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Oranmore and Browne, Baron (I, 1836)


Creation: let. pat. 4 May 1836


Family name: Browne




Argent an Eagle displayed with two heads Sable langued Gules


A Gryphon's Head erased Argent


Dexter:  a Knight in Ancient Armour belted Azure garnished Or holding in his right hand a Battle-axe chained proper charged on the blade with a Cross Patée Or on his left an Ancient Pointed Shield Gules charged with two Lioncels Or supported by a Band from the right shoulder Gules studded and garnished Or;  Sinister:  a Knight also in Chain Armour with a Circuit of Blue Silk belted Gules leaning his left hand on an Ancient Two-handed Sword thereon a Shield Argent charged with an Eagle displayed with two heads Sable langued Gules


Fortiter Et Fideliter (Boldly and faithfully)



Dominick [Browne], 1st Baron Oranmore and Browne, PC

1st surv. son and heir of Dominick Geoffrey Browne MP, of Castle Macgarrett, co. Mayo, by his wife Margaret Browne, dau. and hrss. of Hon George Browne (by his wife Dorcas Moore, dau. and cohrss. of James Moore, of Newport), 3rd son of John [Browne], 1st Earl of Altamont


28 May 1787


5 May 1811 Catherine Anne Isabella Monck (b. 17 Aug 1785; d. 22 Jul 1865), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry Monck, of Fowre, co. Westmeath, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Araminta Gore, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Arthur Saunders [Gore], 2nd Earl of Arran


1. Hon Geoffrey Dominick Augustus Frederick Browne later Browne-Guthrie, later 2nd Baron Oranmore and Browne

2. Hon Henry George Monck Browne (b. 1824; dvp. 21 Nov 1843)

1. Hon Henrietta Araminta Monck Browne (d. 1 Mar 1869), mar. 17 Apr 1845 Maj Gen Charles William Ridley CB (b. 1812; d. 1 Feb 1867), 2nd son of Sir Matthew White Ridley, 3rd Bt. MP, by his wife Laura Hawkins, yst. dau. of George Hawkins, and had issue

2. Hon Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Augusta Browne (dvp. 29 Jul 1842)


30 Jan 1860


4 May 1836 Baron Oranmore and Browne, of Carrabrowne Castle in the County of the Town of Galway and of Castle Macgarrett in the County of Mayo

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for co. Mayo 1814-26 and 1830-36; Privy Councillor [I] 1834; Lord Lieutenant of co. Mayo 1834-42


Geoffrey Dominick Augustus Frederick [Browne later Browne-Guthrie], 2nd Baron Oranmore and Browne


8 Jun 1819


31 Dec 1859 Christina Guthrie (b. 12 Nov 1834; d. 1 May 1887), only surv. child and hrss. of Alexander Guthrie, of The Mount, and of Bourtree Hill, both co. Ayr, by his wife Christina Marshall, dau. and cohrss. of John Marshall, of Gilmerton, nr. Edinburgh


1. Hon Geoffrey Henry Browne-Guthrie later Browne, later 3rd Baron Oranmore and Browne

1. Hon Mary Christina Browne (d. 26 Dec 1948), mar. 25 Feb 1890 Charles Louis Maurice des Grez JP DL, of The Firs, Wimbledon, co. Surrey (d. 4 Mar 1935), 1st son of César Louis Francois des Grez, of Toulon, France, and had issue

2. Hon Kathleen Harriet Browne (dvp. 6 Jul 1881)


15 Nov 1900

suc. by



High Sheriff of co. Mayo 1841; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1869-1900


Geoffrey Henry [Browne-Guthrie later Browne], 3rd Baron Oranmore and Browne, KP PC


6 Jan 1861


2 Jan 1901 Lady Olwen Verena Ponsonby (b. 9 Sep 1876; d. 7 Jun 1927; bur. at Mereworth, co. Kent), 1st dau. of Edward [Ponsonby], 8th Earl of Bessborough, by his wife Blanche Vere Guest, 5th dau. by his second wife of Sir Josiah John Guest, 1st Bt. MP


1. Hon Dominick Geoffrey Edward Browne, later 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne

2. Hon Geoffrey Charles Myles Browne (b. 16 Oct 1912; dsp. 22 Apr 1986), mar. 3 Jun 1946 (div. 1958) Kathleen Mary Fitzgerald (widow of Capt Joseph Fitzgerald MC), dau. of Arland Ussher, of Loughrea, co. Galway

1. Hon Kathleen Marcia Browne (b. 17 Jan 1903; d. 22 Sep 1990), mar. 24 Jun 1926 Maj Cotterell Boughton Mordaunt-Smith (b. 1902; d. 5 Feb 1956), 2nd son of Mordaunt Kirwan Smith later Mordaunt-Smith, by his wife Ethel Blanche Ward-Boughton-Leigh, 3rd dau. of Rev Theodosius Ward-Boughton-Leigh, of Brownsover Hall, co. Warwick, and had issue

2. Hon Christine Louise Beatrix Browne (b. 7 Mar 1909; dvp. 15 Feb 1910)


30 Jun 1927 (bur. at Mereworth, co. Kent)


19 Jan 1926 Baron Mereworth, of Mereworth Castle in the County of Kent

suc. by



Lieut, 4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers; High Sheriff of co. Mayo 1890; a Representative Peer for Ireland (Conservative) 1902-27; took part in the Irish Convention 1917; a Commissioner of the Congested Districts Board 1919; Knight of St Patrick 1918; Privy Councillor [I] 1921; a Senator of Southern Ireland 1921; his wife was killed in a motor accident at Southborough, co. Kent


Dominick Geoffrey Edward [Browne], 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne


21 Oct 1901

mar. (1)

5 Feb 1925 (div. 1936) Mildred Helen Egerton (b. 15 Nov 1903; mar. (2) 20 Jun 1938 as his first wife Hon Hew North Dalrymple (b. 27 Apr 1910; d. 24 May 2012), 2nd son of John James [Hamilton-Dalrymple later Dalrymple], 12th Earl of Stair;  d. 1980), 1st dau. of Hon Thomas Henry Frederick Egerton (by his wife Lady Bertha Anson, 1st dau. of Thomas Francis [Anson], 3rd Earl of Lichfield), 3rd son of Francis Charles Granville [Egerton], 3rd Earl of Ellesmere

children by first wife

1. Hon Dominick Geoffrey Thomas Browne, later 5th Baron Oranmore and Browne

2. Hon Martin Michael Dominick Browne, heir presumptive to the Barony of Oranmore and Browne, of Berghane Hall, Castle Camps, Cambridge (b. 27 Oct 1931), mar. 5 Feb 1958 Alison Margaret Bradford, only dau. of John Bradford, of Wormley, co. Surrey, and has issue:

1a. Shaun Dominick Browne (b. 22 Jan 1964), mar. 1990 Elizabeth Jane Bird, 2nd dau. of Rev Rex Bird, of The Rectory, Monks Eleigh, co. Suffolk, and has issue:

1b. Hugo Dominick Browne (b. 27 Jun 1997)

2b. Myles Henry Browne (b. 20 Oct 1999)

1b. Ophelia Alexandra Browne (b. 17 May 1994)

2b. Katya Elizabeth Browne (b. 28 Nov 1995)

1a. Cara Margaret Browne (b. 14 Jun 1961), mar. 1988 (div. 1992) as his first wife Philip William Howard-Lawson, 1st son and heir ap. of Sir John Howard-Lawson, 6th Bt.

1. Hon Patricia Helen Browne (b. 16 Feb 1926; d. 1981), mar. 11 Jun 1952 as his first wife Hon (Michael) Anthony Rathbourne Cayzer (b. 28 May 1920; d. 1990), 2nd son of Herbert Robin [Cayzer], 1st Baron Rotherwick, and had issue

2. Hon Brigid Verena Browne (b. 25 Dec 1927; dvp. 3 Jan 1941)

3. Hon Judith Browne (b. 23 Sep 1934), mar. 6 Jun 1958 (Ralph) Michael Haslam, of The Orangery, Felix Hall, Kelvedon, co. Essex, 1st son of William Heywood Haslam OBE, of Whitehall Court, London, and has issue

mar. (2)

29 Apr 1936 (div. 1950) Oonagh Kindersley (b. 1910; former wife of Capt Hon Philip Leyland Kindersley, 4th son of Robert Molesworth [Kindersley], 1st Baron Kindersley; d. 2 Aug 1995), 3rd dau. of Hon Arthur Ernest Guinness (2nd son of Edward Cecil [Guinness], 1st Earl of Iveagh) by his wife Marie Clotilde Russell, only dau. of Sir George Russell, 4th Bt., by his wife Constance Charlotte Eliza Lennox, 1st dau. of Lt Col Lord Arthur Lennox MP (by his wife Adelaide Constance Campbell, 4th dau. of Col John Campbell MP, 4th of Islay, by his wife and fourth cousin Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell, 2nd dau. of John [Campbell], 5th Duke of Argyll), 7th son of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond

children by second wife

3. Hon Garech Domnagh Browne, of Villa Marguerite, St Martin's, Guernsey, Channel Islands (b. 25 Jun 1939; d. 2018), mar. 1981 Princess (Harshad) Purna Devi Jadeja, dau. of HH Sri Mahendra Sinhji, Maharaja of Morvi 1948-57

4. Hon ..... Browne (b. 23 Dec 1943; dvp. 30 Dec 1943)

5. Hon Tara Browne (b. 4 Mar 1945; dvp. 18 Dec 1966), mar. 1963 Noreen Anne MacSherry (b. c. 1943; d. 2012), dau. of Sean MacSherry, of Co. Down, and had issue

mar. (3)

1 Dec 1951 Constance Vera Stevens (the film actress, Sally Gray; b. 14 Feb 1919; d. 24 Sep 2006), dau. of Charles Edward Stevens


7 Aug 2002

suc. by

son by first wife


Dominick Geoffrey Thomas [Browne], 5th Baron Oranmore and Browne


1 Jul 1929


25 Oct 1957 (div. 1974) Sara Margaret Wright, dau. of Dr Herbert Wright, of Dublin


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Oranmore and Browne is Hon Martin Michael Dominick Browne, second son of the 4th Baron Oranmore and Browne and brother of the present Baron.


Last updated 28 May 2019




5th Baron Oranmore and Browne, of Carrabrowne Castle in the County of the Town of Galway and of Castle Macgarrett in the County of Mayo

(Ireland, let. pat. 4 May 1836)

3rd Baron Mereworth, of Mereworth Castle in the County of Kent

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 Jan 1926)



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