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Wilton, Earl of (UK, 1801)

 

Creation: let. pat. 26 Jun 1801

 

Family name: Egerton later Grosvenor

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Arms:

Quarterly, 1st, Azure a Garb Or (Grosvenor); 2nd, Argent a Lion rampant Gules between three Pheons point downwards Sable (Egerton); 3rd, Barry of six Argent and Azure a Label of five points Gules (Grey de Wilton); 4th, Argent a Mullet Sable pierced of the field (Assheton)

Crest:

A Talbot statant Or

Supporters:

On either side a Talbot reguardant Or collared and charged on the shoulder with a Mullet Azure

Motto:

Virtus Non Stemma (Virtue, not ancestry)

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Thomas [Egerton], 1st Baron Grey de Wilton later 1st Earl of Wilton

2nd but 1st surv. son of Sir Thomas Grey Egerton, 6th Bt., of Heaton, co. Lancaster, and Farthingoe, co. Northampton, by his wife Catherine Copley, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Rev John Copley, of Batley, co. York, Rector of Thornhill and Wakefield, co. York

born

14 May 1749

mar.

12 Sep 1769 his cousin Eleanor Assheton (b. c. 1750; d. 3 Feb 1816;  bur. at Prestwich, co. Lancaster), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Ralph Assheton, 3rd Bt., of Middleton, co. Lancaster, by his second wife Eleanor Copley, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Rev John Copley, of Batley, co. York, Rector of Thornhill and Wakefield, co. York

children

1. Thomas Egerton (b. 24 Oct 1777; dvp. 27 Oct 1777)

2. Hon Thomas Grey Egerton (b. 21 Dec 1780; dvp. 21 Dec 1793)

1. Lady Eleanor Egerton (b. 19 Jul 1770; d. 29 Nov 1846), mar. 28 Apr 1794 Robert [Grosvenor], 1st Marquess of Westminster, and had issue:

1a. Lord Richard Grosvenor, later 2nd Marquess of Westminster

2a. Lord Thomas Grosvenor later Egerton, later 2nd Earl of Wilton

3a. Lord Robert Grosvenor, later 1st Baron Ebury

died

s.p.m.s. 23 Sep 1814 (bur. at Prestwich, co. Lancaster)

created

15 May 1784 Baron Grey de Wilton

26 Jun 1801 Viscount Grey de Wilton and Earl of Wilton, with remainder, failing the heirs male of his body "to his grandson, Thomas Grosvenor, second son of Eleanor, his daughter, wife of Robert Grosvenor, commonly called Viscount Belgrave, and his issue male, failing which to Robert, third son, and to the fourth and every other son of the said Eleanor by the said Robert Grosvenor or any future husband"

suc. by

grandson

note

suc. his father 7 Aug 1756 as 7th Baronet;  Member of Parliament (Tory) for Lancashire 1772-84; on his death the Baronetcy passed to his kinsman Sir John Egerton later Grey-Egerton and the Barony of Grey de Wilton became extinct

 

Thomas [Grosvenor later Egerton], 2nd Earl of Wilton, GCH PC

born

30 Dec 1799

mar. (1)

29 Nov 1821 Lady Mary Margaret Stanley (b. 23 Mar 1801; d. 16 Dec 1858), 3rd dau. of Edward [Stanley], 12th Earl of Derby, by his second wife Eliza Farren, dau. of George Farren, of Cork

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Grey Egerton, styled Viscount Grey de Wilton (b. 9 Oct 1825; dvp. 23 Apr 1830)

2. Hon Arthur Grey Egerton, styled Viscount Grey de Wilton (b. 2 May 1831; dvp. 29 Jun 1831)

3. Hon Arthur Edward Holland Grey Egerton, later 1st Baron Grey de Radcliffe later 3rd Earl of Wilton

4. Hon Seymour John Grey Egerton, later 4th Earl of Wilton

1. Lady Elizabeth Grey Egerton (d. 14 Mar 1892), mar. 12 Oct 1853 as his first wife Dudley Charles [FitzGerald-De Ros], 23rd Baron de Ros, and had issue

2. Lady Katherine Grey Egerton, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary (d. 28 Jan 1920), mar. 22 Jul 1861 Hon Henry John Coke, of Longford Hall, co. Derby, 3rd son by his second wife of Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester, and had issue

3. Lady Alice Magdalene Grey (d. 21 Dec 1925), mar. 13 Aug 1863 Sir Henry Dalrymple des Voeux, 5th Bt., and had issue

mar. (2)

12 Sep 1863 Susan Isabella Smith (dsp. 23 Jan 1916;  bur. at Holy Trinity Church, Penn Street, Amersham, co. Buckingham), only child and hrss. of Maj Elton Smith, of Ilminster, co. Somerset

died

7 Mar 1882 (bur. at Prestwich, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

took the name and arms of Egerton in lieu of that of Grosvenor by Royal Licence 1821; Privy Councillor 1835; Lord Steward of the Household 1835; GCH 1835

 

Arthur Edward Holland Grey [Egerton], 1st Baron Grey de Radcliffe later 3rd Earl of Wilton

born

25 Nov 1833

mar.

11 Aug 1858 Lady Elizabeth Charlotte Louisa Craven (b. 13 Jun 1836; mar. (2) 14 Sep 1886 Arthur Vickris Pryor, of Hylands, nr. Chelmsford, co. Essex;  d. 8 Mar 1919;  bur. at Sysonby, near Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester), 1st dau. of William [Craven], 2nd Earl of Craven, by his wife Lady Emily Mary Grimston, 2nd dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 1st Earl of Verulam

died

s.p. 18 Jan 1885

created

v.p. 14 Jun 1875 Baron Grey de Radcliffe, of Radcliffe in the County Palatine of Lancaster

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Weymouth 1859-65 and for Bath 1973-74; on his death the Barony of Grey de Radcliffe became extinct

 

Seymour John Grey [Egerton], 4th Earl of Wilton

born

17 Jan 1839

mar.

9 Aug 1862 Laura Caroline (b. 31 Jan 1842; mar. (2) 7 Jun 1899 Sir Frederick John William Johnstone, 8th Bt.;  d. 15 Jun 1916;  bur. at Clewer, co. Berkshire), 2nd dau. of William Russell, Accountant-General of the Court of Chancery (by his wife Emma Campbell, 5th dau. of Col John Campbell MP, 4th of Islay, by his wife and fourth cousin Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell, 2nd dau. of John [Campbell], 5th Duke of Argyll), 4th son of Lord William Russell (by his wife Lady Charlotte Anne Villiers, 1st dau. of George Bussy [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey), 3rd son of Lord Francis Russell, styled Marquess of Tavistock (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Keppel , 6th dau. of William Anne [Keppel], 2nd Earl of Albemarle), 1st son and heir ap. by his second wife of John [Russell], 4th Duke of Bedford

only child

1. Hon Arthur George Egerton, later 5th Earl of Wilton

died

3 Jan 1898 (bur. at Prestwich, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

 

Arthur George [Egerton], 5th Earl of Wilton

born

17 May 1863

mar.

28 Aug 1895 Hon Mariota Thellusson (b. 3 May 1873; d. 19 Mar 1924), 4th dau. of Frederick William Brook [Thellusson], 5th Baron Rendlesham, by his wife Lady Egidia Montgomerie, only dau. by his first wife of Archibald William [Montgomerie], 13th Earl of Eglinton

children

1. Hon Seymour Edward Frederick Egerton, later 6th Earl of Wilton

2. Hon George Arthur Egerton (b. 25 Jan 1898; dsp. 17 Nov 1947), mar. (1) 14 Apr 1928 (div. 1947) Claire Frederique Crawshay (former wife of Jack William Crawshay MC), dau. of Jean Richard Stickelbaut, of Oudenarde, Belgium, and (2) 19 Aug 1947 Pamela Yolanda Darley (mar. (2) 29 Jul 1950 Maj George Rowland Hill Cholmley MC, of Grange Garth, Wintringham, co. York), 2nd dau. of Maj Henry Algernon Cholmley Darley

1. Lady Mary Cecilia Egerton (b. 10 May 1901; d. 19...), mar. 11 Jan 1923 Roderick Bulteel Boyd (d. 9 Jul 1968), yst. son of Maj Walter Boyd, of Ermington, co. Devon, and had issue

died

26 Apr 1915 (bur. at Prestwich, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

 

Seymour Edward Frederick [Egerton], 6th Earl of Wilton

born

1 Aug 1896

mar.

31 Aug 1917 Brenda Petersen (d. 12 Jan 1930), dau. of Sir William Petersen KBE, of Eigg, co. Inverness, by his wife Flora M'Kay Sinclair, 1st dau. of George Sinclair, of Aberdeen

children

1. Hon Seymour William Arthur John Egerton, later 7th Earl of Wilton

1. Lady ..... Egerton (b. and d. 11 Jun 1918)

2. Lady Alexandra Mariota Flora Egerton (b. 9 Nov 1919; d. 28 Jul 1991), mar. 1 Aug 1939 (div. 1962) Patrick Thomas Beasley, son of Henry Herbert Beasley, of Eyrefield House, Curragh, co. Kildare, and had issue

died

12 Oct 1927 (bur. at Prestwich, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

 

Seymour William Arthur John [Egerton], 7th Earl of Wilton

born

29 May 1921

mar.

24 Mar 1962 Diana Elizabeth Lea Naylor-Leyland (b. c.1931; former wife of David Yorke Naylor-Leyland; d. 27 Oct 2016), only dau. of Roy Galway, of St Ronans, Wakefield Row, Ascot, co. Berkshire

died

s.p. 1 Oct 1999

suc. by

fourth cousin

 

Francis Egerton [Grosvenor], 6th Baron Ebury later 8th Earl of Wilton

1st son of Robert Egerton [Grosvenor], 5th Baron Ebury (by his first wife Anne Acland-Troyte, only dau. of Maj Herbert Walter Acland-Troyte MC), 1st son of Francis Egerton [Grosvenor], 4th Baron Ebury (by his wife Mary Adela Glasson, dau. of John Glasson), 2nd son of Robert Wellesley [Grosvenor], 2nd Baron Ebury (by his wife Hon Emilie Beaujolais White, 2nd dau. of Henry [White], 1st Baron Annaly), 1st son of Robert [Grosvenor], 1st Baron Ebury (by his wife Hon Charlotte Arbuthnot Wellesley, 1st dau. of Henry [Wellesley], 1st Baron Cowley), 3rd son of Robert [Grosvenor], 1st Marquess of Westminster, by his wife Lady Eleanor Egerton, only surv. child of Thomas [Egerton], 1st Earl of Wilton

born

8 Feb 1934

mar. (1)

10 Dec 1957 (div. 1962) Gilian Elfrida Astley Elfin Soames, only dau. of Martin Roland Soames, of Knightsbridge, London, by his wife Myra Drummond, 1st dau. of Col Hon Sir Maurice Charles Andrew Drummond KBE CMG DSO (by his wife Ida Mary Drummond, 3rd dau. of George James Drummond, of Swaylands, Penshurst, co. Kent), younger brother of James Eric [Drummond], 7th Earl of Perth, and 2nd son by his second wife of James David [Drummond], 8th Viscount of Strathallan

only child by first wife

1. Hon Julian Francis Martin Grosvenor, styled Viscount Grey de Wilton (b. 8 Jun 1959), mar. 1987 (div. 1990) Danielle Rossi, 6th dau. of Theo Rossi, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

mar. (2)

8 Mar 1963 (div. 1973) Kyra Aslin, dau. of L L Aslin

only child by second wife

1. Lady Georgina Lucy Grosvenor (b. 29 Mar 1973; dvp. 16 Aug 2003)

mar. (3)

1974 Suzanne Jean Suckling, dau. of G Suckling, of Christchurch, New Zealand

note

suc. his father 5 May 1957 as 6th Baron Ebury; until such time as his 5th cousin once removed, the 7th Duke of Westminster, produces a son and heir, Lord Wilton is heir presumptive to the Marquessate of Westminster.

 

Last updated 15 Jan 2017

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Title:

8th Earl of Wilton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Jun 1801)

8th Viscount Grey de Wilton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Jun 1801)

6th Baron Ebury, of Ebury Manor in the County of Middlesex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Sep 1857)

 

Address:

Moore Park, PO Box 466, Mount Macedon, 3441, Victoria, Australia

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