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Boringdon, Baron (GB, 1784)


Creation: let.pat. 18 May 1784


Family name: Parker




See Earl of Morley



John [Parker], 1st Baron Boringdon

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of John Parker, of North Molton and Boringdon, co. Devon, by his wife Lady Catharine Poulett, 2nd dau. of John [Poulett], 1st Earl Poulett



mar. (1)

10 Jan 1764 Frances Hort (dsp. 1764), dau. of Most Rev Josiah Hort, Archbishop of Tuam, by his wife Hon Elizabeth FitzMaurice, dau. of William [FitzMaurice], 18th Baron Kerry and Lixnaw

mar. (2)

18 May 1769 Hon Theresa Robinson (b. 1 Jan 1744/5;  d. 21 Dec 1775;  bur. at Plimpton St Mary, co. Devon), 2nd dau. of Thomas [Robinson], 1st Baron Grantham, by his wife Frances Worsley, 3rd dau. of Thomas Worsley, of Hovingham, co. York, by his first wife Mary Frankland, 1st dau. of Sir Thomas Frankland, 2nd Bt. MP, of Thirkleby, co. York, by his wife Elizabeth Russell, dau. of Sir John Russell, 4th Bt., by his wife Frances Rich, widow of Robert Rich and dau. of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Realm

children by second wife

1. Hon John Parker, later 2nd Baron Boringdon later 1st Earl of Morley

1. Hon Theresa Parker (bur. 10 Jan 1856), mar. 17 Apr 1798 Hon George Villiers (b. 23 Nov 1795; d. 21 Mar 1827), 3rd son of Thomas [Villiers], 1st Earl of Clarendon, by his wife Lady Charlotte Capell, 3rd but 1st surv. dau. by his first wife of William [Capell], 3rd Earl of Essex, and had issue


27 Apr 1788


18 May 1784 Baron Boringdon, of Boringdon in the County of Devon

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament for Bodmin 1761-62 and for Devon 1762-84


John [Parker], 2nd Baron Boringdon later 1st Earl of Morley


29 Nov 1815 Viscount Boringdon, of North Molton in the County of Devon, and Earl of Morley


The Barony of Boringdon has been held by the Earls of Morley since 29 Nov 1815.


 First written 11 Sep 2012



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