Baron Ventry, of Ventry in the County of Kerry, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1800 for Sir Thomas Mullins, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a Baronet, of Burnham in the County of Kerry, in the Baronetage of Ireland in 1797. The Mullins family claimed descent from the Norman De Moleyns family. The first Baron's grandson, the third Baron (who succeeded his uncle), resumed the ancient family name of De Moleyns by Royal license in 1841. His son, the fourth Baron, sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1871 to 1914. Lord Ventry also assumed the additional surname of Eveleigh, which was that of an earlier ancestor. His younger son, the sixth Baron, married Evelyn Muriel Stuart Daubeny. As of 2014[update] the titles are held by their grandson, the eighth Baron, who succeeded his uncle in 1987. In 1966 he assumed by deed poll the surname of Daubeney de Moleyns.
Barons Ventry (1800)
- Thomas Mullins, 1st Baron Ventry (1736–1824)
- William Townsend Mullins, 2nd Baron Ventry (1761–1827)
- Thomas Townsend Aremberg de Moleyns, 3rd Baron Ventry (1786–1868)
- Dayrolles Blakeney Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 4th Baron Ventry (1828–1914)
- Frederick Rossmore Wauchope Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 5th Baron Ventry (1861–1923)
- Arthur William Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 6th Baron Ventry (1864–1936)
- Arthur Frederick Daubeney Olav Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 7th Baron Ventry (1898–1987)
- Andrew Harold Wesley Daubeney de Moleyns, 8th Baron Ventry (b. 1943)
The heir apparent is the present holder's only son Hon. Francis Wesley Daubeney de Moleyns (b. 1965).
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]