Biography of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury 1801-1885

Paternal Family Tree: Cooper

Maternal Family Tree: Elizabeth Sheppard 1617

In 1796 [his father] Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl Shaftesbury (age 27) and [his mother] Anne Spencer-Churchill Countess Shaftesbury (age 23) were married. She the daughter of George Spencer 4th Duke Marlborough (age 56) and Caroline Russell Duchess Marlborough (age 52). He the son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 4th Earl Shaftesbury and Mary Bouverie Countess Shaftesbury (age 65).

On 28 Apr 1801 Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury was born to Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl Shaftesbury (age 32) and Anne Spencer-Churchill Countess Shaftesbury (age 28).

On 10 Jun 1830 Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 29) and Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury were married. She the daughter of Peter Nassau Clavering-Cowper 5th Earl Cowper (age 52) and Emily Lamb Countess Cowper (age 43). He the son of Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl Shaftesbury (age 61) and Anne Spencer-Churchill Countess Shaftesbury (age 57).

On 27 Jun 1831 [his son] Anthony Ashley-Cooper 8th Earl Shaftesbury was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 30) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 13 Mar 1833 [his son] Anthony Francis Henry Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 31) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 22 Jul 1835 [his son] Anthony Maurice William Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 34) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 24 Jul 1836 [his son] Anthony Evelyn Melbourne Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 35) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 23 Sep 1837 [his daughter] Victoria Elizabeth Ashley-Cooper Baroness Templemore was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 36) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 07 Sep 1838 [his son] Anthony Lionel George Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 37) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 09 Apr 1841 Robert Jocelyn (age 25) and [his sister-in-law] Frances Elizabeth Cowper (age 21) were married. She the daughter of Peter Nassau Clavering-Cowper 5th Earl Cowper and Emily Lamb Countess Cowper (age 53). He the son of Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 52) and Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton Countess Roden.

On 25 Jul 1842 [his daughter] Mary Charlotte Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 41) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 29 Nov 1845 [his daughter] Constance Emily Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 44) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 01 Feb 1847 [his daughter] Edith Florence Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 45) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 13 May 1849 [his son] Anthony Francis Henry Ashley-Cooper (age 16) died.

On 08 Aug 1849 [his son] Anthony Cecil Ashley-Cooper was born to Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 48) and [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 02 Jun 1851 [his father] Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl Shaftesbury (age 82) died. His son Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 50) succeeded 7th Earl Shaftesbury, 7th Baron Ashley of Wimborne St Giles, 8th Baronet Cooper of Rockbourne in Southampton. [his wife] Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury by marriage Countess Shaftesbury.

On 19 Aug 1855 [his son] Anthony Maurice William Ashley-Cooper (age 20) died.

On 22 Aug 1857 [his son] Anthony Ashley-Cooper 8th Earl Shaftesbury (age 26) and [his daughter-in-law] Harriet Augusta Anna Seymourina Chichester Countess Shaftesbury were married. She the daughter of George Chichester 3rd Marquess Donegal (age 60) and Harriet Anne Butler Marchioness Donegal (age 58). He the son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 56) and Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 03 Sep 1861 [his daughter] Mary Charlotte Ashley-Cooper (age 19) died.

1862 Appointment of Garter Knights

In 1862 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 42) appointed seven Knights of the Garter:

729th Charles Canning 1st Earl Canning (age 49). He died a month later.

730th Edward Adolphus Seymour 12th Duke Somerset (age 57).

731st. John Russell 1st Earl Russell (age 69).

732nd Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 60).

733rd William Thomas Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 6th and 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (age 46).

734th Prince Louis Hesse Darmstadt IV Grand Duke (age 24).

735th Grand Duke Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (age 42).

In 1865 [his mother] Anne Spencer-Churchill Countess Shaftesbury (age 92) died.

On 28 Jul 1866 [his son] Anthony Evelyn Melbourne Ashley-Cooper (age 30) and [his daughter-in-law] Sybella Charlotte Farquhar were married. He the son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 65) and Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper Countess Shaftesbury.

On 16 Sep 1872 [his daughter] Constance Emily Ashley-Cooper (age 26) died.

Around 1877. John Collier (age 26). Portrait of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 75).

Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant (age 75). Portrait of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 77).

On 26 Mar 1880 [his former sister-in-law] Frances Elizabeth Cowper (age 60) died.

On 01 Oct 1885 Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury (age 84) died. His son [his son] Anthony Ashley-Cooper 8th Earl Shaftesbury (age 54) succeeded 8th Earl Shaftesbury, 8th Baron Ashley of Wimborne St Giles, 9th Baronet Cooper of Rockbourne in Southampton. [his daughter-in-law] Harriet Augusta Anna Seymourina Chichester Countess Shaftesbury by marriage Countess Shaftesbury.

Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury 1801-1885 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

John Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Gower 1694-1754

Evelyn Pierrepont Baroness Gower 1691-1727

Royal Ancestors of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury 1801-1885

Kings Wessex: Great x 22 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 18 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 24 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 19 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 10 Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Kings Scotland: Great x 17 Grand Son of Robert "The Bruce" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 18 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 13 Grand Son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France

Ancestors of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury 1801-1885

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Cooper 1st Baronet

Great x 3 Grandfather: Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl Shaftesbury

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Ashley Lady Cooper

Great x 2 Grandfather: Anthony Ashley-Cooper 2nd Earl Shaftesbury 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: David Cecil 3rd Earl Exeter 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Frances Cecil 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Egerton Countess Exeter 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 1 Grandfather: Anthony Ashley-Cooper 3rd Earl Shaftesbury 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: George Manners 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Manners 8th Earl of Rutland 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Grace Pierrepont 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Dorothy Manners Countess Shaftesbury 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Frances Cotton 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: Anthony Ashley-Cooper 4th Earl Shaftesbury 8 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Ewer of Bushey Hall in Hertfordshire

Great x 1 Grandmother: Jane Ewer Countess Shafetsbury 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Montagu 1st Earl Manchester 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: James Montagu 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Spencer

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mary Montagu 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Baynard

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary Baynard

Great x 4 Grandmother: Ursula Stapleton

Father: Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl Shaftesbury 9 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edward des Bouverie

Great x 2 Grandfather: William des Bouverie 1st Baronet

Great x 4 Grandfather: Jacob de la Forterie

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne de la Foterie

Great x 1 Grandfather: Jacob Bouverie 1st Viscount Folkestone

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Urry of Mill Place, Isle of Wight

Great x 3 Grandfather: David Urry

Great x 2 Grandmother: Anne Urry Lady Bouverie

GrandMother: Mary Bouverie Countess Shaftesbury

Great x 2 Grandfather: Bartholemew Clarke

Great x 1 Grandmother: Mary Clarke

Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl Shaftesbury 10 x Great Grand Son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Spencer 1st Earl of Sunderland 8 x Great Grand Son of Henry IV King England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Spencer 2nd Earl of Sunderland 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Dorothy Sidney Countess Sunderland 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Charles Spencer 3rd Earl of Sunderland 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anne Digby Countess Sunderland 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Russell Countess Bristol 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Charles Spencer 3rd Duke Marlborough 11 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Winston Churchill

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Churchill 1st Duke Marlborough 14 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Drake 13 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Anne Churchill Countess Sunderland 15 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Richard Jennings

Great x 3 Grandmother: Sarah Jennings Duchess Marlborough

Great x 4 Grandmother: Frances Thornhurst

GrandFather: George Spencer 4th Duke Marlborough 12 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Trevor

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Trevor 1st Baron Trevor Bromham

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Trevor 2nd Baron Trevor Bromham

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Searle

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Trevor Duchess Marlborough

Mother: Anne Spencer-Churchill Countess Shaftesbury 12 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Russell 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Carr Countess of Bedford 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford 9 x Great Grand Son of Henry IV King England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Wriothesley 4th Earl of Southampton 2nd Earl Chichester 7 x Great Grand Son of Henry IV King England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Rachel Wriothesley 8 x Great Grand Daughter of Henry IV King England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Rachel Massue Countess Southampton

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Russell 4th Duke Bedford 10 x Great Grand Son of Henry IV King England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Howland

Great x 2 Grandmother: Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford

Great x 4 Grandfather: Josiah Child

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Child

GrandMother: Caroline Russell Duchess Marlborough 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Leveson-Gower 4th Baronet

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Leveson-Gower 1st Baron Gower

Great x 4 Grandmother: Jane Granville Baroness Gower

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Gower 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 8 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Catherine Manners Baroness Gower 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Catherine Noel Duchess Rutland 11 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Gertrude Leveson-Gower Duchess Bedford 10 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Pierrepont 9 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Evelyn Pierrepont 1st Duke Kingston upon Hull 10 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Evelyn

Great x 2 Grandmother: Evelyn Pierrepont Baroness Gower 9 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Feilding 2nd Earl Desmond 3rd Earl Denbigh 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Mary Fielding Countess Kingston upon Hull 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary Carey Countess Desmond and Denbigh 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England