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Richard Wingfield, 6th Viscount Powerscourt (18 January 1815-11 August 1844), was a British peer and Tory politician.

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Background

Powerscourt was the son of Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount Powerscourt, and Frances Theodosia, daughter of Robert Jocelyn, 2nd Earl of Roden.[1]

Political career

Powerscourt succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1823. However, as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. He was instead elected to the House of Commons for Bath in 1837, a seat he held until 1841.[2]

Family

Lord Powerscourt married his first cousin Lady Elizabeth Frances Charlotte, daughter of Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden, in 1836. They had three sons.[3] He died in August 1844, aged 29,[4] and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his son, Mervyn. Lady Powerscourt married Frederick Stewart, 4th Marquess of Londonderry, in 1846.[5]

References

  1. ^ thepeerage.com
  2. ^ leighrayment.com
  3. ^ thepeerage.com
  4. ^ leighrayment.com. thepeerage.com mistakenly gives his death as 2 September 1884.
  5. ^ thepeerage.com
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Palmer
John Arthur Roebuck
Member of Parliament for Bath
1837–1841
With: William Heald Ludlow Bruges
Succeeded by
Viscount Duncan
John Arthur Roebuck
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Wingfield
Viscount Powerscourt
1823–1844
Succeeded by
Mervyn Wingfield

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