Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameUlick DE BURGH 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, , 9589
ChildrenMargaret Anne , 9579
Notes for Ulick DE BURGH 1st Marquess of Clanricarde,
Ulick John de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde KP, PC (20 December 1802 – 10 April 1874), styled Lord Dunkellin until 1808 and known as The Earl of Clanricarde between 1808 and 1825, was a British Whig politician.
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1 Background and education
2 Political and diplomatic career
3 Family
4 External links
5 References
[edit]Background and education

Born at Belmont, Hampshire, Clanricarde was the son of General John de Burgh, 13th Earl of Clanricarde, and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Burke, 1st Baronet. Henry de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, was his uncle. He succeeded in the earldom in July 1808 at the age of five, on the death of his father. He was educated at Eton.[1]
[edit]Political and diplomatic career

In 1825, at the age of 25, Clanricarde was created Marquess of Clanricarde in the Peerage of Ireland,[2] a revival of the title which had become extinct on his uncle's death in 1797. The following year he was made Baron Somerhill, of Somerhill in the County of Kent, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom,[3] which entitled him to a seat in the House of Lords. In January 1826 he was appointed Joint Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (alongside Lord Howard de Walden) by the Earl of Liverpool, a post he held until August of the same year. In 1830 he joined the Whig government of Lord Grey as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords[citation needed]), which he remained until 1834.[1] He was sworn of the Privy Council in December 1830.[4]
Between 1838 and 1840 Lord Clanricarde was Ambassador to Russia. In 1846 he was appointed Postmaster General, with a seat in the cabinet, by Lord John Russell, an office he retained until the government fell in 1852. He held his last ministerial post when he was briefly Lord Privy Seal under Lord Palmerston for a few weeks in February 1858. Apart from his political career he was also Lord-Lieutenant of County Galway between 1831 and 1874.[1] In 1831 he was made a Knight of the Order of St Patrick.[5]


Lord Clanricarde married the Hon. Harriet Canning (13 April 1804 – 8 January 1876), daughter of Prime Minister George Canning, on 4 April 1825 at Gloucester Lodge in Brompton. The couple had seven children:

Lady Elizabeth Joanna de Burgh (22 February 1826 – 26 February 1854); married Henry Lascelles, 4th Earl of Harewood

Ulick Canning de Burgh, Lord Dunkellin (12 July 1827 – 16 August 1867)

Lady Emily Charlotte de Burgh (19 October 1828 – 10 October 1912); married Richard Boyle, 9th Earl of Cork

Lady Catherine de Burgh (c. 1830 – 8 April 1895)

Lady Margaret Anne de Burgh (c. 1831 – 31 March 1888); married Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Baron Allendale

Hubert George de Burgh-Canning, 2nd Marquess of Clanricarde (30 November 1832 – 12 April 1916)

Lady Harriet Augusta de Burgh (c. 1834 – 18 January 1901)
Lord Clanricarde died at Stratton Street, Piccadilly, London, in April 1874, aged 71, and was succeeded in the marquessate by his second but only surviving son, Hubert. The Marchioness of Clanricarde died in January 1876, aged 71.
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