Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt

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Portrait of Viscount Powerscourt from his catalog in 1903

Mervyn Edward Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt KP PC (I) (13 October 1836 – 5 June 1904) was an Irish peer. He became Viscount Powerscourt in 1844 on the death of his father Richard Wingfield, 6th Viscount Powerscourt. Through this Wingfield line he was a maternal descendant of the historic Stratford Family.

On 26 April 1864, Wingfield married Lady Julia Coke, the daughter of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester. They had five children:[1]

Powerscourt was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 2 August 1871.[2] He was created Baron Powerscourt in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1885, enabling him to sit in the House of Lords.[3]

Art collection[edit]

Lord Powerscourt collected paintings as a hobby and published a catalog in 1903 called A description and history of Powerscourt.[4] He sometimes included details about his purchases in his list.


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  2. ^ Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  3. ^ "No. 25486". The London Gazette. 3 July 1885. p. 3060. 
  4. ^ A description and history of Powerscourt, by Powerscourt, Mervyn Edward Wingfield, Viscount, 1903

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Wingfield
Viscount Powerscourt
Succeeded by
Mervyn Richard Wingfield
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Powerscourt
Succeeded by
Mervyn Richard Wingfield