Ireland Old News
October 09, 1876
DEATH OF LORD LISGAR. We have to record to-day the decease of an old and meritorious public servant, Lord LISGAR, better known, perhaps, to most of our readers by his former name as the Right Hon. Sir John YOUNG, which happened on Friday at his residence, Baillieborough Castle, in the county of CAVAN, at the age of 69. The eldest son of the late Sir William YOUNG, of Baillieborough Castle, by his marriage with Lucy, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles FREDERICK, he was born in August, 1807, and succeeded to the baronetcy of his father in 1835, four years after his first entrance into Parliament as one of the members for Cavan, which county he represented in the Moderate Conservative interest in seven successive Parliaments down to 1855. He was one of the Lords of the Treasury and afterwards Joint Secretary of the Treasury under the second Administration of Sir Robert Peel, whom he followed in his Free Trade policy. From 1852 down to 1855 he was Chief Secretary for Ireland under Lord Aberdeen, and from the latter date (when he withdrew from the House of Commons) down to 1858 he held the Lord High Commissionership of the Ionian Islands. From 1860 to 1867 he was Governor of New South Wales, and Governor-General of Canada from 1868 to 1872. While holding this responsible post in 1870 he was raised to the Peerage as Lord LISGAR. He was also Lord-Lieutenant and Custos Hotulorum of the county Cavan a post which falls to the present Government to fill up; his Lordship was also a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) and or the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and had been a Privy Councillor for more than 29 years. Lord LISGAR married in April, 1848, Adelaide, daughter of the late Mr. Edward a TUITE DALTON, of Fennar, county Meath and step-daughter of the late Marquis of HEADFORT. As, however, he had no children, his Peerage becomes extinct, while his baronetcy passes to a nephew, Mr. William Need Muston YOUNG, who was born in 1847, and who now becomes the third baronet of Baillieborough.
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