William COVENTRY, 5th Earl Of Coventry

Male Abt 1676 - 1750  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name William COVENTRY  [1
    Suffix 5th Earl Of Coventry 
    Born Abt 1676  [2
    Gender Male 
    • When the 4th Earl died the title reverted to the grandsons of Walter, son of Sir Thomas. The Barony had died out earlier. When he inherited he was one of the Clerks of the Green Cloth. MP for Bridport 1708-19
    • Coventry was the son of Walter Coventry and his wife Anne (née Holcombe). His grandfather Walter Coventry was the youngest brother of Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry. He was elected to the House of Commons for Bridport in 1708, a seat he held until 1719, and served as Joint Clerk Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth from 1717 to 1719. The latter year he succeeded his second cousin once removed as fifth Earl of Coventry and entered the House of Lords. In 1720 he was admitted to the Privy Council and appointed Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, a post he retained until his death.
      Lord Coventry married Elizabeth, daughter of John Allen. She died in 1738. Coventry survived her by thirteen years and died in March 1751. His eldest son Thomas Henry Coventry, Viscount Deerhurst, predeceased him and he was succeeded by his second but eldest surviving son George.
    SW Group
    UKC 1881
    Reference Number 740 
    Died 1750 
    Person ID I7758  Southwest
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2010 

    Father Walter COVENTRY,   b. 16 Jul 1634 
    Mother Anne HOLCOMBE,   b. Est 1620 
    Married Est 1660 
    Family ID F2427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth ALLEN,   b. Est 1690,   d. 1738  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Est 1720 
     1. Thomas Henry COVENTRY, Viscount Deerhurst,   b. 1721,   d. 1744  (Age 23 years)
    +2. George William COVENTRY, 6th Earl Of Coventry,   b. 26 Apr 1722,   d. 3 Sep 1809  (Age 87 years)
     3. John Bulkely COVENTRY,   b. 1723,   d. 1801  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F2428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1882] Gedcom Coventry, Caroline, M10H944S499.

    2. [S1879] Wikipedia Coventry, William, 1879.