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Marquess of Donegall: Ludford family of Ansley


Please note: this record contains an archaic, offensive term for people living with mental health issues.

Account of the quarrel between Sir Roger Newdigate and John Ludford, reciting Sir Roger's attempts to have the Earl of Donegall [Arthur, 3rd Earl] declared a [person experiencing a mental health problem], and his refusal to accept the guardianship of the Chichesters [children of Hon. John Chichester, dvp], resulting in a Chancery suit: after quarrel with John Ludford Newdigate seeking to establish himself as champion of the Chichesters and turning them against Ludford.

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Hon. John Chichester, dvp - decessit vita patris, "died in the lifetime of his father", a term used by genealogists to denote a child who pre-deceased his or her father.