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Dartmouth, Baron (E, 1682)


Creation: let pat. 2 Dec 1682


Family name: Legge




See Earl of Dartmouth



George [Legge], 1st Baron Dartmouth

1st son and heir of William Legge, Groom of the Bedchamber and Treasurer of the Ordnance, by his wife Elizabeth Washington, dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Washington, of Packington, co. Leicester




c. Nov 1667 Barbara Archbold (b. c. 1650; d. 28 Jan 1717/8; bur. with her husband at Trinity Minories), dau. of Sir Henry Archbold, of Abbots Bromley, co. Stafford


1. Hon William Legge, later 2nd Baron Dartmouth later 1st Earl of Dartmouth

1. Hon Mary Legge, mar. 1685 Philip Musgrave, Clerk of the Council to King James II (dvp. 1689), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Christopher Musgrave, 4th Bt., by his first wife Mary Cogan, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Andrew Cogan, 1st Bt., and had issue

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25 Oct 1691 (bur. with his parents at Trinity Minories)


2 Dec 1682 Baron Dartmouth, of Dartmouth in the County of Devon, with a special remainder, failing the heirs male of his body, to his brother William Legge, and his issue in tail male

suc. by



Capt of the "Pembroke" 1667;  Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of York 1668-73, and Master of the Horse to him 1673-85;  Lieut Governor of Portsmouth 1670-73, and Governor 1673-82;  Lieut General of the Ordnance 1672-82;  Member of Parliament for Ludgershall 1673-79, and for Portsmouth 1679-81;  Master General of the Ordnance 1682-88;  Privy Councillor 1682-89;  Master of the Trinity House 1683-85;  Col of the Royal Fusiliers 1685-89;  Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets and Constable of the Tower of London 1685-88;  Admiral of the Fleet 1688-89


William [Legge], 2nd Baron Dartmouth later 1st Earl of Dartmouth


5 Sep 1711 Viscount Lewisham and Earl of Dartmouth


The Barony of Dartmouth has been held by the Earls of Dartmouth since 5 Sep 1711.


 Last updated 15 Apr 2012



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