Arthur Annesley, 10th Viscount Valentia

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Arthur Annesley, 10th Viscount Valentia (30 November 1785 – 30 December 1863) was an English-born land-owner, an Irish peer and the Premier Baronet of Ireland.

Family[edit]

Arthur Annesley was born on 30 November 1785, the eldest son of Arthur Annesley, MP for Oxford between 1790 and 1796, and his wife, Catherine Hardy, a daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Hardy. He was a male-line, paternal descendent of the first Viscount Valentia.[1]

He married, on 12 August 1808, Eleanor O'Brien, the daughter of Henry O'Brien (later Stafford-O'Brien) of Blatherwycke park, Northamptonshire and his wife Margaret Flenary.[2] Together, they had thirteen children, four sons and nine daughters:

  • The Honourable Arthur Annesley (1809–1844). He married, in 1836, Flora-Mary Macdonald, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel James Macdonald,[3] and had issue, two daughters and one son:
  • Temple Arthur Francis Annesley (1813–1838).[7]
  • The Honourable Charles Arthur James George Annesley (born 1820).[8]
  • Captain The Honourble Algernon Sydney Arthur Annesley (born 1829), was an officer in the Oxfordshire Militia, and married, on 11 October 1864, Helen Sydney Richards, a daughter of Griffiths Richards QC., and had issue[9]
  • Ellen Arthur Frances Annesley (died 1811), a twin with her sister,[10]
  • Catherine Arthur Letitia Annesley (died 1811).[11]
  • The Honourable Elearnor Arthur Catherine Annesley.[12]
  • The Honourable Frances Arthur Charlotte Annesley, who married, on 17 October 1853, Captain William Linskill of Tynemouth Lodge, Northumberland, and had issue.[13]
  • The Honourable Matilda Arthur Marina Annesley, who married, on 10 July 1845, John Kent Egerton Holmes, and had issue.[14]
  • The Honourable Eva Arthur Henry Medora Annesley, who married, on 12 January 1853, Sir Henry Robinson, first Baronet, KCB, sometime Vice-President of the Local Government Board of Ireland, and had issue.[15]
  • The Honourable Nea Arthur Ada Rose d'Amour Annesley, who married, on 24 April 1846, Hercules George Robert Robinson, first Baron Rosmead, GCMG, a Governor of Hong Kong, and had issue.[16]
  • The Honourable Augusta Arthur Constantia Annesley.[17]
  • The Honourable Altisidora Arthur Victoria Annesley.[18]

Titles[edit]

On the death of the ninth Viscount Valentia, who had no immediate relatives, Annesley, being a very distant cousin, assumed the peerage, which had been created in 1642,[19] without attempting to establish this right in the House of Lords. Cokayne points out that he was "probably correct" in assuming the peerage.[20] He also assumed the title of Baron Mountnorris, another Irish peerage, which was also held by the ninth Viscount,[21] and was the Premier Baronet of Ireland, inheriting also the Annesley Baronetcy, of Newport Pagnell.[22]

Ancestry[edit]

Later life[edit]

Lord Valentia died on 30 December 1863 at Bletchingdon park, aged 78. His wife had predeceased him, having died on 10 June 1843.[27]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 16 ; the descent being thus: this Arthur Annesley, born 1785, was the son of Arthur Annesley, son of Rev. Francis Annesley, Rector of Winwick, son of Francis Annesley, son of the Hon. Francis Annesley, sixth son of Arthur Annesley, first Viscount Valentia.
  2. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 16 ; Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Cokayne notes that Miss O'Brien was a "da. (or reputed da.)", implying illegitimacy.
  3. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  4. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Ruvigny (1907), p. 239
  5. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Ruvigny (1907), p. 239
  6. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Who Was Who, 1929 (St Martin's Press), p. 1066
  7. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  8. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  9. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Ruvigny (1907), p. 239
  10. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  11. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  12. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  13. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Ruvigny (1907), p. 238
  14. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Ruvigny (1907), p. 239
  15. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Ruvigny (1907), p. 239
  16. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575 ; Ruvigny (1907), p. 239
  17. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  18. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  19. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 13 ; this was the second creation, the first, to Sir Henry Power became extinct upon his death in 1642, as Cokayne shows.
  20. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 16
  21. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 16
  22. ^ Lodge (1861), p. 575
  23. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 16
  24. ^ Burke (1834), p. 9
  25. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 16
  26. ^ Daughter of Temple Stanyan; John Knox Laughton (1890), "Hardy, Charles (1716?–1780)", Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 24; Drummond, Mary M. (1964), "Hardy, Sir Charles (c.1714–80)", The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754–1790.
  27. ^ Cokayne (1898), p. 16

Bibliography[edit]

Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
George Annesley
Viscount Valentia
1844–1863
Succeeded by
Arthur Annesley