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Lucan, Earl of (I, 1795)

 

Creation: let. pat. 1 Oct 1795

 

Family name: Bingham

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Arms:

Azure a Bend cotised between six Crosses Patée Or

Crest:

On a Mound Vert a Falcon rising wings expanded proper armed membered and belled Or

Supporters:

On either side a Wolf Azure plain collared  and chained Or

Motto:

Spes Mea Christus (Christ is my hope)

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Charles [Bingham], 1st Baron Lucan later 1st Earl of Lucan

2nd son of Sir John Bingham, 5th Bt. MP, of Castlebar, co. Mayo, by his wife Anne Vesey, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Agmondisham Vesey, of Lucan, co. Dublin, by his first wife Charlotte Sarsfield, only dau. and hrss. of William Sarsfield, elder brother of Gen Patrick Sarsfield, created Earl of Lucan in 1691 by the deposed King James II

born

22 Sep 1735

mar.

25 Aug 1760 Margaret Smith (d. 27 Feb 1814), dau. and cohrss. of James Smith MP, of Cannons Leigh, co. Devon, and St Audries, co. Somerset, by his wife Grace .....

children

1. Hon Richard Bingham, later 2nd Earl of Lucan

1. Lady Lavinia Bingham (b. 27 Jul 1762; d. 8 Jun 1831), mar. 6 Mar 1781 George John [Spencer], 2nd Earl Spencer, and had issue

2. Lady Margaret Bingham (d. 27 May 1839), mar. 1784 Thomas Lindsey, of Hollymount House, co. Mayo, and had issue

3. Lady Anne Bingham (d. 6 Mar 1840)

died

29 Mar 1799

created

24 Jul 1776 Baron Lucan, of Castlebar in the County of Mayo

1 Oct 1795 Earl of Lucan

suc. by

son

note

suc. his brother 10 Oct 1752 as 7th Baronet of Castlebar; Member of Parliament for co. Mayo 1761-76 and (Whig) for Northampton 1782-84

 

Richard [Bingham], 2nd Earl of Lucan

born

4 Dec 1764

mar.

26 May 1794 Lady Elizabeth Howard (b. 17 Jan 1770; former wife of Bernard Edward [Howard], 12th Duke of Norfolk;  d. 24 Mar 1819), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Belasyse], 2nd Earl Fauconberg, by his first wife Charlotte Lamb, sister of Peniston [Lamb], 1st Viscount Melbourne, and 1st dau. of Sir Matthew Lamb, 1st Bt.

children

1. Hon George Charles Bingham, later 3rd Earl of Lucan

2. Hon Richard Camden Bingham, Secretary of Legation in Munich, Turin, Lisbon and Naples, Chargé d'Affaires Venezuela 1822-58 (b, 2 May 1801; dsp. 23 Jun 1872), mar. 11 Dec 1848 Maria Thomas, dau. of Charles Thomas

1. Lady Elizabeth Bingham (d. 9 Sep 1838), mar. 27 May 1815 as his first wife George Granville Vernon-Harcourt later Harcourt MP, of Nuneham Courtenay, co. Oxford (b. 6 Aug 1785; d. 19 Dec 1861), 1st son and heir of Most Rev and Rt Hon Edward Venables-Vernon later Vernon-Harcourt DD, Archbishop of York 1807-47 (by his wife Lady Anne Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford), 2nd son by his third wife of George [Vernon later Venables-Vernon], 1st Baron Vernon, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Bingham (d. 28 Oct 1850), mar. 18 Jul 1816 Alexander Murray MP, of Broughton (d. 15 Jul 1845)

3. Lady Louisa Bingham (b. 1 Mar 1798; d. 16 Apr 1882), mar. 22 Aug 1817 Francis [Charteris later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], 7th Earl of Wemyss, and had issue

4. Lady Georgiana Bingham (d. 1 Jul 1849), mar. 15 Jun 1821 Charles Nevill, of Nevill Holt, co. Leicester (d. 18 Oct 1848), son of Cosmas Nevill (by his wife Annabella Maria Gardner, dau. of William Gardner), son of Cosmas Henry Joseph Nevill by his wife Lady Mary Lee, 2nd dau. of George Henry [Lee], 2nd Earl of Lichfield, and had issue

died

30 Jun 1839

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for St Albans 1790-1800; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1800-39

 

George Charles [Bingham], 3rd Earl of Lucan, GCB

born

16 Apr 1800

mar.

29 Jun 1829 Lady Anne Brudenell (b. 29 Jun 1809; d. 2 Apr 1877), 7th dau. and cohrss. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan, by his wife Penelope Anne Cooke, 2nd dau. of George John Cooke, of Harefield Park, co. Middlesex

children

1. Hon George Bingham, later 4th Earl of Lucan

2. Rear Adm Hon Richard Bingham (b. 6 Jan 1847; d. 12 Nov 1924), mar. (1) 26 Sep 1877 Mary Elizabeth Cole (d. 23 Feb 1908), yst. dau. of Edward Henry Cole, of Stoke Lyne, co. Oxford, and (2) 30 Apr 1914 Ida Galton (d. 22 Nov 1925), dau. of Charles Galton ICS, and had issue by his first wife

1. Lady Augusta Bingham (b. 7 Feb 1832; dvp. 3 Jul 1888), mar. 10 Sep 1853 as his first wife her cousin Henry Gerard [Sturt], 1st Baron Alington, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Bingham (dvp. 1857)

3. Lady Lavinia Bingham (b. 2 May 1835; dvp. 15 Sep 1864), mar. 10 Apr 1856 Charles Stewart [Hardinge], 2nd Viscount Hardinge, and had issue

4. Lady Anne Sarah Bingham (dvp. 26 Aug 1855)

died

10 Nov 1888

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army as Ensign, 6th Regiment of Foot 1816; Lieut, 8th Foot Guards 1818; Capt, 1st Life Guards 1822; Major 1825; Member of Parliament (Tory) for co. Mayo 1826-30; Lt Col 1826, serving on the staff of the Russian Army in Bulgaria 1828; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1840-88; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of co. Mayo 1845-88; Maj General 1851; was in command of a division of cavalry in the Crimean War 1854 and was wounded at the Battle of Balaclava; KCB 1855; Lieut General 1858; General 1865; GCB 1869; Gold Stick-in-Waiting 1886; Field Marshal 1887

 

George [Bingham], 4th Earl of Lucan, KP

born

9 May 1830

mar.

17 Nov 1859 Lady Cecilia Catherine Gordon-Lennox (b. 13 Apr 1838; d. 5 Oct 1910), 5th dau. of Charles [Gordon-Lennox], 5th Duke of Richmond, by his wife Lady Caroline Paget, 1st dau.by his first wife of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey

children

1. Hon George Charles Bingham, later 5th Earl of Lucan

2. Maj Gen Hon Sir Cecil Edward Bingham GCVO KCMG CB, commanding 4th Cavalry Brigade 1914, 1st Cavalry Division 1915 and Cavalry Corps 1915 (b. 7 Dec 1861; d. 31 May 1934), mar. (1) 28 Jun 1884 Rose Ellinor Guthrie (d. 18 Sep 1908), dau. of James Alexander Guthrie of Craigie, and (2) 3 Feb 1911 Alys Elizabeth Chauncey (widow of Samuel Sloane Chauncey, of New York, USA; d. 1 Nov 1953), dau. of Col Henry Montgomery Carr, of Kentucky, USA, and had issue by his first wife

3. Maj Gen Hon Sir Francis Richard Bingham KCB KCMG, ADC to Commander-in-Chief Madras 1893-95 and 1896-98, Chief Instructor School of Gunnery 1911-13, Assistant Director War Office 1913-15, Deputy Director War Office 1915-16, Member of Council Ministry of Munitions 1916-19, Chief British Section Military Inter-Allied Control Commission Germany 1919-24, Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey 1924-29, Col Commandant Royal Artillery 1931-33 (b. 5 Jul 1863; d. 5 Nov 1935), mar. 10 Jun 1896 Kathleen Clarke (d. 18 Sep 1963), 2nd dau. of Gen Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, 3rd Bt. GCB GCVO, of Dunham Lodge, co. Norfolk, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta 1903-07, by his first wife Gemma Cecilia Adams, only child of William Pitt Adams, and had issue

4. Hon Alexander Frederic Bingham (b. 3 Aug 1864; dvp. 26 May 1909)

5. Hon Albert Edward Bingham (b. 30 Jun 1866; dsp. 6 Nov 1941), mar. 3 Sep 1892 Christine Graham Smith (b. c.1865; d. 14 Apr 1966), dau. of Archibald Smith

6. Capt Hon Lionel Ernest Bingham RFA (b. 4 Nov 1876; d. 26 Jul 1927)

1. Lady Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham DBE (b. 26 Feb 1869; d. 18 Jan 1958), mar. 1 Nov 1894 James Albert Edward [Hamilton], 3rd Duke of Abercorn, and had issue

died

5 Jun 1914

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1848 as 2nd Lieut, Rifle Brigade; Lieut, Coldstream Guards 1851; Capt, 1854; ADC to his father in the Crimean War 1854; Major, 1855 and retiring as Lt Col 1859; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for co. Mayo 1865-74; Vice-Admiral of Connaught 1889; a representative Peer for Ireland 1889-1914; Knight of St Patrick 1898; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of co. Mayo 1901-14

 

George Charles [Bingham], 5th Earl of Lucan, GCVO KBE CB PC

born

13 Dec 1860

mar.

30 Nov 1896 Violet Sylvia Blanche Spender-Clay OBE (b. c.1878; d. 31 Jan 1972), only dau. of Joseph Spender-Clay, of Ford Manor, Lingfield, co. Surrey, by his wife Elizabeth Sydney Jane Garrett, 3rd dau. of Rev James P Garrett, of Kilgarron, co. Carlow

children

1. Hon George Charles Patrick Bingham, later 6th Earl of Lucan

2. Maj Hon John Edward Bingham (b. 29 Feb 1904; d. 1992), mar. 7 Nov 1942 Dorothea Blanche Delacour Chatfield (d. 20 Jan 2000), 2nd dau. of Rev John Kyrle Chatfield, and had issue

1. Lady Barbara Violet Bingham (b. 17 Aug 1902; d. 17 Dec 1963), mar. 18 Jan 1927 Col John Henry Bevan CB MC (b. 5 Apr 1894; d. 19...), 3rd son of David Augustus Bevan, of Rowney Priory, Ware, co. Hertford, by his wife Hon Maud Elizabeth Brand DBE, 5th dau. of Henry Bouverie William [Trevor later Brand], 1st Viscount Hampden, and had issue

2. Lady Margaret Diana Bingham GBE (b. 16 Sep 1905; d. 17 Aug 1977), mar. 14 Oct 1831 Harold Rupert Leofric George [Alexander], 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, and had issue

died

20 Apr 1949

created

26 Jun 1934 Baron Bingham, of Melcombe Bingham in the County of Dorset

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1881 as 2nd Lieut, Rifle Brigade; served in Bechuanaland 1884-85; Capt, Reserve of Officers 1896; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Chertsey 1904-06 ; served in World War I 1914-18 as Brig General commanding 1st London Infantry Brigade; CB 1918; KBE 1920 ; ADC to King George V 1920; a Lord-in-Waiting 1920-24 and 1924-29; Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1929 and 1931-40; Privy Councillor 1938; GCVO 1939

 

George Charles Patrick [Bingham], 6th Earl of Lucan, MC

born

24 Nov 1898

mar.

23 Dec 1929 Kaitlin Elizabeth Anne Dawson (b. 24 Jul 1900; d. 1985), only child of Capt Hon Edward Dawson RN (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Selina Georgiana Meade, 1st dau. of Richard James [Meade], 4th Earl of Clanwilliam), 2nd son of Richard [Dawson], 1st Earl of Dartrey

children

1. Hon Richard John Bingham, later 7th Earl of Lucan

2. Hon Hugh Bingham, of 8 Gledhow Gardens, London SW5, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Lucan (b. 24 Apr 1939)

1. Lady Jane Bingham (b. 13 Oct 1932), mar. 18 Jun 1960 James Driscoll Griffin, of 444 East 66th Street, New York, USA, 1st son of Edwin G Griffin, of Evanton, Illinois, USA, and has issue

2. Lady Sarah Kaitlin Bingham (b. 5 Sep 1936), mar. 17 Jun 1958 Rev William Gilbert Gibbs, of The Vicarage, Guilsborough, co. Northampton (b. 7 Apr 1931), 2nd son of Lt Col Ralph Crawley-Boevey Gibbs, by his wife Dorothy Elizabeth Houldsworth, 3rd dau. of Rev William Thomas Houldsworth, and has issue

died

21 Jan 1964

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I 1914-18 as Col, Coldstream Guards; MC 1918; ADC to Governor-General of South Africa 1924-26; Brigade Major, British Troops in the Sudan 1932-34 and 11th Infantry Brigade 1934-36; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, London District 1937-40; commanded 1st Battalion 1940-42; Deputy Director Ground Defence, Air Ministry 1942-45; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1950-51; Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Commonwealth Relations Office 1951; Opposition Chief Whip, House of Lords 1954-64

 

Richard John [Bingham], 7th Earl of Lucan

born

18 Dec 1934

mar.

28 Nov 1963 Veronica Mary Duncan (b. c. 1937; d. 26 Sep 2017, 1st dau. by his second wife of Maj Charles Moorhouse Duncan MC

children

1. Hon George Charles Bingham, later de jure 8th Earl of Lucan

1. Lady Frances Bingham (b. 24 Oct 1964)

2. Lady Camilla Bingham (b. 30 Jun 1970), mar. 1998 Michael Gordon Bloch QC, and has issue

note

Lord Lucan did not prove his succession to the Baronetcy of Bingham of Castlebar; the 7th Earl of Lucan disappeared 7 Nov 1974 and has not been seen since

 

George Charles Bingham, de jure 8th Earl of Lucan

born

21 Sep 1967

mar.

... Jan 2016 Anne-Sofie Elisabeth Foghsaard, only dau. of Lars Foghsaard, of Spott House, Dunbar

note

following the disappearance of his father (who if still living is wanted for questioning by the police in connection with the murder of his children's nanny, Sandra Rivett), Mr Justice Morritt, sitting in the Chancery Division of the High Court on 11 Dec 1992, gave the Trustees of the then Lord Bingham liberty to administer the 7th Earl of Lucan's estate under the presumption that he was dead; leave was also granted to have the 7th Earl of Lucan's death sworn in the Family Division of the High Court; following the custom of succession in undisputed Irish peerages, Lord Bingham assumed his father's title as 8th Earl of Lucan and on 8 Dec 1998 he applied to the Lord Chancellor for a writ of summons to the House of Lords as Baron Bingham (a United Kingdom peerage created in 1934 for his great-grandfather) but was refused; it remains open to him to apply to the Registrar of Peerages for inclusion on the Peerage Roll as Earl of Lucan

 

Assuming that the 7th Earl of Lucan is dead, then the heir presumptive to the Earldom of Lucan is Hon Hugh Bingham, 2nd son of the 6th Earl of Lucan and uncle of the present Earl

 

 Last updated 31 Dec 2017

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Titles:

8th Earl of Lucan

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Oct 1795)

8th Baron Lucan, of Castlebar in the County of Mayo

(Ireland, let. pat. 24 Jul 1776)

4th Baron Bingham, of Melcombe Bingham in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Jun 1934)

de jure 14th Baronet, styled "of Castlebar, Co. Mayo"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 7 Jun 1634)

 

Address:

 c/o The Turf Club, 5 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AQ

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