Biography of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869

In 1783 [his uncle] William Augustus West 3rd Earl De La Warr 1757-1783 (age 26) died. His brother [his father] John West 4th Earl De La Warr 1758-1795 (age 24) succeeded 4th Earl De La Warr, 4th Viscount Cantalupe, 10th Baron De La Warr.

On 26 Oct 1791 George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr was born to John West 4th Earl De La Warr 1758-1795 (age 33).

On 29 Jul 1795 [his father] John West 4th Earl De La Warr 1758-1795 (age 37) died. His son George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 3) succeeded 5th Earl De La Warr, 5th Viscount Cantalupe, 11th Baron De La Warr.

On 21 Jun 1813 George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 21) and Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 17) were married. She by marriage Countess De La Warr. She the daughter of John Frederick Sackville 3rd Duke Dorset and Arabella Diana Cope 3rd Duchess Dorset 1769-1825 (age 44). He the son of John West 4th Earl De La Warr 1758-1795.

On 26 Apr 1814 [his son] George John Frederick Sackville was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 22) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 18).

On 13 Nov 1815 [his son] Charles Sackville-West 6th Earl De La Warr 1815-1873 was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 24) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 20).

On 21 Feb 1817 [his son] Reginald Windsor Sackville 7th Earl De La Warr was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 25) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 21).

On 23 Sep 1818 [his daughter] Elizabeth Sackville-West Duchess Bedford 1818-1897 was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 26) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 23).

On 22 Sep 1820 [his son] Mortimer Sackville-West 1st Baron Sackville was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 28) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 25).

In 1822 [his son] Son Sackville-West was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 30) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 26).

In 1823 [his son] Son Sackville-West (age 1) died.

On 23 Jul 1824 [his daughter] Mary Catherine Sackville-West Marchioness Salisbury 1824-1900 was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 32) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 28).

On 19 Jul 1827 [his son] Lionel Sackville-West 2nd Baron Sackville was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 35) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 31).

In 1830 [his son] William Sackville-West was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 38) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 34).

In 1835 [his daughter] Arabella Diana Sackville-West was born to George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 43) and [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 39).

On 18 Jan 1844 [his son-in-law] Francis Russell 9th Duke Bedford 1819-1891 (age 24) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Sackville-West Duchess Bedford 1818-1897 (age 25) were married. She by marriage Duchess Bedford. She the daughter of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869 (age 52) and Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 48). They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 25 Jun 1850 [his son] George John Frederick Sackville (age 36) died.

On 25 Sep 1860 [his son-in-law] Alexander Bannerman 9th Baronet (age 37) and [his daughter] Arabella Diana Sackville-West (age 25) were married. She the daughter of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869 (age 68) and Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 65).

On 27 Apr 1864 [his wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 68) was created 1st Baron Buckhurst of Buckhurst in SussexQueen (age 44) with a special remainder to her second surviving son, [his son] Reginald (age 47) and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to her third, fourth and fifth surviving sons, by her said husband (age 72), in like manner respectively, and with a proviso that if any person taking under these letters patent shall succeed to the Earldom of De La Warr, and there shall upon, or at any time after, the occurrence of such an event be any younger son or any heir male of the body of any such other son, then and so often as the same shall happen the succession to the Honours and dignities thereby created shall devolve upon the son of the said Elizabeth, Countess De la Warr, or the heir who would next be entitled to succeed to the said dignity of Baron Buckhurst, if the person so succeeding to the Earldom of De la Warr was dead without issue male.

Note. This complicated creation was not totally unique as three years previously in 1861 the Earldom of Cromartie was granted to Anne, Duchess of Sutherland, with a similar remainder. They are often referred to as "the two jumping peerages" as the intention of the draughtsman appears to have been to create a peerage that would "jump" from one person in his lifetime to another as certain circumstances arose. The descent of the Earldom of Cromartie has never been tested and that of the Barony of Buckhurst was frustrated within one generation. The Hon Reginald Sackville-West took his seat in the House of Lords as Baron Buckhurst following the death of his mother in 1870. Three years later he succeeded his elder brother as 7th Earl De La Warr and yet made no move to surrender the Barony of Buckhurst in accordance with the letters patent. The Barony of Buckhurst was claimed, together with Knole Park and the other Sackville estates, by his younger brother, Hon Mortimer Sackville-West (age 43). His claim to the estates was successful but not his claim to the Barony of Buckhurst. As a consolation he was created Baron Sackville in 1876, with a special remainder, failing the heirs male of his body, to his two younger brothers in like manner, they being the only two people who might have inherited the Barony of Buckhurst had the letters patent of 1864 being adhered to.

In 1867 [his son] Reginald Windsor Sackville 7th Earl De La Warr (age 49) and [his daughter-in-law]  (age 21) were married. The difference in their ages was 28 years. He the son of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869 (age 75) and Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 71).

Before 15 May 1867 [his son] William Sackville-West (age 37) and [his daughter-in-law] Georgina Dodwell were married. He the son of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869 (age 75) and Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 71).

In 1869 [his daughter] Arabella Diana Sackville-West (age 34) died.

On 23 Feb 1869 George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr (age 77) died. His son [his son] Charles Sackville-West 6th Earl De La Warr 1815-1873 (age 53) succeeded 6th Earl De La Warr, 6th Viscount Cantalupe, 12th Baron De La Warr.

On 09 Jan 1870 [his former wife] Elizabeth Sackville Countess De La Warr 1795-1870 (age 74) died. Her son [his son] Reginald Windsor Sackville 7th Earl De La Warr (age 52) succeeded 2nd Baron Buckhurst of Buckhurst in Sussex.

Family Trees of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869

Paternal Family Tree: West

Royal Ancestors of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869

Kings Wessex: Great x 21 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 18 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 22 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

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 of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 18 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 18 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 14 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry West 4th Baron De La Warr 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles West 5th Baron De La Warr 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Isabella Edmondes Baroness De La Warr

Great x 2 Grandfather: John West 6th Baron De La Warr 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: John West 1st Earl De La Warr 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: John West 2nd Earl De La Warr 1729-1777 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Donough Maccarthy 4th Earl Clancarty 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: George "Fairy Earl" Fitzgerald 16th Earl of Kildare 1612-1660 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Fitzgerald Countess Clancarty 1642-1698 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Charlotte Maccarthy Baroness De La Warr 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Spencer 1st Earl of Sunderland 8 x Great Grand Son of Henry IV King England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Spencer 2nd Earl of Sunderland 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Dorothy Sidney Countess Sunderland 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Spencer Countess Clancarty 1671-1704 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Russell Countess Bristol 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Father: John West 4th Earl De La Warr 1758-1795 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

George Sackville-West 5th Earl De La Warr 1791-1869 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England