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Romney, Baron (GB, 1716)

 

Creation: let.pat. 22 Jun 1716

 

Family name: Marsham

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Arms:

See Earl of Romney

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Robert [Marsham], 1st Baron Romney

son and heir of Sir Robert Marsham, 4th Bt., of Cuxton, co. Kent, and Bushey Hall, co. Hertford, a Clerk in Chancery, by his wife Margaretta Bosville, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Bosville, of the Little Mote in Eynsford, co. Kent

born

17 Sep 1685

mar.

19 Aug 1708 Elizabeth Shovel, a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Orange (b. 2 Nov 1692;  mar. (2) Sep 1732 as his first wife John [Carmichael], 3rd Earl of Hyndford;  d. 17 Nov 1750;  bur. at Crayford, co. Kent), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovel, by his wife Elizabeth Narborough, widow of Admiral Sir John Narborough, and dau. of Capt John Hill RN, of Shadwell, a Commissioner in the Navy

children

1. Hon Shovel Marsham (b. 15 Oct 1709; bur. vp. 28 Feb 1716/7 at Crayford, co. Kent)

2. Hon Robert Marsham, later 2nd Baron Romney

1. Hon Elizabeth Marsham (b. 15 Aug 1711; d. 25 Sep 1782; bur. at Britford, co. Wiltshire), mar. 21 Apr 1741 as his second wife Jacob [des Bouverie later Bouverie], 1st Viscount Folkestone, and had issue

2. Hon Harriet Marsham (b. 11 May 1721; d. 7 Aug 1796)

died

28 Nov 1724 (bur. at Crayford, co. Kent)

created

22 Jun 1716 Baron Romney, of Romney in the County of Kent

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father as 5th Baronet 26 Jul 1703;  Member of Parliament (Whig) for Maidstone 1708-16;  Lieutenant-Governor of Dover Castle 1717;  FRS 1723

 

Robert [Marsham], 2nd Baron Romney

born

22 Aug 1712

mar.

29 Jul 1742 Priscilla Pym (b. 3 Aug 1724; d. 27 Feb 1771; bur. in All Saints' Church, Maidstone, co. Kent). dau. of Charles Pym, of Old Road, in the Island of St Kitts

children

1. Hon Robert Pym Marsham (b. 27 Apr 1743; dvp. 20 Nov 1762; bur. in All Saints' Church, Maidstone, co. Kent)

2. Hon Charles Marsham, later 3rd Baron Romney later 1st Earl of Romney

3. Rev Hon Jacob Marsham DD, Canon of Windsor, Prebendary of Rochester and Wells (b. 28 Feb 1759; d. 28 Jan 1840), mar. 28 Jun 1784 Amelia Frances Bullock (d. 30 Mar 1836), only dau. and hrss. of Joseph Bullock, of Caversfield, co. Oxford, and had issue

1. Hon Priscilla Marsham (b. 20 Dec 1745; d. 2 May 1804)

2. Hon Elizabeth Marsham (b. 29 Jan 1751; d. 12 May 1828)

3. Hon Frances Marsham (b. 2 Apr 1755; d. 24 Sep 1821)

4. Hon Charlotte Marsham (b. 12 Nov 1761; d. 16 Jan 1794), mar. 4 Jul 1792 John Coker (d. 14 Jan 1819), and had issue

died

16 Nov 1793 (bur. in All Saints' Church, Maidstone, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

note

FRS 1757; Col, West Kent Militia 1759; President, Marine Society 1756-93; President, Society of Arts 1761-93; FSA 1762

 

Charles [Marsham], 3rd Baron Romney later 1st Earl of Romney

created

22 Jun 1801 Viscount Marsham, of The Mote in the County of Kent, and Earl of Romney

 

The Barony of Romney has been held by the Earls of Romney since 22 Jun 1801.

 

 First written 12 Sep 2012

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