Edward Digby, 2nd Earl Digby

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Edward Digby, 2nd Earl Digby (6 January 1773 – 12 May 1856), known as Viscount Coleshill from 1790 to 1793, was a British peer.

Digby was the eldest son of Henry Digby, 1st Earl Digby, and Mary Knowler. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1793 and was able to take his seat in the House of Lords on his twenty-first birthday the following year. Lord Digby is most notable for serving as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset for nearly fifty years, from 1808 to 1856. He never married and on his death in May 1856, aged 83, the viscountcy and earldom became extinct. However, he was succeeded in the two baronies of Digby attached to the earldom by his cousin Edward Digby, 9th Baron Digby.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Dorchester
Lord Lieutenant of Dorset
1808–1856
Succeeded by
The Earl of Shaftesbury
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Digby
Earl Digby
1793–1856
Succeeded by
Extinct
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Digby
Baron Digby
1793–1856
Succeeded by
Edward St Vincent Digby