Rose ffrench, 1st Baroness ffrench
In 1798, Lady ffrench was created Baroness ffrench, of Castle ffrench, County Galway in recognition of the services of her son, Sir Thomas ffrench, 2nd Bt., who was a member of the Catholic Committee. Because she was nominally Protestant, the creation was in keeping with King George III's objection to elevating Catholics to the peerage.
Upon her decease, her Catholic son Sir Thomas inherited the barony.
- Burke's Peerage & Gentry, 107th edition
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