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Ponsonby, Frederick, third earl of Bessborough (1758-1844), politician and landowner

John Rosselli

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/63967

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Ponsonby, Frederick, third earl of Bessborough (1758-1844), politician and landowner, was born on 24 January 1758, most probably at 1 Cavendish Square, London, the fifth (but only surviving) son of William Ponsonby, second earl of Bessborough (1704-1793), and his wife, Lady Caroline Cavendish (1719-1760), daughter of the third duke of ...

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