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Portland, Earl of (E, 1633 - 1688)


Creation: let.pat. 17 Feb 1632/3


Extinct: 25 May 1688


Family name: Weston




Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Or an Eagle displayed reguardant Sable, 2nd and 3rd, Ermine on a Chief Azure five Bezants


An Eagle rising reguardant Sable beaked and legged Or


On either side a Greyhound Sable collared and ringed Or


 Craignez Honte



Richard [Weston], 1st Baron Weston later 1st Earl of Portland, KG PC

son and heir of Sir Jerome Weston, of Skreens in Roxwell, co. Essex, by his first wife Mary Cave, dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Cave, of Chicheley, co. Buckingham


1 Mar 1576/7

mar. (1)

Elizabeth Pincheon (bur. 15 Feb 1602/3), sister of Sir Edward Pincheon, and dau. of William Pincheon, of Writtle, co. Essex, by his wife Rose Reding, dau. of ..... Reding, of Pinner, co. Middlesex

children by first wife

1. Richard Weston (dvp. c. 1620)

1. Lady Elizabeth Weston (bur. 16 Sep 1654), mar. 25 Feb 1623 John [Netterville], 2nd Viscount Netterville, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Weston (bapt. 2 Jan 1602/3; d. aft. Aug 1678), mar. 1629 Walter [Aston], 2nd Lord Aston of Forfar, and had issue

mar. (2)

c. 1605 Frances Waldegrave (d. 1645), dau. of Nicholas Waldegrave, of Borley, co. Essex, by his wife Catherine Browne, dau. of Weston Browne

children by second wife

2. Hon Jerome Weston, later 2nd Earl of Portland

3. Hon Thomas Weston, later 4th Earl of Portland

4. Hon Nicholas Weston (dsp.)

5. Hon Benjamin Weston, of Walton-on-Thames, co. Surrey (bapt. 4 Aug 1614; dspm. c. 1673), co. Surrey, mar. 5 Aug 1641 Elizabeth Villiers (widow of Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey; d. 12 Apr 1662), dau. of Thomas Sheldon, of Howby, co. Leicester, and had issue:

1a. Elizabeth Weston, mar. 2 Mar 1651/2 as his first wife Sir Charles Shelley, 2nd Bt., of Michelgrove, co. Sussex, and had issue

2a. Anne Weston (d. an infant)

3. Lady Anne Weston (dsp. 10 Mar 1634/5), mar. as his first wife Basil [Feilding], 2nd Earl of Denbigh

4. Lady Mary Frances Weston, mar. Philip Drayton, of Paynaly, co. Stafford

5. Lady Catherine Weston, mar. Richard White, of Hutton, co. Essex


13 Mar 1634/5


13 Apr 1628 Baron Weston, of Neyland in the County of Suffolk, with remainder to the heirs of his body by Frances, his (then) wife

17 Feb 1632/3 Earl of Portland, with a similar remainder

suc. by

son by second wife


knighted 1603; Member of Parliament for Maldon 1601, for Midhurst 1604-11, for Essex 1614, for Arundel 1621-22, for Bossiney 1624-25 and for Bodmin 1626; Joint Comptroller of the Navy 1618/9; a Commissioner of the East India Company 1619; Joint Ambassador to Brussels and Prague 1620; Privy Councillor [E] 1621 and [S] 1633; Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer 1621-28; Ambassador to Brussels 1622; Acting Treasurer of the Exchequer 1624 ; a Commissioner for Virginia 1624; a member of the Council of War 1627/8; Lord High Treasurer of England 1628-34/5; First Commissioner of the Admiralty 1628 and 1632; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Essex 1629; Knight of the Garter 1630; High Steward of Exeter 1630; Chief Commissioner for the Common Fishing 1630 and of the Society of the Fishery of Great Britain and Ireland 1632; Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and Captain of the Isle of Wight 1631/1-33; Vice-Admiral of Hampshire; Councillor to the Queen Consort 1634


Jerome [Weston], 2nd Earl of Portland, PC


16 Dec 1605


18 Jun 1632 Lady Frances Stuart (b. 19 Mar 1617; d. bef. 13 Mar 1693/4), 3rd dau. of Esmé [Stuart], 3rd Duke of Lennox, by his wife Hon Katherine Clifton, suo jure Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold, dau. and hrss. of Gervase [Clifton], 1st Baron Clifton of Leighton Bromswold


1. Hon Charles Weston, later 3rd Earl of Portland

1. Lady Henrietta Mary Weston, a nun (d. unm.)

2. Lady Lady Frances Weston, a nun (d. unm.)

3. Lady Katharine Weston, a nun (d. unm.)

4. Lady Elizabeth Weston, a nun (d. unm.)


17 Mar 1662/3

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Gatton 1628; Ambassador to Turin, Venice, Florence and Paris 1632-33; Governor of the Isle of Wight 1633-42 and 1660-61; Vice-Admiral of Hampshire 1635 and 1660; Keeper of Richmond New Park 1637; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire bef. 1639; imprisoned by Parliament 1642-42/3 and 1643; Lord President of Munster 1643/4; Steward of the Manor of Berkhampsted 1660l Councillor for the Colonies 1660; Privy Councillor 1662


Charles [Weston], 3rd Earl of Portland


19 May 1639


3 Jun 1665

suc. by



a volunteer aboard the Royal James, he was killed in the Battle of Lowestoft


Thomas [Weston], 4th Earl of Portland


9 Oct 1609


1667 Hon Anne Blount (widow of Mountjoy [Blount], 1st Earl of Newport; d. 26 May 1669), sister and cohrss. of William [Boteler], 2nd Baron Boteler of Brantfield, and 6th dau. of John [Boteler], 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield, by his wife Elizabeth Villiers, half-sister of George [Villiers], 1st Duke of Buckingham, and 1st dau. of Sir George Villiers, of Brokesby, co. Leicester, by his first wife Audrey Saunders, dau. and hrss. of William Saunders, of Harrington, co. Northampton


s. p. 25 May 1688


a Colonel in the Royalist Army; with Goring at the Siege of Portsmouth 1642; taken prisoner at Rowton Heath 1645


On the death of the 4th Earl of Portland both his titles became extinct


 First written 2 Apr 2003



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