William Annesley, 4th Earl Annesley

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William Richard Annesley, 4th Earl Annesley (21 February 1830 – 10 August 1874), styled Viscount Glerawley until 1838, was an Irish-born British Conservative politician.


Born at Rutland Square (now Parnell Square), Dublin, Annesley was the eldest son of William Annesley, 3rd Earl Annesley, by his second wife Priscilla Cecilia, daughter of Hugh Moore.[1] He was educated at the University of Cambridge.[1]

Political career[edit]

Annesley succeeded in the earldom in August 1838 on the death of his father.[1] As this was a title in the Peerage of Ireland it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. He was instead elected to the House of Commons for Great Grimsby in the 1852 general election, a seat he held until 1857. In 1867 he was elected an Irish Representative Peer, which he remained until his death.

Personal life[edit]

Lord Annesley died at Cowes, Isle of Wight, in August 1874, aged 44. He was unmarried and was succeeded in his titles by his younger brother, Hugh.


  1. ^ a b c Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 89. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Heneage
Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
Succeeded by
Lord Worsley
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Richard Annesley
Earl Annesley
Succeeded by
Hugh Annesley