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Viscount Somerton

Viscount Somerton

A carte-de-visite portrait of Viscount Somerton later the Earl of Normanton.

Viscount Somerton was the courtesy title of the eldest son of the Earl of Normanton, a title in the Irish peerage.

James Charles Herbert Welbore Ellis Agar was born on 17 September 1818, the eldest son of the Welbore Ellis Agar, 2nd Earl of Normanton and Lady Diana née Herbert. He succeeded his father on 26 August 1868, becoming the 3rd Earl of Normanton. On 9 April 1856 he married Hon. Caroline Susan Augusta Barrington, daughter of William Keppel Barrington, 6th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass.

He died on 19 December 1896, at the age of 78.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London in 1860.


Code: 124735
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