Earl of Shaftesbury is a title in the Peerage of England. The Peerage of England comprises all Peerages created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. It was created in 1672 for Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Baronet, a prominent politician in the Cabal then dominating the policies of King Charles II. Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl of Shaftesbury ( July 22, 1621 &ndash January 21, 1683) known as Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper The Cabal was a group of high councillors who held power in England from 1668 to approximately 1674. Charles II (Charles Stuart 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685 was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He had already been created Baron Ashley, of Wimborne St Giles in the County of Dorset, in 1661, and was made Baron Cooper of Paulett, in the County of Somerset, at the same time he was given the earldom. These titles are also in the Peerage of England. Baron Ashley is used as a courtesy title by the Earl's eldest son and heir apparent. A courtesy title is a form of address in systems of Nobility used by children former wives and other close relatives of a peer. The Baronetcy, of Rockbourne in the County of Southampton, was created in the Baronetage of England in 1622 for the Earl's father John Cooper. Baronetage of England (1611-1705 King James I erected the hereditary Order of Baronets in England on 22 May 1611 for the settlement of Ireland He sat as Member of Parliament for Poole. Poole is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Shaftesbury was succeeded by his son, the second Earl. He represented Melcombe Regis and Weymouth in the House of Commons. Melcombe Regis is an area of Weymouth in Dorset, England. Situated on the north shore of Weymouth harbour and originally part of the waste of Radipole Weymouth (ˈweɪməθ is a town in Dorset, England situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords His son, the third Earl, also sat as a Member of Parliament but is chiefly remembered as a writer and philosopher. On his death the titles passed to his son, the fourth Earl. He notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset. This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset. His younger son, the sixth Earl, represented Dorchester in Parliament. Dorchester was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Dorchester in Dorset. He was succeeded by his son, the seventh Earl. He was a prominent politician, social reformer and philanthropist.
His eldest son, the eighth Earl, sat as Member of Parliament for Hull and Cricklade. Kingston upon Hull, often simply referred to as Hull, was a parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire, electing two Members of Parliament to the Cricklade was a parliamentary constituency named after the town of Cricklade in Wiltshire. He was succeeded by his son, the ninth Earl. He was Lord Mayor of Belfast, Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, County Antrim and Dorset and Lord Steward of the Household. The Lord Mayor of Belfast is a ceremonial position held by a member of Belfast City Council and annually elected by that council This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Belfast. This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Antrim. This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset. The Lord Steward or Lord Steward of the Household, in England, is an important official of the Royal Household. On his death the titles passed to his grandson, the tenth Earl, the son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Ashley. Anthony Ashley-Cooper Lord Ashley ( 4 October 1900 &ndash 8 March 1947) was an English nobleman. He was murdered in 2004. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " As of 2007 the titles are held by his second and youngest son, the twelfth Earl, who succeeded his elder brother in 2005. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Another member of the family was the Liberal politician Evelyn Ashley. The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the rise of the Labour Party in the 1920s and a third party (Anthony Evelyn Melbourne Ashley PC ( 24 July 1836 &ndash 16 November 1907) was an author and a British Liberal politician He was the second son of the seventh Earl. His son was the Conservative politician Wilfrid Ashley, 1st Baron Mount Temple. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom.
The Ashley and Cooper Rivers in South Carolina were named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury and chief Lord Proprietor of the Carolina Colony. The Ashley River is a river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in Western Berkeley County The Cooper River is a River in the US state of South Carolina. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. Anthony Ashley-Cooper 1st Earl of Shaftesbury ( July 22, 1621 &ndash January 21, 1683) known as Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper Lord Proprietor was the gubernatorial title for the noble "ruling" Proprietors of certain British proprietary colonies in North America such The Province of Carolina from 1663 to 1712, was a North American British proprietary Colony, controlled by eight English noblemen Charleston was founded on the western bank of the Ashley in 1670 (at Charles Towne Landing), before moving across to its current peninsular location ten years later. Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina.
The family seat is Ashley House, near Wimborne St Giles in Dorset. See also Wimborne St Giles (hundred Wimborne St Giles is a village in east Dorset, England, situated on Cranborne Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast The family also own Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles. Lough Neagh (ˌlɒx ˈneɪ, ɫ̪ɔx ˈn̠ʲahax is a freshwater Lake in Northern Ireland. A lake (from Latin lacus) is a Terrain feature (or Physical feature) a body of Liquid on the surface of a world that is localized to the The British Isles (Irish variously Na hOileáin Bhriotanacha, Oileáin Iarthair Eorpa, Éire agus an Bhreatain Mhór; Ellanyn Goaldagh Eileanan
There is no heir to the titles. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)