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Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850$

Deborah Wilson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719077982

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719077982.001.0001

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(p.194) Appendix B Select biographical index of women

(p.194) Appendix B Select biographical index of women

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Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850
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Anna Blackwood, Lady Dufferin (d. 1865)

Born Anna Foster, she was the daughter of Margaretta, Viscountess Ferrard, and John Foster, Baron Oriel of Ferrard. In 1801 she married James Stevenson Blackwood, Lord Dufferin (1755–1836).

Dorcas Stevenson Blackwood, Baroness Dufferin and Clandeboye (1726–1807)

Born Dorcas Stevenson, she was the eldest daughter and the heiress of James Stevenson of County Down. In 1751 she married John Blackwood (d. 1799). In 1800 Dorcas was created Baroness Dufferin and Clandeboye, and she was succeeded by her eldest son, James Stevenson Blackwood, Lord Dufferin (1755–1836).

Helen Blackwood, Lady Dufferin (Countess of Gifford) (1807–67)

Born Helen Selina Sheridan, she was the daughter of Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta (Callendar), granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright and politician, and the sister of Carline Norton and Georgiana Seymour, Duchess of Somerset. In 1825 she married Price Blackwood (1794–1841), the future fourth Lord Dufferin. On Lord Dufferin's death in 1841 she became guardian of the person of the only child of the marriage, Frederick Blackwood, the fifth Lord Dufferin. In 1862 she married secondly George Hay, Lord Gifford.

Lady Charlotte Boyle (d. 1880s?)

Eldest unmarried daughter of Henry Boyle, third Earl of Shannon, and Sarah Hyde.

Lady Elizabeth Boyle (d. 1886)

Younger unmarried daughter of Henry Boyle, third Earl of Shannon, and Sarah Hyde.

(p.195) Lady Jane Boyle (d. 1876)

Younger unmarried daughter of Henry Boyle, third Earl of Shannon, and Sarah Hyde.

Lady Katherine Boyle (d. 1867)

Youngest unmarried daughter of Henry Boyle, third Earl of Shannon, and Sarah Hyde.

Lady Louisa Grace Boyle (d. 1856)

Younger unmarried daughter of Henry Boyle, third Earl of Shannon, and Sarah Hyde.

Lady Sarah Boyle (d. 1884)

Younger unmarried daughter of Henry Boyle, third Earl of Shannon, and Sarah Hyde.

Charlotte Boyle-Walsingham

Born Charlotte Hanbury, she was the daughter, and co-heir of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams and eventually inherited the barony of de Ros, which passed on her death to her daughter Charlotte, Lady Henry Fitzgerald. In 1760 she married Robert Boyle-Walsingham, the fifth son of Henry Boyle, first Earl of Shannon.

Charlotte Browne, Countess of Kenmare (1755–82)

Born Charlotte Dillon, she was the fourth daughter of Henry Dillon, Viscount Dillon of Costello-Galen. In 1777 she married, as his first wife, Valentine Browne, Earl of Kenmare (1754–1812).

Catherine Brownlow (d. 1843)

Born Catherine Hall, she was the daughter of Roger Hall of Mount Hall, County Down. In 1765 she married, as his second wife, William Brownlow of Lurgan (d. 1794).

Charity Brownlow

Born Charity Forde, she was the daughter of Matthew Forde of Seaforde, County Down. She married in 1795 William Brownlow (1755–1815), uncle of the future first Lord Lurgan.

Mary Brownlow (1796–1823)

Born Lady Mary Bligh, she was the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Darnley. In 1822 she married her cousin, Charles Brownlow (1795–1847), the future first Lord Lurgan. She predeceased her husband.

(p.196) Jane Brownlow, Lady Lurgan (d. 1878)

Born Jane MacNeill, she was the daughter of Roderick MacNeill of Barra, Inverness. In 1828 she married, as his second wife, Charles Brownlow (1795–1847), the future first Lord Lurgan. After the death of her husband in 1847, she was guardian of the persons and estates of her children, including the heir to the estate, Charles Brownlow, second Lord Lurgan (1831–82).

Louisa Conolly (1743–1821)

Born Louisa Lennox, she was the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and sister of Emily Fitzgerald, Duchess of Leinster. In 1758 she married Thomas Conolly (1734–1803), nephew of Speaker Conolly and heir to the Conolly estates.

Barbara Chichester, Marchioness of Donegall (d. 1829)

Born Barbara Godfrey, she was the daughter of the Reverend Luke Godfrey and Mary (Cope). In 1790 she married, as his third wife, Arthur Chichester, Marquess of Donegall.

Jane Creighton, Countess of Erne (d. 1800)

Born Jane King, she was the daughter of John and Rebecca King, of Charlestown, County Roscommon, She married firstly Arthur Acheson (d. 1758), and secondly, in 1762, Abraham Creighton, Baron Erne of Crom Castle (c.1700–1772), as his second wife.

Mary Creighton, Countess of Erne (d. 1842)

Born Mary Caroline Hervey, she was the first daughter of Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry. In 1776 she married, as his second wife, John Creighton (c.1738–1828), Earl Erne of Crom Castle.

Anne Eyre (Skeffington) (c.1716–1805)

She was the daughter and heiress of Henry Eyre of Derbyshire, the second wife of Clotworthy Skeffington, Earl of Massereene, and the mother of the second Earl of Massereene, Clotworthy Skeffington.

Emily Fitzgerald, Duchess of Leinster (1731–1814)

Born Emilia Mary Lennox, she was the second surviving daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond, and sister of Louisa Conolly. In 1746/47 she married James Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare (1722–73) and later second Duke of Leinster. After her husband's death she married secondly William Ogilvie, her children's tutor (1740–1832).

(p.197) Harriet Gordon, Countess of Aberdeen (d. 1833)

Born Harriet Douglas, she was the daughter of John Douglas and Frances Lascelles. In 1809 she married James, Viscount Hamilton (1786–1814), son of John James Hamilton, Marquess of Abercorn. Her husband's father survived him, and Harriet's eldest son of her marriage to Viscount Hamilton, James Hamilton (1811–85), Marquess of Abercorn, succeeded his grandfather to the Abercorn title and estates. In 1815 Harriet married secondly George Gordon, fourth Earl of Aberdeen, with whom she acted as joint guardian to the children of her first marriage.

Theodosia Meade, Countess of Clanwilliam (1743–1817)

The daughter and heiress of Robert Hawkins-Magill and Anne Bligh, his second wife (see Ann Ward). In August 1765 she married John Meade (1744–1800), who was created Earl of Clanwilliam in 1776.

Maria Hill, Marchioness of Downshire (1790–1855)

Born Maria Hickman, she was the first daughter of Other Hickman Windsor, the fifth Earl of Plymouth, and Sarah Archer. In 1811 she married Arthur Blundell Sandys Hill (1788–1845), the third Marquess of Downshire.

Mary Hill, Marchioness of Downshire (d. 1836)

Born Mary Sandys, she was the only daughter and heiress of Martin Sandys and Mary (Blundell). She was the heiress of her mother, her father and her uncle, Edwin Sandys, Baron Oombersley. In 1786 she married Arthur Hill, Lord Fairford (1753–1801), the future second Marquess of Downshire. On her husband's death in 1801 she managed the Downshire estates during the minority of her eldest son, Arthur Blundell Sandys Hill (1788–1845), the third Marquess of Downshire.

Anne Lowry, Viscountess of Enniskillen (1742–1802)

Born Anne Lowry, she was the daughter of Galbraith Lowry and Sarah Corry and the sister of Armar Lowry-Corry, Earl of Belmore. In 1763 she married WilliamWilloughby Cole, the first Earl of Enniskillen (1736–1803).

Anne Katherine MacDonnell, Countess of Antrim (1778–1834)

She was the eldest surviving daughter Randall MacDonnell, Earl of Antrim, and inherited a portion of the Antrim estate, and title, on her father's death in 1791. Lady Antrim married firstly, in 1799, Henry Vane-Tempest, and secondly, in 1817, Edmund Phelps (d. 1852), who took the name MacDonnell. She was the mother of Frances Ann Vane-Tempest, Marchioness of Londonderry.

(p.198) Letitia Mary MacDonnell (b. 1778)

She was the twin sister of Anne Katherine MacDonnell and the unmarried daughter of Randall MacDonnell, Earl of Antrim.

Charlotte MacDonnell (Kerr) (1779–1835)

She was the youngest daughter of Randall MacDonnell, Earl of Antrim. Along with her sister, Anne Katherine MacDonnell, she inherited a portion of the Antrim estate, on the death of her father. She inherited the Antrim title on the death of her sister in 1834. She married Lord Mark Kerr (1776–1840) in 1799.

Emily Montgomery

Born Emilia Ward, she was the youngest daughter of Bernard Ward, the first Lord Bangor, and Ann Hawkins-Magill. She married the Reverend Hugh Montgomery, one of the committee of the estate of Nicholas Ward, Lord Bangor.

Harriet Skeffington, Countess of Massereene (d. 1831)

Born Harriet Skeffington, she was the daughter of Robert Jocelyn, Earl of Roden. In 1780 she married Chichester Skeffington, Earl of Massereene (c. 1746–1816). The only daughter of their marriage Harriet Skeffington, inherited the Massereene title and estate.

Harriet Skeffington, Countess of Massereene (d. 1831)

Born Harriet Skeffington, she was the daughter of Chichester Skeffington, Earl of Massereene (c. 1746–1816), and Harriet (née Jocelyn), Countess of Massereene (d. 1831). In 1810 she married Thomas Foster (d. 1843), the future Viscount Ferrard. On the death of the fourth Earl, Harriet inherited the Massereene title and estate.

Amelia Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry (1772–1829)

Born Amelia Anne Hobart, she was the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Buckinghamshire. In 1794 she married Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh and the furture second Marquess of Londonderry. Her husband committed suicide in 1822.

Letitia Trevor (MacDonnell) (d. 1801)

Daughter of Harvey Morres, Viscount Mountmorres, and widow of Arthur Trevor, she married Randall MacDonnell, Earl of Antrim, in 1774.

Frances Anne Vane-Tempest Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry (1800–65)

Born Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, she was the only daughter, and (p.199) the heiress, of Henry Vane-Tempest and Anne Catherine MacDonnell, Countess of Antrim. In 1819 she married Charles Stewart (1778–1854), Lord Stewart and the future third Marquess of Londonderry, as his second wife. She owned estates in counties Antrim and Durham, and was prominent in local politics, as well as being regarded as a leading Tory hostess in London.

Ann Catherine Ward

Unmarried eldest daughter of Bernard Ward, Lord Bangor, and Ann Hawkins-Magill.

Anne Ward, Lady Bangor (1728–89)

Born Anne Bligh, she was the daughter of John Bligh, first Earl of Darnley, and Theodosia Hyde, daughter of Edward Hyde, third Earl of Clarendon. She was the second wife of Robert Hawkins-Magill of Gill Hall, County Down (d. 1745). She married Bernard Ward in 1747. They separated in 1766.

Arabella Ward (d. 1813)

Born Arabella Crosbie, she was the daughter of William Crosbie, first Earl of Glandore. Some time in the 1780s she married Edward Ward (d. 1812), second son of Bernard Ward, Lord Bangor, and heir to his brother, Nicholas Ward, Lord Bangor. After Nicholas, Lord Bangor, was declared insane, Edward Ward acted as committee of the demesne at Castle Ward until his death in 1812, after which time Arabella acted in his place until her death in 1813. The eldest surviving son of her marriage, Edward Southwell Ward (1790–1837), became the third Lord Bangor on the death of Nicholas Lord Bangor, in 1827.

Sophia Ward

Unmarried younger daughter of Bernard Ward, Lord Bangor, and Anne Hawkins-Magill.

Amelia Wingfield, Viscountess Powerscourt (d. 1831)

Born Amelia Stratford, she was a daughter of John Stratford, Earl of Aldborough, and Martha O’Neale. In 1760 she married Richard Wingfield (1730–88), the fifth Viscount Powerscourt.

Augusta (Charteris) Westenra, Lady Rossmore (d. 1840)

Born Augusta Charteris, she was the youngest daughter of Sarah and Francis Charteris-Wemyss, Lord Elcho. In 1819 she married, as his second wife, William Westenra (1765–1842), the second Lord Rossmore.