Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Few hereditary peers whose ancestral seats are in Northern Ireland maintain London homes nowadays.
A hundred years ago, though, the position was different.
I have compiled a list of peers with Ulster connections and their London addresses in 1911 and, in a few cases, 1860:-
The Duke of Abercorn: pre-1869, Chesterfield House, South Audley Street; from 1869-1915, Hampden House, Green Street; 68 Mount Street, Park Lane, 1939.
The Marquess of Downshire: Downshire House, 24 Belgrave Square (1860), later the town residence of Lord Pirrie.
The Marquess of Donegall: 22 Grosvenor Square (1860).
The Marquess of Londonderry: Londonderry House, Park Lane.
The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava: 75 Cadogan Square.
The Earl of Roden: No address found other than Tollymore Park, Bryansford, co Down.
The Earl of Clanwilliam: 36 Draycott Place.
The Earl of Antrim: No address other than The Castle, Glenarm, Co Antrim.
The Earl Annesley: 25 Norfolk Street, Park Lane (1860).
The Earl of Enniskillen: No address other than Florence Court, Co Fermanagh.
The Earl of Erne: 21 Knightsbridge.
The Earl of Belmore: 56 Eaton Place (1860).
The Earl Castle Stewart: No Address other than Stuart Hall, Stewartstown, Co Tyrone.
The Earl of Caledon: No Address other than the Castle, Caledon, Co Tyrone; Derg Lodge, Co Tyrone; Tyttenhanger, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
The Earl of Gosford: 22 Mansfield Street.
The Earl of Kilmorey: 5 Aldford Street, Park Lane.
The Earl of Ranfurly: 33 Lennox Gardens.
The Viscount Charlemont: ________
The Viscount Massereene and Ferrard: _________
The Viscount Bangor: _________
The Viscount Brookeborough: __________
The Viscount Craigavon: __________
The Lord de Ros: 22 Wellington Court, Knightsbridge.
The Lord O'Neill: ________
The Lord Dunleath: _________
The Lord Rathcavan: _________
The Lord Glentoran: _________
First published April, 2009.