Isaac Holroyd 1643-
1706 of Cockroft,Rishworth and his wife Mary Holroyd ? – 1659 emigrated to Ireland.
John Baker Holroyd 1735-1821, 1st Earl of Sheffield came from this branch.
He inherited considerable wealth, and in 1769 bought Sheffield Place in Sussex from John West, 2nd Earl De La Warr|Lord De La Warr. Having served in the British Army|Army, he entered the British House of Commons|House of Commons in 1780, and in that year was prominent against Lord George Gordon and the rioters.
In 1781 he was created a Peerage of Ireland|Peer of Ireland as ”’Baron Sheffield”’, of Dunamore in the County of Meath, and in 1783 was further created ”’Baron Sheffield”’, of Roscommon in the County of Roscommon, with a special remainder in favour of his daughters. In 1802 he was created a Peerage of the United Kingdom|Peer of the United Kingdom as ”’Baron Sheffield”’, of Sheffield in the County of York. In 1816, he was created ”’Viscount Pevensey”’ and ”’Earl of Sheffield”’ in the Peerage of Ireland. He was a great authority on farming, and in 1803, he was appointed President of the Board of Agriculture. But he is remembered chiefly as the close friend and literary executor of Edward Gibbon (author of ”The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”), whose ”Memoirs” and other Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon he subsequently edited and published.
He married Abigail, daughter of Lewis Way of Richmond, Surrey and they had two children. Abigail died in 1793 and he remarried to Lady Anne North (1782?-18 January 1832), the daughter of the former Prime Minister,Frederick North, Lord North|Lord North on 20 January 1798. His son and grandson succeeded as second and third Earls of Sheffield, the latter being a well-known patron of [cricket], at whose death the earldom became extinct. The Irish barony, under special remainder, passed to the Edward Stanley, 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley, who thus became also fourth Baron Sheffield.
Henry Holroyd…..3rd Earl of Sheffield
Henry North Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield (January 18, 1832-April 21, 1909), styled Viscount Pevensey until 1876, was an English Conservative politician and patron of cricket.
Born in Marylebone, London, Sheffield was the second but eldest surviving son of George Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, and his wife Lady Harriet, daughter of Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood. He sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Sussex East from 1857 to 1865. In 1876 he succeeded his father in the earldom. Sheffield is best remembered as a patron of cricket. In 1891, he presented a donation of £150 to the New South Wales Cricket Association which was used to purchase a plate and establish the competition known as the Sheffield Shield.
Lord Sheffield died in in Beaulieu, France, in April 1909, aged 77. He was unmarried and on his death the earldom became extinct. However, he was succeeded in his junior title of Baron Sheffield, which had a special remainder that allowed it to be passed through female lines, by his first cousin once removed, Edward Stanley, 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley.
Hon. Louisa Dorothea Holroyd was the daughter of John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield and Abigail Way.1 She married Lt.-Gen. Sir William Henry Clinton on 14 March 1797.1 She died on 14 May 1854.1
From 14 March 1797, her married name became Clinton. click here to search Peerage
Died: 1 JAN 1889
Father: Lascelles, Henry, Earl of Harewood 2nd, b. 25 DEC 1767
Mother: Sebright, Henrietta
Married 6 JUN 1825 to Holroyd, George Augustus Frederick C, Earl of Sheffield 2nd
Child 1: Holroyd, Frederick Henry Stuart, Viscount Pevensey, b. 24 OCT 1827
Child 2: Holroyd, Henry North, Earl of Sheffield 3rd, b. 18 JAN 1832
Child 3: Holroyd, Douglas Edward, Barrister, b. 20 JUN 1834
Child 4: Holroyd, Susan Harriet