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Sir Randal MacSorley MacDonnell, 2nd Earl, 1st and last Marquess of Antrim 1610–1682
by William Bortrick
Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters, quarterly 1st, or a lion rampant gules; 2nd, or, a dexter arm issuant from the sinister fess point out of a cloud proper, in the hand a cross-crosslet fitchée erect azure; 3rd, argent, a ship with sails furled sable; 4th, per fess azure and vert a dolphin naiant in fess proper (for McDONNELL); 2nd and 3rd grand quarters, quarterly, 1st and 4th, azure, a sun in splendour or; 2nd, gules, on a chevron argent three mullets of the field; 3rd, sable on a chevron between three unicorn’s heads argent, as many mullets of the field (for KERR).
Crests: 1 A dexter arm embowed fessways, couped at the shoulder, vested or, cuffed argent, holding in the hand a cross-crosslet fitchée erect azure (for McDONNELL), 2 A sun in splendour or (for KERR).
Supporters: Dexter, a savage wreathed about the temples and loins with ivy, all proper; sinister, a falcon, wings inverted proper, beaked, membered and belled or.
Motto: Toujours prest (Always ready).
Creation: Viscount and Earl (Ireland) 19 June 1785.
ALEXANDER RANDAL MARK MCDONNELL, 9TH EARL OF ANTRIM and Viscount Dunluce, FRSA (The Rt Hon the Earl of Antrim, Deer Park Cottage, Glenarm, County Antrim BT44 0BQ; Beefsteak), Ulster Museum Restorer 1969–71, Tate Gallery Restorer 1965–75, Keeper of Conservation 1975–95, Director (formerly Head) of Collection Services 1990–95, Member of Executive Committee of City and Guilds London Art School 1983– 2009, Director of Ulster Television 1982–2000, Prime Warden of the Fishmongers’ Company 1995–96 (4th Warden 1996–97), Director of Northern Salmon Company 2000–14 (Chairman 2000–08), Council Member of Marine Biology Association 2000–, FRSA 1984, born 3 February 1935, educated at Downside School, Christ Church Oxford and Ruskin School of Art (Dip Fine Art), married first 9 February 1963 (divorced 1974) •Sarah Elizabeth Anne HARMSWORTH (married second •Oliver GATES, of Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire), second daughter of St John Bernard Vyvyan Harmsworth, of Valley Holme, Horsted Keynes, Sussex (see ROTHERMERE, V), and has issue,
1a •Lady Flora Mary MCDONNELL (The Lady Flora Pennybacker, The Mill House, Castle Demesne, Glenarm, Ballymena, County Antrim BT44 0BQ), born 7 November 1963, educated at St Mary’s Shaftesbury, Gresham’s School and Exeter College, Oxford, married 30 April 2003 •Dr Thomas Rupert Blaise PENNYBACKER (born 1975), son of Joseph PENNYBACKER, of Ganthorpe Hall, Terrington, Yorkshire, and has issue,
1b •Sorley Joseph PENNYBACKER, born 8 December 2004.
2a •Lady Alice Angela Jane MCDONNELL (The Lady Alice Gwinn, 64 Dorchester Court, London, SE24 9QY), born 5 December 1964, married 1991 •Christian GWINN, and has issue,
1b •Louis Richard Alexander GWINN, born 26 May 1991.
2b •Claudia Elizabeth GWINN, born 25 October 1994.
3a +RANDAL ALEXANDER ST JOHN MCDONNELL, VISCOUNT DUNLUCE, DL (Viscount Dunluce, DL, Glenarm Castle, Glenarm, Ballymena, County Antrim BT44 0AL; Pratt’s; White’s), DL County Antrim 2013, Fund Manager of NCL Investments Ltd 1992–97, Director of The Antrim Estates Company 1993–, Sarasin Investment Management Ltd 1998–2004, Partner of Sarasin & Partners 2008– (Director 2004–08), Director of Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust 2013–, Chairman of Northern Salmon Company 2009– (Director 2006–), Director of Irish Grouse Conservation Trust 2006–, Director of the Game Conservancy Trust 2003–06, Director of the Irish Landmark Trust 2004–08, Director of Glenarm Buildings Preservation Trust 2005–10, born 2 July 1967, educated at Gresham’s School, and Worcester College Oxford (MA Hons), married 2004 •Aurora GUNN, only daughter of David GUNN, of Aldsworth, Gloucestershire, and has issue,
1b •Hon Alexander David Somerled MCDONNELL, born 30 June 2006.
2b •Hon Helena Maeve Aurora MCDONNELL, born 19 February 2008.
(continued) ALEXANDER RANDAL MARK MCDONNELL, 9TH EARL OF ANTRIM, married second 21 October 1977 •Elizabeth Hannah SACHER, elder daughter of Michael Moses SACHER (see MARKS OF BROUGHTON, B), and has further issue,
3a •Lady Rachel Frances MCDONNELL, born 24 February 1978, educated at St Anne’s College Oxford, and has issue.
Lineage of MCDONNELL: IAIN MACDONALD, LORD OF THE ISLES (see BOSVILLE MACDONALD OF SLEAT, Bt), married second (dispensation 14 June 1350) Princess Margaret STEWART, daughter of Robert II, King OF SCOTS, and died at Ardtornish Castle 1387, having had with other issue,
1a IAIN MOR ‘THE GREAT’ MACDONALD, OF DUNIVEG AND THE GLYNS, see below.
IAIN MOR ‘THE GREAT’ MACDONALD, OF DUNIVEG AND THE GLYNS, married Margery BYSET, daughter and heiress of John BYSET, Lord of the Glyns, and was murdered by James Campbell before 1427, having had issue,
1a SIR DONALD BALLOCH ‘THE FRECKLED’ MACDONALD, OF DUNIVEG AND THE GLYNS, see below.
2a Ranald Bane MACDONALD, leaving issue (ancestor of Clanranald Bane, of Largie, Kintyre).
The elder son,
SIR DONALD BALLOCH ‘THE FRECKLED’ MACDONALD, OF DUNIVEG AND THE GLYNS, commander of the rebellion in the Isles 1431, invaded Lochaber, defeated the King’s army under the Earls of Caithness and March and ravaged the adjacent districts, then withdrew to his mother’s lands in Ulster, born circa 1407, married Johanna O’NEILL, daughter of Con O’NEILL, of Edenduffcarrick (see O’NEILL, B), and died 1476, having had issue,
1a JOHN MOR ‘THE GREAT’ MACDONALD, OF DUNIVEG AND THE GLYNS, see below.
2a A daughter MACDONALD, married Con O’NEILL, Chief or Prince of Clannaboy, and had issue (see O’NEILL, B).
JOHN MOR ‘THE GREAT’ MACDONALD, OF DUNIVEG AND THE GLYNS married Sabina O’NEILL, daughter of Phelim Baccach ‘the Lame’ O’NEILL, of Clanaboy (see O’NEILL, B), and had issue,
1a SIR JOHN CATHANACH MACDONALD, see below.
SIR JOHN CATHANACH MACDONALD (from being fostered by the O’Cathans in Ulster), headed the Clan Ian Vor when the Lordship of the Isles was finally forfeited 1493, stormed the Castle of Dunaverty in South Kintyre, then held for the King, and hanged the Governor in the sight of the King and his fleet 1494, married Sheela SAVAGE, and soon after 1494 was seized by his kinsman John MacIan MacDonell of Ardnamurchan and brought to Edinburgh, when he and four of his six sons were executed for high treason, having had with other issue,
1a SIR ALEXANDER CARRAGH MACDONALD, see below.
SIR ALEXANDER CARRAGH MACDONALD, with his surviving brother Angus Ilach MacDonald fled to Ireland after the execution of their father and brothers, supported Sir Donald MacDonald of Lochalash against the Government 1517, again rebelled 1529 and ravaged the lands of the Campbells, in 1531 he and his followers were pardoned and granted lands in the South Isles and Kintyre, sent to Ireland 1532 with 8,000 men to assist the Scots in Ulster against the English, married Katherine MACDONALD, daughter of John MacIan MACDONALD, and died by 1540, having had issue,
1a Donald MACDONNELL.
2a James MACDONNELL, of Duniveg and the Glyns, married Lady Agnes CAMPBELL, daughter of Colin CAMPBELL, 3rd Earl of Argyll (see ARGYLL, E), and died May 1565, leaving issue.
3a Angus MACDONNELL, killed at the Battle of Glentasie 2 May 1565.
4a Coll MACDONNELL, married Evelyn MACQUILLAN, and died at Kinbane Castle 1558, having had issue,
1b Archibald MACDONNELL, and had issue,
1c Coll Kittagh MACDONNELL, died 1647, leaving issue.
2b Randal MACDONNELL.
5a SORLEY BUIE MACDONNELL, LORD OF THE ROUTE, see below.
6a Alexander Og MACDONNELL, killed 1566.
7a Donnell Gorm MACDONNELL.
8a Brian Carrach MACDONNELL, killed 1568.
9a Alice MACDONNELL, married Sir Moyses HILL, and had issue (see DOWNSHIRE, M).
10a Maeve MACDONNELL, married Hector MACLEAN OF COLL.
11a Mary MACDONNELL, married Hector Mor MACLEAN OF DUART.
The fifth son,
SORLEY BUIE MACDONNELL, LORD OF THE ROUTE, appointed 1558 by his eldest brother, on whose death he seized the family’s Irish estates and after fighting the native Irish and the English submitted to Queen Elizabeth I, since by birth a Scot, was made a free denizen of Ireland 14 April 1573, married first Lady Mary O’NEILL (died 1582), daughter of Con O’NEILL, 1st Earl of Tyrone (see O’NEILL, B), and had issue,
1a Donnell MACDONNELL.
2a Alexander MACDONNELL, killed in battle 1585.
3a Sir James MacSorley MACDONNELL, died at Dunluce Castle 13 April 1601.
4a SIR RANDAL MACSORLEY MACDONNELL, 1ST EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
5a Encas or Angus MACDONNELL.
6a A daughter MACDONNELL, married MACNAGHTEN.
7a A daughter MACDONNELL, married MCQUILLAN.
8a A daughter MACDONNELL, married Cormack O'NEILL.
9a A daughter MACDONNELL, married MAGENNIS, Lord of Iveagh.
10a A daughter MACDONNELL, married Shane O'NEILL of Clandeboye.
11a A daughter MACDONNELL, married Peter HILL, son of Sir Moyses HILL (see above), and had issue (see DOWNSHIRE, M).
(continued) SORLEY BUIE MACDONNELL, LORD OF THE ROUTE, married second a daughter of Turlough Luineach O’NEILL (see O’NEILL, B), and died at Dunanynie Castle 1589, when he was succeeded by his fourth son,
SIR RANDAL MACSORLEY MACDONNELL, 1ST EARL OF ANTRIM, so created 12 December 1620, as also earlier 28 May 1618 VISCOUNT DUNLUCE (both Ireland), PC (1620), Lord Lieutenant County Antrim 1620, joined Sir Arthur Chichester with 500 Foot and 40 Horse against O’Neill, had a grant of the region of the Route and the Glyns, County Antrim 28 May 1603, married 1604 Lady Alice O’NEILL, daughter of Hugh Mor ‘the Great’ O’NEILL, 3rd and last Earl of Tyrone (see O’NEILL, B) and his third wife Catherine MAGENNIS, and died at Dunluce Castle 10 December 1636 (buried at Bonamargy Friary), having had with other issue,
1a SIR RANDAL MACSORLEY MACDONNELL, 2ND EARL, 1ST AND LAST MARQUESS OF ANTRIM, see below.
2a ALEXANDER MACDONNELL, 3RD EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
3a Lady Anne MACDONNELL, married first Christopher NUGENT, Baron Delvin (born 1604; died 10 July 1625), eldest son of Sir Richard NUGENT, 1st Earl of Westmeath, and had issue (see WESTMEATH, E). Lady Anne NUGENT, married second by 18 January 1626/7 William FLEMING, 14th Baron Slane (died 1643), son of Christopher FLEMING, 12th Baron Slane, and had further issue.
4a Lady Mary MACDONNELL, married first 1625 Lucas DILLON, 2nd Viscount Dillon (born 6 March 1610; died 13 April 1629, buried at Athlone), son of Hon Sir Christopher DILLON, of Ballylagham, County Mayo, President of Connaught, and had issue (see DILLON, V). Lady Mary DILLON, married second Oliver PLUNKETT, 6th Baron Louth (born March 1608; died circa 1679), eldest son of Matthew PLUNKETT, 5th Baron Louth, and died after 23 August 1661, leaving further issue (see LOUTH, B).
5a Lady Sarah MACDONNELL, married Neal Og O’NEILL, of Killelagh, County Antrim. Lady Sarah O’NEILL, married second Sir Charles O’CONOR SLIGO (died 1634). Lady Sarah O’CONOR SLIGO, married third Donal MACCARTHY MOR.
6a Lady Catherine MACDONNELL, married 1639 Hon Edward PLUNKETT of Castlecor, County Meath (died May 1668), second son and heir of Patrick PLUNKETT, 9th Baron Dunsany, and had issue (DUNSANY, B).
7a Lady Rose MACDONNELL, married Colonel Lord George GORDON (born 9 February 1616), third and youngest son of John GORDON, 13th Earl of Sutherland (see SUTHERLAND, E).
8a Lady Alice MACDONNELL.
The elder son,
SIR RANDAL MACSORLEY MACDONNELL, 2ND EARL, 1ST AND LAST MARQUESS OF ANTRIM, so created 26 January 1644/5 (Ireland), knighted March 1638/9, royalist (albeit ineffective) during Civil War, born 9 June 1610, married first April 1635 Lady Catherine MANNERS, 18th Baroness de Ros (died at Waterford 1649), widow of Sir George VILLIERS, 1st Duke of Buckingham, KG (see JERSEY, E), and daughter and heir of Sir Francis MANNERS, 6th Earl of Rutland, 17th Baron de Ros, KG (see RUTLAND, D). RANDAL MACSORLEY MACDONNELL, 2ND EARL, 1ST AND LAST MARQUESS OF ANTRIM, married second by 20 March 1655/6 Rose O’NEILL (died without issue after 1689), daughter of Sir Henry O’NEILL, of Shane’s Castle (see O’NEILL, B) and his wife Martha STAFFORD, and died without issue 3 February 1682 (buried at Bonamargy Friary), when the Marquessate expired, but was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother,
ALEXANDER MACDONNELL, 3RD EARL OF ANTRIM, PC (1685), Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, attainted under Oliver Cromwell, restored 1660, Jacobite in Ireland 1689–90, when again attainted but being subsequently included in the Treaty of Limerick 1691 his lands and honours were restored, married first Lady Elizabeth ANNESLEY (born 1615; died without issue 4 September 1672), second daughter of Arthur ANNESLEY, 1st Earl of Anglesey, PC of the 1661 creation (see VALENTIA, V). ALEXANDER MACDONNELL, 3RD EARL OF ANTRIM, married second Helena BURKE (died 7 October 1710, buried at Christ Church, Dublin), third daughter of Sir John BURKE, of Derrymaclaghtry, County Galway, and died 10 December 1699, having had issue,
1a RANDAL MACDONNELL, 4TH EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
2a Lady Mary MACDONNELL, married Henry WELLS, of Brambridge, Otterbourne, Hampshire.
The only son,
RANDAL MACDONNELL, 4TH EARL OF ANTRIM, born 1680, married Hon Rachel SKEFFINGTON (married second 1728 Robert HAWKINS MAGILL, of Gill Hall, County Down (died 10 April 1745), son of John MAGILL, and died 13 April 1739), third daughter of Clotworthy SKEFFINGTON, 3rd Viscount Massereene (see MASSEREENE and FERRARD, V), and died 19 October 1721 (buried at Christ Church, Dublin), having had issue,
1a Lady Helena MACDONNELL, died unmarried June 1783, aged 78.
2a ALEXANDER MACDONNELL, 5TH EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
The only son,
ALEXANDER MACDONNELL, 5TH EARL OF ANTRIM, PC, Governor of County Antrim, born 22 July 1713, married first 10 April 1735 Elizabeth PENNEFATHER (died 18 March 1736, buried at Christ Church, Dublin), daughter of Matthew PENNEFATHER, MP, Comptroller and Accountant-General of Ireland and his wife Catherine BERESFORD, and had issue,
1a A daughter MACDONNELL, born 7 February 1736; died an infant.
(continued) ALEXANDER MACDONNELL, 5TH EARL OF ANTRIM, married second 2 January 1739, his second cousin, Anne PLUNKETT (died 15 January 1755, buried at Bonamargy Friary), eldest daughter and co-heir of Charles Patrick PLUNKETT, MP, of Dillonstown, County Louth, and had further issue,
2a SIR RANDAL WILLIAM MACDONNELL, 6TH EARL AND 1ST EARL, 1ST AND LAST MARQUESS OF ANTRIM, see below.
3a Lady Rachel MACDONNELL, married 13 August 1777 Joseph SANFORD, of Somerset.
4a Lady Elizabeth Helena MACDONNELL, married 22 August 1777, as his third wife, Lieutenant-Colonel James CALLANDER OF CRAIGFORTH, 13th Dragoons, and died 1796, leaving issue.
(continued) ALEXANDER MACDONNELL, 5TH EARL OF ANTRIM, married third 5 July 1755 Catherine MEREDYTH, widow of James TAYLOUR (see HEADFORT, M), and youngest daughter of Thomas MEREDYTH, of Newtown, County Meath, and died 13 October 1775 (buried at Bonamargy Friary), when he was succeeded by his only son,
SIR RANDAL WILLIAM MACDONNELL, 6TH EARL AND 1ST EARL, 1ST AND LAST MARQUESS OF ANTRIM, so created 18 August 1789 (Ireland), without special remainder to his daughters, 6TH EARL OF ANTRIM (of the 1618 creation) and 1ST EARL OF ANTRIM and VISCOUNT DUNLUCE, so created 19 June 1785 (Ireland) with special remainder to his daughters by primogeniture and their male issue, since he had no male issue, KB (1779), also nominated KP but never installed owing to his reluctance to give up the KB, PC (Ireland 1786), born 4 November 1749, married 3 July 1774 Hon Letitia MORRES (died at London 7 December 1801, buried at St James’s Church, Westminster, London), widow of Hon Arthur HILL-TREVOR, MP (see TREVOR, B), and eldest daughter of Harvey MORRES, 1st Viscount Mountmorres (see DE MONTMORENCY, Bt), and died at Dublin 29 July 1791 (buried at Bonamargy Friary), when all his honours expired except those created 19 June 1785, having had issue,
1a ANNE KATHARINE MACDONNELL, COUNTESS OF ANTRIM, see below.
2a Lady Letitia Mary MCDONNELL, born 11 February 1778 twin; died unmarried.
3a CHARLOTTE MCDONNELL, COUNTESS OF ANTRIM, see below.
The eldest daughter,
ANNE KATHARINE MACDONNELL, COUNTESS OF ANTRIM in her own right, born 11 February 1778 twin, married first 25 April 1799 Sir Henry VANE-TEMPEST, 2nd Baronet (born 25 January 1771; died 1 August 1813, buried at St Mary’s Church, Long Newton), son of Rev Sir Henry VANE, 1st Baronet, of Long Newton, County Durham (see LONDONDERRY, M), and had issue,
1a Lady Frances Anne Emily VANE-TEMPEST, born at London 17 January 1800, married at London 3 April 1849, as his second wife, Sir Charles William STEWART later VANE, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, KG, GCB, GCH, PC (born at Dublin 18 May 1778; died at Londonderry House, London 6 March 1854, buried at St Mary’s Church, Long Newton), second son of Robert STEWART, 1st Marquess of Londonderry, PC, and died at Seaham Hall, Durham 20 January 1865 (buried at St Mary’s Church, Long Newton), leaving issue (see LONDONDERRY, M).
(continued) ANNE KATHARINE VANE-TEMPEST, COUNTESS OF ANTRIM, married second at London 24 May 1817 Edmund PHELPS later McDONNELL (Royal Licence 27 June 1817) (died at Rome 30 May 1852, aged 72), and died at London 30 June 1834 (buried at St James’s Church, Westminster, London), when she was succeeded by her youngest sister,
CHARLOTTE MCDONNELL, COUNTESS OF ANTRIM in her own right, born 12 August 1779, married at London 18 July 1799 Vice-Admiral Lord Mark Robert KERR, Royal Navy (born 12 November 1776; died 9 September 1840), third son of General Sir William John KERR, 5th Marquess of Lothian, KT (see LOTHIAN, M), and died at Henley 26 October 1835 (buried at Shiplake, Oxfordshire), having had with other issue,
1a Lady Letitia Louisa KERR, married 2 September 1871 Captain Cortland George Macgregor SKINNER, of Carisbrooke House, Isle of Wight, and died 5 January 1885.
2a Lady Georgina Emily Jane KERR, married 17 October 1825 Rev Hon Frederic BERTIE, Rector of Albury, Oxfordshire and Wytham, Berkshire (born 12 February 1793; died 4 February 1868), third son of Willoughby BERTIE, 4th Earl of Abingdon, and died 20 May 1881, leaving issue (see LINDSEY and ABINGDON, E).
3a Lady Caroline Mary KERR, married 29 July 1829 Rev Horace Robert PECHELL, Rector of Six, Oxfordshire (died 22 February 1882), third son of Augustus PECHELL, of Berkhamstead, Berkshire, Receiver-General of the Post Office and of the Customs, and died 28 March 1889, leaving issue.
4a Sydney KERR, died young.
5a Lady Charlotte Elizabeth KERR, married 22 August 1835, as his first wife, Sir George Robert OSBORN, 6th Baronet, JP, DL, of Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire (born 29 October 1813; died 11 January 1892), eldest son of Sir John OSBORN, 5th Baronet, DL, and died 17 January 1866, leaving issue (see OSBORN, Bt).
6a Lady Emily Frances KERR, married first 1839 Henry Ewan RICHARDSON, JP, DL, of Somerset, Coleraine, County Londonderry (born 1811; died 1849), only son of Rev Thomas Rumbold RICHARDSON, of Somerset, Coleraine, County Londonderry, and had issue. Lady Emily Frances RICHARDSON, married second 7 July 1864 Sir Steuart MACNAGHTEN, JP, DL (born 20 June 1815; died 28 June 1895), sixth son of Sir Francis MACNAGHTEN later WORKMAN-MACNAGHTEN, 1st Baronet (see MACNAGHTEN, Bt), and died 5 June 1874.
7a William KERR, born 1802; died 1819.
8a Mark KERR, died young.
9a Charles Fortescue MCDONNELL, Viscount Dunluce, born 4 April 1810; died unmarried 26 July 1834.
10a HUGH SEYMOUR KERR later McDONNELL, 4TH EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
11a MARK KERR later McDONNELL, 5TH EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
12a Lady Frederica Augusta KERR, married 11 March 1841, as his second wife, Montagu BERTIE, 5th Earl of Abingdon (born 30 April 1784; died 16 October 1854), son of Willoughby BERTIE, 4th Earl of Abingdon (see LINDSEY and ABINGDON, E), and died without issue 26 November 1864.
13a Hon Arthur Schomberg KERR, born 16 May 1820, married 16 March 1846 Agnes Steuart FRANKLAND (died 30 January 1909), daughter of J. H. FRANKLAND, of Eashing Park, Surrey, and died 14 August 1856, leaving issue.
The fifth son,
HUGH SEYMOUR KERR later McDONNELL (Royal Licence 27 June 1836), 4TH EARL OF ANTRIM, born at London 7 August 1812, married at London 3 May 1836 Lady Laura Cecilia PARKER (born 1809; died at London 26 January 1883), sixth daughter of Thomas PARKER, 5th Earl of Macclesfield (see MACCLESFIELD, E), and died at Glenarm Castle 19 July 1855 (buried at Bonamargy Friary), having had issue,
1a Lady Helen Laura MCDONNELL, married 15 October 1864 Rear Admiral Sir Malcolm MACGREGOR OF MACGREGOR, 4th Baronet, 21st Chief of Clan Gregor, Royal Navy (born 29 August 1834; died 31 August 1879), eldest son of Sir John Atholl Bannatyne MACGREGOR OF MACGREGOR, 3rd Baronet, 20th Chief of Clan Gregor, and died 17 March 1922, leaving issue (see MACGREGOR OF MACGREGOR, Bt).
The younger brother,
MARK KERR later McDONNELL (Royal Licence 8 November 1855), 5TH EARL OF ANTRIM, DL (County Antrim), Captain Royal Navy, born 3 April 1814, married 27 April 1840 Jane Emma Hannah MACAN (died 21 April 1892), second daughter of Major Turner MACAN, of Cardiff, County Armagh, and died 19 December 1869, having had issue,
1a WILLIAM RANDAL MCDONNELL, 6TH EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
2a Hon Mark Henry Horace MCDONNELL, Lieutenant 18th Regiment, born 18 August 1852, married 19 August 1892, his first cousin, Emily Fanny Dorothy OSBORN (born 9 January 1851; died without issue 12 July 1929), fourth daughter of Sir George Robert OSBORN, 6th Baronet, JP, DL, of Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire (see OSBORN, Bt and above), and died without issue 23 April 1909.
3a Lady Caroline Elizabeth MCDONNELL, married 27 April 1881 Rev Hon Alberic Edward BERTIE, Rector of Gedding, Nottinghamshire (born 14 November 1846; died 20 March 1928), third son of Montagu BERTIE, 6th Earl of Abingdon, and died 23 February 1930, leaving issue (see LINDSEY and ABINGDON, E).
4a Hon Hugh Seymour MCDONNELL, born 18 July 1855; died 24 October 1879.
5a Hon Alexander MCDONNELL, Chief Clerk of the House of Lords, born 23 June 1857; died unmarried 9 December 1945.
6a Lady Mabel Harriet MCDONNELL, CBE (1920), born 1858, married 6 June 1878 Henry Charles HOWARD, JP, DL, of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland (born 17 September 1850; died 4 August 1914), eldest son of Henry HOWARD-MOLYNEUX-HOWARD later HOWARD, of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, and died 31 December 1942, leaving issue (see NORFOLK, D).
7a Lady Evelyn MCDONNELL, born 1860; died unmarried 1 June 1947.
8a Hon Sir Schomberg Kerr MCDONNELL, GCVO, KCB, Major 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, Captain 1st London RV, Hon Lieutenant, Boer War 1900, WWI 1915, Chief Intelligence Officer London District 1914–15, FSA, Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister 1888–1902, Secretary to Commissioners of Works 1902–12, born at Glenarm Castle 22 March 1861, married 26 February 1913 Ethel Henry DAVIS (died 14 April 1916), formerly wife of Captain HARRISON, and daughter of Major Alexander Henry DAVIS, of La Floridiana, Naples, and died from wounds received in action 23 November 1915.
9a Lady Jane Grey MCDONNELL, CStJ, born 15 June 1863, married 1 June 1886, her third cousin, Sir Charles John Robert HEPBURN-STUART-FORBES-TREFUSIS, 21st Baron Clinton, GCVO, PC (born 18 January 1863; died 5 July 1957), eldest son of Charles Henry Rolle HEPBURN-STUART-FORBES-TREFUSIS, 20th Baron Clinton, and died 27 August 1953, leaving issue (see CLINTON, B).
10a Lady Helena (Nina) MCDONNELL, born 1865, married 12 April 1888 Captain Charles Barrington BALFOUR OF NEWTON DON, Kelso and Balfour House, Balgonie, Fife, JP, DL, CB (born 20 February 1862; died 31 August 1921), son of Charles BALFOUR, and died 11 January 1948, leaving issue (see BALFOUR OF NEWTON DON).
The eldest son,
WILLIAM RANDAL MCDONNELL, 6TH EARL OF ANTRIM, DL County Antrim, born 8 January 1851, married 1 June 1875 Louisa Jane GREY, VA, Lady of the Bedchamber in Ordinary to HM Queen Victoria 1890–1901 and HM Queen Alexandra 1901 (born 15 February 1855; died 2 April 1949, buried at Glenarm), third daughter of General Hon Charles GREY (see GREY, E), and died 19 July 1918 (buried at Glenarm), having had issue,
1a Lady Sybil Mary MCDONNELL, CStJ, born 26 March 1876, married 6 March 1897 Vivian Hugh SMITH, 1st Baron Bicester (born 9 December 1867; died 17 February 1956), elder son of Hugh Colin SMITH, and died 16 April 1959, leaving issue (see BICESTER, B).
2a RANDAL MARK KERR MCDONNELL, 7TH EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
3a Hon Angus MCDONNELL, CB (1919), CMG (1918), Colonel Canadian Railway Troops Reserve WWI 1916–19, MP for Dartford 1924–29, Hon Attaché Washington 1941– 45, born 7 June 1881, educated at Eton College, married 13 December 1913 Ethelwyn Sylvia ARTHUR JONES (died 3 April 1948), formerly wife of M. V. LEVEAUX, and second daughter of Henry ARTHUR JONES, and died without issue 22 April 1966.
The elder son,
RANDAL MARK KERR MCDONNELL, 7TH EARL OF ANTRIM, DL County Antrim, born 10 December 1878, married 2 July 1904 Margaret Isabel TALBOT (died 19 April 1974, aged 95), sixth and youngest daughter of John Gilbert TALBOT, PC, JP, DL, of Falconhurst, Edenbridge, Kent (see SHREWSBURY and WATERFORD, E), and died 15 June 1932 (buried at Glenarm), having had issue,
1a Lady Rose Gwendolen Louisa MCDONNELL, DCVO (1973), CVO (1964), Woman of the Bedchamber to HM Queen Elizabeth II 1953–93, born 23 May 1909, married 22 April 1933 Francis Anthony BARING (born 28 November 1909; died of wounds received in action in France June 1940), only son of Major Hon Hugo BARING, OBE, and died 2 November 1993, leaving issue (see REVELSTOKE, B).
2a SIR RANDAL JOHN SOMERLED MCDONNELL, 8TH EARL OF ANTRIM, see below.
3a Hon James Angus Grey MCDONNELL, MBE (1946) (Hon James McDonnell, MBE, Hoebridge Cottage, Balls Cross, Petworth, Sussex, GU28 9JX), 2nd Lieutenant 7th Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment WWII 1939–40 (POW), born 3 August 1917, educated at Eton College, married 19 October 1939 Jeanne Irene BARRY (born 12 July 1915), only child of Colonel Stanley Leonard BARRY, CMG, CBE, DSO, MVO, of Hampton Gay Manor, Oxfordshire (see BARRY, Bt), and had issue,
1b +Sorley James MCDONNELL, born 10 August 1940, educated at Eton College, married •Ngawaiata Mei WAUIKAU, dau of Te Nagaelie WAUIKAU, of Wellington, New Zealand, and has issue,
1c •A daughter MCDONNELL, born 23 March 1970.
2b •Louisa MCDONNELL, born 16 July 1946, and has issue.
4a Lady Jean Meriel MCDONNELL, born 1 September 1914, married 31 August 1939 Captain Hon William Speke PHILIPPS, CBE (born 17 September 1908; died as the result of an accident 5 September 1975), youngest son of Sir Laurence Richard PHILIPPS, 1st Baron Milford, and died 16 November 1998, leaving issue (see MILFORD, B).
The elder son,
SIR RANDAL JOHN SOMERLED MCDONNELL, 8TH EARL OF ANTRIM, KBE, JP(1934) and DL (both County Antrim), Captain RNVR WWII, commanding Ulster Division RNVR 1954–57, Vice-Lieutenant County Antrim 1955, Hon Attaché Teheran 1932, Clerk of the House of Lords 1932–34, Chairman of the National Trust Northern Ireland 1947–64, T&AFA County Antrim 1950–62, Chairman of the National Trust 1965–77, Ulster Television, Board of Governors of St Peter’s Hospital London, Hon Colonel 429 Coast Regiment Royal Artillery (TA) 1954–59, Hon FRIBA 1972, born 22 May 1911, educated at Eton College, and Christ Church Oxford, married 11 May 1934 Angela Christina SYKES (born 6 September 1911; died 1984, buried at Glenarm), youngest daughter of Sir Tatton Benvenuto Mark SYKES, 6th Baronet (see SYKES, Bt, of Sledmere), and died 26 September 1977 (buried at Glenarm), having had issue,
1a ALEXANDER RANDAL MARK MCDONNELL, 9TH AND PRESENT EARL OF ANTRIM, see above.
2a A son MCDONNELL, born 4 February 1936; died 5 February 1936.
3a Lady Christina Alice MCDONNELL, born 18 September 1938, educated at Slade School of Art (Diploma Fine Art), married 23 January 1963 Joseph Andrew Christopher HOARE (died 5 January 2002), only son of Sir Reginald Hervey HOARE, KCMG (see BRISTOL, M and PORTLAND, E), of Pine Crest, Hawley, Camberley, Surrey and 80 Harley House, Marylebone Road, London NW1, and died 12 July 1991 (buried at Glenarm), having had issue,
1b •Jane Alice Patience HOARE, born 23 December 1963, married 15 December 1990 •Patrick William Cromeck WARRINGTON, and has issue.
2b •Charles William Reginald HOARE, born 23 June 1966.
3b •Lucy Mary Christina HOARE, born 24 October 1968, married 25 May 2002 •Mark R. LUMSDEN-COOK (born 28 October 1961), son of Anthony James LUMSDEN-COOK, and has issue.
4a +Hon Hector John MCDONNELL (The Hon Hector McDonnell, The Old Rectory, Glenarm, Ballymena, County Antrim BT44 0DS), painter, won Darmstädter Kunstpreis 1979, exhibited at London, Paris, Madrid, Darmstadt, Stuttgart, Hong Kong and New York, author of Wild Geese of the Antrim MacDonnells 1997, born 1 March 1947, educated at Eton College, and Christ Church Oxford (MA), married first 15 February 1969 (divorced 1974) •Catherine Elizabeth CHAPMAN, younger daughter of Ronald CHAPMAN, of Buttermilk Hall, Brill, Buckinghamshire, and has issue,
1b •Hannah Margaretta MCDONNELL, born 1 February 1971.
2b +Colquitto Angus MCDONNELL, born 1972, married •Tom WELDON.
4a (continued) +Hon Hector John MCDONNELL, married second •Wendy LINDBERGH, daughter of Jon Morrow LINDBERGH, and has further issue,
3b •Rose MCDONNELL, born 2000.
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