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Marquess of Donegall: Ludford family of Ansley


Letters and papers relating to the minority of Arthur Chichester, 1st Marquess of Donegall, under the guardianship of John Ludford and Sir Roger Newdigate, and after.

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Arthur Chichester, later 1st Marquess of Donegall (1739-1799) was the eldest son of Hon. John Chichester, second son of Arthur, 4th Earl of Donegall, by his wife Elizabeth Newdigate, daughter of Sir Richard Newdigate of Arbury, 3rd baronet. On the death of his uncle in 1757, he succeeded to the earldom of Donegall (his father having died in 1746). During his minority he was under the guardianship of his uncle, John Ludford and first cousin, Sir Roger Newdigate of Arbury