Clotworthy Skeffington, 1st Earl of Massereene
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. 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.
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation|| Earl of Massereene
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