Cholmondeley, Thomas, 1st Baron Delamere, of Vale Royal (1767 -1855)
Thomas Cholmondeley, of Vale Royal in Cheshire, was the son of Thomas Cholmondeley, of Vale Royal, and Dorothy, daughter and coheir of Edmund Cowper of Overlegh. He succeeded his father in 1779, was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1781, was a Fellow Commoner at Pembroke College, Cambridge 6 October 1785, and matriculated there in 1786. An Ensign in the 90th of Foot in 1794, he attained the rank of brevet Colonel the same year. He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th of Foot in 1799 and 1800, and was Captain Commandant of the Delamere Foresters in 1803, and Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 2nd Cheshire Yeomanry in 1819. Member of Parliament for Kent 1796 1812, and Sheriff of Cheshire 1792 1793, he was created Baron Delamere, of Vale Royal 17 July 1821. He married, 17 December 1810, Henrietta Elizabeth, younger daughter of Sir Watkyn Williams Wynn, 4th Bart of Wynnstay, Denbighshire.