|Weld of Lulworth Coat of Arms|
[Azure a fesse nebule, between
three crescents ermine]
|Mount Savage Iron Works|
[Image from Mount Savage Historical Society]
|Harriet (née Hoffman) Weld and her father Jeremiah Hoffman|
In 1843 at age 27, Henry Weld married the 30-year-old Harriet Emily Hoffman, the only child of Baltimore merchant Jeremiah Hoffman (c.1780-1844). Like her husband, Harriet had been born in London. Jeremiah Hoffman was one of the eight sons and eleven children of German-born Peter Hoffman (1742-1809), who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1760s, and established a dry goods business in Baltimore which eventually became the hugely successful mercantile company Hoffman & Sons. Jeremiah and his brother William Hoffman represented the family's interests in England, with Jeremiah taking up residence in Russel Square, in the London neighbourhood of Bloomsbury. He met and married fellow Maryland native Emily Tilghman, who had lived in Portman Square since about age 9, when her widowed mother moved with her five young children from a plantation in Queen Anne's County, Maryland to her parents in London. Harriet's mother died in childbirth when Harriet was only a toddler, and her father never re-married. Jeremiah Hoffman moved back to Baltimore in 1825 with his 13-year-old daughter, purchasing a fine brick home there which he called Chatsworth House. Just a year after his daughter Harriet married Henry Weld, Jeremiah was shot and killed in October 1844. Henry and Harriet Weld had no children of their own, making the community of Mount Savage their primary focus. They lived in a nice estate home there for nearly 50 years, with Harriet dying in 1892, and Henry Weld the following year. His obituary describes Henry as "The Pioneer Rail Manufacturer."
Through his mother Hon. Juliana (née Petre), Henry Weld is a 7th-generation descendant of Charles II, and his line of descent could be added in with that of Charles Heneage on p. 14 of RD600, since the two share the first three generations. The Weld of Lulworth article in BLG 18th Edn. Vol. 1 (1965), pp. 712-13, gives nothing on Henry Weld and his siblings beyond their names, so full genealogical details for Henry, his parents and siblings are below, followed by the seven-generation descent from Charles II in detail.
|Archers Lodge, 1851 sketch by James Weld|
JAMES WELD of Archers Lodge, Southampton, b. 30 Apr. 1785 Lulworth Castle, Dorset, bap. there same day; d. 24 Feb. 1855 Weymouth, Dorset, 7th son of Thomas Weld of Lulworth Castle (1750-1810, descended from Edward III) and Mary Stanley-Massey (1752-1830, descended from Edward III); m. 5 July 1812 Portman Square, London, Hon. JULIANA ANN PETRE, b. 18 Sept. 1789 Grosvenor Square, London; d. 3 June 1862 Winchester, Hampshire, 2nd dau. of Robert Edward, 10th Baron Petre (1763-1809, descended from Charles II - see Generation 5 below) and Mary Bridget Howard (1767-1843, descended from James II of Scotland), and had issue, three sons and four daughters.
Issue of James and Hon. Juliana (Petre) Weld:
1) ANNA MARIA WELD, b. 1814 Portman Square, London; d. unm. 29 June 1851 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London.
2) HENRY THOMAS WELD of Mount Savage, Allegany County, Maryland, civil engineer, b. 31 Jan. 1816 Portman Square, London; d.s.p. 18 July 1893 Mount Savage; m. 30 May 1843 Baltimore County, Maryland, HARRIET EMILY HOFFMAN, b. 19 July 1812 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, bap. 17 Feb. 1813 St George Bloomsbury; d.s.p. (will dated 5 Jan., proved 17 Oct.) 1892 Maryland, bur. Old St Pauls Cemetery, Baltimore, only dau. of Jeremiah Hoffman of Chatsworth House, Baltimore (c.1780-1844) and Eliza Emily Tilghman (1790-1813, descended from Edward IV).
|Henry Weld Home in Mount Savage|
4) Rt Rev Mgr. FRANCIS JOSEPH WELD, Rector of Shrewsbury Place, Isleworth 1854-98, b. 5 Sept. 1819 South Down Cottage, Weymouth; d. unm. 26 Sept. 1898 Château Dauphin, Pontgibaud, Puy-De-Dôme, Auvergne, France.
5) AGNES WELD, Benedictine nun 1841-83, b. 30 July 1821 South Down Cottage, Weymouth; d. unm. Feb. 1883 St Mary Abbey, East Bergholt, Suffolk.
6) PHILIP GEORGE WELD, b. 16 Aug. 1828 Archers Lodge, bap. St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Southampton; d. (drowned) 16 Apr. 1845 St Edmund's College, Ware, Hertfordshire.
6) CHARLOTTE ADELAIDE WELD, b. 23 Aug. 1830 Archers Lodge, bap. St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Southampton; d. unm. 20 Nov. 1862 Lulworth Castle.
CHARLES II = Mary Davies (c.1651-1708), and had a dau
|3rd Earl of Derwentwater -|
see Generation 2
2) JAMES RADCLIFFE, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater, b. 26 June 1689 Piccadilly, London; d. (executed) 24 Feb. 1716 Tower Hill, London, bur. Dalston Chapel, Northumberland; m. 10 July 1712, ANNA MARIA WEBB, b. 1693; d. 19 Aug. 1723 Brussels, Belgium, est dau. of Sir John Webb, 3rd Baronet of Odstock (c.1670-1745, descended from Edward III) and his 1st wife Hon. Barbara Bellasis (c.1673-1740, descended from Edward III), and had
3) Lady ANNA MARIA BARBARA RADCLIFFE, b. 1716; d. 31 Mar. 1760 Ingatestone Hall, Essex, bur. 4 Apr. 1760 St Edmund & St Mary Church, Ingatestone; m. 2 May 1732 St Pauls Cathedral, London, ROBERT JAMES PETRE, 8th Baron Petre of Writtle, b. 3 June 1713; d. 2 July 1742 London, bur. 8 July 1742 St Edmund & St Mary Church, Ingatestone, est son of Robert, 7th Baron Petre (1690-1713, descended from Edward III) and Catherine Walmesley (1698-1785, descended from Edward III), and had
4) ROBERT EDWARD PETRE, 9th Baron Petre of Writtle, b. Feb. 1742; d. 2 July 1801 Westminster, London, bur. St Edmund & St Mary Church, Ingatestone; m. 1st 19 Apr. 1762 Golden Square, London, ANNE HOWARD, b. 29 Aug. 1742; d. 15 Jan. 1787 Thorndon Hall, West Thorndon, Essex, bur. 23 Jan. 1787 St Edmund & St Mary Church, Ingatestone, dau. of Philip Howard of Buckenham House (1689-1750, descended from James II of Scotland) and his 2nd wife Henrietta Blount (1708-1782, descended from Edward III), and had
|10th Baron Petre -|
see Generation 5
6) Hon. JULIANA ANN PETRE (1789-1862 - see details above) m. JAMES WELD of Archers Lodge (1785-1855), and had
7) HENRY THOMAS WELD of Mount Savage (1816-1893 - see details above)
The next blogpost will return to the ancestry of the 11th Baroness Wentworth, wife of Lord Byron, and look at some Edward III lines to her mother Hon. Judith Noel.