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Ely, Earl of (I, 1771 - 1783)
Creation: let.pat. 2 Dec 1771
Extinct: 8 May 1783
Family name: Loftus
See Marquess of Ely
Henry [Loftus], 4th Viscount Loftus later 1st Earl of Ely, KP PC
uncle and heir of Nicholas [Hume-Loftus], 2nd Earl of Ely, and 2nd son of Nicholas [Loftus], 1st Viscount Loftus, by his first wife Hon Anne Ponsonby, sister of Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Earl of Bessborough, and dau. of William [Ponsonby], 1st Viscount Duncannon
18 Nov 1709
1745 Frances Monroe (d. Aug 1774), dau. of Henry Monroe, of Rose Hall, co. Down
14 Sep 1775 Anne Bonfoy (d. 14 Aug 1821), dau. of Capt Hugh Bonfoy RN, by his wife Anne Eliot, dau. of Richard Eliot, of Port Eliot, co. Cornwall
s.p. 8 May 1783
2 Dec 1771 Earl of Ely
High Sheriff for co. Wexford 1744; Member of Parliament for Bannow 1747-68 and for co. Wexford 1768-69; Commissioner of Barracks [I] 1759-72; Custos Rotulorum of co. Wexford 1766-83; a Governor of cos. Fermanagh and Wexford; suc. his nephew as 4th Viscount Loftus 12 Nov 1769; Privy Councillor [I] 1771; Founder Knight of St Patrick 1783
On the death of the 1st Earl of Ely all his titles became extinct and his estates passed to his nephew Sir Charles Tottenham, 2nd Bt., later 1st Marquess of Ely.
First written 30 Oct 2003
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