Fourth Cousin

Fourth Cousin is in Fourth Cousin and Higher.

On 18 Sep 1556 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon (age 29) died. His fourth cousin William Courtenay 2nd Earl Devon (age 27) de jure 2nd Earl Devon. Elizabeth Paulett Countess Devon by marriage Countess Devon. John Trelawny of Poole in Cornwall (age 52) was one of his co-heirs.

On 08 Feb 1617 Edward Talbot 8th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 55) died. He was buried at Westminster Abbey [Map]. His fourth cousin George Talbot 9th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 50) succeeded 9th Earl of Shrewsbury, 9th Earl Waterford.

On 21 Jan 1765 Hugh Willoughby 15th Baron Willoughby of Parham died unmarried. His fourth cousin Henry Willoughby 16th Baron (age 69) succeeded 16th Baron Willoughby Parham. He had a better claim to the title than the 15th Baron being descended from the second son but no action was taken until the death of the 15th Baron when he succeeded to the title. By law the 11th to 15th Barons should be considered a new creation.

On 23 Sep 1814 Thomas Egerton 1st Earl Wilton (age 65) died. His grandson Thomas Grosvenor 2nd Earl Wilton (age 14) succeeded 2nd Earl Wilton, 2nd Viscount Grey de Wilton. Baron Grey Wilton extinct. His fourth cousin John Grey Egerton 8th Baronet (age 48) succeeded 8th Baronet Egerton and Oulton.

On 17 Feb 1857 Godwin Philipps 10th Baronet (age 17) died unmarried. His fourth cousin James Evans Philipps 11th Baronet (age 64) succeeded 11th Baronet Philips of Picton Castle.

On 26 Jul 1912 Sewallis Edward Shirley 10th Earl Ferrers (age 65) died. On His fourth cousin Walter Shirley 11th Earl Ferrers (age 48) succeeded 11th Earl Ferrers, 17th Baronet Shirley of Staunton Harold in Leicestershire. Mary Jane Moon Countess Ferrers by marriage Countess Ferrers.

On 04 Sep 1963 Charles Duncombe 3rd Earl Feversham (age 56) died. Earl Feversham extinct. His fourth cousin Charles Duncombe 6th Baron Feversham (age 18) succeeded 6th Baron Feversham of Duncombe Park in Yorkshire.

On 21 Aug 1964 Edward Fox-Strangways 7th Earl of Ilchester (age 58) died without surviving male issue. His fourth cousin Walter Angelo Fox-Strangways 8th Earl of Ilchester (age 77) succeeded 8th Earl Ilchester.

On 01 Oct 1999 Seymour Egerton 7th Earl Wilton (age 78) died. His fourth cousin Francis Grosvenor 8th Earl Wilton (age 65) succeeded 8th Earl Wilton, 8th Viscount Grey de Wilton.

On 12 Mar 2004 Francis Henry Coventry 12th Earl Coventry (age 91) died. His fourth cousin George William Coventry 13th Earl Coventry (age 64) succeeded 13th Earl Coventry.