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Penrhyn, Baron (UK, 1866)


Creation: let. pat. 3 Aug 1866


Family name: Douglas-Pennant




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, per bend sinister Ermine and Ermines a Lion rampant Or (Pennant);  2nd and 3rd grand quarters:  quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Man's Heart Gules ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper on a Chief Azure three Mullets of the field;  2nd and 3rd, Argent three Piles Gules on the two outer ones a Mullet of the field (Douglas)



1st:  Out of a Ducal Coronet an Antelope's Head Argent maned and tufted Or charged on the neck with a Cross Crosslet Sable for distinction;  2nd:  a Sanglier statant between two Clefts of an Oak Tree with a Chain and Lock holding them together all proper, and above it the motto "Lock Sicker" (Be secure)



On either side an Antelope proper collared and chain reflexed over the back Or and pendant from the collar of the dexter supporter an Escutcheon Gules charged with the Bust of a Man's Head affrontée proper



Aequo Animo (With an even mind)



Edward Gordon [Douglas later Douglas-Pennant], 1st Baron Penrhyn

younger brother of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton, and 3rd son of Hon John Douglas (by his wife Lady Frances Lascelles, 1st dau of Edward [Lascelles], 1st Earl of Harewood), 1st son by his second wife of James [Douglas], 14th Earl of Morton


20 Jun 1800

mar. (1)

6 Aug 1833 Juliana Isabella Mary Dawkins-Pennant (b. 9 Apr 1808; d. 25 Apr 1842), 1st dau. and cohrss. of George Hay Dawkins later Dawkins-Pennant, of Penrhyn Castle, co. Carnarvon, by his first wife Hon Sophia Mary Maude, 1st dau. by his second wife of Cornwallis [Maude], 1st Viscount Hawarden

children by first wife

1. Hon George Sholto Gordon Douglas-Pennant, later 2nd Baron Penrhyn

2. Lt Col Hon Archibald Charles Henry Douglas-Pennant (b. 22 Nov 1837; d. 7 Sep 1884), mar. 5 Jan 1865 Hon Harriet Ella Gifford, 2nd dau. of Robert Francis [Gifford], 2nd Baron Gifford, by his wife Hon Frederica Charlotte Fitzhardinge Berkeley, 1st dau. of Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge [Berkeley], 1st Baron Fitzhardinge, by his wife Lady Charlotte Lennox, 6th dau. of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond, and had issue:

1a. Frank Douglas-Pennant, later 5th Baron Penrhyn

2a. Claud Douglas-Pennant, Chancellor of the Diocese of Bangor 1909-41 (b. 12 Nov 1867; d. 12 Mar 1955), mar. 8 Jun 1922 Christian Eleanor Margaret Goschen (d. 10 Feb 1968), dau. of Sir William Henry Neville Goschen, 1st Bt. KBE, and had issue

3a. Algernon Douglas-Pennant (b. 19 Nov 1872; d. 30 Apr 1925), mar. 16 Apr 1896 Grace Talcott Morgan (d. 25 Sep 1952), dau. of Richard Talcott Morgan, and had issue

4a. Edric Douglas-Pennant (b. 19 Feb 1878; d. 12 Aug 1887)

5a. Archibald Douglas-Pennant (b. 25 May 1881 ; d. 3 Apr 1971), mar. (1) 15 Nov 1905 Gwendoline Fraser (d. 14 Aug 1965), dau. of Alexander Fraser, of Westerfield, co. Suffolk, and (2) 3 Nov 1967 Jean Maclean, dau. of Alexander Maclean, of Nairn, and had issue by his first wife

1a. Muriel Douglas-Pennant, later suo jure Viscountess Daventry

2a. Rachel Douglas-Pennant (b. 12 Jul 1874; d. 15 Jul 1968), mar. 21 Jan 1897 Hon Gilbert Vanden-Bempdé-Johnstone (b. 25 Sep 1865; d. 5 Jan 1949), 6th son of Harcourt [Vanden-Bempdé-Johnstone], 1st Baron Derwent, by his wife Charlotte Mills, sister of Charles Henry [Mills], 1st Baron Hillingdon, and 2nd dau. of Sir Charles Mills, 2nd Bt., and had issue

1. Hon Caroline Elizabeth Emma Douglas-Pennant (b. 20 May 1834; d. 1 Jun 1924), mar. 31 Aug 1857 John Macnaughton [Hogg later McGarel-Hogg], 1st Baron Magheramorne, and had issue

mar. (2)

26 Jan 1846 Lady Mary Louisa FitzRoy (b. 18 Apr 1818;  d. 10 May 1912), 2nd dau. of Henry [FitzRoy], 5th Duke of Grafton, by his wife Mary Caroline Berkeley, 3rd dau. of Adm Hon Sir George Cranfield Berkeley GCB (by his wife and cousin Emily Charlotte Lennox, 2nd dau. of Lord George Henry Lennox MP (by his wife  Lady Louisa Kerr, 1st dau. of William [Kerr], 4th Marquess of Lothian), 2nd son of Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond), 2nd son of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley, by his wife Lady Louisa Lennox, 1st dau. of Charles [Lennox], 1st Duke of Richmond

children by second wife

2. Hon Louisa Mary Douglas-Pennant (d. 19 Jun 1911)

3. Hon Mary Georgiana Douglas-Pennant (d. 20 Oct 1926)

4. Hon Eva Anna Caroline Douglas-Pennant (d. 3 Jan 1934), mar. 31 Aug 1871 her cousin General Lord William Frederick Ernest Seymour KCVO (b. 8 Dec 1838; d. 9 Feb 1915), younger brother of Francis Hugh George [Seymour], 5th Marquess of Hertford, and had issue

5. Hon Gertrude Alice Emma Douglas-Pennant (d. 20 Jul 1944)

6. Hon Adela Douglas-Pennant (d. 26 May 1955)


31 Mar 1886


3 Aug 1866 Baron Penrhyn, of Llandegai in the County of Carnarvon

suc. by

son by first wife


joined Grenadier Guards 1815, Capt 1824, Lieut Col 1834, Col in the Army 1846, Lt Col Scots Fusilier Guards 1847; granted by Royal Warrant 26 Aug 1835 precedence as the younger son of an Earl; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Carnarvon 1841-46; Lord Lieutenant of Carnarvonshire 1866-86


George Sholto Gordon [Douglas-Pennant], 2nd Baron Penrhyn


30 Sep 1836

mar. (1)

23 Aug 1860 Pamela Blanche Rushout (b. 16 Mar 1839; d. 5 Sep 1869), 2nd dau. of Sir Charles Rushout Cockerell later Rushout, 2nd Bt., of Sezincote, co. Gloucester, by his wife Hon Cecilia Olivia Geraldine Foley, 1st dau. of Thomas [Foley], 3rd Baron Foley

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Sholto Douglas-Pennant, later 3rd Baron Penrhyn

1. Hon Kathleen Douglas-Pennant (b. 2 Jun 1861; d. 29 Dec 1953), mar. 19 Oct 1866 Evelyn Edward Thomas [Boscawen], 7th Viscount Falmouth, and had issue

2. Hon Alice Douglas-Pennant (d. 16 Mar 1939)

3. Hon Pamela Georgina Douglas-Pennant MBE (d. 20 Jul 1949), mar. 20 Sep 1883 Col Hon Henry Richard Howel Lloyd-Mostyn, of Bodysgallen, Llandudno, co. Caernarvon (b. 6 Apr 1857; d. 3 Sep 1938), younger brother of Llewellyn Nevill Vaughan [Lloyd-Mostyn], 3rd Baron Mostyn, and had issue

4. Hon Hilda Douglas-Pennant (b. c. 1866; d. 11 Feb 1959)

5. Hon Ina Douglas-Pennant OBE (d. 13 Jul 1942), mar. 15 Jan 1902 Maj Gen Arthur Edmund Sandbach CB DSO, of Hafodunos, co. Denbigh, and Bryn Gwyn, co. Montgomery (b. 30 Jul 1959; d. 23 Jun 1928), 3rd and only surv. son by his second wife of Henry Robertson Sandbach, of Hafodunos, co. Denbigh, and had issue

6. Hon Violet Blanche Douglas-Pennant, Health Insurance Commissioner for Wales 1911-18 (d. 12 Oct 1945)

mar. (2)

20 Oct 1875 Gertrude Jessy Glynne (d. 20 Feb 1940), only surv. dau. of Rev Henry Glynne, Rector of Hawarden, co. Flint, by his wife Hon Lavinia Lyttelton, 2nd dau. of William Henry [Lyttelton], 3rd Baron Lyttelton

children by second wife

2. Capt Hon George Henry Douglas-Pennant (b. 26 Aug 1876; d. 11 Mar 1915)

3. Lieut Hon Charles Douglas-Pennant (b. 7 Oct 1877; dsp. 29 Oct 1914), mar. 28 Jan 1905 Lady Edith Anne Dawson (mar. (2) 14 Nov 1916 Capt Charles Ashe Windham MC; d. 17 Feb 1974), 1st dau. of Vesey [Dawson], 2nd Earl of Dartrey, by his wife Julia Georgiana Sarah Wombwell, 1st dau. of Sir George Orby Wombwell, 4th Bt., of Coxwold, co. York

7. Hon Gwynedd Douglas-Pennant (d. 14 Oct 1960), mar. 18 Nov 1899 Maj Sir William Eley Cuthbert Quilter, 2nd Bt. MP, and had issue

8. Hon Lilian Douglas-Pennant (d. 23 May 1968)

9. Hon Winifred Douglas-Pennant (d. 9 Dec 1972)

10. Hon Margaret Douglas-Pennant (d. 23 Oct 1967), mar. 29 Jul 1909 Gen Sir (Augustus Francis) Andrew Nicol Thorne KCB CMG DSO (d. 25 Sep 1970), son of Augustus Thorne, of London, and had issue

11. Hon Nesta Douglas-Pennant (b. 21 Mar 1888; d. 4 Mar 1970), mar. 16 Feb 1920 Col Sir Edward Courtenay Thomas Warner, 2nd Bt. DSO MC JP DL, and had issue

12. Hon Elin Douglas-Pennant (d. 19 Feb 1934), mar. 14 Oct 1920 as his first wife Thomas George Frederick [Cochrane], 2nd Baron Cochrane of Cults, and had issue


10 Mar 1907

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Carnarvonshire 1866-68 and 1874-80


Edward Sholto [Douglas-Pennant], 3rd Baron Penrhyn


10 Jun 1864


6 Dec 1887 Hon Blanche Georgiana FitzRoy (d. 28 Nov 1944), 3rd dau. of Charles [FitzRoy], 3rd Baron Southampton, by his second wife Ismania Catherine Nugent, 1st dau. by his second wife of Walter Nugent, of Clonlost, co. Westmeath, a Baron of the Austrian Empire


1. Hon Alan George Sholto Douglas-Pennant

2. Hon Hugh Napier Douglas-Pennant, later 4th Baron Penrhyn

1. Hon Linda Blanche Douglas-Pennant (b. 25 Jan 1889; d. 8 Jul 1965), mar. 27 Mar 1915 Maj Charles Henry Geoffrey Mansfield Clarke MVO (b. 26 Mar 1873; dvp. 27 Jul 1919), 1st son and heir ap. of Lt Gen Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, 3rd Bt GCB GCVO, by his first wife Gemma Cecilia Pitt Adams, only child of William Pitt Adams, and had issue

2. Hon Pamela Douglas-Pennant (b. 11 May 1896; d. 31 Jan 1968), mar. 3 Sep 1919 Marcus Herbert [Anderson-Pelham later Pelham], 6th Earl of Yarborough, and had issue

3. Hon Sybil Mary Douglas-Pennant (b. 19 Jan 1901; d. 5 Jul 1975), mar. 12 Apr 1926 Edward Claud Berkeley [Portman], 5th Viscount Portman, and had issue


22 Aug 1927

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Northamptonshire South 1895-1900


Hugh Napier [Douglas-Pennant], 4th Baron Penrhyn


6 Aug 1894


25 Apr 1922 (div. 1941) Hon Sybil Mary Hardinge (mar. (2) 8 Aug 1941 Denzil George [Fortescue], 6th Earl Fortescue;  d. 1985), 2nd dau. of Henry Charles [Hardinge], 3rd Viscount Hardinge, by his wife Mary Frances Nevill, 3rd dau. of Hon Ralph Nevill, of Birling Manor, co. Kent (by his wife Louisa Marianne Maclean, 3rd dau. of Sir Charles FitzRoy Maclean, 9th Bt.), 2nd son of William [Nevill], 4th Earl of Abergavenny


s.p. 26 Jun 1949

suc. by

first cousin once removed


Lord Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire 1933-41


Frank [Douglas-Pennant], 5th Baron Penrhyn


21 Nov 1865

mar. (1)

25 Apr 1892 (div. 1903) Maud Eleanora Hardy (b. 1870; d. 12 Dec 1936), 1st dau. of Col John Hardy

children by first wife

1. Admiral Hon Sir Cyril Douglas-Pennant KCB CBE DSO DSC, Chief Naval Staff Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff to Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia 1945-46, Commandant Joint Services Staff College 1947-48, Flag Officer (Air) and Second-in-Command Mediterranean Station 1948-50, Admiral British Joint Services Mission to Washington 1950-52, Commander-in-Chief of The N

ore 1952-53 (b. 7 Apr 1894; dspm. and vp. 3 Apr 1961), mar. (1) 6 Jan 1917 (div. 1936) Phyllis Constance Leigh, only dau. of Col Oswald Mosley Leigh, of Belmont Hall, co. Chester, and (2) 5 Apr 1937 Sheila Brotherhood, 2nd dau. of Stanley Brotherhood, of Thornhaugh Hall, Peterborough, by his wife Vera Kemp-Welch, 4th dau. of Charles Durant Kemp-Welch, of Ascot, co. Berkshire, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Sheila Florence Douglas-Pennant (b. 11 Jan 1918), mar. (1) 23 May 1946 (div. 1950) Anthony Brine, 1st son of William Brine, of West Hayes, co. Hampshire, and (2) 8 Mar 1951 Ronald Arthur Cobb, son of Rev Arthur Charles Cobb, of Arundel House, East Grinstead, co. Sussex, and has issue by her first husband

1. Hon Bridget Violet Douglas-Pennant (b. 21 Sep 1899; d. 19 Mar 1978), mar. 15 Nov 1923 Maj Gen Charles Harvey Miller CB CBE DSO (d. 23 Dec 1974), only son of Robert Miller, of Dummer Grange, Basingstoke, co. Hampshire, and had issue

2. Hon Eileen Maud Douglas-Pennant (b. 22 Jan 1901; d. 4 May 1998)

mar. (2)

18 Apr 1905 Alice Nellie Cooper (d. 17 Dec 1965), only dau. of Sir William Charles Cooper, 3rd Bt., by his wife Alice Helen Hill, 3rd dau. of George Hill, of Surrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

children by second wife

2. Hon Malcolm Frank Douglas-Pennant, later 6th Baron Penrhyn

3. Maj Hon Nigel Douglas-Pennant, of Somerton, co. Somerset (b. 22 Dec 1909; d. 2000), mar. (1) 6 Sep 1933 Margaret Dorothy Kirkham (b. 1911; d. 2 Oct 1938), yst. dau. of Thomas George Kirkham, of Westholm, Jordonhill, Glasgow, and had issue:

1a. Simon Douglas-Pennant, later 7th Baron Penrhyn

Maj Hon Nigel Douglas-Pennant mar. (2) 20 Jul 1940 Eleanor Stewart Craig (d. 1987), 1st dau. of Very Rev Herbert Newcome Craig, Dean of Kildare, and (3) 21 Oct 1993 Stella Digby (b. 1931; widow of Rev Robert Wingfield Digby; d. 8 Jan 2019), dau. of Stanley Bradwell MC, of Buxton, co. Derby, and had further issue by his second wife:

2a. Philip Morton Douglas-Pennant, of Tisbury House, co. Wiltshire (b. 7 Feb 1947), mar. 13 Dec 1975 Sarah Frances Jane Coaker, 2nd dau. of Maj Gen Ronald Edward Coaker CB CBE MC, of Seaton Old Rectory, Uppingham, co. Rutland, and has issue

1a. Brigid Elizabeth Douglas-Pennant (b. 10 May 1943), mar. 27 Jan 1972 (div. 19...) Richard Henry Peat, 1st son of Sir Henry Peat KCVO DFC FCA, of Victoria, London, and has issue

3. Hon Susan Douglas-Pennant SRN SCM (b. 24 May 1918)


3 Feb 1967

suc. by

son by second wife


served in the South African War 1901-02 and in World War I 1914-18


Malcolm Frank [Douglas-Pennant], 6th Baron Penrhyn, DSO MBE


11 Jul 1908


9 Jun 1954 Elizabeth Rosemary Laurie (d. 27 Mar 2002), only dau. of Brig Sir Percy Robert Laurie KCVO CBE DSO, of Wavendon Lodge, nr. Bletchley, co. Buckingham, by his wife Ethel Frances Lawson-Johnston, dau. of John Lawson-Johnston


1. Hon Gillian Frances Douglas-Pennant (b. 2 Sep 1955), mar. 22 Nov 1997 Robin Erskine Greenwood, son of Peter Greenwood, of South Cadbury, co. Somerset

2. Hon Rosemary Douglas-Pennant (b. 26 Oct 1957), mar. 9 Jun 1984 Sir Thomas Richard Troubridge, 7th Bt., and has issue


8 Nov 2003

suc. by



Simon [Douglas-Pennant], 7th Baron Penrhyn


28 Jun 1938


5 Oct 1963 Josephine Maxwell Upcott (b. 1939), 2nd dau. of Robert Edward Upcott by his wife Evelyn R Gordon


1. Hon Edward Sholto Douglas-Pennant (b. 6 Jun 1966)

2. Hon Hugo Charles Douglas-Pennant (b. 21 Apr 1969), mar. 2005 Lucianne Rush (b. 1972), 2nd dau. of Peter A Rush, of Watford, co. Hertford, by his wife Helen Congdon, dau. of Sydney J Congdon, and has issue

1. Hon Sophie Margaret Douglas-Pennant (b. 11 Dec 1964), mar. 1989 Michael Robert Trotter (b. 1964), 2nd son of John Trotter, of Hampstead, London, by his wife Jane P Johnstone, and has issue

2. Hon Harriet Josephine Douglas-Pennant (b. 25 May 1972), mar. 2005 Claus Nicholas, and has issue


 Last updated 4 Jul 2019




7th Baron Penrhyn, of Llandegai in the County of Carnarvon

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Aug 1866)



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