John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely

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John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely, by Sir Thomas Lawrence

John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely KP (15 February 1770 – 26 September 1845), styled The Honourable John Loftus from 1785 to 1794 and Viscount Loftus from 1794 to 1806, was a peer in both the Irish and British peerages.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Charles Loftus, 1st Marquess of Ely and Jane Myhill. Loftus sat in the Irish House of Commons for Wexford County from 1790 until the Act of Union in 1801. He then represented County Wexford in the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1806, when he succeeded his father as 2nd Marquess of Ely and 2nd Baron Loftus. He was Governor of County Wexford from 1805 and Custos Rotulorum of County Wexford from 1824.

On 3 November 1807, he was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick.[1] From 1800 to 1806, he was a Lord of the Treasury for Ireland.

Family[edit]

Anna Maria Dashwood by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1805

Loftus married Anna Maria, the daughter of Sir Henry Watkin Dashwood, 3rd Baronet, with whom he had five sons and four daughters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Loftus, John, Visct. Loftus (1770–1845), of Loftus Hall, co. Wexford.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Vesey Colclough
George Ogle
Member of Parliament for Wexford County
1790 – 1801
With: George Ogle 1790–1797
Abel Ram 1798–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Ireland
Member of Parliament for County Wexford
18011806
Served alongside: Abel Ram
Succeeded by
Caesar Colclough
John Colclough
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Charles Loftus
Marquess of Ely
1806–1845
Succeeded by
John Loftus
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Loftus
Baron Loftus
1806–1845
Succeeded by
John Loftus