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Valentia, Viscount (I, 1622)


Creation: let. pat. 11 Mar 1621/2


Family name: Annesley




Paly of six Argent and Azure over all a Bend Gules


A Moor's Head in profile couped proper wreathed about the temples Argent and Azure


Dexter:  a Roman Soldier in armour Or Short Sleeves and Apron Gules face arms and legs bare the latter sandalled Argent on his head a Helmet Gules on the top three Feathers of the second holding in his exterior hand a Shield thereon a Female's Head:  Sinister:  a Moorish Prince proper in Armour Or wreathed round the temples Argent and Azure Short Sleeves and Apron Gules Boots Gold behind him a Sheaf of Arrows proper fastened by a Pink Ribbon in his exterior hand a Bow proper


Virtutis Amore (By the love of virtue)



Francis [Annesley], 1st Viscount Valentia

1st son and heir of Robert Annesley, of Newport Pagnell, co. Buckingham, one of the Undertakers for the Plantation of Munster, by his wife Beatrice Cornwall, dau. of John Cornwall, of Moor Park, co. Hertford


bef. 1 Feb 1583/4

mar. (1)

1608 Dorothy Phillips (d. 3 May 1624; bur. in St John's Church, Dublin), 1st dau. of Sir John Phillips, 1st Bt., of Picton Castle, co. Pembroke, by his first wife Anne Perrot, dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Perrot, of Haroldston, sometime Lord Deputy of Ireland

children by first wife

1. Hon Arthur Annesley, later 2nd Viscount Valentia later 1st Earl of Anglesey

2. Hon Robert Annesley (dsp. at Rome)

3. Hon John Annesley, of Ballysonan Castle, co. Kildare (b. 11 Sep 1616 ; d. 1695), mar. Charity Warren, dau. of Henry Warren, of Grangebeg, and had issue:

1a. Francis Annesley MP, of Ballysonan Castle, co. Kildare (d. 1707), mar. Deborah Paul, sister of Jeffery Paul MP, and had issue:

1b. Charity Annesley (d. 1741)

2b. Deborah Annesley, mar. Robert Doyne MP, of Wells, co. Somerset

3b. Elizabeth Annesley, mar. Jun 1720 Thomas Hughes, of Archerstown, co. Tipperary, and had issue

4b. Hannah Annesley, mar. 3 Dec 1733 Thomas Springe, and had issue

2a. Maurice Annesley MP, of Little Rath, co. Kildare (dspms. 17 Feb 1718), mar. Hon Sarah Blayney (d. 5 Jul 1705), 2nd dau. of Richard [Blayney], 4th Baron Blayney, by his second wife Elizabeth Vincent, 1st dau. of Thomas Vincent, of Camberwell, co. Surrey, and had issue

3a. John Annesley, of Ballysax (d. 13 Apr 1720), mar. Elizabeth Bishop, and had issue:

1b. Francis Annesley, of Ballysax (dsp. 5 Mar 1750), mar. Margaret Eyre, dau. and cohrss. of Edward Eyre, of co. Galway

2b. Rev Richard Annesley, of Kilmore (d. 3 Jun 1752), mar. ..... Persse, dau. of Capt Persse, of Roxborough, co. Galway, and had issue:

1c. John Annesley

2c. Charles Annesley

3b. John Annesley (d. unm.)

4b. Rev Maurice Annesley, of Waterpark, co. Clare, mar. Bridget Hawkins, dau. of ..... Hawkins, of Carhurley, co. Clare, and had issue:

1c. John Annesley

2c. Francis Annesley

4a. George Annesley (d. unm.)

5a. Robert Annesley (d. unm.)

mar. (2)

bef. 1629 Jane Courteene (widow of Sir Peter Courteene, Bt., of Aldington, co. Worcester;  d. 12 Mar 1683/4; bur. at St Mary's Church, Nottingham), half-sister of Philip [Stanhope], 1st Earl of Chesterfield, and dau. of Sir John Stanhope, of Shelford, co. Nottingham, and Elvaston, co. Derby, by his second wife Catharine Trentham, dau. of Thomas Trentham, of Rochester Priory, co. Stafford

children by second wife

4. Hon Francis Annesley, of Castle Whelan, co. Down (b. 23 Jan 1628; d. 16...), mar. 29 Dec 1662 Deborah Bowdler (d. 4 Sep 1672), widow of John Bowdler and dau. of Rt Rev Henry Jones DD, Bishop of Meath, and had issue:

1a. Francis Annesley MP, of Castlewellan in the Parish of Kilmegan, co. Down, and of Thorganby, Yorks. (bapt. 24 Oct 1663; d. 7 Aug 1750), mar. (1) 5 Jul 1695 Elizabeth Martin, dau. of Sir Joseph Martin, (2) Jul 1732 Elizabeth Gomeldon (dsp. 20 May 1736), widow of William Gomeldon, of Sommerfield Hall, co. Kent, and dau. of John Cropley, of Rochester, co. Kent, and (3) 31 Aug 1737 Sarah Fowler, widow of Sir Richard Fowler and dau. of W Sloane, of Portsmouth, co. Hampshire, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Rev Francis Annesley, Rector of Winwick, co. Lancaster (dvp. 1 May 1740), mar. his second cousin once removed Anne Gayer, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Gayer, of Stoke Poges, co. Buckingham, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Annesley, only dau. and eventual hrss. of James [Annesley], 2nd Earl of Anglesey, and had issue:

1c. Arthur Annesley, of Bletchington Park, co. Oxford (b. 1733; d. Feb 1773), mar. Elizabeth Baldwin, dau. of Charles Baldwin, of Aqualate, and had issue:

1d. Arthur Annesley, of Bletchington Park, co. Oxford (b. 1760; d. 20 Jan 1841), mar. 1 Feb 1785 Catharine Hardy, sister and cohrss. of Temple Hardy, of Eastley End in Thorpe, co. Surrey, and dau. of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Hardy, of Rawlins, co. Oxford, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfoundland and later Governor of New York, by his second wife Catharine Stanyan, and had issue:

1e. Arthur Annesley, later 10th Viscount Valentia

2e. Rev Charles Francis Annesley, of Eydon Hall, co. Northampton (b. 26 Dec 1787; d. 26 Sep 1863)

3e. Francis Annesley (dvp. 1811)

4e. James Annesley (dvp. 1828)

5e. George Martin Annesley (dvp. 1824)

1e. Catherine Elizabeth Annesley (d. 30 Jul 1859), mar. 1814 Rev Hon John Evelyn Boscawen (d. 12 Apr 1851), 2nd son of George Evelyn [Boscawen], 3rd Viscount Falmouth, by his wife Elizabeth Anne Crewe, dau. and hrss. of John Crewe, of Bolesworth Castle, co. Chester, and had issue

2e. Barbara Caroline Annesley (d. 5 Nov 1883), mar. Oct 1814 Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake MP JP DL, of Shardeloes, co. Devon (b. 10 Mar 1783; d. 21 Mar 1852), 1st son and heir of Thomas Drake later Tyrwhitt-Drake, of Shardeloes, co. Devon, by his wife Anne Wickham, dau. of cohrss. of Rev William Wickham, of Garsington, co. Lancaster, and had issue

3e. Mary Annesley (dsp. 19 Nov 1827), mar. as his first wife Rev John Tyrwhitt-Drake, Rector of Amersham, co. Buckingham (d. 26 Jun 1860), 3rd son of Thomas Drake later Tyrwhitt-Drake, of Shardeloes, co. Devon, by his wife Anne Wickham, dau. of cohrss. of Rev William Wickham, of Garsington, co. Lancaster

4e. Lucy Susan Annesley (d. Mar 1868)

5e. Charlotte Annesley (dvp. 1806)

2d. Rev Francis Annesley (d. unm.)

1d. Anne Annesley, mar. Charles Warde

2d. Elizabeth Annesley

2b. Rev Martin Annesley DD, Vicar of Bucklebury, co. Berkshire (bapt. 12 Oct 1701; d. Jun 1749), mar. 12 Dec 1732 Mary Hanbury, dau. and hrss. of William Hanbury, of Little Marcle, co. Hereford, by his wife Frances Cotton, sister and hrss. of Sir John Cotton, 4th Bt., of Conington, co. Huntingdon, and only dau. of John Cotton (by his wife and second cousin once removed Frances Downing, dau. of Sir George Downing, 1st Bt., of East Hatley, co. Cambridge, by his wife Frances Howard, sister of Charles [Howard], 1st Earl of Carlisle, and 4th dau. of Sir William Howard, of Naworth Castle, co. Cumberland). 1st son and heir ap. of Sir John Cotton, 3rd Bt., of Conington, co. Huntingdon (by his 1st wife Dorothy Anderson, dau. and sole hrss. of Edmund Anderson, of Stratton and Eyworth, co. Bedford, by his wife Alice Constable, dau. of Sir John Constable, of Dormanby, co. York), 1st son and heir of Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Bt., of Conington, co. Huntingdon, by his first wife Margaret Howard, dau. of Lord William Howard, of Naworth Castle, co. Cumberland (by his wife and step-sister Hon Elizabeth Dacre, sister and cohrss. of George [Dacre], 5th Baron Dacre of Gilsland, and 3rd dau. of Thomas [Dacre], 4th Baron Dacre of Gilsland), 2nd son of Thomas [Howard], 4th Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife Hon Margaret Dudley, widow of Lord Henry Dudley and 1st dau. and eventual sole hrss. by his second wife of Thomas [Audley], 1st Baron Audley of Walden, and had issue:

1c. Rev Arthur Henry Annesley DD, Vicar of Chewton Mendip, co. Somerset (b. 15 May 1735; d. 17 Jul 1792), mar. 7 Nov 1761 Alice Dighton (b. c. 1744; d. 29 Nov 1790), dau. of Francis Kayt Dighton, of Clifford Chambers, co. Gloucester (by his wife Sarah Selman, dau. of Samuel Selman), son of Richard Dighton, of Clifford Chambers, co. Gloucester, by his wife Alice Keyt, dau. of Francis Keyt by his wife Alice Spencer, dau. of Sir William Spencer, 2nd Bt., of Yarnton, co. Oxford, by his second cousin Constance Lucy, dau. of Sir Thomas Lucy, of Charlecote, co. Warwick, and had issue:

1d. Rev Arthur Annesley, of Clifford Chambers, co. Gloucester (b. 30 Oct 1769; d. 9 Feb 1843), mar. 14 Jan 1800 his cousin Elizabeth Vere Tyndale (d. 15 Jun 1865), dau. of George Booth Tyndale, of Bathford, co. Somerset, barrister-at-law, by his wife Elizabeth Annesley, dau. of Rev Marton Annesley DD, and had issue:

1e. Rev Francis Annesley , Rector of Clifford Chambers, co. Gloucester, hereditary Cottonian family trustee at the British Museum (b. 8 Dec 1800; d. 2 Aug 1882), mar. 3 May 1836 Charlotte Mogg (d. 27 Jun 1837), dau. of Rev Henry Hodges Mogg, and had issue:

1f. Maria Charlotte Annesley (b. 1837; d. 22 Feb 1915), mar. 21 Aug 1862 her cousin Rev Francis Hanbury Annesley, Rector of Greete and Hope Bagot, co. Shropshire (b. 18 Dec 1837; d. 21 May 1914), 1st son and heir of her uncle George Annesley, by his wife Emily Forster, dau. of Albert Forster, and had issue

2e. Arthur Annesley (b. 1 May 1803; d. 11 Aug 1883), mar. 2 Jun 1838 his cousin Elizabeth Vere Tyndale (d. 10 Feb 1902), dau. of Rev Thomas George Tyndale (by his wife Mary Anne Earle, dau. of Timothy Hare Earle, of Swallowfield Place, co. Berkshire), son of George Booth Tyndale, of Bathford, co. Somerset, barrister-at-law, by his wife Elizabeth Annesley, 1st dau. of Rev Martin Annesley DD, and had issue:

1f. Rev Henry Arthur Annesley, Vicar of Shepton Montague, co. Somerset, hereditary Cottonian family trustee at the British Museum (b. 22 Jul 1841; d. 1 Sep 1924), mar. 17 Mar 1874 Anna Maria Monckton (d. 13 Dec 1927), 5th dau. of William Monckton HEICS (by his wife Ellen Richards, 4th dau. of Col Goddard Richards HEICS), 8th son of Hon Edward Monckton, of Somerford Hall, co. Nottingham (by his wife Sophia Pigot), 3rd son of John [Monckton], 1st Viscount Galway, by his second wife Jane Westenra, 4th dau. of Henry Westenra, of Rathleagh, co. Dublin, and had issue:

1g. Rev William Monckton Annesley, later de jure 13th Viscount Valentia

2g. Arthur Henry Annesley (b. 16 Jan 1876; d. 1947)

3g. Philip de Vere Annesley, solicitor, hereditary Cottonian family trustee at the British Museum (b. 23 Feb 1879; d. 8 Aug 1949), mar. 20 Apr 1907 Christabel Charlotte Tomson (d. 6 Oct 1955), 3rd dau. of John Christopher Tomson, and had issue:

1h. Christopher Annesley (b. 11 Apr 1913; dvp. 2 Nov 1914)

1h. Anne Christabel de Vere Annesley (b. 2 Jan 1909; d. 8 Feb 2003), mar. 9 Aug 1939 Sir Richard Hilton Marler Thompson, 1st Bt., and had issue

1g. Sophia Mary Annesley (b. 26 Jan 1877; d. 31 Jan 1954)

2g. Eleanor Catherine Annesley (b. 18 Aug 1881; d. 14 Sep 1969), mar. 5 Oct 1909 Edwin Jesse Septimus Molyneux, of Kahali, Nore Road, Portishead, Bristol, co. Somerset, and had issue

2f. William Oliver Tyndale Annesley (b. 10 Nov 1849; dsp. 1922), mar. 1892 Mary Bostel (dsp. 16 Sep 1917), dau. of D J Bostel

3f. Arthur Francis Biscoe Annesley (b. 10 Nov 1849; d. 3 Feb 1915), mar. 19 Sep 1891 Kate Gillespie (d. 19 Mar 1922), dau. of Richard Gillespie, and had issue:

1g. Caroline Vere Annesley (b. 17 Feb 1893), mar. (1) 22 Jan 1918 Richard Vincent Sturt (d. 1923), son of Richard Sturt, of Ascot, co. Berkshire, and (2) 4 Feb 1926 Arthur Cyril Wallis (d. 1977), son of Arthur Wallis, of Springfield Road, London, and had issue by both husbands

2g. Cicely Prout Tyndale Annesley (b. 10 Sep 1895; d. 17 Sep 1926), mar. 27 Oct 1921 Robert Wilsher Hilder, of Rovenden, co. Kent, and had issue

4f. George Dighton Annesley (b. 18 Jun 1853; d. 14 Jul 1931), mar. 24 Jul 1883 Elizabeth Sophia Watson (d. 19 Mar 1928), dau. of John Watson, of Linden House, Lee. co. Kent, and had issue:

1g. Francis Dighton Annesley, later 14th Viscount Annesley

1g. Muriel Mary Grace Annesley (b. 1 Jul 1884; d. 1974)

5f. Edward Dallas Annesley (b. 15 Feb 1855; d. 22 Feb 1927), mar. 1893 Mary Jane Bate (d. 15 Aug 1928), dau. of Edward Bate, of Kelslerton, co. Flint

1f. Mary Earle Annesley (b. 21 Sep 1839; d. 18 Oct 1884)

2f. Catherine Vere Annesley (b. 21 Mar 1843; dvp. 16 Oct 1877), mar. 31 Aug 1869 Rev Charles Dunlop Smith, of Westbury House, Westbury Park, Bristol (d. 1923), and had issue

3f. Ellen Arabella Annesley (b. 26 Jul 1845; d. 25 Dec 1907)

3e. Rev William Annesley, Vicar of Abbot's Leigh, Bristol, co. Somerset (b. 17 Jun 1804; d. 3 Apr 1884), mar. 17 Jun 1835 Laura Anne Jones (b. c. 1804; d. 18 Nov 1888), dau. of Maj Gen Oliver Jones, of Fonmon Castle, co. Glamorgan, and had issue

4e. George Annesley (b. 18 Sep 1808; d. 8 Apr 1872), mar. 3 Aug 1833 Emily Forster, dau. of Albert Forster, and had issue

5e. Martin Annesley

1e. Caroline Annesley (d. 25 Oct 1856)

2e. Frances Annesley (d. 27 Oct 1873)

3e. Elizabeth Vere Annesley (d. 24 Mar 1887), mar. 16 Oct 1838 Rev Arthur Mogg (d. 25 Mar 1840), and had issue

1d. Alice Lucy Annesley (b. 26 Jan 1766; d. 5 Dec 1803), mar. Maj James Tooker (d. 8 Mar 1813)

2d. Arabella Annesley (b. 19 Oct 1773)

2c. Francis Annesley

3c. William Annesley

4c. Martin Annesley

5c. James Annesley

1c. Elizabeth Annesley (d. 1816), mar. 1771 George Booth Tyndale, of Bathford, co. Somerset, barrister-at-law (d. 28 Dec 1779), son of George Tyndale, of Bathford, co. Somerset, by his wife Vere Booth, 2nd dau. of Very Rev Hon Robert Booth DD, Dean of Bristol 1708-30 (by his second wife Mary Hales , dau. of Thomas Hales, of Howlets, co. Kent (by his wife Mary Wood, dau. of Richard Wood, of Abbots Langley, co. Hertford), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Robert Hales, 1st Bt., of Bekesbourne, co. Kent), 5th son of George [Booth], 1st Baron Delamer, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, 1st dau. of Henry [Grey], 1st Earl of Stamford, and had issue

2c. Mary Annesley

3c. Katherine Annesley, mar. Rev Dr ..... Trollop

3b. William Annesley, later 1st Baron Annesley later 1st Viscount Glerawly


23 Nov 1660 (bur. at Thorganby, co. York)


7 Aug 1620 Baronet of Ireland, styled "of Mountnorris"

11 Mar 1621/2 Viscount of Valentia, co. Kerry (by reversionary grant on the death of the then Viscount, Sir Henry Power)

8 Feb 1628 Baron Mountnorris, of Mountnorris in the County of Armagh

suc. by

son by first wife


early in the service of Sir Arthur Chichester, Lord Deputy of Ireland 1604/5-15, through whom he acquired leases of Crown lands in many Irish counties before 1606-07, and later took an active part in the colonisation of Ulster; Comptroller of the Works [I] for life 1606; Joint Clerk of the Council in Munster 1607-11; Clerk of the Tallies and Pells [I] 1612-25; Constable of the Fort of Mountnorris, co. Armagh 1612-26; Member of the Irish Parliament for Lismore 1613-14 and for co. Armagh 1614-15, and of the English Parliament for Carmarthen Borough 1625 and for Newton-in-Makerfield 1628-29; knighted 1616; Privy Councillor [I] 1616-35/6; a Commissioner for the Reformation of Ireland 1621/2, the Plantation of Ulster 1622, and of Musters 1625; Vice-Treasurer and Receiver of the Revenue [I] 1625 ; Treasurer at Wars 1632; gave such offence to the Earl of Strafford, then Lord Deputy of Ireland, that in 1635 he was sentenced to death by a Council of War on a trumped-up charge of mutinous conduct; he was reprieved and imprisoned in Dublin Castle until 1637; whilst he was imprisoned he was stripped of all his offices before a full Council 1635/6 on the charges of misbehaviour and corruption; he was pardoned under the Great Seal 1637 and kissed the King's hands; the House of Commons resolved in 1640 that the actions of the Earl of Strafford against him were illegal and unjust but he was not able to regain his former offices; he took no active part in the Civil War and in 1647 he was living at Thorganby, co. York, where he was a Commissioner for the County Militia in 1648


Arthur [Annesley], 2nd Viscount Valentia later 1st Earl of Anglesey


20 Apr 1661 Baron Annesley, of Newport Pagnel in the County of Bedford, and Earl of Anglesey (Peerage of England)


The Viscountcy of Valentia was held by the Earls of Anglesey from 20 Apr 1661 until 14 Feb 1751, when on the death of Richard [Annesley], 6th Earl of Anglesey, 7th Viscount Valentia, etc., there were contradictory decisions by the English House of Lords and the Irish House of Lords on the validity of the 6th Earl's marriages.  He had issue only by his third marriage.  The Irish House of Lords accepted the validity of this marriage and consequently his eldest son by that marriage, Arthur Annesley, was allowed to succeed as 8th Viscount Valentia.  However, the English House of Lords were of a contrary opinion and, rejecting the validity of the third marriage, declared the Earldom of Anglesey to have become extinct.


Arthur [Annesley], 8th Viscount Valentia later 1st Earl of Mountnorris


3 Dec 1793 Earl of Mountnorris


The Viscountcy of Valentia was held by the Earls of Mountnorris from 3 Dec 1793 until 23 Jul 1844, when on the death of George [Annesley], 2nd Earl of Mountnorris, 9th Viscount Valentia, etc., the Earldom of Mountnorris became extinct and the Viscountcy and other Irish titles passed to his third cousin twice removed,


Arthur [Annesley], 10th Viscount Valentia


30 Nov 1785


12 Aug 1808 Eleanor Stafford-O'Brien (d. 10 Jun 1843), yst. dau. of Henry O'Brien later Stafford-O'Brien, of Blatherwycke Park, co. Northampton, and Stone Hall, co. Clare, by his wife Margaret Flenary


1. Hon Arthur Annesley (b. 14 Sep 1809; dvp. 27 Oct 1844), mar. 18 Jan 1836 Flora Mary Macdonald (mar. (2) 3 Mar 1847 Maj Gen Hon George Talbot Devereux, 5th son of Henry Fleming Lea [Devereux], 14th Viscount Hereford;  d. 5 Nov 1884), 1st dau. of Lt Col James Macdonald (by his wife ..... ......), 3rd son of Ranald Macdonald, 17th of Clanranald and 5th of Benbecula, by his second wife Flora Mackinnon, dau. of Ian Mackinnon, and had issue:

1a. Arthur Annesley, later 11th Viscount Valentia

1a. Mary Annesley (d. 27 Sep 1879), mar. 24 Feb 1855 Lt Col Walter Chideoke Nangle (d. Sep 1902), yst. son of George Nangle, of Kildalkey, co. Meath, and had issue

2a. Flora Annesley (d. 4 Aug 1924), mar. 23 Jun 1863 Col Francis Lion (k. 26 Feb 1885), and had issue

2. Temple Arthur Francis Annesley (b. 18 Apr 1813; dvp. 2 Jan 1838)

3. Hon Charles Arthur James George Annesley (b. 27 Apr 1820; dvp. 20 May 1861)

4. Hon Algernon Arthur Sydney Annesley JP, Secretary to the Governor of Hong Kong 1860 (b. 25 May 1829; d. 6 Sep 1908), mar. 11 Oct 1864 Helen Sydney Richards (d. 31 Oct 1925), 2nd dau. of Griffith Richards QC, and had issue

1. Hon Eleanor Arthur Catherine Annesley (d. 22 Mar 1884)

2. Hon Frances Arthur Charlotte Annesley (d. 13 May 1904), mar. 17 Oct 1852 Capt William Linskill, of Tynemouth Lodge, co. Northumberland (d. 1900), and had issue

3. Hon Matilda Arthur Marianne Annersley (d. 23 May 1894), mar. 18 Jul 1845 John Kent Egerton Holmes (b. 1819; d. 16 Jun 1848), only son of Col George Holmes CB by his wife Elizabeth Jemima Brydges, 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, 1st Bt., of Denton Court, co. Kent, and had issue

4. Hon Eva Arthur Henry Medora Annesley (d. 1894), mar. 12 Jan 1853 Sir Henry Robinson KCB, Vice-President of the Irish Local Government Board (d. Mar 1893), and had issue

5. Hon Nea Arthur Ada Rose d'Amour Annesley (d. 13 Jan 1904; bur. in Brompton Cemetery, London), mar. 24 Apr 1846 Hercules George Robert [Robinson], 1st Baron Rosmead, and had issue

6. Hon Augusta Arthur Constantia Annesley (d. 16 Aug 1892)

7. Hon Altisidora Arthur Victoria Annesley (b. c. 1828; d. 20 May 1922)


30 Dec 1863

suc. by





Arthur [Annesley], 11th Viscount Valentia, KCVO CB MVO


23 Aug 1843


30 Jan 1878 Laura Sarah Peyton (widow of Sir Algernon William Peyton, 4th Bt.;  d. 16 Nov 1933; bur. at Bletchington, co. Oxford), yst. dau. of Daniel Hale Webb, of Wykeham Park, co. Oxford, by his wife Isabella .....


1. Capt Hon Arthur Annesley, served in the South African War 1900-02 and in World War I 1914 (b. 24 Aug 1880; killed in action vp. 16 Nov 1914)

2. Hon Caryl Arthur James Annesley, later 12th Viscount Valentia

1. Hon Vere Annesley (b. 8 Mar 1879; d. 18 May 1875), mar. 23 Jul 1901 Rev Guy Ronald Campbell, Rector of Wilton, Salisbury, co. Wiltshire (b. 2 Dec 1874), 1st son of Capt Hon Ronald George Elidor Campbell (by his wife Katharine Susanna Claughton, dau. of Rt Rev Thomas Leigh Claughton DD, Bishop of St Alban's), 2nd son of John Frederick Vaughan [Campbell], 2nd Earl Cawdor, by his wife Sarah Mary Compton-Cavendish, 2nd dau. of Gen Hon Henry Frederick Compton-Cavendish (by his first wife Sarah Fawkener, dau. of William Augustus Fawkener), 3rd son of George Augustus Henry [Cavendish], 1st Earl of Burlington, and had issue

2. Hon Violet Kathleen Annesley (b. 18 Mar 1882; d. 4 Sep 1963), mar. 15 Apr 1920 as his second wife Maj Charles Henry Gore OBE (b. 28 Nov 1881; d. 19...), 2nd son of Sir Francis Charles Gore KCB, Solicitor of the Inland Revenue 1894-1911 (by his wife Constance Mary Bruce, dau. of Lieut Gen Robert Bruce), 1st son of Hon Charles Alexander Gore, a Commissioner of Woods and Forests 1839-85 (by his wife Lady Augusta Lavinia Priscilla Petty-FitzMaurice, widow of Lord William Thomas Petty-FitzMaurice MP, styled Earl of Kerry, 1st son and heir ap. of Henry [Petty later Petty-FitzMaurice], 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, and 2nd dau. of John William [Ponsonby], 4th Earl of Bessborough), and younger brother of Philip Yorke [Gore], 4th Earl of Arran, and had issue

3. Hon Helen Annesley (b. 30 Jul 1884; d. 21 Jul 1965), mar. 8 Oct 1905 Col John Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale DSO OBE JP, of Pounden, Bicester, co. Oxford, and Drumgoon, co. Fermanagh (b. 2 Aug 1869; d. 12 Aug 1944), 2nd son of Arthur Pemberton Lonsdale later Heywood-Lonsdale JP DL, of Shavington and Cloverley, co. Shropshire, of Carntown, co. Louth, and of Drumgoon, co. Fermanagh, by his wife Francis Elizabeth Neilson, 1st dau. of Daniel Neilson, of Hundhill, Pontefract , co. York, and had issue

4. Hon Lettice Annesley CVO, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of York 1932-36, Woman of the Bedchamber to HRH the Princess Elizabeth 1937-44 (b. 24 Sep 1885), mar. 18 Oct 1911 Capt Geoffrey Vaux Salvin Bowlby, of Croughton House, Brackley, co. Northampton (b. 1 Dec 1883; killed in action 13 May 1915), 1st son of Edward Salvin Bowlby JP DL, of Gilston Park, co. Hertford, by his second wife Elizabeth Agnew, 1st dau. of Robert Vans Agnew, of Barnbarroch and Sheuchan, co. Wigtown, and had issue

5. Hon Hilda Cecil Annesley (b. 19 Apr 1889; b. 20 Sep 1972)

6. Hon Dorothy Annesley (b. 11 May 1892), mar. 27 Jul 1921 Joseph Francis Vaughan Gibbs, of Rietfontein, Addo, South Africa, son of Rev G H Gibbs, and had issue


20 Jan 1927 (bur. at Bletchington, co. Oxford)


7 May 1917 Baron Annesley, of Bletchington in the County of Oxford


Master of the Bicester Foxhounds 1872-84; High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1874; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Oxford 18958-1917; Comptroller of the Household 1898-1905; served in the South African War 1900 with the Imperial Yeomanry; CB 1900; MVO 1901; Provincial Grand Master of Oxfordshire Freemasons 1914-27; a Lord-in-Waiting 1915-24; KCVO 1923; High Steward of the City of Oxford 1924; Chairman: Oxfordshire County Council, Hurlingham Polo Committee


Caryl Arthur James [Annesley], 12th Viscount Valentia, CVO DL


3 Jul 1883


6 Oct 1949 (bur. at Bletchington, co. Oxford)

suc. by

third cousin once removed


joined the Oxfordshire Light Infantry 1903; Lieut 1905; ADC to the Governor of Madras 1909 and to the Governor of Bengal 1912-13; Capt, 1st Royal Dragoons 1913; served in World War I 1914-18 with the Royal Dragoons, retiring as Major 1923; ADC 1920-21 and Private Secretary and Comptroller 1922-28 to HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught; CVO 1924; High Steward of Banbury 1932-47; on his death the United Kingdom Barony of Annesley became extinct


Rev William Monckton Annesley, de jure 13th Viscount Valentia


23 Jan 1875


14 Jun 1938 Gladys May Kathleen Fowler, dau. of Uriah Fowler


s.p. 26 Feb 1951

suc. by

first cousin


his claim to the Viscountcy of Valentia was never proven


Francis Dighton [Annesley], de jure later de facto 14th Viscount Valentia, MC


12 Aug 1888


8 Aug 1925 Joan Elizabeth Curtis (d. 1986), 2nd dau. of John Joseph Curtis, of Sunnybrook, Sandhurst, co. Berkshire


1. Hon Richard John Dighton Annesley, later 15th Viscount Valentia

1. Hon Elizabeth Mary Jean Annesley (b. 6 May 1926), mar. 12 Jun 1948 Maj James Terence Ralph Sylvester Bradley, of Knighton Manor, Durweston, co. Dorset (d. 1987), son of Lt Col Charles Reginald Sylvester Bradley, of The Manor House, Langton Herring, co. Dorset, and has issue

2. Hon Susan Margaret Annesley (b. 18 Feb 1931), mar. 8 May 1954 Peter Lindsay Milln. of Nanterrow, Tregongeeves Lane, Polgooth, co. Cornwall, only son of Alexander Lindsay Milln, of Bibury, co. Gloucester, and has issue

3. Hon Helen Jennifer Frances Annesley (b. 13 Oct 1935), mar. 19 Jan 1957 Simon FitzRoy Casswell, of The Limes Barn Farm, Smarden, co. Kent, yst. son of His Hon Joshua David Casswell QC, of Wimbledon, London, and has issue


16 Mar 1983

suc. by



established his succession to the Viscountcy of Valentia 9 Jun 1959


Richard John Dighton [Annesley], 15th Viscount Valentia


15 Aug 1929


10 Aug 1957 Anita Phyllis Joy, only dau. of William Arthur Joy, of Bristol, co. Somerset


1. Hon Francis William Dighton Annesley (b. 29 Dec 1959), mar. 1982 Shaneen Hobbs, and has issue:

1a. Kirsten Annesley (b. 1986)

2a. Sarah Ashleigh Annesley (b. 1989)

2. Hon Richard Dighton Annesley (b. 1 Apr 1962; dvp. 1989)

3. Hon Peter John Annesley (b. 18 Dec 1967), mar. Deborah Coetes

1. Hon Sarah Joy Annesley (b. 3 Aug 1958), mar. 1980 Mark K Frewen, of Hillside Farm, North Bergersdorp, North East Cape, South Africa, and has issue


 Last updated 5 Sep 2011




15th Viscount Valentia

(Ireland, let. pat. 11 Mar 1621/2)

15th Baron Mountnorris, of Mountnorris in the County of Armagh

(Ireland, let. pat. 8 Feb 1628)

15th Baronet, styled "of Mountnorris"

(Ireland, let. pat. 7 Aug 1620)

Premier Baronet of Ireland



East Range Farm, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe



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