John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley

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John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley

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Son of John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley and Mary Bligh
Husband of Elizabeth Bligh
Father of Edward Bligh, 5th Earl Of Darnley; John Bligh, Hon, Lord Clifton; Mary Brownlow and John Duncan Bligh
Brother of Edward Bligh; Catherine Bligh; William Bligh, Gen. Hon and Theodosia Bligh

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About John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley

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John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (30 June 1767 – 17 March 1831) was a British peer and cricketer.

He was the son of John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley and succeeded his father as earl on the latter's death in 1781. He resided at Cobham Hall, near Gravesend in Kent.

John Bligh was a noted amateur cricketer who made 27 known appearances in major cricket matches between 1789 and 1796. He and his brother, the Honourable (later General) Edward Bligh, were staunch supporters of Kent cricket. His younger son John Duncan Bligh was a diplomat in Sweden and in Hanover. His descendant, Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley, captained the England cricket team on their tour of Australia in 1882–83.

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John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley's Timeline

1767
June 30, 1767
1793
May 22, 1793
Age 25
1795
February 25, 1795
Age 27
1796
1796
Age 28
1798
October 11, 1798
Age 31
1831
March 17, 1831
Age 63
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