The Lord Lilford
Thomas Powys 2nd Baron Lilford (portrait by Henry William Pickersgill)
|Born||8 April 1775|
|Died||4 July 1825 50)(aged|
|Other names||Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford|
|Known for||2nd Baron Lilford|
Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford (8 April 1775 – 4 July 1825) was a British peer. He was the son of Thomas Powys, 1st Baron Lilford and Mary Mann of Lilford Hall. He succeeded his father as Baron Lilford in 1800. He was educated at Eton College, St John's College, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn (1794). He married Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton of Atherton Hall, Leigh on 5 December 1797 at Penwortham, Lancashire and they had twelve children.
|Thomas Atherton Powys||1801||1861|
|Robert Vernon Powys||1802||1854|
|Atherton Legh Powys||1809||1886|
|Henry Littleton Powys||1812||1863|
|Henrietta Maria Powys||Unknown||1870|
|Elizabeth Atherton Powys||1807||1891|
|Frances Hester Powys||Unknown||1840|
|Jane Lucy Powys||1810||1905|
Henrietta Maria Atherton (née Legh) inherited Bank Hall which had come to her mother from a first cousin, George Anthony Legh Keck and the Atherton Hall via her father Robert Vernon Atherton Gwillym. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northamptonshire on 9 May 1803.Thomas died at Grosvenor Place on 4 July 1825 and was buried on 15 July 1835, at Achurch, Northamptonshire. His fifth Son Henry Littleton Powys inherited Stoughton Grange, Leicestershire.
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Thomas Atherton Powys
Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron Lilford, was a British aristocrat and ornithologist.
Baron Lilford, of Lilford in the County of Northampton, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1797 for Thomas Powys, who had previously represented Northamptonshire in the House of Commons. His grandson, the third Baron, served as a Lord-in-waiting from 1837 to 1841 in the Whig administration of Lord Melbourne. He was succeeded by his son, the fourth Baron, an ornithologist. On the death of his younger son, the sixth Baron, in 1949, the line of the eldest son of the second Baron failed. The late Baron was succeeded by his second cousin twice removed, the seventh Baron. He was the great-great-grandson of the Hon. Robert Vernon Powys, second son of the second Baron. As of 2010, the title is held by his only son, the eighth Baron, who succeeded in 2005. The family seat from 1711 until the 1990s was Lilford Hall in Northamptonshire.
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