Ellis Bermingham, Countess of Brandon

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The Countess of Brandon holding the Charters of Gowran and Thomastown. By Philip Hussey.

Ellis Bermingham was born in 1708 as Ellis (Elizabeth) Agar, daughter of James Agar and Mary Wemyss. She married, first (1726), Theobald Bourke, 7th Viscount Mayo, and after his death in 1742 married secondly (1745) Francis Bermingham, 14th Baron Athenry (1692–1750).

In 1758 Ellis Bermingham was granted (for life only) the title "Countess of Brandon, in the County of Kilkenny", a title in the Peerage of Ireland. The title became extinct on her death on 11 March 1789.[1]

The Right Reverend Charles Agar, 1st Earl of Normanton, was Lady Brandon's nephew.

Countesses of Brandon (1758)[edit]

  • Ellis Bermingham, Countess of Brandon (1708–1789)

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
New Creation
Countess of Brandon
1758–1789
Succeeded by
Extinct