Viscount Boyne, in the province of Leinster, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1717 for the Scottish military commander Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Baron Hamilton of Stackallan, he had been created Baron Hamilton of Stackallan, in the County of Meath in 1715 in the Peerage of Ireland. Hamilton was the youngest son of Sir Frederick Hamilton, youngest son of Claud Hamilton, 1st Lord Paisley, third son of James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran, his grandson, the second Viscount, represented Newport in the House of Commons. His first cousin, the fourth Viscount, sat as a member of the Irish House of Commons for Navan, his great-grandson, the seventh Viscount, assumed in 1850 the additional surname of Russell. In 1866, he was created Baron Brancepeth, of Brancepeth in the County of Durham, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Prior to the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, the Viscounts Boyne sat in the House of Lords in right of this title; as of 2010 the titles are held by the seventh Viscount's great-great-great-grandson, the eleventh Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1995.
The family seat is near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne Hon. Frederick Hamilton Gustavus Hamilton, 2nd Viscount Boyne Frederick Hamilton, 3rd Viscount Boyne Richard Hamilton, 4th Viscount Boyne Gustavus Hamilton, 5th Viscount Boyne Gustavus Hamilton, 6th Viscount Boyne Gustavus Frederick Hamilton-Russell, 7th Viscount Boyne Gustavus Russell Hamilton-Russell, 8th Viscount Boyne Gustavus William Hamilton-Russell, 9th Viscount Boyne Gustavus Michael George Hamilton-Russell, 10th Viscount Boyne Gustavus Michael Stucley Hamilton-Russell, 11th Viscount Boyne The heir apparent is the present holder's eldest twin son the Hon. Gustavus Archie Edward Hamilton-Russell Duke of Hamilton Duke of Abercorn Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gustavus Frederick Hamilton-Russell, 7th Viscount Boyne Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gustavus Russell Hamilton-Russell, 8th Viscount Boyne Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gustavus William Hamilton-Russell, 9th Viscount Boyne Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gustavus Michael Stucley Hamilton-Russell, 11th Viscount Boyne Gustavus Hamilton-Russell, 11th Viscount Boyne
Warwickshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick; the county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The county is divided into five districts of North Warwickshire and Bedworth, Rugby and Stratford-on-Avon; the current county boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. The historic county boundaries include Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham; the county is bordered by Leicestershire to the northeast, Staffordshire to the northwest and the West Midlands to the west, Northamptonshire to the east and southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Oxfordshire to the south. The northern tip of the county is only 3 miles from the Derbyshire border. An average-sized English county covering an area of 2,000 km2, it runs some 60 miles north to south. Equivalently it extends as far north as Shrewsbury in Shropshire and as far south as Banbury in north Oxfordshire; the majority of Warwickshire's population live in the centre of the county.
The market towns of northern and eastern Warwickshire were industrialised in the 19th century, include Atherstone, Bedworth and Rugby. Of these, Atherstone has retained most of its original character. Major industries included coal mining, textiles and cement production, but heavy industry is in decline, being replaced by distribution centres, light to medium industry and services. Of the northern and eastern towns, only Nuneaton and Rugby are well known outside of Warwickshire; the prosperous towns of central and western Warwickshire including Royal Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and Wellesbourne harbour light to medium industries and tourism as major employment sectors. The north of the county, bordering Staffordshire and Leicestershire, is mildly undulating countryside and the northernmost village, No Man's Heath, is only 34 miles south of the Peak District National Park's southernmost point; the south of the county is rural and sparsely populated, includes a small area of the Cotswolds, at the border with northeast Gloucestershire.
The plain between the outlying Cotswolds and the Edgehill escarpment is known as the Vale of Red Horse. The only town in the south of Warwickshire is Shipston-on-Stour; the highest point in the county, at 261 m, is Ebrington Hill, again on the border with Gloucestershire, grid reference SP187426 at the county's southwest extremity. There are no cities in Warwickshire since both Coventry and Birmingham were incorporated into the West Midlands county in 1974 and are now metropolitan authorities in themselves; the largest towns in Warwickshire in 2011 were: Nuneaton, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth. Much of western Warwickshire, including that area now forming part of Coventry and Birmingham, was covered by the ancient Forest of Arden, thus the names of a number of places in the central-western part of Warwickshire end with the phrase "-in-Arden", such as Henley-in-Arden, Hampton-in-Arden and Tanworth-in-Arden. The remaining area, not part of the forest, was called the Felden – from fielden.
Areas part of Warwickshire include Coventry, Sutton Coldfield and some of Birmingham including Aston and Edgbaston. These became part of the metropolitan county of West Midlands following local government re-organisation in 1974. In 1986 the West Midlands County Council was abolished and Birmingham and Solihull became effective unitary authorities, however the West Midlands county name has not been altogether abolished, still exists for ceremonial purposes, so the town and two cities remain outside Warwickshire; some organisations, such as Warwickshire County Cricket Club, based in Edgbaston, in Birmingham, still observe the historic county boundaries. The flag of the historic county was registered in October 2016, it is a design of a bear and ragged staff on a red field, long associated with the county. Coventry is in the centre of the Warwickshire area, still has strong ties with the county. Coventry and Warwickshire are sometimes treated as a single area and share a single Chamber of Commerce and BBC Local Radio Station.
Coventry has been a part of Warwickshire for only some of its history. In 1451 Coventry was separated from Warwickshire and made a county corporate in its own right, called the County of the City of Coventry. In 1842 the county of Coventry was abolished and Coventry was remerged with Warwickshire. In recent times, there have been calls to formally re-introduce Coventry into Warwickshire, although nothing has yet come of this; the county's population would increase by a third-of-a-million overnight should this occur, Coventry being the UK's 11th largest city. The town of Tamworth was divided between Warwickshire and Staffordshire, but since 1888 has been in Staffordshire. In 1931, Warwickshire gained the town of Shipston-on-Stour from Worcestershire and several villages, including Long Marston and Welford-on-Avon, from Gloucestershire. Warwickshire contains a large expanse of green belt area, surrounding the West Midlands and Coventry conurbations, was first drawn up from the 1950s. All the county's districts contain some portion of the belt.
The following towns and villages in Warwickshire have populations of over 5,000. Warwickshire came into being as a divisio
Viscount Gormanston is a title in the Peerage of Ireland created in 1478 and held by the head of the Preston family, which hailed from Lancashire. The holder is Premier Viscount of Ireland, as well as the bearer of the oldest vicomital title in the British Isles; the Preston family descends from Sir Robert Preston. Sometime between 1365 and 1370 he was created Baron Gormanston by writ to the Parliament of Ireland, his son and heir, the second Baron, played a prominent part in public affairs being arrested for treason in 1418. His great-grandson, the fourth Baron, served as Lord Deputy of Ireland: in 1478 he was created Viscount Gormanston in the Peerage of Ireland, his great-great-great-great-grandson, the seventh Viscount, was a supporter of King James II and was outlawed after the Glorious Revolution. Jenico Preston helped to suppress the Irish Rebellion of 1798. In 1800 he had the outlawry reversed and was summoned to the Irish House of Lords as the twelfth Viscount Gormanston, he was the great-grandson of Anthony Preston, the de jure ninth Viscount Gormanston, the nephew of the seventh Viscount.
The twelfth Viscount was succeeded by the thirteenth Viscount. In 1868 he was created Baron Gormanston, in County Meath, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which gave the Viscounts an automatic seat in the House of Lords, his son, the fourteenth Viscount, notably served as Governor of British Guiana and as Governor of Tasmania. As of 2018 the titles are held by the latter's great-grandson, the seventeenth Viscount who succeeded to the titles in 1940 at the age of seven months after his father was killed in action during the Battle of France in the Second World War. Another member of the Preston family was 1st Viscount Tara, he was the second son of the fourth Viscount Gormanston. John Preston, 1st Baron Tara, was a descendant of a younger brother of the first Viscount Tara; the unusual first name Jenico derives from the Gascon-born soldier Sir Jenico d'Artois, a prominent military commander who became a substantial landowner in Ireland. His daughter Jane married the 3rd Baron Gormanston, was mother of Sir Robert Preston, created a viscount.
The family seat was Gormanston Castle, near County Meath. Robert Preston, 1st Baron Gormanston Christopher Preston, 2nd Baron Gormanston Christopher Preston, 3rd Baron Gormanston Robert Preston, 4th Baron Gormanston Robert Preston, 1st Viscount Gormanston William Preston, 2nd Viscount Gormanston. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. Tiernan, Sonja, ‘“A Zealous Catholic and a Notorious Trouble-Maker” The Gormanston Papers in the National Library of Ireland’ in Ríocht na Mídhe: Meath Archæological and Historical Society. Vol. XX, 2009, pp. 171–88. Catalogue for Gormanston Estate Papers at National Library of Ireland, qv. www.nli.ie Burke's Peerage & Baronetage
Kingdom of Scotland
The Kingdom of Scotland was a sovereign state in northwest Europe traditionally said to have been founded in 843. Its territories expanded and shrank, but it came to occupy the northern third of the island of Great Britain, sharing a land border to the south with the Kingdom of England, it suffered many invasions by the English, but under Robert I it fought a successful War of Independence and remained an independent state throughout the late Middle Ages. In 1603, James VI of Scotland became King of England, joining Scotland with England in a personal union. In 1707, the two kingdoms were united to form the Kingdom of Great Britain under the terms of the Acts of Union. Following the annexation of the Northern Isles from the Kingdom of Norway in 1472 and final capture of the Royal Burgh of Berwick by the Kingdom of England in 1482, the territory of the Kingdom of Scotland corresponded to that of modern-day Scotland, bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest.
The Crown was the most important element of government. The Scottish monarchy in the Middle Ages was a itinerant institution, before Edinburgh developed as a capital city in the second half of the 15th century; the Crown remained at the centre of political life and in the 16th century emerged as a major centre of display and artistic patronage, until it was dissolved with the Union of Crowns in 1603. The Scottish Crown adopted the conventional offices of western European monarchical states of the time and developed a Privy Council and great offices of state. Parliament emerged as a major legal institution, gaining an oversight of taxation and policy, but was never as central to the national life. In the early period, the kings of the Scots depended on the great lords—the mormaers and toísechs—but from the reign of David I, sheriffdoms were introduced, which allowed more direct control and limited the power of the major lordships. In the 17th century, the creation of Justices of Peace and Commissioners of Supply helped to increase the effectiveness of local government.
The continued existence of courts baron and the introduction of kirk sessions helped consolidate the power of local lairds. Scots law was reformed and codified in the 16th and 17th centuries. Under James IV the legal functions of the council were rationalised, with Court of Session meeting daily in Edinburgh. In 1532, the College of Justice was founded, leading to the training and professionalisation of lawyers. David I is the first Scottish king known to have produced his own coinage. At the union of the Crowns in 1603 the Pound Scots was fixed at only one-twelfth the value of the English pound; the Bank of Scotland issued pound notes from 1704. Scottish currency was abolished by the Act of Union, however to the present day, Scotland retains unique banknotes. Geographically, Scotland is divided between the Lowlands; the Highlands had a short growing season, further shortened during the Little Ice Age. From Scotland's foundation to the inception of the Black Death, the population had grown to a million.
It expanded in the first half of the 16th century, reaching 1.2 million by the 1690s. Significant languages in the medieval kingdom included Gaelic, Old English and French. Christianity was introduced into Scotland from the 6th century. In the Norman period the Scottish church underwent a series of changes that led to new monastic orders and organisation. During the 16th century, Scotland underwent a Protestant Reformation that created a predominately Calvinist national kirk. There were a series of religious controversies that resulted in persecutions; the Scottish Crown developed naval forces at various points in its history, but relied on privateers and fought a guerre de course. Land forces centred around the large common army, but adopted European innovations from the 16th century. From the 5th century AD, north Britain was divided into a series of petty kingdoms. Of these, the four most important were those of the Picts in the north-east, the Scots of Dál Riata in the west, the Britons of Strathclyde in the south-west and the Anglian kingdom of Bernicia in the south-east, stretching into modern northern England.
In AD 793, ferocious Viking raids began on monasteries such as those at Iona and Lindisfarne, creating fear and confusion across the kingdoms of north Britain. Orkney and the Western Isles fell to the Norsemen; these threats may have speeded up a long-term process of gaelicisation of the Pictish kingdoms, which adopted Gaelic language and customs. There was a merger of the Gaelic and Pictish kingdoms, although historians debate whether it was a Pictish takeover of Dál Riata, or the other way round; this culminated in the rise of Cínaed mac Ailpín as "king of the Picts" in the 840s, which brought to power the House of Alpin. When he died as king of the combined kingdom in 900 one of his successors, Domnall II, was the first man to be called rí Alban; the term Scotia would be used to describe the heartland of these kings, north of the River Forth, the entire area controlled by its kings would be referred to as Scotland. The long reign of Donald's successor Causantín is regarded as the key to formation of the Kingdom of Alba/Scotland, he was la
Viscount of Falkland is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. Referring to the royal burgh of Falkland in Fife, it was created in 1620, by Scottish King James VI, for Sir Henry Cary, although he was English and had no connection to Scotland, he was made Lord Cary at the same time in the Peerage of Scotland. His son, the second Viscount, was a prominent statesman; the latter's younger son, the fourth Viscount, notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. His son, the fifth Viscount, represented several constituencies in the House of Commons and held office as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1693 to 1694; the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic are named after him. On his death the line of the second Viscount failed and the titles were inherited by the late Viscount's second cousin, the sixth Viscount, he was the grandson of fifth son of the first Viscount. A lifelong adherent of the exiled Royal Family of Stuart, he was created, on 13 December 1722, by James Francis Edward Stuart Earl of Falkland, in the Jacobite Peerage.
He embraced the Roman Catholic faith. His great-great-grandson, the tenth Viscount, was Liberal politician. In 1832 he was created Baron Hunsdon, of Scutterskelfe in the County of York, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; this title gave him an automatic seat in the House of Lords but became extinct on his death in 1884. The Scottish titles were inherited by the eleventh Viscount, he was an Admiral in the Royal Navy. His nephew, the twelfth Viscount, sat in the House of Lords as a Scottish Representative Peer from 1894 to 1922, he was succeeded by his son, the thirteenth Viscount, who served as a Scottish Representative Peer between 1922 and 1931. As of 2018 the titles are held by the latter's grandson, the fifteenth Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1984, he is one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. Theoretically all viscountcies in the Peerage of Scotland have "of" in their titles, but most Scottish Viscounts have dropped the practice of using "of."
The only ones who persist in the usage of the word are the Viscount of Arbuthnott, and, to a lesser extent, the Viscount of Oxfuird. There is a statue of Viscount Falkland in St Stephens Hall, in the Houses of Parliament. On the 27 April 1909, a suffragette named Marjory Hume, chained herself to the statue, shouting "Deeds not words"; when the chains were removed the top half of the spur on Falkland's right boot was broken off. It is a common misconception. Instead the sword broke shortly. Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland Lucius Cary, 3rd Viscount Falkland Henry Cary, 4th Viscount Falkland Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland Lucius Henry Cary, 6th Viscount Falkland Lucius Charles Cary, 7th Viscount Falkland Henry Thomas Cary, 8th Viscount Falkland Charles John Cary, 9th Viscount Falkland Lucius Bentinck Cary, 10th Viscount Falkland Plantagenet Pierrepont Cary, 11th Viscount Falkland Byron Plantagenet Cary, 12th Viscount Falkland Lucius Plantagenet Cary, 13th Viscount Falkland Lucius Henry Charles Plantagenet Cary, 14th Viscount Falkland Lucius Edward William Plantagenet Cary, 15th Viscount Falkland The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Lucius Alexander Plantagenet Cary, Master of Falkland The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Lucius Jackson Arthur Plantagenet Cary Kidd, Williamson, David.
Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages Ruvigny and Raineval, Marquis of, The Jacobite Peerage. Edinburgh, 1904. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lucius Henry Charles Plantagenet Cary, 14th Viscount Falkland
Viscount Massereene is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1660, along with the subsidiary title of Baron Loughneagh. From 1665 to 1816 the Skeffington Baronetcy of Fisherwick was attached to the viscountcy and from 1756 to 1816 the Viscounts held the title of Earl of Massereene. Since 1843 the peerages are united with titles of Viscount Ferrard, of Oriel and Baron Oriel, both in the Peerage of Ireland, Baron Oriel, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom; the Viscount holds the subsidiary titles of Baron Loughneagh and Baron Oriel in the Peerage of Ireland and Baron Oriel in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. As Baron Oriel, he sat in the House of Lords until 1999; the family seat was Chilham Castle, near Kent. John Clotworthy was a prominent Anglo-Irish politician during the Civil War. In 1660 he was created Baron Loughneugh and Viscount Massereene in the Peerage of Ireland, with remainder to his son-in-law Sir John Skeffington, 4th Baronet, of Fisherwick, the husband of his daughter the Hon. Mary Clotworthy, in default thereof to his heirs general.
This makes the peerages unique in being the only extant Irish peerages that can descend through heirs general rather than heirs male only. Lord Massereene was succeeded according to the special remainder by his son-in-law, the second Viscount. In 1756 his great-grandson, the fifth Viscount, was created Earl of Massereene in Peerage of Ireland. However, the earldom and baronetcy became extinct in 1816 on the death of his grandson, the fourth Earl; the barony of Loughneugh and viscountcy of Massereene were inherited according to the special remainder by his daughter Harriet, the ninth Viscountess. She was the wife of 2nd Viscount Ferrard. Lord Ferrard and Lady Massereene were both succeeded by their son, the tenth Viscount Massereene and third Viscount Ferrard. In 1817 he assumed by Royal licence the surname of Skeffington in lieu of Foster, his son, the eleventh and fourth Viscount, notably served as Lord Lieutenant of County Louth. His son, the twelfth and fifth Viscount, was Lord Lieutenant of Antrim and a member of the Senate of Northern Ireland.
As of 2017 the titles are held by the latter's grandson, the fourteenth and seventh Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1992. Both he and his father have been presidents of the Conservative Monday Club. John Foster served as Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer and as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and represented County Louth in the British House of Commons. In 1821 he was created Baron Oriel, of Ferrard in the County of Louth, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, his wife Margaretta Amelia Foster was created Baroness Oriel, of Collon, in 1790, Viscountess Ferrard, of Oriel in 1797, both in the Peerage of Ireland. Both Lord Oriel and Lady Ferrard were succeeded by the second Viscount, he was the husband of 9th Viscountess Massereene. Both he and his wife were succeeded by their son, the tenth Viscount Massereene and third Viscount Ferrard; the titles remain united. For history of the peerages, see above. William Skeffington was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1601 and 1623. On 8 May 1627 he was created a Baronet, of Fisherwick in the County of Stafford, in the Baronetage of England.
The second Baronet was Member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme and served as High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1637. The fourth Baronet married Hon. Mary Clotworthy, daughter of John Clotworthy, 1st Viscount Massereene. In 1665 he succeeded his father-in-law as second Viscount Massereene according to a special remainder in the letters patent; the titles remained united until the extinction of the baronetcy in 1816. For history of the titles, see above. John Clotworthy, 1st Viscount Massereene John Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Massereene Clotworthy Skeffington, 3rd Viscount Massereene Clotworthy Skeffington, 4th Viscount Massereene Clotworthy Skeffington, 5th Viscount Massereene Clotworthy Skeffington, 1st Earl of Massereene, 5th Viscount Massereene Clotworthy Skeffington, 2nd Earl of Massereene, 6th Viscount Massereene Henry Skeffington, 3rd Earl of Massereene, 7th Viscount Massereene Chichester Skeffington, 4th Earl of Massereene, 8th Viscount Massereene Harriet Skeffington, 9th Viscountess Massereene John Skeffington, 10th Viscount Massereene, 3rd Viscount Ferrard Clotworthy John Skeffington, 11th Viscount Massereene, 4th Viscount Ferrard Algernon William John Clotworthy Skeffington, 12th Viscount Massereene, 5th Viscount Ferrard John Clotworthy Talbot Foster Whyte-Melville-Skeffington, 13th Viscount Massereene, 6th Viscount Ferrard, 6th Baron Oriel John David Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Foster Skeffington, 14th Viscount Massereene, 7th Viscount Ferrard, 7th Baron Oriel The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Charles Clotworthy Whyte-Melville Foster Skeffington The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son James Algernon Foster Clotworthy Skeffington Margaretta Amelia Foster, 1st Viscountess Ferrard Thomas Skeffington, 2nd Viscount Ferrard John Skeffington, 3rd Viscount Ferrard see above for further succession John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel Thomas Henry Skeffington, 2nd Baron Oriel see above for further succession Sir William Skeffington, 1st Baronet Sir John Skeffington, 2nd Baronet.
Sir William Skeffington, 3rd Baronet Sir John Skeffington, 4th Baronet (succee
Viscount Powerscourt is a title, created three times in the Peerage of Ireland, each time for members of the Wingfield family. It was created first in 1618 for the Chief Governor of Richard Wingfield. However, this creation became extinct on his death in 1634, it was created a second time in 1665 for Folliott Wingfield. He was the great-great-grandson of George Wingfield, uncle of the first Viscount of the 1618 creation. However, the 1665 creation became extinct on the death of its first holder in 1717, it was created for a third time in 1744 for Richard Wingfield, along with title of Baron Wingfield, of Wingfield in the County of Wexford. He was the grandson of uncle of the first Viscount of the 1665 creation. Richard Wingfield had earlier represented Boyle in the Irish House of Commons, his eldest son, the second Viscount, represented Stockbridge in the British House of Commons. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the third Viscount, who married into the House of Stratford; the latter's grandson, the fifth Viscount, sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1821 to 1823.
His son, the sixth Viscount, sat as a Member of Parliament for Bath. On his death the titles passed to his son, the seventh Viscount, an Irish Representative Peer from 1865 to 1885; the latter year he was created Baron Powerscourt, of Powerscourt in the County of Wicklow, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. This peerage gave him and his descendants an automatic seat in the House of Lords until the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, his son, the eighth Viscount, served as Lord Lieutenant of County Wicklow and was a member of the short-lived Senate of Southern Ireland. As of 2015 the titles are held by his great-grandson, the eleventh Viscount, who succeeded his father in 2015; the family seat was the once vast Powerscourt House, near County Wicklow. Richard Wingfield, 1st Viscount Powerscourt Folliott Wingfield, 1st Viscount Powerscourt Richard Wingfield, 1st Viscount Powerscourt Edward Wingfield, 2nd Viscount Powerscourt Richard Wingfield, 3rd Viscount Powerscourt Richard Wingfield, 4th Viscount Powerscourt Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount Powerscourt Richard Wingfield, 6th Viscount Powerscourt Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt Mervyn Richard Wingfield, 8th Viscount Powerscourt Mervyn Patrick Wingfield, 9th Viscount Powerscourt Mervyn Niall Wingfield, 10th Viscount Powerscourt Mervyn Anthony Wingfield, 11th Viscount Powerscourt The heir presumptive to the viscountcy is a kinsman of the current holder: Patrick Noel Wingfield, a great-great-grandson of the Rev. Hon. Edward Wingfield, the third son of the fourth Viscount.
He has Richard David Noel and Jeremy James. There is no heir to the barony created in 1885. Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage. New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Mervyn Niall Wingfield, 10th Viscount Powerscourt Genealogics.org Mervyn Wingfield, 10th Viscount Powerscourt