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About Thomas Belasyse, 2nd Viscount & 1st Earl Fauconberg, PC
Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl of Fauconberg was baptised on 16 March 1627/28.2 He was the son of Hon. Henry Belasyse and Grace Barton.2,3 He married, firstly, Mildred Saunderson, daughter of Nicholas Saunderson, 2nd Viscount Castleton and Frances Manners, on 3 July 1651.3 He married, secondly, Mary Cromwell, daughter of Oliver Cromwell and Elizabeth Bouchier, on 18 November 1657. He died on 31 December 1700 at age 72.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Fauconberg of Henknowle, in the Bishopric of Durham [E., 1643] on 18 April 1653.2 He was created 1st Earl of Fauconberg [England] on 9 April 1689.3 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.4