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Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford

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The Lord Lilford
Thomas Powys 2nd Baron Lilford (portrait by Henry William Pickersgill)
Thomas Powys 2nd Baron Lilford (portrait by Henry William Pickersgill)
Born8 April 1775
Died4 July 1825 (1825-07-05) (aged 50)
Other namesThomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford
Known for2nd Baron Lilford

Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford (8 April 1775 – 4 July 1825) was a British peer. He was the son of Thomas Powys, 1st Baron Lilford and Mary Mann of Lilford Hall. He succeeded his father as Baron Lilford in 1800. He was educated at Eton College, St John's College, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn (1794).

Child Birth Death
Thomas Atherton Powys 1801 1861
Robert Vernon Powys 1802 1854
Horatio Powys 1805 1877
Atherton Legh Powys 1809 1886
Henry Littleton Powys 1812 1863
Charles Powys 1813 1897
Henrietta Maria Powys Unknown 1870
Eleanor Powys 1800 1880
Mary Powys 1804 1883
Elizabeth Atherton Powys 1807 1891
Frances Hester Powys Unknown 1840
Jane Lucy Powys 1810 1905

He married Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton of Atherton Hall, Leigh on 5 December 1797 at Penwortham, Lancashire and they had twelve children.[1]

Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford by John Hoppner, R.A.
Henrietta Maria Vernon Atherton, 2nd Lady Lilford by John Hoppner, R.A.

Henrietta Maria Atherton (née Legh) inherited Bank Hall which had come to her mother from a first cousin, George Anthony Legh Keck and the Atherton Hall via her father Robert Vernon Atherton Gwillym. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northamptonshire on 9 May 1803.[2] Thomas died at Grosvenor Place on 4 July 1825 and was buried on 15 July 1835, at Achurch, Northamptonshire.[1] His fifth Son Henry Littleton Powys inherited Stoughton Grange, Leicestershire.[3]

Coat of arms of Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford
A lion's jamb couped and erect Gules, holding a staff headed with a fleur-de-lis also erect Or.
Or, a lion's jamb erased in bend dexter, between two cross crosslets fitchee in bend sinister Gules.
Dexter, a reaper habited in a loose shirt, leather breeches loose at the knees, white stockings, and black hat and shoes ; in his hat ears of corn, in his right band a reaping-hook, and at his feet a garb, all proper. Sinister, a man in the uniform of the' Northamptonshire yeomanry cavalry, riz. a green long coat, orna-mented on the cuffs and button-holes with gold lace, yellow waistcoat and breeches, and black top boots ; a black stock ; a round hat, adorned with a white feather in front and a green one behind, the sword-belt inscribed with the letters N.Y. and the exterior hand resting on his sword sheathed and point downwards.
Parta Tueri (To maintain acquired possessions).[4]
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Powys
Baron Lilford
Succeeded by
Thomas Atherton Powys


  1. ^ a b Tim Powys-Lyb (2011) "Thomas Powys Lord Lilford",
  2. ^ "No. 15666". The London Gazette. 14 January 1804. p. 63.
  3. ^ Person Page 5977
  4. ^ Debrett's Peerage. 1840.
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