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The British Peerage in 1818: Peerages 285-320: Viscountcies in the Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland

By Stephen Millar 

The title of viscount ranks second-lowest in the British peerage, preceeding the title of baron. In 1818, there was a grand total of 66 viscountcies, of which 36 had been created in the peerage of Great Britain and Ireland.

Five viscountcies in the peerage of Great Britain and Ireland became extinct during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras: Langford, Cremorne, Pery of Newton Pery, Bridport of Cricket St. Thomas and Wentworth. The viscountcy of Langford (created 19.02.1766; Ireland) became extinct with the death of Hercules Rowley, 2nd Viscount Langford, on 24.03.1796. The viscountcy of Cremorne (created 19.06.1785; Ireland) became extinct with the death of Thomas Dawson, 1st Viscount Cremorne, on 01.03.1813. The viscountcy of Pery of Newton Pery (created 30.03.1785; Ireland) became extinct with the death of Edmond Sexton Pery, 1st Viscount Pery of Newton Pery, on 24.02.1806. The viscountcy of Bridport of Cricket St. Thomas (created 16.06.1800; Great Britain) became extinct with the death of Admiral Sir Alexander Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport of Cricket St. Thomas, on 03.05.1814. The viscountcy of Wentworth (created 05.05.1762; Great Britain) became extinct with the death of Thomas Noel, 2nd Viscount Wentworth, on 17.04.1815.

The viscountcy of Ferrard (created 22.11.1797; Ireland) was held by a woman: Margaretta Amelia Burgh [Foster], 1st Viscountess Ferrard.

Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland (1707-1801)

One creation by Queen Anne of Great Britain and Ireland (08.03.1702-01.08.1714):

285. Bolingbroke (created 07.07.1712; Great Britain) and 286. St. John (created 02.07.1716; Great Britain)

Sir George Richard St. John, 3rd Viscount Bolingbroke and 4th Viscount St. John (05.03.1761-18.12.1824), inherited his title from his father, Sir Frederick St. John, 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke and 3rd Viscount St. John, on 05.05.1787.

Eleven creations by King George I of Great Britain and Ireland (01.08.1714-11.06.1727):

286. St. John (created 02.07.1716; Great Britain)

[see 285. Bolingbroke above]

287. Molesworth of Swords (created 16.07.1716; Ireland)

Richard Pigott Molesworth, 7th Viscount Molesworth of Swords (23.07.1786-20.06.1875), inherited his title from William John Molesworth, 6th Viscount Molesworth of Swords, on 30.05.1815.

288. Chetwynd (created 29.06.1717; Ireland)

Richard Chetwynd, 5th Viscount Chetwynd (29.09.1757-27.02.1821), inherited his title from his father, William Chetwynd, 4th Viscount Chetwynd, on 12.11.1791.

289. Midleton (created 15.08.1717; Ireland)

George Brodrick, 4th Viscount Midleton (01.11.1754-12.08.1836), inherited his title from George Brodrick, 3rd Viscount Midleton, on 22.08.1765.

290. Boyne (created 20.08.1717; Ireland)

Gustavus Hamilton, 6th Viscount Boyne (12.04.1777-30.03.1855), inherited his title from his father, Gustavus Hamilton, 5th Viscount Boyne, on 29.02.1816.

291. Allen (created 28.08.1717; Ireland)

Joshua William Allen, 6th Viscount Allen (1782-21.09.1845) inherited his title from his father, Joshua Allen, 5th Viscount Allen, on 01.02.1816.

292. Falmouth (created 09.06.1720; Great Britain)

Edward Boscowen, 4th Viscount Falmouth (10.05.1787-29.12.1841), inherited his title from George Evelyn Boscowen, 3rd Viscount Falmouth, on 11.02.1808.

293. Barrington of Ardglass (created 01.07.1720: Ireland)

Reverend George Barrington, 5th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass (16.07.1761-04.03.1829), inherited his title from his brother, Richard James Barrington, 4th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass, in January, 1814.[1]

294. Gage (created 14.09.1720; Ireland)

Henry Hall Gage, 4th Viscount Gage (14.12.1791-20.01.1877), inherited his title from his father, Henry Gage, 3rd Viscount Gage, on 29.01.1808.

295. Torrington (created 21.09.1721; Great Britain)

George Byng, 6th Viscount Torrington (05.11.1768-18.06.1831), inherited his title from his father, John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington, on 01.01.1813.

296. Palmerston (created 12.03.1723; Ireland)

John Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (20.10.1784-18.10.1865), inherited his title from Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, on 17.04.1802.[2]

Three creations by King George II of Great Britain and Ireland (11.06.1727-25.10.1760):

297. Galway (created 17.07.1727; Ireland)

William George Monckton-Arundell, 5th Viscount Galway (28.03.1782-02.02.1834), inherited his title from Robert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway, on 23.07.1810.

298. Powerscourt (created 04.02.1744; Ireland)

Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount Powerscourt (11.09.1790-09.08.1823), inherited his title from his father, Richard Wingfield, 4th Viscount Powerscourt, on 19.07.1809.

299. Ashbrook (created 30.09.1751; Ireland)

Henry Jeffrey Flower, 4th Viscount Ashbrook (06.11.1776-04.05.1847), inherited his title from his brother, William Flower, 3rd Viscount Ashbrook, on 06.01.1802.[3]

Twenty-one  creations by King George III of Great Britain and Ireland (25.10.1760-29.01.1820):

300. Mountmorres of Castlemorres (created 29.06.1763; Ireland)

Francis Hervey de Montmorency, 3rd Viscount Mountmorres of Castelmorres (31.08.1756-23.03.1833), inherited his title from Hervey Raymond Morres, 2nd Viscount Mountmorres of Castlemorres, on 17.08.1797.

301. Dungannon (created 17.02.1766; Ireland)

Arthur Hill-Trevor, 2nd Viscount Dungannon (02.10.1763-14.12.1837), inherited his title from his father, Arthur Hill-Trevor, 1st Viscount Dungannon, on 30.01.1771.

302. Maynard (created 28.10.1766; Great Britain)

Charles Maynard, 2nd Viscount Maynard (09.08.1751-10.03.1824) inherited his title from Charles Maynard, 1st Viscount Maynard, on 30.06.1775.

303. Hampden (created 14.06. 1776; Great Britain)

Thomas Hampden, 2nd Viscount Hampden (11.09.1746-20.08.1824), inherited his title from his father, Robert Hampden, 1st Viscount Hampden, on 22.08.1783.

304. Southwell (18.07.1776; Ireland)

Thomas Anthony Southwell, 3rd Viscount Southwell (25.02.1777-29.02.1860), inherited his title from Thomas Arthur Southwell, 2nd Viscount Southwell, on 14.02.1796.

305. De Vesci of Abbeyliex (19.07.1776; Ireland)

John Vesey, 2nd Viscount de Vesci of Abbeyliex (15.02.1771-19.10.1855), inherited his title from his father, Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci of Abbeyliex, on 13.10.1804.

306. Lifford (created 04.01.1781; Ireland)

James Hewitt, 2nd Viscount Lifford (27.10.1750-15.04.1830), inherited his title from his father, James Hewitt, 1st Viscount Lifford, on 28.04.1789.

307. Clifden (created 12.01.1781; Ireland)

Henry Welbore Ellis, 2nd Viscount Clifden (22.01.1761-13.07.1836), inherited his title from his father, James Agar, 1st Viscount Clifden, on 29.12.1788.

308. Bangor (created 13.01.1781; Ireland)

Nicholas Ward, 2nd Viscount Bangor (05.12.1750-11.09.1827), inherited his title from his father, Bernard Ward, 1st Viscount Bangor, on 20.05.1781.

309. Melbourne (created 16.12.1781; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Peniston Lamb, 1st Baron Melbourne (29.01.1745-22.07.1828).

310. Doneraile (created 23.06.1703; re-created 22.06.1785; Ireland)

Hayes St. Leger, 2nd Viscount Doneraile (09.03.1755-08.11.1819), inherited his title from his father, the 1st Viscount Doneraile, on 15.05.1787.

311. Sydney (created 11.06.1789; Great Britain)

John Thomas Townshend, 2nd Viscount Sydney (21.02.1764-20.01.1831), inherited his title from his father, Thomas Townshend, on 13.06.1800.

312. Hawarden (created 10.06.1791; Ireland)

Cornwallis Maude, 3rd Viscount Hawarden (28.03.1780-12.10.1856), inherited his title from his half-brother, Thomas Ralph Maude, 2nd Viscount Hawarden, on 26.02.1807.

313. Harberton (created 05.07.1791; Ireland)

Henry Pomeroy, 2nd Viscount Harberton (08.12.1749-29.11.1829), inherited his title from Arthur Pomeroy, 1st Viscount Harberton, on 09.04.1798.

314. Northland of Dungannon (created 05.07.1791; Ireland)

Thomas Knox, 2nd Viscount Northland of Dungannon (05.08.1754-26.04.1840), inherited his title from his father, Thomas Knox, 1st Viscount Northland of Dungannon, on 05.11.1818.

315. Hood of Whitley (created 01.06.1796; Great Britain)

Henry Hood, 2nd Viscount Hood of Whitley (25.08.1753-25.01.1836), inherited his title from his father, Admiral Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood of Whitley, on 27.01.1816.

316. Duncan of Camperdown (created 30.10.1797; Great Britain)

Sir Robert Dundas Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Viscount Duncan of Camperdown (21.03.1785-22.12.1859) inherited his title from his father, Admiral Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown, on 04.08.1804.[4]

317. Carlton of Clare (created 21.11.1797; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Hugh Carleton, 1st Baron Carleton of Amner (11.09.1739-25.02.1826).

318. Ferrard (created 22.11.1797; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Margaretta Amelia Burgh [Foster] (1736-20.01.1824).

319. Avonmore (created 29.12.1800; Ireland)

Barry John Yelverton, 3rd Viscount Avonmore (21.02.1790-24.10.1870), inherited his title from his father, William Charles Yelverton, 2nd Viscount Avonmore, on 28.11.1814.

320. Monck (created 05.01.1801; Ireland)

Henry Stanley Monck, 2nd Viscount Monck (26.07.1785-20.09.1848), inherited his title from his father, Charles Stanley Monck, 1st Viscount Monck, on 09.06.1802.

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http://www.thepeerage.com/p1741.htm#i17410

http://www.freewebs.com/peerage/

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http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_WTL039920.html

http://www.electricscotland.com/

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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

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http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/

Notes:

[1] All three Barrington brothers eventually held the viscountcy: William (01.02.1793), Richard (13.07.1801) and George (01.1814).

[2] John Henry Temple became Secretary of War in 1809 and Prime Minister in 1855.

[3] The 2nd Viscount Ashbrook died aged 36; the 3rd Viscount Ashbrook died aged 34.

[4] This viscountcy is named after the Battle of Camperdown (11.10.1797).

 

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