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Ravensworth, Earl of (UK, 1874 - 1904)


Creation: let.pat. 2 Apr 1874


Extinct: 7 Feb 1904


Family name: Liddell




See Baron Ravensworth



Henry Thomas [Liddell], 2nd Baron Ravensworth later 1st Earl of Ravensworth

1st son and heir of Thomas Henry [Liddell], 1st Baron Ravensworth, by his wife Maria Susanna Simpson, dau. of John Simpson, of Bradley Hall, co. Durham


10 Mar 1797


9 Nov 1820 Isabella Horatia Seymour (b. Feb 1801; d. 5 Aug 1856), 1st dau. of Lord George Seymour-Conway (by his wife Isabella Hamilton, dau. of Rev Hon George Hamilton, Canon of Windsor (by his wife Elizabeth Onslow, dau. of Lt Gen Richard Onslow), 3rd son of James [Hamilton], 7th Earl of Abercorn), 7th son of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford


1. Hon Henry George Liddell, later 2nd Earl of Ravensworth

2. William Liddell (b. 22 Jun 1824; dvp. 29 Jun 1834)

3. Capt Hon Hedworth Liddell (b. 2 Jul 1825; dvp. and sp. 4 Jun 1863), mar. 26 Aug 1856 Florence Warrington (dsp. 29 Nov 1858), 2nd dau. of W H Warrington

4. Hon Seymour Liddell (b. 12 Feb 1827; dvp. 26 Jul 1869)

5. Hon Athole Charles John Liddell, later 3rd Earl of Ravensworth

6. Albert George Liddell (b. 6 Aug 1841; dvp. an infant)

1. Lady Maria Liddell (d. 24 Aug 1883), mar. 17 Apr 1861 Gen Sir David Edward Wood GCB (d. 16 Oct 1894)

2. Lady Florentia Emily Liddell (d. 5 Dec 1909), mar. 18 Apr 1853 Hugh Robert Hughes, of Kinmel and Dinorben, co. Denbigh (d. 29 Apr 1911), and had issue

3. Horatia Liddell (dvp. 5 Jun 1846)

4. Lady Elizabeth Liddell (d. 1 Jan 1920), mar. 3 Feb 1863 her cousin Sir Hedworth Williamson, 8th Bt., and had issue

5. Lady Emily Liddell (d. 11 Feb 1914)

6. Lady Harriette Emily Liddell (d. 6 Feb 1913), mar. 4 Feb 1874 as his second wife Admiral of the Fleet Hon Sir Charles Gilbert John Brydone Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound KCB, Commander-in-Chief of The Nore 1870-73, 3rd son of Gilbert [Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound], 2nd Earl of Minto, by his wife Mary Brydone, 1st dau. of Patrick Brydone, of Lennel House, co. Berwick, and had issue

7. Lady Eleanor Liddell (d. 17 Oct 1912)

8. Lady Victoria Isabella Liddell (b. 6 Aug 1841; d. 31 Mar 1935), mar. 29 Jul 1874 Capt Edward Rowe Fisher-Rowe, of Thorncombe, co. Surrey (d. 6 Nov 1909), and had issue


19 Mar 1878


2 Apr 1874 Baron Eslington, of Eslington Park in the County of Northumberland, and Earl of Ravensworth, of Ravensworth Castle in the County of Durham

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Tory) for Northumberland 1826-30, for North Durham 1837-47 and for Liverpool 1523-55; suc. his father 8 Mar 1855 as 2nd Baron Ravensworth; President, Newcastle Society of Antiquaries 1861


Henry George [Liddell], 2nd Earl of Ravensworth


8 Oct 1821

mar. (1)

Mary Diana Gunning-Sutton (d. 8 Dec 1890), only child of Capt Orlando Gunning later Gunning-Sutton RN, of Blendworth, co. Hampshire (by his wife Mary Seymour, 4th dau. of Admiral Sir Michael Seymour, 1st Bt. KCB, by his wife Jane Hawker, dau. of Capt James Hawker RN), 4th son of Sir George William Gunning, 2nd Bt., by his wife Hon Elizabeth Bridgeman, 2nd dau. of Henry [Bridgeman], 1st Baron Bradford

children by first wife

1. Lady Mary Maud Diana Liddell (d. 24 Apr 1958), mar. 17 Nov 1892 Maj Gen Sir George Townshend Forestier Walker KCB ADC, of Stanleys, Lymington, co. Hampshire (b. 2 Aug 1866; d. 23 Jan 1939), 3rd son of Maj Gen George Edmund Lushington Walker (by his wife Camilla Georgina Calder, only dau. of Maj Gen J Patrick Calder), 3rd son of Gen Sir George Townshend Walker, 1st Bt GCB, and had issue

2. Lady Lillian Mary Harriet Diana Liddell MBE (d. 18 Mar 1962), mar. 26 Jul 1906 Capt Hon Gerald FitzMaurice Digby RN (b. 20 Dec 1858; d. 8 Dec 1942), 4th son of Edward St Vincent [Digby], 9th Baron Digby, by his wife and third cousin Lady Theresa Anna Maria Fox-Strangways, 1st dau. of Henry Stephen [Fox-Strangways], 3rd Earl of Ilchester, and had issue

mar. (2)

7 Sep 1892 Emma Sophia Georgiana Baker-Cresswell (b. 22 Jun 1845; widow of Oswin Cumming Baker-Cresswell, of Cresswell, co. Northumberland; mar. (3) 30 Apr 1904 James William Wadsworth, her footman; d. 31 Jan 1939), 2nd dau. of Hon Richard Denman (by his wife Emma Jones, dau. of Hugh Jones, of Lark Hill, co. Leicester), 3rd son of Thomas [Denman], 1st Baron Denman


s.p.m. 22 Jul 1903

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Northumberland 1852-78 ; Lt Col Northumberland Yeoman Cavalry 1877; President, Newcastle Society of Antiquaries 1879; President, Institute of Naval Architects 1880; President, Royal Agricultural Society 1891


Athole Charles John [Liddell], 3rd Earl of Ravensworth


6 Aug 1833


19 May 1866 Caroline Cecilia Edgcumbe (mar. (2) 21 Apr 1906 as his second wife her cousin William Henry [Edgcumbe], 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe; dsp. 23 Feb 1909), 2nd dau. of Hon George Edgcumbe (by his wife Fanny Lucy Shelley, 1st dau. of Sir John Shelley, 6th Bt.), 3rd son of Richard [Edgcumbe], 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe


s.p. 7 Feb 1904



On the death of the 3rd Earl of Ravensworth, 4th Baron Ravensworth, etc., the Earldom of Ravensworth became extinct and the Barony of Ravensworth passed to his cousin, Arthur Thomas Liddell.


 First written 12 Apr 2004



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