Henry White, 1st Baron Annaly

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Henry White, 1st Baron Annaly (1791 – 3 September 1873) was an Irish British Army soldier and politician.


Luttrellstown Castle - the family seat
Burren Waterworks marker, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, acknowledging gift of the waterworks by Henry, Baron Annaly in 1872

Annaly was the son of Luke White, who had made a large fortune as a bookseller and lottery operator in Dublin. His mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Peter de la Mazière.

He purchased a Cornetcy in the 14th Light Dragoons in 1811 and served in the Peninsular War, fighting at the Siege of Badajoz and at the Battle of Salamanca. He purchased a Lieutenantcy in 1812. In 1823 he was elected to the House of Commons for County Dublin, a seat he held until 1832, and also represented County Longford from 1837 to 1847 and again from 1857 to 1861. Between 1841 and 1873 Annaly served as Lord Lieutenant of County Longford. In 1863 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Annaly, of Annaly and Rathcline in the County of Longford.

Lord Annaly married Ellen (d. 12 May 1868), daughter of William Soper Dempster, on 3 October 1828. They had eight children:

  • Luke White, 2nd Baron Annaly
  • Capt. Henry White (4 September 1830 – 1860)
  • Hon. Eleanor Eliza White (d. 29 April 1907), married on 10 June 1854 Lt-Col. Henry Holden and had issue
  • George Frederick White (1 October 1831 – 1846)
  • Francis Samuel White (17 March 1836 – April 1855)
  • Hon. Charles William White (1838–1890)
  • Hon. Emily Beaujolais White (4 January 1844 – 18 December 1923), married on 20 July 1867 Robert Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury and had issue
  • Hon. Robert White (8 December 1844 – 3 March 1866)

Lord Annaly survived his wife by five years and died in September 1873 at (demolished) Sunbury Park House, Sunbury on Thames.[1][2] He was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Luke.


  1. ^ Detail of place of death Thepeerage.com
  2. ^ Independent corroboration: General Register Office Deaths registered in 1873: Henry White. Death took place in the Staines registration district, certificate index: Vol 3a p5


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  • Lundy, Darryl. "FAQ". The Peerage.[unreliable source]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hans Hamilton
Richard Talbot
Member of Parliament for County Dublin
With: Richard Talbot 1823–1830
Lord Brabazon 1830–1832
Succeeded by
Christopher Fitzsimon
George Evans
Preceded by
Luke White
Charles Fox
Member of Parliament for County Longford
With: Luke White 1837–1842
Anthony Lefroy 1842–1847
Succeeded by
Samuel Wensley Blackall
Richard Maxwell Fox
Preceded by
Fulke Southwell Greville-Nugent
Henry George Hughes
Member of Parliament for County Longford
With: Fulke Southwell Greville-Nugent
Succeeded by
Fulke Southwell Greville-Nugent
Luke White
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Luke White
Lord Lieutenant of Longford
Succeeded by
The Lord Annaly
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Annaly
Succeeded by
Luke White