Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty

Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty

Richard Le Poer Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty, Marquess van Heusden GCB, GCH, PC (19 May 1767 – 24 November 1837), was a diplomat. He was an Irish, and later British, MP and a supporter of Pitt. He was the son of William Trench, 1st Earl of Clancarty and Anne Gardiner. On 6 February, 1796 he married Henrietta Margaret Staples, daughter of John Staples and Ann Conolly. Richard and Henrietta had the following children:
*Lady Lucy Le Poer Trench (died in 1839) married Robert Maxwell
*Lady Louisa Augusta Anne Le Poer Trench (23 December, 17967 February, 1881) married Reverend William Le Poer Trench
*Lady Harriete Margaret Le Poer Trench 13 October, 1799 –1885) married Thomas Kavanagh, The MacMorrough
*Lady Emily Florinda Le Poer Trench (born on 7 November, 1800) married Giovanni Cossiria
*Lady Frances Power Le Poer Trench (22 January, 180228 December, 1804)
*William Thomas Le Poer Trench, 3rd Earl of Clancarty (21 September, 180326 April, 1872) married Lady Sarah Juliana Butler
*Richard John Le Poer Trench (born 1805)
*Commander Frederick Robert Le Poer Trench (23 July, 1808 – April, 1867) married Catherine Maria Thompson

Richard was credited with resolving various border disputes in Holland, Germany and Italy at the Congress of Vienna, 1814–15, and in his role as Ambassador to the Netherlands. For his service as ambassador to The Hague, he was awarded the hereditary title of "Marquess van Heusden" (1815) in the peerage of The Netherlands.

In order to sit in the House of Lords he was Baron Trench (created 4 August 1815) and Viscount Clancarty (created 8 December 1823), in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, his older peerages being Irish peerages.

He was a Commissioner for the Affairs of India.

His seat was Garbally Court in Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland.


* [] Accessed March 9, 2008
*Lodge, Edmund. "The Peerage of the British Empire As at Present Existing: Arranged and Printed from the Personal Communications of the Nobility, by Edmund Lodge, to Which Is Added a View of the Baronetage of the Three Kingdoms." London: Saunders and Otley, 1834. (p. 96) [ googlebooks] Accessed March 9, 2008

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