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Mulgrave, Earl of (E, 1626 - 1735)


Creation: let.pat. 5 Feb 1625/6


Extinct: 30 Oct 1735


Family name: Sheffield




 See Duke of Buckingham and Normanby



Edmund [Sheffield], 3rd Baron Sheffield later 1st Earl of Mulgrave, KG

only son and heir of John [Sheffield], 2nd Baron Sheffield, by his wife Hon Douglas Howard, dau. of William [Howard], 1st Baron Howard of Effingham


7 Dec 1565

mar. (1)

bef. 13 Nov 1581 Ursula Tyrwhitt (d. bef. 4 Aug 1618), dau. of Sir Robert Tyrwhitt, of Kettleby, co. Lincoln, by his wife Elizabeth Oxenbridge, dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Oxenbridge, of Etchingham, co. Sussex

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Sheffield (dvp.)

2. Hon Sir John Sheffield (dvp. Dec 1614), mar. Grizel Anderson, dau. of Sir Edmund Anderson, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and had issue an only son:

1a. Hon Edmund Sheffield, styled Lord Sheffield later 2nd Earl of Mulgrave

3. Hon Edmund Sheffield (dvp. Dec 1614)

4. Hon William Sheffield

5. Hon Philip Sheffield (dvp. Dec 1614)

6. Hon George Sheffield

1. Lady Margaret Sheffield, mar. Walter Walsh, of Castle Hoel, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Sheffield, mar. (1) Sir Edward Swift, of Doncaster, co. York, and (2) Sir John Bourchier

3. Hon Mary Sheffield (bur. 4 Jun 1619), mar. 1607 as his first wife Ferdinando [Fairfax], 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and had issue

4. Hon Francis Sheffield (bur. 9 Jun 1615), mar. Sir Philip Fairfax, of Steeton. co. York

5. Lady Douglas Sheffield

6. Lady Triphena Sheffield, mar. George Verney

7. Lady Dorothy Sheffield

8. Lady Ursula Sheffield

9. Lady Anne Sheffield

mar. (2)

4 Mar 1618/9 Mariana Irwin (b. c.1602; d. 1676), dau. of Sir William Irwin

children by second wife

7. Capt Hon James Sheffield (d. 1664)

8. Col Hon Thomas Sheffield

9. Hon Robert Sheffield

10 Lady Margaret Sheffield, mar. Simon Thelwall, of Plas-y-Ward, co. Denbigh

11. Lady Sarah Sheffield


Oct 1646


5 Feb 1625/6 Earl of Mulgrave

suc. by



suc. his father as 3rd Baron Sheffield 10 Dec 1568; Captain of the "Victory", "Dreadnought" and "White Rose" 1587-88; knighted 1588; Knight of the Garter 1593; Governor of Brill, Holland 1598; Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire 1603-19; Lord President of the Council of the North 1603-19; Member of the Council for Virginia 1609; Vice Admiral of the County of York 1616; a Commissioner of Justice 1628


Edmund [Sheffield], 2nd Earl of Mulgrave


Dec 1611


13 Apr 1631 Lady Elizabeth Cranfield (mar. (2) 28 Oct 1661 as his first wife John [Bennet], 1st Baron Ossulston; d. c. 1 Feb 1671/2), 2nd dau. of Lionel [Cranfield], 1st Earl of Middlesex, by his first wife Elizabeth Shepherd, dau. of Richard Shepherd, grocer, of London

only child

1. Hon John Sheffield, later 3rd Earl of Mulgrave later 1st Marquess of Normanby later 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby


24 Aug 1658

suc. by



Vice Admiral of the County of York 1646; a Commissioner for Compounding 1646/7; a Member of the Committee of the Navy and Customs 1647; Councillor of State 1649-50 and 1654-58


John [Sheffield], 3rd Earl of Mulgrave later 1st Marquess of Normanby later 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG PC


10 May 1694 Marquess of Normanby

23 Mar 1702/3 Duke of Buckingham and Normanby


The Earldom of Mulgrave was held by the Marquesses of Normanby (Dukes of Buckingham and Normanby from 23 Mar 1702/3) from 10 May 1694 until 30 Oct 1735 when on the death of Edmund [Sheffield], 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, 4th Earl of Mulgrave, etc. without a male heir all his peerage titles became extinct.




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