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Edward Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of Derwentwater
(1655 – 29 April 1705) was an English peer
The Peerage of England comprises all peerages created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. In that year, the Peerages of England and Scotland were replaced by one Peerage of Great Britain....
, styled Viscount Radclyffe
from 1688 to 1695.
He inherited the earldom from his father, Francis Radclyffe, 1st Earl of Derwentwater
Francis Radclyffe, 1st Earl of Derwentwater , of Dilston Castle was an English peer and member of the House of Lords. His wife was Catherine Fenwick....
in 1697. On 18 August 1687
he had married Lady Mary Tudor
Lady Mary Tudor was the illegitimate daughter of Charles II of England by his mistress, the actress and singer Mary 'Moll' Davis, a celebrated rival of Nell Gwynn, King Charles' London-born mistress who was also an actress...
, the natural daughter of King Charles II
Charles II was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.Charles II's father, King Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War...
Their children were:
- James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater
James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater was an English Jacobite, executed for treason. His death is remembered in an English traditional ballad, "Lord Allenwater", collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1904 from the singing of Emily Stears.-Life:He was the son of Edward Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of...
- Hon. Francis Radclyffe (2 February 1691 – 15 May 1715)
- Hon. Charles Radclyffe
Charles Radclyffe titular 5th Earl of Derwentwater, who claimed the title Fifth Earl of Derwentwater...
- Lady Mary Tudor Radclyffe (6 October 1697 – 16 March 1756)