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THE ANCESTRY OF SIR ANTHONY EDEN

 

1  Sir Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

   b 12 Jun 1897, Windlestone Hall, Co. Durham

   d 14 Jan 1977, Alvediston, Wiltshire

 

Parents

 

2  Sir William Eden, 7th Baronet

   b 4 Apr 1849, Windlestone

   d 20 Feb 1915, London

   m 20 Jul 1886, St Paul, Knightsbridge

3  Sybil Frances Grey

   b 9 Apr 1867, Calcutta

   d 17 Jun 1945, Windlestone

 

Grandparents

 

4  Sir William Eden, 6th Baronet

   b 31 Jan 1803, London

   d 21 Oct 1873, Lartington Hall, Yorkshire

   m 23 Apr 1844, Wherwell, Hampshire

5  Elfrida Susanna Harriet Iremonger

   b Wherwell, bap 30 Mar 1825, Wherwell

   d 8 Jul 1882, Bournemouth

6  Sir William Grey, administrator in India and governor of Jamaica

   b 26 Mar 1818, Whickham, Co. Durham

   d 15 May 1878, Marldon, Devon

   m 26 Jan 1865, Calcutta

7  Georgina Chicheley Plowden

   b 20 Aug 1840, Meerut, East Indies

   d 9 Dec 1936, Tunbridge Wells

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  Sir Frederick Morton Eden, 2nd Baronet

   b 1766, Ashtead, Surrey

   d 14 Nov 1809, Pall Mall, London

   m 10 Jan 1792, St George, Hanover Square, Westminster

9  Anne Smyth

   bap 13 Jun 1774, St George, Hanover Square, Westminster

   d 14 Jul 1808, London

10 William Iremonger of Wherwell Priory

   b 31 Aug 1776, London

   d 21 Jan 1852, Wherwell Priory

   m 4 Jan 1808, Caernarfon

11 Pennant Thomas

   b Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, bap 4 Jun 1786, Llanfairfechan

   d 25 Feb 1872, Goodworth Clatford, Hampshire

12 Edward Grey, bishop of Hereford

   b 25 Mar 1782

   d 24 Jul 1837, Hereford

   m 14 Mar 1809, Greenham, Berkshire

13 Charlotte Elizabeth Croft

   b 1 Sep 1783

   d 26 May 1821, Whickham

14 Trevor John Chicheley Plowden of the Bengal civil service

   b 16 Apr 1809, Calcutta

   d 30 Jan 1899, London

   m 17 Nov 1836, Meerut

15 Frances Wilhelmina Schaffalitzky de Muckadell

   b 15 Jan 1820, Manila

   d 19 May 1900, South Kensington

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, governor of Maryland

   b 14 Sep 1741, Durham

   d 2 Sep 1784, Annapolis

   m 26 Apr 1765, St George, Hanover Square, Westminster

17 Caroline Calvert

   b

   d 4 Apr 1803, Bath

18 James Paul Smyth of New Bond Street, London, perfumer

   b ca 1735

   d 23 Sep 1797

   m 6 Feb 1766, St George, Hanover Square, Westminster

19 Mary Higford

   b ca 1734

   d 7 Jan 1800, Great Ealing, Middlesex

20 Joshua Iremonger of Wherwell

   b ca 1745

   d 6 Jul 1817, London

   m 8 Oct 1765, St Marylebone, Westminster

21 Anne Dussaux

   b ca 1740

   d 1 Jun 1806, Southampton

22 Rice Thomas of Coed Helen, Caernarfonshire

   bap 23 Aug 1746, Llanbeblig

   d 17 Nov 1814

   m 13 Jun 1767

23 Margaret Lloyd

   b ca 1744

   d 20 Apr 1826, Coed Helen

24 Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey

   b 23 Oct 1729, Howick, Northumberland

   d 14 Nov 1807, Howick

   m 8 Jun 1762, Southwick, Co. Durham

25 Elizabeth Grey

   b ca 1744

   d 26 May 1822, Mayfair, Middlesex

26 James Croft, formerly Woodcock, of Greenham Lodge, near Newbury, Berkshire

   b 16 Jul 1751, Frenchay, Gloucestershire

   d 17 Jan 1829, Chichester

   m 1778

27 Charlotte Elizabeth Croft

   bap 11 Apr 1761, St George, Hanover Square, Westminster

   d 9 Sep 1832, Chichester

28 Trevor John Chicheley Plowden

   b 4 Jun 1784

   d 6 Jul 1836, at sea on board the Hibernia

   m 1 Feb 1808, Calcutta

29 Frances Lina Erskine

   b 13 Dec 1789

   d 25 Mar 1848, Westminster

30 Aquarius Wilhelmus Albertus Schaffalitzky de Muckadell of Calcutta, merchant

   b 28 Aug 1785, at sea

   d 9 Oct 1820, Manila

   m 5 Jan 1819, Serampore

31 Frances Ranken

   b 21 Mar 1800

   d 1820

 

 

Sources

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Complete Baronetage

The Complete Peerage

J.Y.W. Lloyd, The History of Powys Fadog (1881-87)

Walter F.C. Chicheley Plowden, Records of the Chicheley Plowdens (London, 1914)

“Glimpses of Serampore (1810-1820)”, Bengal Past and Present, 46(1933):22-25, 132-36

The History and Antiquities of Newbury and Its Environs (Speenhamland, 1839)

Thomas Faulkner, The History and Antiquities of Brentford, Ealing, & Chiswick (London, 1845)

Reginald Stewart Boddington, “Families of Damme, Woodcock, Blake, and Dade”, Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 2nd ser., 2(1888):239-40

John Edwards Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Horncastle, 1914), 202-03

A History of Northumberland, vol. 2 (1895)

Danmarks Adels Aarbog, 1928, 2:110

A.G. Playfair, Notes on the Scottish Family of Playfair, 3rd ed. (Tunbridge Wells, 1913)

The Gentleman’s Magazine, 79.2(Jul-Dec 1809):1178, 87.2(Jul-Dec 1817):90, 88.1(Jan-Jun 1818):367, 96.1(Jan-Jun 1826):478, 102(Jul-Dec 1832):286, n.s. 8(Jul-Dec 1837):311-12, n.s. 37(Jan-Jun 1852):521, 218(Jan-Jun 1865):500

The Times, 25 Apr 1844, 11 Dec 1936, 18 Jun 1945

The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, 27 Apr 1765

The St. James’s Chronicle, or, British Evening-Post, 9-11 Jan 1800

Jackson’s Oxford Journal, 7 Jun 1806, 9 Jun 1821

The Hampshire Advertiser, 2 Mar 1872

Hereford Journal, 13 Jan 1808

The Hampshire Chronicle and Courier, 14 Jul 1817

Hampshire Chronicle & Southampton Courier, 26 Jan 1829

The Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 11 Apr 1803

The Oxford University and City Herald, 18 Mar 1809

The Morning Post, 1 Apr 1848

The Lancaster Gazette, 23 Jul 1808

The Newcastle Daily Journal, 22 Oct 1873

Caledonian Mercury, 26 Apr 1821

J. Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry (1852 and 1853)

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from the Year 1789 to 1817, 2nd ed., vol. 5 (London, 1827), 341-57

John H. Chapman, ed., The Register Book of Marriages Belonging to the Parish of St George, Hanover Square, vol. 1 (London, 1886)

St Marylebone parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

St George, Hanover Square, Westminster, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

Llangollen parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com)

Llanbeblig parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Llanfairfechan parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Edinburgh parish registers (online at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk)

British India Office ecclesiastical returns (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Brompton Cemetery registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Hampshire Baptisms (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

Hampshire Burials (online at www.findmypast.co.uk)

National probate calendars

Will of James Paul Smyth (Prerogative Court of Canterbury)

Will of Caroline (Calvert) Eden (Prerogative Court of Canterbury)

Will of Margaret (Lloyd) Thomas (Prerogative Court of Canterbury)

Will of Henry Higford, 1795 (Prerogative Court of Canterbury)

1851 census returns, Wherwell (National Archives, HO 107/1683, fol. 76)

1851 census returns, Windlestone (National Archives, HO 107/2385, fol. 544)

1861 census returns, Paddington (National Archives, RG 9/11, fol. 7)

1871 census returns, Goodworth Clatford (National Archives, RG 10/1240, fol. 64)

1891 census returns, Kensington (National Archives, RG 12/31, fol. 52)

1891 census returns, Windlestone (National Archives, RG 12/4072, fol. 26)

Bengal baptisms and marriages (British Library, IOR/N/1/11, IOR/N/1/12, IOR/N/1/45, IOR/N/1/56)

Bengal Civil Fund registers (British Library, IOR/L/AG/23/5/1)

 

Notes

 

This table is based on the assumption that the prime minister was a son of his mother’s husband. The ODNB reports that “Speculation that Eden could actually have been the son of George Wyndham, the Victorian statesman and man of letters, to whom he bore a striking physical resemblance, is inaccurate, as Wyndham was in South Africa at the time of Eden’s conception”.

 

The date of birth of Frances Wilhelmina Schaffalitzky is written as 15 January 1820, with the year crossed out and changed to 1819, in the Bengal Civil Fund family register of subscribers (British Library, IOR/L/AG/23/5/1). However, this was recorded in adulthood, and if 15 Jan is correct, the year seems more likely to be 1820 as originally written. Her parents were married on 5 Jan 1819 and the baptism of Frances on 26 Sep 1823 states that she was “aged 3 years”.