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The British Peerage in 1818: Peerages 321-336: Viscountcies in the Peerage of the United Kingdom 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 16 had been created in the peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

One viscountcy in the peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland became extinct during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras: Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe. The viscountcy of Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe was created by King George III for Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (29.09.1758-21.10.1805); it ecame extinct with Nelson¡¯s death at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1801-present)

Sixteen creations by King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland (25.10.1760-29.01.1820):

321. Curzon of Penn ((created 27.02.1802; United Kingdom)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Assheton Curzon, 1st Baron Curzon of Penn (02.02.1730-21.03.1820).

322. Melville (created 24.12.1802; United Kingdom)

Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (14.03.1771-10.06.1851), inherited his title from his father, Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, on 29.05.1811.

323. Newcomen (created 11.02.1803; Ireland)

Sir Thomas Gleadowe-Newcomen, 2nd Viscount Newcomen (18.09.1776-15.01.1825), inherited his title from his mother, Charlotte Gleadowe-Newcomen, 1st Viscountess Newcomen, on 16.05.1817.

324. Sidmouth (created 12.01.1805; United Kingdom)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Henry Addington (30.05.1757-15.02.1844), a former Prime Minster and Chancellor of the Exchequer.

325. Templetown (created 13.02.1806; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for John Henry Upton, 2nd Baron Templetown (08.11.1771-21.09.1846).

326. Anson (created 17.02.1806; United Kingdom)

Thomas Anson, 2nd Viscount Anson (20.10.1795-18.03.1854), inherited his title from his father, Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson, on 31.07.1818.[1]

327. Lorton (created 28.05.1806; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Robert Edward King, 1st Baron Erris (12.08.1773-20.11.1854).

328. Lismore (created 30.05.1806; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Cornelius O¡¯Callaghan, 2nd Baron Lismore (02.10.1775-30.05.1857).

329. Lake of Delhi and Laswari and Aston Clinton (created 04.11.1807; United Kingdom)

Francis Gerald Lake, 2nd Viscount Lake of Delhi and Laswari and Aston Clinton (31.03.1772-12.05.1836), inherited his title from his father, General Gerald Lake, 1st Viscount Lake of Delhi and Laswari and Aston Clinton, on 20.02.1808.

330. Keith (created 01.06.1814; United Kingdom)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, 1st Baron Keith (07.01.1746-10.03.1823).

331. Granville (created 12.08.1815; United Kingdom)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Lord Granville Leveson-Gower (12.10.1773-08.01.1846).

332. Ennismore (created 15.01.1816; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for William Hare, 1st Baron Ennismore (1751-13.07.1837).

333. Gort (created 22.01.1816; Ireland)

Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort (1768-11.11.1842), inherited his title from his uncle, John Prendergast-Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort, on 23.05.1817.

334. Frankfort de Montmorency (created 22.01.1816; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Lodge Evans de Montmorency, 1st Baron Frankfort de Montmorency (26.01.1747-21.09.1822).

335. Mount Earl (created 05.02.1816; Ireland)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Sir Valentine Richard Quin, 1st Baron Adare (30.07.1752-24.08.1824).

336. Exmouth (10.12.1816; United Kingdom)

This viscountcy was created by King George III for Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Baron Exmouth (19.04.1757-23.01.1833).

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

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http://worldroots.com/

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

www.royalsoc.co.uk/

http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/gedFx.html

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http://www.bigenealogy.com/peerage/page1.htm


Notes:

[1] His older brother had died in 1812 while serving in the Royal Navy.

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2006

 

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