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Conway, Earl of (E, 1679 - 1683)


Creation: let.pat. 3 Dec 1679


Extinct: 11 Aug 1683


Family name: Conway




See Viscount Killultagh



Edward [Conway], 3rd Viscount Killultagh later 1st Earl of Conway, PC

1st surv. son and heir of Edward [Conway], 2nd Viscount Killultagh, by his wife Frances Popham, day. of Sir Francis Popham, of Littlecote, co. Wiltshire


c. 1623

mar. (1)

11 Feb 1650/1 Anne Finch (d. 23 Feb 1678/9), half-sister of Heneage [Finch], 1st Earl of Nottingham, dau. of Hon Sir Heneage Finch, Recorder of London and Speaker of the House of Commons (by his second wife Elizabeth Cradock, dau. of Sir Matthew Craddock), 4th son of Sir Moyle Finch, 1st Bt MP, of Eastwell, co. Kent, by his wife Elizabeth Heneage, suo jure Countess of Winchilsea

only child by first wife

1. Hon Heneage Conway (dvp. young)

mar. (2)

Hon Elizabeth Booth (dsps. 4 Jul 1681), 1st dau. of George [Booth], 1st Baron Delamer, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Grey, 1st dau. of Henry [Grey], 1st Earl of Stamford

mar. (3)

bef. 30 Aug 1681 Ursula Stawell (mar. (2) as his first wife 18 Mar 1685/6 John [Sheffield], 1st Duke of Buckingham & Normanby; d. 13 Aug 1697), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Col George Stawell, of Cothelstone, co. Somerset, by his wife Ursula Austen, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Sir Robert Austen, 1st Bt., of Bexley, co. Kent


s.p. 11 Aug 1683


3 Dec 1679 Earl of Conway


suc. his father as 3rd Viscount Killultagh 26 Jun 1655; Capt of a Troop of Horse in Ireland 1660 ; Privy Councillor [I] 1660; Governor of Charlemont Fort 1672; Governor of Armagh, Tyrone, Monaghan and part of Down 1672; Joint Commissioner of Irish Customs 1673-75; Lt General of Horse 1674; Privy Councillor [E] 1680/1; Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire 1681; Secretary of State for the North 1680/1-82/3


On the death of the 1st Earl of Conway the Earldom of Conway and all the titles inherited from his father became extinct


 First written 5 Mar 2003



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