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Shelburne, Earl of (I, 1719 - 1751)


Creation: let.pat. 29 Apr 1719


Extinct: 17 Apr 1751


Family name: Petty




Hatchment showing the arms of Arabella, Countess of Shelburne

The sinister supporter is taken from the arms of her father, Viscount Dungarvan


(By kind permission of the Trustees of Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)



Ermine on a bend Azure a Magnetic Needle proper pointing at the Pole Star Or


A Beehive and Bees proper


On either side a Pegasus Ermine bridled maned tailed winged and hoofed Or and charged on the shoulder with a Fleur-de-lis Azure


 Ut Apes Geometriam



Henry [Petty], 1st Baron Shelburne later 1st Earl of Shelburne, PC

only surv. brother and heir of Charles [Petty], 1st Baron Shelburne, and yst. son of Sir William Petty, Acting Surveyor-General of Ireland, by his wife Elizabeth Fenton, suo jure for life Baroness Shelburne, widow of Sir Maurice Fenton, 1st Bt., of Mitchelstown, co. Cork, and 1st dau. of Maj Gen Sir Hardress Waller, of Castletown, co. Wexford, one of the Regicide Judges


22 Oct 1675


1799 Lady Arabella Boyle (dsps. Oct 1750; bur. at High Wycombe, co. Buckingham), sister of Charles [Boyle], 3rd Earl of Cork, and 5th dau. of Charles [Boyle], 3rd Viscount Dungarvan (by his first wife Lady Jane Seymour, 3rd dau. of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset, by his second wife Lady Frances Devereux, 1st dau. of Robert [Devereux], 2nd Earl of Essex), 1st son and heir ap. of Richard [Boyle], 2nd Earl of Cork, by his wife  Lady Elizabeth Clifford, suo jure Baroness Clifford, only child and hrss. of Henry [Clifford], 5th Earl of Cumberland


1. Hon William Petty (bur. vp. an infant at St Bride's Church, Dublin)

2. Hon Charles Petty (bapt. 27 Sep 1705; dvp. young)

3. Hon James Petty, styled Viscount Dunkeron (b.c. 1708; dsps. vp. 17 Sep 1750; bur. at High Wycombe, co. Buckingham), mar. 21 Apr 1737 Elizabeth Clavering (dsps. 11 Aug 1742; bur. at High Wycombe, co. Buckingham), sister and hrss. of Sir James Clavering, 4th Bt., of Axwell, co. Durham, and dau. of Sir John Clavering, 3rd Bt., of Axwell, co. Durham, by his wife Jane Mallabar, dau. of Robert Mallabar, of Newcastle, merchant, and had issue:

1a. Hon James Petty (b. 7 Nov 1741; dvp. 23 Apr 1742)

1. Lady Anne Petty (bapt. 4 Aug 1700; bur. sp. and vp. 2 Feb 1727/8 at St Mary's Church, Dublin), mar. 26 Mar 1722 Francis Bernard, a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas


s.p.s. 17 Apr 1751 (bur. at High Wycombe, co. Buckingham)


16 Jun or 26 Oct 1699 Baron Shelburne, of Shelburne in the County of Wexford

29 Apr 1719 Viscount Dunkeron and Earl of Shelburne


Joint Prothonotary of the Common Pleas of Ireland 1692-1700;  FRS 1696;  Joint Ranger of Phoenix Park and Joint Master of the Game of all Ireland for life, 1698;  Privy Councillor [I] 1701;  Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire 1702/3;  Member of Parliament (Whig) for Great Marlow 1715-22 and for Chipping Wycombe 1722-27


On the death of the 1st Earl of Shelburne the Earldom of Shelburne became extinct. His nephew, John [FitzMaurice later Petty], 1st Viscount FitzMaurice, was created Earl of Shelburne in 1753.


 First written 20 Jul 2010



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