Saturday, May 2, 2015

{22} Ruvigny Addition: Essex Descent for Charlotte (née Jenkinson), Countess of Verulam (1783-1863)

Charlotte (née Jenkinson), Countess of Verulam 
Continuing with the exploration of the ancestry of the author and poet George Villiers (1891-1942), husband of Marjorie Howard, next up is his paternal grandmother, Katharine (née Grimston), Countess of Clarendon. The descent of her father the 1st Earl of Verulam from Anne of Exeter was the subject of my post on April 18th. Verulam was an addition to Ruvigny's Anne of Exeter, the third volume, published 1907, in his Plantagenet Roll series, and Verulam has no other lines back to Edward III save those through Anne, duchess of Exeter.

Verulam's wife is an addition to Ruvigny's Isabel of Essex, the next volume in his series, published in 1908. She was Lady Charlotte Jenkinson, born 1783, the only daughter of the politician Charles Jenkinson, created earl of Liverpool in 1796 when Charlotte was age 13. Her half-brother Robert, the 2nd Earl of Liverpool, was Prime Minister from 1812 to 1827, under both George III and George IV. In 1807,  Lady Charlotte married the fellow Tory politician James Walter, 4th Viscount Grimston. Eight years later, he was created Earl of Verulam, with Charlotte as his countess. She survived him over seventeen years, and died in 1863 [not 1862, as in BP 2003 Edition, p. 2092, sub Jenkinson].
St Michael Church, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Lady CHARLOTTE JENKINSON, b. 8 June 1783 Mayfair, London, bap. 3 July 1783 St George Hanover Square, London; d. 16 Apr. 1863 Grosvenor Square, London, bur. 24 Apr. 1863 St Michael Church, St Albans, Hertfordshire, only dau. of Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool (1729-1808, descended from Edward III - see Generation 15 below) and his 2nd wife Catherine Bishopp (1744-1827, descended from Edward III); m. 11 Aug. 1807 St John the Baptist Church, Croydon, Surrey, JAMES WALTER GRIMSTON, 1st Earl of Verulam, b. 26 Sept. 1775 Westminster, London, bap. 26 Oct. 1775 St George Hanover Square; d. 17 Nov. 1845 Gorhambury House, St Albans, bur. 25 Nov. 1845 St Michael Church, St Albans, only son of James Bucknall, 3rd Viscount Grimston (1747-1808, descended from Edward III) and Harriot Walter (1756-1786), and had issue, six sons and four daughters.

Though Charlotte, Countess of Verulam, has several lines of descent from Edward III, through both of her parents, the 11-generation one from Isabel [Plantagenet], Countess of Essex, is through her father the 1st Earl of Liverpool.

Edward III had a second surviving son,
Isabel (née Plantagenet),
Countess of Essex
 - see Generation 5
1) Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
3) Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374-1398) m. Lady Alianore Holland (1370-1405, descended from Edward I), and had
4) Lady Anne Mortimer (1388-1411) m. Richard of York, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415, descended from Edward III), and had
5) Lady Isabel Plantagenet (1409-1484) m. 2) Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (1404-1483, descended from Edward III), and had
6) William, Lord Bourchier (c.1428-1477) m. 2) Lady Anne Woodville (c.1448-1489), and had
7) Cecily Bourchier (c.1473-1493) m. John Devereux, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Chartley (1464-1501, descended from Edward I), and had
8) Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford (c.1491-1558) m. 2) Margaret Garneys (d. 1599), and had
1st Earl of Liverpool -
see Generation 15
9) Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Baronet of Castle Bromwich (c.1550-1622) m. Katherine Arden (c.1556-1627, descended from Edward III), and had
10) Sir George Devereux of Sheldon Hall (c.1580-1666) m. Blanche Ridge (d. bef.1665), and had
11) George Devereux of Vaynor Park (d. 1682) m. Bridget Price (b. 1620, descended from Edward III), and had
12) Edward Devereux of Cefngwernfa House (d. 1686)[*1] m. Mary Saethon (descended from Edward III), and had
13) Elizabeth Devereux (d. 1741)[*2] m. Capt. Wolfran Cornewall of Winchester (c.1653-1720, descended from Edward III), and had
14) Amarantha Cornewall (1700-1785) m. Col. Charles Jenkinson of Burford Lawn Lodge (1693-1750), and had
15) Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool (1729-1808) m. 2) Catherine Bishopp (1744-1827, descended from Edward III), and had
16) Lady Charlotte Jenkinson (1783-1863) m. James Walter Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam
Ruvigny's account of the Devereux of Vaynor Park siblings on p. 365 of his Essex volume
[*1] Edward Devereux, the fifth son of his parents, founded the Cefngwernfa branch of the Devereux family. He can be found in Table XXIX on p. 31 of Ruvigny's Isabel of Essex volume. Ruvigny was unaware of Edward's marriage to Mary Saethon, and unaware as well of this branch of the family (see p. 365 in the same volume). The source for Edward Devereux dying in 1686 is from the article 'Berriew in Stuart Times' by D.W. Smith in Montgomeryshire Collections Vol. 73 (1985), p. 27. I cannot find online a picture of Cefngwernfa House (which still exists today as a Barn), in the parish of Berriew, Montgomeryshire [today Powys], but Vaynor Park, the seat of his father, which came to the Devereuxs through his mother's family the Prices, is in the same parish.
Vaynor Park, Montgomeryshire, Wales
[*2] Per the 1908 book The House of Cornewall by the 4th Earl of Liverpool & Compton Reade, p. 91, Elizabeth Devereux, the second wife of Capt. Wolfran Cornewall, was the daughter of "Edward Devereux, of Cefngwarnfa in Forden, Montgomery, by Mary of --- Saithon".

My next post will cover the remaining Edward III descents for Charlotte, Countess of Verulam.

Cheers,                                       -------Brad