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Drogheda, Marquess of (I, 1791-1892)


Creation: let.pat. 15 Jul 1791


Extinct: 29 Jun 1892


Family name: Moore




See Earl of Drogheda



Charles [Moore], 6th Earl of Drogheda later 1st Marquess of Drogheda, KP PC

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Edward [Moore], 5th Earl of Drogheda, by his first wife Lady Sarah Ponsonby, dau. by his first wife of Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Earl of Bessborough


29 Jun 1730


15 Feb 1766 Lady Anne Seymour-Conway (b. 1 Aug 1744; dvp. 4 Nov 1784), 1st dau. of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, by his wife Lady Isabella FitzRoy, 2nd dau. of Charles [FitzRoy], 2nd Duke of Grafton


1. Lord Edward Moore, later 2nd Marquess of Drogheda

2. Lord Henry Seymour Moore (d. Aug 1825), mar. 28 Sep 1824 Hon Mary Letitia Parnell (mar. (2) 30 Dec 1830 Edward Henry Cole, of Stoke Lyne, co. Oxford; d. 6 May 1881), 2nd dau. of Henry Brooke [Parnell], 1st Baron Congleton, by his wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth Dawson, 1st dau. of John [Dawson], 1st Earl of Portarlington, and had issue:

1a. Henry Francis Seymour Moore, later 3rd Marquess of Drogheda

1. Lady Elizabeth Emily Moore (b. 14 Mar 1771; d. 18 Mar 1841), mar. 2 Feb 1797 as his second wife George Frederick [Nugent], 7th Earl of Westmeath, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Moore (d. 22 Feb 1842), mar. 2 Oct 1791 Alexander Stewart, of Ards (b. 26 Mar 1746; d. Aug 1831), brother of Robert [Stewart], 1st Marquess of Londonderry, and 2nd son of Alexander Stewart MP, of Mount Stewart, Co. Down, and Ballylawn Castle. Co. Donegal, by his wife and cousin Mary Cowan, sister and hrss. of Sir Robert Cowan, Governor of Bombay, and only surv. dau. of Alderman John Cowan, of Londonderry, and had issue

3. Lady Gertrude Moore (d. unm.)

4. Lady Frances Moore (d. 5 Oct 1833), mar. 17 Nov 1800 Rt Hon John Ormsby Vandeleur (d. 28 Nov 1828), and had issue


22 Dec 1822


5 Jul 1791 Marquess of Drogheda (Peerage of Ireland)

17 Jan 1801 Baron Moore, of Moore Place in the County of Kent (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by



entered army 1744: Col 18th Light Dragoons 1762-1821, Master General of Irish Ordnance 1770-97, Maj Gen 1770, Lieut Gen 1777, General 1793, Muster Master Gen 1807, Field Marshal 1821; Member of Parliament for St Canice 1756-58 and for Horsham 1776-80; suc. his father 28 Oct 1758 as 6th Earl of Drogheda; Grand Master of Irish Freemasons 1758-60; Governor of County Meath 1759-1822; Privy Councillor [I] 1760; Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1764-65; Governor of Kinsale 1764-70; Constable of Mayborough Castle 1765-1822; a Lord Justice (Regent) of Ireland 1766-67; a Governor of King's County 1764-1822 and Custos Rotulorum of King's County 1766-1822; Custos Rotulorum of Queen's County 1769-1822 and a Governor of Queen's County 1774-1822; Joint Postmaster General of Ireland 1797-1806; a Founder Knight of St Patrick 1783


Edward [Moore], 2nd Marquess of Drogheda


23 Aug 1770


6 Feb 1837

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Queen's County 1790-91


Henry Francis Seymour [Moore], 3rd Marquess of Drogheda, KP PC


14 Aug 1825


25 Aug 1847 Hon Mary Caroline Stuart-Whortley (b. 17 Oct 1826; dsp. 3 Apr 1896), 1st dau. of John [Stuart-Wortley later Stuart-Whortley-Mackenzie], 2nd Baron Wharncliffe, by his wife Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Ryder, 3rd dau. of Dudley [Ryder], 1st Earl of Harrowby


s.p. 29 Jun 1892


Privy Councillor [I] 1858; Knight of St Patrick 1868; Lord Lieutenant of Co. Kildare 1874-92


On the death of the 3rd Marquess of Drogheda the Marquessate of Drogheda and the Barony of Moore became extinct and he was succeeded as 9th Earl of Drogheda by his cousin, Ponsonby William Moore.




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