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Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl of Dysart KT (1 May 1708 – 1770), styled Lord Huntingtower from 1712 to 1727, was a Scottish nobleman.

In 1729, he was elected High Steward of Ipswich.

He married Lady Grace Carteret, eldest daughter of John Carteret, 1st Earl Granville, by whom he had sixteen children:

  • A son, Lord Huntingtower (born and died 21 May 1730)
  • Lionel Tollemache, Lord Huntingtower (15 March 1731 – 16 March 1731)
  • Lady Grace Tollemache (9 April 1732 – 10 May 1736)
  • Lady Harriet Tollemache (died 2 August 1733)
  • Lionel Tollemache, 5th Earl of Dysart (1734–1799)
  • Lady Mary Tollemache (12 March 1736 – 14 March 1736)
  • A son (born 24 June 1737, died young)
  • Lady Frances Tollemache (c.1738 – 18 December 1807)
  • Wilbraham Tollemache, 6th Earl of Dysart (1739–1821)
  • A son (born 7 October 1740, died young)
  • Lady Catherine Tollemache (1741 – 24 May 1751)
  • Hon. George Tollemache (14 March 1744 – 13 November 1760), joined the Royal Navy and was drowned on a voyage to Lisbon after falling from the mizzen topmast head of HMS Modeste.
  • Louisa Tollemache, 7th Countess of Dysart (1745–1840), married John Manners in 1766
  • Capt. Hon. John Tollemache (30 March 1750 – 25 September 1777), married Lady Bridget Henley, daughter of Robert Henley, 1st Earl of Northington, on 3 December 1773, and had one son. The captain of HMS Zebra, Tollemache was killed in a duel in New York City with Lt-Col. Pennington over a sonnet written by the latter, reflecting on Lady Bridget's wit. Tollemache was run through the heart, and Pennington received seven wounds and nearly died.
    • Ens. Lionel Robert Tollemache (10 November 1774 – 14 July 1793), commissioned an ensign in the Coldstream Guards on 28 January 1791, killed at the siege of Valenciennes, without issue.
  • Lady Jane Tollemache (1750 – 28 August 1802), married John Delap Halliday (died 1794) on 23 October 1771 and had issue; married David George Ferry on 24 March 1802
  • Lt. Hon. William Tollemache (22 February 1751 – 16 December 1776), lieutenant of HMS Repulse, lost with the ship in a hurricane off Bermuda

In 1743, Dysart was appointed a Knight of the Thistle. He was apparently very parsimonious towards his eldest son, who married Charlotte Walpole in 1760 without his father's knowledge.[1]

Upon his death in 1770, he was succeeded as earl by his eldest son Lionel.

References

This article incorporates text from The Scots Peerage (1904-1914) , a publication now in the public domain.

  1. ^ Letters of Horace Walpole, 2 October 1760
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Lionel Tollemache
Earl of Dysart
1727–1770
Succeeded by
Lionel Tollemache
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