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Frankfort de Montmorency, Viscount (I, 1816 - 1917)


Creation: let.pat. 12 Jan 1816


Extinct: 5 Jul 1917


Family name: Morres later de Montmorency




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Lodge Evans [Morres later de Montmorency], 1st Baron Frankfort later 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, PC

1st son and heir of Redmond Morres MP, of Dublin, barrister-at-law (by his wife Elizabeth Lodge, only dau. and hrss. of Francis Lodge, of Dublin), younger brother of Hervey [Morres], 1st Viscount Mountmorres, and 3rd son of Francis Morres, of Castle Morres, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Catharine Evans, 3rd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir William Evans, 1st Bt., of Kilkreene, co. Kilkenny), 1st son and heir of Capt Hervey Morres MP, of Castle Morres, co. Kilkenny (by his third wife Frances Butler, sister of Edward [Butler], 2nd Viscount of Galmoye, and 3rd dau. of Col Hon Piers Butler, of Barrowmount, co. Kilkenny), 2nd son of Sir Redmond Morres, 2nd Bt., of Knockagh, co. Tipperary


26 Jan 1747

mar. (1)

Jan 1771 Mary Fade (dsp. 7 Feb 1787), dau. and hrss. of Joseph Fade, of Dublin, by his wife Sarah Bayly, dau. of John Bayly

mar. (2)

6 Aug 1804 Catherine White (d. 12 Nov 1851), dau. of George White, of Castle Bellingham

children by second wife

1. Hon Lodge Reymond de Montmorency, later 2nd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency

1. Hon Catharine Penelope de Montmorency (d. 24 Jun 1858), mar. 11 Apr 1822 Very Rev Hon Henry Montagu Browne, Dean of Lismore, Rector of Burnchurch, co. Kilkenny (b. 3 Oct 1799;  d. 24 Nov 1884), 2nd son of James Caulfeild [Browne], 2nd Baron Kilmaine, by his wife Hon Anne Cavendish, 4th dau. of Rt Hon Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Bt., of Doveridge, co. Derby, Receiver-General of Ireland, by his wife Sarah Bradshaw, suo jure Baroness Waterpark, only dau. and hrss. of Richard Bradshaw, and had issue

2. Hon Emilia Elinor de Montmorency, mar. Oct 1826 Richard Wordsworthy Cooper (d. 1850), 3rd son of E S Cooper, of Markree Castle, co. Sligo, and had issue

3. Hon Mary Elizabeth de Montmorency (d. 10 Jun 1838), mar. Apr 1833 Joseph Radcliff (d. Oct 1862), son of Rt Hon John Radcliff LL.D


21 Sep 1822


31 Jul 1800 Baron Frankfort, of Galmoye in the County of Kilkenny

12 Jan 1816 Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency

suc. by

son by second wife


barrister, 1769; Member of Parliament for Innistioge 1768-76, for Bandon Bridge 1776-96, for Ennis 1796-97, and for Dingle 1797-1800; High Sheriff of co. Kilkenny 1783; Receiver-General of the Irish Post Office 1784-89; Under Secretary for Ireland 1795; Privy Councillor [I] 1796; a Lord of the Irish Treasury 1796-1806; together with four of his cousins he took the name of de Montmorency in lieu of that of Morres by Royal Warrant 1815


Lodge Reymond [de Montmorency], 2nd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency


24 Nov 1806


12 Jan 1835 (separated 1843) Georgiana Frederica Henchy (b. c. 1808; d. 16 Apr 1885), dau. of Peter FitzGibbon Henchy QC, by his first wife Eleanor Atkinson, dau. of ..... Atkinson


1. Hon Reymond Hervey de Montmorency, later 3rd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency

1. Hon Caroline Georgina de Montmorency (dvp. 30 Apr 1844)


25 Dec 1889

suc. by



sometime an officer in the 10th Hussars, but retired 1827


Reymond Hervey [de Montmorency], 3rd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, KCB


21 Sep 1835


25 Apr 1866 Rachel Mary Lumley Godolphin Michel (d. 10 Mar 1936), 1st dau. of Field Marshal Sir John Michel GCB, by his wife Louisa Anne Churchill, dau. of Maj Gen H Churchill


1. Capt Hon Reymond Hervey Lodge Joseph de Montmorency VC, served in Egypt (b. 5 Feb 1867; dvp. 23 Feb 1900, being killed in action at Schoeman's Farm, near Sterkstroom, Cape Colony)

2. Capt Hon Willoughby John Horace de Montmorency, later 4th Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency

1. Hon Caroline Blanche Fane de Montmorency (b. 6 Apr 1871; dvp. 18 Oct 1892)

2. Hon Kathleen Louisa Michel de Montmorency, served in World War I 1914-18 (b. 21 Sep 1873; d. 4 Oct 1927)

3. Hon Lily Rachel Mary de Montmorency ,served in World War I 1914-18 (b. 13 Apr 1875; d. 19...)


7 May 1902 (bur. at Dewlish, Dorchester, co. Oxford)

suc. by



entered the Army 1854; Capt, 33rd Foot, exchanging to 32nd Light Infantry; served in the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny, and the Abyssinian War; Lt Col, 32nd Light Infantry 1876; Col 1881; Hon Maj Gen 1887; Maj General 1889; in command at Alexandria 1887-90, in Bengal 1890-95, and in Dublin 1895-97; KCB 1898; a Representative Peer (Conservative) for Ireland 1900-02


Willoughby John Horace [de Montmorency], 4th Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency


3 May 1868


1 Feb 1916 Mabel Augusta Throckmorton (mar. (2) ..... Pearson;  d. 13 Dec 1946), yst. dau. of L C Throckmorton, of Woollahra, Sudney, New South Wales, Australia


s.p. 5 Jul 1917


entered the Army 1888; sometime Capt, 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; served in Burma 1891-92, in the Tirah expedition 1897-98, and the Nile 1899; served in World War I 1914-17 as Capt, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry


On the death of the 4th Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency both his peerages became extinct.


First written 26 Jan 2013



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