Monday, 1 March 2021

1st Baron Ormathwaite

THE BARONS ORMATHWAITE WERE THE LARGEST LANDOWNERS IN RADNORSHIRE, WITH 12,428 ACRES

JOHN BENN, of Moor Row, Whitehaven, Cumberland, married Mary, daughter of William Grayson, and died about 1729, leaving issue,
WILLIAM;
Mary, m John Bell.
The only son,

WILLIAM BENN, of Moor Row, wedded Mary, daughter of Timothy Nicholson, and died in 1759, leaving issue, 
JOHN, his heir;
Mary, m the Rev Clement Watts.
The only son,

JOHN BENN (1759-1825), High Sheriff of Radnorshire, 1798, MP for Bletchingley, 1802-4, married, in 1778, Margaret, daughter of Joseph Fowke, of Bexley, Kent (by Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Walsh, Governor of Madras, and sister of John Walsh, of Warfield Park), and took the surname and arms of WALSH only, in 1795, pursuant to the will of the said John Walsh), and had issue,
JOHN BENN, his successor;
Elizabeth.
Mr Walsh was created a baronet in 1804, designated of Ormathwaite, Cumberland.

He was succeeded by his only son,

SIR JOHN BENN WALSH, 2nd Baronet (1798-1881), JP DL, of Warfield Park, and 28, Berkeley Square, London, High Sheriff of Radnorshire, 1823, MP for Sudbury, 1830-4, 1838-40, Radnorshire, 1840-68, who wedded, in 1825, the Lady Jane Grey, daughter of George, 6th Earl of Stamford, and had issue,
ARTHUR, his successor;
Digby (Rev);
Augusta Rose; Maria Katherine.
His lordship was elevated to the peerage, in 1868, in the dignity of BARON ORMATHWAITE, of Ormathwaite, Cumberland.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

ARTHUR, 2nd Baron (1827-1920),
Arthur Walsh, 2nd Baron (1827–1920)
Arthur Henry John Walsh, 3rd Baron (1859–1937)
George Harry William Walsh, 4th Baron (1863–1943)
Reginald Walsh, 5th Baron (1868–1944)
John Arthur Charles Walsh, 6th Baron (1912–1984)
Seats ~ Ormathwaite, Keswick, Cumberland; Warfield Park, Bracknell, Berkshire; Eywood, Titley, Herefordshire.  Town House ~ 28, Berkeley Square.

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