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Tankerville, Earl of (GB, 1714)

 

Creation: let. pat. 19 Oct 1714

 

Family name: Bennet

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Arms:

Gules three Demi-Lions rampant Argent in the centre point a Bezant

Crests:

1st:  out of a Mural Coronet Or a Lion's Head Gules charged on the neck with a Bezant;  2nd:  a Scaling Ladder Or

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Argent ducally crowned Or and charged on the shoulder with a Torteau

Motto:

De Bon Vouloir Servir Le Roy (To serve the King with goodwill)

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Charles [Bennet], 2nd Baron Ossulston later 1st Earl of Tankerville, KT PC

1st son and heir of John [Bennet], 1st Baron Ossulston, by his second wife Bridget Howe, dau. of John Grubham Howe, of Langar, co. Nottingham

born

c. 1674

mar.

3 Jul 1695 Lady Mary Grey (d. 31 May 1710; bur. at Harlington, co. Middlesex), only dau. and hrss. of Ford [Grey], 1st Earl of Tankerville, by his wife Lady Mary Berkeley, dau. of George [Berkeley], 1st Earl of Berkeley

children

1. Hon Charles Bennet, later 2nd Earl of Tankerville

1. Lady Bridget Bennet (bapt. 3 Sep 1696; d. 12 Oct 1738; bur. at Farleigh Wallop, co. Hampshire), mar. 20 May 1716 as his first wife John [Wallop], 1st Earl of Portsmouth, and had issue

2. Lady Annabella Bennet (d. 18 Nov 1769), mar. 10 Feb 1721 William Powlett MP, of Easton, co. Hampshire (d. Feb 1757), 1st son of Lord William Powlett MP (by his first wife Louisa, dau. of the Marquis Monpouillon, 2nd son of Duc de la Force), 2nd son of Charles [Powlett], 1st Duke of Bolton, by his second wife Lady Mary Carey, widow of Hon Henry Carey, styled Lord Leppington, 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Henry [Carey], 2nd Earl of Monmouth, and 1st legitimated dau. and cohrss. of Emmanuel [Scrope], 1st Earl of Sunderland, by his mistress Martha Jeanes, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Bennet (d. 1729), mar. 1720 William Willmer MP, of Sywel, co. Nottingham

died

21 May 1722 (bur. at Harlington, co. Middlesex)

created

19 Oct 1714 Earl of Tankerville

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 11 Feb 1694/5 as 2nd Baron Ossulston; Chief Justice in Eyre, South of Trent 1715-22; Privy Councillor 1716; Knight of the Thistle 1720/1

 

Charles [Bennet], 2nd Earl of Tankerville, KT

born

21 Dec 1697

mar.

bef. Nov 1715 Camilla Colville, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline and afterwards to the Princess Augusta (bapt. 8 Mar 1697/8; d. 8 Oct 1775; bur. at Kensington, co. Middlesex), 6th dau. of Edward Colville, butcher and grazier, of Whitehouse, co. Durham, by his second wife Sarah .....

children

1. Hon Charles Bennet, later 3rd Earl of Tankerville

2. Hon George Bennet (b. 1727; d. 1799)

1. Lady Camilla Bennet, mar. (1) Gilbert Fane Fleming, and (2) 1779 ..... Wake, and had issue by her first husband

died

14 Mar 1753 (bur. at Harlington, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

Capt in Maj General Pepper's Regiment (8th Dragoons) 1716; a Lord of the Bedchamber (Whig) to the Prince of Wales 1729-33; Knight of the Thistle 1730; Master of the Buckhounds 1733-37; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1737-38; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland 1740-53

 

Charles [Bennet], 3rd Earl of Tankerville

born

6 Sep 1716

mar.

22 Sep 1742 Alicia Astley (b. 19 Oct 1716; d. 28 Feb 1791; bur. at Harlington, co. Middlesex), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Astley, 2nd and last Bt., of Patshull, co. Stafford, by his wife Mary Prynce, dau. and hrss. of Francis Prynce, of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury

children

1. Hon Charles Bennet, later 4th Earl of Tankerville

2. Hon John Grey Bennet (d. young)

3. Hon Henry Astley Bennet, an Army officer (d. 1815)

1. Lady Camilla Elizabeth Bennet (d. 2 Sep 1821), mar. (1) 5 Sep 1764 Count ..... Dunhoff, of Poland (d. 25 Sep 1764), and (2) 1778 Robert Robinson

2. Lady Frances Alicia Bennet, mar. (1) William Aslong, (2) Rev Richard Sandys, 1st son of Richard Sandys, of Northborne Court, co. Kent, and (3) Rev Edward Beckingham Benson, Rector of Deal

died

27 Oct 1767 (bur. at Harlington, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards 1734; Capt, Wentworth's (24th) Regiment of Foot 1739, serving in the West Indies 1741 and Cartagena and Fort St Lazare 1741; Major, Cotterell's Regiment of Foot 1741; Capt and Lt Col, 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 1743-49; Member of Parliament for Northumberland 1748-49

 

Charles [Bennet], 4th Earl of Tankerville, PC

born

15 Nov 1743

mar.

7 Oct 1771 Emma Colebrooke (b. 22 Dec 1752; d. 20 Nov 1836), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir James Colebrooke, 1st Bt., of Gatton, co. Surrey, by his wife Mary Skinner, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Stephen Skinner, of Walthamstow, co. Essex

children

1. Hon Charles Augustus Bennet, later 5th Earl of Tankerville

2. Hon Henry Grey Bennet (b. 2 Dec 1777; d. 29 May 1836), mar. 15 May 1816 Gertrude Frances Russell (d. 23 Jan 1841), 1st dau. of Lord William Russell (by his wife Lady Charlotte Anne Villiers, 1st dau. of George Bussey [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey), brother of John [Russell], 6th Duke of Bedford, and 3rd son of Lord Francis Russell MP, styled Marquess of Tavistock (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Keppel, 6th dau. of William Anne [Keppel], 2nd Earl of Albemarle), only surv son and heir ap. of John [Russell], 4th Duke of Bedford, by his second wife Lady Gertrude Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. by his first wife of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, and had issue

3. Capt Hon John Astley Bennet RN (b. 21 Dec 1778; dsp. 14 Sep 1812), mar. 27 Aug 1811 Julia Conyers (mar. (2) 1819 as his second wife John [Wrottesley], 1st Baron Wrottesley; d. 29 Sep 1860), dau. of John Conyers, of Copt Hall, co. Essex, by his wife Julia Catherine Mathew, only dau. of William Mathew

1. Lady Caroline Bennet (d. 7 Mar 1818), mar. 23 Jun 1795 as his first wife John [Wrottesley], 1st Baron Wrottesley, and had issue

2. Lady Anna Bennet (d. Sep 1836), mar. 19 Jul 1804 Rev Hon William Beresford (b. 20 Nov 1780; d. 27 Jun 1830), 3rd son of William [Beresford], 1st Baron Decies, by his wife Elizabeth Fitzgibbon, sister of John [FitzGibbon], 1st Earl of Clare, and 2nd dau. of John FitzGibbon, of Mount Shannon, co. Limerick, and had issue

3. Lady Margaret Bennet (dvp. 1813)

4. Lady Augusta Bennet (dvp. 1809)

5. Lady Mary Elizabeth Bennet (d. 27 Feb 1861), mar. 26 Jul 1831 Sir Charles Miles Lambert Monck, Bt.

died

10 Dec 1822

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor 1782; Joint Postmaster-General (Whig) 1782-83 and 1784-86

 

Charles Augustus [Bennet], 5th Earl of Tankerville, PC

born

28 Apr 1776

mar.

28 Jul 1806 Corisande Armandine Sophie Leonice Helene de Gramont (b. 5 Oct 1782; d. 23 Jan 1865), dau. of Antoine Louis Marie de Gramont, Duc de Gramont, by his wife Louise Gabrielle Aglaé de Polignac, dau. of Arnaud Jules Francois de Polignac, Duc de Polignac

children

1. Hon Charles Augustus Bennet, later 7th Baron Ossulston later 6th Earl of Tankerville

1. Lady Corisande Emma Bennet (b. 10 Aug 1807; dsp. 17 May 1876 ; bur. in the Priory Church, Christchurch, co. Hampshire), mar. 13 Apr 1830 as his first wife James Howard [Harris], 3rd Earl of Malmesbury

died

25 Jun 1859

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Steyning 1803-06, for Knaresborough 1806-18 and for Berwick 1820-22; Privy Councillor 1806; Treasurer of the Household 1806-07

 

Charles Augustus [Bennet], 7th Baron Ossulston later 6th Earl of Tankerville, PC

born

10 Jan 1810

mar.

29 Jan 1850 Lady Olivia Montagu (b. 18 Jul 1830; d. 15 Feb 1922; bur. at Chillingham, co. Kent), 1st dau. of George [Montagu], 6th Duke of Manchester, by his first wife Millicent Sparrow, only surv. child and hrss. of General Robert Bernard Sparrow, of Brampton Park, co. Huntingdon

children

1. Lieut Hon Charles Bennet, styled Lord Ossulston, served in the Afghan War 1878-79, died of cholera at Abbotabad, India (b. 31 Dec 1850; dvp. 29 Jun 1879)

2. Hon George Montagu Bennet, later 7th Earl of Tankerville

3. Hon Frederick Augustus Bennet, barrister (b. 30 May 1853; dvp. 5 Sep 1891)

1. Lady Corisande Olivia Bennet (d. 11 Jan 1941)

2. Lady Isa Louise Bennet (b. 22 Jun 1857; d. 24 Nov 1887), mar. 6 Dec 1877 John William [Ramsay], 13th Earl of Dalhousie, and had issue

died

18 Dec 1899

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for North Northumberland 1832-59; sum. to Parliament v.p. 20 May 1859 in his father's Barony of Ossulston; Privy Councillor 1866; Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1866-67; Lord Steward of the Household 1867-68

 

George Montagu [Bennet], 7th Earl of Tankerville

born

30 Mar 1852

mar.

23 Oct 1895 Leonara Sophie van Marter (d. 15 Feb 1949), dau. of James G van Marter, of New York, USA

children

1. Hon Charles Augustus Ker Bennet, later 8th Earl of Tankerville

2. Hon George William Bennet (b. 21 Nov 1903; dsp. 12 Feb 1981), mar. 12 Feb 1929 Constance Clare Wace (d. 26 Nov 1986), 1st dau. of Cyril Wace, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

1. Hon Georgina Bennet (b. 16 Jul 1896; dvp. 17 Jul 1896)

2. Lady Ida Olivia Sophie Bennet (b. 10 Nov 1898; dvp. May 1900)

died

9 Jul 1931 (bur. at Chillingham, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

note

Midshipman, Royal Navy 1867-69; Lieut, The Rifle Brigade 1872-80; ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1876-80

 

Charles Augustus Ker [Bennet], 8th Earl of Tankerville

born

16 Aug 1897

mar. (1)

20 Oct 1920 (div. 1930) Roberta Nolan (mar. (2) 19 Dec 1930 John Holt Wilson, of Redgrave Hall, co. Suffolk; d. 23 Nov 1992), 1st dau. of Julian Nolan, of Chicago, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Augustus Grey Bennet, later 9th Earl of Tankerville

2. Rev Hon George Arthur Grey Bennet, Rector of Redenhall, Harleston, Wortwell and Needham 1980-90 later Roman Catholic priest (b. 12 Mar 1925; d. 4 Jul 2001), mar. 27 Jul 1957 Hazel (Jane) Glyddon Judson, only dau. of Ernest William George Judson, of Bishopswood, Chard, co. Somerset, and has issue:

1a. Adrian George Bennet, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Tankerville (b. 5 Jul 1958), mar. (1) 1984 (div. 1991) Lucinda Mary Bell, 1st dau. of Ashley Bell, of Weetwood Hall, Wooler, co. Northumberland, and (2) 1991 Karel Ingrid Juliet Wensby-Scott

2a. Neil Robert Bennet (b. 23 Mar 1961)

1a. Helen Jane Bennet (b. 31 May 1964)

mar. (2)

1 Jul 1930 Violet Pallin (d. 3 Nov 2003), dau. of Erik Pallin, of Stockholm, Sweden

children by second wife

3. Lieut Hon Ian Bennet RNR (b. 16 Apr 1935; d, 2 Nov 1998)

1. Lady Corisande Bennet (b. 10 Apr 1938), mar. 6 Apr 1963 Lt Cdr Timothy Bain Smith RN, of Wickens Manor, Charing, co. Kent, 2nd son of Lt Col George Stewart Bain Smith, of Ventonwyn, Cartmel, co. Lancaster, and has issue

died

1 Dec 1971

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served in World War I 1914-18 as Lieut, Royal Naval Air Service, and Capt, Royal Air Force in Italy; served in World War II 1939-45 as F/Lieut, RAFVR; Life President and Founder Chillingham Wild Cattle Association

 

Charles Augustus Grey [Bennet], 9th Earl of Tankerville

born

28 Jul 1921

mar. (1)

15 May 1943 (div. 1950) Virginia Morris (former wife of ..... Morris), dau. of Louis M Diether, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

only child by first wife

1. Lady Corisande Elizabeth Bennet (b. 21 Mar 1947)

mar. (2)

22 Jun 1954 Georgiana Lilian Maude Wilson, dau. of Dr Gilbert Wilson DD, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

children by second wife

1. Hon Peter Grey Bennet, later 10th Earl of Tankerville

2. Lady Alexandra Katherine Bennet (b. 5 May 1955; d. 1993)

3. Lady Anne Therese Bennet (b. 18 Oct 1956), mar. 1981 Timothy Michael Poirier

died

27 Apr 1980

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Peter Grey [Bennet], 10th Earl of Tankerville

born

18 Oct 1956

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Tankerville is Adrian George Bennet, a grandson of the 8th Earl of Tankerville and cousin of the present Earl.

 

Last updated 8 Feb 2008

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Titles:

10th Earl of Tankerville

(Great Britain, let. pat. 19 Oct 1714)

11th Baron Ossulston, of Ossulston in the County of Middlesex

(England, let. pat. 24 Nov 1682)

 

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