Richard Annesley, 2nd Earl Annesley

Richard Annesley, 2nd Earl Annesley by Charles Turner, after William Cuming.

Richard Annesley, 2nd Earl Annesley PC (Ire) (14 April 1745 – 9 November 1824), styled The Honourable from 1758 to 1802, was an Anglo-Irish politician and noble.

Lord Annesley was the second son of William Annesley, 1st Viscount Glerawly and Lady Anne Beresford. He inherited the earldom created for his childless brother through the terms of the special remainder, as well as the viscountcy which had been created for his father, in 1802. He represented Coleraine in the Irish House of Commons from 1776 to 1783 and then St Canice to 1790. Subsequently, he sat for Newtownards until 1798, when Annesley was elected for Fore and Blessington. He chose the latter constituency and sat for it until 1800. In this year, he stood for Clogher and Midleton, which he represented until the Act of Union in 1801. He served as High Sheriff of Down in 1783.

He married Anne Lambert on 25 September 1771 and with her had six children:


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Jackson
Theophilus Jones
Member of Parliament for Coleraine
1776 1783
With: Richard Jackson
Succeeded by
Richard Jackson
John Beresford
Preceded by
John Monck Mason
Dominick Trant
Member of Parliament for St Canice
1783 1790
With: John Monck Mason
Succeeded by
John Monck Mason
Marcus Beresford
Preceded by
Sir William Morres, 3rd Bt
Henry Alexander
Member of Parliament for Newtownards
1790 1798
With: John La Touche (Sr) 1790–1796
John La Touche (Jr) 1796–1798
Succeeded by
Sir John Blaquiere, 1st Bt
Robert Alexander
Preceded by
John Reilly
David Ker
Member of Parliament for Blessington
1798 1800
With: John Reilly
Succeeded by
John Reilly
William Saurin
Preceded by
John Macartney
Richard Magenis
Member of Parliament for Fore
January March 1798
With: Robert Ross
Succeeded by
Cromwell Price
Sir John Tydd, 1st Bt
Preceded by
Thomas Burgh
Jonah Barrington
Member of Parliament for Clogher
January March 1800
With: William Gardiner
Succeeded by
John King
Charles Ball
Preceded by
Benjamin Blake Woodward
John Francis Cradock
Member of Parliament for Midleton
1800 1801
With: Benjamin Blake Woodward
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Francis Annesley
Earl Annesley
1802 1824
Succeeded by
William Annesley

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