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Massereene, Earl of (I, 1756 - 1816)

 

Creation: let.pat. 28 Jul 1756

 

Extinct: 25 Feb 1816

 

Family name: Skeffington

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Arms:

See Viscount Massereene

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

1st son and heir of Clotworthy [Skeffington], 4th Viscount Massereene, by his wife Lady Catherine Chichester, 1st dau. by his second wife of Arthur [Chichester], 3rd Earl of Donegall

born

mar. (1)

16 Mar 1738 Anne Daniel (bapt. 2 Nov 1719;  dsp. 24 Mar 1740/1;  bur. in St Michan's, Dublin), 1st dau. of Very Rev Richard Daniel DD, Dean of Downe 1731-39, by his wife Cassandra Cooke, dau. of John Cooke, of Cookesborough, co. Westmeath

mar. (2)

25 Nov 1741 Anne Eyre (b. c. 1716; d. 20 May 1805), dau. and hrss. of Henry Eyre, of Row Tor, co. Derby, by his first wife Elizabeth Hickman, dau. of Sir Willoughby Hickman, Bt.

children by second wife

1. Hon Clotworthy Skeffington, later 2nd Earl of Massereene

2. Hon Henry Skeffington, later 3rd Earl of Massereene

3. Hon William Skeffington, Constable of Dublin Castle (d. unm.)

4. Hon Chichester Skeffington, later 4th Earl of Massereene

1. Lady Elizabeth Skeffington (b. c. 1738; d. 29 May 1817; bur. with her husband in St Michan's Church, Dublin), mar. 30 May 1765 Robert [Clements], 1st Earl of Leitrim, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Skeffington (bapt. 15 Jul 1752; dsp. 9 Feb 1796), mar. 7 Jun 1784 as his second wife Francis [Mathew], 1st Earl of Landaff

died

14 Sep 1757 (bur. in Antrim)

created

28 Jul 1756 Earl of Massereene

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Privy Councillor [I] 1746

 

Clotworthy [Skeffington], 2nd Earl of Massereene

born

28 Jan 1742/3

mar. (1)

19 Aug 1789 Marie Anne Barcier (b. c. 1762; d. Oct 1800), dau. of ..... Barcier, Governor of the Chatelet Prison in Paris

mar. (2)

Elizabeth Lane (b. c. 1773; mar. (2) George Doran, and (3) as his third wife Hon George Massy (d. 13 Aug 1834), 3rd son by his second wife of Hugh [Massy], 1st Baron Massy; d. 19 Mar 1838)

died

s.p. 28 Feb 1805

suc. by

brother

note

imprisoned for debt in France 1771-89

 

Henry [Skeffington], 3rd Earl of Massereene

born

c. 1744

died

12 Jun 1811

suc. by

brother

note

Lt Col, 2nd Regiment of Horse; Member of Parliament for Belfast 1768-97 and for Antrim Borough 1797-1800; Governor of Cork 1792-1811

 

Chichester [Skeffington], 4th Earl of Massereene

born

c. 1746

mar.

1780 Lady Harriet Jocelyn (b. c. 1755; dspm. 7 Jul 1831), 1st dau. of Robert [Jocelyn], 1st Earl of Roden, by his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, sister and hrss. of James [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Clanbrassill, and 1st dau. of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Clanbrassill

only child

1. Lady Harriet Skeffington, later suo jure Viscountess Massereene

died

s.p.m. 25 Feb 1816

note

Member of Parliament for Antrim Borough 1768-97; Sheriff of co. Antrim 1797

 

On the death of the 4th Earl of Massereene the Earldom of Massereene (and the English Baronetcy created in 1627) became extinct, and the Viscountcy of Massereene passed to his only daughter and heiress, Lady Harriet Skeffington.

 

 First written 15 May 2011

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