Cracroft's Peerage
The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage

If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?


| Search this site | Introduction | Contents | The Monarchy | The Peerage | The Baronetage | Untitled Families | Orders of Chivalry | Miscellaneous | Forums | Contact Us | Links |

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Milford Haven, Marquess of (UK, 1917)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Jul 1917

 

Family name: Mountbatten

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure a Lion rampant double-queued barry of ten Argent and Gules armed and langued of the last crowned Or within a Bordure company of the second and third (Hesse);  2nd and 3rd, Argent two Pallets Sable (Battenberg);  charged on the honour point with an Escutcheon of the arms of the late Princess Alice, namely:  the Royal Arms differenced by a Label of three points Argent the centre point charged with a Rose Gules barbed Vert and each of the other points with an Ermine Spot Sable

Crests:

1st:  Out of a Coronet Or two Horns barry of ten Argent and Gules issuing from each three Linden Leaves Vert and from the outer side of each horn four Branches barwise having three like Leaves pendent therefrom of the last (Hesse); 2nd:  Out of a Coronet Or a Plume of four Ostrich Feathers alternately Argent and Sable (Battenberg)

Supporters:

On either side a Lion double-queued and crowned all Or

Motto:

In Honour Bound

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

HSH Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg later Louis Alexander [Mountbatten], 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB GCVO KCMG PC

1st son of HGDH Prince Alexander Ludwig Georg Friedrich Emil of Hesse and by Rhine, by his wife Countess Julia Theresa von Hauke, H Ill H Countess of Battenberg later HSH Princess of Battenberg

born

24 May 1854

mar.

30 Apr 1884 his first cousin once removed HRH Princess Victoria Alberta Elizabeth Matilda Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 5 Apr 1863; d. 24 Sep 1950), 1st dau. of HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig IV Karl, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, by his wife HRH The Princess Alice Maud Mary of Great Britain and Ireland, 2nd dau. of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

children

1. HSH Prince George Louis Victor Henry Sergius of Battenberg later Lord George Louis Victor Henry Sergius Mountbatten, later 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven

2. HSH Prince Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg later Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, later 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

1. HSH Princess (Victoria) Alice (Elizabeth Julie Marie) of Battenberg (b. 25 Feb 1885; d. 5 Dec 1969), mar. 7 Oct 1903 HRH Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (d. 3 Dec 1944), and had issue

2. HSH Princess Louise Alexandra Marie Irene of Battenberg later Lady Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten (b. 13 Jul 1889; d. 7 Mar 1965), mar. 3 Nov 1923 HM King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden

died

11 Sep 1921

created

17 Jul 1917 Viscount Alderney, Earl of Medina and Marquess of Milford Haven

suc. by

son

note

joined Royal Navy 1868, Captain 1882. Cdre 2nd Class 1901, Rear Admiral 1904, Vice-Admiral 1908, Admiral 1912 and Admiral of the Fleet 1921; Hon ADC to Queen Victoria 1897-1901 and Personal Naval ADC to Edward VII 1901-10 and George V 1910-21; Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence 1899-1901 and Director of Naval Intelligence 1902-05; Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet 1908-10; 2nd Sea Lord 1911-12; First Sea Lord 1912-14; he relinquished for himself and his issue the use of the styles, titles, and designation "Serene Highness", "Prince" and "of Battenberg" in the Grand Duchy of Hesse or German Empire, to him or them belonging, and by Royal Licence dated 14 Jul 1917 assumed for himself and his issue the surname of Mountbatten; GCB (Civil) 1887 and (Mil) 1921; GCVO 1901; GCMG 1905; Privy Councillor 1914; KJStJ

 

HSH Prince George Louis Victor Henry Sergius of Battenberg later George Louis Victor Henry Sergius [Mountbatten], 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, GCVO

born

6 Nov 1892

mar.

15 Nov 1916 Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby (d. 22 Jan 1963), 2nd dau. of HIH Grand Duke Michael Michaelovitch of Russia, by his wife Sophie, Countess de Torby, dau. of HH Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau, by his wife Natalia Alexandrovna, Countess of Merenberg, dau. of Alexander Pushkin

children

1. Lord David Michael Mountbatten, later 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven

1. *Lady Tatiana Elizabeth Mountbatten (b. 16 Dec 1917)

died

8 Apr 1938

suc. by

son

note

Midshipman 1910, acting Sub-Lieut 1912, Sub-Lieut 1913, Lieut 1914, Lt-Cdr 1922, Cdr 1927, ret. 1932, Capt ret list 1937; KCVO 1916 and GCVO 1932

 

David Michael [Mountbatten], 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven

born

2 May 1919

mar. (1)

4 Feb 1950 (div. Mexico 1954, UK 1960) Romaine Dahlgren Simpson (former wife of William Simpson;  mar. (3) 10 Jul 1964 James B Orthwein;  d. 15 Feb 1975), only dau. of Vinton Ulric Dahlgren Pierce by his wife Margaret Knickerbocker Clark

mar. (2)

17 Nov 1960 Janet Mercedes Bryce, only dau. of Maj Francis Bryce OBE, of Hamilton, Bermuda, by his wife Gladys Jean Mosley

children by second wife

1. *Lord George Ivar Louis Mountbatten, later 4th Marquess of Milford Haven

2. *Lord Ivar Alexander Michael Mountbatten, of Bridwell Park, Uffculme, co. Devon (b. 9 Mar 1963), mar. 23 Apr 1994 Penelope Anne Vere Thompson (b. 17 Mar 1966), dau. of Colin Thompson, of Warminster, co. Wiltshire, and has issue:

1a. *Ella Louise Georgina Mountbatten (b. 20 Mar 1996)

2a. *Alexandra Nada Victoria Mountbatten (b. 8 May 1998)

3a. *Louise Mountbatten (b. 30 Jul 2002)

died

14 Apr 1970

suc. by

son by second wife

 

*George Ivar Louis [Mountbatten], 4th Marquess of Milford Haven

born

6 Jun 1961

mar. (1)

8 Mar 1989 (div. 1996) Sarah Georgina Antoniou (former wife of Andreas Antoniou), 1st dau. of George Alfred Walker, Chairman Brent Walker plc, by his wife Jean Maureen Hatton

children by first wife

1. *Lord Henry (Harry) David Louis Mountbatten, styled Earl of Medina (b. 19 Oct 1991)

1. *Lady Tatiana Helen Georgia Mountbatten (b. 16 Apr 1990)

mar. (2)

20 Aug 1997 Clare Husted Wentworth-Stanley (former wife of Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley), 2nd dau. of Anthony Nigel Steel, of Rock House Farm, Lower Froyle, co. Hampshire, by his wife Anne Husted

 

 Last updated 7 Apr 2009

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Titles:

4th Marquess of Milford Haven

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jul 1917)

4th Earl of Medina

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jul 1917)

4th Viscount Alderney

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jul 1917)

 

Address:

191 Victoria Street, London SW1

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

"