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Templetown, Viscount (I, 1806 - 1981)


Creation: let.pat. 13 Feb 1806


Extinct: 10 Feb 1981


Family name: Upton




Sable a Cross Moline Argent


On a Ducal Coronet Or a Warhorse passant Sable bridled saddled (without stirrups) and accoutred of the first


Dexter:  A Warhorse Sable caparisoned as the Crest;  Sinister:  A Knight in Complete Armour proper garnished Or the Plume on his helmet Gules holding on his sinister arm a Shield charged with the arms of Upton, viz. Sable a Cross Moline Argent, and in his dexter hand a titlting-spear proper


Virtutis Avorum Praemium



John Henry [Upton], 2nd Baron Templetown later 1st Viscount Templetown

1st son and heir of Clotworthy [Upton], 1st Baron Templetown, by his wife Elizabeth Boughton, sister of Sir Edward Boughton, 8th Bt., and 3rd dau. of Shuckburgh Boughton, of Poston Court, co. Hereford, by his wife Mary Greville, dau. of Hon Algernon Greville (by his wife Mary Somerset, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lord Arthur Somerset (by his wife Mary Cotton, widow of Hugh Calverley Cotton, and only dau. and hrss. of Sir William Russell, 1st Bt., of Langherne, co. Carmarthen), 2nd son of Henry [Somerset], 1st Duke of Beaufort), 2nd son of Fulke [Greville], 5th Baron Brooke


8 Nov 1771


7 Oct 1796 Lady Mary Montagu (b. 27 Feb 1774; d. 4 Oct 1824; bur. at St Marylebone), 2nd dau. of John [Montagu], 5th Earl of Sandwich, by his second wife Lady Mary Paulet, only dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of Harry [Paulet], 6th Duke of Bolton


1. Hon Henry Montagu Upton, later 2nd Viscount Templetown

2. Hon George Frederick Upton, later 3rd Viscount Templetown

3. General Hon Arthur Upton (b. 15 Jan 1807; dsp. 23 Apr 1883), mar. 17 Jul 1866 Hon Elizabeth Frederica Blake (d. 8 Jul 1902), 1st dau. of Joseph Henry [Blake], 3rd Baron Wallscourt, by his wife Elizabeth Locke, only dau. of William Locke, of Norbury Park, co. Surrey

4. Hon Edward John Upton (b. 18 Sep 1816; d. 14 Mar 1855), mar. 14 Oct 1843 Susan Moore Hewett (widow of William Wrighte Hewett; d. Jul 1866), dau. of Rev John Maddy DD, Prebendary of Ely, and had issue:

1a. Henry Edward Montagu Dorington Clotworthy Upton, later 4th Viscount Templetown


21 Sep 1846 (bur. at Castle Upton, co. Antrim)


13 Feb 1806 Viscount Templetown

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bury St Edmunds 1803-12


Henry Montagu [Upton], 2nd Viscount Templetown


11 Nov 1799


28 Mar 1863 (bur. at Castle Upton, co. Antrim)

suc. by




George Frederick [Upton], 3rd Viscount Templetown, GCB


5 Aug 1802


6 Feb 1850 Susan Woodford (b. 6 Oct 1821; d. 25 Mar 1894), 1st dau. of Field Marshal Sir Alexander Woodford GCB, by his wife Charlotte Mary Ann Fraser, 1st dau. of Charles Henry Fraser, British Minister at Hamburg


s.p. 4 Jan 1890 (bur. at Castle Upton, co. Antrim)

suc. by



entered the Army 1823;  Lieut 1825, Capt 1826, Major 1837, and Lt Col 1841, all in 62nd Foot;  Capt and Lt Col, Coldstream Guards 1842;  Maj and Brevet Col in command of 1st Battallion in the Crimea 1854-55, taking part in the Battles of the Alma and Inkerman;  CB 1855;  Maj General 1858;  Member of Parliament (Conservative) for co. Antrim 1859-63; Col, 60th Rifles 1862-76;  Lieut General 1865;  General Office Commanding, Western District 1865-69 and Southern District 1869-74;  a Representative Peer for Ireland 1866-90;  KCB 1869;  General 1873;  Col, 2nd Life Guards 1876-90;  GCB 1886;  Gold Stick-in-Waiting;  Hon Col, 4th Battalion Irish Rifles and 1st Westmorland Volunteers


Henry Edward Montagu Dorington Clotworthy [Upton], 4th Viscount Templetown, GCB


20 Apr 1853


28 Apr 1883 Lady Evelyn Georgina Finch-Hatton (b. 11 Feb 1854; d. 15 Jan 1932; cremated at Woking, co. Surrey), only dau. of George William [Finch-Hatton], 10th Earl of Winchilsea, by his third wife Fanny Margaretta Rice, dau. of Edward Royd Rice MP, of Dane Court, co. Kent


1. Capt Hon Eric Edward Montagu John Upton, served in World War I 1914-15 as Capt and Adjutant, 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, and was wounded at Gheluvelt 1914 (killed in action vp. at Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915)

2. Hon Henry Augustus George Mountjoy Heneage Upton, later 5th Viscount Templetown

1. Hon Margaret Evelyn Upton (b. 5 Jan 1884), mar. 11 Jul 1917 Rev Ivo Francis Henry Carr Gregg later Carr-Gregg, Vicar of Astley, Nuneaton, co. Warwick, son of Capt Ralph Cromwell Gregg


30 Sep 1939 (cremated at Leicester and bur. at Astley, near Nuneaton)

suc. by



sometime Lieut, 60th Rifles; a Representative Peer (Conservative) for Ireland 1894-1939


Henry Augustus George Mountjoy Heneage [Upton], 5th Viscount Templetown


12 Aug 1894

mar. (1)

3 Aug 1916 Alleyne Conran (d. 1974), dau. of Capt Henry Lewes Conran RN, of Gordon Downs, Queensland, Australia

children by first wife

1. Lieut Hon Henry Eric Patrick Mountjoy Spalding Upton (b. 20 May 1917;  dsp. vp. Feb 1957), mar. 1948 (div. 1951) Margaret Stewart, dau. of Lt Col Rev Thomas Hudson Stewart MC

1. Hon Alleyne Evelyn Maureen Louisa Upton (b. 30 Aug 1921), mar. 1947 Maj John Hackett, son of Charles Hackett, of Manchester, and had issue

mar. (2)

1975 Margaret Violet Louisa Cust (widow of Sir Lionel George Archer Cust), dau. of Lt Col Henry Arthur Clowes


s.p.m.s. 10 Feb 1981



On the death of the 5th Viscount Templetown both his peerages became extinct.


First written 16 Jan 2013



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