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Raglan, Baron (UK, 1852)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Oct 1852

 

Family name: Somerset

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure three Fleurs-de-lys Or (France);  2nd and 3rd, Gules three Lions passant guardant in pale Or (England);  the whole within a Bordure company Argent and Azure

Crest:

A Portcullis Or nailed Azure with Chains pendant therefrom Gold

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Panther Argent spotted of various colours Fire issuant from the mouth and ears proper gorged with a Plain Collar and chained Or;  Sinister:  a Wyvern wings endorsed Vert holding in the mouth a Sinister Hand couped at the wrist Gules

Motto:

Mutare Vel Timere Sperno (I scorn to change or fear)

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FitzRoy James Henry [Somerset], 1st Baron Raglan, GCB PC

8th son of Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort, by his wife Elizabeth Boscawen, 2nd dau. of Adm Hon Edward Boscawen

born

30 Sep 1788

mar.

6 Aug 1814 Lady Emily Harriet Wellesley-Pole (b. 13 Mar 1792; d. 6 Mar 1881; bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester), 2nd dau. of William [Wellesley later Wellesley-Pole], 3rd Earl of Mornington, by his wife Katherine Elizabeth Forbes, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Adm Hon John Forbes (by his wife Lady Mary Capel, 4th dau. by his first wife of William [Capel], 3rd Earl of Essex), 2nd son of George [Forbes], 3rd Earl of Granard

children

1. Maj Arthur William FitzRoy Somerset, Page of Honour to King George IV (b. 6 May 1816; dsp. 24 Dec 1845 from wounds received at the Battle of Ferozeshah), mar. 8 Jul 1845 Emile Marie Louise Wilhelmina Mellish (widow of Capt Mellish; mar. (3) 19 Mar 1850 Henry Boddington Webster, grandson of Sir Godfrey Webster, 4th Bt.; d. 26 Dec 1865), dau. of Baron von Baumbach, of Hesse

2. Hon Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, later 2nd Baron Raglan

died

28 Jun 1855 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

created

20 Oct 1852 Baron Raglan, of Raglan in the County of Monmouth

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army as Cornet, 4th Light Dragoons 1804; Lieut 1805; attached to Sir Arthur Paget, Ambassador to the Sublime Porte, 1807; Capt, 43rd Foot 1808; Brevet Major 1811; ADC and Military Secretary to the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War; Brevet Lt Col 1812; Capt and Lt Col, 1st Foot Guards 1814; Secretary of Embassy in Paris 1814-15 and 1815-18; Col and ADC to the Prince Regent 1815-22; lost an arm at the Battle of Waterloo 1815; KCB 1815; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Truro 1816-20 and 1826-29; Secretary to the Master General of the Ordnance (the Duke of Wellington) 1819-27;  accompanies the Duke of Wellington to the Congresses at Vienna and Verona 1822; Maj General 1825; Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief (the Duke of Wellington) 1827-52;  Lieut General 1838; GCB 1847; Master General of the Ordnance 1852-55; Privy Councillor 1852; Col, 53rd Foot 1853-54 and Royal Horse Guards ("the Blues") 1854-55; General 1854; Field Marshal 1854; Commander-in-Chief of the Forces sent to the Crimea, where he won the Battles of Alma and Inkerman 1854

 

Richard Henry FitzRoy [Somerset], 2nd Baron Raglan

born

24 May 1817

mar. (1)

24 Sep 1856 Lady Georgiana Lygon (b. 30 Jul 1832; d. 30 Sep 1865; bur. at Madresfield, co. Worcester, but later removed to Llandenny, co. Monmouth), 3rd dau. of Henry Beauchamp [Lygon], 4th Earl Beauchamp, by his wife Lady Susan Caroline Eliot, 1st dau. by his first wife of William [Eliot], 2nd Earl of St Germans

children by first wife

1. Hon George FitzRoy Henry Somerset, later 3rd Baron Raglan

2. Capt Hon Arthur Charles Edward Somerset (b. 11 Dec 1859; d. 24 Mar 1948), mar. 27 Nov 1893 Louisa Eliza Hodgson (d. 18 Jun 1940), dau. of John Grant Hodgson, and had issue

3. Lt Col Hon Granville William Richard Somerset (b. 9 Sep 1862; d. 26 Nov 1901; bur. at Llandenny, co. Monmouth), mar. 11 Jun 1892 Malvina Charlotte MacGregor (d. 4 Dec 1924), dau. of Rear Admiral Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, 4th Bt., and had issue

4. Hon Wellesley Henry Somerset (b. 6 Apr 1864; dvp. 16 Aug 1864)

5. Capt Hon Richard FitzRoy Somerset (b. 9 Aug 1866; d. 2 Mar 1899)

mar. (2)

11 Oct 1871 his cousin once removed Mary Blanche Farquhar (b. 1 jun 1844; d. 15 Jun 1916), 1st dau. of Sir Walter Rockliffe Farquhar, 3rd Bt., by his wife Lady Mary Octavia Somerset, 8th dau. of Henry Charles [Somerset], 6th Duke of Beaufort

only child by second wife

1. Hon Violet Elizabeth Katherine Somerset (b. 10 Nov 1874; d. 29 Apr 1935), mar. 8 Dec 1900 Lt Col Wilfrid Robert Abel Smith CMG, of Upton Lea, Slough, co. Berkshire (d. 19 May 1915 of wounds received in action), and had issue

died

3 May 1884 (bur. at Llandenny, co. Monmouth)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

in the Ceylon Civil Service 1841-49; Private Secretary to the King of Hanover 1849-55; a Lord-in-Waiting (Conservative) 1858-59 and 1866-69; Capt, Gloucestershire Yeoman Hussars; Deputy Lieutenant for Monmouthshire

 

George FitzRoy Henry [Somerset], 3rd Baron Raglan, GBE CB

born

18 Sep 1857

mar.

28 Feb 1883 his cousin Lady Ethel Jemima Ponsonby (b. 8 Apr 1857; d. 22 Jun 1940; bur. at Llandenny, co. Monmouth), 2nd dau. of Walter William Brabazon [Ponsonby], 7th Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Lady Louisa Susan Cornwallis Eliot, only surv. dau. of Edward Granville [Eliot], 3rd Earl of St Germans

children

1. Hon FitzRoy Richard Somerset, later 4th Baron Raglan

2. Maj Hon Wellesley FitzRoy Somerset (b. 13 Jun 1887; dspm. 26 Feb 1969), mar. 3 Apr 1917 Lesley Vivian (d. 1 Dec 1969), 2nd dau. of Frederick George Vivian, of St Fagan's, co. Glamorgan, and had issue

3. Col Hon Nigel FitzRoy Somerset CBE DSO MC (b. 27 Jul 1893; d. 7 Feb 1990), mar. 16 Mar 1922 Phyllis Marion Offley Irwin (d. 25 Jun 1979), dau. of Dr Henry Offley Irwin, of Boulder, Western Australia, Australia, and had issue

1. Hon (Ethel) Georgiana Frances Somerset (b. 4 Jun 1889; d. 10 Oct 1981), mar. 26 Nov 1914 Hon William Sholto Douglas (b. 11 Jun 1886; d. 16 Nov 1932), 4th son of Sholto George [Douglas], 19th Earl of Morton, by his wife Hon Helen Geraldine Maria Ponsonby, 4th dau. of Charles Frederick Ashley Cooper [Ponsonby], 2nd Baron De Mauley, and had issue

2. Hon Frederica Susan Katherine Somerset (b. 31 Aug 1891; d. 16 Jun 1967), mar. 1 Jul 1922 Cdr Bertram Hughes Hallett (d. 21 Feb 1942), son of Col Wyndham Hughes Hallett, and had issue

3. Hon Ivy Felicia Somerset (b. 30 Mar 1897; d. Mar 1986), mar. 27 Aug 1947 as his second wife Raymond Marwood Elton Carey, architect, son of Adolphus Carey, of Bath, co. Somerset, and Guernsey, Channel Islands

died

24 Oct 1921 (bur. at Llandenny, co. Monmouth)

suc. by

son

note

a Page of Honour 1868-74; entered the Grenadier Guards 1876; Capt 1886-87; served in the Afghan War 1879-80; ADC to the Governor of Bombay 1880-83; Under Secretary of State for War 1900-02; Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man 1902-19; GBE 1919; Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons (Isle of Man) 1902-19; President, Society of Genealogists

 

FitzRoy Richard [Somerset], 4th Baron Raglan

born

10 Jun 1885

mar.

9 Apr 1923 Hon Julia Hamilton (b. 1901; d. 17 Apr 1971), only dau. of Robert Edward Archibald [Hamilton], 11th Lord Belhaven and Stenton, by his first wife Kathleen Gonville Bromhead, 3rd dau. of Col Sir Benjamin Parnell Bromhead, 4th Bt. CB, of Thurlby Hall, co. Lincoln

children

1. Hon FitzRoy Somerset (b. 9 Jan 1924; dvp. 13 Jan 1924)

2. Hon FitzRoy John Somerset, later 5th Baron Raglan

3. Hon Geoffrey Somerset, later 6th Baron Raglan

1. Hon Janetta Somerset (b. 8 Jun 1925; d. 1986), mar. 27 Jul 1956 Dr Joseph Vincent Ridgely, 1st son of Raymond G Ridgely, of St Petersburg, Florida, USA, and had issue

2. Hon Cecily Somerset (b. 10 Aug 1938), mar. 17 Jun 1961 Capt Jonkheer Jan Tewdyr Patrick Steengracht van Moyland, 2nd son of Baron Steengracht van Moyland, of Pant-y-Goltre, Abergavenny, co. Monmouth, and has issue

died

14 Sep 1964

suc. by

son

note

entered the Grenadier Guards 1905; ADCF to the Governor of Hong Kong 1912-13; served with the Egyptian Army 1913-19; Capt 1914; Maj 1919; Political Officer in Palestine 1919-21

 

FitzRoy John [Somerset], 5th Baron Raglan

born

8 Nov 1927

mar.

1973 (div. 1981) Alice Baily, 2nd dau. of Peter Baily, of Great Whittington, co. Northumberland

died

24 Jan 2010

suc. by

brother

 

Geoffrey [Somerset], 6th Baron Raglan

born

29 Aug 1932

mar.

6 Oct 1956 Caroline Rachel Hill (d. 5 Jul 2014), only dau. of Col (Edward) Roderick Hill DSO

children

1. Hon Arthur Geoffrey Somerset, of 13 Bermondsey Exchange, London SE1 (b. 27 Apr 1960; dvp. 25 Jul 2012), mar. 18 Aug 2001 Tanya Broome, only dau. of Roger Broome, of Chessington, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1a. Inigo Fitzroy Arthur Somerset (b. 7 Jul 2004)

2a. Ivo Geoffrey Arthur Tarsus Somerset (b. 6 Jul 2007)

1a. Oona-Vita Olwen Phyllis Caroline Somerset (b. 6 Feb 2010)

1. Hon Belinda Caroline Somerset (b. 9 Feb 1958), mar. 1989 Nicholas Grant Boyd, 1st son of Cdr Christopher Dennis Boyd DSC RN

2. Hon Lucy Ann Somerset (b. 8 Feb 1963), mar. 1998 Richard Scott-Watson

note

Councillor: Berkshire County Council 1966-75, Newbury District Council 1878-83 and Oxfordshire County Council 1988-93

 

Last updated 21 Jul 2014

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Title:

6th Baron Raglan, of Raglan in the County of Monmouth

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 20 Oct 1852)

 

Address:

Manor Farm, Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire

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