Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl Of Radnor

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor

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Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor FRS FSA (4 March 1750 – 27 January 1828) was a British nobleman, styled Hon. Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie from 1761 to 1765 and Viscount Folkestone from 1765 to 1776.

Born in Westminster, he was the son of William Bouverie, 1st Earl of Radnor and Harriet Pleydell, the daughter of Sir Mark Stuart Pleydell of Coleshill House in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). Jacob was educated at Harrow and University College, Oxford, from which he took a BA in 1770 and an MA in 1773. He was returned to the House of Commons for Salisbury upon his coming of age in 1771.

He succeeded his father as Earl of Radnor on 23 January 1776 and as Recorder of Salisbury on 13 March 1776.

Radnor resided at Longford Castle in Wiltshire and his mother's property, Coleshill House, and married Hon. Anne Duncombe, daughter of Anthony Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham and Anne Hales, on 24 January 1777 and had seven children:
  • Lady Mary Anne Pleydell-Bouverie (28 April 1778 – 5 October 1790)
  • William Pleydell-Bouverie, 3rd Earl of Radnor (1 May 1779 – 9 April 1869)
  • Hon. Duncombe Pleydell Pleydell-Bouverie (28 June 1780 – 5 November 1850)
  • Hon. Lawrence Pleydell-Bouverie (6 August 1781 – 23 November 1811)
  • Lady Harriet Pleydell-Bouverie (2 September 1782 – 31 December 1794)
  • Lady Barbara Pleydell-Bouverie (17 October 1783 – 26 June 1798)
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