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Charlemont, Earl of (I, 1763 - 1892)

 

Creation: let.pat. 23 Dec 1763

 

Extinct: 12 Jan 1892

 

Family name: Caulfeild

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Arms:

See Viscount Charlemont

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James [Caulfeild], 4th Viscount Charlemont later 1st Earl of Charlemont, KP PC

1st surv. son and heir of James [Caulfeild], 3rd Viscount Charlemont, by his wife Elizabeth Bernard, only dau. of Rt Hon Francis Bernard, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, of Castle Bernard, co. Cork

born

18 Aug 1728

mar.

2 Jul 1768 Mary Hickman (d. Apr 1807), dau. of Thomas Hickman, of Brikhill, co. Clare

children

1. Hon Francis William Caulfeild, later 2nd Earl of Charlemont

2. Hon Henry Caulfeild MP, of Hockley, co. Armagh (b. 29 Jul 1779 ; d. 4 Mar 1862), mar. 30 Aug 1819 Elizabeth Margaret Browne (d. 20 Oct 1878), 2nd dau. of Dodwell Browne, of Rahins, co. Mayo, and had issue:

1a. James Molyneux Caulfeild, later 3rd Earl of Charlemont

2a. Hon Henry William Caulfeild, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1864 (b. 1822; d. 28 Feb 1867)

1a. Lady Margaret Zoe Caulfeild, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1864 (d. 14 Sep 1903), mar. Sep 1848 Sir John Calvert Stronge, 4th Bt., and had issue

died

4 Aug 1799

created

23 Dec 1763 Earl of Charlemont

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 21 Apr 1734 as 4th Viscount Charlemont; Governor of Armagh 1749-92; Custos Rotulorum of co. Armagh 1760-99; Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Volunteers 1780 ; Founding Knight of St Patrick 1783; Privy Councillor [I] 1783

 

Francis William [Caulfeild], 2nd Earl of Charlemont, KP PC

born

3 Jan 1775

mar.

9 Feb 1802 Anne Bermingham, a Lady of the Bedchamber 1837-54 (b. c. 1780; d. 23 Nov 1876), yst. dau. and cohrss. of William Bermingham, of Ross Hill, co. Galway, by his wife Mary Ruttledge, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Ruttledge

children

1. Hon James William Caulfeild, styled Viscount Caulfeild (b. Aug 1803; dvp. 13 Jan 1823)

2. Hon William Francis Caulfeild (b. 1805; dvp. 1807)

1. Lady Maria Melosina Caulfeild (b. Jan 1807 ; dvp. 4 Mar 1827)

2. Lady Emily Charlotte Caulfeild (b. 1808; dvp. Oct 1829)

died

s.p.s. 26 Dec 1863

created

13 Feb 1837 Baron Charlemont, of Charlemont in the County of Armagh [Peerage of the United Kingdom], with a special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his brother Hon Henry Caulfeild, of Hockley, co. Armagh

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament for co. Armagh 1797-99; Representative Irish peer 1806-63; Knight of St Patrick 1831; Privy Councillor [I] 1832; Lord Lieutenant of County Tyrone 1839-63 and Custos Rotulorum of County Tyrone 1841-63

 

James Molyneux [Caulfeild], 3rd Earl of Charlemont, KP

born

10 Oct 1820

mar. (1)

18 Dec 1856 Hon Elizabeth Jane Somerville (b. 21 Jun 1834; dsp. 31 May 1882), only dau. of William Meredyth [Somerville], 1st Baron Athlumney, by his first wife Lady Maria Harriet Conyngham, 2nd dau. of Henry [Conyngham], 1st Marquess Conyngham

mar. (2)

10 May 1883 Anna Lucy Lambart (d. 7 Mar 1925), dau. of Rev Charles James Lambart, Rector of Navan, co. Meath, by his wife Marian Smith

died

s.p. 12 Jan 1892

note

High Sheriff for Co. Armagh 1842 ; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for co. Armagh 1847-57; Lord Lieutenant of co. Armagh 1849-64 and of co. Tyrone 1864-92; Knight of St Patrick 1865

 

On the death of the 3rd Earl of Charlemont the Irish Earldom of Charlemont and the United Kingdom Barony of Charlemont (cr. 1837) became extinct, while the Irish Viscountcy and Barony of Charlemont passed to his 3rd cousin once removed, James Alfred Caulfeild, who succeeded as 7th Viscount Charlemont.

 

 First written 26 Apr 2003

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