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Londesborough, Baron (UK, 1850)


Creation: let. pat. 4 Mar 1850


Family name: Denison




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine a Bend Azure cotised Sable between an Unicorn's Head erased in chief Argent and a Cross Crosslet fitchée in base Gules (Denison);  2nd and 3rd, Argent a Shake-Fork between three Mullets one and two Sable (Conyngham)


1st:  issuant from Clouds a Dexter Arm in bend proper vested Gules cuffed Ermine and charged with a Covered Cup Or pointing with the forefinger to an Estoile radiated Gold (Denison);  2nd: An Unicorn's Head erased Argent armed and maned Or (Conyngham)


Dexter:  a Horse Argent maned unguled and charged on the shoulder with an Eagle displayed Or, with a Crescent Sable for difference;  Sinister:  a Stag Argent attired unguled and charged on the shoulder with a Griffin's Head erased Or, with a Crescent Sable for difference


Adversa Virtute Repello (I repel adversity with courage)



Albert Denison [Conyngham later Denison], 1st Baron Londesborough, KCH

4th son of Henry [Conyngham], 1st Marquess Conyngham, by his wife Elizabeth Denison, 1st dau. by his second wife of Joseph Denison, of St Mary Axe, London


21 Oct 1805

mar. (1)

6 Jul 1833 Hon Henrietta Maria Weld-Forester (d. 22 Apr 1841), 4th dau. of Cecil [Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester, by his wife Lady Katharine Mary Manners, 2nd dau. of Charles [Manners], 4th Duke of Rutland

children by first wife

1. Hon William Henry Forester Denison, later 2nd Baron Londesborough later 1st Earl of Londesborough

2. Rear Admiral Hon Albert Denison Somerville Denison RN (b. 4 Oct 1835; d. 2 Sep 1903), mar. 14 Oct 1873 Louisa Crichlow Fabris (d. 6 Jul 1933), yst. dau. of Antonio Fabris, of Springcroft, Beckenham, co. Kent, and had issue:

1a. Capt Ernest William Denison MBE RN, later 6th Baron Londesborough

1a. Hon Daisy Denison, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 10 May 1938 (b. 18 May 1875; d. 11 Aug 1967), mar. 6 Jun 1900 Robert Lockhart Hobson CB (d. 5 Jun 1941), 2nd son of Rev Canon W T Hobson, and had issue

2a. Hon Ivy Denison, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 10 May 1938 (b. 19 Aug 1878; d. 10 Mar 1950), mar. 25 Apr 1905 Herbert Guy Sturges Mitchison (d. 10 Oct 1946), and had issue

3a. Hon Lily Denison, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 10 May 1938 (b. 31 Jan 1882; dsp. 23 May 1963), mar. 23 Aug 1916 F/Lt Reginsal Marsh Everett RAF (d. 1953), son of T M Everett, of Ruislip, co. Middlesex

1. Hon Henrietta Elizabeth Sophia Denison (d. 15 Jul 1924), mar. 18 Jul 1861 Capt Sir Phillip le Belward Grey-Egerton, 11th Bt., and had issue

2. Hon Selina Camerina Charlotte Denison (dvp. 11 Sep 1852)

3. Hon Isabella Maria Denison (dvp. 5 Apr 1856)

4. Hon Augusta Elizabeth Denison (d. 20 Jan 1887), mar. 18 Jul 1861 Arthur [Wrottesley], 3rd Baron Wrottesley, and had issue

mar. (2)

21 Dec 1847 Ursula Lucy Gray Bridgeman (mar. (2) 14 Dec 1861 Rt Hon Lord Otho Augustus Fitzgerald;  d. 12 Nov 1883), 1st dau. of Vice Adm Hon Charles Orlando Bridgeman (2nd son of Orlando [Bridgeman], 1st Earl of Bradford), by his wife Eliza Caroline Chamberlain, 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Bt.

children by second wife

3. Capt Hon Henry Charles Denison (b. 28 Oct 1849; d. 23 Jul 1936), mar. 1 Jun 1887 Beatrice Mary Gough (d. 8 Dec 1926), widow of Maj Wilfred Arbuthnot Gough and 1st dau. of James Alexander Guthrie of Craigie JP DL, by his wife Elinor Stirling, dau. of Admiral Sir James Stirling, Governor of Western Australia, and had issue:

1a. Capt Edward Conyngham Denison MVO RN, Cdr HM Yacht Victoria & Albert 1930-32, Captain-in-Charge Naval Establishment Bemuda 1936-38, Cdre Convoys 1941-44 (b. 6 Sep 1888; d. 13 Nov 1960), mar. 2 Jan 1919 Maria Amy Brabazon Heaton-Ellis (b. 6 Jul 1899; d. ....), 4th dau. of Lt Col Sir Charles Henry Brabazon Heaton-Ellis CBE DL, of Wyddiall Hall, co. Hertford, by his first wife Marion Pringle McCarthy, 1st dau. of Herbert T S McCarthy, of Bective, somerton, New South Wales, Australia, and had issue:

1b. Lt Philip Henry Charles Denison, served in World War II in King's Royal Rifle Corps (b. 4 Dec 1919; killed v.p. by an air attack while a prisoner of war in Germany 14 Apr 1945)

1b. Sonia Myrtle Denison (b. 12 Feb 1921; d. 24 Dec 1999), mar. (1) 7 Sep 1940 Maj Edgar FitzGerald Heathcoat-Amory (b. 30 Aug 1917; killed in action in Normandy Jun 1944), 3rd son of Capt Ludovic Heathcoat-Amory (by his wife May Stuart Bannatyne, 1st dau. of James FitzGerald Bannatyne JP DL, of Haldon, co. Devon), 5th son of Maj Sir John Amory later Heathcoat-Amory, 1st Bt. JP DL MP, and (2) 28 Apr 1947 her late husband's first cousin Brig Roderick Heathcoat-Amory MC, of Allington Grange, co. Wiltshire (b. 30 Jan 1907; d. 21 Jul 1998), 4th son of Sir Ian Murray Heathcoat-Amory, 2nd Bt. CBE JP DL, and had issue by both husbands

4. Cdr Hon Conyngham Albert Denison RN (b. 5 Mar 1851; d. 25 May 1938), mar. 5 Dec 1878 Evelyn Maude Webster (d. 7 Jun 1951), 2nd dau. of Charles Fox Webster (by his wife Louisa Calder, dau. of Sir Henry Calder, Bt.), 2nd son of Col Sir Henry Webster (by his wife Grace Boddington, dau. and hrss. of Samuel Boddington), 2nd son of Sir Godfrey Webster, 4th Bt., and had issue:

1a. Cdr Conyngham Charles Denison DSO RN, later 7th Baron Londesborough

2a. Lt Gerald Evelyn Henry Denison (b. 22 Dec 1892; killed in action v.p. 25 Sep 1915)

1a. Beatrice Mildred Denison (b. 31 Dec 1887; d. .....), mar. (1) 20 Feb 1912 Lt Col Algernon Corbet Turnor MC, of Foxley Manor, Malmesbury, co. Wiltshire (b. 1889; d. 25 Jun 1930), only son of Lt Col Wyatt William Turnor, of Pinkney Park, Malmesbury, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Augusta Charlotte Cotton, 1st dau. of Maj Gen Corbet Cotton, and (2) 3 Jul 1943 Maj Sir Ralph St George Claude Gore, 10th Bt., and had issue by her first husband

5. Hon Harold Albert Denison (b. 26 Mar 1856; d. 2 Jan 1948), mar. 3 Aug 1899 Katherine Lister (d. 15 Jan 1961), 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Villiers Lister KCMG , by his first wife and third cousin Fanny Harriet Coryton, only child of William Coryton, of Pentillie Castle, co. Cornwall (by his wife Harriet Sophia Parker, only dau. of Montagu Edmund Parker, of Whiteway, co. Devon), 1st son of John Tillie Coryton, of Pentillie Castle, co. Cornwall, by his wife Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. of Admiral Hon John Leveson-Gower (by his wife Frances Boscawen, sister of George Evelyn [Boscawen], 3rd Viscount Falmouth, and 1st dau. of Admiral Hon Edward Boscawen RN (by his wife Frances Glanville, dau. of William Evelyn Glanville, of St Clair, co. Kent), 2nd son of Hugh [Boscawen], 1st Viscount Falmouth), 1st surv. son by his third wife of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, and had issue:

1a. John Albert Lister Denison, later 8th Baron Londesborough

6. Hon Evelyn Albert Denison (b. 4 Sep 1859; d. 20 Jan 1933)

5. Hon Ursula Elizabeth Denison (d. 23 Apr 1880), mar. 12 May 1870 Rev George Cockburn Dickinson, and had issue

6. Hon Albertina Agnes Mary Denison (d. 20 Oct 1929), mar. 31 Jul 1873 Ivor John [Caradoc-Herbert], 1st Baron Treowen, and had issue


15 Jan 1860


4 Mar 1850 Baron Londesborough, of Londesborough in the East Riding of the County of York

suc. by

son by first wife


took the name of Denison in lieu of that of Conyngham by Royal Licence 4 September 1849 in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle, William Denison, of Seamer, co. York


William Henry Forester [Denison], 2nd Baron Londesborough later 1st Earl of Londesborough


1 Jul 1887 Viscount Raincliffe, of Raincliffe in the North Riding of the County of York, and Earl of Londesborough


The Barony of Londesborough was held by the Earls of Londesborough from 1 Jul 1887 until 17 Apr 1937, when on the death of Hugo William Cecil [Denison], 4th Earl of Londesborough, 5th Baron Londesborough, etc., the Earldom of Londesborough and Viscountcy of Raincliffe became extinct and the Barony of Londesborough passed to his first cousin once removed,


Ernest William [Denison], 6th Baron Londesborough, MBE


9 Aug 1876


1 Jun 1905 Sybil May Anley (d. 5 Jul 1963), dau. of Capt Henry Thomas Anley, of The Firs, Binstead, Isle of Wight, by his wife Rachel Russell, dau. of Gen Sir W Russell


s.p. 31 Dec 1963

suc. by

first cousin


Conyngham Charles [Denison], 7th Baron Londesborough, DSO


6 Apr 1885

mar. (1)

8 Feb 1912 (div. 1925) Vera Baxendale, only dau. of Francis Hugh Baxendale, of Framfield Place, co. Sussex, by his wife Emily Anne Nicholls, dau. of Thomas Nicholls

mar. (2)

18 Jun 1926 Mabel Violet Megaw (d. 30 Jul 1951), dau. of Matthew George Megaw

mar. (3)

23 Jan 1952 Jocelyn Helen Collins, dau. of Lt Cmdr Hugh Duppa Collins RN, of Bembridge, Isle of Wight


s.p. 31 Oct 1967

suc. by

first cousin


John Albert Lister [Denison], 8th Baron Londesborough


30 May 1901

mar. (1)

8 Jan 1949 (div. 1953) Lesley Maxwell Gordon Wooldridge OBE (widow of Lt Col J H Wooldridge), dau. of Lt Col Herbert Forbes Churchill OBE

mar. (2)

15 Jun 1957 Elizabeth Ann Roe (former wife of Thomas Chambers Windsor Roe CBE;  d. 1994), dau. of Edward Little Sale ICS

only child by second wife

1. Hon Richard John Denison, later 9th Baron Londesborough


5 Apr 1968

suc. by

son by second wife


Richard John [Denison], 9th Baron Londesborough, TD


2 Jul 1959


26 Sep 1987 Rikki Morris, dau. of J E Morris, of Bayswater, London


1. Hon James Frederick Denison (b. 4 Jun 1990)

1. Hon Laura Rose Denison (b. 1992)


 Last updated 16 Oct 2017




9th Baron Londesborough, of Londesborough in the East Riding of the County of York

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Mar 1850)



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