Saturday, 28 August 2021

1st Baron Llangattock

JOHN ROLLS JP (1735-1801), of The Grange, Surrey, and Bryanston Square, London, High Sheriff of Monmouthshire, 1794, married, in 1767, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Coysh, of Camberwell, and had issue,
Henry Allan, died 1777;
JOHN, his heir;
Sarah Allen; Elizabeth; Mary.
Mr Rolls was succeeded by his only surviving son,

JOHN ROLLS JP (1776-1837), of The Grange and Bryanston Square, who wedded, in 1803, Martha, only daughter and heiress of Jacob Barnett, and had issue,
John Theophilus, died in infancy, 1806;
Martha Sarah; Jessy; Eliza.
Mr Rolls was succeeded by his eldest surviving son,

JOHN ETHERINGTON WELCH ROLLS (1807-70), of The Hendre, Monmouthshire, High Sheriff of Monmouthshire, 1842, who espoused, in 1833, Elizabeth Mary, third daughter of Walter Long, of Preshaw House, Hampshire, and of Hazelly Court, Oxfordshire, by the Lady Mary his wife, eldest daughter of the 7th Earl of Northesk, and had issue,
JOHN ALLAN, hie heir;
Elizabeth Harcourt; Patty; Mary Octavia; Anne Catherine; Georgina Emily; Ellen.
Mr Rolls was succeeded by his only son,

JOHN ALLAN ROLLS DL (1837-1912), High Sheriff of Monmouthshire, 1875, MP for Monmouthshire, 1880-5, who married, in 1868, Georgiana Marcia, daughter of Sir Charles Fitzroy Maclean Bt, and had issue,
JOHN MACLEAN, his successor;
Henry Allan (1871-1916);
CHARLES STEWART (1877-1910), of whom presently;
Eleanor Georgiana.
Mr Rolls was elevated to the peerage, in 1892, in the dignity of BARON LLANGATTOCK, of The Hendre, Monmouthshire.

His lordship, Mayor of Monmouth, 1896-9, was succeeded by his eldest son,

JOHN MACLEAN, 2nd Baron (1870-1916), High Sheriff of Monmouthshire, 1900, Mayor of Monmouth, 1906, Barrister, Major, Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in action at Boulogne, France.

The 2nd Baron never married; his younger brother, the Hon Henry Allan Rolls, who was heir presumptive, had died four months previously, and his youngest brother, the Hon Charles Rolls, had died six years earlier; thus the title expired.

The 1st Baron's third son,

THE HON CHARLES STEWART ROLLS (1877-1910), a motoring and aviation pioneer, co-founded Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with Henry Royce.

Rolls-Royce Phantom with Extended Wheelbase

Mr Rolls was the first Briton to be killed in an aeronautical accident with a powered aircraft, when the tail of his aeroplane broke off during a flying display in Bournemouth.

He was aged 32, unmarried.

First published in August, 2019.

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