Leopold Agar-Ellis, 5th Viscount Clifden

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Leopold George Frederick Agar-Ellis, 5th Viscount Clifden (13 May 1829 – 10 September 1899), known as Leopold Agar-Ellis until 1895, was a British Liberal politician.

Background and education[edit]

Born in London, Clifden was the second son of George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover, eldest son of Henry Ellis, 2nd Viscount Clifden. His mother was Lady Georgiana, daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] and was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1854.

Political career[edit]

Between 1855 and 1858 and 1859 and 1864 Clifden served as Aide-de-Camp to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, his uncle the Earl of Carlisle. He also sat as Member of Parliament for County Kilkenny from 1857 to 1874. In 1895 he succeeded his nephew as fifth Viscount Clifden and fourth Baron Dover and entered the House of Lords.

Family[edit]

Lord Clifden married the Hon. Harriet, daughter of Thomas Stonor, 3rd Baron Camoys, in 1864. He died in London in September 1899, aged 70. He had no surviving male issue and the barony of Dover became extinct on his death. The viscountcy of Clifden and barony of mendip were passed on to his second cousin, Thomas Agar-Robartes, 2nd Baron Robartes. Lady Clifden died in May 1914, aged 78.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agar-Ellis, Leopold George Frederick Agar (AGR848LG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Green
William Shee
Member of Parliament for County Kilkenny
1857–1874
With: John Green 1857–1865
George Leopold Bryan 1865–1874
Succeeded by
George Leopold Bryan
Patrick Martin
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry George Agar-Ellis
Viscount Clifden
1895–1899
Succeeded by
Thomas Charles Agar-Robartes
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry George Agar-Ellis
Baron Mendip
1895–1899
Succeeded by
Thomas Charles Agar-Robartes
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry George Agar-Ellis
Baron Dover
1895–1899
Succeeded by
Extinct