Thomas Lennard, 1st Earl of Sussex

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Thomas Lennard, 1st Earl of Sussex & 15th Baron Dacre, (13 May 1654 – 30 October 1715) was a British peer. He became Earl of Sussex in 1674 when he married Lady Anne Palmer. The Baron Dacre title became abeyant in 1715 following his death.[1]

Cricket[edit]

Lennard was a supporter of cricket which developed into a major sport during his lifetime. His 1677 accounts include an item which refers to £3 being paid to him when he went to a cricket match being played at ye Dicker, which was a common near Herstmonceux in East Sussex.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ thepeerage.com
  2. ^ McCann, p.xl.

Bibliography[edit]

  • McCann, Tim (2004). Sussex Cricket in the Eighteenth Century. Sussex Record Society. 
Peerage of England
New creation Earl of Sussex
4th creation
1674–1715
Extinct
Preceded by
Francis Lennard
Baron Dacre
1st creation
1662–1715
In abeyance
Title next held by
Anne Barrett-Lennard