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Armar 
Lowry-Corry
1740 - 1802


Armar 
Lowry-Corry
, MP for co. Tyrone. Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore It was the inheritance of three family estates which made Lowry-Corry an important and wealthy magnate and a potential political power. Politics, indeed, was part of his inheritance, as his father, his two uncles and his maternal grandfather had all been members of the Irish House of Commons. At the general election of 1768 Galbraith Lowry decided not to stand for re-election for Co. Tyrone, recommending that his son seek election in his place. Armar Lowry-Corry was indeed elected, though at a cost of over £3,000, and sat for Co. Tyrone until his elevation to the peerage in 1781. As well as enabling him to win and retain a seat for the county where the bulk of his property lay, Lowry-Corry's inheritance also entitled him to look for an advantageous marriage. In 1772 he had made an aristocratic, but otherwise unremarkable, match in the person of Lady Margaret Butler, daughter of Somerset, 1st Earl of Carrick. This marriage was happy but short, Lady Margaret dying in April 1775. The one lasting consolation from it was a son and heir, Somerset, subsequently 2nd Earl Belmore. By 1780 Lowry Corry was again thinking of marriage, this time to Lady Harriet Hobart, daughter of the reigning Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire. It seemed the perfect match, for the bride, as well as being well-connected politically and a member of the English aristocracy, also brought with her a large marriage portion of £20,000 (D/3007/A/14/4). However, the marriage was not destined to last. On 21 July 1780 Lord Buckinghamshire wrote jocularly: 'Lady Harriet Corry and Lady Emilia Hobart are all subdued by the naked hocks of Lord Strathaven, a blooming Highlander' (PRONI, T/3429/1/62). The remark, though jocular, was prophetic of her future liaison with another Scot, the 6th Marquess of Lothian, whom she married in 1793. On 6 January 1781 Lowry-Corry was raised to the peerage as Baron Belmore, and on 15 June 1781 his wife and he entered into a deed of separation by which he agreed to pay her £1,000 a year. They were never reconciled and the marriage was finally dissolved by divorce in April 1793 (at a cost to Belmore in legal and parliamentary fees of well over £4,000 - see D/3007/B/5/8/3A). During the separation Lady Belmore's misconduct' so 'distracted' Belmore that he 'almost entirely secluded himself from society' (PRONI, D/623/A/136/24). Only in his third marriage to a local Co. Fermanagh lady of small fortune (some £2,000 - see D/3007/A/14/8), Mary-Anne Caldwell of Castle Caldwell, did he find a contentment which lasted from their marriage in 1794 to his death in 1802. [Go to top of page]

Born: 7th Apr 1740Baptised:
Died: 2nd Feb 1802Buried:
Family:
Lowry-Corry

Titles:

Ancestors
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1.
Armar 
Lowry-Corry
(
Butler
,
Hobart
,
Caldwell
) 1740 - 1802
2.
Galbraith 
Lowry-Corry
  formerly Lowry
(
Corry
) 1706 - 1769
4.
Robert 
Lowry
(
Sinclair
) ante 1680 - post 1712
5.
Anne 
Sinclair
(
Lowry
)
3.
Sarah 
Corry
(
Lowry-Corry
) + post 1735
6.
Col. John 
Corry
(
Leslie
) 1666 - 1726
7.
Sarah 
Leslie
(
Corry
)

Siblings


1.
Robert 
Lowry
* 1734
2.
John 
Lowry
1735 - 1752
3.
Sarah 
Lowry
1738 - 1739
4.
Anne 
Lowry
(
Cole
) 1742 - 1802
5.
Sarah Corry 
Lowry
1745 - 1746
6.
Mary 
Lowry-Corry
1748 - 1774

Spouses



1. 1st Oct 1771
Lady Margaret 
Butler
(
Lowry-Corry
) + 1777
2. 2nd Mar 1780, div. Apr 1793
Harriet/Henrietta 
Hobart
(
Lowry-Corry
,
Kerr
) 1762 - 1805
3. 11th Mar 1794
Mary Anne 
Caldwell
(
Lowry-Corry
) 1755 - 1841

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Lady Margaret 
Butler
(
Lowry-Corry
) + 1777
1.
Galbraith 
Lowry-Corry
* 1773
2.
Juliana 
Lowry-Corry
* ante 1774
3.
Somerset 
Lowry-Corry
(
Butler
) 1774 - 1841
3a.
Juliana 
Butler
(
Lowry-Corry
) 1783 - 1861
3.1.
Armar 
Lowry-Corry
(
Shepherd
) 1801 - 1845 ...
3.2.
Henry Thomas 
Lowry-Corry
(
Cooper
) 1803 - 1873 ...
3.3.
Sarah 
Lowry-Corry
* 1806
b. ?
4.
Louisa Mary Anne Juliet Harriet 
Lowry-Corry
(
Montagu
) 1781 - 1862
4a.
George John 
Montagu
(
Lowry-Corry
) 1773 - 1818
4.1.
Harriet Mary 
Montagu
(
Baring
) 1805 - 1857
4.2.
Catherine Caroline 
Montagu
(
Waleski
) 1808 - 1834 ...
4.3.
John William 
Montagu
(
Paget
,
Egerton
) 1811 - post 1881 ...
Sources

Timeline


7th Apr 1740Born
1st Oct 1771Married
Lady Margaret 
Butler
(
Lowry-Corry
) + 1777
2nd Mar 1780Married
Harriet/Henrietta 
Hobart
(
Lowry-Corry
,
Kerr
) 1762 - 1805
Apr 1793Divorced
Harriet/Henrietta 
Hobart
(
Lowry-Corry
,
Kerr
) 1762 - 1805 (divorce)
11th Mar 1794Married
Mary Anne 
Caldwell
(
Lowry-Corry
) 1755 - 1841
5th Nov 1797
Armar 
Lowry-Corry
(
Butler
,
Hobart
,
Caldwell
) 1740 - 1802 inherited the title
Belmore
  [E]
2nd Feb 1802Died
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