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Clarina, Baron (I, 1800 - 1952)


Creation: let.pat. 28 Dec 1800


Extinct: 4 Nov 1952


Family name: Massey




Argent on a Chevron between three Fusils Sable a Lion passant Or


Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Bull's Head Gules armed Sable


On either side a Grenadier Soldier in the uniform of the 27th Floot proper each holding in his exterior hand a Sword also proper


Pro Libertate Patriae



Eyre [Massey], 1st Baron Clarina

yr. brother of Hugh [Massy], 1st Baron Massy, and 6th son of Col Hugh Massy, of Duntrileague, co. Limerick, by his wife Elizabeth Evans, sister of George [Evans], 1st Baron Carbery, and dau. of Rt Hon George Evans MP, of Bulgaden Hall, co. Limerick


24 May 1719


27 Dec 1767 Catherine Clements (d. 27 Jan 1815; bur. with her husband in Bath Abbey), sister of Robert [Clements], 1st Earl of Leitrim, and dau. of Rt Hon Nathaniel Clements MP, Deputy Vice-Treasurer of Ireland and Teller of the Irish Exchequer, by his wife Hannah Gore, dau. of Very Rev William Gore, Dean of Down


1. George Clements Massey (b. 1771; dvp. 1796)

2. Hon Nathaniel William Massey, later 2nd Baron Clarina

1. Hon Hannah Emily Massey

2. Hon Catherine Jane Massey (d. Jun 1843), mar. 3 Sep 1802 John Stack, of Ballyconry, co. Kerry


17 May 1804 (bur. in Bath Abbey)


28 Dec 1800 Baron Clarina, of Elm Park in the County of Limerick

suc. by



entered the Army; wounded at the Battle of Culloden 1746; served under General Wolfe in America; was at the head of the Grenadiers at the taking of Havannah (where he was again wounded); was at Niagara; was at the taking of Martinique, etc.; Col of the 27th Foot (Enniskillen Regiment) 1773-1804; Maj General 1777; Lieut General 1782; Member of Parliament for Swords 1790-97; General 1796; Governor of Limerick 1797-1804; Marshal of the Army in Ireland


Nathaniel William [Massey], 2nd Baron Clarina


23 May 1773


29 May 1796 Penelope Westropp (b. 15 Mar 1779; d. 26 Nov 1843; bur. at Vermont, co. Limerick), 2nd dau. of Michael Roberts Westropp, of Cork, by his wife Jane Godsell, 1st dau. of Amos Godsell, of Sunville, co. Limerick


1. Hon Eyre Massey, later 3rd Baron Clarina

2. Col Hon Nathaniel Henry Charles Massey (b. 5 Sep 1803; dsp. 5 Jan 1896), mar. 8 May 1828 Emily Lyon (d. 20 Feb 1897), yst. dau. of David Lyon, of Portland Place, co. Middlesex

3. Hon George Lionel Massey (b. 31 Aug 1805; d. 5 Nov 1856), mar. 17 Nov 1832 Rebecca Anne Cann (widow of John Cann; d. 14 Oct 1885), and had issue:

1a. Capt Nathaniel William Massey (b. 1837; d. 14 Mar 1870), mar. (1) 21 Jun 1860 (div. 1863) Caroline Sarah Turner, dau. of Abraham Turner, of co. Worcester, and (2) 21 Oct 1863 Georgiana McTavish, dau. of John G McTavish, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Nathaniel Massey (b. 1861; dsp.)

1a. Penelope Massey (d. 9 Mar 1875)

1. Hon Catherine Jane Massey (dsp. 3 Jul 1821), mar. 3 Mar 1821 Col Sempronius Stretton CB, of Lenton Priory

2. Hon Wilhelmina Frederica Massey (d. 1829), mar. 1818 Robert R Gillespie


26 Jan 1810 (bur. at St Michael's Church, Barbados)

suc. by



in the Army; Maj General 1808


Eyre [Massey], 3rd Baron Clarina


6 May 1798


9 Sep 1828 Susan Elizabeth Barton (b. c. 1809; d. 14 Nov 1886), yst. dau. of Hugh Barton, of Straffan, co. Kildare, by his wife Anne Johnston, dau. of Nathaniel Weld Johnston


1. Hon Eyre Challoner Henry Massey, later 4th Baron Clarina

2. Hon Hugh Nathaniel George Massey (b. 8 Jan 1836; d. 5 Feb 1890)

3. Hon Lionel Edward Massey, later 5th Baron Clarina

4. Rev Hon Adolphus Henry Tuthill Massey, Vicar of All Saints', Bromsgrove 1875-94, Vicar of Codicote, co. Hertford 1894-96, Vicar of Wye, Kent 1896-98, Vicar of Rodmersham, Kent 1905-24 (b. 22 Feb 1844; dsp. 23 Sep 1924), mar. 8 Jul 1873 Emma Mary Iggulden (d. 2 Dec 1918), only child of John Iggulden, of Deal, co. Kent

5. Hon William Frederick Barton Massey later Massey-Mainwaring DL, barrister-at-law, Member of Parliament for Finsbury 1895-1903 (b. 25 May 1845; d. 12 Mar 1907), mar. 3 Oct 1872 Isabella Anne Milman (widow of General Egerton Charles WEilliam Miles Milman; d, 16 Oct 1905), only child of Benjamin Charles Lee Mainwaring, and had issue:

1a. Eyre Charles Massey (dvp. 3 Apr 1879)

1a. Ada Isabella Charlotte Massey (b. 13 Jun 1878), mar. 25 Jun 1902 (div. 1915) Cyril Selby-Lowndes, yst. son of William Selby-Lowndes, of Whaddon Hall, co. Buckingham

1. Hon Anna Emily Massey (dsp. 26 Oct 1907), mar. 18 Apr 1855 Hugh Lyndoch Barton, of Straffan, co. Kildare (dsp. 23 Feb 1899)

2. Hon Isabella Susannah Adelaide Massey (d. 13 Sep 1871), mar. 24 Oct 1867 Sir David Vandeleur Roche, 2nd Bt. JP DL, and had issue


18 Nov 1872

suc. by



a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1849-72


Eyre Challoner Henry [Massey], 4th Baron Clarina, CB


29 Apr 1830


16 Dec 1897 (bur. in a field near Elm Park, Clarina, co. Limerick)

suc. by



entered the Army 1847; Maj, 95th Foot 1857; Lieut Col 1858; Brevet Col 1865; Lieut Col 97th Foot 1873; Maj General 1870, and Commander of the troops in the Dublin district 1881; Lieut General 1885; CB 1887; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1888-97; General 1891; Col of the Durham Light Infantry (the old 106th Foot) 1895-97


Lionel Edward [Massey], 5th Baron Clarina


20 Apr 1837

mar. (1)

24 Nov 1877 Elizabeth Ellen Bannatyne (d. 13 Jan 1883), 1st dau. of Alexander Bannatyne, of Woodsdown, co. Limerick

children by first wife

1. Hon Eyre Nathaniel Massey, later 6th Baron Clarina

1. Hon Mary Elizabeth Massey (b. 30 Sep 1878), mar. 6 Jul 1914 Dudley Perceval (b. 9 Aug 1874), 1st son and heir of Charles Spencer Perceval, barrister-at-law (by his wife Mary Elinor Vere O'Brien, 1st dau. of Hon Robert O'Brien), 1st son and heir of Dudley Montagu Perceval (by his wife Mary Jane Bourke, dau. of Gen Sir Richard Bourke KCB, Governor of New South Wales), 4th son of Rt Hon Spencer Perceval MP, First Lord of the Treasury 1809-12 (by his wife Jane Wilson, 2nd dau. of Lieut Gen Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson, Bt.), 2nd son of John [Perceval], 2nd Earl of Egmont, by his second wife Lady Catherine Compton, suo jure Baroness Arden, sister of Spencer [Compton], 8th Earl of Northampton, and 3rd dau. of Hon Charles Compton (by his wife Mary Lucy, only child of Sir Berkeley Lucy, 3rd Bt., of Broxburne, co. Hertford), 3rd son by his first wife of George [Compton], 4th Earl of Northampton, and had issue

mar. (2)

23 Aug 1887 Sophia Mary Butler (b. c. 1856; d. 29 Aug 1812), 2nd dau. of James  Butler DL, of Castle Crine, co. Clare, by his wife Sophia Maria Irvine, 2nd dau. of Maj George St George Irvine, of Ballina House, co. Wexford

children by second wife

2. Hon Sophia Isabel Massey (b. 29 May 1888; d. 1977), mar. 10 Dec 1910 Capt Hon Eric Brand Henderson later Butler-Henderson CStJ, of Winwick Manor, Rugby, co. Northampton (b. 26 Sep 1884; d. 18 Dec 1953), 6th son of Alexander [Henderson], 1st Baron Faringdon, by his wife Jane Ellen Davis, dau. of Edward William Davis, of Ealing, London, and had issue

3. Hon Susan Agnes Massey (b. 15 May 1890), mar. 3 Oct 1916 Maj Arthur George Rolleston OBE, 2nd son of Thomas William Rolleston, of 16 Prince Arthur Road, Hampstead, London, and had issue

4. Hon Anna Leonora Beatrice Massey (b. 16 Feb 1892), mar. 22 Apr 1913 Maj Archibald James Hamilton Douglas-Campbell OBE, of Blythswood House, co. Renfrew (b. Dec 1884), only son of Robert Douglas-Campbell (by his wife Catherine Ellen Miller, dau. of Capt Thomas Hamilton Lindsay Miller), brother of Barrington Bulkley [Douglas-Campbell], 3rd Baron Blythswood, and 4th son of Archibald Douglas of Mains later Douglas-Campbell of Mains and Blythswood, and had issue

5. Hon Gertrude Emily Mary Massey (b. 6 Jun 1893), mar. 1923 Col William Digby Sitwell DSO, and had issue


13 Oct 1922

suc. by

son by first wife


an officer in the Scots Fusilier Guards 1855; Lieut Colonel 1866, retiring 1870; Sheriff of co. Limerick 1896


Eyre Nathaniel [Massey], 6th Baron Clarina


8 Feb 1880


11 Jul 1906 Alice Erin Allhusen (d. 12 May 1961), dau. of Wilton Allhusen, of Pinhay, co. Devon, by his wife Adelaide Louisa Vandeleur, dau. of Maj Thomas Pakenham Vandeleur, of Limerick

only child

1. Hon Erin Moira Massey (b. 29 Nov 1909)


s.p.m. 4 Nov 1952


Lieut, Scots Guards; served in the South African War 1900-02 and in World War I 1914-18


On the death of the 6th Baron Clarina the Barony of Clarina became extinct.


 First written 12 Feb 2014



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