Dermot Bourke, 7th Earl of Mayo

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Dermot Robert Wyndham Bourke, 7th Earl of Mayo KP PC (I) (2 July 1851 – 31 December 1927) was an Anglo-Irish peer, styled Lord Naas from 1867 to 1872.

He succeeded as Earl of Mayo on the death of his father Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo in 1872.[1] In 1890 he was elected as an Irish representative peer and took his seat in the House of Lords. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 3 February 1905.

He was one of the four landlord representatives during the 1902 Land Conference. Between 1921 and 1922 he served in the Senate of Southern Ireland. He was nominated by W. T. Cosgrave to the Seanad of the Irish Free State on its formation in 1922. He was nominated for 12 years and served until his death in 1927.[2]

His wife, Geraldine Sarah Ponsonby (d. 29 November 1944), was the granddaughter of John Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough, and the great-granddaughter of George Coventry, 8th Earl of Coventry.


  1. ^ " - Person Page 14031". Retrieved 13 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Earl of Mayo". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 30 April 2009. 
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Milltown
Irish Representative Peer for Ireland
Succeeded by
Position lapsed
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Bourke
Earl of Mayo
Succeeded by
Walter Bourke
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