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Thomond, Marquess of (I, 1800-1855)

 

Creation: let.pat. 29 Dec 1800

 

Extinct: 3 Jul 1855

 

Family name: O'Brien

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Arms:

See Baron Inchiquin

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Murrough [O'Brien], 5th Earl of Inchiquin later 1st Marquess of Thomond, KP PC

1st son and heir of Hon James O'Brien MP (by his wife Mary Jephson, dau. of Very Rev William Jephson, Dean of Kilmore), 3rd son by his second wife of William [O'Brien], 3rd Earl of Inchiquin

born

1726

mar. (1)

5 Mar 1753 his cousin Lady Mary O'Brien, suo jure Countess of Orkney (b. c.1720; dspm. 10 May 1790), 1st dau. and hrss. of line of William [O'Brien], 4th Earl of Inchiquin, by his wife and cousin Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Countess of Orkney, dau. and hrss. of line of George [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Orkney

only surv. child by first wife

1. Lady Mary O'Brien, later suo jure Countess of Orkney

mar. (2)

25 Jul 1792 Mary Palmer (dsp. 6 Sep 1820), 1st dau. of John Palmer, of Great Torrington, co. Devon, by his wife Mary Reynolds, sister of Sir Joshua Reynolds RA and dau. of Rev Samuel Reynolds

died

s.p.m. 10 Feb 1808

created

29 Dec 1800 Marquess of Thomond, with a special remainder failing heirs male of his body to his brothers in like manner

2 Oct 1801 Baron Thomond, of Taplow in the County of Buckingham (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

nephew

note

Ensign 1st Regiment of Foot Guards 1743/4, Capt 1747, retired from Army 1756; Member of Parliament [I] for Co. Clare 1757-60 and for Harristown 1761-68; suc. his uncle and father-in-law 18 Jul 1777 as 5th Earl of Inchiquin; Governor of Co. Clare; Privy Councillor [I] 1780; Founder Knight of St Patrick 1783; Member of Parliament [GB] for Richmond 1784-96 and for Liskeard 1797-1800; on his death the Barony of Thomond became extinct

 

William [O'Brien], 2nd Marquess of Thomond, KP PC

2nd but 1st surv. son of Edward O'Brien (by his wife Mary Carrick), 3rd son of Hon James O'Brien MP (by his wife Mary Jephson, dau. of Very Rev William Jephson, Dean of Kilmore), 3rd son by his second wife of William [O'Brien], 3rd Earl of Inchiquin

born

c. 1765

mar.

16 Sep 1799 Elizabeth Trotter (b. c.1778; d. 3 Mar 1852), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Trotter, of Duleek, co. Meath, by his wife Susanna Gorges, dau. of Richard Gorges, of Kilbrew, co. Meath

children

1. Lady Susan Maria O'Brien (d. 25 Mar 1857), mar. 12 Aug 1824 Rear-Adm Hon George Frederick Hotham RN, granted style and precedence of the younger son of a Baron by Royal Warrant 1835 (b. 20 Oct 1799; d. 19 Oct 1856), yr. brother of Beaumont [Hotham], 3rd Baron Hotham, and 2nd son of Lt Col Hon Beaumont Hotham (by his wife Philadelphia Dyke, dau. of Sir John Dixon Dyke, 3rd Bt.), 1st son and heir ap. of Beaumont [Hotham], 2nd Baron Hotham, and had issue

2. Lady Sarah O'Brien (d. 9 Feb 1859), mar. 3 Apr 1830 Maj William Stanhope Taylor, son of Thomas Taylor, of Sevenoaks, co. Kent, by his wife Lady Lucy Rachel Stanhope, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Charles [Stanhope], 3rd Earl Stanhope

3. Lady Mary O'Brien (dsp. 19 Jul 1853), mar. 11 Oct 1836 Richard [White], 2nd Earl of Bantry

4. Lady Elizabeth O'Brien (d. 9 May 1870), mar. 22 Dec 1835 as his first wife Sir George Stucley Stucley, 1st Bt., of Hartland Abbey, co. Devon (d. 13 Mar 1900), and had issue

died

s.p.m. 21 Aug 1846

created

3 Jul 1826 Baron Tadcaster, of Tadcaster in the County of York

suc. by

brother

note

Ensign 10th Foot 1790, Capt 1795, retired from Army 1800; Privy Councillor [I] 1809; Knight of St Patrick 1809; Representative Peer for Ireland (Tory) 1816-46; Militia ADC to William IV 1833-37 and to Victoria 1837-46; Governor of Co. Cork; on his death the Barony of Tadcaster became extinct

 

James [O'Brien], 3rd Marquess of Thomond, GCH

born

c. 1768

mar. (1)

25 Dec 1800 Eliza Bridgeman Williams (d. 14 Feb 1802), 2nd dau. of James Williams, of Carnanton, co. Cornwall, by his wife Anne Champion, dau. of William Champion

mar. (2)

1806 Jane Horsford (b. c.1780; widow of Valentine Horne Horsford, of Antigua; d. 8 Sep 1843), 3rd dau. of Thomas Ottley, of St Vincent and Antigua, by his wife Grace Johnson Byam, only dau. of Rev Francis Byam, of Antigua

mar. (3)

5 Jan 1847 Anne Fane (b. 1791; widow of Rear-Adm Francis William Fane; d. 22 Oct 1874), sister of Sir Charles William Flint and dau. of William Flint

died

s.p. 3 Jul 1855

note

entered Navy 1783, Midshipman 1786-89; Lieut 1790, Commander 1796, Captain 1799, Rear-Adm 1825, Vice-Adm 1837 and Admiral 1847; granted the style and precedence of the son of a Marquess by Royal Warrant 1809; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1830; GCH 1831

 

On the death of the 3rd Marquess of Thomond the Marquessate of Thomond, the Earldom of Inchiquin and the Barony of O'Brien became extinct but the Barony of Inchiquin devolved on his kinsman Lucius O'Brien as heir male of the body of the 1st Baron Inchiquin.

 

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