Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex
After his father's suicide in 1683, Capell became the 2nd Earl of Essex. He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King William III between 1691 and 1702. He was Colonel of the 4th Dragoons between 1693 and 1710 and in 1708 was made a Privy Counselor by Queen Anne.
Marriage and children
- William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex (1697–1743), son and heir, who married twice.
- Firstly to Lady Jane Hyde (died January 1723/24), daughter of Henry Hyde, 4th Earl of Clarendon, by whom he had two daughters.
- Secondly to Lady Elizabeth Russell (died 8 June 1784), a daughter of Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford, by whom he had children including William Capell, 4th Earl of Essex.
- Lady Mary Capel (died 12 November 1762), wife of Alan Brodrick, 2nd Viscount Midleton (died 8 June 1747), with issue.
- Lady Elizabeth Capell, who married twice:
- Firstly to Samuel Molyneux, without issue.
- Secondly to Nathaniel St. André, without issue.
- Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1348.
- Algernon Capell, National Portrait Gallery, accessed May 2009
- Crofts Peerage, Earls of Essex
- G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 52.
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