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Townshend, Viscount (E, 1682)

 

Creation: let. pat. 11 Dec 1682

 

Family name: Townshend

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Arms:

See Marquess Townshend

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Horatio [Townshend], 1st Baron Townshend later 1st Viscount Townshend

2nd son of Sir Roger Townshend, 1st Bt., MP, by his wife Hon Mary de Vere, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Horatio [de Vere], 1st Baron Vere of Tilbury

born

c.1630

mar. (1)

Mary Lewkenor (dsp. c.1673), dau. and sole hrss. of Sir Edward Lewkenor, of Denham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Elizabeth Russell, dau. of Sir William Russell, of Chippenham, co. Cambridge

mar. (2)

24 Nov 1673 Mary Ashe (d. Dec 1685), dau. of Sir Joseph Ashe, 1st Bt., of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, by his wife Mary Wilson, 2nd dau. of Robert Wilson, of London

children by second wife

1. Hon Charles Townshend, later 2nd Viscount Townshend

2. Hon Roger Townshend MP (d. 22 May 1709)

3. Hon Horatio Townshend MP (d. Oct 1751), mad. Alice Starkey, and had issue

died

Dec 1687

created

20 Apr 1661 Baron Townshend, of Lynn Regis in the County of Norfolk

11 Dec 1682 Viscount Townshend, of Raynham in the County of Norfolk

suc. by

son by second wife

note

suc. his brother 1647/8 as 3rd Baronet of Raynham;  Member of Parliament for Norfolk 1656-58, 1659 and 1660;  Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1661-76;  Vice Admiral of Norfolk 1662-76;  Col of a Regiment of Foot 1667

 

Charles [Townshend], 2nd Viscount Townshend, KG PC

born

1674

mar. (1)

3 Jul 1698 Hon Elizabeth Pelham (d. 11 May 1711), only surv. dau. and hrss. of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham, by his first wife Elizabeth Jones, dau. and hrss. of Sir William Jones, of Ramesbury, co. Wiltshire, Attorney-General

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Townshend, later 3rd Baron Townshend later 3rd Viscount Townshend

2. Hon Thomas Townshend MP, a Teller of the Exchequer (b. 2 Jun 1701; d. 21 May 1780), mar. 2 May 1730 Albinia Selwyn (d. 7 Sep 1739), dau. of Col John Selwyn, of Matson, co. Gloucester, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Townshend, later 1st Viscount Sydney

3. Hon William Townshend, Groom of the Bedchamber and the Privy Purse to Frederick, Prince of Wales (b. 9 Jun 1702; d. 26 Jan 1738), mar. 29 May 1725 Henrietta Paulet (d. 1755), only dau. of Lord William Paulet (by his second wife Anne Egerton, dau. and hrss. of Randolph Egerton, of Betley, co. Stafford), 2nd son by his second wife of Charles [Paulet], 6th Marquess of Winchester, and had issue:

1a. Charles Townshend, later 1st Baron Bayning

1. Hon Elizabeth Townshend (d. 1 Dec 1785), mar. 28 Nov 1722 Charles [Cornwallis], 1st Earl Cornwallis, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 25 Jul 1713 Dorothy Walpole (d. 29 Mar 1726), sister of Robert [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford, and dau. of Col Robert Walpole MP, of Houghton, co. Norfolk, by his wife Mary Burwell, dau. and hrss. of Sir Geoffrey Burwell, of Rougham, co. Suffolk

children by second wife

4. Very Rev Hon Edward Townshend DD, Dean of Norwich (b. 25 Oct 1719; d. 27 Jan 1765), mar. 11 May 1747 Mary Price (d. 21 Feb 1816), dau. of General Price, and had issue

2. Hon Dorothy Townshend, mar. 19 May 1743 Very Rev Hon Spencer Cowper, Dean of Durham (dsp. 25 Mar 1774), 2nd son by his second wife of William [Cowper], 1st Earl Cowper

3. Hon Mary Townshend, mar. Lt Gen Edward Cornwallis

died

21 Jun 1738

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1701-13 and 1714-30;  a Commissioner of the Union 1706;  Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1707-11;  Privy Councillor 1707;  one of the Lords Justices (Regents of the Realm) 1714;  Secretary of State for the South 1714-16;  nom. Viceroy of Ireland 1717 but did not take up the post;  Lord President of the Council 1720-21;  Secretary of State for the North 1721-30;  Knight of the Garter 1724

 

Charles [Townshend], 3rd Baron Townshend later 3rd Viscount Townshend

born

11 Jul 1700

mar.

29 May 1723 Audrey Harrison (d. 9 Mar 1788), only dau. and hrss. of Edward Harrison, former Governor of Fort St George, India, of Ball's Park, co. Hertford, by his wife Frances Bray, dau. and hrss. of Reginald Bray, of Barrington, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon George Townshend, later 4th Viscount Townshend later 1st Marquess Townshend

2. Rt Hon Charles Townshend, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1766 (b. c. 1725; dspms. 4 Sep 1767), mar. 18 Sep 1755 as her second husband Lady Caroline Scott, suo jure Baroness Greenwich (b. 17 Nov 1717; widow of Lord Francis Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith, 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Francis [Scott], 2nd Duke of Buccleuch; d. 11 Jun 1794), 1st dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of John [Campbell], 2nd Duke of Argyll, and had issue

died

12 Mar 1764

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth 1722-23;  sum. to Parliament v.p. 22 May 1723 in his father's Barony of Townshend;  Lord of the Bedchamber 1723-27;  Master of the Jewel House 1730-39;  Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1730-38

 

George [Townshend], 4th Viscount Townshend later 1st Marquess Townshend

created

31 Oct 1787 Marquess Townshend

 

The Viscountcy of Townshend has been held by the Marquesses Townshend since 31 Oct 1787

 

 Last updated 22 Apr 2008

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