George Child Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey
The son of
George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jerseyand Frances Twysden, Lord Jersey took his seat in the House of Lordson the death of his father in 1805. He later served as Lord Chamberlain of the Householdunder the Duke of Wellington in 1830 and under Sir Robert Peelfrom 1834 to 1835, as Master of the Horseunder Peel from 1841 to 1846, and briefly under Lord Aberdeen in 1852.
Lord Jersey married
Lady Sarah Sophia Fane, daughter of John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, on 23 May 1804. She was also the eldest granddaughter and heiress of Robert Child, principal share holder of the Child & Co. Bank; thus the Earls of Jersey added the surname Child to their own surname. She was also one of the main great hostesses of English society and patroness of Almack's.
They had seven children:
George Child Villiers, 6th Earl of Jersey(1808–1859)
* The Honourable Augustus John Villiers (1810–1847), married Georgiana Elphinstone, daughter of
George Keith Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith.
* The Honourable Frederick William Child Villiers (1815–1871), married Elizabeth Maria van Reede, daughter of the 7th or 8th
Earl of Athlone.
* The Honourable Francis John Robert Child Villiers (1819–1862).
* Lady Sarah Frederica Caroline Child Villiers (1822–1853), married Nicholas Paul Carl [Miklós Pál] , 9th Prince
* Lady Clementina Augusta Wellington Child Villiers (1824–1858).
* Lady Adela Corisande Maria Child Villiers (1828–1860), married Lt.-Col. Charles Parke Ibbetson.
Lord Jersey died on
October 3, 1859, aged 86.
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