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Pomfret, Earl of (GB, 1721 - 1867)

 

Creation: let.pat. 27 Dec 1721

 

Extinct: 8 Jun 1867

 

Family name: Fermor

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Arms:

Argent a Fess Sable between three Lions' Heads erased Sable

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Cock's Head Gules crested and wattled Or

Supporters:

On either side a Lion proper

Motto:

 Hora e sempre

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Thomas [Fermor], 2nd Baron Leominster later 1st Earl of Pomfret, KB

1st son and heir of William [Fermor], 1st Baron Leominster, by his third wife Lady Sophia Osborne, 5th dau. of Thomas [Osborne], 1st Duke of Leeds

born

23 Mar 1698

mar.

14 Jul 1720 Hon Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline, cohrss. to the Barony of FitzHugh through her mother (d. 17 Dec 1761), only surv. dau. and hrss. of John [Jeffreys], 2nd Baron Jeffreys, by his wife Lady Charlotte Herbert, only dau. and hrss. of Philip [Herbert], 7th Earl of Pembroke

children

1. Hon George Fermor, later 2nd Earl of Pomfret

2. Capt Hon William Fermor RN (dvp. 1744)

3. Hon John Fermor (dvp. 1729)

4. Hon Thomas Fermor (dvp. young)

1. Lady Sophia Fermor (b. 29 May 1721; dspm. and vp. 7 Oct 1745), mar. 14 Apr 1744 as his second wife John [Carteret], 2nd Earl Granville, and had issue

2. Lady Charlotte Fermor, Governess to the children of King George III (b. 14 Feb 1725; d. 11 Jul 1813), mar. 9 Aug 1746 as his second wife Rt Hon William Finch MP, Envoy Extraordinary to Sweden 1724, Vice Chamberlain of the Household 1742-65 (d. 25 Dec 1766), 3rd son of Daniel [Finch], 7th Earl of Winchilsea, by his second wife Hon Anne Hatton, only dau. by his first wife and eventual hrss. in her issue of Christopher [Hatton], 1st Viscount Hatton, and had issue

3. Lady Henrietta Fermor (b. 29 Sep 1727; d. 25 Nov 1793), mar. 13 Jan 1747 John Conyers, of Copthall, co. Essex (d. 7 Sep 1775), and had issue

4. Lady Juliana Fermor (b. 21 May 1729), mar. Aug 1751 Thomas Penn, of Stoke Park, co. Buckingham, Proprietor of Pennsylvanie (b. 1702; d. 1775), son of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvanie, by his wife Hannah Callowhill

5. Lady Louisa Fermor, Lady of the Bedchamber to Princess Amelia (b. 23 Feb 1731; d. 30 Jun 1809), mar. 24 Sep 1767 as his third wife William Clayton MP, of Harleyford, co. Buckingham (d. 3 Jul 1783), 2nd son of Sir William Clayton, 1st Bt. MP, by his wife Martha Kenrick, 1st dau. of John Kenrick, of Flore, co. Surrey, and had issue

6. Lady Anne Fermor (bapt. 25 May 1733; d. 1 Mar 1769), mar. 15 Aug 1754 as his first wife Thomas [Dawson], 1st Viscount Cremorne, and had issue

died

15 Jul 1753

created

27 Dec 1721 Earl of Pomfret

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 7 Dec 1711 as 2nd Baron Leominster; Knight of the Bath 1725; Master of the Horse to the Queen Consort 1727-37; Governor of Guernsey 1739-42; Ranger of St James's Park and of Hyde Park 1750/1-53

 

George [Fermor], 2nd Earl of Pomfret

born

25 Jun 1722

mar.

3 May 1764 Anna Maria Delagard later Draycott, of Sunbury, co. Middlesex (b. c. 1736; d. 24 Sep 1787), sister of William Delagard, of Bombay, India, and granddau. and hrss. of William Draycott, of Chelsea, co. Middlesex

children

1. Hon George Fermor, later 3rd Earl of Pomfret

2. Hon Thomas William Fermor, later 4th Earl of Pomfret

1. Lady Charlotte Fermor (b. 20 Nov 1766; d. Nov 1835), mar. 1 Aug 1787 Peter Denys, of Hans Place, Chelsea, and of Fremington, co. York, and had issue

died

9 Jun 1785

suc. by

son

note

served in the 4th Regiment of Horse and 2nd Regiment (Coldstream) of Foot; a Lord of the Bedchamber (Tory) 1763-81; Ranger of the Little Park of Windsor 1763; Privy Councillor 1771; imprisoned in the Tower of London for 10 days by order of the House of Lords for sending an insulting challenge to the Duke of Grafton 1780

 

George [Fermor], 3rd Earl of Pomfret

born

6 Jan 1768

mar.

29 Aug 1793 (sep. soon afterwards) Mary Browne (b. c. 1769; d. 17 Sep 1839), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Trollope Browne, of Gretford, co. Lincoln, and Besthorpe, co. Norfolk, wine merchant

died

s.p. 7 Apr 1830

suc. by

brother

note

Capt, Northamptonshire Militia 1804

 

Thomas William [Fermor], 4th Earl of Pomfret

born

22 Nov 1770

mar.

13 Jan 1823 Anabella Elizabeth Borough (b. 10 Jun 1802; mar. (2) 17 May 1834 Rev William Thorpe DD, Incumbent of Belgrave Chapel, co. Middlesex (d. 24 Jan 1865); d. 12 Jul 1889), 1st dau. of Sir Richard Borough, 1st Bt., of Basildon, co. Essex, by his wife Hon Anna Maria Lake, 1st dau. of Gerard [Lake], 1st Viscount Lake

children

1. Hon George William Richard Fermor, later 5th Earl of Pomfret

2. Hon Thomas Hatton George Fermor, an officer in the Army (b. 1832; d. 4 Mar 1864)

1. Lady Anna Maria Annabella Fermor (d. 28 Feb 1870), mar. 10 Mar 1846 Col Sir Thomas Hesketh, 5th Bt. MP, of Rufford, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2. Lady Henrietta Louisa Fermor (dsp. 20 Aug 1888), mar. 7 Aug 1856 Col Thomas Wedderburn-Ogilvy, of Ruthven, co. Forfar (b. 8 Sep 1814; dsp. 12 Oct 1899), 1st son and heir of Peter Wedderburn-Colville later Wedderburn-Ogilvy, by his wife Anna Ogilvy, dau. and hrss. of James Ogilvy of Ruthven

died

29 Jun 1833

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 3rd Regiment of Foot (Scots Guards) 1790; served in Flanders 1793; Lieut and Capt 1794; served in Ireland against the rebels 1798; took part in the expedition to the Helder 1799; Capt and Lieut Col 1800; took part in the Peninsular War 1809-13, commanding the 1st Battalion 1809-12 and the Guards Brigade 1812-13; Col in the Army 1810; took part in the Siege of Salamanca and received the Gold Medal 1812; Maj General 1813 and Lieut General 1825

 

George William Richard [Fermor], 5th Earl of Pomfret

born

31 Dec 1824

died

8 Jun 1867

 

On the death of the 5th Earl of Pomfret the Earldom of Pomfret became extinct and the co-heirship of the Barony of Fitzhugh passed to his sisters and eventually to the descendants of Lady Anna Hesketh.

 

 First written 24 Nov 2005

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