Arthur Chichester, 1st Marquess of Donegall
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Arthur Chichester, 1st Marquess of Donegall (13 June 1739 – 5 January 1799), known as Arthur Chichester until 1757 and as The Earl of Donegall between 1757 and 1791, was an Irish nobleman and politician.
Background and education
After taking his seat in the Irish House of Lords in 1765, Donegall served at Westminster as Member of Parliament for Malmesbury (1768–1774). As a means of securing his support for the Government in the Irish House of Commons, he was in 1790 created Baron Fisherwick, of Fisherwick in the County of Stafford, in the Peerage of Great Britain. The following year he was also created Marquess of Donegall and Earl of Belfast in the Peerage of Ireland.
Lord Donegall married three times. On 11 September 1761, he married Lady Anne Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton. They had seven children:
- George Chichester, 2nd Marquess of Donegall (1769–1844)
- Hon. Arthur Chichester (3 May 1771 – 11 September 1788)
- Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester (1775–1819)
- Lady Elizabeth Juliana Chichester (d. 24 April 1787)
- Lady Charlotte Anne Chichester, died an infant
- Lady Henrietta Chichester, died an infant
- Lady Amelia Chichester, died an infant
In October 1790 he married Barbara, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Luke Godfrey, who was his third wife.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
The Earl Tylney
|Member of Parliament for Malmesbury
with Thomas Howard
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|Earl of Donegall
|New title||Marquess of Donegall