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Gort, Viscount (I, 1816)

 

Creation: let. pat. 16 Jan 1816

 

Family name: Smyth later Prendergast later Prendergast-Smyth later Vereker

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure on a Chevron Or a Chaplet Vert (Vereker); 2nd and 3rd, Gules a Saltire Vairy Or and Azure (Prendergast)

Crest:

Out of a Mural Crown Gules a Stag's Head proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion proper;  Sinister:  an Heraldic Antelope proper, each gorged with a Plain Collar Gules rimmed and chained Or chain reflexed over the back

Mottoes:

Over the Crest:  Coloony;  Beneath the Arms:  Vincit Veritas (Truth conquers)

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Brig Gen Sir Thomas Prendergast, 1st Bt. MP

1st son and heir of Thomas Prendergast, of Newcastle and Croane, co. Tipperary, by his wife Eleanor Condon, dau. and cohrss. of David Condon

born

mar.

10 Aug 1697 Penelope Cadogan (d. 1740), sister of William [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan, and 2nd dau. of Henry Cadogan, of Liscartan, co. Meath, by his wife Bridget Waller, dau. of Maj Gen Sir Hardress Waller, of Castletown, co. Limerick, English parliamentarian and regicide, Governor of Cork and of Limerick

children

1. Rt Hon Sir Thomas Prendergast, 2nd Bt. MP, of Gort, co. Galway, Member of Parliament for Clonmel 1727-60 and for Chichester 1733-34, Postmaster General of Ireland 1754-60 and PC [I] 1733 (bapt. 20 May 1702; dsp. 23 Sep 1760; bur. in SS Peter and Kevin's Church, Dublin), mar. 1 Jan 1739 Anne Williams (mar. (2) 28 Jan 1761 (sep. 1762) Capt Terence Prendergast later Prendergast-Williams (d. 30 Oct 1776; bur. at Llan Rhos, co. Caernarvon); dsp. 15 Dec 1770; bur. at Llan Rhos, co. Caernarvon), dau. and hrss. of Sir Griffith Williams, 6th Bt., of Marle, co. Caernarvon, by his wife Catherine Anwyl, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Owen Anwyl, of Penrhyn-dau-draeth and of Park, co. Merioneth

1. Juliana Prendergast (d. 12 Dec 1758), mar. 15 Dec 1731 Chaworth [Brabazon], 6th Earl of Meath

2. Elizabeth Prendergast, mar. (1) Sir John Dickson Haman, 1st Bt., of Woodhill, co. Cork (dsp. 26 Jan 1727/8), and (2) 21 Nov 1728 Charles Smyth MP (d. 18 Aug 1784), brother of Most Rev Arthur Smyth DD, Archbishop of Dublin, and 1st surv. son of Rt Rev Thomas Smyth DD, Bishop of Limerick, by his wife Dorothea Burgh, dau. of Rt Rev Ulysses Burgh DD, Bishop of Ardagh, and had issue by her second husband:

1a. Thomas Smyth MP (d. 14 Jan 1785)

2a. John Smyth later Prendergast later Prendergast-Smyth MP, later 1st Baron Kiltarton later 1st Viscount Gort

3a. Lt Col Charles Lennox Smyth (d. 24 May 1782)

1a. Juliana Smyth (d. 13 Jul 1811), mar. 6 Aug 1759 her first cousin once removed Thomas Vereker, of Roxborough, co. Limerick (d. 16 Nov 1801), 1st son and heir of Henry Vereker, of Roxborough, co. Limerick, by his wife Ann Osborne, 1st dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir Nicholas Osborne, 6th Bt., of Newtown Anner, co. Tipperary, by his wife Mary Smyth, dau. of Rt Rev Thomas Smyth DD, Bishop of Limerick, and had issue:

1b. Henry Vereker (dvp. in a duel 26 Mar 1792)

2b. Charles Vereker MP, later 2nd Viscount Gort

3b. Maj John Vereker (d. 7 May 1836), mar. Elizabeth Black, dau. of George Black, and had issue

1b. Elizabeth Vereker (dsp. 1793), mar. 11 Nov 1788 Henry D'Esterre

2b. Maria Vereker (d. 1825), mar. 15 Aug 1786 Arthur Ormsby, of Ballygrennan, co. Tipperary

3b. Harriet Vereker (d. 1810), mar. 17 Mar 1792 Ralph Westropp, of Coolreagh, co. Clare

4b. Julia Vereker (d. 1847), mar. 25 Apr 1786 Frederick Lloyd, of Cranna, co. Tipperary

2a. Dorothea Smyth (dvp. young 8 Jul 1739)

3a. Elizabeth Smyth, mar. 1757 Col William Newton, Governor of Senegal

4a. Anne Smyth, mar. Samuel Hobson, of Muckridge

died

9 Sep 1709

created

15 Jul 1699 a Baronet of Ireland

suc. by

note

granted the estate of Gort, co. Galway (forfeited by the O'Shaughnessy family), for disclosing a plot against the King; Member of Parliament for Monaghan 1703-1709; repurchased Mullough and Croane from the commissioners of forfeited estates; killed at the Battle of Malplaquet

 

John [Smyth later Prendergast later Prendergast-Smyth], 1st Baron Kiltarton later 1st Viscount Gort

born

1742

died

23 May 1817

created

15 May 1810 Baron Kiltarton, of Gort in the County of Galway, with remainder failing male issue to his nephew, Rt Hon Charles Vereker, and the heirs male of his body

16 Jan 1816 Viscount Gort, of Limerick in the County of Galway, with a similar special remainder

suc. by

nephew

note

assumed the name of Prendergast in lieu of that of Smyth and the death of his paternal uncle, Sir Thomas Prendergast, 2nd Bt., 23 Sep 1760; Member of Parliament for Carlow 1776-83 and for Limerick 1785-97; resumed the name of Smyth on the death of his elder brother, Thomas Smyth, 14 Jun 1785; Chamberlain of Limerick; a Governor of co. Galway 1812-17

 

Charles [Vereker], 2nd Viscount Gort

born

1768

mar. (1)

7 Nov 1789 Jane Stamer (widow of William Stamer, of Carnelly;  d. 19 Feb 1798), dau. of Ralph Westropp, of Attyflin, co. Limerick, by his wife Mary Johnson, dau. and cohrss. of William Johnson, of Lizars, co. Limerick

children by first wife

1. Hon John Prendergast Vereker, later 3rd Viscount Gort

1. Hon Julia Vereker (d. 14 Feb 1866), mar. 31 Aug 1819 Col Thomas White, of Woodlands, co. Dublin (dsp. 4 May 1847), eldest brother of Henry [White], 1st Baron Annaly, and 1st son and heir of Luke White MP, of Woodlands, co. Dublin, by his first wife Elizabeth de la Maziere, dau. of Peter de la Maziere, of Dublin

2. Jane Vereker (dvp. young)

3. Hon Georgina Vereker (d. 1847), mar. 2 Aug 1817 Col John Ferrier Hamilton, of Westport and Cairnhill, New Brunswick, Canada

mar. (2)

5 Mar 1810 Elizabeth Palliser (d. 2 Apr 1858), 1st dau. of John Palliser, of Derryluskan, co. Tipperary, by his wife Grace Barton, dau. of William Barton

children by second wife

2. Lt Col Hon Charles Smyth Vereker (b. 21 Apr 1818; dsp. 12 May 1885), mar. 10 May 1842 Kate Fannin (dsp. 19 Jun 1905), yst. dau. of Robert Fannin

4. Elizabeth Vereker (dvp. young)

died

11 Nov 1842

suc. by

son by first wife

note

entered the Navy 1782, but retired shortly after; Member of Parliament for Limerick 1794-1800 and 1802-17; severely wounded opposing the landing of the French forces at Coloony 1798; a Lord of the Irish Treasury 1807-12; Constable of Limerick Castle 1809-42; Privy Councillor [I] 1809 and [GB] 1834; a Governor of co. Galway 1814-31; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1823-42

 

John Prendergast [Vereker], 3rd Viscount Gort

born

1 Jul 1790

mar. (1)

15 Dec 1814 Hon Maria O'Grady (b. 1795; d. 4 Apr 1854), 1st dau. of Standish [O'Grady], 1st Viscount Guillamore, by his wife Katharine Waller, dau. of John Thomas Waller, of Castletown, co. Limerick

children by first wife

1. Charles Vereker (b. 1817; dvp. 1819)

2. Hon Standish Prendergast Vereker, later 4th Viscount Gort

3. Hon John Prendergast Vereker, Lord Mayor of Dublin 1863 (b. 1822; d. Dec 1891), mar. 21 Dec 1858 Louisa Medlicott (d. 12 Jun 1906), only dau. and hrss. of George Medlicott, of Rutland Square, Dublin, by his wife Emily Magan, dau. of Arthur Magan MP, of Clonmell, and had issue

4. Hon Henry Prendergast Vereker, HM Consul at Cherbourg and other ports 1852-94 (b. 1824; d. 22 Mar 1904), mar. 10 Feb 1866 Louisa Elizabeth Mary Gosset (d. 14 Apr 1920), dau. of George Bagot Gosset, by his wife Charlotte Douglas, dau. of James Douglas, of Belfast, and had issue

5. Capt Hon Richard Prendergast Vereker (b. 1829; dvp. 30 Apr 1865)

6. Capt Hon Adolphus Prendergast Vereker (b. 1833; dvp. 12 Oct 1864)

1. Hon Katherine Vereker (d. 27 Jul 1910)

2. Hon Jane Charlotte Vereker (d. 10 Jul 1899)

3. Hon Maria Corinna Vereker (d. 20 Jul 1856), mar. 10 Mar 1852 Lt Col C Monteith Hamilton (d. 10 Jan 1885), and had issue

4. Hon Emily Henrietta Vereker (dsp. 3 Jul 1873), mar. 26 Jul 1858 John Francis Basset, of Tehidy Park, co. Cornwall

5. Hon Julia Georgina Vereker (dvp. 20 Jul 1856)

mar. (2)

10 Jun 1861 Elizabeth Mary Tudor (b. c. 1790; widow of George Tudor MP, of East Cowes Castle, Isle of Wight;  d. 11 Oct 1880), dau. and hrss. of John Jones

died

20 Oct 1865 (bur. in St James's Cemetery, East Cowes, Isle of Wight)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Limerick 1817-20; Mayor of Limerick 1831-32; Hon Col, Limerick City Artillery 1842; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1865; Water Bailiff of the Shannon

 

Standish Prendergast [Vereker], 4th Viscount Gort

born

6 Jul 1819

mar.

4 May 1847 Hon Caroline Harriet Gage (b. 23 Jul 1823; d. 8 May 1888), 3rd dau. of Henry Hall [Gage], 4th Viscount Gage, by his wife Elizabeth Maria Foley, 1st dau. of Hon Edward Foley MP, of Stoke Edith and Prestwood, co. Hereford (by his second wife Eliza Maria Hodgetts, dau. and hrss. of John Hodgetts, of Prestwood, co. Hereford), 2nd son of Thomas [Foley], 1st Baron Foley, by his wife Hon Grace Granville, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of George [Granville], 1st Baron Lansdowne

children

1. Hon John Gage Prendergast Vereker, later 5th Viscount Gort

2. Capt Hon Foley Charles Prendergast Vereker RN, Naval Adviser to the Board of Trade (b. 21 Jun 1850; d. 24 Oct 1900), mar. 25 Mar 1876 Ellen Amelia Wilshere (d. 18 Dec 1943), only dau. of Rev Henry Michael Mydleton Wilshere, Vicar of Simon's Town, Cape of Good Hope, and had issue:

1a. Standish Henry Prendergast Vereker, served in the South African War 1900-01, British Vice-Consul at Cherbourg 1901-04, British Resident in Northern Nigeria 1906, Intelligence Officer to the British Forces in the Cameroons 1914-15 (b. 12 Nov 1878; d. 27 Jan 1953), mar. 25 Mar 1908 Eleanor Elizabeth Bott (d. 28 Jul 1957), 1st dau. of Dr Henry Bott OBE, of Washenden Manor, co. Kent, and had issue:

1b. Daphne Eleanor Vereker (b. 2 Sep 1910), mar. 3 Aug 1933 Cdr Sydney Arthur Moorhouse Else OBE RN (d. 1979), son of Capt .... Else, and has issue

2a. Cmdr Leopold George Prendergast Vereker RN (b. 26 Jun 1881; d. 16 Dec 1937), mar. 18 Sep 1915 Helen Marjorie Campbell (d. 11 Mar 1958), 1st dau. of Colin Campbell, of Limoru, British East Africa, and had issue:

1b. Colin Leopold Prendergast Vereker, later 8th Viscount Gort

1b. Eileen Ivy Vereker (b. 9 Mar 1920; d. 24 Aug 1982), mar. 17 Jan 1942 William John Dean RAF, and had issue

3a. Capt Maurice Charles Prendergast Vereker MC (b. 21 Aug 1844; d. 26 Jul 1963), mar. 15 Nov 1928 Winifred Joan Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (b. 13 Aug 1897; d. 2 Dec 1982), 1st dau. of Alberic Arthur Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (by his wife Gertrude Theodosia Colley, yst. dau. of Henry FitzGeorge Colley), 2nd son of Rev Hon Wingfield Stratford Twisleton later Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, Rector of Milton Keynes, co. Buckingham (by his wife Alice Susan Yorke, 2nd dau. of Very Rev Hon Grantham Munton Yorke), 4th son by his first wife of Frederick Benjamin [Twistleton later Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes], 10th Baron Saye and Sele, and had issue

4a. Lieut Foley Gerald Prendergast Vereker RN (b. 12 Apr 1893; d. 14 Feb 1921), mar. (1) 17 Nov 1914 (dissolved 1919) Annette Julia Richmond Dawson, only dau. of William Scotland Dawson, and (2) 27 Mar 1920 Muriel Horrocks (d. 28 Jul 1945), dau. of Lindsay Horrocks, and had issue by his second wife

1a. Violet Eva Vereker (b. 23 Mar 1882; d. 7 Feb 1953), mar. 12 Sep 1912 Rev Canon Oswald James Hogarth DD, Rector of Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa 1922-32 and Rector of Severn Stoke, co. Worcester 1932-44 (d. 21 Aug 1961), only son of Prof O H Hogarth, and had issue

2a. Lilian Isolda Vereker (b. 1 May 1883; d. 12 Mar 1977), mar. 26 Apr 1911 Rev Lionel Smithett Lewis, Vicar of Glastonbury, co. Somerset (d. 12 Jul 1953), 2nd son of Rev Gerrard Lewis, Vicar of Cliftonville, Margate, co. Kent

3a. Muriel Agnes Vereker (b. 19 Oct 1886; d. 23 Jun 1943)

4a. Ivy Mary Vereker (b. 21 Feb 1888; dsp. 17 Jan 1973), mar. 12 Oct 1915 Capt Edward George Gatacre, of Gatacre, co. Shropshire (b. 30 Apr 1884; dsp. in action 20 Feb 1916), 1st son and heir of Edward Lloyd Gatacre, of Gatacre, co. Shropshire, by his second wife Helen Brown Berwick, only dau. of George Nicholson Berwick, of Rose Park, St Andrews

3. Lieut Hon Standish William Prendergast Vereker (b. 23 Feb 1854; dvp. at Isandula, Zululand 22 Jan 1879)

4. Lt Col Jeffrey Edward Prendergast Vereker (b. 27 Mar 1858; d. 2 Jan 1940), mar. 1902 Susan Harriet McCutchen (widow of Lt Col James Shaw McCutchen; d. 20 Mar 1932), dau. of Capt Edward Head, of Birr, co. Tipperary, and had issue

1. Hon Isolda Caroline Vereker (d. 10 Sep 1927), mar. 23 Nov 1876 Sir Charles William Frederick Craufurd of Kilbirney, 4th Bt., and had issue

2. Hon Mabel Elizabeth Vereker (d. 8 Feb 1930)

3. Hon Laline Maria Vereker (d. 15 Jun 1929)

4. Hon Elizabeth Maria Vereker (d. 19 Jul 1958), mar. (1) 7 Dec 1886 William Harvey Astell DL, of Woodbury Hall, co. Bedford (d. 20 Apr 1896), and (2) 12 Jun 1902 Philip [Sidney], 3rd Baron De L'Isle and Dudley, and had issue by her first husband

5. Hon Corinna Julia Vereker (d. 25 Aug 1945)

died

9 Jan 1900 (bur. in St James's Cemetery, East Cowes, Isle of Wight)

suc. by

son

note

High Sheriff of co. Galway 1844

 

John Gage Prendergast [Vereker], 5th Viscount Gort

born

28 Jan 1849

mar.

28 Jan 1885 Eleanor Surtees (mar. (2) 27 Jun 1908 Col Starling Meux Benson;  d. 28 Feb 1933), dau. and cohrss. of Robert Smith Surtees, of Hamsterley Hall, co. Durham, by his wife Elizabeth Jane Fenwick, dau. and cohrss. of Addison Fenwick

children

1. Hon John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, later 6th Viscount Gort

2. Hon Standish Robert Gage Prendergast Vereker, later 7th Viscount Gort

died

15 Aug 1902 (bur. at St James's Cemetery, East Cowes, Isle of Wight)

suc. by

son

 

John Standish Surtees Prendergast [Vereker], 6th Viscount Gort, VC GCB CBE DSO MVO MC

born

10 Jul 1886

mar.

23 Feb 1911 (div. 1925) his second cousin Corinna Katherine Vereker (b. 4 Jul 1891; mar. (2) 26 Apr 1930 Edgar Charles Blatt, of Hill Street, Knightsbridge, SW London;  d. 5 Oct 1940), only dau. of Capt George Medlicott Vereker, of Abbeyfeale, co. Limerick (by his wife Frances Gore Manders, 1st dau. of Robert Manders, of Landscape, Dundrum, co. Dublin), 1st son of Hon John Prendergast Vereker, Lord Mayor of Dublin 1863 (by his wife Louisa Medlicott, only dau. and hrss. of George Medlicott, of Rutland Square, Dublin), 2nd son of John Prendergast [Vereker], 3rd Viscount Gort

children

1. Hon Charles Standish Vereker (b. 23 Feb 1912; dsp. and vp. 26 Feb 1941), mar. 21 Apr 1938 Yvonne Frances Barnett, dau. of Maj Geoffrey Arthur Barnett MBE

2. Hon Joscelyn Cecil Prendergast Vereker (b. 27 Jul 1913; dvp. 29 May 1915)

1. Hon Jacqueline Corinne Yvonne Vereker (b. 20 Oct 1914; d. 15 Nov 1962), mar. 8 Jun 1940 as his first wife William Philip [Sidney], 1st Viscount De L'Isle, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 31 Mar 1946

created

8 Feb 1946 Viscount Gort, of Hamsterley in the County of Durham

suc. by

brother

note

MVO 1910; served in World War I 1914-18 as Capt, Grenadier guards, then as Brigade Major; MC 1915; DSO 1917; VC 1918; Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1937-39;  Commander-in-Chief of British Field Forces 1939-40;  Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar 1941-42;  Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta GC, 1942-44;  High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief for Palestine 1944-45;  on his death the United Kingdom Viscounty of Gort became extinct

 

Standish Robert Gage Prendergast [Vereker], 7th Viscount Gort, MC

born

12 Feb 1888

mar.

11 Jun 1921 Bessy Surtees (d. 14 Apr 1972), only dau. of Capt Aubone Alfred Surtees, of Dinsdale Manor, co. Durham, by his wife Jeanetta Jane Smith, dau. of Bryce Smith, of Ryebank, Chorlton-cum-Hardy

died

s.p. 21 May 1975

suc. by

second cousin

 

Colin Leopold Prendergast [Vereker], 8th Viscount Gort, JP

born

21 Jun 1916

mar.

4 Jul 1946 Bettine Mary Mackenzie Jarand (b. 1918; former wife of Arthur Henry Jarand; d. 17 Nov 2009), only dau. of Godfrey Green, of Douglas, Isle of Man

children

1. Hon Foley Robert Standish Prendergast Vereker, later 9th Viscount Gort

2. Hon Nicholas Leopold Prendergast Vereker (b. 6 Dec 1954), mar. 1954 Nicola F Pitt, yst. dau. of Michael W Pitt

1. Hon Elizabeth Jane Vereker (b. 25 Sep 1948), mar. 1988 (div. 1994) Michael L Marshall, son of A E Marshall, of Baldrine, Isle of Man, and has issue

died

6 Apr 1995

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II as Lt Cdr RNVR; Member, House of Keys 1966-71

 

Foley Robert Standish Prendergast [Vereker], 9th Viscount Gort

born

24 Oct 1951

mar. (1)

15 Sep 1979 (div. 1987) Julie Denise Jones, only dau. of D W Jones, of Ballasalla, Isle of Man

mar. (2)

19 Oct 1991 Sharon Lyn Quayle, dau. of Arnold Quayle, of Douglas, Isle of Man

only child by second wife

1. Hon Robert Foley Prendergast Vereker (b. 5 Apr 1993)

1. Hon Catherine Mary Vereker (b. 23 Sep 1997)

note

portrait painter and photographer

 

 Last updated 11 Sep 2012

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Titles:

9th Viscount Gort, of Limerick in the County of Galway

(Ireland, let. pat. 16 Jan 1816)

9th Baron Kiltarton, of Gort in the County of Galway

(Ireland, let. pat. 15 May 1810)

 

Address:

The Coach House, Arbory Street, Castletown, Isle of Man IM9 1LJ

Tel:  01624 822295

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