Christopher Wandesford, 2nd Viscount Castlecomer

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Castlecomer
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Christopher Wandesford, 2nd Viscount Castlecomer (ca 1683-1719) by Michael Dahl (1659-1743).jpg
Christopher Wandesford, 2nd Viscount Castlecomer (ca 1683-1719) by Michael Dahl, (1659-1743)
Secretary at War
In office
1718
Preceded by James Craggs the Younger
Succeeded by Robert Pringle
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
with Richard Sandford
In office
1710–1713
Preceded by Richard Sandford & Sir John Bennett
Succeeded by Sir John Germain & Oley Douglas

Christopher Wandesford, 2nd Viscount Castlecomer (2 March 1684 – 23 June 1719) was a British politician.

He was the son of Christopher Wandesford, 1st Viscount Castlecomer. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.

He served as the Member of Parliament for St Canice between July and September 1707, and succeeded to his father's titles on 15 September that same year.[1] On 25 April 1710 he was made a member of the Privy Council of Ireland. He was a MP for Morpeth from 1710 to 1713 and MP for Ripon between 1715 and 1719.[2] He was Secretary at War in 1718.

Castlecomer married Hon. Frances Pelham, daughter of Thomas Pelham, 1st Baron Pelham and Lady Grace Holles, on 31 May 1715. He died aged 35 and was succeeded by his only child, Christopher.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Craggs
Secretary at War
1718
Succeeded by
Robert Pringle
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Sandford
Sir John Bennett
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1710–1713
With: Richard Sandford
Succeeded by
Sir John Germain
Oley Douglas
Preceded by
Sir John Germain
Oley Douglas
Member of Parliament for Morpeth
1715–1717
With: Viscount Morpeth
Succeeded by
Viscount Morpeth
Hon. George Carpenter
Preceded by
John Sharp
John Aislabie
Member of Parliament for Ripon
1715–1719
With: John Aislabie
Succeeded by
John Aislabie
William Aislabie
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Connell
Sir Christopher Wandesford
Member of Parliament for St Canice
1707
With: Richard Connell
Succeeded by
Richard Connell
Richard Cole
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Christopher Wandesford
Viscount Castlecomer
1707–1719
Succeeded by
Christopher Wandesford