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Wandesford, Earl (I, 1758 - 1784)


Creation: let.pat. 15 Aug 1758


Extinct: 12 Jan 1784


Family name: Wandesford




Or a Lion rampant double queued Azure armed and langued Gules


A Church proper the Spire Azure


Dexter:  a Lion double queued Azure armed and langued Gules;  Sinister:  a Griffin Or


 Tout pour l'Eglise (Everything for the Church)



John [Wandesford], 5th Viscount Castlecomer later 1st Earl Wandesford

1st son and heir of George [Wandesford], 4th Viscount Castlecomer, by his wife Susanna Griffith, dau. of Ven John Griffith, Archdeacon of Killaloe


24 May 1725


11 Aug 1750 Agnes Elizabeth Southwell (d. 21 Apr 1781), dau. and hrss. of John Southwell, of Enniscouch, co. Limerick, by his wife Sarah Rose, 1st dau. of Henry Rose, a Justice of the King's Bench of Ireland


1. Hon John Wandesford, styled Viscount Castlecomer (b. 23 Apr 1753; dvp. young)

1. Lady (Frances Susanna) Anne Wandesford (b. 6 Jun 1754; d. 3 Apr 1830), mar. 13 Feb 1769 John [Butler], 17th Earl of Ormonde and 11th Earl of Ossory, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 12 Jan 1784 (bur. at Castlecomer, co. Kilkenny)


12 Jan 1784 Earl Wandesford


suc. his father as 5th Viscount Castlecomer 25 Jun 1751


On the death of the 1st Earl Wandesford the Earldom of Wandesford and the other Irish peerages inherited from his father, together with the English Baronetcy, became extinct. The fourth son of Anne, Countess of Ormonde, inherited his mother's estates and assumed the name of Wandesford.


 First written 25 May 2003



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