However he also died before their father, who was now without direct male heirs.
He died without a male heir on 9 December 1679.
The 2nd Earl died in 1265 without a male heir.
He was definitely a male heir, though, no question about that.
Not even my brother, who was the first "male heir."
During a particular point in history, there was no male heir to continue the family.
A male heir was thus born and the family continued.
In the year 1797 the Count died without a male heir.
The Wood family lived here for three hundred years until the death of the last male heir in 1743.
He died the following year, on July 24, leaving no male heirs.