Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Earl of Donoughmore

Irish peer and politician (1756–1825)

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Richard Hely-Hutchinson

Hely-Hutchinson in Hayter‘s The Trial of Queen Caroline (1823)
Representative peer for Ireland
In office
1800–1825
Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland
In office
1789–1813
Member of Parliament for Taghmon
In office
1783–1788
Member of Parliament for Sligo Borough
In office
1776–1783
Member of Parliament for Dublin University
In office
1776–1778
Personal details
Born (1756-01-29)29 January 1756
Died 22 August 1825(1825-08-22) (aged 69)
Parent(s) John Hely-Hutchinson and Christiana Hely-Hutchinson

Richard Hely Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Earl of Donoughmore (29 January 1756 – 22 August 1825), styled The Honourable Richard Hely-Hutchinson from 1783 to 1788, was an Irish peer and politician.

Biography[edit]

Knocklofty House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

He was the son of Rt. Hon. John Hely-Hutchinson and Christiana Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Baroness Donoughmore. In 1776, he stood as Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons for two different constituencies. He sat for Dublin University to 1778 and Sligo Borough to 1783. Subsequently, he represented Taghmon, County Wexford, from 1783 until 1788, when he succeeded to his mother’s title. In 1789, he was elected Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, a post he held until 1813.[1]

He commissioned the building c.1790 of the Georgian style Knocklofty House near Clonmel in County Tipperary. He was created Viscount Donoughmore, of Knocklofty, Co. Tipperary (Peerage of Ireland), on 20 November 1797, with a special remainder to his mother’s male descendants and, in 1800, Earl of Donoughmore. He was one of the original 28 Irish Representative peers and an advocate of Roman Catholic emancipation. He was created, in 1821, Viscount Hutchinson (in the Peerage of the United Kingdom) and thus gained an hereditary seat in the House of Lords.[citation needed]

He held the office of Governor of Tipperary and of Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer Court of Exchequer (Ireland). He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General.[citation needed]

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Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Dublin University
1776–1778
With: Walter Hussey-Burgh
Succeeded by

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Member of Parliament for Sligo Borough
1776–1783
With: Owen Wynne
Succeeded by

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Member of Parliament for Taghmon
1783–1788
With: Dudley Hussey 1783–1786
Robert Stubber 1786–1788
Succeeded by

Masonic offices
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Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland
1789–1813
Succeeded by

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New title Representative peer for Ireland
1800–1825
Succeeded by

Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl of Donoughmore
1800–1825
Succeeded by

Viscount Donoughmore
1797–1825
Preceded by

Baron Donoughmore
1788–1825
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Viscount Hutchinson
1821–1825
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