Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt

Portrait of Viscount Powerscourt from his catalog in 1903

Mervyn Edward Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt KP PC (Ire) (13 October 1836 – 5 June 1904) was an Irish peer. He became Viscount Powerscourt in 1844 on the death of his father Richard Wingfield, 6th Viscount Powerscourt. Through this Wingfield line he was a maternal descendant of the Noble House of Stratford. His mother was Lady Elizabeth Frances Charlotte, daughter of Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden.

On 26 April 1864, Wingfield married Lady Julia Coke, the daughter of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester. They had five children:[1]

Powerscourt was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 2 August 1871.[2] He was created Baron Powerscourt in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1885, enabling him to sit in the House of Lords.[3]

Art collectionEdit

Lord Powerscourt collected paintings as a hobby and published a catalog in 1903 called A description and history of Powerscourt.[4] He sometimes included details about his purchases in his list.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "thePeerage.com". Retrieved 2008-12-14.
  2. ^ Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick". Archived from the original on 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  3. ^ "No. 25486". The London Gazette. 3 July 1885. p. 3060.
  4. ^ A description and history of Powerscourt, by Powerscourt, Mervyn Edward Wingfield, Viscount, 1903

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Wingfield
Viscount Powerscourt
1844–1904
Succeeded by
Mervyn Richard Wingfield
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Powerscourt
1885–1904
Succeeded by
Mervyn Richard Wingfield