Frederick Conyngham, 7th Marquess Conyngham
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.
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.
Marriages and children
On 29 April 1950, Conyngham married Eileen Wren Newsam, by whom he had three sons before divorcing in 1970:
- Henry Vivien Pierpont Conyngham, 8th Marquess Conyngham (born 23 May 1951)
- Lord Simon Charles Eveleigh Wren Conyngham (born 20 November 1953)
- Lord Frederick William Patrick Conyngham (born 23 March 1959)
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.
- Obituary of Lord Conyngham, Independent.ie
- Michael Rhodes "7th Marquess Conyngham" 7 March 2009, Peerage News blog.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Marquess Conyngham
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