One English Royal Descent of HH The Aga Khan

Lady Anne of York 1439-1476

Sister of King Edward IV and King Richard III of England Descendant of Lionel Duke of Clarence, John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster and Edmund Duke of York, sons of King Edward III of England (reigned 1327-1377)

Married secondly, Sir Thomas St Leger, Executed 1483.


Anne St Leger 1476-1526

Married George Manners Lord Ros of Hamlake, died 1513


Catherine Manners

Married Sir Robert Constable of Everingham in Yorkshire, died 1558.

Sir Robert Constable of Everingham was the son of Sir Marmaduke Constable (died 7 Sept 1545) and his wife Barbara (died 1540) daughter of Sir John Sothill of Everingham, the son of Sir Marmaduke Constable of Flamborough in Yorkshire (1443-1518) and Joyce Stafford, he was the son of Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough MP and his wife Agnes Wentworth of Nettlestead in Suffolk, daughter of Sir Roger Wentworth and his wife, the heiress Margery Despencer, Lady de Ros. The latter had a descent from Yorkshire born King Henry I's illegitimate son Robert, Earl of Gloucester.


Barbara Constable of Everingham

Married Sir William Babthorpe of Babthorpe


Margaret Babthorpe of Babthorpe died 1628

Married Sir Henry Cholmley of Roxby, died 1615/6.


Barbara Cholmley of Roxby

Married Sir Thomas Bellasis, 1st Baron Fauconberg 1577-1633


Barbara Bellasis

Married Sir Henry Slingsby, Baronet, 1601/2-1658, of Beaufort Descent.


Barbara Slingsby

Married Sir John Talbot, of Lacock Wilts.


Barbara Talbot died 1763 aged 98

Married 1689 Henry Yelverton, 1st Viscount Longueville, 15th Baron Grey de Ruthyn (descendant of Elizabeth of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt and full sister of Henry IV) died 1703/4


Talbot Yelverton, 16th Baron Grey de Ruthyn, Earl of Sussex died 1731

Married Lucy Pelham died 1730


Henry Yelverton 18th Baron Grey de Ruthyn, Earl of Sussex 1728-1799

Married 1757 Hester Hall who died in 1777.


Lady Barbara Yelverton died 1781

Married 1777 Edward Gould


Henry 19th Baron Grey de Ruthyn, 1780-1810

Married 1809 Anna Maria Kelham died 1875


Barbara Baroness Grey de Ruthyn 1810-1858

Married secondly in 1845 Admiral Sir Hastings Henry Yelverton died 1878

Sir Hastings descent from Charles II

Sir Hastings was the son of John Joseph Henry who married Lady Emily Fitzgerald 1778-1856 in 1801. She was the daughter of William Robert Fitzgerald 2nd Duke of Leinster 1749-1804 and his wife Emilia Olivia Usher (died 1798) (married 1775). The Duke was the son of James Fizgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster 1722-1773 and his wife (married 1747) Lady Emilia Mary Lennox 1731-1814. She was the daughter of Charles Lennox 2nd Duke of Richmond 1701-1750 and his wife Lady Sarah Cadogan (d 1751). Charles Lennox was the son of Charles Lennox 1st Duke of Richmond 1672-1723 and his wife Anne Brudenall who died in 1722. This Charles Lennox was the son of King Charles II 1630-1685 and his French mistress Louise de Kerouelle Duchess of Portsmouth 1649-1734.


Hon Barbara Yelverton died 1924

Married 1872 John 2nd Baron Churston 1846-1910


John R. L. Yarde-Buller, 3rd Baron Churston 1873-1930

Married Jessie Smither who died 1960


Hon Joan Yarde-Buller born in 1908

Married secondly, Prince Aly Khan who died 12 May 1960.


HH Prince Karim, The Aga Khan born 13 Dec 1936

Married firstly, 1969 Sarah Croker-Poole, and has issue.

Married secondly, 1998 Gabriele Renate Thyssen, and has issue.

Note: There are many other lines of descent from the Plantagenets for the Aga Khan

Thanks to Leo van de Pas for the information on Lady Emily Fizgerald and her husband.


Later editions of Burkes Peerage, Burkes Extinct Peerage. Heraldic Visitations, especially Clay's edition of Dugdale.


Written by Tim Owston of York, England.

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