Clotworthy Skeffington, 1st Earl of Massereene

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Clotworthy Skeffington, 1st Earl of Massereene (1714-1757), by Joshua Reynolds

Clotworthy Skeffington, 1st Earl of Massereene PC (I) (1715 – 14 September 1757) was an Anglo-Irish peer.

Massereene was the son of Clotworthy Skeffington, 4th Viscount Massereene and Lady Catherine Chichester, daughter of Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall. He succeeded to his father's title in 1738 and assumed his seat in the Irish House of Lords. He was made a Member of the Privy Council of Ireland in 1746, and on 28 July 1756 he was created Earl of Massereene in the Peerage of Ireland.[1] He died suddenly just over a year later.

Massereene married firstly Anne Daniel on 16 March 1738; however, she died two years later. He married secondly Anne Eyre on 25 November 1741, and together they had six children. On his death he was succeeded by his eldest son, Clotworthy Skeffington.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Lodge, Mervyn Archdal, The Peerage Of Ireland, Volume 2 (Moore, 1789), p.388.
  2. ^ John Lodge, Mervyn Archdal, The Peerage Of Ireland, Volume 2 (Moore, 1789), p.388.
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl of Massereene
1756–1757
Succeeded by
Clotworthy Skeffington
Preceded by
Clotworthy Skeffington
Viscount Massereene
1738–1757