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Ellenborough, Earl of (UK, 1844 - 1871)


Creation: let.pat. 22 Oct 1844


Extinct: 22 Dec 1871


Family name: Law




See Baron Ellenborough



Edward [Law], 2nd Baron Ellenborough later 1st Earl of Ellenborough, GCB PC

1st son and heir of Edward [Law], 1st Baron Ellenborough, by his wife Anne Towry (d. 16 Aug 1843), dau. of Capt George Phillips Towry RN


8 Sep 1790

mar. (1)

11 Dec 1813 Lady Octavia Stewart (b. 14 Oct 1792; dsp. 5 Mar 1819), 8th dau. of Robert [Stewart], 1st Marquess of Londonderry, by his second wife Lady Frances Pratt, 1st dau. of Charles [Pratt], 1st Earl Camden

mar. (2)

18 Sep 1824 (div. by Act of Parliament 8 Apr 1830) Hon Jane Elizabeth Digby, mistress of Prince von Schwarzenberg and King Ludwig I of Bavaria (b. 3 Apr 1807; mar. (2) 10 Nov 1832 Baron Charles Theodore Herbert de Venningen, Prime Minister of Bavaria;  mar. (3) Sheikh Medjwal el Mizrab, an Arab General in the Greek army;  d. 11 Aug 1881), sister of Edward [Digby], 9th Baron Digby, and 1st dau. of Adm Sir Henry Digby GCB, by his wife Lady Jane Elizabeth Coke, 1st dau. by his first wife of Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester

only child by second wife

1. Hon Arthur Dudley Law (b. c. 1828; dvp. 1 Feb 1830)


s.p.s. 22 Dec 1871


22 Oct 1844 Viscount Southam, of Southam in the County of Gloucester, and Earl of Ellenborough

suc. by

nephew in the Barony of Ellenborough only


Chief Clerk of Pleas, King's Bench, Joint 1812-27 and Sole 1827-38; Member of Parliament (Tory) for St Michaels 1813-18; suc. his father as 2nd Baron Ellenborough 13 Dec 1818; Privy Councillor 1828; Lord Privy Seal 1828-29;  President of the Board of Control 1828-30, 1834-35, 1841 and 1858;  Governor-General of India 1841-44;  GCB 1844; First Lord of the Admiralty 1846


On the death of the 1st Earl of Ellenborough the Earldom of Ellenborough and the Viscountcy of Southam became extinct and the Barony of Ellenborough passed to his nephew, Col Charles Edmund Towry-Law.


 First written 7 Apr 2005



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