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Weymouth, Viscount (E, 1682)


Creation: let. pat. 11 Dec 1682


Family name: Thynne




See Marquess of Bath



Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, 1st Bt.

1st son of Sir Thomas Thynne, of Longleat, co. Wiltshire, by his second wife Catherine Howard, dau. and cohrss. of Hon Charles Lyte Howard, 1st son of Thomas [Howard], 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon, by his second wife Gertrude Lyte, dau. of Sir William Lyte, of Billesdon, co. Somerset


1 Mar 1615


Hon Mary Coventry, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Coventry], 1st Baron Coventry, by his second wife Elizabeth Pitchford, widow of William Pitchford and dau. of John Aldersey, of Spurstow, co. Chester


1. Sir Thomas Thynne, 2nd Bt., later 1st Viscount Weymouth

2. James Thynne MP (d. 15 Mar 1709)

3. Henry Frederick Thynne, Clerk of the Privy Council, Under-Secretary of State, Keeper of the Royal Library at St James's Palace, Treasurer of Queen Catherine (d. 1705), mar. Dorothy Philips, dau. and cohrss. of Francis Philips, of Kempton Park, Sunbury, co. Middlesex, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Thynne, of Old Windsor, co. Berkshire (d. 24 Apr 1710), mar. Lady Mary Villiers (mar. (2) Dec 1711 George [Granville], 1st Baron Lansdowne; d. 17 Jan 1734/5), 1st dau. of Edward [Villiers], 1st Earl of Jersey, by his wife Barbara Chiffinch, dau. of William Chiffinch, of Fibbers in Bray, co. Berkshire, Keeper of the Royal Closet, and had issue:

1b. Thomas Thynne, later 2nd Viscount Weymouth

1a. Dorothy Thynne (bapt. 22 Sep 1692; d. 14 Feb 1777), mar. John [Howe], 1st Baron Chedworth, and had issue

1. ..... Thynne

2. Katherine Thynne (b. 21 Sep 1653; d. Jan 1712/3), mar. 3 Dec 1674 John [Lowther], 1st Viscount Lonsdale, and had issue


6 Mar 1680


15 Jul 1641 a Baronet of England, styled "of Caus Castle"

suc. by



Thomas [Thynne], 1st Viscount Weymouth, PC




bef. 1672/3 Lady Frances Finch (d. 17 Apr 1712), 1st dau. of Heneage [Finch], 3rd Earl of Winchilsea, by his second wife Lady Mary Seymour, 2nd dau. by his second wife of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset


1. Hon Henry Thynne MP (b. 8 Feb 1674/5; dspm. and vp. 20 Dec 1708), mar. 29 Apr 1695 Grace Strode (d. 3 Apr 1725), dau. and hrss. of Sir George Strode, Serjeant-at-Law, of Lewseton, co. Dorset, 2nd son of Sir John Strode, of Parnham, by his wife Anne Wyndham, dau. of Sir John Wyndham, and had issue:

1a. Frances Thynne, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline, both when Princess of Wales and as Queen Consort (b. c.1699; d. 7 Jul 1754), mar. c. 1713 Algernon [Seymour], 7th Duke of Somerset, and had issue

2a. Mary Thynne (b. 1701; d. 29 Mar 1720), mar. 8 Nov 1716 William [Greville], 7th Baron Brooke, and had issue

1. Hon Francis Thynne (d. Apr 1750), mar. after 13 Aug 1690 Sir Robert Worsley, 4th Bt. MP, of Apuldercombe, Isle of Wight, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 28 Jul 1714


11 Dec 1682 Baron Thynne, of Warminster in the County of Wiltshire, and Viscount Weymouth, with a special remainder failing male heirs of his body to his two brothers, James Thynne and Henry Frederick Thynne, and the male heirs of their bodies

suc. by

great nephew


Member of Parliament for Oxford University 1674-79, and for Tamworth 1679-81;  suc. his father 6 Mar 1680 as 2nd Baronet of Caus Castle;  High Steward of Tamworth 1681;  suc. his cousin 12 Feb 1681/2 in the extensive family estates at Longleat and elsewhere;  Privy Councillor 1702 and 1711;  President of the Board of Trade and Foreign Plantations 1702-07;  Keeper of the Deer and Woods in the Forest of Dean 1712


Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Viscount Weymouth


21 Mar 1710

mar. (1)

6 Dec 1726 Lady Elizabeth Sackville (dsp. 19 Jun 1729), 2nd dau. of Lionel Cranfield [Sackville], 1st Duke of Dorset, by his wife Elizabeth Colyear, dau. of Lt Gen Walter Philip Colyear, yr. brother of David [Colyear], 1st Earl of Portmore

mar. (2)

3 Jul 1733 his second cousin once removed Lady Louisa Carteret (d. 25 Dec 1736), sister and cohrss. in her issue of Robert [Carteret], 3rd Earl Granville, and 2nd dau. of John [Carteret], 2nd Earl Granville, by his first wife Frances Worsley, only dau. of Sir Robert Worsley, 4th Bt., of Appuldercombe, in the Isle of Wight, by his wife Hon Frances Thynne, only dau. of Thomas [Thynne], 1st Viscount Weymouth

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Thynne, later 3rd Viscount Weymouth later 1st Marquess of Bath

2. Hon Henry Frederick Thynne later Carteret, later 1st Baron Carteret


13 Jan 1750/1

suc. by

son by second wife


High Steward of Tamworth 1733;  Ranger of St James's Park and Hyde Park 1739


Thomas [Thynne], 3rd Viscount Weymouth later 1st Marquess of Bath


18 Jun 1789 Marquess of Bath


The Viscountcy of Weymouth has been held by the Marquesses of Bath since 18 Jun 1789.


 Last updated 25 Nov 2005



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