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The English Peerage - Barons

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JENKINSON, LORD HAWKESBURY.

 


CHARLES JENKINSON, baron Hawkesbury; one of his majesty's most honourable privy council, chancellor of the duchy and county palatine of Lancaster, first lord commissioner of trade and plantations, clerk of the pells in the court of exchequer in the kingdom of Ireland, and doctor of laws.

This nobleman was constituted 29 May 1762 private secretary to John earl of Bute of the kingdom of Scotland in the capacity of first lord commissioner of the treasury, which office he exchanged 16 April 1763 for that of one of the secretaries to the treasury, and resigned in July 1765. He was promoted 2 December 1766 to be one of the lords commissioners of the admiralty, which office he exchanged 3 December 1767 for that of one of the lords commissioners of the treasury, and resigned in December 1772. In the year 1775 he purchased of Charles James son of Henry first lord Holland, the office of clerk of the pells in the court of exchequer of the kingdom of Ireland. He was farther declared -- June 1778 secretary at war, which office he resigned in March 1782. He was elected 1774 to represent the port of Hastings in the county of Sussex, and 1780 and 1784 to represent the borough of Saltash in the county of Cornwal. He was constituted 5 March 1784 one of the lords commissioners of trade and plantations. By king George the third he was created baron Hawkesbury of Hawkesbury, and was constituted -- September 1786 chancellor of the duchy and county palatine of Lancaster, and 6 of the same month first lord commissioner of trade and plantations.

Lord Hawkesbury married first -- ----- 1769 Amelia, daughter of ----- Watts; by which lady, who died -- ----- 1770, he had issue

  1. Robert Banks, born 7 June 1770.

He married secondly 1782 Catherine, daughter of sir Cecil Bishop of Parham in the county of Sussex baronet, and relict of sir Charles Cope of Ranton Abbey in the county of Stafford baronet; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Charlotte, born 8 June 1783.
  2. Charles Cecil Cope, born 29 May 1784.

The family of Jenkinson has been traced back to the reign of ------, Robert Jenkinson, in the reign of king Charles the second, was created a baronet 18 May 1661. Sir Robert, second baronet, his son, had issue,

  1. Sir Robert, third baronet, grandfather of sir Banks, present and fifth baronet.
  2. Charles, who embraced the military profession, and had the rank of colonel in the army. He married Anne, daughter of Cornwal of Barton Priors in the county of Southampton esquire; by which lady he had issue
    1. Charles lord Hawkesbury.

Charles the father, died -- ----- 1750.

 

C R E A T I O N

Baron Hawkesbury of Hawkesbury in the county of Gloucester 21 August 1786.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Addiscombe in the county of Surrey.

 


HARBORD, LORD SUFFIELD.

 


HARBORD HARBORD, baron Suffield of Suffield, and a baronet doctor of laws.

This nobleman was born 15 January 1734, and elected in the year 1754 and to the following parliaments to represent the city of Norwich. He succeeded to the baronetage upon the death of his father 17 February 1770 and has since been created baron Suffield of Suffield.

Lord Suffield married 7 October 1760 Mary, daughter of sir Ralph Asheton of Middleton in the county palatine of Lancaster baronet; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Mary, born 11 November 1762, and married 12 August 1783 to sir George Armitage of Kirklees in the county of York baronet.
  2. William Asheton, born 21 August 1766.
  3. Louisa, born 29 September 1767.
  4. Catherine born 24 June 1773.
  5. Edward born 10 November 1781.

William Morden, the father of lord Suffield assumed -- January 1742 the name of Harbord, in compliance with the will of Harbord Harbord, his grandfather, and was created a baronet by king George the second 22 March 1743. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Britiffe of Baconsthorpe in the county of Norfolk esquire; by which lady, who died 8 August 1777, he had issue,

  1. Harbord, lord Suffield.
  2. Robert, born 18 September 1738.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Suffield Of Suffield in the county of Norfolk 28 August 1786.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Gunton in the county of Norfolk; and Middleton in the county palatine of Lancaster.

 


CARLETON, LORD DORCHESTER.

 


GUY CARLETON, baron Dorchester of Dorchester; knight of the bath; governor of the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswic in North America, colonel of the forty - seventh regiment of foot, having the rank of lieutenant general of his majesty's forces, and having the rank of general of his majesty's forces in North America.

This nobleman embraced the military profession, and having passed through the inferior ranks of the army, was constituted 2 April 1772 colonel of the forty-seventh regiment of foot, and 25 May in that year major general of his Majesty's forces, and declared -- December 1774 captain general and governor in chief of the province of Canada. He endured considerable hardships in a siege undertaken against the fortress of Quebec by the Americans, under the command of general Arnold, in the close of the year 1775; and, having been relieved in the following spring, pursued the enemy to the frontiers of New York, and defeated their maritime preparations upon lake Champlain. He was appointed 1 January 1776 to the local rank of general in America, and soon after elected knight companion of the most honourable order of the bath. He was promoted 29 August 1777 to the rank of lieutenant general to his majesty's forces; and, having resigned the government of Canada, was selected 1780 to be first commissioner of the board appointed by parliament to examine, take and state the public accounts of the kingdom. He was appointed 1786 governor of the province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and created baron Dorchester of Dorchester.

Lord Dorchester married 21 May 1772 Maria, daughter of Thomas second earl of Effingham; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Guy, born 4. February 1773.
  2. Thomas, born 30 April 1774.
  3. Christopher, born 23 July 1775.
  4. Maria, born 20 August 1777.
  5. George, born 25 September 1781.
  6. Francis, born 3 February 1785.
  7. Charles, born 3 July 1786.

Christopher Carleton of Newry in the county of Down of the kingdom of Ireland, married Catherine, daughter of Henry Ball of ----- in the county of Donegal esquire; by which lady, who died 1757, he had issue;

  1. William, who married -------, daughter of ------- Wolcombe of ------ in the county of Devon esquire; by which lady he had issue,
    1. Christopher, born 1749, who embraced the military profession, and married Anne, daughter of Thomas second earl of Effingham.

The father and mother were lost at sea 1753.

  1. Lancelot, who embraced the military profession, and died in the expedition against Carthagena 1741.
  2. Guy, Lord Dorchester.
  3. Thomas, who embraced the military profession, and was constituted 2 August 1776 lieutenant- colonel of the twenty-ninth regiment of foot, 20 November 1782 colonel of his majesty's forces, and as July 1784 captain - general and governor of the province of New Brunswick in North America, which office he exchanged 1786 for that of lieutenant governor of that province.

Christopher the father died 1738.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Dorchester of Dorchester in the county of Oxford 21 August 1786.

 


ELIOT, LORD HEATHFIELD.

 


GEORGE AUGUSTUS ELIOT, baron Heathfield of Gibraltar; knight of the bath; one of his majesty's most honourable privy council of the kingdom of Ireland, governor of the fortress of Gibraltar in the kingdom of Spain, colonel of the fifteenth regiment of dragoons, having the rank of general of his majesty's forces, and one of the vice presidents of the society of arts, manufactures, and commerce.

This nobleman was born 25 December 1717, and appointed 10 March 1759 colonel of the fifteenth regiment of dragoons. He was declared 1774 commander in chief of his majesty's forces in the kingdom of Ireland, which office he resigned in the following year; and was appointed 1776 governor of the fortress of Gibraltar; where he maintained an obstinate siege for some years against the united forces of France and Spain. He was promoted 2 April 1778 to the rank of general of his majesty's forces, elected 1753 knight companion of the most honourable order of the bath, and since created baron Heathfield of Gibraltar.

Lord Heathfield married 1748 Anne Pollexfen, daughter of sir Francis Drake of Buckland in the county of Devon baronet; by which lady, who died 13 February 1772, he had issue,

  1. Francis, born 1 December 1750, and appointed 20 October 1779 lieutenant colonel of his majesty's forces, and 23 March 1781 lieutenant colonel of the sixth regiment of dragoons.
  2. Anne, born 1754, and married 21 May 1777 to John Trayton Fuller of Brightling in the county of Sussex esquire.

The family of Eliot is said to be descended from Aliot, who came over to England with William the conqueror . Of this family were Gilbert Eliot of Stobs ill the county of Roxburgh, created by king Charles the second 1666 a baronet of Nova Scotia; and Gilbert Eliot of Minto, who was created by king William the third 1700 a baronet of Nova Scotia. Sir Gilbert Eliot of Stobs, father of lord Heathfield, married Eleanor daughter of William .Elliot of Wells in the county of Roxburgh esquire by which lady, who died 1728, he had issue,

  1. Sir John, father of sir Francis present baronet.
  2. George Augustus, lord Heathfield.

 

C R E A T I O N

Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar 6 July 1787.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Bouley in the county of Sussex

 


KENYON, LORD KENYON.

 


LLOYD KENYON, baron Kenyon of Gredington, and a baronet; one of his majesty's most honourable privy council, lord chief justice of 'the court of king's bench, and one of the lords commissioners of trade and plantations.

This nobleman was born 5 October 1732, and elected 1780 to represent the borough of Hindon in the county of Wilts, and 1784 to represent the borough of Tregony in the county of Cornwall. He was constituted -- August 1780 chief justice of Chester, and farther promoted 20 April 1782 to be his majesty's attorney general; which office he resigned in April 1783, and was reinstated 26 December in that year. He exchanged the offices of chief justice of Chester and attorney general March 1784 for that of master of the rolls, and was created a baronet 24 July in that year. He was appointed 6 September 1786 one of the lords commissioners of trade and plantations; and having resigned the appointment of master of the rolls, he was declared 9 June 1788 lord chief justice of the court of king's bench, and created baron Kenyon of Gredington.

Lord Kenyon married 16 October 1773 Mary, daughter of George Kenyon of Peel in the county palatine of Lancaster esquire; by which lady he has issue,

  1. Lloyd, born 22 May 1775.
  2. George, born 22 July 1776.
  3. Thomas, born 27 September 1780.

The family of Kenyon is descended from Adam de Lowton, who lived in the reign of king Henry the second, and whose grandson Jordan assumed the surname of Kenyon. Roger, tenth in descent from Jordan, had issue,

  1. George.
  2. Thomas.
  3. Edward, who was governor of Fort St. George in the East Indies, and died 1701.

George the eldest son had issue George, who married 21 October 1731 Peregrina, daughter of Robert Eddowes of Eagle Hall in the county palatine of Chester esquire; by which lady he had issue,

  1. Anne, born 27 October 1732.
  2. George, born 28 December 1734, who married first 25 February 1759 Margaret, daughter of Thomas Banks of Wigan in the county palatine of Lancaster esquire; by which lady he has issue
    1. Margaret, born 10 December 1759, and married to sir Thomas Hanmer of Hanmer in the county of Flint baronet.

    He married secondly Ellen, daughter of William Curghey esquire ; by which lady he has issue

    1. Elizabeth,
    2. Peregrina, and
    3. Jane.
  3. Peregrina, born 10 August 1736.
  4. Mary, born 10 July 1741, and married to Lloyd lord Kenyon.
  5. Robert, who married 25 July 1771 Sarah, daughter of Otho Cooke esquire, and died 6 May 1787.
  6. Alice, born -- August 1744.

George, the father, died 29 December 1780.

Thomas, second son, of Roger, had issue Lloyd, who married -- November 1730 Jane, daughter of Robert Eddowes of Eagle Hall in the county palatine of Chester esquire; by which lady, who died 25 August 1771, he had issue

  1. Lloyd, lord Kenyon.
  2. Roger, born -- April 1735, who married Mary, daughter and heiress of Edward Lloyd of Penylan in the county of Denbigh esquire; by which lady, who died 4 February 1781, he has issue
    1. Edward Lloyd,
    2. George,
    3. Thomas,
    4. Jane, and
    5. Anna Maria.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Kenyon of Gredington in the county of Flint 9 June 1788.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Gredington in the county of Flint.

 


YORKE, LORD DOVER.

 


JOSEPH YORKE, lord Dover; knight of the bath; one of his majesty's most honourable privy council, colonel of the eleventh regiment of dragoons, having the rank of general of his majesty's forces, and one of the lords commissioners of trade and plantations.

This nobleman is a younger son of Philip first earl of Hardwicke. He embraced the military profession, and served under William duke of Cumberland at the battle of Fontenoy 11 May 1745. He was appointed 1749 secretary to William Anne second earl of Albemarle in the capacity of ambassador extraordinary to the court of France ; which office he exchanged -- September 1751 for that of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the republic of the United Provinces. He was elected 1747 and 1754 to represent the borough of East Grinsted in the county of Sussex, 1761 and 1768 to represent the port of Dover in the county of Kent and 1774 to represent the borough of Grampound in the county of Cornwal. He was also elected 11 April 1761 knight companion of the most honourable order of the bath; and obtained 4 August in that year the style of ambassador extraordinary to the republic of the United Provinces, which office he resigned upon the rupture between Great Britain and Holland 21 December 1780. He was promoted 18 March 1755 to the compound of the ninth regiment of foot, which he exchanged 23 October 1758 for the eighth regiment of dragoons, 27 November 1760 for the first regiment of dragoons, and 4 April 1787 for the eleventh regiment of dragoons. He was constituted 29 August 1777 a general of his majesty's forces, and has since been created baron Dover of Dover.

Lord Dover married 22 June 1783 ----- -----, relict of Boetzelaer, baron Boetzelaer of the province of Holland.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Dover of Dover in the county of Kent 18 September 1788.

 


HARRIS, LORD MALMESBURY.

 


JAMES HARRIS, lord Malmesbury of Malmesbury; knight of the bath; one of his majesty's most honourable privy council, ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the republic of the United Provinces.

This nobleman was born 9 April 1746, and appointed 2 February 1771 minister plenipotentiary to the court of Madrid; and farther promoted 1772 to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the court of Berlin; which office he exchanged 1777 for that of envoy extraordinary to the court of Saint Petersburgh. He was elected 1779 knight companion of the most noble order of the bath, and chosen 1780 and 1784 to represent the borough of Christ-Church in the county of Southampton. He was appointed 1783 envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the republic of the United Provinces, and obtained -- ---- ---- the style of ambassador extraordinary to that republic. By king George the third he was created baron Malmesbury of Malmesbury.

Lord Malmesbury married 28 July 1778 Henrietta Mary, daughter of sir George Amyand of Moccas in the county of Hereford baronet, and sister to sir George Amyand Cornwal; by which lady he has issue,

  1. James Edward, born -- ---- 1779.
  2. Catherine, born 29 May 1780.
  3. Thomas Alfred, born 24 March 1782.
  4. Frances, born 22 August 1784.

James Harris, father of lord Malmesbury, was an author of considerable abilities and reputation. His publications were, Three Treatises on Art, Poetry and Happiness; Philosophical Arrangements ; Philological Disquisitions; and Hermes, or a Treatise of Universal Grammar; of the last of which it is pronounced by doctor Robert Lowth, late bishop of London, that it is " the most beautiful and perfect example of analysis that has been exhibited since the days of Aristotle." He married 1745 Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Clarke of Sandford in the county of Somerset esquire; by which lady, who died 1781, he had issue,

  1. James, lord Malmesbury.
  2. Catherine Gertrude, born 18 April 1750, and married to Frederic, son of Thomas first lord Grantham.
  3. Louisa Margaret, born 11 January 1753.

James the father died -- December 1780.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Malmesbury of Malmesbury in the county of Wilts 19 September 1788.

 

C H I E F    S E A T.

Dibden in the county of Wilts.

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