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Schomberg, Duke of (E, 1689 - 1719)

 

Creation: let.pat. 9 May 1689

 

Extinct: 5 July 1719

 

Family name: von Schönberg later Schomberg

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Arms:

 Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent on an Inescutcheon Sable an Escarbuncle of eight rays Or, 2nd and 3rd, Gules six Escutcheons Argent three two and one over all an Escutcheon of Pretence Gules a Cavalier in armour proper mounted on a Horse in full course Argent holding in his right hand a Battle Axe of the same

Crest:

 1st:  An Arm in armour embowed holding in the Hand all proper a Battle Axe Argent; 2nd:  Out of a Ducal Coronet  and between two elephants' trunks Or a Talbot sejant affrontée Sable; 3rd:  Out of a Ducal Coronet Or three Peacocks' Feathers proper

Supporters:

 On either side a Lion segreant proper

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Frederick Herman [von Schönberg], 1st Duke of Schomberg, KG

only son and heir of Count Hans Meinhard von Schönberg, Court Marshal of the Elector Palatine and his Ambassador to England, by his wife Hon Anne Sutton, 2nd dau. of Edward [Sutton], 5th Baron Dudley

born

6 Dec 1615

mar. (1)

30 Apr 1638 his cousin Countess Johanna Elizabeth von Schönberg (d. 21 Mar 1663/4), dau. of his paternal uncle Heinrich Dietrich, Count of Schönberg auf Wesel

children by first wife

1. Lord Frederick Schomberg

2. Lord Meinhardt Schomberg, later 1st Duke of Leinster later 3rd Duke of Schomberg

3. Lord Otto Schomberg

4. Lord Henry Schomberg

5. Lord Charles Schomberg, later 2nd Duke of Schomberg

mar. (2)

14 Apr 1669 Susanne d'Aumale (dsp. Jul 1668), yst. dau. of Daniel d'Aumale, Seigneur de Harcourt, Chamberlain to the Prince de Condé, by his wife Francoise de St Pol, dau. of Claude de St Pol, Seigneur de Vaillière, Villiers-Outreau, Gennes, etc.

died

4 Jul 1690

created

9 May 1689 Baron Teyes, Earl of Brentford, Marquess of Harwich and Duke of Schomberg, with remainder to his 5th son, Charles, and the heirs male of his body, failing which to his 2nd son, Meinhard, and the heirs male of his body, failing which to his own heirs male of the body

suc. by

5th son by first wife

note

 

Charles [Schomberg], 2nd Duke of Schomberg

born

5 Aug 1645

died

16 Oct 1693

suc. by

elder brother

note

 

Meinhardt [Schomberg], 1st Duke of Leinster later 3rd Duke of Schomberg, KG PC

born

30 Jun 1641

mar. (1)

3 Aug 1667 Luisa Rizzi, dau. of Giovanni Girolamo Rizzi, by his wife Maria Margarita Callovi, of Montferrat, Italy

mar. (2)

4 Jan 1682/3 Raugräfin Caroline Elizabeth (b. 19 Nov 1659; d. 28 Jun 1696), dau. of Charles Louis, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (by his morganatic second wife Maria Susanne Louise, Raugräfin von Degenfeld, dau. of Christoph Martin, Freiherr von Degenfeld, by his wife Anna Maria Adelmann von Adelmannsfelden), 1st son of Frederick Henry, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (briefly Frederick V, King of Bohemia), by his wife Princess Elizabeth of England and Scotland, 1st dau. of James I & VI, King of England and Scotland

children by second wife

1. Lord Charles Schomberg, styled Marquess of Harwich, Col of the 7th Dragoon Guards (b. 15 Dec 1683; dvp. 5 Oct 1713)

1. Lady Caroline Schomberg (b. c.1687; dvp. 18 Jun 1710)

2. Lady Frederica Schomberg, suo jure Countess of Mertola and Grandee of Portugal (b. c.1688; d. 7 Aug 1751), mar. (1) 26 May 1715 Robert [D'Arcy], 3rd Earl of Holderness, and (2) 18 Jun 1724 Benjamin [Mildmay], 1st Earl FitzWalter, and had issue by both husbands

3. Lady Mary Schomberg (b. 16 Mar 1692), mar. 31 Jan 1716/7 her cousin Christoph Martin, Graf von Degenfeld later Degenfeld-Schomberg, Prussian Minister in London

mar. (3)

1702 ..... Box

died

s.p.m.s. 5 Jul 1719

created

3 Mar 1690/1 Baron of Tara, Earl of Bangor and Duke of Leinster (Peerage of Ireland)

note

 

On the death of the 3rd Duke of Schomberg all his English and Irish titles became extinct. His eldest surviving daughter, Lady Frederica D'Arcy, succeeded him as Countess of Mertola and Grandee of Portugal.

 

Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007

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