Coke, Earls of Leicester

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1

 

Sir Edward Coke (1 Feb 1552 [1549 per some sources]-3 Sep 1634); m.1st Bridget Paston; m.2nd Lady Elizabeth Hatton, ne Cecil

 

[by 1st m.]:

 

1a) Edmund, dsp

 

2a) Sir Robert (1586-19 Jul 1653); m.Hon. Theophila Berkeley

 

3a) Arthur, d.6 Dec 1629; m.Elizabeth Walgrave (d.14 Nov 1627) 4 daus

 

4a) John, of Holkham; m.Merial Wheatley 7 sons, 7 daus, of whom:

 

1b) Edward, dvp; m.Elizabeth Berkeley

 

2b) John, of Holkham (bap 8 Sep 1635-1 Aug 1671); he left Holkham to his cousin Robert (below)

 

3b) Margaret; m.25 Apr 1653 Alexander Rokeby (dvp 1667), elder son of Sir William Rokeby, Bt.

 

4b) Mary; m.Sir Nicholas L’Estrange, of Hunstanton, 3rd Bt. (bap 17 Oct 1632-13 Dec 1669)

 

5a) Henry, of Thorington; m.Margaret Lovelace

 

1b) Richard, of Thorington (bap 8 Sep 1622-bur 11 Nov 1669); m.ca 1647 Mary Rous

 

1c) Robert, of Thorington, and later of Holkham (ca 1651-16 Jan 1679); m.26 Nov 1674 Lady Anne Osborne (d.5 Aug 1722)

 

1d) Edward, of Holkham, d.13 Apr 1707; m.4 Jun 1695 Carey (9 Jun 1680- ), dau of Sir John Newton, 3rd Bt., and heiress of her grandmother, Lady Margaret Heveringham, dau of Earl of Dover

 

1e) Thomas, cr 1728 Baron Lovel of Minster Lovel, cr 1744 Earl of Leicester and Viscount Coke of Holkham (17 Jun 1697-Holkham 20 Apr 1759); m.3 Jul 1718 Lady Margaret Tufton, 19th Baroness de Clifford (16 Jun 1700-Holkham 28 Feb 1775)

 

1f) Edward, Viscount Coke (2 Feb 1719-Greenwich 31 Aug 1753); m.1 Apr 1747 Lady Mary Campbell (6 Feb 1727-Morton House, Chiswick 30 Sep 1811)

 

2e) Edward (d.Aug 1733), of Langford, which he inherited from Sir Edward Coke, 3rd Bt. (below)

 

3e) Robert, of Langford, d.1750; m.13 Jun 1733 Lady Jane Holt, ne Wharton (d.4 Jan 1761)

 

4e) Carey, d.11 Jun 1734; m.1716 Sir Marmaduke Wyvill, of Constable Burton, 6th Bt. (1692-27 Dec 1754)

 

5e) Anne; m.Philip Roberts; for them and their son, who inherited Holkham, see Part 2, below

 

2c) a dau

 

6a) Clement, d.23 May 1629; m.Sarah Reddish, dau of Reddish of Langford

 

1b) Edward, of Langford, cr Baronet 1641, d.by 1669; m.by 1645 Catherine Dyer; note that at some point the Langford estate began being called “Longford”

 

1c) Sir Robert, 2nd Bt. (bap 29 Apr 1645-bur 15 Jan 1688); m.ca 1663 Sarah Barker (bur 13 Feb 1685, per one source, but History of Parliament says she died 1686)

 

2c) Sir Edward, 3rd Bt. (bap 6 Oct 1648-26 Aug 1727); m.by 1684 Catharine ___ (bur 13 Dec 1688)

 

3c) Catherine; m.Cornelius Clarke

 

4c) Anne

 

5c) Theophila; m. ___ Bullock

 

7a) Anne; m.11 Sep 1601 Ralph Sadleir

 

8a) Bridget; m.1st William Barney; m.2nd William Skinner

 

[by 2nd m.]:

 

9a) Elizabeth

 

10a) Frances, d.Oxford 23 Jul 1645; m.Hampton Court 29 Sep 1617 John Villiers, Viscount Purbeck (ca 1591-18 Feb 1658)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2

 

 

William Roberts; m.Martha Dashwood, sister of Sir Francis Dashwood, 1st Bt.

 

1a) Gabriel (ca 1665- ); m.1st Fort St. George, India 25 Aug 1687 Elizabeth Proby; m.2nd Mary, dau of Sir Francis Wenman, Bt.

 

1b) [ex 2] Philip, of Husborne Crawley; m.Anne Coke (sister of Earl of Leicester; see above, Part 1)

 

1c) Wenman (bap 7 Jan 1717-11 Apr 1776); he succeeded to the Langford estates in 1750, and then to Holkham on the death of the Countess of Leicester in 1775; he took the surname Coke; he m.1st NN; m.2nd by 1754 Elizabeth Chamberlayne

 

1d) Thomas William, cr 1837 Earl of Leicester of Holkham [this unusual form was because an earldom of Leicester was in existence at the time in another family] and Viscount Coke (6 May 1754-Longford Hall 30 Jun 1842); m.1st Sherborne 5 Oct 1775 Jane Dutton (Sherborne 29 Nov 1753-Bath 2 Jun 1800), sister of Lord Sherborne; m.2nd London 26 Feb 1822 Lady Anne Keppel (16 Jun 1803-Longford 29 Jul 1844); note: Jane Dutton Coke’s death date of 2 Jun 1800 is as shown on her Monument Inscription, and is also thee date given in Complete Peerage, and in an online edition of Burke’s, and 1921 and 1959 Burke’s, all sub Leicester; different dates in other sources are apparently incorrect; for example, Collins, sub Sherborne, says 28 Jan 1800; while 1831 Debrett’s and 1921 and 1959 Burke’s, all sub Sherborne, say 20 Jul 1800]

 

1e) Jane Elizabeth (2 Dec 1777-29 Apr 1863); m.1st 21 Jun 1796 Charles Nevinson Howard, Viscount Andover (13 May 1775-11 Jan 1800); m.2nd 17 Apr 1806 Sir Henry Digby (d.19 Aug 1842)

 

2e) Anne Margaret (Holkham 23 Jan 1779-London 23 May 1843); m.Holkham 15 Sep 1794 Thomas Anson, 1806 Viscount Anson (14 Feb 1767-London 31 Jul 1818)

 

3e) Elizabeth Wilhelmina (31 Mar 1795-30 Oct 1873); m.5 Dec 1822 John Spencer Stanhope, of Cannon Hall (d.7 Nov 1873)

 

4e) Thomas William, 2nd Earl of Leicester (Holkham 26 Dec 1822-Holkham 24 Jan 1909); m.1st 20 Apr 1843 Juliana Whitbread (d.21 Apr 1870); m.2nd Latimers 26 Aug 1875 Hon. Georgina Caroline Cavendish (Latimers 4 Feb 1852-26 Feb 1937)

 

1f) Julia (4 Dec 1844-7 Aug 1931); m.26 Apr 1864 Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt (13 Oct 1836-5 Jun 1904)

 

2f) Anne (11 Dec 1845-23 Jan 1876); m.16 Jan 1874 Maj-Gen Edmund Manningham Manningham-Buller (1 Jun 1828-14 Feb 1897)

 

3f) Gertrude (5 Jul 1847-28 Nov 1943); m.5 Apr 1866 Charles Adolphus Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore (24 Mar 1841-27 Aug 1907)

 

4f) Thomas William, 3rd Earl of Leicester (20 Jul 1848-19 Nov 1941); m.26 Aug 1879 Hon. Alice Emily White (d.24 Apr 1936)

 

1g) Thomas William, 4th Earl of Leicester (9 Jul 1880-21 Aug 1949); m.2 Dec 1905 Marion Gertrude Trefusis (3 Aug 1882-23 Nov 1955)

 

1h) Angela Mary (6 Nov 1906-Dec 1906)

 

2h) Thomas William Edward, 5th Earl of Leicester (16 May 1908-3 Sep 1976); m.1 Oct 1931 Lady Elizabeth Yorke (10 Mar 1912-1985)

 

1i) Anne Veronica (16 Jul 1932- ); m.21 Apr 1956 Colin Tennant, 3rd Lord Glenconner (1 Dec 1926-27 Aug 2010)

 

2i) Carey Elizabeth (5 May 1934-14 May 2018); m.30 Apr 1960 Bryan Ronald Bassett (29 Oct 1932-2010)

 

3i) Sarah Marion (23 Jul 1944- ); m.27 Jun 1970 David Walter

 

3h) Silvia Dorothy (19 Oct 1909-Oct 2005); m.15 Oct 1932 Simon Harvey Combe (d.1 Apr 1965)

 

4h) David Arthur (4 Dec 1915-k.a.9 Dec 1941)

 

5h) Katharine Mary (7 Mar 1920-1993); m.2 Jul 1940 Thomas Cockayne Harvey (22 Aug 1918-11 Jun 2001)

 

2g) Arthur George (6 Apr 1882-k.a.Dardanelles 2 May 1915); m.10 May 1906 Phyllis Hermione Drury (d.22 Sep 1976)

 

1h) Diana Merial (7 Nov 1907-13 Nov 1996); m.30 Jul 1930 (div 1938) Trevor Moorhouse (d.1975)

 

2h) Anthony Louis Lovel, 6th Earl of Leicester (11 Sep 1909-12 Aug 1994); m.1st 11 Sep 1934 (div 1947) Moyra Joan Crossley (d.1987); m.2nd 1947 Vera Haigh (d.1984)

 

1i) Edward Douglas, 7th Earl of Leicester (6 May 1936-25 Apr 2015); m.1st 28 Apr 1962 (div 1985) Valerie Potter; m.2nd 1986 Sarah Forde

 

1j) Thomas Edward, 8th Earl of Leicester (6 Jul 1965- ); m.21 Dec 1996 Polly Maria Whately (b.1967)

 

1k) Hermione Belinda, b.1998

 

2k) Juno Carey, b.2000

 

3k) Edward Horatio, Viscount Coke, b.11 Jun 2003

 

4k) Elizabeth Valeria, b.2006

 

2j) Laura Jane Elizabeth, b.1968; m.1993 Jonathan Paul

 

3j) Rupert Henry John, b.1975

 

2i) Almary Bridget (18 Jun 1938- ); m.20 Jul 1963 Peter Ivens-Ferrez

 

3i) Wenman John (24 May 1940- ); m.1969 Carolyn Mary Redler issue

 

3g) Roger (28 Dec 1886-14 Oct 1960)

 

4g) Marjorie Alice, d.24 Dec 1946; m.27 Apr 1910 Sir North Victor Cecil Dalrymple-Hamilton (19 Mar 1883-16 Feb 1953)

 

5g) Alexandra Marie Bridget, d.6 Mar 1984; m.17 Jul 1917 David Lyulph Gore Wolseley Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie (1893-1968)

 

5f) Mary (18 Sep 1849-28 Dec 1929); m.18 Dec 1879 Wiliam Heneage Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth (6 May 1851-11 Mar 1936)

 

6f) Winifred (12 Jan 1851-22 Mar 1940); m.2 Sep 1873 Robert Bermingham Clements, 4th Earl of Leitrim (1847-1892)

 

7f) Margaret (26 Apr 1852-2 Aug 1922); m.2 May 1874 Henry Strutt, 2nd Lord Belper (20 May 1840-26 Jul 1914)

 

8f) Mildred (24 Jan 1854-12 May 1941); m.5 Nov 1878 Thomas Francis Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield (1856-1918)

 

9f) Wenman (20 Nov 1855-30 May 1931)

 

10f) Arthur (30 Apr 1858-1 May 1858)

 

11f) John (30 Jun 1859-30 Jun 1860)

 

12f) Richard (20 Aug 1876-14 Jun 1964); m.1st 21 Dec 1907 (div 1927) Hon. Doreen O’Brien (4 Mar 1888-10 Jun 1960); m.2nd 19 Jul 1932 Elizabeth Vera Catherine Alice de Beaumont (1898-1988)

 

1g) Nell (8 Jan 1910-1 Mar 1960); m.17 Dec 1930 James Hilton Luddington

 

2g) Moira (24 Aug 1911-15 Nov 1945)

 

3g) Hersey (20 Mar 1915-12 Feb 2012); m.18 Jul 1946 Peter William Marsham

 

4g) Richard Lovel (3 Apr 1918-25 Apr 2001); m.28 Apr 1951 Molly Fletcher (d.12 Apr 1997)

 

1h) Diana Caroline Coke (11 Jan 1953-8 Jan 1994); m.9 Jan 1975 Malcolm Ian Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness (b.3 Nov 1948)

 

2h) Richard Townshend, b.1954; m.1996 Carrie-Lee Early issue

 

3h) Edward Justin; m.(div) Susannah Elizabeth Long

 

5g) Bridget Doreen (24 Feb 1924-9 Sep 2009); m.1st 18 Dec 1943 (div 1953) Thomas Richard Edwards-Moss (24 Oct 1921-1974); m.2nd 3 Jun 1953 Phelim Robert Hugh O’Neill, 2nd Lord Rathcavan (2 Nov 1909-20 Dec 1994)

 

6g) Mildred Jeanne Carolyn (26 Feb 1934- ); m.30 Sep 1966 (div 1971) David Harms

 

7g) Elizabeth Charmian (18 Aug 1935- ); m.13 Feb 1960 Richard Francis Spickernell (29 Nov 1930-19 Sep 2008)

 

8g) Henry Francis (1 Mar 1938- ); m.1st 8 Jun 1966 (div 1971) Maria McCrone; m.2nd 1976 (div 1993) Margaret Brodie; m.3rd 1999 Mrs Caroline Sheila Hodges, ne Bonsor (b.1946) issue

 

13f) Mabel (1878- ); m.8 Aug 1929 James Little Luddington (d.Wallington Hall, Norfolk 8 Sep 1935)

 

14f) Edward (17 Oct 1879-4 Sep 1944)

 

15f) Sir John Spencer (30 Sep 1880-23 Dec 1957); m.15 Jan 1907 Hon. Dorothy Olive Levy-Lawson (26 Jan 1885-22 Dec 1937)

 

1g) Gerald Edward (25 Oct 1907-1990); m.2 Sep 1939 Patricia Cadogan (d.1995) issue

 

2g) Rosemary Olive (18 Nov 1910-1993); m.4 Mar 1935 John d’Henin Hamilton, 3rd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell (1 May 1911-1990)

 

3g) Celia Dorothy (3 Jul 1919-6 Jun 1996); m.30 May 1942 Stamp Godfrey Brooksbank (14 Apr 1922-13 Apr 2017)

 

16f) Reginald (10 Nov 1883-30 Apr 1969); m.17 Jul 1924 Katharine Ryder (16 Jan 1899-Nov 1977)

 

1g) Mary Margaret (25 Apr 1925-17 Mar 2014)

 

2g) Katharine Vera (27 Jul 1927- ); m.23 Jan 1951 Peter John Cator (26 Oct 1924-22 Jan 2006)

 

17f) Lovel William (19 Aug 1893-18 Mar 1966)

 

5e) Edward Keppel Wentworth (20 Aug 1824-26 May 1889); m.5 Aug 1851 Hon. Diana Mary Blanche Georgiana Agar-Ellis (5 Jan 1832-18 Jul 1890)

 

6e) Henry John, of Longford Hall (3 Jan 1827-12 Nov 1916); m.22 Jul 1861 Lady Katharine Grey Egerton (d.28 Jan 1920)

 

1f) Clement (26 Apr 1862-2 Dec 1901)

 

2f) Reginald Grey (10 Jul 1864-8 Feb 1930); m.1st 2 Apr 1887 (div 1888) Elizabeth Wilson; m.2nd 21 Apr 1892 (div 1908) Phyllis Susan Bott (d.29 Mar 1939); m.3rd 1909 Galia Hambourg (d.9 Dec 1947)

 

1g) Sylvia Katharine (4 Jan 1910-5 Apr 1969); m.1st 26 Jun 1936 (div) George Basil Stafford (d.6 Jul 1955); m.2nd 29 Mar 1947 Percival Rupert Christopher Wren (Karachi 1904- )

 

2g) Stella (Dec 1910-2005); m.1931 John Michael Ryan

 

3g) Henry (12 Apr 1912-1999); m.8 Feb 1934 Erica Joyce Rattigan

 

1h) Basil G (21 Oct 1935- )

 

2h) Mark

 

3h) Marcia

 

3f) Sybil Mary, d.16 Aug 1939; m.15 Feb 1887 Maj-Gen Sir Charles Crutchley (10 Dec 1856-1 Dec 1920)

 

7e) Wenman Clarence Walpole (13 Jul 1828-10 Jan 1907)

 

8e) Margaret Sophia (7 Mar 1832-4 Nov 1868); m.1 May 1849 Sir Archibald Keppel Macdonald, of East Sheen, 3rd Bt. (15 Oct 1820-28 Mar 1901)

 

9e) Francis Motteux (17 Jan 1835-6 Apr 1836)

 

2d) Edward, of Longford (1758-29 Jul 1836); m.9 Apr 1792 Grace Colhoun

 

1e) Thomas William, of Longford (30 Jan 1793-West Bilney Hall, Norfolk 21 May 1867)

 

1f) [illegitimate] William Heath Coke

 

2f) [illegitimate] Henry Merrin Coke

 

2e) Edward Ralph (1795-Fighledean House, Wilts 27 Dec 1853)

 

3e) Eliza Grace (1797- ); m.29 Aug 1822 Hon. Henry Venables-Vernon (1796-12 Dec 1845)

 

3d) Margaret, d.22 Jan 1824 [per Cokayne; Burke’s says 22 Jan 1821]; m.21 Dec 1769 Sir Henry Hunloke, of Wingerworth, 4th Bt. (25 Mar 1724-15 Nov 1804)

 

4d) Elizabeth (Longford 28 May 1753-Ruscombe House, Berks 17 Dec 1824); m.Longford 7 Jul 1774 James Dutton, Lord Sherborne (Sherborne 22 Oct 1744-Sherborne 22 May 1820)

 

5d) a dau