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Ponsonby, John William, fourth earl of Bessborough (1781-1847), politician and landowner

K. T. Hoppen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/22500
Ponsonby, John William, fourth earl of Bessborough (1781-1847), politician and landowner

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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, and was baptized at St Marylebone. From ...

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