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St Albans, Duke of (E, 1683/4)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 Jan 1683/84

 

Family name: Beauclerk

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Arms:

Grand quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters: the Royal Arms of Charles II, viz quarterly: 1st and 4th, France and England quarterly; 2nd, Scotland; 3rd, Ireland; the whole debruised by a Baton sinister Gules charged with three Roses Argent barbed and seeded proper (Beauclerk);  2nd and 3rd grand quarters: quarterly Gules and Or in the first quarter a Mullet Argent (De Vere)

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Lion statant guardant Or crowned with a ducal coronet per pale Argent and of the first and gorged with a Collar of the last thereon three Roses also Argent barbed and seeded proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  an Antelope Argent armed and unguled Or;  Sinister:  a Greyhound Argent, each gorged with a Collar as in the crest

Motto:

Auspicium Melioris Aevi (A pledge of better times)

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Charles [Beauclerk], 1st Earl of Burford later 1st Duke of St Albans, KG

illegitimate son of King Charles II and his mistress Eleanor Gwynn

born

8 May 1670

mar.

13 Apr 1694 Lady Diana de Vere, 1st Lady of the Bedchamber and Lady of the Stole to Caroline, Princess of Wales (d. 15 Jan 1741/2), 2nd dau. and event. sole hrss. of Aubrey [de Vere], 20th Earl of Oxford, by his second wife Diana Kirke, dau. by his second wife of George Kirke, Groom of the Bedchamber to King Charles II

children

1. Lord Charles Beauclerk, later 2nd Duke of St Albans

2. Capt Lord William Beauclerk, Member of Parliament for Chichester (b. 22 May 1698;  d. 23 Feb 1732/3), mar. 13 Dec 1722 Charlotte Werden (d. 3 Jul 1770), 2nd dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Sir John Werden, 2nd Bt., of Cholmeaton, co. Cheshire, Leyland, co. Lancaster, and Holyport co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1a. William Beauclerk (b. 26 May 1726;  d. 28 Nov 1738)

2a. Lt Col Charles Beauclerk, Governor of Pendennis Castle (d. 30 Aug 1775), mar. Elizabeth Jones (d. 5 Dec 1768), and had issue:

1b. George Beauclerk, later 4th Duke of St Albans

1a. Charlotte Beauclerk (d. 7 Mar 1793), mar. 22 Dec 1744 John Drummond MP, of Stanmore, co. Middlesex (d. 25 Jul 1774), 1st son of Andrew Drummond, of Stanmore, co. Middlesex, by his wife Isabella Strachan, and had issue

2a. Caroline Beauclerk (dsp. 1778), mar. 23 Feb 1756 Maj Gen Sir William Draper KB (d. 8 Jan 1787)

3. Adm Lord Vere Beauclerk RN, cr. 28 Mar 1750 Baron Vere of Hanworth, of Hanworth in the County of Middlesex (b. 14 Jul 1699;  d. 21 Oct 1781), mar. 13 Apr 1736 Mary Chambers (d. 21 Jan 1783), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Chambers, of Hanworth, co. Middlesex, and had issue:

1a. Vere Beauclerk (b. 12 Jan 1736/7;  d. 26 Dec 1739)

2a. Chambers Beauclerk (b. 22 Feb 1737/8;  d. 16 Jul 1747)

3a. Sackville Beauclerk (b. 12 Apr 1739;  bur. 25 Apr 1739)

4a. Hon Aubrey Beauclerk, later 2nd Baron Vere of Hanworth later 5th Duke of St Albans

1a. Elizabeth Beauclerk (b. Jul 1742;  d. 26 Apr 1746)

2a. Hon Mary Beauclerk (b. 4 Dec 1743;  d. 13 Jan 1812), mar. 2 Oct 1762 Lord Charles Spencer (d. 16 Jun 1820), 2nd son of George [Spencer], 3rd Duke of Marlborough, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Trevor, dau. and hrss. of Thomas [Trevor], 2nd Baron Trevor, and had issue

4. Col Lord Henry Beauclerk, of Foliejon Park, Wingfield, co. Berkshire, Member of Parliament for Plymouth 1740-41 and for Thetford 1742-61 (b. 11 Aug 1701;  d. 5 Jan 1761), mar. (1) 21 Apr 1729 ..... Philips (dsp), dau. of Governor ..... Philips, of Stanwell, co. Middlesex, and (2) 25 Jun 1739 Hon Martha Lovelace (d. 5 Mar 1788), sister and sole hrss. of Nevill [Lovelace], 6th Baron Lovelace, and only dau. of John [Lovelace], 4th Baron Lovelace, by his wife Charlotte Clayton, dau. of Sir John Clayton, and had issue by his second wife

5. Rt Hon Lord Sidney Beauclerk, of Windsor, co. Berkshire, Member of Parliament for Windsor 1733-34, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1740-42 (b. 27 Feb 1703;  d. 23 Nov 1744), mar. 9 Dec 1736 Mary Norris (d. 20 Nov 1766), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Norris MP, of Speke Hall, co. Lancaster, and had issue

6. Lt Gen Lord George Beauclerk, of Winchfield House, co. Hampshire, Member of Parliament for Windsor 1744, ADC to King George II 1745, Lieutenant-Governor of Gibraltar 1753, Commander-in-Chief of Scotland 1758 (b. 26 Dec 1704;  dsp. 11 May 1768), mar. Margaret Bainbridge (d. 23 Oct 1792), dau. of Thomas Bainbridge, of Slale, co. Northumberland

7. Lord Seymour Beauclerk (b. 24 Jun 1708;  d. 1 Jul 1708)

8. Rt Rev Lord James Beauclerk DD, Bishop of Hereford 1746-87 (b. 1709;  d. 20 Pct 1787)

9. Capt Lord Aubrey Beauclerk RN (b. 1711;  d. 24 Feb 1740), mar. Catherine Alexander (widow of Col Francis Alexander;  dsp. 27 Oct 1755), dau. of Sir Henry Newton, Envoy to Tuscany and Genoa

1. Lady Diana Beauclerk (b. 1697;  d. unm. aft. 1743)

2. Lady Mary Beauclerk (b. 1713;  d. unm.)

3. Lady Anne Beauclerk (b. 1716;  d. unm.)

died

10 May 1726

created

27 Dec 1676 Baron Heddington and Earl of Burford, with special remainder failing heirs male of his body to his younger natural brother, James Beauclerk, and the heirs male of his body

10 Jan 1683/84 Duke of St Albans

suc. by

son

note

Chief Ranger of Enfield Chase 1684; granted the hereditary office of Master, Surveyor or Keeper of the Hawks 1684/5; Col of Princess Anne of Denmark's Regiment of Horse (8th Horse) 1687; served in the Imperial Army; Captain of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners 1693-1711/2 and 1714-26; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1697-1702; Register of the Court of Chancery 1698; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1714-26; Knight of the Garter 1718

 

Charles [Beauclerk], 2nd Duke of St Albans, KG

born

6 Apr 1696

mar.

13 Dec 1722 Lucy Werden (b. 6 Jul 1707; d. 1 Nov 1752), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Werden, 2nd Bt., of Cholmeaton, co. Cheshire, Leyland, co. Lancaster, and Holyport, co. Berkshire, by his first wife Elizabeth Breton, dau. of Robert Breton, of Norton, co. Northampton

children

1. Lord George Beauclerk, later 3rd Duke of St Albans

1. Lady Diana Beauclerk (b. 20 Oct 1725;  dsp. 28 May 1766), mar. 2 Feb 1760 Rt Rev Hon Shute Barrington DD, Bishop of Durham (d. 25 Mar 1826), 5th son of John [Shute later Barrington], 1st Viscount Barrington, by his wife Anne Daines, dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Daines MP, Mayor of Bristol

died

27 Jul 1751

suc. by

son

note

Joint Register of the Court of Chancery 1698-1726' Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bodmin 1718-22 and for Windsor 1722-26; Knight of the Bath 1725; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1727-51; Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle and Warden of Windsor Forest 1730-51; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1738-51; Knight of the Garter 1741; High Steward of Windsor

 

George [Beauclerk], 3rd Duke of St Albans

born

25 Jun 1730

mar.

23 Dec 1752 Jane Roberts (d. 16 Dec 1778), only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir Walter Roberts, 6th Bt., of Glassenbury Park, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Slaughter, only dau. and hrss. of William Slaughter, of Rochester, co. Kent

died

s.p.legit. 1 Feb 1786

suc. by

second cousin

note

High Steward of Windsor 1751; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1751; Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 1751-60 and 1771-86

 

George [Beauclerk], 4th Duke of St Albans

only son of Lt Col Charles Beauclerk (by his wife Elizabeth Jones), 1st surv. son of Lord William Beauclerk (by his wife Charlotte Werden, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Werden, 2nd Bt.), 2nd son of Charles [Beauclerk], 1st Duke of St Albans

born

5 Dec 1758

died

10 Feb 1787

suc. by

cousin

note

ent. the 3rd Foot Guards 1775, Lt Col 1786

 

Aubrey [Beauclerk], 2nd Baron Vere of Hanworth later 5th Duke of St Albans

1st surv. son of Vere [Beauclerk], 1st Baron Vere of Hanworth (by his wife Mary Chambers, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Chambers, of Hanworth, co. Middlesex), 3rd son of Charles [Beauclerk], 1st Duke of St Albans

born

3 Jun 1740

mar.

4 May 1763 Lady Catharine Ponsonby (b. 14 Oct 1742; d. 4 Sep 1789), 1st dau. of William [Ponsonby], 2nd Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Lady Caroline Cavendish, 1st dau. of William [Cavendish], 3rd Duke of Devonshire

children

1. Lord Aubrey Beauclerk, later 6th Duke of St Albans

2. Lord William Beauclerk, later 8th Duke of St Albans

3. Adm Lord Amelius Beauclerk GCB GCH RN, of Winchfield House, Hampshire, Admiral of the White, Principal Naval ADC to King William IV and to Queen Victoria (b. 23 May 1771;  dspl. 10 Dec 1846)

4. Rev Lord Frederick Beauclerk DD, of Winchfield House, Hampshire, Vicar of Kimpton, co. Hertford 1797-1827, and of Redbourn and St Michael's, St Albans 1827-50 (b. 8 May 1773;  d. 22 Apr 1850), mar. 3 Jul 1813 Hon Charlotte Dillon-Lee (d. 26 Sep 1866), 2nd dau.of Charles [Dillon later Dillon-Lee], 12th Viscount Dillon, by his second wife Marie Rogier, of Malines, Belgium, and had issue

1. Lady Catherine Elizabeth Beauclerk (dsp. Jul 1803), mar. 1 Sep 1802 Rev James Burgess, Vicar of Hanworth 1805-16 (d. 27 Nov 1827)

2. Lady Caroline Beauclerk (d. 23 Nov 1828), mar. 16 Feb 1797 Hon Charles Lawrence Dundas (d. 25 Jan 1810), 4th son of Thomas [Dundas], 1st Baron Dundas, by his wife Lady Charlotte Fitzwilliam, 2nd dau. of William [Fitzwilliam], 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam, and had issue

3. Lady Georgiana Beauclerk (d. 1791)

died

9 Feb 1802

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Thetford 1761-68 and for Aldborough 1768-74; suc. his father 1 Oct 1781 as 2nd Baron Vere of Hanworth

 

Aubrey [Beauclerk], 6th Duke of St Albans

born

21 Aug 1765

mar. (1)

9 Jul 1788 Mary Moses (dspm. 18 Aug 1800), dau. of John Moses, of Hull, co.York, by his wife Margaret Cave, dau. of Sir Thomas Cave, Bt.

only child by first wife

1. Lady Mary Beauclerk (d. 11 Sep 1845), mar. 6 Nov 1811 as his second wife George William [Coventry], 8th Earl of Coventry, and had issue

mar. (2)

15 Aug 1802 Louisa Grace Manners (b. 1777; d. 19 Feb 1816), 5th dau. of John Manners MP, of Hanby Hall, co. Lincoln, and Buckminster, co. Leicester (by his wife Lady Louisa Tollemache, later suo jure Countess of Dysart), illegit. son of Lord William Manners (by his mistress Corbetta Smith), 2nd son by his first wife of John [Manners], 2nd Duke of Rutland

only child by second wife

1. Lord Aubrey Beauclerk, later 7th Duke of St Albans

died

12 Aug 1815

suc. by

son by second marriage

note

ent. the Foot Guards 1781, Capt 34th Foot 1783 and Lt Col 1789; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Kingston-upon-Hull 1790-96

 

Aubrey [Beauclerk], 7th Duke of St Albans

born

7 Apr 1815

died

19 Feb 1816

suc. by

uncle

 

William [Beauclerk], 8th Duke of St Albans

born

18 Dec 1766

mar. (1)

20 Jul 1791 Charlotte Thelwall (dsps. 19 Oct 1797), dau. and hrss. of Rev Robert Carter Thelwall, of Redbourne Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Charlotte Nelthorpe, dau. of Sir John Nelthorpe, 5th Bt., of Barton-on-Humber, co. Lincoln

only child by first wife

1. William Robert Beauclerk (bapt. 11 May 1794;  bur. 13 May 1794)

mar. (2)

4 Mar 1799 Maria Janetta Nelthorpe (d. 17 Jan 1822), only dau. and hrss. of John Nelthorpe, of Little Grimsby Hall, co. Lincoln, by his wife Mary Cracroft, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Robert Cracroft, of Hackthorn Hall, co. Lincoln

children by second wife

1. Lord William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, later 9th Duke of St Albans

2. John Nelthorpe Beauclerk (b. 3 Dec 1805;  bur. 4 Aug 1810)

3. Capt Lord Frederick Charles Peter Beauclerk RN, of Little Grimsby Hall, co. Lincoln (b. 29 Jun 1808;  d. 17 Nov 1865), mar. 16 Feb 1848 Jemima Eleanora Johnstone (d. 14 Oct 1877), 6th dau. of James Raymond Johnstone of Alva, by his wife Mary Elizabeth Cholmeley, sister of Sir Montague Cholmeley, 1st Bt., and 1st dau. of Montague Cholmeley, of Easton Hall, co. Lincoln, and had issue:

1a. William Nelthorpe Beauclerk DL, of Little Grimsby Hall, co. Lincoln, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to to Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia (b. 7 Apr 1849; d. 5 Mar 1908). mar. (1) 27 Apr 1878 Jane Isabella Rathborne (d. 3 Jan 1888), 2nd dau. of Rev James Rathborne, Rector of West Tyrtherley, Stockbridge, and had issue:

1b. Maj Aubrey Nelthorpe Beauclerk, of Little Grimsby Hall, co. Lincoln (b. 24 Mar 1879; d. 22 Apr 1916), mar. 21 Feb 1911 Vera Eileen May Francis (mar. (2) 29 Apr 1919 Capt Gerald Andrew Greig; d. 4 Apr 1975), only dau. of Capt William Holcombe Francis, of Rosebank, Hounslow, co. Middlesex, and had issue:

1c. Daphne Diana Beauclerk (b. 26 Dec 1911), mar. 19 Apr 1933 Count Claude Antoine Chauvin de Précourt (d. 5 Sep 1971), son of Count Charles Leschevin de Précourt, and has issue

2c. Hermione de Vere Beauclerk (b. 30 Nov 1915; d. 5 Nov 1969), mar. 1 Oct 1939 F/Lt James Dewar MBE GM (d. 12 May 1983), only son of James Evan Dewar, of Putney, London, and had issue

2b. Nelthorpe de Vere Beauclerk (b. 1 Jan 1888; dvp. 2 Jan 1888)

1b. Isabella Eleanor Beauclerk (b. 28 Sep 1881; dvp. 9 Oct 1881)

2b. Violet Mary Beauclerk, a nun as Sister Mary Seraphim of the Poor Clares 1950-56 (b. 2 Nov 1883; d. 20 Nov 1961), mar. 1 Feb 1907 John Talbot Clifton, of Lytham Hall, co. Lancaster, and Kidalton Castle, Port Ellen, Islay, Hebrides (b. 1 Dec 1868; d. 23 Mar 1928), 1st son and heir of Thomas Henry Clifton MP, of Ashton Park, Preston, co. Lancaster (by his wife Madeline Diana Elizabeth Agnew, 1st dau. of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 8th Bt.), 1st son and heir ap. of Col John Talbot Clifton, of Clifton and Lytham, co. Lancaster, by his wife Lady Eleanor Cecily Lowther, sister of Henry [Lowther], 3rd Earl of Lonsdale, and had issue

3b. Florence Frederika de Vere Beauclerk (b. 8 Oct 1885; d. 4 Jun 1977), mar. 14 Nov 1912 Lt Col Reginald Joseph Bentinck, and had issue

Mr William Nelthorpe Beauclerk mar. (2) 5 Sep 1892 Evelyn Amy Hart (d. 10 Jun 1933), 1st dau. of Sir Robert Hart, 1st Bt., GCMG, Inspector-General of Customs, China, and had further issue:

4b. Vera Louise Beauclerk (b. 21 Sep 1893; dsp. 5 Jan 1942), mar. 23 Apr 1925 George Ramsay Acland Mills (b. 1 Oct 1896; d. 1972), only son of Rev Barton Reginald Vaughan Mills, Vicar of Bude Haven, co. Cornwall, 1891-1901 and Assistant Chaplain of Royal Chapel of the Savoy 1901-08 (by his second wife Elizabeth Edith Ramsay, only dau. of Sir George Dalhousie Ramsay CB), 2nd but 1st surv. son of Arthur Mills MP, of Efford Down, Bude Haven, co. Cornwall, by his wife Agnes Lucy Acland, 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt.

5b. Hilda de Vere Beauclerk (b. 21 Jan 1895; d. 16 Sep 1964), mar. 21 Jun 1933 Miles Malcolm Acheson, Chinese Maritime Customs Service, son of guy Francis Hamilton Acheson, and had issue

2a. Lieut Frederick Amelius Beauclerk (b. 8 Oct 1851; d. 22 May 1887), mar. 12 Jan 1881 Mary Harriet Isabella Cumberland Dickson (mar. (2) 30 Apr 1898 Maj Robert Fitzroy Maclean Johnstone (b. 30 Sep 1859; d. 18 Nov 1929), 4th son of General Montague Cholmeley Johnstone by his wife Leonora Louisa Somerset, 3rd dau. of Lieut Gen Sir Henry Somerset KCB KH), sister of John Poynder [Dickson], 1st Baron Kensington, and 1st dau. of Rear Admiral John Bourmaster Dickson CB by his wife Sarah Matilda Poynder, dau. of Thomas Poynder, of Hilmarton, Calne, co. Wiltshire, and had issue:

1b. Evelyn Mary Eleanora Beauclerk (b. 15 Feb 1883; dvp. 12 Jul 1883)

4. Lord Henry Beauclerk (b. 23 Jun 1812;  d. 22 Jan 1856)

5. Capt Lord Charles Beauclerk, of Lower Winchfield House, co. Hampshire (b. 10 Oct 1813;  d. 2 Nov 1861), mar. 7 Sep 1842 Laura Maria Theresa Stopford (d. 29 Sep 1858), dau. and hrss. of Col Edward Stopford, Ambassador to Spain, and had issue:

1a. William Arthur Stopford de Vere Beauclerk, of Richmond, co. Surrey (b. 3 Jan 1844;  d. 11 Feb 1917), mar. (1) 3 Jul 1869 Mary Augusta Westphal (d. 20 Apr 1870), only dau. of Adm Sir George Augustus Westphal, and had issue:

1b. Capt George Montagu de Vere Beauclerk (b. 4 Apr 1870; dspm. 5 Apr 1931), mar. 26 Jan 1905 May du Bois Holden (widow of Henry Vincent Holden; d. 4 Aug 1942), dau. of Thomas A Meinell, and had issue

Mr William Arthur Stopford de Vere Beauclerk mar. (2) 4 Nov 1874 Elizabeth Susan James (d. 25 May 1934), 2nd dau. of Edward James, of Swarland Park, co. Northumberland, and had further issue:

2b. Lieut Charles Edward de Vere Beauclerk, ADC to Lord Rosmead and to Lord Milner (b. 10 Sep 1875; dvp. 14 Jan 1900)

1b. Sybil Evelyn de Vere Beauclerk (b. 10 Dec 1876; dsp. 26 Dec 1902), mar. 15 Mar 1902 William Murray Thomas, of Lerryn, co. Cornwall, 2nd son of George Housman Thomas

2b. Diana Lily de Vere Beauclerk MBE (b. 27 Dec 1878; dsp. 30 Jan 1954), mar. 4 Jan 1912 Christian Hugh Septimus James, of Rudchester, co. Northumberland, 7th son of Thomas James DL, of Otterburn Tower and Rudchester, co. Northumberland

2a. Thomas Wentworth Sydney Beauclerk, of Irasberg, Vermont, USA (b. 21 Mar 1847;  d. 29 Jan 1938), mar. (1) 2 Jan 1872 Mary Frances Allen (d. 17 May 1873), dau. of Hon Ira H Allen, and had issue:

1b. May Frances Beauclerk (b. 10 May 1873; d. 19...), mar. (1) William C Stetson, and (2) Dr Eben Gaynor, and had issue by both husbands

Thomas Wentworth Sydney Beauclerk mar. (2) 1875 Elizabeth Porter Yates, of Utica, New York (d. 1911), and had further issue:

1b. William Preston Beauclerk, of Concord, New Hampshire, USA, surgeon (b. 9 Jun 1875; d. 18 Mar 1921), mar. 2 Jul 1894 Jennie Mabel Hayward (d. 11 Mar 1959), and had issue:

1c. Sydney Wentworth Beauclerk, served in World War I in 12th Aero Squadron, 4th US Army Corps (b. 10 Oct 1895; killed in action vp. 29 Oct 1918)

1c. Barbara Beauclerk (b. 4 Feb 1913; d. Jul 1985), mar. 29 May 1940 Joseph John Betz, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and had issue

2b. Harry Wentworth Beauclerk (b. 19 Oct 1879; dvp. by drowning 28 Jul 1887)

2b. Laura Maria Theresa Beauclerk (b. 1878; d. 29 Sep 1938), mar. 8 Oct 1907 Dr Percy Charles Waller Templeton, of Irasberg, Vermont, USA, and had issue

3b. Muriel Beauclerk

3a. Aubrey Topham Beauclerk, of Aldeburgh, co. Suffolk (b. 29 Oct 1850;  d. 14 Jan 1933), mar. 17 Sep 1913 Gwendolen Loftus Hughes (d. 2 May 1958), 4th dau. of Capt Sir Frederic Hughes, of Barnstown House, co. Wexford, and had issue:

1b. Charles Frederic Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, later 13th Duke of St Albans

4a. Herbert Augustus Corbett Beauclerk (b. 3 Jan 1852;  d. 30 Aug 1904)

5a. George Robert Algernon Beauclerk (b. 15 Jul 1854;  dsp. 29 Apr 1927), mar. (1) 13 Nov 1873 Sarah Turner (dsp. 15 Apr 1903), dau. of William Turner, of High Wycombe, co. Buckingham, and (2) 23 Mar 1912 Antoinette Jeanne Alice Jaquerod (dsp. 1 Mar 1926), dau. of Arni Jaquerod, of Geneva

1a. Florence Emily Rachel Beauclerk (b. 4 Jul 1845;  d. 3 Apr 1922), mar. 24 Apr 1867 Rev John Hart-Davies, Vicar of St Paul's, Covent Garden, and had issue

2a. Laura Maria Theresa Beauclerk (b. 3 Jan 1849;  d. 20 Mar 1886), mar. 10 Aug 1867 Hon William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam MP, styled Viscount Milton, 1st son and heir ap. of William Thomas Spencer [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 6th Earl Fitzwilliam, by his wife Lady Frances Harriet Douglas, 1st dau. of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton, and had issue

3a. Blanche Evelyn Beauclerk (b. 1 Oct 1855;  dsp. 30 Nov 1951), mar. 29 Jul 1903 Rev David Evans, Vicar of St James's, Croydon, co. Surrey (d. 20 Jun 1906)

4a. Valunga Beauclerk (b. 21 Mar 1857;  d. 6 Dec 1939)

6. Capt Lord Amelius Wentworth Beauclerk RN, of Leiston Hall, co. Suffolk (b. 16 Aug 1815;  d. 24 Mar 1879), mar. 27 Jul 1853 Frances Maria Harrison (mar. (2) 2 Jan 1884 Lt Gen John Walpole D'Oyly; d. 9 Nov 1910), only dau. and hrss. of Charles Harrison, of Bryanston Square, London, and had issue

7. Maj Lord George Augustus Beauclerk (b. 14 Dec 1818;  d. 3 Jan 1880)

1. Lady Maria Amelia Beauclerk (b. 11 May 1800;  d. 9 Jul 1873)

2. Lady Charlotte Beauclerk (b. 4 Apr 1802;  d. 12 Aug 1842)

3. Lady Caroline Janetta Beauclerk (b. 28 Jun 1804;  d. 22 Aug 1862), mar. 14 Jul 1825 as his first wife Arthur Algernon [Capel later Capell], 6th Earl of Essex, and had issue

4. Lady Julia Beauclerk (b. and d. 1805)

5. Lady Louisa Georgina Beauclerk (b. 20 Dec 1806;  d. 18 Feb 1853), mar. 28 Dec 1836 Thomas Hughan, of Airds (d. 24 Mar 1879), and had issue

6. Lady Georgiana Beauclerk (b. 11 Sep 1809;  d. 8 Jan 1880), mar. 10 Feb 1829 Sir Montague John Cholmeley, 2nd Bt. MP, of Easton Hall, co. Lincoln, and had issue

7. Lady Mary Noel Beauclerk (b. 28 Dec 1810;  d. 29 Nov 1850), mar. 15 Dec 1837 Thomas George Corbett, of Elsham Hall, co. Lincoln (d. 5 Jul 1868), and had issue

died

17 Jul 1825

suc. by

son by second wife

note

ent. the Navy 1782, Lieut 1788

 

William Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 9th Duke of St Albans

born

24 Mar 1801

mar. (1)

16 Jun 1827 Harriet Coutts (b. 11 Nov 1777; widow of Thomas Coutts, banker, of London;  dsp. 6 Aug 1837), dau. of Lieut Matthew Mellon

mar. (2)

29 May 1839 Elizabeth Catherine Gubbins (mar. (2) 10 Nov 1859 as his second wife Lucius Bentinck [Cary], 10th Viscount of Falkland;  d. 2 Dec 1893), yst. dau. of Maj Gen Joseph Gubbins, of Kilfrush, co. Limerick, and Stoneham, co. Southampton, by his first wife Charlotte Bathoe, dau. of James Bathoe, of Bath

children

1. Lord William Amelius Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, later 10th Duke of St Albans

1. Lady Diana de Vere Beauclerk (b. 10 Dec 1842;  dsp. 1 Apr 1905), mar. 18 Dec 1872 Hon Sir John Walter Huddleston MP, of The Grange, Ascot, co. Berkshire, last Baron of the Exchequer (d. 5 Dec 1890), yst. son of Thomas Huddleston RA

2. Lady Charlotte Beauclerk

died

27 May 1849

suc. by

son by second wife

 

William Amelius Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 10th Duke of St Albans

born

15 Apr 1840

mar. (1)

20 Jun 1867 Sybil Mary Grey (b. 28 Nov 1848; d. 7 Sep 1871), sister of Albert Henry George [Grey], 4th Earl Grey, and 1st dau. of Lt-Gen Hon Charles Grey (2nd son of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey) by his wife Caroline Eliza Farquhar VA, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Bt.

children by first wife

1. Lord Charles Victor Albert Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, later 11th Duke of St Albans

1. Lady Louise de Vere Beauclerk (b. 12 Apr 1869;  d. 15 Dec 1958), mar. 25 Oct 1890 Gerald Walter Erskine [Loder], 1st Baron Wakehurst, and had issue

2. Lady Sybil Evelyn de Vere Beauclerk (b. 21 Aug 1871;  d. 20 Sep 1910), mar. 4 Nov 1899 Maj William Frank Lascelles (d. 8 Mar 1913), 1st son of Rt Hon Sir Frank Cavendish Lascelles GCB GCMG GCVO, Ambassador to St Petersburg 1894-95 and Berlin 1895-1908 (by his wife Mary Emma Olliffe, 1st dau. of Sir Joseph Francis Olliffe MD0, 3rd son of Rt Hon William Saunders Sebright Lascelles MP (by his wife Lady Caroline Georgiana Howard, 1st dau. of George [Howard], 6th Earl of Carlisle), 3rd son of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood, and had issue

mar. (2)

3 Jan 1874 Grace Bernal-Osborne (d. 18 Nov 1926), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Ralph Bernal later Bernal-Osborne MP, of Newtown Anner, co. Tipperary, by his wife Catherine Isabella Osborne, sister and hrss. of Sir Thomas Osborne, 10th Bt., of Newtown Anner, co. Tipperary, and only dau. of Sir Thomas Osborne, 9th Bt. MP, of Newtown Anner, co. Tipperary

children by second wife

2. Lord Osborne de Vere Beauclerk, later 12th Duke of St Albans

3. Lord William Huddleston de Vere Beauclerk (b. 16 Aug 1883;  d. 25 Dec 1954)

3. Lady Moyra de Vere Beauclerk (b. 20 Jan 1876;  d. 7 Feb 1942), mar. 30 Jul 1895 Rt Hon Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish CB CMG MP (granted the style and precedence of a Duke's younger son by Royal Licence Nov 1908;  d. 7 Jan 1946), 2nd son of Lt Col Lord Edward Cavendish MP (by his wife Emma Elizabeth Lascelles, 4th dau. of Rt Hon William Saunders Sebright Lascelles MP - see above), 3rd son of William [Cavendish], 7th Duke of Devonshire, and had issue

4. Lady Katherine de Vere (b. 25 May 1877;  d. 1 Feb 1958), mar. (1) 23 Jan 1896 (div. 1920) Henry Charles Somers Augustus Somerset OBE, 1st son of Rt Hon Lord Henry Richard Charles Somerset MP, Comptroller of the Household 1874-79 (by his wife Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Charles Somers [Cocks later Somers-Cocks], 3rd Earl Somers), 2nd son of Henry Charles FitzRoy [Somerset], 8th Duke of Beaufort, and (2) 22 Apr 1921 Maj Gen Sir William Lambton KCB CMG CVO DSO (b. 4 Dec 1863; dsp. 10 Oct 1936), 6th son of George Frederick D'Arcy [Lambton], 2nd Earl of Durham, and had issue by her first husband

5. Lady Alexandra de Vere (b. 5 Jul 1878;  d. 16 Apr 1935)

died

10 May 1898

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Hon Col 1st Notts Rifle Volunteers 1868; Capt of the Yeomen of the Guard 1868-74; Privy Councillor 1689; Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire 1880-98; Provincial Grand Master of Freemasons, Lincolnshire 1862-78 and Nottinghamshire 1877-98

 

Charles Victor Albert Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 11th Duke of St Albans

born

26 Mar 1870

died

19 Sep 1934

suc. by

half-brother

note

2nd Lieut, 1st Life Guards 1893; Capt, South Nottinghamshire Yeomanry 1898-1900; Lieut, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Scots

 

Osborne de Vere [Beauclerk], 12th Duke of St Albans

born

16 Oct 1874

mar.

19 Aug 1918 Lady Beatrix Frances Beresford GBE DGStJ (widow of Henry de la Poer [Beresford], 6th Marquess of Waterford;  d. 5 Aug 1953), 2nd dau. of Henry Charles Keith [Petty-Fitzmaurice], 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, by his wife Lady Maud Evelyn Hamilton, 7th dau. of James [Hamilton], 1st Duke of Abercorn

died

s.p. 2 Mar 1964

suc. by

cousin

note

ADC to Field Marshal Earl Haig; High Sheriff of Waterford 1920

 

Charles Frederic Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 13th Duke of St Albans, OBE

only son of Aubrey Topham Beauclerk (by his wife Gwendolen Loftus Hughes, 4th dau. of Capt Sir Frederic Hughes, of Barnstown House, co.Wexford), 3rd son of Capt Lord Charles Beauclerk (by his wife Laura Maria Theresa Stopford, dau. and hrss. of Col Edward Stopford, of Nottingham), 3rd son by his second wife of William [Beauclerk], 8th Duke of St Albans

born

16 Aug 1915

mar. (1)

21 Mar 1938 (div. 1947) Nathalie Chatham Walker (d. 1985), dau. of Percival Field Walker, of Rythe Court, Thames Ditton, Surrey

only child by first wife

1. Lord Murray de Vere Beauclerk, later 14th Duke of St Albans

mar. (2)

19 Mar 1947 Suzanne Marie-Adèle Fesq (b. 1922; d. 12 Feb 2010), dau. of Emile William Fesq, of Mas Mistral, Vence, France

children

2. Lord Peter Charles de Vere Beauclerk (b. 13 Jan 1948), mar. 17 May 1972 (div. 1978) Beverlie June Bailey, dau. of Alva Edwin Bailey, of California, USA, and has issue

3. Lord James Charles Fesq de Vere Beauclerk (b. 6 Feb 1949)

4. Lord John William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk (b. 10 Feb 1950), mar. 1986 Caroline Ann Heath, dau. of Mrs B Wilkinson, of the Isle of Wight, and has issue

1. Lady Caroline Anne de Vere Beauclerk (b. 19 Jul 1951), mar. 11 Jul 1970 (div. 1986) Nigel St John ffrench Blake, 1st son of Lt Col R L V ffrench Blake, of Midgham Park Farm, co. Berkshire, and has issue

2. Lady ..... Beauclerk (b. and dvp. 15 Nov 1963)

died

8 Oct 1988

suc. by

son by first marriage

note

OBE 1945

 

Murray de Vere [Beauclerk], 14th Duke of St Albans

born

19 Jan 1939

mar. (1)

31 Jan 1963 (div. 1974) Rosemary Frances Scoones (b. 1941; mar. (2) 15 Dec 1975 Paul Edward [Pellew], 10th Viscount Exmouth), only dau. of Dr Francis Harold Scoones, of Greenford, co. Middlesex, by his wife Rose F Callis

children by first wife

1. Lord Charles Francis Topham de Vere Beauclerk, styled Earl of Burford (b. 22 Feb 1965), mar. 29 Dec 1994 Louise Ann Beatrice Fiona Robey, 1st dau. of Col Malcolm Vernon Robey, and has issue:

1a. Hon James Malcolm Aubrey Edward de Vere Beauclerk, styled Lord Vere of Hanworth (b. 2 Aug 1995)

1. Lady Emma Caroline de Vere Beauclerk (b. 22 Jul 1963), mar. 1991 David Craig Shaw Smellie, son of Prof Robert Martin Stuart Smellie, of Hyndland, Glasgow, and has issue

mar. (2)

29 Aug 1974 (div. 2001) Cynthia Theresa Mary Hooper (former wife of (1) Henry George Arton, of Canada, and (2) Sir Anthony Robin Maurice Hooper, 2nd Bt.; d. 12 May 2002), yst. dau. of  Lt Col William James Holdsworth Howard DSO

note

Governor-General of the Royal Stuart Society 1988

 

 Last updated 2 Apr 2010

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Titles:

14th Duke of St Albans

(England, let. pat. 10 Jan 1683/84)

14th Earl of Burford

(England, let. pat. 27 Dec 1676)

14th Baron Heddington

(England, let. pat. 27 Dec 1676)

11th Baron Vere of Hanworth, of Hanworth in the County of Middlesex

(Great Britain, let. pat. 28 Mar 1750)

Hereditary Grand Falconer of England

Hereditary Registrar of the Court of Chancery

 

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