Friday, 28 December 2018

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, 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;
Edward john;
Mary Wilhelmina.
His lordship was advanced to the dignity of a viscountcy, in 1806, as VISCOUNT TEMPLETOWN.

The 1st Viscount was succeeded by his eldest son, the 2nd Viscount, who never married; and, on his death, the titles passed to his younger brother, the 3rd Viscount, who was a general in the Army and also sat as MP for County Antrim from 1859-63.

He was succeeded by his nephew, the 4th Viscount, who was the son of the Hon Edward John Upton, 4th son of the 1st Viscount. His eldest son was killed in the 1st World War and he was succeeded by his 2nd and only surviving son, the 5th Viscount, for many years a member of the county council of the Stewardry of Kirkudbright.

He had one daughter but no sons and, on his death in 1981, the titles became extinct.

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