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Waldegrave, Baron (E, 1685/6)


Creation: let. pat. 20 Jan 1685/6


Family name: Waldegrave




See Earl Waldegrave



Henry [Waldegrave], 1st Baron Waldegrave

1st son and heir of Sir Charles Waldegrave, 3rd Bt., of Chewton, co. Somerset, Navestock, co. Essex, and Stanninghall, co. Norfolk, by his wife Helen Englefield, 2nd dau. of Sir Francis Englefield, 2nd Bt.




29 Nov 1683 Lady Henrietta FitzJames (b. c. 1667;  mar. (2) 26 Mar 1695 as his second wife Piers [Butler], 3rd Viscount of Galmoye;  d. 3 Apr 1730; bur. at Navestock, co. Essex), illegit. dau. of King James II, by his mistress Arabella Churchill, sister of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, and only dau. of Sir Winston Churchill, Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth


1. Hon John Waldegrave, later 2nd Baron Waldegrave later 1st Earl Waldegrave

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14 Jan 1689/90


20 Jan 1685/6 Baron Waldegrave, of Chewton in the County of Somerset

suc. by



suc. his father 26 May 1684 as 4th Baronet of Hever Castle;  Comptroller of the Household 1686/7-88, and at St Germain until his death;  Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1687-88;  Recorder of Taunton 1688


John [Waldegrave], 2nd Baron Waldegrave later 1st Earl Waldegrave, KG PC


13 Sep 1729 Viscount Chewton and Earl Waldegrave


The Barony of Waldegrave has been held by the Earls Waldegrave since 13 Sep 1729.


Last updated 8 Feb 2008



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