Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie

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Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie

Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie (31 August 1776 – 22 June 1840) was the first Earl of Ducie.

He was the son of Francis Reynolds-Moreton, 3rd Baron Ducie, and his wife, the former Mary Provis. [1] and was educated at Eton College and Exeter College, Oxford. [2] He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Ducie of Tortworth on 19 August 1808.

On 4 April 1809 he was commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the Royal West Gloucestershire Local Militia at Bristol. [3] [4]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1814. [5] He was created 1st Earl of Ducie on 28 January 1837.

He married Lady Frances Herbert, daughter of Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon, and Lady Elizabeth Alicia Maria Wyndham on 6 December 1797. They had three sons, and five daughters that survived to adulthood.:

Arms

Coat of arms of Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie
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Coronet
A Coronet of an Earl
Crest
A Moorcock's Head Or combed and wattled Gules between two Wings displayed Azure
Escutcheon
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Argent a Chevron Gules between three Square Buckles Sable (Moreton); 2nd and 3rd, Or two Lions passant guardant Gules (Ducie)
Supporters
On either side a Unicorn Argent armed unguled maned and tufted Or, each gorged with a Ducal Coronet per pale Gold and Gules
Motto
Perseverando (By persevering)

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References

  1. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IV, page 475
  2. Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003. Volume 1, page 1185
  3. Maj Wilfred Joseph Cripps (revised by Capt Hon M.H. Hicks-Beach & Maj B.N. Spraggett), The Royal North Gloucester Militia, 2nd Edn, Cirencester: Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard Printing Works, 1914, pp. 119–20.
  4. Local Militia: Gloucestershire, at This Re-illuminated School of Mars: Auxiliary forces and other aspects of Albion under Arms in the Great War against France.
  5. "Fellow Details". Royal Society. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813
  7. Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813
  8. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl of Ducie
1837–1840
Succeeded by
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by Baron Ducie
1808–1840
Succeeded by

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