John Delaval, 1st Baron Delaval

John Hussey Delaval (17 March 1728 – 17 May 1808) was an English landowner and politician who was created 1st Baronet Delaval of Seaton Delaval in the Baronetage of Great Britain in 1761, Baron Redford of County Wicklow, in the Peerage of Ireland in 1783 and Baron Delaval of Seaton Delaval in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1786.

He was educated at Westminster College and Pembroke College, Cambridge.

He served as Member of Parliament for Berwick on Tweed 1754–1761, 1765–1774 and 1780–1786.

He was the son of Francis Blake Delaval (1692-1752) who inherited estates at Ford Castle, Northumberland from his mother Mary nee Blake and at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland from his uncle Admiral George Delaval (1660-1723).

Delaval bought these estates from his elder brother Francis (1727-1791) in exchange for an annuity and developed the farming resources at Ford and the coal and mineral resources at Seaton.

His seat was at Seaton Delaval Hall an 18th century masterpiece by John Vanbrugh

He married twice but his only son predeceased him and the Barony became extinct on his death.He bequeathed his estates to his brother Edward Hussey Delaval (1729-1814) with remainder to their nephew Edward Astley.

He was buried in St Pauls Chapel, Westminster Abbey.



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