN (b. 19 Jul 1907; d. 31 Jan 1983), mar. 22 Jul 1939 Elizabeth Broadley, yst. dau. of Robert Alexander Longman Broadley, of Suddon Farm, Wincanton, co. Somerset, and had issue

3. Lt Col Michael George Edwardes MBE (b. 29 Jul 1910; dsp. 1985), mar. 22 Aug 1946 Sylvia Inez Pakenham McGaw (former wife of Lt Col Alfred Joseph Thoburn McGaw), dau. of Col Hope Johnston CB

died

4 Mar 1938

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, 15th Hussars 1897-1903; served in the South African War 1900; ADC to Lieut General Rundle 1900-01; DSO 1900; served in World War I 1914-18 as Col, Welsh Horse Yeomanry; CMG 1919

 

William [Edwardes], 7th Baron Kensington

born

15 May 1904

died

19 Aug 1981

suc. by

nephew

note

ADC to the Governor of the Punjab 1933-35

 

Hugh Ivor [Edwardes], 8th Baron Kensington

born

24 Nov 1933

mar.

18 Mar 1961 Juliette Elizabeth Massy Anderson, dau. of Alexander Massy Anderson, of Alexandria, Egypt

children

1. Hon (William) Owen Alexander Edwardes (b. 21 Jul 1964), mar. 9 Aug 1991 (Marie Hélène Anne) Véronique Lalouette, 1st dau. of Jean-Alain Lalouette, of Vacoas, Mauritius, and has issue:

1a. William Francis Ivor Edwardes (b. 23 Mar 1993)

1a. Nadia Marie Hilda Massy Edwardes (b. 9 Sep 1997)

2a. Jaqueline Evelyn Edwardes (b. 21 Feb 2000)

2. Hon Hugh Rupert Edwardes (b. 25 Jan 1967), mar. 1995 Susan Dawn Nowell, yst. dau. of John Carlisle Nowell, of Munster, Natal, South Africa, and has issue

1. Hon Amanda Louise Massy Edwardes (b. 22 May 1962), mar. 1984 Anthony Michael Greene, 1st son of Michael Victor Greene, of Natal, South Africa, and has issue

 

Last updated 8 Feb 2012

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Titles:

8th Baron Kensington

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Jul 1776)

5th Baron Kensington, of Kensington in the County of Middlesex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Mar 1886)

 

Address:

Friar Tuck, PO Box 549, Mooi River, 3300 Natal, South Africa

Tel:  0333-36323

 

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