John Cole, 1st Baron Mountflorence

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Arms of Cole, Earl of Enniskillen: Argent, a bull passant sable armed or a bordure of the second bezantée on a canton sinister per pale gules and azure a harp of the third stringed argent.[1]. These are the arms of Cole of Nethway in the parish of Brixham, Devon,[2] differenced by a canton

John Cole, 1st Baron Mountflorence (13 October 1709 – 30 November 1767) was an Irish peer and politician.[3]

Born in Dublin, he was the son of John Cole, Member of Parliament for Enniskillen. In 1726 he was admitted to Trinity College Dublin, where he was educated, and four years later was returned to the Irish House of Commons as member for his father's old seat of Enniskillen, a constituency he represented until his ennoblement. He was also High Sheriff of Fermanagh in 1733. In 1760 Cole was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Mountflorence, of Florence Court in the County of Fermanagh. He took his seat in the Irish House of Lords the following year, and died six years later aged 58. He was succeeded in the barony by his son William Willoughby Cole, who was created Earl of Enniskillen in 1789.[3]


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Debrett's peerage & Baronetage 2015 Edition, London, 2015, p.P425
  2. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.213
  3. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 1327. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
James Saunderson
Richard Cole
Member of Parliament for Enniskillen
With: James Saunderson
Succeeded by
Hon. William Willoughby Cole
Richard Gorges
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Mountflorence
Succeeded by
William Willoughby Cole