Earl of Lisburne

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Earl of Lisburne is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1776 for Wilmot Vaughan, 4th Viscount Lisburne. He notably represented Cardiganshire and Berwick-upon-Tweed in the House of Commons and held minor governmental office. His younger son, the third Earl, sat as Member of Parliament for Cardigan. He was succeeded by his son, the fourth Earl. He also represented Cardiganshire in Parliament. His great-grandson, the seventh Earl, served as Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire. As of 2010 the titles are held by the latter's son, the eighth Earl, who succeeded in 1963.

The titles of Baron Fethard, of Feathered in the County of Tipperary, and Viscount Lisburne, were created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1695 for John Vaughan, Member of Parliament for Cardiganshire and also Lord Lieutenant of that county. His son, the second Viscount, also represented Cardiganshire in Parliament and was Lord-Lieutenant of Cardiganshire. His younger brother, the third Viscount, was he too Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire. He was succeeded by his son, the aforementioned fourth Viscount, who was created Earl of Lisburne in 1776.

The heir apparent to the earldom uses the invented courtesy title Viscount Vaughan.

The family seat traditionally was Trawsgoed (Crosswood) in Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), Wales.

Viscounts Lisburne (1695)[edit]

Earls of Lisburne (1776)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son David John Francis Malet Vaughan, Viscount Vaughan (born 1945)

The heir apparent's heir presumptive is his brother the Hon. Michael John Wilmot Vaughan (born 1948)

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