Francis D'Arcy-Osborne, 7th Duke of Leeds

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The Duke of Leeds, 1841.

Francis George Godolphin D'Arcy D'Arcy-Osborne, 7th Duke of Leeds (21 May 1798 – 4 May 1859), styled Earl of Danby from birth until 1799 and Marquess of Carmarthen from 1799 until 1838, was a British peer and politician.

Background[edit]

Osborne was the son of George Osborne, 6th Duke of Leeds and his wife, Charlotte, a daughter of George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend.

Political career[edit]

As Marquess of Carmarthen, he held the parliamentary seat of Helston from 1820 to 1830 and on 2 July 1838, was summoned to the House of Lords in his father's barony of Osborne. A few weeks later, he inherited his father's dukedom and added the name of D'Arcy to his surname by Royal Licence in 1849.

Family[edit]

On 24 April 1828, the duke married Louisa Catharine Hervey-Bathurst (the widow of Sir Felton Hervey-Bathurst, 1st Baronet and third daughter and co-heiress of Richard Caton of Maryland). The couple had no children and on his death in 1859, his titles passed to other members of his family: the dukedom of Leeds to his cousin, The Lord Godolphin and the baronies of Darcy de Knayth and Conyers and the Portuguese countship of Mértola to his nephew, Sackville Lane-Fox.

References[edit]

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord James Townshend
Harrington Hudson
Member of Parliament for Helston
1820 – 1830
With: Lord James Townshend
Succeeded by
Lord James Townshend
Sir Samuel Brooke-Pechell
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Osborne
Duke of Leeds
1838 – 1859
Succeeded by
George Osborne
Baron Darcy de Knayth
1838 – 1859
Succeeded by
Sackville Lane-Fox
Baron Osborne
(writ of acceleration)

1838 – 1859
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
George Osborne
Count of Mértola
1838 – 1859
Succeeded by
Sackville Lane-Fox