There have been three baronetcies created for members of the Gore family, all in the Baronetage of Ireland. All three titles are extant. The family also holds two earldoms and a barony.

Gore baronets of Magherabegg (1622) edit

Arms of Gore of Magherabegg: Gules, a fesse between three cross-crosslets fitchée or, a canton of a baronet.[1] The same arms without the canton are borne by the Earl of Arran.

The Gore Baronetcy, of Magherabegg (or Manor Gore) in the County of Donegal, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 2 February 1622 for Paul Gore (shown also as 1st baronet of Manor Gore, the Anglicised version). The fourth Baronet served as Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer and as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. The fifth Baronet represented County Donegal in the Irish Parliament. The sixth Baronet was a prominent military commander. In 1764 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Gore, of Manor Gore in the County of Donegal,[2] and in 1768 he was further created Viscount Belleisle, of Belleisle, in the County of Fermanagh.[3] In 1772 he was further honoured when he was made Earl of Ross, in the County of Fermanagh.[4] All three titles were in the Peerage of Ireland. However, Lord Ross had no surviving male issue and the peerages became extinct on his death in 1802, while the baronetcy passed to his nephew. The present holder of the baronetcy lives in Australia.

The heir presumptive is the present's cousin William Ralph St John Gore (born 1952), then his only son Ralph St John Edmund Gore (born 1985) and his eldest grandson Max John Gore (born 2017).

Gore baronets of Newtown (1662) edit

(Earls of Arran since 1762)

The Gore Baronetcy, of Newtown in the County of Mayo, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 10 April 1662 for Arthur Gore. He was the 2nd son of the 1st Baronet (1622 creation). His great-grandson and namesake,[5] the 3rd Baronet, was in 1762 elevated to the peerage as Earl of Arran.[6]

A notable family member was Cecilia Underwood, Duchess of Inverness. She was born Lady Cecilia Letitia Gore (c. 1785–1873)[7] and was the illegally married second wife of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, a younger son of King George III.

The family is currently represented by Arthur Gore, 9th Earl of Arran (b1938). His heir presumptive is currently William Henry Gore(born 1950), a distant cousin.[8]

Gore, later Gore-Booth, of Artarman (1760) edit

The Gore, later Gore-Booth Baronetcy, of Artarman in the County of Sligo, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 30 August 1760 for Booth Gore, descendant of Sir Francis Gore, 4th son of the 1st Baronet (1622 creation). He married Lætitia, daughter and heiress of Humphrey Booth.[9]

The family has a common origin with the Earl of Arran, Earl Temple of Stowe, Baron Harlech, the Gore baronets of 1622 creation, and the ancient Booth baronets.

In 1804 the 3rd baronet assumed the additional surname and arms of Booth by Royal Licence. The 4th Baronet represented County Sligo in the British House of Commons for many years. The Irish nationalist Constance Markievicz, was born the daughter of the 5th baronet Sir Henry Gore-Booth[10] of this branch.

The family seat was Lissadell House, near Carney, County Sligo.

The heir presumptive is the present holder's second cousin once removed Paul Wyatt Julian Gore-Booth (born 1968).

Other branches, including Earls Temple of Stowe and Lords Harlech edit

Several other members of the Gore family have also gained prominence and higher ranks. Sir John Gore, brother of the first Baronet of the 1622 creation, was Lord Mayor of London in 1624 and is the ancestor of the branch of the family which later inherited through marriage the earldom of Temple of Stowe. His descendants are now Earls Temple of Stowe.

John Gore, 1st Baron Annaly (first creation) (1718–1784), and Henry Gore, 1st Baron Annaly (second creation) (1728–1793), were the sons of George Gore, second son of the first Baronet of the 1662 creation. These titles, created as Baron Annaly of Tenelick, in the county of Longford, were created 1766 and 1789 for two brothers who died childless; both titles are now extinct.

John Ormsby-Gore, 1st Baron Harlech, was a descendant of William Gore, the third and youngest son of the first Baronet of the 1662 creation. His descendants are now Lords Harlech.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Debretts' Peerage, 1968, p. 341
  2. ^ "No. 10426". The London Gazette. 12 June 1764. p. 3.
  3. ^ "No. 10855". The London Gazette. 30 July 1768. p. 1.
  4. ^ "No. 11206". The London Gazette. 17 December 1771. p. 1.
  5. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. " Sir Arthur Gore, 1st Earl of Arran of the Arran Islands". The Peerage.
  6. ^ a b Baronets: G, part2[usurped] at Leigh Rayment's baronetage pages
  7. ^ Lundy, Darryl. " Cecilia Letitia Underwood, Duchess of Inverness". The Peerage.
  8. ^ Lundy, Darryl. " Paul Annesley Gore". The Peerage.
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  10. ^ "Lissadell House: Henry Gore-Booth". Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2007.