- Earl of Kingston
Earl of Kingston is a title in the
Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1768for Sir Edward King, 5th Baronet, of Boyle Abbey. He had already been created Baron Kingston, of Rockingham in the County of Roscommonin 1764and Viscount Kingston in 1766, also in the Peerage of Ireland. The Baronetcy, of Boyle Abbey in the County of Roscommon, had been created in the Baronetage of Irelandin 1682for his grandfather Robert King. The latter was the younger brother of John King, 1st Baron Kingston(a title which became extinct in 1761). Sir Robert's grandson, Sir Robert King, 4th Baronet, of Boyle Abbey, was created Baron Kingsborough in the Peerage of Irelandin 1748. However, this title became extinct on his death. He was succeeded in the Baronetcy by his aforementioned younger brother, Sir Edward King, 5th Baronet, for whom the Barony of Kingston was revived in 1764. His grandson, the third Earl, was created Baron Kingston, of Mitchelstown in the County of Cork, in the Peerage of the United Kingdomin 1821. However, this title became extinct on the death of his younger son, the fifth Earl, in 1869.
General Hon. Robert Edward King, younger son of the second Earl of Kingston, was created Baron Erris and
Viscount Lortonin the Peerage of Irelandin 1800and 1806respectively. His son, the second Viscount, succeeded to the Earldom of Kingston in 1869.
As of 30 June 2006, the present holder of the Earldom has not successfully proven his succession to the Baronetcy and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage. However, the case is under review by the Registrar of the Baronetage (for more information follow this [http://www.baronetage.org/unproven.htm link] ).
The former seat of the King family was
Mitchelstown Castlein Mitchelstown, County Cork.
Baronets of Boyle Abbey (
Sir Robert King, 1st Baronet(d. 1708)
Sir John King, 2nd Baronet(d. 1720)
Sir Henry King, 3rd Baronet(d. 1740)
*Sir Robert King, 4th Baronet (
1724- 1755) (created Baron Kingsborough in 1748)
Barons Kingsborough (
Robert King, 1st Baron Kingsborough( 1724- 1755) (extinct)
Baronets of Boyle Abbey (
*Sir Edward King, 5th Baronet (
1726- 1797) (created Earl of Kingston in 1768)
Earls of Kingston (
Edward King, 1st Earl of Kingston( 1726- 1797)
Robert King, 2nd Earl of Kingston( 1754- 1799) who married the heiress Caroline Fitzgerald (d. 1823). [http://www.thepeerage.com/p11741.htm#i117402]
George King, 3rd Earl of Kingston( 1771- 1839) (elected a Representative Peer in 1807). A short biography is available on a descendant's website. [http://www.cgoakley.demon.co.uk/efa/1771GK.html]
Robert Henry King, 4th Earl of Kingston( 1796- 1867)
James King, 5th Earl of Kingston( 1800- 1869)
Robert King, 6th Earl of Kingston( 1804- 1869)
Robert Edward King, 7th Earl of Kingston( 1831- 1871)
Henry Ernest Newcomen King-Tenison, 8th Earl of Kingston( 1848- 1896) (elected a Representative Peer in 1887)
Henry Edwyn King-Tenison, 9th Earl of Kingston( 1874- 1946) (elected a Representative Peer in 1917)
Robert Henry Ethelbert King-Tenison, 10th Earl of Kingston( 1897- 1948)
Barclay Robert Edwin King-Tenison, 11th Earl of Kingston( 1943- 2002). His obituary is available online. [http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/04/05/1017206262443.html]
Robert Charles Henry King-Tenison, 12th Earl of Kingston(b. 1969)
The Heir Apparent is Charles Avery Edward King-Tenison, Viscount Kingsborough (b.
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