John Talbot, 10th Earl of Shrewsbury

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John Talbot, 10th Earl of Shrewsbury, 10th Earl of Waterford (1601 - 8 February 1654) was an English nobleman.

He was the only child and son of John Talbot of Longford, Newport, Shropshire (died London, 1607 or c. 1607), and wife Eleanor Baskerville, daughter of Sir Thomas Baskerville of Wolvershill, Herefordshire, and of Brinsop, Herefordshire, and grandson of Sir John Talbot of Grafton and Catherine or Katharine Petre.

He remained in his family's Roman Catholic faith and took part on the side of King Charles I in the English Civil War. He was First Commissioner of Advice for the counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire in 1644/45, and he served on the Royalist garrison at Worcester when it surrendered to Parliament in July 1646. In 1647 his estates were sequestered and compounded by Parliament on grounds of his being a "Papist and delinquent" (i.e. Catholic and royalist).[1]

In September 1651 he accompanied Charles II when he fled after defeat at the battle of Worcester, escorting him to Whiteladies in Shropshire, where the king was hidden for a time.[1]

He married Mary Fortescue, by whom he had five children:

He later married Hon. Frances Arundell, daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour and had three sons by her:

  • Hon. John Talbot
  • Hon. Bruno Talbot
  • Hon. Thomas Talbot

The Earl died in 1653/54 at Tasmore, Oxfordshire,[1] and was succeeded by his second son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The Complete Peerage, Volume XI. St Catherine's Press, London. 1949. p. 718. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Shrewsbury
Lord High Steward of Ireland
1630–1654
Succeeded by
The Earl of Shrewsbury
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Talbot
Earl of Shrewsbury
1630–1654
Succeeded by
Francis Talbot
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
George Talbot
Earl of Waterford
1630–1654
Succeeded by
Francis Talbot