The English Peerage - Barons
JOHN JAMES PERCEVAL, earl of Egmont, viscount Perceval of Kanturk, baron Perceval of Burton, and a baronet of the kingdom of Ireland, baron Lovel and Holland of Enmore in the county of Somerset, lord paramount of the signory, cantred and barony of Duhallow, and of the territories of Poble O'Callaghan and Poble O'Keeffe in the county of Cork in the kingdom of Ireland.
This nobleman was born 23 January 1738, and having embraced the profession of the army, served under prince Ferdinand of Brunswic in the year 1762. He was elected in that year to represent the borough of Bridgwater in the county of Somerset, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 4 December 1770.
The earl of Egmont married 4 June 1765 Isabella, granddaughter of Charles second duke of Bolton; by which lady he had issue John, lord viscount Perceval, born 13 August 1767.
The family of Perceval is said to be descended from Robert, younger son of Eudes duke of Bretagne, and was indiscriminately stiled d'Yvery and Perceval. They early migrated into the duchy of Normandy, where they possessed the castle of Yvery and the hereditary office of chief butler.
Two of this family, Robert and Roger, came over to England with William the conqueror. Roger obtained from that prince the barony of Yvery in the county of Oxford; and Roger, his son, was a person of great riches, hereditary chief butler to the king of England, and one of the principal partisans of Robert duke of Normandy upon the death of king William the first. Robert, the contemporary of the elder Roger, also came over to England with William the conqueror, but afterwards returned to his former settlement in the duchy of Normandy, where he made a considerable figure. Ascelon, his son, from the atrocious inhumanity of his conduct, obtained the surname of Lupus, from which circumstance his posterity afterwards assumed the surname of Lupus or Lovel.
William, his son, appears to have passed a considerable part of his time in England, and was the founder of the castle of Carey at Castle Carey in the county of Somerset. He was a strenuous partizan of the empress Maud in the reign of king Stephen, and endured two sieges in the fortress he had erected. He married Auberie, daughter of Robert de Bellomont earl of Mellent and Leicester, and great grand daughter of Henry the first king of France; by which lady he had issue,
- Waleran, who succeeded to his father's estates in the duchy of Normandy. This branch produced many eminent men, and became extinct in the fifteenth century From hence are descended by heirs general the dukes of Orleans, Retz, Antin, Gesvres, and Montmorency Luxembourg; the marquises of Alegre, Estampes, Barbesieux and Maillebois, and the count de Boulainvilliers of the kingdom of France : the margraves of Baden and Hesse Darmstadt, and the princes of Nassau, Ziegen, Hohenzollern and Lobkowitz in the empire of Germany: the dukes of Havre, Arschot and Aremberg, and the prince of Chimai of the kingdom of Spain: the Dukes of Guastalla and Bifaccia, and the house of Pignatelli in Italy: and the princes of Gavre and counts, of Egmont in the province of Flanders.
- Henry, who succeeded to his father's estates in the county of Somerset, from whom descended the barons Lovel of Carey, which branch became extinct in the year 1351.
William, third son of William and Auberie, had issue William, who had summons to parliament among the barons in the reign of king John, and whose posterity bore the title of lord Lovel of Tichmarch in the county of Northampton. John,, second. lord Lovel, his son, had issue,
- John, third lord Lovel, whose grandson John, fifth lord Lovel, married Maud, daughter and heiress of Hugh Burnel lord Burnel of Holgate in the county of Salop, in whose right he succeeded to the title of Burnel.
- Philip, who was constituted. by king Henry the third lord high treasurer of England, but was deprived of his office, and brought to his trial upon a charge, of bribery and corruption in the year 1258.
John, eighth lord Lovel, grandson of John fifth lord Lovel, was engaged in the wars of king Edward the third. for the crown of France, and of king Richard the second in the kingdom of Ireland. He took part with the rebellious barons against this latter prince, but afterwards became reconciled to the king, and was admitted into his favour. He married Mary, grand- daughter and heiress of Robert Holland lord Holland, elder brother of Thomas earl of Kent, in whose right he succeeded to the title of Holland. William, tenth lord Lovel, his grandson, married Alice, daughter and heiress of John Deincourt lord Deincourt, in whose right he succeeded to the titles of baron Deincourt of Blankley in the county of Lincoln, baron Grey of Rutherfield in the county of Oxford, and baron Fitzalan of Bedal in the county of York. By this lady he had issue,
- John, eleventh lord Lovel.
John, eleventh lord Lovel, adhered to the party of the house of Lancaster in the civil wars, and died 9 January 1464. Francis, twelfth lord Lovel, his son, was by king Edward the fourth 4 January 1483 created viscount Lovel. He was second in command under Richard duke of Gloucester afterwards king Richard the third, in his expedition into Scotland, and was the particular favourite and counsellor of that monarch. By king Richard he was constituted lord chamberlain of the houshold and chief butler of England. He fled to the continent after the battle of Bosworth; and returning in the affair of Lambert Simnel, was probably killed at the battle of Stoke 6 June 1487. His estate was confiscated by king Henry the seventh.
William, second son of William tenth lord Lovel, married Eleanor, daughter and heiress of Robert Morley lord Morley, in whose right he succeeded to the titles of Morley, Marshal, Hengham and Rhie, and to the office of hereditary marshal of the kingdom of Ireland. He had issue,
- Henry, second lord Morley, who married Elizabeth, daughter of John de la Pole duke of Suffolk, and sister of John earl of Lincoln, who had been declared heir apparent to the crown by king Richard the third. He was killed at the siege of Dixmude in the year 1489.
- Alice, married to sir William Parker knight, who in her right succeeded to the titles of Morley, Marshal, Hengham and Rhie, and to the office of hereditary marshal of the kingdom of Ireland. The male issue of this marriage ceased in the year 1696, and the titles have since remained dormant.
Richard, younger son of William and Auberie, assumed the original name of Perceval, and lost a leg in the expedition of king Richard the first to the Holy Land, in which he had a considerable command. Richard, his son, had issue,
- Robert, who engaged in the invasion of Ireland in the reigns of king Henry the second, and had summons to the parliament of that kingdom by the title of baron Perceval in the year 1285. Robert, third lord Perceval, his son, was killed in a battle against the natives 22 October 1303, having issue,
- Thomas, fourth lord Perceval, upon whose death in the year 1312 the title became extinct.
- John, grandfather of Walter, who distinguished himself at the battle of Cressy 26 August 1346, and had issue
- Ralph; and
- John, who engaged in the insurrection of Wat Tyler in the reign of king Richard the second.
Ralph, grandson of Ralph, engaged with Henry Stafford duke of Buckingham in the cause of king Richard the third, and was killed at the battle of Bosworth 22 August 1485. Richard, fourth in descent from this Ralph, was employed by queen Elizabeth to decypher the intercepted dispatches of the king of Spain at the period of the famous Armada; and, being from that time distinguished by government, obtained the paramount lordship of the signory, cantred and barony of Duhallow, and of the territories of Poble O'Callaghan and Poble O'Keeffe in the kingdom of Ireland. Sir Philip, his son, was one of the most considerable persons in that kingdom, and suffered greatly by the confusion of the civil wars of king Charles the first. He was appointed 23 March 1642 commissary general of the army of Ireland, and was one of the king's commissioners at the treaty of Oxford in the year 1644. By Pym and Hollis he was brought over to the party of the parliament, but soon after became obnoxious to the faction of the independents, and died 10 November 1647.
John, his son, is said to have been principally instrumental in inducing Richard Cromwell to resign the protectorate, and was created a baronet by king Charles the second 9 September 1661, with a provision that the eldest son or grandson shall be entitled to that dignity after the age of twenty-one years, during the life of his father or grandfather. Sir John, fifth baronet, third in descent from sir John first baronet, was created by king George the first 21 April 1715 baron Perceval of Burton of the kingdom of Ireland, and 25 September 1722 viscount Perceval of Kanturk of that kingdom. By king George the second he was constituted 9 June 1732 president of the province of Georgia in North America, and created 6 November 1733 earl of Egmont in the kingdom of Ireland. He married Catherine, daughter and heiress of sir Philip Parker of Erwarton in the county of Suffolk baronet, the last male representative of the Parkers barons Morley, Marshal, Hengham and Rhie; by which lady, who died 22 August 1749, he had issue,
- John, second earl of Egmont.
- Helena, married to John Rawdon earl of Moira of the kingdom of Ireland. She died 11 June 1746,
and the earl of Egmont, her father, 1 May 1748.
John, second earl of Egmont, was created by king George the third baron Lovel and Holland of Enmore, and constituted 10 September 1763 first lord commissioner of the admiralty, which office he resigned in September 1766. He married first Catherine, daughter of James fifth earl of Salisbury; by which lady, who died 16 August 1752, he had issue,
- John James, present and third earl of Egmont.
- Philip Tufton, born 10 March 1742, who was appointed a captain in his majesty's navy 21 July 1760.
- Edward, born 19 April 1744 who married 25 July 1775 -----, daughter of John Haworth of Manchester in the county palatine of Lancaster esquire; by which lady he has issue
- Margaret, born 1776;
- and two daughters, born -- May 1778.
- Catherine, born 20 April 1746, and married to Thomas Wynne lord Newborough of the kingdom of Ireland. She died -- April 1782.
The earl of Egmont married secondly Catherine, grand-daughter of George fourth earl of Northampton; by which lady, who was created 19 May 1770 baroness Arden of Lohart Castle in the kingdom of Ireland, and died 11 June 1784, he had issue,
- Charles George, present lord Arden, born 1 October 1756, and elected 1780 and 1784 to represent the borough of Launceston in the county of Cornwal. He was constituted 30 June 1783 one of the lords commissioners of the admiralty. He married 27 February 1787 ----, daughter of sir Thomas Spencer Wilson of East Bourne in the county of Sussex baronet.
- Mary, born 15 December 1758, and married 10 April 1781 to Andrew Drummond esquire.
- Spencer, born 1 November 1762.
- Elizabeth, born 12 December 1763.
- Frances, born 4 December 1767.
- Margaret, born 17 March 1769.
Baron Lovel and Holland of Enmore in the county of Somerset 7 May 1762.
Enmore Castle in the county of Somerset;
Erwarton in the county of Suffolk;
Wollaston in the county of Northampton;
and Burton and Kanturk, both of them in ruins, in the county of Cork in the kingdom of Ireland.
DAMER, LORD MILTON.
JOSEPH DAMER, baron Milton of Milton Abbey; and baron Milton of Shrone Hill in the kingdom of Ireland.
This nobleman was born 12 March 1718, and elected 1741 to represent the boroughs of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in the county of Dorset, 1747 to represent the borough of Bramber in the county of Sussex, and 1754 to represent the borough of Dorchester in the, county of Dorset. By king George the second he was created 30 May 1753 baron Milton of Shrone Hill in the county of Tipperary of the kingdom of Ireland, and by king George the third baron Milton of Milton Abbey of the kingdom of Great Britain.
Lord Milton married 27 July 1742 Caroline, daughter of Lionel first duke of Dorset; by which lady, who died 24 March 1775, he has issue,
- John, who married 14 June 1767 Anne, daughter of Henry, brother of Francis earl of Hertford, who has distinguished herself by her attachment to the fine arts, and her productions in the art of sculpture. He put an end to his own existence 15 August, 1776.
- George, born 28 May 1746, and elected 1777 to represent the boroughs of Crail and Kilrenny in the kingdom of Scotland, and 1780 and 1784 to represent the borough of Dorchester in the county of Dorset.
- Lionel, born 16 September 1748, and elected 1786 to represent the city of Peterborough. He married 16 April 1778 Williamsa, daughter and heiress of William Janssen esquire.
- Caroline, born 23 April 1752, and married to ----Grant esquire of the kingdom of Scotland. She died 1775.
The family of Damer or D'Amorie is in the list of those persons who came over to England with William the conqueror. Gilbert D'Amorie, in the reign of king Edward the first, had issue,
- Roger, who was created by king Edward the second in the year 1318 baron D'Amorie of the kingdom of England, and soon after baron D'Amorie of the kingdom of Ireland. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, and grand-daughter of king Edward the first. He engaged in the rebellion of Thomas earl of Lancaster in the year 1320, and his estates were confiscated.
- Nicholas, father of Richard, who was constituted in the year 1313 lord steward of the houshold to king Edward the second, and had summons to parliament as a baron in the year 1336. Upon the death of his son the title became extinct.
John Damer, eighth in descent from Richard, had issue,
- Joseph, who adhered to the party of the parliament in the civil wars of king Charles the first. He was particularly trusted and employed by the protector Cromwel, and retired to Ireland at the period of the restoration.
Joseph, son of George, inherited the estates of his uncle, and married Mary, daughter of John Churchil of Henbury in the county of Dorset esquire; by which lady, who died -- ---- ----, he had issue,
- Joseph, lord Milton.
- Mary, married to William Henry Dawson, lord viscount Carlow of the kingdom of Ireland. She died 2 June 1769.
- Martha, born 23 April 1719, and married 17 June 1741 to sir Edward Crofton of the Moat in the county of Roscommon baronet of the kingdom of Ireland.
- John, born 29 October 1720, who married Martha, daughter of Samuel Rush of Benhal in the county of Suffolk esquire.
Baron Milton of Milton Abbey in the county of Dorset 10 May 1762.
Milton Abbey in the county of Dorset.
VERNON, LORD VERNON.
GEORGE VENABLES VERNON, baron of Kinderton; a vice president of the Welch Charity.
This nobleman was born 9 May 1735, and elected 1774 to represent the county of Glamorgan. He succeeded to the title upon the death of his father 2 August 1780.
Lord Vernon married first 16 July 1757 Louisa Barberina, daughter and heiress of Bussy Mansel lord Mansel; by which lady, who died -- ---- ----, he has issue
- Louisa, born 18 July 1765.
He married secondly 25 May 1786 Georgiana, daughter of William Fauquier esquire; by which lady he has issue
- Louisa, born -December 1787.
The family of Vernon is descended from Richard de Vernon, who came over to England with William the conqueror, and was created by Hugh Lupus, lord paramount of the county palatine of Chester, in the year 1086 baron of Shipbroke in that county. Richard, fifth lord Shipbroke, fifth in descent from Richard, had issue,
- Warren, sixth lord Shipbroke, at whose death; the barony was divided among his heirs.
- William, who was chief justice of Chester in the reign of king Edward the third.
Richard, sixth in descent from William,, was elected speaker of the honourable house of commons in the year 1426; and William, his son, was constituted lord high constable of England for life, being the last person to whom that office was permanently granted. He died 30 June 1467. Henry, his grandson, was governor and treasurer to Arthur prince of Wales, son of king Henry the seventh. Humphrey, his son, had issue,
- George, whose grandson Henry was created a baronet by king Charles the second 23 July 1660, which title is now extinct
Henry, fifth in descent from Thomas, married Anne, granddaughter and heiress of Peter Venables lord Kinderton.
George Venables, the issue of this marriage, was created by king George the third baron Vernon of Kinderton. He married first Mary, daughter of Thomas sixth lord Howard of Effingham; by which lady he had issue,
- George Venables, present and second lord Vernon.
- Mary, born 19 December 1739, and married 5 January 1763 to George Anson of Shuckburgh in the county of Stafford esquire. Lord Vernon married secondly Martha, granddaughter of Simon first lord Harcourt; by which lady he had issue,
- 1. Elizabeth, born 21 January 1746, and married to George Simon earl Harcourt.
- 2. Henry, born 7 April 1747, and constituted in the year 1770 one of the grooms of his majesty's bed chamber. He married 14 February 1779 ------,daughter and heiress of sir Charles Sedley of Nuthal in the county of Nottingham baronet; in consequence of which marriage he assumed the surname of Sedley. By this lady he has issue
- George Charles, born -- December 1779.
- 3. Martha, born 25 December 1751.
- 4. Anne, born 2 March 1754.
- 5. Edward, born 10 October 1757, who embraced the clerical profession, and married 1784 Anne, daughter of Granville Leveson, marquis of Stafford.
Baron Vernon of Kinderton in the county palatine of Chester 12 May 1776.
Sudbury in the county of Derby;
Newick in the county of Sussex; and
Briton Ferry in the county of Glamorgan.
FRANCIS REYNOLDS MORTON, baron Ducie of Tortworth; a captain in his majesty's navy.
This nobleman was born 28 March 1739, and succeeded to the title upon the death of his brother 11 September 1785.
Lord Ducie married 10 October 1714 (sic: probably should be 1764 - CH 2003) Mary, daughter of Thomas Purvis of Shepton Mallet in the county of Somerset; by which lady he has issue,
- Thomas, born 31 August 1766.
- Augustus Francis, born 10 July 1768.
The lords Ducie are maternally descended from ----- Ducie, who came over to England as an auxiliary to queen Isabella, consort to king Edward the second. Robert Ducie was created a baronet by king Charles the first 28 November 1629. He was elected 1631 lord mayor of London, and at the commencement of the civil wars lost eighty thousand pounds, which he had advanced to the king. He had issue,
- Sir Richard, second baronet, who suffered by his loyalty to king Charles the first.
- Sir William, third baronet, who was created by king Charles the second viscount Down of the kingdom of Ireland, which title became extinct at his death.
- Robert, father of Elizabeth, married to Edward Morton of Morton in the county of Stafford esquire.
Matthew, the issue of this marriage, was created by king George the first 9 June 1720 baron Ducie of Morton in the county of Stafford, and had issue,
- Matthew, second lord Ducie.
- Charles, who married Anne Louisa, daughter of Theodore Gorges esquire; by which lady he had issue Anna Arabella, born 18 December 1749. He died -- ---- ----.
- Elizabeth, married to Francis Reynolds of Strangeways in the county palatine of Lancaster esquire; by whom she had issue Mary, born 22 May 1732, and married 4 June 1758 to Thomas Leigh of Adlington in the county of Gloucester esquire; Thomas, second lord Ducie of Tortworth; Arabella, born 3 June 1736, and married 21 December 1775 to John Bettesworth of East Hyde in the county of Bedford esquire; and Francis, present and third lord Ducie.
Matthew, second lord Ducie, was created by king George the third baron Ducie of Tortworth, with remainder to Thomas and Francis Reynolds, his grandsons. Upon his death 27 December 1770 the title of baron Ducie of Morton became extinct, and that of baron Ducie of Tortworth descended to his grandchildren, who have since assumed the surname of Morton.
Baron Ducie of Tortworth in the county of Gloucester 23 April 1763.
Tortworth and Spring Park in the county of Gloucester; and
Strange ways in the county palatine of Lancaster.
HENRY DIGBY, baron Digby of Sherborne; and baron Digby of Geaffiil of the kingdom of Ireland; lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum of the county of Dorset.
This nobleman was born -- --- ---, and succeeded to the Irish honours upon the death of his brother 30 November 1757. He was created by king George the third baron Digby of Sherborne, and constituted 7 June 1771 lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum of the county of Dorset, and of the town and county of Poole.
Lord Digby married first 4 September 1763 Elizabeth, granddaughter of Basil fourth earl of Denbigh; which lady dying 19 January 1765, he married secondly 10 November 1770 Mary, daughter and heiress of John Knowler of the city of Canterbury esquire; by which lady he bas issue,
- Charlotte, born 18 January 1772.
- Edward, born 6 January 1773.
- Robert, born 10 April 1775.
- Stephen, born 24 June 1776.
The family of Digby has been traced back to the reign of king Henry the second. Their original name was Tilton, which they changed in the year 1256 for that of Digby. Everard Digby, in the reign of king Edward the fourth, was killed, together with his three brothers, fighting for the house of Lancaster at the battle of Towton 29 March 1461. His seven sons fought for king Henry the seventh at the battle of Bosworth 22 August 1485. Sir Everard, fourth in descent from Everard deft son of Everard, was one of the conspirators in the gunpowder plot, and was executed for his share in that transaction 30 January 1606. He had issue,
- Sir Kenelm, who was appointed to command a squadron against the Venetians and Algerines in the year 1628, in which he behaved with great gallantry. He adhered to the party of king Charles the first in the civil wars, and was chancellor to Henrietta Maria, queen dowager of England; but afterward entered into correspondence with Oliver Cromwel. He was distinguished for his ability and learning, being a great benefactor to the Bodleian library, and an eminent proficient in the cabalistical and astrological sciences. He was the author of several treatises, and died 11 June 1665. Kenelm, his son, was killed at Saint Neots fighting for king Charles the first in the year 1648.
- Sir John, who had a command in the army of king Charles the first, and was killed in the civil wars.
George, third in descent from Simon, second of the seven sons of Everard, had issue,
- John, who was sent to king James the second with an intimation of the gunpowder plot, and was by that monarch created 25 November 1618 baron Digby of Sherborne, and 15 December 1622 earl of Bristol. He was also employed in several foreign embassies, particularly in negociating the marriage of the prince of Wales, afterwards king Charles the first, with the Spanish infanta. In this business he was afterwards obstructed by the caprice of Villiers duke of Buckingham; refusing to sacrifice his firmness and integrity, became the object of the persecution of that nobleman. He was sent to the Tower by king James the first in the year 1624, and by king Charles the first 6 February 1626, and impeached of high treason. The earl of Bristol also impeached the duke of Buckingham without success. He was soon after discharged, and employed -- September 1640 to negociate with the Scottish army. He appeared in the discontented party in the long parliament, but was committed to the Tower 28 March 1642, and fought for king Charles the first at the battle of Edgehil 23 October in that year. He withdrew with the royal family to the continent, and died 21 January 1652, having issue George, second earl of Bristol; and John, who had a command in the army of king Charles the first, and afterwards became a Roman Catholic priest.
George, second earl of Bristol, was a nobleman of great abilities, and made a considerable figure in the reign of king Charles the first under the title of lord Digby. He was one of the committee of the house of commons appointed to prepare articles of impeachment against the earl of Strafford, but afterwards opposed the bill of attainder 21 April 1641. He was expelled the house of commons 10 June following, and was one of the principal advisers in the impeachment of lord Kimbolton and the five commoners by king Charles the first. He succeeded, upon the death of the celebrated Lucius Carey lord viscount Falkland in the year 1643, to the office of principal secretary of state. He was constituted in the year 1645 commander in chief of the northern army, and was defeated in the action of Sherburne in the county of York in the following year. He afterwards passed into Ireland, and recommended the imprisonment of the earl of Glamorgan for his transactions with the Irish Catholics; and, being proscribed by the parliament, passed into the Imperial service during the usurpation of Cromwel. In the year 1663 he entered a charge of high treason against the earl of Clarendon lord high chancellor, which was unanimously rejected by the house of lords. He died 20 March 1676, having issue,
- John, third earl of Bristol, upon whose death 18 September 1698 the titles became extinct.
- Francis, a colonel in the army, who was killed in the sea-fight against the Dutch 28 March 1672.
Robert, elder brother of John first earl of Bristol, married Lettice, baroness Offaley of the kingdom of Ireland, granddaughter of Gerald eleventh earl of Kildare of that kingdom; by which lady, who is distinguished for her heroical defence of the castle of Geashil against the Irish Catholics in the year 1642, he had issue,
- Robert, who was created by king James the first 29 July 1620 baron Digby of Geashil in King's County, of the kingdom of Ireland.
- Essex, who was elected 1670 lord bishop of Dromore, and died 12 May 1683. Simon, his son, was elected 19 March 1678 lord bishop of Limeric, Ardfert and Aghadoe, and translated 12 January 1690 to the see of Elphin. He died 7 April 1720.
William, fifth lord Digby, grandson of Robert first lord Digby, was attainted by the Irish parliament under king James the second in the year 1689. He had issue,
- Robert, upon whom an epitaph was written by Mr. Pope.
- Wriothesley, who married Mary, daughter of John Cotes of Woodcote in the county of Salop esquire; by which lady he had issue Wriothesley, born September 1749, who married 27 May 1783 ----, daughter of Lewis Charles Montelieu esquire; Frances, born -- January 1752, and married 26 February 1780 to Richard, son of sir Thomas Aubrey of Llantrythed in the county of Glamorgan baronet;
- Kenelm, born -January 1754;
- Noel, born -- April 1756;
- Elizabeth, born 1758; and
- Jane, born -- August 1760. Wriothesley, the father, died -- May 1767.
- Juliana, married 29 April 1730 to sir Herbert Mackworth of the Gnoll in the county of Glamorgan baronet.
Lord Digby died 29 November 1752.
Edward, second son, married Charlotte, sister of Stephen first earl of Ilchester; by which lady, who died -- November 1778, he had issue,
- Edward, sixth lord Digby, who died 30 November 1767.
- Henry, present and seventh lord Digby.
- Robert, born 20 December 1732 who embraced the maritime profession, and was constituted -- March 1779 rear admiral of the blue squadron of his majesty's navy, and since promoted to the rank of vice admiral of the blue. He was commander in chief of the fleet of North America in the year 1782. He married 17 August 1784, ---- ----- daughter of Andrew Elliot esquire, lieutenant governor of the province of New York, and relict of ---- Jauncy esquire.
- William, born 1733, who embraced the clerical profession, and was constituted -August 1777 dean of Durham. He married -- April 1766 Charlotte, daughter of Joseph Cox esquire ; by which lady he had issue
- Henry ;
- Sheffield ;
- Charlotte Sophia ;
- Juliana ;
- Mary and
Dean Digby died 19 September 1788.
- Stephen, born 10 May 1742, who embraced the military profession, and was promoted 2 June 1774 to the rank of colonel in the army. He was constituted 1782 vice chamberlain of her majesty's houshold; and 22 August 1788 master and governor of the hospital of Saint Catherine's, near the Tower of London. He married 1 October 1771 Lucy, daughter of Stephen first earl of Ilchester; by which lady who died -- August 1787, he has issue
- Stephen Charles and
- Stephen Thomas.
- Charles, born 22 April 1743, who embraced the clerical profession, and married 5 July 1775 ---- ----, daughter of William Melliar of Castle Carey in the county of Somerset esquire. He died 2 October 1746.
Baron Digby of Sherborne in the county of Dorset 13 August 1765.
Sherborne Castle in the county of Dorset;
Coleshil in the county of Warwick; and
Geashil in king's county in the kingdom of Ireland.
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