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Ranelagh, Viscount (I, 1628 - 1885)

 

Creation: let.pat. 25 Aug 1628

 

Extinct: 13 Nov 1885

 

Family name: Jones

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Arms:

Azure a Cross between four Pheons points downwards Or

Crest:

A Dexter Arm embowed in Armour the hand in a Gauntlet proper grasping a Dart Or

Supporters:

On either side a Griffin Erminois

Motto:

Coelitus mihi vires

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Roger [Jones], 1st Viscount Ranelagh, PC

only son and heir of Most Rev Thomas Jones DD, Archbishop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1605-19, by his wife Margaret Purdon, dau. of Adam Purdon, of Lurgan-Race, co. Louth

born

mar. (1)

Hon Frances Moore (d. 23 Nov 1620), dau. of Gerald [Moore], 1st Viscount Drogheda, by his wife Mary Colley, dau. of Sir Henry Colley, of Castle Carbery, co. Kildare

children by first wife

1. Hon Arthur Jones, later 2nd Viscount Ranelagh

2. Hon Thomas Jones, mar. Elizabeth Harris, dau. of John Harris, of Winchester, co. Hampshire, and had issue:

1a. Roger Jones, Member of Parliament for Winchester, mar. Margaret Gulston, dau. of Joseph Gulston DD, and had issue:

1b. Charles Jones, mar. Elizabeth Douglas, dau. of James Douglas of Haddington, and had issue:

1c. Charles Wilkinson Jones, later 4th Viscount Ranelagh

1. Hon Margaret Jones (d. after 18 Aug 1683), mar. bef. 1642/3 John [Clotworthy], 1st Viscount Massereene, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Jones (d. bef. 3 Nov 1673), mar. (1) Col Hon John Chichester, Member of Parliament for Dungannon 1639, 2nd son of Edward [Chichester], 1st Viscount Chichester, by his first wife Anne Coplestone, dau. and hrss. of John Coplestone, of Eggesford, co. Devon, and had issue:

1a. Arthur Chichester, later 1st Earl of Donegall

2a. John Chichester, mar., and had issue

1a. Elizabeth Chichester, mar. Sir John Cole, 1st Bt., and had issue:

1b. Sir Arthur Cole, 2nd Bt., later 1st Baron Ranelagh

Hon Mary Chichester mar. (2) Col Christopher Copley, and had further issue:

2a. Frances Copley, mar. as his first wife Hon Thomas Coote, of Coote Hill, co. Cavan, Recorder of Dublin, a Justice of the Irish King's Bench 1693, a Commissioner of the Great Seal of Ireland 1696 (d. 24 Apr 1741), 4th son of Richard [Coote], 1st Baron Coote, by his wife Mary St George, sister of Sir Oliver St George, 1st Bt., and dau. of Sir George St George, Deputy Admiral of Connaught, and had issue

mar. (2)

Catherine Longueville (d. bef. 16 Nov 1627), dau. of Sir Henry Longueville, of Wolverton, co. Buckingham, by his wife Katherine Cary, sister of Henry [Cary], 1st Viscount of Falkland, and dau. of Sir Edward Cary, of Aldenham and Berkhamstead, co. Hertford, by his wife Catherine, dau. of Sir Henry Knyvett, of Buckenham, co. Norfolk

only child by second wife

3. Hon Elizabeth Jones, mar. Col Robert Sandys

bur.

21 Jan 1643/4

created

25 Aug 1628 Baron Jones, of Navan in County Meath, and Viscount Ranelagh

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Constable of Sligo 1606/7; knighted 1606/7; Member of Parliament for Trim 1613-15; Privy Councillor [I] 1620; a Commissioner in the six escheated counties in Ulster 1623; Vice-President of Connaught; Chief Leader of the Army and of the Forces in the Province of Connaught 1626; Joint Lord President of Connaught 1630-43/4

 

Arthur [Jones], 2nd Viscount Ranelagh, PC

born

mar.

bef. Nov 1630 Lady Katherine Boyle (b. 22 Mar 1614; d. 23 Dec 1691), 5th dau. of Richard [Boyle], 1st Earl of Cork, by his second wife Catherine Fenton, only dau. of Sir Geoffrey Fenton, Secretary of State for Ireland

children

1. Hon Richard Jones, later 3rd Viscount Ranelagh later 1st Earl of Ranelagh

1. Hon Catherine Jones, mar. (1) Sir William Parsons, 2nd Bt., of Bellomont, co. Dublin, and (2) after 20 Oct 1660/1 as his second wife Hugh [Montgomery], 1st Earl of Mount Alexander, and had issue by both husbands

died

7 Jan 1669/70

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Sligo 1634-35 and for Weobley 1640-44; a Capt in the Commonwealth Army, having declared for Parliament in 1642; Privy Councillor [I] 1660

 

Richard [Jones], 3rd Viscount Ranelagh later 1st Earl of Ranelagh, PC

created

11 Dec 1677 Earl of Ranelagh

 

The Viscountcy of Ranelagh was held by the 1st Earl of Ranelagh from 11 Dec 1677 until his death on 5 Jan 1711/2 when the Earldom of Ranelagh became extinct. The Viscountcy of Ranelagh became dormant and was not claimed until 1759, when Charles Wilkinson Jones, the 1st cousin twice removed of the 1st Earl of Ranelagh, established his claim to the title:

 

Charles Wilkinson [Jones], 4th Viscount Ranelagh

born

mar.

6 Jan 1761 Sarah Montgomery (bur. 3 Jan 1812), dau. of Thomas Montgomery MP

children

1. Hon Charles Jones, later 5th Viscount Ranelagh

2. Hon Thomas Jones, later 6th Viscount Ranelagh

3. Maj Hon Richard Jones (b. 24 Mar 1764; dsp. 18...), mar. 14 Sep 1785 Sophia Gildard, dau. of John Gildard, of Blackley Hurst, co. Lancashire

4. Lt Col Hon Benjamin Jones (d. 3 Sep 1770)

5. Maj Hon John Jones (dsp.), mar. Eliza Cane, dau. of Maj ..... Cane, of Dublin

6. Rear-Admiral Hon Alexander Montgomery Jones RN (b. 1778; d. 8 Jan 1862), mar. Caroline Palmer (d. 1858), dau. of Thomas Palmer, of Hambledon, co. Hampshire, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Montgomery Jones (b. 13 Sep 1812; d. 5 Apr 1883)

2a. Robert Molesworth Jones (b. 1814; dvp. 1856)

3a. Henry Herbert Montgomery Jones (b. 1821; dvp. 11 Dec 1851)

1a. Caroline Sarah Jones (d. 5 Aug 1877), mar. 15 May 1834 Vicomte Henry de Vismes (d. 2 Sep 1874), 2nd son of Elisée William, Count de Vismes

2a. Mary Jones, mar. 19 May 1860 Rev John Williams, Rector of Gringley, co. Nottingham (d. 1879)

1. Hon Mary Jones (d. 25 Feb 1814), mar. 27 Sep 1793 Hon Robert Molesworth (b. 16 Apr 1768; d. Apr 1814), 3rd son of Robert [Molesworth], 5th Viscount Molesworth, by his wife Mary Anne Bushe, widow of ..... Bushe and dau. of Israel Alleyne, of Cork, and had issue

died

20 Apr 1797

suc. by

son

note

did not claim the Viscountcy of Ranelagh until after the death of his second cousin once removed, Arthur [Cole], 1st Baron Ranelagh, in 1754; established his right to the Viscountcy and took his seat on 16 Oct 1759; Chairman of several House of Lords Committees; Constable of Athlone Castle 1765-97

 

Charles [Jones], 5th Viscount Ranelagh

born

29 Oct 1761

died

20 Dec 1800

suc. by

brother

note

Capt, Royal Navy; died on board his ship, HMS Doris, in Plymouth Sound

 

Thomas [Jones], 6th Viscount Ranelagh

born

3 Feb 1763

mar. (1)

21 Aug 1804 Caroline Elizabeth Stephens (b. c. 1772; dsps. 17 Jun 1805), illegit. dau. of Sir Philip Stephens, 1st Bt.

mar. (2)

13 Sep 1811 Caroline Louisa Thompson (b. c. 1789; d. 25 Nov 1866), illegit. dau. of Col ..... Lee, of co. York

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Heron Jones, later 7th Viscount Ranelagh

1. Hon Barbara Jones (b. 8 Jun 1813; d. 27 May 1894), mar. 26 Jul 1834 Count John Bernard von Rechberg (d. 26 Feb 1899)

died

4 Jul 1820

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Maj, 66th Regiment of Foot; served in Newfoundland

 

Thomas Heron [Jones], 7th Viscount Ranelagh, KCB

born

9 Jan 1812

died

s.p. legit. 13 Nov 1885

note

served as a volunteer on the Carlist side under Sir De Lacy Evans in the War of the Spanish Succession; Lt Col, 2nd South Middlesex Volunteers 1860-85; KCB 1881

 

On the death of the 7th Viscount Ranelagh the Viscountcy of Ranelagh became extinct.

 

 First written 15 Nov 2005

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