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Powerscourt, Viscount (I, 1743)

 

Creation: let. pat. 4 Feb 1743

 

Family name: Wingfield

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Arms:

Argent on a Bend Gules three Pairs of Wings conjoined in lure of the field

Crest:

A Demi Eagle wings displayed Argent gazing on the Sun proper

Supporters:

On either side a Pegasus Argent maned hoofed and wings addorsed Or

Motto:

Fidelité est de Dieu (Fidelity is of God)

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Richard [Wingfield], 1st Viscount Powerscourt, PC

only son and heir of Edward Wingfield MP, of Powerscourt, co. Wicklow, by his first wife Eleanor Gore, 2nd dau. of Sir Arthur Gore, 1st Bt., of Newtown Gore, co. Mayo

bapt.

19 Aug 1697

mar. (1)

30 Aug 1721 Anne Usher (dsp.), dau. of Christopher Usher, of Usher's Quay, Dublin

mar. (2)

13 Apr 1727 Dorothy Beresford Rowley (d. 21 Jul 1785), dau. of Hercules Rowley, of Summer Hill, co. Meath, by his wife Frances Upton, dau. of Arthur Upton, of Castle Upton, co. Antrim

children by second wife

1. Hon Edward Wingfield, later 2nd Viscount Powerscourt

2. Hon Richard Wingfield, later 3rd Viscount Powerscourt

1. Hon Frances Wingfield (b. 2 Jun 1728; dsp. 31 Jul 1794; bur. at St Marylebone, co. Middlesex), mar. 26 Nov 1747 John [Gore], 1st Baron Annaly

2. Hon Isabella Wingfield (d. 24 Sep 1808), mar. 7 Mar 1770 Sir Charles Style, 5th Bt., of Wateringbury, co. Kent, and had issue

died

21 Oct 1751 (bur. at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow)

created

4 Feb 1743/4 Baron Wingfield, of Wingfield in the County of Wexford, and Viscount Powerscourt, of Powerscourt in the County of Wicklow

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament for Boyle 1727-43/4; Privy Councillor [I] 1746

 

Edward [Wingfield], 2nd Viscount Powerscourt

born

23 Oct 1729

died

6 May 1764

suc. by

brother

note

student at the Middle Temple, London 1746; Member of Parliament for Stockbridge 1756-61

 

Richard [Wingfield], 3rd Viscount Powerscourt

bapt.

24 Dec 1730

mar.

7 Sep 1760 Lady Amelia Stratford (d. 11 Oct 1831), 8th dau. of John [Stratford], 1st Earl of Aldborough, by his wife Martha O'Neale, dau. and cohrss. of Ven Benjamin O'Neale

children

1. Hon Richard Wingfield, later 4th Viscount Powerscourt

2. Lt Col Hon John Wingfield later Wingfield-Stratford (b. 2 Aug 1772; d. 9 Aug 1850), mar. (1) 25 Apr 1797 Frances Bartholomew (d. 13 Jul 1827), only child of Leonard Bartholomew, of Addington Place, co. Kent, and (2) 1 Aug 1832 Harriette Grant (d. 28 Mar 1863), dau. of Henry Grant, and had issue by his first wife

3. Col Hon Edward Wingfield, of Cork Abbey, co. Dublin (b. 2 Aug 1772; d. 24 Aug 1859), mar. 17 Apr 1797 Harriet Esther Westenra (d. 16 Dec 1858), sister of Warner William [Westenra], 2nd Baron Rossmore, and 2nd dau. of Henry Westenra MP by his wife Harriet Murray, dau. of Col John Murray MP, and had issue

1. Hon Martha Wingfield (d. 13 Sep 1844)

2. Hon Emilia Wingfield (d. 6 Jun 1840), mar. 1817 Capt Robert Deane Spread (d. 5 Feb 1840)

3. Hon Harriet Wingfield (d. 1800)

died

8 Aug 1788 (bur. at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow)

suc. by

son

note

student of the Middle Temple, London 1746; Member of Parliament for co. Wicklow 1761-64

 

Richard [Wingfield], 4th Viscount Powerscourt

born

29 Oct 1762

mar. (1)

30 Jun 1789 Lady Catherine Meade (b. 7 Oct 1770; d. 17 Feb 1793; bur. at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow), 2nd dau. of John [Meade], 1st Earl of Clanwilliam, by his wife Theodosia Hawkins-Magill, only dau. and hrss. by his second wife of Robert Hawkins-Magill, of Gill Hall, co. Down

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard Wingfield, later 5th Viscount Powerscourt

2. Hon John Wingfield (b. 4 Sep 1791; d. at the Battle of Coimbra 18 May 1811)

3. Rev Hon Edward Wingfield (b. 20 Nov 1792; d. 6 Sep 1825), mar. 12 Apr 1819 Louisa Joan Jocelyn (mar. (2) 2 Aug 1833 Robert Richard Tighe; d. 17 Jun 1874), 3rd dau. of Hon George Jocelyn MP (by his wife Thomasine Bowen, dau. of Henry Cole Bowen, of Bowenscourt, co. Cork), 2nd son of Robert [Jocelyn], 1st Earl of Roden, and had issue

mar. (2)

9 Feb 1796 Isabella Brownlow (d. 5 Apr 1848), 2nd dau. of Rt Hon William Brownlow, of Lurgan, co. Armagh, by his second wife Catherine Hall, dau. of Roger Hall, of Mount Hall, co. Down

children by second wife

4. Rev Hon William Wingfield, Vicar of Abbeyleix, Queen's County (b. 21 May 1799; d. 13 Mar 1880), mar. 14 Sep 1830 Elizabeth Kelly (d. Mar 1856), dau. of Rev Thomas Kelly, of Kellyville, Queen's County, and had issue

1. Hon Catherine Wingfield (d. 1835), mar. 8 Jul 1833 Rev Arthur Newcombe, of Abbeyleix, Queen's County, and had issue

2. Hon Emily Wingfield (d. 30 Jun 1837; bur. at Adlestrop, co. Gloucester), mar. 4 Jun 1827 as his first wife Frederick Benjamin [Twisleton later Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes], 10th Baron Saye and Sele, and had issue

died

19 Jul 1809

suc. by

son by first wife

note

was strongly against the Union with Great Britain

 

Richard [Wingfield], 5th Viscount Powerscourt

born

11 Sep 1790

mar. (1)

6 Feb 1813 Lady Frances Theodosia Jocelyn (b. 10 Aug 1795; d. 10 May 1820 on board a Madeira packet; bur. at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow), 1st dau. of Robert [Jocelyn], 2nd Earl of Roden, by his first wife Frances Theodosia Bligh, 1st dau. by his second wife of Very Rev Robert Bligh, Dean of Elphin

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard Wingfield, later 6th Viscount Powerscourt

1. Hon Catherine Anne Wingfield (d. 25 Dec 1845), mar. 21 Dec 1835 as his first wife Rev Hon Andrew Godfrey Stewart, Rector of Cottesmore, co. Rutland (b. 24 Sep 1812; d. 19 Sep 1889), 3rd son of Robert [Stuart], 2nd Earl Castle Stewart, by his wife Jemima Robinson, only dau. of Col ..... Robinson, and had issue

mar. (2)

29 Jun 1822 Theodosia Howard (dsp. 31 Dec 1836; bur. at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow), dau. of Hon Hugh Howard (by his wife Catherine Bligh, dau. of Very Rev Robert Bligh, Dean of Elphin), 2nd son of Ralph [Howard], 1st Viscount Wicklow, by his wife Alice Forward, suo jure Countess of Wicklow

died

9 Aug 1823 (bur. at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

a Representative Peer for Ireland 1821-23

 

Richard [Wingfield], 6th Viscount Powerscourt

born

18 Jan 1815

mar.

20 Jan 1836 his cousin Lady Elizabeth Frances Charlotte Jocelyn (b. 13 Dec 1813; mar. (2) 2 May 1846 Frederick William Robert [Vane], 4th Marquess of Londonderry;  d. 2 Sep 1884; bur. at Newtownards, co. Down), 1st dau. of Robert [Jocelyn], 3rd Earl of Roden, by his first wife Hon Maria Frances Catherine Stapleton, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Stapleton], 15th Baron le Despencer

children

1. Hon Mervyn Wingfield, later 7th Viscount Powerscourt

2. Hon Maurice Richard Wingfield (b. 13 Jan 1839; dsp. 14 Feb 1866), mar. 11 Jul 1865 Mary Agnes Block (d. 6 Apr 1875), yst.dau. and cohrss. of James Block, of Charlton, co. Wiltshire

3. Hon Lewis Strange Wingfield (b. 25 Feb 1842; dsp. 12 Nov 1891), mar. 16 Jun 1868 Hon Cecilia Emily Emma Wilson-FitzPatrick (d. 3 Nov 1918), dau. of John [Wilson later Wilson-FitzPatrick], 1st Baron Castletown, by his wife Augusta Mary Douglas, dau. of Rev Archibald Edward Douglas of Carnalloway and Outragh, Rector of Castle Coote, co. Cavan, by his wife Lady Susan Murray, 2nd dau. of John [Murray], 4th Earl of Dunmore

died

11 Aug 1844 (bur. at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Bath 1837-41

 

Mervyn [Wingfield], 7th Viscount Powerscourt, KP PC

born

13 Oct 1836

mar.

26 Apr 1864 Lady Julia Coke (b. 4 Dec 1844; d. 7 Aug 1931), 1st dau. of Thomas William [Coke], 2nd Earl of Leicester, by his first wife Juliana Whitbread, 1st dau. by his first wife of Samuel Charles Whitbread, of Cardington, co. Bedford

children

1. Hon Mervyn Richard Wingfield, later 8th Viscount Powerscourt

2. Maj General Hon Maurice Anthony Wingfield CMG CVO DSO, member of the Hon Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms 1928 (Harbinger 1950-52, Standard Bearer 1952-53) (b. 21 Jun 1883; d. 14 Apr 1956), mar. 10 Oct 1906 Sybil Frances Leyland (d. 20 Dec 1967), only dau. of Frederick Dawson Leyland, of The Vyne, Basingstoke, co. Hampshire, and had issue

1. Hon Olive Elizabeth Wingfield (b. 6 Nov 1884; d. 19...), mar. 17 Dec 1908 Maj William John Bates van de Weyer MVO (d. 1 Apr 1946), 1st son of Victor William Bates van de Weyer JP, of New Lodge, co. Berkshire, and had issue

2. Hon Clare Meriel Wingfield (b. 5 Jun 1886; d. 23 Jul 1969), mar. 10 Jan 1917 Arthur Claud Spencer [Chichester], 4th Baron Templemore, and had issue

3. Hon Lilah Katherine Julia Wingfield (b. 13 Jan 1888; d. 20 Oct 1981), mar. 21 Nov 1912 Maj Sir (Arthur) Clive Morrison-Bell, 1st Bt. MP, of Harpford, co. Devon, and had issue

died

5 Jun 1904 (bur. from Powerscourt at Enniskerry, co. Wicklow)

created

27 Jun 1885 Baron Powerscourt, of Powerscourt in the County of Wicklow

suc. by

son

note

an officer in the 1st Life Guards 1854-62; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1865-1904; Knight of St Patrick 1871; President, Royal Dublin Society 1892-97; Privy Councillor [I] 1897

 

Mervyn Richard [Wingfield], 8th Viscount Powerscourt, KP MVO

born

16 Jul 1880

mar.

9 Jun 1903 Sybil Pleydell-Bouverie (b. 13 Dec 1878; d. 6 Dec 1946), 2nd dau. of Maj Walter Pleydell-Bouverie, of Market Lavington, co. Wiltshire (by his first wife Mary Bridgeman-Simpson, 1st dau. of Rev William Bridgeman-Simpson), 1st son of Rt Hon Edward Pleydell-Bouverie MP, of East Lavington Manor, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Elizabeth Anne Balfour, yst. dau. of Gen Robert Balfour of Balburnie), 2nd son by his second wife of William [Pleydell-Bouverie], 3rd Earl of Radnor

children

1. Hon (Mervyn) Patrick Wingfield, later 9th Viscount Powerscourt

2. Hon Bryan Edward Wingfield (b. 12 Aug 1908; dvp. 4 Dec 1925)

1. Hon Doreen Julia Wingfield (b. 29 Mar 1904; d. 1991), mar. 10 Jan 1928 FitzHerbert Wright, 1st son of Capt Henry FitzHerbert Wright, of Yeldersley Hall, co. Derby, and had issue

died

21 Mar 1947

suc. by

son

note

Comptroller of the Household to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1906-07; served in World War I 1914-18; Assistant Provost Marshal 1916; Capt, Special Reserve Irish Guards; Chief Commissioner, Boy Scouts for the Irish Free State; Senator of Southern Ireland

 

(Mervyn) Patrick [Wingfield], 9th Viscount Powerscourt

born

22 Aug 1905

mar.

16 Dec 1932 Sheila Claude Beddington (d. 1992), only dau. of Col Claude Beddington, of Grosvenor Street, London W1, by his wife Frances Ethel Homan-Mulock, 1st dau. of Francis Berry Homan-Mulock, of Ballycumber House, King's County

children

1. Hon Mervyn Niall Wingfield, later 10th Viscount Powerscourt

2. Hon Guy Claude Patrick Wingfield, of PO Box 186, Applegate, CA 95703-0186, USA (b. 5 Oct 1940)

1. Hon Grania Sybil Enid Wingfield (b. 25 Apr 1934), mar. 21 Apr 1955 Sir Hercules Ralph Hume Langrishe, 7th Bt., and has issue

died

3 Apr 1973

suc. by

son

 

Mervyn Niall [Wingfield], 10th Viscount Powerscourt

born

3 Sep 1935

mar. (1)

15 Sep 1962 (div. 1974) Wendy Ann Pauline Slazenger, 1st dau. of Ralph Chives Golly Slazenger, of Powerscourt, Enniskerry, co. Wicklow

children by first wife

1. Hon (Mervyn) Anthony Wingfield, later 11th Viscount Powerscourt

1. Hon Julia Margaret Wingfield (b. 5 Aug 1965)

mar. (2)

15 Mar 1978 (div. 1995) Pauline Vann, dau. of W P Vann, of San Francisco, California, USA

died

25 Jul 2015

suc. by

son by first wife

 

(Mervyn) Anthony [Wingfield], 11th Viscount Powerscourt

born

21 Aug 1963

 

It is not known whether Lord Powerscourt has married and had children.

 

Last updated 31 Aug 2015

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Titles:

11th Viscount Powerscourt, of Powerscourt in the County of Wicklow

(Ireland. let. pat. 4 Feb 1743)

11th Baron Wingfield, of Wingfield in the County of Wexford

(Ireland, let. pat. 4 Feb 1743)

5th Baron Powerscourt, of Powerscourt in the County of Wicklow

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Jun 1885)

 

Address:

Tarabeg, Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland

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