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John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt

Also Known As: "Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon"
Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Lowick, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Parson's Green, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: fever
Place of Burial: All Saints Churchyard, Fulham, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John, Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough and Elizabeth Mordaunt
Husband of Elizabeth Mordaunt
Father of Sophia Hamilton; General Sir Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl Peterborough; Charlotte Alston; Rev. Hon. George Mordaunt; Lt-Gen the Hon. Harry Mordaunt, MP and 3 others
Brother of Henry Mordaunt, 2nd Earl of Peterborough

Occupation: Viscount Avalon
Managed by: Ivor C-D
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About John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt

From http://www.thepeerage.com/p12295.htm#i122946

John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon was born on 18 June 1626.2 He was the son of John Mordaunt, 1st Earl of Peterborough and Elizabeth Howard.3 He married Elizabeth Carey, daughter of Hon. Thomas Carey and Margaret Smith, circa 1656.4 He died on 5 June 1675 at age 48.4

He participated in several Royalist conspiracies during the Interregnum.2 He gained the rank of Captain of Horse.2 He gained the rank of Colonel of Foot.2 He held the office of High Steward of Windsor.2 In 1658 he was tried for treason but acquitted by the presiding judge's casting vote.2 He was created 1st Baron Mordaunt of Ryegate, co. Surrey [England] on 10 July 1659.2 He was created 1st Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon, co. Somerset [England] on 10 July 1659.2 He was invested as a Knight in 1660.2 He held the office of Ranger of Windsor Forest and Keeper of Windsor Great Park between 1660 and 1668.2 He held the office of Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle between 1660 and 1668.2 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey between 1660 and 1675.2

Children of John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon and Elizabeth Carey

  1. Brig.-Gen. Hon. Lewis Mordaunt+5 d. 2 Feb 1712/13
  2. Hon. Charlotte Mordaunt1 d. bt Jun 1716 - 1720
  3. Hon. Anne Mordaunt+6
  4. Lt.-Gen. Hon. Harry Mordaunt+2
  5. Hon. Osmund Mordaunt5 d. 1 Jul 1690
  6. Rev. Hon. George Mordaunt+5
  7. General Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough+1 b. c 1658, d. 25 Oct 1735

Comment: Daughter Sophia is missing from this list.


From A Genealogical History of the Dormant. (2017). Google Books. Retrieved 16 March 2017, from page 380

John Mordaunt; this gentleman obtained great fame by his zeal in the cause of King Charles II., and stood a trial during the usurpation for his exertions in behalf of the exiled monarch, but upon which he was acquitted, by the connivance chiefly, as stated by Lord Clarendon, of the celebrated John Lisle, the presiding judge. The other judges were equally divided as to the guilt or innocence of Mr. Mordaunt, and the president gave the casting vote in his favour. He supseqently made several daring but fruitless attempts to restore the king, and for all those faithful services was, eventually, elevated to the peerage, 10 July, 1659, as Baron Mordaunt, of Rygott, со. Surrey, and Viscount Mordaunt, of Avalon, in Somersetshire. His lordship and Sir John Grenvile, were the bearers of the letters which the king, prior to his restoration, addressed to Monk, to parliament, and to the corporation of London. His lordship, after the Restoration, was constituted constable of Windsor Castle, and appointed lord lieutenant, and custos rotulorum of со. Surrey.

He m. Elizabeth, dau. and sole heiress of Thomas Carey, 2nd son of Robert, Earl of Monmouth, by whom he had five sons and three dau's:

  • 1 Charles, his successor.
  • 2 Harry, M.P., lieutenant-general in the army, and treasurer of the ordnance, to which last office he was appointed in 1699. General Mordaunt m. 1st, Margaret, dau. of Sir Thomas Spencer, of Yarnton, со. Oxford, Bart, by whom he had, with other children, John (Sin, K.B., a ceneral officer in the army. Eliza-Lucy, то. to Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bart., of Iscil, In Cumberland. General Mordaunt m. 2ndly, Penelope, dau. and heir of William Tipping. Esq., by whom he had, Penelope, m. to Sir Monnoux Cope, Bart, of Hanwell.
  • 3 Lewis, a brigadier-general in the army, who d. 2 February, 1712-13, leaving issue by two wives. One of his daua. AnneMaria, m. the Right Hon. Stephen Poyntz. of Midgham, со. Berks, and another, Sophia, m Sir Roger Martin, Bart.
  • 4 Osmond, slain at the battle of the Boyne.
  • 5 George, in holy orders. This gentleman m. thrice, and left by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Sir John D'Oyly, Bart., a dau., Anna-Maria (co-heiress), re. to Jonathan Shipley, D.D., bishop of St. Asaph, ancestor by her of the Shipley Conwys, of Bodrhyddan, со. Flint, and of the Shipley of Twyford House, Hants. and by his 3rd wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Colonel Collyer, he was father of two daus.,Mary, m. to Valentine Morris, Esq, of Piercefield, Monmouthshire. Elizabeth, m. to Sir William Mllner, Bart.
  • 1 Charlotte, m. to Benjamin Albin, Esq.
  • 2 Sophia, m. to James Hamilton, Esq., of Bangor, In Ireland.
  • 3 Anne, m. to James Hamilton, Esq., of Tollymore, in Ireland.

His lordship d. 5 June, 1675, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles Mordaunt, 2nd viscount, who was created Earl Of Monmouth, 9 April, 1689, and «. to the Earldom or Peterborough, at the decease of his uncle, in 1697.


Links:

Historical Anecdotes of the Families of the Boleynes, Careys, Mordaunts, Hamiltons, and Jocelyns, arranged as an elucidation of the Genealogical Chart at Tollymore Park, etc. (2017). Google Books. Retrieved 16 March 2017, from page 47

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mordaunt,_1st_Viscount_Mordaunt

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36806190

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I62903&tree=Nixon

http://www.royalblood.co.uk/D36/I36956.html

http://www.thepeerage.com/p51669.htm#i516690

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Citations:

1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume IV, page 124. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IX, page 193. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

3. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2771. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 202.

5. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 212.


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John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount Mordaunt's Timeline

1626
June 18, 1626
Lowick, Northamptonshire, England
June 20, 1626
Lowick, Northamptonshire, England
1654
1654
Age 27
Turvey, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1658
1658
Age 31
1660
1660
Age 33
Turvey, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1662
1662
Age 35
Turvey, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1663
March 29, 1663
Age 36
Turvey, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1664
1664
Age 37
1666
1666
Age 39
England, United Kingdom