Henry Arundell, 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour

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Henry Arundell, 8th Baron Arundell of Wardour (31 March 1740 – 4 December 1808) was a British nobleman in the 18th century.

He married Mary Christina Conquest, the daughter of Benedict Conquest of Irnham Hall and Mary Ursula Markham, on 31 May 1763.[1] They had two daughters: Mary Christina (1764–1805), who married James Everard Arundell, 9th Baron Arundell of Wardour, and Eleanor Mary (1766–1835), who married Charles Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh.[2]

An avid collector of art, he accumulated immense debts in building and furnishing New Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, designed in the Palladian style by Giacomo Quarenghi.[3] A portrait was painted of him by Sir Joshua Reynolds. After his death, his trustees were forced to sell off a portion of his lands in Dorset.[4]

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  1. ^ Sotheby's: Catalog notes for the portrait of Mary Christina Conquest, Lady Arundell of Wardour (ca 1743-1813), by George Romney
  2. ^ Arundell of Wardour, Baron (E, 1605–1944) in Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Ten year house archive now complete". BBC Wiltshire. 24 February 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2006.
  4. ^ "London banker's Dorset dream". Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2006.

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Arundell
Baron Arundell of Wardour
Succeeded by
James Arundell