Person:Edward Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford (1)

Edward Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford
b.1 Apr 1743
d.3 Jun 1792
  1. Edward Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford1743 - 1792
  2. Thomas Pakenham1757 - 1836
  • HEdward Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford1743 - 1792
  • W.  Catherine Rowley (add)
m. 1768
  1. Catherine Pakenham1773 - 1831
  2. Thomas Pakenham, 2nd Earl of Longford1774 - 1835
  3. Edward Pakenham1778 - 1815
Facts and Events
Name Edward Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Apr 1743
Marriage 1768 to Catherine Rowley (add)
Death[1] 3 Jun 1792
Reference Number? Q5344744?

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Edward Michael Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford (1 April 1743 – 3 June 1792) was an Irish sailor and landowner.

Pakenham was the son of Thomas Pakenham, 1st Baron Longford and Elizabeth Cuffe, 1st Countess of Longford. Longford was educated at Kilkenny College and joined the Royal Navy at the age of sixteen. He served during the Seven Years' War taking part in naval engagements off the coasts of West Africa and North America. He was captured by the Spanish near the end of the war and held for over a year. After he returned home following the Treaty of Paris he briefly represented County Longford in the Irish House of Commons between 1765 and 1766. In 1776 he inherited his father's title and seat in the Irish House of Lords. In January 1778 he returned to active service during the American War of Independence, serving in the English Channel and Mediterranean Sea. He returned home in 1782 having earned around £5,000 in prize money.

Lord Langford married Catherine Rowley, daughter of Hercules Langford Rowley, in 1768. They had a number of children including General Sir Edward Pakenham. Their daughter Catherine married the Duke of Wellington. He was the owner of Pakenham Hall Castle in County Westmeath which he systematically improved during his lifetime. Langford died in June 1792, aged 49, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Thomas, who in 1794 also succeeded his grandmother in the earldom of Longford. His third son was Sir Hercules Robert Pakenham CB, KCB, a lieutenant-general of the British Army and was brevet colonel and aide-de-camp to the William IV of the United Kingdom.

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