William Villiers, 3rd Earl of Jersey

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William Villiers, 3rd Earl of Jersey PC (died 28 August 1769) was an English peer, the son of William Villiers, 2nd Earl of Jersey.

Among other achievements, Villiers was a founding Governor of the Foundling Hospital, a charity which received its royal charter on 17 October 1739 to operate an orphanage for abandoned children in London.

He married Lady Anne Egerton, daughter of Scroop Egerton, 1st Duke of Bridgwater, on 23 June 1733. They had only one surviving child:

References[edit]

  • thepeerage.com Retrieved 5 September 2009: William Villiers, 3rd Earl of the Island of Jersey
Legal offices
Preceded by
The Lord Cornwallis
Justice in Eyre
south of the Trent

1740 – 1746
Succeeded by
The Earl of Halifax
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Villiers
Earl of Jersey
1721 – 1769
Succeeded by
George Villiers
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Villiers
Viscount Grandison
1st creation
1766 – 1769
Succeeded by
George Villiers