Frederick Conyngham, 7th Marquess Conyngham

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Frederick William Henry Francis Conyngham, 7th Marquess Conyngham (13 March 1924 – 3 March 2009), known among friends and family as "Mount", was an Irish nobleman, landowner and soldier, who was styled Earl of Mount Charles until 1974.

Biography[edit]

The elder son of Frederick Conyngham, 6th Marquess Conyngham, Conyngham was educated at Eton before being commissioned in the Irish Guards. He served with distinction during World War II in Africa and Europe (mentioned in despatches). He left the British Army in 1945 with the rank of Captain.

Descended from a prominent aristocratic landowning family of Co. Meath and Donegal, Conyngham built a reputation as a conservationist. A talented sportsman, golf and angling were among his favourite pursuits.

After succeeding to the family titles in 1974 he took his seat in the House of Lords.

In 1976, he left Ireland to live in the Isle of Man, although he continued to visit his son at Slane Castle. He fell ill with cancer in late 2008 and died six months later on a visit to Johannesburg.

Conyngham's burial service on 10 March 2009 was held at St Paul's Church, Ramsey, Isle of Man was led by Bishop Robert Paterson.

Marriages and children[edit]

On 29 April 1950, Conyngham married Eileen Wren Newsam, by whom he had three sons before divorcing in 1970:

His second marriage, in 1971, to Elizabeth Rudd (née Hughes) was also dissolved. His third wife, Daphne Walker (née Armour), whom he married in 1980, died in 1986. He married fourthly, in 1987, Annabelle (née Agnew), now styled The Dowager Marchioness Conyngham, who was appointed a Dame of Justice of the Order of St John (DStJ) in 2010.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 878 (CONYNGHAM, M). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 
  2. ^ www.thegazette.co.uk

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Frederick Conyngham
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess Conyngham

1974–2009
Succeeded by
Henry Conyngham