The families PITT and FOX

 

 

 

These families were not closely related, and no members ever attained ducal rank, but they dominated British politics in the second half of the 18th Century.

 

 

 

PITT

 

 

Thomas Pitt, of Blandford, Dorset (d.1726); m.Jane Innes, and had issue:

 

1a) Robert, of Boconnoc, Cornwall (1680-21 May 1727); m.Harriet Villiers

 

1b) Thomas, of Boconnoc (d.1761); m.Christian Lyttelton

 

1c) Thomas, cr 1784 Lord Camelford, Baron of Boconnoc (Boconnoc 3 Mar 1737-Florence 19 Jan 1793); m.London 29 Jul 1771 Anne Wilkinson (Ware Park, Herts 5 Oct 1738 Camelford House 5 May 1803)

 

1d) Thomas, 2nd Lord Camelford (19 Feb 1775-Little Holland House 10 Mar 1804)

 

2d) Anne (d.23 Jun 1864); m.18 Jul 1792 William Wyndham Grenville, Lord Grenville (25 Oct 1759-23 Jan 1834)

 

2c) Amelia; m.William Spry

 

3c) Christian; m.Thomas Saunders

 

2b) William, cr Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister (London 15 Nov 1708-Hayes, Kent 11 May 1778); m.15 Nov 1754 Hester Grenville, cr 1761 Baroness Chatham (8 Nov 1720-Burton Pynsent 2 Apr 1803)

 

1c) John, 2nd Earl of Chatham (9 Oct 1756-London 24 Sep 1835); m.London 10 Jul 1783 Hon. Mary Elizabeth Townshend (2 Sep 1762-London 21 May 1821)

 

2c) William, Prime Minister (28 May 1759-23 Jan 1806)

 

3c) James Charles (d.1780)

 

4c) Hester (19 Oct 1755-20 Jul 1780); m.Hayes 19 Dec 1774 Charles, 3rd Earl Stanhope (3 Aug 1753-Chevening 15 Dec 1816)

 

5c) Harriet (d.1786); m.Hon. Edward James Eliot

 

3b) Harriet; m.21 May 1753 Robert Needham

 

4b) Elizabeth; m.1743 George Tomlinson

 

5b) Sarah

 

2a) Thomas, cr 1719 Baron of Londonderry, cr 1726 Earl of Londonderry and Viscount Gallen-Ridgeway (d.St.Kitts 12 Sep 1729); m.London 10 Mar 1717 Lady Frances Ridgeway (ca 1702-London 18 May 1772)

 

1b) Thomas, 2nd Earl of Londonderry (d.24 Aug 1734)

 

2b) Ridgeway, 3rd Earl of Londonderry (1722-London 8 Jan 1765)

 

3b) Lucy; m.Pierce Meyrick

 

3a) John (1698-1754); m.5 Apr 1721 Hon. Mary Belasyse

 

4a) Lucy (d.London 24 Feb 1723); m.24 Feb 1713 James Stanhope, Earl Stanhope (Paris 1673-London 5 Feb 1721)

 

5a) Essex; m.1714 Charles Cholmondeley, of Vale Royal

 

 

 

FOX

 

 

Sir Stephen Fox (27 Mar 1627-28 Oct 1716); m.1st Elizabeth Whittle (d.Aug 1696); m.2nd 11 Jul 1703 Christiana Hope (d.17 Feb 1718)

 

 

[by 1st m.]:

 

1a) Charles (d.Sep 1713); m.1679 Elizabeth Carr Trollope (d.Mar 1703)

 

2a) Elizabeth (d.Tunbridge Wells 28 Feb 1681); m.Westminster Abbey 27 Dec 1673 Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Lord Cornwallis (1655-29 Apr 1698)

 

3a) Jane (d.11 Jul 1721); m.9 May 1686 George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampon (18 Oct 1664-London 13 Apr 1727)

 

[by 2nd m.]:

 

4a) Stephen, took surname Fox-Strangways, cr 1741 Lord Ilchester, Baron of Woodford Strangways, cr 1747 Lord Ilchester and Stavordale, Baron of Redlynch, cr 1756 Earl of Ilchester (12 Sep 1704-26 Sep 1776); m.15 Mar 1736 Elizabeth Strangways-Horner (11 Feb 1723-15 Nov 1792) issue, the extant Earls of Ilchester

 

5a) Henry, cr 1763 Lord Holland of Foxley (28 Sep 1705-Holland House 1 Jul 1774); m.1st Feb 1733 Penelope Dyne; m.2nd 2 May 1744 Lady Georgiana Caroline Lennox, cr 1762 Baroness Holland (27 Mar 1723-Holland House 24 Jul 1774)

 

1b) Stephen, 2nd Lord Holland (20 Feb 1745-26 Dec 1774); m.London 20 Apr 1766 Lady Mary Fitzpatrick (d.Holland House 6 Oct 1778)

 

1c) Henry Richard, 3rd Lord Holland (Winterslow House, Wilts 21 Nov 1773-Holland House 22 Oct 1840); m.Rickmansworth, Herts 6 Jul 1797 Elizabeth Vassall (d.London 16 Nov 1845)

 

1d) [illegitimate; born by his wife, but before marriage] Charles Richard Fox (1796-1873); m.19 Jun 1824 Lady Mary Fitzclarence (19 Dec 1798-13 Jul 1864)

 

2d) Stephen (d.an infant 1800)

 

3d) Henry Edward, 4th Lord Holland (Holland House 7 Mar 1802-Naples 18 Dec 1859); m.9 May 1833 Lady Mary Coventry (11 May 1812-Holland House 23 Sep 1889)

 

4d) Mary Elizabeth (19 Feb 1806-7 Dec 1891); m.20 May 1830 Thomas Atherton Powys, 3d Lord Lilford (2 Dec 1801-15 Mar 1861)

 

2c) Caroline (d.12 Mar 1845)

 

2b) Rt.Hon.Charles James, the great orator and politician (13 Jan 1749-15 Sep 1806); m.Elizabeth Bridget Armstead (d.8 Jul 1842)

 

3b) Henry Edward (4 Mar 1855-18 Jul 1811); m.14 Nov 1786 Marianne Clayton

 

1c) Henry Stephen (22 Sep 1791-Oct 1846)

 

2c) Louisa Amelia (d.Genoa 1828); m.4 Apr 1807 Lt-Gen Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, 7th Bt. (4 May 1778-13 Apr 1860)

 

3c) Caroline (d.26 Mar 1860); m.14 Mar 1812 Gen Sir William Francis Patrick Napier (1785-1860)

 

4b) [illegitimate] Capt. Charles Cooper (fl 1747/88)

 

6a) Christiana

 

7a) Charlotte (d.Nov 1778); m.5 Jul 1729 Hon. Edward Digby (d.2 Oct 1746)