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Winchilsea, Earl of (E, 1628)

 

Creation: let. pat. 11 Jul 1628

 

Family name: Finch later Finch-Hatton

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Arms:

Argent a Chevron between three Griffins passant Sable

Crest:

A Pegasus courant with wings expanded Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Pegasus with wings elevated Argent ducally gorged Or;  Sinister:  a Griffin with wings elevated Sable also ducally gorged Or

Motto:

Nil Conscire Sibi (Conscious of no guilt)

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Elizabeth [Heneage later Finch], suo jure Viscountess Maidstone later Countess of Winchilsea

dau.and hrss. of Sir Thomas Heneage, of Copt Hall, co. Essex, Vice Chamberlain of the Household and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, by his first wife Anne Poyntz, 3rd dau. of Sir Nicholas Poyntz, of Iron Acton, co. Gloucester, by his wife Hon Joan Berkeley, dau. of Thomas [Berkeley], 5th Baron Berkeley

born

9 Jul 1556

mar.

4 Nov 1572 Sir Moyle Finch, 1st Bt MP, of Eastwell, co. Kent (b. 1551; d. 18 Dec 1614; bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent), 1st son and heir of Sir Thomas Finch, of Eastwell, co. Kent, by his wife Catherine Moyle, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Moyle, of Eastwell, co. Kent

children

1. Sir Theophilus Finch, 2nd Bt., knighted 1599, Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth 1614 (b. 2 Oct 1573; dsp. and vm. c. 1619; bur. in St Paul's Cathedral near his maternal grandfather, Sir Thomas Heneage), mar. 16 Jul 1596 Agnes Heydon (bur. 16 Feb 1620/1 in St Anne's Church, Blackfriars), only child of Sir Christopher Heydon, of Baconsthorpe, co. Norfolk, by his third wife Agnes Crane, dau. of Robert Crane, of Chilton, co. Suffolk

2. Heneage Finch (b. 25 Sep 1576; d. young)

3. Hon Thomas Finch, later 2nd Earl of Winchilsea

4. Hon Sir Heneage Finch, Serjeant-at-Law, Recorder of London and Speaker of the House of Commons (d. 5 Dec 1631), mar. (1) Frances Bell, dau. of Sir Edmund Bell, of Beaupré Hall, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. Heneage Finch, later 1st Earl of Nottingham

Sir Heneage Finch mar. (2) Elizabeth Bennet (widow of Richard Bennet), dau. of Sir Matthew Cradock, of co. Stafford, and had further issue:

1a. Anne Finch (d. 23 Feb 1678/9), mar. 11 Feb 1650/1 as his first wife Edward [Conway], 1st Earl of Conway, and had issue

5. Hon Francis Finch, a barrister

1. Lady Catherine Finch (bur. spms. 26 Sep 1639 at Epping, co. Essex), mar. Sir John Wentworth, 1st Bt., of Gosfield, co. Essex, and had issue

died

23 Mar 1633/4 (bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent)

created

5 Jul 1623 Viscountess Maidstone, of Maidstone in the County of Kent, with remainder to the heirs male of her body

11 Jul 1628 Countess of Winchilsea, with a similar remainder

suc. by

son

note

her husband was Member of Parliament for Weymouth 1575-83, for Kent 1593, and for Winchilsea 1601; he was knighted 1584, Deputy Treasurer at Wars 1588-89, Col of a Regiment of Foot 1588, Sheriff of Kent 1596-97 and 1606, Chief Steward of the possessions of St Augustine 1603, Ranger of Waltham Forest, co. Essex, cr. a Baronet 29 Jun 1611

 

Thomas [Finch], 2nd Earl of Winchilsea

born

13 Jun 1578

mar.

1609 Cicely Wentworth (d. 1642; bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent), sister of Sir John Wentworth, 1st Bt., and dau. of John Wentworth, of Gosfield, co. Essex, by his wife Cicely Unton, dau. and eventual cohrss. of Sir Edward Unton, of Wadley, co. Berkshire

children

1. Herbert Finch (dvp. young)

2. Thomas Finch (dvp. young)

3. Theodore Finch (dvp. young)

4. Hon Heneage Finch, later 3rd Earl of Winchilsea

1. Lady ..... Finch

2. Lady ..... Finch

3. Lady ..... Finch

4. Lady ..... Finch

5. Lady ..... Finch

died

4 Nov 1639 (bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent)

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1608/9; suc. his elder brother 1619 as 3rd Baronet of Eastwell; Member of Parliament for Winchilsea 1621-22 and for Kent 1628-29

 

Heneage [Finch], 3rd Earl of Winchilsea

born

c. 1627-28

mar, (1)

21 May 1645 Hon Diana Willoughby (bur. sps. 27 Mar 1648 at Eastwell, co. Kent), 1st dau. of Francis [Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby of Parham, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Cecil, 2nd dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Edward [Cecil], 1st Viscount Wimbledon

mar. (2)

c.1649 Lady Mary Seymour (d. 20 Nov 1672; bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent), 2nd dau. of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset, by his second wife Lady Frances Devereux, 1st dau. of Robert [Devereux], 2nd Earl of Essex

children by second wife

1. Hon William Finch, styled Viscount Maidstone, killed on the Royal Charles at the Battle of Solebay (b. 20 Jan 1651/2; dvp. 28 May 1672; bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent), mar. bef. 26 Dec 1666 Elizabeth Wyndham (d. 10 May 1696; bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent), dau. of Thomas Wyndham, of Fellbrigge Hall, co. Norfolk, by his second wife Elizabeth Mead, dau. of Sir John Mead, of Nortofts, co. Essex, and had issue:

1a. Hon Charles Finch, later 4th Earl of Winchilsea

2. Hon Heneage Finch, later 5th Earl of Winchilsea

3. Hon ..... Finch

4. Hon ..... Finch

5. Hon ..... Finch

6. Hon ..... Finch

7. Hon ..... Finch

1. Lady Francis Finch (d. 17 Apr 1712), mar. Thomas [Thynne], 1st Viscount Weymouth, and had issue

2. Lady ..... Finch

3. Lady ..... Finch

4. Lady ..... Finch

mar. (3)

10 Apr 1673 Catherine Wentworth (former wife of (1) Christopher Lister, of Thornton, co. York, and (2) Sir John Wentworth, of Elmshall, co. York;  dspm. aft. Aug 1678), dau. of Sir Thomas Norcliffe, of Langton, co. York, by his wife Hon Dorothy Fairfax, 5th dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Fairfax], 1st Viscount Fairfax

mar. (4)

29 Oct 1681 Elizabeth Ayres  (b. c. 1661; d. 10 Apr 1745), only dau. and hrss. of John Ayres, of the City of London

children by fourth wife

8. Hon John Heneage, later 6th Earl of Winchilsea

5. Lady ..... Finch

6. Lady ..... Finch

died

28 Sept 1689 (bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent)

created

26 Jun 1660 Baron FitzHerbert, of Eastwell in the County of Kent

suc. by

grandson

note

a supporter of the King in the Civil War; Governor of Dover 1660; knighted 1660; Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1660-62, 1667/8-87 and 1689; Representative of the Levant Company in Constantinople 1660-69; Vice Admiral of Kent 1672/3-87; Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1675-83; a supporter of King William III and Queen Mary II; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Kent 1689

 

Charles [Finch], 4th Earl of Winchilsea, PC

born

26 Sep 1672

mar.

26 Sept 1692 Sarah Nourse (mar. (2) aft. 1730 as his second wife William Rollinson, of Chadlington, co. Oxford;  d. 29 Oct 1735), dau. of Henry Nourse, of Woodlands, co. Wiltshire

only child

1. Hon Charles Finch, styled Viscount Maidstone (b. Aug 1703; dvp. 1705)

died

s.p.m.s. 16 Aug 1712

suc. by

uncle

note

Lieutenant Governor of Dover Castle, Deputy Warden of the Cinque Ports and Vice Admiral of Kent 1702-05; Envoy Extraordinary to Hanover 1702-02/3; Lord Lieutenant of Kent 1704-05; Privy Councillor 1711; First Lord of Trade 1711-12

 

Heneage [Finch], 5th Earl of Winchilsea

born

3 Jan 1656/7

mar.

14 May 1684 Anne Kingsmill, Maid of Honour to the Duchess of York 1683-84 (b. Apr 1661; d. 5 Aug 1720; bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent), dau. of Sir William Kingsmill, of Sidmonton, co. Hampshire, by his wife Anne Haslewood, dau. of Sir Anthony Haslewood, of Maidwell, co. Northampton

died

s.p. 30 Sep 1726 (bur. at Eastwell, co. Kent)

suc. by

half-brother

note

Capt, Coldstream Guards 1682 and Lt Col 1687; a Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York later King James II 1683-88; Member of Parliament for Hythe 1685-87

 

John Finch, 6th Earl of Winchilsea

born

24 Feb 1682/3

died

9 Sep 1729 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by

second cousin

note

on his death the Barony of FitzHerbert became extinct

 

Daniel [Finch], 2nd Earl of Nottingham later 7th Earl of Winchilsea, PC

1st son and heir of Heneage [Finch], 1st Earl of Nottingham (by his wife Elizabeth Harvey, 1st dau. of Daniel Harvey, of Folkestone, co. Kent, and of the City of London), 1st son of Hon Sir Heneage Finch MP, Recorder of London and Speaker of the House of Commons (by his first wife Frances Bell, dau. of Sir Edmund Bell, of Beaupré Hall, co. Norfolk), 5th son of Elizabeth [Heneage later Finch], suo jure Countess of Winchilsea

born

2 Jul 1647

mar. (1)

16 Jun 1674 Lady Essex Rich (b. c. 1652; dspm. 23 Mar 1683/4; bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Robert [Rich], 3rd Earl of Warwick, by his second wife and cousin Anne Cheeke, dau. by his second wife of Sir Thomas Cheeke, of Pirgo, co. Essex

children by first wife

1. Hon Heneage Finch (b. c. Mar 1681; dvp. 27 Aug 1682; bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham)

2. Hon John Finch, styled Lord Finch (b. 18 Jun 1682; dvp. 12 Dec 1691; bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham)

1. Elizabeth Finch (b. 19 Apr 1675; dvp. 28 Jan 1676)

2. Elizabeth Finch (b. 11 May 1676; dvp. 4 Feb 1678)

3. Lady Mary Finch (bapt. 18 May 1677; d. 19 Sep 1718), mar. (1) 2 Apr 1695 as his second wife William [Saville], 2nd Marquess of Halifax, and (2) 1 Jan 1707/8 as his first wife John [Ker], 1st Duke of Roxburghe, and had issue by both husbands

4. Letitia Isabella Finch (b. 20 May 1678; dvp. 28 May 1680)

5. Anne Finch (b. 5 Feb 1680; dvp. 5 Apr 1680)

6. Lady Essex Finch (b. 19 Mar 1684; dvp. 29 Mar 1684)

mar. (2)

29 Dec 1685 Hon Anne Hatton, a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary 1691 (b. c. 1667; d. 26 Sep 1743; bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham), only dau. and eventually hrss. in her issue of Christopher [Hatton], 1st Viscount Hatton, by his first wife Lady Cecilia Tufton, 4th dau. of Thomas [Tufton], 2nd Earl of Thanet

children by second wife

3. Hon Heneage Finch, styled Lord Finch (bapt. 24 Apr 1687; dvp. 21 Oct 1701; bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham)

4. Hon Daniel Finch, later 8th Earl of Winchilsea

5. Rt Hon William Finch MP, Envoy Extraordinary to Sweden 1724, Vice Chamberlain of the Household 1742-65 (b. 18 Jan 1691; d. 25 Dec 1766), mar. (1) 23 Jan 1733 Lady Anne Douglas (dsp. 26 Oct 1741), sister and cohrss. of Charles [Douglas], 3rd Duke of Queensberry, and 5th dau. of James [Douglas], 2nd Duke of Queensberry, and (2) 9 Aug 1746 Lady Charlotte Fermor (d. 11 Jul 1813), 2nd dau. of Thomas [Fermor], 1st Earl of Pomfret, by his wife Hon Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, only dau. and hrss. of John [Jeffreys], 2nd Baron Jeffreys, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. George Finch, later 9th Earl of Winchilsea

1a. Charlotte Finch (d. unm.)

2a. Frances Finch (d. unm)

3a. Sophia Finch, mar. Jul 1772 Commodore Charles Feilding RN, 2nd but 1st surviving son of Lt Col Hon Charles Feilding (by his wife Anne Bridges, widow of Sir Brook Bridges, 2nd Bt., and dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Palmer, 4th Bt., of Wingham, co. Kent), 2nd son of Basil [Feilding], 4th Earl of Denbigh, and had issue

4a. Henrietta Finch (d. 1818)

6. Hon John Finch (b. 1692; d. 12 Feb 1763), mar. and had issue:

1a. Elizabeth Finch, mar. John Mason, of Greenwich, co. Kent

7. Hon Henry Finch (b. 1694; d. 26 May 1761)

8. Hon Edward Finch later Finch-Hatton, of Eastwell Park, co. Kent, Member of Parliament for Cambridge University, Groom of the Bedchamber, Master of the Robes, inherited the Hatton property of Kirby Hall, co. Northampton, 1764 and took the additional name of Hatton (b. 1697; d. 16 May 1771), mar. 6 Sep 1746 his brother's sister-in-law Elizabeth Palmer, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Palmer, 4th Bt., of Wingham, co. Kent, by his first wife Elizabeth Marsham, sister of Robert [Marsham], 1st Baron Romney, and dau. of Sir Robert Marsham, 4th Bt., and had issue:

1a. George Finch-Hatton, of Eastwell Park, co. Kent, and Kirby Hall, co. Northampton (b. 1747; d. 17 Feb 1723), mar. 10 Dec 1785 Lady Elizabeth Mary Murray, only child by his first wife of David [Murray], 2nd Earl of Mansfield, and had issue:

1b. George William Finch-Hatton, later 10th Earl of Winchilsea

2b. Rev Hon Daniel Heneage Finch-Hatton, Rector of Great Weldon, co. Northampton, Chaplain to Queen Victoria, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1841 (b. 1795; d. Jan 1866), mar. 15 Dec 1825 Lady Louisa Greville (d. 11 Apr 1883), 2nd dau. of Hon Louisa Cathcart later Murray, suo jure Countess of Mansfield, by her second husband Hon Robert Fulke Greville, 3rd son of Francis [Greville], 1st Earl of Warwick, and had issue

1b. Lady Louisa Anne Finch-Hatton, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1841 (d. 1 Mar 1875), mar. 30 Apr 1807 Gen Hon Charles Hope (b. 16 Oct 1768; d. 1 Jul 1828), 1st son by his third wife of John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, and had issue

2b. Anna Maria Finch (d. 2 Dec 1837)

3b. Lady Emily Mary Finch, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1841 (d. 14 Dec 1868), mar. 7 Feb 1826 Rev Alfred C Lawrence

2a. John Emilius Daniel Edward Finch-Hatton, barrister (b. 19 May 1755; d. 10 Jan 1841)

1a. Anne Finch (d. unm.)

2a. Harriet Francis Charlotte Finch-Hatton (dsp. 1821), mar. 1781 Sir Jenison William Gordon, 2nd Bt. KCB, of Newark-upon-Trent, co. Nottingham (dsp. 9 May 1831)

3a. Mary Henrietta Elizabeth Finch (d. 1822)

9. Hon Charles Finch (b. 25 Apr 1699; dvp. 31 Mar 1701)

7. Lady Essex Finch (b. 8 Mar 1688; d. 23 May 1721), mar. 20 Jul 1803 Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Bt. MP, of Mostyn, co. Flint, and had issue

8. Lady Anne Finch (b. 11 Dec 1695; dvp. 7 Jun 1711)

9. Lady Elizabeth Finch (b. 14 Apr 1698; d. bef. 1703)

10. Lady Cecilia Finch (b. 4 May 1700; d. 1 Mar 1771)

11. Lady Mary Finch (b. 1701; d. 30 May 1761), mar. 22 Sep 1716 Thomas [Watson-Wentworth], 1st Marquess of Rockingham, and had issue

12. Lady Henrietta Finch (b. c. 1703; dsp. 14 Apr 1742), mar. 22 Jan 1731/2 William [FitzRoy], 3rd Duke of Cleveland

13. Lady Elizabeth Finch (bapt. 11 May 1704; dsp. 10 Apr 1784), mar. 20 Sep 1738 William [Murray], 1st Earl of Mansfield

14. Lady Frances Finch (b. 1 Jun 1705; dvp. 30 Aug 1715)

15. Lady Margaret Finch (b. 7 Nov 1706; dvp. 25 Jan 1720)

16. Lady Charlotte Finch (b. c. 1711; dspm. 21 Jan 1773), mar. 4 Feb 1725/6 as his second wife Charles [Seymour], 6th Duke of Somerset, and had issue

died

1 Jan 1729/30 (bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn 1673-79 and for Lichfield 1679-81; a Lord of the Admiralty (Tory) 1679-84 and First Lord of the Admiralty 1680-84; Privy Councillor 1679/80-1695/6, 1702-07 and 1714; suc. his father as 2nd Earl of Nottingham 18 Dec 1682; Secretary of State for the South 1688/9-93 and 1702-04; a Lord Justice (Regent) of the Realm 1714; Lord President of the Council 1714-15/6; retired from public life 1716 to his new house at Burley-on-the-Hill, co. Rutland, which he had bought from the trustees of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham and rebuilt in the Italianate style between 1694 and 1702

 

Daniel [Finch], 8th Earl of Winchilsea, KG PC

born

24 May 1689

mar. (1)

28 Dec 1729 Lady Frances Feilding (d. 24 Sep 1734; bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham), 4th dau. of Basil [Feilding], 4th Earl of Denbigh, by his wife Hester Firebrace, dau. and hrss. of Sir Basil Firebrace, 1st Bt.

only child by first wife

1. Lady Charlotte Finch (d. unm.)

mar. (2)

18 Jan 1737/8 Mary Palmer (d. 8 Aug 1757; bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Palmer, 4th Bt., of Wingham, co. Kent, by his first wife Elizabeth Marsham, sister of Robert [Marsham], 1st Baron Romney, and dau. of Sir Robert Marsham, 4th Bt.

children by second wife

2. Lady Heneage Finch (dsps. 4 May 1820), mar. 22 Aug 1788 as his second wife Maj Gen Sir George Osborn, 4th Bt., and had issue

3. Lady Essex Finch

4. Lady Hatton Finch (d. 1829)

5. Lady Augusta Finch (d. 1797)

died

s.p.m. 2 Aug 1769 (bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham)

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament for Rutland 1710-30; a Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1714-16; a Lord of the Treasury 1715-16; Privy Councillor 1725; Comptroller of the Household 1725-30; First Lord of the Admiralty 741/2-44 and 1757; a Lord Justice (Regent) of the Realm 1743; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1743-69; Knight of the Garter 1752; Lord President of the Council 1765-66

 

George [Finch], 9th Earl of Winchilsea, KG PC

born

4 Nov 1752

died

s.p. legit. 2 Aug 1826 (bur. at Ravenstone, co. Buckingham)

suc. by

first cousin once removed

note

Major, 87th Regiment of Foot 1779 and Lt Col 1780; a Lord of the Bedchamber (Tory) 1777-1812; Lord Lieutenant of Rutland 1779-1826; Member of the Board of Agriculture 1793; Privy Councillor 1804; Groom of the Stole 1804-12; Knight of the Garter 1805; on his death the house at Burley-on-the-Hill and the estates in Rutland, Buckinghamshire and Essex passed to his illegitimate son, George Finch

 

George William [Finch-Hatton], 10th Earl of Winchilsea

born

19 May 1791

mar. (1)

26 Jul 1814 Lady Georgiana Charlotte Graham (b. 3 Jun 1791; d. 13 Feb 1835; bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln), 1st dau. of James [Graham], 3rd Duke of Montrose, by his second wife Lady Caroline Maria Montagu, 1st dau. of George [Montagu], 4th Duke of Manchester

children by first wife

1. Hon George James Finch-Hatton, later 11th Earl of Winchilsea

1. Lady Caroline Finch-Hatton (b. 6 Jul 1816; d. 13 Mar 1888), mar. 2 Feb 1837 Christopher Turnor JP DL MP, of Stoke Rochford & Panton House, co. Lincoln, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1833 (b. 4 Apr 1809; d. 7 Mar 1886), 1st son and heir of Edmund Turnor MP, of Stoke Rochford & Panton House, co. Lincoln, by his second wife Dorothea Tucker, dau. of Lt Col .... Tucker, and had issue

mar. (2)

15 Feb 1837 Emily Georgiana Bagot (b. 9 Jul 1809; dsp. 10 Jul 1848), 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Charles Bagot GCB (by his wife Lady Mary Charlotte Anne Wellesley, 1st dau. of William [Wesley later Wellesley later Wellesley-Pole], 3rd Earl of Mornington), 2nd son of William [Bagot], 1st Baron Bagot

mar. (3)

17 Oct 1849 Fanny Margaretta Rice (b. 1820; d. 26 Apr 1909; bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln). 1st dau. of Edward Royds Rice MP, of Dane Court, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Knight, dau. of Edward Austen later Knight, of Godmersham Park

children by third wife

2. Hon Murray Edward Gordon Finch-Hatton, later 12th Earl of Winchilsea

3. Hon Henry Stormont Finch-Hatton, later 13th Earl of Winchilsea

4. Hon Harold Heneage Finch-Hatton, Member of Parliament for Newark 1895-98, High Sheriff of Merionethshire 1903 (b. 23 Aug 1856; d. 16 May 1904)

2. Lady Evelyn Georgiana Finch-Hatton (b. 11 Feb 1854; d. 15 Jan 1932), mar. 28 Feb 1883 Henry Edward Montagu Dorington Clotworthy [Upton], 4th Viscount Templetown, and had issue

died

8 Jan 1858

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

 

George James [Finch-Hatton], 11th Earl of Winchilsea

born

31 May 1815

mar. (1)

6 Aug 1846 Lady Constance Henrietta Paget (b. 22 Jan 1823; d. 5 Mar 1878), 2nd dau. of Henry [Paget], 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, by his first wife Eleanora Campbell, 2nd 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

children by first wife

1. Hon George William Heneage Finch-Hatton, styled Viscount Maidstone (b. 26 Dec 1852; dsp. and vp. 3 Feb 1879), mar. 28 Dec 1876 Louisa Augusta Jenkinson (b. c. 1849; mar. (2) Lt Col Francis James Ashburner; d. 21 Dec 1932), 3rd dau. of Sir George Samuel Jenkinson, 11th Bt., by his wife Emily Sophia Lyster, 1st dau. of Anthony Lyster, of Stillorgan Park, co. Dublin

1. Lady Constance Eleanora Caroline Finch-Hatton (d. 15 Apr 1910), mar. 3 Jun 1871 Capt Hon Frederick Charles Howard (b. 21 Jun 1840; d. 26 Oct 1893), 2nd son of Henry [Howard], 2nd Earl of Effingham, by his wife Eliza Drummond, only dau. of Gen Sir Gordon Drummond GCB, and had issue

2. Lady Mabel Emily Finch-Hatton (dsp. 6 Nov 1872), mar. 6 Jul 1872 as his second wife William George [Eden], 4th Baron Auckland

3. Lady Hilda Jane Sophia Finch-Hatton (b. 3 Mar 1856; d. 8 Feb 1893), mar. 23 Apr 1877 as his first wife Henry Vincent Higgins CVO, solicitor, son of Matthew James Higgins, of Eaton Square, London, by his wife Emily Blanche Benett, widow of John Benett and 7th dau. of Sir Henry Tichborne, 8th Bt., and had issue

mar. (2)

16 Feb 1882 Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Bryan (b. 15 Jun 1829; widow of George Leopold Bryan, of Jenkinstown, co. Kilkenny;  d. 2 Feb 1904; bur. at Patrixbourne, co. Kent), 3rd dau. of Francis Nathaniel [Conyngham], 2nd Marquess Conyngham, by his wife Lady Jane Paget, 2nd dau. of Henry William [Paget], 1st Marquess of Anglesey

died

s.p.m.s. 9 Jun 1887 (bur. at Eastwell, co. Buckingham)

suc. by

half-brother

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for North Northamptonshire 1837-41

 

Murray Edward Gordon [Finch-Hatton], 12th Earl of Winchilsea

born

28 Mar 1851

mar.

27 Oct 1875 Edith Harcourt (b. c. 1856; d. 6 Jan 1944; bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln), only dau. of Edward William Harcourt MP, of Nuneham Courtenay and Stanton Harcourt, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Susan Harriet Holroyd, only dau. of George [Holroyd], 2nd Earl of Sheffield

children

1. Hon George Henry Edward Murray Finch-Hatton, styled Viscount Maidstone (b. 3 Sep 1882; dvp. 6 Mar 1892)

1. Lady Muriel Evelyn Vernon Finch-Hatton CBE DGStJ (b. 19 Aug 1876; d. 16 Jun 1938), mar. 31 May 1897 as his first wife Sir Richard Arthur Surtees Paget, 2nd Bt., of Cranmore Hall, co. Somerset, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 7 Sep 1898 (bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln)

suc. by

brother

note

Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1879; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Lincolnshire 1884-85 and for Spalding 1885-87; KStJ; Eastwell Park, near Ashford, co. Kent, which had been owned by the Finch family for several centuries, was sold to Lord Gerard for about £250,000 in 1892

 

Henry Stormont [Finch-Hatton], 13th Earl of Winchilsea

born

3 Nov 1852

mar.

12 Jan 1882 Annie Jane Codrington (d. 20 Jun 1924; bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln), 1st dau. of Adm of the Fleet Sir Henry John Codrington KCB by his first wife Helen Jane Webb Smith, dau. of C Webb Smith

children

1. Hon Guy Montagu George Finch-Hatton, later 14th Earl of Winchilsea

2. Hon Denys George Finch-Hatton MC ADC (b. 24 Apr 1887; d. 14 May 1931)

1. Lady Gladys Margaret Finch-Hatton (b. 8 Dec 1882; d. 30 May 1964), mar. 5 Feb 1912 Capt Osmond Trahairn Deudraeth Williams DSO (b. 26 Feb 1883; d. 30 Sep 1915), 2nd son of Sir Arthur Osmond Williams, 1st Bt., Constable of Harlech Castle, and had issue

died

14 Aug 1927 (bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln)

suc. by

son

note

a cattle-farmer and goldminer in Queensland, Australia 1875-87

 

Guy Montagu George [Finch-Hatton], 14th Earl of Winchilsea, OBE DSC

born

28 May 1885

mar.

8 Jun 1910 Margaretta Armstrong Drexel (d. 22 Dec 1952), only surv. dau. of Anthony Joseph Drexel, of Philadelphia, USA, by his wife Margarita Armstrong, dau. of John Armstrong, of Baltimore, USA

children

1. Hon Christopher Guy Heneage Finch-Hatton, later 15th Earl of Winchilsea

1. Lady Daphne Margarita Finch-Hatton (b. 1913; d. 3 Jun 2003), mar. 17 Jul 1935 A/Cdre Whitney Willard Straight CBE MC DFC RAuxAF (d. 1979), and had issue

2. Lady (Henrietta) Diana Juanita Finch-Hatton (d. 7 Mar 1977), mar. 26 Apr 1938 Peter Frank Tiarks MC (d. 17 Apr 1975), son of Frank Tiarks, of Loxton Lodge, Axbridge, co. Somerset, and has issue

died

10 Feb 1939 (bur. at Ewerby, co. Lincoln)

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Royal Engineers 1908; served in First World War as Lt Cmdr RNVR 1915-17 and Lt Col RAF 1917-18; DSC; OBE 1919 ; Treasurer of St George's Hospital 1922-39

 

Christopher Guy Heneage [Finch-Hatton], 15th Earl of Winchilsea

born

2 Aug 1911

mar. (1)

11 Jun 1935 (div. 1946) Countess Gladys Szechenyi, 3rd dau. of Count Laszlo Szechenyi. Hungarian Minister to the United Kingdom

children by first wife

1. Hon Christopher Denys Stormont Finch-Hatton, later 16th Earl of Winchilsea

2. Hon Robin Heneage Finch-Hatton, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Winchilsea (b. 1 Nov 1939), mar. 7 Sep 1962 Molly Iona Powell, 2nd dau. of Col Palgrave Dawson Turner Powell MBE, of Damson Hill Cottage, Swanmore, co. Hampshire, and has issue:

1a. Christopher Benjamin Finch-Hatton (b. 17 Jul 1966)

2a. Rupert Stormont Finch-Hatton (b. 14 May 1968)

1a. Nicola Jane Finch-Hatton (b. 21 Jun 1964; dvp. 24 Jul 1967)

2a. Louisa Henrietta Mariska Finch-Hatton (b. 14 Feb 1971)

mar. (2)

17 Jun 1946 Agnes Mary Conroy (d. 22 Jun 1964), dau. of Patrick Joseph Conroy, of Malvern House, Wigan, co. Lancaster

died

7 Mar 1950

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Christopher Denys Stormont [Finch-Hatton], 16th Earl of Winchilsea

born

17 Nov 1936

mar.

23 Jun 1962 Shirley Hatfield, 1st dau. of Bernard Hatfield, of Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, co. Warwick

children

1. Hon Daniel James Hatfield Finch-Hatton, later 17th Earl of Winchilsea

1. Lady Alice Nan Christiane Finch-Hatton (b. 2 May 1970)

died

26 Jun 1999

suc. by

son

 

Daniel James Hatfield [Finch-Hatton], 17th Earl of Winchilsea

born

7 Oct 1967

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Winchilsea is Hon Robin Heneage Finch-Hatton, 2nd son of the 15th Earl of Winchilsea and uncle of the present Earl

 

 Last updated 7 Feb 2007

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Titles:

17th Earl of Winchilsea

(England, let. pat. 11 Jul 1628)

12th Earl of Nottingham

(England, let. pat. 12 May 1681)

17th Viscount Maidstone, of Maidstone in the County of Kent

(England, let. pat. 8 Jul 1623)

12th Baron Finch, of Daventry in the County of Northampton

(England, let. pat. 10 Jan 1673/74)

17th Baronet, styled "of Eastwell, co. Kent"

(England, let. pat. 29 Jun 1611)

12th Baronet, styled "of Raunston, co. Buckingham"

(England, let. pat. 7 Jun 1660)

Hereditary Lord of the Royal Manor of Wye

 

Address:

South Cadbury House, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7HA

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