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Wrottesley, Baron (UK, 1838)


Creation: let. pat. 11 Jul 1838


Family name: Wrottesley




Or three Piles Sable and a Canton Ermine


Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Boar's Head Ermine crined and tusked Gold


On either side a Unicorn Argent armed maned tufted unguled gorged with a Ducal Coronet and Chain reflexed over the back Or pendent from the coronet an Escutcheon charged with the Arms of Wrottesley


Vis Unita Fortior (Strength is increased by union)



John [Wrottesley], 1st Baron Wrottesley

1st son of Maj Gen Sir John Wrottesley, 8th Bt. MP, of Wrottesley Hall, co. Stafford, by his wife Hon Frances Courtenay, 2nd dau. of William [Courtenay], 1st Viscount Courtenay and de jure 7th Earl of Devon


4 Oct 1771


23 Jan 1795 Lady Caroline Bennet (d. 7 Mar 1818), 1st dau. of Charles [Bennet], 4th Earl of Tankerville, by his wife Emma Colbrooke, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir James Colbrooke, 1st Bt., of Gatton, co. Somerset

children by first wife

1. Hon John Wrottesley, later 2nd Baron Wrottesley

2. Lt Col Hon Charles Alexander Wrottesley (b. 20 Oct 1799; d. 24 Feb 1861)

3. Rev Hon Robert Wrottesley (b. 2 Jun 1801; dsp. 20 Jan 1838), mar. Aug 1828 Georgiana Pigot (dsp. 12 Oct 1872), 1st dau. of Sir George Pigot, 3rd Bt., of Patshull, co. Stafford, by his wife Mary Anne Monckton, dau. of Hon John Monckton

4. Hon Walter Wrottesley, Fellow of All Souls College (b. 8 Apr 1810; d. 2 May 1872), mar. 22 Jun 1843 Marianne Lucy Archer (d. 29 Mar 1848), only dau. of Col .... Archer, and had issue

5. Hon Edward Bennet Wrottesley DL (b. 26 Jul 1811; d. 20 Jan 1892), mar. 8 Jan 1846 Ellen Charlotte Rush (d. 29 Oct 1878), dau. of George Rush, of Elsenham Hall, co. Essex, and had issue

1. Hon Henrietta Wrottesley (b. c. 1805; d. 13 May 1893), mar. 10 Jan 1832 Henry van Straubenzee, of Spennithorne, co. York (d. 31 May 1892), and had issue


1819 Julia Bennet (widow of his brother-in-law Capt Hon John Astley Bennet RN; d. 29 Sep 1860), dau. of John Conyers, of Copt Hall, co. Essex


16 Mar 1841


11 Jul 1838 Baron Wrottesley, of Wrottesley in the County of Stafford

son by first wife


suc. his father 23 Apr 1787 as 9th Baronet of Wrottesley


John [Wrottesley], 2nd Baron Wrottesley


5 Aug 1798


28 Jul 1821 his second cousin Sophia Elizabeth Giffard (d. 13 Jan 1880), 3rd dau. of Thomas Giffard, of Chillington, co. Stafford, by his wife Lady Charlotte Courtenay (granted the style, title and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant), dau. of William [Courtenay], 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon


1. Hon Arthur Wrottesley, later 3rd Baron Wrottesley

2. Maj Hon Charles Wrottesley, Fellow of All Souls' College (b. 23 Feb 1826; d. 19 Jun 1907)

3. Maj Gen Hon George Wrottesley (b. 15 Jun 1827; dsp. 4 Mar 1909), mar. (1) 7 Jan 1854 Margaret Anne Burgoyne (dsp. 3 May 1883), dau. of Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt. GCB, and (2) 21 Feb 1889 Nina Margaret Philips (dsp. 30 Jan 1941), dau. of John William Philips, of Heybridge, co. Stafford

4. Lieut Hon Henry Wrottesley (b. 4 Mar 1829; killed in action v.p. in the Kaffir War 11 Mar 1852)

5. Lieut Hon Cameron Wrottesley (b. 19 Dec 1834; killed in action v.p. at the Siege of Bomarsund 15 Aug 1854)

1. Hon Caroline Wrottesley (b. 24 Feb 1832; d. 1 Sep 1860), mar. 28 Dec 1859 Edward Wallace Goodlake, of the Inner Temple, London


27 Oct 1867



Arthur [Wrottesley], 3rd Baron Wrottesley


17 Jun 1824


18 Jul 1861 Hon Augusta Elizabeth Denison (d. 20 Jan 1887), 4th dau. of Albert Denison [Conyngham later Denison], 1st Baron Londesborough, by his first wife Hon Henrietta Maria Weld-Forester, 4th dau. of Cecil [Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester


1. Capt Hon William Wrottesley (b. 17 May 1863; dvp. 7 Oct 1899)

2. Hon Bertram Francis Wrottesley (b. 20 Jul 1864; dvp. 26 Oct 1875)

3. Hon Victor Alexander Wrottesley, later 4th Baron Wrottesley

4. Lieut Hon Walter Bennet Wrottesley (b. 28 Sep 1877; d. 25 May 1962), mar. 19 May 1917 (div. 1926) Kate May Harris, only dau. of Douglas Howard Harris, of Craddock, Cape Colony, South Africa, and had issue:

1a. Richard John Wrottesley, later 5th Baron Wrottesley

1. Hon Evelyn Henrietta Wrottesley (b. 10 Oct 1866; dsp. 30 Oct 1947, mar. 8 Jun 1910 Henry Ernest [Fowler], 2nd Viscount Wolverhampton


28 Dec 1910



Victor Alexander [Wrottesley], 4th Baron Wrottesley


18 Sep 1873


1 Sep 1962



Richard John [Wrottesley], 5th Baron Wrottesley, MC


7 Jul 1918


25 Jan 1941 (div. 1949) Roshnara Barbara Wingfield-Stratford, only dau.of Capt Esmé Cecil Wingfield-Stratford DSC, of The Oaks, Berkhamsted, co. Hertford, by his wife Barbara Elizabeth Errington, only dau. of Lt Col Frances Lancelot Henry Errington CB, of The Red House, Berkhamsted, co. Hertford, by his wife Hon Louisa Anna Maria Parnell, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Henry William [Parnell], 3rd Baron Congleton

children by first wife

1. ..... Wrottesley (b. and dvp. 29 Aug 1941)

2. Lieut Hon Richard Francis Gerard Wrottesley (b. 16 Aug 1942; dvp. 9 Nov 1970), mar. 6 Nov 1967 Georgina Anne Clifton (b. 1 Sep 1949; mar. (2) 1982 Lt Col Jonathan Lovett Seddon-Brown), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lt Col Peter Thomas Clifton CVO DSO JP DL, of Dummer House, Basingstoke, co. Hampshire (by his second wife Patricia Mary Adela Cobbold, widow of Maj Robert Nevill Cobbold and 2nd dau. of Maj James Miller Gibson-Watt, of Doldowlod, co. Radnor), only son of Lt Col Percy Robert Bruce later Clifton CMG DSO, of Clifton Hall, co. Nottingham (by his second wife Evelyn Mary Amelia Leith, 1st dau. of Maj Thomas Leith DL, of Petmathen, co. Aberdeen, by his wife Lady Mary Isabella Dalzell, sister of Arthur Edward [Dalzell], 13th Earl of Carnwath), 2nd son of Lt Col Sir Hervey Juckes Lloyd Bruce, 4th Bt. JP DL, of Downhill, co. Londonderry, and had issue:

1a. (Clifton) Hugh Launcelot de Verdon Wrottesley, later 6th Baron Wrottesley

1. ..... Wrottesley (b. and dvp. 29 Aug 1941)


9 Dec 1949 (div. 1953) Joyce Marion Rainey (former wife of Maj Sean Rainey),dau. of Frederick Alexander Wallace

only child by second wife

3. Hon Mark Wrottesley (b. 21 Jun 1951), mar. (1) 1974 (div. 1978) Marie Louise de Ploy, and (2) 1981 Judy Matthews, and has issue by his first wife


5 Mar 1955 Mary Ada Van Echten Tudhope, only dau. of Edgar Dryden Tudhope,of Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

children by third wife

4. Hon Stephen John Wrottesley, of 1 Lodge Road, Orangezicht, Cape Town, South Africa (b. 21 Dec 1955), mar. 16 Dec 1982 Mrs Rosamund Clare Fletcher formerly Taylor, and has issue

5. Hon Nicholas Charles Wrottesley, of 88 Stredwick Drive, Torbay, Auckland, New Zealand (b. 24 Sep 1963), mar. 1991 Denny Marian, welman, and has issue


23 Oct 1977



(Clifton) Hugh Launcelot de Verdon [Wrottesley], 6th Baron Wrottesley


10 Aug 1968


14 Jul 2001 Sascha A Schwarzenbach, dau. of Urs Schwarzenbach, of St Moritz, Switzerland

only child

1. Hon Victor Wrottesley (b. 28 Jan 2004)

2. Hon Magnus Wrottesley (b. 19 Jun 2006)

3. Hon Luca Wrottesley (b. 25 Mar 2011)

1. Hon Isla Astrid Florence Wrottesley (b. 16 Dec 2014)


Last updated 3 Jan 2015




6th Baron Wrottesley, of Wrottesley in the County of Stafford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Jul 1838)

14th Baronet, styled "of Wrottesley, co. Stafford"

(England, let. pat. 30 Aug 1642)



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