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Wharton, Marquess of (GB, 1715 - 1729)


Creation: let.pat. 12 Apr 1715


Forfeited: 3 Apr 1729


Family name: Wharton




See Duke of Wharton



Thomas [Wharton], 5th Baron Wharton later 1st Earl of Wharton later 1st Marquess of Wharton, PC

3rd but 1st surv. son of Philip [Wharton], 4th Baron Wharton, by his second wife Jane Goodwin, dau. and hrss. of Arthur Goodwin MP, of Upper Winchendon, co. Buckingham


Aug 1648

mar. (1)

16 Sep 1673 Anne Lee (bapt. 24 Jul 1659; dsp. 29 Oct 1685), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Lee, 3rd Bt., of Quarrendon and Ditchley, co. Oxford, by his wife Anne Danvers, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Danvers MP, of Chelsea, co. Middlesex, the regicide

mar. (2)

Jul 1692 Hon Lucy Loftus (b. c.1670; d. 5 Feb 1716/7), only surv. dau. and hrss. of Adam [Loftus], 1st Viscount Lisburne, by his wife Hon Lucy Brydges, only surv. dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of George [Brydges], 6th Baron Chandos

children by second wife

1. Lord Philip Wharton, later 2nd Marquess of Wharton later 1st Duke of Wharton

1. Lady Jane Wharton, later de jure suo jure Baroness Wharton

2. Lady Lucy Wharton (dsp. 2 Feb 1738/9), mar. Sir William Morice


12 Apr 1715


23 Dec 1706 Viscount Winchendon, of Winchendon in the County of Buckingham. and Earl of Wharton, of Wharton in the County of Westmorland (Peerage of England)

15 Feb 1714/5 Marquess of Wharton, in the County of Westmorland, and Marquess of Malmesbury, in the County of Wiltshire (Peerage of Great Britain)

12 Apr 1715 Baron of Trim, in the County of Meath, Earl of Rathfarnham, in the County of Dublin, and Marquess of Catherlough (Peerage of Ireland)

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament (Whig) for Wendover 1673-79 and for Buckinghamshire 1679-81, 1685-87 and 1689-96; a supporter of the Prince of Orange; Privy Councillor 1688-9 and 1714; Comptroller of the Household 1688/9-1702; suc his father 5 Feb 1695/6 as 5th Baron Wharton; Chief Justice in Eyre, South of Trent 1697-1702 and 1706-10; Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire 1697-1702 and of Buckinghamshire 1702; a Commissioner for the Union with Scotland 1706; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1708-10; Col of a Regiment of Dragoons 1710; Lord Privy Seal 1714-15


Philip [Wharton], 2nd Marquess of Wharton later 1st Duke of Wharton


28 Jan 1717/8 Duke of Wharton


The Marquessate of Wharton was held by the Duke of Wharton from 28 Jan 1717/8 until 3 Apr 1729, when he was outlawed, though informally and irregularly, for high treason and his titles and estates in Britain forfeited. Although it was sometime after the event, this outlawry and forfeiture were reversed by Writ of Error in the Queen's Bench on 3 May 1845.




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