John Proby, 2nd Earl of Carysfort

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John Proby, 2nd Earl of Carysfort (1780 – 11 June 1855), known as Lord Proby from 1804 to 1828, was a British military commander and Whig politician.

Proby was the second but eldest surviving son of John Proby, 1st Earl of Carysfort, and his wife Elizabeth (née Osbourne), and was educated at Rugby. He gained the courtesy title of Lord Proby when his elder brother died in 1804. He was commissioned into the British Army in 1794 and fought in the French Revolutionary Wars. Carysfort was promoted to major-general in 1814, to lieutenant-general in 1830 and to general in 1846. Apart from his military career he also represented Buckingham in the House of Commons from 1805 to 1806 and Huntingdonshire from 1806 to 1807 and again from 1814 to 1818.

Lord Carysfort died in June 1855. He never married and was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother Granville.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Grenville
Lord Proby
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
1805–1806
With: Thomas Grenville
Succeeded by
Thomas Grenville
Earl Percy
Preceded by
Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Lord Frederick Montagu
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
18061807
With: Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Succeeded by
Viscount Hinchingbrooke
William Henry Fellowes
Preceded by
Viscount Hinchingbrooke
William Henry Fellowes
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
1814–1818
With: William Henry Fellowes
Succeeded by
William Henry Fellowes
Lord Frederick Montagu
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Joshua Proby
Earl of Carysfort
1828–1855
Succeeded by
Granville Leveson Proby