Hugh Massy, 1st Baron Massy

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Hugh Massy, 1st Baron Massy (1700 – 30 January 1788) was an Anglo-Irish peer and politician.

Massy was the son of Colonel Hugh Massy and the elder brother of General Eyre Massey, 1st Baron Clarina. He married firstly Mary Dawson, daughter of Colonel James Dawson by who he had four children. He married secondly Rebecca Dunlap, daughter of Francis Dunlap of Antigua, and had a further seven children.

He was appointed High Sheriff of County Limerick for 1739 and was a Member of the Irish House of Commons for Limerick County between 1759 and 1776. Subsequently he represented Old Leighlin until 1777.

In 1776 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Massy, of Duntrileague in the County of Limerick.[1] Lord Massy died in January 1788 and was succeeded in the barony by his son Hugh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 11679". The London Gazette. 29 June 1776. p. 1. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Eyre Evans
Hon. Henry Southwell
Member of Parliament for Limerick County
1759–1776
With: Eyre Evans 1759–1761
Hon. Thomas George Southwell 1761–1767
Hon. Thomas Arthur Southwell 1767–1768
Silver Oliver 1768–1776
Succeeded by
Silver Oliver
Sir Henry Hartstonge, 3rd Bt
Preceded by
Sir FitzGerald Aylmer, 6th Bt
Sir John Blaquiere
Member of Parliament for Old Leighlin
1776–1777
With: Sir John Blaquiere
Succeeded by
Robert Jephson
Sir John Blaquiere
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Massy
1776–1788
Succeeded by
Hugh Massy