1999), "Lord-Lieutenant for Herefordshire". The Very Reverend Robert Bligh (c. 1704–1778), another younger brother of the first Earl,[citation needed] was an Anglican clergyman who became Dean of Elphin. [4] At Cambridge, he was secretary of the University Pitt Club. Ivo Bligh, as England captain, by a group of Melbourne women after England's victory in the Test series. Lord Darnley was succeeded in the Irish titles by his younger brother, the eighth Earl. The first creation in the Scots Peerage came in 1580 in favour of Esme Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, who was created Duke of Lennox at the same time. at the same time. He died on May 29, 1955.

He was succeeded by his younger brother, the third Earl. [5] and played for Cambridge against Oxford in the Real Tennis Varsity Match of 1880[6], Although the history of Test cricket between England and Australia dates from 1877, it was after an English team led by Monkey Hornby lost to the Australians at The Oval in 1882, that The Sporting Times newspaper wrote a mock obituary to English cricket, noting that the body would be cremated and the ashes sent to Australia. Earl of Darnley (1886–1955) Peter Bligh, 10.

The family seat is Netherwood Manor at Thornbury, Herefordshire, near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. [3] In 1725 Bligh was further honoured when he was advanced as Earl of Darnley, in the County of Meath, also in the Peerage of Ireland.

[3] She had been a music teacher at Rupertswood, where her future husband had stayed during his tour of Australia. 1999) On his death the titles passed to his only son, the ninth Earl. Thomas Bligh (1654–1710), father of the first Earl, represented County Meath as its MP in the Irish Parliament and was sworn of the Irish Privy Council. Ivo Bligh until 1900, lord of the Manor of Cobham, Kent, was a British noble, parliamentarian and cricketer.

He was married on June 25, 1912 to Daphne Rachel Mulholland, they had 2 children. The urn is reputed to contain the ashes of a bail, symbolising "the ashes of English cricket".

[3], Bligh was born in London, the second son of John Bligh, 6th Earl of Darnley, by Lady Harriet Mary, daughter of Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester.

Bligh captained the England team in the first ever Test cricket series against Australia with The Ashes at stake in 1882/83. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Canterbury and served as Lord Lieutenant of County Meath. On the death of his grandson, the seventh Earl (who had succeeded his father in 1896), the barony of Clifford of Leighton Bromswold separated from the Irish titles when it devolved upon the late Earl's daughter and only child, the ten-month-old Lady Elizabeth Bligh, who became the seventeenth holder of the barony by writ of summons. Earl of Darnley (* … On his death the titles passed to his eldest son, the fourth Earl. He was married on November 4, 1940 to Rosemary Potter, they had 4 children. While the urn has come to symbolise The Ashes series, the term "The Ashes" predates the existence of the urn. Thomas Bligh, younger brother of the first Earl, was a general in the British Army and represented Athboy in the Irish House of Commons for sixty years.