William Annesley, 1st Viscount Glerawly

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William Annesley, 1st Viscount Glerawly (1710 – 2 September 1770) was an Irish politician and noble.


Lord Glerawly was the sixth son of Francis Annesley and Elizabeth Martin. Through his father, Lord Glerawly was the grandson of Francis Annesley, 1st Viscount Valentia and thus his descendants are in the remainder to the title Viscount Valentia.

Annesley sat as Member of Parliament (MP) in the Irish House of Commons for Midleton between 1741 and 1758. He served as High Sheriff of Down in 1750. In 1758 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Annesley, and assumed his seat in the Irish House of Lords. He was further honoured when he was made Viscount Glerawly in 1766.


On 16 August 1738, Lord Glerawly married Lady Anne Beresford, a daughter of Marcus Beresford, 1st Earl of Tyrone and with her had five children:


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Bettesworth
Eaton Stannard
Member of Parliament for Midleton
With: Eaton Stannard 1741–1755
James Hamilton 1755–1758
James St John Jeffreyes 1758–1759
Succeeded by
Francis Andrews
James St John Jeffreyes
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Glerawly
Succeeded by
Francis Annesley
Baron Annesley