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Limerick, Earl of (I, 1803)

 

Creation: let. pat. 1 Jan 1803

 

Family name: Pery

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Quarterly Gules and Or on a Bend Argent three Lions passant Sable (Pery);  2nd and 3rd, Per chevron engrailed Or and Sable three Pellets in chief and in base a Stag passant of the first (Hartstonge)

Crests:

1st:  A Hind's Head erased proper (Pery);  2nd:  A Demi Saracen supporting on the dexter shoulder a Sword the point resting on the palm of his hand the sinister arm extended holding a Battleaxe all proper (Hartstonge)

Supporters:

Dexter: a Lion Ermine; Sinister: a Fawn proper ducally collared and chained Or

Motto:

Virtute, Non Astutia (By courage, not by craft)

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Edmond Henry [Pery], 2nd Baron Glentworth later 1st Viscount Limerick later 1st Earl of Limerick, PC

1st son of Rt Rev William Cecil Pery DD, Bishop of Limerick 1784-94 later 1st Baron Glentworth, by his first wife Jane Walcot, 1st dau. of John Minchen Walcot, of Croagh, co. Limerick

born

8 Jan 1758

mar.

29 Jan 1783 Mary Alice Ormsby (b. c. 1763; d. 13 Jun 1850), only dau. and hrss. of Henry Ormsby, of Cloghan, co. Mayo, by his wife Mary Hartstonge, sister of Sir Henry  Hartstonge, 3rd Bt., of Bruff, co. Limerick

children

1. Edmond Cecil Pery (b. c.1786; dvp. 10 May 1793)

2. Hon Henry Hartstonge Pery, styled Lord Glentworth (b. 26 May 1789; dvp. 7 Aug 1834), mar. 11 May 1808 Annabella Tenison Edwards (b. 1791; d. 17 Sep 1868), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Tenison Edwards, of Old Court, co. Wicklow, by his wife Charity Barrington, dau. of John Barrington, of Queen's County, and had issue:

1a. Hon Edmond Henry Pery, styled Viscount Glentworth (b. 2 Mar 1809; dsp. 16 Feb 1844), mar. 8 Oct 1836 Eve Maria Villebois (b. 26 May 1803; mar. (2) 29 Dec 1847 Col Hugh Smith Baillie, of Redcastle, co. Ross (d. 15 Aug 1898); d. 28 Aug 1903), 2nd dau. of Henry Villebois, of Marham House, co. Norfolk

2a. Hon William Tenison Pery, later 2nd Earl of Limerick

3a. Capt Hon John Hartstonge Pery (b. 1813; dvp. 8 Oct 1842)

4a. Hon Henry Frederick Pery HEICS (b. 1820; dsp. 16 Aug 1843), mar. 12 Jun 1841 Amelia Mary Money (mar. (2) Robert William King, only surv. son of Rear Admiral Hon James William King; d. 1873), 2nd dau. of Capt Rowland Money CB RN

1a. Hon Annabella Erina Pery (d. 25 Apr 1841), mar. 11 Sep 1832 Robert Gun Cuninghame, of Mount Kennedy, co. Wicklow

2a. Lady Mary Georgina Pery, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1845 (d. unm.)

3a. Lady Emily Caroline Pery, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1845 (d. 4 Sep 1888), mar. 21 May 1835 Rev Henry Gray, Vicar of Almondsbury, co. Gloucester (d. 1864), son of Rt Rev Robert Gray, Bishop of Bristol, and had issue

4a. Lady Cecilia Annabella Pery, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1845 (d. 5 Mar 1902), mar. 10 Jan 1843 Rev Canon George Herbert Repton (d. 8 Apr 1852), and had issue

5a. Lady Augusta Frederica Pery, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1845 (d. 10 Nov 1865), mar. 19 Oct 1854 Sir Charles Edward Bayly Kennedy, 2nd Bt., and had issue

3. Hon William Cecil Pery (b. 16 Feb 1791; dvp. at the Battle of St Sebastian 21 Aug 1818)

4. Hon Edmund Sexton Pery, of Bury House, Cottingham, co. Northampton (b. 7 Feb 1797; d. 31 Dec 1860), mar. 14 Feb 1825 Elizabeth Charlotte Cockayne (b. 9 Jun 1798; d. 21 Apr 1883), 5th dau. and cohrss. of Hon William Cockayne, Governor of Limerick Castle (by his wife Barbara Hill, 2nd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of George Hill, of Rothwell Manor, co. Northampton), only child of Charles [Cokayne later Cockayne], 5th Viscount Cullen, by his second wife Sophia Baxter, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Baxter, Storekeeper at HM Ordnance at Gibraltar, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Pery (dvp. 26 Jan 1817)

2. Lady Theodosia Pery (b. 15 Jan 1787; d. 10 Dec 1839), mar. 11 Jul 1811 as his first wife Thomas Spring [Rice], 1st Baron Monteagle, and had issue

3. Lady Lucy Pery (d. 23 Dec 1845), mar. 16 Mar 1816 Rowland Stephenson later Standish, of Scaleby Castle, co. Cumberland, and Farley Hill, co. Berkshire (d. 26 Apr 1843), only son of Edward Stephenson, of Farley Hill, co. Berkshire, and Scaleby Castle, co. Cumberland, by his wife Mary Cecilia Strickland, dau. of Charles Strickland, of Sizergh Park, co. Westmorland, and had issue

4. Lady Frances Selina Pery (d. 11 Jun 1855), mar. 3 Aug 1819 Sir Henry Roddam Calder, 5th Bt.

5. Lady Louisa Pery (d. 6 Aug 1852), mar. 28 Jul 1825 as his first wife Sir Peter Van Notten-Pole, 3rd Bt., and had issue

6. Lady Cecil Jane Pery (d. 24 Apr 1888), mar. 18 Mar 1828 Count John Leopold Ferdinand Casimir de la Feld (d. 5 Sep 1866)

7. Lady Caroline Alicia Diana Pery (b.c.1807; d. 11 Dec 1890), mar. 16 Feb 1832 George Lake Russell (b. 19 Jun 1802; d. 16 Nov 1878), 5th son of Sir Henry Russell, 1st Bt., Chief Justice of Bengal, by his second wife Anna Barbara Whitworth, sister of Charles [Whitworth], 1st Earl Whitworth, and 4th dau. of Sir Charles Whitworth MP, of Leybourne, co. Kent, and had issue

died

7 Dec 1844

created

29 Dec 1800 Viscount Limerick, of the City of Limerick

1 Jan 1803 Earl of Limerick

11 Aug 1815 Baron Foxford, of Stackpole Court in the County of Clare (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

grandson

note

Member of Parliament for Limerick City 1786-94; suc. his father 4 Jul 1794 as 2nd Baron Glentworth; Keeper of the Signet and Irish Privy Seal 1795-97; Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper for Ireland 1797-1806; Privy Councillor [I]; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Tory) 1800-44; FSA 1804

 

William Henry Tennison [Pery], 2nd Earl of Limerick

born

19 Oct 1812

mar. (1)

16 Apr 1838 Susannah Sheaffe (b. 27 Dec 1802; d. 21 Aug 1841), dau. of William Sheaffe, Surveyor of the Excise at Mallow, Ireland, and brother of Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, 1st Bt., by his wife Mary Wright, dau. of ..... Wright

only child by first wife

1. Hon William Hale John Charles Pery, later 3rd Earl of Limerick

mar. (2)

6 Apr 1842 (div. 1863) Margaret Jane Horsley (b. c.1828; d. 25 Nov 1875), only dau. of Capt Nicholas Horsley, of Durham

children by second wife

2. Hon Henry Hartstonge Pery (b. 2 sep 1843; d. 28 Sep 1919), mar. 19 Mar 1873 Sarah Annie Hooper (d. 5 Apr 1934), dau. of John James Hooper, and had issue

3. Capt Hon Edmund Aubrey Templar Pery, Police Magistrate in Macleay River region (b. 6 Jan 1845; d. 1924), mar. 21 Jan 1875 Clara Julia Croker (d. 15 Oct 1901), dau. of Lieut James O'Brien Croker RN, and had issue

4. Hon Cecil Standish Stackpole Pery (b. 23 Nov 1847; d. 6 Jun 1935), mar. 20 Aug 1875 Katherine Mary Gavin (d. 24 Dec 1946), dau. of John Gavin, of Queensland, Australia, and had issue

5. Hon John Sexton Pery (b. 15 Jun 1849; d. 19 Sep 1921)

6. Capt Hon Harry de Vere Pery, fought in the Ashanti War 1873-74, Resident Magistrate in Ireland 1885-1916 (b. 2 Jun 1851; dsp. 1 Sep 1935), mar. 10 Dec 1874 Harriette Knox (d. 31 Dec 1933), dau. of Robert Knox, HM Diplomatic Service

7. Hon Neville Calder Pery (b. 12 Dec 1852; d. May 1896)

1. Lady Alice Louisa Pery (d. 15 Sep 1876), mar. (1) 5 Aug 1868 Capt Percy Hughes Hewitt, and (2) 7 Mar 1874 Edward Martin Langworthy, barrister

died

6 Jan 1866

suc. by

son by first wife

note

for some time a magistrate and Superintendent of Agriculture on Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia

 

William Hale John Charles [Pery], 3rd Earl of Limerick, KP

born

17 Jan 1840

mar. (1)

28 Aug 1862 his cousin Caroline Maria Gray (b. 5 Oct 1837; d. 24 Jan 1877), dau. of Rev Henry Gray, Vicar of Almondsbury, co. Gloucester (by his wife Lady Emilie Caroline Pery, 3rd dau. of Hon Henry Hartstonge Pery, styled Lord Glentworth), son of Rt Rev Robert Gray DD, Bishop of Bristol

only child by first wife

1. Hon William Henry Edmond de Vere Sheaffe Pery, later 4th Earl of Limerick

mar. (2)

20 Oct 1877 Isabella Colquhoun (b. c.1850; mar. (2) 22 Feb 1898 Maj Sir Edmund Halbert Elliot MVO;  d. 10 Nov 1927), dau. of James Charles Henry Colquhoun, styled Chevalier de Colquhoun

children by second wife

2. Hon Edmund Colquhoun Pery, later 5th Earl of Limerick

1. Lady Florence Louisa Beatrice Esterelle Isabelle Pery (d. 7 Mar 1955)

2. Lady may Katherine Leila Pery (d. 29 Jun 1959), mar. 22 Oct 1908 Capt Frederick Lewis Maitland Boothby CBE RN (d. 3 Jan 1940), 1st son of Alexander Cunningham Boothby, and had issue

died

8 Sep 1896

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Ensign, Rifle Brigade 1858-62; a Lord-in-Waiting 1886-89; Militia ADC to Queen Victoria 1887-96; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1889-92 and 1895-96; Privy Councillor 1889; Conservative Whip in the House of Lords; Knight of St Patrick 1892

 

William Henry Edmond de Vere Sheaffe [Pery], 4th Earl of Limerick

born

16 Sep 1863

mar.

23 Jul 1890 May Imelda Josephine Irwin CBE (d. 11 Mar 1943), dau. of Joseph Burke Irwin RM, of The Priory, co. Limerick

children

1. Capt Hon Edmond William Claude Gerard de Vere Pery, styled Lord Glentworth (b. 14 Oct 1894; dvp. in action 18 May 1918)

1. Hon Imelda Sybil Pery (b. 10 Nov 1891; dvp. 12 Nov 1891)

2. Lady Victoria May Pery (b. 4 May 1893; dvp. 27 Dec 1918), mar. 14 Oct 1914 James Cox Brady. of New York, USA, founder of Maxwell Motor Company later absorbed into Chrysler Corporation (b. 1882;  d. 1927), son of Anthony Brady, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 18 Mar 1929

suc. by

half-brother

note

Lieut, Rifle Brigade 1884-90

 

Edmund Colquhoun [Pery], 5th Earl of Limerick, GBE CH KCB DSO

born

16 Oct 1888

mar.

1 Jun 1926 Angela Olivia Trotter GBE CH DL (d. 1981), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Sir Henry Trotter KCMG CB, by his wife Olivia Georgina Wellesley, only child of Admiral Sir George Greville Wellesley GCB (by his wife Elizabeth Doughty Lukin, yst. dau. of Robert Lukin), 3rd son of Rev Hon Gerald Valerian Wesley later Wellesley DD, Rector of Chelsea, Prebendary of Durham and Chaplain to the Royal Household (by his wife Lady Emily Mary Cadogan, 1st dau. by his second wife of Charles Sloane [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan), yr. brother of Arthur [Wesley later Wellesley], 1st Duke of Wellington, and 4th son of Garret [Wesley], 1st Earl of Mornington

children

1. Hon Patrick Edmund Pery, later 6th Earl of Limerick

2. Hon Michael Henry Colquhoun Pery, of Ardtur, Appin, Argyll (b. 8 May 1937), mar. 13 Jul 1963 Jennifer Mary Stuart-Williams, 1st dau. of John Anthony Stuart-Williams, of Causeway House, Braughing, co. Hertford, and had issue

1. Lady Anne Patricia Pery (b. 3 Oct 1928), mar. 16 May 1959 Lt Col Sir Peter Francis Thorne KCVO CBE ERD, of Chiddinglye Farmhouse, West Hoathly, co. West Sussex, Sergeant-at-Arms House of Commons 1976-82 (b. 6 Aug 1914), yst. son of Gen Sir (Augustus Francis) Andrew Nichol Thorne KCB CMG DSO DL, of Knowl Hill House, Reading, co. Berkshire, by his wife Hon Margaret Douglas-Pennant, 4th dau. of George Sholto Gordon [Douglas-Pennant], 2nd Baron Penrhyn, by his second wife Gertrude Jessy Glynne, only surv. dau. of Rev Henry Glynne, Rector of Hawarden, and has issue

died

4 Aug 1967

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I 1914-18 in Egypt, Gallipoli and France; DSO 1918; KCB 1945; GBE 1953; Companion of Honour 1960

 

Patrick Edmund [Pery], 6th Earl of Limerick, KBE

born

12 Apr 1930

mar.

22 Apr 1961 Sylvia Rosalind Lush CBE, 1st dau. of Brig Maurice Stanley Lush CB CBE MC, of Brantridge Forest, Balcombe, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon Edmund Christopher Pery, later 7th Earl of Limerick

2. Capt Hon Adrian Patrick Pery (b. 14 Jun 1967), mar. 5 Jul 1997 Suzanne Wartnaby, dau. of Peter Wartnaby, of Leek Wootton

1. Lady Alison Dora Pery (b. 27 Oct 1964)

died

7 Jan 2003

suc. by

son

note

Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry 1972-74; KBE 1983; Chairman or Trustee of many organizations

 

Edmund Christopher [Pery], 7th Earl of Limerick

born

10 Feb 1963

mar. (1)

1990 (div. 2000) Emily Kate Thomas, only dau. of Michael Gavin Lynam Thomas, of Worcester

children by first wife

1. Hon Felix Edmund Pery, styled Viscount Glentworth (b. 16 Nov 1991)

2. Hon Ivo Patrick Pery (b. 1993)

mar. (2)

2002 Lydia Ann Johnson, dau. of Richard Harold Johnson, of East Coher, co. Somerset

 

 Last updated 27 Jan 2007

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Titles:

7th Earl of Limerick

(Ireland, let. pat. 1 Jan 1803)

7th Viscount Limerick

(Ireland, let. pat. 29 Dec 1800)

8th Baron Glentworth, of Mallow

(Ireland, let. pat. 2 Jun 1790)

7th Baron Foxford, of Stackpole Court in the County of Clare

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Aug 1815)

 

Addresses:

Chiddinglye, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4QT

Tel:  01342 810214

30 Victoria Road, London W8 5RG

Tel:  020 7997 0573

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