The Earl of Bective
Portrait of The Earl of Bective, by Gilbert Stuart and studio.
|Member of Parliament for Kells|
|Preceded by|| Sir Thomas Taylor, 2nd Bt |
|Succeeded by|| Richard Moore |
20 October 1724
|Died||14 February 1795 70)(aged|
Hon. Jane Rowley
(m. 1754;his death 1795)
|Relations|| Thomas Edward Taylor (grandson)|
Sir Richard Taylor (grandson
Sir Thomas Taylor, 1st Baronet (grandfather)
|Parents|| Sir Thomas Taylor, 2nd Baronet |
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin|
Thomas Taylour, 1st Earl of Bective, KP, PC (Ire) (20 October 1724 – 14 February 1795)was an Irish peer and politician.
He was the oldest son of the former Sarah Graham and Sir Thomas Taylor, 2nd Baronet, a Member of the Parliament of England (MP) for Maidstone from 1689 to 1696.His sister, Henrietta Taylor, was the wife of Richard Moore.
His paternal grandparents were the former Anne Cotton (a daughter of Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Combermere) and Sir Thomas Taylor, 1st Baronet (a son of Thomas Taylor, who settled in Ireland from Sussex following the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland in 1652). His maternal grandfather was John Graham.In 1757, Bective succeeded his father as baronet.
He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.
Bective entered the Irish House of Commons in 1747 and sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Kells until 1760,when he was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Headfort, of Headfort, in the County of Meath. He was further honoured in 1762, he was made Viscount Headfort, of Headfort, in the County of Meath in 1762, and on 24 October 1766, he was advanced to the dignity of Earl of Bective, of Bective Castle, in the County of Meath.
In 1783, Bective became a founding member of the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrickand in 1785 he was sworn of the Privy Council of Ireland.
On 4 July 1754, he married Hon. Jane Rowley, daughter of Rt. Hon. Hercules Langford Rowley and his wife Elizabeth Rowley, 1st Viscountess Langford.Her brother, Hercules Rowley, 2nd Viscount Langford, represented County Antrim and Downpatrick in the Irish Parliament. Together, they had four daughters and six sons, including:
Lord Bective died, aged 70, on 14 February 1795 and was succeeded in his titles by his oldest son Thomas.The widowed Countess of Bective died on 25 June 1818.
Through his daughter Lady Henrietta, he was a grandfather of four, including Catherine Jane Ponsonby-Barker (who married Edward Michael Conolly MP).
Through his son, the Rev. Henry, he was a grandfather of Thomas Edward Taylor, MP and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and General Sir Richard Chambré Hayes Taylor (1819–1904), who enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the army.
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|Parliament of Ireland|
Sir Thomas Taylor, 2nd Bt
| Member of Parliament for Kells |
With: Sir Thomas Taylor, 2nd Bt 1747–1757
Richard Moore 1757–1760
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation|| Earl of Bective |
| Viscount Headfort |
| Baron Headfort |
|Baronetage of Ireland|
| Baronet |