George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford1

M, #18051, b. 8 June 1806, d. 29 October 1886
Last Edited=31 Mar 2018
     George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford was born on 8 June 1806.2 He was the son of Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford and Mary Stevens Mackenzie.2 He married, firstly, Lady Agnes Paget, daughter of Field Marshal Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, on 7 March 1829.2 He married, secondly, Hon. Harriett Elizabeth Cavendish, daughter of Charles Compton Cavendish, 1st Baron Chesham and Lady Catherine Susan Gordon, on 16 March 1848.3 He died on 29 October 1886 at age 80.1
     He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1825.2 He gained the rank of Captain in 1826 in the Rifle Brigade.2 He was educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England.2 He gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the 29th Foot.2 He gained the rank of Captain in 1830 in the 47th Foot.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Milborne Port between 1830 and 1832.2 He was Comptroller of the Household to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland between 1831 and 1832.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Chatham between 1834 and 1835.2 He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1835.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Poole between 1835 and 1837.2 He held the office of Comptroller of the Household between 1835 and 1841.2 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1837 in the Royal West Middlesex Militia.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Chatham between 1837 and 1852.2 He was appointed Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.) in 1841.2 He was Treasurer of the Household between June 1841 and September 1841.2 He was Joint Secretary of the India Board of Control between 1846 and 1847.2 He succeeded as the 2nd Baron Strafford of Harmondsworth, co. Middlesex [U.K., 1835] on 8 April 1853, in his father's lifetime.2 He succeeded as the 2nd Earl of Strafford [U.K., 1847] on 3 June 1860.2 He succeeded as the 2nd Viscount Enfield, of Enfield, co. Middlesex [U.K., 1847] on 3 June 1860.2

Children of George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford and Lady Agnes Paget

Children of George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford and Hon. Harriett Elizabeth Cavendish

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XIII, page 317. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3767. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Lady Agnes Paget1

F, #18052, b. circa 1809, d. 9 October 1845
Last Edited=25 Mar 2018
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Lady Agnes Paget was born circa 1809. She was the daughter of Field Marshal Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers. She married George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford, son of Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford and Mary Stevens Mackenzie, on 7 March 1829.1 She died on 9 October 1845.1
     Her married name became Byng.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3767. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Hon. Harriett Elizabeth Cavendish1

F, #18053, d. 26 June 1892
Last Edited=31 Mar 2018
Consanguinity Index=0.05%
     Hon. Harriett Elizabeth Cavendish was the daughter of Charles Compton Cavendish, 1st Baron Chesham and Lady Catherine Susan Gordon.2 She married George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford, son of Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford and Mary Stevens Mackenzie, on 16 March 1848.3 She died on 26 June 1892.1
     Her married name became Byng. After her marriage, Hon. Harriett Elizabeth Cavendish was styled as Countess of Strafford on 3 June 1860.

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XIII, page 317. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford1

M, #18054, b. 1772, d. 3 June 1860
Last Edited=31 Mar 2018
     Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford was born in 1772.1 He was the son of George Byng and Anne Conolly.2 He married, firstly, Mary Stevens Mackenzie, daughter of Peter Mackenzie, on 14 June 1804.1 He married, secondly, Marianne James, daughter of Sir Walter James, 1st Bt. and Lady Jane Pratt, on 9 May 1809.3 He died on 3 June 1860.
     He was educated at Westminster School, Westminster, London, England.1 He fought in the Flanders Campaign from 1793 to 1795.1 He gained the rank of Ensign on 30 September 1793 in the 33rd Foot.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant on 1 December 1793.1 He gained the rank of Captain in 1794.1 He was Aide-de-Camp to General Vyse in Ireland in 1798.1 He gained the rank of Major in 1799 in the 60th Foot.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1800 in the 29th Foot.1 He gained the rank of Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1804 in the 3rd Foot Guards.1 He gained the rank of Colonel in 1810.1 He gained the rank of Brigadier-General in 1811.1 He fought in the Peninsular Wars between 1811 and 1814.1 He gained the rank of Major-General in 1813.1 He was appointed Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1815.1 He fought in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1825.1 He was appointed Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.) in 1826.1 He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland] in 1828.1 He was Commander-in-Chief of the Ireland between 1828 and 1831.1 He was appointed Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1831.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Poole between 1831 and 1835.1 He held the office of Governor of Londonderry and Culmore between 1832 and 1860.1 He was created 1st Baron Strafford of Harmondsworth, co. Middlesex [U.K.] on 12 May 1835.1 He was created 1st Earl of Strafford [U.K.] on 18 September 1847.1 He was created 1st Viscount Enfield, of Enfield, co. Middlesex [U.K.] on 18 September 1847.1 He gained the rank of Field Marshal in 1855.1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.4
     

Children of Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford and Marianne James

Child of Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford and Mary Stevens Mackenzie

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3767. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S142] Bernard, Sir Burke, editor, Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland, 3rd ed. (London, U.K.: Burkes Peerage Ltd, 1912). Hereinafter cited as Landed Gentry of Ireland.
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  4. [S77] Leslie Stephen, editor, Dictionary of National Biography (London, U.K.: Smith, Elder & Company, 1908), volume III, page 573-74. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

Mary Stevens Mackenzie

F, #18055, d. 17 June 1806
Last Edited=25 Mar 2018
     Mary Stevens Mackenzie was the daughter of Peter Mackenzie.1 She married Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford, son of George Byng and Anne Conolly, on 14 June 1804.1 She died on 17 June 1806.1
     Her married name became Byng.

Child of Mary Stevens Mackenzie and Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3767. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]


Marianne James

F, #18056, d. 26 October 1845
Last Edited=31 Mar 2018
     Marianne James was the daughter of Sir Walter James, 1st Bt. and Lady Jane Pratt.1,2 She married Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford, son of George Byng and Anne Conolly, on 9 May 1809.1 She died on 26 October 1845.1
     She was also known as Mary Anne James.2 Her married name became Byng. After her marriage, Marianne James was styled as Baroness Strafford of Harmondsworth on 12 May 1835.

Children of Marianne James and Field Marshal John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 2929. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Sir Walter James, 1st Bt.1

M, #18057, d. 1829
Last Edited=21 May 2015
     Sir Walter James, 1st Bt. is the son of Sir Thomas Head and Jane Holt.2 He married Lady Jane Pratt, daughter of Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden and Elizabeth Jeffreys, on 25 April 1780.2 He died in 1829.2
     He was given the name of Walter Head at birth.1 After 1772 his name was legally changed to Walter James on inheriting the estates of his brother, William.1 He was created 1st Baronet James, of Langley Hall and Denford Court, co. Berks [Great Britain] on 28 July 1791.2

Children of Sir Walter James, 1st Bt. and Lady Jane Pratt

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 2929. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Henry William John Byng, 4th Earl of Strafford1

M, #18058, b. 21 August 1831, d. 16 May 1899
Last Edited=31 Mar 2018
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Henry William John Byng, 4th Earl of Strafford was born on 21 August 1831.1 He was the son of George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford and Lady Agnes Paget.1 He married, firstly, Countess Henrietta Danneskjold-Samsöe, daughter of Count Christian Danneskjold-Samsöe and Lady Elizabeth Brudenell-Bruce, on 15 October 1863.1 He married, secondly, Cora Smith on 6 December 1898.2 He died on 16 May 1899 at age 67 at Potter's Bar, London, England, killed by atrain.1
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1863 in the Coldstream Guards.1 He was Groom-in-Waiting to HM Queen Victoria between 1872 and 1874.1 He was appointed Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1895.1 He was appointed Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) in 1897.1 He succeeded as the 4th Earl of Strafford [U.K., 1847] on 28 March 1898.1 He succeeded as the 4th Baron Strafford of Harmondsworth, co. Middlesex [U.K., 1835] on 28 March 1898.1 He succeeded as the 4th Viscount Enfield, of Enfield, co. Middlesex [U.K., 1847] on 28 March 1898.1

Children of Henry William John Byng, 4th Earl of Strafford and Countess Henrietta Danneskjold-Samsöe

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3767. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1559. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  3. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XIII, page 27. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Florence Louisa Miles1

F, #18059, d. 14 February 1862
Last Edited=28 Mar 2018
     Florence Louisa Miles was the daughter of Sir William Miles, 1st Bt. and Catherine Gordon.1 She married Reverend Francis Edmund Cecil Byng, 5th Earl of Strafford, son of George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford and Lady Agnes Paget, on 8 June 1859.1 She died on 14 February 1862.1
     Her married name became Byng.

Children of Florence Louisa Miles and Reverend Francis Edmund Cecil Byng, 5th Earl of Strafford

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2689. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Countess Henrietta Danneskjold-Samsöe1

F, #18060, b. 20 January 1836, d. 11 January 1880
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
Consanguinity Index=0.0%
     Countess Henrietta Danneskjold-Samsöe was born on 20 January 1836 at London, EnglandG.2 She was the daughter of Count Christian Danneskjold-Samsöe and Lady Elizabeth Brudenell-Bruce.1 She married Henry William John Byng, 4th Earl of Strafford, son of George Stevens Byng, 2nd Earl of Strafford and Lady Agnes Paget, on 15 October 1863.1 She died on 11 January 1880 at age 43.1
     Her married name became Byng.

Children of Countess Henrietta Danneskjold-Samsöe and Henry William John Byng, 4th Earl of Strafford

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3767. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S367] Leo's Genealogics Wesite, online http://genealogics.org. Hereinafter cited as Leo's Genealogics Wesite.