1728 - 1808 (80 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||John Hussey Delaval |
||17 May 1808
||Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, England
||6 Siblings |
||30 Jul 2006 |
- Baron Delaval
On 2 April 1750, he married his cousin, Susanna Robinson, widow of John Potter, Under Secretary of State, and they became the parents of one son and six daughters. Created a Baronet on 1 July 1761, from 1765 till 1774 he was M.P. for Berwick and again from 1780 till 1786.
On 7 August 1771 when his elder brother, Sir Francis Blake Delaval, died, he succeeded to the family estate. On 1 October 1783 his wife died and, on 11 October, was buried with great pomp in Westminster Abbey. Only six days later, on 17 October 1783, he was created Baron Delaval of Redford, County Wicklow, one of the Irish Peerages created that year and, on 21 August 1786, included in the British Peerage as Baron Delaval of Seaton Delaval. He received his first peerage from the Coalition Government and, changing sides, the second from Pitt.
At 70 years of age, he was described as 'graceful and slender, his manners elegant, gay and pleasing.' On 5 January 1803, aged seventy-five, he married Susanna Elizabeth Knight. He died suddenly at breakfast, at Seaton Delaval, on 17 May 1808, aged eighty. His only son, John Delaval, had predeceased him, aged nineteen, having been kicked in the testicles by a laundry maid to whom he was paying his addresses. The Delaval titles then became extinct and the properties passed on to his daughters.