ARTHUR ANNESLEY (III), 5TH EARL OF ANGLESEY AND 6TH VISCOUNT (D.1737)

Scope and Content

Arthur Annesley (III) was the youngest

son of James (III), the 2nd Earl. As

both his elder brothers, James (IV), and

John (II), had no sons, he inherited his

father's titles on the death of John

(II) in 1710.

Arthur (III) had no children, and

therefore on his death in 1737, his

titles passed to his cousin Richard.

However, Arthur (III) had first

bequeathed almost all his property In

Oxfordshire and Ireland to his first

cousin once removed Francis Annesley

(VI).

Arthur (III) enlarged his family's

holdings in Oxfordshire by buying first

the Manor of Bletchingdon (see E6/3/1D)

in 1716, and then the manor of Hampton

Poyle in 1719 (see E6/4/1D), although

he sold the latter only four years

later.

The papers in this section concern

settling jointures on his wife, the

payment of the debts of his grandfather

Arthur (I), and his will.