John Creighton, 1st Earl Erne

John Creighton, 1st Earl Erne PC (1731 – 15 September 1828), known as The Lord Erne between 1772 and 1781 and as The Viscount Erne between 1781 and 1789, was an Irish peer and politician.

Erne was the eldest surviving son of Abraham Creighton, 1st Baron Erne and Elizabeth Rogerson, and succeeded his father as second Baron in 1772. Between 1761 and 1773, he represented Lifford in the Irish House of Commons. In 1781 he was created Viscount Erne, of Crom Castle in the County of Fermanagh, and in 1789 he was further honoured when he was made Earl Erne, of Crom Castle in the County of Fermanagh. He sat from 1800 to 1828 as one of the 28 original Irish Representative peers in the British House of Lords.

Crom Castle, Lord Erne's ancestral home

Marriages, children and successionEdit

Lord Erne married, firstly, Catherine Howard, daughter of the Right Reverend Robert Howard, in 1761. After her death in 1775 he married, secondly, Lady Mary Caroline Hervey, daughter of Frederick Augustus Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, in 1776. He died in September 1828 and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Abraham, who had been declared insane since 1798. His daughter by his 2nd wife, Caroline, married the 1st Baron Wharncliffe.

ReferencesEdit

Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Abraham Creighton
Thomas Montgomery
Member of Parliament for Lifford
1761–1773
With: Abraham Creighton 1761–1768
Abraham Creighton 1768–1773
Succeeded by
Abraham Creighton
James Cavendish
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
New creation
Earl Erne
1789–1828
Succeeded by
Abraham Creighton
Preceded by
New creation
Viscount Erne
1781–1828
Preceded by
Abraham Creighton
Baron Erne
1772–1828