Robert Dillon, 1st Baron Clonbrock

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Robert Dillon, 1st Baron Clonbrock PC (27 February 1754 – 22 July 1795), was an Irish politician.

Dillon was the son of Luke Dillon and Bridget Kelly, daughter of John Kelly. His grandfather Robert Dillon had represented Dungarvan in the Irish House of Commons.[1] Dillon was himself returned to the Irish Parliament for Lanesborough in 1776, a seat he held until 1790,[1][2] when he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Clonbrock, of Clonbrock in the County of Galway.[1] He was invested an Irish Privy Counsellor in 1795, but died before he could be sworn in.[1][3]

Lord Clonbrock married Letitia Greene, daughter of John Greene, of Old Abbey, County Limerick, in 1776. He died at Clonbrock, County Galway, in July 1795, aged 41, and was succeeded in the barony by his son, Luke. Lady Clonbrock married as her second husband Clement Archer, State Surgeon in Ireland, in 1802 and died in September 1806.[1]

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Matthias Earbery
Edward Bellingham Swan
Member of Parliament for Lanesborough
1776–1790
With: John Hely-Hutchinson 1776–1783
David La Touche 1783
Cornelius Bolton 1783–1790
Succeeded by
Gervase Parker Bushe
Stephen Moore
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Clonbrock
1790–1795
Succeeded by
Luke Dillon