Ludlow Tonson, 3rd Baron Riversdale

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The Right Reverend Ludlow Tonson, 3rd Baron Riversdale DD (6 March 1784 – 13 December 1861), was a Church of Ireland bishop.

Tonson was the eighth and youngest of William Tonson, 1st Baron Riversdale, by Rose Bernard, daughter of James Bernard and sister of the 1st Earl of Bandon.[1] He was Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh between 1839 and 1861.[2] He was consecrated on 17 February 1839[3] and succeeded his brother William in the barony in 1848. He died in December 1861, aged 77, when the barony became extinct.[4]


  1. ^ William Courthope (ed.), Debrett's Complete Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Twenty-Second edition. London, 1838.
  2. ^ Handbook of British Chronology By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
  3. ^ "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  4. ^ The Times, Monday, Dec 16, 1861; pg. 6; Issue 24117; col F Ireland
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Stephen Creagh Sandes
Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh
Succeeded by
William Fitzgerald
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Tonson
Baron Riversdale