Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore, was born 11 July 1774 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland to Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore (1740-1802) and Margaret Butler (1748-1775) and died 18 April 1841 Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Juliana Butler (1783-1861) 20 October 1800 .
Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore (11 July 1774 – 18 April 1841), styled The Honourable from 1781 to 1797 and then known as Viscount Corry to 1802, was an Irish nobleman and politician.
Politics and inheritance
Lowry-Corry was the only surviving son of Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore, and his first wife Lady Margaret Butler. In 1798, he was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Tyrone and represented the constituency until the Act of Union in 1801. Thereafter he was returned to the British House of Commons for County Tyrone, a seat he held until 1802, when he succeeded his father as earl.
Lord Belmore was elected as a Representative Peer for Ireland in 1819 and served as Governor of Jamaica from 1828 to 1832. He was also a colonel in the Tyrone Militia.
He inherited from his father the magnificent house at Castle Coole in County Fermanagh, along with considerable debts. Nonetheless he furnished the house and its classical interiors designed by James Wyatt in an exuberant Regency fashion between 1802 and 1825. Elaborate curtains and pelmets, pier glasses, "Grecian" couches and a magnificent state bed designed to accommodate King George IV on his state visit to Ireland in 1821 (although the king did not make it as far as Castle Coole, much to the disappointment of the earl) were all supplied by the Dublin upholsterer John Preston at a total cost of around £35,000. Lord Belmore also commissioned Sir Richard Morrison to build a new stable block in 1817.
|Offspring of Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore and Juliana Butler (1783-1861)|
|Armar Lowry-Corry, 3rd Earl Belmore (1801-1845)||28 December 1801||17 December 1845||Emily Louise Shepherd (1814-1904)|
|Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry (1803-1873)||9 March 1803||5 March 1873||Harriet Anne Ashley-Cooper (1798-1868)|
|Sarah Lowry-Corry (-1806)|
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|Parliament of Ireland|
Sir Michael Cromie, 1st Bt
| Member of Parliament for Ballyshannon
With: David Babington
Sir William Richardson, 1st Bt
Hon. Thomas Knox
| Member of Parliament for Tyrone
1798 – 1801
With: James Stewart
Parliament of the United Kingdom
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for County Tyrone
1801 – 1802
With: James Stewart
Sir John Keane (acting)
| Governor of Jamaica
George Cuthbert (acting)
|Peerage of Ireland|
| Earl Belmore
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