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Ashley Ponsonby

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Name  Ashley Ponsonby
Role  Politician
Died  January 12, 1898

Ashley Ponsonby Sir Ashley Ponsonby Former Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire From The
Parents  William Ponsonby, 1st Baron de Mauley
Grandparents  Henrietta Ponsonby, Countess of Bessborough
Great-grandparents  John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer, Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer

The Hon. Ashley George John Ponsonby DL JP (24 June 1831 – 12 January 1898) was a British Liberal politician.

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Background

Ponsonby was a younger son of William Ponsonby, 1st Baron de Mauley, third son of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough. His mother was Lady Barbara, daughter of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 5th Earl of Shaftesbury.

Political and military career

Ponsonby sat as Member of Parliament for Cirencester between 1852 and 1857 and again between 1859 and 1865. He was also a Captain in the Grenadier Guards and a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.

Family

Ponsonby married Louisa Frances Charlotte, daughter of Lord Henry Gordon, in 1857. They had two sons and one daughter. He died in January 1898, aged 66. His wife died in February 1910.

He lived at Prince's Gardens in London and at Heatherfield in Ascot, Berkshire, now Heatherwood Hospital.

References

Ashley Ponsonby Wikipedia


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