Arthur Chichester, 2nd Earl of Donegall

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Arthur Chichester, 2nd Earl of Donegall (died 26 October 1678) was an Anglo-Irish politician.

Chichester was the son of Lieutenant Colonel John Chichester, of Dungannon, County Tyrone, the latter being the younger brother of Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall. He was knighted at Whitehall in 1660, and served in the Irish House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Dungannon (1661–1666). He was also made an Irish Privy Counsellor in 1672.

In 1675 Chichester succeeded his uncle as second Earl of Donegall, inheriting the title under the special remainder granted with it to the male heirs of his grandfather, Edward Chichester, 1st Viscount Chichester. He was Custos Rotulorum for County Antrim and Governor of Carrickfergus for twelve years before dying in Ireland in 1687.


Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Arthur Chichester
Earl of Donegall
1675 – 1678
Succeeded by
Arthur Chichester