Henry Dawson-Damer, 3rd Earl of Portarlington

"Port". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1878.

Henry John Reuben Dawson-Damer, 3rd Earl of Portarlington KP (5 September 1822 – 1 March 1889) was an Irish peer.

On 17 November 1841, he was commissioned a cornet in the Dorsetshire Yeomanry.[1] He became Earl of Portarlington in 1845 on the death of his uncle John Dawson, 2nd Earl of Portarlington and resigned his Yeomanry commission in November 1848.[2] The Earl was appointed a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 8 February 1879.[3]


  1. The London Gazette: no. 20048. p. 3137. 3 December 1841.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 20916. p. 4125. 14 November 1848.
  3. Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick". Retrieved 2008-12-13.
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Dawson
Earl of Portarlington
Succeeded by
Lionel Dawson-Damer
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