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Wenlock, Baron (UK, 1839 - 1932)

 

Creation: 13 May 1839

 

Extinct: 14 Jun 1932

 

Family name: Thompson later Lawley-Thompson later Lawley

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Arms:

Argent a Cross Formy throughout checky Sable and Or

Crest:

A Wolf statant Sable

Supporters:

On either side a Wolf Sable gorged with a Plain Collar Or pendent therefrom an Escutcheon Argent charged with a Chevron of the first between three Moors' Heads affrontée proper

Motto:

Je Veux De Bonne Guerre

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Paul Beilby [Thompson later Lawley-Thompson], 1st Baron Wenlock

4th son of Sir Robert Lawley, 5th Bt., of Spoonhill, co. Shropshire, and of Canwell, co. Stafford, by his wife Jane Thompson, only dau. and hrss. in her issue of Beilby Thompson, of Escrick Park, co. York

born

1 Jul 1784

mar.

10 May 1817 Hon Caroline Griffin (b. 6 Oct 1792; d. 2 May 1868; bur. at Escrick, co. York), 3rd dau. of Richard [Aldworth later Neville later Griffin], 2nd Baron Braybrooke, by his wife Catherine Grenville, sister of George [Grenville later Nugent-Temple-Grenville], 1st Marquess of Buckingham, and 4th dau. of Rt Hon George Grenville MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1763-65 (by his wife Elizabeth Wyndham, sister of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, and 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt. MP, of Orchard Wyndham, co. Somerset, by his first wife Lady Katherine Seymour, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Charles [Seymour], 6th Duke of Somerset), 2nd son of Richard Grenville MP, of Wooton under Barnwood, co. Buckingham, by his wife Hester Temple later Grenville, suo jure Countess Temple

children

1. Hon Beilby Richard Thompson later Lawley, later 2nd Baron Wenlock

2. Capt Hon Robert Neville Lawley (b. 30 Aug 1819; dsp. 16 Nov 1891), mar. 10 Nov 1852 Georgiana Emily Somerest (dsp. 21 Nov 1910), 5th dau. of General Lord Robert Edward Henry Somerset GCB KTS (by his wife Hon Louisa Augusta Courtenay, 11th dau. of William [Courtenay], 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon, 4th son of Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort

3. Rev Hon Stephen Willoughby Lawley, of Spurfield, Exminster, co. Devon (b. 4 Apr 1823; d. 23 Oct 1905)

4. Hon Francis Charles Lawley MP (b. 24 May 1825; dsp. 18 Sep 1901), mar. 18 Dec 1869 Henrietta Louisa Amelia Zaiser, 2nd dau. of Rev Frederick Augustus Zaiser, Chaplain to the King of Saxony

1. Hon Jane Lawley (d. 4 Feb 1900), mar. 6 May 1846 Rt Hon James Archibald Stuart-Wortley QC MP, Recorder of London (b. 3 Jul 1805; d. 22 Aug 1881), 3rd son of James Archibald [Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie], 1st Baron Wharncliffe, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Caroline Mary Crichton, only dau. by his second wife of John [Crichton], 1st Earl Erne, and had issue

died

9 May 1852 (bur. at Escrick, co. York)

created

13 May 1839 Baron Wenlock, of Wenlock in the County of Shropshire

suc. by

son

note

Fellow of All Souls' College 1806-17; took the name of Thompson in lieu of that of Lawley by Royal Warrant 1820; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Wenlock 1826-32 and for East Yorkshire 1832-37; resumed his patronymic of Lawley before that of Thompson by Royal Warrant 1839, his children being authorised to take the name of Lawley only; Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire 1840-47; suc. his elder brother as 8th Baronet 30 Jan 1851

 

Beilby Richard [Thompson later Lawley], 2nd Baron Wenlock

born

21 Apr 1818

mar.

28 Nov 1846 Lady Elizabeth Grosvenor (b. 9 Jul 1824; d. 16 Dec 1899; bur. at Escrick, co. York), 3rd dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower, 2nd dau. of George Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Duke of Sutherland

children

1. Hon Beilby Lawley, later 3rd Baron Wenlock

2. Hon Richard Thompson Lawley, later 4th Baron Wenlock

3. Rev Hon Algernon George Lawley, later 5th Baron Wenlock

4. Hon Sir Arthur Lawley GCSI GSIE KCMG, later 6th Baron Wenlock

5. Hon Robert Lawley (b. 5 Jul 1863; dsp. 18 Sep 1924), mar. 2 Jul 1924 Agnes Balsillie, dau. of Rev David Balsillie

1. Hon Caroline Elizabeth Lawley MBE (d. 15 Jul 1934), mar. 21 Apr 1870 Lt Col Hon Caryl Craven Molyneux (b. 4 Oct 1836; d. 7 Mar 1912), 2nd son of Charles William [Molyneux], 3rd Earl of Sefton, by his wife Mary Augusta Gregge-Hopwood, only dau. of Robert Gregge-Hopwood, of Hopwood Hall, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2. Hon Alethea Jane Lawley, mar. 12 Apr 1890 Cav Professore Taddeo Wiel, of Venice, Italy (d. 17 Feb 1920)

3. Hon Constance Mary Lawley (d. 4 May 1951), mar. (1) 19 Jun 1877 Capt Hon Eustace Vesey (b. 19 Jun 1877; d. 18 Nov 1886), 2nd son of Thomas [Vesey], 3rd Viscount de Vesci, by his wife Lady Emma Herbert, 5th dau. by his second wife of George Augustus [Herbert], 11th Earl of Pembroke, and (2) 7 Jul 1892 Maj Hon Edward William Berkeley Portman (b. 30 Jul 1856; dsp. 27 Apr 1911), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of William Henry Berkeley [Portman], 2nd Viscount Portman, and had issue by her first husband

4. Hon Katharine Lawley, mar. 28 Apr 1885 Walter Francis Forbes, of 16 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8

died

6 Nov 1880 (bur. at Escrick, co. York)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Pontefract 1851-52; Lt Col, West Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry 1859-70 (later Hon Col); Lord Lieutenant of East Yorkshire 1864-80

 

Beilby [Lawley], 3rd Baron Wenlock, GCSI GCIE KCB VD PC

born

12 May 1849

mar.

14 May 1872 Lady Constance Mary Lascelles CI (b. 27 May 1852; dspm. 23 Aug 1932; bur. at Escrick, co. York), 1st dau. of Henry Thynne [Lascelles], 4th Earl of Harewood, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Joan de Burgh, 1st dau. of Ulick John [de Burgh], 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, by his wife Hon Harriet Canning, sister and sole hrss. of Charles John [Canning], 1st Earl Canning, and only dau. of Rt Hon George Canning MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1827

only child

1. Hon Irene Constance Lawley, of Escrick Park, co. York (b. 7 May 1889), mar. 3 Dec 1920 Colin Gurdon Forbes Adam CSI ICS (b. 18 Dec 1889), 3rd son of Sir Frank Forbes Adam, 1st Bt. CB CIE JP DL, by his wife Rose Frances Kemball, dau. of Charles Gurdon Kemball, Judge of the High Court of Bombay, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 15 Jan 1912 (bur. at Escrick, co. York)

suc. by

brother

note

admitted to the Inner Temple 1870; sometime Maj, Yorkshire Hussars; raised and commanded the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry (Hon Col); VD; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Chester 1880; an original member and sometime Chairman of the East Riding County Council; Governor of Madras 1891-96; GCIE 1891; GCSI 1896; Privy Councillor 1901; a Lord in Waiting to the Prince of Wales 1901-10; KCB 1901; High Steward of Kingston-upon-Hull 1909-12; Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Mary 1910-12; President and Chairman of the East Riding T F Association; Chairman of the Yorkshire Insurance Company; a Director of the North Eastern Railway Company and of Barclays Bank

 

Richard Thompson [Lawley], 4th Baron Wenlock, CB

born

21 Aug 1856

mar.

31 Jul 1909 Rhoda Edith Knox-Little (d. 12 May 1952), 2nd dau. of Rev Canon William John Knox-Little

died

s.p. 25 Jul 1918

suc. by

brother

note

Sub-Lieut, 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars 1875; Lieut 1876; served in the Nile Expedition 1884-85; Capt 1885; Military Secretary to his brother when Governor of Madras 1891-96; Major 1893; Lt Col 1899; served in the South African War 1901-02; CB 1902; Brevet Col 1903

 

Algernon George [Lawley], 5th Baron Wenlock

born

25 Dec 1857

mar.

16 Jul 1896 May Ethel Donaldson (d. 12 Sep 1934), dau. of Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales

died

s.p. 14 Jun 1931

suc. by

brother

note

ordained Deacon 1881 and Priest 1884; Eton Missioner, Hackney Wick 1881-86; Chaplain, St Andrew's Bethnal Green 1886-96; Rector of St John-at-Hackney 1897-1911; Rural Dean of Hackney and Stoke Newington 1903-11; Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral 1907-23; Missionary Chaplain at Brisbane, Australia 1912; Chaplain to the King 1912-26; Vicar of St Peter's, Eaton Square 1913-16; Curate of Stoke St Milburgh, co. Shropshire 1917-18

 

Arthur [Lawley], 6th Baron Wenlock, GCSI GCIE KCMG

born

12 Nov 1860

mar.

15 Oct 1885 Dame Annie Allen Cunard GBE DGStJ (d. 29 Apr 1944), 3rd dau. of Sir Edward Cunard, 2nd Bt., by his wife Mary McEvers, dau. of Bache McEvers, of New York, New York, USA, merchant

died

s.p.m.s. 14 Jun 1932

only son

1. Richard Edward Lawley (b. 9 May 1887; killed vp. in a hunting accident in India 4 Sep 1909)

1. Hon Ursual Mary Lawley, Maid of Honour to Queen Mary 1912-27 (b. 8 Jun 1888; d. 1979), mar. 21 Jul 1927 as his second wife George Abraham [Gibbs], 1st Baron Wraxall, and had issue

2. Hon Margaret Cecilia Lawley (b. 15 Jun 1889), mar. 14 Jun 1919 Geoffrey Dawson, of Langcliffe Hall, Settle, co. York, and 23 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, editor of "The Times", 1st son of George Robinson, of Skipton-in-Craven, co. York, and had issue

note

2nd Lieut, 10th Hussars 1882; served in the operations in Suakin 1884; Capt 1889; retired 1892; Private Secretary to his uncle, the 1st Duke of Westminster 1892-96; Secretary to the Administration of Southern Rhodesia 1896; Deputy Administrator of Matabeleland 1896; Administrator of Matabeleland 1898-1901 and Acting Administrator of Mashonaland 1899-1901; Governor of Western Australia 1901-02; KCMG 1901; Lieutenant-Governor of the Transvaal 1902-05; Governor of Madras 1906-11; GCIE 1906; GCSI 1911; served in World War I 1914-18 as Commissioner, British Red Cross in France; Chairman of the Child Emigration Society and of the Forestal Company; KJStJ

 

On the death of the 6th Baron Wenlock the Barony of Wenlock became extinct.

 

First written 11 Mar 2014

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