Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough1

M, #27141, b. 1679, d. 4 July 1758
Last Edited=2 Feb 2011
     Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough was born in 1679.1 He was the son of William Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Duncannon and Mary Moore.1 He married, firstly, Sarah Margetson, daughter of John Margetson and Hon. Alice Caulfeild, before 1704.1 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Sankey, daughter of John Sankey and Eleanor Morgan, on 28 November 1733.2 He died on 4 July 1758 at Bessborough, County Kilkenny, Ireland, from 'a surfeit of fruit'.1 He was buried at Fiddown, County Kilkenny, Ireland.1 His will was probated on 23 August 1758.3
     He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Newtonards, County Down between 1705 and 1714.1 He gained the rank of Captain in 1707 in the service of the 27th Regiment (Enniskillen).1 He held the office of Sheriff and Govenor of County Kilkenny in 1713.1 He held the office of Sheriff and Govenor of County Kildare in 1714.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Kildare between 1715 and 1724.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Duncannon, of the fort of Duncannon, co. Wexford [I., 1723] on 17 November 1724.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Bessborough, of Bessborough, co. Kilkenny [I., 1721] on 17 November 1724.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 10 May 1727.1 He held the office of Commissioner of the Revenue [Ireland] between 1739 and 1744.1 He was created 1st Earl of Bessborough [Ireland] on 6 October 1739.1 He was created 1st Baron Ponsonby of Sysonby, co. Leicester [Great Britain] on 12 June 1749.1 He held the office of Marshal of the Admiralty [Ireland] from 1751 to 1752.1 His last will was dated 3 November 1753. He held the office of a Lord Justice [Ireland] from May 1754 to 1755.1 He held the office of Vice-Admiral of Munster in 1755.1 He held the office of a Lord Justice [Ireland] from May 1756 to 1757.1

Children of Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough and Sarah Margetson

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 169. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 1597. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  3. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 91. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1181. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S47] BIFR1976 page 188. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 171.
  7. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 177.

Sarah Margetson1

F, #27142, d. 21 May 1733
Last Edited=18 Jul 2009
     Sarah Margetson was the daughter of John Margetson and Hon. Alice Caulfeild.1 She married, firstly, Hugh Colvill.1 She married, secondly, Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough, son of William Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Duncannon and Mary Moore, before 1704.1 She died on 21 May 1733.2,1 She was buried at Fiddown, Ireland.1
      Her married name became Colvill. From before 1704, her married name became Ponsonby. As a result of her marriage, Sarah Margetson was styled as Viscountess Duncannon on 17 November 1724.

Children of Sarah Margetson and Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 169. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S1033] Brian Margetson, "re: Sarah Margetson," e-mail message to thePeerage.com, 17 Jan 2004. Hereinafter cited as "re: Sarah Margetson."
  3. [S47] BIFR1976 page 188. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 171.

John Margetson1

M, #27143, b. 15 January 1656
Last Edited=19 Jul 2014
     John Margetson was born on 15 January 1656 at St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England.2,3 He was the son of Most Rev. Dr. James Margetson and Anne Bennett.1,2 He married Hon. Alice Caulfeild, daughter of William Caulfeild, 1st Viscount Charlemont and Hon. Sarah Moore, before 1694.4
     He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, on 27 May 1672.2 He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1676 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).2

Child of John Margetson and Hon. Alice Caulfeild

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 169. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S1033] Brian Margetson, "re: Sarah Margetson," e-mail message to thePeerage.com, 17 Jan 2004. Hereinafter cited as "re: Sarah Margetson."
  3. [S7085] Brian Margetson, "re: Margetson Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 11 April 2014. Hereinafter cited as "re: Margetson Family."
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 54.

Most Rev. Dr. James Margetson1

M, #27144, b. 1600, d. 28 August 1678
Last Edited=19 Jul 2014
     Most Rev. Dr. James Margetson was born in 1600 at Drighlington, Yorkshire, England.2 He married, firstly, Ann Martin.3 He married, thirdly, Anne Bennett, daughter of unknown Bennett, after 1654.2 He died on 28 August 1678.2 He was buried on 30 August 1678 at within the alter rails, Christ Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.2
     He held the office of Archbishop of Armagh.1 He held the office of Primate of All Ireland.2 He graduated with a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.).4

Children of Most Rev. Dr. James Margetson and Ann Martin

Children of Most Rev. Dr. James Margetson

Children of Most Rev. Dr. James Margetson and Anne Bennett

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 169. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S1033] Brian Margetson, "re: Sarah Margetson," e-mail message to thePeerage.com, 17 Jan 2004. Hereinafter cited as "re: Sarah Margetson."
  3. [S7085] Brian Margetson, "re: Margetson Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 11 April 2014. Hereinafter cited as "re: Margetson Family."
  4. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 361. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  5. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Rt. Hon. John Ponsonby1

M, #27145, b. 29 March 1713, d. 16 August 1787
Last Edited=2 Feb 2011
Consanguinity Index=0.81%
     Rt. Hon. John Ponsonby was born on 29 March 1713.2 He was the son of Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough and Sarah Margetson.3 He married Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, daughter of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire and Catherine Hoskins, on 22 September 1743.2 He died on 16 August 1787 at age 74.2,4
     He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.).2 He held the office of Speaker of the House of Commons [Ireland].3

Children of Rt. Hon. John Ponsonby and Lady Elizabeth Cavendish

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 409. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 361. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 169.
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume X, page 576, says 12 Dec 1789.
  5. [S47] BIFR1976 See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume X, page 576.


Field Marshal Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth of Swords1

M, #27146, d. 12 October 1758
Last Edited=17 Nov 2014
     Field Marshal Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth of Swords was the son of Robert Molesworth, 1st Viscount Molesworth of Swords and Hon. Laetitia Coote.2 He married, firstly, Jane Lucas.3 He married, secondly, Mary Jenney Ussher, daughter of Venerable William Ussher and Mary Jenney, on 7 February 1743/44.3 He died on 12 October 1758.4
     He gained the rank of Officer in 1702.3 He gained the rank of Ensign and Captain in the service of the Royal Regiment of Foot.3 He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Coldstream Guards.3 He fought in the Battle of Ramillies in 1706.3 He was Aide-de-Camp to 1st Duke of Marlborough in 1706.3 He gained the rank of Lieuteuant of Ordnance between 1714 and 1716.3 He fought in the Battle of Preston in 1715, where he was wounded.3 In 1715 he raised a regiment (19th Light Dragoons) for suppression of the Uprising.3 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Swords [Ireland] between 1715 and 1726.3 He was Colonel of the Molesworth's Foot between 1725 and 1732.3 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount Molesworth of Swords, co. Dublin [I., 1716] on 17 February 1725/26.2 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Molesworth, Baron of Philipstown, in King's County [I., 1716] on 17 February 1725/26.3 He was Colonel of the 9th Dragoons between 1732 and 1737.3 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland] in 1733.3 He gained the rank of Major-General in 1735.3 He was Colonel of the 5th Dragoons between 1737 and 1758.3 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1739.3 He gained the rank of General of Horse in 1741.3 He gained the rank of General in 1746.3 He was Commander-in-Chief of the Ireland in 1751.3 He gained the rank of Field Marshal in 1757.3

Children of Field Marshal Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth of Swords and Jane Lucas

Children of Field Marshal Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth of Swords and Mary Jenney Ussher

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume X, page 576. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 31.
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2718. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S47] BIFR1976 page 1158. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 114.
  6. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  7. [S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  8. [S88] E. M. Swinhoe, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 93rd edition (London, U.K.: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1933), page 1692. Hereinafter cited as Burkes Peerage and Baronetage, 93th ed.

Lady Charlotte Ponsonby

F, #27147, b. circa 1750, d. 13 May 1822
Last Edited=2 Feb 2011
     Lady Charlotte Ponsonby was born circa 1750. She was the daughter of William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough and Lady Caroline Cavendish. She married William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, son of William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam and Lady Ann Watson-Wentworth, on 11 July 1770. She died on 13 May 1822.
      Her married name became FitzWilliam.

Child of Lady Charlotte Ponsonby and William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam

Charles William Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam

M, #27148, b. 4 May 1786, d. 4 October 1857
Last Edited=20 Jul 2014
     Charles William Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam was born on 4 May 1786. He was the son of William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam and Lady Charlotte Ponsonby. He married Hon. Mary Dundas, daughter of Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas of Aske and Lady Charlotte FitzWilliam, on 8 July 1806.1 He died on 4 October 1857 at age 71.1
     He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.).1 He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, co. Tyrone [I., 1716] in 1833.

Children of Charles William Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam and Hon. Mary Dundas

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4284. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam

M, #27149, b. 15 January 1719, d. 10 August 1756
Last Edited=9 Apr 2012
     William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam was born on 15 January 1719. He was the son of John Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam and Anne Stringer. He married Lady Ann Watson-Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham, on 22 June 1744. He died on 10 August 1756 at age 37.
     He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam, co. Tyrone [I., 1716] in 1728.

Children of William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam and Lady Ann Watson-Wentworth

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4284. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Hon. Mary Dundas1

F, #27150, d. 1 November 1830
Last Edited=20 Jul 2014
     Hon. Mary Dundas was the daughter of Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas of Aske and Lady Charlotte FitzWilliam.1 She married Charles William Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, son of William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam and Lady Charlotte Ponsonby, on 8 July 1806.1 She died on 1 November 1830.1
      From 8 July 1806, her married name became Fitzwilliam.1

Children of Hon. Mary Dundas and Charles William Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 4284. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]