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Ailesbury, Earl of (GB, 1776)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Jun 1776


Family name: Brudenell later Brudenell-Bruce




See Marquess of Ailesbury



Thomas [Brudenell later Brudenell-Bruce], 2nd Baron Bruce later 1st Earl of Ailesbury, KT

4th surv. son of George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Bruce, sister of Charles [Bruce], 4th Earl of Elgin and 1st Baron Bruce, 1st dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Bruce], 3rd Earl of Elgin


30 Apr 1729

mar. (1)

17 Feb 1761 Susanna Boyle (b. 15 Apr 1732; widow of Hon Charles Boyle, styled Viscount Dungarvan, 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Boyle], 5th Earl of Cork;  d. 4 Feb 1783), dau. and cohrss. of Henry Hoare, of Stourhead, co. Wiltshire, and of London, banker, by his second wife Susan Colt, dau. and hrss. of Stephen Colt

children by first wife

1. Hon George Brudenell-Bruce, styled Lord Bruce (b. 1762; dvp. 1783)

2. Hon Charles Brudenell-Bruce, later 2nd Earl of Ailesbury later 1st Marquess of Ailesbury

1. Lady Caroline Anne Brudenell-Bruce (d. 1824)

2. Lady Frances Elizabeth Brudenell-Bruce (d. 1836), mar. 1799 Sir Henry Wright Wilson, of Chelsea Park, co. Middlesex (d. 1832)

mar. (2)

14 Feb 1788 Lady Anne Rawdon (b. 16 May 1753; dsp. 8 Jan 1813), 1st dau. of John [Rawdon], 1st Earl of Moira, by his third wife Lady Elizabeth Hastings, suo jure Baroness Hastings de Hastings, only surv. sister and heir general of Francis [Hastings], 10th Earl of Huntingdon


19 Apr 1814


10 Jun 1776 Earl of Ailesbury

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his maternal uncle 10 Feb 1746/7 as 2nd Baron Bruce of Tottenham;  assumed the additional name and arms of Bruce by Royal Licence 1767;  Lord of the Bedchamber to King George III;  Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire 1780;  Knight of the Thistle 1786


Charles [Brudenell-Bruce], 2nd Earl of Ailesbury later 1st Marquess of Ailesbury, KT


17 Jul 1821 Viscount Savernake, Earl Bruce and Marquess of Ailesbury


The Earldom of Ailesbury has been held by the Marquesses of Ailesbury since 17 Jul 1821.


 Last updated 10 Jan 2003



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