Biography of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870

1821 Coronation of King George IV

1868 Abergele Railway Disaster

On 27 Oct 1788 Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden was born to Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden 1756-1820 (age 32).

On 21 Jun 1797 [his grandfather] Robert Jocelyn 1st Earl Roden 1731-1797 (age 65) died at York Street, Dublin. His son [his father] Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden 1756-1820 (age 40) succeeded 2nd Earl Roden.

On 09 Jan 1813 Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 24) and Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903 were married. He the son of Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden 1756-1820 (age 56).

On 13 Dec 1813 [his daughter] Elizabeth Frances Jocelyn Viscountess Powerscout was born to Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 25) and [his wife] Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 20 Nov 1814 [his daughter] Frances Jocelyn Countess Gainsborough 1814-1885 was born to Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 26) and [his wife] Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 02 Feb 1816 [his brother-in-law] Thomas Stapleton (age 23) and Frances Woodley (age 56) were married. The difference in their ages was 32 years.

On 20 Feb 1816 [his son] Robert Jocelyn was born to Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 27) and [his wife] Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 29 Jun 1820 [his father] Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden 1756-1820 (age 63) died. His son Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 31) succeeded 3rd Earl Roden. [his wife] Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903 by marriage Countess Roden.

On 29 Dec 1820 [his brother-in-law] Reverend Miles Stapleton (age 19) and Anne Byam Kerby were married.

Coronation of King George IV

The London Gazette 17724. 09 Jul 1821. Whitehall. .

The King has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignities of Viscount, Earl, and Marquess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Charles Earl of Ailesbury (age 48), Knight of the Most Ancient aud Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the names, stiles, and titles of Viscount Savernake, of Savernake-Forest, in the county of Wilts, Earl Bruce, of Whorlton, in the county of York, and Marquess of Ailesbury, in the county of Buckingham

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of an Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Edward Viscount Falmouth (age 34), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Earl of Falmouth, in the county of Cornwall. [Anne Frances Bankes Countess Falmouth 1790-1864 (age 31) by marriage Countess Falmouth.]

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of an Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to Richard William Penn Viscount Curzon (age 24), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Earl Howe. [Note. Harriet Georgiana Brudenell Countess Howe (age 22) by marriage Countess Howe.]

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignities of Viscount and Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to John Sommers Baron Sommers (age 61), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the names, stiles, and titles of Viscount Eastnor, of Eastnor Castle, in the county of Hereford, and Earl Sommers.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignities of Viscount and Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to John Baron Rous (age 71), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the names, stiles, and titles of Viscount Dunwich and Earl of Stradbroke, in the county of Suffolk.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of Viscount of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to Richard Earl of Donoughmore (age 65), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Viscount Hutchinson, of Knocklofty, in the county of Tipperary; with remainder, in default of such issue male, to the heirs male of the body of Christian Baroness Donoughmore, deceased (mother of the said Richard Earl of Donoughmore), by John Hely Hutchinson, Esq. also deceased.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting: the dignity ot a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to William Marquess of Lothian (age 57), Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotton, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Ker, of Kersheugh, in the county of Roxburgh.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Henry Marquess Conyngham (age 54), Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Minster, of Minster-Abbey, in the county of Kent.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to James Earl of Ormonde and Ossory (age 43), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotton, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Ormonde, of Llanthony, in the county of Monmouth; with remainder, in default of such issue male, to his brother the Honourable Charles Howard Butler Clarke (age 40), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten. [Note. Grace Louisa Staples Marchioness Ormonde by marriage Baroness Ormonde of Llanthony in Monmouthshire.]

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Francis Earl of Wemyss and March (age 49), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Wemyss, of Wemyss, in the county of Fife.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Robert Earl of Roden (age 32), Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Clanbrassill, of Hyde-Hall, in the county of Hertford, and Dundalk, in the county of Louth.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting, the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to George Earl of Kingston (age 50), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Kingston, of Mitchelstown, in the county of Cork.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to Thomas Earl of Longford (age 47), Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile and title of Baron Silchester, of Silchester, in the county of Southampton.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom ef Great Britain and Ireland, to James Murray (age 39), Esq. (commonly called Lord James Murray), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten by the name, stile, and title of Baron Glenlyon of Glenlyon, in the county of Perth. [Note. Emily Frances Percy Baroness Goldolphin Helston (age 33) by marriage Baroness Glenlyon of Glenlyon in Perthshire.]

The King has also been pleased to direct letters:patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting1 the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Right Honourable William Wellesley Pole (age 58), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Maryborough, of Maryborough, in the Queen's-County.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Right Honourable John Foster (age 81), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotton, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Oriel, of Ferrard, in the county of Louth.

The King has also been pleased to direct letters ;patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Right Honourtable Sir William Scott (age 75), Knt. and the heirs male of bis body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Stowell, of Stowell Park, in the county of Gloucester

The King has also been pleased to direct letters matent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Sir Thomas Henry Liddell (age 46), Bart, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Ravensworth, of Ravenswortb-Castle, in the county-palatine of Durham, and of Eslington, in the county of Northumberland. [Note. Maria Susannah Simpson Baroness Calthorpe (age 48) by marriage Baroness Ravensworth of Ravensworth Castle in County Durham.]

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity to a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Thomas Cholmondeley (age 53), Esq. of Vale-Royal, in the county-palatine of Chester, and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Delamere, of Vale-Royal, in the said county. [Note. Henrietta Elizabeth Williams-Wynn Baroness Delamere by marriage Baroness Delamere of Vale Royal in Cheshire.]

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Cecil Weld Forester (age 54), Esq. of Willey-Park, in the county of Salop, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baron Forester, of Willey-Park, in the said county. [Note. Katherine Mary Manners Baroness Forester by marriage Baroness Forester of Willey Park in Shropshire.]

The King has also been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baroness of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Charlotte Mary Gertrude Strutt (age 63) (commonly called Lady Charlotte Mary Gertrude Strutt), and the heirs male of her body lawfully begotten, by the name, stile, and title of Baroness Rayleigh, of Terling-place in the county of Essex.

In 1823 [his son] John Strange Jocelyn 5th Earl Roden 1823-1897 was born to Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 34) and [his wife] Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 05 May 1825 Charles Brodrick (age 33) and [his sister-in-law] Emma Stapleton were married.

On 03 Dec 1828 Henry Maxwell 7th Baron Farnham (age 29) and [his sister-in-law] Anna Frances Esther Stapleton (age 23) were married.

On 01 Jun 1829 [his brother-in-law] Thomas Stapleton (age 37) died.

On 11 Jun 1830 [his brother-in-law] Reverend Miles Stapleton (age 29) died.

On 03 Oct 1831 [his father-in-law] Thomas Stapleton 12th Baron Despencer (age 64) died. His granddaughter Mary Stapleton Viscountess Falmouth 13th Baroness Despencer (age 9) succeeded 13th Baroness Despencer. His son [his brother-in-law] Francis Jarvis Stapleton 7th Baronet (age 24) succeeded 7th Baronet Stapleton of Leeward Islands.

On 23 Oct 1832 [his son] William Nassau Jocelyn 5th Earl Roden was born to Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 43) and [his wife] Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 25 Jul 1833 [his son-in-law] Charles Noel 1st Earl Gainsborough (age 51) and [his daughter] Frances Jocelyn Countess Gainsborough 1814-1885 (age 18) were married. The difference in their ages was 33 years. She the daughter of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870 (age 44) and Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 25 Jan 1836 [his son-in-law] Richard Wingfield 6th Viscount Powerscourt (age 21) and [his daughter] Elizabeth Frances Jocelyn Viscountess Powerscout (age 22) were married. She by marriage Viscountess Powerscourt. She the daughter of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870 (age 47) and Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903. They were half first cousins.

On 09 Apr 1841 [his son] Robert Jocelyn (age 25) and [his daughter-in-law] Frances Elizabeth Cowper (age 21) were married. She the daughter of Peter Nassau Clavering-Cowper 5th Earl Cowper 1778-1837 and Emily Lamb Countess Cowper (age 53). He the son of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870 (age 52) and Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 11 Jun 1848 [his son-in-law] Charles Weld-Forester (age 36) and [his daughter] Maria Jocelyn were married. She the daughter of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870 (age 59) and Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

On 12 Aug 1854 [his son] Robert Jocelyn (age 38) died of cholera.

Abergele Railway Disaster

On 20 Aug 1868 the Irish Mail train collided with goods wagons. The force of the collision derailed the engine, its tender and the leading guard's van. Two runaway wagons next to the brake van, which carried 50 wooden barrels, holding about 1,700 gallons of paraffin oil caught fire. The engine, tender, guard's van and the first three-passenger carriages were instantly enveloped in dense smoke and flames, which soon spread to the fourth carriage and the front of the leading post office van. This prevented any immediate attempt to rescue the occupants of the first four carriages, who all died.

Henry Maxwell 7th Baron Farnham (age 69) and his wife [his sister-in-law] Anna Frances Esther Stapleton (age 63) were killed.

On 20 Mar 1870 Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 81) died at Edinburgh [Map]. His grandson Robert Jocelyn 4th Earl Roden 1846-1880 (age 23) succeeded 4th Earl Roden.

On 09 Jul 1903 [his former wife] Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903 died.

[his daughter] Maria Jocelyn was born to Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden and Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden -1903.

Family Trees of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870

Paternal Family Tree: Jocelyn

Royal Ancestors of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870

Kings Wessex: Great x 22 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 20 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

Kings Powys: Great x 21 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 13 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 19 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 15 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870

Father: Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden 1756-1820 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Hamilton

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Hamilton

Great x 2 Grandfather: James Hamilton

Great x 1 Grandfather: 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Mordaunt 1st Earl Peterborough 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Mordaunt 1st Viscount Mordaunt 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Howard Countess Peterborough 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Anne Mordaunt 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Carey 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Carey Viscountess Mordaunt 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Smith

GrandMother: 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Harriet Bentinck Countess Clanbrassil 1705-1792

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Temple of Dublin

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Temple

Great x 2 Grandmother: Jane Martha Temple Countess Portland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Abraham Yarner

Great x 3 Grandmother: Jane Yarner

Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden 1788-1870 13 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England