John Bligh, 1st Earl of Darnley (1687 - 1728) MP

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Birthplace: Rathmore, Meath, Ireland
Death: Died in Epsom, Surrey, England
Occupation: 1st Earl of Darley, 1725
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About John Bligh, 1st Earl of Darnley

John Bligh, 1st Earl of Darnley held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Trim [Ireland] between 1709 and 1713. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Athboy [Ireland] between 1713 and 1728.4 He was created 1st Baron Clifton of Rathmore, co. Meath [Ireland] on 14 September 1721. He was created 1st Viscount Darnley of Athboy, co. Meath [Ireland] on 7 March 1722/23.5 He was created 1st Earl of Darnley, co. Meath [Ireland] on 29 June 1725.5 He lived at Rathmore, County Meath, Ireland. --------------------

Notes

  • KINSHIP: Son and heir.
  • BIRTH: Date Calculated> In his 41st year (age 40) in 1728 [death year].
  • OFFICE: [M.P.] Member of Parliament for Trim 1709-1713; for Athboy 1713-1721.
  • TITLES: Created Baron Clifton of Rathmore [I.], 1721; created Viscount Darnley of Athboy 1722/1723; created Earl of Darnley 1725.
  • RESIDENCE: Of Rathmore, co. Meath {Rathmore, Meath, Ireland}.
  • PROBATE: Will dated 1 Jan 1724/1725; will proved 19 Sep 1728

Sources:

  1. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 1 p. 413; vol. 3 p. 239, 311, 312; vol. 4 p. 83.
  2. Reprint, 1977] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank but Uninvested with Heritable Honours (1834-1838; reprint 1977), Burke, John, (1834-1838. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1977), 942 D2bc 1977; FHL microfiche 6035997-035999; FHL ., vol. 3 p. 514.
  3. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 311, 312; vol. 4 p. 84.
  4. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 311; vol. 4 p. 84.
  5. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (1910), Cokayne, George Edward (main author) and Vicary Gibbs (added author), (New edition. 13 volumes in 14. London: St. Catherine Press,1910-), vol. 3 p. 312; vol. 4 p. 83-84.
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John Bligh, 1st Earl of Darnley's Timeline

1687
December 28, 1687
Rathmore, Meath, Ireland
1708
1708
Age 20
1710
1710
Age 22
1711
1711
Age 23
1713
August 24, 1713
Age 25
London, Greater London, UK
1714
October 31, 1714
Age 26
1715
November 9, 1715
Age 27
1716
December 1, 1716
Age 28
London, UK
1719
September 28, 1719
Age 31
1728
September 12, 1728
Age 40
Epsom, Surrey, England