Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
FatherHugh BOSCAWEN, 1ST VISCOUNT FALMOUTH , 417 (1680-1734)
MotherCharlotte GODFREY , 451 (1670-1754)
FatherThomas SMITH , 4527
MP for Truro 1727-34. Capt Yeomen Gd 1747–82, Maj-Gen 1755, Lt Gen 1759, Gen 1772, V-Adml Cornwall 1761–82; married 6 May 1736 Hannah Catherine Maria, daughter of Thomas Smith, of Worplesdon, and widow of Richard Russel, and died without legitimate issue 4 Feb 1782

From, Wikipedia

General General Hugh Boscawen, 2nd Viscount Falmouth (20 March 1707 – 4 February 1782), styled The Honourable Hugh Boscawen between 1720 and 1734, was a British soldier and politician.

Boscawen was the eldest son of Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth, by Charlotte Godfrey, daughter of Colonel Charles Godfrey, Master of Jewel Office, by Arabella Churchill, daughter of Sir Winston Churchill and sister of the Duke of Marlborough. Admiral Edward Boscawen was his younger brother.[1] He was returned to Parliament for Truro in 1727, a seat he held until 1734, when he succeeded his father in the viscountcy.[1][2] In 1747 he was appointed Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, a post he held until his death 35 years later.[1] He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1756.[3] He also served in the British Army. He became a lieutenant-general in 1759[4] and a full general in 1772.[5] From 1761 to 1782 he was Vice-Admiral of Cornwall.[1]

Lord Falmouth married Hannah Catherine Maria Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith, of Worplesdon, Surrey, and widow of Richard Russel, in 1736. There were no children from the marriage. Falmouth died in February 1782, aged 74, and was succeeded in the title by his nephew, George.

He had no children in his marriage, but a family of three outside it: Hugh, Jane and Florentius (male) - apparently born in the 1750s. Lord Falmouth, was, it is understood, to have been very proud of his children and a wise, generous and devoted father. Only Hugh appears in the Boscawen tree, but he appears as the second son of his Uncle John. Hugh did reach the rank and position of Knight Marshall and had four children.

"EXTRACT: Will of Hugh Boscawen, 2nd viscount Falmouth Dated 27 July 1778 “Whereas I have adopted Hugh Boscawen Esq. some time since (?clerke) of the (?Guard) of His Majesty’s Guard of Yeoman of the Guard and now (?Member) of Parliament for the Borough of St. Mawes in the County of Cornwall and given him a qualification to sit in Parliament and his brother Florentius Boscawen now a Lieutenant in his Majesty’s Third Regiment of Foot Guards and their sister Jane Boscawen late a Parlour Boarder at Blacklands School of Chelsea afterwards living with Lady Leith and now with Mrs. Hawksworth of Bromley Kent as my sons and daughter and given and directed them to take and use my name and Arms (the Arms of Boscawen) without any alteration or addition I also give my said adopted sons and daughter the said Hugh Jane and Florentius thirty thousand pounds stirling that is to say ten thousand pounds each to my said son Hugh Boscawen and daughter Jane ………..” [he then goes on to make special arrangements for payments to Florentius until he reaches the age of 21]. At different places in the Will later, he asks his wife, his trustees and his friends to ‘countenance’ his children.

From History of Parliament online

Returned for one of the family seats at Truro, Boscawen voted with the Administration on the civil list arrears in April 1729, but soon went over to the Opposition, voting against the Hessians in February 1730. Succeeding in 1734 to a great electoral interest in Cornwall, he helped Frederick, Prince of Wales, to inflict heavy losses on the Administration at the general election of 1741, informing the Prince correctly, 12 May 1741, that ‘there will be I think 27 members returned in Cornwall on the country [i.e. opposition] interest and 17 courtiers’. He broke with the Prince in 1742, by refusing to return a nominee of his at Truro, where he chose his own brother, Edward. By 1744 he and his family had rallied to the Pelhams, with the result that only 19 opposition Members were returned for Cornwall in 1747, when the Prince endeavoured unsuccessfully to set up an opposition to him at Truro and Tregony. In 1747 he was appointed captain of the yeomen of the guard, which he held till his death, 4 Feb. 1782.
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