Paul Brewster • Link
Wheatley footnotes Lord Middlesex as
"Lionel Cranfield, third and last Earl of Middlesex. Died 1674 when the title became extinct.
Linda Smurr • Link
Lionel Cranfield was first Earl of Middlesex. The title passed to his son(s?) and the title became extinct upon their death. A grandson, Lionel Cranfield SACKVILLE, became first Earl (Duke?) of Dorcet. The distinction between the two is not made very clear in a number of references, but checking the dates will clear it up.
vicenzo • Link
Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset['74] and 1st Earl of Middlesex[in 74]:
there was Lionel Cranfield who was the first but died in '45.
Richard Sackville, 5th Earl of Sackville b 1621, d. 1667 [1622-1667?] married 1637 Frances Cranfield]
The middlesex connection http://48.1911encyclopedia.org/M/MI/MIDDLESEX_L...
When Titles become extinct then they start again with the new genetic connection. Just to confuse the hoi-poloi- Me-Lord is me laud
Charles got gonged at a later date for one of his poems. At this time in 1660-69 he be just plain Honorable poet.
The first earl's [mdx] daughter Frances married Richard Sackville, 5th earl of Dorset, and their son Charles was created earl of Middlesex in 1675.
vicenzo • Link
Charles was this time more than the Right Honorable, he doth be Lord Buckhurst, not be Duke or Earl but I doth think it be a Baronet.
x:refs: Sackville, Edward http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/3872/
Sackville, Charles (Lord Buckhurst)
Sackville, Richard (5th Earl of Dorset)
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.