General the Hon. He died on May 29, 1955. The family seat is Netherwood Manor at Thornbury, Herefordshire, near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.  Since the 1998/99 Ashes series, a Waterford crystal trophy has been presented to the winners.. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the third Earl. 1 Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, [n.d.]", contributions in Parliament by Esme Ivo Bligh, 9th Earl of Darnley, contributions in Parliament by Peter Stuart Bligh, 10th Earl of Darnley, contributions in Parliament by Adam Ivo Stuart Bligh, 11th Earl of Darnley, Extant earldoms in the peerages of Britain and Ireland, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Earl_of_Darnley&oldid=986417053, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 October 2020, at 18:43. For more information on this creation, see the Duke of Richmond. As of 2017 the title is held by his only son, the twelfth earl, who succeeded his father in that year. 6 October 1931, d. 1 December 1994, Fernández de Córdoba-Figueroa y Fernández de Henestrosa, http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/gotha.html, Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, St. Mary's School, Calne, Wiltshire, England, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. 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. Nov 20, 2013 - Ivo Francis Walter Bligh, 8th Earl of Darnley DL, JP (13 March 1859 – 10 April 1927), styled The Honourable Ivo Bligh until 1900, was a British cricketer who captained the English team in the first ever Test series against Australia with the Ashes at stake in 1882/83. A talented and successful cricketer who captained MCC, he sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1905 to 1927. Esmé Ivo Bligh was born on October 11, 1886 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, son of Ivo Francis Walter Bligh and Florence Rose Morphy. Lord Darnley served as a Lord of the Bedchamber to Frederick, Prince of Wales, but died unmarried in 1747, aged 31. In 1937 he succeeded his first cousin The Lady Clifton (who died unmarried) in her ancient English barony by writ of summons being her heir-general, as eighteenth Baron Clifton of Leighton Bromswold. Earl of Darnley (1859–1927) Esme Bligh, 9. Earl of Darnley is a hereditary title that has been created three times, twice in the Peerage of Scotland and once in the Peerage of Ireland. at the same time. Bligh succeeded his elder brother Edward as Earl of Darnley in 1900. The urn is not used as the trophy for the Ashes series, and, whichever side "holds" the Ashes, the urn remains in the MCC Museum at Lord's. On his death the titles passed to his only son, the ninth Earl. A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe, F, #80985, b.