Acheson, Archibald, 3rd Earl of Gosford (1806 -1864)
Archibald Acheson was the only son of Archibald, 2nd Earl of Gosford and Mary only daughter of Robert Sparrow Esq of Worlingham Hall, Suffolk. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, he took his B.A. in 1828, was Colonel of the Armagh Militia and married Theodosia Brabazon, only daughter of the Earl of Meath. During his father's lifetime he was styled Viscount Acheson, sat as Member of Parliament for County Armagh from 1830 to 1847 as a Liberal M.P., was created Baron Acheson of Glencairny 18 September 1847, a Barony of the United Kingdom with a seat in the House of Lords. He succeeded to the Earldom in 1849. He was made a Knight of St Patrick 22 February 1855. In 1854 he published A short dozen of books relating to British history in the possession of the Earl of Gosford. His library was sold en block in 1878 to James Toovey, and was dispersed by auction in London at Puttick and Simpson 21 April 1884.