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Strafford, Earl of (UK, 1847)

 

Creation: let. pat. 18 Sep 1847

 

Family name: Byng

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Arms:

Quarterly Sable and Argent in the first quarter a Lion rampant of the second, over all in bend sinister a representation of the Colours of the 31st Regiment of Foot, a Crescent for difference

Crests:

1st:  out of a Mural Crown an Arm Embowed, grasping the Colours of the 31st Regiment of Foot and pendent from the wrist by a ribbon the Gold Cross presented by Royal Command for Lord Strafford's gallant achievements, all proper, and on an Escroll the word "Mouguerre";  2nd:  an Heraldic Antelope statant Ermine attired Or

Supporters:

On the dexter side an Heraldic Antelope Ermine attired Or, and on the sinister side a Lion Or

Motto:

Tuebor (I will defend)

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John [Byng], 1st Baron Strafford later 1st Earl of Strafford, GCB GCH PC

4th son of George Byng MP, of Wrotham Park, Barnet, co. Middlesex, by his wife Anne Conolly, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon William Conolly, of Castletown, co. Kildare, by his wife Lady Anne Wentworth, sister and cohrss. of William [Wentworth], 2nd Earl of Strafford, and 1st dau. of Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Earl of Strafford

born

1772

mar. (1)

14 Jun 1804 Mary Stevens Mackenzie (d. 17 Jun 1806), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Peter Mackenzie, of Grove House, co. Middlesex, by his wife Mary Read, dau. of Ennis Read, of Harmony Hall, Jamaica

only child by first wife

1. Hon George Stevens Byng, later 2nd Baron Strafford later 2nd Earl of Strafford

mar. (2)

9 May 1808 Marianne James (d. 26 Oct 1845), 2nd dau. of Sir Walter James Head later James, 1st Bt., of Langley Hall, co. Berkshire, by his wife Lady Jane Pratt, 3rd dau. of Charles [Pratt], 1st Earl Camden

children by second wife

2. Capt Hon William Frederick Byng (d. 12 Feb 1877), mar. 17 Aug 1861 Flora Fox Vivian (d. 18 Feb 1919), only dau. of Maj Quintus Vivian, of Wellingborough, co. Northampton, and had issue

1. Lady Harriet Frances Byng (dsp. 5 Nov 1873), mar. 14 Jun 1828 Capt Charles Ramsden, of Newbold Revel, co. Warwick (b. 25 Feb 1801; dsp. 11 Feb 1891), 4th son of Sir John Ramsden, 4th Bt. MP, of Byram, co. York, by his wife Hon Louisa Susan Ingram-Shepheard, 5th dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Ingram], 9th Viscount of Irvine

2. Hon Frances Byng (dvp. 4 Jun 1846), mar. 24 Sep 1844 as his second wife Rt Hon Henry Tufnell, of Tufnell Park, co. Middlesex, Member of Parliament for Ipswich 1837 and for Devonport 1840-54, Secretary to the Treasury 1846-50 (b. 1805; d. 15 Jun 1854), 1st son and heir of William Tufnell, of Chichester, co. Sussex, by his wife Mary Carleton, dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Carleton, of South Carleton, co. Lincoln, and had issue

3. Lady Caroline Frances Byng (d. 27 May 1898), mar. 18 Aug 1835 Sir Walter George Stirling, 2nd Bt.

died

3 Jun 1860

created

12 May 1835 Baron Strafford, of Harmondsworth in the County of Middlesex

18 Sep 1847 Viscount Enfield, of Enfield in the County of Middlesex, and Earl of Strafford

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Ensign, 33rd Foot 1793; Lieut 1793; Capt 1794; served under Col Arthur Wellesley in Flanders 1793-95, being wounded at Guildermalsen 1795; ADC to General Vyse in Ireland 1797-98, taking part in the suppression of the rebellion there in 1798, in which he was again wounded; Maj, 60th Foot 1799; Lt Col, 29th Foot 1800, being stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia 1802-04; Capt and Lt Col, 3rd Foot Guards 1804; took part in the expeditions to Hanover 1805, Copenhagen 1807 and Walcheren 1809; Col in the Army 1810; Brig-General 1811; Maj-General 1813; was in command of a Brigade in the 2nd Division under General Hill during the Peninsular War 1811-14, being engaged in Southern Spain 1812 at Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Pamplona (wounded), the Nivelle (wounded), the Nive and Bayonne 1813, and at Espellette, Garris, Orthes, Aire and Toulouse 1814; KCB 1815; in command of the 2nd Brigade of guards at the Battle of Waterloo 1815; headed the advance on Paris and occupied the heights of Montmartre 1815; twice received thanks for his services from both Houses of Parliament; Maj-General on the Staff (Northern Division) 1816-28; Col of the 2nd West India Regiment 1822-28; Lieut-General 1825; GCH 1826; Col of the 29th Foot 1828-50; Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Ireland 1828-31; Privy Councillor [I] 1828; GCB 1831; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Poole 1831-35; Governor of Londonderry and Culmore 1832-60; General 1841; suc. to Wrotham Park on the death of his eldest brother 1847; Col of the Coldstream Guards 1850-60; Field Marshal 1855

 

George Stevens [Byng], 2nd Baron Strafford later 2nd Earl of Strafford, PC

born

8 Jun 1806

mar. (1)

7 Mar 1829 Lady Agnes Paget (b. 11 Feb 1804; d. 9 Oct 1845), 5th dau. of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey, by his first wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, 3rd dau. of George Bussey [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey

children by first wife

1. Hon George Henry Charles Byng, later 3rd Baron Strafford later 3rd Earl of Strafford

2. Hon Henry William john Byng, later 4th Earl of Strafford

3. Rev Hon Francis Edmund Cecil Byng, later 5th Earl of Strafford

1. Lady Agnes Mary Georgiana Byng (b. 29 Oct 1833; d. 8 Apr 1878), mar. 30 Dec 1858 (div. 1872) as his first wife Hedworth Hylton [Jolliffe], 2nd Baron Hylton, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Caroline Charlotte Byng (b. 1838; d. 13 Dec 1933), mar. 22 Jul 1862 Richard Arkwright DL MP, of Farnham, co. Surrey (b. 23 Jan 1835; d. 14 Nov 1918), 2nd son of John Arkwright, of Hampton Court, co. Hereford, by his wife Sarah Hoskyns, 1st surv. dau. of Sir Hungerford Hoskyns, 7th Bt., of Harewood, co. Hereford

3. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Anna Maria Byng (dsp. 1 Feb 1899), mar. 18 Jun 1870 Arthur Clarges Loraine Fuller, son of George Arthur Fuller, of The Rookery, Dorking,co. Surrey

mar. (2)

16 Mar 1848 Hon Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish (b. 25 Nov 1820; d. 26 Jun 1892), 2nd dau. of Charles Compton [Cavendish], 1st Baron Chesham, by his wife Lady Catherine Susan Gordon, 1st dau. of George [Gordon], 9th Marquis of Huntly

children by second wife

4. Col Hon Charles Cavendish George Byng, took part in the Nile Expedition 1884-85 (b. 9 Feb 1849; d. 16 May 1918)

5. Capt Hon Alfred John George Byng, ADC to the Governor-General of Canada (b. 4 May 1851; dsp. 8 Nov 1887), mar. 10 Jan 1887 Lady Winifred Anne Henrietta Christina Herbert (b. 2 Jul 1864; mar. (2) 4 Mar 1890 Herbert Colstoun [Gardner], 1st Baron Burghclere; dspm. 28 Sep 1933), 1st dau. of Henry Howard Molyneux [Herbert], 4th Earl of Carnarvon, by his first wife Lady Evelyn Stanhope, only dau. of George Augustus Frederick [Stanhope], 6th Earl of Chesterfield

6. Maj Hon Lionel Francis George Byng (b. 26 Sep 1858; d. 27 May 1915), mar. 26 Jul 1902 Lady Eleanor Mabel Howard (b. 11 Feb 1873; mar. (2) 11 Oct 1922 Henry Ernest Atkinson (d. 3 Oct 1926), 1st son of Rev Francis Home Atkinson, of Morland Hall, Penrith, co. Cumberland; d. 9 Mar 1945), 2nd dau. of Henry Charles [Howard], 18th Earl of Suffolk, by his wife Mary Eleanor Lauderdale Coventry, 4th dau. of Hon Henry Amelius Coventry (by his wife Caroline Stirling Dundas, 2nd dau. of James Dundas, 26th of Dundas Castle), 1st son by his second wife of George William [Coventry], 8th Earl of Coventry, and had issue

7. General Hon Sir Julian Hedworth George Byng GCB GCMG CVO, later 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

4. Lady Susan Catherine Harriet Byng OBE (d. 7 Feb 1936), mar. 23 Dec 1905 as his second wife Col Thomas Trueman, of White Hill House, Chesham, co. Buckingham (b. 18 Jan 1840; d. 9 Jan 1917), only son and heir of Thomas Richardson Trueman, of Bryn Alyn, Mold, co.Flint, by his first wife Annie Maria Hughes, only dau. of Rev John Hughes, Vicar of Cilcain, co. Flint

5. Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Alice Byng (d. 30 Aug 1920)

6. Lady Margaret Florence Lucy Byng (d. 6 Mar 1945), mar. 11 Jun 1890 Hon John Richard de Clare Boscawen (b. 19 Dec 1860; d. 12 Dec 1915), 3rd son of Evelyn [Boscawen], 6th Viscount Falmouth, by his wife Mary Frances Elizabeth Stapleton, suo jure Baroness le Despencer, only child of Hon Thomas Stapleton (by his wife Maria Wynne Bankes, 2nd dau. of Henry Bankes MP, of Kingston Lacy House, co. Dorset), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Stapleton], 15th Baron le Despencer, and had issue

died

29 Oct 1886

suc. by

son by first wife

note

2nd Lieut, 29th Foot 1822; Lieut 1825; Capt, The Rifle Brigade 1826 and 47th Foot 1830; retired from the Army 1835; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Milborne Port 1830-32, for Chatham 1834-35 and 1837-52, and for Poole 1835-37; Comptroller of the Household to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1831-32; a Lord of the Treasury 1834; Comptroller of the Household 1835-41; Privy Councillor 1835; Lt Col, Royal West Middlesex Regiment of Militia 1837 and Col 1844-49; Treasurer of the Household 1841; Joint Secretary to the India Board of Control 1846-47; sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Strafford 8 Apr 1853

 

George Henry Charles [Byng], 3rd Baron Strafford later 3rd Earl of Strafford

born

22 Feb 1830

mar.

25 Jul 1854 Lady Alice Harriet Frederica Egerton (b. 10 Oct 1830; dsp. 22 Dec 1928), 1st dau. of Francis [Leveson-Gower later Egerton], 1st Earl of Ellesmere, by his wife Harriet Catherine Greville, only dau. of Capt Charles Greville

died

s.p. 28 Mar 1898

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Tavistock 1852-57 and for Middlesex 1857-74; Lt Col, 2nd Middlesex Regiment of Militia 1853-71 and Hon Col thereof 1871-78; Attaché to special mission to Vienna 1855; Lt Col, 17th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers 1860-62 and Hon Col thereof 1862; Sec to Poor Law Board 1865-66; Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1871-74; sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Strafford 26 Feb 1874; a Lord in Waiting 1880; Under Secretary of State for India 1880-83; First Civil Service Commissioner 1880-88; Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex 1884-98

 

Henry William John [Byng], 4th Earl of Strafford, KCVO CB

born

21 Aug 1831

mar. (1)

15 Oct 1863 Countess Henrietta Danneskiold-Samsoe (d. 11 Jan 1880), 1st dau. of HE Count Christian Conrad Sofus Danneskiold-Samsoe, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Brudenell-Bruce, 4th dau. of Charles [Brudenell-Bruce], 1st Marquess of Ailesbury

children by first wife

1. Lieut George Albert Edward Alexander Byng, Page of Honour to Queen Victoria, ADC to Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, drowned at sea en route between Naples and Gibraltar (b. 1 Apr 1867; dvp. 4 Apr 1893)

2. John George Thomas Wentworth Byng, Attaché in Paris (b. 8 Mar 1870; dvp. 6 Jan 1894)

1. Lady Mary Elizabeth Agnes Byng, Maid of Honour in Ordinary to Queen Victoria (d. 18 Feb 1946), mar. 23 Jun 1898 Count de Mauny Talvande, of Domaine du Bourg, Pontballain, Sarthe, France (d. Nov 1941), and had issue

2. Lady Amy Frederica Alice Byng (b. 6 Dec 1865; d. 29 Mar 1961), mar. 3 Nov 1894 Sidney James [Agar], 4th Earl of Normanton, and had issue

mar. (2)

6 Dec 1898 Cora Colgate (widow of Samuel Colgate, of Uplands, New Hamburg-on-Hudson, USA;  mar. (3) 9 Dec 1903 Martyn Thomas Kennard, of 51 South Street, Mayfair;  d. 11 Oct 1932)

died

s.p.m.s. 16 May 1899

suc. by

brother

note

Page of Honour to Queen Victoria 1840-47; an officer in the Coldstream Guards, retiring as Lt Col 1863; Hon Col, 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps; Groom-in-Waiting 1872-74; Equerry-in-Ordinary 1874-99; CB 1895; KCVO 1897; he was killed by a train at Potter's Bar

 

Francis Edmund Cecil [Byng], 5th Earl of Strafford

born

15 Jan 1835

mar. (1)

8 Jun 1859 Florence Louisa Miles (d. 14 Feb 1862), 7th dau. of Sir William Miles, 1st Bt. MP, of Leigh Court, Somerset, by his wife Catherine Gordon, dau. of John Gordon

children by first wife

1. Arthur George Byng (b. 25 Apr 1860; dvp. 17 Jan 1861)

2. Hon Edmund Henry Byng, later 6th Earl of Strafford

mar. (2)

4 Aug 1866 Emily Georgina (d. 27 Oct 1929), 1st dau. of Admiral Lord Frederic Herbert Kerr RN (by his wife Emily Sophia Maitland, dau. of Gen Sir Peregrine Maitland GCB), 3rd son by his second wife of William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian

children by second wife

3. Algernon Kerr Hubert Byng (b. 5 Feb 1872; dvp. 28 Dec 1872)

4. Hon Ivo Francis Byng (b. 20 Jul 1874; d. 11 Jun 1949), mar. 12 Mar 1901 Agnes Constance Travers (d. 10 Nov 1950), dau. of S Smith Travers, of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, and had issue:

1a. George Arthur Francis Byng, Naval Cadet (b. 5 Apr 1903; dvp. 14 Mar 1917)

2a. Robert Cecil Byng, later 7th Earl of Strafford

1a. Agnes Perpetua Byng (b. 7 Mar 1908; dvp. 3 Jun 1936)

5. Lt Col and W/Cdr Hon Antony Schomberg Byng DSO (b. 31 Mar 1876; d. 8 Apr 1934), mar. 2 Jul 1902 Lucy Margaret Greenly (d. 13 Oct 1940), 3rd dau. of Edward Howorth Greenly, of Titley Court, co. Hereford, by his wife Sarah Caroline Forster, dau. of Gen Bowes Forster by his wife Sarah Maitland, dau. of Gen Sir Peregrine Maitland GCB by his wife Lady Sarah Lennox, 2nd dau. of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond, and had issue

1. Beatrice Agnes Byng (dvp. 17 Mar 1868)

2. Lady Rachel Theodora Byng (d. 25 Sep 1932)

3. Lady Irene Hilare Byng (dvp. 24 Mar 1908)

4. Lady Anne Dorothy Frederica Byng (dsp. 31 Jan 1907), mar. 24 Sep 1903 as his first wife Capt James Harold Cuthbert DSO, of Beaufront Castle, co. Northumberland (b. 21 Jul 1876; d. 27 Sep 1915), 1st son and heir of Sidney Cuthbert, of Beaufront Castle, co. Northumberland, by his wife Frances Yates Griffin, dau. of Charles Griffin, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

5. Lady (Hester) Joan Byng DBE, Lady-in-Waiting 1918-22 and Extra Lady-in-Waiting 1922 to Princess Mary, The Princess Royal, Lady-in-Waiting and Chief of Staff to the Duke and Duchess of York on their World Tour 1927 (b. 30 Nov 1889; d. 31 Aug 1976), mar. (1) 10 Jun 1913 Capt Hon Andrew Edward Somerset Mulholland (b. 20 Sep 1882; dvp. 1 Nov 1914), 1st son and heir ap. of Henry Lyle [Mulholland], 2nd Baron Dunleath, by his wife Norah Louisa Fanny Ward, only surv. dau. of Hon Somerset Richard Hamilton Augustus Ward (by his wife Norah Mary Elizabeth Hill, only dau. of Lord George Augustus Hill (by his first wife Cassandra Jane Knight, yst. dau. of Edward Knight, of Godmersham Park, co. Kent), 5th son of Arthur [Hill], 2nd Marquess of Downshire), 5th son of Edward Southwell [Ward], 3rd Viscount Bangor, and (2) 27 Nov 1922 as his second wife Frederick Rudolph [Lambart], 10th Earl of Cavan, and had issue by both husbands

died

18 Jan 1918

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Deacon 1858; Curate of Prestwich 1858-59; Priest 1859; Rector of Little Casterton, co. Rutland 1859-62; Perpetual curate of Holy Trinity, Twickenham 1862-67; Chaplain at Hampton Court Palace 1867; Vicar of St Peter's, Cranley Gardens 1867-89; Hon Chaplain to Queen Victoria 1867-72 and in Ordinary 1872-89; Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons 1874-89

 

Edmund Henry [Byng], 6th Earl of Strafford

born

27 Jan 1862

mar.

17 Dec 1894 Mary Elizabeth Colebrooke (d. 2 Oct 1951), sister of Edward Arthur [Colebrooke], 1st Baron Colebrooke, and 3rd. dau. of Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke, 4th Bt., by his wife Elizabeth Margaret Richardson, 2nd dau. of John Richardson, of the Kirklands, co. Roxburgh

children

1. Lady (Florence) Elizabeth Alice Byng, of Wrotham Park, Barnet, co. Hertford (b. 12 Feb 1897; d. 14 Jan 1987), mar. 26 Jan 1928 (div. 1931) as his first wife Capt Michael William Lafone (b. 23 Mar 1900; d. 19....), only son of Maj Edgar Mortimore Lafone OBE by his wife Beryl Plowden, 1st dau. of Sir Trevor Chichele Plowden KCSI, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Millicent Rachel Byng (b. 22 Feb 1899; d. 19...), mar. 20 Oct 1927 Maj Gen Robert Francis Naylor CB CBE DSO MC (d. 23 Dec 1971), only surv. son of Charles Topham Naylor, of Barton End House, Nailsworth, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 24 Dec 1951

suc. by

half-nephew

 

Robert Cecil [Byng],  7th Earl of Strafford

born

29 Jul 1904

mar. (1)

1 Jan 1934 (div. 1947) Maria Magdalena Elizabeth Cloete (mar. (2) as his second wife James Henry Royds; d. 2001), dau. of Henry Cloete CMG, of Alphen, Cape Town, South Africa

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Edmund Byng, later 8th Earl of Strafford

2. Capt Hon Julian Francis Byng (b. 3 May 1938), mar. (1) 10 Sep 1966 (div. 1983) Ingela Brita Berglund, dau. of Axel Berglund, of Stockholm, Sweden, and (2) 18 Feb 1984 Prudence Mary Kent (former wife of ..... Kent), dau. of Albert Edward Delany, of Queensland, Australia, and has issue by his first wife

mar. (2)

19 Jun 1948 Clara Evelyn (d. 1985), dau. of Sir Nusserwanjee Nowrosjee Wadia KBE CIE, of Bombay, India

died

4 Mar 1984

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Thomas Edmund [Byng], 8th Earl of Strafford

born

26 Sep 1936

mar. (1)

2 Aug 1963 (div. 1981) Jennifer Mary Denise May (mar. (2) 1981 Sir Christopher Bland), 1st dau. of Rt Hon William Morrison May MP, of Mertoun Hall, Hollywood, Co. Down

children by first wife

1. Hon William Robert Byng, styled Viscount Enfield, of 7 Church Street Villas, Durham (b. 10 May 1964), mar. 8 Oct 1994 Karen Elizabeth Lord, 1st dau. of Graham Lord, of Leyland, co. Lancaster, and has issue:

1a. Hon Samuel Peter Byng (b. 17 Jul 1998)

2a. Hon Isaac John Byng (b. 17 Jul 1998)

1a. Hon Saskia Ruth Jessica Byng (b. 15 Oct 1996)

2. Hon James Edmund Byng (b. 27 Jun 1969), mar. 1994 Whitney Osborn McVeigh, 1st dau. of Charles McVeigh III, of Donhead Hall, Shaftesbury, co. Dorset, and has issue

1. Lady Georgia Mary Caroline Byng (b. 6 Sep 1965), mar. 1990 (div. 1995) Daniel S Chadwick, 2nd son of Lynn Chadwick, of Lypiatt, co. Gloucester, and has issue

2. Lady (Harriet Clare) Tara Byng (b. 6 Apr 1967), mar. 1994 T Christopher Wilbur, son of Richard Wilbur, of Hawaii, USA, and has issue

mar. (2)

30 May 1981 Julia Mary Howard (former wife of Derek Nicholas Howard), 2nd dau. of Sir (Charles) Dennis Pilcher CBE, of Brambles, Batts Lane, Mare Hill, Pulborough, West Sussex

 

 Last updated 31 Dec 2005

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Titles:

8th Earl of Strafford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Sep 1847)

8th Viscount Enfield, of Enfield in the County of Middlesex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Sep 1847)

8th Baron Strafford, of Harmondsworth in the County of Middlesex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 May 1835)

 

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