Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry Into its Laws and Consequences
Person:
Galton, Francis
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/image/lit26697/164/
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ENGLISH PEERAGES, 
narrowly escaped extinction, threatened continually by its 
numerous errors of alliance. The ist Earl married a co-heiress, 
and had only one son and one daughter. The son married a 
co-heiress, and had two sons ; of these, the second married a 
co-heiress, and had no issue at all. The eldest son (grandson of 
the ist Earl) was therefore the only male that remained in the 
race. He had two sons and one daughter. Now of these two, 
the only male heirs in the third generation, one married a 
co-heiress, and had only one daughter. The remaining one 
fortunately married twice, for by the first marriage he had only 
daughters. A son by the second marriage is the present peer, 
and is the father, by two marriages—in neither case with an 
heiress—of eleven sons and four daughters. 
Pratt, ist Earl of Camden (1786). This family affords a similar 
instance to the last one, of impending destruction to the race. 
The ist Earl married an heiress, and had only one son and four 
daughters. The son married an heiress, and had only one son 
and three daughters. This son married a co-heiress, but fortu¬ 
nately had three sons and eight daughters. 
Raymond, ist Lord (1731). He had one son, who married a 
co-heiress, and left no issue at all, so the title became extinct 
Scott, Lord Stowell. See further on, under my list of Statesmen. 
Talbot, ist Lord (1733). This family narrowly escaped extinction. 
The ist Lord married an heiress, and had three sons. The 
eldest son married an heiress, and had only one daughter. The 
second son married a co-heiress, and had no issue by her. 
However, she died, and he married again, and left four sons. 
The third son of the first Earl had male issue. 
Trevor, ist Lord (1711). Married first a co-heiress, and had two 
sons and three daughters. Both of the sons married, but they 
had only one daughter each. Lord Trevor married again, and 
had three sons, of whom one died young, and the other two, 
though they married, left no issue at alL 
Wedderbum, ist Lord Loughborough and Earl of Rosslyn (1801). 
Married an heiress for his first wife, and had no issue at all. 
He married again, somewhat late in life, and had no issue. So 
the direct male line is extinct. 
Yorke, ist Earl of Hardwicke (1754). Is numerously represented, 
though two of his lines of descent have failed, in one of which 
there was a marriage with a co-heiress.
        

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