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Sussex, Earl of (GB, 1717 - 1799)


Creation: let.pat. 26 Sep 1717


Extinct: 22 Apr 1799


Family name: Yelverton




Argent three Lions rampant Guiles a Chief of the last


A Lion passant reguardant Gules


Dexter:  A Wyvern Or;  Sinister:  A Lion reguardant Gules


 Foy en tout



Talbot [Yelverton], 2nd Viscount de Longueville later 1st Earl of Sussex, KB PC

1st son and heir Henry [Yelverton], 1st Viscount de Longueville and 15th Baron Grey of Ruthin, by his wife Barbara Talbot, dau. of Sir John Talbot, of Lacock, co. Wiltshire


2 May 1690


bef. 1 Nov 1726 Lucy Pelham (b. 15 Jan 1695/6; d. 25 May 1730), 4th surv. dau. of Henry Pelham, of Lewes, co. Sussex, Clerk of the Pells (by his wife Frances Bine, dau. and cohrss. of John Bine, of Rowdell, co. Sussex), brother of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham, and 3rd son of Sir John Pelham, 3rd Bt., of Laughton, co. Sussex, by his wife Lady Lucy Sydney, 2nd dau. of Robert [Sydney], 2nd Earl of Leicester


1. Hon George Augustus Yelverton, later 2nd Earl of Sussex

2. Hon Henry Yelverton, later 3rd Earl of Sussex


27 Oct 1731 (bur. at Easton Mauduit, co. Northampton)


26 Sep 1717 Earl of Sussex, with special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his brother Henry Yelverton in like manner

suc. by



suc. his father 24 Mar 1703/4 as 2nd Viscount de Longueville, 16th Baron Grey of Ruthin and 5th Baronet of Easton Mauduit; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1722-27; FRS 1722; Deputy Earl Marshal 1723-31; Knight of the Bath 1725; Privy Councillor 1727; a Commissioner for Claims for the Coronation of King George II 1727, where he acted as Earl Marshal


George Augustus [Yelverton], 2nd Earl of Sussex


27 Jul 1727


8 Jan 1758 (bur. at Easton Mauduit, co. Northampton)

suc. by



a joint hostage to France for the delivery of Cape Breton 1748-49; a Lord of the Bedchamber to Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1749 and to George, Prince of Wales, 1751-58


 Henry [Yelverton], 3rd Earl of Sussex


7 Jul 1728

mar. (1)

17 Jan 1757 Hester Hall (d. 11 Jan 1777), dau. of John Hall, of Mansfield Woodhouse, co. Nottingham, by his wife Hester Brownsmith, dau. of Bassidale Brownsmith, of London

children by first wife

1. Hon Talbot Yelverton (dvp. an infant 1757)

1. Lady Barbara Yelverton (b. 19 Jun 1760 ; dvp. 8 Apr 1781; bur. at Mansfield Woodhouse, co. Nottingham), mar. Oct 1775 Col Edward Thoroton Gould, of Mansfield Woodhouse, co. Nottingham (d. 15 Feb 1830), and had issue:

1a. Henry Edward Gould later Yelverton, later 19th Baron Grey of Ruthin

1a. Barbara Gould (d. unm.)

2a. Mary Gould (d. 19 Jan 1837), mar. 15 Oct 1807 Rev Hon Frederick Powys, Rector of Aldwinkle St Peter, co. Northampton (b. 13 Mar 1782; d. 31 Dec 1850), 3rd son of Thomas [Powys], 1st Baron Lilford, by his wife Mary Mann, sister of Sir Horace Mann, 2nd Bt., and dau. of Geoffrey Mann, of Boughton Malherbe, co. Kent, and had issue

mar. (2)

29 Jan 1778 Mary Vaughan (dsp. 6 Jun 1796), dau. of John Vaughan, of Bristol, co. Somerset


s.p.m.s. 22 Apr 1799 (bur. at Easton Mauduit, co. Northampton)


Cornet, 7th (Queen's Own) Dragoons 1752; Lieut, 1755; Capt, 31st Regiment of Foot 1756-59; Col, Northamptonshire Militia Regiment 1763-84; Col in the Army 1779


On the death of the 3rd Earl of Sussex the Earldom of Sussex, the Viscountcy of de Longueville, and the Baronetcy became extinct. He was succeeded as 19th Baron Grey of Ruthin by his grandson, Henry Edward Gould, who took the name of Yelverton in lieu of that of Gould shortly after inheriting the Barony.


Last update 27 Mar 2011



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