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The English Peerage - Barons

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MARSHAM, LORD ROMNEY.


ROBERT MARSHAM, baron Romney of Romney, and a baronet; president of the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce, president of the marine society, a vice president of the Magdalen Hospital in Saint George's Fields, doctor of laws, and fellow of the royal society.

This nobleman was born 22 August 1712, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 28 November 1724. He was elected president of the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce in the year 1761.

Lord Romney married -- August 1742 Priscilla, daughter and heiress of Charles Pym of the island of Saint Christopher in the West Indies esquire; by which lady, who died 26 February 1771, he has issue,

  1. Charles, born 28 September 1744, and elected 1768, 1774, l780 and 1784 to represent the county of Kent. He was one of the most considerable persons in the meetings of a middle party held at the Saint Albans Tavern in the beginning of the year 1784 for the purpose of forming an united administration from the parties of Mr. Pitt and Mr. Fox. He is a vice president of the society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce, and of the marine society, doctor of laws and fellow of the royal society. He married 30 August 1776 Frances, daughter of Charles second earl of Egremont; by which lady he has issue
    1. Charles, born 22 November 1777;
    2. Frances, born 1778; Henrietta; and
    3. Amelia Charlotte.
  2. Priscilla, born 20 December 1745.
  3. Elizabeth, born 9 February 1751.
  4. Frances, born 2 April 1755.
  5. Jacob, born 28 February 1759, who embraced the clerical profession, and married 28 June 1784 ------ daughter of John Bullock of Faulkbern in the county of Essex esquire.

The family of Marsham has been traced back to the reign of king Henry the first. John Marsham, in the reign of king Charles the first, adhered to that monarch in the civil wars, and was created a baronet by king Charles the second 12 August 1663. He is the author of the celebrated Chronological Tables that bear his name, and of some other works. He died 26 May 1685.

Robert, his grandson, adhered to the tory party in the reign of queen Anne, and was created by king George the first baron Romney of Romney in the county of Kent. He married Elizabeth, daughter of sir Cloudesley Shovel, rear admiral of Great Britain; by which lady, who married secondly John Carmichael third earl of Hyndford of the kingdom of Scotland, and died 28 November 1750, he had issue,

  1. Robert, present and second lord Romney.
  2. Elizabeth, married to Jacob first lord viscount Folkestone. She died 24 September 1782.
  3. Henrietta, born 11 May 1721.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Romney of Romney in the county of Kent 25 June 1716.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Boxley in the county of Kent.

 


CADOGAN, LORD CADOGAN.

 


CHARLES SLOANE CADOGAN, baron Cadogan of Oakley; one of the trustees of the British Museum.

This nobleman was born 29 October 1728, and elected in the year 1749 and in the subsequent parliaments to represent the borough of Cambridge. He was constituted by king George the third -- April 1764 surveyors of his majesty's gardens and waters, which office he exchanged 3 June 1769 for that of master and worker of his majesty's mint. He succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 24 September 1776.

Lord Cadogan married first 28 May 1747 Frances, daughter of Henry first lord Montfort; by which lady, who died 20 May 1768, he has issue,

  1. Charles Henry, born 19 December 1749.
  2. William Bromley, born 22 January 1751, who embraced the clerical profession, and married 4 December 1782, ----- ----- relict of ----- Bradshaw esquire.
  3. George, born 1 December 1754.
  4. Edward, born 12 December 1758. Lord Cadogan married secondly 10 August 1777 ---- -----, daughter of Charles Churchil esquire ; by which lady he has issue,
    1. Emilia, born 31 May 1778.
    2. A daughter, born 12 July 1781.
    3. A son, born 7 May 1783.

The family of Cadogan is said to have been descended from Kywdgan, lord of Radnor, son of Kehdlyn prince of Powis, and of Reinger, daughter and heiress of Tydyr Trevor, prince of Ferley in the principality of Wales. William Cadogan, in the reign of king Charles the first, went into Ireland with the earl of Strafford, and distinguished himself in the service against the rebellious natives.

Henry, his son, had issue,

  1. William, who was the most considerable of those officers that served in the wars of queen Anne under John duke of Marlborough. He was wounded in the battle of Blenheim 2 August 1704, and greatly contributed to the victory of Malplaquet 11 September 1709. He resigned upon the disgrace of his principal in the year 1712, and was created by king George the first 30 June 1716 baron Cadogan of Reading in the county of Berks, and soon after appointed ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the United Provinces. He was farther created baron Cadogan of Oakley in the county of Buckingham, viscount of Caversham in the county of Oxford, and earl of Cadogan in the county of Denbigh, with remainder of the barony to his brother. Upon the death of the duke of Marlborough, having resigned his embassy to the States General, he was constituted 16 June 1722 commander in chief of his majesty's forces and master general of the office of ordnance, and died 17 July 1726.
  2. Charles, second lord Cadogan, who served under the duke of Marlborough. He married Elizabeth, daughter of sir Hans Sloane baronet; by which lady, who died -- May 1768, he had issue
    1. Charles Sloane, present and third lord Cadogan.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Cadogan of Oakley in the county of Buckingham 8 May 1718.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Caversham in the county of Oxford.

 


KING, LORD KING.

 


PETER KING, baron King of Ockham.

This nobleman was born 6 October 1736, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 4 April 1779.

Lord King married -- December 1774 Charlotte, daughter of Edward Tedcroft of Horsham in the county of Sussex esquire.

Peter, son of Jerome King of the city of Exeter, and of ----- sister of the celebrated John Locke, first distinguished himself by an able treatise on the Constitution and Discipline of the Primitive Church. He embraced the profession of the law, and was elected 27 July 1708 recorder of the city of London, which office he exchanged 26 October 1714 for that of lord chief justice of the court of common pleas. By king George the first he was created baron King of Ockham in the county of Surrey, and promoted 1 June 1725 from the chief justiceship of the court of common pleas to the office of lord high chancellor of Great Britain, to the emoluments of which he added a pension of six thousand pounds per annum. He resigned the seals 29 November 1733, and died 22 July 1734, having issue,

  1. John, second lord King, who died 10 February 1740.
  2. Peter, third lord King, who died 22 March 1754.
  3. William, fourth lord King, who died 16 April 1767.
  4. Thomas, fifth lord King.

Thomas, fifth lord King, married Wilhelmina Catherine, daughter of John Troye of the province of Brabant in the Austrian Netherlands; by which lady, who died -- June 1784, he had issue,

  1. Anne, born 10 January 1735.
  2. Peter, present and sixth lord King.
  3. Wilhelmina, born 4 March 1738.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron King of Ockham in the county of surrey 29 May 1725.

 

C H I E F S E A T.

Ockham in the county of Surrey.

 


MONSON, LORD MONSON.

 


JOHN MONSON, baron Monson and a baronet; recorder of the city of Lincoln, and doctor of laws.

This nobleman was born 25 May 1753, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 23 July 1774.

Lord Monson married 1 8 July 1777 Elizabeth, daughter of William Anne Holles earl of Essex; by which lady he has issue a son, born 8 September 1785.

The family of Monson is descended from John Monson, who served in the wars of king Henry the fifth for the crown of France. William, third in descent from John, had issue,

  1. John.
  2. Robert, who was constituted 31 October 1572 one of the justices of the court of common pleas, and died 23 September 1583.

John, son of John, had issue,

  1. Thomas.
  2. William, who was constituted an admiral, and distinguished himself in the naval service of queen Elizabeth. He wrote Tracts upon Naval Affairs in six books, and died -- February 1642.
  3. Robert, whose daughter Sarah married sir Vincent Corbet of Morton Corbet in the county of Salop baronet, and was created by king Charles the second 23 October 1679 viscountess Corbet of Linchdale in the county of Buckingham for life.

Thomas, eldest son of John, was created a baronet by king James the first 2 June 1611, and was tried upon suspicion of being concerned in the poisoning of sir Thomas Overbury, but honourably acquitted. He was author of several treatises of piety and devotion, and had issue,

  1. Sir John, second baronet, who adhered to the party of king Charles the first in the civil wars. He was grandfather of sir Henry third baronet, who refused to take the oaths to king William the third; and of George.
  2. William, who was created by king Charles the first in the year 1628 baron of Ballingard and viscount Castlemain of the kingdom of Ireland. He adhered to the party of the parliament in the civil wars, and being tried as an accessory in the murder of the king, was sentenced 12 July 1661 to be degraded of his honours, to be drawn upon a sledge from the Tower of London to Tyburn and back again, and to suffer perpetual imprisonment.

John, fifth baronet, son of George son of sir Henry third baronet, was created by king George the second baron Monson of Burton, and constituted June 1733 captain of the band of gentlemen pensioners, which office he resigned -- ----- ----, and was farther promoted 25 June 1737 to be first lord commissioner of trade and plantations. He married Margaret, daughter of Lewis Watson earl of Rockingham; by which lady, who died 24 February 1752, he had issue,

  1. John, second lord Monson.
  2. Lewis, lord Sondes.
  3. George, who embraced the military profession, and distinguished himself in the war of 1755, particularly at the capture of the island of Manilla 27 July 1762. Upon the introduction of some new regulations for the government of the territories of the East India company in the year 1773, he went out with sir John Clavering and Philip Francis esquire, as additional members of the supreme council of Bengal; and engaged, together with these colleagues, in the opposition to Warren Hastings esquire governor general. He died in the year 1776,

and lord Monson, his father, 18 July 1748.

John, second lord Monson, married 23 June 1752 Theodosia, daughter of John Maddison of Harpswel in the county of Lincoln esquire; by which lady he had issue,

  1. John, present and third lord Monson.
  2. Catherine, born 12 September 1754.
  3. George Henry, born 17 October 1755, and constituted 5 July 1779 a captain in the third regiment of dragoon guards.
  4. Charles, born 11 March 1758, and constituted 18 July 1780 a lieutenant in the first regiment of foot guards.
  5. Charlotte Grace, born 29 March 1759, and married 11 August 1777 to Henry Pierce of Bedale in the county of York esquire.
  6. William, born 15 December 1760, and constituted 5 August 1785 a captain in the fifty-second regiment of foot.
  7. Theodosia Margaret, born 20 September and married 9 March 1782 to sir John Shaw of Eltham in the county of Kent baronet.
  8. Thomas born 10 May 1764.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Monson of Burton in the county of Lincoln 28 May 1728.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Burton and South Carleton in the county of Lincoln; and

Broxburnbury the county of Hertford.

 


BROMLEY, LORD MONTFORT.

 


THOMAS BROMLEY, baron Montfort of Horseheath; high steward of the borough of Cambridge, and doctor of laws.

This nobleman was born -- February 1733, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 1 January 1755.

Lord Montfort married 1 March 1772 Mary Anne, sister of sir Patrick Blake of Langham in the county of Suffolk; by which lady he has issue Henry, born 14 May 1773.

The family of Bromley has been traced back to the reign of king John. William Bromley, in the reign of king Edward the third, had issue,

  1. John.
  2. Richard, father of John, who served in the wars of king Henry the fifth for the crown of France, and distinguished himself by his gallant behaviour in recovering the standard of the duchy of Guienne, which had been loft, in the battle of Corbie in the year 1417.

Roger, third in descent from John son of William, had issue,

  1. William.
  2. Roger, father of Thomas, who was constituted by queen Mary 4 October 1553 lord chief justice of the court of king's bench.

George, son of William, had issue,

  1. George, father of Edward, who was constituted 6 February 1609 one of the barons of the court of exchequer.
  2. Thomas, who in the beginning of the reign of queen Elizabeth was elected recorder of the city of London, which office he exchanged 14 March 1569 for that of solicitor general to the queen. He was farther promoted 25 April 1579 to be lord high chancellor of England, and died 12 April 1587.

Mercy, sixth in descent from lord chancellor Bromley, married John Bromley of Horseheath esquire, representative for the county of Cambridge; by whom file had issue Henry, who was created by king George the second baron Montfort of Horseheath, and married Frances, sister and heiress of sir Francis Wyndham of Trent in the county of Somerset baronet; by which lady, who died 11 February 1733, he had issue,

  1. Frances, married to Charles Sloane lord Cadogan. She died 20 May 1768.
  2. Thomas, present and second lord Montfort.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Montfort of Horseheath in the county of Cambridge 4 May 1741.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Horseheath in the county of Cambridge;

Holt Castle in the county of Worcester; and

Drayton in the county of Middlesex.

 


HOW, LORD CHEDWORTH.

 


JOHN HOW, baron Chedworth of Chedworth.

This nobleman was born 22 August 1754, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his uncle 7 October 1781.

John, brother of Scrope first lord viscount Howe of the kingdom of Ireland, was a leading member of parliament in the reigns of king William the third and queen Anne. He strenuously exerted himself in behalf of the unfortunate sir John Fenwick in the year 1696, and expressed himself in such terms upon the subject of the partition treaty, that king William is said to have declared, that, if it had not been for the disparity of their rank, he would have demanded satisfaction with the sword. By queen Anne he was constituted 4 January 1703 paymaster general of her majesty's guards and garrisons, which office he resigned in September 1714, and died in the year 1721.

John, his son, was by king George the second created baron Chedworth of Chedworth, and married ---- ----, daughter of Henry Frederic Thynne of Old Windsor in the county of Berks esquire; by which lady, who died 14 February 1777, he had issue,

  1. John Thynne, second lord Chedworth, who died 10 May 1762.
  2. Frederic Henry, third lord Chedworth.
  3. Thomas, who embraced the clerical profession, and married Frances, daughter of Thomas White of Tattington Place in the county of Suffolk; by which lady, who died 17 February 1778, he had issue
    1. John, present and fourth lord Chedworth.

    Thomas, the father, died 3 June 1776.

  4. Mary, married to Alexander Wright of the city of Bath esquire. She died -- ---- ----.
  5. Anne, married to Roderic Gwynne of Branne in the county of Carmarthen esquire.
  6. Lucy. Lord Chedworth, the father, died April 1742.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Chedworth of Chedworth in the county of Gloucester 12 May 1741.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Chedworth in the county of Gloucester; and

Alton in the county of Suffolk.

 


SANDYS, LORD SANDYS.

 


EDWIN SANDYS, baron Sandys of Ombersley; a trustee of the British Museum, and a vice president of the Westminster Infirmary.

This nobleman was born 28 April 1726, and elected 1747 to represent the borough of Droitwich in the county of Worcester, 1754 to represent the borough of Bossiney in the county of Cornwal, and 1762 to represent the city of Westminster. He was constituted 6 April 1757 one of the lords commissioners of the admiralty, which office he resigned in July following. He succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 21 April 1770.

Lord Sandys married 26 January 1769 Anna Maria, daughter of James Colebrooke of Southgate in the county of Middlesex esquire, and relict of William Payne King of Fineshade in the county of Northampton esquire.

The family of Sandys has been traced back to the reign of king Richard the second. George Sandys, in the reign of king Henry the eighth, had issue,

  1. George, who was killed at the battle of Pinkey 10 September 1547.
  2. Edwin.
  3. Miles, father of Edwin, who married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of William Sandys lord Sandys of the Vine in the county of Southampton ; by which lady he had issue
    1. Henry, who adhered to the party of king Charles the first in the civil wars, and was killed in the year 1644.
      1. William, his son, succeeded to the title of lord Sandys of the Vine in right of his grandmother, which title became extinct in the year 1684.

Edwin, second son of George, embraced the clerical profession, and was an early confessor of the protestant faith. Having from the pulpit recommended the cause of lady Jane Grey, he was committed to the Tower 25 July 1553, and afterwards removed to the Marshalsea prison. He was in an extraordinary manner, and particularly by the generous conduct of sir Thomas Holcroft knight marshal, delivered from confinement, and assisted to escape into Germany. Upon the accession of queen Elizabeth he was elected 12 November 1559 lord bishop of Worcester, and translated 2 June 1570 to the See of London, and 19 January 1577 to the archiepiscopal see of York. He had issue,

  1. Samuel, grandfather of Samuel, who adhered to the party of king Charles the first in the civil wars, and suffered greatly for his loyalty both in his person and property; and of Richard, who was killed in the battle of Edgehil 23 October 1642.
  2. Edwin, who was imprisoned, together with the celebrated John Selden, for his conduct in parliament in the year 1621. He was author of a View of the State of Religion in the West of Europe, and had issue Edward, who was killed at Worcester in the year 1642 ; and Richard, father of Richard who was created a baronet by king Charles the second 23 January 1684, which title is now extinct.
  3. Miles, created a baronet by king James the first 25 November 1612, which title is now extinct.
  4. George, who published an Account of his Travels, and a Collection of Poems.

Archbishop Sandys died 8 August 1588.

Samuel, fourth in descent from Samuel great grandson of archbishop Sandys, was one of the parliamentary leaders in the opposition to sir Robert Walpole; and having forwarded the coalition which was formed by that Minister upon his departure from office, was constituted 11 February 1742 chancellor and under treasurer of the exchequer, which office he resigned in August 1743. By king George the second he was created baron Sandys of Ombersley, and was constituted by king George the third -- March 1761 first lord commissioner of trade and plantations, which office he resigned in February 1763. He married Letitia, daughter of sir Thomas Tipping of Wheatfield in the county of Oxford baronet; by which lady, who died 26 May 1779, he had issue,

  1. Edwin, present and ----- lord Sandys.
  2. Martin, who married Mary, grand daughter and ----- of sir William Trumbul Secretary of state; by which lady, who died -- ----- 1769, he had issue
    1. Edwin; and
    2. Mary, married to Arthur lord viscount Fairford, son of Wills earl of Hillsborough.

    Thomas, the father, died 26 December 1768.

  3. Letitia.
  4. Anne, born 10 January 1733, was married 28 July 1768 to Christopher Bethel esquire.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Sandys of Ombersley in the county of Worcester 20 December

C H I E F S E A T

Ombersley in the county of Worcester.

 


FORTESCUE, LORD FORTESCUE.

 


HUGH FORTESCUE, baron Fortescue of Castlehil; lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum of the county of Devon, and high steward of Barnstaple in that county.

This nobleman was born 12 March 1753, and elected 1784 to represent the borough of Beaumaris in the isle of Anglesea. He succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 10 July 1785. He was constituted -- September 1788 lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum of the county of Devon.

Lord Fortescue married 4 May 1782 Hester, sister of George Nugent marquis of Buckingham; by which lady he has issue,

  1. A son, born 13 February 1783.
  2. A son, born -- August 1786.

The family of Fortescue is descended from sir Richard le Fort, who displayed considerable valour in the battle of Hastings 14 October 1066, in consequence of which his family assumed the surname of Fortescue. Sir John Fortescue was one of those gallant leaders who distinguished themselves in the wars of king Henry the fifth for the crown of France; and Henry, his son, was constituted by king Henry the sixth 25 June 1426 lord chief justice of the court of common pleas of the kingdom of Ireland. Sir John, son of Henry, was appointed in the year 1442 lord chief justice of the court of king's bench, which office he afterwards exchanged for that of lord high chancellor of England. He adhered to the party of the house of Lancaster in the civil wars, and wrote a treatise De Laudibus Legum Angliae, which has frequently been appealed to as one of the earliest monuments of our free constitution.

Hugh, ninth in descent from lord chancellor Fortescue, married Bridget, grand-daughter of Theophilus fourth earl of Lincoln; by which lady he had issue,

  1. Hugh, to whom the title of baron Clinton and Say was confirmed by king George the first 16 March 1721 in right of his mother. By king George the second he was created baron Fortescue of Castlehil and earl Clinton, with remainder of the barony to his paternal brother Matthew, second lord Fortescue. Upon the death of earl Clinton 3 May 1751 the earldom became extinct, and the title of baron Clinton and Say descended to the family of Walpole earls of Orford.

Matthew, second lord Fortescue, married 8 June 1752 Anne, daughter of John Campbel of Calder in the kingdom of Scotland esquire; by which lady he had issue,

  1. Hugh, present and third lord Fortescue.
  2. Matthew, born 12 April 1754.
  3. John, born 6 March 1755.
  4. Lucy, born 20 July 1756, and married -- September 1778 to the reverend ----- Harrington.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Fortescue of Castlehil in the county of Devon 5 July 1746.

 

C H I E F S E A T S.

Castlehil in the county of Devon, and

Ebrington in the county of Gloucester.

 


PONSONBY, LORD PONSONBY.

 


WILLIAM PONSONBY, earl of Besborough, viscount Duncannon and baron Besborough of the kingdom of Ireland; baron Ponsonby of Sysonby in the kingdom of Great Britain; one of his majesty's most honourable privy council of the kingdom of Great Britain and of the kingdom of Ireland, vice admiral of the province of Munster in the kingdom of Ireland, and a trustee of the British Museum.

This nobleman was born -- ----- ----, and appointed in the year 1741 secretary to William third duke of Devonshire in the quality of lord lieu- tenant of the kingdom of Ireland. He was elected to represent the county of Kilkenny in the parliament of Ireland, and 1742 and 1747 to represent the borough of Derby in the kingdom of Great Britain. He was farther elected 1754 to represent the borough of Saltash in the county of Cornwal, and 1756 to represent the borough of Harwich in the county of Essex. Lord Besborough was constituted 24 June 1746 one of the lords commissioners of the admiralty, which office he exchanged 17 November 1756 for that of one of the lords commissioners of the treasury, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 4 July 1758. He exchanged his seat at the board of treasury 2 June 1759 for the office of joint postmaster general of the kingdom of Great Britain, which office he resigned in November 1762, and was reinstated under the administration of the Marquis of Rockingham 20 July 1765. He resigned this appointment in August 1766.

The earl of Besborough married -- June 1739 Carolina, daughter of William third duke of Devonshire; by which lady, who died 20 January 1760, he has issue,

  1. Catherine, born 25 October 1742, and married to Aubrey duke of Saint Albans. She died February 1783.
  2. Charlotte, born 10 December 1747, and married to William earl Fitzwilliam.
  3. Frederic lord viscount Duncannon, born 24 January 1758, and elected 1780 and 1784 to represent the borough of Knaresborough in the county of York. He was constituted 20 March 1782 one of the lords commissioners of the admiralty, which office he resigned in July following, and was reinstated 8 April 1783, but resigned in December in the same year. He married 27 November 1780 Henrietta Frances, daughter of John first earl Spencer; by which lady he has issue
    1. Frederic Cavendish, born 5 July 1783.

The family of Ponsonby is in the list of those persons who came over to England with William the conqueror. Sir John Ponsonby went over to Ireland toward the end of the reign of king Charles the first, and served under Oliver Cromwel in the reduction of that kingdom. William, his son, distinguished himself in the defence of Londonderry in the year 1689, and was created by king George the first 11 September 1721 baron Besborough of Besborough in the county of Kilkenny of the kingdom of Ireland, and 22 February 1723 viscount Duncannon of Duncannon in the county of Wexford in that kingdom. He had issue,

  1. Brabazon, second lord viscount Duncannon.
  2. Henry, who married Frances, daughter of Chambre Brabazon, fifth earl of Meath of the kingdom of Ireland; by which lady he had issue
    1. Chambre Brabazon and
    2. Juliana, married 1743 to William Southwel esquire.

Chambre Brabazon married 28 September 1746 Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Edward Clarke of Rouske in the county of Meath esquire; by which lady, who died -- February 1758, he had issue

  1. a son, born 22 September 1748, and
  2. a daughter, born -- November 1749.

Henry, the father, was killed in the battle of Fontenoy 11 May 1745; and William, first lord viscount Duncannon, died 17 November 1724.

Brabazon, second lord viscount Duncannon., was constituted by king George the second 20 April 1739 first commissioner of revenue of the kingdom of Ireland, which office he resigned 6 August 1744. He was created 6 October 1739 earl of Besborough in the county of Kilkenny of the kingdom of Ireland, and 12 June 1749 baron Ponsonby of Sysonby of the kingdom of Great Britain. He was appointed 11 May 1754 one of the lords justices for the administration of the government of Ireland, and married Sarah, grand- daughter of James Margetson lord archbishop of Armagh; by which lady, who died 21 May 1733, he had issue,

  1. William, present and second earl of Besborough.
  2. John.

John, second son of Brabazon first earl of Besborough, was constituted 6 August 1744 first commissioner of revenue of the kingdom of Ireland, and elected 26 April 1756 speaker of the honourable house of commons of that kingdom. Disapproving of an address to the then lord lieutenant, which was nevertheless carried, he resigned the chair of the house of commons in the year 1769, and his office of first commissioner of revenue a short time after. He was seven times constituted one of the lords justices for the administration of the government of that kingdom, and married 20 September 1743 Elizabeth, daughter of William third duke of Devonshire; by which lady he had issue,

  1. William Brabazon, born 15 September 1744, and elected -- ----- ---- to represent the borough of Bandonbridge. in the county of Cork, and 1783 to represent the county of Kilkenny in the parliament of Ireland. He was constituted 18 July 1784 joint postmaster general of the kingdom of Ireland.
  2. George, born 15 March 1755, and elected -- ----- ---- to represent the borough of Wicklow in the county of Wicklow, and 1783 to represent the borough of Ennisteage in the county of Kilkenny. He was constituted counsel to the commissioners of revenue of the kingdom of Ireland.
  3. Frederic, born 18 March 1763.
  4. Catherine, married to Richard earl of Shannon of the kingdom of Ireland.
  5. Caroline.
  6. Charlotte.
  7. Henrietta.

John, the father, died 16 August 1787.

 

C R E A T I O N.

Baron Ponsonby of Sysonby in the county of Leicester 12 June 1749.

 

C H I E F    S E A T S.

Sysonby in the county of Leicester;

Roehampton in the county of Surrey;

Besborough in the county of Kilkenny in the kingdom of Ireland; and

Bishop's Court in the county of Kildare in that kingdom.

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