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Lifford, Viscount (I, 1781)

 

Creation: let. pat. 8 Jan 1781

 

Family name: Hewitt

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Arms:

Gules a Chevron engrailed between three Owls Argent

Crest:

On a Stump of a Tree with one branch growing thereon an Owl proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Vulture wings inverted proper;  Sinister:  a Griffin wings elevated proper;  each gorged with a Plain Collar Sable thereon three Bezants

Motto:

Be Just and Fear Not

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James [Hewitt], 1st Baron Lifford later 1st Viscount Lifford, PC

1st son of William Hewitt, mercer and draper, Mayor of Coventry 1744, by his wife Hannah Lewis

born

28 Apr 1712

mar. (1)

18 May 1749 Mary Williams (d. 1765), dau. and cohrss. of Ven Rice Williams DD, Archdeacon of Carmarthen and Prebendary of Worcester, of Stapleford Abbots, co. Essex

children by first wife

1. Rev Hon James Hewitt, later 2nd Viscount Lifford

2. Hon William Williams Hewitt (d. Apr 1798), mar. 16 Dec 1774 Anne Stretell, dau. of Thomas Stretell, of Cork, and had issue

3. Hon Joseph Hewitt, a Judge of the King's Bench in Ireland 1791 (d. 1 Apr 1794)

4. Very Rev Hon John Hewitt, Dean of Cloyne (d. 14 May 1804), mar. Jane Moore (d. 22 May 1848), dau. of Dr ..... Moore, of Dorset Street, Dublin, and had issue

mar. (2)

15 Dec 1766 Ambrosia Bayley (d. 26 Mar 1807), dau. of Rev Charles Bayley, of Navestock, co. Essex

children by second wife

5. Hon George Hewitt, army officer (d. 22 Feb 1792)

1. Hon Ambrosia Hewitt (dvp. unm.)

2. Hon Elizabeth Hewitt (dvp. unm.)

died

28 Apr 1789 (bur. in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin)

created

9 Jan 1768 Baron Lifford, of Lifford in the County of Donegal

8 Jan 1781 Viscount Lifford, of Lifford in the County of Donegal

suc. by

son by first wife

note

barrister, Middle Temple 1742; Sergeant-at-law 1754; King's Serjeant 1759; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Coventry 1761-66; a justice of the King;s Bench 1766-68; Privy Councillor [I] 1767; Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1768-89; a Lord Justice [I] 1787

 

Very Rev James [Hewitt], 2nd Viscount Lifford

born

27 Oct 1750

mar. (1)

25 Jul 1776 Henrietta Judith Pomeroy (b. 18 Jun 1754; dsp. 22 Apr 1778), 1st dau. of Arthur Pomeroy, later 1st Viscount Harberton, by his wife Mar Colley, yst. dau. and cohrss. of Henry Colley, of Castle Carbery, co. Kildare

mar. (2)

23 Dec 1781 Alicia Oliver (d. 15 Mar 1845), 1st dau. of Ven John Oliver DD, Archdeacon of Armagh, by his wife Elizabeth Ryder, dau. of Most Rev John Ryder DD, Archbishop of Armagh

children by second wife

1. Hon James Hewitt, later 3rd Viscount Lifford

2. Rev Hon James John Pratt Hewitt, Rector of Destertlyn (b. 26 May 1796; d. 5 Jan 1880), mar. (1) 19 Oct 1819 Juliana Hamilton (d. 29 Aug 1827), dau. of Alexander Hamilton (son of Rt Rev Hugh Hamilton DD, Bishop of Ossory), and (2) 7 Jul 1829 Elizabeth Gervais (d. 12 Mar 1886), dau. of Rev Francis Gervais, of Cecil, co. Tyrone, and had issue by both wives

died

15 Apr 1830

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Dean of Armagh 1796-1830

 

James [Hewitt], 3rd Viscount Lifford

born

29 Aug 1783

mar.

15 Apr 1809 Hon Mary Anne Maude (b. 1786; d. 3 Jan 1877), 5th dau. of Cornwallis [Maude], 1st Viscount Hawarden, by his third wife Anne Isabella Monck, dau. of Thomas Monck, of Old Leighlin

children

1. Hon James Hewitt, later 4th Viscount Lifford

2. Hon John James Hewitt (b. 17 Apr 1819; d. unm.)

1. Hon Alicia Anne Hewitt (d. 8 Mar 1895), mar. 15 Apr 1841 Sir Edwin Pearson FRS, and had issue

2. Hon Susan Hewitt (d. 10 Sep 1892)

3. Hon Anne Georgiana Hewitt (d. 17 Mar 1916)

died

22 Apr 1855

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of co. Donegal 1815; Resident Commissioner of Excise for Scotland 1823-32

 

James [Hewitt], 4th Viscount Lifford

born

31 Mar 1811

mar. (1)

9 Jul 1835 Lady Mary Acheson (b. 27 Jun 1809; d. 13 May 1850), 1st dau. of Archibald [Acheson], 2nd Earl of Gosford, by his wife Mary Sparrow, only dau. and hrss. of Robert Sparrow, of Worlingham Hall, co. Suffolk

children by first wife

1. Hon James Wilfrid Hewitt, later 5th Viscount Lifford

2. Lieut Hon Evelyn John Hewitt (b. 19 Jul 1842; dvp. 4 Jul 1867)

3. Hon Archibald Robert Hewitt, later 6th Viscount Lifford

4. Rev Hon Cornwallis Charles Hewitt, Prebendary of Tuam (b. 3 Mar 1847; dsp. 4 Sep 1889), mar. 7 Dec 1881 Maria Hayes (dsp. 19 Aug 1882), dau. of Sir Edmund Samuel Hayes, 3rd Bt.

5. Hon Edward Hewitt JP (b. 31 Mar 1848; dsp. 4 Sep 1931), mar. 10 Dec 1890 Evelyn Frances Charlotte Stronge (dsp. 17 Jun 1956), dau. of Edmond Robert Stronge, of Lizard Manor, co. Derry

1. Hon Mary Anne Hewitt (d. 27 May 1913), mar. 4 Sep 1866 John Gathorne Wood, of Thedden Grange, co. Hampshire (d. 3 Aug 1929), and had issue

2. Hon Isabella Hewitt (d. 19 Mar 1924), mar. 7 Jan 1879 Richard Southby, and had issue

mar. (2

9 Dec 1851 Lydia Lucy Purdon-Coote (b. 13 Aug 1828; widow of Charles Purdon-Coote, of Ballyclough Castle, co. Cork;  d. 28 Apr 1919), 1st dau. of Rev John Digby Wingfield later Wingfield-Digby, Vicar of Coleshill, co. Warwick (by his wife Anne Elizabeth Smith, 1st dau. of Sir John Wyldbore Smith, 2nd Bt., of The Down House, Blandford, co. Dorset), 2nd son of William Wingfield later Wingfield-Baker MP, by his wife Lady Charlotte Maria Digby, only dau. and in her issue sole hrss. by his second wife of Henry [Digby], 1st Earl Digby

children by second wife

6. Hon William James Hewitt JP, of St Colme House, Aberdour, co. Fife (b. 6 Apr 1856; d. 28 Oct 1948), mar. 26 Apr 1887 Evelyn Frances Carey (d. 21 Oct 1946), yst. dau. of Lt Gen Francis Carey, and had issue:

1a. Lieut James Francis Hewitt (b. 23 Jan 1888; killed in action vp. 26 Oct 1914)

2a. Lieut William George Hewitt (b. 7 Jun 1892; killed in action vp. 13/14 Oct 1914)

7. Hon George Wyldbore Hewitt JP (b. 16 Nov 1858; d. 23 Apr 1924), mar. 24 Jan 1891 Elizabeth Mary Rampini (d. 24 May 1959), 1st dau. of Charles Rampini DL, and had issue:

1a. 2nd Lieut Denis George Wyldbore Hewitt VC (b. 18 Dec 1897; killed in action vp. 31 Jul 1917)

2a. Alan William Wingfield Hewitt, later 8th Viscount Lifford

3. Hon Lettice Lucy Hewitt (d. 13 Aug 1930), mar. 4 Feb 1875 Capt Alexander William Maxwell Clark Kennedy DL, of Knockgray (d. 21 Dec 1894), and had issue

4. Hon Alice Anne Hewitt (d. 11 Feb 1943), mar. 25 Jul 1878 Sir Samuel Hercules Hayes, 4th Bt., and had issue

5. Hon Georgiana Rosamund Hewitt (b. 1858; d. 9 May 1887), mar. 13 Dec 1883 John Kenelm Digby Wingfield, of Sherborne Castle, co. Dorset (d. 25 Dec 1904), and had issue

6. Hon Anne Eliza Hewitt (b. c. 1859; d. 5 Sep 1957)

died

20 Nov 1887 (bur. at Monellane, co. Donegal)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Sheriff of co. Donegal 1841; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1856-87

 

James Wilfrid [Hewitt], 5th Viscount Lifford

born

12 Oct 1837

mar.

4 Jul 1867 Annie Frances Hodgson (d. 12 Apr 1927; bur. at Broadway, co. Worcester), 1st dau. of Sir Arthur Hodgson KCMG, of Clopton House, Stratford-on-Avon, co. Warwick, and Eton Vale, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia, by his wife Eliza Dowling, dau. of Sir James Dowling, Chief Justice of New South Wales

died

s.p. 20 Mar 1913 (bur. at Steadburghs, Broadway, co. Worcester)

suc. by

brother

note

Ensign, 4th Regiment of Foot 1856 later 3rd Regiment of Foot 1857

 

Archibald Robert [Hewitt], 6th Viscount Lifford

born

14 Jan 1844

mar.

5 Dec 1878 Helen Blanche Geach (d. 4 Jun 1942), only dau. of Charles S Geach

children

1. Hon Evelyn James Hewitt, later 7th Viscount Lifford

2. Capt Hon Archibald Rodney Hewitt DSO (b. 25 May 1883; killed in action vp. 25 Apr 1915)

1. Hon Norah Hewitt (b. 5 Nov 1879)

2. Hon Anne Rachel Millicent Hewitt (b. 26 Nov 1885; d. 25 May 1967), mar. 11 Apr 1917 Maj Melvil Farrant RFA (d. 29 Jun 1961), 2nd son of Col Henry Cecil Binstead Farrant, and had issue

died

22 May 1925 (bur. at Lyndhurst, co. Hampshire)

suc. by

son

 

Evelyn James [Hewitt], 7th Viscount Lifford

born

18 Dec 1880

mar.

8 Jul 1919 Charlotte Rankine Walker (widow of Capt Edgar Walker;  d. 2 Apr 1954), 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Maule, of Edinburgh

died

s.p. 5 Apr 1954

suc. by

cousin

 

Alan William Wingfield [Hewitt], 8th Viscount Lifford

born

11 Dec 1900

mar.

16 Jan 1935 Alison Mary Patricia Ashton, 2nd dau. of Thomas Wingrave Ashton, of The Cottage, Hursley, Winchester, co. Hampshire

children

1. Hon (Edward) James Wingfield Hewitt, later 9th Viscount Lifford

1. (Hon) Lydia Mary Hewitt (b. 10 May 1938), mar. 24 Apr 1965 (div. 1983) Sir Michael Christopher Swann, 4th Bt., and has issue

2. Hon Belinda Anne Hewitt (b. 21 Dec 1939), mar. 27 Jul 1963 Rev Piers Eliot de Dutton Warburton, of The Rectory, Hartley Wintney, co. Hampshire, 1st son of Piers Grove Eliot Warburton, of Kingsworthy Court, Winchester, co. Hampshire, and has issue

3. Hon Flora Elizabeth Hewitt (b. 19 Feb 1947), mar. 11 Aug 1965 (div. 1975) Edward Bell Henderson, only son of Dr Edward Henderson, of New York, USA, and has issue

died

6 Jan 1987

suc. by

son

 

(Edward) James Wingfield [Hewitt], 9th Viscount Lifford

born

27 Jan 1949

mar.

7 Feb 1976 Alison Mary Law, dau. of Robert Law, of Turnpike House, Withersfield, co. Suffolk

children

1. Hon (James) Thomas Wingfield Hewitt (b. 29 Sep 1979), mar. 5 Apr 2008 Lady Iona Katherine Douglas-Home (b. 1980), 1st dau. of David Alexander Cospatrick [Douglas-Home], 15th Earl of Home, by his wife Jane Margaret Williams-Wynne, 2nd dau. of Col John Francis Williams-Wynne CBE DSO, of Peniarth, Tywyn, co. Gwynedd

1. Hon Annabel Louise Hewitt (b. 16 Jan 1978), mar. Peter R M Acloque, son of David Acloque, of Lenwade, co. Norfolk, by his wife Sarah Carolyn Gurney, and has issue

2. Hon Alice Mary Hewitt (b. 14 Sep 1990)

 

 Last updated 9 Jan 2012

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Titles:

9th Viscount Lifford, of Lifford in the County of Donegal

(Ireland, let. pat. 8 Jan 1781)

9th Baron Lifford, of Lifford in the County of Donegal

(Ireland, let. pat. 9 Jan 1768)

 

Address:

Field House, Hursley, Hampshire SO21 2LE

Tel:  01962 775203

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