Lewisham

Viscount Lewisham

Rush ID: 9024

Details

Born:
12 August 1823
Died:
4 August 1891
Birth place:
Sandwell, Staffordshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Landowner
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
4th Earl of Dartmouth and his first wife Frances Talbot, daughter of 2nd Earl Talbot
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
9024
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q7613861
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. LEGGE, William (1823-1891) **
  2. LEWISHAM, Viscount (1823-1891)

Alternative names

  1. William (William Walter) Legge (family name)

    1823 - 1891

    family name; assumed title Viscount Lewisham from birth

Peerages

  1. 5th Earl of Dartmouth

    Hereditary

    1853

Constituencies

  1. Staffordshire Southern

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1849*
    Date of election: 19 February 1849
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1853*
    Date of exit: 22 November 1853
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Succession to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None

Higher education

  1. Christ Church

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Finch, Lady Augusta

    Year: 1846

Relationships

  1. Grandfather of William Lewisham

  2. Father of Lewisham

  3. Related by marriage to Guernsey

  4. Brother of Heneage Legge

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club