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William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot

William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot PC (16 May 1710 – 27 April 1782), known as the Lord Talbot from 1737 to 1761, was a British politician.


  • Life 1
  • Family 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Talbot was born at Privy Council in 1761. He served from then until his death as Lord Steward of the Household. He was created Earl Talbot on 29 March 1761.

Talbot died 27 April 1782 at Lincolns Inn Fields and was buried at Sutton.


Talbot had no sons so he was created Baron Dynevor, of Dynevor in the county of Carmarthen on 17 October 1780, with a special remainder in favour of his only child, a daughter, Cecil Rice, and the heirs male of her body.

Talbot married Mary, daughter and heir of Adam de Cardonnel, secretary to the Duke of Marlborough, on 21 February 1733, at St George, Hanover Square.

He had an affair with Frances Scudamore, Duchess of Beaufort (born 14 August 1711 – died 16 February 1750), wife of Henry Scudamore, 3rd Duke of Beaufort; this led to the Beauforts' divorce in 1743.

Mary Anne Talbot claimed to be one of sixteen illegitimate children of Lord Talbot.[1]

At his death, the earldom became extinct, while the barony of Talbot passed to his nephew (and is now part of the earldom of Shrewsbury), and the barony of Dynevor passed to his daughter.


  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
  1. ^ Talbot, M. A. (May 2006) [1809]. Royster, P., ed. "The Life and Surprising Adventures of Mary Ann Talbot, in the Name of John Taylor".  

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  • Entry at
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Charles Kemys
Succeeded by
Bussy Mansell
Political offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Rutland
Lord Steward of the Household
Succeeded by
The Earl of Carlisle
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Earl Talbot
Baron Dynevor
Succeeded by
Cecil Rice
Preceded by
Charles Talbot
Baron Talbot
Succeeded by
John Chetwynd-Talbot

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