Richard Annesley, 2nd Earl Annesley
Lord Annesley was the second son of William Annesley, 1st Viscount Glerawly and Lady Anne Beresford. He inherited the Earldom of Annesley created for his childless brother through the terms of the special remainder, as well as the Viscountcy of his father, in 1802. He represented Coleraine in the Irish House of Commons from 1776 to 1783 and then St Canice to 1790. Subsequently he sat for Newtownards until 1798, when Annesley was elected for Fore and Blessington. He chose the latter constituency and sat for it until 1800. In this year, he stood for Clogher and Midleton, which he represented until the Act of Union in 1801. He served as High Sheriff of Down in 1783.
He married Anne Lambert on 25 September 1771 and with her had four children:
- William Richard Annesley, 3rd Earl Annesley (1772–1838)
- Hon. Robert Annesley (1773–1825)
- Lt.-Gen. Arthur Grove-Annesley (1774–1849)
- Captain Francis Charles Annesley (1775–1832)
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