Peter Ludlow, 1st Earl Ludlow
|The Right Honourable
The Earl Ludlow
|Comptroller of the Household|
|Prime Minister||The Earl of Shelburne
The Duke of Portland
Hon. William Pitt the Younger
|Preceded by||Sir Richard Worsley, Bt|
|Succeeded by||The Viscount Galway|
|Born||21 April 1730|
|Died||26 October 1803 (aged 73)|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Frances Lumley|
Peter Ludlow, 1st Earl Ludlow PC (21 April 1730 – 26 October 1803), known as The Lord Ludlow between 1755 and 1760, was a British politician. He served as Comptroller of the Household from 1782 to 1784.
Ludlow was the son of Peter Ludlow and Mary, daughter of John Preston, of Ardsalla, County Meath (of the Viscounts Gormanston). He was the grandson of Stephen Ludlow, who represented several constituencies in the Irish House of Commons, and the great-grandson of Henry Ludlow, brother of the Parliamentarian general Edmund Ludlow.
In 1755 Ludlow, then aged only 25, was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Ludlow, of Ardsalla in the County of Meath. Five years later he was further honoured when he was made Viscount Preston, of Ardsalla in the County of Meath, and Earl Ludlow in the Irish peerage. As these were not English peerages he was still eligible to stand for election to the House of Commons, and in 1768 he was returned for Huntingdonshire, a seat he would hold for the next 28 years. In 1782 he was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Comptroller of the Household, a post he held until 1784.
Lord Ludlow married Lady Frances, eldest daughter of Thomas Lumley-Saunderson, 3rd Earl of Scarbrough, in 1753. They had two sons and four daughters. He died in October 1803, aged 73, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, Augustus. Ludlow's second son George, the third Earl, was a General in the British Army.
- William Courthope (ed.),William Courthope (editor). Debrett's Complete Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Twenty-Second edition.
- "No. 9529". The London Gazette. 15 November 1755. p. 1.
- "No. 10029". The London Gazette. 23 August 1760. p. 1.
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- "No. 12286". The London Gazette. 9 April 1782. p. 1.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
The Lord Carysfort
Sir Robert Bernard, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
With: Viscount Hinchingbrooke 1768–1792
Lancelot Brown 1792–1794
Viscount Hinchingbrooke 1794–1796
Lord Frederick Montagu
Sir Richard Worsley, Bt
|Comptroller of the Household
The Viscount Galway
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation||Earl Ludlow