Robert Darcy - 4th Earl of Holdernesse

Robert Darcy

Born 1718
Died 1778

Alias: 

4th Earl of Holdernesse
Lord Holdernesse
11th Baron Darcy de Knayth
8th Baron Conyers

Biography: 

British diplomat and politician. British ambassador at Venice (1744-1746), ambassador at The Hague (1749-1751), Secretary of State (1751-1761), Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1765-1778). All of his titles became extinct upon his death, except for the Barony of Conyers which was inherited by his daughter Amelia.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell possibly met Lord Holdernesse at The Hague around June 5, 1764, when he mentioned a number of the Englishmen present in the town at the time.