John Vereker, 3rd Viscount Gort

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John Prendergast Vereker, 3rd Viscount Gort (1 July 1790 – 20 October 1865), was an Irish peer and politician.

Background and education[edit]

Gort was the son of Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort, and his first wife Jane, daughter of Ralph Westropp. He was educated at Harrow.

Political career[edit]

Gort succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Limerick in 1817 and held the seat until 1820. Between 1831 and 1832 he served as Mayor of Limerick. From June 1865 until his death in October of that year he sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer.


Lord Gort married firstly the Hon. Maria, daughter of Standish O'Grady, 1st Viscount Guillamore, on 13 December 1814.[1] They had several children including Corinne, the mother of General Ian Hamilton. After her death in April 1854 he married secondly Elizabeth Mary, daughter of John Jones and widow of George Tudor, 1861. There were no children from this marriage. Lord Gort died in October 1865, aged 75, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Standish. He was the grandfather of Field Marshal John Gort, 6th Viscount Gort. Lady Gort died in October 1880.


  1. ^ Burke 1832, p. 555.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Charles Vereker
Member of Parliament for Limerick
Succeeded by
Thomas Spring Rice
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Charles Vereker
Viscount Gort
1st creation
Succeeded by
Standish Vereker