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Times Newspaper Obituaries. 01 Feb 1817. On 29 Jan 1817 at his seat at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, George Spencer 4th Duke Marlborough 1739-1817, &c. His Grace was born the 26 Jan 1739. He was found dead in his bed at 7 o'cdock in the morning. He had for some time been in a very infirm state, though he had experienced very little severe indisposition. By his death there became vacant a blue riband of the Order of the Garter, the Lord Lieutenancy of Oxfordshire, the Rangership of Whichwood forest, and the High Stewardship of Oxford and Woodstock.
Times Newspaper Obituaries. 20 Feb 1891. We regret to announce that Frederick Lygon 6th Earl Beauchamp 1830-1891, Lord Lieutenant Worcestershire, died suddenly 19 Feb 1891 at Madresfield Court, Malvern, his Worcestershire seat. He was taken ill while at luncheon, after a journey to a neighbouring town, and died before medical aid could be obtained, the cause of death being heart disease. His death will be felt as a serious loss, both in the English Church and in the Conservative party. A strong and moderately "high" Churchman, he took a leading position in his own diocese and in the Church at large in the promotion and defence of Anglican interests and; though he did not come prominently before the public as a politician, he exercised for many years considerable influence in the councils of the Tory' leaders. Frederick Lygon 6th Earl Beauchamp 1830-1891 was the second son of the Henry Beauchamp Lygon 4th Earl Beauchamp 1784-1863 by Susan Caroline Eliot 1801-1835, daughter of the William Eliot 2nd Earl St Germans 1767-1845. He was born in 1830, and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1852 he was elected a Fellow of All Souls, and the received tho degree of D.C.L. from his University in 1870. As the Hon. Frederick Lygon, he entered Parliament as MP Tewkesbury in 1857, for which place be sat till 1863, when be was elected for MP West Worcestershire. At his Henry Lygon 5th Earl Beauchamp 1829-1866 death, without issue, in 1866, he succeeded to the peerage as sixth Earl. Both as a member of the House of Commons and as a peer he hold posts in Conservative Governments. In 1859 he was for a short time a Lord of the Admiralty. During the whole of Mr. Disraeli's Ministry which lasted from 1874 to 1880 he was Lord Steward of the Queen's Household. On the return of the Conservatives to power in 1885 he ras Paymaster-General of the Forces for the few months that the Government lasted, and he returned the same post when the general election put an end to Mr. Gladstone's short-lived Administration in 1886. He did not, however, remain in the Goverornent for a year, as he resigned in June, 1887. Since 1876 he had been Lord Lieutenant Worcestershire. The deceased earl was twice married, 1st, in 1868, to Mary Catherine Stanhope Countess Beauchamp 1844-1876, only daughter of the Philip Stanhope 5th Earl Stanhope 1805-1875 (she died in 1876), and, secondly, to Emily Annora Charlotte Pierrepoint Countess Beauchamp 1853-1935 (37), daughter of the Sydney William Herbert Pierrepoint 3rd Earl Manvers 1825-1900 (66). He is succeeded by his eldest son, William, Viscount Elmley, who was born in 1872.
Times Newspaper Obituaries. 24 Dec 1895. George Godolphin Osborne 9th Duke Leeds 1828-1895 died at Hornby Castle, Hornby, 23 Dec 1895 morning at 5 o'clock. He recently contracted a severe chill, which led to an attack of bronchitis. He took to his bed about a week ago and gradually sank. George Godolphin Osborne 9th Duke Leeds 1828-1895 in the peerage of England, Marquis of Carmarthen, Earl of Danby, Viscount Latimer, and Baron Osbome of Kiveton, all in the peerage of England; Viscount Osbome and Viscount Dunblane in the peerage of Scotland; and Baron Godolphin of Paraham Royal, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, a baronet, and a Prince or the Holy Roman Empire, was born in Paris in 1828, the eldest son of the George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872. He married, in 1861, the Hon. Fanny Georgiana Pitt-Rivers Duchess Leeds 1836-1896 (58), daughter of the George Pitt-Rivers 4th Baron Rivers 1810-1866, who was born in 1836 and was Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales from 1863 to 1873. He was appointed captain in the North Yorks Militia in 1852, and resigued in 1859, but was reappoined in 1861. He succeeded to the family honours in 1872, and has issue living three sons and five daughters. The family descends from Edward Osborne 1st Baronet Osborne 1596-1647, knight, who was Vice-President of the Council of the North in 1629 and Lieutenant-General of the forces raised there against the Parliamentary Army in 1841. His son was Treasurer of the Navy and Lord High Chancellor, and as Earl of Danby was impeeched by the Commons in 1679. The Francis Osborne 5th Duke Leeds 1751-1799 married Amelia Darcy 12th Baroness Darcy Knayth, 9th Baroness Conyers 1754-1784, in her own right Baroness Conyers, but this title left the main line in 1859 on the death of the Francis Godolphin Osborne 7th Duke Leeds 1798-1859. The late duke was nephew of the late Rev. Lord Sydney Godolphin Osborne, who wrote much over the familiar signature "S.G.O.," and brother of Francis George Osborne 1830-1907 (65), who was rector of Great Elm, but joined the Church of Rome in 1875. The Duke of Leeds is succeeded by his George Godolphin Osborne 10th Duke Leeds 1862-1927 (33), the Marquis of Carmarthen, who was born in 1862, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was formerly a lieutenant in the Yorkshire Hussars. Lord Carmarthen unsuccessfully contested the Newmarket Division of Cambridgeshire as a Conservative in 1886, and has sat since July, 1887, for the Brixton Division of Lambeth, in which constituency his sucoession to the peerage now creates a vacancy. Lord Carmarthen was an assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary for the Colonies (Lord Knutsford) from 1886 to 1888. He was appointed Treasurer of the Household on the formation of the present Ministry. He married, in 1884, Katherine Frances Lambton Duchess Leeds 1862-1952 (33), daughter of the George Frederick D'Arcy Lambton 2nd Earl Durham 1828-1879, and has issue four daughters.
Times Newspaper Obituaries. 24 Dec 1959. From Our Correspondent Stamford Bridge, East Riding, 23 Dec 1959. The Edward Frederick Lindley Wood 1st Earl Halifax 1881-1959 died to-night at his home at Garrowby, East Riding, near York. He was 78 and had been suffering from a chest complaint. Charles Duncombe 3rd Earl Feversham 1906-1963 (53) and Anne Dorothy Wood Countess Feversham 1910-1995 (49), Charles Ingram Courtenay Wood 2nd Earl Halifax 1912-1980 (47) and Ruth Alice Hannah Mary Primrose Countess Halifax 1916-1989 (43), Clarissa Duncombe -1938, and Lady Bingley were at Garrowby, East Riding when he died. Anne Dorothy Wood Countess Feversham 1910-1995 (49) said he had suffered from poor breathing for some time and that had been aggravated by a chest infection. Last July Lord Halifax broke his hip when walking in his garden and was flown to London for an operation at University College Hospital. He made a remarkable recovery from the accident. In September he and Agnes Elizabeth Courtenay Viscountess Halifax 1838-1919 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The funeral will be in private. A memorial service and requiem will be held in York Minster, York next Monday at 11 a.m. The date of a service in London is to be announced later. Obituary on page 8. MR. SELWYN LLOYD'S TRIBUTE Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, Foreign Secretary, in a tribute to Lord Halifax last night, said: "He held high office, as Viceroy of India, Foreign Secretary, and finally as Ambassador to Washington. He adorned each of these offices with his integrity, his idealism, and his ability. He was a great public servant. He will be deeply mourned." WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.Mr. Douglas Dillon, the acting Secretary of State, to-night issued this statement: "The many Americans who knew Lord Halifax deeply regret his passing. He was ever a staunch friend of this country and during his years of public life contributed greatly to the strengthening of Anglo-American relations. He is particularly remembered for his dedicated service to the cause of humanity during the crucial war years as British Ambassador in Washington." Reuter.
Times Newspaper Obituaries. 26 Dec 1910. We regret to state that Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby 1st Earl Ancaster 1830-1910 died on 24 Dec 1910 at his Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe, South Kesteven, in his 81st year.
Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, created first Earl of Ancaster in 1892, was Joint Heereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England. This dignity is held jointly by George Cholmondeley 5th Marquess Cholmondeley 1883-1968 (27), Lord Ancastor, and Charles Robert Carrington 3rd Baron Carrington 1843-1928 (67). The late peer filled it during the reign of Queen Victoria, Lord Cholmondeley during that of King Edward, and Lord Carrington fills it during the present reign.
He was born on October 1, 1830, and succeeded his Gilbert John Heathcote 1st Baron Aveland 1795-1867 as second Lord Aveland on 06 Sep 1807, and his Clementina Drummond-Willoughby 24th Baroness Willoughby Eresby, Baroness Aveland 1809-1888 as 24th Lord Willoughby de Eresby on 03 Nov 1888.
Few noblemen possessed a longer lineage, for the lordship of Erresby in Lincolnshire was acquired by the family of Bee or Belec bv the marriage of Walter dc Bec with Agnes, daughter and heiress of Hugh Fitz Pincheon, a 12th century magnate of Lincolnshire. A John Beke 1223-1301 received permission from Edward I to make a castle of his manor house at Eresby and was summoned to Parliament as one of the barons of the realm. By his wife, Sarah Furnival 1225-, daughter of Thomas Furnival 1200-1238, be had, among other children, Alice Beke 1245-1311, who was married to William Willoughby 1240-1300, one of those who went with Prince Edward to the Holy Land. His son, Robert Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby Eresby 1271-1317, became first Lord Willoughby de Eresby. Subsequent holders of that title played a prominent part in the country's history at home and abroad. The Robert Bertie 1582-1642 1st Earl Lindsey 1582-1642 was created Earl of Lindsey. The Robert Bertie 1st Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1660-1723 was created Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven in 1713. That dukedom became extinct with the death of the Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 in 1809. The barony of Willoughby de Eresby fell into abeyance between the sisters of the fourth duke until it was terminated by the Crown in 1780 in favour of the elder co-heir, Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie 21st Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1761-1828, whom the Peter Burrell 21st Baron Willoughby Eresby, 1st Baron Gwydyr 1754-1820 married in 1779. Their eldest son Peter Drummond-Burrell 2nd Baron Gwydyr, 22nd Baron Willoughby Eresby 1782-1865, married the Clementina Sarah Drummond Baroness Gwydyr, Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1786-1865 of the James Drummond 11th Earl Perth 1744-1800, and one of their daughters became in 1840 the Charlotte Augusta Annabella Drummond-Willoughby Baroness Carrington 1815-1879. Almeric Drummond-Willoughby 23rd Baron Willoughby Eresby, 2nd Baron Gwydyr 1821-1870, County Carnarvon, Joint Hereditary Great Chamberlain of England, died in August, 1870. The barony of Willoughby do Eresby again fell into abeyance between his lordship's surviving sisters, and it was terminated in favour of the elder, the Clementina Drummond-Willoughby 24th Baroness Willoughby Eresby, Baroness Aveland 1809-1888, who married in 1827 Gilbert John Heathcote 1st Baron Aveland 1795-1867, created Baron Aveland in 1856. Their eldest son was the late Lord Ancaster, whose sister, Clementina Charlotte, married in 1869 Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon, who died in her Majesty's ship Victoria in June 1893.
The late Lord Ancaster married in 1863 Evelyn Elizabeth Gordon Countess Ancaster 1846-1921 (64), second daughter of the Charles Gordon 10th Marquess Huntly 1792-1863, by whom be had four sons and six daughters. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, and sat as MP Rutland from 1856 to 1867. He was a magistrate for Kesteven and chairman of Quarter Sessions, lord of the manor of Thurlbv Baston and Langtoft, as well as chairman of the Stamford Division Conservative and Unionist Association; and was Lord Chamberlain during Queen Victoria's reign and contested the right to continue on King Edward's succession.
He is succeeded in the title by Gilbert Heathcote-Willoughby-Drummond 2nd Earl Ancaster 1867-1951 (43), ??? for the Hornecastle Division of Lincolnshire, who is a major and hon. lieutenant-colonel of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and was formerly an officer of the Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry. He married in 1905 Eloise Laurence, eldest daughter of the late Mr. W. L. Breese, of New York, and has a son, Gilbert James, born in 1907, and two daughters.
The late earl's other children include Charles Strathavon Heathcote-Willoughby-Drummond 1870-1949 (40), who married Muriel Agnes Stuart Erskine, daughter of Shipley Gordon Stuart Erskine 14th Earl Buchan 1850-1934 (60); Claud Heathcote-Willoughby-Drummond 1872-1950 (38), who married Florence Conyngham 1867-1946 (43), youngest daughter of the George Henry Conyngham 3rd Marquess Conyngham 1825-1882; Evelyn Clementina Heathcote-Willoughby-Drummond 1864-1924 (46), wife of Major-General Sir Henry Peter Ewart; the Margaret Mary Heathcote-Willoughby-Drummond 1866-1956, who was married to the late Mr. Gideon Macpherson Rutherford; the Cecilie Heathcote-Willoughby-Drummond 1874-1960 (36), wife of Mr. T. C. E. Goff; and Lady Dalhousie. The late peer assumed by Royal licence in 1872 the additional surnames of Willoughby and Drummond. He was a large landowner, owning Drummond Castle Crieff, and extensive deer forests in Perthshire and land in Lincolnshire and Rutland. Recently, however, he sold considerable portion of his estates, in many instances to the tenants who had the option of purchase. He was a very generous landlord, and was highly respected. He used Normanton Castle as his chief country house till Lord Willoughby de Eresby was married; then Normanton became the latter's home, and Lord Ancester lived at Grimsthorpe. He was president of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Times Newspaper Obituaries. 27 Jan 1916. The death of Ulrica Frederica Jane Seymour 1833-1916 took place on 26 Jan 1916 at 30 Grosvenor Gardens, Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia. She was the second daughter of the Edward Adolphus Seymour 12th Duke Somerset 1804-1885 and was born in 1833. She married, in 1858, Henry Frederick Thynne 1832-1904, second son of the Henry Frederick Thynne 3rd Marquess Bath 1797-1837, who was Treasurer of the Household to Queen Victoria and for over 25 years M.P. for South Wilts. There were four sons and two daughters of the marriage. The funeral will be at Findon, on Monday, at 1 o'clock.
Times Newspaper Obituaries. 02 Feb 1929. Obituary. We regret to announce that Elizabeth Catherine Howard-Molyneux-Howard Countess Carnarvon 1856-1929 died 01 Feb 1929 morning at Portofino, to which place she had just come from Albania, the country of which she was so great a benefactor. During the War she was in Egypt and was given special powers of visiting all hospital ships and distributing comforts to the patients. During the last few years she had been living in Albania, where she established hospitals, schools, and anti-malaria clitnics, for which she also provided supplies of quinine, which it had been before impossible to secure. She did good work among the people who came down from Northern Albania at the time of the famine, and established a village for refugees, which was called Herbert, after her son, Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert 1880-1923. She established Boy Scout troops, visited the prisons, and one of the last things she did was to found a library at Tirana. She made an appeal in The Times last August for the Albanian Educational Fund, of which she and Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 1864-1958 (64) were hon. treasurers, asking for books for the students' library and for money to found Albanian studentships abroad. The whole idea in her mind was to continue the work of her son and to forward peace in the Balkans. She was assisted in her work in Albania by Miss Durham and Mrs. Bennington. Lady Carnarvon was Elizabeth Catharine, eldest daughter of Henry Howard-Molyneux-Howard 1802-1875, of Greystoke. She married, in 1878, as his second wife, the Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert 4th Earl Carnarvon 1831-1890, a states man who, as Colonial Secretary and as Lord Lieuteniant of Ireland, played a notable part in the politics of his day. He died in 1890. Her elder son, Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert 1880-1923, M.P., traveller, diplomnatist, soldier, and politiciau, who died in September, 1923, was a man of an extraordinarily attractive personality, less rare a century ago perhaps than it is to-day, whose short life was crowded with adventure. Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Herbert 1880-1923 death was a great blow to his innumerable friends; what it meant to his mothier can be judged to some extent by her constant devotion to the little country of which he was so faithful a friend. Lady Carnarvon was also a strong supporter of the Vocal Therapy Society, established on Armistice Day, 1918, to provide qualified teachers for ex-Servicemenu in pensions hospitals, and to form them into choirs called King's Services' Choirs. The benefit to the men by the exercise of the healing art of song has been most marked, and Lady Carnarvon was accustomed to appeal for support periodically by interesting letters in The Times. Lady Carnarvon leaves a son, the Mervyn Robert Howard Molyneux Herbert 1882-1929 (46), late of the Diplomatic Service and the Foreign Office. She was the stepmother of Winifred Anne Henrietta Christina Herbert Baroness Burghclere 1864-1933 (65), Margaret Leonora Evelyn Selina Herbert 1870-1958 (58), and Victoria Alexandrina Mary Cecil Herbert -1874-1957 (54).
On 08 Feb 1911 Frederick Archibald Vaughan Campbell 3rd Earl Cawdor 1847-1911 died. His Son Hugh Campbell 4th Earl Cawdor 1870-1914 (41) succeeded 4th Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin in Pembrokeshire
09 Feb 1911. Times Newspaper Obituaries. DEATH OF LORD CAWDOR. We record with much regret that Frederick Archibald Vaughan Campbell 3rd Earl Cawdor 1847-1911 died peacefully in his sleep at 5:45 08 Feb 1911 morning, a few days before his 64th birthday. Edith Georgiana Turnor Countess Cawdor 1844-1926 (67) and the members of their family were present. He had keen ill for some time. We announced on 30 Nov 1910 that he was suffering from an attack of tonsilitis. Just before Christmns be caught a chill while recoveing from this attack, and had to enter a nursing home. Early in January his illness began to take a serious turn and since then, though he rallied wonderfully from time to time, he steadily lost strength. Royal Sympathy. The Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 and Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 1844-1925 (66) have sent telegms expressing deep sympathy with the family.