Ref. No.: KN60
Date of Photo: 1735.
Edward must have been surprised to inherit the Earldom upon the death of his distant cousin the 10th Earl. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Hesketh from Rufford and was responsible for re-building the East Front of Knowsley Hall.
He stood down as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire to allow his son James to take the position, and this he did until James died in June 1771 at which point Edward assumed the title once again. Edward himself died in 1776 and was succeeded by his nephew Edward.