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Battle of Waterloo †. Monument to Major General Ponsonby, the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral. Major-General Hon. Sir William Ponsonby KCB (13 October 1772 – 18 June 1815) was an Anglo-Irish politician and British Army officer who served in the Peninsula War and was killed at the Battle of Waterloo .
- Killed in action
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
02/02/2019 · Sir William Ponsonby has gone down in immortality as leading the decisive charge of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo, on June 18th, 1815. In the 1970’s film ‘Waterloo’ he was played by Michael Wilding and anyone who has seen this film will remember how he and a Scots Greys trooper are pursued across a muddy landscape by seven lancers.
William Ponsonby (1546? – 1604) was a prominent London publisher of the Elizabethan era.Active in the 1577–1603 period, Ponsonby published the works of Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, and other members of the Sidney circle; he has been called "the leading literary publisher of Elizabethan times."
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William Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby, PC was a leading Irish Whig politician, being a member of the Irish House of Commons, and, after 1800, of the United Kingdom parliament. Ponsonby was the son of the Hon. John Ponsonby, the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, daughter of the 3rd Duke of Devonshire. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor of Ireland in 1784. He served as Joint Postmaster-General of Ireland.
Ponsonby was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He represented Cork City between 1764 and 1776 and thereafter Bandonbridge between 1776 and 1783. He was the leader of a powerful family grouping of between ten and fourteen MPs, the second largest in the Irish House of Commons. During the regency crisis of 1788–89, he gave his support to the Prince of Wales in opposition to William Pitt the Younger. As a consequence he was dismissed from the Post Office. Thereafter he permanently ...
By the time Fox regained office in 1806 as member of Grenville's Ministry of All the Talents, Ponsonby's health was poor, with the result that his wife urgently pressed his claims for a peerage, arguing that it was merited by his opposition to the Regency Bill and the Union, and by his staunch support for the Foxite whigs at Westminster. As a consequence he was raised swiftly to the peerage of the United Kingdom on 13 March 1806. He was gazetted as 'Baron Ponsonby, of Imokilly in the County of C
At a personal level Edmund Burke described Ponsonby in a letter to Lord Charlemont as "a manly, decided character, with... a clear and vigorous understanding." He was as interested in sport as he was in politics and was said to have kept 'the best hunting establishment in Ireland' at Bishopscourt, his seat in County Kildare, where it was also reported that he lived 'in the most hospitable and princely style'. In addition, he was easily irritated, especially if his status and pretensions went una
In 1769 Ponsonby married Louisa Molesworth, 4th daughter of the 3rd Viscount Molesworth, and his second wife, Mary Usher. They had five sons, four of whom were men of note and one daughter. John Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Ponsonby, was a diplomat Hon. Sir William Ponsonby, a major-general in the army was killed at the Battle of Waterloo Richard Ponsonby, became bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora in 1828, Derry in 1831 and Derry and Raphoe in 1834; George Ponsonby was a Member of Parliament and Junior
William Ponsonby (13 October 1772 – 18 June 1815) was a British Army major-general and the MP for Londonderry from 1812 to 1815, succeeding George Thomas Beresford and preceding George Robert Dawson. William Ponsonby was born in 1772 to a family of Anglo-Irish nobility, and he was the son of William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby. From 1796 to 1798, he served as the MP for Bandonbridge in the ...
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William Ponsonby, 1st Baron de Mauley. William Francis Spencer Ponsonby, 1st Baron de Mauley (31 July 1787 – 16 May 1855), was an English Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1826 and 1837. He was raised to the Peerage in 1838.
William married Barbara Ponsonby (born Ashley-Cooper) on month day 1814, at age 27. Barbara was born on October 19 1788. They had 5 children: Charles Frederick Ashley Cooper Ponsonby, Frances Anna Georgiana Kinnaird (born Ponsonby) and 3 other children. William passed away on month day 1855, at age 67 at death place.