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Spring Rice, Baron Monteagle

Rice apparently came to Mount Trenchard, Co.Limerick, in 1767.

Stephen Edward Rice,
of Mount Trenchard House, between Loghill and Foynes, Co.Limerick.
He mar 1785 to Katherine Spring [descendant of Edward III].
He died 1831.
They had issue:

Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon, born 1790.
Chancellor of the Exchequer 1835-1839.
He was cr Baron Monteagle 1839.
He died 1866.
He had issue:

Stephen Spring Rice,
born 1814, eldest son.
He became a friend at Cambridge of Arthur Helps.
Helps became private secretary to his father.
Stephen died 1865, just before his father.
He had issue:

  1. Thomas Spring Rice, 2nd Baron Monteagle of Brandon, born 1849.
    He succ 1866.
    He mar 1875 to Elizabeth Butcher.
    He was a Gaelic revival enthusiast.
    Elizabeth was friendly with Bessie O'Brien.
    She delivered a tribute to Thomas T. Madigan when he died in 1904.
    She died 1908.
    2nd Baron arranged for a defence for Willie Madigan at his trial in 1921.
    He died 1926.
    2nd Baron and Elizabeth had issue:

    1. Mary Spring Rice, born 1880.
      Irish nationalist.
      She was involved in the Howth gun-running 1914.
      See biography.

Cappa (Mount Trenchard) on p.106 of [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].

Mount Trenchard on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern satellite view and street view of W entrance and E entrance.

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