Cracroft's Peerage
The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage

If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?


| Search this site | Introduction | Contents | The Monarchy | The Peerage | The Baronetage | Untitled Families | Orders of Chivalry | Miscellaneous | Forums | Contact Us | Links |

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Romilly, Baron (UK, 1866 - 1983)

 

Creation:let.pat. 3 Jan 1866

 

Extinct:29 Jun 1983

 

Family name:Romilly

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Arms:

Argent in base a Rock with nine points issuant from each a Lily all proper on a Chief Azure a Crescent between two Mullets of the first

Crest:

Upon a Rock proper a Crescent Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Argent gorge with a Collar flory counterflory Azure and charged on the shoulder with a Lily slipped proper

Motto:

 Persevere

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

John [Romilly], 1st Baron Romilly, PC QC

2nd son of Sir Samuel Romilly, Solicitor-General 1806-07, by his wife Anne Garbett, 1st dau. of Francis Garbett, of Knill Court, co. Hereford

born

10 Jan 1802

mar.

Oct 1833 Caroline Charlotte Otter (d. 30 Dec 1856), 2nd dau. of Rt Rev William Otter DD, Bishop of Chichester 1836-40, by his wife Nancy Sadleir Bruere, 1st dau. and eventual cohrss. of William Bruere, of Ashtead, co. Surrey, Secretary to the Government and Member of the Supreme Court at Calcutta, India

children

1. Hon William Romilly, later 2nd Baron Romilly

2. Hon Edward Romilly, barrister (b. 1838; d. 12 Jul 1886), mar. 3 Aug 1871 Edith Mary Cowie (d. 19 Oct 1880), 2nd dau. of Very Rev Benjamin Morgan Cowie DD, Dean of Manchester, and had issue:

1a. Sybil Edith Mary Romilly (b. 8 Oct 1880; d. 19...), mar. 10 Aug 1907 her cousin Admiral Sir Douglas Romilly Lothian Nicholson KCMG KCVO (d. 8 Feb 1946), 2nd son of Gen Sir Lothian Nicholson KCB, Governor of Gibraltar, by his wife Hon Mary Romilly, 2nd dau. of John [Romilly], 1st Baron Romilly

3. Hon Henry Romilly (b. 23 Jan 1845; d. 1 May 1886), mar. 1 Apr 1878 Edith Rathbone (mar. (2) 2 Nov 1889 Prof Thomas Northcote Toller, of Lansdowne House, Didsbury, Manchester ; d. 18 Dec 1935), 1st dau. of Bernard Rathbone, and had issue:

1a. Sophie Katherine Romilly (b. 8 Nov 1879; d. 8 Dec 1904)

4. Hon Arthur Romilly, barrister (b. 12 Aug 1850; dsp. 14 Nov 1884), mar. 4 Apr 1877 Flora Schellbach (d. 23 Aug 1937), 2nd dau. of Prof ..... Schellbach, of Berlin, Germany

1. Hon Anne Romilly (d. 10 Apr 1913), mar. 1 Aug 1861 Clement Tudway Swanston QC (d. 22 Sep 1879), and had issue

2. Hon Mary Romilly (d. 14 Feb 1921), mar. 21 Nov 1864 Gen Sir Lothian Nicholson KCB, Governor of Gibraltar (d. 27 Jun 1893), and had issue

3. Hon Sophie Romilly (b. c. 1846; d. 10 Jul 1895)

4. Hon Lucy Henrietta Romilly (d. 19 Nov 1923), mar. 8 Nov 1870 Henry Crompton (d. 16 Mar 1904), 2nd son of Sir Charles Crompton, Judge of the Queen's Bench, and had issue

died

23 Dec 1874

created

3 Jan 1866 Baron Romilly, of Barry in the County of Glamorgan

suc. by

son

note

barrister, Gray's Inn 1827; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Bridport 1832-35 and 1846-47 and for Devonport 1847-52; QC 1843; Solicitor-General 1848-50 ; knighted 1848; Attorney-General 1850-51; Master of the Rolls 1851-73 ; Privy Councillor 1851

 

William [Romilly], 2nd Baron Romilly

born

12 Apr 1835

mar. (1)

9 Feb 1865 Emily Idonea Sophia Le Marchant (b. c. 1843; d. 17 Mar 1866), 1st dau. of Lieut Gen Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant GCMG KCB, by his wife Margaret Anne Taylor, 3rd dau. of Rev Robert Taylor, of Clifton Campville, co. Stafford

only child by first wife

1. Hon John Gaspard Le Marchant Romilly, later 3rd Baron Romilly

mar. (2)

6 Nov 1872 Helen Denison (dsp. 21 Mar 1889), 1st dau. of Edward Hanson Denison, of Rusholme, nr. Manchester

died

23 May 1891

suc. by

son by first wife

note

barrister, Gray's Inn 1864; Clerk of Enrolments in Chancery

 

John Gaspard Le Marchant [Romilly], 3rd Baron Romilly

born

1 Mar 1866

mar.

3 Aug 1897 Violet Edith Grey-Egerton (b. 1 May 1870; d. 1 Mar 1906), only dau. of Sir Philip le Belward Grey-Egerton, 11th Bt., of Oulton Park, co. Chester, by his wife Hon Henrietta Elizabeth Sophia Denison, 1st dau. by his first wife of Albert Denison [Conyngham later Denison], 1st Baron Londesborough

only child

1. Hon William Gaspard Guy Romilly, later 4th Baron Romilly

died

23 Jun 1905

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, King's Royal Rifles 1886-88; Capt, Coldstream Guards 1898; Capt, Reserve of Officers 1900; served in South African War; Major, Reserve of Officers

 

William Gaspard Guy [Romilly], 4th Baron Romilly

born

8 Mar 1899

mar. (1)

3 Dec 1929 (div. 1944) Hon Diana Joan Sackville-West (b. 10 Oct 1906; mar. (2) 13 Jan 1951 as his third wife Lt Col Sir Douglas Montgomery Bernard Hall, 2nd Bt. DSO, of Burton Park, co. Sussex; dsp. 23 Jun 1975), only dau. of John [Sackville-West], 4th Baron Sackville, by his wife Maude Cecilia Bell, 1st dau. of Capt Matthew John Bell, of Bourne Park, co. Kent

mar. (2)

19 Dec 1944 Dora Sybil Morris (d. 24 Apr 1960), dau. of Reginald Morris, of Holly Lodge, Chelsea, London

mar. (3)

18 Jul 1966 Marion Elizabeth Jessie Cecil (former wife of (1) Geoffrey Adams, and (2) Capt Lionel Cecil; mar. (4) 1986 as his second wife Col Edward John Sutton Ward LVO MC), dau. of Charles M Clover, of Pilgrim's Way, Blewbury, co. Berkshire

died

s.p. 29 Jun 1983

note

served in World War I 1918-19; Lieut, Coldstream Guards 1919-23; Major, Reserve of Officers 1945

 

On the death of the 4th Baron Romilly the Barony of Romilly became extinct.

 

 First written 27 Jun 2004

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

ã Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

"