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Blesington, Earl of (I, 1816 - 1829)
Creation: let.pat. 12 Jan 1816
Extinct: 25 May 1829
Family name: Gardiner
See Viscount Mountjoy
Charles John [Gardiner], 2nd Viscount Mountjoy later 1st Earl of Blesington
2nd but only surv. son and heir of Luke [Gardiner], 1st Viscount Mountjoy, by his first wife Elizabeth Montgomery, 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir William Montgomery, 1st Bt., of Magbiehill, co. Peebles
19 Jul 1782
11 Jul 1812 Mary Campbell Browne (b. 1786; widow of Maj William Browne; d. 19 Sep 1814; bur. at Mountjoy), dau. of Alexander McDougall, surgeon, by his wife ..... Farquharson
children by first wife
1. Hon Luke Wellington Gardiner, styled Viscount Mountjoy (b. 11 Sep 1813; dvp. 26 Mar 1823)
1. Lady Harriet Anne Frances Gardiner (dsps. 17 Dec 1869), mar. (1) 1827 Count Alfred D'Orsay (d. 4 Aug 1852), and (2) 1 Sep 1852 as his first wife Hon Charles Spencer Cowper (b. 9 Jun 1816; dsps. 30 May 1879), 3rd son of Peter Leopold Louis Francis Nassau [Clavering-Cowper], 5th Earl Cowper, by his wife Hon Emily Mary Lamb, 1st dau. of Peniston [Lamb], 1st Viscount Melbourne, and had issue by her second husband
16 Feb 1818 Margaret Farmer (b. 1 Sep 1789; widow of Capt Maurice St Leger Farmer; dsp. 4 Jun 1849; bur. at Chambourcy, near St Germain-en-Laye, France), 2nd dau. of Edmund Power, of Curragheen and Clonea, co. Waterford, by his wife Ellen Sheehy, dau. of Edmund Sheehy, of co. Tipperary
s.p.m.s. 25 May 1829
12 Jan 1816 Earl of Blesington
suc. his father as 2nd Viscount Mountjoy 5 Jun 1798; Governor of co. Tyrone; an Irish Representative Peer (Whig) 1809-29
On the death of the 1st Earl of Blesington the Earldom of Blesington and his other peerage titles became extinct.
First written 5 Apr 2006
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