Loftus formerly Tottenham, See: - http://www.proni.gov.uk/records/private/ely.htm#charles *The Rt. Hon'ble SIR CHARLES TOTTENHAM, K,P,, p.c., 2nd Bart., B.A.* (Trinity College, Dublin), 1759. During his father's lifetime he was M.P. successively for Clonmines, Fethard, and Wexford Town. Capt. in 50th Foot, 1770. in 1783, at the age of 45, he succeeded to most of the estate of his uncle Henry, 3rd Earl of Ely; and thereafter was created Baron Loftus of Loftus Hall, Co. Wexford, 28.6.1785; Viscount Loftus, 22.12.1789; Earl of Ely, 15.2.1794; and 1st MARQUESS OF ELY, 29.12.18(K) all in the Peerage of Ireland Finally, on 19.1.1801, he was made Baron Loftus of Long Loftus Yorkshire in the Peerage of the U.K., in which capacity he and his successors have sat in the House of Lords. He was an original Knight of St. Patrick, and he held the post of Postmaster-General in 1789. He seems to have taken a prominent part in the negotiations leading up to the Union of 1800. On inheriting the Loftus estates he assumed the surname and arms of LOFTUS*. His uncle Henry's will names him as “my nephew Charles Tottenham Loftus”. He married the daughter and co-heir of Robert MyhilI of Killarney, Co. Killarney. There is a tablet to her memory in Bath Abbey, erected by her son (a, p. 6).