William Le Poer Trench (Royal Navy officer)

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Rear-Admiral The Hon. William Le Poer Trench (4 July 1771 – 14 August 1846) was born in Garbally, Galway, Ireland to William Power Keating Trench, 1st Earl of Clancarty and Anne Gardiner. He acted for a considerable period as the agent of the estates of his father's family in Ireland.[1]

He was made a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1793; promoted to the rank of Commander in 1799; to that of Post Captain 1802; and to that of Rear Admiral in 1840.[1]

In 1819 he was appointed Secretary to the Board of Customs and Port Duties in Ireland.[1]


He was married twice, first on 8 March 1800 to Sarah Cuppage, daughter of John Loftus Cuppage. Sarah died in June 1834, and on 1 February 1837 William married a second time to Margaret Downing, daughter of Dawson Downing and Anne Boyd.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Urban, Sylvanus, ed. (December 1846). "Obituary for Rear Adm. Hon. W. L. Trench". The Gentleman's Magazine. New Series. London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son. XXVI (181): 646. Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "ThePeerage.com". Retrieved 5 February 2011.