Thomas Colyear, 4th Earl of Portmore

Thomas Charles Colyear, 4th Earl of Portmore (27 March 1772 – 18 January 1835), styled Viscount Milsington from 1785 until 1823, was a British politician.

Lord Portmore was the son of William Colyear, 3rd Earl of Portmore and succeeded him to his titles upon his death. He was married twice; in 1793 he married Lady Mary Elizabeth Bertie (d. 1797), daughter of Brownlow Bertie, 5th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, by whom he had a son:

  • Hon. Brownlow Charles Colyear, inherited the personal property of the Duke of Ancaster on his death in 1809, but died in Rome in 1819 due to injuries sustained in a fight with bandits.

In 1828 Lord Portmore married Frances Murrells, by whom he had no issue.[1]

Lord Portmore was a Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Boston in Lincolnshire from 1796 to 1802.

First-class cricketEdit

Lord Milsington was an English amateur cricketer who made three known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1792 to 1793. He was mainly associated with Hampshire and was an early member of Marylebone Cricket Club.[2]


Coat of arms of Thomas Colyear, 4th Earl of Portmore
A Coronet of an Earl
A Unicorn rampant Argent armed and maned Or
Gules on a Chevron between three Wolves' Heads erased Or as many Oak Trees eradicated proper fructed Or
On either side a Wolf proper


  1. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Scotland, and Ireland by John Burke and John Bernard Burke
  2. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826), Lillywhite, 1862

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Preceded by Member of Parliament for Boston
With: Thomas Fydell
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With: Thomas Fydell
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Preceded by Earl of Portmore