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Gormanston, Viscount (I, 1478)

 

Creation: let. pat. 7 Aug 1478

 

Family name: Preston

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Arms:

Or an a Chief Sable three Crescents of the first

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Fox passant proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Fox proper;  Sinister:  a Lion rampant proper armed and langued Gules

Motto:

Sans Tache (Without stain)

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Robert [Preston], 4th Baron Gormanston later 1st Viscount Gormanston

1st son of Christopher [Preston], 3rd Baron Gormanston, by his wife Jane D'Artois, dau. of Sir Jenico D'Artois

born

mar.

Janet Molyneux, dau. of Sir Richard Molyneux, of Sefton, co. Lancaster, by his first wife Joan Haydock, dau. and hrss. of Sir Gilbert Haydock, of Bradley

children

1. Sir William Preston, later 2nd Viscount Gormanston

died

5 Apr 1503

created

7 Aug 1478 Viscount Gormanston, of Gormanston in the Counties of Dublin and Meath

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father c.1450 as 4th Baron Gormanston; Deputy Chancellor of Ireland 1461; elected a Knight of St George 1472; Deputy Chief Governor of Ireland under the Duke of York 1478 and under the Duke of Bedford 1493; received a general pardon 1488

 

William [Preston], 2nd Viscount Gormanston

born

mar. (1)

Anne Burnell, dau. of Sir Robert Burnell, of Ballgriffin, co. Dublin, by his wife Margaret Holywood, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Holywood, of Tartayne, co. Dublin

children by first wife

1. Hon Jenico Preston, later 3rd Viscount Gormanston

1. Hon Margaret Preston (d. after 21 May 1527), mar. before 1523 as his first wife John [Plunkett], 4th Baron Killeen, and had issue

mar. (2)

Eleanor Nangle (widow of John Nangle, of Navan), dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Dowdall, of Newtown and Termonfeighan

died

21 Sep 1532 (bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Deputy Chief Governor of Ireland with his father under the Duke of Bedford 1493; in command at the Battle of Knock-Tuagh 1504; Lord Justice of Ireland 1525

 

Jenico [Preston], 3rd Viscount Gormanston

born

c.1502

mar. (1)

Lady Catherine FitzGerald, 1st dau. of Gerald [FitzGerald], 9th Earl of Kildare, by his first wife Elizabeth Zouche, dau. of Sir John Zouche, of Codnor, co. Derby

children by first wife

1. Hon Christopher Preston, later 4th Viscount Gormanston

2. Hon Nicholas Preston

1. Hon Elizabeth Preston, mar. (1) Thomas Nangle, styled Baron of Navan, and (2) Richard [Nugent], 2nd Baron Delvin, and had issue by her second husband

2. Hon Genet Preston, mar. Sir Henry Travers, of Monkstown Castle, co. Dublin, and had issue

mar. (2)

Anne Luttrell

died

1560

suc. by

son by first wife

note

member of the Irish Council from 1539

 

Christopher [Preston], 4th Viscount Gormanston

born

c.1546

mar. (1)

Catharine FitzWilliam, dau. and cohrss. of Sir William FitzWilliam, of the Great Park, Windsor, Clerk of the Hanaper, by his wife Jane .....

mar. (2)

bef. 1584 Catharine FitzWilliam (d. c. 1602), dau. of Sir Thomas FitzWilliam, of Meryon, co. Dublin, by his wife Genet Finglass, dau. of Patrick Finglass, Chief Baron of the Exchequer

children by second wife

1. Hon Jenico Preston, later 5th Viscount Gormanston

2. Hon Thomas Preston, later 1st Viscount Taragh

3. Hon William Preston

1. Hon Mary Preston, mar. Anthony Warren, of Ballybrittan, King's County, and had issue

died

24 Jan 1599/1600 (bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath)

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Jenico [Preston], 5th Viscount Gormanston

born

c.1584

mar.

Hon Margaret St Lawrence (mar. (2) as his fourth wife Luke [Plunkett], 1st Earl of Fingall;  d. 16 Nov 1637; bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath), dau. of Nicholas [St Lawrence], 8th Baron Howth, by his second wife Mary Whyte, dau. of Sir Nicholas Whyte, of Leixlip

children

1. Hon Nicholas Preston, later 6th Viscount Gormanston

1. Hon Mary Preston (d. betw. 9 Mar 1665 and 18 Jun 1666), mar. (1) as his second wife Sir Thomas Allen, 1st Bt., of St Wolstons, co. Kildare, and (2) bef. Nov 1634 Simon Luttrell, of Lutrellstown

died

14 Mar 1629/30 (bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath)

suc. by

son

 

Nicholas [Preston], 6th Viscount Gormanston

born

c.1608

mar.

Hon Mary Barnewall (d. May 1642), 1st dau. of Nicholas [Barnewall], 1st Viscount Barnewall, by his wife Lady Bridget O'Donnell, widow of Roderick [O'Donnell], Earl of Tyrone, and 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry [FitzGerald], 12th Earl of Kildare

children

1. Hon Jenico Preston, later 7th Viscount Gormanston

2. Hon Nicholas Preston (d. 9 May 1679), mar. his cousin Hon Elizabeth Preston, 1st dau. of Anthony [Preston], 2nd Viscount Taragh, by his wife and cousin Margaret Warren, dau. of Anthony Warren, of Ballybrittan, King's County, by his wife Hon Mary Preston, dau. by his second wife of Christopher [Preston], 4th Viscount Gormanston, and had issue:

1a. Jenico Preston, later de jure 8th Viscount Gormanston

2a. Anthony Preston, later de jure 9th Viscount Gormanston

died

29 Jul 1643

suc. by

son

note

he sided with the rebel Irish Roman Catholics 1641-42 and acted as their General-in-Chief; for this he was outlawed after his death and posthumously exempted from Cromwell's pardon 1652

 

Jenico [Preston], 7th Viscount Gormanston, PC

born

mar. (1)

Lady Frances Leke (dsp. 29 Jul 1682; bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath), 5th dau. of Francis [Leke], 1st Earl of Scarsdale, by his wife Anne Carey, sister of Henry [Carey], 1st Viscount of Falkland, and 6th dau. of Sir Edward Carey, of Aldenham, co. Hertford, Master and Treasurer of the King's Jewels

mar. (2)

Nov 1683 Hon Margaret Molyneux (mar. (2) 10 Mar 1692/3 James Butler, of Kilveagher, co. Tipperary;  mar. (3) bef. 1706 Robert Casey, of Dublin;  d. 2 Sep 1711), 3rd dau. of Caryll [Molyneux], 3rd Viscount Molyneux, by his wife Mary Barlow, dau. by his second wife of Sir Alexander Barlow, of Barlow, co. Lancaster

only child by second wife

1. Hon Mary Preston (d. 27 Dec 1750), mar. 1700 her cousin Anthony Preston, de jure 9th Viscount Gormanston, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 17 Mar 1691

suc. by

nephew

note

at a Jesuit school in Kilkenny 1647 and afterwards in exile on the Continent; restored 1660 to the lands held by his father; Privy Councillor [I] 1686; Lord Lieutenant of co. Meath 1689; Col of Foot and a Commissioner of the Treasury 1690; posthumously indicted for high treason and declared an outlaw 16 Apr 1691

 

Jenico Preston, de jure 8th Viscount Gormanston

born

mar.

Margaret ..... (mar. (2) bef. 1706 Robert Casie, of Dublin; bur. 22 Oct 1733 in St James's Church, Westminster)

died

s.p. 1697

suc. by

brother

note

claimed the family estates under the Treaty of Limerick

 

Anthony Preston, de jure 9th Viscount Gormanston

born

mar.

1700 his cousin Hon Mary Preston (d. 27 Dec 1750), only child of his uncle Jenico [Preston], 7th Viscount Gormanston, by his second wife Hon Margaret Molyneux, 3rd dau. of Caryll [Molyneux], 3rd Viscount Molyneux

children

1. Jenico Preston, later de jure 10th Viscount Gormanston

died

25 Sep 1716

suc. by

son

 

Jenico Preston, de jure 10th Viscount Gormanston

born

1707

mar.

9 Feb 1729/30 Thomasine Barnewall (d. 16 Jan 1788; bur. in the parish church of Notre Dame aux Fonds, Liege, Flanders), 1st dau. of John Barnewall, de jure 11th Baron Trimlestown, by his wife Mary Barnewall, only dau. of Sir John Barnewall

children

1. Anthony Preston, later de jure 11th Viscount Gormanston

2. James Preston (d. 25 Apr 1823), mar. 23 Apr 1774 Purefoy Aston (d. 14 Mar 1792), sister and cohrss. of Sir Willoughby Aston, 6th Bt., of Risley, co. Derby, and 2nd dau. of Sir Willoughby Aston, 5th Bt. MP, of Risley, co. Derby, by his wife Elizabeth Pye, 4th dau. of Henry Pye, of Farringdon, co. Berkshire, by his wife Anne Bathurst, sister of Allen [Bathurst], 1st Earl Bathurst, and dau. of Sir Benjamin Bathurst MP, of Paulersbury, co. Northampton, and had issue

3. Father Jenico Preston, Canon of Liege (b. 21 Jun 1751; d. 25 Jan 1810)

1. Catherine Preston, mar. Anthony, Count Doria

2. Frances Preston

3. Bridget Preston

4. Elizabeth Preston

5. Margaret Preston

died

31 Oct 1757

suc. by

son

 

Anthony Preston, de jure 11th Viscount Gormanston

born

1736

mar.

25 Oct 1774 Henrietta Robinson (mar. (2) 1794 Lt Gen Christopher Jefferson, of Dullingham House, co. Cambridge;  d. 6 Feb 1826; bur. at Dullingham, co. Cambridge), dau. of Lt Gen John Robinson, of Denston Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife ..... Coates

only child

1. Jenico Preston, later de jure later de facto 12th Viscount Gormanston

died

8 Dec 1786 (bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath)

suc. by

son

 

Jenico [Preston], de jure later de facto 12th Viscount Gormanston

born

3 Dec 1775

mar.

27 Dec 1794 Hon Margaret Southwell (b. 1 Sep 1775; d. 26 Jan 1820), 1st dau. of Thomas Arthur [Southwell], 2nd Viscount Southwell, by his wife Countess Sophia Maria Josepha Walsh, 3rd dau. of Francis Joseph Walsh, Count de Serrant

children

1. Hon Edward Anthony John Preston, later 13th Viscount Gormanston

2. Hon Arthur Anthony Preston (b. 2 Jun 1798; dvp. 20 Apr 1827)

3. Hon Jenico Preston (b. 24 Sep 1800; d. 3 Feb 1874)

4. Hon Robert Preston, an Army officer (b. 23 Jan 1802; d. 3 Mar 1869)

5. Capt Hon Charles Preston (b. 28 Apr 1803; d. 2 Feb 1888), mar. 1853 Alicia Margaretta North (d. 11 Nov 1903), dau. of William North, of Northbrook, co. Galway, and had issue

6. Hon Edmund Preston (b. 16 Feb 1808; dvp. 1826)

7. Hon Thomas Preston DL, of Silverstream, co. Dublin, a Commissioner of National Education (b. 3 May 1817; d. 29 Aug 1903), mar. 9 Aug 1843 Margaret Hamilton (d. 28 Dec 1891), 4th dau. of John Hamilton, of Sundrum, co. Ayr, and had issue

1. Hon Harriet Preston (b. c. 1806; dvp. 1815)

2. Hon Matilda Margaret Preston (b. 1 Jan 1810; d. 22 Dec 1888), mar. 16 Jun 1842 Matthew Elias Corbally MP, of Corbalton Hall (d. 1870), and had issue

died

10 Feb 1860

suc. by

son

note

in 1800 obtained the removal of the outlawries of the 7th and 8th Viscounts and had a writ of summons to take his seat in the Irish House of Lords, but owing to the final prorogation of that House he did not have the opportunity to do so; took an active part in the cause of Catholic Emancipation

 

Edward Anthony John [Preston], 13th Viscount Gormanston

born

3 Jun 1796

mar.

19 Jul 1836 Lucretia Jerningham (b. 10 Aug 1804; d. 5 Feb 1891), 1st dau. of William Charles Jerningham (by his first wife Anne Wright, dau. of Thomas Wright, of Fitzwalters, co. Essex), brother of George William [Jerningham later Stafford-Jerningham], 2nd Baron Stafford, and 2nd son of Sir William Jerningham, 6th Bt., of Costessy Park, co. Norfolk, by his wife Hon Frances Dillon, 1st dau. of Henry [Dillon], 11th Viscount Dillon

children

1. Hon Jenico William Joseph Preston, later 14th Viscount Gormanston

2. Capt Hon Edward Francis John Preston JP DL, ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 3 Mar 1845; dsp. 1 Mar 1901), mar. 21 Jan 1891 Anne Genevieve Grimshawe (d. 28 Jan 1929), dau. of Samuel Grimshawe, of Errwood, co. Chester

1. Hon Margaret Frances Agnes Preston (d. 14 Jun 1884), mar. 27 Apr 1882 Vincent Anthony Eyre, of Lindley Hall, co. Leicester (d. 22 Mar 1887)

2. Hon Lucretia Pauline Mary Preston (d. 16 Feb 1916), mar. 19 Jul 1860 John Arthur Farrell DL, of Moynalty, co. Meath (d. 27 Nov 1904), and had issue

3. Hon Charlotte Agnes Mary Preston (dsp. 18 Apr 1924), mar. 21 Jun 1870 Col Richard Donaldson DL, of Hartlands, co. Meath (dsp. 27 May 1898)

died

28 Sep 1876

created

8 Dec 1868 Baron Gormanston, of Whitewood in the County of Meath

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of co. Meath 1831 and of co. Dublin 1845

 

Jenico William Joseph [Preston], 14th Viscount Gormanston, GCMG

born

1 Jun 1837

mar. (1)

8 Jan 1861 Hon Ismay Louisa Ursula Bellew (b. 21 Oct 1836; dsp. 19 Aug 1875; bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath), 3rd dau. of Patrick [Bellew], 1st Baron Bellew, by his wife Anna Fermina, dau. of Admiral Don Jose Maria de Mendoza y Rios, of Seville, Spain

mar. (2)

29 Oct 1878 Georgina Jane Connellan (d. 9 Apr 1932), 4th dau. of Peter Connellan, of Coolmore, co. Kilkenny, by his wife Anne Maria Langrishe, 2nd dau. of Rev Sir Hercules Richard Langrishe, 3rd Bt.

children by second wife

1. Hon Jenico Edward Joseph Preston, later 15th Viscount Gormanston

2. Lt Col Hon Richard Martin Peter Preston DSO (b. 12 Aug 1884; d. 20 May 1965), mar. (1) 23 Jul 1908 Belle Hamblin (d. 29 Nov 1936), only dau. of Frederick Harcourt Hamblin, and (2) 4 Sep 1943 Edith Sheilah Forbes (widow of Lt Cdr John Hay Forbes DSO RN; d. 7 Jan 1951), 1st dau. of Reginald de Crecy Steel, and had issue by both wives

3. Capt Hon Hubert Anthony John Preston MC (b. 20 Dec 1885 ; d. 12 Jul 1940), mar. 8 Jan 1917 Mary Pringle (widow of Robert S Pringle; d. 1971), dau. of Rt Hon William Kenny, of Marifield, co. Dublin, Judge of the High Court in Ireland and Solicitor General of Ireland 1895-97, and had issue

1. Hon Ismay Lucretia Mary Preston (b. 29 Oct 1882; d. 16 Feb 1975), mar. (1) 18 Jun 1906 Lt Col Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart MP (b. 15 May 1883; d. 2 Oct 1915), 2nd son of John Patrick [Crichton-Stuart], 3rd Marquess of Bute, by his wife Hon Gwendolen Mary Anne Fitzalan-Howard, 1st dau. by his first wife of Edward George [Fitzalan-Howard], 1st Baron Howard of Glossop, and (2) 30 Apr 1917 Capt Archibald Henry Maule Ramsay (b. 4 May 1894; d. 19...), 1st son of Lt Col Henry Lushington Ramsay (by his wife Sophia Thomas, dau. of J P Thomas, of Warneford Place, co. Wiltshire, and Calcutta, India), 1st son of Gen Hon Sir Henry Ramsay KCSI CB (by his wife Laura Lushington, 2nd dau. of Sir Henry Lushington, 3rd Bt.), brother of George [Ramsay], 12th Earl of Dalhousie, and had issue by both husbands

died

29 Oct 1907 (bur. at Stamullen, co. Meath)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Ensign, 60th Foot 1855 and Lieut 1857, serving in the Rohilcund campaign in 1858; Sheriff of co. Dublin 1865 and of co. Meath 1870; Chamberlain to the Viceroy of Ireland 1866-68; Commissioner of National Education 1875-85; Governor of the Leeward Islands 1885-87;  Governor of British Guiana 1887-93;  KCMG 1887; Governor of Tasmania 1893-1900; GCMG 1897

 

Jenico Edward Joseph [Preston], 15th Viscount Gormanston

born

16 Jul 1879

mar.

26 Oct 1911 Eileen Butler (mar. (2) 11 Aug 1934 John Black Atkins;  d. 28 Mar 1964), 2nd dau. of Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir William Butler GCB, by his wife Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, the celebrated painter of military subjects as "Lady Butler", dau. of Thomas James Thompson by his second wife Christiana Weller

children

1. Hon Jenico William Richard Preston, later 16th Viscount Gormanston

2. Capt Hon Robert Francis Hubert Preston later Shaw-Preston later Preston (b. 7 Dec 1915; d. 7 Jan 1992), mar. (1) 8 Sep 1941 (div. 1955) Jean Shaw, only child of Capt Charles Henry Shaw, of Bourton Hall, Rugby, and (2) 1970 Daphne Helen Anne Bradish-Ellames (former wife of (1) Cdr Reginald Hughes-Onslow RN, and (2) John Edward Mountague Bradish-Ellames; d. 9 Dec 1992), only child of Col Robert Hanbury Brudenell-Bruce DSO, and had issue by his first wife

3. Lieut Hon Stephen Edward Thomas Preston (b. 10 Jul 1920; d. in action at Anzio 29 Jan 1944)

1. Hon (Eileen) Antoinette Mary Preston (b. 16 Oct 1912; d. 1976), mar. 29 Apr 1939 Peter Northcote Lunn CMG OBE, 1st son of Sir Arnold Henry Moore Lunn by his first wife Lady Mabel Stafford Northcote, sister of Henry Stafford [Northcote], 3rd Earl of Iddesleigh, and 2nd dau. of Rev Hon John Stafford Northcote, Vicar of St Andrew's Westminster and Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral (by his wife Hilda Cardew Farrar, 2nd dau. of Very Rev Frederic William Farrar DD, Dean of Canterbury), 3rd son of Stafford Henry [Northcote], 1st Earl of Iddesleigh, and has issue

died

7 Nov 1925

suc. by

son

 

Jenico William Richard [Preston], 16th Viscount Gormanston

born

7 Oct 1914

mar.

18 Feb 1939 Pamela Hanly (mar. (2) 23 Dec 1943 Lieut Maurice Bernard O'Connor;  d. 26 Mar 1975), dau. of Capt Edward Dudley Hanly, of Warwick Square, London SW, by his wife Lady Marjorie Marie Winifrede Feilding, 4th dau. by his first wife of Rudolph Robert Basil Aloysius Augustine [Feilding], 9th Earl of Denbigh

only child

1. Hon Jenico Nicholas Dudley Preston, later 17th Viscount Gormanston

died

9 Jun 1940

suc. by

son

 

Jenico Nicholas Dudley [Preston], 17th Viscount Gormanston

born

19 Nov 1939

mar. (1)

1974 Eva Landzianowska (d. 1984), dau. of Felix Landzianowska, of Poland

children by first wife

1. Hon Jenico Francis Tara Preston (b. 30 Apr 1974)

2. Hon William Luke Preston (b. 3 May 1976)

mar. (2)

2 Nov 1997 Lucy Arabella Grenfell (b. 1950; former wife of David Grenfell), only child of Edward Charles Morice Fox OBE (Edward Fox, the actor), by his first wife Clare Tracy Compton Pelissier, only child of Anthony Pelissier, film director (by his wife Penelope Dudley Ward), son of H G Arthur by his wife Virginia Lilian Emmeline Mackenzie Compton (Fay Compton, the actress), dau. of Edward Compton, actor, by his wife Virginia Bateman, actress

 

 Last updated 3 Apr 2011

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Titles:

17th Viscount Gormanston, of Gormanston in the Counties of Dublin and Meath

(Ireland, let. pat. 7 Aug 1478)

20th Baron Gormanston

(Ireland, let. pat. c. 1370)

5th Baron Gormanston, of Whitewood in the County of Meath

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Dec 1868)

Premier Viscount of Ireland

 

Address:

8 Dalmeny House, 9 Thurloe Place, London SW7 2RY

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