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William Stewart, 2nd Viscount Mountjoy

William Stewart, 2nd Viscount Mountjoy Irish peer

Irish peer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Irish peer
Was Peer
From Ireland
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 1675
Death 10 January 1728 (aged 53 years)
The details

William Stewart, 2nd Viscount Mountjoy (1675 - 10 January 1728), was an Anglo-Irish peer.

William Stewart was born in 1675, the son of Sir William Stewart, later 1st Viscount Mountjoy. He married on 23 November 1696 Anne Boyle, the daughter of Murrough Boyle, 1st Viscount Blesington. They had five sons and four daughters.

He was given command of a regiment of foot and was made successively a brigadier-general, a major-general and a lieutenant-general. In 1714 he was made Master-General of the Ordnance, colonel of a regiment of dragoons and soon after one of the Keepers of the Great Seal.

On his death on 10 January 1728 his title passed to his son Sir William Stewart, 3rd Viscount Mountjoy, later (1745) William Stewart, 1st Earl of Blessington.

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