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Peter de Salis, 5th Count de Salis-Soglio

Peter John de Salis, 5th Count de Salis-Soglio DL, JP (26 February 1799 – 24 December 1870) was a soldier and landowner in the Irish counties Limerick and Armagh. He was Grand Prior of the Venerable English Langue of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

Petrus Johannes was born in Marylebone, Westminster 26 February 1799 and died at Acton 24 December 1870. Eldest son of Jerome de Salis by his first wife Sophia Drake. William Fane de Salis was a younger half-brother. His elder son was the numismatist John Francis William de Salis. After education in London, Edinburgh and Lausanne he served in the Swiss Guard, 3eme Régiment Suisse under Francis I, King of the Two Sicilies, in the Uxbridge Volunteer Infantry, and as a major in the Armagh Militia (1854).

  • 1817 The Fleur de Lys, Paris.
  • 1820 Chevalier de l’Ordre du Phoenix.
  • 1823, 1826, 1832, 1834, & 1835: Landammann of Stalla.
  • 1831 Knight Royal Order of the Red Eagle (Prussian).
  • 1832 Medal of the King of Prussia.
  • September 1837 'Count Peter De Salis, of Hillingdon' became Commandant of The Volunteer Infantry, of Uxbridge.
  • 1843 Knight of Honour and Devotion and Grand Prior of Ireland (1859) of the Order of Malta.
  • Croce d’Or Devozio.

From 1832 he was Deputy Lieutenant of County Armagh. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace as well as [High Sheriff of Limerick]] in 1849. Four years later he was nominated High Sheriff of Armagh.[1]

  • JP for Middlesex & Westminster.
  • 1855 resident at Ballyknock Cottage, near Tandragee, Co. Armagh (Burke's Peerage, 1855).
  • 1861 census the Count was boarding in Acton, and was described as magistrate and landowner.
  • 1865: Peter John Fane de Salis, of Tandaragee, Co. Armagh, was listed as living at Tandragee and at Turnham Green, Middlesex (Walford's County Families, 1865).

He married twice:

  • firstly: 9 February 1821, Henrietta Charlotte (d.10.1822), daughter of Colonel de Sennarclens de St. Denys (Comte de Grancy);
  • and secondly: 16 July 1824, Cecile Henrietta Marguerite (1802-1892) daughter of David Bourgeoise of Neuchâtel. She was niece of Henry, Comte de Meuron, Lt. Colonel and Chamberlain to the King of Prussia (as at 1824).

His younger son's only surviving child, Elisabeth Sophie (Neufchatel, 21 May 1880 - 30 March 1967), married Godefroy de Blonay in 1901.


Some of De Salis's ancestors
Peter John de Salis
Jerome, Count De Salis

Peter, Count de Salis

Jerome, Count de Salis

Hon. Mary Fane, daughter of 1st Lord Fane.

Anna v. Salis-Soglio

Giovanni v. Salis-Soglio (1707-1790).

Katherina Barbara (1711-1788), daughter of Rudolfo v. Salis-Soglio (1652-1735).

Sohia Drake. They married in 1797.

Vice Admiral Francis William Drake (d.1787). Admiral of the Blue, then Red, then White. Brother of Sir Francis Henry Drake, 5th Bt. (d.1792). Brothers-in-law of Lord Heathfield.

Sir Francis Henry Drake, 4th Bt., MP (d.1739/40). Descendant of Francis Drake.

Anne Heathcote (buried Hackney 5 Nov. 1768), daughter of Samuel Heathcote. Sister of Sir William Heathcote, 1st Bt.

Elizabeth Heathcote (d.1797). A first cousin of her husband.

Sir William Heathcote, 1st Bt., of Hursley, Hampshire (1693-1751).

Elizabeth Parker, (d.1746/7), dau of Thomas Parker, Earl of Macclesfield.


  1. ^ "High Sheriffs 1714-1857". Newry and Louth Advertiser. 10 August 1857.  


  • Quadrennial di Fano Saliceorum, volume one, by R. de Salis, London, 2003.
  • De Salis Family : English Branch, by Rachel Fane De Salis, Henley-on-Thames, 1934.
  • Burke's Irish Family Records, ed. Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke's Peerage Ltd, London, 1976.
  • A genealogical and heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry, by Sir (John) Bernard Burke, CB, LLD, vol. 2, London, 1895/1899 (pages 574-77).
  • Burke's Peerage, Foreign Noblemen / Foreign Titles sections: 1851, 1936, 1956, etc.
  • Debrett's Peerage, Foreign Titles section, 1920, etc.
  • Der Grafliche Hauser, Band XI [volume 11], Genealogisches Handbuch Des Adels, C. A. Starke Verlag, Limburg an der Lahn, 1983 (pps 331-356).
  • The Family and Heirs of Sir Francis Drake, by Lady Eliott-Drake, Smith, Elder & Co, 2 vols, London, 1911.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Jerome, 4th Count de Salis
Count de Salis-Soglio
Succeeded by
John Francis William, 6th Count de Salis


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