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Wodehouse, Baron (GB, 1797)


Creation: let.pat. 26 Oct 1797


Family name: Wodehouse




See Earl of Kimberley



John [Wodehouse], 1st Baron Wodehouse

1st son and heir of Col Sir Armine Wodehouse, 5th Bt., MP, by his wife Letitia Bacon, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Bt., of Garboldisham, co. Norfolk


4 Apr 1741


30 Mar 1769 Sophia Berkeley (b. 6 Aug 1747; d. 16 Apr 1825), niece and hrss. of John [Berkeley], 5th Baron Berkeley of Stratton, and dau. and hrss. of Hon Charles Berkeley, of Bruton Abbey, co. Somerset (by his wife Frances West, dau. of Col John West, of Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk), 3rd son of William [Berkeley], 4th Baron Berkeley of Stratton


1. Hon John Wodehouse, later 2nd Baron Wodehouse

2. Vice Admiral Hon Philip Wodehouse RN, Vice Admiral of the White (b. 16 Jul 1773; d. 21 Jan 1836), mar. 7 May 1814 Mary Hay Cameron (d. 1 Oct 1854), dau. of Charles Cameron, Governor of the Bahamas, and had issue

3. Rev Hon William Wodehouse (b. 4 Aug 1782; d. 3 Apr 1870), mar. 11 Feb 1807 Mary Hussey (d. 29 Nov 1865), 1st dau. of Thomas Hussey, of Galtrim, co. Meath, and had issue


29 May 1834


26 Oct 1797 Baron Wodehouse, of Kimberley in the County of Norfolk

suc. by



suc. his father 31 May 1777 as 6th Baronet of Kimberley; Recorder of Falmouth; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Norfolk 1784-97


John [Wodehouse], 2nd Baron Wodehouse


11 Jan 1771


18 Nov 1796 Charlotte Laura Norris (d. 24 Jun 1845), only dau. and hrss. of John Norris, of Witton Park and Witchingham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Charlotte Townshend, 4th dau. of Very Rev Hon Edward Townshend, Dean of Norfolk (by his wife Mary Price, dau. of Gen ..... Price), 1st son by his second wife of Charles [Townshend], 2nd Viscount Townshend


1. Norris John Wodehouse (b. May 1798; dvp. May 1819)

2. Hon Henry Wodehouse (b. 19 Mar 1799; dvp. 29 Apr 1834), mar. 7 Apr 1825 Anne Gurdon (d. 14 Jan 1880), only dau. of Theophilus Thornhaugh Gurdon, of Letton, co. Norfolk, and had issue:

1a. John Wodehouse, later 3rd Baron Wodehouse later 1st Earl of Kimberley

2a. Hon Henry Wodehouse, granted the rank and style of a baron's younger son by Royal Warrant 1847 (b. 27 May 1834; dsp. 20 Aug 1873), mar. 25 Jun 1872 Mary Livingstone (mar. (2) 26 Jun 1880 as his third wife Henry [Paget], 4th Marquess of Anglesey; d. May 1931), dau. of Hon John P King, of Sand Hills, Georgia, USA

1a. Laura Wodehouse (d. young 8 Feb 1835)

2a. Annette Wodehouse (dvp. young 20 Dec 1833)

3. Adm Hon Edward Wodehouse later Thornton-Wodehouse RN (b. 5 Jun 1802; d. 17 Mar 1874), mar. 10 Nov 1838 Diana Thornton (d. 13 Mar 1884), only dau. of Col ..... Thornton, of Falconer's Hall. co. York, and had issue

4. Col Hon Berkeley Wodehouse CMG (b. 14 Mar 1806; d. 13 Sep 1877), mar. 5 Jun 1837 Fanny Holmes (d. 2 Apr 1871), only dau. of Alex Holmes, of The Curragh, co. Kildare, and had issue

5. Hon Bertram Wodehouse (b. 30 Apr 1813; d. 11 Oct 1856)

6. Rev Hon Alfred Wodehouse (b. 10 Jun 1814; d. 6 Sep 1848), mar. 21 Apr 1840 Emma Hamilla Macdonald (d. 5 Apr 1852), 2nd dau. of Reginald George Macdonald JP DL MP, 19th of Clanranald, by his wife Lady Caroline Anne Edgcumbe, 2nd dau. of Richard [Edgcumbe], 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and had issue

1. Hon Laura Sophia Wodehouse (d. 17 Feb 1869), mar. 28 Jun 1825 Raikes Currie MP (d. 16 Oct 1881), and had issue

2. Hon Charlotte Laura Wodehouse (dsp. 9 Mar 1878), mar. 5 Jan 1847 Rev Richard Phayre, Rector of Raynham, co. Norfolk

3. Hon Harriet Laura Wodehouse (dsp. 13 Apr 1897), mar. 7 Aug 1834 John David Chambers QC, Recorder of Salisbury (dsp. 1893)

4. Hon Caroline Laura Wodehouse (d. 1 Jul 1856), mar. 30 Apr 1836 J Thwaites


31 May 1846

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Tory) for Great Bedwyn 1796-1802 and for Marlborough 1818-26; High Steward of Norwich Cathedral 1808-46; Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk 1822-46


John [Wodehouse], 3rd Baron Wodehouse later 1st Earl of Kimberley, KG PC


1 Jun 1866 Earl of Kimberley


The Barony of Wodehouse has been held by the Earls of Kimberley since 1 Jun 1866.


Last updated 3 Sep 2011



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