Biography of Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809
On 26 Jul 1723 Robert Bertie 1st Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1660-1723 (62) died. His son [his father] Peregrine Bertie 2nd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1686-1741 (37) succeeded 2nd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven, 2nd Marquess Lindsay, 5th Earl Lindsey, 18th Baron Willoughby Eresby. [his mother] Jane Brownlow Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven -1736 by marriage Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven.
Monument in the Church of St Michael and All Angels Edenham South Kesteven sculpted by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 (32) and Henry Cheere 1st Baronet St Margaret's Sculptor 1703-1781 (20). A Classical Period with Corinthian Capitals supporting open dentilated pediment with garland, urns and putti. Before the Aedicule a rounded Pedestal supports a marble image of the deceased attired as a Roman General.
On 01 May 1729 Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 was born to [his father] Peregrine Bertie 2nd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1686-1741 (43) and [his mother] Jane Brownlow Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven -1736 at Lindsey House Cheyne Walk.
In 1735 [his brother] Peregrine Bertie 3rd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1714-1778 (21) and Elizabeth Blundell -1743 were married.
On 01 Jan 1741 [his father] Peregrine Bertie 2nd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1686-1741 (54) died. His son [his brother] Peregrine Bertie 3rd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1714-1778 (27) succeeded 3rd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven, 3rd Marquess Lindsay, 6th Earl Lindsey, 19th Baron Willoughby Eresby.
Monument in the Church of St Michael and All Angels Edenham South Kesteven. Flat Obelisk before which stands life sized carving of the deceased leaning on an Urn, in Roman dress, a putto holding a medallion of the Duchess [his mother] Jane Brownlow Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven -1736.
On 27 Nov 1750 [his brother] Peregrine Bertie 3rd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1714-1778 (36) and Mary Panton Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven -1793 were married. Mary Panton Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven -1793 by marriage Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven.
In 1761 Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 (31) was elected MP Lincolnshire.
On 12 Aug 1778 [his brother] Peregrine Bertie 3rd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1714-1778 (64) died. His son [his nephew] Robert Bertie 4th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1756-1779 (21) succeeded 4th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven, 4th Marquess Lindsay, 7th Earl Lindsey, 20th Baron Willoughby Eresby.
On 08 Jul 1779 [his nephew] Robert Bertie 4th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1756-1779 (22) died at Grimsthorpe South Kesteven. His uncle Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 (49) succeeded 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven, 5th Marquess Lindsay, 8th Earl Lindsey. His sister [his niece] Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie 21st Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1761-1828 (17) succeeded 21st Baron Willoughby Eresby.
On 22 Jul 1779 [his nephew] Robert Bertie 4th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1756-1779 (22) was buried at Edenham South Kesteven.
Monument to [his brother] Peregrine Bertie 3rd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1714-1778 (64) and [his nephew] Robert Bertie 4th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1756-1779 (21) in Church of St Michael and All Angels Edenham South Kesteven. On the south side by Charles Harris Sculptor 1749-1795 (28). Pointed back panel of black marble before which is a carving of the deceased seated in ducal robes, holding a cameo of the Duchess, beside him stands the fourth Duke in Roman dress. The figures are flanked by urns. The base is carved with flutes and Paterae and to the centre are bronze plates bearing the memorial inscription.
On 12 Feb 1779 Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 (49) was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and to the Privy Council.
On 25 Apr 1791 George Cholmondeley 1st Marquess Cholmondeley 1749-1827 (41) and [his niece] Georgina Charlotte Bertie Marchioness Cholmondeley 1761-1838 (29) were married. [his niece] Georgina Charlotte Bertie Marchioness Cholmondeley 1761-1838 (29) by marriage Countess Cholmondeley in Cheshire.
On 26 May 1793 Thomas Colyear 4th Earl Portmore 1772-1835 (21) and [his daughter] Mary Elizabeth Bertie Countess Portmore 1771-1797 (22) were married.
On 10 Feb 1797 [his daughter] Mary Elizabeth Bertie Countess Portmore 1771-1797 (26) died.
On 08 Feb 1809 Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 (79) died at Grimsthorpe South Kesteven. His third cousin Albermarle Bertie 9th Earl Lindsey 1744-1818 (64) succeeded 9th Earl Lindsey. Monument in St Mary's Church Swinstead South Kesteven. Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (33). A handsome white marble wall tablet in Grecian style depicting deceased and wife on a catafalque with mourning female figure, flanked by mother, children and angel. Above a scrolled cornice with Ducal coronet and palm. Beneath a rectangular inscription panel, flanked by scrolled brackets.
Times Newspaper Obituaries. 26 Dec 1910. We regret to state that Lord Ancaster died on Saturday night at his Grimsthorpe, Bourne, Lincolnshire seat, 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 Lord Cholmondeley (27), Lord Ancastor, and Lord Carrington (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 father as second Lord Aveland on September 6, 1807, and his mother as 24th Lord Willoughby de Eresby on November 13, 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 Beeke 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, daughter of Thomas, Lord Furnival, be had, among other children, Alice, who was married to Sir William de Willoughby, one of those who went with Prince Edward to the Holy Land. His son, Robert, 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 13th baron was created Earl of Lindsey. The fourth Earl of Lindsey was created Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven in 1713. That dukedom became extinct with the death of the fifth Duke 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, whom the first Lord Gwydir married in 1779. Their eldest son Peter Robert, 21st Baron Willoughby de Eresby, married the daughter of the first Lord Perth, and one of their daughters became in 1840 the wife of the second Lord Carrington. Almeric, the 22nd Lord Willoughby do Eresby and third Baron Gwydyr of Gwydyr, 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 Dowager Baroness Aveland, who married in 1827 Sir Gilbert John Heathcote, 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 Lady Evelyn Elizabeth Gordon (64), second daughter of the tenth Marquis of Huntly, by whom be had four sons and six daughters. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, and sat as Member of Parliament for 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 Lord Willoughby de Eresby (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 Major Charles S. Heathcote-Drunmond-Willoughby (40), who married Lady Muriel Erskine, daughter of Lord Buchan (60); Major Claud Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby (38), who married Lady Florence Astley (43), youngest daughter of the third Marquis Ponyngham; Lady Evelyn Clementina (46), wife of Major-General Sir Henry Peter Ewart; the Hon. Margaret Mary (44), who was married to the late Mr. Gideon Macpherson Rutherford; the Hon. Cecilie (36), wife of Mr. T. C. E. Goff; and Lady Dalhousie (32). 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.
Paternal Family Tree: Bertie
Kings Wessex: Great x 27 Grand Son of Æthelwulf King Wessex -858
Kings Gwynedd: Great x 18 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170
Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 23 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth 880-950
Kings Powys: Great x 19 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132
Kings England: Great x 12 Grand Son of King Edward III England
Kings Scotland: Great x 16 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214
Kings Franks: Great x 17 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180
Kings France: Great x 14 Grand Son of Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285
Father: Peregrine Bertie 2nd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1686-1741 11 x great grandson of King Edward III England
GrandFather: Robert Bertie 1st Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1660-1723 10 x great grandson of King Edward III England
Great GrandFather: Robert Bertie 3rd Earl Lindsey 1630-1701 10 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 2 GrandFather: Montagu Bertie 2nd Earl Lindsey 1608-1666 9 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Bertie 1582 1642 1st Earl Lindsey 1582-1642 8 x great grandson of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Montagu Countess Lindsey -1654 10 x great granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307
Great x 2 GrandMother: Martha Cockayne Countess Lindsey Countess Holderness 1605-1641
Great x 3 GrandFather: William Cockayne 1561-1626
Great x 3 GrandMother: Mary Morris Countess Dover -1648
Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Wharton Countess Lindsey -1669 9 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England
Great x 2 GrandFather: Philip Wharton 4th Baron Wharton 1613-1696 8 x great grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Wharton 1588-1622 7 x great grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 3 GrandMother: Philadelphia Carey -1654 7 x great granddaughter of King Edward III England
GrandMother: Mary Wynn 1661-1689
Great GrandFather: Richard Wynn 1625-1674
Mother: Jane Brownlow Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven -1736
GrandFather: John Brownlow 3rd Baronet Brownlow 1659-1697
Great GrandFather: Richard Brownlow 2nd Baronet Brownlow 1643-1668
Great x 2 GrandFather: William Brownlow 1st Baronet Brownlow 1595-1666
Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Brownlow 1553-1638
GrandMother: Alice Sherard Baroness Brownlow 1659-1721
Great GrandFather: Richard Sherard of Lobthorpe -1668