Viscount Loftus

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Viscount Loftus is a title that has been created three times in the Peerage of Ireland for members of the Anglo-Irish Loftus family.[1] The first creation was for Adam Loftus on 10 May 1622, who served as Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1619; this title became extinct in 1725 upon the death of the third viscount. The second creation was for Nicholas Loftus in 1756, a member of the Irish House of Commons. Two of his sons were created earls as Earl of Ely, although both titles became extinct; the third creation of the title was for Charles Loftus in 1789, who became Marquess of Ely in 1800.[2] This title is extant.

Viscounts Loftus; First creation (1622)[edit]

  • Adam Loftus, 1st Viscount Loftus (c. 1568–1643)
  • Edward Loftus, 2nd Viscount Loftus (c. 1598 - 11 April 1680)
  • Arthur Loftus, 3rd Viscount Loftus (18 June 1644 - 6 November 1725)

Viscounts Loftus; Second creation (1756)[edit]

See Earl of Ely for succession to this creation.

Viscounts Loftus; Third creation (1789)[edit]

See Marquess of Ely for succession to this creation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Debrett, Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1820), 922.
  2. ^ John Debrett, Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1820), 922.