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Ponsonby, John William, fourth earl of Bessborough

K. Theodore Hoppen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/22500

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Ponsonby, John William, fourth earl of Bessborough (1781–1847), politician and landowner, was born on 31 August 1781, the eldest son of Frederick Ponsonby, third earl of Bessborough (1758–1844), and his wife, Henrietta Frances Ponsonby (1761–1821), the second daughter of John, first Earl Spencer...

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Subjects: History ; History of Agriculture ; UK Politics ; Agriculture and Farming

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