Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford

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Thomas Powys 2nd Baron Lilford (portrait by Henry William Pickersgill)
Born8 April 1775
Died4 July 1825 (1825-07-05) (aged 50)
NationalityBritish
Other namesThomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford
Known for2nd 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. [1]

ChildBirthDeath
Thomas Atherton Powys 18011861
Robert Vernon Powys18021854
Horatio Powys18051877
Atherton Legh Powys18091886
Henry Littleton Powys18121863
Charles Powys18131897
Henrietta Maria PowysUnknown1870
Eleanor Powys18001880
Mary Powys18041883
Elizabeth Atherton Powys18071891
Frances Hester PowysUnknown1840
Jane Lucy Powys18101905

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. [2] Thomas died at Grosvenor Place on 4 July 1825 and was buried on 15 July 1835, at Achurch, Northamptonshire. [1] His fifth Son Henry Littleton Powys inherited Stoughton Grange, Leicestershire. [3]

Coat of arms of Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford
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Crest
A lion's jamb couped and erect Gules, holding a staff headed with a fleur-de-lis also erect Or.
Escutcheon
Or, a lion's jamb erased in bend dexter, between two cross crosslets fitchee in bend sinister Gules.
Supporters
Dexter, a reaper habited in a loose shirt, leather breeches loose at the knees, white stockings, and black hat and shoes ; in his hat ears of corn, in his right band a reaping-hook, and at his feet a garb, all proper. Sinister, a man in the uniform of the' Northamptonshire yeomanry cavalry, riz. a green long coat, orna-mented on the cuffs and button-holes with gold lace, yellow waistcoat and breeches, and black top boots ; a black stock ; a round hat, adorned with a white feather in front and a green one behind, the sword-belt inscribed with the letters N.Y. and the exterior hand resting on his sword sheathed and point downwards.
Motto
Parta Tueri (To maintain acquired possessions). [4]
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Powys
Baron Lilford
1800–1825
Succeeded by
Thomas Atherton Powys

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References

  1. 1 2 Tim Powys-Lyb (2011) "Thomas Powys Lord Lilford", http://www.tim.ukpub.net/pl_tree/ps01/ps01_143.html
  2. "No. 15666". The London Gazette . 14 January 1804. p. 63.
  3. Person Page 5977
  4. Debrett's Peerage. 1840.