The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage
If you have found this page useful, why not make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust so that we can continue to maintain and develop Cracroft's Peerage?
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
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
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
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.
ã Copyright: Heraldic Media Limited. All rights reserved.