Monday, 15 July 2019

The O'Loghlen Baronets


The family of O'LOGHLEN was for centuries settled in County Clare, and, before the coming of the English into Ireland, ruled over the territory of the north of the county known as the barony of The Burren.

COLMAN O'LOGHLEN JP (1745-1810), of Portlecka, County Clare, married firstly, the sister of Daniel C'Connell, of Kilgory, which lady dsp; and secondly, in 1783, Susannah, daughter of Dr Michael Finucane, of Ennis, and had issue,
Colman (1817-26);
MICHAEL, of whom hereafter;
The third son,

MICHAEL O'LOGHLEN (1789-1842), MP for Dungarvan, 1835-37, a distinguished lawyer, having filled successively the offices of Solicitor and Attorney-General, was elevated to the Bench as a Baron of the Exchequer in 1836, which he relinquished on being appointed Master of the Rolls in Ireland the following year.

Mr O'Loghlen was created a baronet in 1838, designated of Drumconora, Ennis.

Sir Michael married, in 1817, Bidelia, daughter of Daniel Kelly, of Dublin, and had issue,
COLMAN MICHAEL, his successor;
Hugh Ross;
BRYAN, 3rd Baronet;
Maria; Susan; Bidelia; Lucy.
He was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR COLMAN MICHAEL O'LOGHLEN, 2nd Baronet (1819-77), QC, MP for County Clare, 1863-77, who died unmarried, when the title devolved upon his brother,

SIR BRYAN O'LOGHLEN, 3rd Baronet (1828-1905), MP for County Clare, 1877-79, who wedded, in 1863, Ella, daughter of James Mackey Seward, and had issue,
MICHAEL, his successor;
Colman Seward;
Hugh Ross;
Bryan James;
Henry Ross, father of the 6th Baronet;
Annie Bidelia Margaret; Lucy Susan Mary; Ella Maude;
Frances Mary; Clare Mary; Aimee Margaret Julia.
Sir Bryan was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR MICHAEL O'LOGHLEN, 4th Baronet (1866-1934), JP, High Sheriff of County Clare, 1910, who espoused, in 1918, Beatrice Mary, daughter of Sir Michael Murphy, 1st Baronet.

Sir Michael was the last Lord-Lieutenant of County Clare, 1910-22.

He died without issue, and was succeeded by his brother,

SIR CHARLES HUGH ROSS O'LOGHLEN, 5th Baronet (1881-1951), who died unmarried, when the title reverted to his cousin,

SIR COLMAN MICHAEL O'LOGHLEN, 6th Baronet (1916-2014), who wedded, in 1939, Margaret, daughter of Francis O'Halloran, and had issue,
MICHAEL, his successor;
Margaret; Janet.
Sir Colman was succeeded by his eldest son,

SIR MICHAEL O'LOGHLEN, 7th Baronet (1945-), QC, who wedded, in 1967, Elizabeth Mary, daughter of Dr D M Clarke, and has issue,
The present baronet lives in Australia.


NUTFIELD HOUSE, also known as Drumconora, County Clare, was a large three storey residence which belonged to the Crowe family at the end of the 18th century, and until at least 1814, when it was the residence of Robert Crowe.

By the mid-19th century, Nutfield was the home of Sir Colman O'Loghlen Bt, who held it in fee.

Unfortunately I presently have no further information about the house or its history.

First published in February, 2017.

Edgington's Windbreaker

The "Windbreaker" is a useful bit of kit.

It's been in use by my family since the 1960s.

This sun, wind, and beach shelter is made, I think, from canvas, with a wooden framework and metal supports.

The company that manufactured it was called Benjamin Edgington, a well-known tent manufacturer which was taken over by Black's in 1967, and is now part of the J D Sports chain, I gather.

I brought it along with me yesterday, in fact, when I motored down the coast to Helen's Bay.
Helen's Bay, in County Down, is a small village situated on the coast four miles west of Bangor. 
It is named after Helen, Lady Dufferin (née Sheridan), mother of Frederick, 5th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye and 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, owner of the Clandeboye Estate outside Bangor. 
Helen’s Bay is a planned village which derived from the building of the Belfast and County Down Railway (BCDR) in the mid-19th century. 
Lord Dufferin, the landowner, had aspirations to develop the area as a luxury holiday resort.
Having loaded the Windbreaker, a portable chair, Much Obliged, Jeeves, and some orange juice in the boot, I stopped en route at a petrol station for some sandwiches (chicken and stuffing), and carried on for another ten or twelve minutes to the car park at Helen's Bay.

Grey Point fort and Helen's Bay golf club are here, too.

I didn't wish to be too far from home because the men's tennis final at Wimbledon was being shown on television at about 2pm.

The beach is a mere hop, skip and jump away from the car park; down a gently-inclined tarmac path adjacent to the golf club.

I had arrived early enough to witness an intrepid group of swimmers entering the water.

By the time I was leaving, early in the afternoon, the car park was almost full.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

1st Baron Deramore


THOMAS BATESON, who resided upon his family estates in Catterall, Lancashire, died in 1629, and left, with a younger son and daughter, Gilbert and Margaret, a son and heir,

ROBERT BATESON, who died in 1663, and was succeeded by his only son,

ROBERT BATESON, who had two sons,
THOMAS, of whom presently;
Richard, ancestor of the BATESON-HARVEY BARONETS.
THOMAS BATESON (1704-91) succeeded his father in the Lancashire estates, but disposing soon afterwards of those, he settled in Ulster and resided at Orangefield, Knockbreda, County Down.

The family of Thomas Bateson, Photo Credit: Ulster Museum

Mr Bateson also purchased the Salters' Estate, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, and Moira Demesne.

Thomas Bateson was a partner in the firm Mussenden, Bateson and Company, wine merchants, in Winecellar Court, Belfast, with trading links to the West Indies.

His firm imported wine and rum. Benn (1880) also notes that, in 1752, Bateson was one of three founding partners of Belfast’s first bank, Mussenden, Adair and Bateson. Like many successful merchants, he invested in land, acquiring property at Magherafelt and Moira.

Bateson acquired a leasehold interest in Orangefield, in the parish of Knockbreda, for the term of twenty-one years, where he lived.
He wedded, in 1747, Margaret, daughter and co-heiress of of Mr White, of White Hall, County Antrim, and widow of William Hartley, of Dublin, and had issue,
THOMAS, his heir;
Richard, died unmarried;
William, died unmarried;
Jane, m in 1782, J Dunne, KC;
Frances, m in 1805, Hans Mark Hamill, of Co Down.
Mr Bateson was succeeded by his eldest son, 

THOMAS BATESON (1752-1811), who married Elizabeth, youngest daughter of  George Lloyd FRS, of Hulme Hall, Lancashire, by Susanna, sister of Sir William Horton Bt, of Chadderton, Lancashire, and had an only son,

ROBERT BATESON (1782-1863), of Belvoir Park and Moira Park, both in County Down, who succeeded to the family estates at the demise of his father, 1811.

Mr Bateson was created a baronet in 1818, designated of Belvoir Park, County Down.

He married, in 1811, Catherine, youngest daughter of Samuel Dickinson, of Ballynaguile, County Limerick, and had issue,
ROBERT, MP, (1816-43);
THOMAS, his successor;
Maria Catherine; Elizabeth Honoria.
Sir Robert was succeeded by his second son,

SIR THOMAS BATESON, 2nd Baronet (1819-90), DL, MP for Londonderry, 1844, who married, in 1849, Caroline Elizabeth Anne, second daughter and co-heiress of George, 4th Baron Dynevor, and had issue,
Eva Frances Caroline, m D A Ker, of Montalto;
Kathleen Mary, m W A Farquhar.
Sir Thomas was elevated to the peerage, in 1885, in the dignity of BARON DERAMORE, of Belvoir, County Down.

He died without male issue, when the titles devolved upon his surviving brother,

GEORGE WILLIAM, 2nd Baron (1823-93), who married Mary Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of George John de Yarburgh, of Heslington Hall, Yorkshire.

In 1892, his lordship assumed the surname of BATESON after, instead of before, that of DE YARBURGH.

By his wife he had issue,
ROBERT WILFRED, his successor;
GEORGE NICHOLAS, succeeded his brother as 4th Baron;
Mary; Katherine Hylda.
His lordship was succeeded by his eldest son,

ROBERT WILFRID, 3rd Baron (1865-1936), Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1924-36, who espoused firstly, in 1897, Caroline Lucy, eldest daughter of Henry William Fife, of Lee Hall, Northumberland, by whom he had an only child,
Moira Faith Lilian.
He married secondly, in 1907, Blanche Violet, eldest daughter of Colonel Philip Saltmarshe, of Daresbury House, Yorkshire.

His lordship died without male issue, when the family honours devolved upon his brother,

GEORGE NICHOLAS, 4th Baron (1870-1943), who wedded, in 1900, Muriel Katherine, third daughter and co-heiress of Arthur Duncombe, MP, and had issue,
STEPHEN NICHOLAS, his successor;
Richard Arthur;
Judith Katherine.
His lordship was succeeded by his elder son,

STEPHEN NICHOLAS, 5th Baron (1903-64), who wedded, in 1929, Nina Marion, eldest daughter of Alistair Macpherson-Grant, by whom he had an only child,
Jane Faith.
The 5th Baron died without male issue, and was succeeded by his brother,

RICHARD ARTHUR, 6th Baron (1911-2006), who espoused, in 1948, Janet Mary, daughter of Dr John Ware, by whom he had an only child,

THE HON ANNE KATHERINE DE YARBURGH-BATESON, who married, in 1982, Jonathan Henry Maconchy Peel, of Buckinghamshire, and has issue.

The Barony and Baronetcy both expired following the death of the 6th Baron in 2006.

I have written about Belvoir House and Moira Castle elsewhere on this blog.

First published in September, 2010.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Moira Castle

Photo Credit: Royal Irish Academy

Here is a rare painting of Moira Castle in County Down, former seat of the Rawdons, Earls of Moira

Moira Castle, as described by Burke's, was
A large, three-storey, 18th century house with a nine-bay front, consisting of a five-bay centre and a two-bay extension, slightly higher than the centre, on either side.

Only the roof of the centre section was visible: The roofs of the side bays were either flat, or concealed by the massive cornices with which these bays were surmounted.

The mansion had a pedimented and rusticated doorway; curved end bows.

The front was prolonged by single-storey wings on either side, ending in piers with urns.
The Rawdons sold their Moira demesne to Sir Robert Bateson Bt in 1805 and moved to Montalto estate, near Ballynahinch, in the same county.

It is thought that Moira Castle was ruinous by the 1830s.


THE water-colour above is by Gabriel Beranger (1729-1817).

Beranger was born in 1729 at Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

He moved to Dublin in 1750 to join other family members.

In 1756, he married his cousin Louise Beranger (d 1782), and shortly afterwards opened a print shop at St Stephen's Green.
Beranger became acquainted with several members of Dublin society who were then taking a great interest in Irish history and antiquities. In 1773 he and his antiquarian friends made the first of their tours through Ireland.
Beranger's wife died in April, 1782, and in June of that year, he married Elizabeth Mestayer.

In the early 1780s, he obtained a job as assistant ledger-keeper in the exchequer office.

In later years his circumstances were eased after he inherited part of a fortune amassed in India by his brother-in-law, Colonel Mestayer.

Gabriel Beranger died at a house in St Stephen's Green in 1817.

First published in March, 2011.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Marquess's Coronet

THE coronet of a marquess is a silver-gilt circlet with four strawberry leaves around it, alternating with four silver balls, known as pearls, on points.

The coronet itself is chased as if in the form of jewels (like a royal crown) but is not actually jewelled.

It has a crimson cap (lined ermine) in real life and a purple one in heraldic representation, and a golden tassel on top.

The alternation of strawberry leaves and pearls is what distinguishes a marquess's coronet from those of other ranks.

Coronets are rarely worn nowadays, although they are customarily worn at coronations.

They can, however, still be seen depicted on peers' coats-of-arms as a badge of rank within the five degrees of the hereditary peerage.

The coronet of a marchioness sits on top of the head (instead of around it).

A marquess is a peer of the second degree in the peerage, ranking above an earl and below a duke.

First published in May, 2010.

MV Trasna

The 5th Duke of Westminster had a beautiful, classic, wooden motor yacht which was moored at His Grace's County Fermanagh seat, Ely Lodge.

Trasna, the finest vessel I have ever seen on Lough Erne, is 54 feet in length and holds sixteen passengers in comfort.

The yacht was designed for the 5th Duke by the firm G L Watson, and built by Bruce Cowley at Bangor Shipyard Company in Bangor, County Down.

Originally called Trasna of Ely, she was completed in 1968-9.

Trasna sports a splendid figurehead on her bow, a golden wheatsheaf or garb, part of the Grosvenor coat-of-arms.

Lough Erne’s most handsome motor yacht is clipper-style.

When the 6th Duke moved permanently to the family's Cheshire seat, Eaton Hall, Trasna was acquired briefly by the National Trust, when it was moored near the boat-house at Crom estate for several years during the late 1980s.

I've sailed on her several times, under the captaincy of Robert Lowry, of Blessingbourne.

Trasna now belongs to the Duke of Abercorn and is based at Belle Isle estate, County Fermanagh.

First published in July, 2013.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

The Kingsmill Baronetcy

This is a scion of the ancient Scottish house of BRUCE, of Airth.

THE REV EDWARD BRICE (c1569-1636), younger brother of the Laird of Airth, settled in Ulster, 1608-9, and had two sons; of whom the elder, Randall Bryce, resided at Lisburn and Kilroot, and was appointed High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1675.

The younger son,

ROBERT BRICE (c1613-76), of Castle Chichester, Whitehead, County Antrim, was father of one son,

EDWARD BRICE, Lieutenant-Colonel and Captain of Upton's Horse, raised in County Antrim, 1715.

He matriculated in Edinburgh in 1693, and proved his descent from the house of Airth.

Colonel Brice married, in 1718, Jane, daughter of Richard Dobbs, of Castle Dobbs, County Antrim, and had an only son,

EDWARD BRICE, born ca 1720-21, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1748, who married firstly, in 1752, Rose, daughter of Alexander Stewart, of Acton, County Armagh, and Ballintoy, County Antrim, by whom he had one son and successor,
He wedded secondly, Jane Adair, and by her had four sons, one of whom was a lieutenant-colonel in the Brigade of Guards, and killed in Egypt, under Sir Ralph Abercromby KB; another died a lieutenant in the Royal Navy; a third died shortly after his return from the West Indies; and the fourth, Archibald, was in holy orders, and beneficed in Norfolk (he left two sons; the elder succeeded him in one of his livings, and the younger, a barrister, resided in Bath; and two daughters, the younger died unmarried, and the elder, Maria, espoused the Rt Hon Sir John Anstruther, 4th Baronet, Chief Justice of Bengal, and had issue).

Mr Brice's only son by his first marriage,

EDWARD BRICE (1753-), married, in 1772, Theodora, eldest daughter of Thomas, 1st Baron Ventry, and had issue,
EDWARD, his heir;
Thomas Richard;
Rose; Eliza; Theodora; Charlotte.
The eldest son,

EDWARD BRICE JP (1783-), of Scoutbush and Kilroot, County Antrim, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1836, wedded, in 1807, Maria, eldest daughter of James Coghlan, of Castlegar, County Mayo, a descendant of the family of MacCoghlans, who lost, by forfeiture, during the reign of WILLIAM III, considerable estates, which they possessed in the King's County, and had issue,
EDWARD (Rev), b 1811;
James Alexander, b 1826;
Marianne; Rose.
Mr Bruce, who assumed, by royal licence, in 1811, the family name, BRUCE, which had been changed by one of his early progenitors into Brice or Bryce.

ABOUT 1720, Captain Charles Brice, an illegitimate son of Robert Brice, resided at Castle Chichester.

He is said to have married a Miss Curry, by whom he had three sons, viz. Edward, Robert, and Arthur; and two daughters, one of whom Dorothea, was married to William Innes, of Dromantine, County Down.

Charles is reported to have died about 1746.

Edward wedded Catherine, daughter of George Spaight, of Carrickfergus; in 1779, their daughter, Prudence, was married to George Bateson, of London.

In 1761, Edward was Surveyor of the Port of Belfast, and agent for the French prisoners kept in that town; he died at Castle Chichester, July, 1796.

Admiral Sir Robert Kingsmill Bt; Photo Credit: Tate Gallery

ADMIRAL SIR ROBERT BRICE KINGSMILL (1730-1805) entered into the Royal Navy, was promoted to the rank of Admiral, and was also created a baronet, in 1800, designated of Sidmanton [sic], Hampshire.

He espoused, ca 1766, Elizabeth Corry, heiress to the Kingsmill estates at Sydmonton Court in Hampshire, by whom he obtained a large fortune on assuming her name; which surname his brother Edward took soon after.

Sir Robert died issueless, and was succeeded by his nephew,

SIR ROBERT KINGSMILL, 2nd Baronet (1772-1823), of Sydmonton, and also of Castle Chichester and Ormeau, who married, in 1796, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Newman, of Calcutta, and had issue, two daughters,
Elizabeth Catherine, b 1797; m, 1824, Sir John Kingsmill;
Anna Maria (1800-18).
Sir Robert, agent to the Marquess of Donegall, died in 1823, and leaving no male heir, the baronetcy expired.

From 1669 to 1823, the Brice family lived in the Manor House, Whitehead, County Antrim, that stands beside CASTLE CHICHESTER (above).

They were agents for a mail boat service from Scotland that berthed at Castle Quay, just below the castle.

Letters and other items of mail from Scotland were loaded onto a small boat, which then delivered them from Castle Chichester to Belfast.

The Brices were paid the sum of £100 per annum for their mail service.

It must have been a lucrative trade – records from the time tell us that "...Randall Brice of Castle Chichester (Whitehead), son of Robert, who also resided there, who died in November, 1676, having amassed much wealth in trading with Scotland...".

The mail packet station closed about 1740 when trade moved to Donaghadee, County Down.

Battle-Axe Guard

Standard of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

THE BATTLE-AXE GUARDS, based at Dublin Castle, were analogous to the Beefeaters in the Tower of London.

A 19th century description provides an insight of their ceremonial duties:
The Lord Lieutenant [of Ireland] holds a Court at the Castle; where levées are sometimes held; and His Excellency's State and Household is, in every respect, becoming a representative of Majesty.

He is allowed a company of battle-axe men, under the command of a captain, who has the rank of colonel; and two subalterns, who have the rank of captains.

The battle-axe-guards do duty in the public apartments of the Court. 
Besides this guard, the Lord Lieutenant has a bodyguard, consisting of a subaltern's guard of horse, with a captain of infantry, two subalterns, and sixty men.

This guard of honour is lodged in the Castle, and relieved every day by a detachment from the Royal Barracks.

The form of relieving guard at the Castle has always had attractions for the citizens of Dublin, who attend in great numbers every day, to witness this very interesting spectacle.

THE JACKET, or coatee, was scarlet, single-breasted, with a blue collar.

The collar was laced all round with wide gold lace showing only a narrow light of the blue in the centre.

The front edges of the coatee were also laced with this same wide gold lace, and there were loops of the same lace across the breast, the top loop extending to the shoulder, the others gradually narrowing to the waist.

A heavy gold bullion epaulette was worn on each shoulder, the straps embroidered in gold on blue cloth.

No pouch-belt was worn.


THE Battle-Axe Guards were disbanded, on grounds of cost, in 1831.

The official residences of His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland were Dublin Castle, and Viceregal Lodge, Phoenix Park, County Dublin.

First published in July, 2013.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

TA Series

I have come across a fascinating pamphlet in the attic at home.

My late father, Major Thomas Ferres TD, was Officer Commanding of a TA unit at Kinnegar, Holywood, County Down, during the 1960s.

I think he commanded the REME 157 Field Company.

He was presented with a candelabra by the Officers' Mess of 245 (Ulster) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA), dated 1966.

The booklet provides us with a lot of information about the Territorial Army in Northern Ireland, its structure and personnel in 1958.
I am going to start a new series about the 107 (Ulster) Independent Infantry Brigade Group, raised in 1947 by Brigadier Nelson Russell CB DSO MC.

My first article will be a Historical Note, followed by the North Irish Horse, raised in 1902.

First published in May, 2010.

1st Duke of Newcastle


This family is supposed by some to derive its surname of CLINTON from a lordship in Oxfordshire, denominated Glympton, and to deduce its descent from William de Villa Tancredi, Chamberlain of Normandy, and Maud, his wife, daughter of William de Arches, descended from Wevia, daughter of Gunnora, Duchess of Normandy.

By others, however, it is said to be of Anglo-Saxon origin.

JOHN DE CLINTON, of Amington, Warwickshire, was summoned to Parliament in the twenty-seventh year of EDWARD I, 1299, as Baron Clinton.

He married Ida, daughter of Sir William de Odingsells, Lord of Maxstoke Castle, and other possessions in Warwickshire; and had two sons, the younger of whom,

SIR WILLIAM DE CLINTON, of Amington, having obtained considerable military renown in the reign of EDWARD III, and participated in the triumph of Hallidown, was created by that monarch, 1337, Earl of Huntingdon; but dying without male issue, in 1354, the dignity expired.

While the other son,

JOHN, 2nd Baron, succeeded his father, and had a son,

JOHN, 3rd Baron, a participator in the military glories of EDWARD III and the Black Prince; in which reign he was summoned to Parliament as a baron.

His lordship married Idonea, eldest daughter of Jeffrey, Lord Seye, granddaughter, maternally, of Guy Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

By this lady Lord Clinton had three sons, and was succeeded by the eldest,

WILLIAM, 4th Baron (1378-1431), who espoused Anne, daughter of William, Lord Botreaux, and was succeeded by his only son,

JOHN, 5th Baron (1410-64), who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Fynes, Lord Dacre, and was succeeded at his decease by his son,

JOHN, 6th Baron (1431-88), who married Anne, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford, and was
succeeded by his son,

JOHN, 7th Baron (1471-1514), who wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Morgan, of Tredegar, Monmouthshire, and was succeeded by his son,

THOMAS, 8th Baron (1471-1514), who espoused Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Poynings KG, by whom he had issue, an only son,

EDWARD, 9th Baron (1512-85), KG, a person of the highest eminence as a naval officer during the reigns of HENRY VIII and his immediate successors.

His lordship was sworn, in 1550, of the Privy Council, and constituted Lord High Admiral.

1st Earl of Lincoln, Photo Credit: University of Nottingham

In June, 1551, he was installed a Knight of the Garter.

In 1557, he was a second time appointed Lord High Admiral, and confirmed in that office by ELIZABETH I, upon her accession, who created him, in 1572, Earl of Lincoln.

His lordship married thrice, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

HENRY, 2nd Earl (1539-1616), KB, who espoused firstly, Catherine, daughter of Francis, Earl of Huntingdon, and had issue,
THOMAS, his successor;
Edward (Sir).
His lordship married secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Morrison, Knight, and had issue,

Henry (Sir).
He was succeeded by his eldest son,

THOMAS, 3rd Earl (1568-1619), who wedded Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Henry Knevitt, of Charlton, Wiltshire, by whom he had eight sons and nine daughters.

His lordship was succeeded by his third, but eldest surviving son,

THEOPHILUS, 4th Earl (1600-67), KB, who wedded Bridget, daughter of William Fiennes, Viscount Saye and Sele, and had issue,
EDWARD, father of EDWARD;
Catherine; Arabella; Margaret.
His lordship, who was a staunch supporter of the royal cause during the civil wars, lived to see the restoration of the monarchy, and performed the office of Carver at the coronation of CHARLES II.

He was succeeded by his grandson,

EDWARD, 5th Earl; at whose demise without issue, in 1692, the barony fell into abeyance between his lordship's aunts and co-heirs, and eventually passed into another family; while the earldom of Lincoln passed to his cousin,

FRANCIS, as 6th Earl (1635-93), who espoused firstly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Killigrew, Knight, and had a son, Francis, who died in infancy.

He married secondly, Susan, daughter of Anthony Penniston, and had issue,
HENRY, his successor;
His lordship was succeeded by his elder son,

HENRY, 7th Earl, KG (1684-1728); one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark.

This nobleman, taking a decided part against the measures of government during the last four years of the reign of Queen ANNE, so ingratiated himself thereby with Arthur, Earl of Torrington, that his lordship bequeathed, at his decease, to the Earl of Lincoln the greater part of his estates.

Lord Lincoln, who filled successively the important offices of Paymaster-General, Constable of the Tower, and Cofferer of the Household, wedded Lucy, daughter of Thomas, Lord Pelham, and sister of Thomas, Duke of Newcastle, and was succeeded at his decease by his eldest son,

GEORGE, 8th Earl (1718-30), who died at the age of thirteen, and was succeeded by his brother,

HENRY, 9th Earl, KG (1720-94), who held several of the highest offices about the Court; and having married, in 1744, Catherine, eldest daughter and heir of the Rt Hon Henry Pelham, inherited, in 1768, the dukedom of Newcastle-under-Lyne, at the demise of the Countess's uncle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, who had been created DUKE OF NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYNE, 1756, with special
remainder to the Earl of Lincoln.

His Grace assumed, by royal licence, the surname of PELHAM; and was succeeded by his only surviving son,

THOMAS, 3rd Duke (1752-95), who espoused, in 1782, Anna Maria, youngest daughter of William, 2nd Earl of Harrington, and had issue,
HENRY PELHAM, his successor;
Anna Maria; Charlotte.
His Grace was succeeded by his elder son,

HENRY PELHAM, 4th Duke, KG (1785-1851), who married, in 1807, Georgiana Elizabeth, only child of Edward Miller Mundy, and had issue,
HENRY PELHAM, his successor;
Charles Pelham;
Thomas Charles;
Robert Renebald;
Georgiana; Charlotte; Caroline Augusta; Henrietta.
His Grace was succeeded by his eldest son,

HENRY PELHAM, 5th Duke, KG (1811-64), who wedded, in 1832, the Lady Susan Hamilton, daughter of Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, and had issue,
Edward William;
Albert Sidney;
Susan Charlotte Catherine.
His Grace was succeeded by his eldest son,

HENRY PELHAM ALEXANDER, 6th Duke (1834-79), who espoused firstly, in 1861, Henrietta Adela Hope, and had issue,
HENRY FRANCIS HOPE, succeeded his brother;
Beatrice Adeline; Emily Augusta Mary; Florence Josephine.
His Grace was succeeded by his eldest son,

HENRY PELHAM ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS, 7th Duke (1864-1928), who married, in 1889, Kathleen Florence May, daughter of Major Henry Augustus Candy, though died without issue, when the titles revolved upon his brother,

HENRY FRANCIS HOPE, 8th Duke (1866-1941), who wedded firstly, in 1894, Mary Augusta, daughter of William Yohe; and secondly, in 1904, Mrs Olive Muriel Owen, and had issue,
HENRY EDWARD HUGH, his successor;
Doria Lois; Mary.
His Grace was succeeded by his son,

HENRY EDWARD HUGH, 9th Duke, OBE (1907-88), who wedded firstly, in 1931, Mrs Jean Banks Gimbernat; and secondly, in 1946, the Lady Mary Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, second daughter of the 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe, and had issue, two daughters,
Kathleen Marie Gabrielle.
He espoused thirdly, in 1959, Mrs Sally Anne Wemyss Hope.

His Grace died without male issue, and was succeeded by his cousin,

EDWARD CHARLES, 10th Duke (1920-88), on those death the dukedom of Newcastle-under-Lyne expired.

The earldom of Lincoln, however, was inherited by a distant cousin, Edward Horace Fiennes-Clinton.

Former seats ~ Clumber Park, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire; Hafod, Cardiganshire.

First published in July, 2017.  Newcastle arms courtesy of European Heraldry.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

1st Baron Beresford



He was the second son of John, 4th Marquess of Waterford, and brother of John, 5th Marquess.

Lord Charles married, in 1878, Mina, daughter of Richard Gardner, in London.

He was educated at Bayford School, and Mr Foster's School, Stubbington, Hampshire.

His distinguished career is very well documented already.

Admiral Beresford was elevated to the peerage, in 1916, in the dignity of BARON BERESFORD, of Metemmeh and Curraghmore, County Waterford.

Lord Beresford died three years later, in 1919, when the barony became extinct.

He died at Langwell, Berriedale, Caithness, aged 73.

After a State funeral at St Paul's Cathedral,  Lord Beresford was buried at Putney Vale Cemetery in south London.

Lord Beresford inherited the County Cavan estate of his relation, the Most Rev Lord John Beresford.

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Lord John George de la Poer Beresford (1773-1862), Lord Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, possessing great wealth, was known for his considerable largesse.

His patronage extended largely to Trinity College, Dublin; to the College of Saint Columba; and he restored Armagh Cathedral, at a cost of £30,000.

Furthermore, His Grace augmented the salaries of his clergy.

The bust of this distinguished prelate stands in the private chapel at Curraghmore, County Waterford.

He is interred in Armagh Cathedral.

The Archbishop bequeathed his County Cavan estate to Lord Charles Beresford.

Learmount Castle in County Londonderry, belonged to the same family through marriage.

First published in May, 2013. Beresford arms courtesy of European Heraldry.

Sir Desmond Cassidi

A reader suggested that I research the lineage of Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi GCB, and it transpires that I have written about his family already, CASSIDI OF GLENBROOK.

I wasn't aware of this Ulster connection and wish to express my gratitude to that reader.

Loughbrickland House


NICHOLAS WHYTE married the sister of Thomas Butler, otherwise Le Boteller, Prior of Kilmainham and a Knight Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem, and by her was father of

MAURICE WHYTE the Lancastrian, so called from his having served under the three kings of the House of Lancaster.

In 1418 Maurice, with the Prior of Kilmainham, led 2,000 Irish to assist at the siege of Rouen, and was afterwards Governor of Montaire, under HENRY VI.

His son,

BARTHOLOMEW WHYTE, wedded Anne Cusack, and was father of

NICHOLAS WHYTE, of King's Meadows, County Waterford, who espoused Elizabeth, daughter of _____ Power, of County Waterford, and had a son,

JAMES WHYTE, of King's Meadows, who died in 1546, and was father of

SIR NICHOLAS WHYTE (c1532-92), of Leixlip, Seneschal of County Wexford, and of Whyte's Hall.

He was also Governor of Wexford Castle, and became Master of the Rolls in Ireland, 1572.

By his wife, a daughter of the family of Sherlock, Sir Nicholas (who died in England) left a son,

ANDREW WHYTE, of Leixlip, who married Margaret, daughter of Patrick Finglass; and dying in 1599, left a son,

SIR NICHOLAS WHYTE, of Leixlip, aged 16 in 1599, Inquisition post mortem.

He wedded Ursula Moore, daughter of Garrett, 1st Viscount Moore, of Drogheda, and died in 1654.

His fourth son,

CHARLES WHYTE, of Leixlip, was a colonel in Spain, and afterwards Governor of County Kildare, 1689, and MP for Naas.

By his second wife Mary, fifth daughter of Sir Thomas Newcomen, Knight, of Sutton, County Dublin, and Frances his wife, daughter of Sir William Talbot Bt, he left a son,

COLONEL JOHN WHYTE, (-1741), of Leixlip, who espoused Mary, daughter of Nicholas Purcell, Baron of Loughmoe, County Tipperary, by Rose his wife, daughter of Marcus Trevor, 1st Viscount Dungannon, and left a son,

CHARLES WHYTE (1714-84), of Leixlip, who married, in 1751, Anastasia, daughter of Edward Dunne, of Brittas, by Margaret his wife, daughter of Francis Wyse, of the Manor of St John, Waterford, and had issue,
JOHN, his heir;
Nicholas (Sir), Knight of Malta;
Margaret; Rose.
The elder son,

JOHN WHYTE (1752-1814), of Leixlip, wedded, in 1776, Letitia, daughter of the Hon Thomas de Burgh, son of John, 9th Earl of Clanricarde, and had eight sons and two daughters,
John, East India Company;
Thomas, k/a in Spain;
Francis, in the army in the West Indies;
NICHOLAS CHARLES, of whom presently;
Edward, captain RN;
Marcus, Vice-Consul of Lima;
Henry, Royal Navy, died in the West Indies;
Letitia; Margaret.
The fifth son,

CAPTAIN NICHOLAS CHARLES WHYTE JP DL RN (1784-1844), of Loughbrickland, wedded, in 1825, Mary Louisa, daughter of Thomas Segrave, of Cabra, County Dublin, and had issue,
JOHN JOSEPH, his heir;
Nicholas, d 1863;
Anna Maria, a nun;
Letitia, a nun;
Captain Whyte, High Sheriff of County Down, 1830, was succeeded by his eldest son,

JOHN JOSEPH WHYTE JP DL (1826-1916), of Loughbrickland, who espoused firstly, in 1855, Ellen Mary, last surviving daughter of Thomas Laffan Kelly, of Dublin, and had issue,
Mary Jane Elizabeth, m, 1892, Maj R Blount, of Maple Durham, Oxfordshire.
He married secondly, in 1862, Caroline Letitia, daughter of George Ryan, of Inch House, County Tipperary, and had issue,
JOHN NICHOLAS, DSO (1864-1908);
Charles Edward (1866-83);
GEORGE THOMAS (1868-1919);
Henry Marcus (1869-80);
Thomas Aloysius, b 1876;
Edward (1878-94);
WILLIAM HENRY (1880-1949);
Marcus Francis (1883-1905);
Maurice Ignatius, b 1888;
Caroline Mary; Letitia Mary; Anna Mary; Kathleen.
Mr Whyte's eldest son,

MAJOR JOHN NICHOLAS WHYTE DSO, 20th Foot Regiment, predeceased his father as the result of a riding accident, and was succeeded by his surviving brother,

DR GEORGE THOMAS WHYTE, who succeeded to the family estate following his father's death.

He married, in 1916, and had issue, one daughter, Bunty.

Dr Whyte died in 1919, and was succeeded by his brother,

WILLIAM HENRY WHYTE, who was succeeded by his son,

JOHN HENRY WHYTE (1928-90), who succeeded to the estate in 1972.

The Whyte family has written an interesting history of their family here.

LOUGHBRICKLAND HOUSE, Loughbrickland, County Down, is a two-storey, late Georgian house of ca 1785.

Its principal front has three bays with a three-sided bow.

A two-storey wing was added in 1869.

The end of the Victorian wing facing the front has a three-sided bow, which is taller and narrower than the earlier bow.

The later wing also has an eaved roof with barge-boards and gables (the other roof has a parapet).

The lower storey of the original building has two Wyatt windows flanked by a pilastered porch.

Loughbrickland House, once known as Coolnacran Lodge, has remained in the Whtye family for many generations.
The town of Loughbrickland was established in the late 16th century by Sir Marmaduke Whitechurch, to whom ELIZABETH II granted the lands in 1585. 
Whitechurch built a castle on the shores of the lake and shortly afterwards a church and a mill, laying the foundations of the town for which he obtained the grant of a market and two fairs and established a Protestant settlement. 
The town and church were destroyed in the 1641 rebellion, but in 1688 the church was rebuilt and the town gradually grew up once more. 
Frances Whitechurch, daughter and heiress of Sir Marmaduke, married Marcus Trevor, afterwards 1st Viscount Dungannon.
Loughbrickland House became the family seat of the Whytes towards the end of the 18th century.

It is thought that the Whytes were able to retain their estates through the harshest period of penal law because of their relationship with the Trevors and the presence of Arthur Hill, also related to the Trevors, as a leasing party in Whyte leases.

As a prominent Roman Catholic family, the views of the Whytes were sought on subjects such as Catholic Emancipation.

Nicholas Whyte was assured in 1829 that the petition he had drawn up from the Catholics of County Down in favour of emancipation, "would ensure the ready and favourable reception" of the Bill in the House of Commons.

On the ground floor the accommodation comprised a hall, library, drawing-room, dining-room, breakfast room, kitchen, scullery with hot and cold water, larder, butler's pantry with hot and cold water, a servants' hall, a storeroom and office.

On the first floor there were seven bedrooms, two dressing-rooms, a nursery, school-room, two bathrooms with hot and cold water and WC, a separate WC, and a housemaid's room with hot and cold water.

On the second floor there were four attic bedrooms, a box-room and a boarded roof space.

There were four cellars in the basement.

Outside was an engine house with a ten horsepower crude oil engine for powering electric light and a water pump.

Outbuildings included a garage, fowl-houses, byres, a greenhouse, piggery and gate lodge.

In the grounds were a croquet lawn, lawns, flower-bed borders and a plantation.

During the 2nd World War,  part of the grounds was occupied by the War Department, 28 acres, and later another 16 acres.

In 1942, part of the house was requisitioned, three rooms on the ground floor and four rooms on the first floor, also the back hall on the ground floor and a share in the use of the main hall and corridors (about 40% of the building).

In 1953, part of the house, comprising five rooms, bathroom and kitchen, together with a garage and garden, was let for £160 per annum.

The house continues in private ownership.

In recent years an old coach house to the rear has been converted for use as holiday accommodation.


THE HOUSE lies in a demesne of about 400 acres.

There was formerly a conservatory, now gone.

There are mature shelter trees, but the line of Wellingtonias is the most impressive stand at the site.

Formal gardens and terracing at the house are grassed presently.

The walled garden, uncultivated, has a turreted potting shed.

The head gardener’s house is inhabited.

Two gate lodges were added in the 1880s to the designs of Thomas Jackson: the Town Lodge and North Lodge.

First published in July, 2015.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Donard Spa House

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The Picturesque Handbook To Carlingford Bay, published in 1846, is dedicated to HRH Prince Albert, Patron of Carlingford Lough Regatta.

It contains intriguing information about Lord Annesley's "maritime residence", Donard Lodge, and its surrounding demesne:-

THE EYE is wearied with the gorgeous display of commingled beauties lavished around by Nature and Art.

This great range of mountains, upon whose chief we stand, extend their domain from the bay of Dundrum, westward, to the bay of Carlingford, about fourteen miles in length and eleven in breadth; and are principally composed of granite, flanked by greenstone, hornblende, and the slate formations.

About half a mile above Newcastle [County Down], on the side of Slieve Donard, is the celebrated Spa, of whose waters we partook rather freely, and paid the penalty of our temerity in a night's severe sickness.

Descending from the Spa House, we pass Donard Lodge, the picturesque seat of the young [4th] Earl Annesley, and of his mother, the Countess Annesley [née Priscilla Cecilia Moore]; a spot of rarest charms, which wealth and taste have converted, as with an enchanter's wand, from a sterile waste, into an Eden of perpetual beauty.

At the extremity of the delicious gardens in front of the Lodge, which slope gently down towards the sea, we enter the small sea-port and romantic, healthful bathing residence of Newcastle.

Donard Walk

Heaven knows how the poor dogsbody managed to retrieve provisions from Lord Annesley's ice-house.

This beehive-shaped stone structure was built in the late 1830s to serve Donard Lodge (probably by the 3rd Earl Annesley before he died in 1838).

It is built into the north side of Thomas’s Mountain, just above the tree-line, very close to the Glen River.

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The National Trust, which owns Slieve Donard, repaired it two decades ago, with a large section of the main dome rebuilt.

As I passed the ice-house on the other side of the river, I couldn't see any trace of a path leading to it.

I even checked a historic map of that era.

The weather forecast was good, and it had been many years since I last ascended Northern Ireland's highest mountain, Slieve Donard, so I packed the rucksack, found the trusty Swiss hiking boots, and motored in a southerly direction to Donard Park, Newcastle, County Down.

Slieve Donard is 2,790 feet high, incidentally.

This is the spot where the Mournes sweep down to the sea.

The Earls Annesley, of Castlewellan Castle, owned all the land from Slieve Donard to Slieve Croob, including Newcastle and Donard Park.

They had a holiday home, rather grandly known as a maritime residence, called Donard Lodge, which afforded a wonderful prospect of the whole area and the sea.

I parked carefully at the park, dressed appropriately, and began the ascent at 9.33am.

It wasn't very busy at this time of the day, so I made good progress.

I even asked another hiker to take my photograph at the spot close to where I thought the Mourne fell-walkers posed for the BBC "Oneness" theme.

En route I encountered many friendly people, including two lovely youngish ladies, one of whom admired my legs; and another my smile!

Eric Morecambe always used to tease Ernie Wise about his "short, fat, hairy legs."

I'm fairly fit for my age: I swim six miles a week, after all.

I reached the summit at about 11.20am, so it took me about one hour and forty-seven minutes.

There were about a dozen people there when I arrived, though many more arrived later.

Having eaten the banana sandwiches with a drink of water, it was time to make the descent.

Belmont the Conqueror, of Donard.

By the time I was leaving there was a constant stream of hikers, of all ages, making their way like a long queue of pilgrims.

The Mourne Mountains are the domain of the noble raven: I saw two today.

Back at Donard Park, it was heaving with cars; in fact there was a tailback into and out of Newcastle.

Despite the temptation to drive over to the Slieve Donard Hotel, I judged it best simply to motor home.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

The Krazi Baker

The Ulster Fry is, to my mind, one of our most celebrated staples, renowned throughout the civilized world and long associated with our Province.

All right, perhaps there is a modicum (!) of hyperbole there, though why not?

We pride ourselves on the hearty Ulster Fry.

The Mad Hatter cafeteria in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, made a very good one.

My late father did not cook much at all, though, when he did stand over the old stove at my uncle's cottage in the Mourne Mountains, his speciality was the Ulster Fry.

Potato farls, soda farls, eggs, sausages, rashers were all essential ingredients.

Sometimes wild mushrooms were picked from the adjacent fields beside the little whitewashed cottage, which stood at Glassdrumman, close to Spence's River.

My uncle adored the Mourne Mountains; in fact, when he was a young man (he was 18 in 1946)  he cycled from Belfast to the cottage he rented from the Newells at weekends.

We knew the Newells, who lived at their homestead further down the lane, not far from the main road to Annalong.

Jack was a strong character, who bellowed at friends and strangers.

My uncle purchased his own cottage at the other side of Spence's River about 1978.

HAVING been in foreign climes for awhile, I fancy the said Ulster Fry; and who should come to mind?

None other than that celebrated County Down artisan baker himself, Mark Douglas, better known as the Krazi Baker.

The Krazi Baker has a stall at Newtownards market on Saturdays from at least 6am.

Mark told me, however, that they are there, baking those most excellent farls, scones, brioche rolls etc from four-fifteen!

Mark has a terrific website which tells his story to a greater extent than I need to elaborate on.

At the moment Ards market is the nearest place for Belfast customers, though I think he runs occasional stalls at other venues.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

The Hippodrome

The block between Grosvenor Road and Glengall Street, Belfast, was originally a terrace of five-storey houses of ca 1835.

The terrace was demolished in 1905 to make way for Mr Crewe's new theatre, The Hippodrome.

The Royal Hippodrome theatre (above), at the beginning of Great Victoria Street, stood next to the Grand Opera House.

It suffered an unsympathetic renovation in 1960, when much of the façade was altered.

The towers were lopped off and replaced by the hideous "face-lift" shown below.

It was subsequently renamed the Odeon cinema.

Its name changed, again, in 1974 to become The New Vic cinema.

The former Hippodrome was finally demolished in 1998 to make way for a new hotel, the Fitzwilliam Hotel, and an extension to the opera house.

First published in July, 2013.

Friday, 5 July 2019

1st Duke of Portland


WILLIAM BENTINCK (1649-1709), KG, son of Bernard, Baron Bentinck of Diepenheim, Overijssel, first page of honour, and subsequently confidential adviser of William, Prince of Orange, accompanied his royal master into England, and, after the accession of that prince to the British throne, was sworn of the Privy Council, appointed Groom of the Stole, and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber, and created a peer of England, 1689, by the titles of Baron Cirencester, Viscount Woodstock, and Earl of Portland.

1st Earl of Portland, Photo Credit: The National Trust

His lordship had the command of the Dutch regiment of Horseguards, and took a distinguished part as Lieutenant-General at the battle of the Boyne.

In 1697, Lord Portland was installed a Knight of the Garter.

He married firstly, Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Villiers, and sister of Edward, Earl of Jersey, and had issue,
HENRY, his successor;
Mary; Anna Margaretha; Frances Wilhelmina; Eleonora Sophia; Isabella.
His lordship wedded secondly, Jane, Dowager Lady Berkeley, sixth daughter of Sir John Temple Bt, and had further issue,
Charles John;
Sophia; Elizabeth Adriana; Harriet; Barbara.
The 1st Earl was succeeded by his eldest son,

HENRY, 2nd Earl (1682-1726), who was created, in 1716, Marquess of Titchfield and DUKE OF PORTLAND.

His Grace married, in 1704, the Lady Elizabeth Noel, eldest daughter and co-heir of Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, and had issue,
WILLIAM, his successor;George;
Anne; Isabella; Amelia.
The 1st Duke died in Jamaica, and was succeeded by his elder son,

WILLIAM, 2nd Duke, KG (1709-62), who wedded, in 1734, the Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley, only daughter and heir of Edward, 2nd Earl of Oxford, and had issue,
WILLIAM HENRY, his successor;
Edward Charles;
Elizabeth; Henrietta; Margaret; Frances.
His Grace was succeeded by his elder son,

WILLIAM HENRY, 3rd Duke, KG (1738-1809), a distinguished statesman during the eventual reign of GEORGE III.

His Grace was constituted Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1782.

He filled subsequently some of the highest political offices, and was twice Prime Minister.

The 3rd Duke espoused, in 1766, the Lady Dorothy Cavendish, only daughter of William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, and had issue,
WILLIAM HENRY, his successor;
William Henry;
Charlotte; Mary.
His Grace was succeeded by his eldest son,

WILLIAM HENRY, 4th Duke 1768-1854), married, in 1795, Henrietta, eldest daughter and co-heir of Major-General John Scott, of Balcromie, Fife, and had issue,
William Henry (1796-1824);
WILLIAM JOHN, his successor;
George Frederick;
Henry William;
Margaret Harriett; Caroline; Charlotte; Lucy; Mary.
His Grace was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,

WILLIAM JOHN, 5th Duke (1800-79), MP for King's Lynn, 1824-26.

On succeeding to the Dukedom, the 5th Duke became increasingly reclusive and eccentric.

A book was written about him and his time at Welbeck Abbey in 1997, entitled The Underground Man, by Mick Jackson.

His Grace died unmarried, and was succeeded by his cousin,

WILLIAM JOHN ARTHUR CHARLES JAMES, 6th Duke, KG, GCVO (1857-1943), who wedded, in 1889, Winifred Anna, only daughter of Thomas Dallas-Yorke, of Walmsgate, Lincolnshire, and had issue,
WILLIAM ARTHUR HENRY, his successor;
(Francis) Morven Dallas;
Victoria Alexandrina Violet.
His Grace was succeeded by his elder son,

WILLIAM ARTHUR HENRY, 7th Duke (1893-1977), who wedded, in 1915, Ivy, second daughter and co-heir of Colonel the Hon Charles Henry Maynard, only son of Henry, 3rd Viscount Maynard, and had issue, two daughters,
Alexandra Margaret Anne;
Victoria Margaret.
His Grace died without male issue, and was succeeded by his cousin,

FERDINAND WILLIAM, 8th Duke, KBE. CMG, MC (1888-1980), who espoused firstly, in 1912, Wentworth Frances, second daughter of William James Hope-Johnstone; and secondly, in 1950, Gwyneth Ethel, daughter of John Wesley Edward, of Chettlewood Estate and Jamaica, though the marriages were without issue.

His Grace was succeeded by his brother,

VICTOR FREDERICK WILLIAM, 9th Duke, CMG (1897-1990), who wedded firstly, in 1924, Clothilde Bruce, daughter of James Bruce Quigley, of Dallas, Texas, USA, and had issue,
William James (1925-66);
Mary Jane.
His Grace espoused secondly, in 1948, Mrs Kathleen Elsie Tillotson, without issue.

Following the death of the 9th Duke, the dukedom of Portland and the marquessate of Titchfield expired.

The 9th and last Duke was succeeded as Earl of Portland etc. by a distant kinsman, Henry Noel Bentinck, who succeeded as 11th Earl of Portland.

Former seats ~ Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire; Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire; Bulstrode Park, Nottinghamshire; Bothal Castle, Northumberland.

Former London residence ~ Portland House.

 First published in July, 2017. Portland arms courtesy of European Heraldry.