Thomas Southwell, 4th Viscount Southwell

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The Viscount Southwell
BornThomas Arthur Joseph Southwell
(1836-04-06)6 April 1836
Died26 April 1878(1878-04-26) (aged 42)
Title4th Viscount Southwell
Offices Lord Lieutenant of Leitrim
Predecessor3rd Viscount Southwell
Spouse(s)Charlotte née Mostyn
(1871-1878, his death)
ParentsLt.-Col. Hon. Arthur Francis Southwell
Mary Anne Agnes Dillon

Thomas Arthur Joseph Southwell, 4th Viscount Southwell KP (6 April 1836 – 26 April 1878) was an Irish peer. He was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Francis Southwell and Mary Anne Agnes Dillon. He joined the Army, but resigned after only three years. He became Viscount Southwell in 1860 on the death of his uncle Thomas Southwell, 3rd Viscount Southwell, whose heir apparent died without issue, and was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 2 August 1871. [1]

Order of St Patrick Dormant British order of chivalry associated with Ireland

The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is a dormant British order of chivalry associated with Ireland. The Order was created in 1783 by George III at the request of the then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, The 3rd Earl Temple. The regular creation of knights of Saint Patrick lasted until 1922, when most of Ireland gained independence as the Irish Free State, a dominion within what was then known as the British Commonwealth of Nations. While the Order technically still exists, no knight of St Patrick has been created since 1936, and the last surviving knight, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, died in 1974. The Queen, however, remains the Sovereign of the Order, and one officer, the Ulster King of Arms, also survives. St Patrick is patron of the order; its motto is Quis separabit?, Latin for "Who will separate [us]?": an allusion to the Vulgate translation of Romans 8:35, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?"

Viscount Southwell title in the peerage of Ireland

Viscount Southwell, of Castle Mattress in the County of Limerick, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1776 for Thomas Southwell, 3rd Baron Southwell. The Southwell family descends from Thomas Southwell. In 1662 he was created a Baronet, of Castle Mattress in the County of Limerick, in the Baronetage of Ireland. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baronet. He represented Limerick County in the Irish Parliament. In 1717 he was created Baron Southwell, of Castle Mattress, in the County of Limerick, in the Peerage of Ireland. His grandson was the aforementioned third Baron, who was elevated to a viscountcy in 1776. Before succeeded in the barony he had represented Enniscorthy in the Irish House of Commons. His great-grandson, the fourth Viscount, served as Lord Lieutenant of County Leitrim between 1872 and 1878. As of 2010 the titles are held by his great-grandson, the seventh Viscount, who succeeded his uncle in 1960.

Thomas Anthony Southwell, 3rd Viscount Southwell KP was an Irish peer. He became Viscount Southwell in 1796 on the death of Thomas Southwell, 2nd Viscount Southwell and was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 12 September 1837. He was lord of the manor of Garway at Garway House in Herefordshire. The Irish peer married Jane, daughter of John Berkeley of Spetchley by Jane Compton. They became Roman Catholic and joint owners on their marriage of the several properties including Longmores, Lodge Farm, Church Farm and Coleman's Farm; and later New House Farm, Cwm Madoc Farm, Garway Court, Great Demesne Farm, and the Darren Mill on the River Monnow. The whole estate comprised almost 3,000 acres. The lordship included riparian rights to take profits from the river; with excellent salmon fishing in Victorian times, it was a lucrative tenure holding. In 1808 it was held jointly between Southwell and Robert Cannings Esq, who were also entitled to sit at the Court Baron, appoint the steward, and pass sentence on legal cases such as encroachment, amercements, obstruction and presentment; and the appointment of a petty constable to the parish. Lord Southwell appointed Thomas Wakerman of Graig, another Roman Catholic, in 1810 to be his manor steward. Wakerman was also a solicitor and eminent local historian. Lord Southwell only visited the county on a few occasions, to shoot pheasants. The rest of the time he spent in Ireland, London and the south of France. They had two sons and three daughters:

Lord Southwell married Charlotte Mary Barbara Mostyn, daughter of Sir Pyers Mostyn, 8th Bt. and the Hon. Frances Georgiana Fraser (youngest daughter of Thomas Fraser, 12th Lord Lovat). They a son, who became the 5th Viscount, and a daughter, Frances, who married Major Herbert Stourton, a grandson of Charles Stourton, 19th Baron Stourton.

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Thomas Alexander Fraser, 12th Lord Lovat and 1st Baron Lovat, KT was a Scottish peer. He was also the 21st MacShimidh, the traditional Gaelic Patronym for the Chiefs of the Clan Fraser.

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  1. Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick" . Retrieved 13 December 2008.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Granard
Lord Lieutenant of Leitrim
Succeeded by
The Lord Harlech
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Southwell
Viscount Southwell
Succeeded by
Arthur Southwell