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Conyers Darcy

Conyers Darcy

Sir Conyers Darcy, KB (c. 1685 – 1 December 1758) was a British politician and courtier of the 18th century. He was a younger brother of Robert Darcy, 3rd Earl of Holderness.

From 1712 to 1714, and 1715 to 1717, he was one of the commissioners for the office of Master of the Horse.

He bought Aske Hall in 1722 and extensively remodeled it.

He was invested in 1725 as a Founder Knight of the Order of the Bath, and was sworn a Privy Counsellor in 1730.

He was a founding governor of the Foundling Hospital in London, a charity set up to care for foundlings (abandoned children).

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