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Altamont, Earl of (I, 1771)

 

Creation: let.pat. 4 Dec 1771

 

Family name: Browne

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Arms:

See Marquess of Sligo

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John [Browne], 1st Baron Monteagle later 1st Viscount Westport later 1st Earl of Altamont

son and heir of Peter Browne, of Westport, co. Mayo, by his wife Mary Moore, widow of John Moore, of Cloghlan, and 1st dau. of Denis Daly, of Caragh, co. Galway, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Ireland

born

mar.

Dec 1729 Anne Gore (d. 7 Mar 1771), sister of Arthur [Gore], 1st Earl of Arran, and 1st dau. of Sir Arthur Gore, 2nd Bt. MP, of Castle Gore, co. Mayo, by his wife Elizabeth Annesley, 1st dau. of Maurice Annesley, of Little Raith, co. Kildare

children

1. Hon Peter Browne, later 2nd Earl of Altamont

2. Col Rt Hon Arthur Browne, of Leixlip Castle and Newtown, co. Roscommon, Member of Parliament for co. Mayo (b. 1731; d. 21 Jul 1779), mar. 1766 Anne Gardiner (d. Jul 1807), dau. of Dr Silvester Gardiner, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and had issue

3. Hon George Browne, mar. Dorcas Moore, dau. and hrss. of James Moore, of Newport, and had issue

4. Hon James Browne, Prime Serjeant-at-Law of Ireland (d. 1790)

5. Capt Hon Henry Browne (dsp. Mar 1812), mar. Anna Lynch, 2nd dau. of Sir Henry Lynch, 5th Bt.

6. Hon John Browne, mar. (1) Mary Cocks, and (2) Rosalinda Gilker (d. 30 Apr 1812), dau. of Enias Gilker, and had issue by both wives

1. Lady Anne Browne (d. 21 Feb 1815), mar. 12 Oct 1762 Ross Mahon, of Castlegar, co. Galway (d. 17 Mar 1788), and had issue

died

4 Jul 1776

created

10 Sep 1760 Baron Monteagle, of Westport in the County of Mayo

24 Aug 1768 Viscount Westport, of Westport in the County of Mayo

4 Dec 1771 Earl of Altamont

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of co. Mayo 1731; Member of Parliament for Castlebar 1744-60; Governor of Mayo

 

Peter [Browne later Browne-Kelly], 2nd Earl of Altamont

born

c.1731

mar.

16 Apr 1752 Elizabeth Kelly (d. 1 Aug 1765), dau. and hrss. of Denis Kelly, of Lisduffe, co. Galway, and of Spring Garden, co. Mayo, formerly Chief Justice of Jamaica

children

1. Hon John Denis Browne, later 3rd Earl of Altamont later 1st Marquess of Sligo

2. Rt Hon Denis Browne MP (b. 1763; d. 14 Aug 1828), mar. 7 Dec 1790 his cousin Anne Mahon (d. 30 Dec 1833), 1st dau. of Ross Mahon, of Castlegar, co. Galway, by his wife Lady Anne Browne, only dau. of John [Browne], 1st Earl of Altamont, and had issue

1. Lady Anne Browne (b. 6 Mar 1755; d. 15 Aug 1814), mar. 18 Aug 1785 Otway [Cuffe], 1st Earl of Desart, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Browne (d. 24 Feb 1795), mar. 6 Aug 1786 her cousin Sir Ross Mahon, 1st Bt., of Castlegar, co. Mayo (d. 10 Aug 1835), 1st son of Ross Mahon, of Castlegar, co. Mayo, by his wife Lady Anne Browne, only dau. of John [Browne], 1st Earl of Altamont, and had issue

3. Lady Charlotte Browne (d. 23 Jan 1849), mar. 9 Jan 1794 her cousin John Mahon, of Bessborough, co. Tipperary (d. 23 Oct 1834), 2nd son of Ross Mahon, of Castlegar, co. Mayo, by his wife Lady Anne Browne, only dau. of John [Browne[, 1st Earl of Altamont, and had issue

died

28 Dec 1780

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Mayo 1761-68

 

John Denis [Browne], 3rd Earl of Altamont later 1st Marquess of Sligo, KP PC

created

29 Dec 1800 Marquess of Sligo (Peerage of Ireland)

20 Feb 1806 Baron Monteagle, of Westport in the County of Mayo (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

 

The Earldom of Altamont has been held by the Marquesses of Sligo since 29 Dec 1800.

 

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