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Wandesford, Earl (I, 1758 - 1784)

 

Creation: let.pat. 15 Aug 1758

 

Extinct: 12 Jan 1784

 

Family name: Wandesford

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Arms:

Or a Lion rampant double queued Azure armed and langued Gules

Crest:

A Church proper the Spire Azure

Supporters:

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

Motto:

 Tout pour l'Eglise (Everything for the Church)

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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

bapt.

24 May 1725

mar.

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

children

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

died

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

created

12 Jan 1784 Earl Wandesford

note

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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