Henry Dillon, 13th Viscount Dillon
|A.K.A.||Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, 13th Viscount Dillon, Henry Dillon Lee|
|Birth||28 October 1777|
|Death||24 July 1832 (aged 54 years)|
Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, 13th Viscount Dillon (28 October 1777 – 24 July 1832) was an Irish peer, writer and MP for Harwich and for County Mayo.
Henry Augustus was born on 28 October 1777 at Brussels, the son of Charles Dillon-Lee, the twelfth Viscount Dillon, and his wife Henrietta Maria, the only daughter of Constantine John Phipps, 1st Baron Mulgrave. In the year 1794, when he was seventeen years old, Henry Augustus was a Colonel of the Irish Brigade. In 1799, at age 22, he was a Member of Parliament for County Harwich, and in 1802 became a Knight for Mayo. His knighthood ended in 1813 upon the death of his father, when he acceded to the Peerage as the thirteenth Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen.
In February 1807, Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee married Henrietta Browne, sister of Dominick, 1st Baron Oranmore and Browne, daughter of Dominick-Geoffrey Browne, by Margaret, daughter of the Hon. George Browne, 4th son of the 1st Earl of Altamont.
The marriage produced nine children:
- Henrietta Maria (1807, Halifax – 1895, London), a social reformer, married Edward John Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley of Alderley.
- Margaret Frances Florence (d. 1885), m. to geologist William John Hamilton.
- Louisa Anne Rose, d. 1902, m. to the Hon. Spencer-Cecil Ponsonby of Bessborough.
- Helena Matilda.
- Charles Henry, b. 1810 at Dublin, d. 1865 at Ditchley, Oxford; succeeded his father as 14th Viscount.
- Theobald Dominick, b. 1811; succeeded his brother as 15th Viscount.
- Arthur Edmund Denis, b. 1812 at London, d. 1892 at Ditchley, Oxford; succeeded his brother as 16th Viscount.
- Constantine Augustus Dillon, b. 1813, d. 1853.
- Robert George, b. 1817.
- Gerald-Normanby (1823 – 1880), m. to Lady Louisa-Isabella-Georgiana FitzGibbon, daughter of the Earl of Clare, had issue.
Emily W. Sunstein in her biography Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality writes "the literary Lord Dillon... was said to be Eliza Rennie's lover."
He died 24 July 1832. His widow died thirty years later at the Hotel Windsor, Paris, 18 March 1862, aged 73.
Published Works include
- Short view of the Catholic question, by Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee Dillon publisher: Printed by J. Charrurier / 1801 / 32 Pages
- Letter to the deputation from the Catholics of Ireland on the subject of their mission by Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee Dillon publisher: Cox, Son & Baylis / 1805 / 56 Pages
- A commentary on the military establishments and defence of the British Empire by Henry Augustus Dillon publisher: Printed by Cox, Son, and Baylis ... for E. Kerby / 1811 /
- Discourse upon the theory of legitimate government, by Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee Dillon 1817 / 89 Pages
- The life and opinions of Sir Richard Maltravers: [pseud.] an English gentleman of the seventeenth century by Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee Dillon publisher: Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker / 1822 / 2 vols (I 274p; II 287p). Corvey; CME 3-628-48097-3; ECB 345; EN2 1822: 29; NSTC 2D13576; OCLC 35663915.
- Rosaline de Vere. In two volumes. Henry Augustus Dillon-Lee, Viscount DILLON 1824. London: Treuttel and Würtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 30 Soho Square, 2 vols (I v, 281p; II 277p) Corvey; CME 3-628-48547-9; ECB 502; EN2 1824: 29; NSTC 2D13577; OCLC 12423730.
Also: various works of jurisprudence, and an edition of Aelian’s Tactics,