He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Earl who notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk. His son, the third Earl, was Governor of Victoria from 1920 to 1926 as well as Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the fourth Earl, who also served as Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk. As of 2007 the titles are held by the latter's nephew, the sixth Earl, who succeeded his father in 1983. Lord Stradbroke lives at Mount Fyans, Victoria, Australia.
The Third Earl (ex. officio the Chief Scout of Victoria as Governor) also sponsored the Victorian Scouting competion, the Stradbroke Cup. This event is still held every year and is immensly popular.
The Baronetcy, of Henham in the County of Sussex, was created in the Baronetage of England in 1660 for John Rous. He sat as Member of Parliament for Dunwich and Eye. His son, the second Baronet, represented Dunwich and Suffolk in Parliament. On his death the title passed to his son, the third Baronet. He was Member of Parliament for Dunwich. His nephew, the fifth Baronet, represented Suffolk in the House of Commons. He was succeeded by his son, the aforementioned sixth Baronet, who was later elevated to the peerage.
Admiral the Hon. Henry John Rous, was the second son of the first Earl.