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O'Neill, Earl (I, 1800 - 1841)

 

Creation: let.pat. Aug 1800

 

Extinct: 25 Mar 1841

 

Family name: O'Neill

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Arms:

Per fess wavy the chief Argent the base representing waves of the sea in chief a Dexter Hand couped at the wrist Gules in base a Salmon naiant proper

Crest:

An Arm in Armour embowed the Hand grasping a Sword all proper

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Gules armed and langued Azure gorged with an Eastern Crown and chained Or

Motto:

 Lamb dearg Eirin

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Charles Henry St John [O'Neill], 2nd Viscount Mansfield later 1st Earl O'Neill, KP PC

1st son and heir of John [O'Neill], 1st Viscount O'Neill, by his wife Hon Henrietta Boyle, only dau. and hrss. of Hon Charles Boyle, styled Viscount Dungarvan (by his wife Susanna Hoare, dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Henry Hoare, of Stourhead, co. Wiltshire), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John [Boyle], 5th Earl of Cork

born

22 Jan 1779

died

25 Mar 1841 (bur. at Randalstown, co. Antrim)

created

Aug 1800 Viscount Raymond and Earl O'Neill

note

suc. his father as 2nd Viscount O'Neill 17 Jun 1798; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1801-41; Joint Postmaster-General of Ireland 1807-31; Privy Councillor [I] 1809; Knight of St Patrick 1809; Grand Master of the Orangemen of Ireland; Lord Lieutenant of co. Antrim 1831-41; Vice-Admiral of the Coast of Ulster

 

On the death of the 1st Earl O'Neill the Earldom of O'Neill became extinct and the Viscountcy of O'Neill passed to his younger brother, John Bruce Richard O'Neill.

 

 First written 28 Oct 2004

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