The Info List - Viscount Exmouth

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Viscount Exmouth, of Canonteign in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.


1 History 2 Barons Exmouth (1814) 3 Viscounts Exmouth (1816) 4 Male line family tree 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The title was created in 1816 for the prominent naval officer Edward Pellew, 1st Baron Exmouth. He had already been created a baronet in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 18 March 1796 for rescuing the crew of the East Indiaman Dutton. After a succession of commands culminating as Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet, he was created Baron Exmouth, of Canonteign in the County of Devon, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1814. He was created a Viscount, with the same designation, for the successful bombardment of Algiers in 1816, which secured the release of the 1,000 Christian slaves in the city. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Viscount, who represented Launceston in Parliament. On the death in 1922 of the second Viscount's great-grandson, the fifth Viscount, this line of the family failed. He was succeeded by his 94-year-old first cousin twice removed, the sixth Viscount. He was the son of the Very Reverend and Hon. George Pellew, Dean of Norwich, third son of the first Viscount. Partly due to having become a U.S. citizen, and partly due to his advanced age, the sixth Viscount did not use his title for the brief period he held it, nor did he claim his seat in the House of Lords. Only six months after succeeding to his titles, the sixth Viscount died. He was succeeded by his son, the seventh Viscount, a naturalised U.S. citizen and professor of chemistry. Having succeeded to the peerage, the seventh Viscount returned to England in 1923 and again became a British subject, taking his seat in the House of Lords in 1931. Upon his death without any surviving issue in 1945, this line of the family also failed. The title then passed to the seventh Viscount's second cousin, the eighth Viscount. He was the grandson of the Reverend and Hon. Edward Pellew, fourth son of the first Viscount. His son, the ninth Viscount, married María Luisa de Urquijo y Losada, Marquesa de Olías (es), a title of Spanish nobility that was created by King Philip IV in 1652.[1] They were succeeded in their respective titles by their son, Paul Pellew, the tenth and current Viscount. The family seat was Canonteign House, near Exeter in Devon. Barons Exmouth (1814)[edit]

Edward Pellew, 1st Baron Exmouth (1757–1833), created Viscount Exmouth in 1816

Viscounts Exmouth (1816)[edit]

Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth (1757–1833) Pownoll Pellew, 2nd Viscount Exmouth (1786–1833) Edward Pellew, 3rd Viscount Exmouth (1811–1876) Edward Pellew, 4th Viscount Exmouth (1861–1899) Edward Pellew, 5th Viscount Exmouth (1890–1922) Henry Pellew, 6th Viscount Exmouth (1828–1923) Charles Pellew, 7th Viscount Exmouth (1863–1945) Edward Irving Pownoll Pellew, 8th Viscount Exmouth (1868–1951) Pownoll Irving Edward Pellew, 9th Viscount Exmouth (1908–1970) Paul Pellew, 10th Viscount Exmouth (born 1940)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Edward Francis Pellew (born 1978). Male line family tree[edit]

Male line family tree, Viscounts Exmouth.

Edward Pellew 1st Viscount 1757–1833

Pownoll Pellew 2nd Viscount 1786–1833

Adimral Sir Fleetwood Pellew 1789–1861

Very Rev. Hon. George Pellew 1793–1866

Rev. Hon. Edward Pellew 1799–1869

Edward Pellew 3rd Viscount 1811–1876

Hon. Percy Pellew 1814–1848

Hon. Pownoll Pellew 1823–1851

Hon. Fleetwood Pellew 1830–1866

Hon. Barrington Pellew 1833–1858

Thomas Pellew 1818–1819

Henry Pellew 6th Viscount 1828–1923

Commander Pownoll Pellew 1837–1872

Edward Pellew 4th Viscount 1861–1899

William Pellew 1859 – b. 1923

Charles Pellew 7th Viscount 1863–1945

Edward Pellew 8th Viscount 1868–1951

Edward Pellew 5th Viscount 1890–1922

Pownoll Pellew 9th Viscount 1908–1970

Paul Pellew 10th Viscount born 1940

Hon. Edward Pellew born 1978


Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]

^ Antonio Luque García (2005). Grandezas de España y títulos nobiliarios (in Spanish). Ministerio de Justicia. p. 258. ISBN 978-84-7787-825-4. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Paul Edward Pellew, 10th Viscount Exmouth

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British viscounts*

In the peerages of England, Scotland and Great Britain

Hereford Falkland Arbuthnott Oxfuird Bolingbroke & St John Cobham Falmouth Torrington Hood

In the peerage of Ireland (pre-1801)

Gormanston Mountgarret Valentia Dillon Massereene & Ferrard Charlemont Downe Molesworth Chetwynd Midleton Boyne Gage Galway Powerscourt Ashbrook Southwell de Vesci Lifford Bangor Doneraile Harberton Hawarden

In the peerages of United Kingdom & Ireland (post-1801)

Monck St Vincent Melville Sidmouth Gort Exmouth Combermere Hill Hardinge Gough Bridport Portman Hampden Hambleden Knutsford Esher Goschen Ridley Colville of Culross Selby Knollys Allendale Chilston Scarsdale Mersey Cowdray Devonport Astor Wimborne St Davids Rothermere Allenby Chelmsford Long Ullswater Younger of Leckie Bearsted Craigavon Bridgeman Hailsham Brentford Buckmaster Bledisloe Hanworth Trenchard Samuel Runciman of Doxford Davidson Weir Caldecote Simon Camrose Stansgate Margesson Daventry Addison Kemsley Marchwood Montgomery of Alamein Waverley Thurso Brookeborough Norwich Leathers Soulbury Chandos Malvern De L'Isle Monckton of Brenchley Tenby Mackintosh of Halifax Dunrossil Stuart of Findhorn Rochdale Slim Head Boyd of Merton Mills Blakenham Eccles Dilhorne

*Current substantive viscounts, listed by precedence, from