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Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury, was born 21 December 1768 to Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury (1711-1771) and Mary Bouverie (1730-1804) and died 2 June 1851 of unspecified causes. He married Anne Spencer (1773-1865) 1796 .


Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury (21 December 1768-2 June 1851), styled The Honourable Cropley Ashley-Cooper until 1811, was a British politician. He was the father of the social reformer Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.

Background

Shaftesbury was a younger son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury, by his second wife the Hon. Mary, daughter of Jacob Bouverie, 1st Viscount Folkestone.[1]

Political career

Shaftesbury was elected Member of Parliament for Dorchester in 1790, a seat he held until 1811.[2] The latter year he succeeded his elder brother in the earldom and entered the House of Lords, in which he served as Chairman of Committees.[3]

Family

Lord Shaftesbury married Lady Anne, daughter of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, in 1796.



Children


Offspring of Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury and Anne Spencer (1773-1865)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harriet Anne Ashley-Cooper (1798-1868) 15 September 1798 25 March 1868 Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry (1803-1873)

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885)

Lord Shaftesbury died in June 1851, aged 82, and was succeeded in the earldom by his son, Anthony, the noted social reformer. Lady Shaftesbury died in August 1865, aged 91.[4]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Damer
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
1790
Succeeded by
Hon. George Damer
Preceded by
Hon. George Damer
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
1791–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
1801–1811
Succeeded by
Robert Williams
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Hunt
Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance
1804–1806
Succeeded by
James Martin Lloyd
Preceded by
James Martin Lloyd
Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance
1807
Succeeded by
Thomas Thoroton
Preceded by
Hon. William Wellesley-Pole
Clerk of the Ordnance
1807–1811
Succeeded by
Robert Plumer Ward
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Anthony Ashley-Cooper
Earl of Shaftesbury
1811–1851
Succeeded by
Anthony Ashley-Cooper





Footnotes (including sources)

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