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Castlecomer, Viscount (I, 1707 - 1784)

 

Creation: let.pat. 15 Mar 1706/7

 

Extinct: 12 Jan 1784

 

Family name: Wandesford

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Arms:

See Earl Wandesford

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Christopher [Wandesford], 1st Viscount Castlecomer, PC

son and heir of Sir Christopher Wandesford, 1st Bt., of Kirklington, co. York, and of Castlecomer, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Eleanor Lowther, dau. of Sir John Lowther, 1st Bt., of Lowther, co. Westmorland), son and heir of Sir Christopher Wandesford, of Kirklington, co. York, and Castlecomer, co. Kilkenny, Lord Deputy of Ireland 1640

born

19 Aug 1656

mar.

aft. 20 Apr 1683 Elizabeth Montagu (d. 13 Nov 1731), sister of Charles [Montagu], 1st Earl of Halifax, and dau. of Hon George Montagu, of Horton, co. Northampton (by his wife Elizabeth Irby, dau. of Sir Anthony Irby, of Boston, co. Lincoln), 1st son by his third wife of Henry [Montagu], 1st Earl of Manchester

children

1. Hon Christopher Wandesford, later 2nd Viscount Castlecomer

2. Hon George Wandesford, later 4th Viscount Castlecomer

3. Rev Hon John Wandesford, Rector of Kirklington and Catterick, co. York (bapt. 16 Jun 1691 ; bur. Mar 1747)

4. Hon Richard Wandesford (d. Dec 1719)

1. Hon Henrietta Wandesford, mar. William Maynard, of Curryglass, co. Cork

died

15 Sep 1707

created

15 Mar 1706/7 Baron Wandesford and Viscount Castlecomer

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Ripon 1679-81 and for St Canice [I] 1692-1707; Sheriff of Yorkshire 1689-90; suc. his father as 2nd Baronet Feb 1686/7; attainted in the Irish Parliament 1689; Privy Councillor [I] 1695 and 1702

 

Christopher [Wandesford], 2nd Viscount Castlecomer, PC

bapt.

2 Mar 1683/4

mar.

1717 Hon Frances Pelham (d. 27 Jun 1756), sister of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, and 1st dau. of Thomas [Pelham], 1st Baron Pelham, by his second wife Lady Grace Holles, sister and cohrss. of John [Holles], 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and 3rd dau. of Gilbert [Holles], 3rd Earl of Clare

only child

1. Hon Christopher Wandesford, later 3rd Viscount Castlecomer

died

23 Jun 1719

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for St Canice [I] 1707, for Morpeth (Whig) 1710-13 and for Ripon 1715-19; Privy Councillor [I] 1710; Governor of Kilkenny 1715

 

Christopher [Wandesford], 3rd Viscount Castlecomer

born

1717

died

8 May 1736

suc. by

uncle

note

 

George [Wandesford], 4th Viscount Castlecomer

bapt.

22 Sep 1687

mar.

1710 Susanna Griffith (d. 10 Sep 1757), dau. of Ven John Griffith, Archdeacon of Killaloe, by his wife Susanna Crosse, dau. of Capt Epenetus Crosse, of Crosse's Green, co. Cork

children

1. Hon John Wandesford, later 5th Viscount Castlecomer later 1st Earl Wandesford

2. Hon Christopher Wandesford (bapt. 23 Oct 1718)

1. Hon Susanna Wandesford (bapt. 17 Oct 1721)

2. Hon Katherine Wandesford (bapt. 1 Feb 1722/3

3. Hon Mary Wandesford (bapt. 17 Sep 1717)

4. Hon Susannah Wandesford, mar. Thomas Newenham, of co. Cork

5. Hon Elizabeth Wandesford (bapt. 25 May 1726; d. 9 Oct 1806)

died

25 Jun 1715

suc. by

son

note

 

John [Wandesford], 5th Viscount Castlecomer later 1st Earl Wandesford

created

15 Aug 1758 Earl Wandesford

 

The Viscountcy of Castlecomer was held by the 1st Earl Wandesford from 15 Aug 1758 until his death on 12 Jun 1784, when all three titles and the baronetcy became extinct.

 

 First written 24 May 2003

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