County Cavan, Ireland

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County Cavan

Cavan Coat of arms
  • Motto - Feardhacht is Fírinne (Irish) - "Manliness and Truth"
  • Country - Ireland
  • Province - Ulster
  • County town - Cavan
  • Area Total - 1,931 km2 (746 sq mi)
  • Area rank - 19th
  • Population - 73,183 (2011)
  • Rank - 25th
  • Irish name - Contae an Chabháin

Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan

This is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1756 for John Maxwell, who had previously represented Cavan Borough in the Irish House of Commons. John Maxwell's son, the second Baron, was created Viscount Farnham in 1760 and Earl of Farnham in 1763. Both titles were in the Peerage of Ireland but became extinct when he died childless in 1779. His brother and successor, the third Baron, was again created Viscount Farnham in 1781 and Earl of Farnham in 1785. These titles were also in the Peerage of Ireland. His son, the second Earl, sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1816 to 1823. However, he had no children and on his death in 1823 the viscountcy and earldom became extinct.
He was succeeded in the barony by his first cousin, the fifth Baron. He was the eldest son of The Most Rev. The Hon. Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath, third son of the first Baron. Lord Farnham sat as a Member of Parliament for County Cavan and was an Irish Representative Peer in the House of Lords from 1825 to 1838. His nephew, the seventh Baron (who succeeded his father in 1838), also represented County Cavan in the House of Commons and served as an Irish Representative Peer between 1839 and 1868. Lord Farnham and his wife were killed in the Abergele train disaster of 1868. The title then passed to his younger brother, the eighth Baron, who had earlier represented County Cavan in Parliament. He was succeeded by another brother, the ninth Baron, who also sat as a Member of Parliament for County Cavan. In 1885 he succeeded a distant relative as eleventh Baronet of Calderwood. On his death the titles passed to his nephew, the tenth Baron. He served as Lord Lieutenant of County Cavan and was briefly an Irish Representative Peer from 1898 until his early death in 1900. His son, the eleventh Baron, sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1908 to 1957. As of 2014 the titles are held by his grandson, the thirteenth Baron, who succeeded his elder brother in 2001. Lord Farnham is the son of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Somerset Arthur Maxwell. He lives in Oxfordshire in Great Britain.

County Cavan Civil Parish Divisions

County Cavan Civil Parish Divisions
1. Annagelliff 2. Annagh 3. Ballintemple 4. Baileborough 5. Ballymachugh
6. Castlerahan 7. Castleterra 8. Crosserlough 9. Denn 10. Drumgoon
11. Drumlane 12. Drumlumman 13. Drumreilly 14. Drung 15. Enniskeen
16. Kilbride 17. Kildallan 18. Kildrumsherdan 19. Killashandra 20. Killinagh
21. Killinkere 22. Kilmore 23. Kinawley 24. Knockbride 25. Larah
26. Lavey 27. Loughan (or Castlekeeran) 28. Lurgan 29. Moybolgue 30. Mullagh
31. Munterconnaught 32. Scrabby 33. Shercock 34. Templeport 35. Tomregan
36. Urney

Genealogy Resources for County Cavan


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