Earl of Tankerville

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Earldom of Tankerville
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Tankerville COA.svg
Arms of Bennett, Earls of Tankerville: Gules, three demi-lions rampant, argent, and in the centre point a bezant.[1]
Creation date 1418 (first creation)
1695 (second creation)
1714 (third creation)
Monarch Henry V (first creation)
William III (second creation)
George III (third creation)
Peerage Peerage of Great Britain
First holder John Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville
Present holder Peter Bennett, 10th Earl of Tankerville
Heir presumptive Adrian Bennett
Subsidiary titles Baron Ossulton
Extinction date 1459 (first creation)
1701 (second creation)
Former seat(s) Chillingham Castle
Armorial motto De bon vouloir servir le roy
("To serve the king with good will")[1]
Bookplate showing the arms of the Earls of Tankerville (third creation): Gules, a bezant between three demi lions rampant argent. Crest – A double scaling ladder or. Another crest – Out of a mural crown or, a lion's head gules on the neck a bezant. Supporters – Two lions argent ducally crowned or, each charged on the shoulder with a torteau. Motto – De bon vouloir servir le roy.[2]

Earl of Tankerville is a noble title drawn from Tancarville in Normandy. The title has been created three times: twice in the Peerage of England, and once (in 1714) in the Peerage of Great Britain for Charles Bennet, 2nd Baron Ossulston.[3] His father, John Bennett, 1st Baron Ossulston, was the elder brother of Henry Bennett, 1st Earl of Arlington.

The Earl of Tankerville holds the subsidiary title of Baron Ossulston, of Ossulston in the County of Middlesex (1682), in the Peerage of England.[3] The present Earl lives in West London and North Yorkshire.

Arms of John Grey, 1st Earl of Tankerville

Earls of Tankerville, First Creation (1418)[edit]

Earls of Tankerville, Second Creation (1695)[edit]

Barons Ossulston (1682)[edit]

  • John Bennett, 1st Baron Ossulston (1618–1695)
  • Charles Bennett, 2nd Baron Ossulston (1674–1722) (created Earl of Tankerville in 1714)[3]

Earls of Tankerville, Third Creation (1714)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's cousin, Adrian George Bennett (b. 1958).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage. London: Debrett's. 1876. p. 462. Retrieved 9 October 2017 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ Burke, Bernard (9 October 1884). "The general armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; comprising a registry of armorial bearings from the earliest to the present time". London: Harrison & Sons. p. 70. Retrieved 9 October 2017 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ a b c d "Tankerville, Earl of (GB, 1714)". Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 9 October 2017.

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