Viscount Ashbrook

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Arley Hall, Cheshire

Viscount Ashbrook is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1751 for Captain Henry Flower, 2nd Baron Castle Durrow. The title of Baron Castle Durrow, in the County of Kilkenny, had been created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1733 for his father William Flower. He was a Colonel in the Army and also represented County Kilkenny and Portarlington in the Irish House of Commons. As of 2014 the titles are held by the first Viscount's great-great-great-great-great-grandson, the eleventh Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1995.

The family seat is Arley Hall, near Arley, Cheshire. The family also previously owned Castle Durrow, near Durrow, County Laois and Beaumont Lodge, near Old Windsor, Berkshire.

Barons Castle Durrow (1733)[edit]

Viscounts Ashbrook (1751)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Rowland Francis Warburton Flower (b. 1975).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Benjamin Warburton Flower (b. 2006).[1]

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Godson, Julie Ann, "The Water Gypsy. How a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess" (FeedARead.com, 2014). A biography of Betty Ridge (1745-1808) who married William Flower, 2nd Viscount Ashbrook (1744-1780), and history of the Ridge and Flower families

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