Henry 1st Marquess Conyngham (1766 - 1832)

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Birthplace: City of London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Slane, County Meath, Ireland
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Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Most Honourable

The Marquess Conyngham KP, GCH, PC, FSA Lord Steward In office 1821 – 24 November 1830 Monarch George IV Prime Minister The Earl of Liverpool George Canning The Viscount Goderich The Duke of Wellington Preceded by The Marquess of Cholmondeley Succeeded by The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos Personal details Born 26 December 1766 London, England Died 28 December 1832 Hamilton Place, London, England Nationality British Spouse(s) Elizabeth Denison (c. 1769–1861)

Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham KP, GCH, PC, FSA (26 December 1766 – 28 December 1832), known as The Lord Conyngham between 1787 and 1789, as The Viscount Conyngham between 1789 and 1797 and as The Earl Conyngham between 1797 and 1815, was an Anglo-Irish courtier and politician of the Regency period. He served as Lord Steward between 1821 and 1830.

Contents

   1 Background
   2 Political career
   3 Family
   4 References
   5 External links

Background

Conyngham was born in London, England, the elder twin son of Francis Conyngham, 2nd Baron Conyngham, by his wife Elizabeth Clements, daughter of Nathaniel Clements. He was the elder twin brother of Sir Francis Conyngham and the nephew of William Conyngham.[1] Political career

Conyngham succeeded his father in the barony in May 1787, aged twenty. In May 1789 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.[1] In December of the same year he was created Viscount Conyngham, of Slane in the County of Meath, in the Peerage of Ireland.[2] He was further honoured when he was made Viscount Mount Charles, of Mount Charles in the County of Donegal, and Earl Conyngham, of Mount Charles in the County of Donegal, in the Irish peerage in 1797.[3] In 1800 he was elected as one of the 20 original Irish representative peers to sit in he British House of Lords. He was made a Knight of St Patrick the following year. In 1803 he was appointed Governor of County Donegal, a post he held until 1831, and Custos Rotulorum of County Clare in 1808, which he remained until his death.[1] In January 1816 he was created Viscount Slane, in the County of Meath, Earl of Mount Charles and Marquess Conyngham, of the County of Donegal, in the Irish peerage.[4] In July 1821 he was created Baron Minster, of Minster Abbey in the County of Kent, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[5] In December of the same year he was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Lord Steward, a post he retained until 1830.[6] From 1829 until his death in 1832 he served as Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle.[1] Family

Lord Conyngham married Elizabeth Denison, daughter of the wealthy banker Joseph Denison. They had three sons and two daughters. Their eldest son, Henry Conyngham, Earl of Mount Charles, predeceased his father. Their third son Lord Albert Conyngham succeeded to the vast Denison estates on the death of his maternal uncle, assumed the surname Denison and was created Baron Londesborough in 1850. The Marchioness Conyngham was a mistress of George IV. Lord Conyngham died at Hamilton Place, London, in December 1832, aged 66, and was succeeded by his second but eldest surviving son, Francis. The Marchioness Conyngham died in Canterbury, Kent, in October 1861.[1] References

   thepeerage.com General Sir Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham
   The London Gazette: no. 13156. p. 773. 8 December 1789.
   The London Gazette: no. 14064. p. 1081. 11 November 1797.
   The London Gazette: no. 17104. p. 173. 30 January 1816.
   The London Gazette: no. 17724. p. 1461. 14 July 1821.
   The London Gazette: no. 17772. p. 2405. 11 December 1821.

External links

   Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham

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Henry (twin) Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham's Timeline

1766
December 26, 1766
City of London, Greater London, UK
1794
July 5, 1794
Age 27
London, England
1795
April 6, 1795
Age 28
1797
June 11, 1797
Age 30
Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
1799
1799
Age 32
1805
October 21, 1805
Age 38
1832
December 28, 1832
Age 66
Slane, County Meath, Ireland
1833
January 4, 1833
Age 66
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