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Glerawly, Viscount (I, 1766)


Creation: let.pat. 14 Nov 1766


Family name: Annesley




 See Earl Annesley



William [Annesley], 1st Baron Annesley later 1st Viscount Glerawly

6th son of Francis Annesley MP, of Castlewellan in the Parish of Kilmegan, co. Down, and of Thorganby, co. York, by his first wife Elizabeth Martin, dau. of Sir Joseph Martin, of London


c. 1710


16 Aug 1738 Lady Anne Beresford (d. 12 May 1770), 1st dau. of Marcus [Beresford], 1st Earl of Tyrone, by his wife Lady Catherine Power, suo jure Baroness La Poer, only dau. and hrss. of James [Power], 3rd Earl of Tyrone


1. Hon Francis Charles Annesley, later 2nd Viscount Glerawly later 1st Earl Annesley

2. Hon Richard Annesley, later 2nd Earl Annesley

1. Hon Catharine Annesley (d. 23 Nov 1770), mar. 14 Jul 1760 as his first wife Arthur Saunders [Gore], 2nd Earl of Arran, and had issue


12 Sep 1770


20 Sep 1758 Baron Annesley, of Castle Wellan in the County of Down

14 Nov 1756 Viscount Glerawly, of County Fermanagh

suc. by



barrister 1738; Member of Parliament for Midleton 1741-58; suc. his father (though not heir male) in the estate of Castlewellan 1750; Sheriff of co. Down 1750


Francis Charles [Annesley], 2nd Viscount Glerawly later 1st Earl Annesley


17 Aug 1789 Earl Annesley, of Castlewellan in the County of Down


The Viscountcy of Glerawly has been held by the Earls Annesley since 17 Aug 1789.


Last updated 2 Apr 2011



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