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Kingston, Earl of (I, 1768)

 

Creation: let. pat. 25 Aug 1768

 

Family name: King later King-Tenison

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules on a Bend engrailed Or between two Leopards' Faces of the last jessant-de-lis Azure three Cross Crosslets fitchée Sable (Tenison);  2nd and 3rd, Gules two Lions rampant combatant supporting a Dexter Hand couped at the wrist and erect Argent (King)

Crests:

1st:  In front of a Crosier and a Cross Crosslet fitchée in saltire Sable a Leopard's Face Or jessant-de-lis Azure (Tenison);  2nd:  Out of a five-leaved Ducal Coronet Or a Dexter Hand erect the third and fourth fingers turned down proper

Supporters:

On either side a Lion per fess Argent and Gules ducally crowned of the last

Motto:

Spes Tutissima Coelis (Heaven is our highest hope)

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Edward [King], 1st Baron Kingston later 1st Viscount Kingsborough later 1st Earl of Kingston, PC

2nd son of Sir Henry King, 3rd Bt., of Rockingham, co. Roscommon, by his wife Isabella Wingfield, sister of Richard [Wingfield], 1st Viscount Powerscourt, and 1st dau. of Edward Wingfield MP, of Powerscourt, co. Wicklow

born

29 Mar 1726

mar.

5 Jan 1752 Jane Caulfield (d. Apr 1784), illegit. dau. of Thomas Caulfield, of Donamon, co. Roscommon, by his mistress Peggy Jordan

children

1. Hon Robert King, later 2nd Earl of Kingston

2. Hon Henry King

3. Hon William King

1. Lady Jane King (b. c.1755; dspm. 26 Jan 1838), mar. 11 Jun 1772 Lawrence Harman [Parsons later Harman], 1st Earl of Rosse, and had issue

2. Lady Eleanor Elizabeth King (d. 1822)

3. Lady Isabella Letitia King

4. Lady Frances King (d. May 1812), mar. 1803 Thomas Tenison, of Castle Tenison, co. Roscommon

died

8 Nov 1797

created

13 Jul 1764 Baron Kingston, of Rockingham in the County of Roscommon

15 Nov 1766 Viscount Kingsborough, of Kingsborough in the County of Sligo

25 Aug 1768 Earl of Kingston

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Boyle 1749-60 and for co. Sligo 1761-64; suc. his brother 22 May 1755 as 5th Baronet; Grand Master of Irish Freemasons 1761-63 and 1769-70; Custos Rotulorum of co. Roscommon 1772-97; Privy Councillor [I] 1794

 

Robert [King], 2nd Earl of Kingston

born

1754

mar.

5 Dec 1769 Caroline FitzGerald (b. c.1754; d. 13 Jan 1823), only dau. and hrss. of Richard FitzGerald, of Mount Ophaly, co. Kildare, by his wife Hon Margaret King, only surv. dau. and hrss. by his first wife of James [King], 4th Baron Kingston

children

1. Hon George King, later 3rd Earl of Kingston

2. Gen Hon Robert Edward King, later 1st Viscount Lorton, entered the Army 1792 and distinguished himself at the taking of Martinique, St Lucia and Guadaloupe, Member of Parliament for Jamestown 1796-97 and for Boyle 1798-1800, cr. Baron Erris, of Boyle in the County of Roscommon, 29 Dec 1800, and Viscount Lorton, of Boyle in the County of Roscommon, 28 May 1806, Maj Gen 1808, Lieut Gen 1813, a Representative Peer for Ireland 1823-54, General 1830, Lord Lieutenant of co. Roscommon 1831-54 (b. 12 Aug 1773; d. 20 Nov 1854), mar. 9 Dec 1799 his cousin Lady Frances Parsons (b. 31 Mar 1775; d. 7 Oct 1841), dau. and hrss. of Lawrence Harman [Parsons later Harman], 1st Earl of Rosse, by his wife Lady Jane King, 1st dau. of Edward [King], 1st Earl of Kingston, and had issue:

1a. Hon Robert King, later 2nd Viscount Lorton later 6th Earl of Kingston

2a. Hon Laurence Harman King later King-Harman, of Newcastle, Ballymahon, co. Longford, and Rockingham House, co. Roscommon (b. 6 Feb 1816; d. 10 Oct 1875), mar. 17 May 1837 Mary Cecilia Johnstone (d. 11 Jan 1904), 7th dau. of James Raymond Johnstone of Alva, by his wife Mary Elizabeth Cholmeley, sister of Sir Montague Cholmeley, 1st Bt., of Easton Hall, co. Lincoln, and 3rd dau. of Montague Cholmeley, of Easton Hall, co. Lincoln, and had issue

1a. Jane King (d. 1 Dec 1868), mar. 19 Jul 1824 Dr Anthony Lefroy MP, of Carriglass Manor, co. Longford (d. 11 Jan 1890)

2a. Caroline King (dsp. 13 Jan 1828), mar. 23 Mar 1827 as his first wife Sir Robert Gore-Booth, 4th Bt. MP

3a. Frances King (d. 28 Jul 1835), mar. 8 Apr 1834 Rt Rev Charles Leslie DD, Bishop of Kilmore (mar. (2) his wife's cousin Mary King, dau. of Lt Gen Hon Sir Henry King KCB; d. 8 Jul 1870)

4a. Louisa King (d. 1831)

3. Capt Hon Edward King (d. unm.)

4. Lt Gen Hon Sir Henry King KCB (d. 25 Nov 1839), mar. (1) 1802 Mary Hewitt (d. 26 May 1821), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Very Rev Hon John Hewitt, Dean of Cloyne (by his wife Jane Moore, dau. of Dr ..... Moore, of Dorset Street, Dublin), 4th son by his first wife of James [Hewitt], 1st Viscount Lifford, and (2) 28 Feb 1832 Catherine Richardson (widow of J Richardson; d. 7 May 1847), and had issue by his first wife

5. Capt Rev Hon Richard FitzGerald King, Vicar of Great Chesterford, co. Essex (b. 8 Apr 1779; d. 22 Sep 1856), mar. 6 Jan 1800 Williamina Ross (d. 1 Feb 1837), 1st dau. of William Ross of Shandwick, and had issue

6. Hon John King, Secretary at the embassy at Würtemberg (d. unm.)

7. Rear-Admiral Hon James William King RN (d. 11 Feb 1848), mar. 28 Nov 1815 Caroline Cleaver (d. 16 Mar 1862), dau. of Most Rev Euseby Cleaver DD, Archbishop of Dublin, and had issue

1. Lady Margaret Jane King (b. 1733; d. 29 Jan 1835), mar. (1) 12 Sep 1791 Stephen [Moore], 2nd Earl Mountcashell, and (2) George William Tighe, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Caroline King (d. 1845), mar. 1800 Gen Edward Morrison

3. Lady Mary Elizabeth King (d. 1819), mar. Apr 1805 George Galbraith Meares

4. Lady Jane Diana King, mar. (1) Count Winzingerode (d. 1818), and (2) Gen de Ricci, and had issue by both husbands

5. Lady Louisa Eleanora King (d. 30 May 1870), mar. Count de Spaen, and had issue

died

17 Apr 1799

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Cork 1783-97; a Governor of co. Cork 1789; Custos Rotulorum of co. Roscommon 1797-99; with his son Hon Robert King, later 1st Viscount Lorton, tried for the murder of his wife's nephew, Col Henry Gerald FitzGerald, but acquitted 1798

 

George [King], 3rd Earl of Kingston

born

8 Apr 1771

mar.

7 May 1794 Lady Helena Moore (b. 20 May1773; d. 9 Dec 1847), only dau. of Stephen [Moore], 1st Earl Mountcashell, by his wife Lady Helena Rawdon, 2nd dau. by his first wife of John [Rawdon], 1st Earl of Moira

children

1. Hon Edward King, styled Viscount Kingsborough, Member of Parliament (Whig) for co. Cork 1818-26 (b. 16 Nov 1795; dvp. 27 Feb 1837)

2. Hon Robert Henry King, later 4th Earl of Kingston

3. Hon James King, later 5th Earl of Kingston

1. Lady Helena Caroline King (d. 9 May 1871), mar. 8 Dec 1829 Philip Davies-Cook DL, of Gwysaney, co. Flint, and Owston Hall, co. York (b. 11 Aug 1793; d. 20 Nov 1853), 1st son and heir of Col Bryan Cook MP, of Owston Hall, co. York, by his first wife Francis Puleston, dau. and hrss. of Philip Puleston, of Hefod-y-wern, co. Denbigh, and had issue

2. Lady Adelaide Charlotte King (d. Aug 1854), mar. 1834 Charles Tankerville Webber QC, and had issue

died

18 Oct 1839

created

17 Jul 1821 Baron Kingston, of Mitchelstown in the County of Cork (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Roscommon 1797-99; a Representative Peer for Ireland (pro-Catholic Tory) 1807-39

 

Robert Henry [King], 4th Earl of Kingston

born

4 Oct 1796

died

21 Jan 1867

suc. by

brother

note

an Ensign in the Army of Occupation in France; Member of Parliament (Whig) for co. Cork 1826-32; Sheriff of co. Cork 1836; charged with sodomy before the Marylebone magistrate 1848; on several occasions during 1860 appeared in the police courts charged with drunkenness, refusing to pay cabmen, assaulting police officers, etc.; declared to be of an unsound mind 1861

 

James [King], 5th Earl of Kingston

born

8 Apr 1800

mar.

25 Aug 1860 Anna Brinkley (mar. (2) 29 Jul 1873 William Downes Webber, of Kellyville, Queen's County;  dsp. 29 Oct 1909), 4th dau. of Matthew Brinkley, of Parsonstown, co. Meath, by his wife Henrietta Groves, dau. of Very Rev Richard Groves, Dean of Ardagh

died

s.p. 8 Sep 1869

suc. by

cousin

note

barrister, King's Inn, Dublin 1825 and Lincoln's Inn 1827; on his death the United Kingdom Barony of Kingston became extinct

 

Robert [King], 2nd Viscount Lorton later 6th Earl of Kingston

born

17 Jul 1804

mar.

7 Dec 1829 Anne Gore-Booth (d. 14 Jun 1883), only dau. of Sir Robert Newcomen Gore later Gore-Booth, 3rd Bt., of Lissadill, co. Sligo, by his wife Hannah Irwin, dau. of Henry Irwin, of Streamstown, co. Sligo

children

1. Hon Robert Edward King, later 7th Earl of Kingston

2. Hon Henry Ernest Newcomen King later King-Tenison, later 8th Earl of Kingston

1. Lady Frances Isabella Anna King (d. 8 Oct 1890), mar 30 Jul 1862 Joseph William Warburton, son of Very Rev ..... Warburton, Dean of Elphin, and had issue

died

16 Oct 1869

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Roscommon 1826-30; Sheriff of co. Roscommon 1836; suc. his father 20 Nov 1854 as 2nd Viscount Lorton

 

Robert Edward [King], 7th Earl of Kingston

born

18 Oct 1831

mar.

18 Jul 1854 Hon Augusta Chichester (mar. (2) 14 Nov 1872 Alfred Henry Caulfield;  d. 1 Apr 1873), 2nd dau. of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Baron Templemore, by his wife Lady Augusta Paget, 4th dau. by his first wife of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey

only child

1. Lady Blanche Sybil King (d. 28 May 1923), mar. (1) 13 Apr 1882 Hon Lyonel Plantagenet Tollemache (b. 28 Oct 1860; dvp. 28 Aug 1902), 1st son and heir ap. of Wilbraham Frederic [Tollemache], 2nd Baron Tollemache, by his first wife Lady Emma Georgiana Stewart, 2nd dau. of Randolph [Stewart], 9th Earl of Galloway, and (2) 11 Nov 1903 Dr Granville Landsborough Findlay, of Maidenhead, co. Berkshire, and had issue by her first husband

died

s.p.m. 21 Jun 1871

suc. by

brother

note

Sheriff of co. Roscommon 1855

 

Henry Ernest Newcomen [King later King-Tenison], 8th Earl of Kingston

born

31 Jul 1848

mar.

23 Jan 1872 Florence Margaret Christine Tenison (b. 9 Jul 1845; d. 18 Oct 1907), 2nd dau. and eventually sole hrss. of Lt Col Edward King-Tenison, of Kilronan Castle, co. Roscommon, by his wife Lady Louisa Mary Anne Anson, 1st dau. of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield

children

1. Hon Edward King, styled Viscount Kingsborough (b. 9 Jun 1873; dvp. 21 Jun 1873)

2. Hon Henry Edwyn King later King-Tenison, later 9th Earl of Kingston

3. Hon Edmund King (b. and dvp. 7 Apr 1876)

1. Lady Edith Charlotte Harriett King (b. 7 Oct 1878 ; d. 20 Apr 1958), mar. 11 Sep 1907 Col George Ivor Poer Power O'Shea (d. 27 Feb 1939), son of Nicholas Richard Power O'Shea, of Gardenmorris, co. Waterford, and had issue

died

13 Jan 1896

suc. by

son

note

took the additional name of Tenison by Royal Licence 1883; Lord Lieutenant of co. Roscommon 1888-96; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1887-96

 

Henry Edwyn [King later King-Tenison], 9th Earl of Kingston

born

19 Sep 1874

mar.

3 Feb 1897 Ethel Lisette Walker (b. 29 Sep 1872; d. 18 Apr 1949), 2nd dau. of Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, 1st Bt., of Gateacre, co. Lancaster, by his first wife Eliza Reid, 1st dau. of John Reid, of Limekilns, co. Fife

children

1. Hon Robert Henry Ethelbert King-Tenison, later 10th Earl of Kingston

1. Lady Sheelah Florence Lisette King-Tenison (b. 15 Apr 1900; d. 19...), mar. 14 Jul 1923 Cdr Thomas Cleveland Greenway RN (d. 19 Sep 1959), only son of Col Cleveland Edmund Greenway, of South Kensington, London, by his wife Maud Mary Sykes, 2nd dau. of Thomas Hardcastle Sykes DL, of Cringle House, Cheadle, co. Chester, and had issue

2. Lady Brigid Honor King-Tenison (b. 20 Sep 1902; d. 25 Oct 1991)

3. Lady Doreen Kara King-Tenison (b. 27 Feb 1907; dvp. 28 Jun 1920)

died

11 Jan 1946

suc. by

son

note

served in the South African War 1900-02 as Lieut, Irish Guards, and in the First World War 1914-18 as Capt, Irish Guards

 

Robert Henry Ethelbert [King-Tenison], 10th Earl of Kingston

born

27 Nov 1897

mar. (1)

24 Dec 1937 (div. 1947) Gwyneth Joan Evans (mar. (2) 1951 Brig E M Taylor DSO MC, and (3) 1963 Robert Woodford; d. 1987), dau. of William Howard Evans, of Tenby, co. Pembroke

children by first wife

1. Hon Barclay Robert Edwin King-Tenison, later 11th Earl of Kingston

1. Lady Kara Virginia Louisa King (b. 24 Jan 1938), mar. 20 Jun 1964 (div. 1974) Dr Anthony John Conroy Hawks, only son of F/Lt Peter Augustus Hawks RAF, of Salisbury, co. Hampshire, and has issue

mar. (2)

29 May 1947 Joan Sinclair Alexander (mar. (2) 1953 Cecil Geoffrey Monson (d. 1974), son of Frederick John Monson, of Castle Moate, Cloghran, co. Dublin;  d. 1983), dau. of James Lascelles Alexander, of Orkney and Aberdeen

died

17 Jul 1948

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Barclay Robert Edwin [King-Tenison], 11th Earl of Kingston

born

23 Sep 1943

mar. (1)

20 Nov 1965 (div. 1974) Patricia Mary Killip, only dau. of Ernest Charles Killip, of Beoley Lodge, Uttoxeter, co. Stafford, and Hafod-y-Coed, Llanfairfechan

children by first wife

1. Hon Robert Charles Henry King-Tenison, later 12th Earl of Kingston

1. Lady Maria Lisette King-Tenison (b. 3 Oct 1970)

mar. (2)

Nov 1974 (div. 1979) Victoria Edmonds, only dau. of D C Edmonds, of Northwood, co. Middlesex

mar. (3)

9 Feb 1990 Corleen Jennifer Rathbone

mar. (4)

2000 ..... .....

died

19 Mar 2002

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Robert Charles Henry [King-Tenison], 12th Earl of Kingston

born

20 Mar 1969

mar.

1994 Ruth Margaret Buckner

children

1. Hon Charles Avery Edward King-Tenison, styled Viscount Kingsborough (b. 18 Nov 2000)

1. Lady ..... King-Tenison

 

 Last updated 24 Jan 2007

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Titles:

11th Earl of Kingston

(Ireland, let. pat. 25 Aug 1768)

11th Viscount Kingsborough, of Kingsborough in the County of Sligo

(Ireland, let. pat. 15 Nov 1766)

7th Viscount Lorton, of Boyle in the County of Roscommon

(Ireland, let. pat. 28 May 1806)

11th Baron Kingston, of Rockingham in the County of Roscommon

(Ireland, let. pat. 13 Jul 1764)

7th Baron Erris, of Boyle in the County of Roscommon

(Ireland, let. pat. 29 Dec 1800)

15th Baronet

(Ireland, let. pat. 27 Sep 1682)

 

Address:

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