Francis Thomas Cowper (1834 - 1905)

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About Francis Thomas Cowper

Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, 7th Earl Cowper was born on 11 June 1834.

He was the son of George Augustus Frederick Cowper, 6th Earl Cowper and Anne Florence de Grey, Baroness Lucas.

He married Lady Katrine Cecilia Compton, daughter of Admiral William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton and Eliza Elliot, on 25 October 1870.

He died on 18 July 1905 at age 71, without issue.

He succeeded to the title of 9th Baronet Cowper, of Ratlin Court, co. Kent on 15 April 1856.

He gained the title of 7th Earl Cowper on 15 April 1856.

He succeeded to the title of 7th Viscount Fordwich, co. Kent on 15 April 1856.

He succeeded to the title of 7th Baron Cowper, of Wingham, co. Kent on 15 April 1856.

He graduated from Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1861 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.).

He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire.

He held the office of Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms.

He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.).

He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Nottinghamshire.

He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Kent.

He held the office of High Steward of Colchester.

He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland between 1880 and 1882.

He succeeded to the title of Baron Lucas on 25 July 1880.

On his death, the Earldom and Barony of Cowper and Viscountancy of Fordwich became extinct.

He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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