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Guilford, Baron (E, 1683)


Creation: let. pat. 27 Sep 1683


Family name: North




See Earl of Guilford



Francis [North], 1st Baron Guilford, PC

2nd son of Dudley [North], 4th Baron North, by his wife Anne Montagu, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Montagu


22 Oct 1637


5 Mar 1671/2 Lady Frances Pope (d. 15 Nov 1678), sister and cohrss. of Thomas [Pope], 4th Earl of Downe, and 3rd dau. of Thomas [Pope], 3rd Earl of Downe, by his wife Beata Poole, dau. of Sir Henry Poole, of Saperton, co. Gloucester, by his wife Hon Beatrice Brydges, 2nd dau. of William [Brydges], 4th Baron Chandos

only child

1. Hon Francis North, later 2nd Baron Guilford


5 Sep 1685


27 Sep 1683 Baron of Guilford

suc. by



Solicitor-General 1671-73;  knighted 1671;  Member of Parliament for King's Lynn 1672/3-75;  Attorney-General 1673-82;  Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 1675-82;  Speaker of the House of Lords 1678;  Privy Councillor 1679;  Lord Keeper of the Great Seal 1682-85


Francis [North], 2nd Baron Guilford


14 Dec 1673

mar. (1)

25 Feb 1695/6 Hon Elizabeth Greville (dsps. 4 Nov 1699), 3rd dau. of Fulke [Greville], 5th Baron Brooke, by his wife Sarah Dashwood, dau. of Francis Dashwood, of Vellow Wood, co. Somerset, Alderman of London

mar. (2)

8 Jul 1703 Alice Brownlow (b. 1684; d. 22 Aug 1727), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Bt., by his wife and second cousin Alice Sherard, 1st dau. of Richard Sherard, of Lobthorpe, co. Lincoln

only child by second wife

1. Hon Francis North, later 3rd Baron Guilford later 7th Baron North later 1st Earl of Guilford


17 Oct 1729

suc. by

son by second wife


Lord Lieutenant of Essex 1703-05;  Privy Councillor 1712-14;  a Lord of Trade 1712-13;  First Lord of Trade 1713-14


Francis [North], 3rd Baron Guilford later 7th Baron North later 1st Earl of Guilford


8 Apr 1752 Earl of Guilford


suc. his cousin 31 Oct 1734 as 7th Baron North


The Barony of Guilford has been held by the Earls of Guilford since 8 Apr 1752.




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