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Anson, Viscount (UK, 1806)


Creation: let.pat. 17 Feb 1806


Family name: Anson




See Earl of Lichfield



Thomas [Anson], 1st Viscount Anson

1st son and heir of George Adams later Anson, of Shugborough and Orgrave, co. Stafford (by his wife Hon Mary Venables-Vernon, only dau. by his first wife of George [Vernon later Venables-Vernon], 1st Baron Vernon), 4th son of Sambrooke Adams, of Sambrooke, co. Shropshire, by his wife Janetta Anson, sister and hrss. of George [Anson], 1st Baron Anson, and only dau. of William Anson, of Shugborough, co. Stafford


14 Feb 1767


15 Feb 1794 Lady Margaret Coke (b. 23 Jan 1779; d. 23 May 1843), 2nd dau. of Thomas William [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester, by his first wife Jane Dutton, sister of James [Naper later Dutton], 1st Baron Sherborne, and yst. dau. by his second wife of James Lennox Naper later Dutton, of Loughcrew, co. Meath


1. Hon Thomas William Anson, later 2nd Viscount Anson later 1st Earl of Lichfield

2. Maj Gen Hon George Anson, Commander-in-Chief of British Forces in India (b. 13 Oct 1797; d. 27 May 1857), mar. 30 Nov 1830 Hon Isabella Elizabeth Annabella Weld-Forester (d. 29 Dec 1858), 3rd dau. of Cecil [Forester later Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester, and had issue

3. Midshipman Hon Charles Littleton Anson (dvp. 1812)

1. Hon Anna Margaret Anson (b. 3 Oct 1796; dspm. 19 Aug 1882), mar. 12 Aug 1819 as his second wife Archibald John [Primrose], 4th Earl of Rosebery, and had issue

2. Hon Frances Elizabeth Anson (d. 25 Dec 1899), mar. (1) 12 Sep 1835 Hon Charles John Murray (b. 25 Jan 1816; d. 1 Aug 1851), 2nd son of David William [Murray], 3rd Earl of Mansfield, and (2) 10 Sep 1853 Ambrose Isted, of Ecton, co. Northampton (d. 13 May 1881), and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Frederica Sophia Anson (d. 11 Oct 1867), mar. 21 Apr 1838 Lt Col Hon Bouverie Francis Primrose CB, 2nd son by his first wife of Archibald John [Primrose], 4th Earl of Rosebery, and had issue

4. Hon Elizabeth Jane Anson VA, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1864-90 and Extra Lady of the Bedchamber 1891-94 (b. 26 Feb 1816; d. 15 Sep 1894), mar. 18 Jul 1837 Henry Manners [Cavendish], 3rd Baron Waterpark, and had issue


31 Jul 1818


17 Feb 1806 Baron Soberton, of Soberton in the County of Southampton, and Viscount Anson, of Shugborough and Orgrave

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Lichfield 1789-1806


Thomas William [Anson], 2nd Viscount Anson later 1st Earl of Lichfield


15 Sep 1831 Earl of Lichfield


The Viscountcy of Anson has been held by the Earls of Lichfield since 18 Sep 1831.


Last updated 12 Oct 2010



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