William St Lawrence, 2nd Earl of Howth

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William St Lawrence, 2nd Earl of Howth (4 October 1752 - 4 April 1822) was an Anglo-Irish peer, styled Viscount St Lawrence from 1767 to 1801. He was the eldest son of Thomas St Lawrence, 1st Earl of Howth and Isabella King, daughter of Sir Henry King, 3rd Baronet and Isabella Wingfield.

St Lawrence was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. [1]

On 1 June 1777, he married Lady Mary Bermingham, daughter of Thomas Bermingham, 1st Earl of Louth and Margaret Daly. She died on 20 July 1793. [2] They had four children: [3]

He later married Margaret Burke daughter of William Burke and Margaret Coleman of Keelogues, County Galway. [2] They had four children: [3]

He was Earl during the construction of Howth Harbour from 1807 as well as the visit of George IV to Ireland via Howth pier in 1821. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Francis Elrington Ball (1917). A History of the County Dublin:: Howth. Alex. Thom & Company (Limited), Abbey-St.
  2. 1 2 Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1892). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (G to K). Vol. 4 (1st ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p.  284.
  3. 1 2 Lodge, Edmund (1872). "The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire as at Present Existing".
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by Earl of Howth
1801–1822
Succeeded by