2nd Earl of Bessborough

William Ponsonby (1704-1793), Irish and English Peer, collector of classical sculpture

William Ponsonby (1704-1793) succeeded to his father's titles in 1758. He had Parkstead House in Roehampton constructed in the 1760s. He was a keen collector of classical sculpture. He was a Trustee of the British Museum from 1768 until his death in 1793.
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