This is a branch of the very eminent Scottish family of SOMERVILLE.
The first of the family that settled in Ireland was
JAMES SOMERVILLE, of Tullykilter, County Fermanagh, who died in 1642. His grandson,
THOMAS SOMERVILLE, a merchant of Dublin, married Sarah, sister of Alderman Robert King, of that city; and dying in 1718, left an only son,
SIR JAMES SOMERVILLE, (c1698-1748), Knight, alderman and Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Sir James was created a baronet in 1748.
He wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Alderman William Quayle, of the same city, and was succeeded by his eldest son,
SIR QUAILE SOMERVILLE, 2nd Baronet (1714-72), of Brownstown, County Meath, who espoused firstly, Mary, only daughter and heiress of George Warburton, by whom he had three sons.
He married a second time, and had an only daughter, Martha, who wedded Gustavus, 5th Viscount Boyne.
Sir Quaile was succeeded by his eldest son,
SIR JAMES QUAILE SOMERVILLE, 3rd Baronet (c1742-c1802), of Somerville House, County Meath, who married, in 1771, Catherine, daughter of Sir Marcus Lowther-Crofton Bt, of The Moat, County Roscommon, by whom he had two sons, Marcus and James.
Sir James was succeeded by his eldest son,
SIR MARCUS SOMERVILLE, 4th Baronet (c1775-1831), MP for County Meath, who married Mary Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Gorges-Meredyth Bt, and had issue,
WILLIAM MEREDYTH;Sir Marcus's elder son,
James Richard, lieutenant, Scots Greys.
THE RT HON SIR WILLIAM MEREDYTH SOMERVILLE, 5th Baronet (1802-73), was created BARON ATHLUMNEY in 1863.
First published in October, 2012.
- William Meredyth Somerville, 1st Baron (1802–1873)
- James Herbert Gustavus Meredyth Somerville, 2nd Baron (1865–1929).