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Earl of Sefton

Earl of Sefton

A carte-de-visite portrait of the Earl of Sefton (1835-1897).

Born on 14 October 1835 at Sefton in Lancashire, William Philip Molyneux, 4th Earl of Sefton, was the son of Charles William Molyneux, 3rd Earl of Sefton, and Mary Augusta Gregg-Hopwood. At the death of his father in 1855 he gained the title 4th Earl of Sefton. On 18 July 1866 he married Hon. Cecil Emily Joliffe (1838-1899), daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir William George Hylton Joliffe, 1st Baron Hylton and Eleonor Paget.

Lord Sefton died on 27 June 1897.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London.

Code: 124711
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