Galbraith Lowry-Corry, 7th Earl Belmore

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Galbraith Armar Lowry-Corry, 7th Earl Belmore (14 April 1913 – 20 July 1960) was an Irish peer and the son of Major Adrian Lowry-Corry, himself the son of Admiral the Hon. Armar Lowry-Corry (the second son of Armar Lowry-Corry, 3rd Earl Belmore).

Early years and career[edit]

He was educated at Lancing College in Sussex and then at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in Berkshire. He fought in the Second World War and was wounded in action and later gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Major Lowry-Corry was serving with the Inniskillings in Malaya in 1949 when his commanding officer handed him a telegram addressed ‘Lord Belmore’. It signalled that his bachelor cousin, the 6th Earl of Belmore, had died and that he, a great nephew of the 4th Earl, had succeeded to the earldom. He took immediate leave and returned to Ireland.[1]

Lord Belmore he held the offices of Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for County Fermanagh.

Castle Coole[edit]

During his time at Castle Coole the house was modernised, with electricity being installed and parts of the house open to the public by 1955. Seventy acres of land were also transferred to the National Trust while commercial woods were planted on the estate and a golf course was opened.[2]

Family[edit]

He married Gloria Anthea Harker, daughter of Herbert Bryant Harker, of Melbourne, Australia, on 18 February 1939, and had issue:

Lord Belmore died on 20 July 1960 aged 47 and was succeeded by his son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Culture Northern Ireland Lord Belmore: Connoisseur, Collector of Art 11 April 2011
  2. ^ Marson, Peter (2007). Belmore: the Lowry Corrys of Castle Coole, 1646-1913. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation. pp. xiii. 
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Cecil Lowry-Corry
Earl Belmore
1949–1960
Succeeded by
John Lowry-Corry