PEERAGE
Last updated 16/06/2013
Date Rank Order Name Born Died  Age
IBRACKAN
1 Jul 1543 B[I] 1 Donough O'Brien 7 Nov 1551
Created Baron Ibrackan 1 Jul 1543
See "Thomond"                                  
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31 Mar 1613 Henry O'Brien c 1588 Apr 1639
He was summoned to the Irish House of Lords
by a Writ of Acceleration as Baron Ibracken 
31 Mar 1613
He succeeded as 4th Earl of Thomond (qv) in 1624
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11 Dec 1756 B[I] 1 Percy Wyndham-O'Brien c 1723 21 Jul 1774
to     Created Baron Ibrackan and Earl of
21 Jul 1774 Thomond 11 Dec 1756
MP for Winchilsea.  PC 1757
Peerages extinct on his death
IDDESLEIGH
3 Jul 1885 E 1 Sir Stafford Henry Northcote,8th baronet 27 Oct 1818 12 Jan 1887 68
Created Viscount Saint Cyres and Earl of
Iddesleigh 3 Jul 1885
MP for Dudley 1855-1856, Stamford 1858-
1866 and Devon North 1866-1885. President
of the Board of Trade 1866-1867. Secretary
of State for India 1867-1868. Chancellor 
of the Exchequer 1874-1880. First Lord of
the Treasury 1885-1886. Foreign Secretary
1886-1887. Lord Lieutenant Devon 1886-
1887.  PC 1866
12 Jan 1887 2 Walter Stafford Northcote 7 Aug 1845 26 May 1927 81
26 May 1927 3 Henry Stafford Northcote 19 Nov 1901 16 Feb 1970 68
16 Feb 1970 4 Stafford Henry Northcote 14 Jul 1932 8 Jul 2004 71
8 Jul 2004 5 John Stafford Northcote 15 Feb 1957
IKERRIN
12 May 1629 V[I] 1 Pierce Butler c 1674
Created Viscount of Ikerrin 12 May 1629
c 1674 2 Pierce Butler 3 Sep 1637 c 1680
c 1680 3 James Butler 26 Oct 1688
26 Oct 1688 4 Pierce Butler 1679 4 Jan 1710 30
PC [I] by 1710
4 Jan 1710 5 James Butler 6 Dec 1698 13 Jul 1712 13
13 Jul 1712 6 Thomas Butler 1683 7 Mar 1720 36
7 Mar 1720 7 James Butler 1714 20 Oct 1721 7
20 Oct 1721 8 Somerset Hamilton Butler 6 Sep 1719 15 Apr 1774 54
He was created Earl of Carrick (qv) in 1748
with which title this peerage then merged
ILAY
19 Oct 1706 V[S] 1 Archibald Campbell,later [1743] 3rd Duke of Argyll    Jun 1682 15 Apr 1761 78
Created Lord Oransay,Dunoon and
Arase,and Viscount and Earl of Ilay
19 Oct 1706
These titles extinct on his death
ILCHESTER
17 Jun 1756 E 1 Stephen Fox-Strangways 12 Sep 1704 29 Sep 1776 72
Created Baron Ilchester 11 May 1741,Baron
Ilchester and Stavordale 12 Jan 1747,and 
Earl of Ilchester 17 Jun 1756
The creations of 1747 and 1756 contained special
remainders,failing heirs male of his body,to his 
younger and only surviving brother,Henry Fox [later
1763 Baron Holland]
MP for Shaftesbury 1726-1734 and 1735-1741
PC 1763
29 Sep 1776 2 Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways 10 Aug 1747 5 Sep 1802 55
MP for Midhurst 1768-1774
For a romantic story regarding this peer's first
wife,see the note at the foot of this page
5 Sep 1802 3 Henry Stephen Fox-Strangways 21 Feb 1787 8 Jan 1858 70
PC 1837  Lord Lieutenant Somerset 1837-39
8 Jan 1858 4 William Thomas Horner Fox-Strangways 7 May 1795 10 Jan 1865 69
10 Jan 1865 5 Henry Edward Fox-Strangways 13 Sep 1847 6 Dec 1905 58
Lord Lieutenant Dorset 1885-1905.  PC 1874
6 Dec 1905 6 Giles Stephen Holland Fox-Strangways 31 May 1874 29 Oct 1959 85
29 Oct 1959 7 Edward Henry Charles James Fox-
Strangways 1 Oct 1905 21 Aug 1964 58
21 Aug 1964 8 Walter Angelo Fox-Strangways 26 Sep 1887 4 Oct 1970 83
4 Oct 1970 9 Maurice Vivian de Touffreville Fox-
Strangways 1 Apr 1920 2 Jul 2006 86
2 Jul 2006 10 Robin Maurice Fox-Strangways 2 Sep 1942
ILFORD
14 May 1962 B[L] 1 Geoffrey Clegg Hutchinson 14 Oct 1893 20 Aug 1974 80
to     Created Baron Ilford for life 14 May 1962
20 Aug 1974 MP for Ilford 1937-1945 and Ilford North
1950-1954
Peerage extinct on his death
ILIFFE
22 Jun 1933 B 1 Edward Mauger Iliffe 17 May 1877 25 Jul 1960 83
Created Baron Iliffe 22 Jun 1933
MP for Tamworth 1923-1929
25 Jul 1960 2 Edward Langton Iliffe 25 Jan 1908 15 Feb 1996 88
15 Feb 1996 3 Robert Peter Richard Iliffe 22 Nov 1944
ILKESTON
14 Jul 1910 B 1 Balthazar Walter Foster 17 Jul 1840 31 Jan 1913 72
Created Baron Ilkeston 14 Jul 1910
MP for Chester 1885-1886 and Ilkeston
1887-1910.  PC 1906
31 Jan 1913 2 Balthazar Stephen Sargant Foster 31 Aug 1867 4 Jan 1952 84
to     Peerage extinct on his death
4 Jan 1952
ILLINGWORTH
4 Jun 1921 B 1 Albert Holden Illingworth 25 May 1865 23 Jan 1942 76
to     Created Baron Illingworth 4 Jun 1921
23 Jan 1942 MP for Heywood 1915-1918 and Heywood and
Radcliffe 1918-1921. Postmaster General 
1916-1921  PC 1916
Peerage extinct on his death
IMANNEY
23 Aug 1628 B[I] 1 Richard Bourke,4th Earl of Clanricarde 1572 12 Nov 1635 63
Created Baron of Somerhill and
Viscount Tunbridge 3 Apr 1624 and 
Baron of Imanney,Viscount Galway and
Earl of St.Albans 23 Aug 1628
See "Clanricarde"
IMBERT
10 Feb 1999 B[L] 1 Peter Michael Imbert 27 Apr 1933
Created Baron Imbert for life 10 Feb 1999
Lord Lieutenant Greater London 1998-2008
INCHCAPE
20 Jun 1929 E 1 James Lyle Mackay 11 Sep 1852 23 May 1932 79
Created Baron Inchcape 26 Jun 1911,
Viscount Inchcape 21 Jan 1924 and
Viscount Glenapp and Earl of Inchcape 
20 Jun 1929
23 May 1932 2 Kenneth Mackay 25 Dec 1887 21 Jun 1939 51
21 Jun 1939 3 Kenneth James William Mackay 27 Dec 1917 17 Mar 1994 76
17 Mar 1994 4 Kenneth Peter Lyle Mackay 23 Jan 1943
INCHIQUIN
1 Jul 1543 B[I] 1 Murrough O'Brien 7 Nov 1551
Created Baron of Inchiquin 1 Jul 1543
7 Nov 1551 2 Dermod O'Brien 31 Jan 1557
31 Jan 1557 3 Murrough McDermot O'Brien 1550 10 May 1574 23
10 May 1574 4 Murrough O'Brien 1563 20 Jul 1597 34
20 Jul 1597 5 Dermod O'Brien Oct 1594 29 Dec 1624 30
29 Dec 1624 6 Murrough O'Brien c 1618 9 Sep 1674
21 Oct 1654 E[I] 1 Created Baron O'Brien and Earl of
Inchiquin 21 Oct 1654
9 Sep 1674 7 William O'Brien c 1640 Jan 1692
2 Governor of Jamaica 1690-1692  PC [I] 1671
Jan 1692 8 William O'Brien c 1662 24 Dec 1719
3 PC [I] by 1702
24 Dec 1719 9 William O'Brien c 1700 18 Jul 1777
4 MP for Windsor 1722-1727, Tamworth 1727-1734,
Camelford 1741-1747 and Ailesbury 1747-1754.
PC [I] 1753
18 Jul 1777   10 Murrough O'Brien,later [1800] 1st Marquess 
  5 of Thomond 1726 10 Feb 1808 81
10 Feb 1808 11 William O'Brien,2nd Marquess of Thomond c 1765 21 Aug 1846
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21 Aug 1846 12 James O'Brien,3rd Marquess of Thomond c 1768 3 Jul 1855
to     7 On his death the Earldom became extinct,
3 Jul 1855 whilst the Barony passed to -
3 Jul 1855 13 Sir Lucius O'Brien,5th baronet 5 Dec 1800 22 Mar 1872 71
MP for Clare 1826-1830 and 1847-1852
Lord Lieutenant Clare 1843-1872
22 Mar 1872 14 Edward Donough O'Brien 14 May 1839 9 Apr 1900 60
Lord Lieutenant Clare 1879-1900  KP 1892
9 Apr 1900 15 Lucius William O'Brien 21 Jun 1864 9 Dec 1929 65
9 Dec 1929 16 Donough Edward Foster O'Brien 5 Jan 1897 19 Oct 1968 71
19 Oct 1968 17 Phaedrig Lucius Ambrose O'Brien 4 Apr 1900 20 May 1982 82
20 May 1982 18 Conor Myles John O'Brien 17 Jul 1943
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1 Oct 1600 B[I] 1 James Fitzgerald c 1571 7 Nov 1601
to     Created Baron Inchiquin and Earl of
7 Nov 1601 Desmond 1 Oct 1600
Peerages extinct on his death
INCHMARNOCK
14 Apr 1703 B[S] 1 Sir James Stuart 4 Jun 1710
Created Lord Mount Stuart,Cumra and
Inchmarnock,Viscount of Kingarth and
Earl of Bute 14 Apr 1703
See "Bute"
INCHYRA
2 Feb 1962 B 1 Frederick Robert Hoyer Millar 6 Jun 1900 16 Oct 1989 89
Created Baron Inchyra 2 Feb 1962
16 Oct 1989 2 Robert Charles Reneke Hoyer Millar 4 Apr 1935 27 Jun 2011 76
27 Jun 2011 3 Christian James Charles Hoyer Millar 12 Aug 1962
INGE
21 Jul 1997 B[L] 1 Peter Anthony Inge 5 Aug 1935
Created Baron Inge for life 21 Jul 1997
Field Marshal. Chief of the Defence Staff    
1994-1997.  KG 2001  PC 2004
INGESTRE
3 Jul 1784 V 1 John Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot,3rd Baron 25 Feb 1749 19 May 1793 44
Talbot of Hensol                                               
Created Viscount Ingestre and Earl
Talbot 3 Jul 1784
See "Talbot"
INGHAM
15 Jun 1328 B 1 Oliver de Ingham 1286 Jan 1344 57
to     Summoned to Parliament as Lord
Jan 1344 Ingham 15 Jun 1328
On his death the peerage fell into abeyance
11 Aug 1349 2 Joan de Ingham c 1363
Became sole heir in 1349
c 1363 3 Miles de Stapleton Jun 1357 10 Apr 1419 61
10 Apr 1419 4 Brian de Stapleton 1379 Aug 1438 59
Aug 1438 5 Miles de Stapleton 1 Oct 1466
to     On his death the peerage again fell into
1 Oct 1466 abeyance
INGLEBY
17 Jan 1956 V 1 Osbert Peake 30 Dec 1897 11 Oct 1966 68
Created Viscount Ingleby 17 Jan 1956
MP for Leeds North 1929-1955 and Leeds
Northeast 1955-1956 . Financial Secretary to the
Treasury 1944-1945. Minister of National
Insurance 1951-1953. Minister of Pensions
and National Insurance 1953-1955. PC 1943
11 Oct 1966 2 Martin Raymond Peake 31 May 1926 14 Oct 2008 82
to     Peerage extinct on his death
14 Oct 2008 For information on the death of this peer's son
and heir,see the note at the foot of this page
INGLEWOOD
30 Jun 1964 B 1 William Morgan Fletcher-Vane 12 Apr 1909 22 Jun 1989 80
Created Baron Inglewood 30 Jun 1964
MP for Westmorland 1945-1964. 
22 Jun 1989 2 William Richard Fletcher-Vane 31 Jul 1951
INGLISBERRY
25 Jul 1701 V[S] 1 John Carmichael,2nd Lord Carmichael 28 Feb 1638 20 Sep 1710 72
Created Lord Carmichael,Viscount of
Inglisberry and Nemphlar and Earl of
Hyndford 25 Jul 1701
See "Hyndford"
INGRAM
23 May 1661 B[S] 1 Henry Ingram c 1620 13 Aug 1666
Created Lord Ingram and Viscount of
Irvine 23 May 1661
See "Irvine"
INGROW
31 Jan 1983 B[L] 1 John Aked Taylor 15 Aug 1917 7 Feb 2002 84
to     Created Baron Ingrow for life 31 Jan 1983
7 Feb 2002 Lord Lieutenant West Yorkshire 1985-1992
Peerage extinct on his death
INMAN
30 Jan 1946 B 1 Philip Albert Inman 12 Jun 1892 26 Aug 1979 87
to     Created Baron Inman 30 Jan 1946
26 Aug 1979 Lord Privy Seal 1947.  PC 1947
Peerage extinct on his death
INNERDALE
12 Apr 1643 B[S] 1 James Hamilton 19 Jun 1606 9 Mar 1649 42
Created Lord Aven and Innerdale,Earl
of Arran and Cambridge,Marquess of
Clydesdale and Duke of Hamilton
12 Apr 1643
See "Hamilton"
INNES
11 Aug 1837 E 1 James Henry Robert Innes-Ker,6th Duke of 12 Jul 1816 23 Apr 1879 62
Roxburghe
Created Earl Innes 11 Aug 1837
See "Roxburghe"
INVERARY
23 Jun 1701 B[S] 1 Archibald Campbell 21 Oct 1703
Created Lord of Inverary,Mull,Morvern
and Tirie,Viscount of Lochow and
Glenlya,Earl of Campbell and Cowall,
Marquess of Kintyre and Lorn and Duke
of Argyll 23 Jun 1701
See "Argyll"
INVERBERVIE
16 Nov 1641 B[S] 1 Sir Robert Arbuthnott 10 Oct 1655
Created Lord Inverbervie and Viscount
Arbuthnott 16 Nov 1641
See "Arbuthnott"
INVERCHAPEL
5 Apr 1946 B 1 Archibald John Kerr Clark-Kerr 17 Mar 1882 5 Jul 1951 69
to     Created Baron Inverchapel 5 Apr 1946
5 Jul 1951 PC 1944
Peerage extinct on his death
INVERCLYDE
28 Jul 1897 B 1 Sir John Burns,2nd baronet 24 Jun 1829 12 Feb 1901 71
Created Baron Inverclyde 28 Jul 1897
12 Feb 1901 2 George Arbuthnot Burns 17 Sep 1861 8 Oct 1905 44
8 Oct 1905 3 James Cleland Burns 14 Feb 1864 16 Aug 1919 55
Lord Lieutenant Dumbarton 1907-1919
16 Aug 1919 4 John Alan Burns 12 Dec 1897 18 Jun 1957 59
to     Peerage extinct on his death
18 Jun 1957
INVERFORTH
5 Feb 1919 B 1 Andrew Weir 24 Apr 1865 17 Sep 1955 90
Created Baron Inverforth 5 Feb 1919
PC 1919
17 Sep 1955 2 Andrew Alexander Morton Weir 12 Sep 1897 17 Nov 1975 78
17 Nov 1975 3 Andrew Charles Roy Weir 6 Jun 1932 6 Jun 1982 50
6 Jun 1982 4 Andrew Peter Weir 16 Nov 1966
INVERKEITHING
10 Apr 1703 V[S] 1 Archibald Primrose 18 Dec 1664 20 Oct 1723 58
Created Lord Primrose and Dalmeny and
Viscount of Primrose 1 Apr 1700,and Lord
Dalmeny and Primrose,Viscount of
Inverkeithing and Earl of Rosebery
10 Apr 1703
See "Rosebery"
INVERNAIRN
15 Jan 1921 B 1 Sir William Beardmore,1st baronet 16 Oct 1856 9 Apr 1936 79
to     Created Baron Invernairn 15 Jan 1921
9 Apr 1936 Peerage extinct on his death
INVERNESS
3 Nov 1684 V[S] 1 George Gordon,4th Marquess of Huntly c 1643 7 Dec 1716
Created Lord Badenoch,Lochaber,
Strathavon,Balmore,Auchindoun,
Garthie and Kincardine,Viscount of
Inverness,Earl of Huntly and Enzie,
Marquess of Huntly and Duke of
Gordon 3 Nov 1684
See "Gordon" - extinct 1836
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27 Nov 1801 E 1 H R H Augustus Frederick 27 Jan 1773 21 Apr 1843 70
to     Created Baron of Arklow,Earl of
21 Apr 1843 Inverness and Duke of Sussex 
27 Nov 1801
Sixth son of George III
Peerages extinct on his death
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10 Apr 1840 D[L] 1 Cecilia Letitia Underwood c 1785 1 Aug 1873
to     Created Duchess of Inverness for life
1 Aug 1873 10 Apr 1840
Peerage extinct on her death
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3 Jun 1920 E 1 H R H Albert Frederick Arthur George 14 Dec 1895 6 Feb 1952 56
to     Created Baron Killarney,Earl of
11 Dec 1936 Inverness and Duke of York 3 Jun 1920
He succeeded to the throne as George VI
on 11 Dec 1936 when the peerages merged
with the Crown
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23 Jul 1986 E 1 Andrew Albert Christian Edward 19 Feb 1960
Created Baron Killyleagh,Earl of
Inverness and Duke of York 23 Jul 1986
IPSWICH
16 Aug 1672 V 1 Henry Fitzroy 2 Sep 1663 9 Oct 1690 27
Created Baron Sudbury,Viscount
Ipswich,Earl of Euston 16 Aug 1672
and Duke of Grafton 11 Sep 1675
See "Grafton"
IRELAND
13 Oct 1386 D[L] 1 Robert de Vere,9th Earl of Oxford 16 Jan 1362 22 Nov 1392 30
to     Created Duke of Ireland for life 13 Oct 1386
3 Feb 1388 He was attainted and the peerages forfeited
IRNHAM
13 Oct 1768 B[I] 1 Simon Luttrell 1713 14 Jan 1787 73
Created Baron Irnham 13 Oct 1768
He was subsequently created Earl of
Carhampton (qv) in 1785
IRONSIDE
29 Jan 1941 B 1 William Edmund Ironside 6 May 1880 23 Sep 1959 79
Created Baron Ironside 29 Jan 1941
Governor of Gibraltar 1938-1939. Field
Marshal 1940
23 Sep 1959 2 Edmund Oslac Ironside 21 Sep 1924
IRVINE
28 Mar 1642 E[S] 1 James Campbell c 1610 1645
to     Created Lord Kintyre 12 Feb 1626 and
1645 Lord Lundie and Earl of Irvine
28 Mar 1642
Peerages extinct on his death
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23 May 1661 V[S] 1 Henry Ingram c 1620 13 Aug 1666
Created Baron Ingram and Viscount of
Irvine 23 May 1661
13 Aug 1666 2 Edward Ingram c 1663 16 Sep 1688
16 Sep 1688 3 Arthur Ingram 25 Jan 1666 21 Jun 1702 36
MP for Scarborough 1693-1701 and
Yorkshire 1701. Lord Lieutenant Yorkshire
N Riding 1699-1702
21 Jun 1702 4 Edward Machel Ingram 26 Dec 1686 18 May 1714 37
Lord Lieutenant E Riding Yorkshire 1714-1721
18 May 1714 5 Richard Ingram 6 Jan 1688 10 Apr 1721 33
10 Apr 1721 6 Arthur Ingram 21 Dec 1689 30 May 1736 46
MP for Horsham 1715-1721. Lord Lieutenant
E Riding Yorkshire 1728-1736
30 May 1736 7 Henry Ingram 30 Apr 1691 4 Apr 1761 69
MP for Horsham 1721-1736. Lord Lieutenant
E Riding Yorkshire 1738-1761
4 Apr 1761 8 George Ingram 19 Nov 1694 14 May 1763 68
14 May 1763 9 Charles Ingram c 1727 27 Jun 1778
to     Peerage extinct on his death
27 Jun 1778
IRVINE OF LAIRG
25 Mar 1987 B[L] 1 Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine 23 Jun 1940
Created Baron Irvine of Lairg for life
25 Mar 1987
Lord Chancellor 1997-2003  PC 1997
IRVING OF DARTFORD
10 Jul 1979 B[L] 1 Sydney Irving 1 Jul 1918 18 Dec 1989 71
to     Created Baron Irving of Dartford for life
18 Dec 1989 10 Jul 1979
MP for Dartford 1955-1970 and 1974-1979
PC 1969
Peerage extinct on his death
IRWIN
23 May 1661 V[S] 1 Henry Ingram c 1620 13 Aug 1666
Created Baron Ingram and Viscount of
Irvine 23 May 1661
This title is sometimes shown as Irwin, but it is
included in 'The Complete Peerage' and Douglas's
'Peerage of Scotland' as Irvine (qv)
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22 Dec 1925 B 1 Edward Frederick Lindley Wood 16 Apr 1881 27 Dec 1959 78
Created Baron Irwin 22 Dec 1925
He subsequently [1934] succeeded as 
Viscount Halifax (qv) and in 1944 was created 1st
Earl of Halifax with which title this peerage
remains merged
ISLE OF ELY
26 Jul 1726 M 1 Frederick Lewis 20 Jan 1707 20 Mar 1751 44
Created Baron of Snowdon,Viscount
of Launceston,Earl of Eltham,
Marquess of the Isle of Ely and Duke
of Edinburgh 26 Jul 1726
See "Edinburgh"
ISLINGTON
27 Apr 1910 B 1 Sir John Poynder Dickson-Poynder,6th baronet 31 Oct 1866 6 Dec 1936 70
to     Created Baron Islington 27 Apr 1910
6 Dec 1936 MP for Chippenham 1892-1910. Governor
of New Zealand 1910-1912.  PC 1911
Peerage extinct on his death
ISLWYN
25 Oct 1997 B[L] 1 Royston John Hughes 9 Jun 1925 19 Dec 2003 78
to     Created Baron Islwyn for life 25 Oct 1997
19 Dec 2003 MP for Newport 1966-1983 and Newport East
1983-1997
Peerage extinct on his death
ISMAY
14 Jan 1947 B 1 Hastings Lionel Ismay 21 Jun 1887 17 Dec 1965 78
to     Created Baron Ismay 14 Jan 1947
17 Dec 1965 Secretary of State for Commonwealth
Relations 1951-1952. CH 1945  PC 1951  KG 1957
Peerage extinct on his death
IVEAGH
30 Sep 1919 E 1 Sir Edward Cecil Guinness,1st baronet 10 Nov 1847 7 Oct 1927 79
Created Baron Iveagh 21 Jan 1891,
Viscount Iveagh 18 Dec 1905 and
Viscount Elvedon and Earl of Iveagh
30 Sep 1919
KP 1896
7 Oct 1927 2 Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness 9 Mar 1874 14 Sep 1967 93
MP for Haggerston 1908-1910 , Essex
Southeast 1912-1918 and Southend 1918-
1927.  KG 1955
14 Sep 1967 3 Arthur Francis Benjamin Guinness 20 May 1937 18 Jun 1992 55
18 Jun 1992 4 Arthur Edward Rory Guinness 10 Aug 1969
Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways, 2nd Earl of Ilchester
According to a romantic tale, in the early 1770s the 1st Earl of Ilchester received a letter from
a gentleman named Standish O'Grady who lived with his daughter at Cappercullin, county
Limerick in Ireland. The letter respectfully requested that the Earl arrange for his son and heir,
Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways, known by the courtesy title of Lord Stavordale, and whose
regiment (the 24th Regiment of Foot) was stationed near to O'Grady's house, to be transferred 
to another part of the country.
Mr. O'Grady stated in his letter that Lord Stavordale was paying a great deal of attention to his
daughter, and expressed his concerns that, because Lord Stavordale was a member of the 
aristocracy and his daughter was a mere commoner, they would never be allowed to marry, and
that, as a result, his daughter's happiness would suffer if the hopeless love affair was allowed 
to progress any further.
In reply, Lord Ilchester wrote that he was very grateful for the timely warning of the state of
affairs, and that he had requested an old friend of his, named Colonel Prendergast, to
call upon Mr. O'Grady to personally convey his thanks. When Colonel Prendergast arrived, he 
and O'Grady got on so well that the Colonel was asked to stay for a week, during which period 
the Colonel spent a large amount of time with O'Grady's daughter.
At the end of the week, when the time came to leave, the Colonel told O'Grady that his 
daughter did not appear to be well, to which O'Grady replied that she was still pining for Lord 
Stavordale. The Colonel then informed O'Grady that he was totally confident that Lord Ilchester 
would be proud to have O'Grady's daughter as his daughter-in-law, and that he would tell him 
so. O'Grady begged the Colonel to say nothing to the Earl, but the Colonel insisted that the 
Earl would be pleased to welcome the daughter into his family. Finally, when O'Grady asked why
he was so confident, the Colonel replied, "Because I am Lord Ilchester."
Lord Stavordale and Mary Theresa O'Grady were married on 26 August 1772. The marriage 
produced two sons and six daughters. When the 1st Earl of Ilchester died in 1776, and was
succeeded by his son, Mary O'Grady became the Countess of Ilchester until her death on
14 June 1790.
Richard Martin Herbert Peake (7 Aug 1953-19 Jul 1975), son and heir of the 
2nd Viscount Ingleby
Peake fell to his death from a cliff in July 1975. The following report of the subsequent inquest
appeared in 'The Times' of 25 July 1975:-
'A coroner recorded an open verdict yesterday on Mr. Richard Peake, aged 21, son of Lord 
Ingleby, who fell to his death at Beachy Head, Sussex.
'Mr. John Dodd, the East Sussex coroner, said: "I must be satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt
when a person's life ends in this way before I bring in a verdict of suicide." He said it was 
probable Mr. Peake had not realised that he was so near the edge of the cliffs.
'Mr. Anthony Watkins, aged 26, a friend, said he clung to Mr. Peake to try to prevent him from
falling over the edge. "He then grabbed my wrist and said 'OK, chum, you are coming with me.'
I held for an instant and then I let go." Mr. Watkins said Mr. Peake slid about a foot and then
went straight down.
'In reply to a question from the coroner, he said: "No, there is no question of a leap."
'Mr. Watkins told the coroner earlier that the Wednesday before Mr. Peake's death he had 
brought his friend away from Poole General Hospital, Dorset, after he had tried to cut his wrist 
and throat. He also said Mr. Peake had spoken of past suicide attempts.'
As a result of this death, the Viscountcy of Ingleby became extinct on the death of the 2nd 
Viscount.
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