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Rossmore, Baron (I, 1796)

Creation: let. pat. 19 Oct 1796

Family name: Cuninghame later Westenra

Grand-quarterly: 1st and 4th grand-quarters: per bend Or and Argent in chief a Tree eradicated Vert and in base Waves of the Sea therein a Sea-horse naiant reguardant all proper (Westenra) ; 2nd and 3rd grand-quarters: quarterly: 1st and 4th, Azure three Mullets Argent (Murray) ; 2nd and 3rd, Gules three Martlets two and one within a Bordure Or (Cairnes)

A Lion rampant proper

Dexter: a Trooper of the 5th Dragoons in uniform and holding in his right hand a Sword point downwards all proper; Sinister: a Black Charger of the same regiment caparisoned proper

Post Proelia Praemia (After battles, rewards)

only surviving child of Sir Alexander Cairnes, 1st Bt. MP, of Monaghan, by his wife Elizabeth Gould, sister of Sir Nathaniel Gould and dau. of John Gould, of Hackney, co. Middlesex

Sep 1724 as his second wife Cadwallader [Blayney], 7th Baron Blayney

1734 Col John Murray MP (d. 29 Jun 1743)

children by second husband

1. Frances Cairnes Murray (dspm. 3 Dec 1820), mar. 29 Feb 1752 William Henry [Fortescue], 1st Earl of Clermont, and had issue

2. Elizabeth Murray (b. c. 1732; d. 23 Dec 1824), mar. 29 May 1754 General Rt Hon Robert Cuninghame, later 1st Baron Rossmore

3. Anne Murray (d. 1 Feb 1827), mar. 1761 Rt Hon Theophilus Jones (d. 8 Dec 1811), and had issue:

1a. Henry Alexander Nathaniel Jones (d. bef. 1801)

4. Mary Murray (d. unm. 1744)

5. Harriet Murray, mar. 1 Dec 1764 Henry Westenra MP, of Rathleague, Queen's County (b. 12 Jan 1742; d. 17. ), 1st son and heir of Warner Westenra MP, by his wife Lady Hester Lambart, 2nd dau. of Richard [Lambart], 4th Earl of Cavan, and had issue:

1a. Warner William Westenra, later 2nd Baron Rossmore

2a. Lt Col Henry Westenra (b. 1 Jun 1770; dsp. 18. ), mar. 1829 Anna Corry (dsp. 8 Jan 1831), yst. dau. of Isaac Corry, of Abbey Yard, Newry, co. Down

1a. Mary Frances Westenra, mar. 14 Feb 1788 as his third wife Sir John Craven Carden, 1st Bt., of Templemore, co. Tipperary, and had issue

2a. Harriet Esther Westenra (d. 16 Dec 1858), mar. 17 Apr 1797 Col Hon Edward Wingfield, of Cork Abbey, co. Dublin (b. 2 Aug 1772; d. 24 Aug 1859), 3rd son of Richard [Wingfield], 3rd Viscount Powerscourt, by his wife Lady Amelia Stratford, 8th dau. of John [Stratford], 1st Earl of Aldborough, and had issue

Robert [Cuninghame], 1st Baron Rossmore, PC

son of Col David Cunninghame, of Seabegs, Fort Major of Stirling Castle

29 May 1754 Elizabeth Murray (b. c. 1732; d. 23 Dec 1824), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Col John Murray MP, by his wife Elizabeth, Dowager Baroness Blayney, dau. and hrss. of Sir Alexander Cairnes, 1st Bt., of Monaghan

19 Oct 1796 Baron Rossmore, of Monaghan, with a special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to Henry Alexander Jones [son of Anne Jones, one of his wife's sisters], with remainder to Warner William Westenra and Henry Westenra [sons of Harriet Westenra, another such sister] in like manner respectively

his wife's nephew

entered the Army very young and served with the 14th Foot as a volunteer at the Battle of Culloden 1746; Capt and ADC to the Archbishop of Armagh when he was a Lord Justice of Ireland 1751; Member of Parliament for Tulske 1751-60, for Armagh 1761-68 for Monaghan 1769-96 and for East Grinstead 1788-89; Col 1762; Commanding Officer, 124th Foot 1762; Adjutant General of Ireland; Maj General 1772; Col 14th (Bedfordshire) Foot 1775; Lieut General 1777; Privy Councillor [I] 1782; Col, 5th Royal Irish Dragoons 1787-&9; Commander-in-Chief of the Army in Ireland 17&3; General 17&3; Governor of Kinsale Fort; a Representative Peer for Ireland 1801

Warner William [Westenra], 2nd and 1st Baron Rossmore

3 Oct 1791 Mary Anne Walsh (d. 12 Aug 1807), 2nd dau. of Charles Walsh, of Walsh Park, co. Tipperary, by his wife Sarah Simpson

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Robert Westenra, later 3rd and 2nd Baron Rossmore

2. Hon Richard Westenra (b. 21 Feb 17&6; d. 9 Jun 1838), mar. 8 Jun 1822 Henrietta Scott (mar. (2) 2 Apr 1841 Lt Col Arthur G Lewis; d. 1860), only child of Henry Owen Scott, of Scotstown, co. Monaghan, and had issue

3. Lt Col Hon John Craven Westenra MP, of Sharavogue, King's County, High Sheriff of King's County 1863 (b. 31 Mar 17&8; d. 5 Dec 1874), mar. (1) 31 Mar 1834 Eleanor Mary Jolliffe (d. 17 Dec 1838), dau. of William Jolliffe, and (2) 23 Jul 1842 Anne Daubuz (d. 5 Jul 1882), dau. of Louis Charles Daubuz, and had issue by his second wife

4. Lieut Hon Charles Westenra (b. 23 Aug 1800; d. unm.)

1. Hon Marianne Westenra (d. 14 Feb 1844), mar. 17 Jul 1824 Samuel Gist Gist, of Wormington Grange, co. Gloucester

3 Jun 1819 Lady Augusta Charteris, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1809 (dsp. 28 Jul 1840), sister of Francis [Charteris later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], 6th Earl of Wemyss, and 4th dau. of Francis Charteris, self styled Lord Elcho, by his wife Susan Tracy-Keck, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Tracy later Tracy-Keck, of Great Tew, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Susan Hamilton, 4th dau. by his second wife of James [Hamilton], 4th Duke of Hamilton

10 Aug 1842 (bur. at Rossmore Park, co. Monaghan)

7 Jul 1838 Baron Rossmore, of Monaghan in the County of Monaghan (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

son by first wife

Member of Parliament for co. Monaghan 1800 and 1800-01; Custos Rotulorum of co. Monaghan 1805-42 and Lord Lieutenant of the same 1831-42

Henry Robert [Westenra], 3rd and 2nd Baron Rossmore

25 Jan 1820 Anne Douglas-Hamilton (dsp. 20 Aug 1844 ; bur. at Kensal Green Cemetery, co. Middlesex), illegit. dau. of Douglas [Hamilton], 8th Duke of Hamilton

19 May 1846 his cousin Josephine Julia Helen Lloyd (mar. (2) 18 Jun 1863 Lt Col George William Stacpoole, of Edenvale, co. Clare; d. 12 Sep 1&12; bur. at Retford, co. Nottingham), 2nd dau. of Henry Lloyd, of Farrinrory, co. Tipperary, by his wife Harriet Amelia Carden, 2nd dau. of Sir John Craven Carden, 1st Bt., of Templemore, co. Tipperary, by his third wife Mary Frances Westenra, dau. of Henry Westenra, of Rathleague, Queen's County

children by second wife

1. Hon Henry Cairnes Westenra, later 4th and 3rd Baron Rossmore

2. Hon Derrick Warner William Westenra, later 5th and 4th Baron Rossmore

3. Lieut Hon Richard Hamilton Westenra (b. 2 May 1854; d. 22 Dec 1880)

4. Maj Hon Peter Craven Westenra DL (b. 12 Sep 1855; d. 2 Jan 1932), mar. 30 Apr 1895 Innys Maud Eaglefield Daubeny (d. 1 May 1943), 2nd dau. of Lansdowne Daubeny JP, of North Court, Norton Malreward, co. Somerset, and had issue

1. Hon Mary Augusta Harriet Westenra (dvp. 22 Feb 1850)

2. Hon Anne Douglas Westenra (dvp. 11 Nov 1851)

3. Hon Frances Kathleen Westenra (d. 7 Aug 1925), mar. 3 Aug 1870 Maj Henry Augustus Candy, of Somerby Grove, Oakham, co. Rutland (d. 26 Jul 1911), and had issue

4. Hon Norah Josephine Harcourt Westenra (d. 13 Sep 1934), mar. 3 Dec 1873 Maj Gilbert Stirling, of Larbert, Stirling, and Sysonby Lodge, Melton Mowbray, co. Rutland (d. 7 Aug 1915), and had issue

1 Dec 1860 (bur. at Rossmore Park, co. Monaghan)

son by second wife

Member of Parliament (Whig) for co. Monaghan 1818-30, 1831-32, 1834 and 1835-42; Lord Lieutenant of co. Monaghan 1843-52

Henry Cairnes [Westenra], 4th and 3rd Baron Rossmore

28 Mar 1874 (bur. at Rossmore Park, co. Monaghan)

joined the 1st Life Guards 1869; Lieut 1871; died at Windsor Barracks from internal injuries incurred in a steeplechase accident

Derrick Warner William [Westenra], 5th and 4th Baron Rossmore

14 Jun 1882 Mittie Naylor OBE (d. 8 Feb 1953), 1st dau. of Richard Christopher Naylor, of Hooton Hall, co. Chester, by his second wife Mary Sophia Thorold, dau. of Henry Thorold, of Cuxwold, co. Lincoln

1. Hon William Westenra, later 6th and 5th Baron Rossmore

2. Lieut Hon Richard Westenra (b. 15 Oct 18&3; d. 26 Jul 1944), mar. (1) 24 Nov 1919 (div. 1936) Alice Florence Blacker-Douglas (d. 2 Jun 1975), only dau. of Maxwell Vandeleur Blacker-Douglas, of Bellevue Park, Killiney, co. Dublin, and (2) 12 Oct 1936 Margaret Cecilia Sullivan Hope (former wife of Capt Arthur Trevor Hope; d. 1979), dau. of Rev George Sullivan Edgcombe, and had issue by his first wife

1. Hon Dame Mary Westenra DBE (b. 1 Dec 18&0; d. 28 Aug 1960), mar. 5 Sep 1911 Sir Abe Bailey, 1st Bt. KCMG, and had issue

31 Jan 1921 (bur. at Rossmore Park, co. Monaghan)

Sub Lieut, 9th Lancers 1872; exchanged into the 1st Life Guards after the death of his brother 1874; retired 1876; Hon Col, Monaghan Militia; Lord Lieutenant of co. Monaghan 1897-1921

William [Westenra], 6th and 5th Baron Rossmore

8 Nov 1927 Dolores Cecil Lee (former wife of Maj Maurice George Lee; d. 1981), dau. of Lt Col James Alban Wilson DSO, of West Barton, co. York

1. Hon William Warner Westenra, later 7th and 6th Baron Rossmore

1. Hon Brigid Mary Westenra (b. 23 Sep 1928), mar. 16 Aug 1956 (div. 1969) Hon Jonathan Alan Howard (b. 15 Nov 1933), 3rd son of Donald Sterling Palmer [Howard], 3rd Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, by his wife Hon Diana Evelyn Loder, 3rd dau. of Gerald Walter Erskine [Loder], 1st Baron Wakehurst, and has issue

William Warner [Westenra], 7th and 6th Baron Rossmore

1982 Valerie Marion Tobin, dau. of Brian Tobin, of Ballough, Riverstown, Birr, co. Offaly

1. Hon Benedict William Westenra (b. 6 Mar 1983)

Last updated 13 Feb 2012

7th Baron Rossmore, of Monaghan

(Ireland, let. pat. 19 Oct 1796)

6th Baron Rossmore, of Monaghan in the County of Monaghan

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Jul 1838)

Rossmore Park, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

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to Miss Lucy Westenra

My dearest Lucy,

Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying. I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air. I have been working very hard lately, because I want to keep up with Jonathan's studies, and I have been practicing shorthand very assiduously. When we are married I shall be able to be useful to Jonathan, and if I can stenograph well enough I can take down what he wants to say in this way and write it out for him on the typewriter, at which also I am practicing very hard.

He and I sometimes write letters in shorthand, and he is keeping a stenographic journal of his travels abroad. When I am with you I shall keep a diary in the same way. I don't mean one of those two-pages-to-the-week-with-Sunday-squeezed-in-a-corner diaries, but a sort of journal which I can write in whenever I feel inclined.

I do not suppose there will be much of interest to other people, but it is not intended for them. I may show it to Jonathan some day if there is in it anything worth sharing, but it is really an exercise book. I shall try to do what I see lady journalists do, interviewing and writing descriptions and trying to remember conversations. I am told that, with a little practice, one can remember all that goes on or that one hears said during a day.

However, we shall see. I will tell you of my little plans when we meet. I have just had a few hurried lines from Jonathan from Transylvania. He is well, and will be returning in about a week. I am longing to hear all his news. It must be nice to see strange countries. I wonder if we, I mean Jonathan and I, shall ever see them together. There is the ten o'clock bell ringing. Goodbye.

Your loving Mina

Tell me all the news when you write. You have not told me anything for a long time. I hear rumours, and especially of a tall, handsome, curly-haired man.