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General William Loftus (1752 – 15 June 1831) was a British Army officer and Member of Parliament.

Family[edit | edit source]

He was the second son of Henry Loftus of Rainham, by his wife Diana, daughter of William Bullock of Sturston Hall. He married firstly on 18 February 1778, Margaret daughter of Maccerel King of Lesson Hall, Dublin. They had two sons and two daughters before she died on 4 May 1786. Loftus was married secondly on 7 May 1790 to Lady Elizabeth Townshend, daughter of George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend. They had five sons and four daughters.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. R. G. Thorne, LOFTUS, William (1752-1831), of Stiffkey, Norf. at The History of Parliament Online. Accessed 19 February 2014.
Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
Charles Tottenham
Luke Fox
Member of Parliament for Fethard
1796–1798
With: Luke Fox
Succeeded by
Henry Alcock
Charles Eustace
Preceded by
Ponsonby Tottenham
Ephraim Carroll
Member of Parliament for Bannow
1798–1800
With: Ephraim Carroll 1798–1799
Robert Shaw 1799–1800
Joseph McClean 1800
Succeeded by
Act of Union 1800
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord Charles Townshend
Stephens Howe
Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth
1796–1800
With: Henry Jodrell
Succeeded by
Act of Union 1800
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Act of Union 1800
Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth
1801–1802
With: Henry Jodrell
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Troubridge
Thomas Jervis
Preceded by
Robert Peel
Thomas Carter
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
1802–1812
With: Sir Robert Peel
Succeeded by
Lord Charles Townshend
Sir Robert Peel
Preceded by
Edward Harbord
Giffin Wilson
Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth
1812–1818
With: Edmund Knowles Lacon
Succeeded by
Thomas William Anson
Charles Edmund Rumbold
Military offices
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The Lord Dorchester
Colonel of the 24th Regiment of Dragoons
1801–1819
Succeeded by
Regiment disbanded
Preceded by
The Lord Lake
Governor of Dumbarton Castle
1807–1810
Succeeded by
Andrew John Drummond
Preceded by
Charles Vernon
Lieutenant of the Tower of London
1810–1831
Succeeded by
The Earl of Munster
Preceded by
Sir Charles Gregan Craufurd
Colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Dragoon Guards
1821–1831
Succeeded by
Sir James Hay

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