Henry Ley, 2nd Earl of Marlborough

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Henry Ley, 2nd Earl of Marlborough (3 December 1595 – 1 April 1638) was an English peer and Member of Parliament.

Ley was knighted in 1611 by James I. He represented Devizes from 1620 to 1622 and in 1626, and was knight of the shire for Wiltshire in 1625. In 1628, he entered the House of Lords by a writ of acceleration as Baron Ley. He succeeded his father as Earl of Marlborough the following year.[1]

Ley married Mary, daughter of Sir Arthur Capell of Hadham, by whom he had two children:


  1. ^ Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 2. London: Longmans, Green. p. 475. 
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Ley
Custos Rotulorum of Somerset
Succeeded by
John Coventry
Peerage of England
Preceded by
James Ley
Earl of Marlborough
Succeeded by
James Ley
Baron Ley
(writ of acceleration)