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Wentworth, Baron (E, 1529)

 

Creation: writ sum. c. 3 Nov 1529

 

Family name: Wentworth later Lovelace later Johnson later Noel later King-Noel later King-Milbanke later Blunt later Lytton

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Ermine on a Chief dancettée Azure two Ducal Coronets Or a Canton Argent charged with a Rose Gules (Lytton);  2nd and 3rd, Gules on a Chevron Argent between three Eaglets regardant Or as many Cinquefoils Sable (Bulwer)

Crests:

1st:  A Griffin's Head erased Ermine eared and maned Or;  2nd:  A Bittern in flags all proper;  3rd:  An Eagle regardant Argent holding in the beak a Branch of Laurel Vert

Supporters:

On either side an Angel proper each holding in the exterior hand an Eastern Crown Or

Motto:

Hoc Virtutis Opus (This is the work of valour)

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Thomas [Wentworth], de jure 6th Baron le Despencer later 1st Baron Wentworth

1st son and heir of Sir Richard Wentworth, de jure 5th Baron le Despencer, of Nettlestead, co. Suffolk, by his wife Anne Tyrell, dau. of Sir James Tyrell, of Gipping, co. Suffolk

born

1501

mar.

c. 1520 Margaret Fortescue (d. betw. 23 Apr 1546 and 12 May 1551), 1st dau. of Blessed Sir Adrian Fortescue, and sole hrss. to her mother, his first wife, Anne Stonor, dau. and eventually hrss. of Sir William Stonor, of Stonor, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Anne Neville, 1st dau. and eventually cohrss. of John [Neville], 1st Marquess of Montagu

children

1. Hon Thomas Wentworth, later 2nd Baron Wentworth and de jure 6th Baron le Despencer

2. Hon Sir Henry Wentworth, of Blakenham, mar. his first cousin Elizabeth Glemham, dau. of Sir Christopher Glemham, of Glemham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Margery Wentworth, sister of Thomas [Wentworth], 1st Baron Wentworth and de jure 6th Baron le Desepencer, and 2nd dau. of Sir Richard Wentworth, de jure 5th Baron le Despencer, of Nettlestead, co. Suffolk, by his wife Anne Tyrell, dau. of Sir James Tyrell, of Gipping, co. Suffolk

3. Hon Richard Wentworth, mar. Margaret Roydon

4. Hon Philip Wentworth, mar. .... Corbet, dau. of Sir Richard Corbet, and had issue

5. Hon John Wentworth

6. Hon Edward Wentworth

7. Hon James Wentworth

8. Hon Roger Wentworth

1. Hon Anne Wentworth (bur. 29 Aug 1575), mar. Sir John Poley, of Bradley (d. 20 Oct 1589), 1st son and heir of Edmund Poley, of Bradley, by his wife Mirabel Garneys, dau. of John Garneys, of Kenton, co. Suffolk, and had issue

2. Hon Cicely Wentworth (d. 22 Aug 1573), mar. as his first wife Sir Robert Wingfield, of Letheringham (d. 19 Mar 1596), 3rd son but eventual hr. of Sir Anthony Wingfield, of Letheringham, by his wife Lady Elizabeth de Vere, sister and cohrss. of John [de Vere], 14th Earl of Oxford, and 2nd dau. of Sir George de Vere (by his wife Margaret Stafford, dau. and hrss. of Sir William Stafford, of Bishop's Frome, co. Hereford), 3rd son of John [de Vere], 12th Earl of Oxford, and had issue

3. Hon Mary Wentworth, mar. 1551 William Cavendish, of Grimston Hall, co. Suffolk (d. before 1572), 1st son and heir of Sir Richard Cavendish, of Grimston Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Beatrice Golde, and had issue

4. Hon Margaret Wentworth (d. 20 Jul 1588), mar. (1) after 19 Apr 1557 as his second wife John [Williams], 1st Baron Williams, (2) 10 Oct 1560 Sir William Drury, Lord Justice of Ireland (d. c. 13 Oct 1579), 3rd son of Sir Robert Drury, of Hedgerley, co. Buckingham, by his wife Elizabeth Brudenell, only child and hrss. of Edmund Brudenell, of Hedgerley, co. Buckingham, and (3) before 15 Jul 1580 Sir James Croft (d. 1624), 3rd son of Sir James Croft, Lord Deputy of Ireland, by his wife Alice Warnecombe, dau. of Richard Warnecombe, of Hereford, and had issue by her first and second husbands

5. Hon Joan Wntworth (dsp. 16 Apr 1614), mar. Henry [Cheney], 1st Baron Cheney

6. Hon Dorothy Wentworth, mar. Paul Withypoole, of Goville Hall, Cambridge (bur. vp. 9 Dec 1579), 1st son and heir ap. of Edmund Withypoole, of Christchurch, Ipswich, co. Suffolk, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suyffolk, by his wife Elizabeth Hynde, dau. of Thomas Hynde, of London, and had issue

7. Hon Elizabeth Wentworth

8. Hon Catherine Wentworth

9. Hon Margery Wentworth

died

3 Mar 1550/1 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by

son

created

2 Dec 1529 by writ of summons Baron Wentworth

note

took part in the Duke of Suffolk's expedition to France, where he was knighted 1523; in the household of the Princess Mary, Duchess of Suffolk 1526/7; Member of Parliament for Suffolk 1529;  signed the letter to the Pope concerning the King's divorce 1530; was one of the peers who tried Queen Anne Boleyn 1536; ordered to attend the King in person in the suppression of the Pilgrimage of Grace 1536; attended the baptism of his cousin Prince Edward 1537;  on the panel of peers for the trial of the Marquess of Exeter and Lord Montagu 1538; actively supportede the King's views  as to the extirpation of "heresy"; a Commissioner for the defence of the coast of Suffolk 1538/9 and 1545; had livery, with his wife, of her father's and mother's lands 1541; served under the Duke of Norfolk at the siege of Montreuil 1544; with the Marquess of Northampton at Norwich in the unsuccessful attempt to put down Kett's rebellion 1549; Privy Councillor 1549; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1549/50 to 1550/1; granted the manors of Stepney and Hackney, co. Middlesex 1550

 

Thomas [Wentworth], 2nd Baron Wentworth and de jure 7th Baron le Despencer

born

1525

mar. (1)

9 Feb 1545/6 Mary Wentworth (d. sp and vp. c. 1554), dau. of Sir John Wentworth, of Gosfield, co. Essex, by his wife Anne Bettenham, dau. of John Bettenham, of Pluckley, co. Kent

mar. (2)

c. Mar-May 1556 his late wife's cousin Anne Wentworth, escaped from the fall of Calais 1557 and imprisoned in the Fleet Prison 1558 (d. 2 Sep 1574 and bur. in Stepney church), dau. of Henry Wentworth, of Mountnessing, co. Essex, by his wife Agnes Hamond

children by second wife

1. Hon William Wentworth (b. 1555-56; dvp. and sp. 7 Nov 1582; bur. at Cheshunt, co. Hertford), mar. 26 Feb 1581/2 Hon Elizabeth Cecil (b. 1 Jul 1564; dsp. bef. 20 Apr 1583), 2nd dau. of William [Cecil], 1st Baron Burghley, by his second wife Mildred Cooke, dau. of Sir Anthony Cooke, of Gidea Hall, co. Essex

2. Hon Henry Wentworth, later 3rd Baron Wentworth and de jure 8th Baron le Despencer

1. Hon Elizabeth Wentworth (dsp.), mar. (1) John Hutton, of Dry Drayton, (2) William Hynde (dvp. and sp. 1606), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Francis Hynde, of Madingley, co. Cambridge, by his wife Jane Verney, 4th dau. of Sir Ralph Verney, of Middle Claydon, co. Buckingham, Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and (3) second wife Sir Arthur Capell, of Hadham, co. Hertfordshire, 1st son and heir of Sir Henry Capell, of Rayne Hall, co. Essex, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, by his wife Lady Catherine Manners, 4th dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Manners], 1st Earl of Rutland

died

13 Jan 1583/4 (bur. in Stepney church)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

served in the expedition to Scotland where he was knighted after the Battle of Pinkie 1547; Member of Parliament for Suffolk 1547-51; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk 1552 and 1553; although one of the peers who signed the Letters Patent settling the Crown on Lady Jane Grey 1553, he was one of the earliest supporters of Queen Mary; Privy Councillor 1553; the last Deputy of Calais 1553-58; following the fall of Calais to the French he was imprisoned by them 1558-59; indicted but acquitted for high treason 1559; Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk and Suffolk 1569; one of the panel of peers who tried and condemned the Duke of Norfolk for high treason 1572

 

Henry [Wentworth], 3rd Baron Wentworth and de jure 8th Baron le Despencer

born

bef. 20 Aug 1558

mar.

c. 1585 Anne Hopton (b. 1561; mar. (2) 1595 William [Pope], 1st Earl of Downe; bur. 10 May 1625 at Wroxton, co. Oxford), dau. of Sir Owen Hopton, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, by his wife Anne Itchingham, dau. and hrss. of Sir Edward Itchingham

children

1. Hon Thomas Wentworth, later 4th Baron Wentworth and de jure 9th Baron le Despencer later 1st Earl of Cleveland

2. Maj Gen Hon Henry Wentworth (d. 1644)

1. Hon Jane Wentworth, mar. Sir John Finet, of West Keale

died

16 Aug 1593

suc. by

son

note

admitted to Gray's Inn 1584; a Commissioner for the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots  1586; accompanied the Earl of Leicester to the Netherlands 1587; at Court at the time of the Armada 1588

 

Thomas [Wentworth], 4th Baron Wentworth and de jure 9th Baron le Despencer later 1st Earl of Cleveland

born

1591

mar. (1)

bef. 1612 Anne Crofts (d. 16 Jan 1637/8), dau. of Sir John Crofts, of Little Saxham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Mary Shirley, dau. of Sir Thomas Shirley, of Wiston, co. Sussex

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Wentworth, later 5th Baron Wentworth

1. Hon Anne Wentworth (b. 1610; bur. vp. 4 Jul 1612)

2. Lady Mary Wentworth (b. c. 1614; bur. vp. 29 Jan 1632/3)

3. Lady Anne Wentworth, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

mar. (2)

bef. 25 Oct 1638 Lucy Wentworth (dspm. 23 Nov 1651), 2nd surv. dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Wentworth, 1st Bt., of Gosfield, co. Essex, by his wife Lady Catherine Finch, dau. of Sir Moyle Finch, 1st Bt., by his wife Elizabeth Heneage, suo jure Countess of Winchilsea

only child by second wife

4. Lady Catherine Wentworth (b. c. 1639; bur. sp. 21 May 1670), mar. 25 Jul 1661 William Spencer, of Cople, co. Bedford

died

s.p.m.s. 25 Mar 1667

created

5 Feb 1625/6 Earl of Cleveland

note

Knight of the Bath at the creation of Henry, Prince of Wales 1610; inherited the estate of Toddington 1614; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire 1625-39 and 1660-67 and sole Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire 1639-42; Captain of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners 1642-43/4 and 1660-67; supported King Charles I in the Civil War, commanding a Brigade of Cavalry; captured at the Second Battle of Newbury 1644 and imprisoned in the Tower of London until 1648, when he escaped overseas to join King Charles II; accompanied the King to Scotland 1650 but was captured after the Battle of Worcester 1651 and imprisoned in the Tower of London again until 1658; Col of a Regiment of Horse 1662

 

Thomas [Wentworth], 5th Baron Wentworth

born

2 Feb 1612/3

mar.

before 11/21 Mar 1657/8 Philadelphia Carey (d. 4 May 1696; bur. at Toddington, co. Bedford), 5th dau. of Sir Ferdinando Carey, by his wife Philippa Throckmorton, dau. of Sir William Throckmorton

only child

1. Hon Henrietta Maria Wentworth, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

died

s.p.m. and v.p. 1 Mar 1664/5 (bur. at Toddington, co. Bedford)

created

summ. to Parliament 3 Nov 1640 in his father's Barony of Wentworth

suc. by

only child

note

Knight of the Bath 1626 at the Coronation of King Charles I; travelled abroad in France and the Netherlands 1630-31; committed to the Tower of London for duelling and intemperate words 1636; Capt of a Troop of Horse against the Scots in the two Bishops' War's 1639-40; Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire 1640; at he beginning of the Civil War he was with Goring at the siege and surrender of Portsmouth 1642; was with the King at Oxford and, with his father, sat in the Parliament that met there 1644; Col of the Prince of Wales's Regiment of Horse 1644; Serjeant-Major-General of Horse to Wilmot and Goring successively; present at the actions at Tipton Green, Cropredy Bridge, Loswithiel and Newbury, all in 1644; Marshal of the Fleet under Goring 1645; nominated commander of all his forces by Goring when he left for France 1645; General of the Horse under Hopton 1646; the refusal of his men to fight on after Hopton's rout at Torrington led to the final surrender of the Royalists 1646; he joined the Prince of Wales in Jersey, and shortly after left with him for St Germain; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles II 1649-65; fought at the Battle of Worcester 1651; Privy Councillor 1654; Col of the Royal Regiment of Guards 1656-65

 

Hon Henrietta Maria Wentworth, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

born

11 Aug 1660

died

23 Apr 1686 (bur. at Toddington, co. Bedford)

suc. by

aunt

note

was a close friend of the Duke of Monmouth

 

Lady Anne Wentworth later Lovelace, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

born

29 Jul 1623

mar.

11 Jul 1638 John [Lovelace], 2nd Baron Lovelace

only child

1. Hon John [Lovelace], 3rd Baron Lovelace (b. c. 1640; dspms. and vm. 27 Sep 1693), mar. 28 Aug 1662 Martha Pye, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edmund Pye, 1st Bt., by his wife Catherine Lucas, sister of John [Lucas], 1st Baron Lucas of Shenfield, and dau. of Thomas Lucas, of Colchester, co. Essex, and had issue:

1a. John Lovelace (dvp. an infant)

1a. Hon Martha Lovelace, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

1. Hon Anne Lovelace (d. unm.)

2. Hon Margaret Lovelace (d. 14 Apr 1671), mar. 30 Oct 1660 as his first wife Sir William Noel, 2nd Bt., of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (b. c. 1632; d. 13 Apr 1675), and had issue:

1a. Sir Thomas Noel, 3rd Bt., of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (b. 1662; dsp. 1688), mar. 1687 Anne Whitelock (d. 8 Jan 1737), dau. of Sir William Whitelock, of Phillis Court

2a. Sir John Noel, 4th Bt., of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (b. 1668; d. 1 Jul 1697), mar. Mary Clobery (d. 1751), dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Clobery, of Wnchester and Bradstone, by his wife Anne Cranmer, dau. of William Cranmer, of London, and had issue:

1b. Sir Clobery Noel, 5th Bt., of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (b. 1695; d. 30 Jul 1733), mar. 24 Aug 1714 Elizabeth Rowney (b. c. 1694; d. 24 Jun 1743), dau. of Thomas Rowney, of Oxford, and had issue:

1c. Sir Edward Noel, 6th Bt., later 9th Baron Wentworth and de jure 13th Baron le Despencer later 1st Viscount Wentworth

2b. William Noel, a judge (b. 19 Mar 1695; d. 8 Dec 1762), mar. Elizabeth Trollope

1b. Anne Noel, mar. 1713 Francis Mundy, of Osbaston (d. 1720)

3. Hon Dorothy Lovelace, mar. Henry Drax, of Barbados and Boston (dsps.)

died

s.p.m.s. 1697

suc. by

granddaughter

 

Hon Martha Lovelace later Johnson, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

born

c. 1667

mar.

11 Mar 1692/3 as his second wife Sir Henry Johnson, of Friston Hall, co. Suffolk, and of Blackwell, co. Middlesex, an eminent shipbuilder and Member of Parliament for Aldborough 1689-1719 (b. c. 1659; dspm. 29 Sep 1719; bur. at Toddington, co. Bedford), 1st son and heir of Sir Henry Johnson, of Friston and Blackwell, by his wife Dorothy Lord, dau. of William Lord, of Melton, co. York

died

s.p. 18 Jul 1745 (bur. at St James's, Westminster)

suc. by

first cousin twice removed

note

the resolution of the House of Lords  1702 that she was entitled to the Barony of Wentworth was  confirmed by Queen Anne, at whose Coronation she walked as a Peeress

 

Edward [Noel], 9th Baron Wentworth and de jure 13th Baron le Despencer later 1st Viscount Wentworth

born

30 Aug 1715

mar.

20 Jul 1744 Judith Lamb (b. 10 Jan 1724/5;  d. 3 Dec 1761;  bur. at Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester), dau. and cohrss. of William Lamb, of Wilby, co. Northampton, and of Farndish, co. Bedford

children

1. Hon Thomas Noel, later 2nd Viscount Wentworth

1. Hon Judith Noel (b. 3 Nov 1751; dspm. 28 Jan 1822), mar. 7 Jan 1777 Admiral Sir Ralph Milbanke later Noel, 6th Bt. MP, of Halnaby, co. York (b. c. 1748; dspm. 19 Mar 1825), and had issue:

1a. Anne Isabella Noel, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer (b. 17 May 1792; d. 16 May 1860)

2. Hon Elizabeth Noel (dsp. 21 Jun 1779), mar. 19 Jun 1777 as his first wife Sir James Bland Burges later Lamb, 1st Bt. (b. 8 Jun 1752; d. 13 Oct 1824)

3. Hon Sophia Susanna Noel (b. 24 Mar 1758; d. 28 Jun 1782; bur. at Kedleston, co. Derby), mar. 18 Aug 1777 as his first wife Nathaniel [Curzon], 2nd Baron Scarsdale, and had issue:

1a. Nathaniel [Curzon], 3rd Baron Scarsdale

1a. Hon Sophia Caroline Curzon (b. 13 Jan 1779; dsp. 3 Feb 1849; bur. at Bredon, co. Leicester), mar. 5 Sep 1800 Hon Robert Sewallis Shirley, styled Viscount Tamworth (b. 9 Nov 1778; dvp. and sp. 6 Jun 1824; bur. at Bredon, co. Leicester), only son and heir ap. by his first wife of Robert [Shirley], 7th Earl Ferrers

died

31 Oct 1774 (bur. at Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester)

created

5 May 1762 Viscount Wentworth, of Wellesborough in the County of Leicester

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 30 Jul 1733 as 6th Baronet of Kirkby Mallory

 

Thomas [Noel], 10th Baron Wentworth, de jure 14th Baron le Despencer and 2nd Viscount Wentworth

born

18 Nov 1745

mar.

2 Feb 1788 Lady Mary Ligonier (widow of Edward [Ligonier], 1st Earl Ligonier; dsp. 29 Jun 1814), 3rd dau. of Robert [Henley], 1st Earl of Northington, by his wife Jane Huband, sister and cohrss. of Sir John Huband, 3rd Bt., of Ipsley, co. Warwick, and 3rd dau. of Sir John Huband, 2nd Bt., of Ipsley, co. Warwick

died

s.p.legit. 17 Apr 1815 (bur. at Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester)

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Leicestershire 1774; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1790-1815; Col, Leicestershire Provisional Cavalry 1798; Lt Col commanding West Leicestershire Volunteers 1803; he left an illegitimate son, Rev Thomas Noel, Rector of Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester (b. 1774; d. 22 Aug 1853), who officiated at the marriage of his cousin, Anne Isabella Noel, to Lord Byron on 2 Jan 1815

 

On the death of the 2nd Viscount Wentworth the Viscountcy of Wentworth became extinct and the Baronies of Wentworth and le Despencer fell into abeyance between his sister, Judith, Lady Noel, and his nephew, Nathaniel [Curzon], 3rd Baron Scarsdale. Lady Noel died on 28 Jan 1822 and Lord Scarsdale on 12 Nov 1856. On the latter event Lady Noel's only child, Anne Isabella, Lady Byron, became suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer.

 

Anne Isabella Noel, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

born

17 May 1792

mar.

2 Jan 1815 George Gordon [Byron later Noel], 6th Baron Byron

only child

1. Hon Augusta Ada Byron (b. 10 Dec 1815; dvm. 29 Nov 1852), mar. 8 Jul 1835 as his first wife William [King later King-Noel], 1st Earl of Lovelace, and had issue:

1a. Hon Byron King later King-Noel, later 12th Baron Wentworth and de jure 16th Baron le Despencer

2a. Hon Ralph Gordon King later King-Noel later King-Milbanke, later 13th Baron Wentworth and de jure 17th Baron le Despencer later 2nd Earl of Lovelace

1a. Lady Anne Isabella King later King-Noel, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

died

s.p.m. 16 May 1860 (bur. at Kensal Green Cemetery)

suc. by

grandson

note

by the death, 12 Nov 1856, of her cousin, Nathaniel [Curzon], 3rd Baron Scarsdale, the abeyance of the Barony of Wentworth terminated and she became entitled to that dognity, as also de jure to the Barony of le Despencer

 

Byron [King later King-Noel], 12th Baron Wentworth and de jure 16th Baron le Despencer

born

12 May 1836

died

v.p. 1 Sep 1862

suc. by

brother

note

styled Viscount Ockham from 1838; was in the Royal Navy

 

Ralph [King later King-Noel later King-Milbanke], 13th Baron Wentworth and de jure 17th Baron le Despencer later 2nd Earl of Lovelace

born

2 Jul 1839

mar. (1)

25 Aug 1869 Fannie Heriot (b. c. 1853; dspms. 13 Jul 1878), 2nd dau. of Rev George Heriot, of Fellows Hill, co. Berwick, Vicar of St Anne's, Newxastle-upon-Tyne

children by first wife

1. Hon Ralph Godon Noel King-Milbanke (b. 12 Feb 1873; dvp. 10 Apr 1873; bur. at Pangbourne, co. Berkshire)

1. Lady Ada Mary King-Milbanke, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

mar. (2)

30 Dec 1880 Mary Caroline Stuart-Wortley, 1st dau. of Rt Hon James Archibald Stuart-Wortley QC MP, Recorder of London (by his wife Hon Jane Lawley-Thompson, only dau. of Paul Beilby [Thompson later Lawler-Thompson], 1st Baron Wenlock), 3rd son of James Archibald [Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie], 1st Baron Wharncliffe

died

d.s.p.m.s. 28 Aug 1906; bur. at Ockham, co. Surrey)

suc. by

his daughter by his first wife in the Baronies of Wentworth and le Despencer, and his half-brother in the Earldom of Lovelace, etc.

note

confirmed in the Barony of Wentworth by the Committee for Privileges 1864; suc. his father 29 Dec 1893 as 2nd Earl of Lovelace

 

Lady Ada Mary King-Milbanke, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

born

26 Feb 1871

died

18 Jun 1917

suc. by

aunt

 

Lady Anne Isabella King later King-Noel later Blunt, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

born

22 Feb 1837

mar.

8 Jun 1869 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, of Crabbet Park and Newbuilding Place, co. Sussex, traveller, poet and agitator (d. 10 Sep 1922)

children

1. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (b. and dvm. Nov 1870)

1. Hon Judith Anne Dorothea Blunt, later suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

died

s.p.m.s. 15 Dec 1917 (bur. in the Nuns ' burial ground at the Jebel Ahmer, Cairo, Egypt)

suc. by

daughter

note

she travelled throughout the Middle East with her husband, had a profound knowledge of Arabic, was a fearless horsewoman and with him built up the famous Arabian stud at Crabbet Park

 

Hon Judith Anne Dorothea Blunt later Lytton later Blunt-Lytton, suo jure Baroness Wentworth and de jure Baroness le Despencer

born

1873

mar.

2 Feb 1899 (div. 1923) as his first wife Neville Stephen [Bulwer-Lytton later Lytton], 3rd Earl of Lytton

children

1. Hon Noel Anthony Scawen Bulwer-Lytton later Lytton-Milbanke later Lytton, later 4th Earl of Lytton later 17th Baron Wentworth and de jure 21st Baron le Despencer

1. Lady Anne Bulwer-Lytton later Lytton-Milbanke later Lytton (b. 24 Aug 1901; d. 26 Jun 1979)

2. Lady Winifred Bulwer-Lytton (b. 19 Mar 1904), mar. 9 Nov 1921 Claude Tryon (d. 19 Sep 1949), 1st surv. son of John Tryon, of Grove Mill House, Watford, co. Hertford

died

8 Aug 1957

suc. by

son

 

Noel Anthony Scawen [Bulwer-Lytton later Lytton-Milbanke later Lytton], 4th Earl of Lytton later 17th Baron Wentworth and de jure 21st Baron le Despencer, OBE

born

7 Apr 1900

mar.

30 Nov 1946 Clarissa Mary Palmer (b. c. 1916; d. 24 Sep 2006), 1st dau. of Brig Gen Cyril Eustace Palmer CB CMG DSO, of Verno, Christchurch, co. Hampshire, by his wife Nina Kathleen Scarlett, only dau. of Henry Scarlett, of Preston, Firle, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon John Peter Michael Scawen Lytton, later 5th Earl of Lytton

2. Hon (Thomas) Roland Cyril Lytton, of Bratton Court Farm, Minehead, co. Surrey (b. 10 Aug 1954)

1. Lady Caroline Mary Noel Lytton, silversmith (b. 29 Dec 1947)

2. Lady Lucy Mary Frances Lytton (b. 29 Jan 1957)

3. Lady Sarah Teresa Mary Lytton (b. 15 Oct 1959), mar. 1984 P David Nash Sully, yst son of Lt Col R J N Solly, and has issue

died

18 Jan 1985

suc. by

son

note

author; Staff Captain and Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General War Office 1936-39; served in World War II 1939-45; Chief Staff Officer, British Military Government in Vienna; OBE 1945; suc. his mother as 17th Baron Wentworth and de jure 21st Baron le Despencer 8 Aug 1957

 

John Peter Michael Scawen [Lytton], 18th Baron Wentworth, de jure 22nd Baron le Despencer and 5th Earl of Lytton

born

7 Jun 1950

mar.

26 Apr 1980 Ursula Alexandra Komoloy, dau. of Anton Komoloy, of Vienna, Austria

children

1. Hon Philip Anthony Scawen Lytton, styled Viscount Knebworth (b. 7 Mar 1989)

2. Hon Wilfrid Thomas Scawen Lytton (b. 8 Jan 1992)

1. Lady Katrina Mary Noel Lytton (b. 1985)

note

elected to the House of Lords (Cross Bench) 2011

 

 First written 22 Jun 2016

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Titles:

5th Earl of Lytton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Apr 1880)

5th Viscount Knebworth, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Apr 1880)

de jure 22nd Baron le Despencer

(England, summ. by writ 17 Dec 1387)

18th Baron Wentworth

(England, summ. by writ bef. 2 Dec 1529)

6th Baron Lytton, of Knebworth in the County of Hertford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 14 Jul 1866)

6th Baronet, styled "of Knebworth"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Jul 1838

 

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