Mervyn Richard Wingfield


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Mervyn Richard Wingfield 239

  • Born: 16 July 1880
  • Marriage: Sybil Pleydell Bouverie in 1903 in St. George's Hanover Square, London 10
  • Died: 21 March 1947, County Wicklow, Ireland aged 66

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From The Times, March 22, 1947

Viscount Powerscourt, who died yesterday at his home in County Wicklow
at the age of 66, was chairman of the hospitals' committee which
organized the Irish sweepstake. A Liberal Unionist and a Protestant,
he had been his Majesty's Lieutenant for County Wicklow, and in 1921
was elected a Senator of Southern Ireland.
The Right Hon. Sir Mervyn Richard Wingfield, K.P., M.V.O., Viscount
Powerscourt, of Powerscourt, County Wicklow, and Baron Wingfield, of
Wingfield, County Wexford, in the Peerage of Ireland. Baron
Powerscourt, of Powerscourt, County Wicklow, in the Peerage of the
United Kingdom, was born on July 16, 1880, the elder son of the
seventh Viscount and Lady Julia Coke, eldest daughter of Thomas
William, second Earl of Leicester. The eighth Viscount, who succeeded
to the title on the death of his father in 1904, served in the Irish
Guards. From 1906 to 1907 he was Comptroller of the Household to the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord Aberdeen, and in 1910 became his
Majesty's Lieutenant for County Wicklow, and was also a Justice of the
Peace for County Dublin.
Lord Powerscourt married in 1903, when he was still Mervyn Wingfield,
Sybil, the second daughter of the late Major Walter Pleydell-Bouverie,
of Market Lavington, Wiltshire, grandson of the third Earl of Radnor.
Lady Powerscourt died last December. There were two sons and a
daughter of the marriage, but the second son died in 1925. The new
Viscount is the Hon. Mervyn Patrick Wingfield, who was born on August
22, 1905.


Mervyn married Sybil Pleydell Bouverie, daughter of Walter Pleydell Bouverie and Mary Bridgeman Simpson, in 1903 in St. George's Hanover Square, London.10 (Sybil Pleydell Bouverie was born on 13 December 1878 and died on 6 December 1946 in County Wicklow, Ireland.)

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