Thomas Lennard, 1st Earl of Sussex
Thomas Lennard, 1st Earl of Sussex & 15th Baron Dacre, (13 May 1654 – 30 October 1715) was a British peer. He became Earl of Sussex in 1674 when he married Lady Anne Palmer. The Baron Dacre title became abeyant in 1715 following his death.
Lennard was a supporter of cricket which developed into a major sport during his lifetime. His 1677 accounts include an item which refers to £3 being paid to him when he went to a cricket match being played at "ye Dicker" (sic), which was then a common in the vicinity of Hailsham in East Sussex.
- McCann, p. xl.
- McCann, Tim (2004). Sussex Cricket in the Eighteenth Century. Sussex Record Society.
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Title next held byAnne Barrett-Lennard
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