Robert Rundell Guinness
The grandson of a Dublin goldbeater Samuel Guinness (1727-1795), he is the first of the "banking line" in the Guinness family.
Robert was the son of Richard Guinness (1755-1829), a Dublin barrister and judge, and his wife Mary Darley, descended from a well-known Dublin house-building family. He was a grand-nephew of the brewer Arthur Guinness, and the elder brother of Richard Samuel Guinness MP.
- Mary Catherine (1823-1905), who married Sir Samuel Ferguson
- Richard Seymour (1826-1915), a banker with Guinness Mahon from 1841
- Henry (1829–93), a banker with Guinness Mahon from 1851
He remarried to Mary Anne Moore in June 1840, and they had 7 children, including
- Revd Robert Guinness (1841-1918)
- 6 daughters who died childless.
Like his father, uncle and brother, Robert trained as a lawyer at the Kings Inns and was called to the bar in Dublin. Having run and dissolved a financial partnership with his brother Richard in 1836, he went into partnership in the same year with John Ross Mahon, principally as land agents, trading in Dublin as Guinness & Mahon; and from 1851 as Guinness Mahon & Company.
- Burke's Peerage 2003, volume 2, p.1694.
- Pohl M & Freitag S. Handbook on the History of European Banks Edward Elgar Publishing, 1994, p.1210. ISBN 9781781954218
- Jones F. The Rise of a Merchant Bank Dublin 1974, passim.
- RDS website; past members. Accessed 24 September 2014