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Drogheda, Earl of (I, 1661)

 

Creation: let. pat. 14 Jun 1661

 

Family name: Moore

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Arms:

Azure on a Chief indented Or three Mullets Gules pierced of the second

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Moore's Head proper wreathed about the temples Argent and Azure

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Argent

Motto:

Fortis Cadere, Cedere, Non Potest (A brave man may fall but cannot yield)

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Henry [Moore], 3rd Viscount Moore later 1st Earl of Drogheda, PC

1st son of Charles [Moore], 2nd Viscount Moore, by his wife Hon Alice Loftus, yst. dau. of Adam [Loftus], 1st Viscount Loftus, Lord Chancellor of Ireland

born

mar.

Hon Alice Spencer (bapt. 29 Dec 1625; d. betw. Jul 1696 and 1712), sister of Henry [Spencer], 1st Earl of Sunderland, and 5th dau. of William [Spencer], 2nd Baron Spencer, by his wife Lady Penelope Wriothesley, 1st dau. of Henry [Wriothesley], 3rd Earl of Southampton

children

1. Hon Charles Moore, later 2nd Earl of Drogheda

2. Hon Henry Moore, later 3rd Earl of Drogheda

3. Hon William Moore (dspm.), mar. 1686 Lady Elizabeth Brabazon (widow of William [Brabazon], 3rd Earl of Meath; d. 28 Dec 1701), 2nd dau. of Frances [Lennard], 14th Baron Dacre, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Bayning, suo jure Countess of Shepey, 4th dau. of Paul [Bayning], 1st Viscount Bayning, and had issue

1. Lady Alice Moore (dsp. 25 Dec 1677), mar. (1) May 1647 Henry [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Clanbrassill, and (2) Sep 1677 as his second wife John [Hamilton], 2nd Lord Bargeny

2. Lady Mary Moore (d. 17 Mar 1725/6), mar. (1) William [Ramsay], 3rd Earl of Dalhousie, (2) 10 Apr 1683 John [Ker later Bellenden], 2nd Lord Bellenden of Broughton, and (3) Dr Samuel Collins, and had issue by her first and second husbands

died

11 Jan 1675/6

created

14 Jun 1661 Earl of Drogheda

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Ardee 1639/40-43; suc. his father 7 Aug 1643 as 3rd Viscount Moore; a Col of Horse and a Governor of Meath and Louth 1643; Governor of Dundalk before 1645; took part in the Battle of Dungan Hill 1647; compounded 6,953 for his estates 1653; Governor of Drogheda 1660; Privy Councillor [I] 1660

 

Charles [Moore], 2nd Earl of Drogheda

born

mar.

28 Oct 1669 Lady Letitia Isabella Robartes (mar. (2) c. 1680 as his first wife William Wycherley, the dramatist; d. c. 1681), 1st dau. of John [Robartes], 1st Earl of Radnor, by his second wife Isabella Smith, dau. of Sir John Smith, of Bidborough, co. Kent

died

s.p.s. 18 Jun 1679

suc. by

brother

 

Henry [Moore later Hamilton-Moore], 3rd Earl of Drogheda, PC

born

mar.

3 Jul 1675 Mary Cole (d. 6 May 1726), sister of Arthur [Cole], 1st Baron Ranelagh, and dau. of Sir John Cole, 1st Bt., of Newland, by his wife Elizabeth Chichester, dau. of Hon John Chichester MP, of Dungannon (by his wife Hon Mary Jones, dau. of Roger [Jones], 1st Viscount Ranelagh), 2nd son of Edward [Chichester], 1st Viscount Chichester

children

1. Hon Charles Moore, styled Viscount Moore, Member of Parliament for Drogheda 1692-99 and 1703-13 (bapt. 1 Dec 1676; dvp. 21 May 1714), mar. 24 Aug 1699 Hon Jane Loftus (d. 1713), only dau. and hrss. of Arthur [Loftus], 3rd Viscount Loftus, by his second wife Anne Owens, widow of Sir Andrew Owens and dau. of William Hawkins, and had issue:

1a. Hon Henry Moore, later 4th Earl of Drogheda

2a. Hon Edward Moore, later 5th Earl of Drogheda

2. Rev Hon Henry Moore, Rector of Malpas and Wilmslow, co. Chester, mar. Catherine Rooke (widow of Vice-Admiral Sir George Rooke RN; d. 1755), only dau. of Sir Thomas Knatchbull, 3rd Bt., of Mersham Hatch, co. Kent, by his wife Mary Dering, 2nd dau. of Sir Edward Dering, 2nd Bt., of Surrenden Dering, co. Kent, and had issue

3. Rev Hon John Moore (d. 1 Jun 1716), mar. 1708 Elizabeth Devonish (widow of Edward Devonish), yst. dau. of Sir Charles Porter, Lord Chancellor of Ireland

4. Hon William Moore, of Moor Hall, co. Louth (d. 1 Apr 1732), mar. Mar 1717 Lucy Parkinson, dau. of Rev Edward Parkinson, of Ardee

5. Hon Robert Moore, of West Lodge, Enfield Chase, Member of Parliament for co. Louth and co. Belfast (bapt. 11 Apr 1688; bur. 5 Oct 1762), mar. 16 Oct 1725 as her third husband Lady Anne Lennard, suo jure Baroness Dacre (widow of (1) her second cousin Richard Barrett-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex, 1st son of Dacre Barrett-Lennard, of Belhouse, co. Essex, by his first wife Lady Jane Chichester, dau. of Arthur [Chichester], 2nd Earl of Donegall, and (2) Henry [Roper], 8th Baron Teynham), 2nd but 1st surv. dau. and hrss. of Thomas [Lennard], 1st Earl of Sussex, by his wife and second cousin once removed Lady Anne FitzRoy, 1st illegitimate dau. of King Charles II by his mistress Hon Barbara Villiers later Palmer, suo jure Duchess of Cleveland, and had issue

6. Hon Capel Moore, mar. Lady Mary O'Neill (widow of Charles O'Neill, of Shane's Castle), 1st dau. of Charles [Paulet], 2nd Duke of Bolton, by his second wife Frances Ramsden, dau. of William Ramsden. of Byrom, co. York

1. Lady Alice Moore, mar. Sir Gustavus Hume, 3rd Bt., of Castle Hume, co. Fermanagh, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Moore. mar. Rt Hon George Rochfort, of Gaulstown, co. Westmeath, Member of Parliament for co. Westmeath, and had issue

died

7 Jun 1714

suc. by

grandson

note

on the death of his sister, the Dowager Countess of Clanbrassil, who had devised him the Hamilton family estates in her will, in 1677 he assumed the additional name of Hamilton; Privy Councillor [I] 1680; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1689-98; attainted in his absence by the 1689 Irish Parliament of King James II, against whom he fought at the Battles of the Boyne and of Limerick on the side of King William III; a Lord Justice of Ireland 1696-97 and 1701-02; Commissioner for forfeited estates 1699; Governor of Meath and Louth

 

Henry [Moore], 4th Earl of Drogheda

born

7 Oct 1700

mar.

11 Feb 1719/20 Hon Charlotte Boscawen (b. 5 Aug 1702; d. 28 Mar 1735), 2nd dau. of Hugh [Boscawen], 1st Viscount Falmouth, by his wife Charlotte Godfrey, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Col Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel Office, by his wife Arabella Churchill, mistress of King James II, sister of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, and only dau. of Sir Winston Churchill, Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth

died

s.p.s. 28 May 1727

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Camelford 1722-27; inherited the estate of Monasterevan (later called Moore Abbey) from his grandfather, Lord Loftus, 1725

 

Edward [Moore], 5th Earl of Drogheda, PC

born

1701

mar. (1)

1727 Lady Sarah Ponsonby (bapt. 27 Mar 1711; d. 19 Jan 1736/7), 1st dau. of Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Earl of Bessborough, by his first wife Sarah Margetson, dau. of James Margetson, of Sysonby, co. Leicester

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Moore, styled Viscount Moore (b. 1 May 1728; dvp. Aug 1752)

2. Hon Charles Moore, later 6th Earl of Drogheda later 1st Marquess of Drogheda

3. Hon Ponsonby Moore, of Moorefield, co. Kildare, and Ballyhale, co. Kilkenny (b. c. 1736; d. 9 Aug 1819), mar. (1) Nov 1768 Hon Elizabeth Moore, 3rd dau. of Stephen [Moore], 1st Viscount Mount Cashell, by his wife Alicia Colvill, sister and hrss. of Robert Colvill, and dau. of Hugh Colvill, son and heir of Rt Hon Sir Robert Colvill, of Newtown, co. Down, and (2) 3 Apr 1781 Catherine Trench (d. 1810), dau. of Frederick Trench, of Woodlawn, co. Galway, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Rev Henry Moore, of Ballyhale, co. Kilkenny (b. 19 Oct 1784; d. 12 May 1856), mar. 15 Feb 1814 Lucie Currie (d. 15 Jun 1852), dau. of Dr James Currie, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster, and had issue:

1b. Ponsonby Arthur Moore (b. 4 Aug 1816; d. 3 May 1871), mar. 27 Aug 1844 Augusta Sophia Gardner (d. 21 Sep 1903), 5th dau. of Gen Hon William Henry Gardner (by his wife Elizabeth Lydia Fyers, 3rd dau. of Lieut Gen William Fyers), 3rd son of Alan [Gardner], 1st Baron Gardner, by his wife Susannah Hyde Turner, widow of Samuel Turner and dau. and sole hrss. of Francis Gale, of Liguania, Jamaica, and had issue:

1c. Ponsonby William Moore, later 9th Earl of Drogheda

1c. Lady Agnes Alexandrina Moore, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1893 (d. 7 Nov 1925), mar. 4 Mar 1873 Sir Robert Anderson KCB (d. 15 Nov 1918), and had issue

2c. Alice Mary Moore (dsp. 8 Oct 1871), mar. 6 Oct 1870 Rev T Russell Wade

2b. Graham Currie Moore (b. 1820; dvp. 4 May 1837)

3b. Lieut Henry Moore RN (b. 28 Jun 1828; dsp. 6 Oct 1861), mar. 1859 Mary Tatteshall

4b. Edward Charles Moore (b. 14 Mar 1833; d. 9 Nov 1876), mar. 1857 Elizabeth Constance Kidd (d. 1904), dau. of Edmund Kidd, and had issue

1b. Lucie Catherine Moore, mar. 10 Jan 1838 George Annesley Owen (d. 1890), and had issue

2b. Emily Jean Moore (dsp. 1901), mar. 10 Feb 1847 her cousin James Cleghorn Moore (b. 10 May 1920; dsp. 1894), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Rev Charles Moore, Incumbent of Monasterevan, co. Kildare, by his wife Agnes Cleghorn, dau. and cohrss. of Dr James Cleghorn, Physician to the State in Ireland

3b. Helena Sarah Moore, mar. 23 May 1851 Walter John Redfoord Bulwer, and had issue

4b. Florence Moore (dsp. 1 Feb 1873), mar. 9 Jun 1852 Solomon Richards, of Ounavarra (d. 14 Aug 1862)

2a. Ponsonby Moore, of Moorefield, co. Kildare (b. 2 May 1786; d. 22 Apr 1868), mar. 9 Feb 1813 Barbara Maconchy (d. 15 Sep 1866), dau. of John Maconchy, of Rathmore, co. Longford, and had issue

3a. Lt Col Robert Moore, of Lansdowne (b. 15 Oct 1789; d. 3 Mar 1879), mar. 13 Nov 1809 Elizabeth Warren (d. 22 Apr 1875), dau. of Rev Robert Warren, and had issue

4a. Rev Charles Moore, Incumbent of Monasterevan, co. Kildare (b. 20 Sep 1790; d. 24 Apr 1857), mar. 30 Sep 1815 Agnes Cleghorn (d. 13 Jan 1872), dau. and cohrss. of Dr James Cleghorn, Physician to the State in Ireland, and had issue

5a. Capt Frederick Moore (d. 27 Oct 1856)

1a. Catherine Moore (d. 17 Dec 1859), mar. May 1818 Richard Molesworth Reynell, of Reynella (d. 13 Sep 1824), and had issue

4. Rev Hon Edward Loftus Moore (b. 29 Dec 1736; drowned 28 Oct 1758 with his father while sailing from England to Dublin)

mar. (2)

30 Sep 1737 Bridget Southwell (d. 27 Jul 1767), dau. of William Southwell, Governor of Monjuich, by his wife Lucy Bowen, dau. of William Bowen, of Ballyadams, Queen's County

children by second wife

5. Hon William Moore (b. 11 Dec 1742; d. 1762)

6. Hon Robert Moore (b. 12 Dec 1743; d. 17 Sep 1831), mar. (1) Margaret Stephenson, dau. of James Stephenson, and (2) 31Dec 1799 Maria Josepha Falkiner (dsp. 23 Sep 1846), dau. of Daniel Falkiner, of Abbotstown, co. Dublin, and had issue by his first wife

1. Lady Sarah Moore, mar. William Pole, of Ballyfin

died

28 Oct 1758

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Dunlee 1725-27; Privy Councillor [I] 1748; Governor of Meath; drowned 1758 with his son Rev Hon Edward Loftus Moore while sailing from England to Dublin

 

Charles [Moore], 6th Earl of Drogheda later 1st Marquess of Drogheda, KP

created

5 Jul 1791 Marquess of Drogheda (Peerage of Ireland)

17 Jan 1801 Baron Moore, of Moore Place in the County of Kent (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

 

The Earldom of Drogheda was held by the Marquesses of Drogheda from 5 Jul 1791 until 29 Jun 1892, when on the death of Henry Francis Seymour [Moore], 3rd Marquess of Drogheda, 8th Earl of Drogheda, etc., the Marquessate became extinct and the Earldom passed to his cousin:

 

Ponsonby William [Moore], 9th Earl of Drogheda, DL

born

29 Apr 1846

mar.

16 Oct 1879 Anne Tower Moir (d. 21 Feb 1924), yst. dau. of George Moir, Sheriff of co. Stirling

children

1. Hon Henry Charles Ponsonby Moore, later 10th Earl of Drogheda

1. Lady Beatrice Minnie Ponsonby Moore

died

28 Oct 1908

suc. by

son

note

a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1899-1908

 

Henry Charles Ponsonby [Moore], 10th Earl of Drogheda, KCMG

born

21 Apr 1884

mar. (1)

3 Mar 1909 (div. 1922) Kathleen Pelham-Burn CBE (mar. (2) 31 Aug 1922 (div. 1929) Guillermo de Landa y Edcandon), yst. dau. of Charles Maitland Pelham-Burn, of Grange Park, Edinburgh

children by first wife

1. Hon Charles Garrett Ponsonby Moore, later 11th Earl of Drogheda

1. Lady Patricia Doreen Moore (b. 20 Sep 1912; d. 3 Mar 1947), mar. (1) 29 Jun 1933 (div. 1943) Sir Herbert Paul Latham, 2nd Bt., and (2) 1943 Richard V K Aherne, son of William Aherne JP CC, of Ross, co. Meath, and had issue by both husbands

mar. (2)

22 Jun 1922 Olive Mary Paget (former wife of Lord Victor William Paget;  d. 24 Nov 1947), dau. of George Meatyard

died

1957

created

30 Jan 1954 Baron Moore, of Cobham in the County of Surrey

suc. by

son by first wife

note

a clerk in the Foreign Office 1907-17; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1913-57; CMG 1919; barrister, Inner Temple 1935; Director-General, Ministry of Economic Welfare 1942-45; KCMG 1945; Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords 1946-57

 

Charles Garrett Ponsonby [Moore], 11th Earl of Drogheda, KG KBE

born

23 Apr 1910

mar.

16 May 1935 Joan Eleanor Carr (d. 16 Dec 1989), only dau. of William Henry Carr

only child

1. Hon Henry Dermot Ponsonby Moore, later 12th Earl of Drogheda

died

24 Dec 1989

suc. by

son

note

Capt, Royal Artillery (TA) 1940; worked for the Ministry of Production 1942-45; OBE 1946; Managing Director, The Financial Times Limited 1946-72; KBE 1964; Knight of the Garter 1972; President, Institute of Directors 1974-89; Independent National Director, Times Newspapers Holdings Ltd 1983-89

 

Henry Dermot Ponsonby [Moore], 12th Earl of Drogheda

born

14 Jan 1937

mar. (1)

15 May 1968 (div. 1972) Eliza Lloyd, dau. of Stacey Barcroft Lloyd, Jr., of Philadelphia, USA, and St Croix, Virgin Islands

mar. (2)

9 Dec 1978 Alexandra Henderson, only child of Sir (John) Nicholas Henderson GCMG KCVO, British Ambassador to Washington 1979-82, by his wife Mary Barber Cawadias OBE

children by second wife

1. Hon Benjamin Garrett Henderson Moore, styled Viscount Moore (b. 21 Mar 1983)

2. Hon Garrett Alexander Moore (b. 1986)

1. Lady Marina Alice Moore (b. 1988)

note

photographer (as Derry Moore)

 

 Last updated 20 Aug 2003

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Titles:

12th Earl of Drogheda

(Ireland, let. pat. 14 Jun 1661)

14th Viscount Moore, of Drogheda

(Ireland, let. pat. 7 Feb 1621)

14th Baron Moore, of Mellefont in the County of Louth

(Ireland, let. pat. 20 Jul 1616)

3rd Baron Moore, of Cobham in the County of Surrey

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 30 Jan 1954)

 

Address:

40 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AB

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