Robert Deane, 1st Baron Muskerry

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Robert Tilson Deane, 1st Baron Muskerry PC (Ire) (29 November 1745 – 25 June 1818), known as Sir Robert Deane, 6th Baronet from 1770 to 1781, was an Irish politician.

He was the son of Sir Robert Deane, 5th Baronet of Dromore and succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1770.

Deane represented Carysfort in the Irish House of Commons between 1771 and 1776 and then Cork County between 1776 and 1781. He was also appointed High Sheriff of County Cork for 1773 [1] and admitted to the Irish Privy Council in 1777. From 1780 to his death he was Custos Rotulorum of County Limerick.

In 1781 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Muskerry, in the County of Cork.[2] In 1783, he was chosen Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, a post he held for the next both years.[3]

Lord Muskerry married Anne, daughter of John FitzMaurice, in 1775 and later inherited Springfield Castle, County Limerick from his father-in-law. He died in June 1818, aged 72, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son John. Lady Muskerry died in 1830.


  1. ^ Complete baronetage, p.342
  2. ^ "No. 12146". The London Gazette. 19 December 1780. p. 1. 
  3. ^ Waite, Arthur Edward (2007). A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. vol. I. Cosimo, Inc. p. 400. ISBN 1-60206-641-8. 

Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Sir Robert Deane, Bt
Sir William Mayne, Bt
Member of Parliament for Carysfort
With: Sir William Mayne, Bt
Succeeded by
Thomas Osborne
Warden Flood
Preceded by
Richard Townsend
John Hyde
Member of Parliament for Cork County
With: Richard Townsend
Succeeded by
Richard Townsend
James Bernard
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Mornington
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Ireland

Succeeded by
Viscount Kilwarlin
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Muskerry
Succeeded by
John Deane
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Deane
(of Muskerry)
Succeeded by
John Deane