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Ponsonby, William, second earl of Bessborough

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 ...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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