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Willoughby de Broke, Baron (E, 1491)

 

Creation: writ sum. 12 Aug 1491

 

Family name: Willoughby later Verney later Peyto-Verney later Verney

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules three Crosses Recercelly Or a Chief Vairy Ermine and Ermines (Verney);  2nd and 3rd, Quarterly Argent and Gules a Bear sejant Sable muzzled and collared Or (Barnard)

Crests:

1st:  A Saracen's Head couped at the shoulders and affrontée proper ducally crowned Or (Verney);  2nd:  A Demi Bear couped Sable muzzled and collared and holding between the paws a Mascle Or (Barnard)

Supporters:

On either side an Antelope Argent semée of Torteaux armed and unguled Or

Motto:

Vertue Vaunceth (Virtue prevails)

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Robert [Willoughby], de jure 8th/9th Baron Latimer later 1st Baron Willoughby de Broke, KG

1st son and heir of Sir John Willoughby, de jure 7th/8th Baron Latimer (by his wife Anne Cheney, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edmund Cheney, of Broke, co. Wiltshire, and Ottery, co. Devon), son and heir of John Willoughby, de jure 6th/7th Baron Latimer (by his wife Jane Welby), only son and heir of Sir Thomas Willoughby, by his wife Elizabeth de Nevill, sister and in her issue sole hrss. of John [Nevill], 5th/6th Baron Latimer, and only dau. of John [de Nevill], 3rd Baron Nevill, by his second wife Elizabeth Latimer, suo jure Baroness Latimer, only dau. and hrss. of William [de Latimer], 3rd/4th Baron Latimer

born

c. 1452

mar.

in or bef. 1472 Blanche Champernowne (b. c. 1453; d. bef. 12 Dec 1480), dau. and hrss. of Sir John Champernowne, of Bere Ferrers, co. Devon, and Callington, co. Cornwall, by his wife Elizabeth Bigbery, dau. and cohrss. of William Bigbery

children

1. Hon Sir Robert Willoughby, later 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 9th/10th Baron Latimer

1. Hon Elizabeth Willoughby (d. after 28 Jan 1500/1), mar. as his second wife John [Dinham], 1st and 7th Baron Dinham

died

23 Aug 1502 (bur. at Callington, co. Cornwall)

created

by writ of summons 12 Aug 1491 Baron Willoughby de Broke

suc. by

son

note

a Commissioner to arrest certain rioters 1469/70; a Commissioner of array in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall for defence against the Earl of Warwick and the Duke of Somerset 1470, and in Devon and Cornwall for defence against the French 1471/2; knighted before 1471/2, from which time he was continually employed in local administration in the South Western counties; ordered with others to attack the Earl of Oxford who had occupied St Michael's Mount 1473; had seizin of his lands 1477; Sheriff of Cornwall 1478-79 and of Devon 1480-81 and 1487-88; he supported the rebellion of the Duke of Buckingham and after its failure he escaped to Brittany; attainted by Act of Parliament 1483/4 and his lands granted to others; returning to England with the Earl of Richmond he fought at the Battle of Bosworth 1485; after the battle he was sent to Sheriff Hutton, co. York, to seize the young Earl of Warwick and bring him to London; Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall and Steward of the King's silver and gold mines in Devon and Cornwall 1485; appointed Steward of the Duchess of York's possessions in Wiltshire 1485; he was restored to his estates under the Act of Restitution 1485; a Knight of the Body before 1485; Lieutenant of Braden Forest in the Duchy of Lancaster 1486; King's Councillor before 1486, when he was granted the manor of Castle Cary, co. Somerset, formerly belonging to Lord Zouche; Lord Steward of the Household 1488-1502; Knight of the Garter c. 1489; joint commander of the expedition to Brittany 1488/9; Joint Ambassador to treat with Anne, Duchess of Brittany, 1490; Admiral of the fleet against France 1490; sometime between 1491 and 1500 he petitioned to have such place in Parliament as John [Nevill], 5th/6th Baron Latimer and to be named and accepted as Baron Latimer, to which Barony (cr. 1290 or 1299) he was clearly entitled - after the House of Lords heard counsel for Richard, 2nd Baron Latimer (cr. 1432) the matter progressed no further; Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Army for the expedition to Boulogne 1492; Joint Steward of the lands in co. Wiltshire belonging to the Earldoms of Warwick and Salisbury and Steward for life of Duchy of Lancaster property in Trowbridge, Aldbourne, etc, co. Wiltshire 1492/3; a Commissioner to take 2,000 men from Wiltshire, Hampshire, etc., on an expedition against Scotland and Admiral of a considerable fleet in Scottish waters 1497; Commissioner for the trial of Edward, Earl of Warwick, 1499; made arrangements for the journey of Catherine of Aragon from Plymouth to London 1501

 

Robert [Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 9th/10th Baron Latimer

born

1472

mar. (1)

bef. 28 Feb 1494/5 Elizabeth Beauchamp (d. 10 Aug 1503), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Richard [Beauchamp], 2nd Baron Beauchamp of Powyck, by his wife Elizabeth Stafford, dau. of Sir Humphrey Stafford, of Grafton, co. Worcester, and Blatherwycke, co. Northampton

children

1. Hon Edward Willoughby, a Commissioner of the peace for Devon and Cornwall 1512-15 and a Commissioner of array for Cornwall 1512/3 (dspm. and vp. Nov 1517), mar. after 22 Nov 1505 his cousin Hon Margaret Nevill (b. 9 Mar 1494/5), 1st dau. of Richard [Nevill], 2nd Baron Latymer, by his first wife Anne Stafford, dau. of Sir Humphrey Stafford, of Grafton, co. Worcester, and Blatherwycke, co. Northampton, and had issue:

1. Elizabeth Willoughby, later de jure suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Broke and Baroness Latimer

2. Anne Willoughby (d. unm. bef. 12 Nov 1528)

3. Blanche Willoughby (dsp. bef. 1 Jan 1553/4), mar. bef. 25 Jan 1534/5 as his first wife Sir Francis Dawtrey, of Hunston, co. Sussex, and Portswood, co. Hampshire (dsp. 3 Sep 1568)

mar. (2)

Lady Dorothy Grey (mar. (2) bef. 29 Jul 1523 as his fourth wife William [Blount], 4th Baron Mountjoy;  d. betw. 30 Aug and 17 Nov 1553; bur. at Bere Ferrers, co. Devon), 4th dau. of Thomas [Grey], 1st Marquess of Dorset, by his second wife Cicely Bonville, suo jure Baroness Harington and Baroness Bonville, only child of William [Bonville], 6th Baron Harington, by his wife Lady Catherine Nevill, 5th dau. of Richard [Nevill], jure uxoris Earl of Salisbury

children by second wife

1. Hon Elizabeth Willoughby (d. bef. 4 Apr 1552), mar. bef. 20 Oct 1528 as his first wife John [Paulet], 2nd Marquess of Winchester, and had issue

2. Hon Anne Willoughby (d. 24 Dec 1582), mar.(1) c. Aug 1530 Charles [Blount], 5th Baron Mountjoy, and (2) Richard Broke (d. betw. 24 Nov 1548 and 5 Jan 1548/9; bur. at Westbury, co. Wiltshire), and had issue by her first husband

died

s.p.m.s. 10 Nov 1521 (bur. at Bere Ferrers, co. Devon)

note

Steward for life of Duchy of Lancaster property in Trowbridge, Aldbourne, etc, co. Wiltshire 1502; had possession of his father's lands 1502; Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall in Devon and Cornwall and Warden of the Stanneries 1502-09; knighted bef. 1504; created a Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Henry VIII 1509; served under the Marquess of Dorset in the expedition to aid Spain against France 1512; was in the middle ward of the King's army in France 1513; present at the Field of Cloth of Gold 1520

 

On his death the Baronies of Willoughby de Broke and Latimer fell into abeyance between his three grand-daughters, the daughters of his only son, Hon Edward Willoughby. The rights to the Baronies of Willoughby de Broke and Latimer (but not the bulk of the family estates, which were settled on Lord Willoughby de Broke's two daughters by his second wife) were inherited by the only daughter of his late son:

 

Elizabeth Willoughby later Greville, de jure suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Broke and Baroness Latimer

born

mar.

bef. 11 Apr 1526 Sir Fulke Greville MP, of Beauchamp's Court, Alcester, co. Warwick, Foedary of all King Henry VIII's lands in Warwickshire and Worcestershire 1533-34, was ordered to attend on the King's own person with 40 men during the Northern Rebellion 1536, accompanied the King to meet Anne of Cleves at Blackheath 1539/40, Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire 1542-43 and 1547-48, knighted before 1544, served with the rearguard in the Boulogne campaign 1544, Member of Parliament for Warwickshire 1545-52 and 1554-55 (d. 10 Nov 1569; bur. at Alcester, co. Warwick), 2nd son of Sir Edward Greville, of Milcote, co. Warwick, by his wife Anne Denton, dau. of John Denton, of Amersden, co. Buckingham

children

1. Sir Fulke Greville, later de jure 4th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 11th/12th Baron Latimer

2. Robert Greville, of Thorpe Latimer, co. Lincoln, mar. Blanche Whitney, and had issue:

1a. Fulke Greville, of Thorpe Latimer, co. Lincoln (d. 1632), mar. 15 May 1602 Margaret Bosville (widow of Ralph Bosville, of Gunthwaite, co. York), dau. of Christopher Copley, of Wadsworth, co. York, and had issue:

1b. Robert Greville MP, later 2nd Baron Brooke

2b. William Greville

1b. Dorothy Greville (d. 28 Jan 1650), mar. as his second wife Sir Arthur Hesilrige, 2nd Bt., of Noseley Hall, co. Leicester, and had issue

3. Sir Edward Greville, of Harrold Park, co. Essex, mar. Jane Grey, dau. of Lord John Grey, of Pirgo, co. Essex (by his wife Mary Browne, sister of Anthony [Browne], 1st Viscount Montagu, and 1st dau. of Sir Anthony Browne KG, of Battle Abbey, co. Sussex), 4th son of Thomas [Grey], 2nd Marquess of Dorset, and had issue

1. Mary Greville, mar. William Harris, of Hayne co. Devon (d. 23 Feb 1590/1), 1st son and heir of John Harris, Serjeant-at-law, and had issue

2. Helen Greville, mar. Sir John Conway, of Ragley, co. Warwick, Governor of Ostend (d. 1603/4), and had issue

3. Catherine Read, mar. Giles Read (dsp. and vp.), only son and heir ap. of Sir Peter Read, of Gimmingham, co. Norfolk, by his second wife Anne Blennerhasset, dau. by his second wife of Sir Thomas Blennerhasset

died

Nov 1562 (bur. at Alcester, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

had livery of half of her sister Anne's estates 1528 and suc. to the rest of the estates in 1554, when on the death of her only surviving sister she became entitled, according to the modern doctrine of abeyance, to the Baronies of Willoughby de Broke and Latimer;

 

Sir Fulke Greville, de jure 4th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 11th/12th Baron Latimer

born

c. 1536

mar.

c.1553 Lady Anne Neville (bur. 17 Jul 1583 at Alcester, co. Warwick), 8th dau. of Ralph [Neville], 4th Earl of Westmorland, by his wife Lady Catherine Stafford, 2nd dau. of Edward [Stafford], 3rd Duke of Buckingham

children

1. Sir Fulke Greville, later de jure 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 12th/13th Baron Latimer and later 1st Baron Broke

1. Margaret Greville later Verney, later de jure suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Broke and Baroness Latimer

died

15 Nov 1606

suc. by

son

note

knighted by the Earl of Leicester 1565; Sheriff of Warwickshire 1572-73 and 1584-85; Keeper of Feckenham Forest, co. Worcester; helped to suppress the Gunpowder Plot in Warwickshire 1605

 

Sir Fulke [Greville], de jure 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 12th/13th Baron Latimer later 1st Baron Brooke, PC

born

c. 1554

died

30 Sep 1628 (bur. in St Mary's Church, Warwick)

created

29 Jan 1620/1 Baron Brooke, of Beauchamp's Court in the County of Warwick, with a special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his cousins, Robert Greville and William Greville in like manner

suc. by

sister

note

a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Clerk of the Signet to the Council of Wales 1581; Secretary for Wales 1583; Member of Parliament for Hedon 1584-86 and for Warwickshire 1586-87, 1588-89, 1593, 1597-98, 1601 and 1620-21; Ranger of Wedgnock Park 1597; Treasurer of the Navy 1598-1604; Rear Admiral of the Fleet 1599; Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King James I 1603; Secretary to the Council of Wales 1603; received a grant of Warwick Castle 1604; Privy Councillor 1614; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1614-21; Joint Commissioner to treat with Holland 1619; Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1621; Recorder of Warwick; Member of the Council of War; he died of wounds inflicted on him by his servant, Hayward; on his death the Barony of Brooke passed to his cousin, Robert Greville

 

Margaret Greville later Verney, de jure suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Broke and Baroness Latimer

born

c. 1561

mar.

29 Oct 1582 Sir Richard Verney, of Compton Verney, co. Warwick, Member of Parliament for Warwickshire 1588-89, 1604-11 and 1614, and for West Looe 1601, Sheriff of Warwickshire 1590-91 and 1604-06, knighted 1603, a Trustee of Rugby School 1614 (b. c. 1563; d. 7 Aug 1630; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick), son of George Verney MP

children

1. Sir Greville Verney, later de jure 7th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 14th/15th Baron Latimer

2. John Verney

died

26 Mar 1631 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

 

Sir Greville Verney, de jure 7th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 14th/15th Baron Latimer

born

c. 1586

mar.

13 May 1618 Katherine Southwell (b. c. 1591; d. 13 Apr 1657; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick), dau. of Sir Robert Southwell, of Woodrising, co. Norfolk, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Howard, 1st dau. by his first wife of Charles [Howard], 1st Earl of Nottingham

children

1. Greville Verney, later de jure 8th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 14th/15th Baron Latimer

2. John Verney (b. and dvp. an infant 11 Aug 1620; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

3. Sir Richard Verney MP, of Belton, co. Rutland, later de jure later de facto 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 18th/19th Baron Latimer

4. George Verney (dvp. an infant 1619)

1. Elizabeth Verney, mar. William Peyto, of Chesterton, co. Warwick

died

12 May 1642 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

had a licence to travel abroad for four years 1607, and a pass to go to the Low Countries of five months 1615; Member of Parliament for Warwick 1614 and 1620-22; knighted 1617; Sheriff of Warwickshire 1635-36

 

Greville Verney, de jure 8th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 15th/16th Baron Latimer

born

1619

mar.

Hon Elizabeth Wenman (d. Feb 1648/9; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Wenman], 2nd Viscount Wenman, by his wife Margaret Hampden, dau. and hrss. of Edmund Hampden, of Hartwell, co. Buckingham

only child

1. Sir Greville Verney, later de jure 9th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 16th/17th Baron Latimer

died

9 Dec 1648 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

during the Civil War he was assessed by Parliament at £2,500; Sheriff of Warwickshire 1647-48

 

Sir Greville Verney, de jure 9th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 16th/17th Baron Latimer

born

26 Jan 1648/9

mar.

29 Aug 1667 Lady Diana Russell (b. 9 Apr 1652; mar. (2) 15 Jul 1675 as his third wife William [Alington], 3rd and 1st Baron Alington; d. 15 Dec 1701; bur. at Horseheath, co. Cambridge), 2nd dau. of William [Russell], 1st Duke of Bedford, by his wife Lady Anne Carr, only child and hrss. of Robert [Carr], 1st Earl of Somerset

only child

1. William Verney, later de jure 10th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 17th/18th Baron Latimer

died

23 Jul 1668 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles II 1661

 

William Verney, de jure 10th Baron Willoughby de Broke and 17th/18th Baron Latimer

born

12 Jun 1668

died

23 Aug 1683 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

great-uncle

 

Richard [Verney], de jure later de facto 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 18th/19th Baron Latimer

born

28 Jan 1621

mar. (1)

after 29 Nov 1651 Mary Pretyman (bapt. 22 Aug 1631; bur. 17 Aug 1663 at Allexton, co. Leicester), 1st dau. of Sir John Pretyman, 1st Bt., of Lodington and Horninghold, co. Leicester, by his first wife Elizabeth Turpin, dau. and hrss. of George Turpin, of Knaptoft and Horninghold, co. Leicester

children by first wife

1. Hon John Verney MP, of Allexton, co. Leicester, entered Middle Temple 1669/70, barrister 1677, Member of Parliament for Leicestershire 1695-1701 and 1702-07 (b. c. 1655; dsps. and vp. 31 Oct 1707; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick), mar. after 13 Jul 1683 Christian Breton (b. c. 1661; d. bef. 1709; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick), dau. of John Breton, of Norton, co. Northampton, by his second wife Elizabeth Bray, dau. and hrss. of George Bray, of Bray, co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1a. John Verney (b. c. 1685; dvp. 15 May 1700; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

2a. Greville Verney (dvp. unm.; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

2. Very Rev George Verney, later 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 19th/20th Baron Latimer

3. Hon Thomas Verney, a merchant (b. 1676; dvp. unm. in Portugal)

1. Hon Mary Verney, mar. Samuel Davenport, of Calveley, co. Chester

mar. (2)

c. 1677 Frances Dove (bur. 17 Sep 1730 at Kensington, co. Middlesex), dau. of Thomas Dove, of Upton, co. Northampton, by his first wife Frances Beke, dau. and eventually cohrss. of William Beke, of Castle Acre, co. Norfolk

children by second wife

4. Hon Richard Verney (b. c. 1677; dvp. 23 Jun 1698; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

2. Diana Verney (d. 28 Sep 1725), mar. after 26 Oct 1684 as his second wife Sir Charles Shuckburgh, 2nd Bt., of Shuckburgh, co. Warwick, and had issue

died

18 Jul 1711 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

bought the manor of Allexton, co. Leicester 1652 and the manor of Belton, co. Rutland, c. 1672; Sheriff of Rutland 1681-82; suc. to the Warwickshire estates on the death of his great-nephew 1683; Sheriff of Warwickshire 1683-84; knighted 1685; Member of Parliament for Warwickshire 1685-87 and 1689-90; made an unsuccessful claim for the Barony of Willoughby de Broke 1694/5 but a year later the House of Lords allowed his claim to the Barony on 13 Feb 1695/6; during the hearing of the claim the House of Lords passed a resolution affirming the right of a surviving coheir of a barony by writ to demand a summons to Parliament ,which decision finally settled one of the more obscure questions regarding the modern doctrine of abeyance

 

Very Rev George [Verney], 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 19th/20th Baron Latimer

born

10 Mar 1660/1

mar.

2 Dec 1683 his second half-cousin Margaret Heath (d. 18 Oct 1729; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick), dau. and hrss. of Sir John Heath, of Braisted, co. Kent, Attorney-General for the Duchy of Lancaster, by his wife Margaret Mennes, only child of Sir Matthew Mennes KB, by his wife Lady Margaret Stewart, only child of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Carrick, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Southwell, former wife of Sir Robert Southwell, of Woodrising, co. Norfolk, and 1st dau. by his first wife of Charles [Howard], 1st Earl of Nottingham

children

1. George Verney (b. 13 Oct 1689; dvp. 16 Mar 1696/7; bur. at Brasted, co. Kent)

2. Philip Verney (b. 1690; dvp. young)

3. Thomas Verney (b. 1691; dvp. of smallpox 5 May 1710), mar. Hon Eleanor Leigh (d. 8 Jan 1756), yst. dau. of Thomas [Leigh], 2nd Baron Leigh, by his second wife Hon Eleanor Watson, 1st dau. of Edward [Watson], 2nd Baron Rockingham, and had issue:

1a. Eleanor Verney (b. 1710; dsp. 14 Dec 1724), mar. 1 Oct 1724 as his first wife George Bowes, of Streatlam Castle and Gibside, co. Durham (b. c. 1701; dspm. 17 Sep 1760)

4. Hon Richard Verney, later 13th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 20th/21st Baron Latimer

5. Rt Hon John Verney, Attorney-General to Queen Caroline, Chief Justice of Chester and Master of the Rolls 1738-41 (b. c. 1700; d. 5 Aug 1741), mar. Abigail Harley, sister of 3rd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer and only dau. of Edward Harley, of Eyewood, co. Hereford, Auditor of the Imprest, and had issue:

1a. John Verney later Peyto-Verney, later 14th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 21st/22nd Baron Latimer

1. Hon Margaret Verney (d. 9 Oct 1755; bur. at Downton, co. Wiltshire), mar. 1 Jan 1715/6 as his first wife Anthony [Duncombe], 1st Baron Feversham

died

26 Dec 1728 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

in Holy Orders; Rector of Hallaton, co. Leicester 1683; Rector of Kimcote, co. Leicester 1696; a Brother of St Katherine's-by-the-Tower, London 1699; Rector of Southam, co. Warwick 1700; Canon of Windsor 1701; Dean of Windsor and Registrar of the Order of the Garter 1714-28

 

Richard [Verney], 13th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 20th/21st Baron Latimer

born

1693

mar. (1)

Penelope Packe (bapt. 14 Sep 1699; dsp. 31 Aug 1718; bur. at Prestwold, co. Leicester), 1st dau. of Clifton Packe, of Prestwold, co. Leicester, by his wife Penelope Bate, dau. and hrss. of Edward Bate, of Maids' Moreton, co. Buckingham

mar. (2)

bef. 1735 Elizabeth Williams (b. c. 1702; d. 22 Jan 1767), dau. of Nehemiah Williams, of Newport, co. Monmouth

only child by second wife

1. Hon George Verney (dvp. an infant bef. 1735)

died

s.p.s. 11 Aug 1752

suc. by

nephew

 

John [Verney later Peyto-Verney], 14th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 21st/22nd Baron Latimer

born

4 Aug 1738

mar.

8 Oct 1761 Lady Louisa North (b. 23 Mar 1736/7; d. 2 Apr 1798; bur. at Lighthorne, co. Warwick), 1st dau. of Francis [North], 1st Earl of Guilford, by his second wife Elizabeth Kaye, dau. and hrss. of Sir Arthur Kaye, 3rd Bt., of Woodsome, co. York

children

1. Hon John Peyto-Verney, later 15th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 22nd/23rd Baron Latimer

2. Hon George Peyto-Verney (b. 25 Jun 1763; dvp. 11 Jun 1773)

3. Hon Francis Peyto-Verney (b. 13 May 1772; dvp. Jul 1772)

4. Hon Henry Peyto-Verney, later 16th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 23rd/24th Baron Latimer

1. Hon Louisa Peyto-Verney (b. 20 Jun 1769; d. 3 Feb 1835), mar. 31 Oct 1793 Rev Robert Barnard, Prebendary of Winchester, Rector of Lighthorne, co. Warwick, and Vicar of Witney, co. Oxford (b. c. 1761; d. 25 Feb 1834), 2nd son of Rev Thomas Barnard, Rector of Withersfield, co. Suffolk, and had issue:

1a. Robert Barnard (b. 31 Aug 1806; dvp. Sep 1806; bur. at Lighthorne, co. Warwick)

2a. Robert John Barnard later Verney, later 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 24th/25th Baron Latimer

1a. Louisa Barnard (d. 22 Apr 1863), mar. 9 Jun 1835 Joseph Townsend (d. 29 Apr 1870), brother of Henry Townsend, of Honington Hall, co. Warwick, and had issue

died

15 Feb 1816 (bur, at Lighthorne, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

in compliance with the will of his cousin, Margaret Peyto, of Chesterton, co. Warwick, he took the name of Peyto before that of Verney; a Lord of the Bedchamber

 

John [Peyto-Verney], 15th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 22nd/23rd Baron Latimer

born

28 Jun 1762

died

s.p. 1 Sep 1820

suc. by

brother

 

Henry [Peyto-Verney], 16th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 23rd/24th Baron Latimer

born

5 Apr 1773

mar.

10 Mar 1829 Margaret Williams (d. 3 Aug 1880), 3rd dau. of Sir John Williams, 1st Bt., of Boddelwyddan, co. Flint, by his wife Margaret Williams, dau. and hrss. of Hugh Williams, of Twyfry, co. Anglesey

died

s.p. 16 Dec 1852 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

nephew

note

Capt, Warwickshire Yeomen Cavalry 1803, Major 1807 and Lt Col 1814; Groom of the Bedchamber 1804-15; Sheriff of Warwickshire 1817-18

 

Robert John [Barnard later Verney], 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 24th/25th Baron Latimer

born

7 Oct 1809

mar.

25 Oct 1842 Georgiana Jane Taylor (b. 12 Aug 1823; d. 7 Mar 1889; bur. at Lighthorne, co. Warwick), 3rd dau. of Maj Gen Thomas William Taylor CB, of Ogwell, co. Devon, by his wife Anne Harvey Petrie, dau. of John Petrie, of Gatton, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Henry Barnard later Verney, later 18th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 25th/26th Baron Latimer

2. Rev Hon Walter Robert Barnard later Verney, Rector of Lighthorne, and Vicar of Chesterton, co. Warwick (b. 18 Mar 1846; d. 20 Oct 1912), mar. 5 Jun 1879 Elizabeth Georgiana Bird (d. 29 Oct 1941), only dau. of Maj Robert Wilberforce Bird, of Barton House, co. Warwick, and had issue

3. Lieut Hon Robert Reynell Barnard later Verney (b. 8 Aug 1850; d. 6 Oct 1872)

1. Hon Margaret Louisa Barnard later Verney (d. 8 Apr 1920), mar. 30 Sep 1874 Jervoise Smith MP (b. 3 Oct 1828; d. 21 Jul 1884), 1st son of John Abel Smith MP, of Dale Park, co. Sussex, by his wife Anne Grey, widow of Ralph William Grey, of Backworth House, co. Northumberland, and had issue

2. Hon Alice Jane Barnard later Verney (d. 8 Jan 1882), mar. 30 Sep 1874 Edward William Tritton (d. Jan 1902), 2nd son of Henry Tritton, and had issue

3. Hon Susan Emma Barnard later Verney (d. 21 Mar 1941), mar. 11 Jun 1885 Edmund Temple Godman DL, of Banks Fee, co. Gloucester (b. 14 Jun 1844; d. 22 Mar 1894), 6th son of Joseph Godman, of Park Hatch, co. Surrey, and Merston, co. Sussex, by his wife Caroline Smith, dau. of Edmund Smith, of Horsham Park, co. Sussex, and had issue

4. Hon Mabel Barnard later Verney (b. 6 Oct 1855; d. 7 May 1937)

died

5 Jun 1862 (bur. at Lighthorne, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

Master of the Warwickshire Foxhounds 1839-56 and Joint Master1861-62 ; Capt, Warwickshire Yeomen Cavalry 1848; took the name of Verney in lieu of that of Barnard for himself and his issue by Royal Licence 1853

 

Henry [Barnard later Verney], 18th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 25th/26th Baron Latimer, DL

born

14 May 1844

mar.

17 Oct 1867 Geraldine Barry (b. 26 Apr 1847; d. 21 Dec 1894; bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick), 1st dau. of James Hugh Smith Barry, of Marbury Hall, co. Chester, and Fota Island, co. Cork, by his wife Eliza Jacson, dau. of Shalcross Jacson, of Newton Bank, co. Chester

children

1. Hon Richard Greville Verney, later 19th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 26th/27th Baron Latimer

2. Lieut Hon Henry Peyto Verney (b. 19 Jun 1870; dvp. 25 Jun 1893)

1. Hon Blanche Verney (d. 5 Oct 1947), mar. 13 Apr 1898 Capt Michael Granville Lloyd Lloyd-Baker, of the Cottage, Hardwicke, co. Gloucester (b. 16 Jan 1873; d. 23 Apr 1916), 1st son of Granville Edwin Lloyd-Baker, of Hardwicke Court, co. Gloucester, by his wife Catherine Lascelles, 4th dau. of Maj Hon Arthur Lascelles, of Norley, co. Chester (by his wife Caroline Frances Brooke, 3rd dau. of Sir Richard Brooke, 6th Bt., of Norton Priory, co. Chester), 5th son of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood, by his wife Henrietta Sebright, 1st dau. of Lieut Gen Sir John Saunders Sebright, 6th Bt., and had issue

2. Hon Patience Verney (b. c. 1874; d. 27 Apr 1965), mar. 4 Jun 1896 her brother's brother-in-law Lt Col Basil Hanbury, of Walton House, Kineton, co. Warwick (b. 7 Oct 1862; d. 20 Dec 1933), 3rd son of Charles Addington Hanbury, of Belmont, East Barnet, co. Hertford, and Strathgarve, co. Ross, by his wife Christina Isabella Mackenzie, 2nd dau. of Dr John Mackenzie of Eileanach (by his wife Mary Jane Inglis, dau .of Rev John Inglis DD, of Edinburgh and Ecclesia ma Girdle, co. Perth), 4th son by his second wife of Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch, 4th Bt., and had issue

3. Hon Katharine Verney (dvp. 28 Jul 1897)

4. Hon Pamela Verney (dvp. an infant Jul 1878)

died

19 Dec 1902 (bur. at sea)

suc. by

son

note

Capt, Warwickshire Yeomen Cavalry 1863, Major 1880 and Lt Col Commandant 1891-1900; Master of the Warwickshire Foxhounds 1876-1900; died of dropsy on the P and O SS Australia, near Colombo, Ceylon

 

Richard Greville [Verney], 19th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 26th/27th Baron Latimer

born

29 Mar 1869

mar.

2 Jul 1895 Marie Frances Lisette Hanbury OBE (d. 14 Oct 1941; bur. at Chesterton, co. Warwick), yst. dau. of Charles Addington Hanbury, of Belmont, East Barnet, co. Hertford, and Strathgarve, co. Ross, by his wife Christina Isabella Mackenzie, 2nd dau. of Dr John Mackenzie of Eileanach (by his wife Mary Jane Inglis, dau .of Rev John Inglis DD, of Edinburgh and Ecclesia ma Girdle, co. Perth), 4th son by his second wife of Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch, 4th Bt

only child

1. Hon John Henry Peyto Verney, later 20th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 27th/28th Baron Latimer

died

16 Dec 1923 (bur. at Compton Verney, co. Warwick)

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Warwickshire Yeomen Cavalry 1891, Capt 1903, Major 1908, and retired 1910; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Rugby 1895-1900; Master of the Warwickshire Foxhounds 1900-23; served in World War I as Major 1914-16 and Lt Col 1916-18 commanding the Warwickshire Yeomanry 2nd Line Regiment; in 1921 Lord Willoughby de Broke sold the Compton Verney estate, including the house and 5,079 acres, to Mr Joseph Watson, the soap-maker and race-horse owner, who in 1922 was created Baron Manton, of Compton Verney in the County of Warwick; Lord Willoughby de Broke retained Woodley House, Kineton, co. Warwick, as his home

 

John Henry Peyto [Verney], 20th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 27th/28th Baron Latimer, MC AFC

born

21 May 1896

mar.

4 Oct 1933 Rachel Wrey (d. 1991), only child of Sir (Robert) Bourchier Sherard Wrey, 11th Bt., by his wife Jessie Maud Fraser, dau. of William Thomson Fraser, of Mongewell Park, co. Oxford

children

1. Hon (Leopold) David Verney, later 21st Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 28th/29th Baron Latimer

1. Hon Susan Geraldine Verney (b. 2 Dec 1942; d. 20 Sep 2008), mar. (1) 25 Apr 1964 (div. 1969) Jeremy James Wagg, 2nd son of Kenneth Arthur Wagg, of Mayfair, London, by his first wife (Rachel) Katherine Horlick, (2) 10 Mar 1972 as his second wife Robie David Corbett Uniacke, only surv. child of Lt Col Robie Dennis Woodgate Uniacke, and (3) 1990 as his second wife Rupert John Orlando Lascelles, of Giffords Hele, Meeth, co. Devon, and has issue by her second husband

died

25 May 1986

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I 1915-18 as Lieut, 17th Lancers; Military Cross 1918; ADC to the Governor of Bombay, Lord Lloyd, 1920-22; Adjutant, Warwickshire Yeomanry 1925-29; retired as Capt, 17th/21st Lancers 1929; Master and Joint Master of the Warwickshire Foxhounds 1929-35; Squadron Leader commanding 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron, AAF 1936-39 ; Vice Lieutenant 1938-39 and Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1939-67; served in World War II 1939-45 as Wing Commander, II Fighter Group 1940; Air Force Cross 1940; mentioned in despatches; Air Efficiency Award; Group Captain 1941; Deputy Director 1941-44 and Director, with rank of Air Commodore, of Public Relations, Air Ministry 1945-46; Hon Colonel, Warwickshire Yeomanry, from 1942; Steward of the Jockey Club 1944-47 and 1954-56; Steward 1942-45, 1950-52 and 1964-67 and Senior Steward of the National Hunt Committee 1952-53; Chairman, Tattersalls Committee 1948-54; KStJ; President: St John Council for Warwickshire, the Warwickshire Association of Boys' Clubs, the Warwickshire Boy Scouts' Association and Hunters' Improvement Society

 

(Leopold) David [Verney], 21st Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure 28th/29th Baron Latimer, DL

born

14 Sep 1938

mar. (1)

1 May 1965 (div. 1989) Petra Daphne Aird, 2nd dau. of Sir John Renton Aird, 3rd Bt. MVO MC, by his wife Lady Priscilla Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 2nd dau. of Gilbert [Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby], 2nd Earl of Ancaster

children by first wife

1. Hon Rupert Greville Verney (b. 4 Mar 1966)

2. Hon John Mark Verney (b. 9 Oct 1967)

3. Hon Edmund Peyto Verney (b. 1973)

1. Hon ..... Verney (b. and d. 6 Dec 1971)

mar. (2)

24 Oct 2003 Mrs Alexandra du Luart

note

elected to the House of Lords 1999; Deputy Lieutenant, Warwickshire 1999

 

 Last updated 11 February 2009

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Titles:

21st Baron Willoughby de Broke

(England, writ sum. 12 Aug 1491)

de jure 28th/29th Baron Latimer

(England, writs sum. 6 Feb 1298/9 and 29 Dec 1299

 

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