Wednesday, 13 January 2021

1st Viscount Templetown

The family of UPTON was seated at Upton, Cornwall, about the time of the Conquest.

ARTHUR UPTON, of Lupton, Devon, elder brother of the Chevalier John Upton, Knight of Malta, and grandson of John Upton, of Lupton, by Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Sir Wincomb Raleigh, Knight.

John Upton, of Lupton, was fourth in descent from John Upton (and Agnes his wife, sister and heir of John Peniles, of Lupton), younger son of John Upton, of Trelaske, Cornwall.

The aforesaid Arthur Upton married Gertrude, daughter of Hugh Fortescue, of Filleigh, and had, with other issue,
Johnof Lupton, MP;
HENRY, of whom hereafter.
The younger son,

HENRY UPTON (1592-1642), fixed his abode in County Antrim, and was returned to parliament for the town of Carrickfergus in 1634.

He married, in 1628, Mary, daughter of Sir Hugh Clotworthy, Knight, and sister of John, Viscount Massereene, by whom he had four sons and three daughters, and was succeeded by the eldest son,

ARTHUR UPTON (1633-1706), of Castle Upton, MP for Carrickfergus for a series of forty years, who wedded Dorothy, daughter of Michael Beresford, of Coleraine, and was succeeded by his fourth, but eldest surviving son,

CLOTWORTHY UPTON (1660-1725), of Castle Upton, MP for Newtownards, 1695-1703, Antrim County, 1703-16, who, raising a party of men, joined the standard of WILLIAM III at the siege of Limerick, and was taken prisoner there, after entering the breach sword in hand, and almost alone, his followers, nearly to a man, being cut to pieces.

Mr Upton married firstly, Mary, only daughter of Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery, by whom he had no issue; and secondly, Margaret, daughter of William Stewart, of Killymoon, County Tyrone, which lady died also without issue; and thirdly, Jane, daughter of John Ormsby, of Athlacca, by whom he had an only daughter,

ELIZABETH ORMSBY UPTON, who wedded, in 1732, the Rt Hon Hercules Langford Rowley, and was created a peeress of the realm, suo jure, in 1766, in the dignity of Baroness Summerhill and VISCOUNTESS LANGFORD, of Langford Lodge, County Antrim

Mr Clotworthy Upton was succeeded by his brother,

JOHN UPTON (1671-1740), of Castle Upton, MP for Antrim County, 1725-7, a military officer, who distinguished himself at the storming of the citadel of Li├Ęge, and at the Battle of Almansa, under Lord Galway, where, for his spirited conduct, he obtained the command of a regiment upon the fall of Colonel Killigrew.

Colonel Upton wedded, in 1711, Mary, only daughter of Dr Francis Upton, by whom he had three sons and five daughters, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

ARTHUR UPTON, of Castle Upton, MP for Carrickfergus, 1741-61, Deputy Governor of County Antrim, who married firstly, Sophia, daughter of Michael Ward; and secondly, Sarah, daughter of Pole Cosby, of Stradbally; but dying without issue in 1768, the estates devolved upon his brother,

FRANCIS UPTON, a naval officer, at whose decease, unmarried, the estates passed to a younger brother,

CLOTWORTHY UPTON (1721-85), who was elevated to the peerage, in 1776, in the dignity of Baron Templetown, of Templetown, County Antrim.

His lordship espoused, in 1769, Elizabeth, daughter of Shuckburgh Boughton, of Poston Court, Herefordshire, and had issue,
JOHN HENRY, his successor;
Fulke Greville;
Arthur Percy, CB;
Elizabeth Albinia; Caroline; Sophia.
His lordship was succeeded by his eldest son,

JOHN HENRY, 2nd Baron (1771-1846), who married, in 1796, the Lady Mary Montagu, only daughter of John, 5th Earl of Sandwich, and had issue,
HENRY MONTAGU, his successor;
GEORGE FREDERICK, 3rd Viscount;
Arthur;
Edward John, father of the 4th Viscount;
Mary Wilhelmina.
His lordship was advanced to the dignity of a viscountcy, in 1806, as VISCOUNT TEMPLETOWN, in the County of Antrim.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

HENRY MONTAGU, 2nd Viscount (1799-1863, who died unmarried, when the titles devolved upon his brother,


GEORGE FREDERICK, 3rd Viscount (1802-90), GCB, A General in the army, MP for County Antrim, 1859-63, who wedded, in 1866, Susan, daughter of Field-Marshal Sir Alexander Woodford GCB, though the marriage was without issue, when the titles reverted to his nephew,

HENRY EDWARD MONTAGU DORINGTON CLOTWORTHY, 4th Viscount (1853-1939), who espoused, in 1883, the Lady Evelyn Georgiana Finch-Hatton, daughter of George, 10th Earl of Winchilsea, and had issue,
Eric Edward Montagu John (Captain, killed in action, 1915);
HENRY AUGUSTUS GEORGE MOUNTJOY CLOTWORTHY, his successor;
Margaret Evelyn.
His lordship was succeeded by his surviving son,

HENRY AUGUSTUS GEORGE MOUNTJOY CLOTWORTHY, 5th Viscount (1894-1981), who married firstly, in 1916, Alleyne, daughter of Captain Henry Lewes Conran RN, and had issue,
Henry Eric Patrick Mountjoy Spalding (1917-57);
Alleyne Evelyne Maureen Louisa (1921-2012).
He married secondly, in 1975, Margaret Violet Louisa (Lady Cust), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Arthur Clowes.

Following the death of the 5th Viscount, in 1981, without surviving male issue, the titles expired.

The ancestral seat of the Templetown family was Castle Upton, Templepatrick, County Antrim.

Other former seat ~ Wonham Manor, Surrey.

Former London residence ~ 10 Hill Street, Berkeley Square.

Templetown arms courtesy of European Heraldry. First published in March, 2010.

1 comment :

kim too said...

Tim, very interesting, such a shame that the viscountcy died out.

I have visited the art gallery at the castle, it is such a lovely building. No purchase made a little too rich for me.

I can see Castle Upton from my apartment.They have deer in the front field at the moment.

Regards Kim