Frederick Trench, 3rd Baron Ashtown

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Frederick Oliver Trench, 3rd Baron Ashtown (2 February 1868 – 20 March 1946) was an Anglo-Irish landowner and opponent of the United Irish League.

He was the eldest son of Frederick Sydney Charles Trench (heir apparent to the 2nd Lord Ashtown) and Anne Le Poer Trench (eldest daughter of the 3rd Earl of Clancarty of Garbally).

At the age of twelve, he became the 3rd Baron Ashtown and inherited a vast estate and reputedly over a million pounds. Some of Lord Ashtown's County Galway estate was located in Killimordaly, County Galway. According to valuation records he was landlord for the following townlands: Caraunbeg, Caraunmore, Creevagh, Dooghloon, Gortnaboha and Island.

He was educated at Eton College.

On 11 January 1894, he married Violet Grace Cosby, the youngest daughter of Col. Robert Ashworth Godolphin Cosby of Stradbally Hall, Queen's County.

He was a hard-line Unionist; in 1906-10 he edited a monthly publication, Grievences from Ireland, which denounced all political expressions of Irish nationalism as treasonable.

He was elected a representative peer in 1908. He died in 1946.


  • Kieran Jordan (ed.), Kiltullagh Killimordaly As the Centuries Passed: A History from 1500-1900, Kiltullagh/Killimordaly Historical Society (2000), ISBN 0-9538684-0-0
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Frederic Trench
Baron Ashtown
Succeeded by
Robert Trench