Elizabeth Sackville-West, Countess De La Warr

Elizabeth Sackville-West, Countess De La Warr and 1st Baroness Buckhurst (11 August 1795 – 9 January 1870), was a British peeress.

The Countess De La Warr
Personal details
Lady Elizabeth Sackville

(1795-08-11)11 August 1795
Died9 January 1870(1870-01-09) (aged 74)
ChildrenGeorge West, Viscount Cantelupe
Charles Sackville-West, 6th Earl De La Warr
Reginald Sackville, 7th Earl De La Warr
Elizabeth Russell, Duchess of Bedford
Mortimer Sackville-West, 1st Baron Sackville
Mary, Marchioness of Salisbury and Countess of Derby
Lionel Sackville-West, 2nd Baron Sackville
Hon. William Sackville
Lady Arabella Bannerman
ParentsJohn Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset
Arabella Cope


Born Lady Elizabeth Sackville, she was the youngest daughter of John Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, and his wife, Arabella Cope. On 21 June 1813 she married George Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr, and they had ten children, nine of whom lived to maturity:

On 27 April 1864, Lady De La Warr was created Baroness Buckhurst, of Buckhurst in the County of Sussex, by Queen Victoria with a special remainder to her second surviving son, Reginald and the heirs male of his body. Failing him, to her third and fourth son and their heirs male with a remainder that if any of the heirs inherited the barony and the earldom of De La Warr, then the barony should pass to a younger brother or younger son of the heirs male.[citation needed] The patent was worded to prevent the barony and earldom being held by the same person. However, when Reginald inherited the barony in 1870 and subsequently the earldom in 1873, his brother, Mortimer, tried to make a claim to the barony, but the House of Lords deemed the remainders invalid. Mortimer was instead created Baron Sackville as a consolation.[citation needed]


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Baroness Buckhurst
Succeeded by
Reginald Sackville-West