William Frederick WINDHAM
- Born: 9 Aug 1840
- Marriage: Agnes Anne ROGERS on 30 Aug 1861 in St. John's Wood, Middlesex, England
- Died: 2 Feb 1866 aged 25
Extract from "Visitation of England and Wales: Vol. 7" by Joseph Jackson Howard (1899)
William Frederick Windham, sometime of Felbrigge Hall, and Hanworth Hall, born 9 August 1840, and bapt. at Felbrigge; sold Felbrigge Hall in 1862; died 2 February 1866, and buried at Felbrigge.
Extract from the "Bury and Norwich Post" dated 10 September 1861
On the 30th ult., at St. John's Wood, Wm. Frederick Windham, Esq., of Felbrigg Hall, in this county, to Ann Agnes, eldest daughter of the late William Rogers, Esq., of Basingstoke, Hants.
Extract from "The Church Heraldry of Norfolk: Vol. II" by Rev. Edmund Farrer (1889)
William Frederick Windham of Felbrigg, who died Feb. 2nd, 1866, in the 25th year of his age; errected by his affectionate wife, Anne Agnes Windham.
Extract from the "Norwich Mercury" dated Saturday, 15 July 1899
Sir Roger, Sir Edmund Windham's eldest son, married Mary, daughter of of Sir Christopher Heydon, of Baconsthorp, and died without issue. Francis, his brother, a Judge of Common Pleas, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Keeper of the Great Seal, who also died s.p. The whole of this family dying childless, the Manor came by entail to Thomas Windham, Esq., third son of Sir John Windham, of Orchard, by Jane, daughter of Sir Henry Portman, of Orchard Portman, in Somersetshire, great grandson of John Windham, brother of Sir Thomas Windham and Elizabeth (Sydenham) his wife. This Thomas was first married to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Rowland Lytton, Kt., of Knebworth, Herts., and had a son and heir, John, and by Elizabeth, his second wife, daughter of Sir John Meads, Esq., of Lofts, Essex, he had a son William. Upon his death in 1653 he was succeeded by his son John, who was married four times, but left no issue. In 1660 he was created Knight of the Oak, and the value of his estate was then £3,500 per annum. (The Knights of this Order wore a silver medal, with the device of the King in an oak, pendant to a riband. The order afterwards fell into abeyance).
He was succeeded by his half-brother, William, who married Catherine, daughter of Sir Joseph Ash, Bart., of Twickenham, Middlesex, by whom he had several sons, and dying in 1689 he was succeeded by his eldest, Ash Windham, Esq., lord and patron in 1740. He was in turn succeeded by his son and heir, William, who was a Colonel in the Norfolk Militia, and died in 1761, leaving his son William, heir, who was born in 1750. He was M.P. for 28 years, first being member for Norwich, and under Pitt was Secretary for War, with a seat in the Cabinet, an honourable distinction which had never before been annexed to that office. This post he held till 1801, and accepted it again in 1806, but resigned the following year with the other members of the Grenville administration. In 1773 he started on a voyage with Lord Mulgrave to the North Pole, but through sea sickness had to be landed in Norway. In 1798 he married Cecilia, third daughter of Commodore Forrest, and dying in 1810 without issue, left his estates to his half-brother, Captain Lukin, who took the name of Windham. He was succeeded by his son, William Howe Windham, who married in 1835 Lady Sophia Hervey, youngest daughter of the first Marquis of Bristol. He was Sheriff for Norfolk in 1842; he dying in 1854 left one son, William Frederick, his heir, whose eccentricities are well known, and who sold the estate in 1862 to John Ketton, a Norwich trader, and it still remains in this family.
William married Agnes Anne ROGERS on 30 Aug 1861 in St. John's Wood, Middlesex, England. (Agnes Anne ROGERS was born circa 1840 and died in 1896.)