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Rodney, Baron (GB, 1782)

 

Creation: let. pat. 19 Jun 1782

 

Family name: Rodney later Harley-Rodney later Rodney

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Arms:

Or three Eagles displayed with wings inverted Purpure

Crest:

On a Ducal Coronet Or an Eagle wings displayed and inverted Purpure

Supporters:

On either side an Eagle wings inverted Purpure beaked and membered Or sustaining with the interior claw a Banner of St George the Staves proper enfiled with a Naval Coronet Gold

Motto:

Non Generant Aquilae Columbas (Eagles do not bring forth doves)

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George Brydges [Rodney], 1st Baron Rodney, KB

2nd but 1st surv. son of Henry Rodney, of Walton-on-Thames, co. Surrey (great-great-grandson of Sir Henry Seymour, brother of Queen Jane Seymour), by his wife Mary Newton, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Newton, Envoy Extraordinary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany and later Judge of the Court of Admiralty

bapt.

13 Feb 1718

mar. (1)

31 Jan 1753 Lady Jane Compton (b. 11 Jan 1730; d. 28 Jan 1757; bur. at Old Alresford, co. Hampshire), sister of Spencer [Compton], 8th Earl of Northampton, and 2nd dau. of Hon Charles Compton MP (by his wife Mary Lucy, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Berkeley Lucy, 3rd Bt., of Faccombe and Netley, co. Hertford), 3rd son by his first wife of George [Compton], 4th Earl of Northampton

children by first wife

1. Hon George Rodney, later 2nd Baron Rodney

2. Capt Hon James Rodney RN, lost at sea (dvp. 1776)

mar. (2)

1764 Henrietta Clies (b. 1739; d. Mar 1829), dau. of John Clies, of Lisbon, merchant, by his wife Margaretta Gower, 5th dau. of William Gower, of Glandovan, Cilgerron, co. Pembroke

children by second wife

3. Capt Hon John Rodney RN, Chief Secretary to the Government of Ceylon (b. 10 May 1765; d. 9 Apr 1847), mar. (1) 4 Jul 1784 Lady Catherine Nugent (d. 26 Feb 1794), only dau. of Thomas [Nugent], 6th Earl of Westmeath, by his second wife Catherine White, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Henry White, of Pitchfordstown, co. Kildare, (2) 19 Oct 1799 Lady Louisa Martha Stratford (d. 2 Dec 1814), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Stratford], 3rd Earl of Aldborough, by his wife Elizabeth Hamilton, dau. and hrss. of Rev Frederick Hamilton, Archdeacon of Raphoe 1757-72 and Vicar of Wellingborough, co. Northampton, and (3) 7 Jun 1815 Antoinette Reyne (d. 26 Nov 1868), only dau. of Anthony Pierre Reyne, and had issue by each wife

4. Capt Hon Edward Rodney RN (b. 18 Jun 1783; d. 12 Nov 1828), mar. 1807 Rebecca Geer (d. 13 Jul 1840), and had issue

1. Hon Jane Rodney, mar. 6 Jul 1784 George Chambers

2. Hon Margaret Anne Rodney (d. 14 Oct 1858)

3. Hon Sarah Brydges Rodney (b. 1780; d. 17 Jul 1871), mar. 26 Nov 1801 General Godfrey Basil Meynell Mundy (d. 14 Mar 1848), and had issue

died

24 May 1792 (bur. at Old Alresford, co. Hampshire)

created

21 Jan 1764 Baronet of Great Britain, styled "of Alresford"

19 Jun 1782 Baron Rodney, of Rodney Stoke in the County of Somerset

suc. by

son by first wife

note

entered the Royal Navy 1732; Lieut 1739; Capt 1742; distinguished himself in the naval battle off Cape Finisterre 1747; Governor of Newfoundland 1749-50; Member of Parliament for Saltash 1751-54, for Okehampton 1759-61, for Penryn 1762-68, for Northampton 1768-74 and for Westminster 1780-82; Rear-Admiral 1759; commanded a squadron which bombarded Le Havre 1759; Commander-in-Chief, Leeward Islands station 1761-63 ; reduced Martinique 1762 and took possession of St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent; Vice-Admiral 1763; Governor of Greenwich Hospital 1765-70; Rear-Admiral of Great Britain 1771; Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica station 1771-74; lived in France 1775-78; Admiral of the White 1778; Commander-in-Chief, Leeward Islands and Barbados 1779; enroute to taking up this appointment in early in 1780 he defeated a Spanish squadron off Cape St Vincent, capture the Spanish Admiral and relieved Gibraltar, for which action he received the thanks of Parliament and was made a Knight of the Bath; fought an undecided action with the French off Martinique 1780 and seized the Dutch island of St Eustatius 1781; defeated the French at the battle "of the Saints" off the Leeward Islands 1782, for which he received the thanks of Parliament and his peerage, with an annuity of £2,000, which in 1793 was extended to his successors in the title

 

George [Rodney], 2nd Baron Rodney

born

25 Dec 1753

mar.

10 Apr 1781 Anne Harley (b. 13 May 1759; d. 14 Apr 1840 ; bur. at Old Alresford, co. Hampshire), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Rt Hon Thomas Harley MP, Lord Mayor of London 1767-68 (by his wife Anne Bangham, dau. of Edward Bangham MP), 3rd son of Edward [Harley], 3rd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer

children

1. Hon George Rodney, later 3rd Baron Romney

2. Hon Thomas James Rodney later Harley-Rodney, later 4th Baron Rodney

3. Rev Hon Spencer Rodney, later 5th Baron Rodney

4. Capt Hon Robert Rodney RN (b. 14 May 1786; d. 20 Jul 1826), mar. 20 Jul 1819 Anne Dennett (d. 24 Feb 1824), yst. dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Dennett, of Lock Ashurst, co. Sussex, and had issue:

1a. Robert Dennett Rodney, later 6th Baron Rodney

1a. Hon Anne Rodney, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1847 (b. 1803; d. 4 Nov 1878), mar. 13 Jun 1844 Maj Manaton Pipon (d. Sept 1881)

5. Lt Col Hon James Berkeley Rodney (b. 8 Sep 1789; d. 16 Dec 1831)

6. Rev Hon Henry Rodney, Prebendary of Hereford (b. 30 Sep 1790; d. Dec 1878)

7. Hon Mortimer Rodney (b. 13 Dec 1791; d. 30 Mar 1856), mar. 27 Apr 1815 Sarah Burton Withy (d. 25 Feb 1853), dau. of Robert Withy, and had issue

8. Hon William Powell Rodney, of Llanvihangel Court, Abergavenny, co. Monmouth, High Sheriff of Monmouthshire 1860 (b. 1 Jul 1794; d. 27 Aug 1878), mar. 26 Oct 1824 Elizabeth Brown (b. 1804; d. 10 Mar 1888), dau. of Thomas Brown, Member of the Supreme Council of India, and had issue

9. Hon John Rodney (b. 26 Mar 1798; d. 4 Jan 1823)

1. Hon Anne Jane Rodney (b. 1793;  d. 25 Apr 1833), mar. 22 Jan 1824 Edmund Pollexfen Bastard MP, of Kitley House, Yealmpton, co. Devon, High Sheriff of Devon 1834 (b. 12 Jul 1784;  1784;  d. 8 Jun 1838), 1st son of  Edmund Bastard MP, by his wife Jane Pownoll, dau. of the celebrated Capt Philemon Pownoll RN, of Sharpham, co. Devon, and had issue

died

2 Jan 1802 (bur. at Old Alresford, co. Hampshire)

suc. by

son

note

Capt, 3rd Foot Guards with the rank of Lt Col in the Army, 1783; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Northampton 1780-84

 

George [Rodney], 3rd Baron Rodney

born

17 Jun 1782

mar.

27 Feb 1819 Charlotte Georgiana Gould-Morgan (b. 1796; d. 19 Feb 1878), sister of Charles Morgan Robinson [Gould later Morgan], 1st Baron Tredegar, and 2nd dau. of Sir Charles Gould later Gould-Morgan, 2nd Bt., by his wife Mary Margaret Storey, only child of Capt George Storey RN

died

s.p. 21 Jun 1842 (bur. at Old Alresford, co. Hampshire)

suc. by

brother

note

Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire 1805-42

 

Thomas James [Rodney later Harley-Rodney], 4th Baron Rodney

born

12 Jun 1784

died

30 Oct 1843 (bur. at Eye, co. Hereford)

suc. by

brother

note

took the additional name of Harley before Rodney by Royal Licence 1805

 

Rev Spencer [Rodney], 5th Baron Rodney

born

30 Apr 1785

died

15 May 1846 (bur. at Eye, co. Hereford)

suc. by

nephew

note

Fellow of All Souls' College 1807-44; Rector of Elmley, co. Kent 1805-18

 

Robert Dennett Rodney, 6th Baron Rodney

born

21 May 1820

mar.

3 Aug 1850 Sarah Singleton (d. 1 Oct 1882), 2nd dau. of John Singleton, of the Mell, co. Louth, and of Hazely Heath, co. Hampshire, by his wife Sarah Moore, dau. of James Moore

children

1. Hon George Bridges Harley Dennett Rodney, later 7th Baron Rodney

2. Hon Robert William Henry Rodney (b. 11 Aug 1858; d. 29 Jan 1933), mar. 14 Sep 1882 Henrietta Katherine Letitia Williams-Wynn (d. 18 Nov 1948), 4th dau. of Henry Bertie Watkin Williams-Wynn, of Howbery Park, co. Oxford, and Nant-y-Melched, co. Montgomery (by his wife Marion Limond, dau. of Sir James Limond CB), 3rd son of Rt Hon Sir Henry Watkin Williams-Wynn KCB GCH, Envoy to Denmark (by his wife Hon Hester Frances Smith, 6th dau. by his first wife of Robert [Smith], 1st Baron Carrington), 3rd son by his second wife of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynne, 4th Bt., of Wynnstay, co. Denbigh, and had issue:

1a. Dennett Bertie Rodney (b. 16 Jan 1886; dvp. 4 Sep 1887)

2a. Lt Cdr Mervyn Harley Rodney RNR (b. 16 Aug 1890; d. 5 Oct 1964), mar. (1) 16 Feb 1915 Dorothy Thompson (d. 4 Mar 1917), only dau. of Rev Benjamin Norton Thompson, Rector of Weston-super-Mare and Prebendary of Wells, and had issue:

1b. Cdr Nigel Robert Harley Rodney RN (b. 21 Feb 1917; d. 1992), mar. 13 Jul 1946 Patricia Ann Merlyn Ashburner, dau. of Lt Col Harley Wentworth Ashburner DSO, of Cheltenham, co. Gloucester, and had issue:

1c. Nicholas Simon Harley Rodney, heir presumptive to the Barony of Rodney, of 17 rue de Labruyère, 78000 Versailles, France (b. 20 Dec 1947), mar. 1973 Maité Bernadette Edith des Ecots, dau. of Henry Pinet des Ecots, of Château de Curty, Imphy, France, and has issue:

1d. Victoria Ségolène Jehanne Gwenaëlle Rodney (b. 28 Nov 1997)

2c. Christopher Lossie Charles Rodney, of 14 Rippon Close, Exwick, Exeter, co. Devon (b. 3 Apr 1957)

1c. Julia Diana Rodney (b. 27 May 1951)

2c. Susan Emma Gabrielle Rodney (b. 25 Jul 1952), mar. 1975 Charles Ainslie Guest, of Glebe House, Southleigh, Colyton, co. Devon, son of Dennis William Guest, of Rye, co. Sussex, and has issue

Lr Cdr Mervyn Rodney mar. (2) 27 Jan 1921 (div. 1956) Louise Halieux (b. c. 1896; d. 27 May 1979), only child of Prof Armand Halieux, and had further issue:

2b. Capt John Armand Rodney MC (b. 8 Dec 1921; d. 1992), mar. 8 Sep 1951 (Gertrude) Evelyn James, 2nd dau. of Capt Simon John James, of Westcliff-on-Sea, co. Essex, and had issue

3a. Robert Henry Basil Rodney (b. 9 Jun 1893; d. 19...), mar. 1928 Ellen Brimicombe, dau. of Henry Brimicombe, of co. Devon

4a. G/Capt Ivor Morgan Rodney RAF OBE (b. 19 Jun 1896; dspm. 16 Jun 1954), mar. 27 May 1931 Althea Caroline Winifred Wollaston (d. 1978), 1st dau. of Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston KCB KCVO, Garter Principal King of Arms 1930-44 and Norroy & Ulster King of Arms 1944-57, and had issue

1a. Grace Marion Rodney (b. 18 Jul 1887; dsp. 20 Nov 1960), mar. 11 Sep 1918 Capt Maurice White (d. 8 May 1925), 2nd son of Tyndale White, of Stondon Place, co. Essex

1. Hon Patience Annie Rodney (d. 14 May 1918), mar. 17 Dec 1878 Robert William Daker Harley, of Brampton Bryan, co. Hereford (b. 3 Apr 1846; d. 13 Nov 1907), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of John Harley, of Shrewsbury and Ross Hall, co. Shrewsbury, by his wife Anna Maria Platt Smith, dau. of Robert Smith, of Pontypool, and had issue

died

19 Aug 1864 (bur. at Eye, co. Hereford)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, Scots Guards 1838

 

George Bridges Harley Dennett [Rodney], 7th Baron Rodney

born

23 Feb 1857

mar. (1)

24 Jan 1891 (div. 1902) Hon Corisande Evelyn Vere Guest CBE (b. 4 Jul 1870; d. 1 Sep 1943), 2nd dau. of Ivor Bertie [Guest], 1st Baron Wimborne, by his wife Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill, 1st dau. of John [Spencer-Churchill], 7th Duke of Marlborough

children by first wife

1. Hon George Bridges Harley Guest Rodney, later 8th Baron Rodney

2. Capt Hon James Henry Bertie Rodney MC (b. 29 Mar 1893; dsp. 9 Dec 1933), mar. (1) 15 Sep 1923 (div. 1928) Bertha Eveline Edith Finch-Noyes, dau. of Frederick Jones, and (2) 1928 Frances Strickland Lovell Oldham (mar. (2) 5 Jul 1938 (div. 1948) Capt Charles Gordon, 2nd son of Alexander Gordon of Pitlurg, and had issue, and (3) 3 Feb 1949 Capt Alwyne Arthur Compton Farquharson of Invercauld MC; d. 1991), dau. of Robert Pollard Oldham, of Seattle, USA

3. Capt Hon (Charles Christian) Simon Rodney, of Brizes Park, Kelvedon Hatch, co. Essex (b. 26 Jul 1895; d. 19...), mar. 7 Feb 1922 Gladys Greenwood (d. 22 Jan 1966), sister of (Thomas) Hamar [Greenwood], 1st Viscount Greenwood, and dau. of John Hamar Greenwood, of Llanbister, co. Radnor, and afterwards of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, by his wife Charlotte Churchill Hubbard, dau. of Thomas Churchill Hubbard

4. Lieut Hon William Francis Rodney (b. 2 Oct 1896; killed in action 9 May 1915)

mar. (2)

28 Jan 1903 Charlotte Eugenia Probyn (dsp. 5 Nov 1939), 4th dau. of Edmund Probyn, of Huntley and Longhope, co. Gloucester, by his wife Charlotte Seymour Jones, dau. of John Inglis Jones, of Derry Ormond, co. Cardigan

died

29 Dec 1909 (bur. in Forest Hill Cemetery, South East London)

suc. by

son by first wife

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Capt, 1st Life Guards 1886-88; Capt, Reserve of Officers 1889; Capt, Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry 1890-97; Lt Col, 16th Middlesex (London Irish) Rifle Volunteers, 1898 ; served in the Egyptian Campaign

 

George Bridges Harley Guest [Rodney], 8th Baron Rodney

born

2 Nov 1891

mar.

15 Sep 1917 Lady Marjorie Lowther (b. 6 Feb 1895; d. 29 Jul 1968), 2nd dau. of Lancelot Edward [Lowther], 6th Earl of Lonsdale, by his first wife Sophia Gwendoline Alice Sheffield, 1st dau. of Maj Sir Robert Sheffield, 5th Bt., of Normanby Park, co. Lincoln

children

1. F/O Hon George William Rodney RAF, killed in action during World War II (b. 16 Dec 1918; dvp. Sep 1942)

2. Hon John Francis Rodney, later 9th Baron Rodney

3. Hon Michael Christopher Rodney (b. 26 Jun 1926 ; d. 1993), mar. (1) 4 Apr 1953 (div. 1973) Anne Yuill, dau. of David Yuill, of Montreal, Canada, and (2) Penelope Jane Garner, dau. of Capt Eric S Garner, of Easton, co. Northampton, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Patricia Anne Rodney (b. 30 Aug 1955)

2a. Jocelyn Marjorie Rodney (b. 3 Oct 1959)

3a. Jennifer Susan Rodney (b. 26 Jan 1964)

1. Hon Diana Rosemary Rodney, Served with the Womens' Royal Canadian Nursing Service during World War II (b. 19 Apr 1924)

2. Hon Sylvia Corisande Rodney (b. 12 Jan 1930; d. 10 Feb 1985), mar. 5 May 1962 Eric de Bellaigue, of Randolph Mews, Randolph Avenue, London, elder twin son of Pierre de Bellaigue, of New York, USA, and had issue

died

18 Dec 1973

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I as Capt, 2nd Dragoons; emigrated to Canada and ran a 1,000 acre ranch

 

John Francis [Rodney], 9th Baron Rodney

born

28 Jun 1920

mar.

3 Nov 1951 Baroness Regine Elisabeth Lucienne Jeanne Therese Marie Ghislaine Pangaert d'Opdorp (d. 24 Mar 2003), 2nd dau. of Baron Rogert Egide Marie Ghislain Pangaert d'Opdorp, of Chateau Rullingen, Looz, Belgium

children

1. Hon George Brydges Rodney, later 10th Baron Rodney

1. Hon Anne Rodney (b. 27 Jun 1955), mar. (1) 1992 (div. 19...) Dr Hugh Lusted, of San Francisco, California, USA, and (2) 1991 Alexander Constantine Basil D'Janoeff. of Cadogan Court, Draycott Avenue, London, son of Constantine V D'Janoeff, of Windsor, co. Berkshire, and has issue

died

13 Oct 1992

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II based in Burma as Lieut, Commando Regiment; with Rootes Ltd 1946-52 and later with Vacumatic Ltd and Chairman, British Printing Machinery Association

 

George Brydges [Rodney], 10th Baron Rodney

born

3 Jan 1953

mar.

20 Aug 1996 Jane R Blakeney, dau. of Rowan Blakeney, of The Old Rectory, Hatherop, co. Gloucester

only child

1. Hon John George Brydges Rodney, later 11th Baron Rodney

died

13 Feb 2011

suc. by

son

 

John George Brydges [Rodney], 11th Baron Rodney

born

5 Jul 1999

 

The heir presumptive to the Barony of Rodney is Nicholas Simon Harley Rodney, a great-great-grandson of the 6th Baron Rodney and third cousin once removed of the present Baron.

 

Last updated 20 Feb 2011

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Titles:

11th Baron Rodney, of Rodney Stoke in the County of Somerset

(Great Britain, let. pat. 19 Jun 1782)

11th Baronet, styled "of Alresford"

(Great Britain, let. pat. 21 Jan 1764)

 

Address:

38 Pembroke Road, London W8 6NU

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