Francis Aungier, 1st Earl of Longford

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Francis Aungier, 1st Earl of Longford PC (Ire) (ca. 1632 – 23 December 1700) was an English politician, who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679. He was an administrator in Ireland.

Aungier was the son of Ambrose Aungier, chancellor of St Patrick's Dublin, and his wife Grizzell Bulkeley, daughter of Lancelot Bulkeley. The Aungier family originated from Cambridgeshire, but his grandfather was appointed Master of the Rolls in Ireland. Aungier inherited the Barony on the death of his uncle Gerald Aungier, 2nd Baron Aungier of Longford in 1655.[1]

Aungier inherited some property in Surrey, and in 1660, he was elected Member of Parliament for Surrey in the Convention Parliament.[1] In 1661 he was appointed governor of Westmeath and Longford. He was elected MP for Arundel in 1661 and sat until 1679.[1] He was created Viscount Longford in the Peerage of Ireland in 1675 and Earl of Longford in 1677.[1] In 1689 Longford was one of the few Irish Protestant peers to participate in the Irish Parliament called by James II, but he later became reconciled to William of Orange.[2]

Aungier married firstly Jane Carr, daughter of Sir Edward Carr of Hillingdon and secondly Anne daughter of Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall and widow of John Butler, 1st Earl of Gowran. He had no children and was succeeded by special remainder in his titles by his brother Ambrose.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e History of Parliament Online - Aungier, Francis
  2. ^ Oxford DNB (2004), Aungier, Francis, first earl of Longford.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Theophilus Jones
Henry Owen
Member of Parliament for King's County, Longford and Westmeath
1659
With: Sir Henry Piers
Succeeded by
Parliament of Ireland restored
Vacant Member of Parliament for Surrey
1660–1661
With: Daniel Harvey
Succeeded by
Adam Browne
Sir Edmund Bowyer
Preceded by
The Earl of Orrery
John Trevor
Member of Parliament for Arundel
1661–1679
With: The Earl of Orrery
Succeeded by
William Garway
James Butler
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl of Longford
1677–1700
Succeeded by
Ambrose Aungier
Viscount Longford
1675–1700
Preceded by
Gerald Aungier
Baron Aungier of Longford
1655–1700
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