William Humphrys Archdale
Archdall was the son of Edward Archdall of Riversdale and Castle Archdale and his wife Matilda Humphrys, daughter of William Humphrys of Ballyhaise Cavan. He was educated at Tamworth and Exeter College, Oxford and in 1835 was admitted to Lincoln's Inn. He was a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Fermanagh and was High Sheriff of Fermanagh in 1845. He was also J.P. for County Tyrone and was High Sheriff of Tyrone in 1861. In 1864 he inherited the Riversdale estate on the death of his father.
On 22 December 1895, Archdall succeeded his brother as head of the Archdale family and in 1896 he changed his name by Royal Licence to William Humphrys Mervyn Archdale in accordance with the will of his uncle General Mervyn Archdall.
Archdall married Emily Mary Maude, daughter of Rev. John Charles Maude in 1845. He married secondly, in 1894, Matilda Mary Alley, daughter of William Alley.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Archdall
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Mervyn Edward Archdale
|Member of Parliament for Fermanagh
1874 – 1885
With: Henry Cole to 1880
Viscount Crichton from 1880
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