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Rochford, Earl of (E, 1695 - 1830)

 

Creation: let.pat. 10 May 1695

 

Extinct: 3 Sep 1830

 

Family name: Nassau de Zuylestein

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st, Azure billettée Or a Lion rampant of the second (Nassau);  2nd, Or a Lion rampant Gules ducally crowned Azure (Dietz);  3rd, Gules a Fess Argent (Vianden);  4th, Gules two Lions passant guardant in pale Or (Katznellogen);  over all on an Escutcheon Gules three Zules Argent in chief a Label of three points of the last (Zuylestein)

Crest:

Out of a Coronet composed of Fleurs-de-lis and Strawberry Leaves Or two Single Attires of a Stag Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Erminois ducally crowned Azure

Motto:

 Ne Supra Modum Sapere

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William Henry [van Nassau van Zuylestein], 1st Earl of Rochford

son and heir of Frederick van Nassau, Lord of Zuylestein (by his wife Mary Killigrew, dau. of Sir William Killigrew), illegitimate son of Frederick Henry of Nassau, Prince of Orange, the grandfather of William III, King of England

bapt.

7 Oct 1649

mar.

28 Jan 1681 Jane Wroth (bapt. 29 Mar 1659), dau. of Sir Henry Wroth, of Durrants in Enfield, co. Middlesex, by his wife Hon Anne Maynard, 3rd dau. by his second wife of William [Maynard], 1st Baron Maynard

children

1. Hon William Nassau de Zuylestein, later 2nd Earl of Rochford

2. Hon Frederick Nassau de Zuylestein, later 3rd Earl of Rochford

3. Hon .....  Nassau de Zuylestein

4. Hon .....  Nassau de Zuylestein

1. Lady .....  Nassau de Zuylestein

2. Lady .....  Nassau de Zuylestein

3. Lady .....  Nassau de Zuylestein

4. Lady .....  Nassau de Zuylestein

5. Lady Henrietta Nassau de Zuylestein, mar. 2 Mar 1715 Frederick Christiaan [van Reede], 2nd Earl of Athlone, and had issue

died

2 Jul 1708

created

10 May 1695 Baron Enfield, of Enfield in the County of Middlesex, Viscount Tunbridge, of Tunbridge in the County of Kent, and Earl of Rochford, of Rochford in the County of Essex

suc. by

son

note

entered the Dutch Cavalry 1672; suc. his father as Lord of Zuylestein 1672; Envoy to England from the Netherlands 1687 and 1688; Maj General in the Dutch Army 1688; accompanies his cousin the Prince of Orange to England in 1688 and naturalised 1689; Master of the Robes 1689-95; Lieut General in the English Army 1690 serving in Ireland and Flanders; wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Landen 1693; granted a pension of £1,000 1695 and 30,512 acres of land in Ireland 1698; Col of a Regiment of Dutch Guards 1700

 

William [Nassau de Zuylestein], 2nd Earl of Rochford

born

1681

died

27 Jul 1710

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Irish Parliament for Kilkenny 1705-10 and English Parliament (Whig) for Steyning 1708-09; Col in the Army 1703/4; ADC to the Duke of Marlborough 1704; Col, 3rd Regiment of Dragoons 1706/7; Brig General 1709/10; killed at the Battle of Almeira

 

Frederick [Nassau de Zuylestein], 3rd Earl of Rochford

born

1683

mar.

after 3 Aug 1714 Bessy Savage (b. c. 1699; mar. (2) Rev Philip Carter; d. 23 Jun 1746), illegitimate dau. of Richard [Savage], 4th Earl Rivers

children

1. Hon William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, later 4th Earl of Rochford

2. Hon Richard Savage Nassau de Zuylestein MP, Clerk of the Board of Green Cloth (b. c. 1723; d. May 1780), mar. Anne Hamilton (widow of James [Hamilton], 5th Duke of Hamilton), dau. and cohrss. of Edward Spencer, of Rendlesham, co. Suffolk, and had issue:

1a. William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, later 5th Earl of Rochford

2a. George Richard Savage Nassau de Zuylestein (b. 5 Sep 1758; dsp.)

1a. Lady Lucy Nassau de Zuylestein (d. unm.)

died

14 Jun 1738

suc. by

son

note

 

William Henry [Nassau de Zuylestein], 4th Earl of Rochford, KG PC

born

17 Sep 1717

mar.

May 1740 Lucy Young, a Maid of Honour to Caroline, Princess of Wales (b. c. 1723; dsp. 9 Jan 1773), dau. of Edward Young, of Durnford, co. Wiltshire, Bath King of Arms

died

s.p. legit. 28 Sep 1781

suc. by

nephew

note

a Lord of the Bedchamber 1738-55; Vice-Admiral of Essex 1748; Envoy to Turin 1749-55; Groom of the Stole and First Lord of the Bedchamber 1755-60; Privy Councillor 1755; a Lord Justice of the Realm (Regent) 1755; Lord Lieutenant of Essex 1756-81; Ambassador to Madrid 1763-66 and to Paris 1766-68; Secretary of State for the North 1766-70 and for the South 1770-75; an Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1771-81 and Master 1775-77; Knight of the Garter 1778

 

William Henry [Nassau de Zuylestein], 5th Earl of Rochford

born

28 Jun 1754

died

3 Sep 1830

note

Ensign and Lieut, 1st Regiment of Foot Guards1773, Lieut and Capt 1776, retired 1777

 

On the death of the 5th Earl of Rochford the Earldom of Rochford became extinct

 

 First written 17 Jan 2004

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