Lady Theodosia Bligh

24 July 1722–20 May 1777 (Age 54)
Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Theodosia

When Lady Theodosia Bligh was born on 24 July 1722, in Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bleglear Bligh 1st Earl of Darnley, was 34 and her mother, Theodosia Hyde, was 26. She married William Crosbie 1st Earl of Glandore about 1734, in Bangor, County Down, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 20 May 1777, in Ireland, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

William Crosbie 1st Earl of Glandore
Lady Theodosia Bligh
Marriage: about 1734
Maurice Crosbie
Lady Anne Crosbie
John Crosbie 2nd Earl of Glandore
Lady Theodosia Crosbie
Arabella Crosbie

Spouse and Children

about 1734
Bangor, County Down, Ireland


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Blythe .2 Irish: Americanized form of the Connacht name Ó Blighe ‘descendant of Blighe’, a personal name probably derived from the Old Norse byname Blígr (from blígja ‘to gaze’).3 Cornish: nickname from Cornish blyth ‘wolf’. Compare Blethen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Theodosia Bligh, "England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • Theodosia Bligh, 'England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975' on MyHeritage
  • Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, 1912, 'Compilation of Published Sources' on MyHeritage

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