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Biography of John Robert Townshend 1st Earl Sydney Scadbury Kent 1805-1890
On 09 Aug 1805 John Robert Townshend 1st Earl Sydney Scadbury Kent 1805-1890 was born to John Townshend 2nd Viscount Sydney 1764-1831 (41) and Caroline Elizabeth Letitia Clements Viscountess Sydney .
24 Dec 1861
. Times Newspaper Funerals.
, with little of the pomp and pageantry of a State ceremonial, but with every outward mark of respect, and with all the solemnity which befitted his high station and his public virties, the mortal remains of the husband
were interred in the last resting-place of England's Sovereigns-the
Chapel Royal of St. George's, Windsor
. By the express desire of his Royal Highness the funeral was of the plainest and most private character; but in the Chapel, to do honour to his obsequies, were assembled all the chiefest men of the State, and throughout England, by every sign of sorrow and imourning, the nation manifested its sense of the loss wlhich it has sustaiined. Windsor itself wore an aspect of the most profound gloom. Every shop was closed and every blind drawn down. The streets were silent and almost deserted, and all wvho appeared abroad were dressed in the deepest mourning. The great bell of
clanged out: its doleful sound at intervals from an early hour, and minute bells were tolled also at
St. John's Church
. At the parish church of Cleover and at St. John's there were services in the morning and: aternoon, and the day was observed throughout the Royal borough in the strictest manner. The weather was in character with the occasion, a chill, damp air, with a dull leaden sky above, increased the gloom which hung over all. There wvere but few visitors in thc town, for the procession did not pass beyond the immediate precincts of the Chapel and Castle, and none were admitted except those connected with the Castle andi their friends. At 11 o'clock a strong force of the A division took possession of the avenues leading to the Chapel Royal, and from that time only the guests specially invited and those who were to take part in the ceremonial were allowed to pass. Shortly afterwards a of honour of the Grenadier Guards, of which regiment his Royal Highness was Colonel, with the colonrs of the regiment shrouded in crape, marched in and took up its position before the principal entrance to the Chapel Royal. Another guard of honour from the same regiment was also on duty in the Quadrangle at the entrance to the State apartments. They were speedily followed by a squadron of the 2nd Life Guards dismounted, and by two companies of the Fusileer Guards, who were drawn uip in single file along each side of the road by which the procession was to pass, from the Norman gateway to the Chapel door. The officers wore the deepest military mourning-scarves, sword-knots, and rosettes of crape. In the Rome Park was stationed a troop of Horse Artillery, which commenced firing minute guns at the end of the Long Walk, advancing slowly until it reached the Castle gates just at the close of the ceremony. The Ministers, the officers of the Queen's Household, and other distinguished personages who had been honoured with an invitation to attend the ceremonial, reached Windsor a special train from Paddington. They were met by carriages provided for them at the station, and began to arrive at the Chapel Royal soon after 11 o'clock. The
Earl of Derby (62)
, the Archbishop of Canterbury (81)
Earl Russell (69)
, and the
Duke of Buccleuch
were among the first to make their appearance, and as they alighted at the door of the Chapel they were received by the proper officials and conducted to the seats appointed for them in the Choir. In the Great Quadrangle were drawn up the hearse and the mourning coaches, and, all the preparations having been completed within the Castle, the procession began to be formed shortly before 12 o'clock. It had been originally intended that it should leave the Castle by the St. George's gate, and, proceeding down Castle-hill, approach the Chapel through Henry VII.'s gateway, but at a late hour this arrangement was changed, and the shorter route by the Norman gatewvay was chosen.
The crowd which had gradually collected at the foot of Castle-hill, owing to this change, saw nothing of the procession but the empty carriages as they returned to the Castle after setting down at the Chapel. The few spectators who were fortunate enough to gain admission to the Lower Ward stood in a narrow fringe along the edge of the flags in front of the houses of the Poor Knights, and their presence was the only exception to the strict privacy of the ceremonial. The Prince of Wales (20) and the other Royal mourners assembled in the Oak Room, but did not form part of the procession. They were conveyed to the Chapel in private carriages before the coffin was placed in the hearse, passing through St. George's gatewayinto the Lower Ward. In the first carriage were the Prince of Wales (20) , Prince Arthur (11) , and the Duke of Saxe Coburg (8) . The Crown Prince of Prussia (30) , the Duke of Brabant (26) , and the Count of Flanders (24) followed in the next; and in the others were the Duke de Nemours (47) , Prince Louis of Hesse (24) , Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar (38) , and the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh, with the gentlemen of their respective suites. Scarcely had they alighted at the door of Wolsey's Chapel, from which they were conducted through the Chapter Room to the door of the Chapel Royal to be in readiness to meet the coffin, when the first minute gun fired in tlhe distance, and the rattle of the troops reversing arms announced that the procession had started, and exactly at 12 o'clock the first mourning coach moved from under the Norman gateway. First came nine mourning coaches, each drawn by four horses, conveying the Physicians, Equerries, and other members of the household of the late Prince. In the last were the Lord Steward (63) (Earl St. Germans), the Lord Chamberlain (56) (Viscount Sidney), and the Master of the Horse (57) (the Marquis of Ailesbury). The carriages and trappings wvere of the plainest description; the horses had black velvet housings and feathers, but on the carriages there, were no feathers or ornaments of any kind. The mourning coaches were followed by one of the Queen's carriages, drawn by six horses, and attended by servants in State liveries, in which was the Groom of the Stole (26) , Earl Spencer, carrying the crowvn, and a Lord of the Bedchamber, Lord George Lennox, carrying the baton, sword, and hat of his late Royal Highness. Next escorted by a troop of the 2nd Life Guards, came the hearse, drawn by six black horses, which, like the carriages, was quite plain and unornamented. On the housings of the horses and on the sides of theW hearse were emblazoned the scutcheons of Her Majesty and of the Prince, each surmounted by a, crown, the Prince's arms being in black and Her Majesty's in white. The procession was closed by four State carriages.
In 1874 John Robert Townshend 1st Earl Sydney Scadbury Kent 1805-1890 (68) was created 1st Earl Sydney Scadbury Kent . Emily Paget Countess Sydney Scadbury Kent 1810-1893 (63) by marriage Countess Sydney Scadbury Kent .
Paternal Family Tree: Townshend
Kings Wessex: Great x 28 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858
Kings Gwynedd: Great x 19 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170
Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 25 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950
Kings Powys: Great x 20 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132
Kings England: Great x 10 Grand Son of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509
Kings Scotland: Great x 18 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214
Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180
Kings France: Great x 13 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved, Mad" VI King France 1368-1422
Father: John Townshend 2nd Viscount Sydney 1764-1831 Great x 9 Grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509
GrandFather: Thomas Townshend 1st Viscount Sydney 1733-1800 Great x 11 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great GrandFather: Thomas Townshend 1701-1780 Great x 10 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 2 GrandFather: Charles Townshend 2nd Viscount Townsend 1674-1738 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 3 GrandFather: Horatio Townshend 1st Viscount Townsend 1630-1687 Great x 8 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Pelham Viscountess Townsend -1711 Great x 10 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Pelham 1st Baron Pelham Laughton 1653-1712 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Jones -1681
Great GrandMother: Mary Brudenell Great x 7 Granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509
Great x 2 GrandFather: George Brudenell 3rd Earl Cardigan 1685-1732 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 3 GrandFather: Francis Brudenell 1654-1698 Great x 9 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 3 GrandMother: Frances Savile 1658-1695 Great x 8 Granddaughter of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bruce 3rd Countess Cardigan 1689-1745 Great x 6 Granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509
Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Bruce 3rd Earl Elgin, 2nd Earl Ailesbury 1656-1741 Great x 10 Grandson of Edward III King England 1312-1377
Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Seymour Countess Elgin, Countess Ailesbury 1655-1697 Great x 5 Granddaughter of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509
Mother: Caroline Elizabeth Letitia Clements Viscountess Sydney
GrandFather: Robert Clements 1st Earl Leitrim 1732-1804
Great GrandFather: Nathaniel Clements 1705-1777
Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Clements 1664-1722
Great GrandMother: Hannah Gore
GrandMother: Elizabeth Skeffington
Great GrandMother: Mary Clotworthy
Great x 2 GrandFather: John Clotworthy 1st Viscount Massereene -1665