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Ponsonby of Shulbrede, Baron (UK, 1930)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Jan 1930

 

Family name: Ponsonby

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Arms:

Gules a Chevron between three Combs Argent

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Azure three Arrows points downwards one in pale and two in saltire entwined at the intersections by a Snake proper

Motto:

Pro Rege Lege Grege (For the King, the law, and the people)

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Arthur Augustus William Harry [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

3rd son of Gen Rt Hon Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby GCB (by his wife Hon Mary Elizabeth Bulteel VA, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Victoria, 1st dau. of John Crocker Bulteel MP, of Flete, co. Devon, by his third cousin and wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, dau. of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey), 1st son of Maj Gen Hon Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby GCMG KCB KCH KMT KSG (by his wife Lady Emily Charlotte Bathurst, yst. dau. of Henry [Bathurst], 3rd Earl Bathurst), 2nd son of Frederick [Ponsonby], 3rd Earl of Bessborough

born

16 Feb 1871

mar.

12 Apr 1898 Dorothea Parry (d. 11 Jul 1963), 1st dau. of Sir (Charles) Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Bt. CVO, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Maud Herbert, sister of George Robert Charles [Herbert], 13th Earl of Pembroke, and of Sidney [Herbert], 14th Earl of Pembroke, and 2nd dau. of Sidney [Herbert], 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, by his wife Mary Elizabeth Ashe A'Court-Repington, only dau. of Lt Gen Charles Ashe A'Court-Repington

children

1. Hon Matthew Henry Hubert Ponsonby, later 2nd Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

1. Hon Elizabeth Ponsonby (b. 26 Dec 1900; dsp. 31 Jul 1940), mar. 5 Jul 1929 (div. 1933) as his first wife John Denis Cavendish Pelly (b. 23 Jul 1903; d. 1989), 1st son of Maj William Francis Henry Pelly by his wife Rosa Theodora Davy, dau. of William Vinicombe Davy

died

24 Mar 1946

created

17 Jan 1930 Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede, of Shulbrede in the County of Sussex

suc. by

son

note

Page of Honour to Queen Victoria 1882-87; Private Secretary to the Prime Minister 1905-07; Member of Parliament (LIberal) for Stirling Burghs 1908-18 and (Labour) for Sheffield Brightside 1929-30; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1924 and for Dominion Affairs 1929; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Mar-Aug 1931; Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords 1931-35

 

Matthew Henry Hubert [Ponsonby], 2nd Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

born

28 Jul 1904

mar.

5 Dec 1929 Hon Elizabeth Mary Bigham (d. 1985), only dau. of Charles Clive [Bigham], 2nd Viscount Mersey, by his wife Mary Gertrude Seymour, 2nd dau. of Sir Horace Alfred Damer Seymour KCB

children

1. Hon Thomas Arthur Ponsonby, later 3rd Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

2. William Nicholas Ponsonby (b. 21 Jun 1933; dvp. 11 Jan 1942)

1. Hon Laura Mary Ponsonby, of 17 South End, Kensington Square, London (b. 31 Oct 1935)

2. Hon Rose Magdalen Ponsonby (b. 19 Nov 1940), mar. 24 Sep 1966 Brian David Owen-Smith, of 48 Westgate, Chichester, West Sussex, 2nd son of Col Cyril Robert Smith OBE, of West Wickham, co. Kent, and has issue

3. Hon Catherine Virginia Ponsonby (b. 21 Jul 1944), mar. 1972 Ian Macdonald Affleck Russell, and has issue

died

29 Apr 1976

suc. by

son

 

Thomas Arthur [Ponsonby], 3rd Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

born

23 Oct 1930

mar. (1)21 Jul 1956 (div. 1973) Ursula Mary Fox-Pitt (mar. (2) 1974 as his second wife John Ingham Brooke), 2nd dau. of Cdr Thomas Stanley Lane Fox-Pitt OBE RN, of Gidleigh, Newton Abbot, co. Devon (by his wife Margery Florence Hope Barton, 1st dau. of Henry John Hope Barton, of Saxby Hall, Brigg, co. Lincoln), 2nd son of Lt Col William Augustus Lane Fox-Pitt, of Presaddfed, Bodedern, Holyhead (by his wife Lily Ethel Payne, dau. of Arthur F Payne), 3rd son of Lt Gen Augustus Henry Lane Fox-Pitt-Rivers, by his wife Hon Alice Margaret Stanley, 1st dau. of Edward John [Stanley], 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley

children by first wife

1. Hon Frederick Matthew Thomas Ponsonby, later 4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

1. Hon Julia Mary Ponsonby (b. 8 May 1960)

2. Hon Charlotte Ponsonby (b. 22 Jul 1961; dvp. 2 Dec 1980)

3. Hon Rachel Elizabeth Emma Ponsonby (b. 25 Jun 1964)

mar. (2)

18 May 1973 Maureen Estelle Campbell-Teich (former wife of Dr Paul Campbell-Teich, of Geneva, Switzerland; d. 17 Apr 2007), dau. of Alfred William Windsor

died

13 Jun 1990

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Councillor, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 1956-65 and Alderman 1964-74; Alderman, Greater London Council 1970-77 and Chairman 1976-77; Opposition Whip, House of Lords 1979-81, Deputy Chief Opposition Whip 1981-82 and Chief Whip 1982-90; Governor, London School of Economics 1970-90

 

Frederick Matthew Thomas [Ponsonby], 4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede

born

27 Oct 1958

mar.

7 Jul 1995 Sarah Catriona Pilkington Jackson OBE, Chief Executive of the charity "Working Families" (b. 1957), dau. of Richard d'Orville Pilkington Jackson

only child

1. Hon Cameron John Jackson Ponsonby (b. Aug 1995)

created

19 Apr 2000 Baron Ponsonby of Roehampton, of Shulbrede in the County of West Sussex (Life Peerage)

 

 Last updated 31 Dec 2008

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Titles:

4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede, of Shulbrede in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jan 1930)

Baron Ponsonby of Roehampton, of Shulbrede in the County of West Sussex

(United Kingdom Life Peerage, let. pat. 19 Apr 2000)

 

Addresses:

Shulbrede Priory, Lynchmere, nr. Haslemere, Sussex

17 Kensington Square, London W8

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