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William Irby, 1st Baron Boston

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William Irby, 1st Baron Boston (8 March 1707 – 30 March 1775) was a British peer and Member of Parliament.


Irby was the son of Sir Edward Irby, 1st Baronet and inherited his father's baronetcy in 1718. On 26 August 1746, he married Albinia Selwyn and they had three children including:

  • Augusta Georgina Elizabeth Irby (b. 15 July 1747).[1]
  • William Henry Irby (b. 29 August 1750).[2]

Irby was a Page of Honour to King George I and King George II in the final and first few years of their reigns, respectively. He was also an equerry to Frederick, Prince of Wales from 1728 to 1736, Vice-Chamberlain to the Prince's wife, Augusta from 1736 to 1751 and her Lord Chamberlain from 1751 to 1772.

Irby was also MP for Launceston from 1735 to 1747 and for Bodmin from 1747 to 1761. In 1761 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Boston, of Boston in the County of Lincoln, and became Lord of the Manor of Hedsor in 1764.

He died in 1775, aged 68 and was buried in Whiston, Northamptonshire.


  1. ^ The Register of Births & Baptisms in the Parish of St James within the Liberty of Westminster Vol. IV. 1741-1760. 5 August 1747.
  2. ^ The Register of Births & Baptisms in the Parish of St James within the Liberty of Westminster Vol. IV. 1741-1760. 3 September 1750.

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Court offices
Preceded by Page of Honour
Succeeded by
Henry d'Arcy
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Launceston
With: Sir William Morice, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir William Morice, Bt
Sir John St Aubyn, Bt
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Old Sarum
With: Thomas Pitt
Succeeded by
Earl of Middlesex
The Viscount Doneraile
Preceded by
John LaRoche
Thomas Bludworth
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
With: John LaRoche 1747–1752
George Hunt 1753–1761
Succeeded by
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Baron Boston
Succeeded by
Baronetage of England
Preceded by Baronet
(of Whaplode and Boston)
Succeeded by

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