Bermingham, He held the office of M.P. for County Galway between 1745 and 1750.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland] but was turned out of the council by Lord Townshend.1 He succeeded to the title of 15th Lord Athenry [I., c. 1280] on 4 March 1749/50.1 He was created 1st Earl of Louth [Ireland] on 23 April 1759.2,1 On his death, the Earldom of Louth became extinct, and the Lordship of Athenry dormant.1 dsmp One of their daus. was born in Jul/Aug 1767. Finn's Leinster Journal 1767 No 56 Sat 1 - Wed 5 Aug8 July Dublin 3 Aug Birth. Thursday night, the Lady of the Earl of Louth, of a daughter, at his Lordship's house in Kildare street.