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Belmore, Earl (I, 1797)


Creation: let. pat. 20 Nov 1797


Family name: Lowry-Corry




Quarterly:  1st grand quarter, quarterly: 1st and 4th, Gules a Saltire Argent in chief a Rose Or (Corry); 2nd and 3rd, Sable a Cup Argent with a Garland between two Laurel Branches all issuing out of the same Vert (Lowry);  2nd grand quarter, Gules a Saltire Argent in chief a Rose Or (Corry);  3rd grand quarter, Argent on a Bend Azure three Buckles Or (Leslie);  4th grand quarter, Or a Lion rampant Gules over all a Bend Sable (Abernethy)


1st:  A Cock proper (Corry);  2nd, A Garland of Laurel between two Branches of the same proper (Lowry)


On either side a Tiger Cat guardant proper ducally gorged and chained Or


Virtus Semper Viridis (Virtue is always green)



Armar [Lowry later Lowry-Corry], 1st Baron Belmore later 1st Viscount Belmore later 1st Earl Belmore

1st son of Galbraith Lowry later Lowry-Corry MP, of Ahenis, co. Fermanagh, by his wife Sarah Corry, 2nd dau. and event. cohrss. of Col John Corry MP, of Castle Coole, co. Fermanagh


7 Apr 1740

mar. (1)

3 Oct 1771 Lady Margaret Butler (b. 23 Jan 1748; d. Apr 1775), 1st dau. of Somerset Hamilton [Butler], 1st Earl of Carrick, by his wife Lady Juliana Boyle, 1st dau. by his second wife of Henry [Boyle], 1st Earl of Shannon

children by first wife

1. Galbraith Lowry (b. 1772; dvp. 1773)

2. Hon Somerset Lowry-Corry, later 2nd Earl Belmore

1. Juliana Lowry-Corry (b. 1775; dvp. young)

mar. (2)

2 Mar 1780 (diss. by Act of Parliament 1793) Lady Henrietta Hobart (b. 7 Apr 1762; mar. (2) 14 Apr 1783 William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian;  d. 14 Jul 1805), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Hobart], 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, by his first wife Mary Anne Drury, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lt Gen Sir Thomas Drury, 1st Bt., of Overstone, co. Nottingham

only child by second wife

2. Lady Mary Ann Julia Louisa Harriet Lowry-Corry (b. 3 Apr 1781; d. 19 Apr 1862), mar. 9 Jul 1804 George John [Montagu], 6th Earl of Sandwich, and had issue

mar. (3)

11 Mar 1794 Mary Anne Caldwell (b. 17 Apr 1755; d. 13 Dec 1841), 1st dau. of Sir John Caldwell, 3rd Bt., of Castle Caldwell, co. Fermanagh, by his wife Elizabeth Hort, dau. of Most Rev Josiah Hort DD, Archbishop of Tuam


2 Feb 1802


6 Jan 1781 Baron Belmore, of Castle Coole in the County of Fermanagh

6 Dec 1789 Viscount Belmore

20 Nov 1797 Earl Belmore, of the County of Fermanagh

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament for Tyrone 1768-81; Sheriff of Tyrone 1769 and of Fermanagh 1779; suc. to the Castle Coole estate of the Corry family 1774 and took the additional name of Corry


Somerset [Lowry-Corry], 2nd Earl Belmore


11 Jul 1774


20 Oct 1800 his cousin Lady Juliana Butler (b. 20 Sep 1783; d. 22 Jul 1861), 2nd dau. of Henry Thomas [Butler], 2nd Earl of Carrick, by his wife Sarah Taylor, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Edward Taylor, of Askeaton, co. Limerick


1. Hon Armar Lowry-Corry, later 3rd Earl Belmore

2. Rt Hon Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry, Member of Parliament for Tyrone 1825-73, First Lord of the Admiralty (b. 9 Mar 1803; d. 5 Mar 1873), mar. 18 Mar 1830 Lady Harriet Anne Cooper (d. 25 Mar 1868), 2nd dau. of Cropley Ashley [Cooper], 6th Earl of Shaftesbury, by his wife Lady Anne Spencer, 4th dau. of George [Spencer], 4th Duke of Marlborough, and had issue

1. Lady Sarah Lowry-Corry (dvp. an infant 1806)


18 Apr 1841

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Tory) for Tyrone 1797-1802; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1819-41; Custos Rotulorum of Tyrone 1814-41; Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica 1828-32


Armar [Lowry-Corry], 3rd Earl Belmore


28 Dec 1801


27 May 1834 Emily Louise Shepherd (b. 3 May 1814; d. 3 Jan 1904), yst. dau. and cohrss. of William Shepherd, of Brabourne, co. Kent, by his wife Anne Lovel Dawson, dau. of Thomas Dawson, of Edwardstone Hall, co. Suffolk


1. Hon Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry, later 4th Earl Belmore

2. Admiral Hon Armar Lowry-Corry RN (b. 25 May 1836; d. 1 Aug 1919), mar. 8 Feb 1868 Geraldine King-King (d. 8 Jan 1905), 5th dau. of James King-King MP, of Staunton Park, co. Hereford, by his wife Mary Cochrane Mackenzie, 4th dau. of Kenneth Francis Mackenzie, and had issue:

1a. Arthur Lowry-Corry (b. 21 Feb 1869; dsp. 28 Nov 1946), mar. (1) 7 Dec 1897 (div. 1905) Kate Elizabeth Bullen, dau. of Capt James Bullen, and (2) 1913 Wilhelmina Amelia Johns (d. 24 Feb 1935), dau. of August Johns, of Gardena, North Dakota, USA

2a. Lionel Lowry-Corry (b. 9 Feb 1870; dvp. 13 Jan 1871)

3a. Father Gerald Lowry-Corry, Roman Catholic priest (b. 24 Aug 1871; d. 7 Mar 1929)

4a. Algernon Frederick Lowry-Corry (b. 29 Jun 1874; dvp. 15 Jun 1875)

5a. Maj Adrian Lowry-Corry (b. 11 Feb 1876; d. 12 Feb 1921), mar. 11 Feb 1909 Geraldine Hartcup (d. 27 May 1944), 4th dau. of William Thomas Hartcup, of Sprowston Hall, co. Norfolk, by his wife Florence Mary Coles, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Edward Charles Coles, of Paul's House and Orchard Portman House, co. Somerset, and had issue:

1b. Galbraith Armar Lowry-Corry, later 7th Earl Belmore

1b. Lady Doreen Stella Lowry-Corry, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1951 (b. 29 Jul 1916), mar. 6 Apr 1948 Rev John Gwinnett MC (d. 1977), son of John Gwinnett, of Gloucester, and has issue

6a. Hubert Armar Lowry-Corry, Assistant District Commissioner in Uganda (b. 22 May 1881; d. 27 Mar 1927)

7a. Bertram Lowry-Corry (b. 13 Dec 1883; dvp. 26 Feb 1864)

8a. Maj Walter Lowry-Corry (b. 6 Mar 1885; d. 15 Oct 1946)

1a. Rosamund Florence Lowry-Corry (b. 27 Jan 1873; d. 17 Jan 1932)

2a. Muriel Lowry-Corry (b. 26 Dec 1877; d. 5 Jun 1965), mar. 4 Mar 1905 Alexander Wallace Gilmour (d. 5 Sep 1946), son of Capt Wallace Gilmour, and had issue

3a. Evelyn Lowry-Corry (b. 12 Nov 1879; d. 12 Jul 1963), mar. 30 Apr 1907 Charles William O'Conor (d. 13 May 1963), only son of Denis O'Conor MP, and had issue

4a. Ethel Mary Lowry-Corry (b. 20 Aug 1882; dvp. 27 Jan 1883)

3. Hon Frederick Cecil George Lowry-Corry (b. 24 Jun 1839; d. 12 May 1855)

4. Col Hon Henry William Lowry-Corry DL, Member of Parliament for Tyrone 1873-80 (b. 30 Jun 1845; d. 6 May 1927), mar. 21 Sep 1876 Hon Blanche Edith Wood (d. 21 Jul 1921), 3rd dau. of Charles [Wood], 1st Viscount Halifax, by his wife Lady Mary Grey, 5th dau. of Charles [Grey], 2nd Earl Grey, and had issue


17 Dec 1845

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Tory) for Fermanagh 1823-31; Sheriff of Fermanagh 1832


Somerset Richard [Lowry-Corry], 4th Earl Belmore, GCMG PC


9 Apr 1835


22 Aug 1861 Anne Elizabeth Honoria Gladstone (b. 22 Dec 1841; d. 5 Oct 1919), 2nd dau. of Capt John Neilson Gladstone RN MP, of Bowden Park, Chippenham, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Elizabeth Honoria Bateson, dau. of Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Bt., of Belvoir Park, co. Down


1. Hon Armar Lowry-Corry, later 5th Earl Belmore

2. Hon Cecil Lowry-Corry, later 6th Earl Belmore

3. Hon Ernest Lowry-Corry (b. 23 Nov 1874; dvp. 11 Mar 1912)

1. Lady Kathleen Lowry-Corry (b. 28 Jul 1887; d. 13 Oct 1972), mar. 7 May 1919 as his second wife Brig-Gen Thomas Ward CMG, of Brynhir, Criccieth, co. Carmarthen (d. 16 Jan 1949), 2nd son of Joseph Ward, of St Peter's, co. Kent, and had issue


6 Apr 1913

suc. by



a Representative Peer for Ireland 1857-1913; Under Secretary, Home Office 1866-67; Privy Councillor [I] 1867; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of New South Wales 1867-72; KCMG 1872; a Lord Justice of Ireland 1885, 1890, 1891, 1895 and 1896; GCMG 1890; Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone 1892


Armar [Lowry-Corry], 5th Earl Belmore, DL


5 May 1870


12 Feb 1948

suc. by



barrister, Inner Temple; High Sheriff of Fermanagh 1895 and of Tyrone 1901


Cecil [Lowry-Corry], 6th Earl Belmore, DL


20 Mar 1873


2 Mar 1949

suc. by

cousin once removed


High Sheriff of Tyrone 1916 and of Fermanagh 1922 ; Member, General Synod of the Church of Ireland


Galbraith Armar [Lowry-Corry], 7th Earl Belmore, DL


14 Apr 1913


18 Feb 1939 Gloria Anthea Harker (mar. (2) 23 Nov 1963 Col Robert James Thompson Irwin MC (d. 1984), son of Benjamin Hugh Gray Irwin, of Johannesburg, South Africa), dau. of Herbert Bryant Harker, of Melbourne, Australia


1. Hon John Armar Lowry-Corry, later 8th Earl Belmore

1. Lady Anthea Geraldine Lowry-Corry (b. 16 Feb 1942), mar. 24 Apr 1965 Patrick Mathew Desmond Forde DL, of Seaforde, co. Down, only son of Lt Col Desmond Charles Forde DL, of Seaforde, co. Down, by his wife Hon Margaret Bertha Ward, 3rd dau. of Maxwell Richard Crosbie [Ward], 6th Viscount Bangor, and has issue

2. Lady Sarah Lilian Lowry-Corry (b. 31 Mar 1945), mar. 1979 Gary McNulty, and has issue


20 Jul 1960

suc. by



John Armar [Lowry-Corry], 8th Earl Belmore


4 Sep 1951


8 Sep 1984 Lady Mary Jane Meade (b. 12 Jul 1952), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Charles Edmund Carson [Meade], 6th Earl of Clanwilliam, by his wife Catherine Loyd, 3rd dau. of Col Arthur Thomas Loyd OBE, of Lockinge, Wantage, co. Berkshire


1. Hon John Armar Galbraith Lowry-Corry, styled Viscount Corry (b. 2 Nov 1985)

2. Hon Montagu Gilford George Lowry-Corry (b. 30 Mar 1989)

1. Lady Martha Catherine Lowry-Corry (b. 27 May 1992)


Last updated 15 May 2005




8th Earl Belmore, of the County of Fermanagh

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Nov 1797)

8th Viscount Belmore

(Ireland, let. pat. 6 Dec 1789)

8th Baron Belmore, of Castle Coole in the County of Fermanagh

(Ireland, let. pat. 6 Jan 1781)



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