Rev. Dr. William Nelson 2nd Baron Nelson of the Nile
Adm. pens. (age 17) at CHRIST'S, Jan. 15, 1774. [4th] s. of the Rev. Edmund (1741), R. of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk (and Catherine Suckling). B. there [Apr. 20, 1757]. School, North Walsham. ' Matric. Michs. 1774; Scholar, 1775; B.A. 1778; M.A. 1781; D.D. 1802. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Dec. 19, 1779; priest, June 4, 1781; C. of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, 1779-81. C. of Syderstone, 1781-3. R. of Brandon Parva, 1783-97. Naval Chaplain in H.M.S. Boreas, 1784; obtained his discharge, Oct. 1786 and returned to Brandon Parva. R. of Hilborough, 1797. Preb. of Canterbury, 1803. Succeeded his brother, Oct. 21, 1805, as 2nd Baron Nelson of the Nile. Created Viscount Merton and Earl Nelson of Trafalgar, 1805. A pension of £5000 a year was granted to him by Parliament together with the sum of £90,000. With this, in 1814, he bought Stanlynch Park, near Downton, Wilts. Married (1) Nov. 1786, Sarah, dau. of the Rev. Henry Yonge, and had issue; (2) 1829, Hilare, dau. of Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Barlow. Died, s.p.m., Feb. 28, 1835, in London, when the earldom passed to his nephew, Thomas (1807). Brother of Suckling (1791) and of the Admiral; father of Horatio (1805). (Peile, II. 299; Northants. Clergy; G.E.C.; Walford, County Families; D.N.B.)
Alexander Nelson Hood 3rd Baron & First Viscount Bridport
Lieutenant in the Scottish Fusileer Guards.