Jenico William Joseph Preston, 14th Viscount Gormanston, colonial administrator.(1 June 1837 – 29 October 1907), was an aristocratic Anglo-Irish
The Viscount Gormanston
|35th Governor of the Leeward Islands|
|Preceded by||Charles Monroe Eldridge|
|Succeeded by||Charles Mitchell|
|14th Governor of British Guiana|
|Preceded by||Charles Bruce|
|Succeeded by||Charles Bruce|
|7th Governor of Tasmania|
8 August 1893 – 14 August 1900
|Preceded by||Robert Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Havelock|
|Born||1 June 1837|
Gormanston Castle, County Meath, Ireland
|Died||29 October 1907 (aged 70)|
|Spouse||Ismay Louisa Ursula Bellew & Georgina Jane Connellan|
Jenico Preston then held the ceremonial posts of High Sheriff of County Dublin (1865), County Meath (1871) before being appointed Chamberlain to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Marquess of Abercorn, between 1866 and 1868. He succeeded his father as viscount in 1876, and entered the House of Lords in the subsidiary title of Baron Gormanston, created for his father in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1868.
In 1885 Gormanston was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands, a post he held until 1887, and then served as Governor of British Guiana from 1887 to 1893 and as Governor of Tasmania from 1893 to 1900.
Lord Gormanston married firstly Hon. Ismay Louisa Ursula Bellew, daughter of Patrick Bellew, 1st Baron Bellew, in 1861; they had no children. After his first wife's death in 1875, he married secondly Georgina Jane Connellan, daughter of Major Peter Connellan, in 1878; they had three sons and one daughter. Lord Gormanston died at Dublin in October 1907, aged 70, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Jenico Edward Joseph Preston, 15th Viscount Gormanston.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (2015 edition).