Thomas Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield
Lichfield was the eldest son of Thomas Anson, 1st Earl of Lichfield, and his wife Louisa Catherine (née Philips). He was returned to Parliament for Lichfield in 1847, a seat he held until 1854, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords. He also served as Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire from 1863 to 1871. His seat was Shugborough Hall. In 1876 his Staffordshire estates amounted to 21433 acres.
Lord Lichfield married Lady Harriett Georgiana Louisa, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, in 1855. They had nine sons and four daughters. He died in January 1892, aged 66, and was buried at St Stephen's Church in Great Haywood.
He was succeeded as Earl of Lichfield by his eldest son Thomas. Lady Lichfield died in 1913.
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- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Lichfield
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Lord Alfred Paget
|Member of Parliament for Lichfield
with Lord Alfred Paget
Lord Alfred Paget
The Lord Waterpark
The Lord Hatherton
|Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire
The Lord Wrottesley
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Thomas William Anson
|Earl of Lichfield
Thomas Francis Anson