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Windsor, Baron (E, 1529)

 

Creation: writ sum. Nov/Dec 1529

 

Family name: Windsor

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Arms:

Gules a Saltire Argent between twelve Cross Crosslets Or

Crest:

A Buck's Head affrontée couped at the neck Argent attired Or

Supporters:

On either side an Unicorn Argent armed maned tufted and unguled Or

Motto:

 Je me fie en Dieu (I trust in God)

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Andrews [Windsor], 1st Baron Windsor, PC

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Thomas Windsor, of Stanwell. co. Middlesex, Constable of Windsor Castle, by his wife Elizabeth Andrews, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Andrews, of Baylham, co. Suffolk

born

1467

mar.

Elizabeth Blount (d. bef. 30 Mar 1543), sister and cohrss. of Edward [Blount], 2nd Baron Mountjoy, and 1st dau. of Sir William Blount (by his wife Margaret Etchingham, dau. and eventual cohrss. of Sir Thomas Etchingham, of Etchingham, co. Suffolk), 1st son and heir ap. of Walter [Blount], 1st Baron Mountjoy, by his first wife Ellen Byron, dau. of Sir John Byron, of Clayton, co. Lancaster

children

1. Hon George Windsor (dsp. and vp. bef. Nov 1520), mar. Lady Ursula de Vere (b. after 21 Aug 1500; mar. (2) after 16 Nov 1520 Sir Edmund Knightley, of Fawsley, co. Northampton; dsp. betw. 10 Aug and 29 Nov 1560), sister and cohrss. of John [de Vere], 14th Earl of Oxford, and 3rd dau. of Sir George de Vere, Chief Steward of St Osyth's Priory (by his wife Margaret Stafford, dau. and hrss. of Sir William Stafford, of Bishop's Frome, co. Hereford), 3rd son of John [de Vere], 12th Earl of Oxford, by his wife Elizabeth Howard, suo jure Baroness Plaiz, only dau. and hrss. of John [Howard], 7th Baron Plaiz

2. Hon William Windsor, later 2nd Baron Windsor

1. Hon Eleanor Windsor (d. bef. 25 Mar 1531), mar. (1) Ralph [le Scrope], 9th Baron Scrope of Masham, and (2) bef. 6 Apr 1529 Hon Sir Edward Nevill, of Addington Park, co. Kent (attainted of high treason 4 Dec 1538 and beheaded 9 Jan 1538/9), 3rd son of George [Nevill], 2nd and 4th Baron Bergavenny, by his first wife Margaret Fenne, dau. and hrss. of Sir Hugh Fenne, of Sculton Burdeleys, co. Norfolk, and Braintree, co. Essex, Treasurer of the Household, and had issue by her second husband

died

30 Mar 1543

created

by writ Nov/Dec 1529 Baron Windsor

suc. by

son

note

bencher, Middle Temple bef. 1500; Keeper of the Wardrobe 1506-43; Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Henry VIII 1509; Steward of Windsor 1512' made a knight banneret after the Battle of Spurs 1513; a Commissioner to survey the Navy 1514 ; attended the marriage of the Princess Mary to King Louis XII of France 1514; at the Field of Cloth of Gold 1520; served in France under the Earl of Surrey 1522 and the Duke of Suffolk 1523; Privy Councillor 1525/6; Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1526; Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire 1529; a signature to the Letter to the Pope in favour of the King's divorce 1530; one of the jurors in the trial of Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford 1536; with King Henry VIII in the campaign against the Northern Rebellion 1536 and at the reception for Anne of Cleves 1539/40; surrendered his manor of Stanwell to the Crown in exchange for the manor of Minchinhampton, co. Gloucester, and other property 1542

 

William [Windsor], 2nd Baron Windsor

born

1498

mar. (1)

bef. 16 May 1536 Margaret Sambourne (d. after 24 Apr 1545), dau. and hrss. of William Sambourne, of Fernham in Shrivenham, co. Berkshire, by his wife Anne Copley, 1st dau. of Sir Roger Copley, of Roughey, co. Sussex, by his wife Anne Hoo, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Thomas [Hoo], 1st Baron Hoo

children by first wife

1. Thomas Windsor (dvp. young)

2. Hon Sir Thomas Windsor, of Princes's Risborough, co. Buckingham, Feodary of the Duchy of Lancaster in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1544 and 1547/8, Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Edward VI 1546/7 (dspm. and vp. Dec 1552), mar. 29 Nov 1544 Hon Dorothy Dacre, 5th dau. of William [Dacre], 3rd Baron Dacre of Gilsland, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Talbot, 5th dau. by his first wife of George [Talbot], 4th Earl of Shrewsbury, and had issue:

1a. Anne Windsor (d. bef. 1558)

3. Hon Henry Windsor (dvp. and infant)

4. Hon Andrews Windsor (dvp. an infant)

5. Hon Edward Windsor, later 3rd Baron Windsor

1. Hon Mary Windsor, mar. William Scott, of Rye, co. Sussex (d. 11 Dec 1637), and had issue

2. Hon Anne Windsor (d. 1605), mar. Henry [Grey], 1st Baron Grey of Groby, and had issue

mar. (2)

before Easter 1554 Elizabeth Paulet (b. 1520; widow of Richard Paulet, of Herriad, co. Hampshire, brother of William [Paulet], 1st Marquess of Winchester; mar. (3) bef. 24 May 1560 (div. bef. 31 Oct 1575) George Puttenham, 2nd son of Robert Puttenham, of Puttenham, co. Hertford, and Sherfield upon Loddon, co. Hampshire; d. after 1582), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Peter Coudray, of Herriad, co. Hampshire, by his second wife Dorothy White, dau. of Thomas White, of Warnford, co. Hampshire

died

20 Aug 1558

suc. by

son by first wife

note

admitted Middle Temple c. 1513; Member of Parliament for Wycombe 1529-36; Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of Lady Anne Boleyn 1533; Feodary of the Duchy of Lancaster in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1535; Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1537-38 ; with King Henry VIII at the reception for Anne of Cleves 1539/40; a juror in the trial of the Duke of Somerset 1551; although a signatory to the letters patent settling the Crown on Lady Jane Grey 1553, he was an active supporter of Queen Mary I ; a Commissioner concerning heresies 1556/7

 

Edward [Windsor], 3rd Baron Windsor

born

c. 1532

mar.

betw. 1553 and 1558 Lady Katherine de Vere (b. c. 1540; d. 17 Jan 1599/1600), only child of John [de Vere], 16th Earl of Oxford, by his first wife Lady Dorothy Neville, 2nd dau. of Ralph [Neville], 4th Earl of Westmorland

children

1. Hon Frederick Windsor, later 4th Baron Windsor

2. Hon Henry Windsor, later 5th Baron Windsor

3. Hon Andrews Windsor, mar., and had issue:

1a. Sir Andrews Windsor (dsp.), mar. as her first husband his cousin Hon Elizabeth Windsor, 2nd dau. of Henry [Windsor], 5th Baron Windsor, by his wife Anne Rivett, only child and cohrss. by his second wife of Sir Thomas Rivett, of Chippenham, co. Cambridge, and Stoke by Nayland, co. Suffolk

died

24 Jan 1574/5

suc. by

son

note

admitted Middle Temple bef. 1551; knighted 1553; distinguished himself at the taking of St Quintin 1557 for which he was awarded a gold chain set with rubies; entertained Queen Elizabeth I at Bradenham 1566; travelled abroad between 1568-69 and 1573-74/5, where he died at Venice

 

Frederick [Windsor], 4th Baron Windsor

born

2 Feb 1558/9

died

24 Dec 1585

suc. by

brother

note

admitted Middle Temple 1579/80

 

Henry [Windsor], 5th Baron Windsor

born

10 Aug 1562

mar.

c. 1586 Anne Rivett (d. 27 Nov 1615), only child and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Rivett, of Chippenham, co. Cambridge, and Stoke by Nayland, co. Suffolk, by his second wife Hon Grisel Paget, dau. of William [Paget], 1st Baron Paget

children

1. Hon ..... Windsor (dvp. an infant bef. 1587)

2. Hon John Windsor (dvp. 18 Apr 1588)

3. Hon Thomas Windsor, later 6th Baron Windsor

1. Hon Elizabeth Windsor, mar. 24 Jul 1616 Dixie Hickman, of Kew, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Windsor Hickman later Windsor, later 7th Baron Windsor later 1st Earl of Plymouth

1a. Mariana Hickman, mar. Sir Henry Hunloke, Bt.

2a. Catherine Hickman, mar. John Columbine

2. Hon Elizabeth Windsor, mar. (1) her cousin Sir Andrews Windsor (dsp.), son and heir of Hon Andrews Windsor, 3rd son of Edward [Windsor], 3rd Baron Windsor, by his wife Lady Katherine de Vere, only child by his first wife of John [de Vere], 16th Earl of Oxford, and (2) Sir James Ware, Auditor-General of Ireland, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Margaret Windsor (dsp.), mar. as his second wife Sir John Talbot, of Grafton, co. Worcester, 1st son and heir of Sir John Talbot, of Grafton, co. Worcester, by his wife Frances Giffard, dau. of Sir John Giffard

died

6 Apr 1605

suc. by

son

note

admitted Middle Temple 1586; a juror at the trials of the Earls of Essex and Southampton 1600/1

 

Thomas [Windsor], 6th Baron Windsor

born

29 Sep 1591

mar.

bef. 14 Jan1607/8 Lady Catherine Somerset (d. 6 Nov 1654), 7th dau. of Edward [Somerset], 4th Earl of Worcester, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Hastings, 4th dau. of Francis [Hastings], 2nd Earl of Huntingdon

died

s.p. 6 Dec 1641

suc. by

nephew

note

admitted Middle Temple 1600; licence to travel abroad 1607/8; Knight of the Bath at the creation of Henry, Prince of Wales, 1610; Rear Admiral in the Swiftsure, sent to bring Prince Charles out of Spain 1623

 

On the death of the 6th Baron Windsor the Barony of Windsor fell into abeyance, according to modern abeyance doctrine, between his two sisters and their issue. At the Restoration the "abeyance" of the old Barony of Windsor was terminated in favour of Thomas Windsor Hickman by a patent of restitution to him and his heirs for ever:

 

Thomas Windsor [Hickman later Windsor], 7th Baron Windsor later 1st Earl of Plymouth

created

6 Dec 1682 Earl of Plymouth

 

The Barony of Windsor was held by the Earls of Plymouth from 6 Dec 1682 until 10 Jul 1833, when on the death of Other Archer [Windsor], 6th Earl of Plymouth and 12th Baron Windsor, the Earldom of Plymouth passed to his uncle and the Barony of Windsor fell into abeyance between his two sisters, Lady Maria Hill, wife of Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull [Hill], 3rd Marquess of Downshire, and Lady Harriet Clive, wife of Hon Robert Henry Clive MP, of Oakley Park, co. Shropshire. Even though the Marchioness of Downshire was the elder sister and had surviving children, on her death in 1855 the abeyance of the Barony of Windsor was terminated in favour of:

 

Lady Harriet Windsor later Clive later Windsor-Clive, suo jure Baroness Windsor

born

30 Jul 1797

mar.

19 Jun 1819 Hon Robert Henry Clive, of Oakley Park, co. Shropshire, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Ludlow 1818-32 and for South Shropshire 1832-54, Under Secretary of State for the Home Office 1818-22 (b. 15 Jan 1789; d. 20 Jan 1854), 2nd son of Edward [Clive], 1st Earl of Powis, by his wife Lady Henrietta Antonia Herbert, sister and hrss. of George Edward Henry Arthur [Herbert], 2nd Earl of Powis, and 4th but only surv. dau. of Henry Arthur [Herbert], 1st Earl of Powis

children

1. Lt Col Hon Robert Clive later Windsor-Clive, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Ludlow 1852-54 and for South Shropshire 1854-59 (b. 24 May 1824; dvm. 4 Aug 1859), mar. 20 Oct 1852 Lady Mary Selina Louisa Bridgeman (b. c. 1830; d. 12 Jul 1889), only dau. of George Augustus Frederick Henry [Bridgeman], 2nd Earl of Bradford, by his first wife Georgina Elizabeth Moncrieffe, only dau. of Sir Thomas Moncrieffe of that Ilk, 5th Bt., and had issue:

1a. Robert George Windsor-Clive, later 14th Baron Windsor later 1st Earl of Plymouth

1a. Hon Georgina Harriet Charlotte Windsor-Clive, granted the rank and precedence of a Baron's daughter by Royal Warrant 1870 (b. 6 Oct 1853; d. 8 Nov 1924)

2a. Hon Henrietta Lucy Windsor-Clive, granted the rank and precedence of a Baron's daughter by Royal Warrant 1870 (b. 1 Apr 1855; d. 19 Apr 1922)

3a. Hon Mary Agnes Windsor-Clive, granted the rank and precedence of a Baron's daughter by Royal Warrant 1870 (b. 29 May 1856; d. 9 Jan 1923), mar. 18 Jul 1892 John Knowsley Thornton, of Hildersham Hall, co. Cambridge (d. 3 Jan1904), and had issue

2. Lt Col Hon George Herbert Windsor later Windsor-Clive DL, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Ludlow 1860-85 (b. 12 Mar 1835; d. 26 Apr 1918), mar. 17 Oct 1876 Hon Gertrude Albertina Trefusis (d. 11 Apr 1878), 6th dau. of Charles Rodolph [Trefusis], 19th Baron Clinton, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Kerr, 1st dau. by his second wife of William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian, and had issue

3. Hon William Windsor Clive later Windsor-Clive (b. 11 Aug 1837; dvm. 24 Sep 1857)

1. Hon Henrietta Sarah Windsor-Clive, watercolourist (d. 30 Jan 1899), mar. 24 Nov 1853 Edward Hussey DL, of Scotney Castle, co. Kent (b. 13 Jul 1807; d. 3 Sep 1894), son and heir of Edward Hussey, of Scotney Castle, co. Kent, by his wife Anne Jemmett, dau. and cohrss. of William Jemmett, of Ashford, co. Kent, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Windsor-Clive (d. 16 Jun 1873)

3. Hon Victoria Alexandrina Windsor-Clive (d. 18 Jul 1920), mar. 9 Apr 1874 Rev Edward Farington Clayton, Rector of Ludlow 1867-1907 (d. 24 Nov 1907), and had issue

died

9 Nov 1869

suc. by

grandson

note

a Woman of the Bedchamber 1837-41; the abeyance of the Barony of Windsor was terminated in her favour by letters patent 25 Oct 1855 ; took the additional name of Windsor before that of Clive by Royal Licence 8 Nov 1855

 

Robert George [Windsor-Clive], 14th Baron Windsor later 1st Earl of Plymouth, GBE CB

created

18 Dec 1905 Viscount Windsor, of St Fagan's in the County of Glamorgan, and Earl of Plymouth

 

The Barony of Windsor has been held by the Earls of Plymouth since 18 Dec 1905.

 

 First written 4 Dec 2005

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