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Portman, Viscount (UK, 1873)

 

Creation: let. pat. 28 Mar 1873

 

Family name: Portman

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or a Fleurs-de-lis Azure (Portman); 2nd and 3rd, Gules a Chevron Ermine between ten Crosses Patée Argent six in chief and four in base (Berkeley)

Crests:

1st:  a Talbot sejant Or;  2nd:  a Unicorn passant Gules armed and crined Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Savage wreathed about the head and waist with Ivy in his dexter hand a Club resting on the shoulder proper;  Sinister:  a Talbot Or

Motto:

A Clean Heart and a Cheerful Spirit

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Edward Berkeley [Portman], 1st Baron Portman later 1st Viscount Portman

1st son of Edward Berkeley Portman, of Bryanston, co. Dorset, and Orchard Portman, co. Somerset, by his first wife Lucy Whitby, dau. of Rev Thomas Whitby, of Creswell Hall, co. Stafford

born

9 Jul 1799

mar.

16 Jun 1827 Lady Emma Lascelles, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1837-51 and Extra Lady 1851-65 (b. 16 Mar 1809; d. 8 Feb 1865), 3rd dau. of Henry [Lascelles], 2nd Earl of Harewood, by his wife Henrietta Sebright, 1st dau. of Lt Gen Sir John Saunders Sebright, 6th Bt.

children

1. Hon William Henry Berkeley Portman, later 2nd Viscount Portman

2. Hon Edwin Berkeley Portman, barrister, Member of Parliament (Liberal) for North Dorset 1885-92, Fellow of All Souls (b. 3 Aug 1830; d. 27 Apr 1921), mar. 14 May 1887 Caroline Ella Chapman (d. 8 Jan 1938), dau. of David Ward Chapman, and had issue

3. Hon Maurice Berkeley Portman (b. 18 Jan 1833; d. 12 Jan 1888), mar. (1) 4 Jun 1856 Helen Vidal Harris (d. 30 Mar 1860), dau. of John Harris, of Eldon House, London, Ontario, Canada, and (2) 3 Oct 1867 his cousin Evelyn Harriet Lavinia Portman (d. 27 Jan 1927), dau. of Maj Henry William Berkeley Portman JP, of Dean's Court, co. Somerset, by his wife Harriet Emily Sturt, dau. of T L Napier Sturt, and had issue by both wives

4. Rev Hon Walter Berkely Portman, Rector of Corton Denham, Sherborne, co. Dorset (b. 1 Dec 1836; d. 22 Mar 1903), mar. 5 Oct 1864 Alice Mordaunt (d. 25 Jul 1917), 2nd dau. of Sir John Mordaunt, 9th Bt., by his wife Caroline Sophia Murray, 2nd dau. of Rt Rev George Murray DD, Bishop of Sodor & Man and later of Rochester, and had issue

1. Hon Lucy Ella Portman

2. Hon Louisa Mary Portman (dvp. 7 Jul 1870)

died

19 Nov 1888

created

27 Jan 1837 Baron Portman, of Orchard Portman in the County of Somerset

28 Mar 1873 Viscount Portman, of Bryanston in the County of Dorset

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliamnet (Whig) for Dorset 1823-32 and for Marylebone 1832-33; Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset 1839-64; Member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall 1840 and of the Duchy of Lancaster 1847; President, Royal Agricultural Society 1846, 1856 and 1862;  Lord Warden of the Stannaries 1865-88

 

William Henry Berkeley [Portman], 2nd Viscount Portman, GCVO JP DL

born

12 Jul 1829

mar. (1)

21 Jun 1855 Hon Mary Selina Charlotte Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (d. 4 Jan 1899), only child and hrss. of Hon William Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, styled Viscount Milton (by his wife Lady Selina Jenkinson, 2nd dau. of Charles Cecil Cope [Jenkinson], 3rd Earl of Liverpool), 1st son and heir ap. of Charles William [Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 5th Earl Fitzwilliam

children by first wife

1. Maj Hon Edward William Berkeley Portman JP DL, High Sheriff of Somerset 1898 (b. 30 Jul 1856; dsp. and vp. 27 Apr 1911), mar. 7 Jul 1892 Hon Constance Mary Vesey (widow of Capt Hon Eustace Vesey; d. 4 May 1951), dau. of 2nd Baron Wenlock

2. Hon Walter George Berkeley Portman (b. 2 Jun 1858; dvp. 14 Dec 1865)

3. Hon Henry Berkeley Portman, later 3rd Viscount Portman

4. Hon Claud Berkeley Portman, later 4th Viscount Portman

5. Hon Seymour Berkeley Portman, later 6th Viscount Portman

6. Hon Gerald Berkeley Portman, later 7th Viscount Portman

1. Hon Emma Selina Portman (b. 5 Apr 1863; d. 1 Mar 1941), mar. 7 May 1885 11th Earl of Leven, and had issue

2. Hon Susan Alice Portman (b. 30 Mar 1866; d. 21 Aug 1933), mar. 8 Aug 1893 Alan William Heber-Percy, and had issue

mar. (2)

2 Jun 1908 Frances Maxwell Buchanan Learmouth (widow of Andrew James Livingstone Learmouth;  d. 13 Nov 1839), dau. of Boyd Alexander Cuninghame

died

16 Oct 1919

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Shaftesbury 1852-57 and Dorset 1857-85;  Col, West Somerset Yeoman Cavalry 1854;  Commissioner, City of London Police 1918; GCVO 1918 

 

Henry Berkeley [Portman], 3rd Viscount Portman JP

born

16 Feb 1860

mar.

25 Sep 1901 Emma Andalusia Frere Dawson-Damer (widow of Lionel George Henry Seymour [Dawson-Damer], 5th Earl of Portarlington;  d. 13 May 1929), only dau. of Lord Nigel Kennedy (by his first wife Catherine Allaise May, yst. dau. of Maj James Frere May), 8th son of Lord Archibald Kennedy, styled Earl of Cassillis (by his wife Eleanor Allardyce, only dau. and hrss. of Alexander Allardyce, of Dunnottar), 1st son and heir ap. of Archibald [Kennedy], 1st Marquess of Ailsa

only child

1. Hon Selina Luisa Portman (b. 11 Sep 1903; d. unm. 17 Jul 1945)

died

s.p.m. 18 Jan 1923

suc. by

brother

note

Capt and Hon Maj, Dorset Yeomanry

 

Claud Berkeley [Portman], 4th Viscount Portman JP

born

1 Nov 1864

mar. (1)

9 Feb 1888 (div. 1897) Mary Ada Gordon-Cumming (mar. (2) 7 Jun 1899 Ralph Assheton Harbord, 1st son of Rev Hon John Harbord; d. 13 May 1900), only dau. of Maj Francis Hastings Toone Gordon-Cumming (by his wife Emma Campbell, dau. of John Campbell). 5th son of Sir William Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 2nd Bt. MP

children by first wife

1. Hon Guinivere Portman (b. 5 Jan 1889; d. unm. 5 Jul 1975)

2. Joan Portman (b. 24 Aug 1890; dvp. 12 Sep 1890)

mar. (2)

12 Mar 1898 Harriette Mary Stevenson (d. 22 Dec 1939), 2nd dau. of William Stevenson, of Boquhan, co. Stirling

children by second wife

1. Hon Edward Claude Berkeley Portman, later 5th Viscount Portman

3. Hon Sylvia Grace Portman (b. 19 Mar 1900; d. 198..), mar. 25 Apr 1932 Maj Thomas Gerard Du Buisson MBE MC, yr. son of Thomas Du Buisson, of Snower Hill, Betchworth, co. Surrey

4. Hon Jocelyn Portman (b. 27 May 1903; d. 19...), mar. 27 Nov 1923 Capt James Albert Garland Emmet, 1st surv. son of Maj Robert Emmet DSO, and had issue

died

6 Jun 1929

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Capt, Dorset Yeoman Cavalry

 

Edward Claud Berkeley [Portman], 5th Viscount Portman JP

born

8 Jul 1898

mar.

12 Apr 1926 Hon Sybil Mary Douglas-Pennant (d. 1975), 3rd dau. of Edward Sholto [Douglas-Pennant], 3rd Baron Penrhyn, by his wife Hon Blanche Fitzroy, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Charles [Fitzroy], 3rd Baron Southampton

children

1. Hon Sheila Constance Portman (b. 25 Jun 1927; d. 6 Dec 2018), mar. 8 May 1951 Michael [Holland-Hibbert], 6th Viscount Knutsford, and had issue

2. Hon Rosemary Portman (b. 3 Mar 1931), mar. 24 Jul 1951 Derrick Alix Pease, of Folly Farm, Ashill, co. Somerset, High Sheriff of Greater London 1972 (b. 4 Mar 1927; d. 28 May 1998), 3rd son of Sir Richard Arthur Pease, 2nd Bt., by his first wife Jeannette Thorn Kissell, yr. dau. of Gustave Edward Kissel, of New York, New York, USA, and has issue

died

s.p.m. 14 Jul 1942

suc. by

uncle

note

Capt, Life Guards;  Joint Master of Foxhounds, Warwickshire Hunt;  Master of Foxhounds, Taunton Vale Hunt

 

Seymour Berkeley [Portman], 6th Viscount Portman

born

19 Feb 1868

died

2 Nov 1946

suc. by

brother

 

Gerald Berkeley [Portman], 7th Viscount Portman

born

23 Jan 1875

mar.

16 Jul 1902 Dorothy Marie Isolde Sheffield (d. 21 May 1964), 3rd dau. of Sir Robert Sheffield, 5th Bt., of Normanby Park, co. Lincoln, by his wife Priscilla Isabella Laura Dumaresq, dau. of Lt-Col Henry Dumaresq

children

1. Hon Gerald William Berkeley Portman, later 8th Viscount Portman

2. Hon Michael Berkeley Portman (b. 20 Jan 1906; d. 25 Oct 1959), mar. (1) 1 Sep 1930 (div. 1938) (Madeline) June Charles (d. 16 Sep 1947), 2nd dau. of David Charles, and had issue:

1a. Edward Henry Berkeley Portman, later 9th Viscount Portman

1a. Hon Davina Isolde Portman (b. 10 Jan 1932; d. 8 Nov 1971), mar. (1) 29 Jun 1954 (div. 1965) Peter John Francis West, only son of A/Cdre Ferdinand Maurice Felix West VC CBE MC, of Archways, Sunningdale, co. Berkshire, and (2) T M Smyth

Hon Michael Berkeley Portman mar. (2) 11 Oct 1938 Marjorie Kerr Harris, dau. of Frederick William Harris, and had further issue

2b. Hon Michael William Berkeley Portman (b. 15 Oct 1943; d. 15 Nov 1983)

2b. Hon Synove ("Suna") Isobel Portman (b. 10 Nov 1939), mar. (1) 1968 (annulled 1970) Martin Wilkinson, (2) 4 Mar 1970 (div. 1981) Simon Boyle, and (3) Patrick Morrissey, of The Manor House, Higher Eype, co. Dorset, and has issue by her first and second husbands

1. Hon Penelope Isobel Portman (b. 21 Jul 1913; d. 24 Feb 1987), mar. (1) 8 Feb 1934 (div. 1949) Brig Archer Francis Lawrence Clive DSO MC, 1st son of Lt-Gen Sir George Sidney Clive GCVO KCB CMG DSO, of Perrystone Court, co. Hereford, by his wife Madeline Buxton, 2nd dau. of Francis William Buxton MP (by his wife Hon Mary Lawrence, 4th dau. of John Laird Mair [Lawrence], 1st Baron Lawrence), 6th son of Sir Edward North Buxton, 2nd Bt. MP, and (2) 1 Mar 1949 David Arthur Salvin Bowlby (b. 1 Mar 1907), 2nd son of Arthur Salvin Bowlby, of Gilston Park, Harlow, co. Essex, by his wife and cousin Catherine Mary Bowlby Bond, 1st dau. of Col Edward Bruton Bond by his wife Frances Katherine Bowlby, 2nd dau. of Rt Rev Henry Bond Bowlby DD, Bishop of Coventry, and has issue by her first husband

died

3 Sep 1948

suc. by

son

note

served in the Boer War 1899-1900; Capt, 10th Hussars 1901; ADC to the Viceroy of India 1901-02; served in World War I 1914-18;  Director, Alliance Assurance 1923-26; Master of Foxhounds, Portman Hunt 1932-40

 

Gerald William Berkeley [Portman], 8th Viscount Portman

born

20 Aug 1903

mar. (1)

27 Jan 1926 (div. 1946) Marjorie Josephine Bentley Gerrard (d. 1981), only dau. of George Bentley Gerrard, of Montreal, Canada

mar. (2)

11 Apr 1946 Nancy Maureen Franklin, 4th dau. of Capt Percy Herbert Franklin RN, of Eachways, Ropley, co. Hants.

died

s.p. 3 Nov 1967

suc. by

nephew

note

Capt, Royal Army Service Corps 1940-45; Director, Alliance Assurance

 

Edward Henry Berkeley [Portman], 9th Viscount Portman

born

22 Apr 1934

mar. (1)

26 Sep 1956 (div. 1966) Rosemary Joy Farris, 1st dau. of Charles Farris, of Coombe Bissett, co. Wiltshire

children by first wife

1. Hon Christopher Edward Berkeley Portman, later 10th Viscount Portman

1. Hon Claire Elizabeth Portman (b. 1 Oct 1959), mar. 8 Jan 1983 (Anthony) Henry Robinson, of Northenby House, North End, co. Berkshire, only son of Anthony Leonard a Court Robinson, of Butcombe, co. Avon, and has issue

mar. (2)

31 Mar 1966 Penelope Anne Hassard Allin (mar. (2) 10 Dec 2001 as his second wife Sir Christopher Thompson, 6th Bt., the father of her daughter-in-law Lucy Thompson), 2nd dau. of Trevor Robert William Allin, of North Moreton, co. Berkshire

children by second wife

2. Hon Alex(ander) Michael Berkeley Portman (b. 19 Aug 1967), mar. 1992 Emma Esma Morgan, dau. of Christopher Morgan, of Sainte Saturnin-les-Apt, Vaucluse, France, and has issue

3. Hon Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman (b. 23 Feb 1969), mar. (1) 15 Sep 2002 Natalia Vodianova, model, of Nizhni Norgorod, Russia, and (2) Jun 2019 Morgan Snyder, actress, and has issue by both wives

4. Hon Piers Richard Berkeley Portman (b. 30 May 1971), mar. 17 Jun 1995 (div. 1991) (Alexandra) Lucy Thompson (b. 1973), only dau. of Sir Christopher Thompson, 6th Bt., by his first wife Anna Elizabeth Callander, dau. of Maj Arthur George Callander, of Avebury, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

5. Hon Matthew Gerald Berkeley Portman (b. 12 Aug 1973;  killed vp. in a motorcycle accident 9 Sep 1990)

died

2 May 1999

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Joint Master of Foxhounds, Golden Valley Hunt 1995-99

 

Christopher Edward Berkeley [Portman], 10th Viscount Portman

born

30 Jul 1958

mar. (1)

31 Jul 1983 (div. 19..) Caroline Steenson, dau. of Terence Ivan Steenson, of Caversham, co. Berkshire

only child by first wife

1. Hon Luke Oliver Berkeley Portman (b. 31 Aug 1984)

mar. (2)

7 Dec 1987 Patricia Martins Pim, 1st dau. of Senhor Bernardino Pim, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

children by second wife

2. Hon Matthew Bernardo Berkeley Portman (b. 24 Sep 1990)

3. Hon Daniel Edward Berkeley Portman (b. 27 Jul 1995)

 

Last updated 4 Jan 2020

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Titles:

10th Viscount Portman

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Mar 1873)

10th Baron Portman, of Orchard Portman in the County of Somerset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Jan 1837)

 

Address:

38 Seymour Street, London W1H 6BP

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