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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
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
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
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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