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Midleton, Viscount (I, 1717)


Creation: let. pat. 15 Aug 1717


Family name: Brodrick




Argent on a Chief Vert two Spear Heads of the field erect and embrued Gules


Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Spear Head Argent embrued Gules


On either side a Man in Armour each holding in the exterior hand a Spear all proper


A Cuspide Corona (From the spear a crown)



Alan [Brodrick], 1st Baron Brodrick later 1st Viscount Midleton, PC

2nd son of Sir St John Brodrick, of Midleton, co. Cork, by his wife Alice Clayton, sister of Randall Clayton, of Thelwall, co. Chester, and dau. of Laurence Clayton, of Mallow, co. Cork



mar. (1)

Catherine Barry, 2nd dau. of Redmond Barry, of Rathcormick, co. Cork, by his wife Mary Boyle, dau. of John Boyle, of Castle Lyons

only son by first wife

1. Rt Hon St John Brodrick MP, of Ballyanan (dspm. and vp. 21 Feb 1728), mar. Anne Hill (d. 25 Apr 1752), sister of Trevor [Hill], 1st Viscount Hillsborough, and dau. of Rt Hon Michael Hill MP, of Hillsborough, co. Down, by his wife Anne Trevor, dau. and eventual hrss. of Sir John Trevor, of Brynkinalt, co. Denbigh, Master of the Rolls and Speaker of the House of Commons, and had issue:

1a. Katherine Brodrick (bur. vp. 2 Nov 1713)

2a. Anne Brodrick, mar. James Jeffreyes, of Blarney Castle, co. Cork

3a. Alice Brodrick, mar. Charles O'Neill, of Shane's Castle, co. Antrim, and had issue

4a. Mary Brodrick, mar. Sir John Redmond Freke, 3rd Bt., of Castle Freke

5a. Jane Brodrick, mar. Rev Laurence Brodrick

mar. (2)

1695 Lucy Courthorpe (bur. 30 Jun 1703), sister and cohrss. of Col John Courthorpe and 3rd dau. of Sir Peter Courthorpe, of Little Island, co. Cork, by his second wife Elizabeth Giffard, dau. of Sir John Giffard

children by second wife

2. Hon Alan Brodrick, later 2nd Viscount Midleton

3. Courthorpe Brodrick (bapt. 25 Mar 1700; dvp. Dec 1700)

1. Hon Alice Brodrick (b. 31 May 1697; d. 1780), mar. 3 Mar 1736 Rev John Castleman, Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford

mar. (3)

1 Dec 1716 Anne Hill (widow of his son's father-in-law, Rt Hon Michael Hill MP, of Hillsborough, co. Down;  d. 5 Jan 1747/8; bur. with her first husband at Hillsborough, co. Down), dau. and eventual hrss. of Sir John Trevor, of Brykinalt, co. Denbigh, Master of the Rolls and Speaker of the House of Commons, by his wife Jane Mostyn, 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir Roger Mostyn, 1st Bt., of Mostyn, co. Flint


29 Aug 1728 (bur. at Midleton, co. Cork)


13 Apr 1715 Baron Brodrick, of Midleton in the County of Cork

15 Aug 1717 Viscount Midleton, of Midleton in the County of Cork

suc. by

son by second wife


admitted to the Inner Temple, London 1669/70; an active supporter of King William III and as a consequence attainted by the Irish Parliament in 1689; Recorder of Cork 1690; Serjeant-at-law 1690/1; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Cork 1692-1710 and for co. Cork 1713-14; Solicitor-General for Ireland 1695-1707;  Speaker of the House of Commons in Ireland 1703-10 and 1713-14; Privy Councillor [I] 1703-11 and 1714-28; Attorney-General for Ireland 1707-1709;  Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland 1709-10;  Lord High Chancellor of Ireland 1714-25; Member of Parliament [E] for Midhurst 1717-28; a Lord Justice (Regent) of Ireland 1717, 1719, 1723 and 1724


Alan [Brodrick], 2nd Viscount Midleton


31 Jan 1701/2


7 May 1729 Lady Mary Capell (bapt. 19 Oct 1700; d. 3 May 1756; bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey), 2nd dau. of Algernon [Capell], 2nd Earl of Essex, by his wife Lady Mary Bentinck, 1st dau. by his first wife of Hans William [Bentinck], 1st Earl of Portland


1. Hon George Brodrick, later 3rd Viscount Midleton

2. Hon Courthorpe Brodrick (bur. vp. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey, 1 Sep 1733)


8 Jun 1747 (bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey)

suc. by



admitted to the Inner Temple, London 1721; a Commissioner of the Customs 1727-30; Joint Comptroller of the Army accounts 1730-47; suc. his uncle Rt Hon Thomas Brodrick in the family estates of Midleton, co. Cork, Wandsworth, co. Surrey, etc. 1730


George [Brodrick], 3rd Viscount Midleton


3 Oct 1730


1 May 1752 Albinia Townshend (b. c. 1731; d. 18 Sep 1808; bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey), sister of Thomas [Townshend], 1st Viscount Sydney, and 1st dau. of Hon Thomas Townshend (by his wife Albinia Selwyn, dau. of Col John Selwyn, of Matson, co. Gloucester), 2nd son by his first wife of Charles [Townshend], 2nd Viscount Townshend


1. Hon George Brodrick, later 4th Viscount Midleton

2. Hon Thomas Brodrick MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department (b. 17 Apr 1756; d. 13 Jan 1795)

3. Col Hon Henry Brodrick (b. 12 Dec 1758; d. 16 Jun 1785)

4. Most Rev & Hon Charles Brodrick DD, Archbishop of Cashel (b. 3 May 1761; d. 6 May 1822), mar. 8 Dec 1786 Mary Woodward (d. 1799), dau. of Rt Rev Richard Woodward DD, Bishop of Cloyne, and had issue:

1a. Charles Brodrick, later 6th Viscount Midleton

2a. Rev Hon George Brodrick, Vicar of Titsey, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1849 (b. 23 Apr 1797; d. 29 May 1861)

3a. Hon William John Brodrick, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1849, later 7th Viscount Midleton

1a. Mary Susan Brodrick (b. 9 Oct 1787; d. 23 Apr 1870; bur. at Bandon, co. Cork), mar. 13 Mar 1809 James [Bernard], 2nd Earl of Bandon, and had issue

2a. Albinia Brodrick (dsps. 20 Apr 1863), mar. 18 Oct 1817 Capt Hon Sir James Ashley Maude CB KCH RN (b. 6 Nov 1786; dsps. 23 Oct 1841), 3rd son of Cornwallis [Maude], 1st Viscount Hawarden, by his third wife Anne Isabella Monck, sister of Charles Stanley [Monck], 1st Viscount Monck, and dau. of Thomas Monck, of Charleville, co. Wicklow, and had issue

3a. Hon Louisa Brodrick, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1849 (d. 10 Jun 1864), mar. Jan 1823 James Smyth Scott QC (d. Jul 1854)

4a. Hon Frances Brodrick, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1849 (d. 12 Dec 1853), mar. 10 Oct 1827 General Henry Dunbar Tolly CB (d. 1837)

5. Hon William Brodrick MP (b. 14 Feb 1763; dsp. 29 Apr 1819), mar. 25 Aug 1794 Mary Preston, dau. of Rev Nathaniel Preston, of Swainston, co. Meath

6. General Hon John Brodrick (b. 3 Nov 1765; d. 9 Oct 1842), mar. 6 Sep 1809 Anne Graham (d. 3 May 1852), dau. of Robert Graham of Fintry, and had issue

1. Hon Mary Brodrick (d. 4 Aug 1842)


22 Aug 1765 (bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey)

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Ashburton 1754-61 and for Shoreham 1761-65


George [Brodrick], 4th Viscount Midleton


1 Nov 1754

mar. (1)

4 Dec 1778 Hon Frances Pelham (b. 4 Dec 1760; dvp. and spm. 23 Jun 1783; bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey), 2nd dau. of Thomas [Pelham], 2nd Baron Pelham later 1st Earl of Chichester, by his wife Anne Frankland, only dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Frederick Meinhardt Frankland MP

only child by first wife

1. Hon Frances Anne Brodrick (d. 19 Feb 1858), mar. 24 Aug 1803 Inigo Thomas, of Ratton, co. Sussex, and had issue

mar. (2)

13 Jun 1797 Maria Benyon (b. 8 Mar 1772; d. 14 Jan 1852; bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey), 2nd dau. of Richard Benyon, of Englefield House, co. Berkshire, by his wife Hannah Hulse, 1st dau. of  Sir Edward Hulse, 2nd Bt., of Breamore

children by second wife

1. Hon George Alan Brodrick, later 5th Viscount Midleton

2. Hon Maria Brodrick (b. 28 Mar 1799; d. 11 Apr 1893)

3. Hon Charlotte Brodrick (b. c. 1801; d. 12 Apr 1863)

4. Hon Harriet Brodrick (b. 10 Aug 1804; d. 13 Aug 1893), mar. 31 Mar 1829 as his second wife her cousin William John [Brodrick], 7th Viscount Midleton, and had issue

5. Hon Emma Brodrick (b. 13 Aug 1807; d. 5 Apr 1894)

6. Hon Lucy Brodrick (b. 3 Jul 1809; d. 31 Dec 1895)


12 Aug 1836 (bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey)


11 Jun 1796 Baron Brodrick, of Peper Harow in the County of Surrey, with remainder in default of male issue of his body to the heirs male of the body of his father, 3rd Viscount Midleton

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament for Whitchurch 1774-96; Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1814-30


George Alan [Brodrick], 5th Viscount Midleton


10 Jun 1806


14 May 1833 Ellen Griffith (b. 1812; mar. (2) 28 Apr 1859 Richard Quain FRS, Surgeon Extraordinary to the Queen, of Cavendish Square, London;  d. 13 Nov 1886; bur. at Finchley, co. Middlesex), dau. of ..... Griffith


s.p. 1 Nov 1848 (bur. at Peper Harow, co. Surrey)

suc. by



Charles [Brodrick], 6th Viscount Midleton


14 Oct 1791


5 May 1825 Hon Emma Stapleton (b. 27 Feb 1796; d. 29 Dec 1879; bur. at Peper Harow, co. Surrey), 2nd dau. of Thomas [Stapleton], 15th Baron le Despencer, by his wife Elizabeth Eliot, dau. of Samuel Eliot, of Antigua


1. Hon Mary Emma Brodrick (b. 20 Feb 1826; dsp. 25 May 1896), mar. 5 Sep 1865 as his second wife William Willoughby [Cole], 3rd Earl of Enniskillen

2. Emma Albinia Elizabeth Brodrick (b. 21 Apr 1828; dvp. 8 Jan 1848)

3. Hon Harriet Anna Brodrick (b. 18 Sep 1829; dvp. 15 Oct 1852)

4. Hon Albinia Frances Brodrick (b. 5 May 1831; d. 18 Mar 1918), mar. 30 Sep 1858 Alexander Samuel Leslie-Melville JP DL, of Branston Hall, co. Lincoln, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire 1888 (b. 28 Jul 1829; d. 29 Jan 1919), 1st son of Hon Alexander Leslie-Melville, of Cranston Hall, co. Lincoln (by his wife Charlotte Smith, dau. of Samuel Smith MP, of Woodhall Park, co. Hertford), 5th son of Alexander [Leslie-Melville], 9th Earl of Leven, and had issue


s.p.m. 2 Dec 1863 (bur. at Peper Harow, co. Surrey)

suc. by



Barrister-at-law, Lincoln's Inn 1819


Very Rev William John [Brodrick], 7th Viscount Midleton


8 Jul 1798

mar. (1)

16 Mar 1824 Lady Elizabeth Anne Perceval (b. 6 Mar 1795; widow of Hon John Perceval;  d. 21 Nov 1824; bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey), 1st dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan, by his wife Penelope Anne Cooke, 2nd dau. of George John Cooke, of Harefield Park, co. Middlesex

mar. (2)

31 Mar 1829 his cousin Hon Harriet Brodrick (b. 10 Aug 1804; d. 13 Aug 1893; bur. at Peper Harow, co. Surrey), sister and cohrss. of George Alan [Brodrick], 5th Viscount Midleton, and 3rd dau. of George [Brodrick], 4th Viscount Midleton, by his second wife Maria Benyon, 2nd dau. of Richard Benyon, of Englefield House, co. Berkshire

children by his second wife

1. Hon William Brodrick, later 8th Viscount Midleton

2. Hon George Charles Brodrick JP, barrister-at-law, Warden of Merton College, Oxford (b. 5 May 1831; d. 8 Nov 1903)

3. Charles Brodrick (b. 7 Apr 1832; dvp. 15 Aug 1848)

4. Hon Henry Brodrick (b. 11 Feb 1838; dsp. 31 Oct 1877), mar. (1) 10 Sep 1862 Kathleen Henrietta Frances Brouncker (d. 31 Jul 1867), dau. of Richard Brouncker, of Boveridge, co. Dorset, and (2) 1 Jun 1869 Alice Chapman (mar. (2) 3 Jul 1883 Rev James Meaburn Staniland; d. Jul 1892), dau. of Capt Alfred Chapman

5. Rev Hon Alan Brodrick, Rector of Alverstoke, Master of St Cross Hospital (b. 1 Jan 1840; d. 6 May 1909), mar. 18 Jun 1867 Emily Hester Melvill (d. 2 Aug 1906), dau. of Philip Melvill, son of Sir James Cosmo Melvill KCB, and had issue:

1a. Alan Melvill Brodrick (b. 30 Apr 1868; d. 14 Jul 1933), mar. (1) 27 Apr 1898 (div. 1901) Beatrice Hall, dau. of Henry Ernest Hall, of Godalming, co. Surrey, and (2) Diana Peacey (widow of Thomas Davies Peacey; d. 26 Nov 1930), and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Beatrice Mary Alleyne Brodrick (b. 7 Aug 1899), mar. 1945 F/O Alban Churton Roe RAFVR

2a. William John Brodrick OBE, Recorder of Bournemouth 1924-28, Metropolitan Police Magistrate 1928-44 (b. 25 Jun 1874; d. 28 Oct 1964), mar. 7 Jun 1902 Blanche Sophia Emily Hawker (d. Mar 1944), 1st dau. of F A Hawker, of Woodend, Wickham, co. Hampshire, and had issue:

1b. Trevor Lowther Brodrick, later 11th Viscount Midleton

2b. (Alan) Rupert Brodrick (b. 19 Mar 1904; d. 16 Oct 1972), mar. 6 Dec 1941 Alice Elizabeth Roberts, dau. of George R Roberts, of Purley, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1c. Alan Henry Brodrick, later 12th Viscount Midleton

1c. Susan Margaret Brodrick (b. 1945), mar. 1971 Robert Andrew Swann, of 44 Munster Road, Teddington, co. Middlesex, and has issue

2c. Elizabeth Ann Brodrick (b. 1947), mar. 1974 Stephen James Kershaw, of 1 Westbourne Road, London N7, and has issue

3b. Melvill Seymour Brodrick (b. 17 Sep 1906; d. 19...), mar. 25 Feb 1961 Elizabeth Vaughan Holberton, dau. of Lt Col Philip Vaughan Holberton

4b. Norman John Lee Brodrick, Recorder of Penzance 1957-59, Bridgwater 1959-62, Plymouth 1962-64 and Portsmouth 1964-67 (b. 4 Feb 1912; d. 1992), mar. 2 Jul 1940 Ruth Severn Unwin (d. 15 Sep 1998), dau. of Sir Stanley Unwin, and had issue

3a. George Trevor Brodrick (b. 4 Jun 1877; dvp. 26 Dec 1902)

1a. Mabel Emily Brodrick (d. 24 Dec 1956), mar. 12 Jan 1892 Admiral Sir William Lowther Grant KCB JP (d. 30 Jan 1926), son of William Grant, of Monckton house, Alverstoke, co. Kent, and has issue

2b. Dorothea Mary Brodrick (dsp. 21 Feb 1953), mar. 22 Jul 1914 Lt Col Hugh Gilbert Worsley (d. 7 Feb 1968), 1st son of Lt Col Henry Gildart Worsley, of Belleisle, Richmond, co. York

1. Hon Harriet Brodrick (b. 6 May 1834; d. 18 May 1908)


29 Aug 1870 (bur. at Peper Harow, co. Surrey)

suc. by

son by second wife


Curate of Ashtead, co. Surrey 1822-25; Rector of Castle Rising, co. Norfolk 1825-39; Rector of Bath 1839-54; Chaplain to the Queen 1847; granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1849; Canon of Wells 1856; Dean of Exeter 1863-67


William [Brodrick], 8th Viscount Midleton


6 Jan 1830


25 Oct 1853 Hon Augusta Mary Fremantle (b. 6 Jun 1828; d. 1 Jun 1903; bur. at Peper Harow, co. Somerset), 3rd dau. of Thomas Francis [Fremantle], 1st Baron Cottesloe, by his wife Louisa Elizabeth Nugent, 1st dau. of Field Marshal Sir George Nugent, 1st Bt. GCB, of Waddesdon, co. Berkshire


1. Hon William St John Fremantle Brodrick, later 9th Viscount Midleton later 1st Earl of Midleton

2. Hon Laurence Alan Brodrick JP (b. 24 Jan 1864; d. 30 Mar 1915), mar. 5 Feb 1896 Anne Gwendolyn Lloyd Wynne (widow of Maj Gen Edward William Lloyd Wynne DL, of Coed Coch, Abergele, North Wales; d. 8 Sep 1929), dau. of Hugh Robert Hughes, of Kinmel, and had issue

3. Lt Col Hon Arthur Grenville Brodrick DL (b. 2 Jun 1868; d. 18 Sep 1934), mar. 29 Apr 1912 Lesley Venetia Clough-Taylor (d. 21 May 1954), only child of Lt Col Edward Harrison Clough-Taylor, of Firby Hall, co. York, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Campbell, 2nd dau. of George Douglas [Campbell], 8th Duke of Argyll, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 1st dau. of George Granville [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 2nd Duke of Sutherland, and had issue

1. Hon Augusta Louisa Brodrick (d. 3 Nov 1934), mar. 3 Jan 1884 Sir Cuthbert Edgar Peek, 2nd Bt., and had issue

2. Evelyn Harriet Brodrick (b. 21 Nov 1855; dvp. 30 Jan 1856)

3. Hon Helen Anna Brodrick (d. 18 Sep 1937), mar. 14 Apr 1885 Rt Rev Archibald Ean Campbell DD, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway (d. 18 Apr 1921), and had issue

4. Hon Edith Mary Brodrick (d. 17 Apr 1944), mar. 25 Jul 1889 Philip Lyttelton Gell JP, of Hopton Hall, co. Derby (d. 29 May 1926)

5. Hon Albinia Lucy Brodrick JP (b. c. 1862; d. 16 Jan 1955)

6. Hon Marian Cecilia Brodrick (d. 28 Apr 1932), mar. 15 Apr 1896 Sir James Beethom Whitehead KCMG, of Efford Park, Lymington, co. Hampshire, Minister at Belgrade 1906-10 (d. 19 Sep 1928), son of Robert Whitehead, of Fiume, and had issue


18 Apr 1907 (bur. at Peper Harow, co. Surrey)

suc. by



Barrister-at-law, Lincoln's Inn 1855; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Mid-Surrey 1868-70; High Steward of Kingston-upon-Thames 1875-93; Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1896-1907


William St John Fremantle [Brodrick], 9th Viscount Midleton later 1st Earl of Midleton, KP PC


2 Feb 1920 Earl of Midleton


The Viscountcy of Midleton was held by the Earls of Midleton from 2 Feb 1920 until 2 Nov 1979, when on the death of George St John [Brodrick}, 2nd Earl of Midleton, 10th Viscount Midleton, etc., the Earldom of Midleton became extinct and the Viscountcy of Midleton was inherited by his second cousin,


Trevor Lowther [Brodrick], 11th Viscount Midleton


7 Mar 1903


12 Aug 1940 Sheila Campbell MacLeod (d. 17 Dec 1995), dau. of Charles Campbell MacLeod, of Cawthorpe House, Bourne, co. Lincoln


s.p. 30 Oct 1988

suc. by



Alan Henry [Brodrick], 12th Viscount Midleton


4 Aug 1949


1978 Julia Helen Pitt, dau. of Michael Pitt, of Lias Cottage, Compton Dundon, Somerton, co. Somerset


1. Hon Ashley Rupert Brodrick (b. 25 Nov 1980)

2. Hon William Michael Brodrick (b. 1982)

1. Hon Charlotte Helen Brodrick (b. 1983)


 Last updated 11 Jan 2012




12th Viscount Midleton, of Midleton in the County of Cork

(Ireland, let. pat. 15 Aug 1717)

12th Baron Brodrick, of Midleton in the County of Cork

(Ireland, let. pat. 13 Apr 1715)

9th Baron Brodrick, of Peper Harow in the County of Surrey

(Great Britain, let. pat. 11 Jun 1796)



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