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Bellomont, Earl of (I, 1767 - 1800)
Creation: let.pat. 4 Sep 1767
Extinct: 20 Oct 1800
Family name: Coote
See Earl of Bellomont
Charles [Coote], 5th Baron Coote later 1st Earl of Bellomont, KB PC
1st son and heir of Charles Coote, of Coote Hill, co. Cavan, Member of Parliament for co. Cavan 1727-50 (by his wife Prudence Geering, 2nd dau. of Richard Geering, a Clerk of the Court of Chancery), 3rd but 1st surv. son and heir of Hon Thomas Coote, of Coote's Hill, co. Cavan, a Justice of the Irish King's Bench (by his third wife Anne Tighe, widow of William Tighe, of Rutland, co. Carlow, and dau. of Alderman Christopher Lovett, of Dublin), brother of Richard [Coote], 1st Earl of Bellomont, and 4th son of Richard [Coote], 1st Baron Coote
12 Apr 1738
20 Aug 1774 Lady Emily Mary Margaretta FitzGerald (b. 15 Mar 1751; dsp. 8 Apr 1818), 2nd dau. of James [FitzGerald], 1st Duke of Leinster, by his wife Lady Emilia Mary Lennox, 2nd dau. of Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond
1. Hon Charles Coote, styled Lord Coloony (dvp. 1786)
1. Lady Mary Coote
2. Lady Prudentia Coote (d. 18 Jan 1837)
3. Lady Emily Coote
4. Lady Louisa Coote
s.p.m.s.legit. 20 Oct 1800
4 Sep 1767 Earl of Bellomont "in our Kingdom of Ireland"
12 May 1774 a Baronet of Ireland with a special remainder, failing the heirs male of his body, to "Charles Coote, of Donnybrook, co. Dublin"
Member of Parliament for co. Cavan 1761-66; took an active part in the quelling of an insurrection in the north of Ireland 1764; KB 1764 ; suc. his first cousin once removed as 5th Baron Coote 10 Feb 1766; Deputy Quartermaster General of the Forces 1766-73; inherited the estates of Birtsmorton and Berrow, co. Worcester, from his cousin Lady Judith Coote 1771; Privy Councillor [I] 1774; Custos Rotulorum of co. Cavan 1780-1800; Joint Postmaster General of Ireland 1789-97
On the death of the 1st Earl of Bellomont the Earldom of Bellomont and Barony of Coote became extinct but the baronetcy passed to his illegitimate son, Charles Coote, under the special remainder in the 1774 patent.
First written 5 Apr 2005
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