Cust, John, 1st Earl Brownlow (1779 -1853)
John Cust, 2nd Baron Brownlow of Belton, was the eldest son of Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow, and his second wife, Frances, only child of Sir Henry Bankes, Alderman of London. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted in 1797, and took his M.A. in 1801. He was elected Member of Parliament for Clitheroe 1802 1808. He succeeded his father 25 December 1807, was Colonel of the South Lincolnshire Militia, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Recorder of Boston, and President of the Archaeological Institute of Lincoln. On 30 September 1815, he was created Viscount of Alford and Earl of Brownlow, was made a Grand Cross of the Hanoverian Guelphic Order in 1834, a Fellow of the Linnaean Society 1828 and of the Royal Society 1838. He married, firstly, 24 July 1810, Sophia, second daughter and coheir of Sir Abraham Hume, 2nd Baronet, and Amelia, sister of the last Earl of Bridgewater. She died in 1814, and he married, secondly, on 22 September 1818, Caroline, second daughter of George Fludyer, of Ayston in Rutlandshire. She died, 4 July 1824, and he married thirdly, 17 July 1828, Emma Sophia Edgcumbe, daughter of Richard, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe.