Digby, Edward, 8th Baron

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Digby, Edward, 8th Baron

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  • Digby, Edward, 2nd Earl Digby

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  • Viscount Coleshill (1790-1793)

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He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1793. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset for nearly fifty years, from 1808 to 1856. On 20 May 1824, he appointed himself Colonel of the Dorset Militia. He resigned the colonelcy at the beginning of 1846. He never married and on his death in May 1856, aged 83, the viscountcy and earldom became extinct. However, he was succeeded in the two baronies of Digby by his first cousin once removed Edward Digby, who became the 9th and 3rd Baron


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Lord Lieutenant of Dorset (1808-1856)
Colonel of the Dorset Militia (1824-1856)
2nd Earl Digby (British Peerage) (1793-1856)
8th Baron Digby (Irish Peerage) (1793-1856)

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Digby, Edward St.Vincent, 9th Baron (1809-1889)

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Edward St Vincent Digby was the first cousin once removed of Edward Digby.

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