Edward Guinness BA MA JP

Edward Cecil Guinness BA MA JP (1847 - 1927)

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Edward Cecil [uncertain] Guinness BA MA JP
Born in Dublin, Irelandmap
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Husband of — married 20 May 1873 in Windsor, Berkshiremap
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Died in Elveden, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap
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Edward was born on 10 November 1847. He was the son of Sir Benjamin Guinness, 1st Bt. and Elizabeth Guinness.

Edward Cecil Guinness
Father: Benjamin Lee Guinness
Mother: Elizabeth Guinness
Birth: 10 Nov 1847
Baptism: 15 Dec 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1870 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin University, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, in 1872 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).

He married his third cousin Adelaide Maria Guinness (daughter of Richard Samuel Guinness and Katherine Frances Jenkinson) on 20 May 1873 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.[1]

He held the office of Sheriff of Dublin in 1876 and the office of High Sheriff of County Dublin in 1885. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Dublin.

Edward was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Trinity College, Ireland, in 1886. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1891.

He was created 1st Baron Iveagh of Iveagh, co. Down [U.K.] on 19 January 1891; was created 1st Viscount of Iveagh, co. Down [U.K.] on 18 December 1905 and was created 1st Earl of Iveagh [U.K.] on 30 September 1919.

Edward became richest man in Ireland after floating a brewing company.

He passed away on 7 October 1927 at age 79.


St Andrew and St Patrick Churchyard, Elveden, Forest Heath District, Suffolk, England[2]


  1. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DLT-LRL : 13 December 2014), Edward Cecil Guinness, 1873; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,”
  2. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47710290
  • Source: S-2126399396 Repository: #R-2129772227 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com.
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Guinness-109 and Guinness-52 appear to represent the same person because: duplicates
posted by Sunny (Trimbee) Clark

Edward is 30 degrees from Louis Braille, 19 degrees from Greta Moody and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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