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Ponsonby, William, second earl of Bessborough (1704-1793), politician

Gerard O'Brien

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/22504

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Ponsonby, William, second earl of Bessborough (1704-1793), politician, was the second but first surviving son of Brabazon Ponsonby, second Viscount Duncannon and later first earl of Bessborough (1679-1758), politician, and his first wife, Sarah (d. 1733), widow of Hugh Colvill, and daughter of John Margetson, son and heir of James ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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