Reymond de Montmorency, 3rd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency

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Major-General Reymond Hervey de Montmorency, 3rd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency KCB (21 September 1835 – 7 May 1902), was an Anglo-Irish soldier.

Life[edit]

de Montmorency was the son of Lodge Reymond de Montmorency, 2nd Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, and Georgiana Frederica Henchy, daughter of Peter FitzGibbon Henchy QC. He was educated at Eton. He served in the British Army and became a major-general in 1889. He accompanied his regiment to India, and fought during the Indian Mutiny. He was aide-de-camp to Sir John Michel. He volunteered with Sir Robert Napier, in the British Expedition to Abyssinia. He commanded in the Sudan in 1886-7.[1]

In December 1889, he also succeeded his father in the viscountcy. This was an Irish peerage and did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords. However, in 1900 he was elected an Irish Representative Peer, replacing the deceased Lord Inchiquin, and was able to take his seat in the upper chamber of parliament. In 1898, he had been made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.[2]

Family[edit]

On 25 April 1866, he married Rachel Mary Lumley Godolphin Michel, daughter of Field Marshal Sir John Michel, at Montreal, Canada. Their eldest son, the Honourable Raymond de Montmorency was killed in action at the Battle of Stormberg in 1900. Lord Frankfort de Montmorency died in May 1902, aged 66, and was succeeded in the title by his second son, Willoughby.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b  Vetch, Robert Hamilton (1912). "De Montgomery, Raymond Harvey". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ "no. 26969". The London Gazette. 21 May 1898. p. 3229. 

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Lodge Raymond de Montmorency
Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency
1889–1902
Succeeded by
Willoughby John Horace de Montmorency