Arthur Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran

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Arthur Saunders Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran KP, PC (Ire) (25 July 1734 – 8 October 1809) styled The Honourable Arthur Gore from 1758 to 1762 and Viscount Sudley from 1762 to 1773, was an Irish peer and politician.

Arran was the eldest son of Arthur Gore, 1st Earl of Arran, and Jane Saunders. He was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Donegal Borough in 1759, a seat he held until 1761 and again from 1768 to 1774 and also represented Wexford County between 1761 and 1768. In 1773 he succeeded his father as second Earl of Arran and entered the Irish House of Lords. Arran was also appointed High Sheriff of County Wexford in 1757 and High Sheriff of Mayo in 1765. He was admitted to the Irish Privy Council in 1771 and in 1783 he was invested as one of the original sixteen Knights of the Order of St Patrick.

Lord Arran married, firstly, the Hon. Catherine Annesley, daughter of William Annesley, 1st Viscount Glerawly, in 1760. They had two sons and four daughters. After Catherine's death in 1770 he married, secondly, Anne Knight, daughter of Reverend Boleyn Knight, in 1771. They had one son and two daughters. After Anne's death he married, thirdly, Elizabeth Underwood, daughter of Richard Underwood, in 1781. They had four sons and three daughters. His eldest daughter from his third marriage, Lady Cecilia, was the second wife of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, and was created Duchess of Inverness in 1840. Lord Arran died in October 1809, aged 75, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Arthur. Lady Arran died in 1829.

Family[edit]

Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. Charles Gore, son of the 2nd Earl of Arran, K.P., married Sarah Rachel Fraser (1824–1880), eldest daughter of the 'Hon. James Fraser, M.E.C. of Nova Scotia, and his wife, Rachel Otis, daughter of Benjamin DeWolfe, Esquire, of Windsor, N.S.. at Halifax, N.S., May I3th, 1824. The couple had three sons and two daughters. One of the daughters became Dowager Countess of Erroll. The other, Cecilia, became duchess of Inverness. V.A. Colonel Gore served with distinction under Wellington, and was present with him at Waterloo, where he had three horses shot under him. He was sent afterwards to Canada, where he was created successively a C.H., a K.H., and a G.C.B., and attained general's rank in 1863. He served as lieutenant-governor of Chelsea Hospital at his death, 4 September 1869. Queen Victoria gave Lady Gore the use of a suite of apartments at Hampton Court Palace, where she died, 17 October 1880.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]

References[edit]

Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Gore, 3rd Bt
John Folliott
Member of Parliament for Donegal Borough
1759–1761
With: John Folliott
Succeeded by
Robert Doyne
John Knox
Preceded by
Caesar Colclough
Andrew Ram
Member of Parliament for Wexford County
1761–1768
With: Caesar Colclough 1761–1766
Vesey Colclough 1766–1768
Succeeded by
Vesey Colclough
Hon. Henry Loftus
Preceded by
Robert Doyne
John Knox
Member of Parliament for Donegal Borough
1768–1774
With: Richard Gore
Succeeded by
Barry Yelverton
Richard Gore
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Arthur Gore
Earl of Arran
1773 – 1809
Succeeded by
Arthur Saunders Gore