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Carlow, Viscount (I, 1776)

 

Creation: let.pat. 24 Jul 1776

 

Family name: Dawson

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Arms:

See Earl of Portarlington

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William Henry [Dawson], 1st Baron Dawson later 1st Viscount Carlow

2nd but 1st surv. son and hr. of Ephraim Dawson MP, of Portarlington, Queen's County, by his wife Anne Preston, dau. and hrss. of Samuel Preston, of Emo House, Queen's County

born

mar.

8 Dec 1737 Mary Damer (d. 2 Jun 1769; bur. in St George's Chapel, Dublin), sister and heiress in her issue of Joseph [Damer], 1st Earl of Dorchester, and 1st dau. of Joseph Damer, of Came House, co. Dorset, by his wife Mary Churchill, dau. of John Churchill, of Henbury, co. Dorset

children

1. Hon John Dawson, later 2nd Viscount Carlow later 1st Earl of Portarlington

2. Hon ..... Dawson

3. Hon ..... Dawson

4. Hon ..... Dawson

5. Hon ..... Dawson

1. Hon ..... Dawson

2. Hon ..... Dawson

3. Hon ..... Dawson

died

22 Aug 1779 (bur. in the New Church at Coolbanagher, Queen's County)

created

29 May 1770 Lord Dawson, Baron Dawson of Dawson's Court in the Queen's County

24 Jul 1776 Viscount Carlow

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Portarlington 1733-60 and 1769-70 and for Queen's County 1761-68; a Governor of Queen's County 1750-79

 

John [Dawson], 2nd Viscount Carlow later 1st Earl of Portarlington, PC

created

21 Jun 1785 Earl of Portarlington

 

The Viscountcy of Carlow has been held by the Earls of Portarlington since 21 Jun 1785.

 

 First written 8 Jul 2007

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