Thomas Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield

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Arms of the Anson family, Earls of Lichfield
Graves of the 2nd Earl of Lichfield and his wife (right) and one of their daughters (left) at St Stephen's Church churchyard, Great Haywood

Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (15 August 1825 – 7 January 1892), known as Viscount Anson from 1831 to 1854, was a British politician from the Anson family.

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.[1]

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.[2]

He was succeeded as Earl of Lichfield by his eldest son Thomas. Lady Lichfield died in 1913.


  1. ^ The Acre-ocracy of England Basil Montagu Pickering (1876) Google Books
  2. ^ Memorial Inscriptions of Great Haywood, Staffordshire: St Stephen's Churchyard, accessed 1 October 2012


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Alfred Paget
Edward Lloyd-Mostyn
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
With: Lord Alfred Paget
Succeeded by
Lord Alfred Paget
The Lord Waterpark
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Hatherton
Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire
Succeeded by
The Lord Wrottesley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas William Anson
Earl of Lichfield
Succeeded by
Thomas Francis Anson