Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield

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About Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield

Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (15 August 1825 – 7 January 1892), known as Viscount Anson from 1831 to 1854, was a British politician from the Anson family.

Lichfield was the eldest son of Thomas Anson, 1st Earl of Lichfield, and his wife Louisa Catherine (née Philips). He was returned to Parliament for Lichfield in 1847, a seat he held until 1854, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords. He also served as Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire from 1863 to 1871. His seat was Shugborough Hall. In 1876 his Staffordshire estates amounted to 21433 acres.[1]

Lord Lichfield married Lady Harriett Georgiana Louisa, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, in 1855. They had nine sons and four daughters. He died in January 1892, aged 66, and was buried at St Stephen's Church in Great Haywood.[2]

He was succeeded as Earl of Lichfield by his eldest son Thomas. Lady Lichfield died in 1913.

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Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield's Timeline

August 15, 1825
Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England
April 10, 1855
Age 29
London, England
January 3, 1856
Age 30
Chesterfield House, Mayfair, Westminster, Middlesex, England
December 22, 1857
Age 32
December 29, 1858
Age 33
August 12, 1860
Age 34
Shugborough, Staffordshire, England
February 4, 1862
Age 36
January 11, 1864
Age 38
Shugborough, Staffordshire, England
May 12, 1865
Age 39
July 8, 1869
Age 43
Marylebone, London, Middlesex. England