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Waldegrave, Earl (GB, 1729)

 

Creation: let. pat. 13 Sep 1729

 

Family name: Waldegrave

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Arms:

Per pale Argent and Gules

Crest:

Out of a ducal Coronet Or a Plume of five Ostrich Feathers, the first two Argent the third one per pale Argent and Gules and the last two Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Talbot Sable eared Or and gorged with a Mural Coronet Argent

Motto:

Passes Avant (Press forward)

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

1st son and heir of Henry [Waldegrave], 1st Baron Waldegrave, by his wife Lady Henrietta FitzJames, illegit. dau. of King James II

born

1684

mar.

c. 20 May 1714 Mary Webb (b. c. 1695; d. 22 Jan 1718/9; bur. in Westminster Abbey), 2nd dau. of Sir John Webb, 3rd Bt., of Odstock, co. Wiltshire, and Hatherop Castle, co. Gloucester, by his wife Hon Barbara Belasyse, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Belasyse], 1st Baron Belasyse, by his second wife Lady Anne Paulet, only child by his second wife of John [Paulet], 5th Marquess of Winchester

children

1. Hon James Waldegrave, later 2nd Earl Waldegrave

2. Hon John Waldegrave (b. and dvp. 17 Jan 1715/6)

3. Hon John Waldegrave, later 3rd Earl Waldegrave

1. Lady Henrietta Waldegrave (b. 2 Jan 1716/7; d. 31 May 1753), mar. (1) 7 Jul 1734 Lord Edward Herbert (d. Nov 1734), 2nd son of William [Herbert], 2nd Marquess of Powis, by his wife Mary Preston, 1st surv. dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Preston, 3rd Bt., of Furness Abbey, co. Lancaster, and (2) 1738/9 John Bears, a singer at Covent Garden, and had issue by her first husband

died

11 Apr 1741 (bur. at Navestock, co. Essex)

created

13 Sep 1729 Viscount Chewton and Earl Waldegrave

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 24 Jan 1689/90 as 2nd Baron Waldegrave; a Lord of the Bedchamber (Whig) to King George I 1723 and to King George II 1730-41; Envoy Extraordinary on a special mission to Paris 1725 and 1727-28; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vienna 1728-30 and to Paris 1730-40; Vice-Admiral of Essex 1735; Privy Councillor 1734/5; Knight of the Garter 1737/8

 

James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave, KG PC

born

4 Mar 1714/5

mar.

15 May 1759 Maria Walpole (bapt. 10 Jul 1736; mar. (2) 6 Sep 1766 HRH Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh;  d. 22 Aug 1807; bur. with her second husband in St George's Chapel, Windsor), 2nd illegit. dau. of Hon Sir Edward Walpole KB by his mistress Dorothy Clements, dau. of Hammond Clement, postmaster, of Darlington, co. Durham

children

1. Lady Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave (b. 25 Mar 1760; d. 29 Jan 1816; bur .at Great Packington, co. Warwick), mar. 5 May 1782 her cousin George [Waldegrave], 4th Earl Waldegrave, and had issue

2. Lady Charlotte Maria Waldegrave (b. 11 Oct 1761; d. 1 Feb 1808), mar. 16 Nov 1784 George Henry [FitzRoy], 4th Duke of Grafton, and had issue

3. Lady Anna Horatia Waldegrave (d. 12 Jun 1801), mar. 2 Apr 1786 Adm Lord Hugh Seymour-Conway RN (b. 1759;  d. 11 Sep 1801), 5th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, by his wife Lady Isabella Fitzroy, 2nd dau. of Charles [Fitzroy], 2nd Duke of Grafton, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 13 Apr 1763 (bur. at Navestock, co. Essex)

suc. by

brother

note

a Lord of the Bedchamber 1743-52; FRS 1749; Lord Warden of the Stannaries 1751-63; Privy Councillor 1752; Governor and Keeper of the Privy Purse to George, Prince of Wales, and to Prince Edward 1752-56; a Teller of the Exchequer 1757-63; First Lord of the Treasury for two days in 1757; Knight of the Garter 1757

 

John [Waldegrave], 3rd Earl Waldegrave

born

28 Apr 1718

mar.

7 May 1751 Lady Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princesses Amelia and Caroline (b. Mar 1748/9; d. 28 Apr 1784; bur. at Navestock, co. Essex), sister of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, and 5th dau. of John [Leveson-Gower], 1st Earl Gower, by his first wife Lady Evelyn Pierrepont, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Evelyn [Pierrepont], 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull

children

1. Hon George Waldegrave, later 4th Earl Waldegrave

2. Admiral Hon Sir William Waldegrave GCB RN, later 1st Baron Radstock

1. Lady Elizabeth Waldegrave, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte 1793-1809 (b. 26 May 1758; dsp. 23 Jun 1823), mar. 18 Apr 1791 as his second wife James [Brudenell], 5th Earl of Cardigan

2. Lady Caroline Waldegrave

died

22 Oct 1784 (bur. at Navestock, co. Essex)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 1735; Lieut and Capt, 1738-91; Capt and Lt Col, 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards 1743; served in the War of the Austrian Succession, being wounded at the Battle of Fontenoy 1745; ADC to HRH the Duke of Cumberland and Groom of the Bedchamber to King George II 1746/7; Member of Parliament for Orford 1747-54 and for Newcastle-under-Lyme 1754-63; 2nd Major 1748; 1st Major 1749; Col, 9th Regiment of Foot 1750-55, 8th Dragoon Guards 1755-58, 5th Dragoon Guards 1758-59, 7th Dragoon Guards 1759-73, and of the Coldstream Guards 1773-84; Maj General 1757; took part in the attack on St Malo 1758; served in Germany during the Seven Years War from 1758, taking part in the Battle of Minden 1759 and the campaigns of 1761 and 1762; Lieut General 1759; Groom of the Bedchamber to King George III 1760-63; Governor of Plymouth 1760-84; Master of the Horse to Queen Charlotte 1770-84; General 1772; Lord Lieutenant of Essex 1781-84

 

George [Waldegrave], 4th Earl Waldegrave, PC

born

23 Nov 1751

mar.

5 May 1782 his cousin Lady Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave (b. 25 Mar 1760; d. 29 Jan 1816; bur .at Great Packington, co. Warwick), 1st dau. and cohrss. of his paternal uncle James [Waldegrave], 2nd Earl Waldegrave, by his second wife Maria Walpole, 2nd illegit. dau. of Hon Sir Edward Walpole

children

1. Hon George Waldegrave, later 5th Earl Waldegrave

2. Hon John James Waldegrave, later 6th Earl Waldegrave

3. Lieut Hon Edward William Waldegrave, served with distinction under Sir John Moore at Corunna but was lost at sea off Falmouth (b. 29 Aug 1787; d. 22 Jan 1809

4. Hon William Waldegrave, later 8th Earl Waldegrave

1. Lady Maria Wilhelmina Waldegrave (d. 20 Feb 1805), mar. 26 Jan 1804 Nathaniel Micklethwait, of Taverham, co. Norfolk

died

22 Oct 1789 (bur. at Great Packington, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards 1768; Lieut and Capt 1773; Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme 1774-80; served with the Guards composite regiment in the American War of Revolution 1776-77; Capt and Lt Col, Coldstream Guards 1778; Lt Col commanding 87th Regiment of Foot 1779-83; Privy Councillor 1782; Vice Chamberlain of the Household 1782-84; ADC to the King and Col in the Army 1782; Master of the Horse to Queen Charlotte 1784-89; Col, 63rd Regiment of Foot 1788-89 and of the 14th Regiment of Foot 1789

 

George [Waldegrave], 5th Earl Waldegrave

born

13 Jul 1784

died

29 Jun 1794 at school at Eton College while swimming in the River Thames

suc. by

brother

 

John James [Waldegrave], 6th Earl Waldegrave

born

31 Jul 1785

mar.

30 Oct 1815 Anne King (b. 1790; mar. (2) 2 Feb 1839 Dr Algernon Hicks, of Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, London;  d. 22 Aug 1852; bur. at Woking, co. Surrey), dau. of John William King, of Hastings, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon George Edward Waldegrave, later 7th Earl Waldegrave

1. Lady Annette Laura Maria Waldegrave (d. 28 Feb 1856), mar. 27 Feb 1841 Lieut General Archibald Money CB, of Crown Point, co. Norfolk (d. 1856)

2. Lady Horatia Elizabeth Waldegrave (b. c. 1824; d. 24 Jun 1884), mar. (1) 17 May 1847 Capt John Joseph Webbe Weston (d. 24 Sep 1849), and (2) 28 Nov 1854 John Wardlaw, of 44 Prince's Gardens, London, son of Lieut General ..... Wardlaw

3. Lady Ida Anna Waldegrave (d. 17 Oct 1892)

died

31 Jul 1835

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards 1802; Lieut, 3rd Regiment of Foot and 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars, 1804; Capt, 1805; Maj, 72nd Regiment of Foot 1808 and 15th (King's Own) Hussars 1809; Lt Col, 54th Regiment of Foot 1812-1819, where he commanded the 54th in the Waterloo campaign; a Lord of the Bedchamber (Tory) 1830-31

 

George Edward [Waldegrave], 7th Earl Waldegrave

born

8 Feb 1816

mar.

28 Sep 1840 Frances Elizabeth Anne Waldegrave (b. 4 Jan 1821; widow of his elder but illegitimate brother John James Henry Waldegrave, of Navestock, co. Essex;  mar. (3) 30 Sep 1847 as his second wife George Granville Vernon-Harcourt, of Nuneham Courtenay, co. Oxford (dspm. 19 Dec 1861);  and (4) 20 Jan 1863 Chichester Samuel [Parkinson-Fortescue], 1st Baron Carlingford later 2nd Baron Clermont;  dsp. 5 Jul 1879; bur. at Chewton Mendip, co. Somerset), 1st dau. of John Braham, a celebrated tenor, by his wife Frances Bolton, dau. of George Bolton, of Ardwick, co. Lancaster

died

s.p. 28 Sep 1846 (bur. at Navestock, co. Essex)

suc. by

uncle

 

William [Waldegrave], 8th Earl Waldegrave, CB

born

27 Oct 1788

mar. (1)

10 Aug 1812 Elizabeth Whitbread (b. 20 Dec 1791; d. 1 Mar 1843), 1st dau. of Samuel Whitbread, brewer, of Cardington and Southill, co. Bedford, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, 1st dau. of Charles [Grey], 1st Earl Grey

children by first wife

1. Capt Hon William Frederick Waldegrave, styled Viscount Chewton, died of wounds received while rallying his men at the Battle of Alma (b. 29 Jun 1816; dvp. 7 Oct 1854; bur. at Scutari), mar. 2 Jul 1850 Frances Bastard VA, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria (d. 11 Apr 1902), only dau. of Capt. John Bastard RN, of Sharpham, co. Devon, by his wife Frances Wade, dau. and cohrss. of Benjamin Wade, of New Grange, co. York, and had issue:

1a. Hon William Frederick Waldegrave, later 9th Earl Waldegrave

2a. Rev Hon Henry Noel Waldegrave, later 11th Earl Waldegrave

1a. Hon Frances Mary Waldegrave

2. Rt Rev Hon Samuel Waldegrave DD, Bishop of Carlisle 1860-69 (b. 13 Sep 1817; d. 1 Oct 1869), mar. 23 Jan 1845 Jane Anne Pym (d. 6 Jun 1877), dau. of Francis Pym, of Hazells Hall, co. Bedford, and Radwell House, co. Hertford, by his wife Lady Jane Elizabeth Leslie-Melville, 2nd dau. of Alexander [Leslie later Leslie-Melville], 9th Earl of Leven, and had issue

3. Hon George Waldegrave later Waldegrave-Leslie, barrister, Member of Parliament for Hastings 1864-68 (b. 30 Sep 1825; dsp. 8 Jul 1904), mar. 22 Jan 1861 Lady Henrietta Anderson Morshead Leslie, suo jure Countess of Rothes

1. Elizabeth Waldegrave (b. Aug 1813 ; dvp. Aug 1818)

2. Lady Elizabeth Waldegrave (d. 27 Dec 1867)

3. Lady Laura Waldegrave (b. 17 Mar 1821; d. 10 Apr 1885), mar. 2 Feb 1848 Roundell [Palmer], 1st Earl of Selborne, and had issue

4. Lady Maria Waldegrave (d. 31 Jan 1911), mar. 2 Oct 1844 Rev William Brodie, and had issue

5. Lady Mary Waldegrave (d. 1 May 1906)

mar. (2)

8 Dec 1846 Sarah Milward (widow of William Milward, of "The Mansion", High Street, Hastings, co. Sussex;  dsp. 18 Apr 1873), dau. of Rev. William Whitear, Prebend of Chichester, co. Sussex

died

24 Oct 1859 (bur. at Fairlight, near Hastings, co. Sussex)

suc. by

grandson

note

entered the Royal Navy 1801 as 1st Class Boy on the Theseus under his uncle, Lord Radstock; Midshipman on the Medusa 1802-05, the Revenge 1805-06 and the Royal George 1806; Lieut on the Sirius 1806-08, the Ocean 1808-1809, and the Ville de Paris 1809, all three under the command of Admiral Lord Collingwood; distinguished himself in an attack on four French ships in the Bay of Rosas, he was sent home with Collingwood's despatches and promoted to Commander; served on the Malpomene 1809-10; Capt of the Macedonian 1811 ; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bedford 1815-18; Capt of the Seringapatam 1829-32 and Senior Officer in the Pacific 1830-32; Capt of the Revenge 1839-42, taking part in the bombardment of St Jean d'Acre 1840 and Senior Officer in the Bay of Tunis 1841; CB 1840; Rear-Admiral 1846; Vice-Admiral 1858

 

William Frederick [Waldegrave], 9th Earl Waldegrave, PC

born

2 Mar 1851

mar.

5 Aug 1874 his cousin Lady Mary Dorothea Palmer DBE (b. 25 Mar 1850; d. 8 Nov 1933; bur. at Chewton Mendip, co. Somerset), 2nd dau. of Roundell [Palmer], 1st Earl of Selborne, by his wife Lady Laura Waldegrave, 3rd dau. by his first wife of William [Waldegrave], 8th Earl Waldegrave

children

1. Hon William Edward Seymour Waldegrave, later 10th Earl Waldegrave

1. Lady Mary Wilfreda Waldegrave (d. 25 Dec 1947), mar. 15 May 1900 as his second wife Rev Richard Aubrey Chichester Bevan, Rector of Hurstpierpoint 1898-1908, Rector of Binfield, co. Berkshire 1908-20, and Chaplain to the British Legation at The Hague 1920-25 (b. 28 Aug 1860; d. 7 Jan 1925), 5th son of Richard Lee Bevan, of Brixworth Hall, co. Northampton, by his wife Isabella Judith Maria Loraine-Smith, dau. of Rev L Loraine-Smith, of Enderby Hall, co. Leicester, and had issue

2. Lady (Laura) Margaret Waldegrave (d. 8 Nov 1959), mar. (1) 19 Jul 1899 Alfred Millington Knowles (d. in action in the Boer War 9 Aug 1900), only surv. son of Robert Millington Knowles DL, of Colston Bassett Hall, co. Northampton, and (2) 7 Jun 1904 Reginald Nicholson, and had issue by her second husband

died

12 Aug 1930 (bur. at Chewton Mendip, co. Somerset)

suc. by

son

note

a Lord in Waiting (Conservative) 1886-92 and 1895-96; Chief Conservative Whip in the House of Lords 1896-1911; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1896-1905; Privy Councillor 1897; a Lunacy Commissioner 1899

 

William Edward Seymour [Waldegrave], 10th Earl Waldegrave

born

2 Oct 1882

died

30 Jan 1933 (bur. at Chewton Mendip, co. Somerset)

suc. by

uncle

note

an invalid from birth

 

Rev Henry Noel [Waldegrave], 11th Earl Waldegrave

born

14 Oct 1854

mar.

27 Oct 1892 his second cousin Anne Katharine Bastard (b. c. 1868; d. 21 Mar 1962), 4th dau. of Rev William Pollexfen Bastard, of Buckland Court, Ashburton, co. Devon, and Kitley, co. Devon, by his wife Caroline Woollcombe, 2nd dau. of Vice Adm George Woollcombe, of Hemerdon

children

1. Hon Geoffrey Noel Waldegrave, later 12th Earl Waldegrave

1. Lady Dorothy Caroline Frances Waldegrave (b. 1 Mar 1894; d. 25 Feb 1973), mar. 26 Jun 1915 Capt Thomas Granville Randolph MC (b. 31 Oct 1886; d. 14 Jul 1961), 2nd son of Granville Walter Randolph, of Sheen House, co. York, by his wife Mildred Cassandra, 2nd dau. of Rev Hon Charles James Willoughby, Rector of Wollaton-with-Cossall, co. Nottingham (by his wife Charlotte Payne Seymour, 1st dau. of Henry John Hyde Seymour, of Wells, co. Somerset, and Tyvree, co. Gloucester), younger brother of Henry [Willoughby], 8th Baron Middleton, and had issue

2. Lady Irene Grace Waldegrave (b. 14 Jun 1895; d. 18 Jul 1972)

3. Lady Elizabeth Katharine Waldegrave (b. 7 May 1897; d. 19...), mar. 16 Mar 1918 her sister's brother-in-law Rev George Algernon Randolph (b. 2 Apr 1890; d. 11 Aug 1977), 3rd son of Granville Walter Randolph, of Sheen House, co. York, by his wife Mildred Cassandra, 2nd dau. of Rev Hon Charles James Willoughby, Rector of Wollaton-with-Cossall, co. Nottingham (by his wife Charlotte Payne Seymour, 1st dau. of Henry John Hyde Seymour, of Wells, co. Somerset, and Tyvree, co. Gloucester), younger brother of Henry [Willoughby], 8th Baron Middleton, and had issue

4. Lady (Gabrielle) Sophia Annette Waldegrave (b. 7 Jun 1908; d. 8 Jan 1998), mar. 20 Dec 1935 Maj John Stephen Schilizzi (d. 1985), only son of Stephen Schilizzi, of Loddington Hall, Kettering, co. Northampton, and had issue

died

30 Dec 1936

suc. by

son

note

ordained deacon 1884 and priest 1887; Curate of Stoke d'Abernon, co. Surrey 1884-87 and of Gedling, co. Nottingham 1887-90; Rector of Stoke d'Abernon, co. Surrey 1890-98; Hon Organising Secretary, Winchester Diocese Society 1898-1902; Rector of Marston Bigot, co. Somerset 1905-12 and of Orchardleigh-with-Lullington, co. Somerset 1912-26

 

Geoffrey Noel [Waldegrave], 12th Earl Waldegrave, KG GCVO DL

born

21 Nov 1905

mar.

22 Oct 1930 Mary Hermione Grenfell (d. Nov 1995), 1st dau. of Lt Col Arthur Morton Grenfell DSO, by his second wife Hilda Margaret Lyttleton, 2nd dau. of Gen Rt Hon Sir Neville Gerald Lyttelton GCB

children

1. Hon James Sherbrooke Waldegrave, later 13th Earl Waldegrave

2. Hon William Arthur Waldegrave, later Baron Waldegrave of North Hill (Life Peer)

1. Lady Sarah Caroline Waldegrave DL (b. 23 Oct 1931), mar. 19 Feb 1955 Ernest George Wright GM CPM, of Chewton House, Chewton Mendip, Radstock, co. Somerset, 1st son of Thoms Bennet Wright, of Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, co. Northumberland, and has issue

2. Lady Jane Mary Waldegrave (b. 25 Jan 1934), mar. (1) 20 Feb 1954 (div. 1977) as his first wife (Donald) Euan Palmer [Howard], 4th Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, and (2) 22 Sep 1977 (div. 1979) Duncan McIntosh OBE AFC, son of Duncan McIntosh, of Edinburgh, and has issue by her first husband

3. Lady Elisabeth Jeronima Waldegrave (b. 4 Apr 1936; d. 19 Feb 2003), mar. 17 Oct 1963 John James Evelyn [Dewar], 4th Baron Forteviot, and has issue

4. Lady Anne Hermione Waldegrave (b. 24 Dec 1937), mar. 20 Feb 1971 as his second wife Sir John Dennis Boles MBE, of Rydon House, Talaton, co. Devon (b. 25 Jun 1925), son of Cdr Geoffrey Coleridge Boles OBE RN by his wife Hilda Frances Crofton, and has issue

5. Lady Susan Katharine Waldegrave DCVO, mar. 25 Apr 1959 Marmaduke James [Hussey], Baron Hussey of North Bradley (Life Peer), and has issue

died

23 May 1995

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Maj, Royal Artillery (TA); Member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall 1951-58 and 1965-76; Lord Warden of the Stannaries 1965-76; Alderman, Somerset County Council 1949-58; Knight of the Garter 1971; GCVO 1976

 

James Sherbrooke [Waldegrave], 13th Earl Waldegrave

born

8 Dec 1940

mar.

1986 (div. 1996) Mary Alison Anthea Furness, dau. of Sir Robert Furness KBE CMG, of Little Shelford, co. Cambridge

children

1. Hon Edward Robert Waldegrave, styled Viscount Chewton (b. 10 Oct 1986)

2. Hon Robert Arthur Riversdale Waldegrave (b. 1989)

 

Last updated 15 Feb 2008

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Titles:

13th Earl Waldegrave

(Great Britain, let. pat. 13 Sep 1729)

13th Viscount Chewton

(Great Britain, let. pat. 13 Sep 1729)

14th Baron Waldegrave, of Chewton in the County of Somerset

(England, let. pat. 20 Jan 1685/86)

17th Baronet, styled "of Hever Castle, co. Kent"

(England, let. pat. 1 Aug 1643)

 

Address:

Chewton House, Chewton Mendip, Bath BA3 4LQ

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