Sunday, August 21, 2016

{88} Edward III Descents for 3rd Viscount Lisburne (c.1700-1766)

Vaughan of Trawsgoed Coat of Arms
[Sable, a chevron between three fleurs-de-lis argent]
One of the four great-grandfathers of Sir Lawrence Vaughan Palk, 3rd Baronet, ancestor of Hon. Annette Maria (née Palk) Baird, was Wilmot Vaughan, 3rd Viscount Lisburne. His first name was in honour of his maternal grandfather (whom he never knew), the infamous poet John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, the most debauched peer at the court of King Charles II, and the subject of the 2004 film The Libertine, where he is played by Johnny Depp. The second of three sons, Wilmot Vaughan left politics and the family's substantial Trawsgoed (aka Crosswood) estate in Cardiganshire to his elder brother John, who succeeded their father as as 2nd Viscount in 1721 when Wilmot was about age 21, and pursued a military career. While stationed in Berwick-on-Tweed, he married Elizabeth Watson, the daughter of a gentleman from that city who owned several substantial farms in Northumberland, chief of which was Grindonrigg House. When his brother the 2nd Viscount died in 1741, Wilmot Vaughan declared himself the successor to the Irish Viscountcy and the Vaughan family estates, but was challenged by his brother's widow and her son. Dorothy (née Hill), dowager Viscountess Lisburne, had separated from her husband in 1727, shortly after the birth of their daughter Malet. She returned to her father's house, 18 miles from Trawsgoed, and bore a son Edward in 1733, claiming that her estranged husband the 2nd Viscount Lisburne was the father. Years of litigation ensued, with Wilmot Vaughan ultimately triumphant in keeping the family estates and, in 1764, re-establishing the family's seat in the Irish House of Lords, though his death less than two years later prevented him from ever actually taking his seat in that House.

Through each of his parents, the 3rd Viscount Lisburne has several lines of descent from Edward III. The nine through that monarch's granddaughter Joan (née Beaufort), countess of Westmorland, are given below, as well as the one through her brother Cardinal Henry Beaufort.
Trawsgoed Mansion, Llanafan, Cardiganshire
WILMOT VAUGHAN, 3rd Viscount Lisburne, b. c.1700; d. 19 Jan. 1766 Trawsgoed Mansion, Llanafan, Cardiganshire, Wales, bur. Jan. 1766 St Hilary Church, Llanilar, Cardiganshire, 2nd son of John Vaughan, 1st Viscount Lisburne (c.1670-1721, descended from Edward III - see Generation A13 below) and Lady Malet Wilmot (1676-1709, descended from Edward III - see Generation G14 below); m. 16 Mar. 1727 St Cuthbert Church, Norham, Northumberland, ELIZABETH WATSON, bap. 18 Mar. 1705 Holy Trinity Church, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland; d. 19 Jan. 1764 Trawsgoed Mansion, dau. of Thomas Watson of Berwick-on-Tweed (d. 1739) and Margaret Clerk (d. 1741), and had issue, two sons and two daughters.

1st Earl of Lisburne (1728-1800)
Issue of 3rd Viscount Lisburne and Elizabeth (Watson):

1) WILMOT VAUGHAN, 1st Earl of Lisburnebap. 9 Jan. 1728 Holy Trinity Church, Berwick-on-Tweed; d. 6 Jan. 1800 Mamhead House, Devon, bur. 14 Jan. 1800 St Thomas Church, Mamhead; m. 1st 3 July 1754 St George Hanover Square, London, ELIZABETH NIGHTINGALE, b. 14 Aug. 1731 London, bap. 5 Sept. 1731 St George Hanover Square; d. 19 May 1755 London, bur. Westminster Abbey, only dau. of Joseph Gascoigne-Nightingale of Mamhead House (1695-1752, descended from Edward III) and Lady Elizabeth Shirley (1703-1731, descended from Edward III), and had issue, one son; m. 2nd 19 Apr. 1763 St Andrew Holborn, London, DOROTHY SHAFTO, bap. 2 Apr. 1734 St Andrew Holborn, London; d. 12 Sept. 1805 Mamhead House, bur. 20 Sept. 1805 St Thomas Church, Mamhead, est. dau. of John Shafto of Whitworth Park (1692-1742, descended from Edward III) and Dorothy Jackson (c.1709-1768), and had further issue, one son and three daughters.

2) Hon. Sir JOHN VAUGHAN, Knight of the Bath, Governor of Berwick-on-Tweed 1780-95, M.P. Berwick 1774-95, bap. 3 May 1729 Holy Trinity Church, Berwick-on-Tweed; d. unm. 30 June 1795 Martinique, Lesser Antilles, West Indies.

3) MALET VAUGHAN, bap. 29 Oct. 1730 Holy Trinity Church, Berwick-on-Tweed; d. young.
St Peter Church, Carmarthen

4) Hon. ELIZABETH VAUGHAN, bap. 22 June 1741 St Oswald Church, Durham, co. Durham; d. Feb. 1817 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, bur. 11 Feb. 1817 St Peter Church, Carmarthen; m. 11 July 1765 St Afan Church, Llanafan, Cardiganshire, THOMAS LLOYD of Abertrinant House, Llanfihangel-Y-Creuddyn, Cardiganshire, b. c.1740, d. 18 Aug. 1783(?), son of Thomas Lloyd of Abertrinant House (descended from Henry IV) and Jane Pugh[*1], and had issue, three daughters.

Issue of Hon. Elizabeth (Vaughan) and Thomas Lloyd:

4A) DOROTHY ELIZABETH LLOYD, b. 1766; d. 31 Jan. 1827 Laugharne, Carmarthenshire; m. 5 Jan. 1796 St Mary Church, Walcot, Bath, Somersetshire, Col. OWEN FORD LLOYD of Abertrinant House and of Cardigan, b. c.1755; d. 9 Nov. 1812 Cardigan, bur. St Cynllo Church, Llangoedmor, Cardiganshire, 2nd son of Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd Castle (d. 1768, descended from Henry IV) and Anne Lloyd (descended from Edward III), and had issue, four sons and four daughters.

4B) AMELIA MARGARETTA LLOYD, bap. 12 Jan. 1771 St Peter Church, Carmarthen; d. unm., bur. there 29 Jan. 1845.

4C) MARIA ANN LLOYD, b. c.1785 (aged 52 at death); d. 24 Apr. 1838 Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, bur. 30 Apr. 1838 English Wesleyan Chapel, Carmarthen; m. 2 Nov. 1805 St Peter Church, Carmarthen, JOHN MORGAN of Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, bap. 25 July 1773 St Peter Church, Carmarthen; d. Mar. 1808 Guildhall Square, bur. 12 Mar. 1808 St Peter Church, Carmarthen, son of Dr. Charles Morgan of Furnace House, Carmarthen, M.D. (1742-1787) and Eugenia Vaughan (1748-1792), and had issue, one daughter.

[*1] A 1997 Welsh-language article 'Twf a diflaniad ystadau Dyffryn Ystwyth' by Gerald Morgan in Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society, makes mention (on p. 36) of Thomas Lloyd of Abertrinant, his grandparents, and his wife Hon. Elizabeth. The Lloyds of Abertrinant were "the same sept or tribe as those of Coedmore," Thomas Lloyd was dead by July 1793, per a deed involving his daughter Dorothy Elizabeth. Many thanks to John Higgins for directing me to the Welsh Medieval Database, which states that he died 18 Aug. 1783, citing a manuscript by nineteenth-century antiquarian Alwyn Caryni Evans (1828-1902) as its source for that specific date. But as his youngest daughter Maria Ann (née Lloyd) Morgan was said to be age 52 in her April 1838 burial entry, the death date may not be correct. Abertrinant House was abandoned by the Lloyds in the late 18th-century, and fell into a ruinous state.
3rd Lord Abergavenny -
see Generation A3

Edward III had a 3rd surviving son
A1) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) m. 3) Katherine Roet (c.1350-1403), and had a dau A2 and a son J2 (see below)
A2) Lady Joan Beaufort (c.1377-1440) m. 2) Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (1364-1425), and had two sons A3 and I3, and three daus D3, F3 and H3 (see below)
A3) Edward Neville, 3rd Lord Abergavenny (c.1417-1476) m. twice, and had a son A4 and a dau C4 (see below)
A4) George Neville, 4th Lord Abergavenny, by 1st wife (1440-1492) m. 1) Margaret Fenne (c.1444-1485), and had a dau A5 and a son B5 (see below)
A5) Elizabeth Neville (b. c.1471) m. Thomas Berkeley, Heir of Beverstone Castle (c.1470-1500), and had
A6) Elizabeth Berkeley (b. c.1495) m. Sir George Herbert of Swansea (1494-1570), and had
A7) Matthew Herbert of Cogan Pill House (d. by 1557) m. Mary Gamage, and had
Sir John Vaughan - see
Generation A11
A8) Elizabeth Herbert (d. 1571) m. Sir Henry Jones of Abermarlais (c.1532-1586, descended from Edward I), and had
A9) Sir Thomas Jones of Abermarlais (1554-1604) m. Jane Puleston, and had
A10) Agnes Jones (d. aft.1635) m. 1) John Stedman of Plas Cilcennin (d. by 1624), and had
A11) JANE STEDMAN, b. 1611; d. 2 Dec. 1680 Shrewsbury, Shropshire, bur. 11 Dec. 1680 St Chad Church, Shrewsbury; m. (contract 28 Oct.) 1624, Sir JOHN VAUGHAN of Trawsgoed, Llanafan, Cardiganshire, Wales, b. 14 Sept. 1603; d. 10 Dec. 1674 Serjeants Inn, London, bur. 22 Dec. 1674 Temple Church, London, son of Edward Vaughan of Trawsgoed (c.1575-1635) and his 1st wife Lettice Stedman (c.1583-by 1624), and had
A12) EDWARD VAUGHAN of Trawsgoed, M.P. Cardiganshire 1669, 1679-81, b. c.1635; d. 15 Feb. 1684, bur. 26 Feb. 1684 St Lawrence Church, Ludlow, Shropshire; m. 13 Apr. 1665 St Luke Church, Old Charlton, Kent, LETITIA HOOKER (see B10 below), and had
5th Lord Abergavenny -
see Generation B5
A13) JOHN VAUGHAN, 1st Viscount Lisburne, b. c.1670; d. 20 Mar. 1721, bur. 5 Apr. 1721 St Alfege Church, Greenwich; m. 18 Aug. 1692 St Giles in the Fields, London, Lady MALET WILMOT (see G14 below), and had
A14) WILMOT VAUGHAN, 3rd Viscount Lisburne (c.1700-1766) - see details above

B5) George Neville, 5th Lord Abergavenny (1469-1535) m. 2) Lady Mary Stafford (see D7 below), and had
B6) Dorothy Neville (c.1527-1559) m. William Brooke, 10th Lord Cobham (see C7 below), and had
B7) Frances Brooke (1549-by 1598) m. Thomas Coppinger of Allhallows House (1546-1580), and had
B8) Francis Coppinger of Allhallows House (1577-aft.1626) m. Hon. Frances Burgh (see E9 below), and had
B9) Lettice Coppinger (1609-by 1673) m. 2) Sir William Hooker of Greenwich (1612-1697), and had
9th Lord Cobham - see
Generation C6
B10) LETITIA HOOKER, b. The Grange, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, Kent, bap. 14 Aug. 1645 St Alfege Church, Greenwich; d. by 2 May 1717 (when will was proved); m. 13 Apr. 1665 St Luke Church, Old Charlton, Kent, EDWARD VAUGHAN of Trawsgoed (see A12 above)

C4) Margaret Neville, by 2nd wife (c.1455-1506) m. John Brooke, 7th Lord Cobham (c.1447-1512, descended from Edward I), and had
C5) Thomas Brooke, 8th Lord Cobham (c.1475-1529) m. 1) Dorothy Heydon (c.1477-by 1515), and had
C6) George Brooke, 9th Lord Cobham (c.1497-1558) m. Anne Bray (c.1510-1558), and had
C7) William Brooke, 10th Lord Cobham (1527-1597) m. 1) Dorothy Neville (see B6 above)

D3) Lady Anne Neville (c.1408-1480) m. 1) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of 
Buckingham (1402-1460, descended from Edward III), and had a son D4 and a dau E4 (see below)
D4) Humphrey, Earl of Stafford (c.1425-1458) m. Lady Margaret Beaufort (c.1437-1474, descended from Edward III), and had
D5) Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1455-1483) m. Lady Katherine Woodville (c.1458-1497), and had
3rd Duke of Buckingham -
see Generation D6
D6) Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (1478-1521) m. Lady Eleanor Percy (see F6 below), and had
D7) Lady Mary Stafford (c.1503-by 1529) m. George Neville, 5th Lord Abergavenny (see B5 above)

E4) Lady Anne Stafford (c.1430-1472) m. 2) Thomas, 5th Lord Cobham of Sterborough (c.1415-1471), and had
E5) Anne, 6th Lady Cobham of Sterborough (by 1467-1526) m. 2) Edward, 2nd Lord Burgh of Gainsborough (1464-1528, descended from Edward I), and had
E6) Thomas, 3rd Lord Burgh of Gainsborough (by 1488-1550) m. 1) Agnes Tyrwhitt (b. c.1488), and had
E7) William, 4th Lord Burgh of Gainsborough (1522-1584) m. Lady Katherine Fiennes de Clinton (c.1537-1621, descended from Edward I), and had
E8) Thomas, 5th Lord Burgh of Gainsborough (1558-1597) m. Frances Vaughan (c.1557-1647, descended from Edward I), and had
E9) Hon. Frances Burgh (c.1588-1618) m. Francis Coppinger of Allhallows House (see B8 above)

F3) Lady Eleanor Neville (1403-1472) m. 2) Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1394-1455, descended from Edward III), and had a son F4 and a dau G4 (see below)
Percy Coat of Arms
F4) Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1421-1461) m. Eleanor Poynings (1428-1484, descended from Edward I), and had
F5) Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland (c.1449-1489) m. Lady Maud Herbert (c.1457-by 1487), and had
F6) Lady Eleanor Percy (c.1476-1531) m. Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (see D6 above)

G4) Lady Katherine Percy (1423-1493) m. Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent (1416-1490, descended from Edward III), and had
G5) Lady Anne Grey (b. c.1448) m. John Grey, 8th Lord Grey of Wilton (c.1445-1499, descended from Edward III), and had
G6) Edmund, 9th Lord Grey of Wilton (by 1468-1511) m. Florence Hastings, and had
G7) Elizabeth Grey (c.1500-1559) m. John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos of Sudeley (1492-1557), and had
G8) Elizabeth Brydges (b. c.1520) m. Henry Tracy of Toddington (d. 1557), and had
Malet (née Wilmot),
Viscountess Lisburne
see Generation G14
G9) Sir John Tracy of Toddington (c.1540-1591) m. Anne Throckmorton (d. 1581, descended from Edward I), and had
G10) John, 1st Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole (c.1561-1648) m. Anne Shirley (b. 1573, descended from Edward I), and had
G11) Hon. Anne Tracy (c.1595-1670) m. John Malet of Elmore Hall (see J10 below), and had
G12) John Malet of Enmore Hall (1629-1656) m. Unton Hawley (see I12 below), and had
G13) Elizabeth Malet (1651-1681) m. John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (see H10 below), and had
G14) Lady MALET WILMOTb. Adderbury House, Oxfordshire, bap. 6 Jan. 1676 St Mary Church, Adderbury; d. 13 Jan. 1709; m. 18 Aug. 1692 St Giles in the Fields, London, JOHN VAUGHAN, 1st Viscount Lisburne (see A13 above)

H3) Lady Katherine Neville (c.1399-1483) m. 2) Sir Thomas Strangways (d. by 1443), and had
H4) Joan Strangways (c.1440-1485) m. 1) Sir William Willoughby of Parham (d. 1468), and had
H5) Cecily Willoughby (b. c.1465) m. Edward Sutton, 2nd Lord Dudley (c.1459-1532, descended from Edward I), and had
H6) Joyce Dudley (c.1505-1586) m. 1) John Leighton of Wattlesborough Castle (d. 1532, descended from Edward I), and had
H7) Sir Thomas Leighton of Feckenham (c.1530-1610) m. Elizabeth Knollys (b. 1549, descended from Edward III)[*2], and had
Dame Anne (née Leighton) St John
- see Generation H8
H8) Anne Leighton (1591-1628) m. Sir John St John, 1st Baronet of Lydiard Tregoze (1585-1648, descended from Edward I), and had
H9) Anne St John (1614-1696) m. 2) Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester (1613-1658), and had
H10) John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) m. Elizabeth Malet (see G13 above)

[*2] The maternal grandmother of Dame Elizabeth (née Knollys) Leighton was Lady Mary (née Boleyn) Carey. The notorious Earl of Rochester (see H10 above) was thus a 6-generation mtDNA descendant of the 'Other Boleyn Girl'.

I3) Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Salisbury (c.1398-1460) m. Lady Alice Montagu (1406-1462, descended from Edward I), and had
I4) Lady Alice Neville (c.1434-aft.1503) m. Henry, 6th Lord Fitzhugh (1429-1472), and had
1st Baron Norris - see
Generation I8
I5) Alice Fitzhugh (c.1452-1516) m. Sir John Fiennes, Heir of Dacre (c.1447-c.1482, descended from Edward I), and had
I6) Thomas Fiennes, 8th Lord Dacre (1472-1533) m. Anne Bourchier (1470-aft.1530, descended from Edward III), and had
I7) Mary Fiennes (c.1497-1531) m. Sir Henry Norris of Bray (c.1491-1536, descended from Edward I), and had
I8) Henry, 1st Baron Norris of Bray (c.1525-1601) m. Margery Williams (d. 1599), and had
I9) Katherine Norris (c.1560-1602) m. Sir Anthony Paulet of Hinton St George (1562-1600), and had
I10) Elizabeth Paulet (d. aft.1642) m. Sir Henry Hawley of Wiveliscombe (d. 1623), and had
I11) Francis, 1st Baron Hawley of Duncannon (1608-1684) m. Jane Gibbs, and had
I12) Unton Hawley m. 1) John Malet of Enmore Hall (see G12 above)

J2) Henry Beaufort, Cardinal Bishop of Winchester (1375-1447) = unknown mistress, and had
J3) Jane Beaufort, illegit. (c.1402-1479) m. Sir Edward Stradling of St Donats Castle (c.1389-1453), and had
Joan (née Stradling) Popham
- see Generation J7
J4) Sir Henry Stradling of St Donats Castle (c.1423-1476) m. Elizabeth ap Thomas, and had
J5) Thomas Stradling of St Donats Castle (c.1454-1480) m. Jennet Matthew (d. 1485), and had
J6) Sir Edward Stradling of St Donats (c.1472-1535) m. Elizabeth Arundell (d. 1513), and had
J7) Joan Stradling m. 2) Alexander Popham of Huntworth (by 1504-1556), and had
J8) Sir John Popham of Wellington (c.1531-1607) m. Amy Adams (d. 1612), and had
J9) Mary Popham m. Sir John Malet of Enmore Hall (c.1573-1616, descended from Edward I), and had
J10) John Malet of Enmore Hall (1593-1644) m. Hon. Anne Tracy (see G11 above)

The next blogpost will look at the tragic story and ancestry of Elizabeth Nightingale, first wife of Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of Lisburne.

Cheers,                                  ------Brad


  1. Your post mentions Thomas Lloyd of Abertrinant, who married Elizabeth Vaughan, daughter of the 1st Earl of Lisburne, and you note that you couldn't find a pedigree of this family. FWIW the FHL's, Welsh Medieval Genealogy database contains a lengthy pedigree in which he appears as Thomas Morgan Lloyd. Among other things, the pedigree indicates that Morgan Lloyd and Margaret pryse mentioned above are the grandparents, not the parents, of Thomas Morgan Lloyd (although I'd like to see better evidence on this point).

    A descent from Henry IV can be traced for Margaret Pryse (variously called Mary), and her husband Morgan Lloyd has a descent from Edward I. The descents are too lengthy to post in detail in this comments mechanism, but I've sent them to you separately.

  2. Thank you so much, John. I've entered Thomas Lloyd of Abertrinant's ancestry into my database, thanks to the Welsh Medieval Database, and have updated the post accordingly. I viewed the 1734 will of Morgan Lloyd of Abertrinant, in which he mentions his eldest son Thomas. Unaware of the intervening generation, I assumed Thomas Lloyd, husband of Hon. Elizabeth Vaughan, was the son Thomas referenced in the will. Hopefully I will make a post on the descendants of Hon. Elizabeth (née Vaughan) Lloyd of Abertrinant in the near future. Thanks again, and cheers!