St Leger St Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile

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St Leger St Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile (born St Leger Aldworth; died 15 May 1787), was an Anglo-Irish politician and peer.

Life and career[edit]

He was the son of Richard Aldworth and the Hon. Elizabeth St Leger.[1] Through his mother, he was a grandson of Arthur St Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile.[1]

He was given the name of St Leger Aldworth at birth, but he legally changed his surname to St Leger on 9 May 1767,[citation needed] when he succeeded to the Doneraile estates upon the death of his uncle, Hayes St Leger, 4th Viscount Doneraile (1702–1767).[1] Like several other members of his family, he served in the Irish House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Doneraile, sitting between 1749 and 1776.[1]

On 2 July 1776, St Leger was created Baron Doneraile in the Peerage of Ireland.[1] On 5 January 1785, he was created Viscount Doneraile, of Doneraile in County Cork, the title previously held by his maternal relations.[1]

He married Mary Barry, the daughter of Redmond Barry, and together they had six children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Brydges, Egerton (1817). "Hayes St. Leger, Viscount Doneraile". A biographical peerage of Ireland, in which are memoirs and characters of the most celebrated persons of each family. J. Nichols. pp. 271–2. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
William Harward
Sir John Colthurst, 1st Baronet
Member of Parliament for Doneraile
1749–1776
With: John St Leger
Richard Aldworth
Hayes St Leger
Succeeded by
Hayes St Leger
Richard St Leger
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Doneraile
2nd creation
1785–1787
Succeeded by
Hayes St Leger
New creation Baron Doneraile
1776–1787
Succeeded by
Hayes St Leger