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Bligh, 6th earl of Darnley, John Stuart

British, 1827 - 1896

Biography
John Stuart Bligh succeeded his father as Earl in 1835. On 31 August 1850, he married Lady Harriet Mary Pelham [d. 1905], eldest daughter of the 3rd Earl of Chichester. He served as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the West Kent Yeomanry Cavalry from 1863-1874. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant and County Alderman. Of his three sons and five daughters, son Edward Henry Stuart succeeded Bligh as 7th Earl in 1896.
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