Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester
|The Right Honourable
The Earl of Leicester
Thomas Coke, second Earl of Leicester, by Leslie Ward, 1883.
|2nd Earl of Leicester|
30 June 1842 – 24 January 1909
|Preceded by||Thomas Coke|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Coke|
|Chancellor of the Duchy of Cornwall|
|Preceded by||Herbert William Fisher|
|Succeeded by||The Earl Spencer|
|Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk|
|Preceded by||The Lord Wodehouse|
|Succeeded by||Viscount Coke|
|Father of the House of Lords|
|Preceded by||The Lord Templemore|
|Succeeded by||The Earl Nelson|
|Born||26 December 1822|
|Died||24 January 1909(aged 86)|
|Parents||Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (seventh creation)
Lady Anne Amelia Keppel
Leicester was the son of Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester, by his second wife Lady Anne Amelia Keppel. He succeeded in the earldom on his father's death in 1842.
Lord Leicester served as Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk from 1846 to 1906 and was a member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall and Keeper of the Privy Seal. In 1873 he was made a Knight of the Garter.
- Lady Julia Coke (1844–1931), married Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt, and had issue; including Mervyn Richard Wingfield, 8th Viscount Powerscourt, a great-grandfather of Sarah, Duchess of York.
- Lady Anne Coke (1845–1876), married Maj.-Gen. Edmund Manningham-Buller, son of Sir Edward Manningham-Buller, 1st Baronet, and had issue.
- Lady Gertrude Coke (1847–1943), married Charles Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore, and had issue.
- Thomas William Coke, 3rd Earl of Leicester (1848–1941)
- Lady Mary Coke (1849–1929), married William Legge, 6th Earl of Dartmouth, and had issue.
- Lady Winifred Coke (1851–1940), married Robert Clements, 4th Earl of Leitrim, and had issue.
- Lady Margaret Coke (1852–1922), married Henry Strutt, 2nd Baron Belper, and had issue.
- Lady Mildred Coke (1854–1941), married Thomas Anson, 3rd Earl of Lichfield, and had issue.
- Lt.-Col. Wenman Coke (1855–1931), died unmarried.
Lord Leicester married secondly, Hon. Georgina Cavendish, daughter of William Cavendish, 2nd Baron Chesham, on 26 August 1875. They had six children:
- Major Hon. Richard Coke (1876–1964), married Hon. Doreen O'Brian, daughter of Edward O'Brien, 14th Baron of Inchiquin, and had issue.
- Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. Edward Coke (1879–1944), died unmarried.
- Hon. Sir John Spencer Coke (1880–1957), married Hon. Dorothy Lawson, daughter of Harry Lawson, 1st Viscount Burnham, and had issue including;
- Captain Hon. Reginald Coke (1883–1969), married Katherine Ryder, granddaughter of Henry Ryder, 4th Earl of Harrowby, and had issue.
- Commander Hon. Lovel William Coke (1893–1966), died unmarried.
- Mabel Coke (c. 1895–1967), married James Luddington.
- Debrett's Peerage, 1967, p.669
- Clarke, Ernest (1912). "Coke, Thomas William". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- "Burke's Peerage and Baronetage 107th Edition (2001)". Burke's Peerage. 2001. p. 528. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
Brooksbank (Baronetcy - Creation: Bt. (UK) 15 September 1919)
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Lundy, Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
- CricketArchive: Earl of Leicester
The Lord Wodehouse
|Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk
The Lord Templemore
|Father of the House of Lords
The Earl Nelson
Herbert William Fisher
|Chancellor of the Duchy of Cornwall
The Earl Spencer
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Earl of Leicester