Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 8th Earl of Shaftesbury
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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 8th Earl of Shaftesbury (27 June 1831 – 13 April 1886), styled Lord Ashley between 1851 and 1885, was a British peer.
Ashley was the son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. He was Member of Parliament for Hull from 1857 to 1859 and Cricklade from 1859 to 1865. He was a patron and member of the Society for the Suppression of the Opium Trade.
Lord Shaftesbury married Lady Harriet Chichester (d. 14 April 1898), only daughter (and only surviving child) of George Chichester, 3rd Marquess of Donegall, on 22 August 1857. They had six children:
- Lady Margaret Ashley-Cooper (1858–1931), married Captain Theophilus Levett son of Theophilus John Levett MP.
- Lady Evelyn Ashley-Cooper (1865–1931), married firstly the 2nd Baron Magheramorne, and secondly Captain The Hon. Hugo Baring (sixth son of the 1st Baron Revelstoke)
- Lady Mildred Ashley-Cooper (1867–1958), married the Honourable George Higginson Allsopp.
- Lady Violet Ashley-Cooper (1868–1938), married Walter Erskine, 12th Earl of Mar.
- Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury (1869–1961), married Lady Constance Grosvenor, elder daughter of Victor Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, eldest son of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster
- Lady Ethel Maud Ashley-Cooper (1870–1945), married Sir George Warrender – she was known as Lady Maud Warrender, a singer and patron of music, and a personal friend of the composer Edward Elgar and his wife
Lord Shaftesbury committed suicide six months after succeeding to the title.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Kathleen L. Lodwick (1996). Crusaders Against Opium: Protestant Missionaries in China, 1874–1917. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 55–66. ISBN 978-0-8131-1924-3. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Shaftesbury
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
William Digby Seymour
|Member of Parliament for Hull
With: James Clay
|Member of Parliament for Cricklade
With: Ambrose Lethbridge Goddard
Sir Daniel Gooch
Ambrose Lethbridge Goddard
|Peerage of England|
|Earl of Shaftesbury