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Mountmorres, Viscount (I, 1763 - 1951)

 

Creation: let.pat. 29 Jun 1763

 

Extinct: 1951

 

Family name: Morres later de Montmorency

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Arms:

Or a Cross Gules between four Eagles displayed Azure

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Peacock in its pride proper

Supporters:

On either side an Angel proper Hair and Wings Or vested Argent

Motto:

Dieu Ayde

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Hervey [Morres], 1st Baron Moutmorres later 1st Viscount Mountmorres

1st son and heir of Francis Morres, of Castle Morres, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Catharine Evans, 3rd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir William Evans, 1st Bt., of Kilkreene, co. Kilkenny), 1st son and heir of Capt Hervey Morres MP, of Castle Morres, co. Kilkenny (by his third wife Frances Butler, sister of Edward [Butler], 2nd Viscount of Galmoye, and 3rd dau. of Col Hon Piers Butler, of Barrowmount, co. Kilkenny), 2nd son of Sir Redmond Morres, 2nd Bt., of Knockagh, co. Tipperary

born

c. 1707

mar. (1)

3 Nov 1742 Lady Letitia Ponsonby (b. c. 1720; d. 9 Feb 1754), 4th dau. of Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Earl of Bessborough, by his first wife Sarah Colvill, widow of Hugh Colvill, and dau. of John Margetson, of Sysonby, co. Leicester (by his wife Hon Alice Caulfield, 2nd dau. of William [Caulfield], 1st Viscount Charlemont), son of Most Rev James Margetson DD, Archbishop of Armagh

children by first wife

1. Hon Hervey Redmond Morres, later 2nd Viscount Mountmorres

1. Hon Letitia Morres (d. 7 Dec 1801), mar. (1) 27 Fev 1762 Hon Arthur Hill-Trevor MP (b. 24 Dec 1738;  dvp. 19 Jun 1770), only son and heir ap. of Arthur [Hill later Hill-Trevor], 1st Viscount Dungannon, by his second wife Anne Stafford, dau. and hrss. by his first wife of Edmund Francis Stafford, of Brownstown, co. Meath, and Mount Stafford, co. Antrim, and (2) 3 Jul 1774 Randal William [MacDonnell], 1st Marquess of Antrim, and had issue by both husbands

2. Hon Sarah Morres, mar. 1770 Rev Joseph Pratt, of Cabra Castle, co. Cavan, and had issue

mar. (2)

Jul 1755 Mary Baldwin (b. 9 Jan 1713; widow of John Baldwin, of Curralanty, King's County; d. Sep 1779), 2nd dau. of William Wall, of Coolnamuch Castle, co. Waterford, by his wife Hon Mary Ponsonby, 3rd dau. of William [Ponsonby], 1st Viscount Duncannon

children by second wife

2. Hon Francis Hervey Morres later de Montmorency, later 3rd Viscount Mountmorres

3. Hon William Mary Morres (dspm. by drowning 1809), mar. Anne Clarke, and had issue

died

6 Apr 1766

created

4 May 1756 Baron Mountmorres, of Castlemorres in the County of Kilkenny

29 Jun 1763 Viscount Mountmorres, of Castlemorres in the County of Kilkenny

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Irishtown, otherwise Canice, 1734-56; Mayor of Kilkenny 1752-53

 

Hervey [Morres], 2nd Viscount Mountmorres

born

c. 1743

died

s.p. 17 or 18 Aug 1797 (bur. in St James's Chapel, Hampstead Road)

suc. by

half-brother

note

FRS 1793; suc. his distant cousin, Sir Nicholas Morres, 9th Bt., in the family baronetcy 1795; he died by suicide, having shot himself through the head; on his death he left all the family estates to his sisters (of the whole blood), to the exclusion of his brother (of the half blood), the male heir

 

Francis Hervey [Morres later de Montmorency], 3rd Viscount Mountmorres

born

31 Aug 1756

mar.

4 Apr 1794 Anne Reade (b. c. 1775; d. 21 Jul 1823), dau. of Joseph Reade, of Castle Hoyle, co. Kilkenny, by his wife Anne Mack, dau. of John Mack

children

1. Hon Hervey de Montmorency, later 4th Viscount Mountmorres

1. Hon Anne de Montmorency (dvp. 1807)

2. Hon Maria Louisa de Montmorency, mar. Jan 1826 William Mahon

3. Hon Juliana Montmorency (b. 1798;  d. 1898), mar. 1830 Humphrey Michell (d. 1877)

died

23 Mar 1833

suc. by

son

note

together with four of his cousins he took the name of de Montmorency in lieu of that of Morres by Royal Warrant 1815

 

Hervey [de Montmorency], 4th Viscount Mountmorres

born

20 Aug 1796

mar.

5 Jul 1831 Sarah Shaw (d. 22 Feb 1877), dau. of William Shaw, of Temple Mills, co. Kildare, by his wife Sarah Willan, dau. of Joseph Willan

children

1. Hon William Browne de Montmorency, later 5th Viscount Mountmorres

2. Hon Francis Raymond de Montmorency, barrister-at-law (b. 6 May 1835;  dsp. 27 Sep 1910), mar. 1 Jun 1865 Elizabeth Hester Mathews (dsp. 1 Nov 1903), dau. of Lt Col John Echlin Mathews, of White Abbey, co. Antrim

3. Col Hon Albert Bouchard de Montmorency (b. 18 Mar 1840;  d. 19 May 1899)

4. Hon Arthur Hill Trevor de Montmorency MD LTCSI (b. 19 Feb 1846;  d. 1 Jan 1910), mar. 28 Mar 1878 Caroline Kemmis, yst. dau. of Rev George Kemmis, of St Helen's, Blackrock, Dublin, and had issue:

1a. Rev Arthur Hervé Alberic Bouchard de Montmorency, later 7th Viscount Mountmorres

1a. Carolie Lucia Marguerite de Montmorency (b. 30 May 1882;  d. 24 Feb 1942)

2a. Alix Gertrude Ruby Wilhelmina de Montmorency (b. 12 Nov 1883)

3a. Anna Victoria Stephanotis Kemmis de Montmorency (b. 1889)

1. Hon Victoria de Montmorency (b. c. 1837;  d. 10 Jul 1893), mar. 16 Jul 1878 Evory Carmichael, of Eaton Square, Monkstown, Dublin (d. 1890)

2. Hon Sarah Anne de Montmorency (d. 22 Jun 1912), mar. 7 Oct 1868 Richard D Pennefather DL, of Kilbracken, co. Leitrim (d. 7 Sep 1881), and had issue

died

23 Jan 1872

suc. by

son

note

in Holy Orders; Dean of Cloyne 1845-50; Dean of Achonry 1850-72; Chaplain to the Viceroy of Ireland 1853

 

William Browne [de Montmorency], 5th Viscount Mountmorres

born

21 Apr 1832

mar.

12 Nov 1862 Harriet Broadrick (d. 20 Feb 1923; bur. at Skelbrooke, co. York), 2nd dau. of George Broadrick, of Hamphall Stubbs, by his wife Jane Mudge Fletcher, dau. of Lt Col Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Bt., of Carrow, co. Cork

children

1. Hervey Reymond de Montmorency (b. 26 Mar 1865; dvp. 2 Jun 1865)

2. Hon William Geoffrey Bouchard de Montmorency, later 6th Viscount Mountmorres

3. Midshipman Hon Arthur Alberic de Montmorency RN, drowned at sea (b. 25 Oct 1874;  d. 15 Jul 1891)

1. Hon Victoria de Montmorency (d. 21 Apr 1953)

2. Hon Harriet Evelyn de Montmorency (d. 11 Feb 1942)

died

25 Sep 1880 when he was murdered in cold blood (bur. at Monkstown, co. Dublin)

suc. by

son

note

 

William Geoffrey Bouchard [de Montmorency], 6th Viscount Mountmorres

born

23 Sep 1872

mar. (1)

27 Sep 1893 Bessie Louise Cameron Rowe (d. 15 Oct 1931; bur. at Farnborough, co. Hampshire), yst. dau. of Sampson Taylor Rowe, of Trecarrel, Redruth, co. Cornwall

only child by first wife

1. Hon Marjorie Evelyn Louise de Montmorency (b. 15 Oct 1897), mar. 24 Oct 1918 Sir Roger Braddyll Hulton, 3rd Bt., and had issue

mar. (2)

10 Apr 1934 Tempe Irene Cross (d. 4 Mar 1937), dau. of C F Cross

died

s.p.m. 2 Dec 1936

suc. by

cousin

note

Member of the LCC for Mile End 1895-98; Director, Tropical Institute at Liverpool University 1905-08; ordained deacon 1913; priest 1914; Assistant Curate at All Saints', Ryde, Isle of Wight 1913-17; Vicar of Swinton, co. Lancaster, 1917-25, and of St Mark's, South Farnborough, co. Hampshire 1925-33; Rector of St Paul's, Wokingham, co. Berkshire 1935

 

Arthur Hervé Alberic Bouchard [de Montmorency], 7th Viscount Mountmorres

born

6 Feb 1879

mar.

15 Apr 1914 Katherine Sophia Clay Warrand, 2nd dau. of Thomas Alexander Warrand, of Lentran, Bridge of Allan

children

1. Hon Sheila Marguerite Evelyn de Montmorency, mar. 9 Dec 1950 Robert Vernon Smith, only son of W Smith, of "Hedges", Caversham, Reading, and has issue

2. Hon Carole Madge Warrand de Montmorency, mar. 6 Dec 1947 Douglas Ormond Morris, 1st son of W O Morris, of Beacon Lodge, Exmouth, co. Decon, and has issue

died

s.p.m. 15 Oct 1951

note

clerk in Holy Orders; served in the South African War and in World War I 1915-16 as Chaplain to the Forces; incumbent of Omeath, co. Louth 1922-39; Rector of Lanham and Vicar of Terriard, co. Hampshire 1939-48; Member, Alton RDC 1939-43

 

On the death of the 7th Viscount Mountmorres the Barony and Viscountcy of Mountmorres became extinct and the baronetcy passed to his kinsman, Sir (Hervey) Angus de Montmorency, 16th Bt.

 

First written 27 Jan 2013

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