Basil Feilding, 4th Earl of Denbigh

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Basil Feilding, 4th Earl of Denbigh, 3rd Earl of Desmond (1668 – 18 March 1717) was a British peer and member of the House of Lords, styled Viscount Feilding from 1675 to 1685.

He inherited the English earldom of Denbigh and the Irish earldom of Desmond in 1685, from William Feilding, 3rd Earl of Denbigh and 2nd Earl of Desmond.

Basil Feilding was born in 1668. He was the son of William Feilding, 3rd Earl of Denbigh and Mary King. He married Hester Firebrace, daughter of Sir Basil Firebrace, 1st Bt., on 22 June 1695. They had eight children together. His son William Feilding, 5th Earl of Denbigh and 4th Earl of Desmond (1697–1755) succeeded him. He died on 18 March 1717.

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Fitzhardinge
Teller of the Exchequer
1712–1715
Succeeded by
Lord William Powlett
Court offices
Preceded by
The 3rd Earl of Sandwich
Master of the Horse to
Prince George of Denmark

1694–1697
Succeeded by
The 3rd Earl of Sandwich
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Rutland
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
1703–1706
Succeeded by
The 1st Duke of Rutland
Preceded by
The 1st Duke of Rutland
Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire
1711–17
Succeeded by
The 2nd Duke of Rutland
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Feilding
Earl of Denbigh
1685–1717
Succeeded by
William Feilding
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Feilding
Earl of Desmond
1685–1717
Succeeded by
William Feilding