Tuesday, January 31, 2017

{106} James IV Descents for Elizabeth (née Drummond) Portal (1788-1877)

Portal Baronets coat of arms
[Argent, a lion rampant sable, on a chief azure,
six mullets or, three and three
]
The next few posts are going to pick up on the ancestry of Margery (née Portal) Evan-Thomas. It's been almost a year since I wrote a post on lines of descent from James IV of Scotland, so this will be fun. In the previous post, a line of descent for Margery from James V, the only surviving legitimate child of James IV, was presented. The descent was through Margery's ancestor Elizabeth (née Drummond) Portal, who has seven other lines of descent from James IV, through three of his illegitimate daughters.

ELIZABETH DRUMMOND, b. 31 Jan. 1788 Westminster, bap. 28 Feb. 1788 St James Church, Westminster; d. 21 May 1877 Knightsbridge, London, bur. 26 May 1877 St Mary Church, Laverstoke, Hampshire, only dau. of Henry Drummond, Heir of The Grange (1762-1794, descended from Henry VII - see Generation A9 below) and Hon. Anne Dundas (1767-1852, descended from James IV - see Generation C10 below); m. 1 Aug. 1815 St Swithin Church, Walcot, Bath, Somersetshire, as his 2nd wife, JOHN PORTAL of Laverstoke House, b. 29 Apr. 1764, bap. 9 Oct. 1764 All Saints Church, Whitchurch, Hampshire; d. 7 May 1848 Freefolk House, Freefolk Priors, Hampshire, bur. All Saints Church, Whitchurch, yst son of Joseph Portal of Laverstoke House, paper mills owner (1720-1793) and Sarah Peachey (d. 1802), and had issue, five sons and two daughters.
The beginning of Ruvigny's account of the Portals in his 1903 Tudor volume p. 538
Issue of Elizabeth (Drummond) and John Portal:
Edward Knight (1794-1879)

1) HENRY JOHN PORTAL, b. 22 Mar. 1817 Westminster, London, bap. 13 Apr. 1817 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. young 22 Sept. 1823 Weston-super-Mare, Somersetshire, bur. 29 Sept. 1823 St Mary Church, Laverstoke.

2) ADELA PORTAL, b. 7 Apr. 1818 Freefolk House; d. 28 June 1870 Chawton House, Hampshire, bur. 4 July 1870 St Nicholas Churchyard, Chawton; m. 3 Mar. 1840 All Saints Church, Whitchurch, Hampshire, as his 2nd wife, EDWARD KNIGHT of Chawton House, b. 10 May 1794 Godmersham Park, Kent, bap. 20 June 1794 St Lawrence Church, Godmersham; d. 5 Nov. 1879 Chawton House, bur. 10 Nov. 1879 St Nicholas Churchyard, Chawton, est son of Edward [Austen] Knight of Godmersham Park (1768-1852, descended from Edward III, er bro of novelist Jane Austen) and Elizabeth Bridges (1772-1808, descended from Edward III), and had issue, four sons and five daughters.

Melville Portal (1819-1904)
3) MELVILLE PORTAL of Laverstoke House, M.P. North Hampshire 1849-57, b. 31 July 1819 Freefolk House, bap. 8 Aug. 1820 St Mary Church, Laverstoke; d. 24 Jan. 1904 Laverstoke House, bur. 28 Jan. 1904 St Mary Church, Laverstoke; m. 9 Oct. 1855 St George Hanover Square, London, LADY CHARLOTTE MARY ELLIOT, b. 12 Sept. 1824 Minto House, Roxburghshire, Scotland; d. 3 June 1899 Laverstoke House, bur. 8 June 1899 St Mary Church, Laverstoke, 4th dau. of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 2nd Earl of Minto (1782-1859, descended from James IV) and Mary Brydone (1786-1853), and had issue, three sons and three daughters.

4) Lt-Col. ROBERT PORTAL of Ashe Park House, Hampshire, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, b. 7 Nov. 1820 Freefolk House, bap. 30 Jan. 1821 St Mary Church, Laverstoke; d. 24 Dec. 1888 Ashe Park House, bur. 28 Dec. 1888 Holy Trinity Churchyard, Ashe; m. 19 Feb. 1856 Christ Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ELIZA CHARLOTTE SLEECH TAYLOR, b. 17 Aug. 1826 St Johns Wood, Westminster, bap. 29 Sept. 1826 Christ Church Cosway Street, Marylebone, London; d. 19 July 1902 Sherborne St John, Hampshire, bur. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Ashe, yst dau. of Maj-Gen. Thomas William Taylor of West Orwell House, Devon (1782-1854, descended from Edward I) and Anne Harvey Petrie (1786-1858), and had issue, two daughters.
Evelyn Portal in Ruvigny's 1903 Tudor volume p. 539

Issue of Lt-Col. Robert and Eliza (Taylor) Portal:

4A) EVELYN ADELA PORTAL, b. 6 Jan. 1863 Compton Verney House, Warwickshire, bap. 15 Feb. 1863 St Mary & St Margaret Church, Combrook, Warwickshire; d. unm. 11 Apr. 1949 Over Wallop, Hampshire.
Sir Wyndham Portal, 1st Bt
(1822-1905)

4B) GRACE PORTAL, b. 10 Sept. 1866 Ashe Park House, bap. 28 Oct. 1866 Holy Trinity Church, Ashe; d. young 6 Oct. 1878 Ashe Park House, bur. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Ashe.

5) Sir WYNDHAM SPENCER PORTAL, 1st Baronet of Malshanger, b. 22 July 1822 Freefolk House, bap. 28 June 1823 St Mary Church, Laverstoke; d. 14 Sept. 1905 Malshanger House, Oakley, Hampshire, bur. 18 Sept. 1905 St Leonard Church, Oakley; m. 19 Apr. 1849 All Saints Church, Deane, Hampshire, MARY JANE HICKS-BEACH, b. 9 Sept. 1828 Oakley Hall, Church Oakley, Hampshire, bap. 13 Oct. 1828 All Saints Church, Deane; d. 4 Nov. 1903 Malshanger House, bur. 9 Nov. 1903 St Leonard Church, Oakley, est dau. of Col. William Hicks-Beach of Oakley Hall (1783-1856, descended from Edward III) and Jane Henrietta Browne (1804-1831, descended from Edward III), and had issue, three sons and four daughters.
St Mary Church, Laverstoke, Hampshire

6) Rev. GEORGE RAYMOND PORTAL, Rector of Burghclere, Hampshire 1871-89, b. 28 Feb. 1827 Freefolk House, bap. 14 July 1827 St Mary Church, Laverstoke; d. 3 Apr. 1889 Burghclere, bur. 8 Apr. 1889 All Saints Churchyard, Burghclere; m. 26 Dec. 1860 Turin, Italy, HELEN MARY CHARLOTTE (SOULSBY) DAUBUZ, b. Bessingby Hall, Yorkshire, bap. 5 Oct. 1828 St Magnus Church, Bessingby; d. 9 May 1904 South Kensington, London, bur. 12 May 1904 All Saints Churchyard, Burghclere, widow of William Daubuz of Killiow House (1804-1854), and dau. of Christopher Thomas Soulsby of Bessingby Hall (1794-1842, descended from Edward IV) and Anne Hudson (1797-1839, descended from Edward IV), and had issue, three sons and two daughters.

7) JANE ELIZA PORTAL, b. 24 Nov. 1829 Freefolk House, bap. 14 June 1830 St Mary Church, Laverstoke; d. 14 Nov. 1900 Folkestone, Kent, bur. 19 Nov. 1900 Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone; m. 3 Sept. 1863 St Mary Church, Laverstoke, Maj. THOMAS DUNDAS of Belgravia, London, 12th Regiment of Foot, b. 3 May 1825 Arniston House, Borthwick, Midlothian, bap. 26 June 1825 Borthwick Parish Church; d. 20 July 1902 Belgravia, bur. 24 July 1902 Cheriton Road Cemetery, 2nd son of Robert Dundas of Arniston House (1797-1838, descended from James IV) and Lilias Calderwood Durham (1799-1883), and had issue, one daughter.
James IV

James IV had three illegitimate daus A1, E1 & G1 (see below)
A1) Lady Margaret Stewart, illegit. (1496-aft.1562) m. 2) Sir John Drummond, 2nd Laird of Innerpeffray Castle (c.1495-aft.1554), and had two daus A2 & C2 (see below)
A2) Jean Drummond (c.1535-1603) m. James Chisholm, 3rd Laird of Cromlix (c.1522-by 1598), and had
A3) JEAN CHISHOLM, b. 13 July 1555; d. Nov. 1589; m. JAMES DRUMMOND, 1st Lord Maderty, b. c.1555; d. Sept. 1623, yr son of David, 2nd Lord Drummond (c.1515-1571) and his 2nd wife Lilias Ruthven (c.1522-1579), and had two sons A4 and B4 (see below)
A4) Sir JAMES DRUMMOND, 1st of Machany House, Blackford, Perthshire, b. c.1585; d. after 1648; m. Mar. 1619, KATHERINE HAMILTON (see E5 below), and had
Drummond coat of arms
A5) Sir JAMES DRUMMOND, 2nd of Machany House, b. c.1620; d. July 1675; m. 2nd (contract 11 Feb.) 1645, ANNE HAY, b. c.1616; d. unknown, dau. of George Hay, 1st Laird of Keillour (descended from James I) and Isabel Cheyne, and had
A6) Sir JOHN DRUMMOND, 3rd of Machany House, b. c.1650; d. 1707; m. MARGARET STEWART, b. c.1660; d. unknown, dau. of Sir William Stewart of Innernytie (c.1612-1672, descended from Edward III) and Mary Crichton, and had
A7) WILLIAM DRUMMOND, 4th Viscount Strathallan, b. c.1690 Machany House; d. (killed in battle) 16 Apr. 1746 Culloden Moor, Inverness-shire, Scotland; m. 1 Nov. 1712,  Hon. MARGARET NAIRNE (see B9 below), and had
A8) Hon. HENRY DRUMMOND of The Grange, Northington, Hampshire, partner Drummonds Bank, Charing Cross, London, M.P. Wendover 1774-80, Midhurst 1780-90, b. 7 Feb. 1730 Machany House, bap. 9 Feb. 1730 Blackford Parish Church; d. 24 June 1795 The Grange, bur. 1 July 1795 St John Church, Northington; m. 23 Mar. 1761 St James Church, Westminster, ELIZABETH COMPTON, b. 13 Sept. 1734; d. 25 Mar. 1819 Marylebone, London, bur. 2 Apr. 1819 St John Church, Northington, 4th dau. of Hon. Charles Compton of Northampton (1698-1755, descended from Edward III) and Mary Lucy (b. 1709, descended from Edward III), and had
A9) HENRY DRUMMOND, Heir of The Grange, M.P. Castle Rising 1790-94, b. 13 Jan. 1762 Westminster, bap. 9 Feb. 1762 St Margaret Church, Westminster; d. 4 July 1794 Spring Gardens, London, bur. 11 July 1794 St John Church, Northington; m. 13 Feb. 1786 St Martin in the Fields, London, as her 1st husband, Hon. ANNE DUNDAS (see C10 below), and had
A10) ELIZABETH DRUMMOND (1788-1877-see details above)
Margaret (née Graeme), Lady
Nairne
- see Generation B7

B4) John Drummond, 2nd Lord Maderty (c.1580-by 1651) m. Hon. Margaret Leslie (b. c.1600, descended from James V), and had
B6) Hon. Jean Drummond (b. c.1625) m. Patrick Graeme, 5th Laird of Inchbrakie Castle (c.1610-1687, descended from James II), and had
B7) Margaret Graeme (c.1644-1704) m. Robert, 1st Lord Nairne (c.1620-1683), and had
B8) Hon. Margaret Nairne (1669-1747) m. William Murray [later Nairne], 2nd Lord Nairne (see G7 below), and had
B9) Hon. MARGARET NAIRNE, b. 19 Aug. 1692; d. 28 May 1773 Machany House; m. 1 Nov. 1712, WILLIAM DRUMMOND, 4th Viscount Strathallan (see A7 above)

C2) Isabel Drummond (b. c.1532) m. Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun Castle (c.1535-1593, descended from Edward III), and had
C3) Margaret Campbell m. Thomas, 6th Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock (c.1547-1611), and had
C4) Robert, Master of Boyd (c.1570-1597) m. Lady Jean Kerr (c.1573-1632, descended from James II), and had
C5) Robert, 7th Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock (1595-1628) m. 2) Lady Christian Hamilton (c.1590-1646), and had two daus C6 & D6 (see below)
Robert Dundas, Lord Arniston
- see Generation C7
C6) Hon. MARION BOYD, b. c.1620; d. by 1660; m. (contract 12 Nov.) 1641, as his 1st wife, Sir JAMES DUNDAS, Lord Arniston 1662-63, b. c.1620; d. Oct. 1679 Arniston House, Borthwick, Midlothian, son of Sir James Dundas of Arniston House (1570-1628) and Mary Home (d. 1661), and had
C7) ROBERT DUNDAS, Lord Arniston 1689-1726, b. c.1655; d. 25 Nov. 1726; m. 4 Jan. 1683, his 1st cousin once removed, MARGARET SINCLAIR (see D8 below), and had
C8) ROBERT DUNDAS, Lord Arniston 1737-53, b. 9 Dec. 1685; d. 26 Aug. 1753 Abbey Hill, Edinburgh, bur. 31 Aug. 1753 Borthwick Parish Church, Midlothian; m. 2nd 3 June 1734 Edinburgh, ANNE GORDON, b. c.1714; d. 1797, dau. of Sir William Gordon, 1st Baronet of Invergordon (d. 1742) and Isabel Hamilton, and had
1st Viscount Melville -
see Generation C9
C9) HENRY DUNDAS, 1st Viscount Melville of Melville, b. 28 Apr. 1742 Arniston House; d. 27 May 1811 Edinburgh, bur. 8 June 1811 Old Kirkyard, Lasswade, Midlothian; m. 1st 16 Aug. 1765 Old Kirk, Lasswade (divorce 21 Nov. 1778), as her 1st husband, ELIZABETH RANNIE, bap. 15 Dec. 1750 Calcutta, Bengal, India; d. 16 Nov. 1846 Penzance, Cornwall, dau. of David Rannie of Melville Castle (1716-1764) and Elizabeth Bayley, and had
C10) Hon. ANNE DUNDAS, b. 28 Sept. 1767 Edinburgh; d. there 21 Jan. 1852, bur. St John Princes Street, Edinburgh; m. 1st 13 Feb. 1786 St Martin in the Fields, London, HENRY DRUMMOND, Heir of The Grange (see A9 above)

D6) Hon. Isabel Boyd (b. c.1618) m. 1) John Sinclair, Heir of Stevenson (d. 1643), and had
D7) Sir Robert Sinclair, 3rd Baronet of Stevenson (1643-1713) m. Lady Helen Lindsay (see F6 below), and had
2nd Marquess of Hamilton -
see Generation F4
D8) MARGARET SINCLAIR, b. c.1665; d. unknown; m. 4 Jan. 1683, her 1st cousin once removed, ROBERT DUNDAS, Lord Arniston (see C7 above)

E1) Lady Katherine Stewart (c.1494-aft.1554) m. James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton (d. 1550, descended from James I), and had
E2) Lady Margaret Douglas (c.1516-aft.1579) m. James Hamilton, Duke of Châtelherault (c.1519-1575, descended from James II), and had
E3) John, 1st Marquess of Hamilton (c.1540-1604) m. and had a mistress, and had two sons E4 & F4 (see below)
E4) Sir John Hamilton of Letrick, illegit. (c.1575-c.1638) m. Jean Campbell (b. c.1580), and had
E5) KATHERINE HAMILTON, b. c.1600; d. unknown; m. Mar. 1619, Sir JAMES DRUMMOND, 1st of Machany House (see A4 above)

Margaret (née Hamilton), Countess
of Crawford
- see Generation F5
F4) James, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton (1589-1625) m. Lady Anne Cunningham (d. 1647, descended from James II), and had
F5) Lady Margaret Hamilton (c.1613-aft.1666) m. John Lindsay, 17th Earl of Crawford (c.1611-1678, descended from James II), and had
F6) Lady Helen Lindsay (b. c.1645) m. Sir Robert Sinclair, 3rd Baronet of Stevenson (see D7 above)

G1) Lady Janet Stewart (c.1508-by 1563) m. Malcolm, 3rd Lord Fleming (c.1494-1547), and had
G2) Margaret Fleming (c.1529-by1587) m. 3) John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl (d. 1579, descended from Edward III), and had
G3) John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl (1563-1595) m. Lady Mary Ruthven (b. c.1562, descended from Edward III), and had
G4) Lady Dorothy Stewart (d. by 1628) m. William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine (c.1574-1627, descended from Edward III), and had
1st Marquess of Atholl -
see Generation G6
G5) John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl (c.1610-1642) m. Jean Campbell (descended from Edward III), and had
G6) John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl (1631-1703) m. Lady Amelia Ann Sophia Stanley (1633-1703, descended from Henry VII), and had
G7) William Murray [later Nairne], 2nd Lord Nairne (1664-1726) m. Margaret Nairne (see B8 above)



I want to explore the royal descents behind the spouses of Elizabeth (Drummond) Portal's children, so continuing with the Scottish theme, the next blogpost will cover the James IV descents of her son-in-law Maj. Thomas Dundas, husband of her younger daughter Jane Eliza.

Cheers,                            -------Brad

Sunday, January 29, 2017

{105} Some Edward III Descents for Maj. Edward Whyte (1839-1904)

Whyte of Loughbrickland coat of arms
[Argent, a chevron engrailed between three roses gules,
seeded or, barbed vert
]
In this final post on the ancestry of guest blogger Desmond Clarke, the focus is on his ancestor Maj. Edward Whyte of Dublin, a younger son of the Irish Catholic gentry family seated at Loughbrickland House, in county Down. The family can trace its ancestry back to the 12th-century Sir Walter Whyte, who accompanied Strongbow on his expedition to Ireland in 1170, and took a leading part in the conquest of Ulster. By the 17th-century, the Whytes held Leixlip Castle in co. Kildare, and the first of the family with a verifiable marriage into the Edward I bloodline was Col. Charles Whyte of Leixlip Castle (d. 1697), with both of his wives descendants of that monarch. Col. Whyte supported James II, and suffered in the defeat at the Battle of the Boyne. His lands were confiscated, though he remained an important county figure, and was returned to Parliament for Naas in 1689. It was his son and heir, Col. John Whyte (c.1675-1741) who, suffering under the Penal Laws of 1703 which prohibited Catholics from owning land unless they became Protestant, sold Leixlip Castle in 1728, and relocated to Loughbrickland House, a property that had been inherited by his wife. For a detailed and lively account of the Whytes at Loughbrickland, see the 2012 online article 'A brief history of the Whyte family in Loughbrickland' by Jean Whyte, wife of the current owner of the estate.
Capt. Nicholas Charles Whyte
(1783-1844)

By the time Nicholas Charles Whyte inherited Loughbrickland House in 1814 at age 31, the estate comprised 1,928 acres, and the Catholic Relief Acts of 1793 had allowed for registered Catholics to hold land and office. As the fifth of eight sons, Nicholas never expected to succeed his father, and joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman on HMS Lively, taking part at age 14 in the Battle of Cape St Vincent in January 1797. He continued in the Navy during the Napoleonic wars and was Second Lieutenant on the 74-gun frigate HMS Victorious during the Battle of Pirano in the Adriatic sea in February 1812, as well as the blockade of the Elizabeth River in the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. When Nicholas's father John Whyte made his will in 1813, he cut off his nine-year-old grandson Charles John Whyte, the posthumous only child of his eldest son and heir who had died in late 1803, because the boy was being educated as a Protestant. The next eldest son, John Whyte of the East India Company, died a bachelor mere months after his father, leaving the war veteran naval officer Nicholas Charles Whyte to inherit the family seat. Greatly respected within the county, Capt. Whyte became the first Catholic to be appointed a High Sheriff in Ireland, serving that role for County Down in 1830-31. He also served the county as a justice of the peace and a deputy lieutenant.

Uniform of the Royal
Canadian Rifle Regiment
,
mid-1800s
Edward Whyte, the youngest of Capt. Nicholas Whyte's three sons, was barely five years old when his father died in 1844. There was a strong military tradition within the Whyte family, and in March 1858 at age 18, Edward was gazetted as an ensign in the Royal Canadian Rifles Regiment. He served twelve years, and though he never saw combat, he quickly became enamoured of the province of Ontario. "Society in London [Ontario], and, indeed, throughout Canada, is extremely pleasant," he wrote years later, "an absence of the stiffness and coldness of our own little island--still not American exactly, nor yet wholly French--combine the good qualities of all, and the result is Canadian society" [Maj. Edward Whyte, 'A Sleigh Drive to Niagara,' The Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine, Volume 6 (1887), p. 376]. Though neither of the two young ladies who make up, with himself and three other officers, the party that sleighs from London to Niagara in the middle of winter in 1862-63 in order to see the mighty falls in its icy state, are mentioned by name by Maj. Whyte in a story he wrote years later about the excursion, it's clear that one of them had to be the teenaged Jessie Rutherford. She was the daughter of the physician, who had immigrated with his family from Scotland, in the small town of Dundas, on the Western edge of Lake Ontario. In May 1863, Edward Whyte purchased his commission as a Captain for £700 over-regulation. This was a common practice for officers: Whyte had purchased his lieutenancy in 1859, and would spend over £2,400 in 1868 to become a Major. Six months after purchasing his company, 24-year-old Capt. Edward Whyte married 18-year-old Jessie Rutherford. Their life together over the next seven years is hard to re-trace, but when the Royal Canadian Rifles disbanded in 1870, months before Maj. Whyte could purchase his lieutenant-colonelcy, he had returned to Ireland with his wife, and they were living on his half-pay in the Dublin suburb of Dalkey, when their children were born in 1871 and 1874. Jessie Whyte died in 1877 aged only 32. Needing a mother for his two young children, Maj. Whyte married again the following year to 16-year-old Catherine Codd, the daughter of a Dublin magistrate and merchant who had died when she was only age five. Maj. Whyte, twenty-three years older than his second wife, went on to have three daughters with her. By the 1880s, he had tired of trying to continue a career as an officer, retired from the Army, and turned to writing, first with articles for The Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine, and then became the military correspondent for the Irish Times newspaper. "It is reputed that his dispatches were often written after dining with generals in Dublin as there is no record of his ever being involved in any war" [Desmond Clarke, Footnotes: A Personal History, private manuscript, p. 7].

Evacuation of Singapore February 1942
Maj. Whyte died in 1904 at age 65 before he had the chance to walk any of his four daughters to the altar. They turned out to be rather remarkable ladies: second daughter Gladys Whyte, a vivacious beauty, eloped in 1907 with an educated (Protestant) civil servant, joining him in India, while Muriel Whyte, the youngest daughter, was one of the first women to obtain a degree at University College Dublin, where she was required to be accompanied to lectures by a chaperone. She married an Army officer in India in 1912, and after his death from wounds received in action in Mesopotamia (today, Iraq) in World War I left her a widow with two young sons, she married his younger brother, the manager of a plantation in Malaysia. There, Muriel bore three more sons and became a keen tennis player before being evacuated on the Empress of Japan in 1942 after the outbreak of World War II. Sadly her second husband died in a Japanese prisoner of war internment camp in Malaysia in January 1945. Muriel retired with her sons to Weybridge, Surrey, where her two sisters resided, and lived to the age of 87, the last surviving child of Maj. Whyte of the Royal Canadian Rifles.

Maj. EDWARD WHYTE of East Monkstown, co. Dublin, Major Royal Canadian Rifles Regiment 1868-70, military correspondent for Irish Times, yst son of Capt. Nicholas Charles Whyte of Loughbrickland House (1783-1844, descended from Henry IV - see Generation A15 below) and Mary Louisa Segrave (c.1801-1876, descended from Edward III - see Generation D16 below), b. 1839; d. 10 Dec. 1904 East Monkstown; m. 1st 12 Nov. 1863 Dundas, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada, JESSICA MARY RUTHERFORD, b. c.1845 France; d. 1877 Rathdown, co. Dublin, yst dau. of Dr. Henry Charles Rutherford of Dundas, physician (1808-1876) and his 2nd wife Jessie Henderson (c.1820-1882), and had issue, one son and one daughter; m. 2nd 1878 Rathdown, CATHERINE MARY CODD, b. 30 Mar. 1862 Strickland House, Dublin; d. 21 Sept. 1909 Kingstown [today Dún Laoghaire], co. Dublin, dau. of Francis Codd of Dublin, magistrate and merchant (1808-1867) and Margaret Anne Ryan (d. 1882), and had further issue, three daughters.
Kingstown [today Dún Laoghaire], co. Dublin

Issue of Maj. Edward and Jessica Mary (Rutherford) Whyte:

1) CLARA JESSICA MARY WHYTE, b. 15 Oct. 1871 Dalkey, co. Dublin, bap. 23 Oct. 1871 Church of the Assumption, Dalkey; d.s.p. 23 Nov. 1953; m. 17 Mar. 1919, ANTONIUS SCHULZE BERNDT of Roxew, Hanover, Germany, d. 6 Dec. 1974.

2) WILLIAM (HENRY) RUTHERFORD WHYTE of Clontarf, co. Dublin, b. 15 July 1874 Dalkey, bap. 20 July 1874 Church of the Assumption, Dalkey; d.s.p. 4 July 1901 Clontarf; m. 4 Oct. 1897 St Michael Church, Kingstown [today Dún Laoghaire], as her 2nd husband[*1], MINNIE AGATHA (DOYLE) CULLEN, b. c.1870 England (per 1901 Census of Ireland); d. 18 May 1907 Donnybrook, co. Dublin, widow of (----) Cullen, and dau. of Francis Doyle and Mary Flood.

Issue of Maj. Edward and Catherine Mary (Codd) Whyte:
Gladys (née White) Clarke (1880-1966), with her two elder
children Denzil and Beryl, in 1910 [Image courtesy of Desmond Clarke]

3) (MARGARET MARY) GLADYS WHYTE, b. 18 Oct. 1880 Dublin; bap. 25 Oct. 1880 St Andrew Church, Westland Row, Dublin; d. 4 Dec. 1966 Surrey, bur. Weybridge Cemetery; m. 25 Sept. 1907 Anglesey, Wales, ROBERT THOMAS CLARKE of St Kilda's, Weybridge, Surrey, Indian Civil Service 1894-1923, b. 12 Aug. 1871 Manorcunningham, co. Donegal, Ireland; d. 23 Mar. 1953 St Peter Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey, bur. Weybridge Cemetery, son of Thomas Alexander Clarke of Manorcunningham, farmer (c.1835-1915) and Elizabeth Clarke, and had issue, two sons and one daughter.

4) (MARY JOSEPHINE) NORAH WHYTE, b. 28 Mar. 1882 Dublin, bap. 2 Apr. 1882 St Andrew Church, Westland Row, Dublin; d.s.p. 2 Aug. 1954 Weybridge, bur. Weybridge Cemetery; m. 11 Mar. 1917 Chelsea, London, CHARLES MACLEOD CAREY of Weybridge, company director, bap. 21 Dec. 1880 St Mary Church, Wimbledon, Surrey; d.s.p. 18 Aug. 1962 Weybridge, bur. Weybridge Cemetery, est son of Joseph Carey of Drynoch House, Teddington, Middlesex, accountant (c.1844-1921) and Charlotte Gifford (1851-1935).

5) (MILDRED MARY) MURIEL WHYTE, b. 4 Nov. 1884 Dublin, bap. 12 Nov. 1884 St Andrew Church, Westland Row, Dublin; d. 30 May 1972 Weybridge, bur. Weybridge Cemetery; m. 1st 15 Sept. 1912 St Patrick Catholic Church, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India, Capt. SYDNEY HERBERT KILLICK, 1st Battalion Princes of Wales Volunteers (Southern Lancashire) Regiment, b. 22 Dec. 1889 Lahore, Bengal [India], bap. there 1 Feb. 1890; d. (of wounds received in action) 18 Nov. 1916 Iraq, er son of Charles Stanley Killick of Punjab, Indian Railway (1861-1892) and Ivy Elizabeth MacDonald (1865-1955), and had issue, two sons; m. 2nd 4 June 1920, her brother-in-law, NEIL SEWARD KILLICK of Selangor, Malaysia, manager Jugra Estate plantation, b. 12 Jan. 1891 Nice, France; d. (a prisoner of war) 11 Jan. 1945 Palembang Internment Camp, Sumatra, Malaysia, yr son of Charles Stanley Killick of Punjab (1861-1892) and Ivy Elizabeth MacDonald (1865-1955), and had further issue, three sons.

[*1] Minnie Agatha (Doyle) (Cullen) Whyte m. 3rd 1905 co. Dublin, Henry Harte of Donnybrook (who survived her). Her first husband is difficult to identify.

Constance (née Plantagenet), Countess
of Gloucester
 - see Generation A2
Maj. Edward Whyte has several lines of descent from Edward III in addition to the one thru Henry IV and the one thru Isabel (née Plantagenet), countess of essex, outlined in the previous blogpost. Following are six of them: three through the king's two youngest surviving sons, Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York and Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, one through the king's grandson Cardinal Beaufort, and two through the Cardinal's nephew Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Salisbury.

Edward III had three sons A1, B1 and D1 (see below)
A1) Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341-1402) m. 1) Infanta Isabel of Castile (1355-1392), and had
A2) Lady Constance Plantagenet of York (c.1375-1416) = Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (1382-1408, descended from Edward I), and had
A3) Eleanor Holland, illegit. (b. c.1406) m. James Tuchet, 5th Lord Audley (c.1398-1459), and had
A4) Sir Humphrey Audley of Middleton (c.1435-1471) m. Elizabeth Courtenay (c.1435-1493, descended from Edward I), and had
Elizabeth (née Poyntz), Viscountess
Thurles
 - see Generation A9
A5) Elizabeth Audley (d. by 1530) m. John Sydenham of Brimpton (c.1468-1542), and had
A6) Sir John Sydenham of Brimpton (by 1493-1557) m. Ursula Brydges (d. 1576), and had
A7) Anne Sydenham m. Alexander Sydenham of Luxborough (d. 1584), and had
A8) Elizabeth Sydenham (1562-1595) m. Sir John Poyntz of Iron Acton (c.1560-1633, descended from Edward I), and had
A9) Elizabeth Poyntz (c.1590-1673) m. 1) Thomas Butler, Viscount Thurles (c.1590-1619, descended from Edward I), and had
A10) Hon. Elizabeth Butler (c.1615-1675) m. 1) James Purcell, 12th Baron of Loughmoe (1609-1652, descended from Edward I), and had
A11) Nicholas Purcell, 13th Baron of Loughmoe (1651-1722) m. 1) Hon. Rose Trevor (c.1650-1684, descended from Henry IV), and had
Charles Whyte - see
Generation A13
A12) MARY PURCELL, b. c.1684; d. unknown; m. 1704, Col. JOHN WHYTE of Leixlip Castle, co. Kildare, b. c.1690; d. 1741, son of Col. Charles Whyte of Leixlip Castle and his 2nd wife Mary Newcomen (descended from Edward I), and had
A13) CHARLES WHYTE of Leixlip Castle, b. 1714; d. 29 Nov. 1784; m. 24 Dec. 1751, ANASTASIA DUNNE, b. c.1732; d. unknown, dau. of Edward Dunne of Brittas (c.1695-1765) and Margaret Wyse, and had
A14) JOHN WHYTE of Loughbrickland House, co. Down, b. 1752; d. 4 Jan. 1814 London, England, bur. 10 Jan. 1814 St Giles in the Fields, London; m. 15 Feb. 1776, LETITIA DE BURGH (see B15 below), and had
A15) Capt. NICHOLAS CHARLES WHYTE of Loughbrickland House, Captain Royal Navy, High Sheriff of co. Down 1830-31, b. 18 Jan. 1783; d. 28 Feb. 1844 Plymouth, Devon; m. (settlement 10 June) 1824 Dublin, MARY LOUISA SEGRAVE (see D16 below), and had
A16) Maj. EDWARD WHYTE of East Monkstown (1839-1904-see details above)
1st Duke of Buckingham -
see Generation B3

B1) Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355-1397) m. Lady Eleanor de Bohun (1366-1399, descended from Edward I), and had
B2) Anne Plantagenet, Countess of Buckingham (1383-1438) m. 2) Edmund, 5th Earl of Stafford (1378-1403, descended from Edward I), and had
B3) Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1402-1460) m. Lady Anne Neville (c.1408-1480, descended from Edward III)
B4) Humphrey, Earl of Stafford (c.1425-1458) m. Lady Margaret Beaufort (c.1437-1474, descended from Edward III), and had
B5) Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1455-1483) m. Lady Katherine Woodville (c.1458-1497), and had a son B6 and a dau C6 (see below)
B6) Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham (1478-1521) m. Lady Eleanor Percy (c.1476-1531, descended from Edward III), and had
Elizabeth (née Stafford), Duchess
of Norfolk
- see Generation B7
B7) Lady Elizabeth Stafford (1497-1558) m. Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1473-1554, descended from Edward I), and had
B8) Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516-1547) m. Lady Frances Vere (1517-1577, descended from Edward I), and had
B9) Lady Katherine Howard (1539-1596) m. Henry, 7th Lord Berkeley (1534-1613, descended from Edward I), and had
B10) Frances Berkeley (1564-1595) m. Sir George Shirley, 1st Baronet of Staunton Harold (1559-1622), and had
B11) Sir Henry Shirley, 2nd Baronet of Staunton Harold (1589-1633) m. Lady Dorothy Devereux (see C10 below), and had
B12) Lettice Shirley (c.1618-1655) m. William Burgh, 7th Earl of Clanricarde (1610-1687, descended from Edward I), and had
B13) John Burgh, 9th Earl of Clanricarde (1642-1722) m. Mary Talbot (c.1661-1711, descended from Edward I), and had
B14) Hon. Thomas Burgh of Lackan House (c.1695-1763); m. Mary Eustace (c.1725-1762), and had
B15) LETITIA DE BURGH, b. c.1753; d. by 1813; m. 15 Feb. 1776, JOHN WHYTE of Loughbrickland House (see A14 above)
2nd Earl of Essex -
see Generation C9

C6) Lady Anne Stafford (c.1483-1544) m. 2) George Hastings, 1st Earl of Huntingdon (1487-1544, descended from Edward III), and had
C7) Lady Dorothy Hastings (c.1520-1566) m. Sir Richard Devereux of Lamphey (by 1513-1547, descended from Edward III), and had
C8) Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex (1539-1576) m. Lettice Knollys (1543-1634, descended from Edward III), and had
C9) Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565-1601) m. Frances Walsingham (1567-1632, descended from Edward I), and had
C10) Lady Dorothy Devereux (1600-1636) m. 1) Sir Henry Shirley, 2nd Baronet of Staunton Harold (see B11 above)

D1) John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399) m. 3) Katherine Roet (c.1350-1403), and had a son D2 and a dau E2 (see below)
D2) Henry Beaufort, Cardinal Bishop of Winchester (1375-1447) = unknown mistress, and had
Thomas Stradling - see
Generation D5
D3) Jane Beaufort, illegit. (c.1402-1479) m. Sir Edward Stradling of St Donats Castle (c.1389-1453), and had
D4) Sir Henry Stradling of St Donats Castle (c.1423-1476) m. Elizabeth ap Thomas, and had
D5) Thomas Stradling of St Donats Castle (c.1454-1480) m. Jennet Matthew (d. 1485), and had
D6) Siân Stradling (b. c.1480) m. Sir William Griffith of Penryhn (c.1480-1531, descended from Edward I), and had
D7) Sir Edward Griffith of Penryhn (1511-1540) m. Jane Puleston, and had
D8) Ellen Griffith (c.1535-1573) m. Sir Nicholas Bagnall of Newry Castle (c.1510-1591), and had
D9) Mary Bagnall (c.1567-1609) m. Sir Patrick Barnewall of Turvey House (c.1562-1622), and had
D10) Nicholas, 1st Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland (1592-1663) m. Lady Bridget Fitzgerald (see E9 below), and had
Mary (née Segrave) Whyte -
see Generation D16
D11) Henry, 2nd Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland (c.1625-1688) m. 1) Hon. Mary Netterville (c.1635-1663, descended from Edward I), and had
D12) Hon. Marianna Barnewall (1662-1735) m. Thomas, 1st Baron Nugent of Riverston (see F12 below), and had
D13) William, 3rd Baron Nugent of Riverston (c.1690-1756) m. Bridget Daly (c.1700-1768), and had
D14) Anne Nugent m. John Segrave of Cabra House (d. 1783, descended from Edward I), and had
D15) Thomas Segrave of Dublin (c.1775-1817) m. Anne Grehan, and had
D16) MARY LOUISA SEGRAVEb. c.1801; d. 29 June 1876 Dublin; m. (settlement 10 June) 1824 Dublin, Capt. NICHOLAS CHARLES WHYTE of Loughbrickland House (see A15 above)

E2) Lady Joan Beaufort (c.1377-1440) m. 2) Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland (1364-1425), and had
Sir Anthony Browne -
see Generation E6
E3) Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Salisbury (c.1398-1460) m. Lady Alice Montagu 
(1406-1462, descended from Edward I), and had
E4) John Neville, 1st Marquess Montagu (c.1431-1471) m. Isabel Ingaldesthorpe (1441-1476, descended from Edward I), and had
E5) Lady Lucy Neville (1468-1534) m. 2) Sir Anthony Browne of Calais (1443-1506, descended from Edward I), and had
E6) Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray Park (c.1500-1548) m. Alice Gage (d. 1540), and had
E7) Mabel Browne (c.1535-1610) m. Gerald Fitzgerald, 11th Earl of Kildare (1525-1585, descended from Edward III), and had a son E8 and a dau F8 (see below)
E8) Henry Fitzgerald, 12th Earl of Kildare (1562-1597) m. Lady Frances Howard (1566-1628, descended from Edward III), and had
E9) Lady Bridget Fitzgerald (c.1590-1682) m. 2) Nicholas, 1st Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland (see D10 above)
Nugent Earls of Westmeath coat of arms

F8) Lady Mary Fitzgerald (1556-1610) m. Christopher Nugent, 5th Baron Delvin (1544-1602, descended from Edward I), and had
F9) Richard Nugent, 1st Earl of Westmeath (1583-1642) m. Jane Plunkett (c.1585-aft.1643, descended from Edward I), and had
F10) Christopher Nugent, Lord Delvin (1604-1625) m. Lady Anne MacDonnell (c.1605-by 1676, descended from Edward I), and had
F11) Richard Nugent, 2nd Earl of Westmeath (c.1622-1684) m. Mary Nugent (1623-1672, descended from Edward I), and had
F12) Thomas, 1st Baron Nugent of Riverston (c.1650-1715) m. Hon. Marianna Barnewall (see D12 above)

This concludes the series on the ancestry of guest blogger Desmond Clarke. The next blogpost will return to the ancestry of Margery (née Portal) (Rawstorne) Evan-Thomas (1881-1962).

Cheers,                          ------Brad

Friday, January 27, 2017

{104} Ruvigny Addition: Henry IV & Essex Descents for Maj-Gen. Desmond A.B. Clarke (1912-1986)

Maj-Gen. Desmond Alexander Bruce Clarke,
C.B., C.B.E. (1912-1986)

[Image courtesy of Desmond Clarke]
Having examined the maternal Petre ancestry of guest blogger Desmond Clarke, it's time to turn to his paternal ancestry. His father, Desmond Alexander Bruce Clarke, "had a distinguished war record, having been Mentioned in Dispatches four times, awarded the Belgium Croix de Guerre with palm and appointed an OBE and a Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Belgium." He was appointed to the Royal Horse Artillery in 1937, joining C Battery RHA at Trimulgherry in India. C Battery moved in May 1939 to Helmieh, Egypt to form, with two other batteries, 4th Regiment RHA. Young Capt. Clarke was a member of the polo team that won the Cairo Christmas Cup in 1939. 4th Regiment fired the first guns in anger at the start of the Western Desert Campaign in June 1940, and Capt. Clarke received his first Mention in Dispatches. "He served throughout the campaign both at regimental duty and on the staff and was briefly captured at the Fall of Tobruk in June 1942 before managing in the subsequent chaos to escape.  He then served in India, briefly taking part in the Burma campaign, before returning to England early in 1943 and joining the planning staff for the Normandy landings.  In August 1943, as a young lieutenant colonel, he was appointed Adjutant and Quartermaster General of the 59th (Staffordshire) Division and later, in the same role, with the 43rd (Wessex) Division.  He fought with these divisions from Normandy to the Baltic and the surrender of Germany in May 1945." After the War, Capt. Clarke held a number of key staff appointments and commanded two regiments: in 1956, he was sent briefly to Australia to join Sir William Penny, who headed Britain’s nuclear programme, and witnessed at close quarters an atomic bomb explosion, which experience he was then asked to discuss in a tour of the British Army of the Rhine. After attending the Imperial Defence College in 1959, Clarke was "appointed Brigadier in charge of administration and briefly, during the first Iraqi dispute with Kuwait, acting chief of staff of Southern Command which included the Army’s strategic reserve." He was "promoted Major-General in 1962 and for four years, first at the War Office and from 1964 at the new Ministry of Defence, he was the Army’s director responsible for an eclectic mix of personnel functions: discipline, military law and legal matters; the provost services; conditions of service; the welfare of single and married soldiers and their families; pay and allowances and ceremonial, including Army bands."
State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, January 30, 1965

Maj-Gen. Clarke was responsible for organizing in 1965 both the state funeral for Sir Winston Churchill and the 150th anniversary celebrations for the Battle of Waterloo. The major-general was well-known for going into battle on behalf of the Army and the ordinary soldier. "On one occasion, he famously refused to leave the Treasury until they agreed to provide the required funding!" He was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 1961 and a Companion of the Bath in 1965. "His favourite additional appointments during his service were as a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea 1962–66 and as a member of the executive committee of the National Army Museum for ten years until 1972." He retired from the Army in November 1966, and died twenty years later. [Primary source, and all quoted material: Desmond Clarke, Footnotes: A Personal History, private manuscript, pp. 2-6.]

Denzil Robert Noble Clarke
(1908-1985)
Maj-Gen. Clarke's elder brother, Denzil Robert Noble Clarke, had his own distinguished career, becoming Chairman of British American Tobacco from 1966 to 1970. "Mr. Clarke is a chairman who reached the top after a long hard slog up through the ranks...he followed an English education at Stonyhurst by going to a firm of chartered accountants. He joined BAT in the very year of his qualification, 1932. His work on the accounting side gave him ample opportunity to travel in the US, the Far East, and Europe." During the War, Denzil Clarke worked for Intelligence, in South East Asia Command, becoming a Lieutenant Colonel, and was for many years a member of the Special Forces Club. After his wartime service, he "rejoined BAT and worked on up from Assistant Finance director, to a seat on the board, and the Deputy chairmanship. Then in 1966...took over the reins as chairman" ['Future of the tobacco industry', Illustrated London News, August 17, 1968, p. 33; Clarke, Footnotes, pp. 8-9].

Robert and Gladys (née Whyte) Clarke in the Punjab c.1912
[Image courtesy of Desmond Clarke]
The Clarke brothers, along with their sister Beryl Rumboll, were very close throughout their lives, and the three siblings died within sixteen months of each other. The Clarkes were a reasonably prosperous farming family in County Donegal, Ireland, though being strict Presbyterians, thought to have originated in Scotland. Robert Thomas Clarke (1871-1953) "attended the Royal School at Raphoe, a James I foundation.  He went up to Trinity College, Dublin, taking his first degree in classics and winning the Classics Medal.  He later obtained a doctorate of law in jurisprudence and passed the Indian Civil Service exam in 1894, arriving in India on 14 December 1895.  He served as an assistant commissioner in the Punjab before being employed under the Kashmir Durbar as the settlement officer in Baltistan from July 1898 to December 1901.  He was then transferred to the North West Frontier before returning to the Punjab for the next twenty years.  The India Office List records that he was Deputy Commissioner 1st Grade in the Punjab Commission having been DC in Ambala and then Ferozepore" [Clarke, Footprints]. While at a weekend party with the Guinness family in 1907, Robert Clarke met the beautiful, vivacious Gladys Whyte of Dublin, descended from a Catholic gentry family seated at Loughbrickland House in County Down. The couple decided to let love triumph over  their family's religious differences, and travelled to Wales to marry, in order to get around the restrictions on 'mixed' marriages in Ireland. Unfortunately, Robert Clarke's marriage caused a rupture with his parents which was never healed: his mother always refused to receive her Catholic daughter-in-law. Robert Clarke retired from the Indian Civil Service in November 1923, and spent his final years at St Kilda's, his house in Weybridge, Surrey, "a quiet, thoughtful man with a gentle sense of humour," as his grandson Desmond Clarke recalls.

Gladys (née Whyte) Clarke
(1880-1966)
ROBERT THOMAS CLARKE of St Kilda's, Weybridge, Surrey, Indian Civil Service 1894-1923, b. 12 Aug. 1871 Manorcunningham, co. Donegal, Ireland; d. 23 Mar. 1953 St Peter Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey, bur. Weybridge Cemetery, son of Thomas Alexander Clarke of Manorcunningham, farmer (c.1835-1915) and Elizabeth Clarke; m. 25 Sept. 1907 Anglesey, Wales, (MARGARET MARY) GLADYS WHYTE, b. 18 Oct. 1880 Dublin; bap. 25 Oct. 1880 St Andrew Church, Westland Row, Dublin; d. 4 Dec. 1966 Surrey, bur. Weybridge Cemetery, 2nd dau. of Maj. Edward Whyte of Dublin (1839-1904, descended from Henry IV - see Generation A15 below) and his 2nd wife Catherine Mary Codd (1862-1909), and had issue, two sons and one daughter.

Issue of Robert Thomas and Gladys (Whyte) Clarke:

1) DENZIL ROBERT NOBLE CLARKE of Puffins, Wokingham, Berkshire, Chairman British American Tobacco 1966-70, b. 9 July 1908 Bengal, bap. 5 Aug. 1908 St Michael Cathedral, Shimla, Bengal; d. 30 July 1985 Puffins; m. 24 Jan. 1942, ISMAY ELIZABETH PRESTON, b. 14 June 1912 Westminster, London; d. 20 Dec. 2001 Puffins, est dau. of Lt-Col. Hon. Richard Martin Peter Preston (1884-1965, descended from Charles II) and his 1st wife Belle Hamblin (d. 1936), and had issue, one son and two daughters (with eight grandchildren).

2) BERYL ELIZABETH KATHLEEN MARY CLARKE, b. 19 June 1910 Rathdown, co. Dublin; d. 23 June 1986 Surrey, bur. Weybridge Cemetery; m. by 1938, CHARLES RICHARD RUMBOLL of Buenos Aires, Argentina, accountant, b. 24 Oct. 1908 Buenos Aires, bap. 30 Dec. 1908 St John Anglican Church, Buenos Aires; d. 13 Sept. 1984 Surrey, son of Ernest Large Rumboll of Buenos Aires (1872-1953) and Kathleen Isabel Wellesley Shaw (1884-1970), and had issue, two sons (with six grandchildren).

Madeleine (née Petre) Clarke
(1913-2005)
3) Maj-Gen. DESMOND ALEXANDER BRUCE CLARKE, C.B., C.B.E., of Caldbeck, Cumberland, b. 15 July 1912 Kasauil, the Punjab, India; d. 22 Nov. 1986 Cumberland; m. 19 Jan. 1944 Surrey, MADELEINE MARIE ETHEL PETRE, VAD Nurse WWII 1939-44, family history author, b. 16 June 1913 Portsmouth, Hampshire; d. 4 Jan. 2005 Chichester, Sussex, 2nd dau. of RAdm. Walter Reginald Glynn Petre of Pinecroft, Weybridge, Surrey (1873-1942, descended from Charles II) and Agnes Marie Cadic (1880-1963), and had issue, three sons and two daughters (with thirteen grandchildren and (to date) eleven great-grandchildren).

It is through the Catholic Whytes of Loughbrickland that the Clarke siblings derive their descents from the Plantagenet monarchs. In fact, the Clarke siblings and their mother should have been included in Ruvigny's 1908 Essex volume, and Line B below is their descent from Isabel (née Plantagenet), countess of Essex. Line A is the 17-generation descent from Henry IV through his illegitimate granddaughter Antigone, countess of Tancarville, for Maj-Gen. Desmond Clarke.
1st Duke of Gloucester -
see Generation A1

Henry IV had a yst son:
A1) Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1390-1447) m. 2) Eleanor Cobham (c.1400-1452, possible mother), and had
A2) Antigone of Lancaster, illegit. (b. c.1420) m. 1) Henry Gray, 2nd Count of Tancarville (1420-1450, descended from Edward I), and had
A3) Elizabeth Gray (c.1439-aft.1495) m. Sir Roger Kynaston of Hordley (d. 1495), and had
A4) Ermine Kynaston m. John Eyston of Ruabon, and had
A5) Elizabeth Eyton m. John Trevor of Plas Einion, and had
A6) Edward Trevor of Brynkinalt Hall m. Jane Lloyd, and had
A7) John Trevor of Brynkinalt Hall m. Margaret fetch Richard, and had
A8) Sir Edward Trevor of Brynkinalt Hall (c.1585-1649) m. 2) Rose Ussher (c.1590-1623), and had
Rose (née Trevor) Purcell
- see Generation A10
A9) Marcus Trevor, 1st Viscount Dungannon (1618-1670) m. 1) Frances Whitechurch (c.1618-1656), and had
A10) Hon. Rose Trevor (c.1650-1684) m. Nicholas Purcell, 13th Baron of Loughmoe (1651-1722, descended from Edward III), and had
A11) MARY PURCELL, b. c.1684; d. unknown; m. 1704, Col. JOHN WHYTE of Leixlip Castle, co. Kildare, b. c.1690; d. 1741, son of Col. Charles Whyte of Leixlip Castle and his 2nd wife Mary Newcomen (descended from Edward I), and had
A12) CHARLES WHYTE of Leixlip Castle, b. 1714; d. 29 Nov. 1784; m. 24 Dec. 1751, ANASTASIA DUNNE, b. c.1732; d. unknown, dau. of Edward Dunne of Brittas (c.1695-1765) and Margaret Wyse, and had
A13) JOHN WHYTE of Loughbrickland House, co. Down, b. 1752; d. 4 Jan. 1814 London, England, bur. 10 Jan. 1814 St Giles in the Fields, London; m. 15 Feb. 1776, LETITIA DE BURGH (see B16 below), and had
Capt. Nicholas Whyte -
see Generation A14
A14) Capt. NICHOLAS CHARLES WHYTE of Loughbrickland House, b. 18 Jan. 1783; d. 28 Feb. 1844; m. MARY LOUISA SEGRAVE, b. c.1800; d. 29 June 1877, est dau. of Thomas Segrave of Dublin (d. 1817, descended from Edward III) and Anne Grehan, and had
A15) Maj. EDWARD WHYTE of East Monkstown, co. Dublin, Major Royal Canadian Rifles Regiment 1868-70, military correspondent Irish Times, b. 1839; d. 10 Dec. 1904 East Monkstown; m. 2nd 1878 Rathdown, co. Dublin, CATHERINE MARY CODD, b. 30 Mar. 1862 Strickland House, Dublin; d. 21 Sept. 1909 Kingstown, co. Dublin, dau. of Francis Codd of Dublin (1808-1867) and Margaret Anne Ryan (d. 1882), and had
A16) (MARGARET MARY) GLADYS WHYTE (1880-1966-see details above) m. Robert Thomas Clarke of Weybridge (1871-1953), and had
A17) Maj-Gen. DESMOND ALEXANDER BRUCE CLARKE (1912-1986-see details above)

Edward III had a second surviving son,
Isabel (née Plantagenet), Countess
of Essex
- see Generation B5
B1) Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338-1368) m. 1) Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (1332-1363, descended from Edward I), and had
B2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
B3) Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374-1398) m. Lady Alianore Holland (1370-1405, descended from Edward I), and had
B4) Lady Anne Mortimer (1388-1411) m. Richard of York, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415, descended from Edward III), and had
B5) Lady Isabel Plantagenet (1409-1484) m. 2) Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (1404-1483, descended from Edward III), and had
B6) William, Lord Bourchier (c.1428-1477) m. 2) Lady Anne Woodville (c.1448-1489), and had
B7) Cecily Bourchier (c.1473-1493) m. John Devereux, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Chartley (1464-1501, descended from Edward I), and had
2nd Earl of Essex -
see Generation B11
B8) Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford (c.1491-1558) m. 1) Lady Mary Grey (c.1492-1538, descended from Edward III), and had
B9) Sir Richard Devereux of Lamphey (by 1513-1547) m. Lady Dorothy Hastings (c.1520-1566, descended from Edward III), and had
B10) Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex (1539-1576) m. Lettice Knollys (1543-1634, descended from Edward III), and had
B11) Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565-1601) m. Frances Walsingham (1567-1632, descended from Edward I), and had
B12) Lady DOROTHY DEVEREUX, b. 20 Dec. 1600 Walsingham House, London; d. 30 Mar. 1636 Blatherwyck Hall, Northamptonshire, bur. 5 Apr. 1636 Holy Trinity Church, Blatherwyck; m. 1st 18 May 1615 St Lawrence Pountney, London, Sir HENRY SHIRLEY, 2nd Baronet of Staunton Harold, b. 4 Jan. 1589 Somerton, Oxfordshire; d. 8 Feb. 1633 Staunton Harold Hall, Leicestershire, bur. 9 Feb. 1633 St Mary & St Hartulph Church, Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, son of Sir George Shirley, 1st Baronet of Staunton Harold (1559-1622) and his 1st wife Frances Berkeley (1564-1595, descended from Edward III), and had
Letitia (née de Burgh) Whyte
- see Generation B16
B13) LETTICE SHIRLEY, b. c.1618; bur. 25 Sept. 1655 St Mary & St Hartulph Church, Breedon on the Hill; m. c.1640, as his 1st wife, WILLIAM BURGH, 7th Earl of Clanricarde, b. c.1610; d. 4 Oct. 1687, son of Sir William Burgh (c.1580-1626, descended from Edward I) and Joan O'Shaughnessy (descended from Edward I), and had
B14) JOHN BURGH, 9th Earl of Clanricarde, b. 1642; d. 17 Oct. 1722; m. Oct. 1684, MARY TALBOT, b. c.1661; d. 27 June 1711, bur. 28 June 1711 Meelick Friary, co. Galway, dau. of James Talbot of Mount Talbot House (d. 1691, descended from Edward I) and Bridget Bermingham (d. 1699, descended from Edward I), and had
B15) Hon. THOMAS BURGH of Lackan House, co. Roscommon, b. c.1695; d. 14 July 1763 Cloghan, co. Offaly (per Gentleman's Magazine); m. 1747, MARY EUSTACE, b. c.1725; d. 17 Dec. 1762, dau. of Alexander Eustace, and had[*1]
B16) LETITIA DE BURGH, b. c.1753; d. by 1813; m. 15 Feb. 1776, JOHN WHYTE of Loughbrickland House (see A13 above)
Ruvigny's account of Hon. Thomas Burgh on p. 80 of his 1908 Essex volume

[*1] Ruvigny wasn't aware of any descendants of Hon. Thomas Burgh, as indicated on p. 80 of his 1908 Essex volume. Though the Clanricarde article in Burke's Peerage merely states that Thomas died without male issue, Lodge's Peerage of Ireland (1789) provides the list of his three daughters and coheirs: 1) Mary de Burgh, b. c.1748; d. unknown; m. 12 Sept. 1770 St Mary Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, as his 3rd wife, Michael Aylmer of Lyons House, co. Kildare, b. c.1728; d. 6 Aug. 1808 Brussels, Belgium, yr son of Gerald Aylmer of Lyons House (d. 1729, descended from Edward I) and Mary Moore, and had issue; 2) Helen de Burgh, b. c.1750; d. unm.(?); 3) Letitia de Burgh (see Generation B16 above).

The next blogpost, the final one in the series on the ancestry of guest blogger Desmond Clarke, will cover the remaining Edward III descents for Maj-Gen. Desmond Clarke.

Cheers,                         ----Brad

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

{103} James V Descent for Lady Emma Katharine (née Sneyd) Petre (1833-1916)

Lady Emma Katharine 'Kate' (née Sneyd) Petre
(1833-1916)
The Court Album: Twelve Portraits of the Female Aristocracy (1852) would today be considered a coffee-table book. It consisted of engravings (from drawings by artist John Hayter) of twelve ladies prominent at court, along with rather florid sketches of the genealogy of each lady. One of the featured portraits is that of 21-year-old Miss Kate Sneyd: "On the paternal side, this young lady is descended from the Sneyds of Keel, in the County of Stafford...and the beauty of the daughters of their race [a] matter of history." The engraving proves that Kate continued the tradition of Sneyd family beauties. Born Emma Katharine Julia Sneyd in late 1830, the tenth of the eleven children (six sons and five daughters) of Maj. Ralph Henry Sneyd, an officer in the Honorable East India Company Service. By the time Kate was born, her father had retired to Mattingley Lodge, a small farm in the parish of Heckfield, Hampshire, where he died when Kate was ten years old. Two of Kate's elder sisters had died at age twenty, and the other two had married gentlemen in the Indian Civil Service, so no doubt the widowed Mrs. Jane Robina Sneyd hoped that Kate's beauty and her presence at court, would lead to a prestigious match for her youngest daughter. About the time that The Court Album was published, Kate had a very distinguished suitor, the Prince Napoleon, President of France (soon to be Emperor Napoleon III). She claimed later in life to have rejected his proposal - perhaps the difference in their ages, with he being twenty-two years her senior was a factor in that - and in January 1853, Napoleon III wed Eugénie de Montijo. That same year, a thirty-year-old attaché, George Glynn Petre, was transferred to Paris by the Diplomatic Service, where he served for two years until his appointment to The Hague in 1855. From there he was transferred to Naples, and there proved his worth, ably assuming charge of the British legation from July to Oct. 1856, due to the ill health of the minister. In 1857, George Petre was temporarily attached to the embassy at Paris, and though it's not certain exactly when he and Kate Sneyd had met, it was during this second assignment in Paris that the couple wed.
La Madeleine, Paris

“A marriage took place on Saturday at the British Embassy, Paris, and at the Madeleine, the bride and bridegroom ... are known in certain circles both in London and Paris. Miss Sneyd, daughter of Major Ralph Henry Sneyd, was united to Mr. Petre, who was left in charge of the British Embassy at Naples after the death of Sir William Temple, and who is now attached to the Embassy at Paris. A large circle of friends of the bride and bridegroom met at the embassy to witness the ceremony [including Mrs. Jane Sneyd, the bride's mother]. The bridesmaids were Miss Hope Johnstone, the Misses Langford, Mdlle. Gudieu, Miss Duff, the Countess Valliera, Mdlle. de Rivas, the daughter of the Spanish Ambassador, and Miss Parnell. The Rev. J.H. Swale and the Abbé de Guerry officiated [Swale at the British Embassy, the Abbé at the Madeleine]; Lord and Lady Cowley attended, together with a large number of the fashionable world now in Paris. Mr. French, attached to the British Embassy, Paris, was Mr. Petre’s best man, and the bride was given away by Lord Ernest Bruce [later 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury] [The Chelmsford Chronicle, Friday, April 16, 1858]. George Petre would go on to a brilliant career, one of the first Catholics in the Diplomatic Service to be appointed a Resident Minister and then an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, serving in Copenhagen, Berlin, Stuttgart, Buenos Aires and Paraguay. George V, King of Hanover, was godfather to George Petre's eldest son. The beautiful Kate, styled after 1890 (when her husband was made a Knight Commander of St Michael and St George), Lady Emma Katharine Petre, made an accomplished diplomat's wife, due in no small part to the time she spent at court before her marriage. Sir George Petre's final appointment was as British envoy at Lisbon, where he remained until his retirement in 1893. Lady Petre befriended the young French princess Amélie of Orleans, who married in 1886 at age 21 the heir to the Portuguese throne, and who became in 1889 when her husband succeeded as King Carlos I, the last Queen consort of that country. Kate also remained friends with the widowed, exiled French Empress Eugénie, and Marie Petre (1909-2005), one of Kate's granddaughters, recalled "as a child accompanying her grandmother to have tea with the Empress at Farnborough where she lived in her widowhood and exile" [Desmond Clarke, Footnotes: A Personal History, p. 11].

Sneyd of Keele coat of arms
Of Kate's ten siblings, only two were still living when she wed George Petre in 1858 - her brothers Nathaniel Robert Sneyd and John Thompson Sneyd. Nathaniel, the elder of the two, would die married but childless in 1867, and the younger John died unmarried in 1907, leaving Kate and her six surviving sons, along with the seven surviving sons of her eldest sister Harriet (née Sneyd) Beadon (1818-1855), the remaining descendants of Maj. Ralph Henry Sneyd. The Sneyds were a Staffordshire gentry family, retainers of the Barons Audley in the 15th-century, from whom they held the manor of Bradwell Hall. In the following century, the family made a fortune in trade, and the first of the family to marry into the Edward I bloodline was Elizabeth Sneyd (c.1530-1609), second daughter of the squire of Bradwell Hall, who became the wife of Henry, 10th Baron Audley. It was Elizabeth's brother Ralph Sneyd (c.1540-1620) who in about 1580 built the mansion of Keele Hall, and made it the family's chief seat. Both of his wives, Mary Chetwynd and Mary Newport, were of the Edward I bloodline, and it is from the first wife that all subsequent Sneyds descend. Lady Petre's father, Major Sneyd was the great-grandson of Rev Dr. Wetenhall Sneyd, archdeacon of Kilmore 1740-45 (1676-1745), founder of the Irish branch of the Sneyds, who was, in turn, the great-great-grandson of Ralph Sneyd, builder of Keele Hall, and his first wife Mary Chetwynd. But it is through her mother, a lady descended from the Durn branch of the Dunbar clan, that Lady Petre derives her descent from the Stewart kings of Scotland.
Sir George Glynn Petre, KCMG, CB
(1822-1905)

EMMA KATHARINE 'Kate' JULIA SNEYD, b. Dec. 1830 Mattingley Lodge, Heckfield, Hampshire, bap. 6 Mar. 1831 St Michael Church, Heckfield; d. 27 Dec. 1916 Hotel Rubens, Westminster, London, yst. dau. of Maj. Ralph Henry Sneyd of Mattingley Lodge (1784-1840, descended from Edward I) and Jane Robina Dunbar (1791-1878, descended from James V - see Generation 10 below); m. 10 Apr. 1858 British Embassy, Paris, France, Sir GEORGE GLYNN PETRE of Dunkenhalgh Hall, Lancashire, K.C.M.G., C.B., Minister Plenipotentiary Argentina 1881, Paraguay 1882, Portugal 1884-93, b. 4 Sept. 1822 Twickenham, bap. 30 Sept. 1822 St Mary Church, Twickenham; d. 17 May 1905 Hove, Sussex, bur. All Saints Churchyard, Odiham, Hampshire, yr son of Henry William Petre of Dunkenhalgh Hall (1791-1852, descended from Charles II) and his 1st wife Elizabeth Anne Glynn (1791-1828, descended from Edward III), and had issue, seven sons and one daughter.

Issue of Emma Katharine (Sneyd) and Sir George Glynn Petre:

1) FLORENCE KATHARINE PETRE, b. 16 July 1859 Westminster, London, bap. 3 Aug. 1859 St George Hanover Square, London; d. young 19 Mar. 1869 Berlin, Germany.

2) GEORGE ERNEST AUGUSTUS HENRY PETRE of Dunkenhalgh Hall, b. 5 Aug. 1860 Westminster, bap. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, Soho, London; d. unm. 20 Jan. 1945 Poland House, Odiham, Hampshire.

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption & St Gregory,
Warwick Steet, London
3) Col. HENRY CECIL PETRE, C.M.G., O.B.E., of Hove, Sussex, commanded separately three battalions of the Rifle Brigade during his military career, b. 27 Oct. 1861 Westminster, bap. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street; d.s.p. 17 Sept. 1939 Imperial Nursing Home, Harrogate, Yorkshire; m. 10 Apr. 1899 Brompton Oratory, South Kensington, London, MARJORIE ELIZABETH HAMILTON SEYMOUR, b. 11 Mar. 1879 Hastings, Sussex; d.s.p. 11 Aug. 1928 Silton Lodge, Zeals, Wiltshire, est. dau. of Richard Arthur Hamilton Seymour (1843-1906, descended from Edward III) and Charlotte Elizabeth Baillie-Hamilton (1851-1931, descended from James V).

4) ALGERNON HENRY EDWARD PETRE, Honorary Attache and translator to British Legation at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, b. 4 June 1863 Westminster, bap. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street; d. unm. 21 May 1895 Rio de Janeiro ("after an illness of only three days" [The Graphic, June 1, 1895]).

5) ALFRED WILLIAM RALPH GEORGE PETRE, horse dealer (per his daughter's 1893 birth certificate) b. 13 June 1866 Westminster, bap. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street; d. 1959 South America; m. 25 Apr. 1892, GERTRUDE BRIGGS, b. 14 July 1870 Tooting, Surrey; d. 1934 South America, dau. of Frederick James Briggs of Wandsworth, Surrey, farm labourer (c.1840-1876) and Elizabeth Ann Burke, charwoman, and had issue, four sons and four daughters[*1].

6) HERBERT ARTHUR PETRE of Poland House, Odiham, b. 17 Mar. 1868 Westminster, bap. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street; d. unm. 23 Jan. 1937 Poland House.

7) Capt. CHARLES BERNARD PETRE of Dunkenhalgh Hall, 60th King's Royal Rifle Corps, b. 3 Jan. 1870 Westminster, bap. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street; d. 20 Feb. 1949 Poland House; m. 2 Feb. 1903 Register Office, Portsmouth, Hampshire, MURIEL ROSALIND ANDERSON, b. 20 Dec. 1882 Streatham, Surrey, bap. 28 Mar. 1883 St Leonard Church, Streatham; d. 5 July 1961 St George's Hospital, Westminster, dau. of William Danson Anderson of Paddington, captain merchant marines (c.1830-1887) and Rosalind Susan Searle (1856-1936), and had issue, one son and three daughters.

RAdm. Walter Petre, DSO
(1873-1942)
8) RAdm. WALTER REGINALD GLYNN PETRE, D.S.O., of Pinecroft, Weybridge, Surrey, b. 14 Dec. 1873 Westminster, London, bap. Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street; d. 26 Dec. 1942 Weybridge, bur. 29 Dec. 1942 Weybridge Cemetery; m. 22 Jan. 1906 St Peter Catholic Church, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales, AGNES MARIE CADIC, b. 1880; d. 21 Sept. 1963 Chichester, Sussex, bur. Weybridge Cemetery, dau. of Capt. Eugene A. Cadic of Rennes (1838-1908) and Marie Amélie Garnier-Duplessix (c.1840-1905), and had issue, four sons and three daughters.

[*1] The 1959 date of death for Alfred Petre, as well as his 1892 marriage date and the 1934 date of death for his wife Gertrude are all from Burke's Peerage. As a young man Alfred fell out with his father, most likely over his romance with Gertrude Briggs, who was a "fancy" saleswoman living with her elder sister and her family in Clapham in the 1891 Census, and as the daughter of a farm labourer, far lower down the social scale in Victorian London. When the couple married (probably outside of Britain, as there is no entry in the England & Wales Marriages Index for the period), Alfred requested the presence of only one member of his family, his youngest brother Walter Petre. Alfred's firstborn child was a daughter, whom he named after his deceased only sister. She was adopted by her grandmother, Lady Emma Katharine Petre, and made a good marriage: Florence Gertrude Petre, b. 20 Feb. 1893 Clapham, Surrey; d. 17 Aug. 1981 Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall; m. 30 Apr. 1918 Westminster, London, Sir John Frederick Ellenborough Crowder, M.P. Finchley 1935-59 (1890-1961), and had issue. Meanwhile, Alfred accepted a lump sum in lieu of his possible inheritance of Dunkenhalgh Hall, was removed from the entail of that estate, and with his wife emigrated to South America (his elder brother Algernon Petre was a diplomat in Rio de Janeiro until his untimely death in March 1895), where their other seven children were born and lived. South American vital records haven't yet been downloaded into the three major genealogy databases (Ancestry, Find My Past and Family Search), but once they are, hopefully the fascinating story behind Alfred Petre and his descendants can be continued.

Lady Emma (née Sneyd) Petre is an eleven-generation descendant of James V of Scotland, through his illegitimate son the Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland.

1st Earl of Moray - see
Generation 1
James V = Margaret Erskine (d. 1572), and had
1) James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, illegit. (1531-1570) m. Lady Agnes Keith (c.1544-1588, descended from James I of Scotland), and had
2) Elizabeth Stewart, 2nd Countess of Moray (1565-1591) m. James Stewart, 2nd Lord Doune, Earl of Moray (1565-1592, descended from Edward III), and had
3) Lady Grizel Stewart (b. c.1590) m. Sir Robert Innes, 1st Baronet of that Ilk (1584-1658, descended from James IV), and had
4) ELIZABETH INNES, b. c.1613; d. 12 Aug. 1640; m. 2nd 28 Oct. 1635 Innes, Morayshire, Scotland, ALEXANDER BRODIE, 15th Laird of Brodie, b. 25 July 1617; d. 17 Apr. 1680, son of David, 14th Laird of Brodie (1586-1632) and Katherine Dunbar (d. aft.1664), and had
5) GRIZEL BRODIE, b. 28 Aug. 1636 Brodie Castle, Dyke, Morayshire, Scotland, bap. 2 Sept. 1636 Dyke Parish Church; d. unknown; m. 7 Sept. 1654, Sir ROBERT DUNBAR, 3rd Laird of Grangehill House, Elginshire, Scotland, b. c.1625; d. (21 Sept. 1689?), son of Ninian Dunbar, 2nd Laird of Grangehill House (c.1585-aft.1647) and his 1st wife Marion Ogilvy of Dunlugas House (c.1595-by 1629, descended from James I of Scotland), and had
Jean (née Miller) Dunbar -
see Generation 8
6) FLORENCE/FINNELLA DUNBAR, b. c.1656; d. unknown; m. 19 Nov. 1674 Dyke Parish Church, Rev. THOMAS URQUHART, 9th Laird of Burdsyards (later Sanquhar) House, Forres, Elginshire, Minister of Dallas, Elginshire 1688-99, b. c.1650; d. c.1706, son and heir of John Urquhart, 8th Laird of Burdsyards House (d. by 1675, descended from Edward III) and Marjorie Dunbar (d. 1684), and had
7) MARY URQUHART, bap. 30 Sept. 1678 Dyke Parish Church; living 8 Oct. 1707 (mentioned in her husband's will); d. unknown[*2]; m. by 1695, JOHN DUNBAR, 2nd of Kirkhill House, Dunbar, East Lothian, b. c.1645; d. 30 June 1710, est son of David Dunbar, 1st of Kirkhill House (c.1622-1691, descended from James I of Scotland) and Margery Seton (descended from James I of Scotland), and had
8) Rev. ROBERT DUNBAR of Ballinspink, Banffshire, Minister of Dyke 1727-83, bap. 17 May 1696 Dyke Parish Church; d. by 22 Apr. 1783 (when will was proved); m. JEAN MILLER, d. 26 Oct. 1788, dau. of Rev. William Miller, Minister of Greyfriars, Edinburgh 1721-32 (c.1674-1732), and had
Maj. Ralph Henry Sneyd
- see Generation 10
9) WILLIAM DUNBAR of Pentonville, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, notary public, bap. 13 Nov. 1740 Dyke Parish Church; d. 10 Mar. 1800 Pentonville, bur. 15 Mar. 1800 Bunhill Fields, Finsbury, Middlesex; m. 12 July 1784 Rhindmuir House, Swinton, Glasgow, Scotland, JANE MORTHLAND, b. 6 Mar. 1747; d. 26 Sept. 1815 Pentonville, bur. 3 Oct. 1815 Bunhill Fields, Finsbury, dau. of Matthew Morthland of Rhindmuir House (1714-1787) and Anna Simpson (1720-1802), and had
10) JANE ROBINA DUNBAR, b. 22 July 1791 London, bap. 16 Aug. 1691 Scots Church London Wall; d. 15 Dec. 1878 Eaton Square, London; m. 29 May 1817 St George Hanover Square, London, Maj. RALPH HENRY SNEYD of Mattingley Lodge, Heckfield, Hampshire, bap. 11 Dec. 1784 Bray, co. Wicklow, Ireland; d. 16 Dec. 1840 Mattingley Lodge, bur. 23 Dec. 1840 St Michael Church, Heckfield, son of Rev. Wetenhall Sneyd, vicar of Newchurch 1816-40 (c.1752-1840, descended from Edward I) and Margaret Cullen (d. 1797), and had
Urquhart of Burdsyards coat of arms
11) EMMA KATHARINE JULIA SNEYD (1833-1916-see details above), wife of Sir George Glynn Petre

[*2] Mary (née Urquhart) Dunbar and her mother Florence (aka Finnella) (née Dunbar) Urquhart are the two generations in this line of descent which require further research. Mary Dunbar's eldest brother Capt. Robert Urquhart, 10th Laird of Burdsyards House (d. 1741), was M.P. Elginshire 1708-10, but the Burdsyards Urquharts have not been studied beyond the chapter on them in Henrietta Tayler's 1946 work History of the Family of Urquhart, which erroneously omits Mary from the issue of Rev. Thomas Urquhart and Finnella Dunbar.

The next blogpost in the series on the ancestry of guest blogger Desmond Clarke, will examine the Edward III descents of his father, Major-General Desmond Clarke.

Cheers,                                -------Brad