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Massereene, Viscount (I, 1660)

 

Creation: let. pat. 21 Nov 1660

 

Family name: Clotworthy later Skeffington later Foster-Skeffington later Skeffington

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent three Bulls' Heads erased Sable armed Or (Skeffington);  2nd and 3rd, Azure a Chevron between three Chaplets Or (Clotworthy)

Crest:

A Mermaid with Comb and Mirror all proper

Supporters:

On either side a Stag Sable attired and unguled Or each gorged with a Chaplet of Roses Argent

Motto:

Per Angusta Ad Augusta (Through difficulties to honours)

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John [Clotworthy], 1st Viscount Massereene, PC

son and heir of Sir Hugh Clotworthy, of Massereene, co. Antrim, Sheriff of co. Antrim, by his wife Mary Langford, dau. of Roger Langford, of Muckmaire, co. Antrim

born

mar.

bef. 1642/3 Hon Margaret Jones (d. after 18 Aug 1683), 1st dau. of Roger [Jones], 1st Viscount Ranelagh, by his first wife Hon Frances Moore, dau. of Gerald [Moore], 1st Viscount Drogheda

only child

1. Hon Mary Clotworthy (d. 20 Sep 1656), mar. 20 Jul 1654 Sir John Skeffington, 4th Bt. MP, later 2nd Viscount Massereene, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 23 Sep 1665

created

21 Nov 1660 Baron of Loughneagh and Viscount Massereene, with remainder failing heirs male of his body, to Sir John Skeffington (his son in law) and the issue male of the said John by Mary, his wife [only child of the grantee], whom failing to the heirs-general of his own body

suc. by

son-in-law

note

knighted v.p. 1626; Member of Parliament for Maldon 1640-48 and for co. Antrim 1654; in the 1642-43 Rebellion he commanded a regiment against the rebels; on the Commission of both Houses for the Relief of Ireland 1645; gave his support to Cromwell in return for which he received the greater part of the forfeited estates of the Marquess of Antrim; nevertheless he was a supported of the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660; Privy Councillor [I] 1660; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1641-42 and Capt of a Company of Horse 1661-64; a Commissioner for the Court of Claims; Custos Rotulorum of co. Londonderry 1663; FRS 1663

 

John [Skeffington], 2nd Viscount Massereene, PC

son and heir of Sir Richard Skeffington MP, by his wife Anne Newdigate, dau. of Sir John Newdigate, of Arbury, co. Warwick

born

mar.

20 Jul 1654 Hon Mary Clotworthy (d. 20 Sep 1656), only dau. and hrss. of John [Clotworthy], 1st Viscount Massereene, by his wife Hon Margaret Jones, 1st dau. of Roger [Jones], 1st Viscount Ranelagh

children

1. Hon Clotworthy Skeffington, later 3rd Viscount Massereene

1. Hon Mary Skeffington (b. c. 1656; d. 30 Apr 1732; bur. at Walton-le-Dale, co. Lancaster), mar. after 8 Mar 1676 Sir Charles Hoghton, 4th Bt., of Hoghton Tower, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2. Hon ..... Skeffington

3. Hon ..... Skeffington

4. Hon ..... Skeffington

5. Hon Mary Skeffington, mar. Rt Rev Edward Smyth DD, Bishop of Down and Connor, and had issue

died

21 Jun 1695 (bur. at Antrim)

suc. by

son

note

suc. his cousin 1 Apr 1652 as 4th Baronet; Member of Parliament for co. Antrim 1661-65; one of the eight "agents" elected by the Irish House of Commons to "attend upon his Majesty" in England 1661; Privy Councillor [I] from 1661; Custos Rotulorum of co. Londonderry 1666 ; a Governor of co. Antrim 1683 and of Derry and Coleraine 1685; as a strong Protestant he was attainted by the Irish Parliament of King James II 1689 though restored by that of King William III 1692

 

Clotworthy [Skeffington], 3rd Viscount Massereene

born

1660

mar.

9 Mar 1679/80 Rachel Hungerford (d. Feb 1731; bur. with her husband at Antrim), 1st dau. of Sir Edward Hungerford KB, of Farley Castle, co. Somerset, by his first wife Jane Hele, dau. of Sir John Hele

children

1. Hon Clotworthy Skeffington, later 4th Viscount Massereene

1. Hon Jane Skeffington, mar. Sir Hans Hamilton, Bt.

2. Hon Rachel Skeffington (d. 14 Apr 1739), mar. (1) Randall [MacDonnell], 4th Earl of Antrim, and (2) Robert Hawkins-Magill, of Gill Hall, co. Down, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Mary Skeffington, mar. Rt Rev Edward Smyth DD, Bishop of Down and Connor

died

Mar 1713/4 (bur. at Antrim)

suc. by

son

note

with his father supported the Protestant cause in Ulster, being Col of a Regiment of Foot and joint Commander-in-Chief of co. Antrim; was attainted with his father by King James's Parliament in 1689 though restored by King William III; Member of Parliament for co. Antrim 1692-93

 

Clotworthy [Skeffington], 4th Viscount Massereene

born

mar.

9 Sep 1713 Lady Catherine Chichester (bapt. 9 Sep 1687; d. 1 Jul 1749; bur. at Antrim), 1st dau. of Arthur [Chichester], 3rd Earl of Donegall, by his second wife Lady Catharine Forbes, only dau. of Arthur [Forbes], 1st Earl of Granard

children

1. Hon Clotworthy Skeffington later 5th Viscount Massereene later 1st Earl of Massereene

2. Hon Arthur Skeffington MP (b. 8 Apr 1747)

3. Rev Hon John Skeffington (d. 25 Dec 1753), mar. ..... Thornton, dau. of Henry Thornton, of Muffe

4. Hon Hungerford Skeffington (d. 1768)

5. Hon Hugh Skeffington

1. Hon Catherine Skeffington (dsp. 3 Apr 1751; mar. in St Mary's Church, Dublin), mar. 3 Jan 1739 as his second wife Arthur Mohun [St Leger], 3rd Viscount Doneraile

2. Hon Rachel Skeffington (d. unm.)

died

11 Feb 1738 (bur. at Antrim)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Antrim 1703-14

 

Clotworthy [Skeffington], 5th Viscount Massereene later 1st Earl of Massereene, PC

created

28 Jul 1756 Earl of Massereene

 

The Viscountcy of Massereene was held by the Earls of Massereene from 28 Jul 1756 until 25 Feb 1816, when on the death of Chichester [Skeffington], 4th Earl of Massereene, 8th Viscount Massereene, etc., the Earldom became extinct and the Viscountcy passed to his only daughter and heiress,

 

Lady Harriet Skeffington later Foster, suo jure Viscountess Massereene

born

mar.

20 Nov 1810 Thomas Henry [Foster later Skeffington], 2nd Viscount Ferrard (d. 18 Jan 1843), 1st surv. son of John [Foster], 1st Baron Oriel, by his wife Margaret Amelia Burgh, suo jure Viscountess Ferrard, dau. of Thomas Burgh, of Bert, co. Kildare

children

1. Hon John Skeffington, later 10th Viscount Massereene and 3rd Viscount Ferrard

2. Hon Chichester Thomas Skeffington (b. 29 Oct 1813; d. 18 Jul 1880), mar. 20 Dec 1845 Amelia Blennerhasset (d. 3 Aug 1887), 2nd dau. of Arthur Blennerhasset, of Ballyseedy, co. Kerry, and has issue

3. Capt Hon William Anthony Skeffington (b. 1815; d. 1842)

4. Rev Hon Thomas Clotworthy Skeffington (b. 1819; d. 20 Dec 1862), mar. 20 Feb 1841 Hon Henrietta Catherine Blackwood (mar. (2) 18 Mar 1869 Edwin Arnold, of Yiewsley; d. 16 Nov 1891), 4th dau. of Hans [Blackwood], 3rd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye, by his second wife Elizabeth Finlay, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Henry Finlay, of Gennetts, co. Meath, and had issue

5. Hon Henry Robert Skeffington (b. 10 Feb 1820; d. 20 Feb 1846)

1. Hon Harriet Margaret Skeffington (b. c. 1816; d. 31 Oct 1883), mar. 9 Dec 1843 David Ross of Bladensburg, of Rosstrevor House, co. Down (d. 5 Nov 1866), and had issue

2. Hon Anna Skeffington (d. 1 Jun 1901), mar. 15 Mar 1836 Robert Foster Dunlop, of Monasterboice, co. Louth (d. 11 Nov 1875), and had issue

3. Hon Elizabeth Mary Skeffington (dsp. 19 Jun 1878), mar. 14 Jun 1854 William Thomas Poe, of Curraghmore, co. Tipperary, barrister-at-law (d. 11 Feb 1892), 2nd son of Rev James Hill Poe, Rector of Nenagh, co. Tipperary

died

2 Jan 1831

suc. by

son

 

John [Skeffington], 10th Viscount Massereene and 3rd Viscount Ferrard, KP

born

30 Nov 1812

mar.

1 Aug 1835 Olivia Grady (d. 10 May 1874), 4th dau. of Henry Deane Grady, of Lodge, co. Limerick, and Stillorgan Castle, co. Dublin, by his wife Dorcas Spread, dau. of Thomas Spread, of Ballycorn, co. Cork

children

1. Hon Clotworthy John Eyre Skeffington, later 11th Viscount Massereene and 4th Viscount Ferrard

2. Hon Hungerford Henry Skeffington (b. 25 Jul 1845; dsp. 18 Dec 1870), mar. 30 Nov 1868 his cousin Louisa Muskerry Deane Grady (mar. (2) A Stepney), dau. of Robert Deane Grady

3. Hon Sydney William Skeffington (b. 30 May 1849; d. 6 Feb 1876), mar. 3 Oct 1872 Clementina Isabella Margaret Dennistoun (mar. (2) 14 Feb 1885 Col James Craig; d. 2 Dec 1937), 2nd dau. of Archibald Campbell Dennistoun of that Ilk, and had issue

4. Hon Reginald George Skeffington (b. 5 Oct 1850; d. 21 Feb 1873)

1. Hon Dorcas Louisa Skeffington (d. 27 Sep 1876), mar. 8 Jul 1869 Percy FitzGerald, of Fane Valley, co. Louth, barrister-at-law (b. c. 1830; d. 24 Nov 1925), only surv. son of Thomas FitzGerald MP, of Fane Valley, co. Louth

2. Hon Olivia Margaretta Mary Skeffington (d. 13 Oct 1914)

3. Hon Florence Cecilia Skeffington (d. 4 Jan 1906)

4. Hon Blanche Amelia Skeffington, mar. 6 Jan 1870 her cousin Lt Col Sir John Foster George Ross of Bladensburg KCB KCVO, of Rosstrevor House, co. Down (d. 10 Jul 1926)

died

28 Apr 1863

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 18 Jan 1843 as 3rd Viscount Ferrard; Knight of St Patrick 1851

 

Clotworthy John Eyre [Skeffington], 11th Viscount Massereene and 4th Viscount Ferrard

born

9 Oct 1842

mar.

4 Oct 1870 Florence Elizabeth Whyte-Melville (b. 26 Aug 1848; d. 14 Oct 1929), only child of Maj George John Whyte-Melville, of Bennochy, co. Fife, by his wife Hon Charlotte Bateman-Hanbury, dau. of William [Hanbury later Bateman-Hanbury], 1st Baron Bateman

children

1. Capt Hon Oriel John Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Skeffington, barrister-at-law (b. 10 Oct 1871; dvp. 30 Apr 1905)

2. Hon Algernon William John Clotworthy Skeffington, later 12th Viscount Massereene and 5th Viscount Ferrard

1. Hon Norah Florence Margaretta Skeffington (b. 15 Nov 1872; d. 10 Feb 1944), mar. 21 Jul 1897 Rev Charles Johnston, Curate of St Peter's Church, Ealing, co. Middlesex, and Vicar of Eaton Bray, co. Bedford (d. 1942), and had issue

2. Hon Ethel Mary Catherine Skeffington (b. 12 Jan 1876; d. 27 May 1960), mar. 20 Apr 1904 Richard Atherton d'Anyers Willis, of Halsnead Park, co. Lancaster (d. 18 Jul 1923), son of Henry Rodolph d'Anyers Willis JP DL, of Halsnead Park, co. Lancaster, and had issue

3. Hon Constance Harriet Georgiana Skeffington (b. 15 May 1877; d. 24 Feb 1965), mar. 8 Nov 1905 Maj Herbert Rushton Sykes JP, of Lydham Manor, Bishop's Castle, co. Shropshire, High Sheriff of Shropshire 1928 (b. 12 Oct 1870; d. 15 Mar 1952), only son of Arthur Henry Sykes JP DL, of Lydham Manor, Bishop's Castle, co. Shropshire, by his wife Harriet Elizabeth Rushton, dau. of Thomas Lever Rushton, of Bolton-le-Moors, co. Lancaster, and had issue

4. Hon Winifred Kathleen Rachel Skeffington (b. 3 Sep 1878; d. 10 Oct 1909)

5. Hon Violet Florence Skeffington (b. 9 Nov 1879; d. 19 May 1947), mar. 20 Jun 1907 Corbet Radford, of Camlad House, Lydham, Bishop's Castle, co. Shropshire (d. 4 Aug 1934), yst. son of Capt Frederick Radford, and had issue

died

26 Jun 1905 (bur. at Antrim)

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of co. Louth 1879-98

 

Algernon William John Clotworthy [Skeffington], 12th Viscount Massereene and 5th Viscount Ferrard, DSO JP DL

born

28 Nov 1873

mar. (1)

16 Feb 1905 Jean Barbara Ainsworth JP (d. 11 Dec 1937), 1st surv. dau. of Sir John Stirling Ainsworth, 1st Bt. MP, of Ardanaiseig, Loch Awe, co. Argyll, by his wife Margaret Catherine Macredie, 1st dau. of Robert Reid Macredie, of Perceton, co. Ayr

children by first wife

1. Hon ..... Skeffington (b. and dvp. 24 Apr 1910)

2. Hon John Clotworthy Talbot Foster Whyte-Melville Skeffington, later 13th Viscount Massereene and 6th Viscount Ferrard

1. Hon Diana Elizabeth Margaret Skeffington (b. 12 Feb 1909; d. 6 Nov 1930)

mar. (2)

17 Aug 1940 his cousin Florence Clementina Vere Laurie (widow of Lt Col George Brenton Laurie, of Carlton Hall, Newark, co. Nottingham;  d. 14 Dec 1978), dau. of Hon Sydney William Skeffington (by his wife Clementina Isabella Margaret Dennistoun, 2nd dau. of Archibald Campbell Dennistoun of that Ilk), 3rd son of John [Skeffington], 10th Viscount Massereene

died

20 Jul 1956

suc. by

son by first wife

 

John Clotworthy Talbot Foster Whyte-Melville [Skeffington], 13th Viscount Massereene and 6th Viscount Ferrard DL

born

22 Oct 1914

mar.

15 Mar 1939 Annabelle Kathleen Lewis (d. 24 Sep 2009), 1st dau. of Henry David Lewis, of Combwell Priory, Cranbrook, co. Kent

children

1. Hon John David Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Foster Skeffington, later 14th Viscount Massereene and 7th Viscount Ferrard

1. Hon Oriel Annabelle Diana Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Skeffington (b. 6 Feb 1950), mar. (1) 4 Feb 1971 (div. 1989) Dominik Luczyc-Wyhowski, 1st son of S J L Luczyc-Wyhowski, of Wooden, Kelso, co. Roxburgh, and (2) 1992 Michael Francis Stratford, of Carpenders, Faversham Road, Ashford, co. Kent, and has issue by her fist husband

died

27 Dec 1992

suc. by

son

 

John David Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Foster [Skeffington], 14th Viscount Massereene and 7th Viscount Ferrard

born

3 Jun 1940

mar.

21 Nov 1970 (Anne) Denise Rowlandson, 1st dau. of Norman Rowlandson, of Kingston Hill, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Charles Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Foster Skeffington (b. 7 Feb 1973), mar. Olga Dixon-Brown, dau. of Capt Cecil Lewis Dixon-Brown, and has issue:

1a. James Algernon Foster Clotworthy Skeffington (b. 11 Aug 2014)

1a. Tara Harriet Whyte-Melville Foster Skeffington (b. 7 Feb 2012)

2. Hon Henry William Norman Foster Clotworthy Skeffington (b. 1980), mar. Sophie Clare Crouch (b. 1982), only dau. of Michael C H Crouch, of Wretton, co. Norfolk, by his wife Geraldine Burrell-Pearson, and has issue

1. Hon Harriette Denise Margaretta Eileen Skeffington (b. 26 Jan 1975), mar. Richard Murray-Wells, and has issue

 

 Last updated 29 Oct 2014

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Titles:

14th Viscount Massereene

(Ireland, let. pat. 21 Nov 1660)

7th Viscount Ferrard, of Ferrard in the County of Louth

(Ireland, let. pat. 22 Nov 1797)

14th Baron of Loughneagh

(Ireland, let. pat. 21 Nov 1660)

7th Baron Oriel, of Collon in the County of Louth

(Ireland, let. pat. 5 Jun 1790)

7th Baron Oriel, of Ferrard in the County of Louth

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jul 1821)

 

Address:

 c/o M D Barnard & Co, 150 Minories, London EC3N 1LS

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