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Ossulston, Baron (E, 1682)


Creation: let. pat. 24 Nov 1682


Family name: Bennet




See Earl of Tankerville



John [Bennet], 1st Baron Ossulston

1st son and heir of Sir John Bennet, of Dawley in Arlington, co. Middlesex, by his wife Dorothy Crofts, dau. of Sir John Crofts, of Saxham, co. Suffolk


5 Jul 1616

mar. (1)

28 Oct 1661 Lady Elizabeth Sheffield (widow of Edmund [Sheffield], 2nd Earl of Mulgrave;  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, of London

mar. (2)

1 May 1673 Bridget Howe (d. 14 Jul 1703), sister of Scrope [Howe], 1st Viscount Howe, and dau. of John Grubham Howe MP, of Langar, co. Nottingham, by his wife Lady Anabella Scrope, 3rd legitimated dau. and cohrss. of Emmanuel [Scrope], 1st Earl of Sunderland

children by second wife

1. Hon Charles Bennet, later 2nd Baron Ossulston later 1st Earl of Tankerville

1. Hon Annabella Bennet (dsp. Aug 1698), mar. 9 Feb 1697 as his first wife John [Cecil], 6th Earl of Exeter


11 Feb 1694/5


24 Nov 1682 Baron Ossulston, of Ossulston in the County of Middlesex

suc. by

son by second wife


Knight of the Bath 23 Apr 1661 at the Coronation of Charles II;  Lieutenant of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners 1662-16;  Member of Parliament for Wallingford 1662-76;  Deputy Postmaster General 1666-72


Charles [Bennet], 2nd Baron Ossulston later 1st Earl of Tankerville


19 Oct 1714 Earl of Tankerville


The Barony of Ossulston has been held by the Earls of Tankerville since 19 Oct 1714.




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