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Mountbatten of Burma, Earl (UK, 1947)


Creation: let. pat. 28 Oct 1947


Family name: Mountbatten later Knatchbull




Arms of 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)



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;  2nd and 3rd, Argent two Pallets Sable, the whole 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


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)


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


In Honour Bound



HSH Prince Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg later Lord Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas [Mountbatten], 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma later 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG GCB OM GCSI GCIE GCVO DSO PC

2nd son of HSH Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg later Louis Alexander [Mountbatten], 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, by his wife HGDH Princess Victoria Alberta Elizabeth Mathilda Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, 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, 2nd dau. of Queen Victoria)


25 Jun 1900


18 Jul 1922 Hon Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley CI GBE DCVO GCStJ (d. 21 Feb 1960), 1st dau. of Wilfrid William [Ashley], 1st Baron Mount Temple, by his first wife Amalia Mary Maud Cassel, only child of Rt Hon Sir Ernest Cassel GCB GCMG GCVO


1. Lady Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten, later suo jure Countess Mountbatten of Burma

2. *Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Mountbatten, bridesmaid to The Princess Elizabeth 1947, Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth II 1952 and 1953-54 (b. 19 Apr 1929), mar. 13 Jan 1960 David Nightingale Hicks (d. 29 Mar 1998), son of Herbert Hicks, of The Hamlet, Coggleshall, co. Essex, and has issue


27 Aug 1979


23 Aug 1946 Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, of Romsey in the County of Southampton, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, and in default of such issue to his elder daughter and the heirs male of her body, and to every other daughter successively in order of seniority of age and priority of birth, and to the heirs male of their bodies

28 Oct 1947 Baron Romsey, of Romsey in the County of Southampton, and Earl Mountbatten of Burma, with the same special remainder as the Viscountcy

suc. by



Admiral of the Fleet;  Viceroy of India 1947;  Governor-General of the Dominion of India 1947-48


Lady Patricia Edwina Victoria Mountbatten later Knatchbull, suo jure Countess Mountbatten of Burma, CBE CD DL


14 Feb 1924


26 Oct 1946 John Ulick [Knatchbull], 7th Baron Brabourne, 2nd son of Michael Herbert Rudolf [Knatchbull-Hugessen later Knatchbull], 5th Baron Brabourne, by his wife Lady Doreen Geraldine Browne, 3rd dau. of George Ulick [Browne], 6th Marquess of Sligo


1. *Hon Norton Louis Philip Knatchbull, later 8th Baron Brabourne later 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma

2. *Hon Michael-John Ulick Knatchbull, of Quarrington Farm, West Brabourne, Ashford, co. Kent (b. 24 May 1950), mar. (1) 1 Jun 1985 (div. 1997) Melissa Clare Owen, only dau. of His Honour Sir John Arthur Dalziel Owen QC, of Bickerstaff House, Idlicote, co. Warwick, a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, by his wife Valerie Ethell, dau. of W Ethell, and (2) 6 Mar 1999 Susan Penelope Jane Henderson (b. 23 Oct 1959; former wife of Alexander Henderson), dau. of Stephen Coates by his wife Hazel Kelly, and has issue by both wives

3. *Hon Philip Wyndham Ashley Knatchbull, of 41 Montpelier Walk, London SW7 (b. 2 Dec 1961), mar. (1) 16 Mar 1991 (div. 2000) Atalanta Vereker (former wife of Hugo Dominic Charles Medlicott Vereker), dau. of John Cowan, and (2) 29 Jun 2002 Wendy Amanda Wills (former wife of Alexander John Wills), 1st dau. of Robin H Leach, of Ugley Park, co. Essex, and has issue by both wives

4. Hon Nicholas Timothy Charles Knatchbull (b. 18 Nov 1964; dvp. in the same terrorist attack that killed his grandfather 27 Aug 1979)

5. *Hon Timothy Nicholas Sean Knatchbull, of 77 Abington Road, London W8 (b. 18 Nov 1964), mar. 11 Jul 1998 Isabella Julia Norman, 2nd dau. of David Mark Norman, of Burkham, co. Hampshire, by his wife Diana Anne Sheffield, and has issue

1. *Lady Joanna Edwina Doreen Knatchbull (b. 5 Mar 1955), mar. (1) 3 Nov 1984 (div. 1995) Baron Hubert Henry Francois de Breuil (d. 6 Sep 2004), 2nd son of Baron Bertrand Pernot de Breuil, and (2) 19 Nov 1995 Azriel Zuckerman, of Naccolt Farmhouse, Brook, Ashford, co. Kent, and has issue by both husbands

2. *Lady Amanda Patricia Victoria Knatchbull (b. 26 Jun 1957), mar. 31 Oct 1987 Charles V Ellingworth, of New Park Farm, Bratton Seymour, Wincanton, co. Somerset, 1st son of William Ellingworth, of Laughton, co. Leicester, and has issue


13 Jun 2017

suc. by



*Norton Louis Philip [Knatchbull], 8th Baron Brabourne later 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma


8 Oct 1947


20 Oct 1979 Penelope Meredith Eastwood, only dau. of Maj Reginald Wray Eastwood, of Son Vida, Palma de Mallorca, Spain


1. *Hon Nicholas Louis Charles Norton Knatchbull, styled Baron Brabourne (b. 15 May 1981)

1. *Lady Alexandra Victoria Edwina Diana Knatchbull (b. 5 Dec 1982), mar. Thomas Edward Huntly Hooper, and has issue

2. Hon Leonora Louise Marie Elizabeth Knatchbull (b. 25 Jun 1986; dvp. 22 Oct 1991)


 Last updated 2 Jan 2019




3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Oct 1947)

3rd Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, of Romsey in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Aug 1946)

8th Baron Brabourne, of Brabourne in the County of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 May 1880)

3rd Baron Romsey, of Romsey in the County of Southampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Oct 1947)

de jure 17th Baronet, styled "of Mersham Hatch"

(England, let. pat. 4 Aug 1641)



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