Biography of John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley 1687-1728

In 1687 John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley was born.

In Feb 1713 Edward Hyde 9th Baron Clifton died. His sister [his future wife] Theodosia Hyde (age 17) succeeded 10th Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold in Huntingdonshire.

In Aug 1713 John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley (age 26) and Theodosia Hyde (age 17) were married. She the daughter of Edward Hyde 3rd Earl Clarendon (age 51) and Katherine O'Brien Countess Clarendon.

In 1715 [his son] Edward Bligh 2nd Earl Darnley 1715-1747 was born to John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley (age 28) and [his wife] Theodosia Hyde (age 19).

On 01 Oct 1719 [his son] John Bligh 3rd Earl Darnley 1719-1781 was born to John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley (age 32) and [his wife] Theodosia Hyde (age 23).

On 30 Jul 1722 [his wife] Theodosia Hyde (age 26) died in childbirth. Her son [his son] Edward Bligh 2nd Earl Darnley 1715-1747 (age 7) succeeded 11th Baron Clifton of Leighton Bromswold in Huntingdonshire.

In 1725 John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley (age 38) was created 1st Earl Darnley.

In 1728 John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley (age 41) died. His son [his son] Edward Bligh 2nd Earl Darnley 1715-1747 (age 13) succeeded 2nd Earl Darnley.

[his daughter] Ann Bligh Viscountess Bangor was born to John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley and Theodosia Hyde.

Family Trees of John Bligh 1st Earl Darnley 1687-1728

Paternal Family Tree: Bligh