Henry Vivian Pierpont Conyngham, 8th Marquess Conyngham

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Henry Vivian Pierpont Conyngham

Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick William Henry Francis Conyngham, 7th Marquess Conyngham and Eileen Conyngham, Countess of Mount Charles
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Private; Alexander Burton Conyngham, styled Earl of Mount Charles and Private
Brother of Private; Private; Unknown1 Conyngham and Unknown2 Conyngham

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About Henry Vivian Pierpont Conyngham, 8th Marquess Conyngham

The Most Hon. Henry Vivien Pierpont Conyngham, 8th Marquess Conyngham (born 25 May 1951), is an Anglo-Irish nobleman who holds a title in the United Kingdom Peerage of Ireland.

The Marquess Conyngham has a high profile in Ireland with a weekly column in the Irish Daily Mirror. He is often termed 'the rock and roll aristocrat' or 'the rock and roll peer' owing to his very successful series of rock concerts from 1981, held in the natural amphitheater of the grounds of Slane Castle. These have included The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Queen, U2, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Guns N' Roses, Oasis and Madonna.

He is the son of Frederick Conyngham, 7th Marquess Conyngham (1924-2009) and his wife, Eileen Wren Newsom.

Henry, Lord Conyngham, was educated at Harrow School and Harvard University. He had two children with his first wife, Juliet Ann Kitson:

  1. Alexander Burton "Alex" Conyngham, Earl of Mount Charles (born 30 January 1975), who is married to a granddaughter of The 4th Baron Terrington (died 1998), and has a daughter and two sons, Rory Nicholas Burton Conyngham, Viscount Slane (born 2010) and Caspar Conyngham (born 2012).
  2. Henrietta Tamara Juliet Anson, Countess of Lichfield (born 1976), who is married to Thomas Anson, 6th Earl of Lichfield (son and heir of the famous photographer)

Henry and Juliet divorced. He remarried in 1985 to Lady Iona Charlotte Grimston (b. 1953), youngest daughter of John Grimston, 6th Earl of Verulam, by whom he has a daughter:

  1. Lady Tamara Jane Conyngham (born 1991).


  1. Henry Vivien Pierpont Conyngham, 8th Marquess Conyngham thePeerage.com. Retrieved: 31 May 2011.
  2. "40.2", Constitution of Ireland (Dublin: Stationery Office)
  3. "Mount Charles lands music industry gong". Hot Press. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  4. Google Groups – Peerage News
  5. "Mount Charles". The Daily Telegraph (London).
  6. "The Earl of Lichfield and Lady Henrietta Conyngham - Engagements Announcements". The Daily Telegraph (London). 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  7. Michael Rhodes "7th Marquess Conyngham" 7 March 2009, Peerage News blog. The 1976 date is correct for the elder daughter, Lady Henrietta Tamara Juliet Conyngham, not the younger one. Thepeerage.com is wrong on this point.
  8. from Why the new Lord of Slane is a chip off the old rocker "Of Scottish descent, the Conyngham family acquired land in Donegal in the early 17th century during the Plantation of Ulster. The title of Marquess of Conyngham was created in 1816 for Henry Conyngham, who at that point was based at Slane Castle."


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Henry Vivian Pierpont Conyngham, 8th Marquess Conyngham's Timeline

May 23, 1951
January 30, 1975
Paddington, Greater London, UK