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John JERVIS
Mary SWYNFEN
George PARKER
Swynfen JERVIS
(1700-)
Elizabeth PARKER

Adm. The Rt. Hon. Sir John JERVIS Earl of St. Vincent, P.C., G.C.B.
(1735-1823)

 

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Martha PARKER

Adm. The Rt. Hon. Sir John JERVIS Earl of St. Vincent, P.C., G.C.B. 2

  • Born: 9 Jan 1734/35, Staffordshire, Meaford Hall
  • Marriage: Martha PARKER on 5 Jun 1783 in Westminster, London, England, St. George Hanover Square 1
  • Died: 1823 aged 88

  General Notes:

DEBRETT'S ILLUSTRATED PEERAGE

Adm. the Rt. Hon. Sir John Jervis, P.C., G.C.B., 2nd son of the late Swynfen Jervis, of Meaford, Staffordshire; b. 1734; a celebrated Naval Commander, who in 1797 obtained a splendid victory over the Spanish Fleet at Cape St. Vincent; First Lord of the Admiralty 1801-4; M.P. for Launceston 1783-4, for Great Yarmouth 1784-90, and for Chipping Wycombe 1790-94 : m.1738 his cousin, Martha, who d. 1816, dau. of the late Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Parker, Lord Ch. Baron of the Exchequer; cr. Baron Jervis, of Meaford, co. Stafford, and Earl of St. Vincent (peerage of Great Britain) 1797, and Viscount St. Vincent, of Meaford, co. Stafford (peerage of United Kingdom) 1801, with remainder to his nephews, William HenryRicketts and Edward Jervis Ricketts successively, and after them to his niece Mary, wife of the 7th Earl of Northesk, and her heirs male; d. 1823, when the barony and earldom became extinct and the visountcy devolved upon his surviving nephew

[2] EDWARD JERVIS Ricketts, 2nd Viscount; b. 1767; assumed by Roy. licence 1823 the surname of Jervis only; d. 1859; s. by his granson

[3] CARNEGIE ROBERT JOHN, 3d Viscount; b. 1825: m. Lucy Charlotte, who d. 1900, dau of John Baskervyle Glegg, of Withington Hall, Cheshire; d. 1879; s. by his son

[4] JOHN EDWARD LEVESON, 4th Viscount; b. 1850; d. from wounds received at battle of Abu Klea Jan. 1885; s. by his brother

[5] CARNEGIE PARKER, 5th Viscount; b. 1855 : m. 1885, Rebecca May (from who he obtained a divorce 1896), dau. of the late James Baston, of Barrow-in-Furness; d. 1908 : s. by his brother

[6] RONALD CLARGES, 6th Viscount; b 1859; m. 1894, Marion Annie who d. 1911, dau. of the late James Brown, of Orchard, Carluke, and Petit Menage, Jersey; d. 1940; s. by his son

[7] RONALD GEORGE JAMES, 7th Viscount and present peer. 3

  Research Notes:

http://home.wxs.nl/~pdavis/StVincent.htm
Earl St Vincent (Sir John Jervis)

Tucker's Memoirs of Earl St. Vincent, vol. i. pp. 303-309.


http://www.gcboe.on.ca/GBSS/notables.htm
How "St. Vincent Township" was named:
In 1735, a baby was born at Meaford Hall, Staffordshire, England. The child later became known as Sir John Jervais, Earl of St. Vincent.


John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent (1735-1823), Admiral. Sitter in 5 portraits.

http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/1797/people/jervis.html


John married Martha PARKER, daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas PARKER Lord Ch. Baron Of The Exchequer and Unknown, on 5 Jun 1783 in Westminster, London, England, St. George Hanover Square.1 (Martha PARKER died in 1816.)


  Marriage Notes:

He married his cousin Martha

Sources


1 John Debrett, Debrett's Correct Peerage of England, Scotland and Ireland with the Extinct and Forfeited Peerages of The Three Kingdoms, 2 volumes (London: F and C Rivington, 1805), Vol. I: p. 191.

2 John Debrett, Debrett's Correct Peerage of England, Scotland and Ireland with the Extinct and Forfeited Peerages of The Three Kingdoms, 2 volumes (London: F and C Rivington, 1805), Vol. I: p. 191-192;

JOHN JERVIS, EARL OF ST. VINCENT, Viscount St. Vincent, of Meaford, in Staffordshire, Baron Jervis, of Meaford, in the county of Stafford, May 27, 1797; and his Majesty was further pleased, April 21, 1801, to grant the dignity of Viscount St. Vincent of the United Kingdon to his heirs male, with remainder severally to William-Henry Rickets [sic], esq. a captain in the royal navy, and his heirs male, to whom, June 13, 1801, his Majesty granted permission to assume and use the surname, and bear the arms of Jervis only; to Edward-Jervis Ricketts, esq. barrister at law, brother to said William-Henry-Ricketts, and sons of Mary Ricketts, by William-Henry-Ricketts, esq. late of the island of Jamaica, deceased, and sister to the said John, earl of St. Vincent, and his heirs, and the dignity of viscountess St. Vincent, of Meaford, in Staffordshire, to the right hon. Mary, countess of Northesk, daughter of the said Mary Ricketts, and widow of William-Henry Ricketts, esq. aforesaid, and the dignity of a viscount to the heirs male of her ladyship lawfully begotten. His lordship is a knight of the military order of the bath, and an admiral of the red, &c. lieutenant-general of the royal marines. Married, June 5, 1788, Martha, eldest daughter of the right hon. Thomas Parker.
His lordship is descended from a very ancient family of that name, situated at Chetkye, in the county of Stafford. His grandfather, John Jervis, married Mary, only daughter of John Swynfen, of Swynfen, in the county of Stafford, esq. - John, married and left issue - William, rector of Steine - Benjamin, died unmarried - Thomas, married, and left issue - Matthew, married, and left issue - Swynfen, rector of Meaford, in the county of Stafford, married Elizabeth, daughter of George Parker, eqs. and sister to the right hon. sir Thomas Parker, by whom he had William, of Meaford, esq. who married Jane, only surviving sister of Thomas Hatsell, of Newcastle, in the county of Stafford, by whom he had no issue - John, the present earl - Elizabeth, wife of the rev. Mr. Batwell - Kathleen, wife of Jeremiah Smith esq. - Mary, wife of William-Henry-Ricketts, of Jamaica, esq. by whom she has issue, William-Henry, captain of the Tonant, who was unfortunately drowned, by the upsetting of his barge, Jan. 26, 1805, having married lady Elizabeth Lambert, daughter of Richard, sixth earl of Cavan, which marriage was disolved by act of parliament - Edward Jervis married the hon. Cassandra Twisleton, daughter of Thomas, tenth lord of Say and Sele, which marriage was dissolved in 1798, and has issue Eliza, Julia, William-Jervis, and Maria - and a daughter, Mary, married William, earl of Nortesk.

Heir-Presumptive to the Viscounty only - EDWARD-JERVIS, Esq.
Creations - Earl, May 27, 1797; and Viscount St. Vincent, April 21, 1801.
Arms - See Plate 19.

3 C. F. J. Hankinson, editor, Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage (London: Odhams Books Limited, 1951), p. 973.


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