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Fauconberg, Earl (E, 1689 - 1700)


Creation: let.pat. 9 Apr 1689


Extinct: 31 Dec 1700


Family name: Belasyse




Argent a Chevron Gules between three Fleurs-de-lis Azure


A Lion couchant guardant Azure


Dexter:  a Buck holding in his mouth a Branch of Oak fructed all proper;  Sinister:  an Unicorn Azure armed crested and unguled Or


 Bonne et belle assez



Thomas [Belasyse], 2nd Viscount Fauconberg later 1st Earl Fauconberg, PC

son and heir of Hon Henry Belasyse MP (by his wife Grace Barton, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Barton, of Smithells, co. Lancaster), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Belasyse], 1st Viscount Fauconberg, by his wife Barbara Cholmeley, 1st dau. of Sir Henry Cholmeley, of Whitby, co. York


16 Mar 1627/8

mar. (1)

3 Jul 1651 Hon Mildred Saunderson (dsp. 8 May 1656), dau. of Nicholas [Saunderson], 2nd Viscount Castleton, by his wife Frances Manners, sister of John [Manners], 8th Earl of Rutland, and 3rd dau. of Sir George Manners, of Haddon, co. Derby

mar. (2)

18 Nov 1657 Mary Cromwell (bapt. 9 Feb 1636/7; dsp. 14 Mar 1712/3), 3rd dau. of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, by his wife Elizabeth Bouchier, dau. of Sir James Bouchier, of Little Stambridge and Grandcourts in Felstead, co. Essex


s.p. 31 Dec 1700


9 Apr 1689 Earl Fauconberg


Councillor of State 1657; sum. to Cromwell's "Other House" 1657; Envoy to France 1658; supported the Restoration and was made Col of Horse 1660; Lord Lieutenant of County Durham 1660-61 and of the North Riding of the County of York 1660-87 and 1689-92; Ambassador to Venice, Turin and Florence 1669; Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1672-76; Privy Councillor 1672


On the death of the 1st Earl Fauconberg the Earldom of Fauconberg became extinct and the Viscountcy of Fauconberg passed to his nephew, Thomas Belasyse


 First written 19 Mar 2003



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