Caulfeild Family

James 1st Earl of Charlemont by Livesay

James CaulfeildAge: 70 years17281799

Name
James Caulfeild
Name suffix
1st Earl of Charlemont
Name prefix
Col. the Rt.Hon.
Birth August 18, 1728 46 25
Baptism September 2, 1728 (Age 15 days)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnne Margetson
December 28, 1729 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a brotherJohn Caulfeild
1730 (Age 16 months)

Birth of a sisterAnne Caulfeild
about 1732 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterAlicia Caulfeild
about 1733 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterAnne Caulfeild
December 24, 1733 (Age 5 years)
Burial of a sisterAnne Caulfeild
December 26, 1733 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherFrancis Caulfeild
1734 (Age 5 years)

Death of a fatherJames Caulfeild
April 21, 1734 (Age 5 years)
Burial of a fatherJames Caulfeild
May 1, 1734 (Age 5 years)
Reference numberMary HickmanView this family

Marriage of a parentThomas AdderleyElizabeth BernardView this family
October 9, 1740 (Age 12 years)

Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Adderley
May 23, 1743 (Age 14 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Bernard
May 30, 1743 (Age 14 years)
MarriageMary HickmanView this family
October 30, 1768 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Elizabeth Caulfeild
December 13, 1773 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Francis William Caulfeild
January 3, 1775 (Age 46 years)
Baptism of a sonFrancis William Caulfeild
March 13, 1775 (Age 46 years)
Death of a brotherFrancis Caulfeild
October 18, 1775 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#3
James Thomas Caulfeild
August 1, 1776 (Age 47 years)
Baptism of a sonJames Thomas Caulfeild
August 1, 1776 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Henry Francis Caulfeild
July 29, 1779 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sonJames Thomas Caulfeild
September 8, 1793 (Age 65 years)
Burial of a sonJames Thomas Caulfeild
September 12, 1793 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterAlicia Caulfeild
December 17, 1797 (Age 69 years)

Death August 4, 1799 (Age 70 years)
Burial 1799 (Age 70 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 17, 1722/23 CE (January 28, 1723)St.Mary, Dublin
3 years
elder brother
William Caulfeild
Birth: November 11, 1725 43 22
Death: July 1727Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
3 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Anne Caulfeild
Birth: about 1732 50 28Charlemont, Co Armagh
Death: December 24, 1733Charlemont House, Jervis Street, Dublin
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Thomas Adderley - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: October 9, 1740
3 years
half-sister
Family with Mary Hickman - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 30, 1768St.Mary, Dublin
5 years
daughter
13 months
son
19 months
son
James Thomas Caulfeild
Birth: August 1, 1776 47Charlemont House, Rutland Square, Dublin
Death: September 8, 1793Charlemont House, Rutland Square, Dublin
3 years
son

Shared note

Succeeded his father as 8th Baron and 4th Viscount in April 1734 at the age of 6. In 1740 his Mother married Thomas Adderley, who became his guardian.

Educated by Rev Philip Skelton, Rev Richard Barton and Rev Edmund Murphy, the latter accompanying him on his Grand Tour undertaken from 1746. After a long residence abroad until 1754 he returned to Ireland, took up his seat in the Irish House of Lords on 7th October 1754, and soon began to take an active interest in Irish affairs. Obtained LL.D at Trinity College Dublin 1755. He was responsible for introducing Henry Grattan to public life as MP for Charlemont on the death of his younger brother Francis at sea in 1775. Grattan remained as the representative for this borough until 1790.

FRSA 29 May 1755.

Commanded the levies raised for the defence of Belfast against the French in 1760, and on 23rd December 1763 was created Earl of Charlemont in the Peerage of Ireland. He was appointed Captain of the First Company of the Armagh Volunteers on 10th January 1780, and Colonel of the Northern and Southern Battalions of the Armagh Regiment of Volunteers. In July 1780 he was selected as Commander-in-Chief of the Volunteer Army, which he held until its disbandment in 1792.

Nominated as a Knight of St Patrick on 5th February 1783, as one of the original Knights of that order.

Founder and President of the Royal Irish Academy from its establishment in 1785 until his death.

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Marriage Date: 2 JUL 1768«s151 Burkes Peerage 1975»

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