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Seaford, Baron (UK, 1826)


Creation: let. pat. 1 Jul 1826


Family name: Ellis




Erminois a Cross Sable charged with five Crescents Argent


On a Mount Vert a Goat's Head erased Argent


On either side a Lion Argent charged on the neck with three Trefoils slipped Vert within a Collar Gules


Non Quo Sed Quomodo (Not by whom, but in what manner)



Charles Rose [Ellis], 1st Baron Seaford

2nd son of John Ellis, of Jamaica, by his wife Elizabeth Pallmer, dau. of John Pallmer, also of Jamaica


19 Dec 1771

mar. (1)

2 Aug 1798 Elizabeth Catherine Caroline (d. 21 Jan 1803), only child and hrss. of Hon John Augustus Hervey, styled Lord Hervey (by his wife Elizabeth Drummond, dau. of Colin Drummond of Megginch), 1st son and heir app.of Frederick Augustus [Hervey], 4th Earl of Bristol and 5th Baron Howard de Walden

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Augustus Ellis, later 6th Baron Howard de Walden and 2nd Baron Seaford

2. Lt Col Hon Augustus Frederick Ellis MP (b. 17 Sep 1800; d. 16 Aug 1841), mar. 25 Jun 1828 Mary Frances Thurlow Cunynghame (mar. (2) Baron Wilhelm von Munster, Chamberlain to the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen; d. 12 Sep 1851), dau. of Sir David Cunynghame, 5th Bt., and had issue

1. Eliza Ellis (dvp. 1820)

mar. (2)

2 Oct 1840 Anne Louisa Emily Hardy (widow of Vice Adm Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, Bt.;  d. 2 Nov 1877), 1st dau. of Adm Hon Sir George Cranfield Berkeley (2nd son of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley), by his wife Emily Charlotte Lennox, 2nd dau. of Lord George Henry Lennox MP (by his wife Lady Louisa Kerr, 1st dau. of William Henry [Kerr], 4th Marquess of Lothian), 2nd son of Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond


1 Jul 1845


1 Jul 1826 Baron Seaford, of Seaford in the County of Sussex

suc. by

son by first wife


Charles Augustus [Ellis], 6th Baron Howard de Walden and 2nd Baron Seaford


suc. his maternal great grandfather 8 Jul 1803 as 6th Baron Howard de Walden and his father 1 Jul 1845 as 2nd Baron Seaford


The Barony of Seaford was held by the Barons Howard de Walden from 1 Jul 1845 until 9 Jul 1999, when on the death of John Osmael Scott-Ellis, 9th Baron Howard de Walden and 5th Baron Seaford, the Barony of Howard de Walden fell into abeyance between his four daughters and the Barony of Seaford was inherited by his cousin,


Colin Humphrey Felton [Ellis], 6th Baron Seaford

1st son of Maj William Felton Ellis (by his wife Edwina Reginald Bond, dau. of Maj R E Bond), 1st son of Henry Guysulf Bertram Ellis (by his wife Kathleen Roberta Mitchell, only dau. of William Charles Mitchell, of Marmount, co. Down), 1st son of Rev Hon William Charles Ellis, Rector of Bothal, Morpeth (by his wife Henrietta Elizabeth Ames, dau. of Henry Metcalf Ames, of Linden), 2nd son of Charles Augustus [Ellis], 6th Baron Howard de Walden and 2nd Baron Seaford


19 Apr 1946

mar. (1)

2 Jan 1971 (div. 1992) Susan Magill, dau. of R H Makgill, of Lisnamore, Crossgar, co. Down

children by first wife

1. Hon Benjamin Felton Thomas Ellis (b. 1976)

2. Hon Humphrey Henry Guysulf Ellis (b. 1983)

1. Hon Harriett Fay Ellis (b. 1973), mar. 19... Jeremy Walker, and has issue

2. Hon Charlotte Susan Ellis (b. 1975)

mar. (2)

1993 Penelope Mary Bastin


 Last updated 12 Jul 2012




6th Baron Seaford, of Seaford in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 1 Jul 1826)



Bush Farm, West Knoyle, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6AE



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