Thus normally spelt in this branch in England.
Other spellings also seen:
[V or W] oron [possible t] [s or z] o [v or w]
Only 4 of these 16 possible spellings are at all common:
- Woronzow (as here)
- Vorontsov (the correct Russian spelling,
by far the most common spelling)
The 3rd Count Woronzow,
Sir Thomas Lawrence
, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Simon Romanovitch Woronzow, 3rd Count Woronzow
"Semen Romanovich Vorontsov"
of one of the great aristocratic families of Russia,
see his ancestry
Russian diplomat in England 1784-96,
Russian Ambassador to England 1796-1806,
died 1832, age 88 yrs,
bur in the Pembroke family vault in Marylebone, London,
the street where he resided in St. John's Wood, London,
is now called Woronzow Road
- Prince Michael Woronzow, 4th Count Woronzow,
"Mikhail Semenovich Vorontsov",
born 19th May 1782, St. Petersburg,
fought for Russians in
Napoleon's retreat from Moscow 1812 to 1813,
recovered Napoleon's despatch case as a trophy (now in Wilton House),
Russia was an ally of Britain against France at this time,
he was appointed commander of the Russian forces in
allied army 1815,
governor-general of Novorossia (New Russia) and Bessarabia 1823,
set up his court at
which he helped develop,
governor-general (viceroy) of the Caucasus 1844,
elevated to rank of Prince 1845
by Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia,
Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea
was British Secretary of State for War 1845-46
and again 1852-55,
when Britain was allied with France against Russia,
incredible to have two such important men on either side
so closely related,
died 6th Nov 1856, Odessa, age 74 yrs,
bur Odessa Cathedral.
- Catherine Woronzow,
"Ekaterina Semenovna Vorontsova",
born 24th Oct 1783, St. Petersburg, "the Russian Countess",
mar 25th Jan 1808, Greek Chapel, Marylebone, London,
to George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke and had issue.
Prince Michael Woronzow.
- Vorontsov family
- Vorontsov Museum
(or via here)
- In 1919, after centuries of being
prominent in Russian history,
the Vorontsov family was forced to leave Russia
- Odessa Cathedral
- Odessa Cathedral
was looted by the Soviets 1919.
The remains of Prince Vorontsov and his wife were reburied
In the 1930s the Soviets under
Stalin dynamited the Cathedral.
Odessa Cathedral was re-built between 1999 and 2003.
- Vorontsov Palace, Alupka