Lodge de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency

Lodge Evans de Montmorency, 1st Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency PC (26 January 1747 – 21 September 1822), known as Lodge Morres until 1800 and as The Lord Frankfort between 1800 and 1816, was an Irish politician.


Born Lodge Morres, he was the son of Redmond Morres and Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Lodge. Hervey Morres, 1st Viscount Mountmorres and Sir William Morres, 1st Baronet, were his uncles.[1]

Political career

Morres was elected a member of the Irish House of Commons for Inistioge in 1768, a seat he held until 1770, and later represented Bandon Bridge between 1776 and 1796, Ennis between 1796 and 1797, and Dingle between 1798 and 1800.[1][2] He was sworn of the Irish Privy Council in 1796[1][3] and served as a Lord of the Treasury between 1796 and 1806.[1]

In 1800 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Frankfort, of Galmoye in the County of Kilkenny.[4] In 1815 he assumed by Royal licence the surname of de Montmorency in lieu of Morres, although the French House of Montmorency did not recognise his claim to be a member of that family.[5] In 1816 he was further honoured when he was made Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, of Galmoye in the County of Kilkenny, also in the Peerage of Ireland.[6]


Lord Frankfort de Montmorency was twice married. He married Mary, daughter of Joseph Fade, in 1777. After her death in February 1787, he married Catharine, daughter of George White, in 1804. There were children from both marriages. Lord Frankfort de Montmorency died in September 1822, aged 75, and was succeeded in his titles by his son from his second marriage, Lodge. The Viscountess Frankfort de Montmorency died in November 1851.[1]


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Joseph Deane
John Hobson
Member of Parliament for Inistioge
With: Joseph Matthews
Succeeded by
Edward Tighe
John Lloyd
Preceded by
Francis Bernard
Thomas Adderley
Member of Parliament for Bandon Bridge
With: William Ponsonby
Francis Bernard
Broderick Chinnery
Succeeded by
Broderick Chinnery
William Ponsonby
Preceded by
William Conyngham
Sir Edward O'Brien, Bt
Member of Parliament for Ennis
With: Sir Edward O'Brien, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Edward O'Brien, Bt
Nathaniel Sneyd
Preceded by
John Townsend
Bartholomew Hoare
Member of Parliament for Dingle
With: Sir James Cotter, Bt 1798
William Thomas Monsell 1798–1800
Hon. William Mullins 1800
Constituency abolished
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency
1816 1822
Succeeded by
Lodge Reymond de Montmorency
Baron Frankfort
1800 1822
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