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Donegall, Earl of (I, 1647)

 

Creation: let.pat. 30 Mar 1647

 

Family name: Chichester

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Arms:

See Marquess of Donegall

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Arthur [Chichester], 2nd Viscount Chichester later 1st Earl of Donegall, PC

1st son and heir of Edward [Chichester], 1st Viscount Chichester, by his first wife Anne Copplestone, dau. and hrss. of John Copplestone, of Eggesford, co. Devon

born

16 Jun 1606

mar. (1)

Dorcas Hill (b. c.1607; dspm. 10 Apr 1630), dau. of John Hill, of Honiley, co. Warwick

only child by first wife

1. Lady Mary Chichester, mar. 1655 as his first wife John St Leger, of Doneraille, co. Cork (d. 31 Mar 1696), and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 10 Apr 1638 Lady Mary Digby (dsps. 5 Nov 1648), 2nd dau. of John [Digby], 1st Earl of Bristol, by his wife Beatrix Dyves, widow of Sir John Dyves, of Bromham, co. Bedford, and dau. of Charles Walcot, of Walcot, co. Salop

mar. (3)

13 Aug 1651 Laetitia Hickes (bapt. 13 Jul 1626; mar. (2) Sir William Franklin, of Maverne, co. Bedford; bur. 15 May 1691), 1st dau. of Sir William Hickes, 1st Bt., by his wife Hon Margaret Paget, dau. of William [Paget], Baron Paget

children by third wife

1. Hon William Chichester (dvp. 24 Dec 1660)

2. Lady Anne Chichester (dsp. 14 Nov 1697), mar. (1) Jan 1675/6 John [Butler], 1st Earl of Gowran, and (2) Francis [Aungier], 1st Earl of Longford

died

s.p.m.s. 18 Mar 1674/5

created

v.p. 30 May 1647 Earl of Donegall, with a special remainder to the heirs male of the body of his father

suc. by

nephew

note

Capt in the Irish Army 1627; Member of Parliament for co. Antrim 1634 and 1640-47; Governor of Belfast 1643/4; Privy Councillor [I] 1644 and 1660; suc. his father 8 Jul 1648 as 2nd Viscount Chichester; Governor of Carrickfergus 1661-74/5

 

Arthur [Chichester], 2nd Earl of Donegall, PC

1st son and heir of Lt Col John Chichester, of Dungannon, co. Tyrone (by his wife Hon Mary Jones, dau. of Roger [Jones], 1st Viscount Ranelagh), yr. brother of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Earl of Donegall

born

mar.

bef. 26 Mar 1660/1 Jane Itchingham (mar. (2) as his first wife Richard Rooth, of Epsom, co. Surrey, son of Sir Richard Booth, of Booth's Grove; d. bef. 22 May 1712), dau. and hrss. of John Itchingham, of Dunbrody, co. Wexford, by his wife Sarah Loftus. dau. of Sir Adam Loftus, of Rathfarnham

children

1. Hon Arthur Chichester, later 3rd Earl of Donegall

2. Hon John Chichester, of Dunbrody, co. Wexford

3. Rev Hon Edward Chichester, Rector of Clonenagh, mar. his cousin Elizabeth Chichester, dau. of Capt John Chichester MP, and had issue

4. Hon Charles Chichester

1. Lady Jane Chichester, mar. as his first wife Dacre Barrett-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex (d. 1733), 1st son and heir of Hon Richard Lennard later Barrett-Lennard, of Horsford, co. Norfolk, and Belhouse, co. Essex (by his wife Anne Loftus, dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Loftus (by his wife Eleanor Rushe, dau. of Sir Francis Rushe), 1st son and heir ap. of Adam [Loftus], 1st Viscount Ely), 1st son by his second wife of Richard [Lennard], 13th Baron Dacre, and had issue

2. Lady Katherine Chichester, mar. John Taylor

3. Lady Mary Chichester, mar. Sir Robert Newcomen, 6th Bt., of Kenagh, co. Longford, and had issue

died

26 Oct 1678

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1660; Member of Parliament for Dungannon 1661-66; joint Clerk of the Pipe [I] 1668-78; Privy Councillor [I] 1672; Governor of Carrickfergus and Custos Rotulorum of co. Antrim 1675-78

 

Arthur [Chichester], 3rd Earl of Donegall

born

1666

mar. (1)

bef. 1676 Lady Barbara Boyle (dsps. 20 Nov 1682), 5th dau. of Roger [Boyle], 1st Earl of Orrery, by his wife Lady Margaret Howard, 3rd dau. of Theophilus [Howard], 2nd Earl of Suffolk

mar. (2)

27 Jul 1685 Lady Catherine Forbes (d. 15 Jun 1743), dau. of Arthur [Forbes], 1st Earl of Granard, by his wife Catherine Stewart, widow of Sir Alexander Stewart and 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir Robert Newcomen, 4th Bt., of Moss Town, co. Longford

children by second wife

1. Hon Arthur Chichester, later 4th Earl of Donegall

2. Hon John Chichester, of Abinger, co. Surrey, Member of Parliament for Belfast (b. 1700; d. 1 Jun 1746), mar. 13 Sep 1726 Elizabeth Newdigate, dau. of Sir Richard Newdigate, 3rd Bt., of Arbury, co. Warwick, and had issue:

1a. Arthur Chichester, later 5th Earl of Donegall later 1st Marquess of Donegall

2a. John Chichester (b. 26 Dec 1740)

1. Lady Katherine Chichester (d. 1 Jul 1714), mar. 9 Sep 1713 Clotworthy [Skeffington], 4th Viscount Massereene, and had issue

2. Lady Jane Chichester (d. with her two sisters in a fire in their father's house in Belfast)

3. Lady Frances Chichester (d. with her two sisters in a fire in their father's house in Belfast)

4. Lady Henrietta Chichester (d. with her two sisters in a fire in their father's house in Belfast)

5. Lady Mary Chichester (d. unm.)

6. Lady Anne Chichester (d. 6 Dec 1753), mar. 12 Jul 1716 as his third wife James [Barry], 4th Earl of Barrymore, and had issue

died

10 Apr 1706

suc. by

son

note

Col of the 35th Foot 1701-06; Maj Gen of the Spanish Forces 1704; Governor of the Fortress of Gironne, nr. Barcleona 1705

 

Arthur [Chichester], 4th Earl of Donegall

born

28 Mar 1695

mar.

3 Oct 1716 Lady Lucy Ridgeway (dsp. 16 Jul 1732), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Robert [Ridgeway], 4th Earl of Londonderry, by his wife Lucy Jopson, dau. of Sir William Jopson, Bt.

died

s.p. 30 Sep 1757

suc. by

nephew

 

Arthur [Chichester], 5th Earl of Donegall later 1st Marquess of Donegall, PC

created

3 Jul 1790 Baron Fisherwick, of Fisherwick in the County of Stafford (Peerage of Great Britain)

4 Jul 1791 Earl of Belfast and Marquess of Donegall (Peerage of Ireland)

 

The Earldom of Donegall has been held by the Marquesses of Donegall since 4 Jul 1791.

 

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