Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie

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Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie

Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie (31 August 1776 – 22 June 1840) was the first Earl of Ducie.

Earl of Ducie

Earl of Ducie is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1837 for Thomas Reynolds Moreton, 4th Baron Ducie. The family descends from Edward Moreton, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Ducie. Their son Matthew Ducie Moreton represented Gloucestershire in the House of Commons. In 1720 he was raised to the Peerage of Great Britain as Baron Ducie de Moreton, in the County of Stafford. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baron. He was also a Member of Parliament and served as Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. In 1763 he was created Baron Ducie, of Tortworth in the County of Gloucester, with remainder to the sons of his sister Elizabeth Reynolds. This title was also in the Peerage of Great Britain.

He was the son of Francis Reynolds-Moreton, 3rd Baron Ducie and Mary Provis. [1] and was educated at Eton College and Exeter College, Oxford. [2] He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Ducie of Tortworth on 19 August 1808.

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He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1814. [3] He was created 1st Earl of Ducie on 28 January 1837.

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He married Lady Frances Herbert, daughter of Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon, and Lady Elizabeth Alicia Maria Wyndham on 6 December 1797. Their son Henry succeeded to the earldom.

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References

  1. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IV, page 475
  2. "Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. "Fellow Details". Royal Society. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Earl of Ducie
1837–1840
Succeeded by
Henry Reynolds-Moreton, 2nd Earl of Ducie