Wednesday, 18 November 2015

(195) Arundell of Wardour Castle and Lanherne, Barons Arundell of Wardour - part 2

The second part of this post concerns the genealogy of the Arundell family. For an introduction to the family and their estates, and information about the houses they owned, please go to part 1 of this post.


Arundell family of Lanherne



De Arundell, Sir Ralph (c.1208-75). Eldest son of Sir Renfred de Arundel and his wife Margaret. Sheriff of Cornwall in 1260. He married Eva (b. c.1212; fl. 1283), eldest daughter and co-heiress of Richard de Rupe, Lord of Tremoderet (Cornwall), and had issue:
(1) Sir Renfred de Arundell (c.1238-80) (q.v.).
He was lord of Trelory and St. Columb (Cornwall).
He died before October 1275. His widow was living in 1283.

De Arundell, Sir Renfred (c.1238-80). Son of Sir Ralph de Arundell (fl. 1260-64) and his wife Eva, daughter and co-heiress of Richard de Rupe, Lord of Tremoderet, born at Treloy (Cornwall), c.1238. He married Alice (b. c.1244), daughter of John de Lanherne and had issue:
(1) John de Arundell (b. c.1272) (q.v.).
He inherited his father's property at Trelory and St. Columb, and Lanherne in right of his wife.
He died before 14 December 1280.

De Arundell, John (b. c.1272). Son of Sir Renfred de Arundell (c.1238-80) and his wife Alice, daughter of John de Lanherne, born at Treloy, c.1272. He married Joan (b. c.1272), daughter and co-heiress of John le Sor and had issue including:
(1) Sir John Arundell (b. c.1294; fl. 1335) (q.v.).
He inherited the Lanherne, Trelory and St. Columb estates from his father.
His date of death is unknown.

Arundell, Sir John (b. c.1294; fl. 1335). Eldest son of John de Arundell (b. c.1272) and his wife Joan, daughter and co-heiress of John le Sor. He married Isabella, daughter and heiress of John de la Bere of Tolverne and had issue:
(1) Sir John Arundell (1310-c.1376) (q.v.).
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father.
He died after 1335.

Arundell, Sir John (1310-c.1376). Son of Sir John Arundell (b. c.1294; fl. 1335) and his wife Isabella, daughter and heiress of John de la Bere of Tolverne, born at Lanherne, 1310. He married 1st, 1334/5, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Oliver Carminow, and 2nd, Isabella, daughter of Sir Thomas Multon, and had issue:
(1.1) Sir John Arundell (d. 1376) (q.v.).
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father.
He died after 5 November 1376.

Arundell, Sir John (d. 1376). Son of Sir John Arundell (1310-c.1376) and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Oliver Carminow. He married Joan (d. c.1397), daughter of Sir William Luscote and had issue including:
(1) John Arundell (d. c.1377);
(2) Ralph Arundell (d. 1383);
(3) Sir John Arundell (1367-1435) KB (q.v.).
He died 5 November 1376, reputedly being drowned off the coast of Ireland while going to Brittany. His widow married 2nd, Sir William Lamborne of Lamborne, and died c.1397.

Arundell, Sir John (1367-1435), KB. Third son and eventual heir of Sir John Arundell (d. 1376), kt. and his wife Joan, daughter of Sir William Luscote, born 1367. During his minority he was a ward of Thomas Brantingham, Bishop of Exeter, who farmed out his estates, first to Sir William Brantingham and then to Sir Robert Tresilian, the Chief Justice, who in 1384 bought the wardship and marriage of young Arundell from his guardian. The young man was married to the chief justice’s daughter, only to be divorced from her at about the time of Tresilian’s execution by the Lords Appellant. Coming of age before August 1388, he became a courtier and although he first entered Parliament under Richard II he was a supporter of the Lancastrian cause and was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of King Henry IV, 4 October 1399. After that his career at court took off: he was Captain of the town and castle of Marck in the march of Calais, 1405-08, and in 1418 he took 364 men-at-arms and 770 archers to France as part of the retinue of Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter, under whom he was Vice-Admiral of England for a few months. He was MP for Cornwall in many parliaments, 1397-1423; JP for Cornwall, 1397-1419, 1422-35; High Sheriff of Cornwall, 1399-1400, 1402, 1407-8, 1418-19 and of Devon, 1414-15, and served on countless commissions in the south-west. He was also Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall in Cornwall, 1402-30. He married 1st, 2 May 1386 (div. 1388) at Mursley (Bucks), Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Tresilian, and 2nd, c.1388, Annora, daughter and heiress of his stepfather, Sir William Lamborne of Lamborne (Cornwall), and had issue:
(2.1) John Arundell (c.1392-1423) (q.v.);
(2.2) Sir Thomas Arundell (d. 1445), kt., of Lanhadron; married 1st, Margery (d. 1420), daughter of Sir Warine Arcedeckne but had no issue; married 2nd, c.1426 (settlement 17 December), Elizabeth (d. 1477) (who m3, Robert Burton), daughter of Sir Thomas Paulet of Hinton St. John (Wilts) and widow of William Bykbury, and had issue one son, from whom descended the Arundells of Tolverne and later Truthall; died 24 June 1445;
(2.3) Sir Renfrey Arundell; married c.1421 (settlement 9 September), Joan (d. 1497) (who m2 John Nanfan and m3 Sir William Houghton), sister and heiress of Sir John Colshull and had issue two sons;
(2.4) A daughter;
(2.5) A daughter.
He is also recorded to have sired five illegitimate children.
He came of age and entered into his estates in 1388. These included his grandfather's Lanherne property and (from his mother) lands at Honiton, Ideford, Milton Damerel and Loddiswell in Devon as well as further property in Cornwall. By his second marriage he acquired six further manors in Cornwall as well as property in Devon and Gloucestershire. In 1396 he was a co-heir of Joan, daughter of Thomas Carminowe and acquired three further Cornish manors and property in Exeter. In 1415 he inherited four further manors in Cornwall, including Tolverne in Philleigh. At the time of his death he owned 24 manors in Cornwall and a further 9 in Devon.
He died 11 January 1434/5; his will was proved 7 June 1435.

Arundell, John (c.1392-1423). Eldest son of Sir John Arundell (1367-1435) and his wife Eleanor, daughter and heiress of Sir William Lamborne of Lamborne, born about 1392. High Sheriff of Cornwall, 1412-13. MP for Devon, 1414 and for Cornwall, 1419, 1421, 1422. He married, by 1417, Margaret (c.1376-1421), daughter and co-heir of Sir John Burghersh of Ewelme (Oxon) and widow of Sir John Grenville of Bideford (Devon), and had issue:
(1) Sir John Arundell (1421-c.1473), kt. (q.v.).
He was heir apparent to one of the largest estates in Cornwall and by his marriage he acquired in 1417 a share in the Burghersh estates which were centered on Ewelme but scattered across the southern and eastern counties.
He died in the lifetime of his father, 4 December 1423. His wife (whose sister Maud was married to Thomas Chaucer, the son of Geoffrey Chaucer) died in 1421.

Arundell, Sir John (1421-c.1473), kt. Son of John Arundell (c.1392-1423) of Lanherne and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir John Burghersh and widow of Sir John Grenville of Bideford (Devon), born 1421. After the death of his father, his wardship was granted to Thomas Chaucer and Thomas Haseley, who in 1442 sold the wardship to William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, who promptly married him to his niece, Elizabeth Morley. He served in the army in France in the reign of King Henry VI. He married 1st, c.1442, Hon. Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Morley, 5th Baron Morley, and 2nd, 1451/2 (settlement 5 March), Katherine (d. 1479), daughter and co-heir of Sir John Chideocke of Chideock (Dorset) and widow of Sir William Stafford of Frome (Somerset), and had issue:
(1.1) Anne Arundell; married 1469/70 (settlement 23 March), Sir James Tyrrell (d. 1502) of Gipping (Suffolk) (Master of the Horse to King Richard III and held given posts in Wales and France under King Henry VII; he was concerned in the flight of Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk in 1501 and was beheaded on Tower Hill, 6 May 1502, having confessed to the murder of the Princes in the Tower), and had issue two sons; 
(2.1) Sir Thomas Arundell (d. 1485) KB (q.v.);
(2.2) Catherine Arundell; married 1st, Sir William Courtenay and 2nd, John Mayle of Eastwell (Kent);
(2.3) Elizabeth Arundell (b. c.1465); married Giles Daubeney (d. 1507), 6th Baron Daubeney, and had issue one son and one daughter; died before 1515
(2.4) Thomasine Arundell; married as his first wife, Sir Henry Marney (d. 1523), 1st Baron Marney of Layer Marney (Essex) and had issue two sons and one daughter;
(2.5) Margaret Arundell (d. by 1527); married Sir William Capel and had issue; died before 1527;
(2.6) Ellen Arundell; married Ralph Coplestone;
(2.7) Dorothy Arundell; married Henry Strangways (d. 1504) and had issue;
(2.8) Jane Arundell.
He inherited his father's share of the Burghersh estates at the age of 2, and the Lanherne estate from his grandfather in 1435 and came of age in 1443. Through his second marriage he acquired the large estates of the Chideock family in Dorset and Somerset.
His died between 1471 and 1473. His widow died 9 April 1479.

Arundell, Sir Thomas (c.1452-85), KB. Only son of Sir John Arundell (1421-c.1473), kt. and his second wife Katherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir John Chideocke of Chideock (Dorset), born c.1452. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Richard III in 1483 but participated in the Duke of Buckingham's conspiracy against the king later that year and fled abroad when it failed; he returned as part of the invading force of Henry Tudor in 1485 and fought at Bosworth Field, where he was mortally wounded. He married, 1473 or 1474, Hon. Catherine (d. 1501), daughter of Sir John Dynham, Baron Dynham of Cardinham, and had issue:
(1) Sir John Arundell (c.1474-1545), KB (q.v.);
(2) Edward Arundell (b. c.1477); married and had issue;
(3) Thomas Arundell (c.1479-1513);
(4) Roger Arundell (c.1480-1536) of Helland (Cornwall) or Stelland (Devon); married Joan, daughter and heir of Humphrey Calwoodley and had issue two sons and one daughter (including Humphrey Arundell, leader of the Cornish rebellion in 1549);
(5) Humphrey Arundell (c.1482-1544) of Yewton (Devon); married Philippa, daughter of Sir Thomas Grenville of Stowe (Cornwall) and widow of Francis Harris of Hayne (Devon), but died without issue;
(6) Alice Arundell (b. c.1483); married, c.1505, as his first wife, John Speke (c.1468-1524) of Whitelackington, and had issue one son and one daughter;
(7) Elizabeth Arundell (c.1484-1513); married Sir Edward Stradling (c.1472-1535), kt. and had issue, from whom descend the Stradling baronets of St. Donats;
(8) Eleanor Arundell (c.1485-1517); married 1st, Thomas Sydenham and 2nd, Nicholas St. Loe; died 25 November 1517.
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father. Through his marriage he acquired further lands from the Dynham family.
He died 1 October 1485 of the wounds he received at Bosworth. His widow died in 1501.

Arundell, Sir John (c.1474-1545) KB. Eldest son of Sir Thomas Arundell (c.1452-85) KB and his wife Hon. Catherine, daughter of Sir John Dynham. He was made a Knight of the Bath when Prince Henry was created Duke of York in 1494. He led troops against Cornish rebels in 1497 and to France in 1513, where he was made a Knight Banneret at the Battle of the Spurs. He was Receiver General for the Duchy of Cornwall, 1508-33, when he was succeeded by his son; JP for Cornwall from 1509. He is said to have declined a peerage in 1525, feeling that he lacked the means to support the dignity, and that he did not wish to be in constant attendance at court as he grew older. He was appointed, with his son, to the Council of the West in 1539, but he was out of sympathy with the religious changes of the 1540s. He founded a chantry at St. Mawgan before leaving for France in 1513 and remained a religious traditionalist. He married 1st, 1496, Lady Eleanor Grey (d. 1503), daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, and 2nd, 1507 (settlement 10 May), Catherine (b. c.1490), daughter of Sir Thomas Grenville of Stowe (Cornwall), and had issue:
(1.1) Elizabeth Arundell (d. by 1524); married, 1516, Sir Richard Edgcumbe (d. 1561) of Mount Edgcumbe (Cornwall) (who m2, Winifred, daughter of William Essex), but had no issue;
(1.2) Sir John Arundell (c.1500-57), kt. (q.v.);
(1.3) Sir Thomas Arundell (c.1502-52), kt. (see below, under Arundell of Wardour Castle);
(1.4) Jane Arundell (d. 1577); a marriage to Gregory Cromwell, son of Thomas Cromwell was proposed but not effected and she died unmarried; will proved in the PCC 31 October 1577;
(1.5) Eleanor Arundell; probably died young;
(2.1) Mary Arundell (d. 1557); a courtier who served two of King Henry VIII's wives (Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves); she married 1st, 14 January 1536/7, as his third wife, Robert Ratcliffe (1483-1542), 1st Earl of Sussex, KG and had issue two sons; married 2nd, 1545, as his second wife, Henry Fitzalan (1512-80), 12th* Earl of Arundel, KG; died 20/21 October 1557 and was buried 27/28 October 1557 at St Clement Danes, London.
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father in 1485 and came of age in about 1495.
He died 8 February and was buried at St Mary Woolnoth, London, 20 February 1545; he is commemorated with his wives by a monumental brass at St Columb Major; an inquisition post mortem was held 5 November 1545. His first wife died in 1503.
*By some calculations, 18th Earl or even 21st Earl.

Arundell, Sir John (c. 1500-57). Eldest son of Sir John Arundell (d. 1545), KB, of Lanherne and his first wife, Lady Eleanor Grey, daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, born about 1500. JP for Cornwall and Devon; High Sheriff of Cornwall, 1541-42, 1554; MP for Cornwall, 1554. Knighted in 1539. In 1523 he was obliged by debts to temporarily abandon his pregnant wife and flee to the Continent. He commanded a body of the Devon militia against the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536 and went with the king to France in 1544. However in 1549 he was accused of refusing to raise the militia against the western rising, and illegally ordering the performance of masses. After these charges and the execution of his brother in 1552, he was under close scrutiny and was several times imprisoned. With the accession of Queen Mary in 1553 he was back in favour and returned to public office. He married 1st, 1516, Mary (d. by 1525), daughter of Sir Peter Edgcumbe of Cotehele (Cornwall), and 2nd, 1525 (settlement 10 July) Elizabeth (c.1503-64), daughter of Gerard Dannett of Dannett's Hall, Bruntingthorpe (Leics), and had issue:
(2.1) Sir John Arundell (c.1530-90), kt. (q.v.);
(2.2) Thomas Arundell (d. 1571) of Tremere; married Elizabeth Tringrove of Nance and had issue one son; 
(2.3) George Arundell (d. 1578); married Elizabeth [maiden surname unknown], widow of [forename unknown] St. Aubyn but had no issue; died 17 May 1578;
(2.4) Humphrey Arundell; 
(2.5) Katherine Arundell (fl. 1586); married Thomas Tregian (d. 1578) and had issue one son and two daughters;
(2.6) Johanna Arundell; married 1st, Robert Fitzjames, possibly the eldest son of Nicholas Fitzjames of Redlynch (Wilts), and had issue a daughter; married 2nd, Leonard Bosgrave;
(2.7) Edward Arundell (d. 1587); died without issue, 4 November 1587;
(2.8) Mary Arundell;
(2.9) Elizabeth Arundell;
(2.10) Isabel Arundell;
(2.11) Cecily Arundell (c.1526-78); died unmarried and was buried at St. Mawgan, where she is commemorated by a brass;
(2.12) Dorothy Arundell.
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father in 1545.
He died 7 November 1557 without leaving a will and was buried at St. Mawgan. His first wife died before 1527. His widow died in 1564; her will was proved 9 November 1564.

Arundell, Sir John (c.1530-90), kt. Eldest son of Sir John Arundell (c.1500-57), kt., and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Gerald Dannett of Dannett's Hall, Bruntingthorpe (Leics), born about 1527. MP for Helston, 1545, Shaftesbury, 1547, Preston, 1555 and Cornwall, 1558; JP for Cornwall, 1569; Recorder of Helston, 1571; steward of the Earl of Oxford's lands in the West Country. He was knighted in 1566, and this and his continuance in public office probably represent encouragement to conform in religious matters, but when Cuthbert Mayne, the first seminary priest to be executed, praised Sir John from the scaffold at Launceston on 30 November 1577, the government could no longer tolerate his refusal to accept the Elizabethan settlement, and thereafter he came under constant pressure. Vulnerable as a recusant to accusations of disloyalty, Sir John suffered repeated imprisonment, fines, and enforced residence in London for the remainder of his life, despite his public declaration both of his loyalty to the queen and of his willingness to defend her and the realm against the pope. He married, about 1560, Lady Anne (d. 1602), daughter of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, and widow of Charles Stourton (c.1520-57), 8th Baron Stourton, and had issue:
(1) Dorothy Arundell (1560-1613); a Benedictine nun at Brussels (Belgium) (clothed 1599, professed 1600); died in Brussels, 8 May 1613;
(2) John Arundell (c.1564-1633) (q.v.);
(3) George Arundell (d. 1636); married 1st, Dorothy, daughter of William Viell of Trevarder and had issue one son and three daughters; married 2nd, Elizabeth [surname unknown]; died 2 November 1636;
(4) Elizabeth Arundell (d. 1641); married John Chernocke (c.1557-1641) of Hulcote (Beds) and had issue one son and two daughters;
(5) Cecily Arundell (d. 1623); a Bridgettine nun in Rouen (France) and Lisbon (Portugal); died in Lisbon, 26 February 1623;
(6) Margaret Arundell; married, 1590, John Eston of Devon and had issue including two sons;
(7) Gertrude Arundell (1571-1636); a Benedictine nun at Brussels (Belgium) (clothed 1599; professed 1600); died in Brussels, aged 65, in 1636.
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father in 1557.
He died at Isleworth (Middx), 17 November and was buried at St Columb Major, 6 December 1590, where he is commemorated by a brass. His widow lived at Chideock (Dorset) after his death, and died 22 September 1602.

Arundell, John (c.1564-1633). Eldest son of Sir John Arundell (c.1530-90), kt. of Lanherne and his wife Lady Anne, daughter of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby and widow of Charles Stourton, 8th Baron Stourton, born about 1564. He married Ann (d. 1638), daughter of Henry Jerningham alias Jernigan of Costessey Hall (Norfolk) and had issue:
(1) Sir John Arundell (b. c.1605-42), kt. (q.v.);
(2) Michael Arundell;
(3) Thomas Arundell (d. 1657) of Corfe Mullen (Dorset); married Elizabeth (c.1598-1680), daughter of George Luttrell of Dunster (Somerset) and had issue one daughter; will proved 30 November 1657;
(4) George Arundell (d. 1682) of Spreycombe (Devon); married Winifred, daughter of Thomas Brereton of Yard or Mary [surname unknown] and had issue two sons and two daughters; died before 4 July 1682;
(5) Mary Arundell; married George Drew of Morchard (Bishop?) (Devon);
(6) Magdalen Arundell;
(7) Mary Arundell; married, by 1622, Christopher Seabourne of Sutton St. Michael (Herefs) (which he sold);
(8) Anne Arundell; married Anthony Carew, youngest son of Sir Richard Carew, 1st bt., of Antony (Cornwall);
(9) Catherine Arundell (d. 1640); married William Moore (d. 1657) of Burghope (Herefs) and had issue three sons and four daughters;
(10) Dorothy Arundell (d. 1664);
(11) Winifred Arundell (d. 1637); married John Brent (c.1611-92) of Cossington (who m2, Mary, daughter of Sir Henry Ludlow).
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father in 1590.
He died 22 July and was buried at St Columb Major, 14 August 1633. His widow was also buried there, 16 February 1637/8.

Arundell, Sir John (c.1605-42), kt. Eldest son of John Arundell (c.1564-1633) and his wife Ann, daughter of Henry Jerningham alias Jernigan of Costessey Hall (Norfolk), born about 1605. The date of his knighthood has not been traced. He married Elizabeth (d. 1656), daughter of William Brock and had issue:
(1) Sir John Arundell (c.1623-1701), kt. (q.v.).
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father in 1633.
He was buried in 1642. His widow was buried at St Columb Major, 8 April 1656.

Arundell, Sir John (c.1623-1701), kt. Only son of Sir John Arundell (c.1605-42), kt. and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of William Brock, born about 1623 and possibly the person of this name baptised at Camborne (Cornwall), 3 September 1622. During the Commonwealth period he lived in exile in France. The date of his knighthood has not been traced. He married 1st, Elizabeth (b. c.1625), daughter of John Roper (c.1591-1628), 3rd Baron Teynham, and 2nd, before 1674, Anne (c.1614-1701), daughter of John Arundell of Trerice and widow of John Trevanion, and had issue:
(1.1) Frances Arundell (1650-1713) (q.v.);
(1.2) Elizabeth Arundell (c.1655-90); married, 1684, Sir Henry Bedingfield (1636-1704), 2nd bt. of Oxburgh Hall (Norfolk) and had issue one son and two daughters; died 13 April 1690.
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his father. At his death the estate passed to his elder daughter's son, Richard Bellings, on condition that he took the name Arundell.
He died 13 October 1701 aged 78 and was buried at St. Columb Major, 2 November 1701; his will was proved 15 October 1701. His widow was buried 8 November 1701; her will was proved 22 November 1701.

Arundell (later Bellings), Frances (1650-1713). Elder daughter of Sir John Arundell (d. 1701), kt., of Lanherne and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Roper, 3rd Baron Teynham, born 1650. She married, December 1670, Sir Richard Bellings alias Bealings (1622-1716), kt., an Irish Catholic courtier who was secretary to King Charles II's wife, Catherine of Braganza and a signatory of the Treaty of Dover in 1670, and had issue, with another child who died young:
(1) Charles Bellings (fl. 1699); died unmarried before 1711;
(2) Richard Bellings (later Arundell) (1672-1725) (q.v.);
(3) John Bellings (fl. 1711); probably died unmarried;
(4) Mary Catherine Bellings (c.1675-1701), born c.1675; married, 1695, Sir John Hales (1672-1744), 4th bt. of Hawkchurch (Kent) (and 2nd Earl of Tenterden in the Jacobite peerage) (who m2, Helen (d. 1737), daughter of Dudley Bagnall and had issue three sons) and had issue two sons and one daughter; died 24 June and was buried at Canterbury (Kent), 1 July 1701.
She died 6/16 December 1713, aged 63; her will was proved 28 January 1713/4. Her husband died 30 October 1716 aged 94 and was buried at St. Columb Major (Cornwall), where he is commemorated by a ledger stone; his will was proved in the PCC, 2 November 1716.


Richard Bellings Arundell
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Bellings (later Arundell), Richard (1672-1725), of Lanherne. Only son of Sir Richard Bellings, kt. and his wife Frances, daughter of Sir John Arundell, kt. of Lanherne, baptised at St. Columb Major, 26 May 1672. He took the name Arundell in addition to Bellings in 1701 as a condition of inheriting the Lanherne estate. He married, 1704, Anne (1684-1718), daughter of Joseph Gage of Shirburn Castle (Oxon) and had issue:
(1) Frances Arundell (c.1704-52); married, 1733 (settlement 15 June), Sir John Gifford (c.1665-1736) of Burstall (Leics), 2nd bt. but had no issue; died 28 February 1751/2 aged 48 and was buried at St. Columb Major; her will was proved in the PCC, 10 April 1752;
(2) Mary Bellings Arundell (1716-69) (q.v.).
He inherited the Lanherne estate from his maternal grandfather in 1701 and was no doubt responsible for remodelling the house there in the early 18th century. In 1716 he also inherited his father's estates in Co. Dublin, which have not been identified. In 1715 his estates in Cornwall were worth £737 a year and in Dorset, £256 a year.
He was buried at St Columb Major, 19 March 1724/5; his will was proved in the PCC, 25 June 1725. His wife died 25 August and was buried 8 September 1718 at St. Columb Major.


Mary Bellings-Arundell
Arundell, Mary Bellings (1716-69), Lady Arundell of Wardour. Younger daughter and co-heir of Richard Bellings Arundell of Lanherne and his wife Anne, daughter of Joseph Gage of Sherborne, born 1716. She married, 27 January 1738/9, Henry Arundell (1717-56), 7th Baron Arundell of Wardour [for whom see below, under Arundell of Wardour Castle] and had issue:
(1) Henry Arundell, 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour (1740-1808) [see below].
She inherited the Lanherne estate from her father and through her marriage reunited the two branches of the Arundell family. After the death of her husband she managed the Arundell of Wardour estates as well as her own until her son came of age.
She died 21/27 February 1769. Her husband died 12 September 1756.


Arundell family of Wardour Castle, Barons Arundell of Wardour



Arundell, Sir Thomas (c.1502-52), KB. Second son of Sir John Arundell KB (d. 1545) of Lanherne and his first wife Lady Eleanor Grey, daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, born about 1502. He began his career about 1516 as a gentleman usher in the household of Cardinal Wolsey, and rose to become Wolsey's treasurer and Latin secretary, in which capacity he attended the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. In 1529 he was in charge of assembling the evidence in favour of the King's claim that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was invalid. Perhaps on this account and through his friendship with Thomas Cromwell he survived Wolsey's downfall in 1530 and was made Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset that year; he also served as JP for Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset; commanded the Dorset militia during the Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536 and the King's expedition to France, 1544; and was MP for Dorset in 1545 and 1547. In 1539 he sat on the Council of the West with his father. He succeeded his father as Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall, 1533 and was also employed in estate management by his cousin, the 3rd Marquess of Dorset, and the Earl of Northumberland. He assisted at the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn, 30 May 1533, and was made a Knight of the Bath on that occasion. In 1536 he was made First Receiver of the Court of Augmentations for the counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, and put in charge of the dissolution of the monasteries in those counties. The execution of his sister-in-law, Catherine Howard, in 1542 did not affect his position with the King and he was made Chamberlain to Queen Catherine Parr in 1543. He was considered for a peerage in 1547, but his name was removed from the list of proposed honours by the new administration under King Edward VI, reflecting its unease with his connections, experience, and allegiance to the Catholic faith. In a volatile political and religious climate he could not avoid being embroiled in the continual struggle for control of the government, and was an obvious target for his opponents. As a result, vague and unproven suggestions of complicity in the 1549 rebellion in the south-western counties were made about him and his brother and both men were imprisoned in 1550 and again in 1551. His temporary alignment with the duke of Somerset in late 1551 led to his final downfall. He was arrested and charged with conspiring both to overthrow the government and to murder the Earl of Northumberland, and although he continually professed his innocence, government pressure secured a conviction for conspiracy to murder, although he was cleared of treason, and he was beheaded. He married, December 1530, Margaret (d. 1571), daughter and co-heir of Lord Edmund Howard, third son of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and sister of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VII, and had issue:
(1) Margaret Arundell;
(2) Sir Matthew Arundell (1535-98), kt. (q.v.);
(3) Dorothy Arundell (c.1536-78); married, 1559, Sir Henry Weston (1535-92), kt. of Sutton Place (Surrey) (who m2, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Francis Lovell of Harling (Norfk)) and had issue two sons and one daughter; living in 1575, when her portrait was painted by Federigo Zuccaro; died about 1578;
(4) Jane Arundell (fl. 1591); married Sir William Beville of Killigarth Manor, Polperro (Cornwall);
(5) Sir Charles Arundell (d. 1587) of London; inherited the manor of South Petherton (Somerset); there is no record of the date of his knighthood, which is sometimes said to have been given him by King Philip of Spain, but this is unlikely to be true as the title was accepted and used in English official documents; an open recusant, who became a leader of Roman Catholic exiles; briefly imprisoned in December 1580 and fled to Paris after the Throckmorton Plot in 1583; a possible author or co-author of the anonymous Leicester's Commonwealth, 1584, a work of Roman Catholic propoganda which attacked the English government's religious policies and the Queen's favourite, the Earl of Leicester; died in Paris, 9 December 1587; inquest post mortem held 12 March 1588.
He had, by the gift of his father, some manors in Somerset and Dorset, and lived at Symondsbury Manor near Chideock. In 1541 he bought the manors of Tisbury and Dinton (formerly owned by Shaftesbury Abbey) from the Crown, and in 1544 he added Donhead, Charlton, Combe, Compton, Fontmell and Melbury Abbas (some of which was a gift from the King). Finally, in 1547 he bought from Sir Fulke Greville and others the castle and manor of Wardour (Wilts). The Crown valued his estates after his death at £641 a year. After his execution his property was confiscated and although much of it was returned to his widow in 1552 and his children from 1553, this did not include Wardour.
He was executed 26 February 1551/2 and buried at St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London. His widow died 10 October 1571.

Arundell, Sir Matthew (1535-98). Elder son of Sir Thomas Arundell (c.1502-52) KB and his wife Margaret, daughter and co-heir of Lord Edmund Howard, third son of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, born about 1536. After the execution of his father, he was taken to live in Europe by his mother and there used her maiden name of Howard; in 1554 the attainder on his father was reversed insofar as it affected his descendants and the family returned to England. MP for Shaftesbury, 1555 and for Breconshire, 1563. Sheriff of Dorset; JP and DL for Dorset and DL for Wiltshire. Knighted, 1574. After plans for a marriage to Katherine, daughter of Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, fell through, he married, c.1559, Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Willoughby of Wollaton (Notts) and a Gentlewoman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I, and had issue:
(1) Sir Thomas Arundell (c.1560-1639), 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2) William Arundell (d. 1592) of London; died unmarried, 16 February 1591/2; will proved 23 February 1591/2.
Some of his father's property in Dorset and Somerset was restored to him by the Crown following his father's execution. In 1570 he repurchased the castle and manor of Wardour (Wilts) and remodelled it to the designs of Robert Smythson. In 1594 he bought the manor of Ansty (Wilts) and handed it over to his eldest son as a residence near Wardour.
He died 24 December 1598 and was buried at Tisbury; his will was remarkable for a bequest of £2,000 to the poor of the parishes in which his estates lay. His wife's date of death is unknown.


Sir Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron
by Van Dyke. c.1630
Arundell, Sir Thomas (c.1560-1639), 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour. Elder son of Sir Matthew Arundell (1535-98), kt. of Wardour and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Willoughby of Wollaton (Notts), born about 1560. It would seem his instinct was to be loyal to the English Crown and to his Catholic faith, but these loyalties often pulled him in different directions and he sometimes exhibited poor judgement in attempting to reconcile them. In 1579 he went on a tour of Europe, possibly to avoid punishment for opposing the religious policies of Queen Elizabeth, and while in Paris he offered his services, via the Duc de Guise, to Mary Queen of Scots; this came to the notice of the Queen's intelligence service and he was banished from court for more than a year. In 1588 he subscribed £100 to the defence of England against the Spanish Armada, but in the 1590s he was several times imprisoned for harbouring Catholic priests. In the 1590s he went as a volunteer to serve in the army of the Holy Roman Emperor and served very valiantly against the Turks, capturing a standard from them at Gran (Hungary), for which service the Emperor, Rudolph II, created him a Count of the Holy Roman Empire, 14 December 1595, a title which was made heritable by all his descendants of both sexes. Queen Elizabeth was furiously angry at his acceptance of a foreign title, and on his return to England he was briefly imprisoned and then banished from court again. His period of unpopularity was brief, however, and in December 1598 he was knighted. With the accession of King James I he was granted a general pardon, 17 November 1603 and created Baron Arundell of Wardour, 4 May 1605, and in 1610 he took the Oath of Allegiance to the English Crown. When a regiment of English mercenaries was formed to fight for the King of Spain against Dutch rebels, Arundell was made its Colonel, 1604-06, but the expedition was not a success and the regiment was dissolved. He married 1st, 1585 (settlement 19 June), Lady Mary (d. 1607), daughter of Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton (who fell out with her father-in-law, who refused to receive her at Wardour) and 2nd, 1 July 1608, Anne (d. 1637), daughter of Miles Philipson of Crook (Westmld) and had issue:
(1.1) Thomas Arundell (c.1586-1643), 2nd Baron Arundell (q.v.);
(1.2) Hon. Elizabeth Mary Arundell (b. 1587), baptised 11 April 1587 at St Andrew, Holborn; married, 1606 (settlement 14 June), Sir John Philpot of Compton and had issue;
(1.3) Hon. William Arundell (1591-1653) of Honingsham (Wilts); married, October 1627, Hon. Mary (d. 1692), eldest daughter of Anthony Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu and widow of William Paulett (1588-1621), Lord St. John, eldest son and heir apparent of William Paulet, 4th Marquess of Winchester, and had issue two sons and two daughters; died 15 May 1653; will proved 26 May 1653;
(2.1) Hon. Matthew Arundell (1609-20), baptised 19 June 1609 at St Andrew, Holborn; died young, in the lifetime of his father, 1620;
(2.2) Hon. Catherine Arundell (1610-57); married, 1 November 1627, Hon. Ralph Eure (c.1602-40), 2nd son of 4th Lord Eure and had issue one son; died at Witton-le-Wear (Durham), August/September 1657;
(2.3) Hon. Anne Arundell (c.1612-49) of Hook Manor near Wardour; married, 20 March 1628, Cecil Calvert (1606-75), 2nd Lord Baltimore, who succeeded his father as Proprietor of Maryland (USA) and had issue; died 23 July 1649;
(2.4) Hon. Mary Arundell (1614-15), baptised 12 March 1614 at St. Andrew Holborn; died in infancy and was buried 2 June 1615 at St. Andrew Holborn;
(2.5) Hon. Mary Arundell (b. 1615); married, 1633, Lord John Somerset (1605-75), kt., second son of 5th Earl of Worcester and had issue three sons;
(2.6) Hon. Frances Arundell (1617-52); married, 1637 at Grafton (Worcs), as his second wife, John Talbot (1596-1654), 10th Earl of Shrewsbury, but had no issue; died at Tusmore (Oxon), May 1652;
(2.7) twin, Hon. Margaret Arundell (1620-38), baptised 4 February 1619/20; married Sir John Fortescue (1614-83), 2nd bt. of Saldon (Bucks) (who m2, Mary, daughter of Sir William Stonor and m3, Elizabeth (d. 1674), daughter of Sir William Wintour of Lydney (Glos)) and had issue two daughters;
(2.8) twin, Hon. Clara Arundell (b. 1620), baptised 4 February 1619/20; married 1638 (settlement 7 July), Humphrey Weld of Lulworth (Dorset) and had issue one daughter.
(2.9) Hon. Thomas Arundell (b. 1621); probably died in infancy;
(2.10) Hon. Frederick Arundell (b. 1623); probably died in infancy.
He was given the manor of Ansty in 1596 and constructed the building known as the Banqueting House there, possibly to the designs of William Arnold. He inherited the Wardour Castle estate from his father in 1598.
He died 7 November 1639. His first wife was buried 27 June 1607. His second wife died 28 June 1637.


Thomas Arundell, 2nd Baron
Arundell, Thomas (c.1586-1643), 2nd Baron Arundell of Wardour. Eldest son of Thomas Arundell (c.1560-1639), 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour and his first wife, Lady Mary Wriothesley, daughter of Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, born c.1586. He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron, 7 November 1639. A Royalist during the Civil War; he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Stratton, 16 May 1643; at the same time his wife defended Wardour Castle against a besieging army and surrendered on honourable terms, which were not observed, the castle being sacked and she being taken to Dorchester (Dorset) as a prisoner. He married, 11 May 1607, Lady Blanche Somerset (c.1584-1649), daughter of Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester and had issue:
(1) Henry Arundell (1608-94), 3rd Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2) Hon. Catherine Arundell (b. c.1614); married Francis Cornwallis (fl. 1657) of Beeston (Norfolk), second son of Sir Charles Cornwallis and had issue one son and four daughters; living in 1657;
(3) Hon. Anne Arundell (fl. 1648); married Roger Vaughan of Salisbury (Wilts).
He inherited the Wardour Castle estate from his father in 1639. Wardour Castle was sacked in 1643.
He died of wounds at Oxford, 19 May 1643, aged 57, and was buried at Tisbury. His widow died at Winchester, 28 October 1649 and was buried at Tisbury; her will was proved 2 November 1649.


Henry Arundell, 3rd Baron
Arundell, Henry (1608-94), 3rd Baron Arundell of Wardour. Only son of Thomas Arundell (c.1586-1643), 2nd Baron Arundell of Wardour and his wife Blanche, daughter of Edward Seymour, 4th Earl of Worcester, baptised at St Andrew, Holborn, 23 February 1607/8. Nothing is known of his education, although he was made an honorary member of Grays Inn in 1669. He succeeded his father as 3rd Baron, 16 May 1643. A strong Royalist in the Civil War, he was obliged to lay siege to his own home, Wardour Castle, in 1643-44 and repossessed it at the expense of irreparable damage to the structure, which was abandoned. In 1652 he was involved in a duel on Putney Heath as second to his brother-in-law, Col. Henry Compton, who was killed by his opponent Lord Chandos, and he and Chandos were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced a year's imprisonment and to be burnt in the hand: 'it was done to them both a day or two after, but very favourably'. Shortly afterwards, Arundell petitioned to compound for his estates, though his Catholicism should have barred him from being able to do so; he successfully sought Cromwell's intervention the following year, with the result that his lands were purchased and administered by three trustees, including his uncle by marriage, Humphrey Weld, at a cost of over £35,000. Following the Restoration, he was fully restored to his estates in December 1660. In the 1650s, he went into exile and joined the royal family in Paris; and in 1658 he was admitted to the University of Padua. After the Restoration he was a close confidant of King Charles II, although his only formal appointment was as Master of the Horse to Queen Henrietta Maria, who was living at the French court. His post therefore provided cover for his negotiation of the Secret Treaty of Dover, to which he was one of the signatories in 1670. However improbably, he was accused by Titus Oates in 1678 of being one of the five principal conspirators in the Popish Plot to kill King Charles II, and he was arrested and sent to the Tower; after the trial and execution of Lord Stafford (against whom there was the most evidence), the King seems to have intervened enough to prevent a trial of the remaining suspects going ahead, although Arundell was kept in the Tower until 1683. Under King James II, Oates was arrested and tried for perjury, and Arundell returned to royal favour; despite his age he was made a Privy Councillor in 1686 and Lord Privy Seal, 1687-88. In June 1687 he presented the King with the thanks of English Catholics for the Declaration of Indulgence. When King James fled the country in 1688 he was one of the five peers to whom the care of the kingdom was committed, but after King William's successful invasion he retired to Breamore, where he kept the first pack of foxhounds of which there is any written record; the pack remained in the family until the 1740s and then passed to the Earls of Castlehaven, and after the death of the last Earl in 1792 were sold to Hugo Meynell of Quorndon Hall (Leics) and became the progenitors of the Quorn. Arundel Street (1673) and Wardour Street (1686) in London were named after him. He married, c.1632, Cicely (c.1610-76), daughter of the Hon. Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye (Sussex) and widow of Sir John Fermor of Somerton (Oxon) and had issue:
(1) Thomas Arundell (1633-1712), 4th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2) Hon. Henry Arundell (c.1634-1721); inherited the manors of Cliff and Timsbury (Devon) from his grandfather, the 2nd Baron; married, 1665 (settlement 10 February), Mary, daughter of Edmund Scrope of Danby (Yorks) and widow of Thomas Kempe of Slindon (Sussex) and had issue three sons, who all died young; died 9 August 1721, aged 88 and was buried at Tisbury;
(3) Hon. Cicely Arundell (1635-1717), educated at Gravelines near Rouen (France) from 1645; returned to England during 1650s but after an 'unsuitable man' began to court her she was returned to Gravelines where she became a Benedictine nun (clothed 1662 and professed 1663) and eventually became Portress and Novice Mistress; died 13 June 1717, aged 81.
He inherited the Wardour Castle estate from his father in 1643, but it was damaged by his siege of Parliamentarian forces there in 1644 and fell into ruin. During the 1680s, he built a new house (now Old Wardour House) nearby and rented Breamore House (Hants) which became his main home.
He died 28 December 1694 aged 86; his will was proved 12 August 1695. His wife died 24 March 1675/6.

Arundell, Thomas (1633-1712), 4th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Elder son of Henry Arundell (1608-94), 3rd Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his wife Cicely, daughter of the Hon. Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye (Sussex) and widow of Sir John Fermor of Somerton (Oxon), born 1633. He succeeded his father as 4th Baron, 28 December 1694. He married Margaret (d. 1704), daughter of Thomas Spencer of Cofton [Coughton?] (Warks) and widow of Robert Lucy of Charlecote (Warks) and had issue:
(1) Henry Arundell (c.1665-1726), 5th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2) Hon. Thomas Arundell (d. 1690); as a young man, he went in the suite of the Earl of Castlemaine on the Embassy from King James II to Pope Innocent XI in 1685-87, and died unmarried when he was killed at the Battle of the Boyne, 1690;
(3) Hon. Charles Arundell (fl. 1684); probably died unmarried;
(4) Hon. Matthew Arundell (d. 1699); died unmarried at Rouen (France), 1 April 1699.
He inherited the Wardour Castle estate from his father in 1694.
He died 10 February 1711/12. His wife died 23 December 1704.

Arundell, Henry (c.1665-1726), 5th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Eldest son of Thomas Arundell (1633-1712), 4th Baron Arundell of Wardour and his wife Margaret, daughter of Thomas Spencer of Cofton [Coughton?] (Warks) and widow of Robert Lucy of Charlecote (Warks), born about 1665. He succeeded his father as 5th Baron, 10 February 1711/12. He married, between 5 and 9 August 1691, Elizabeth (d. 1700), daughter of Col. Thomas Panton of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (Middx) (known as 'the celebrated Gamester') and a sister and co-heir of Lt-Gen. Thomas Panton (d. 1753), and had issue:
(1) Hon. Elizabeth Arundell (1693-1743), born 15 September 1693; married, 24 May 1722, James Touchet (d. 1740), 6th Earl of Castlehaven, of Fonthill and Grovely, and had issue two sons and one daughter; died 24 June 1743 and was buried at St. Pancras (Middx);
(2) Henry Arundell (1694-1746), 6th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(3) Hon. Thomas Arundell (1696-1752); by a lady of good family in Liège, he had an illegitimate son, Thomas Arundell alias Harran, who died unmarried at Bath in 1784 and whom his widow made her principal legatee; married, 1741 (settlement 6 February), Anne (d. 1778), daughter of John Mitchell, but had no further issue; died at Stanley House, Chelsea (Middx), 6 April 1752 and was buried at St Pancras (Middx).
He inherited the Wardour Castle estate from his father in 1712. By his marriage he acquired a dowry of £10,000 and an interest in his wife's family's London property (which eventually came fully to his grandson in 1753).
He died 20 April 1726, but left no will. His wife died 9 May 1700.

Arundell, Henry (1694-1746), 6th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Elder son of Henry Arundell (d. 1726), 5th Baron Arundell of Wardour and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Thomas Panton of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields (Middx), born 4 October 1694. He succeeded his father as 6th Baron, 20 April 1726. At his death he left considerable debts which his wife (as his executrix) had not succeeded in paying off by the time she died, by which time the creditors had brought a Chancery suit for the recovery of debts; however, money sufficient for the discharge of the debts having come into her hands shortly before her death, she gave instructions in her will for the discharge of the debts. He married 1st, 1716 (contract 28 September), Elizabeth Eleanor (1697-1728), daughter and heir of Raymond Everard of Fethard (Tipperary) and of Liège, a Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, and 2nd, 1728/9 (contract 16/18 January), Lady Anne (d. 1757), daughter of William Herbert, 2nd Marquess of Powis, and had issue:
(1.1) Henry Arundell (1717-56), 7th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(1.2) Hon. (Raymond) Thomas Arundell (c.1720-68); married, 19 May 1760, Mary (d. 1799), daughter of John Porter of Alfarthing (Surrey) but died without issue, 11 May 1768 and was buried at Tisbury; his will was proved in the PCC, 8 July 1768;
(1.3) James Everard Arundell (c.1722-1803) (q.v.);
He inherited the Wardour Castle estate from his father in 1726. His second wife brought him a dowry of £8,000.
He died at Richmond (Surrey), 29/30 June and was buried at Tisbury, 17 July 1746; his will was proved in the PCC, 8 July 1746. His first wife died 22 May 1728 and was buried at Tisbury. His widow died 2 October 1757; her will was proved in the PCC, 2 November 1757.


Henry Arundell, 7th Baron
Arundell, Henry (1718-56), 7th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Eldest son of Henry Arundell (1694-1746), 6th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his first wife, Elizabeth Eleanor, daughter and heir of Raymond Everard of Fethard (Tipperary), born 4 March 1717/8. He succeeded his father as 7th Baron, 30 June 1746. He married, 27 January 1738/9, Mary (1716-69) [for whom see above, under Arundell of Lanherne], daughter and eventually sole heir of Richard Bellings Arundell of Lanherne, and had issue: 
(1) Henry Arundell (1740-1808), 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2) Thomas Arundell (1742-81); born October 1742; died unmarried at Sydenham (Surrey), 25 July 1781 and was buried at St. Pancras (Middx).
He inherited the Wardour Castle estate from his father in 1746. By his marriage he secured a dowry of £10,000 and in 1752 the Cornish estates and tin mines (on the death of his aunt, Frances, Lady Gifford). In 1753 he gained full control of the London estate the 5th Baron's wife had brought into the family (on the death of General Panton).
He died 12 September 1756 and was buried at Tisbury; his will was proved 26 January 1757. His widow died in February 1769 and was buried at Tisbury; her will was proved 25 March 1769.


Henry Arundell, 8th Baron, by Reynolds.
Image: Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Arundell, Henry (1740-1808), 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Only surviving son of Henry Arundell (1717-56), 7th Baron Arundell of Wardour and his wife Mary, daughter and sole heir of Richard Bellings Arundell of Lanherne (Cornwall), born 21/31 March 1740. Educated at St. Omer, 1753-58, under the name of Bellings; followed by a Grand Tour with his old teacher, Fr. Charles Booth OSJ, 1758-60, during which he visited Paris, Genoa, Florence, Rome and Parma and spent a year at the Turin Academy. He succeeded his father as 8th baron, 12 September 1756, and when he came of age in 1761 he inherited estates which generated £35,000 a year but included no house of any consequence, which no doubt induced him to build one. Unfortunately, his failure to run his estates efficiently, or to appoint others to do so for him, and his vast expenditure on building, furnishing and landscaping, on charity to French Catholic clergy fleeing the Revolution and on hospitality and on paying the debts of friends and relations, led him into serious debt himself and by 1798 he was bankrupt, owing an astonishing £327,673. His affairs were put into the hands of Trustees, who sold all the estates except 6,000 acres around Wardour and half of the London property. He never took his seat in the House of Lords, although the passing of the Catholic Relief Act in 1791 would have allowed him to do so. He married, 31 May 1763, Mary Christina (d. 1813), only daughter and heiress of Benedict Conquest of Irnham Hall (Lincs) and Houghton Conquest (Beds) and had issue:
(1) Hon. Mary Christina Arundell (1764-1805), born 10 August 1764; married her cousin, James Everard Arundell (1763-1817), 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.) and had issue; died 14 February 1805;
(2) Hon. Eleanor Mary Arundell (1766-1835), born 20 March 1766; inherited the Irnham Hall estate from her mother in 1813; married, 29 November 1786, Charles Clifford (1759-1831), 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh and had issue; died 24 November 1835 and was buried at Ugbrooke (Devon);
(3) Hon. Anna Maria Arundell (b. & d. 1770), born 22 March 1770 but died in infancy.
He inherited the family estates from his father in 1756 and from his mother in 1769; these included 2 acres near Piccadilly Circus in London, 22,052 acres in Wiltshire, 6,599 acres in north Dorset and 3,000 acres in south Dorset, 1200 acres in Somerset, 1,684 acres in Hampshire and the remaining Cornish property, which included tin mines. After his marriage he also acquired the 4,000 acre Irnham estate in Lincolnshire. He landscaped the parks at Wardour and Irnham in 1764-71 to the design of Richard Woods, and built a new house on a different site in the park in 1770-76 to the designs of James Paine. He employed Sir John Soane to alter the house and enlarge its Catholic chapel in 1789-91. At his death he left his remaining estates to his widow for life.
He died at Wardour, 4 December 1808 and was buried in the chapel there, 20 December 1808; he was succeeded in the barony by his cousin. His will was proved in the PCC, 31 July 1809. His widow died 20 June 1813 and was buried at Irnham (Lincs); her will was proved in the PCC, 25 September 1813.

Arundell, Hon. James Everard (c.1722-1803) of Ashcombe. Third and youngest son of Henry Arundell (1694-1746), 6th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his first wife, Elizabeth Eleanor, daughter and heir of Raymond Everard of Fethard (Tipperary), born about 1722. He married, 24 June 1751 at Salisbury (Wilts), Anne (d. 1796), daughter and heir of John Wyndham of The Close, Salisbury and of Norrington (Wilts) and sister of 1st Baron Wyndham of Finglass, and had issue:
(1) Eleanor Anne Arundell (1752-72), baptised at Berwick St John (Wilts), 4 November 1752; died unmarried and was buried at Mersham (Kent), 5 August 1772;
(2) James Everard Arundell (d. 1756); died in infancy, 16 April 1756;
(3) Mary Wyndham Arundell (1757-1832); married, 9 March 1779, Hon. Bartholomew Bouverie (1753-1835), son of 1st Earl of Radnor and had issue three sons and three daughters; died 22 February 1832;
(4) Katherine Elizabeth Arundell (1759-1803); married, 3 January 1792 at Berwick St. John (Wilts), Adm. George Frederick Ryves (1758-1826) (who m2, 1806, Emma, daughter of Richard Robert Graham and had further issue) and had issue two sons and one daughter; buried 31 December 1803 at Iwerne Courtenay (Dorset);
(5) James Everard Arundell (1763-1817), 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(6) Thomas Raymond Arundell (1765-1829) (q.v.).
Arundells, Salisbury. Image: Terry Turner
His wife inherited Ashcombe House in 1750 and they remodelled the house in 1754 to the designs of Francis Cartwright; his wife also inherited Hawkchurch (Dorset) and lands in both counties. They seem to have lived partly at Ashcombe and partly at the house in the close at Salisbury now known as Arundells, which in the late 20th century was the home of Sir Edward Heath.
He died 20 March 1803; his will was proved in the PCC, 1 April 1803. His wife died 10 April 1796.


The 9th Baron by Zoffany
Arundell, James Everard (1763-1817), 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Eldest surviving son of James Everard Arundell (c.1722-1803) of Ashcombe and his wife Anne, daughter and heir of John Wyndham of Salisbury and Norrington (Wilts), born 4 March 1763. He succeeded his cousin and father-in-law as 9th Baron, 4 December 1808. He married 1st, 3 February 1785, his cousin Mary Christiana (1764-1805), daughter of Henry Arundell, 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour and 2nd, 18 September 1806, Mary (d. 1853), daughter of Robert Burnet Jones of Ades, and had issue:
(1.1) James Everard Arundell (1785-1834), 10th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(1.2) Hon. Anna Maria Arundell (1787-1829), born in London, 16 January 1787; died 14 March 1829;
(1.3) Hon. Theresa Ursula Arundell (1788-1809), born 21 October 1788; died unmarried, 2 October 1809;
(1.4) Hon. Mary Laura Charlotte Arundell (1789-1854), born at Wardour, 16 December 1789; married, 18 April 1820, Lt-Col. G. Macdonell (d. 1871); died 1854;
(1.5) Hon. Juliana Mary Arundell (1791-1843), born at Irnham Hall (Lincs), 2 June 1791; married, 17 October 1815, Adm. the Hon. Sir John Talbot (d. 1851) and had issue; died 9 December 1843;
(1.6) Hon. Mary Catherine Arundell (1795-1872), born at Irnham Hall, 25 August 1795; married, 26 June 1827, Sir Edward Tichborne (later Doughty) (1782-1853), 9th bt. of Snarford Hall (Lincs) and had issue; died 12 December 1872;
(1.7) Mary Blanche Genevieve Arundell (b. & d. 1797), born at Ashcombe, 3 January 1797; died in infancy, 21 April 1797 and was buried at Wardour;
(1.8) Mary Frances Arundell (b. & d. 1798), born at Ashcombe, 28 February 1798; died in infancy, 7 June 1798 and was buried at Wardour;
(1.9) Mary Eliza Blanche Arundell (1800-02), born at Irnham Hall, 6 August 1800; died in infancy, 7 July 1802 and was buried at Irnham;
(1.10) Henry Benedict (Conquest) Arundell (1804-62), 11th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2.1) Elizabeth Anne Arundel (b. 1808), born 13 April 1808; died in infancy, July 1808;
(2.2) Hon. Mary alias Margery Arundell (1809-49), born 28 October 1809; married, 7 August 1828, Sir Richard Digby Neave (1793-1868), 3rd bt. and had issue; died 30 August 1849;
(2.3) Hon. Henry Arundell (1811-57), born 24 July 1811; educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge (matriculated 1829); married, 30 October 1832 at Holy Trinity, Brompton (Middx), Elizabeth Emmeline, daughter of Joseph Esdaile and had issue one son who died young; died 1857; will proved in the PCC, 8 January 1858;
(2.4) Hon. Robert Arthur Arundell (1815-86), born 24 August and baptised 15 October 1815; an officer in the 2nd Life Guards; married 1st, 8 August 1837, Elizabeth Louisa (d. 1864), daughter of Rev. John Jones of Burley-on-the-Hill (Rutland) and had issue three daughters; married 2nd, 17 February 1870, Charlotte Stuart (d. 1878), daughter of Henry Parkin RN, Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets, and had issue two daughters (one of whom married R.A. Talbot of Malahide, from whom descended the 16th Baron's heir to Wardour); died 16 April 1886.
He inherited the Ashcombe estate from his father in 1803. He and his wife inherited the Wardour Castle estate and London property under the will of his cousin and father-in-law, the 8th Baron, in 1813. He sold Ashcombe in 1815. At his death he left the London property to the children of his second marriage, and their descendants sold it in 1915 for £250,000.
He died in Bath, 14 July 1817 and was buried at Tisbury, 22 July 1817. His first wife died at Irnham Hall (Lincs), 14 February 1805. His widow died 18 November 1853.


James Edward Arundell,
10th Baron Arundell of Wardour
Arundell, James Everard (1785-1834), 10th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Eldest son of James Everard Arundell (1763-1817), 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his first wife Mary Christiana, daughter of Henry Arundell, 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour, born in London, 3 November 1785. Educated at Stonyhurst College. He was a Captain in the Wiltshire Yeomanry Cavalry, 1824-32. He succeeded his father as 10th Baron, 14 July 1817. An antiquarian who collaborated with Richard Colt Hoare in producing a History of Modern Wiltshire and was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; and a book collector, who left his personal library to Stonyhurst College. In politics he was deeply Conservative, and he had the distinction of being the only Catholic peer to vote against the Reform Bill in 1832. He inherited large debts from his grandfather and was unable to clear them; from 1816 he was increasingly pursued by creditors, and in 1820 a case in Chancery produced a settlement whereby creditors would receive 17/- in the £, later reduced to 13/4d and then to 10/-. Although protected by his peerage from being arrested for debt, he went abroad to avoid his creditors and to live more cheaply in 1826 and after returning to England for a short time in 1827 he moved permanently to Rome. He married, 26 February 1811 at Buckingham House, Pall Mall, London and again the next day at his mother's house in Marylebone, Lady Mary Anne (1787-1845), only daughter of George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham, but had no issue.
He moved into Wardour Castle in 1814 and inherited the estate from his father in 1817. He made efforts to modernise the cottages on the estate, and considered demolishing the house and building a smaller one as an economy measure. He lived in Rome from 1827 onwards.
He died in Rome, 21 June 1834, and was buried in the church of the Gesù there. His widow died at Loughborough, 1/2 June 1845 and was buried in the cloister of Ratcliffe College.

Arundell, Henry Benedict (Conquest) (1804-62), 11th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Second son of James Everard Arundell (1763-1817), 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his first wife Mary Christiana, daughter of Henry Arundell, 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour, born at Irnham Hall (Lincs), 10/12 November 1804. He succeeded his brother as 11th Baron, 21 June 1834. He was remembered by the family as a good musician, who performed on the cello, trumpet and cornet, but was partially paralysed on one side 'in consequence of sitting, when overheated, on marble while on a visit to Rome' (he presumably had a stroke). He married 1st, 8 August 1826, Lucy (c.1805-27), only child of Hugh Philip Smythe of Acton Burnell (Shropshire); 2nd, 22 September 1829, Frances Catherine (1809-36), daughter of Sir Henry Tichborne, 8th bt.; and 3rd, 19 June 1838, Theresa (1812-78), daughter of William Stourton, 18th Lord Stourton, and had issue:
(2.1) John Francis Arundell (d. 1906), 12th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2.2) Rev. Everard Aloysius Gonzaga Arundell (1834-1907), 13th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(3.1) Hon. Thomas Henry Arundell (1839-40), born at Wardour, 20 May 1839 and died in infancy in London, 12 April 1840;
(3.2) Hon. Theresa Mary Arundell (1840-95), born Oct-Dec 1840; married 1st, 17 April 1861, Sir Alfred Doughty Tichborne (d. 1866), 11th bt. and had issue two sons; she married 2nd, 24 February 1873, Capt. Henry Lamplugh Wickham, son of Henry Louis Wickham of Binstead Wych (Hants) and had issue three sons and one daughter; died 17 September 1895;
(3.3) Hon. Edward Ignatius Arundell (1842-96), born at Wardour, 20 December 1842; a Lieutenant in 12th Lancers and the Wiltshire Yeomanry; died unmarried in Calcutta (while travelling for his health with Sir Henry Tichborne), 31 January 1896 and was buried at St Thomas, Middleton St., London, 12 April 1896;
(3.4) Hon. Cecily Mary Arundell (1845-1925), born 10 June 1845; a nun; died September 1925;
(3.5) Hon. Gertrude Mary Arundell (1848-1929), born 27 April 1848; died unmarried, 28 February 1929; will proved 5 April 1929 (estate £5,361).
He moved into Wardour Castle in 1831 and inherited the estate from his brother in 1834. He restored the family finances to good order and made some small purchases to enlarge the estate, including buying back some of the Cornish manors which had long been owned by the family but had been sold by the 8th Baron's trustees.
He died 19 October 1862. His first wife died 22 February 1827. His second wife died 19 April 1836. His widow died 26 October 1878.

Arundell, John Francis (1831-1906), 12th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Elder son of Henry Benedict Arundell (1804-62), 11th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his second wife, Frances Catherine, daughter of Sir Henry Tichborne, 8th bt., born 28 December 1831. Educated at Stonyhurst College. A Conservative in politics, he was an active opponent of Home Rule for Ireland, the extension of democracy and death duties. He was a keen sportsman and followed hounds until a few years before his death. Author of The secret of Plato's Atlantis, 1885. He succeeded his father as 12th Baron, 19 October 1862, six days after his marriage. He married, 13 October 1862 at Hexham RC chapel (Northbld), Anne Lucy (1842-1934), daughter of John Errington of High Warden (Northbld), but had no issue.
He inherited the Wardour Castle estate of 6,037 acres from his father in 1862, and made over the Catholic chapel there to an independent Trust in 1898. He sold about 500 acres, including the remaining Cornish estates (although he retained the lordships of manors). He also sold some of the pictures, deeds and manuscripts from Wardour Castle. At his death he left the estate to his widow for life, and she made further ill-advised sales, mismanaged and neglected the estate and the house, and sold much of the furniture and some of the pictures from the house; the 15th Baron twice took her to court (in 1913 and 1931) for selling heirlooms. Further sales of china and pictures were directed by her will to meet her personal bequests. The 12th Baron also provided that on his widow's death the estate should pass with the barony and in the event of the title dying out, that it should pass to the descendants of the eldest son of his god-daughter, Mabile Mary Arundell, who had married Reginald Talbot in 1898 and came to live on the estate in 1900.
He died in London, 26 October 1906; his will was proved 2 March 1907 (estate £189,550). His widow (whom the 16th Baron described as "narrow-minded, conceited and obstinate") continued to occupy the main part of Wardour Castle until her death, 24 October 1934; her will was proved 2 January and 4 June 1935 (estate £173,310).

Arundell, Rev. Edward Aloysius Gonzaga (1834-1907), 13th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Younger son of Henry Benedict Arundell (1804-62), 11th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his second wife, Frances Catherine, daughter of Sir Henry Tichborne, 8th bt., born 6 September 1834. Educated at Stonyhurst and University College, London (BA). He derived his unusual name from St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-91) of whom there was a bas relief at Wardour in 1823. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest, 1862 and appointed to a new parish at Denbigh (Denbighs) where he built the Catholic church in 1863; by 1867 he was at Wakefield (Yorks WR). He succeeded his brother as 13th Baron, 26 October 1906, but as a Catholic priest was unmarried and without issue.
He died in Bournemouth, 11 July 1907, when the barony devolved upon his distant cousin, Edgar Clifford Arundell (1850-1921) (q.v.); his will was proved 30 July 1907 (estate £1,843).

Arundell, Thomas Raymond (1765-1829) of Ashcombe. Youngest son of Hon. James Everard Arundell (c.1722-1803) and his wife Anne, daughter of John Wyndham of Salisbury and Norrington (Wilts), born 9 March 1765 and baptised in Salisbury Cathedral; married, 21 August 1792 (settlement 30 July), Elizabeth Mary Anne (c.1775-1843), daughter of Sir Edward Smythe, bt. of Acton Burnell (Shropshire) and had issue:
(1) Raymond Thomas Hugo Arundell (b. & d. 1794), baptised in the RC chapel at Bath, 16 May 1794; died in infancy, 1794;
(2) Christina Mary Elizabeth Arundell (1798-1872), baptised in the RC chapel at Bath, 24 May 1798; married, 8 February 1820 at Walcot, Bath (Somerset) as his second wife, John Hussey (1794-1880) of Nash Court (Dorset) (who m1, 1817, Catherine Knapp of Bath and had issue one son) and had issue three surviving sons and two daughters; died 21 November 1872;
(3) Henry Raymond Arundell (1799-1886) (q.v.);
(4) Mary Blanche Appollonia Arundell (1800-75), born 27 October 1800; married, 16 July 1822 at Kenilworth, Edmund de Pentheny O'Kelly (d. 1859), eldest son of George Bourke Kelly of Acton House (Middx) and had issue; died 20 December 1875;
(5) Charles Francis Arundell (1803-76); died unmarried, 6 December 1876;
(6) Reinfric Edward Arundell (1805-77); wine merchant in London; died unmarried, 21 February 1877; administration of goods granted 28 April 1877 (effects under £2000);
(7) William Edward Arundell (fl. 1828); served in the Austrian army;
(8) Matthew Arundell (d. 1811); died in infancy;
(9) Eleanora Arundell (1812-78), baptised at the RC chapel in Bath, 1812; married, 27 December [after 1828], Samuel B. de Lisle Hayes (d. 1857), eldest son of Samuel de Lisle Hayes of Barretstown (Leix), but had no issue; died 12 May 1878.
He may have lived partly in Bath since several of his children were baptised there, but he inherited the lease of Arundells in the close at Salisbury from his father in 1803 and also occupied Ashcombe, which was owned by the 8th Baron's widow. After his brother inherited the estates, Ashcombe was sold in 1815 and he lived subsequently at Kenilworth (Warks).
He died at Nash Court, Marnhull (Dorset), 17/18 January and was buried at Wardour 24 January 1829; his will was proved in the PCC, 6 February 1829. His widow died 3 February 1843.

Arundell, Henry Raymond (1799-1886). Second but oldest surviving son of Thomas Raymond Arundell (1765-1829) of Ashcombe and his wife Elizabeth Mary Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Smythe, bt. of Acton Burnell (Shropshire), born 27 June 1799. A wine merchant in London from the 1830s-50s. In 1862 his house at Weston-super-Mare (Somerset) was attacked by a mob for reasons which are not apparent, although the assault apparently had some of the characteristics of a 'Skimmington ride'. He married, 1st, 27 September 1827, Mary Isabella (1804-28), daughter of Sir Thomas Hugh Constable, 1st bt. and 2nd, April 1830, Eliza (d. 1872), daughter of John Gerard of Windle Hall (Lancs) and sister of Robert Tolver Gerard, 1st Baron Gerard, and had issue:
(1.1) Theodore Arundell (1828-68) (q.v.)
(2.1) Isabel Arundell (1831-96), Lady Burton, born 20 March 1831; eloped with and married, 22 January 1861, the famous traveller and author, Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), kt.,
The tomb of Sir Richard and Lady Burton at Mortlake (Surrey)
whose life of travel and literature she shared, and whose biography she wrote; author of Inner life of Syria, 1875 and Arabia, Egypt and India, 1879; died without issue, 22 March 1896 and was buried with her husband at Mortlake (Surrey); will proved 8 June 1896 (effects £12,473);

(2.2) Raymond Everard Arundell (d. 1833); died in infancy, 17 May 1833;
(2.3) Mary Julia Arundell (d. 1833); died young, 1 July 1833;
(2.4) Amy Mary Arundell (d. 1839); died young, 20 September 1839;
(2.5) Blanche Arundell (c.1835-91); married, 13 August 1857 at the RC chapel, Spanish Place (London), John Hugh Wadham Smyth Pigott (c.1820-92) of Brockley Hall (Somerset) and had issue two sons and four daughters; died 21 September 1891;
(2.6) Rodolph Alexis Arundell (1837-77); a clerk in the Admiralty; died unmarried of smallpox, 23 January 1877; administration of goods granted 28 April 1877 (effects under £5000); 
(2.7) Reinfric Thomas Arundell (1838-60), born 16 May 1838; an officer in the Royal Navy; died unmarried when he was killed in New Zealand during the 2nd Maori War, 5 July 1860; buried in Mount St. Cemetery, Wellington (New Zealand); 
(2.8) Henry Alphonsus Arundell (1841-72), born 4 August 1841; a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy; died unmarried at sea on HMS Bittern, 19 July 1872;
(2.9) Raymond Ignatius Arundell (d. 1852); died young at Boulogne (France), 27 March 1852;
(2.10) Elizabeth Mary Regis Arundell (1846-1902); married, 23 April 1873 at the RC chapel, Spanish Place (London), Edward Gerald Fitzgerald (d. 1891), youngest son of Henry Fitzgerald of Mapperton House (Somerset); died 18 January 1902;
(2.11) Emmeline Mary Arundell (1849-1913), born Jan-Mar 1849; married, 11 July 1877, Richard van Zeller (d. 1892), Portuguese vice-consul in London, and had issue; died 1 January 1913; will proved 31 January 1913 (estate £333).
He was given a wing of Wardour Castle from the time of his first marriage in 1827, but moved to London after his second marriage, although he made frequent visits to Wardour. In the 1840s he lived at Furze Hall, Fryerning (Essex), which he sold in 1848, then at 31 Oxford Square, and in old age at 14 Montagu Place, Bryanston Square, London. In the 1860s he also had a house at Weston-super-Mare (Somerset).
He died 14 March 1886; his will was proved 18 June 1886 (estate £44.855). His first wife died 2 October 1828. His second wife died 5 June 1872.

Arundell, Theodore (1828-68). Only son of Henry Raymond Arundell (1799-1886) and his first wife, Mary Isabel, daughter of Sir Thomas Constable, bt., born 17 June 1828. An officer in the 80th Regiment. He married, 24 October 1854, his cousin, Louisa (c.1824-1907), daughter of John Hussey of Nash Court (Dorset) and had issue:
(1) Agnes Mary Arundell (1855-1912), born in Guernsey, 21 August 1855; died unmarried, 29 February 1912; will proved 7 May 1912 (estate £1,419);
(2) Raymond Robert Arundell (1856-86), born 11 November 1856; died unmarried at Cannington, 14 February 1886; will proved 21 May 1886 (estate £6,233);
(3) Blanche Mary Arundell (1857-1928), born in Guernsey, 8 December 1857; a nun at Taunton (Somerset); died 6 November 1928;
(4) Edgar Clifford Arundell (1859-1921), 14th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(5) Gerald Arthur Arundell (1861-1939), 15th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(6) Maud Mary Arundell (1864-1924), born at Cannington (Somerset), Jul-Sept 1864; married 1st, 9 August 1887, William Maund (1866-96), son of John Maund, wine merchant; and 2nd, 1896 (sep. after 1902), Martin Edward Townsend (1859-1931), actor; she reverted to her first married name after her separation, and died in Bristol, 8 March 1924; will proved 4 June 1924 (estate £1,461).
He lived at Dawlish (Devon) and latterly at Cannington (Somerset). After her husband's death, his widow lived at Marnhull (Dorset) and later at Cannington House, High St., Cannington (Somerset).
He died 21 August 1868; his will was proved 27 November 1868 (effects under £9,000). His widow died 3 April 1907; her will was proved 10 July 1907 (estate £8,395).

Arundell, Edgar Clifford (1859-1921), 14th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Second son of Theodore Arundell (1828-68) and his wife Louisa, daughter of John Hussey of Nash Court (Dorset), born 20 December 1859. Apprenticed in the merchant navy to Anderson, Anderson & Co., 1877, but his articles were cancelled the following year. He succeeded his distant cousin as 14th Baron, 11 July 1907. He married, 28 November 1895, Ellen Elizabeth (c.1850-1935), daughter of John Thatcher of Welton (Somerset), builder and timber dealer, and widow of John Melbourne Evans (whom she married in Bristol, 19 May 1868, and by whom she had issue), but had no issue.
He lived at Fiddington (Somerset), but never inherited the Wardour estate.
He died 8 December 1921; his will was proved 16 February 1922 (estate £2,894). His widow died 22 July 1935; her will was proved 26 October 1935 (estate £24,511).

Arundell, Gerald Arthur (1861-1939), 15th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Third son of Theodore Arundell (1828-68) and his wife Louisa, daughter of John Hussey of Nash Court (Dorset), born 11 December 1861. Educated at Stonyhurst College. He succeeded his brother as 15th Baron, 8 December 1921. He married, 9 January 1906, Florence Mary Ivy (c.1875-1961), daughter of Capt. William Francis Segrave of 71st Highland Light Infantry, and had issue:
(1) John Francis Arundell (1907-44), 16th Baron Arundell of Wardour (q.v.);
(2) Blanche Mary Arundell (1908-93), born 5 December 1908; married, 11 January 1935 (div. 1954), Ninian John Frederick Hanbury-Tracy (1910-71), explorer (who m2, 10 August 1954, Daphne Farquhar (née Henry)), son of Felix Charles Hubert Hanbury-Tracy, and had issue one daughter; died 1993;
(3) Mary Isabel Arundell (1913-2003), born 3 February 1913; obtained a pilot's licence, 1934; married, 31 January 1935 (div. 1955), Air Commodore Thomas Patrick Feltrim Fagan (d. 1985) and had issue two sons and one daughter; died November 2003, aged 90.
He was invited to live at Wardour by the 12th Baron and occupied the east wing from 1898. He inherited the estate on the death of the 12th Baron's widow in 1934, but made it over to his son immediately. 
He died 30 March 1939; his will was proved 22 January and 19 August 1940 (estate £9,493). His widow died 22 September 1961; her will was proved 22 March 1962 (estate £13,386).


The 16th Baron
at Wardour, c.1940
Arundell, John Francis (1907-44), 16th Baron Arundell of Wardour. Only son of Gerald Arthur Arundell (1861-1939), 15th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and his wife Ivy Florence Mary, daughter of Capt. W.F. Segrave, born 18 June 1907. Educated at Stonyhurst and New College, Oxford (BA), and at Cambridge, where he took an agricultural diploma. A member of the London Stock Exchange in the early 1930s until he took over the management of the Wardour estate in 1934; JP for Wiltshire. Capt. in 2nd Battn, Wiltshire Regiment; served in Second World War and was taken prisoner, 23 May 1940. He was held in various PoW camps, and escaped from Eichstatt in June 1943 but was recaptured and sent to Colditz, where he became ill with tuberculosis and was repatriated via Sweden in September 1944. He succeeded his father as 16th Baron, 30 March 1939. He was unmarried and without issue.
He took on the ownership of the Wardour Castle estate when his father inherited it in 1934.
He died in Chester, 25 September 1944, when the barony became extinct; his will was proved 1 September 1945 and 15 March 1946 (estate £175,285).



Sources


L.G. Pine, New extinct peerage, 1972, pp. 8-12; E.D. Webb (ed), Notes by the 12th Lord Arundell of Wardour on the family history, 1916; B. Williamson, The Arundells of Wardour, 2011, passimOxford Dictionary of National Biography entries on the Arundell family of Lanherne, and the 1st and 3rd Barons and Lady Blanche Arundell.


Location of archives

Arundell family of Lanherne: deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers relating chiefly to Cornish and Dorset estates, 12th-19th cents. [Cornwall Record Office, AR; 1005; X609; AD1896; AD1906]; estate survey, 1659 and misc family papers, 15th-17th cents. [Royal Institution of Cornwall]; letters to Richard Bellings-Arundell, 1709-19 [Wellcome Library, London, MS 8463]
Arundell family of Wardour Castle, Barons Arundell of Wardour: deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers relating chiefly to Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset estates, 14th-20th cent. [Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, 2667; 750; 413/507]; deeds, manorial records and estate papers relating chiefly to Chideock estate, 13th-18th cents. [Dorset History Centre, D16]; papers relating to family trust, 18th-19th cents. [Warwickshire Record Office CR1998]


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  • Is anyone able to provide further photographs of Lanherne House, especially of the interior, which might throw light on its architectural development? I should be interested to see such images, whether or not they can be published.
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  • Where were the Co. Dublin estates of Sir Richard Bellings (1622-1716), kt., and how died these descend after his death? 
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Revision and acknowledgements


This post was first published 18 November 2015 and updated 10 and 31 October 2016 and 17 January 2017. I am most grateful to Geoffrey Dare and Gary Malcolm Maund for corrections.

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