Granville Proby, 4th Earl of Carysfort

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The Right Honourable

The Earl of Carysfort

Comptroller of the Household
In office
23 June 1859 – 26 June 1866
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Viscount Palmerston
The Earl Russell
Preceded by Hon. George Weld-Forester
Succeeded by Viscount Royston
Personal details
Born 14 September 1824
Bushy Park, County Wicklow
Died 18 May 1872 (1872-05-19) (aged 47)
Florence, Italy
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Lady Augusta Hare

Granville Leveson Proby, 4th Earl of Carysfort KP, PC (14 September 1824 – 18 May 1872), styled Lord Proby from 1858 to 1868, was a British Liberal politician. He notably held office as Comptroller of the Household between 1859 and 1866.

Background and early life[edit]

Proby was born at Bushy Park, County Wicklow, the second son of Admiral Granville Leveson Proby, 3rd Earl of Carysfort, by Isabella Howard, daughter of the Honourable Hugh Howard. He became known by the courtesy title Lord Proby in 1858 on the death of his elder brother. He served with the 74th Regiment of Foot and achieved the rank of captain.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1858 Proby was elected to the House of Commons for County Wicklow,[2] and served under Lord Palmerston and then Lord Russell as Comptroller of the Household from 1859[3] to 1866.[4] In 1868 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1859[5] and made a Knight of the Order of St Patrick in 1869.[1][6]


Lord Carysfort married Lady Augusta Maria Hare, daughter of William Hare, 2nd Earl of Listowel, in 1853. The marriage was childless. He died in Florence, Italy, in May 1872, aged 47, and was succeeded in his titles by his younger brother, William. The Countess of Carysfort died at Grosvenor Crescent, London, in March 1881, aged 48.[1]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Ralph Howard, Bt
William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume
Member of Parliament for County Wicklow
With: William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume
Succeeded by
William Wentworth FitzWilliam Hume
Hon. Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam
Political offices
Preceded by
Hon. George Weld-Forester
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
Viscount Royston
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Granville Leveson Proby
Earl of Carysfort
Succeeded by
William Proby