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 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.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1814. [3] 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. Their son Henry succeeded to the earldom.

Arms[edit]

Arms of Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie
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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IV, page 475
  2. ^ "Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fellow Details". Royal Society. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Earl of Ducie
1837–1840
Succeeded by
Henry Reynolds-Moreton, 2nd Earl of Ducie