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Warner William Westenra, 2nd Baron Rossmore (1765-1842)

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Lord Rossmore succeeded to the Irish barony of Rossmore of Monaghan in 1801. In the 1820s he championed the cause of Catholic emancipation. He also spearheaded a campaign to reform the representative peerage in Scotland and Ireland, and sought to be nominated himself.

From 1831 to 1838 he was Lord Lieutenant of co. Monaghan, being succeeded by his son, the Whig M.P. the Hon. Henry R. Westenra (1792-1860). In 1838, Rossmore was created a Baron of the United Kingdom and took his seat in the House of Lords.

 

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