|The 14th Viscount Gormanston|
|35th Governor of the Leeward Islands|
|Preceded by||Charles Monroe Eldridge|
|Succeeded by||Charles Mitchell|
|14th Governor of British Guiana|
|Preceded by||Charles Bruce|
|Succeeded by||Charles Bruce|
|7th Governor of Tasmania|
8 August 1893 – 14 August 1900
|Preceded by||Robert Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Havelock|
|Born||June 1, 1837|
Gormanston Castle, County Meath, Ireland
|Died||29 October 1907 (aged 70)|
|Spouse(s)||Ismay Louisa Ursula Bellew & Georgina Jane Connellan|
Jenico Preston then held the ceremonial posts of High Sheriff of County Dublin (1865), County Meath (1871) before being appointed Chamberlain to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Marquess of Abercorn, between 1866 and 1868. He succeeded his father as viscount in 1876, and entered the House of Lords in the subsidiary title of Baron Gormanston, created for his father in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1868.
In 1885 Gormanston was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands, a post he held until 1887, and then served as Governor of British Guiana from 1887 to 1893 and as Governor of Tasmania from 1893 to 1900.
Lord Gormanston married firstly Hon. Ismay Louisa Ursula Bellew, daughter of Patrick Bellew, 1st Baron Bellew, in 1861; they had no children. After his first wife's death in 1875 he married secondly Georgina Jane Connellan, daughter of Major Peter Connellan, in 1878; they had three sons and one daughter. Lord Gormanston died at Dublin in October 1907, aged 70, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Jenico Edward Joseph Preston, 15th Viscount Gormanston.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Peerage of Ireland
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Burke's Peerage & Baronetage
- Davis, R. P. (1983). "Gormanston, 14th Viscount (1837 - 1907)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090058b.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (2015 edition).
Charles Monroe Eldridge
|Governor of the Leeward Islands
Sir Charles Mitchell, acting
|Governor of British Guiana
Sir Robert Hamilton
|Governor of Tasmania
Sir Arthur Havelock
|Peerage of Ireland|
Edward Anthony John Preston
Jenico Edward Joseph Preston
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