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Malmesbury, Earl of (GB, 1800)

 

Creation: let. pat. 29 Dec 1800

 

Family name: Harris

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Arms:

Azure a Chevron Erminois between three Hedgehogs Or on a Chief Argent the Eagle of Prussia displayed Sable beaked legged and langued Gules on the breast the Cypher F.R. and over it the Electoral Cap grasping in the dexter claw a Sceptre and in the sinister a Mound all Or and on each wing a Trefoil slipped of the last

Crest:

A Hedgehog Or charged on the side with three Arrows one in pale and two in saltire Argent and across them fesswise a Key Azure

Supporters:

Dexter:  the Prussian Eagle wings elevated Sable crowned and charged on the breast and wings as that on the Chief of the Arms;  Sinister:  a Reindeer proper attired and unguled Or

Mottoes:

Over the Crest on an Orange coloured label, Je Maintiendrai (I will maintain), the motto of the House of Orange

Under the shield:  Ubique Patriam Reminisci (To remember my country everywhere)

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James [Harris], 1st Baron Malmesbury later 1st Earl of Malmesbury, KB PC

son and hr. of James Harris, of St Ann's Gate House, The Close, Salisbury, and Great Durnford, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Elizabeth Clarke, dau. and eventual hrss. of John Clarke, of Sandford, co. Somerset), 1st son and hr. of James Harris, of The Close, Salisbury, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Cooper, 3rd dau. of Anthony Ashley [Cooper], 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury

born

21 Apr 1746

mar.

28 Jul 1777 Harriet Maria Amyand (b. 2 May 1761; d. 20 Aug 1830; bur. in the Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street), 2nd dau. of Sir George Amyand, 1st Bt., by his wife Anna Maria Korteen, dau. of John Abraham Korteen, of Hamburg, Germany

children

1. Hon James Edward Harris, later 2nd Earl of Malmesbury

2. Rev Hon Thomas Alfred Harris, Rector of Hartley, co. Hampshire (b. 24 Mar 1782; d. 15 Dec 1823), mar. 28 Sep 1812 Maria Markham (d. 12 Nov 1851), 4th dau. of Very Rev George Markham DD, Dean of York, and had issue

3. Hon George Harris (dvp. an infant 1789)

1. Lady Catherine Harris (dsp. Dec 1855), mar. 14 Jun 1821 General Sir John Bell GCB (d. 20 Nov1876)

2. Lady Frances Harris (d. 1 Nov 1847), mar. 15 Jun 1815 Lieut Gen Hon Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole GCB, Governor of Gravesend and Tilbury, Mauritius and Cape of Good Hope (b. 1 May 1772; d. 4 Oct 1842), 2nd son of William Willoughby [Cole], 1st Earl of Enniskillen, by his wife Anne Lowry-Corry, sister of Armar [Lowry-Corry], 1st Earl Belmore, and 2nd dau. of Galbraith Lowry later Lowry-Corry MP, of Ahenis, co. Fermanagh, and had issue

died

21 Nov 1820 (bur. in Salisbury Cathedral)

created

19 Sep 1788 Baron Malmesbury, of Malmesbury in the County of Wiltshire

29 Dec 1800 Viscount FitzHarris, of Hurn Court in the County of Southampton, and Earl of Malmesbury

suc. by

son

note

Secretary of Embassy 1768, Chargé d'Affaires 1769 and Minister 1771-72, all at Madrid; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Christchurch 1770-74 and 1780-88; Envoy to Berlin 1772-76 and 1793; Ambassador to St Petersburg 1776-83; Knight of the Bath 1779; Privy Councillor 1784; Envoy 1784-88 and Ambassador to The Hague 1788-89; carried out the Treaties of Alliance between Great Britain and Holland 1788 and between Great Britain and Prussia 1788; Envoy to Brunswick 1794, acting as proxy for the Prince of Wales's marriage with the Princess Caroline; Ambassador to Paris 1796 and 1797; Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 1807-20

 

James Edward [Harris], 2nd Earl of Malmesbury

born

19 Aug 1778

mar.

17 Jun 1806 Harriet Susan Dashwood (b. 29 Oct 1783; d. 4 Sep 1815; bur. at Salisbury and later at the Priory Church, Christchurch, co. Hampshire), dau. of Francis Bateman Dashwood, of Well Vale, co. Lincoln, by his wife Theresa Elizabeth March, dau. and cohrss. of John March, of Waresley Park, co. Huntingdon

children

1. Hon James Howard Harris, later 3rd Earl of Malmesbury

2. Admiral Hon Sir Edward Alfred John Harris KCB RN, Member of Parliament for Christchurch 1844-52, British Chargé d'Affaires and Consul-General in Denmark 1852, British Chargé d'Affaires in Chile 1853, British Minister at Berne, British Minister at The Hague 1867-77 (b. 20 May 1808; d. 17 Jul 1888), mar. 4 Aug 1841 Emma Wylly Chambers (d. 30 Jul 1896), yst. dau. of Capt Samuel Chambers RN, and had issue:

1a. Edward James Harris, later 4th Earl of Malmesbury

2a. Lieut Alfred Charles Harris RN (b. 16 Nov 1843; dvp. 25 Jul 1877)

3a. Hon John William Harris, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1890, served in Bengal Civil Service 1869-78, Consul for Denmark 1880-87 and for Tuscany 1887-88 (b. 21 Feb 1849; dsp. 17 Feb 1932), mar. 31 Jul 1880 Amelia Frances Wardlaw Cumming (d. 9 May 1926), only child of Lt Col H W Cumming

1a. Lady Constance Catherine Harris, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1890 (d. 14 Jun 1898)

2a. Lady Blanche Harriet Emma Harris, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1890 (d. 13 Apr 1911), mar. 1 Sep 1877 Capt Francis Baillie (d. 6 Nov 1879), son of Rt Hon Henry Baillie, of Redcastle, co. Ross, and had issue

3a. Rose Matilda Harris (dvp. 2 Nov 1881), mar. 19 Jun 1878 Francis H Carew (b. 30 Jun 1852; dvp. 11 Mar 1888), 1st son and heir ap. of Rev Robert Baker Carew, of Collipriest House, co. Devon, Rector of Bickleigh, co. Devon (by his wife Augusta Elizabeth Daniel, dau. of Thomas Daniel, of Stoodleigh, co. Devon), 2nd son of Rev Thomas Carew, of Collipriest House, co. Devon, Rector of Bickleigh, co. Devon (by his wife Holway Baker, only dau. of Robert Baker, of Cullompton, co. Devon), 3rd son of Sir Thomas Carew, 6th Bt., and had issue

4a. Lady Florence Lucia Harris, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1890 (d. 27 Jan 1909), mar. 15 Oct 1890 Sir Charles Grant KCSI (d. 10 Apr 1903), and had issue

5a. Lady Alice Mary Harris, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1890 (dsp. 6 Apr 1940), mar. 7 Apr 1900 Lt Col Henry Robert Eyre, of Middleton Tyas, co. York (d. 12 Mar 1904)

3. Rt Rev Hon Charles Amyand Harris DD, Bishop of Gibraltar 1868-73, Archdeacon of Wiltshire and Rector of Bremhill-cum-Highway, co. Wiltshire (b. 4 Aug 1813; d. 16 Mar 1874), mar. 20 Apr 1837 Hon Katharine Lucia O'Brien (d. 31 Jan 1865), sister of Lucius [O'Brien], 13th Baron Inchiquin, and yst. dau. of Sir Edward O'Brien, 4th Bt. MP, of Dromoland, co. Clare, by his wife Charlotte Smith, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Smith, of Cahirmoyle, co. Limerick, and had issue

died

10 Sep 1841 (bur. in the Priory Church, Christchurch, co. Hampshire)

suc. by

son

note

Secretary to the Board of Trade 1801; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Helston 1802-04, for Horsham 1804-07, for Heytesbury 1807-12 and for Wilton 1816-20; a Lord of the Treasury 1804-06; Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs 1807; Vice-Admiral of the Isle of Wight 1807-41

 

James Howard [Harris], 3rd Earl of Malmesbury, GCB PC

born

25 Mar 1807

mar. (1)

13 Apr 1830 Lady Corisande Emma Bennet (b. 10 Aug 1807; dsp. 17 May 1876 ; bur. in the Priory Church, Christchurch, co. Hampshire), only dau. of Charles Augustus [Bennet], 5th Earl of Tankerville, by his wife Corisande Armandine Sophie Leonie Corisande, dau. of Antoine, Duc de Gramont

mar. (2)

1 Nov 1880 Susan Hamilton (b. 15 Jan 1854; mar. (2) 18 Feb 1896 Maj Gen Sir John Charles Ardagh KCMG KCIE CB;  d. 21 Nov 1935), 2nd dau. of John Crosse later Hamilton, of Fyne Court, co, Somerset, by his wife Susanna Eliza Bowman, dau. of Christopher Bowman, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk

died

s.p. 17 May 1889 (bur. in the Priory Church, Christchurch, co. Hampshire)

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Wilton 1841; Privy Councillor 1852; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1852 and 1858-59; GCB 1859; Lord Privy Seal 1866-68 and 1874-76

 

Edward James [Harris], 4th Earl of Malmesbury

born

12 Apr 1842

mar.

16 Nov 1870 Sylvia Georgina Stewart (b. 25 Feb 1843; d. 3 Apr 1934), yst. dau. of Alexander Stewart, of Ballyedmond Castle, Rostrevor, co. Down, by his wife Elizabeth Douglas, dau. of James Douglas

children

1. Hon James Edward Harris, later 5th Earl of Malmesbury

2. Capt Hon Alexander Charles Harris (twin), Assistant Private Secretary to the Governor of New South Wales 1900 (b. 18 Dec 1872; d. 12 May 1927)

3. Hon Arthur William Harris (b. 20 Jan 1876; dvp. 15 Oct 1897)

4.Lt Col Alfred Frederick William Harris, served in Boer War 1899-1900 and 1902 where he was present at the Siege of Ladysmith and in World War I 1914-18 (b. 24 Jun 1877; dsp. 10 Jan 1943), mar. 21 Jun 1921 Margaret Elizabeth Hamilton (d. 21 May 1965), sister of Robert Edward Archibald [Hamilton later Udny Hamilton], 11th Lord Belhaven and Stenton, and dau. of Archibald William Hamilton by his wife Elizabeth Ann Billyard, dau. of W Billyard, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1. Catherine Sylvia Harris (b. 24 Dec 1871; dvp. 24 Jun 1872)

died

19 May 1899 (bur. at Holdenhurst, nr. Christchurch, co. Hampshire)

suc. by

son

 

James Edward [Harris], 5th Earl of Malmesbury

born

18 Dec 1872

mar.

27 Apr 1905 Hon Dorothy Gough-Calthorpe CBE (b. 5 Oct 1885; d. 1972), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Augustus Cholmondeley [Gough-Calthorpe], 6th Baron Calthorpe, by his wife Maud Augusta Louisa Duncombe, 3rd dau. of Hon Octavius Duncombe, of Waresley Park, co. Bedford (by his wife Lady Emily Caroline Campbell, 1st dau. of John Frederick [Campbell], 1st Earl Cawdor), 5th son of Charles [Duncombe], 1st Baron Feversham

children

1. Hon William James Harris, later 6th Earl of Malmesbury

1. Lady Elizabeth Harris (b. 8 Jan 1906; d. 11 Dec 1983), mar. (1) 16 Feb 1926 (div. 1944) as his first wife John Walgrave Halford [Fremantle], 4th Baron Cottesloe, and (2) 6 Feb 1944 Lt Col Edward Walter Hall Berwick, of Hove, co. Sussex, son of Walter Mark Berwick, of Toronto, Canada, and had issue by both husbands

died

12 Jun 1950

suc. by

son

note

Assistant Private Secretary to the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies 1901; Member of the London County Council for Stepney 1904-05; Senior Grand Warden of English Freemasons 1904-06; Alderman, Hampshire County Council 1906; served in the First World War 1914-18 as Maj, 3rd Battalion The Hampshire Regiment; a Lord-in-Waiting 1922-24; Provincial Grand Master of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Freemasons 1923; Chairman, Hampshire County Council 1927; President, County Council Association of England and Wales 1931

 

William James [Harris], 6th Earl of Malmesbury

born

18 Nov 1907

mar. (1)

7 Jul 1932 Hon Diana Claudia Patricia Carleton (d. 19 Mar 1990), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Dudley Massey Pigott [Carleton], 2nd Baron Dorchester, by his wife Hon Kathleen de Blaquiere, only surv. child of William [de Blaquiere], 6th Baron de Blaquiere

children by first wife

1. Hon James Carleton Harris, later 7th Earl of Malmesbury

1. Lady Sylvia Veronica Anthea Harris (b. 17 May 1934), mar. 28 Jul 1956 John Newcombe Maltby CBE (d. 13 Sep 1998), only surv son of Air Vice Marshal Sir Paul Copeland Maltby KCVO KBE CB DSO DFC DL, of Rotherwick, co. Hampshire, and has issue

2. Lady Nell Carleton Harris (b. 3 Jul 1937), mar. 28 Jul 1962 (div. 1995) Capt Michael Patrick Radcliffe Boyle DL, of Saint Cross House, Whitchurch, co. Hampshire (b. 25 Jan 1934), 1st son and heir of Lt Cdr Patrick Spencer Boyle RNVR (by his first wife Vera Maude Radcliffe, 1st dau. of Daniel Radcliffe, of Pen-y-Ian, Cardiff), 1st son and heir of Capt Hon Edward Spencer Harry Boyle RN (by his wife Lily Gardner, 1st dau. of William Sanderson Beaumont Gardner, of Palermo, Sicily, Italy), 2nd son by his second wife of Henry Bentinck [Boyle], 5th Earl of Shannon, and has issue

mar. (2)

14 Mar 1991 Margaret Fleetwood Baring (widow of Capt Raymond Alexander Baring OBE;  d. 25 Dec 1994), 3rd dau. of Col Robert William Pigott Clarke Preston later Campbell-Preston, 11th of Ardchattan Priory, co. Argyll, by his wife Mary Augusta Margaret Nicol Thorne MBE, 1st dau. of Augustus Thorne, of Great Cumberland Place, London

mar. (3)

5 Jul 1996 Bridget Hawkings

died

11 Nov 2000

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Master, Skinners' Company 1952-53; Official Verderer of the New Forest 1966-74; Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 1973-74 and of Hampshire 1974-82; KStJ 1973

 

James Carleton [Harris], 7th Earl of Malmesbury, DL

born

19 Jun 1946

mar.

14 Jun 1969 Sally Ann Rycroft, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Richard Newton Rycroft, 7th Bt., of Winalls Wood House, Stuckton, co. Hampshire (by his wife Ann Smith, 2nd dau. of Hugh Bellingham Smith, of Alfriston, co. Sussex), 1st surv. son and heir of Sir Nelson Edward Oliver Rycroft, 6th Bt., of Calton, co. York (by his wife Ethel Sylvia Nurton. dau. of Robert Nurton, of Odcombe House, Yeovil, co. Somerset), 1st son and heir of Sir Richard Nelson Rycroft, 5th Bt., by his first wife Lady Dorothea Hester Bliett Wallop, 4th dau. of Isaac Newton [Fellowes later Wallop], 5th Earl of Portsmouth

children

1. Hon James Hugh Carleton Harris, styled Viscount FitzHarris (b. 29 Apr 1970), mar. 12 Jul 1997 Jemima Fulford-Dobson, 1st dau. of Capt Michael Fulford-Dobson RN, of Cerne Abbas, co. Dorset, and has issue:

1a. Hon James Michael Oswald Harris (b. 26 Apr 1999)

1a. Hon Letitia Daisy Barbara Harris (b. 14 Oct 2000)

2. Hon Charles Edward Harris (b. 26 Apr 1972)

3. Hon Guy Richard Harris (b. 28 Apr 1975)

1. Lady Frances Maria Harris (b. 1979)

2. Lady Daisy Catherine Harris (b. 1981)

 

 Last updated 3 Feb 2008

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Titles:

7th Earl of Malmesbury

(Great Britain, let. pat. 29 Dec 1800)

7th Viscount FitzHarris, of Hurn Court in the County of Southampton

(Great Britain, let. pat. 29 Dec 1800)

7th Baron Malmesbury, of Malmesbury in the County of Wiltshire

(Great Britain, let. pat. 19 Sep 1788)

 

Address:

Greywell Hill, Greywell, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1DG

Tel:  01256 703565

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