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Thanet, Earl of (E, 1628 - 1849)

 

Creation: let.pat. 5 Aug 1628

 

Extinct: 12 Jun 1849

 

Family name: Tufton

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Arms:

 Sable an Eagle displayed Ermine within a Bordure Argent

Crest:

 A Sea Lion sejant proper

Supporters:

 On either side an Eagle wings expanded Ermine

Motto:

 Ales Volat Propriis

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Nicholas [Tufton], 1st Baron Tufton later 1st Earl of Thanet

1st son and heir of Sir John Tufton, 1st Bt., of Hothfield, co. Kent, by his second wife Christian Browne, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Humphrey Browne, of Ridley Hall, in Terling, co. Essex, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas 1542-62, by his wife Hon Anne Hussey, 3rd dau. of John [Hussey], 1st Baron Hussey, by his second wife Lady Anne Grey, only dau. of George [Grey], 2nd Earl of Kent, by his second wife Lady Catherine Herbert, 3rd dau. of William [Herbert], 1st Earl of Pembroke

bapt.

19 Jan 1577/8

mar.

bef. 3 Sep 1602 Lady Frances Cecil (bapt. 25 Feb 1580/1; d. 12 Jun 1653), 5th dau. of Thomas [Cecil], 1st Earl of Exeter, by his first wife Hon Dorothy Nevill, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Nevill], 4th Baron Latymer

children

1. William Tufton (bapt. 6 Feb 1604/5; dvp. young)

2. Hon John Tufton, later 2nd Earl of Thanet

2. Hon Cecil Tufton (b. 1618/19; d. 19 Jun 1682), mar. May 1660 Mary Lloyd, and had issue:

1a. Sir Charles Tufton, of Twickenham, co. Middlesex

1. Elizabeth Tufton (dsps. 25 Jun 1622), mar. 29 Nov 1619 as his first wife Sir Edward Dering, 1st Bt. MP, of Surrenden Dering, co. Kent

2. Lady Dorothy Tufton (b. c. 1606; dsp. 28 Jan 1635), mar. after 17 Apr 1630 as his first wife Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Bt. MP, of Whalley Abbey, co. Lancaster

3. Lady Mary Tufton (d. 1663), mar. c. 1626 Sir Edward Bishopp, 2nd Bt. MP, of Parham, co. Sussex, and had issue

4. Lady Diana Tufton (dsp.), mar. Robert Curson, 1st son and heir ap. of of Sir John Curson, of Waterperry, co. Oxford

5. Lady Christian Tufton, mar. William Milward, of Chilcote, co. Oxford, son and heir of Sir Thomas Milward, of Eaton, co. Derby

died

1 Jul 1632

created

1 Nov 1626 Baron Tufton, of Tufton in the County of Sussex

5 Aug 1628 Earl of Thanet

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Peterborough 1601 and for Kent 1624-25; knighted 1603; Deputy Lieutenant of Kent 1624; suc. his father 2 Apr 1624 as 2nd Baronet of Hothfield

 

John [Tufton], 2nd Earl of Thanet

born

15 Dec 1608

mar.

21 Apr 1629 Lady Margaret Sackville (b. 2 Jul 1614; d. 14 Aug 1676), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Richard [Sackville], 3rd Earl of Dorset, by his wife Lady Anne Clifford, suo jure Baroness Clifford, only dau. and hrss. of George [Clifford], 3rd Earl of Cumberland

children

1. Hon Nicholas Tufton, later 3rd Earl of Thanet

2. Hon John Tufton, later 4th Earl of Thanet

3. Hon Richard Tufton, later 5th Earl of Thanet

4. Hon Thomas Tufton, later 6th Earl of Thanet

5. Col Hon Sackville Tufton (b. c. 1697; d. 30 Mar 1721), mar. Elizabeth Wilbraham, only dau. and hrss. of Ralph Wilbraham, of Newbottle, co. Northampton (by his wife Christiana Leigh, dau. of Edward Leigh, of Bagulegh), 2nd son of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 2nd Bt., of Woodhey, co. Chester, and had issue:

1a. John Tufton (b. 25 May 1687; dvp. 23 Feb 1689/90)

2a. Sackville Tufton, later 7th Earl of Thanet

6. Hon George Tufton (bur. 1670)

1. Lady Anne Tufton (d. young)

2. Lady Margaret Tufton (b. 13 Jul 1836; d. aft. Jul 1687), mar. 18 Jul 1653 George [Coventry], 3rd Baron Coventry, and had issue

3. Lady Frances Tufton, mar. Henry Drax, of Boston, co. Lincoln

4. Lady Cecilie Tufton (b. 2 Jun 1648; dspm. 30 Dec 1672; bur. in Westminster Abbey), mar. 12 Feb 1666/7 as his first wife Christopher [Hatton], 1st Viscount Hatton, and had issue

5. Lady Mary Tufton (bur. 7 Feb 1673/4 at Sarsden, co. Oxford), mar. in or bef. 1671 as his first wife Sir William Walter, 2nd Bt., of Sarsden, co. Oxford, and had issue

6. Lady Anne Tufton (b. c. 1653; dsp. 22 Nov 1713; bur. at Tewin, co. Hertford), mar. in or bef. 1674 as his second wife Sir Samuel Grimston, 3rd Bt. MP, of Gorhambury, co. Hertford

died

6 May 1664

suc. by

son

note

a supporter of King Charles I, in 1644 he paid a fine of 9,000 for the return of his estates; Sheriff of Kent 1654

 

Nicholas [Tufton], 3rd Earl of Thanet

born

7 Aug 1631

mar.

11 Apr 1664 Lady Elizabeth Boyle (b. c. 1657; d. 1 Sep 1725), 2nd dau. of Richard [Boyle], 2nd Earl of Cork and 1st Earl of Burlington, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Clifford, suo jure Baroness Clifford, 1st dau. and and eventual sole hrss. of Henry [Clifford], 5th Earl of Cumberland

died

s.p. 24 Nov 1679

suc. by

brother

note

suc. his mother 14 Aug 1676 as Hereditary Sheriff of Westmorland and his cousin 14 Oct 1678 as 15th Baron de Clifford

 

John [Tufton], 4th Earl of Thanet

born

7 Aug 1638

died

27 Apr 1680

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Steyning 1679

 

Richard [Tufton], 5th Earl of Thanet

born

30 May 1640

died

6 Mar 1683/4

suc. by

brother

note

Capt in the Grenadier Guards 1673-81; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Appleby 1679-80; Capt of the forts at West Tilbury and Gravesend 1681-84

 

Thomas [Tufton], 6th Earl of Thanet, PC

born

30 Aug 1644

mar.

14 Aug 1684 Lady Catherine Cavendish (b. 14 Jan 1665; d. 20 Apr 1712), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Cavendish], 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by his wife Frances Pierrepont, 1st dau. of Hon William Pierrepont MP, of Thoresby, co. Nottingham (2nd son of Robert [Pierrepont], 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull)

children

1. Hon John Tufton (b. and dvp. 29 Apr 1686)

2. Hon Thomas Tufton (b. and dvp. 19 Nov 1690)

3. Hon John Tufton (b. and dvp. 23 Sep 1691)

1. Lady Catherine Tufton (b. 24 Apr 1693; d. 13 Feb 1733/4), mar. 21 Mar 1708/9 Hon Edward Watson MP, styled Viscount Sondes (b. c. 1687; dvp. 20 Mar 1721/2), 1st son and heir ap. of Lewis [Watson], 1st Earl of Rockingham, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Tufton (b. 9 Aug 1693; d. 22 Mar 1757), mar. 12 Feb 1708/9 James [Cecil], 5th Earl of Salisbury, and had issue

3. Lady Margaret Tufton, suo jure Baroness Clifford

4. Lady Mary Tufton (b. 6 Jul 1701; d. 12 Feb 1785), mar. (1) 17 Feb 1718 Lord Anthony Grey, styled Earl of Harold (dsp. and vp. 21 Jul 1723), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Henry [Grey], 1st Duke of Kent, and (2) 16 May 1736 as his third wife John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, and had issue by her second husband

5. Lady Isabella Tufton, mar. (1) Lord Nassau Paulett, and (2) Sir F Blake-Delaval KB

died

s.p.m.s. 30 Jul 1729

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament for Appleby 1668-79; Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York 1675; Lord Lieutenant of Westmorland and Cumberland 1685-87 and 1712-14; Col of a Regiment of Horse 1685; the Barony of Clifford was confirmed to him by the House of Lords 12 Dec 1691; a Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital 1695; Privy Councillor 1702/3-07 and 1711-14; at his death the Barony of Clifford fell into abeyance between his five daughters

 

Sackville [Tufton], 7th Earl of Thanet

born

11 May 1688

mar.

11 Jun 1722 Lady Mary Savile (b. 28 Sep 1700; d. 30 Jul 1751), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of William [Savile], 2nd Marquess of Halifax, by his second wife Lady Mary Finch, only child by his first wife of Daniel [Finch], 7th Earl of Winchilsea

children

1. Hon John Tufton, styled Lord Tufton (b. c. 1724; dvp. 2 Jun 1734)

2. Hon Sackville Tufton, later 8th Earl of Thanet

1. Lady Mary Tufton (b. 1723; dsp. 5 Jul 1806), mar. 5 Sep 1763 Sir William Duncan, 1st Bt., of Marylebone, co. Middlesex

2. Lady Charlotte Tufton (d. 1803)

died

4 Dec 1753

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Appleby 1722-29

 

Sackville [Tufton], 8th Earl of Thanet

born

Aug 1733

mar.

30 Aug 1767 Lady Mary Sackville (b. 1 Apr 1746; d. 30 Sep 1778), sister of John Frederick [Sackville], 3rd Duke of Dorset, and only dau. of Lord John Philip Sackville (by his wife Lady Frances Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his first wife of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower), 2nd son of Lionel [Sackville], 1st Duke of Dorset

children

1. Hon Sackville Tufton, later 9th Earl of Thanet

2. Hon Charles Tufton, later 10th Earl of Thanet

3. Hon John Tufton MP (b. 22 Nov 1773; d. 28 May 1799)

4. Hon Henry Tufton, later 11th Earl of Thanet

1. Lady Elizabeth Tufton (d. 16 Sep 1849)

2. Lady Caroline Tufton (d. 3 Nov 1832), mar. 26 Jul 1792 Joseph Foster Barham MP (d. 28 Sep 1832), and had issue

died

10 Apr 1786

suc. by

son

note

 

 

Sackville [Tufton], 9th Earl of Thanet

born

30 Jun 1769

mar.

28 Feb 1811 Anne Charlotte de Bojanovitz (dsp. 15 Feb 1819)

died

s.p. 24 Jan 1825

suc. by

brother

note

 

 

Charles [Tufton], 10th Earl of Thanet

born

10 Sep 1770

died

20 Apr 1832

suc. by

brother

note

 

 

Henry [Tufton], 11th Earl of Thanet

born

2 Jan 1775

died

12 Jun 1849

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Rochester 1796-1802 and for Appleby 1826-32; Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1841-46

 

On the death of the 11th Earl of Thanet all his titles, including the Baronetcy of Hothfield (cr. 1611) became extinct

 

 Last updated 9 Jun 2009

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