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Ranelagh, Earl of (I, 1677 - 1711/2)
Creation: let.pat. 11 Dec 1677
Extinct: 5 Jan 1711/2
Family name: Jones
See Viscount Ranelagh
Richard [Jones], 3rd Viscount Ranelagh later 1st Earl of Ranelagh, PC
only son of Arthur [Jones], 2nd Viscount Ranelagh, by his wife Lady Katherine Boyle, 5th dau. by his second wife of Richard [Boyle], 1st Earl of Cork
8 Feb 1640/1
28 Oct 1662 Hon Elizabeth Willoughby (d. 1 Aug 1695; bur. in Westminster Abbey), 2nd dau. and sole hrss. in her issue of Francis [Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby of Parham, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Cecil, 2nd dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Edward [Cecil], 1st Viscount Wimbledon
children by first wife
1. Hon Edward Jones, styled Lord Navan (b. 2 Oct 1675; bur. vp. 29 Mar 1678)
1. Lady Elizabeth Jones (b. c. 1665; dsp. 10 Apr 1758), mar. 12 Jun 1684 as his second wife John [FitzGerald], 18th Earl of Kildare
2. Lady Frances Jones, disinherited by her father (b. 1674; d. 19 Feb 1714/5), mar. c. 23 Apr 1698 as his second wife Thomas [Coningsby], 1st Earl of Coningsby, and had issue
3. Lady Catherine Jones (d. 12 Apr 1740)
9 Jan 1695/6 Lady Margaret Stawell (bapt. 18 Apr 1672; widow of John [Stawell], 2nd Baron Stawell; d. 21 Feb 1727/8; bur. at Chiswick, co. Middlesex), 4th dau. of James [Cecil], 3rd Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Margaret Manners, 3rd dau. of Francis [Manners], 8th Earl of Rutland
s.p.m.s. 5 Jan 1711/2 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)
11 Dec 1677 Earl of Ranelagh
Member of Parliament for Roscommon 1661-66; Governor of Roscommon Castle 1661; Original Fellow of the Royal Society 1663; Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer 1668-74; suc. his father 7 Jan 1669/70 as 3rd Viscount Ranelagh; Chief Commissioner of the Office of Vice-Treasurer of Ireland 1671; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Plymouth 1685-87, for Newtown 1689-95, for Chichester 1695-98, for Marlborough 1698-17 and for West Looe 1701-03; Vice-Treasurer of Ireland 1674; Constable of Athlone Castle 1674; Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1679; Privy Councillor [I] 1668 and [E] 1691/2; Paymaster General of the Army 1685-1702 (convicted of misappropriating £72,000 from the Army Funds in 1703 and expelled from the House of Commons); Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital; a Governor of Queen Anne's Bounty 1704
On the death of the 1st Earl of Ranelagh the Earldom of Ranelagh became extinct but the Viscountcy of Ranelagh and Barony of Jones passed to his first cousin twice removed, Charles Wilkinson Jones.
First written 22 Nov 2005
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