Lewis Watson, 2nd Earl of Rockingham

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Born: c1714.

Place of Birth:

Died: 14th December 1745. Buried 1st April, Rockingham Church.

Parents: Edward Watson, Viscount Sondes and Lady Catherine Tufton, daughter of Thomas Tufton, 6th Earl of Thanet and Lady Catherine Cavendish.

Marriages: Catherine Furnese (his first cousin), daughter of Sir Robert Furnese.

Children:  None.

Occupation: Politcian.

Notes: Lewis inhereited the earldom from his his grandfather in 1724. He was Lord Lieutenant of Kent from 1737 till his death in 1745, when he was succeeded by his brother Thomas. His widow married Francis, Earl of Guildford who died on 4th August 1790. She died 17th December 1766 and was buried at Wroxton.