William Pery, 3rd Earl of Limerick

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The Right Honourable

The Earl of Limerick

KP PC DL JP
3rd Earl of Limerick.png
The Earl of Limerick by Carlo Pellegrini, 1885.
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
29 January 1889 – 11 August 1892
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by The Earl of Kintore
Succeeded by The Lord Kensington
In office
16 July 1895 – 8 August 1896
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury
Preceded by The Lord Kensington
Succeeded by The Earl Waldegrave
Personal details
Born 17 January 1840
Died 8 August 1896 (1896-08-09) (aged 56)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) (1) Caroline Maria Gray (d. 1877)
(2) Isabella Colquhoun (d. 1927)

William Hale John Charles Pery, 3rd Earl of Limerick KP, PC, DL, JP (17 January 1840 – 8 August 1896), styled Viscount Glentworth until 1866, was an Irish peer and Conservative politician. He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard under Lord Salisbury between 1889 and 1892 and again between 1895 and his death in 1896. In 1892 he was made a Knight of the Order of St Patrick.

Background[edit]

Limerick was the son of William Pery, 2nd Earl of Limerick, by his first wife Susanna, daughter of William Sheaffe. His mother died when he was one year old.[1]

Political career[edit]

Lord Limerick succeeded his father in the earldom in 1866 and took his seat on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords. When the Conservatives came to power under Lord Salisbury in 1886, he was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting.[2]

In 1889 he was promoted to Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard,[1] a post he held until 1892,[3] and again between 1895[4] and his death in 1896.[5]

In 1889 he was sworn of the Privy Council.[1][6] Limerick was also a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace and an aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria. In 1892 he was made a Knight of the Order of St Patrick.[1][7]

Family[edit]

Lord Limerick was twice married. He married firstly his cousin, Caroline Maria, daughter of Reverend Henry Gray, on 28 August 1862. They had one child, William Pery, 4th Earl of Limerick. Caroline died on 24 January 1877. Limerick married secondly Isabella, daughter of James Charles Henry Colquhoun, on 20 October 1877. They had several children, including Edmund Pery, 5th Earl of Limerick.[1]

Death[edit]

Lord Limerick died in August 1896, aged 56, and was succeeded in the earldom and his other titles by his son from his first marriage, William. The Countess of Limerick married Major Sir Edmund Elliot in 1898 and died in November 1927.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Profile: William Hale John Charles Pery, 3rd Earl of Limerick, thepeerage.com; accessed 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ "No. 25615". The London Gazette. 10 August 1886. p. 3853. 
  3. ^ "No. 26321". The London Gazette. 30 August 1892. p. 4958. 
  4. ^ "No. 26644". The London Gazette. 16 July 1895. p. 4023. 
  5. ^ "No. 26773". The London Gazette. 1 September 1896. p. 4931. 
  6. ^ Privy Counsellors 1836-1914, leighrayment.com; accessed 1 April 2016.
  7. ^ Knights of St Patrick, leighrayment.com; accessed 1 April 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Kintore
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1889–1892
Succeeded by
The Lord Kensington
Preceded by
The Lord Kensington
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1895–1896
Succeeded by
The Earl Waldegrave
Party political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Kintore
Conservative Chief Whip in the House of Lords
1889–1896
Succeeded by
The Earl Waldegrave
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Pery
Earl of Limerick
1866–1896
Succeeded by
William Pery
Preceded by
William Pery
Viscount Limerick
1866–1896
Succeeded by
William Pery
Preceded by
William Pery
Baron Glentworth
1866–1896
Succeeded by
William Pery
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Pery
Baron Foxford of Stackpole Court
1866–1896
Succeeded by
William Pery