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Willoughby de Eresby, Baron (E, 1313)

 

Creation: writ sum. 26 Jul 1313

 

Family name: Willoughby later Welles later Bertie later Burrell later Drummond-Burrell later Drummond-Willoughby later Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby

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Garter stall plate of William [de Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby d'Eresby, KG

A cut-out plate in perfect order representing the arms, which are: Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Sable a

Cross engrailed Or (for Ufford); 2nd and 3rd, Gules a Mill-Iron Argent (for Willoughby), with silvered

helm and silver mantle with red lining branched with gold, and the crest: a Soldan's Head proper crined

Sable crowned Or. The crown is filled in with white enamel. The mantling is unusual in that it reverses

the widely accepted heraldic "rule" that mantling should be a colour lined with a metal or a fur.

 

(Plate XX from W H St John Hope: The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter 1348-1485)

 

Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or fretty Azure (Willoughby);  2nd, Or three Bars wavy Gules (Drummond);  3rd, Ermine three Pomeis each charged with a Cross Or (Heathcote)

Crest:

 

Supporters:

 

Motto:

Loyauté Me Oblige

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Robert [de Willoughby], 1st Baron Willoughby de Eresby

1st son of Sir William de Willoughby, of Willoughby, co. Lincoln, by his wife Alice Beke, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Beke], 1st Baron Beke

born

c. 1250 - 1260

mar.

Margaret Deincourt (d. bef. 18 Oct 1333), dau. of Edmund [Deincourt], 1st Baron Deincourt, by his wife Isabel de Mohun, dau. of Sir Reynold de Mohun, of Dunster, co. Somerset

died

bef. 25 Mar 1317

created

by writ of summons 26 Jul 1313 Baron Willoughby de Eresby

suc. by

son

 

John [de Willoughby], 2nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby

born

6 Jan 1303/4

mar.

bef. 2 Jul 1325 Joan Roscelyn (mar. (2) bef. 24 Jun 1351 William de Synthwayt), sister and cohrss. of Thomas Roscelyn, and dau. and hrss .of Sir Peter Roscelyn, of Edgefield, co. Norfolk

died

13 Jun 1349

suc. by

son

 

John [de Willoughby], 3rd Baron Willoughby de Eresby

bapt.

6 Jan 1328/9

mar.

bef. 1349 Lady Cecily de Ufford, sister and cohrss. in her issue of William [de Ufford], 2nd Earl of Suffolk, and 2nd but 1st surv. dau. of Robert [de Ufford], 1st Earl of Suffolk, by his wife Margaret de Norwich, great aunt and hrss, in her issue of John [de Norwich], 2nd Baron Norwich, and dau. of Sir Walter de Norwich, of Sculthorpe, co. Norfolk

died

29 Mar 1372

suc. by

son

 

Robert [de Willoughby], 4th Baron Willoughby de Eresby

born

c. 1349

mar. (1)

c. 1370 Alice Skipwith, 1st dau. of Sir William Skipwith, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by his wife Alice de Hiltoft, dau. and cohrss. of Sir William de Hiltoft, of Ingoldmells, co. Lincoln

mar. (2)

bef. 29 Mar 1372 Margery la Zouche (d. 18 Oct 1391), dau. of William [la Zouche], 2nd Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, by his wife Elizabeth de Ros, 1st dau. of William [de Ros], 2nd Baron Ros

mar. (3)

Elizabeth de Neville, suo jure Baroness Latimer (widow of John [de Nevill], 3rd Baron Nevill;  d. 5 Nov 1395), only dau. and hrss. of William [le Latimer], 4th Baron Latimer, by his wife Elizabeth .....

died

9 Aug 1396

suc. by

son by first wife

 

William [de Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, KG

born

c. 1370

mar. (1)

bef. 23 Apr 1383 Lucy le Strange (dsp. after 28 Apr 1398), 2nd dau. of Roger [le Strange], 5th Baron Strange of Knokyn, by his wife Lady Aline Fitzalan, 3rd dau. of Edmund [Fitzalan], 9th or 2nd Earl of Arundel

mar. (2)

betw. 1 Aug 1402 and 9 Aug 1409 Lady Joan Plantagenet (b. c. 1380; widow of Edmund [Plantagent], 1st Duke of York;  mar. (3) after 6 Sep 1410 as his second wife Henry [le Scrope], 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham;  mar. (4) bef. 27 Apr 1416 as his first wife Henry [Bromflete], 1st Baron de Vesci; dsp. 12 Apr 1434), sister and cohrss. of Edmund [de Holand], 4th or 7th Earl of Kent, and 2nd dau. of Thomas [de Holand], 2nd or 5th Earl of Kent, by Lady Alice Fitzalan, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Richard [Fitzalan], 10th or 3rd Earl of Arundel

died

4 Dec 1409

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Robert [Willoughby], 6th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, KG

born

c. 1385

mar. (1)

bef. 21 Feb 1420/1 Lady Elizabeth de Montacute (d. 23 Apr 14??), 2nd dau. of John [de Montacute], 3rd Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Maud Francis, dau. of Adam Francis, Lord Mayor of London

mar. (2)

bef. 9 Jan 1448/9 Maud Stanhope (mar. (2) Aug 1453 Sir Thomas Nevill, 2nd son of Richard [Nevill], jure uxoris Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Alice Montacute, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, only dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Thomas [Montacute], 4th Earl of Salisbury;  mar. (3) bef. 20 Mar 1462/3 Sir Gervase Clifton, Treasurer of Calais;  dsp. 30 Aug 1497), 1st dau. of Sir Richard Stanhope, of Rampton, co. Nottingham, by his second wife Maud de Cromwell, sister and cohrss. in her issue of Ralph [de Cromwell], 3rd Baron Cromwell, and 1st dau. of Ralph [de Cromwell], 2nd Baron  Cromwell

died

s.p.m. 25 Jul 1452

suc. by

daughter by first wife

 

Joan Willoughby later Welles, suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

born

c.1425

mar.

Richard [de Welles], jure uxoris Baron Willoughby de Eresby later 7th Baron Welles

died

bef. 1460

suc. by

son

 

Robert [de Welles], 8th Baron Willoughby de Eresby later 8th Baron Welles

born

mar.

Elizabeth Bourchier (d. c.1470), dau. of John [Bourchier], 1st Baron Berners, by his wife Margery Ferreby (widow of John Ferreby), dau. and hrss. of Sir Richard Berners, of West Horsley, co. Surrey

died

1469

suc. by

sister

 

Joane de Welles later Piggot later Hastings, suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

born

bef. 1450

mar. (1)

Richard Piggot, of London

mar. (2)

bef. 1470 Richard Hastings, jure uxoris Baron Willoughby de Eresby (dsp. Sep 1503; bur. in the Church of the Grey Friars, London), yr. brother of William [Hastings], 1st Baron Hastings, and 2nd son of Sir Leonard Hastings, by his wife Alice Camoys, dau. of Thomas [Camoys], 1st Baron Camoys

died

s.p. 1506

suc. by

second cousin

 

Sir Christopher Willoughby, de jure 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby

1st surv. son of Sir Robert Willoughby (by his wife Cicely de Welles, 2nd dau. of Lionel [de Welles], 6th Baron Welles), 1st son of Sir Robert Willoughby (by his wife Joan Arundell, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Richard Arundell), 2nd son by his first wife of William [Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby de Eresby

born

1453

mar.

bef. 28 Mar 1482 Margaret Jenney (d. 1515-16), dau. of Sir William Jenney, of Knoddishall, co. Suffolk, Judge of the King's Bench, by his first wife Elizabeth Cawse, dau. of Thomas Cawse

died

betw. 1 Nov 1498 and 13 Jul 1499

suc. by

son

 

William [Willoughby], de jure later de facto 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby

born

mar. (1)

Mary Hussey (dsp.), dau. of Sir William Hussey, of Sleaford, co. Lincoln, Chief Justice of England, by his wife Elizabeth Berkeley, dau. of Sir Maurice Berkeley, of Wymondham, co. Leicester

mar. (2)

Mary de Salinas, dau. of Count Martin de Salinas

died

s.p.m.s. 19 Oct 1525

suc. by

daughter by second wife

 

Hon Katherine Willoughby later Brandon later Bertie, suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

born

22 Mar 1519

mar. (1)

7 Sep 1534 Charles [Brandon], 1st Duke of Suffolk (d. 21 Aug 1545), 1st son of Sir William Brandon, by his wife Elizabeth Bruyn, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Bruyn

mar. (2)

1553 Richard Bertie MP (d. 9 Apr 1582), 1st son of Thomas Bertie, of Bersted, co. Kent, by his wife Alicia Say

died

19 Sep 1580

suc. by

son by second husband

 

Peregrine [Bertie], 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby

born

12 Oct 1555

mar.

c.1578 Lady Mary de Vere (mar. (2) Sir Eustace Hart, of London;  d. 24 Jun 1604), only dau. of John [de Vere], 16th Earl of Oxford, by his second wife Margaret Golding, dau. by his first wife of John Golding, of Belchamp St Paul, co. Essex

died

25 Jun 1601

suc. by

son

 

Robert [Bertie], 14th Baron Willoughby de Eresby later 1st Earl of Lindsey, KG

created

22 Nov 1626 Earl of Lindsey

 

The Barony of Willoughby de Eresby was held by the Earls of Lindsey (Dukes of Ancaster and Kesteven from 26 Jul 1715) from 22 Nov 1626 until 8 Jul 1779, when on the death of Robert [Bertie], 4th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, 7th Earl of Lindsey and 20th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, the barony fell into abeyance between his two sisters:  (1) Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie, wife of Sir Peter Burrell, 2nd Bt. later 1st Baron Gwydyr;  and (3) Lady Georgiana Charlotte Bertie, wife of George James [Cholmondeley], 4th Earl of Cholmondeley later 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley.  The Barony of Willoughby de Eresby was called out of abeyance on 18 Mar 1780 in favour of:

 

Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie later Burrell, suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

1st dau. and cohrss. of Peregrine [Bertie], 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, 19th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, etc., by his second wife Mary Panton, dau. of Thomas Panton

born

16 Feb 1761

mar.

23 Feb 1779 Sir Peter Burrell, 2nd Bt. (cr. 16 Jun 1796 Baron Gwydyr, of Gwydyr in the County of Carnarvon;  d. 29 Jun 1796), only son and heir of Peter Burrell MP, of Langley Park, in Beckenham, co. Kent, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands (by his wife Elizabeth Lewis, dau. and hrss. of John Lewis, of Hackney, co. Middlesex), 1st son and heir of Peter Burrell MP, of Langley Park, in Beckenham, co. Kent (by his wife Amy Raymond, dau. of Hugh Raymond, of Saling Hall, co. Essex), elder brother of Sir Merrick Burrell, 1st Bt., of West Grinstead Park, co. Sussex, and 1st son of Peter Burrell, of Langley Park, in Beckenham, co. Kent, by his wife Isabella Merrick, dau. of John Merrick, of Stubbers, in North Ockendon, co. Essex

children

1. Hon Peter Robert Burrell later Drummond-Burrell, later 2nd Baron Gwydyr later 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby

2. Hon Lindsey Merrick Peter Burrell (b. 20 Jun 1786;  d. 1 Jan 1848), mar. 13 Jul 1807 Frances Daniell (d. 25 Aug 1846), dau. of James Daniell, and had issue:

1a. Albemarle Brownlow Peter Burrell (b. 1808; dvp. unm.)

2a. Peter Robert Burrell, later 4th Baron Gwydyr

3a. Lindsey Peter Burrell (b. 1813;  d. unm.)

4a. Rev Willoughby James Peter Burrell (b. 1814;  d. 14 Dec 1849), mar. 7 Dec 1838 Frances Burdett (mar. (2) 12 Aug 1855 William Grey Pitt (d. 25 May 1867);  d. 18 Feb 1885), dau. of William Joness Burdett, of Copt Hall, co. Essex, and had issue:

1b. Capt Peter Willoughby Burdett (b. 1840;  d. 4 Nov 1873), mar. 23 Jun 1868 Kathleen McMurray (mar. (2) 30 Oct 1878 Capt Henry Fenning), dau. of Robert McMurray, of Roxborough, and had issue:

1c. Willoughby Robert Burdett Burrell (b.5 Nov 1869;  d. 15 Feb 1892)

1a. Frances Burrell (d. unm. bef. 1870)

2a. Georgiana Charlotte Burrell (dvp. 17 Sep 1843), mar. 6 Dec 1838 J H Lloyd Anstruther, of Hintlesham Hall, co. Suffolk

3a. Emma Burrell (d. 1 May 1865)

4a. Susan Anne Burrell (d. 16 Aug 1850), mar. 29 Jul 1839 W Talbot Crosbie, of Ardfert Abbey, co. Kerry, and had issue

5a. Emily Aurora Burrell (d. unm. before 1870)

6a. Hon Marcia Sarah Burrell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1870 (d. 1889), mar. (1) 24 Apr 1851 Rev Charles Cameron (d. 1 Dec 1861), and (2) 14 Apr 1868 Walter Whittington

7a. Hon Charlotte Anne Burrell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1870, mar. 9 Oct 1851 Charles Wilmot Smith, of Ballynanty House, co. Limerick, and has issue

3. Hon William Peregrine Peter Burrell (b. 1 Oct 1788;  d. 27 Jul 1852)

1. Hon Elizabeth Julia Gertrude Burrell (b. 25 Mar 1793;  dsp. 30 Apr 1879), mar. 14 Apr 1826 John [FitzGibbon], 2nd Earl of Clare

died

29 Dec 1828 (bur. at Edenham, co. Lincoln)

suc. by

son

 

Peter Robert [Burrell later Drummond-Burrell], 2nd Baron Gwydyr later 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby

born

19 Mar 1782

mar.

19 Oct 1807 Hon Clementina Sarah Drummond (b. 5 May 1786;  d. 26 Jan 1865), only surv. dau. and hrss. of James [Drummond], 1st Baron Perth, by his wife Hon Clementina Elphinstone, 4th dau. of Charles [Elphinstone], 10th Lord Elphinstone

children

1. Frederick Drummond-Burrell (d. unm.)

2. Hon Alberic Drummond-Burrell later Drummond-Willoughby, later 23rd Baron Willoughby de Eresby and 3rd Baron Gwydyr

1. Hon Clementina Elizabeth Drummond-Burrell, later suo jure Baroness  Willoughby de Eresby

2. Hon Elizabeth Susan Drummond-Burrell (dvp. 10 Oct 1853)

3. Hon Charlotte Augusta Annabella Drummond-Burrell (b. 3 Nov 1815; d. 26 Jul 1879), mar. 10 Aug 1810 as his second wife Robert John [Smith later Carrington], 2nd Baron Carrington, and had issue

died

22 Feb 1865 (bur. at Edenham, co. Lincoln)

suc. by

son

note

took the name of Drummond before that of Burrell 1807; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Boston 1812-20; officiated as Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain at the Coronation of King George IV; Privy Councillor 1821;  on the death of his mother on 29 Dec 1828 he became 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby and also Joint Hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain; he officiated as Deputy at the Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838

 

Alberic [Drummond-Burrell later Drummond-Willoughby], 23rd Baron Willoughby de Eresby and 3rd Baron Gwydyr

born

25 Dec 1821

died

26 Aug 1876 (bur. at Edenham, co. Lincoln)

note

took the name of Drummond-Willoughby in lieu of that of Drummond-Burrell by Royal Warrant 1829

 

On his death the Barony of Gwydyr passed to a cousin and the Barony of Willoughby de Eresby fell into abeyance between his two surviving sisters:  (1) Hon Clementina Elizabeth Drummond-Willoughby, wife of Gilbert John [Heathcote], 1st Baron Aveland;  and (2) Hon Charlotte Augusta Annabella Drummond-Willoughby, second wife of Robert John [Smith later Carrington], 2nd Baron Carrington.  The barony was called out of abeyance in favour of

 

Hon Clementina Elizabeth Drummond-Willoughby later Heathcote later Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

born

2 Sep 1809

mar.

8 Oct 1827 Sir Gilbert John Heathcote, 5th Bt. MP (cr. 26 Feb 1856 Baron Aveland, of Aveland in the County of Lincoln;  d. 6 Sep 1867), of Normanton Park, co. Rutland, son of Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 4th Bt., by his first wife Katharine Sophia Manners, 1st dau. of John Manners MP, of Hanby Hall, co. Lincoln, and Buckminster, co. Leicester, by his wife Lady Louisa Tollemache, suo jure Countess of Dysart

died

13 Nov 1888

suc. by

son

 

Gilbert Henry [Heathcote later Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby], 2nd Baron Aveland later 25th Baron Willoughby de Eresby later 1st Earl of Ancaster, PC

created

22 Aug 1892 Earl of Ancaster

 

The Barony of Willoughby de Eresby was held by the Earls of Ancaster from 22 Aug 1892 until 29 Mar 1983, when on the death of Gilbert James [Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby], 3rd Earl of Ancaster, 27th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, etc., the Earldom of Ancaster became extinct and the Barony was inherited by his only surv. child:

 

Lady (Nancy) Jane Marie Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, suo jure Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

only surv. child of Gilbert James [Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby], 3rd Earl of Ancaster, 27th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, etc., by his wife Hon Nancy Phyllis Louise Astor, only dau. of Waldorf [Astor], 2nd Viscount Astor

born

1 Dec 1934

 

The two coheirs presumptive to the Barony of Willoughby de Eresby are Maj Sebastian St Maur Miller, great-grandson of the 2nd Earl of Ancaster, 25th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, etc. and cousin once removed of the present Baroness, and Sir John Aird, 4th Bt., only son of Lady Priscilla Aird (b. 1909; d. 2002), second daughter of the 2nd Earl of Ancaster, 25th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, etc., and also a cousin of the present Baroness.

 

Last updated 26 Jan 2013

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Title:

Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (28th in line)

(England, writ sum. 26 Jul 1313)

 

Address:

Grimsthorpe Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 0LZ

Tel:  01778 32222

 

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www.grimsthorpe.co.uk

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