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Dillon, Viscount (I, 1621/2)

 

Creation: let. pat. 16 Mar 1621/2

 

Family name: Dillon later Dillon-Lee later Dillon

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The arms of Henry Augustus [Dillon-Lee], 13th Viscount Dillon, impaled with those of his wife, Henrietta Browne

Hatchment - Spelsbury Church, Oxfordshire

 

Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Lion passant between three Crescents Gules (Dillon);  2nd and 3rd, Argent a Fess between three Crescents Sable (Lee)

Crest:

A Demi Lion Gules holding in its paws an Estoile Argent

Supporters:

On either side an Angel proper vested Argent winged and crined Or each holding in the exterior hand a Branch of Palm also proper and having a Riband over the shoulder of the second

Motto:

Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe I hope)

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Theobald [Dillon], 1st Viscount Dillon

3rd son of Thomas Dillon, of Ballynakill, by his wife Margaret Dillon, dau. of Christopher Dillon, of Kilmore

born

mar.

Eleanora Tuite (widow of William Tuite, of Monilea;  d. 8 Apr 1638; bur. at St Francis' Abbey, Athlone), dau. of William Tuite, of Tuitestown, co. Westmeath

children

1. Hon Sir Christopher Dillon, of Ballylagham, co. Mayo, President of Connaught (dvp. 28 Feb 1623/4), mar. Nov 1604 Lady Jane Dillon, 1st dau. of James [Dillon], 1st Earl of Roscommon, by his wife Eleanor Barnewall, dau. of Sir Christopher Barnewall, of Turvey, and had issue:

1a. Lucas Dillon, later 2nd Viscount Dillon

2a. Thomas Dillon, later 4th Viscount Dillon

3a. Theobald Dillon, mar. Sarah Bourke, illegit. dau. of Hon David Bourke, 2nd son of 1st Viscount Mayo, and had issue:

1b. Lucas Dillon, later 6th Viscount Dillon

4a. James Dillon (dsp.)

5a. John Dillon (dsp.), mar. ..... Bingham (widow of ..... Bingham)

6a. Christopher Dillon (dvp. young)

7a. Francis Dillon (dvp. young)

1a. Joan Dillon, mar. John O'Madden

2a. Elizabeth Dillon, a nun of St Clare

3a. Mary Dillon, a nun of St Clare

4a. Eleanora Dillon (dvp. young)

5a. Mary Dillon (dvp. young)

2. Hon Sir Lucas Dillon, of Lough Glynn, co. Roscommon, High Sheriff of co. Mayo 1662, mar. Jane Moore, dau. of John Moore, of Brees, Balla and Cloghan, co. Mayo, and had issue:

1a. Capt Robert Dillon, of Lough Glynn, co. Roscommon, mar. Rose Dillon (mar. (2) Gen John O'Farrel, of Tyrlekin; d. 1681), 1st dau. of John Dillon, of Streamstown, and had issue:

1b. Theobald Dillon, later 7th Viscount Dillon

2b. Lucas Dillon (d. unm.)

1b. Alice Dillon, mar. James Ferral, of Callows, co. Longford

2b. Jane Dillon, mar. (1) Thomas Lally, of Tullynedaly, and (2) John MacHubert Bourke

3b. Mary Dillon, mar. ..... Dillon, of Sinorghweny, co. Mayo

2a. Theobald Dillon, of Lough Glynn, co. Roscommon (dsp.), mar. Alice Dillon, dau. of John Dillon

3a. John Dillon, of Kilmore, mar. Bridget Bourke, dau. of ..... Bourke, of Ballyglass, co. Roscommon

4a. Christopher Dillon

5a. Gerard Dillon

6a. Edward Dillon

7a. Arthur Dillon

8a. Lodwick Dillon

1a. Bridget Dillon (s. 2 Jan 1687; bur. at Turlovaughane), mar. Francis [Bermingham], 12th Baron Athenry, and had issue

2a. Barbara Dillon, a nun

3a. Mary Dillon, mar. John O'Carrol

3. Hon William Dillon, of Tolchan, mar. Margery Magawly, of Ballylohlor, co. Westmeath, and had issue

4. Hon Thomas Dillon, of Brackloon (b. in the Tower of London 1592), mar. Katharine FitzGerald, dau. and hrss. of Maurice FitzGerald, of Laccagh, by his wife Hon Ellen Butler, dau. of 11th Baron Dunboyne, and had issue

5. Hon Edward Dillon, a Franciscan friar

6. Hon George Dillon, a Franciscan friar

7. Hon John Dillon, an officer in the army (d. unm.)

8. Hon Sir James Dillon, took an active part in the Irish Wars, exempted from pardon by Cromwell, a Maj Gen in the French and Spanish services (dsps.), mar. (1) Elizabeth Plunket, dau. of Thomas Plunket, of Rathmore, and (2) 1653 Mary Jones (dsp. 1664), dau. of Roger Jones, of Sligo, and had issue by his first wife

1. Rose Dillon (dvp. young)

2. Hon Margaret Dillon, mar. Robert Dillon, of Cannestown, co. Westmeath

3. Hon Anne Dillon, mar. John [Taaffe], 1st Viscount Taaffe, and had issue

4. Hon Catherine Dillon, mar. as his first wife Sir Ulick Burke, 1st Bt., of Glinsk, co. Galway, and had issue

5. Hon Mary Dillon (d. 13 May 1634), mar. Gerald Pettyt, of Irishtown, co. Westmeath

6. Hon Elizabeth Dillon, mar. Thomas FitzGerald, of Newcastle, co. Longford

7. Hon Jane Dillon, mar. Hugh O'Conor Don, of Castlerea, co. Roscommon

8. Hon Ellen Dillon, a nun of St Clare

9. Hon Cecilia Dillon, a nun of St Clare

10. Hon Bridget Dillon (d. unm.)

11. Hon Barbara Dillon (d. unm.)

died

15 Mar 1624

created

16 Mar 1621/2 Viscount Dillon, of Costello Gallen in the County of Mayo

suc. by

grandson

note

Chief Serjeant and General Collector and Receiver for the provinces of Connaught and Thomond 1582; took an active part against the rebel Irish under Tyrone 1598-1601; knighted by the Earl of Essex 1599; at his death he left over 100 descendants

 

Lucas [Dillon], 2nd Viscount Dillon

born

6 Mar 1610

mar.

1625 Lady Mary MacDonnell (mar. (2) Oliver [Plunket], 6th Baron Louth; d. after 23 Aug 1661), 2nd dau. of Randal MacSorley [MacDonnell], 1st Earl of Antrim, by his wife Lady Alice O'Neill, dau. of Hugh [O'Neill], 2nd Earl of Tyrone

only child

1. Hon Theobald Dillon, later 3rd Viscount Dillon

died

13 Apr 1629 (bur. in the Friary of Athlone)

suc. by

son

 

Theobald [Dillon], 3rd Viscount Dillon

born

posthumously betw. 4 and 10 Jul 1629

died

13 May 1630

suc. by

uncle

 

Thomas [Dillon], 4th Viscount Dillon, PC

born

Mar 1615

mar.

bef. 1636 Frances White (d. 20 Dec 1664; bur. in St Mary's Chapel in Christ Church), dau. of Sir Nicholas White, of Leixlip, by his wife Hon Ursula Moore, 1st dau. of Garret [Moore], 1st Viscount Moore

children

1. Gen Hon Charles Dillon, in the French and Spanish services, Governor of Tournay (b. 1636; dvp.)

2. Hon Christopher Dillon (dvp. Jun 1663)

3. Hon Rupert Dillon, a page to King Charles II (dvp.)

4. Hon Thomas Dillon, later 5th Viscount Dillon

5. Hon Ormond Dillon (dvp. young)

6. Hon Nicholas Dillon (dvp. young)

died

1673 or 1674

suc. by

son

note

declared himself a Protestant and took his seat in the Irish House of Lords 1639/40; Privy Councillor [I] 1640; Joint Governor of co. Mayo 1641; one of those sent by the Irish Parliament to present their grievances to King Charles I 1642; Joint President of Connaught 1644; Lt Gen in the Army; reconciled to the Church of Rome 1646; held Athlone for the King but was suspected of being privy to its surrender to his uncle, Sir James Dillon, in 1651; his estates amounting to over 64,000 acres were sequestrated under the Commonwealth but restored by King Charles II 1660/1

 

Thomas [Dillon], 5th Viscount Dillon

born

mar.

Elizabeth Burke (mar. (2) Sheffield Grace, of Courtstown, co. Kilkenny; d. after 1701), 1st dau. of Sir John Burke, of Derrymacloghny, co. Galway, by his wife Lady Mary Bourke, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Richard [Bourke], 6th Earl of Clanricarde

children

1. Hon Thomas Dillon (dvp. young)

1. Hon Elizabeth Dillon (dvp. young)

died

s.p.m.s. 1674

suc. by

cousin

 

Lucas [Dillon], 6th Viscount Dillon

born

mar. (1)

Lady Ursula Dungan (d. 1680), dau. of William [Dungan], 1st Earl of Limerick, by his wife Euphemia Maria Chambers, dau. of Sir Richard Chambers

mar. (2)

1681 Lady Anne Nugent (mar. (2) Sir William Talbot, 3rd Bt., of Carton, co. Kildare;  d. c. 1711), 1st dau. of Richard [Nugent], 2nd Earl of Westmeath, by his wife Mary Nugent, dau. of Sir Thomas Nugent, 1st Bt., of Moyrath, co. Westmeath

died

s.p. Sep 1682

suc. by

second cousin

 

Theobald [Dillon], 7th Viscount Dillon

born

mar.

Mary Talbot (d. 7 Sep 1691), dau. of Sir Henry Talbot, of Templeogue, co. Dublin, and of Mount Temple, co. Roscommon, by his wife Margaret Talbot, sister of Richard [Talbot], 1st Duke of Tyrconnel, and dau. of Sir William Talbot, 1st Bt., of Carton, co. Kildare

children

1. Robert Dillon (dvp.)

2. Hon Henry Dillon, later 8th Viscount Dillon

3. Hon Arthur Dillon, in the French military service from 1690, Col-Proprietor of the Dillon Regiment, Maréchal de Camp 1705, Governor of Toulon, Lt Col 1706, cr. Count Dillon by King Louis XIV of France 1711, Commander of the Order of St Louis, Knight of the Thistle 1715 and cr. Earl Dillon 1722 by the titular King James III (b.1670; d. 5 Feb 1733), mar. Christina Sheldon, Maid of Honour to Queen Mary of Modena (b. c. 1680; d. 5 Aug 1757), dau. of Ralph Sheldon, Equerry to King James II, and had issue:

1a. Charles Dillon, later 10th Viscount Dillon

2a. Henry Dillon, later 11th Viscount Dillon

3a. Col James Dillon, Knight of Malta (killed while leading Dillon's Regiment at the Battle of Fontenoy 30 Apr 1745)

4a. Edward Dillon, suc. his brother in the command of Dillon's Regiment (killed at the Battle of Laufeld 1747)

5a. Most Rev Arthur Dillon, Bishop of Evreux 1753, Archbishop of Toulouse 1758, Archbishop of Narbonne 1762, Commander of the Order of the Holy Ghost, Primate of the Gauls, President of the States of Languedoc, driven from France by the Revolution (b. 1720; d. 5 Jul 1806; bur. in Old St Pancras churchyard, London)

1a. Frances Dillon, a nun

2a. Catherine Dillon, a nun (d. 1754)

3a. Marie Dillon (d. 1786)

4a. Bridget Dillon (dsp. 1785), mar. Gen Count de Blerzelle

5a. Laura Dillon (b. 18 Sep 1708; dspm. 12 Jul 1741), mar. as his second wife Lucius Henry [Cary], 6th Viscount of Falkland, and had issue

4. Hon Christopher Dillon, Capt in the Dillon Regiment (d. unm.)

5. Hon James Dillon, served in the Dillon Regiment (d. unm.)

6. Hon Lucas Dillon, served in the Dillon Regiment (d. unm.)

1. Hon Jane Dillon, mar. her second cousin once removed Sir John Bourke, 4th Bt., of Milford and of Glinsk, co. Galway, and had issue

2. Hon Bridget Dillon

died

12 Jul 1691

suc. by

son

note

killed at the Battle of Aughrim; his widow was killed during the Siege of Limerick by the explosion of a bomb

 

Henry [Dillon], 8th Viscount Dillon

born

mar.

Jul 1687 Frances Hamilton (mar. (2) Patrick Bellew, of Barmeath; d. 16 Nov 1751), 2nd dau. of Sir George Hamilton, Count Hamilton, by his wife Frances Jennings, later Duchess of Tyrconnel, dau. of Richard Jennings, of Sandridge House, co. Hertford

only child

1. Hon Richard Dillon, later 9th Viscount Dillon

died

13 Jan 1713/4 (bur. at Ballyhawnis, co. Mayo)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Westmeath 1689; Lord Lieutenant of co. Roscommon, Governor of Galway, and Col of a Regiment of Foot

 

Richard [Dillon], 9th Viscount Dillon

born

1688

mar.

1720 Lady Bridget Bourke (b. c. 1691; d. 16 Jul 1779), 2nd dau. of John [Bourke], 9th Earl of Clanricarde, by his wife Mary Talbot, dau. of James Talbot, of Templeogue, co. Dublin, and Mount Talbot, co. Roscommon

only child

1. Hon Frances Dillon (d. 17 Jan 1738/9), mar. her cousin Charles [Dillon], 10th Viscount Dillon, and had issue

died

s.p.m. Feb 1737

suc. by

cousin

note

refused to take the Oath of Allegiance in 1715 and withdrew from the Irish House of Lords

 

Charles [Dillon], 10th Viscount Dillon

born

1701

mar.

16 Jan 1734/5 his cousin Hon Frances Dillon (d. 17 Jan 1738/9), only child of Richard [Dillon], 9th Viscount Dillon, by his wife Lady Bridget Bourke, 2nd dau. of John [Bourke], 9th Earl of Clanricarde

only child

1. Hon Charles Dillon (b. 10 Nov 1738; dvp. May 1739)

died

s.p.m.s. 24 Oct 1741 (bur. at St Pancras, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

brother

note

Col of a French regiment, and in command against the Germans 1734

 

Henry [Dillon], 11th Viscount Dillon

born

1705

mar.

26 Oct 1744 Lady Charlotte Lee (d. 11 Jun 1794), 1st dau. and eventual cohrss. of George Henry [Lee], 2nd Earl of Lichfield (by his wife Frances Hakes, only dau. by his first wife of Sir John Hales, 4th Bt., of Hackington, co. Kent, titular 2nd Earl of Tenterden), 1st son and heir of Edward Henry [Lee], 1st Earl of Lichfield, by his wife Lady Charlotte Palmer later FitzRoy, 2nd illegitimate dau. of King Charles II by his mistress Lady Barbara Villiers later Palmer, suo jure Duchess of Cleveland

children

1. Hon Charles Dillon later Dillon-Lee, later 12th Viscount Dillon

2. Hon Arthur Dillon, Count Dillon, Lt Gen in the French service, Governor of Tobago, Knight of St Louis 1780, last Col-Proprietor of the Dillon Regiment (b. 3 Sep 1750; guillotined during the Reign of Terror 13 Apr 1794), mar. (1) 1769 Lucie de Rothe (d. 1782), dau. of the Count de Rothe, and (2) 1784 Mary Francoise de la Touche (widow of the Count de la Touche), dau. of M. de Girardin, and had issue by both wives

3. Maj Gen Hon Henry Dillon, served in both the French and English services, Col of the Dillon Regiment 1794-98 which became part of the English army after the surrender at San Domingo (b. 28 Jun 1759; d. 7 Jul 1837), mar. (1) 27 Apr 1790 Frances Trant (d. 12 Oct 1828), dau. of Dominick Henry Trent, of Easingwold, co. York, and (2) 23 May 1829 Lucinda Matthews, and had issue by his first wife

1. Hon Frances Dillon (b. 17 Oct 1747; d. 1 Mar 1825), mar. 16 Jun 1767 Sir William Jerningham, 6th Bt., of Cossey Park, co. Norfolk, and had issue

2. Hon Catherine Dillon, a Benedictine nun (d. 1797)

3. Hon Laura Dillon (d. unm. 1768)

4. Hon Charlotte Dillon (b. 11 Sep 1755; dspm. 15 Aug 1782), mar. 7 Jul 1777 as his first wife Valentine Browne, later Valentine [Browne], 1st Earl of Kenmare, and had issue

died

3 Sep 1787 (bur. at St Pancras, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

served as Maj in his brother's regiment and later Col 1741-44; in 1776 on the death of her uncle, Robert [Lee], 4th Earl of Lichfield, his wife inherited the Lee family estates at Ditchley, co. Oxford, etc.

 

Charles [Dillon later Dillon-Lee], 12th Viscount Dillon, KP PC

born

6 Nov 1745

mar. (1)

19 Aug 1776 Hon Henrietta Maria Phipps (b. 26 Mar 1757; d. 1 Sep 1782), only dau. of Constantine John [Phipps], 1st Baron Mulgrave, by his wife Lady Lepell Hervey, sister of Frederick Augustus [Hervey], 4th Earl of Bristol, and 1st dau. of John [Hervey], 2nd Baron Hervey (by his wife Mary Lepell, dau. of Brig Gen Nicholas Lepell), 1st son and heir ap. by his second wife of John [Hervey], 1st Earl of Bristol

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, later 13th Viscount Dillon

1. Hon Frances Charlotte Dillon-Lee (b. 17 Feb 1780; d. 17 Apr 1819), mar. 14 Mar 1799 as his first wife Sir Thomas Webb, 6th Bt., of Odstock, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

mar. (2)

1787 Marie Rogier (b. c. 1759; d. 28 Aug 1833), of Malines, Belgium

children by second wife

2. Ensign Hon James William Dillon-Lee (b. 1792; dvp. 10 Oct 1812)

2. Hon Henrietta Dillon-Lee (dvp. 11 Apr 1811)

3. Hon Charlotte Dillon-Lee (d. 26 Sep 1866), mar. 3 Jul 1813 Rev Lord Frederick Beauclerk DD, of Winchfield House, Hampshire, Vicar of Kimpton, co. Hertford 1797-1827, and of Redbourn and St Michael's, St Albans 1827-50 (b. 8 May 1773;  d. 22 Apr 1850), 4th son of Aubrey [Beauclerk], 5th Duke of St Albans, by his wife Lady Catharine Ponsonby, 1st dau. of William [Ponsonby], 2nd Earl of Bessborough, and had issue

died

9 Nov 1813

suc. by

son by first wife

 note

FRS 1767; conformed to the Established Church 1767; Member of Parliament for Westbury 1770-74; Privy Councillor [I] 1774; assumed the name and arms of Lee after those of Dillon by Royal Warrant 1776; High Sheriff of co. Mayo 1787; a Governor of co. Mayo 1788-1813; Constable of Athlone Castle 1797-1813; Knight of St Patrick 1798

 

Henry Augustus [Dillon-Lee], 13th Viscount Dillon

born

28 Oct 1777

mar.

9 Feb 1807 Henrietta Browne (b. 25 Mar 1789; d. 18 Mar 1862; bur. at Spelsbury, co. Oxford), sister of Dominick [Browne], 1st Baron Oranmore and Browne, and 1st dau. of Dominick Geoffrey Browne MP, of Castle Macgarrett, co. Mayo, by his wife Margaret Browne, only dau. and hrss. of Hon George Browne (by his wife Dorcas Moore, dau. and hrss. of James Moore, of Newport), 3rd son of John [Browne], 1st Earl of Altamont

children

1. Hon Charles Henry Dillon-Lee, later 14th Viscount Dillon

2. Hon Theobald Dominick Geoffrey Dillon-Lee, later 15th Viscount Dillon

3. Hon Arthur Edmund Denis Dillon-Lee, later 16th Viscount Dillon

4. Hon Constantine Augustus Dillon-Lee later Dillon, served in both the Army and the Royal Navy (b. 14 Sep 1813; d. 16 Apr 1853), mar. 10 Feb 1842 Fanny Dorothea Story (d. 29 Feb 1896), 3rd dau. of P L Story, and had issue

5. Hon Robert George Lee Dillon-Lee (b. 7 Oct 1817; dvp. Sep 1822)

6. Hon Gerald Normanby Dillon-Lee later FitzGibbon JP DL, of Mount Shannon, co. Limerick, assumed the name of FitzGibbon in lieu of that of Dillon-Lee by Royal Licence 1873 (b. 21 Nov 1823; d. 3 Jan 1880), mar. 22 May 1847 Lady Louisa Isabella Georgina FitzGibbon (mar. (2) 2 May 1882 General the Marquis della Rochella, of Palermo, Sicily, Italy; d. 4 Jun 1898), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Hobart [FitzGibbon], 3rd Earl of Clare, by his wife Diana Moore, former wife of Maurice Crosbie Moore and 1st dau. of Charles Brydges Woodcock, of Brentford Butts, co. Middlesex, and had issue

1. Hon Henrietta Maria Dillon-Lee (b. 21 Dec 1807; d. 16 Feb 1895), mar. 7 Oct 1826 Edward John [Stanley], 1st Baron Eddisbury later 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley, and had issue

2. Hon Margaret Frances Florence Dillon-Lee (d. 19 Apr 1895), mar. 26 Jul 1838 as his second wife William John Hamilton MP (b. 58 Jul 1805; d. 27 Jun 1867), 1st son of William Richard Hamilton, Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1809-22, by his wife Juliana Udny, sister of Lt Col Robert Udny of Udny, and had issue

3. Hon Eleanor Georgina Dillon-Lee (b. and dvp. 1822)

4. Hon Louisa Anne Rose Dillon-Lee (d. 18 Jul 1902), mar. 7 Oct 1847 Rt Hon Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby later Ponsonby-Fane GCB ISO, of Brympton, Yeovil, co. Somerset, Comptroller Lord Chamberlain's Department 1857-1901, Gentleman Usher to the Sovereign 1859-1915 and to the Sword of State 1901-15, Bath King of Arms 1904-15 (b. 14 Mar 1824; d. 1 Dec 1915), 6th son of John William [Ponsonby], 4th Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Lady Maria Fane, 3rd dau. by his first wife of John [Fane], 10th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

5. Hon Helena Matilda Dillon-Lee (d. 11 Jun 1879), mar. 16 Jan 1858 Thomas Kemp Story

died

24 Jul 1832 (bur. at Spelsbury, co. Oxford)

suc. by

son

note

Col in the Irish Brigade 1794; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Harwich 1799-1802 and for co. Mayo 1802-13; Col in the Army 1806; Col, 101st (Duke of York's) Irish Regiment of Foot 1807-17

 

Charles Henry [Dillon-Lee], 14th Viscount Dillon

born

20 Apr 1810

mar.

1 Feb 1833 Lydia Sophia Story (d. 4 Nov 1876; bur. at Spelsbury, co. Oxford), dau. of Rev Philip Laycock Story, of Tusmore House, co. Oxford, by his wife Lydia Baring, dau. of Sir Francis Baring, Bt.

children

1. Hon Etheldreda Florence Dillon-Lee (d. 17 Mar 1910)

2. Hon Geraldine Lee Frances Dillon-Lee (d. 14 Jan 1920), mar. 13 Jul 1859 Capt Charles Augustus Drake Halford, of East Bergholt, co. Sussex (d. 25 Jan 1907), and had issue

died

s.p.m. 18 Nov 1865 (bur. at Spelsbury, co. Oxford)

suc. by

brother

note

Ensign, Scots Fusiliers 1830; High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1857

 

Theobald Dominick Geoffrey [Dillon-Lee], 15th Viscount Dillon

born

5 Apr 1811

mar.

28 Sep 1856 Sara Augusta Hanna (b. 1 Apr 1830; d. 17 Jul 1890; bur. at Spelsbury, co. Oxford), dau. of Alexander Hanna, of Paris, France, by his wife Sarah Sprat, dau. of John Sprat, of London

died

s.p. 30 Nov 1879 (bur. at Spelsbury, co. Oxford)

suc. by

brother

note

Ensign, 60th Rifles 1828; Lieut, 1833, retired 1841; ADC to the Marquess of Normanby when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

 

Arthur Edmund Denis [Dillon-Lee], 16th Viscount Dillon, JP DL

born

10 Apr 1812

mar.

22 Apr 1843 Ellen Adderly (b. 23 Nov 1809; d. 10 Feb 1896), dau. of James Adderly, of King's Co., by his wife Ellen Williams, dau. of John Williams, of Hythe, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Harold Arthur Dillon-Lee later Lee-Dillon, later 17th Viscount Dillon

2. Hon Conrad Adderly Dillon-Lee later Dillon (b. 2 Sep 1845; d. 4 Nov 1901), mar. 27 Aug 1872 Ellen Louisa Dashwood (d. 2 Jun 1917), 1st dau. of Sir Henry William Dashwood, 5th Bt., of Kirtlington Park, co. Oxford, by his wife Sophia Drinkwater, only dau. and hrss. of John Drinkwater, of Sherborne, co. Warwick, and had issue:

1a. Maj Arthur Henry Dillon, later 18th Viscount Dillon

2a. Col Eric FitzGerald Dillon, later 19th Viscount Dillon

1a. Hon Hilda Ellen Dillon, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1934 (d. 16 Mar 1957)

2a. Hon Margaret Sophia Dillon, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1934 (dsp. Feb 1962), mar. 19 Oct 1907 Rev Charles Taylor DD LL.D, Master of St John's College, Cambridge (d. 12 Aug 1908)

3a. Hon Evelina Victoria Dillon, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1934 (d. 17 Feb 1959), mar. 6 May 1919 Maj Robert Pentland Mahaffy, barrister, Legal Adviser to Government and Forces at Malta 1921-29 (d. 8 May 1943), 2nd son of Rev Sir John Mahaffy GBE, and had issue

4a. Hon Vere Mary Dillon, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1934 (d. 19...), mar. 27 Jul 1911 Reginald Edward Marsden (d. 30 Jul 1960), 1st son of Reginald Godfrey Marsden, barrister, and had issue

died

12 Jan 1892 (bur. at Enstone, co. Oxford)

suc. by

son

note

admitted to the Inner Temple, 1830; a clerk in the Home Office; FSA 1867; FRGS; FZS

 

Harold Arthur [Dillon-Lee later Lee-Dillon], 17th Viscount Dillon, CH

born

24 Jan 1844

mar. (1)

3 Nov 1870 Julia Stanton (d. 6 Jun 1925), 1st dau. of Isaac Brock Stanton, of Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Civil Service, by his wife Maria Wilson, dau. of James Wilson, of Scarr, co. Wexford

only child

1. Hon Harry Lee Stanton Dillon JP, 2nd Lieut 1st Rifle Brigade 1895-97, FSA 1898, admitted to the Inner Temple 1899 (b. 25 Jul 1874; dvp. 18 Dec 1932), mar. (1) 5 Oct 1904 (div. 1912) Brenda Mary Smith, 1st dau. of Thomas Smith, of Croft Cottage, Crawley, co. Sussex, by his wife Florence Mary Baker, dau. of John Baker, of Buchan Hall, Ifield, co. Sussex, and (2) 9 Sep 1913 Kathleen Clare Aitchison (mar. (2) 1924 Lt Cdr Robert Francis Lee-Dillon RN; d. 29 Dec 1950), 2nd dau. of James Aitchison CE, of Marly, Strathavon, co. Lanark, and Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Charlotte Henriette Eleanor Florence Lee de Leon Dillon (b. 21 Jun 1907; d. 19...), mar. Sep 1929 Leonard Cundell (d. 26 Jul 1952), and had issue

mar. (2)

15 Jun 1926 Margaret Louisa Everard Philipps (widow of Rev John Erasmus Philipps;  d. 12 Jul 1954), dau. of Rev Henry Edward Browne Ffolkes, Rector of Hillington, co. Norfolk, by his wife Sophia Louisa Everard, 2nd dau. of Rev Edward Browne Everard, Rector of Burnham Thorpe, co. Norfolk

died

s.p.m.s. 18 Dec 1932

suc. by

nephew

note

Ensign, Rifle Brigade 1862; Lieut, 1866; Capt (Militia), 1874; Maj, 1885 and retired 1891; President, Royal Archaeological Society 1892-98; Trustee, National Portrait Galllery 1894; Curator, Tower Armouries 1895; President, Society of Antiquaries 1897-1904; in 1899 he sold all his remaining Irish estates of over 83,700 acres, including those in Westmeath, which are said to have been in continuous possession of the Dillon family since 1185, to the Congested Districts Board; Antiquary, Royal Academy 1903; Trustee, British Museum 1905

 

Arthur Henry [Dillon], 18th Viscount Dillon, JP DL

born

5 Jan 1875

mar.

5 Jan 1907 Hilda Broadbent (widow of Charles Harold Broadbent JP, of Upton, Heyes, co. Chester;  d. 23 May 1966), 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Sir John Tomlinson Brunner, 1st Bt., of Druids Cross, co. Lancaster, and Winnington Old Hall, co. Chester, by his first wife Salome Davies, dau. of James Davies, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster

died

s.p. 25 May 1934

suc. by

brother

note

High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 1931

 

Eric FitzGerald [Dillon], 19th Viscount Dillon, CMG DSO

born

4 Apr 1881

mar.

4 Jun 1907 Nora Juanita Muriel Beckett (d. 9 Sep 1962), only child of Brig Gen Charles Edward Beckett CB, by his wife Louisa Augusta Michel, 2nd dau. of Field Marshal Rt Hon Sir John Michel GCB, of Dewlish, Dorchester, co. Dorset

children

1. Hon Michael Eric Dillon, later 20th Viscount Dillon

1. Hon Pamela Louisa Eleanor Dillon JP (b. 26 Aug 1915; d. 1992), mar. 47 Aug 1936 (div. 1962) as his first wife William Arthur Bampfylde [Onslow], 6th Earl of Onslow, and had issue

died

6 Apr 1946

suc. by

son

note

DSO 1915; CMG 1919

 

Michael Eric [Dillon], 20th Viscount Dillon

born

13 Aug 1911

mar.

4 Dec 1939 Irène Marie France du Plessis (d. 2008), 2nd dau. of René Merandon du Plessis, of Whitehall, Mauritius

children

1. Hon Charles Henry Robert Dillon, later 21st Viscount Dillon

2. Hon Richard Arthur Louis Dillon (b. 23 Oct 1948; d. 9 Oct 2014), mar. 24 May 1975 Hon Priscilla Frances Hazlerigg (b. 30 Jul 1952), 2nd dau. of Arthur Grey [Hazlerigg], 2nd Baron Hazlerigg, by his wife Patricia Pullar, 1st dau. of John Pullar, of Durban, Natal, South Africa, and had issue:

1a. Thomas Arthur Lee Dillon, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Dillon (b. 1 Oct 1983)

1a. Charlotte Frances Dillon (b. 1978)

3. Hon Patrick Dominic Dillon (b. 9 Mar 1956)

4. Hon Michael Edmond Dillon, of 8 Keslake Road, London NW6 (b. 29 Oct 1957), mar. 1 Oct 1983 Henrietta Catherine Elwell, 2nd dau. of Charles Elwell, of Bottnels Close, Chalfont St Giles, co. Buckingham, and has issue

1. Hon Isabelle Anne Marie Henrietta Dillon (b. 6 Sep 1942), mar. 25 Jul 1970 Richard Alexander Charles Cobbe, of The Manor House, Yattenden, co. Berkshire, 2nd son of Francis Charles Cobbe, of St Margaret's, co. Dublin, and has issue

2. Hon Inés Marie Jeanne Dillon (b. 1 Jan 1952)

3. Hon Rosaleen Marie Carmel Dillon (b. 2 Feb 1953 ; dvp. 16 Sep 1960)

4. Hon Madeleine Marie Dillon CVO, Lady in Waiting to HRH The Princess Royal since 1997 (b. 29 Oct 1957), mar. 4 Mar 1989 Leonard Constantine Louloudis, of Flat 2, 66 Westbourne Terrace, London W2, only son of Constantine Louloudis, and has issue

died

30 Nov 1979

suc. by

son

 

Charles Henry Robert [Dillon], 21st Viscount Dillon

born

18 Jan 1945

mar.

13 May 1972 Mary Jane Young, dau. of John Young, of Castle Hill House, Birtle, co. Lancaster

children

1. Hon Henry Benedict Charles Dillon, later 22nd Viscount Dillon

1. Hon Beatrice Inès Renée Dillon (b. 28 Dec 1978)

died

15 Sep 1982

suc. by

son

 

Henry Benedict Charles [Dillon], 22nd Viscount Dillon

born

6 Jan 1973

 

The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Dillon is Thomas Arthur Lee Dillon, a grandson of the 20th Viscount Dillon and first cousin of the present Viscount.

 

 Last updated 30 Oct 2014

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Titles:

22nd Viscount Dillon, of Costello Gallen in the County of Mayo

(Ireland, let. pat. 16 Mar 1621/2)

14th Count Dillon

(France, 1711)

 

Address:

28 Canning Cross, London SE5 8BH

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