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Romney, Earl of (UK, 1801)

 

Creation: let. pat. 22 Jun 1801

 

Family name: Marsham

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Arms:

Argent a Lion passant in bed Gules between two Bendlets Azure

Crest:

A Lion's Head erased Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Azure semée of Cross Crosslets and gorged with a Naval Coronet Or

Motto:

Non Sibi Sed Patriae (Not for himself, but for his country)

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

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Robert [Marsham], 2nd Baron Romney, by his wife Priscilla Pym, dau. and hrss. of Charles Pym, of Old Road on the Island of St Kitts

born

28 Sep 1744

mar.

30 Aug 1776 Lady Frances Wyndham (b. 9 Jul 1755; d. 14 Jan 1795), 2nd dau. of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, by his wife Hon Alicia Mary Carpenter, sister of George [Carpenter], 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, and only dau. of George [Carpenter], 2nd Baron Carpenter

children

1. Hon Charles Marsham, later 2nd Earl of Romney

1. Lady Frances Marsham (b. 25 Oct 1778; d. 30 Jun 1668), mar. 17 Jun 1805 Sir John Buchanan Riddell of that Ilk, 9th Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Lady Harriet Marsham (b. 6 Apr 1780; d. 15 Sep 1825)

3. Lady Amelia Charlotte Marsham (b. 13 Jan 1782; d. 5 Jan 1863)

died

1 Mar 1811

created

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

suc, by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Maidstone 1768-74 and for Kent 1774-90; Member of the Board of Agriculture 1793 ; suc. his father as 3rd Baron Romney 16 Nov 1793; Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1797-1808

 

Charles [Marsham], 2nd Earl of Romney

born

22 Nov 1777

mar. (1)

9 Sep 1806 Sophia Pitt (b. 11 Oct 1783; d. 9 Sep 1812), dau. of William Morton Pitt, of Kingston House, co. Dorset, by his wife Margaret Gambier, sister of James [Gambier], 1st Baron Gambier, and 4th dau. of Samuel Gambier, Lieutenant Governor of the Bahamas

children by first wife

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

1. Lady Sophia Marsham (b. 13 Jul 1707; d. 4 Jun 1863), mar. 17 Apr 1837 Peter Richard Hoare, of Luscombe House, co. Devon (b. 8 May 1803; d. 30 May 1877), 1st son and heir of Peter Richard Hoare, of Kelsey Park, Beckenham, co. Kent (by his wife Arabella Penelope Eliza Greene, dau. and cohrss. of James Greene, of Turton Tower and Clayton Hall, co. Lancaster), 4th son of Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 2nd Bt., by his second wife Frances Ann Acland, dau. of Richard Acland, and has issue

2. Lady Frances Marsham (b. 9 Nov 1809; d. 29 Dec 1901), mar. 2 Aug 1838 Maj Gen Edward Charles Fletcher, of Kenward, co. Kent (d. 5 Jun 1877), and had issue

3. Lady Mary Marsham (b. 15 Apr 1811; d. 23 Feb 1871), mar. 3 May 1836 Henry Hoare, of Staplehurst Place, co. Kent (b. 27 Dec 1807; d. 16 Apr 1866), 1st son and heir of William Henry Hoare, of Broomfield House, Battersea, co. Surrey, by his wife Hon Louisa Elizabeth Noel, 1st dau. of Sir Gerard Noel Edwardes later Noel, 2nd Bt., of Exton, co. Rutland, by his first wife Hon Diana Middleton, suo jure Baroness Barham, and had issue

4. Lady Charlotte Marsham (b. 30 Aug 1812; dsp. 18 Nov 1879), mar. 20 Apr 1853 Rev George William Corker, Vicar of Stony Stratford, co. Buckingham (d. 9 Jun 1880)

mar. (2)

9 Feb 1832 Hon Mary Elizabeth Cholmondeley (b. 6 Mar 1794; widow of George James Cholmondeley;  d. 25 Dec 1847), 2nd dau. and in her issue cohrss. of John James [Townshend], 2nd Viscount Sydney, by his first wife Hon Sophia Southwell, 2nd dau. of Edward [Southwell], 20th Baron Clifford

only child by second wife

2. Hon Robert Marsham later Marsham-Townshend DL (b. 15 Nov 1834; d. 11 Dec 1914), mar. 5 Apr 1877 Clara Catherine Paley (b. 4 Dec 1845; d. 17 Mar 1931), 2nd dau. of Rev George Barber Paley, of Langcliffe, co. York, Rector of Freckenham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Catharine Ann Robertson, dau. of Dr William Robertson, of Bath, co. Somerset, and had issue

died

29 Mar 1845

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Independent Tory) for Hythe 1798-1802 and 1806-07 and for Downton 1803-06; Lt Col commanding 1st East Kent Militia 1809

 

Charles [Marsham], 3rd Earl of Romney

born

30 Jul 1808

mar.

7 Feb 1832 Lady Margaret Harriet Montagu-Scott (b. 12 Jun 1811; d. 5 Jun 1846), 5th dau. of Charles William Henry [Scott later Montagu-Scott], 4th Duke of Buccleuch, by his wife and cousin Hon Harriet Catherine Townshend, 4th dau. of Thomas [Townshend], 1st Viscount Sydney

children

1. Hon Charles Marsham, later 4th Earl of Romney

2. Rev Hon John Marsham, Rector of Barton Seagrave, co. Northampton 1868-1908, and of Haccombe, co. Devon 1908-12 (b. 25 Jul 1842; d. 16 Sep 1926), mar. 21 Jun 1866 Penelope Jane Hume (d. 1 May 1936), yst. dau. of Rev William Wheler Hume, and had issue

3. Hon Henry Marsham (b. 26 Mar 1845; d. 1 Jul 1908)

1. Lady Harriet Marsham (b. 17 Jul 1838; d. 14 Nov 1886), mar. 24 Sep 1863 Col Henry Charles Fletcher CMG (d. 31 Aug 1879), and had issue

died

3 Sep 1874

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for West Kent 1841-45

 

Charles [Marsham], 4th Earl of Romney

born

7 Mar 1841

mar.

30 Jul 1863 Lady Frances Augusta Constance Rawdon-Hastings (b. 16 Mar 1844; d. 1 Sep 1910), sister and cohrss. of Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet [Rawdon-Hastings], 4th Marquess of Hastings, and 4th dau. of George Augustus Francis [Rawdon-Hastings], 2nd Marquess of Hastings, by his wife Hon Barbara Yelverton, suo jure Baroness Grey of Ruthin, only dau. of Henry Edward [Gould later Yelverton], 19th Baron Grey of Ruthin

children

1. Hon Charles Marsham, later 5th Earl of Romney

2. Lt Col Hon Reginald Hastings Marsham OBE (b. 19 Dec 1865; d. 19...), mar. 4 Feb 1908 Dora Hermione North (d. 14 Aug 1923), 4th dau. of Capt Charles North, of Rougham Hall, co. Norfolk, by his wife Augusta Keppel, 1st dau. of Rev Hon Thomas Robert Keppel, Rector of North Creake (by his wife Frances Barrett-Lennard, 4th dau. by his first wife of Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st Bt.), 4th son by his first wife of William Charles [Keppel], 4th Earl of Albemarle, and had issue:

1a. Michael Henry Marsham, later 7th Earl of Romney

1a. Lady Anne Rhoda Marsham (b. 7 Jun 1909; d. 13 Mar 1999))

3. Lieut Hon Douglas Henry Marsham (b. 13 Nov 1871; dvp. 31 Oct 1899)

4. Hon Sydney Edward Marsham (b. 29 Dec 1879; d. 6 Jan 1952), mar. 2 Feb 1911 Dame Joan Warry DBE (d. 13 Mar 1972), only dau. of William Warry, of Shapwick, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1a. Lt Col Peter William Marsham MBE (b. 8 Jun 1913; d. 3 Nov 1970), mar. 18 Jul 1946 Hersey Coke, 3rd dau. of Maj Hon Richard Coke (by his first wife Hon Doreen O'Brien, 7th dau. by his second wife of Edward Donough [O'Brien], 14th Baron Inchiquin), 1st son by his second wife of Thomas William [Coke], 2nd Earl of Leicester, and had issue:

1b. Julian Charles Marsham, later 8th Earl of Romney

1b. Lady Lavinia Marsham, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 2006 (b. 6 Feb 1950), mar. 7 Sep 1973 Simon James Macdonald Lockhart, of The Lee, Crosshill House, Auchterarder, co. Perth, 2nd son of Simon Foster Macdonald Lockhart of the Lee, and has issue

2b. Lady Sarah Marsham, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 2006 (b. 3 Oct 1954), mar. 17 Apr 1982 Maxwell Colin Bernard Ward, of Stobshiel House, Humbie, East Lothian, 1st son of Maj Bernard Maxwell Ward LVO, and has issue

3b. Davinia Marsham (b. 13 Feb 1956; dvp. 22 May 1956)

1. Lady Florence Mary Constance Marsham (b. 9 Feb 1868; d. 4 Oct 1954), mar. 3 Dec 1891 Sir George Ralph Leigh Hare, 3rd Bt., and had issue

died

21 Aug 1905

suc. by

son

note

a Lord in Waiting (Conservative) 1889-92

 

Charles [Marsham], 5th Earl of Romney

born

25 Oct 1864

mar.

12 Jun 1890 Anne Louisa Scott  (d. 5 Feb 1936), 2nd dau. of Sir Edward Henry Scott, 5th Bt., of Lytchett Minster, co. Dorset, by his wife Emilie Packe, yst. dau. of Lieut Col Henry Packe, of Twyford Hall, co. Norfolk

only child

1. Hon Charles Marsham, later 6th Earl of Romney

died

13 Mar 1933

suc. by

son

note

Maj, 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment 1886; ADC to the Governor of Madras 1888

 

Charles [Marsham], 6th Earl of Romney

born

9 Jul 1892

mar.

24 Jul 1918 Marie Henrietta Margaret Keppel (dsp. 21 Jan 1976), 1st dau. of Adm Sir Colin Richard Keppel GCVO KCIE CB DSO by his wife Henrietta Mary Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell, dau. of Maj Gen Richard Blundell-Hollinshead-Blundell

died

s.p. 6 Sep 1975

suc. by

cousin

 

Michael Henry [Marsham], 7th Earl of Romney

born

22 Nov 1910

mar.

28 Jun 1939 Frances Aileen Landale (d. 2 Oct 1995), only dau. of Lt Col James Russell Landale, Indian Army

died

5 Jun 2004

suc. by

first cousin once removed

 

Julian Charles [Marsham], 8th Earl of Romney

born

28 Mar 1948

mar.

6 Sep 1975 Catriona Anne Stewart, 1st dau. of Robert Charles Stewart CBE, of Arndean, Dollar, co. Clackmannan (only son of Maj Alexander Caldwell Stewart MC, of Arndean), by his wife Ann Grizel Cochrane, 1st dau. of Air Chief Marshal Hon Sir Ralph Alexander Cochrane GBE KCB AFC (by his wife Hilda Frances Holme Wiggin, 3rd dau. of Francis Holme Wiggin), 3rd son of Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest [Cochrane], 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults

children

1. Maj Hon David Charles Marsham, styled Viscount Marsham (b. 18 Apr 1977), mar. May 2012 Katherine F Phillips, dau. of Timothy Phillips, of Winchester, co. Hampshire

2. Hon Michael Julian Marsham (b. 3 Mar 1979), mar. 27 Apr 2013 Hon Lucy Harriet Beaumont (b. 30 Apr 1981), 1st dau. of Wentworth Peter Ismay [Beaumont], 4th Viscount Allendale, by his wife Theresa Mary Magdalene More O'Ferrall, 2nd dau. of Francis Ambrose More O'Ferrall, of Ellen's Green, co. Sussex, and has issue

1. Lady Laura Clare Marsham (b. 18 Mar 1984), mar. 14 Sep 2013 James Richard Meade (b. 1981), 1st son of Richard John Hassan Meade OBE, the equestrian, of West Littleton, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Angela Dorothy Farquhar

 

 Last updated 7 Mar 2017

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Titles:

8th Earl of Romney

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Jun 1801)

8th Viscount Marsham, of The Mote in the County of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 22 Jun 1801)

10th Baron Romney, of Romney in the County of Kent

(Great Britain, let. pat. 22 Jun 1716)

14th Baronet, styled "of Cuckston, co. Kent"

(England, let. pat. 16 Aug 1663)

 

Address:

Gayton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk

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