Bland, Loftus Henry (1805 -1872)
Loftus Henry Bland, of Blandsfort, Abbeyleix, Queen's County (County Leix) was the fourth, but second surviving son of John Bland, of Blandsfort, and Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Birch M.P., of Turvey, County Dublin. John Bland died in 1810, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John Thomas Bland, a cornet in the 4th Queen's Own Dragoons, who died without issue in 1849, when he was succeeded by his younger brother, Loftus Henry Bland. He was educated at Mr Corcoran's School in Wicklow, at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was admitted in 1820, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a Pensioner 2 October 1822, and took his B.A. in 1825, and his M.A. in 1828. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn 7 February 1824, he was called to the Irish Bar in 1829, became a Q.C. in 1854, was Member of Parliament for King's County 1852 1859, and Chairman of County Cavan Quarter Sessions in 1862. He married, firstly, 20 August 1840, Charlotte Elizabeth, second daughter of General the Honourable Arthur Grove Annesley, of Anne's Grove, County Cork. She died in 1842, and he married, secondly, on 2 December 1843, Annie Jane, eldest daughter of John Prendergast Hackett, of Stratton Place, London.