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Nelson, Earl (UK, 1805)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Nov 1805

 

Family name: Nelson

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Arms:

Or a Cross Patonce Sable surmounted by a Bend Gules, thereon another Bend engrailed of the field, charged with three Hand Grenades of the second, fired proper;  a Chief of Augmentation wavy Argent, thereon Waves of the Sea, from which issuant in the centre a Palm Tree, between a disabled Ship on the dexter and a Battery in ruins on the sinister, all proper

Crests:

1st:  Over a Naval Crown Or, the Chelenk or Diamond Plume of Triumph, presented to Admiral the Viscount Nelson by the Grand Signor, Sultan Selim III;  2nd:  the Stern of the San Joseph, Spanish Man-of-war, floating in Waves of the Sea proper

Supporters:

On the dexter side a Sailor habited and armed with a Cutlass, with a Pair of Pistols in his belt proper, his right hand supporting a Pike also proper, thereon hoisted a Commodore's Flag Gules, and his left holding a Palm Branch, and on the sinister a Lion reguardant in his mouth two Broken Staffs, and flowing from the one the Spanish, and from the other the French Ensigns, and in the dexter forepaw a Palm Branch, all proper

Motto:

Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat (Let him wear the palm who has deserved it)

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Rev Edmund Nelson

born

1722

mar.

11 May 1749 Catherine Suckling (d. 26 Dec 1767), only dau. of Rev Maurice Suckling DD, Rector of Barsham, co. Suffolk, and Prebendary of Westminster, by his wife Mary Turner, 1st dau. of Sir Charles Turner, 1st Bt. MP, of Warham, co. Norfolk, by his first wife Mary Walpole, sister of Robert [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford, and 1st dau. of Robert Walpole, Member of Parliament for Castle Rising 1689-1700

children

1. Maurice Nelson, clerk at the Navy Office (b. 24 May 1753; dvp. 24 Apr 1801)

2. Rev William Nelson, later 2nd Baron Nelson later 1st Earl Nelson

3. Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson KB, later 1st Baron Nelson later 1st Viscount Nelson

4. Rev Suckling Nelson (b. 5 Jan 1764; dvp. 1799)

1. Susanna Nelson (d. 16 Jul 1813), mar. 5 Aug 1780 Thomas Bolton, of Wells, co. Norfolk, dealer in corn, malt and coals (d. 17 Oct 1834), and had issue:

1a. Thomas Bolton later Nelson, later 2nd Earl Nelson

2a. George Bolton (b. 10 Nov 1787; dvp. 1799)

1a. Jemima Susanna Bolton (d. 10 Aug 1864)

2a. Catherine Bolton (d. 22 Apr 1857), mar. 18 May 1803 Capt Sir William Bolton RN (d. 1 Dec 1830)

3a. Elizabeth Anne Bolton, mar. Rev Henry Hirdlestone, Rector of Landford, co. Wiltshire, and Colton St Andrew, co. Norfolk

2. Catherine Nelson (d. 28 Mar 1842), mar. 26 Feb 1787 George Matcham, of Ashfold Lodge, Slaugham, co. Sussex (d. 3 Feb 1833), and had issue

died

26 Apr 1802

note

Rector of Hillborough and Burnham Thorpe, co. Norfolk

 

William [Nelson], 2nd Baron Nelson later 1st Earl Nelson

born

20 Apr 1757

mar. (1)

9 Nov 1786 Sarah Yonge (d. 13 Apr 1828), dau. of Rev Henry Yonge, Vicar of Great Torrington, co. Devon

children by first wife

1. Hon Horatio Nelson, styled Viscount Trafalgar (b. 26 Oct 1788; dvp. 17 Jan 1808)

1. Lady Charlotte Mary, suo jure Duchess of Brontė (b. 20 Sep 1787; d. 29 Jan 1874), mar. 3 Jul 1810 Samuel [Hood], 2nd Baron Bridport, and had issue

mar. (2)

26 Mar 1829 Hilare Barlow (widow of  her cousin Capt George Ulric Barlow;  mar. (3) 7 Feb 1837 George Thomas Knight;  d. 22 Dec 1857), 3rd dau. of Adm Sir Robert Barlow GCB by his wife Elizabeth Garrett, dau. of William Garrett, of Worting, co. Hampshire

died

s.p.m.s. 28 Feb 1835

created

20 Nov 1805 Viscount Merton, of Trafalgar and of Merton in the County of Surrey, and Earl Nelson, of Trafalgar and Merton, with remainder failing his issue male to the heirs male of the body of his sister Susannah, wife of Thomas Bolton, of Wells, co. Norfolk, and failing them to the heirs male of the body of his other sister Catherine, wife of George Matcham, of Ashfold Lodge, Slaugham, Sussex

suc. by

nephew

note

in Holy Orders; Rector of Brandon Parva, co. Norfolk, 1784; Rector of Hilborough, co. Norfolk, 1797; Prebendary of Canterbury 1803-35; suc. his younger brother the famous Admiral the Viscount Nelson 21 Oct 1805 as 2nd Baron Nelson and 2nd Duke of Brontė; by Act of Parliament 1806 an annuity of £5,000 was settled on the Earl and his successors in that title and a sum of £90,000 set apart for the purchase of an estate, Standlynch House, Downton, near Salisbury, later known as Trafalgar Park, and the surname of Nelson was to be taken by every inheritor of the title (Trafalgar Park was held by the Earls Nelson until 1948; the pension of £5,000 a year was discontinued without compensation on the death of the 5th Earl Nelson in 1951)

 

Thomas [Bolton later Nelson], 2nd Earl Nelson

born

7 Jul 1786

mar.

21 Feb 1821 Frances Elizabeth Eyre (b. c. 1796; d. 28 Mar 1878), dau. and hrss. of John Maurice Eyre, of Landford and Brickworth, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Frances Foyle, dau. of Rev Edward Foyle

children

1. Hon Horatio Nelson, later 3rd Earl Nelson

2. Rev Hon John Horatio Nelson, Rector of Shaw-cum-Donnington, co. Berkshire, 1872-1909 (b. 15 Jan 1825; d. 28 Sep 1917), mar. 27 Aug 1857 Susan Spencer-Churchill (d. 2 Feb 1898), 1st dau. of Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill (by his wife Etheldreda Catherine Benett, 2nd dau. of John Benett MP, of Peyt House, co. Wiltshire), 2nd son of George [Spencer later Spencer-Churchill], 5th Duke of Marlborough, by his wife Lady Susan Stewart, 2nd dau. of John [Stewart], 7th Earl of Galloway, and had issue

3. Rear Admiral Maurice Horatio Nelson (b. 2 Jan 1832; d. 6 Sep 1914), mar. 21 Apr 1863 Emily Burrard (d. 24 Sep 1906), 4th dau. of Admiral Sir Charles Burrard, 2nd Bt. RN, of Lymington, co. Hampshire, by his wife Louisa Lushington, dau. of Sir Henry Lushington, 2nd Bt., and had issue

4. Rev Edward Foyle Nelson (b. 11 Nov 1833; d. 8 Sep 1859)

5. Hon Henry Nelson (b. 28 Jul 1835; d. 28 Nov 1863)

1. Lady Frances Catherine Nelson (d. 14 Apr 1877), mar. 25 Jan 1855 Robert John Pettiward, of Great Finborough, co. Suffolk (d. 3 Feb 1908), and had issue

2. Lady Susanna Nelson (dsp. 8 Apr 1900), mar. 27 Jun 1865 Rev Alexander Colvin Blunt, Canon of Winchester, Rector of Millbrook 1865-89 and of Burghclere 1889-1915 (b. 14 Nov 1831; d. 1 Apr 1920), 4th son of Edward Walter Blunt DL, of Kempshott Park, co. Hampshire, by his wife Janet Shirley Allan, dau. of James Allan, of The Hall, Stirling

died

1 Nov 1835

suc. by

son

note

High Sheriff of Wiltshire 1834

 

Horatio [Nelson], 3rd Earl Nelson

born

7 Aug 1823

mar.

28 Jul 1845 Lady Mary Jane Diana Agar (b. 26 May 1822; d. 8 May 1904), only dau. of Welbore Ellis [Agar], 2nd Earl of Normanton, by his wife Lady Diana Herbert, only dau. by his first wife of George Augustus [Herbert], 11th Earl of Pembroke

children

1. Capt Hon Herbert Horatio Nelson DL, styled Viscount Trafalgar, High Sheriff of Wiltshire 1877 (b. 19 Jul 1854; dsp. and vp. 4 May 1905), mar. 5 Aug 1879 Eliza Blanche Dalgety (b. 8 Aug 1860; dsp. 24 May 1938), 1st dau. of Frederick Gonnerman Dalgety DL, of Lockerley Hall, co. Hampshire, by his wife Blanche Elizabeth Trosse Allen, only dau. of John Allen, of Coleridge House, Stokenham, co. Devon

2. Hon Charles Horatio Nelson (b. 28 Jun 1856; dsp. and vp. 28 Mar 1900), mar. 12 Jan 1887 Ellen Petty (d. 12 Dec 1900), dau. of G W Petty

3. Hon Thomas Horatio Nelson, later 4th Earl Nelson

4. Hon Edward Agar Horatio Nelson, later 5th Earl Nelson

5. Hon Albert Horatio Nelson (b. 12 Sep 1862; dvp. 8 Jan 1868)

1. Lady Alice Mary Diana Nelson (d. 18 Aug 1919)

2. Lady Constance Jane Nelson (dsp. 27 Jan 1922), mar. 21 Apr 1870 Rev Hon Bertrand Pleydell-Bouverie, Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral, Rector of Pewsey, co. Wiltshire (b. 23 Apr 1845; dsp. 7 Nov 1926), 3rd son of Jacob [Pleydell-Bouverie], 4th Earl of Radnor, by his wife Lady Mary Augusta Frederica Grimston, 3rd dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam

3. Lady Edith Nelson (d. 24 Aug 1877), mar. 5 Jul 1870 as his first wife Capt Charles Clement Tudway, of The Cedars, Wells, co. Somerset (b. 23 Nov 1846; d. 7 Sep 1926), only surv. child of Robert Charles Tudway, of Wells, co. Somerset, Member of Parliament for Wells 1852-55, by his wife Maria Catherine Miles, 1st dau. of Sir William Miles, 1st Bt. MP, of Leigh Court, co. Somerset, and had issue

4. Lady Mary Catherine Nelson (d. 14 Nov 1901), mar. 21 Oct 1890 Richard Shaw, of Audlem, co. Chester

died

25 Feb 1913

suc. by

son

 

Thomas Horatio [Nelson], 4th Earl Nelson

born

21 Dec 1857

died

30 Sep 1947

suc. by

brother

 

Edward Agar Horatio [Nelson], 5th Earl Nelson

born

10 Aug 1860

mar.

7 Aug 1889 Geraldine Cave (d. 20 Jul 1936), dau. of Henry H Cave, of Horton Crescent, Rugby, co. Warwick

children

1. Hon Albert Francis Joseph Horatio Nelson, later 6th Earl Nelson

2. Hon Henry Edward Joseph Horatio Nelson, later 7th Earl Nelson

3. Lt Col Hon Charles Sebastian Joseph Horatio Nelson (b. 26 Apr 1896; d. 18 Jan 1964), mar. 29 Nov 1916 Kathleen Cook (d. 1980), and had issue:

1a. James Berkeley Horatio Nelson, served with the South African forces in World War II and with the Royal Australian Regiment in Korea 1951 where he was severely wounded and blinded (b. 21 Sep 1924; dvp. 30 May 1958)

1a. Mary Teresa Muriel Nelson (b. 19 Nov 1917; d. 4 Feb 1985), mar. Jan 1946 Cornelius Johannes Erasmus, and had issue

4. Hon George Joseph Horatio Nelson, later 8th Earl Nelson

5. Capt Hon John Marie Joseph Horatio Nelson (b. 21 Jul 1908; d. 1970), mar. 1941 Kathleen Mary Burr, dau. of William Burr, of Torquay, co. Devon, and had issue:

1a. Peter John Horatio Nelson, later 9th Earl Nelson

2a. Francis Edward Horatio Nelson (b. 1947), mar. 1973 ..... ....., and has issue

1a. Jane Priscilla Nelson (b. 1944), mar. 1968 Roy Hannant, of 17 Fairways, Mouille Point, Cape Town, South Africa, and has issue

1. Lady Edith Mary Josephine Nelson (b. 10 Aug 1897; d. 28 Jul 1978), mar. 6 Sep 1921 Capt Henry Charles Coulston (d. 14 Jun 1940), 3rd son of Henry Joseph Coulston, of Carnforth, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Winifred Nelson (b. 3 Jul 1899; d. 14 Jun 1984)

3. Lady (Geraldine Mary) Diana Nelson (b. 23 Oct 1900; d. 4 Sep 1982)

died

30 Jan 1951

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, 3rd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment; served on the Nile Expedition 1885-86

 

Albert Francis Joseph Horatio [Nelson], 6th Earl Nelson

born

2 Sep 1890

mar. (1)

16 Jan 1924 (div. 1925) Amelia Scott (widow of John C Scott, of Lancaster Gate, London;  d. 1937), 4th dau. of George Buchanan Cooper, of Sacramento City, California, USA, by his wife Elizabeth Mackenzie, dau. and cohrss. of Jean de Beverley Mackenzie, of Braemer, co. Aberdeen

mar. (2)

1942 Marguerite Helen O'Sullivan (d. 6 Feb 1969), dau. of Capt J M O'Sullivan, of Dublin and Tipperary

died

s.p. 23 Jun 1957

suc. by

brother

note

Major, Home Defence Force, World War II; lecturer in astronomy and anthropology

 

Henry Edward Joseph Horatio [Nelson], 7th Earl Nelson

born

22 Apr 1894

died

8 Aug 1972

suc. by

brother

 

George Joseph Horatio [Nelson], 8th Earl Nelson

born

20 Apr 1905

mar.

29 Dec 1945 Mary Winifred Bevan, dau. of G Bevan, of Swansea

only child

1. Lady Sarah Josephine Mary Nelson (b. 7 Jan 1947), mar. 21 May 1978 Dr John Clive Robert, of Long Acre, Riverside Road, Dittisham, co. Devon

died

s.p.m. 21 Sep 1981

suc. by

nephew

 

Peter John Horatio [Nelson], 9th Earl Nelson

born

9 Oct 1941

mar. (1)

1969 (div. 1992) Maureen Diana Quinn, dau. of Edward Patrick Quinn, of Kilkenny, Ireland

children by first wife

1. Peter Francis Horatio Nelson (b. and dvp. 1970)

2. Hon Simon John Horatio Nelson, later 10th Earl Nelson

1. Lady Deborah Jane Mary Nelson (b. 19 Jun 1974)

mar. (2)

26 Sep 1992 Tracy Margaret Cowie, 1st dau. of Raymond James Cowie, of Morden, co. Surrey

only child by second wife

2. Hon Edward James Horatio Nelson (b. 23 Mar 1994)

died

26 Mar 2009

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Simon John Horatio [Nelson], 10th Earl Nelson

born

21 Sep 1971

mar. (1)

17 Jul 1993 Ikuko Umekage (div. 1996)

mar. (2)

1999 Anna Stekerova (b. 8 May 1979)

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas John Horatio Nelson, styled Viscount Merton (b. 27 Apr 2010)

1. Lady Daisy Nelson (b. 27 Jan 2006)

 

Last updated 4 Dec 2012

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Titles:

10th Earl Nelson, of Trafalgar and Merton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Nov 1805)

10th Viscount Merton, of Trafalgar and of Merton in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Nov 1805)

11th Baron Nelson, of the Nile and of Hilborough in the County of Norfolk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Aug 1801)

 

Address:

(Not known)

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