NEEDHAM, Hon. Francis Jack (1787-1880), of Mourne Park, nr. Newry, co. Down.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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6 Mar. 1819 - 1826

Family and Education

b. 12 Dec. 1787, 1st s. of Francis Needham*. educ. Eton 1800-4. m. (1) 7 Jan. 1814, Jane (d. 25 July 1867), da. of George Gun-Cuninghame of Mount Kennedy, co. Wicklow, 3s. 1da.; (2) 20 Nov. 1867, Martha, da. of John Foster of Lenham, Kent, s.p. Styled Visct. Newry and Morne 1822-32; suc. fa. as 2nd Earl of Kilmorey [I] 21 Nov. 1832.

Offices Held

Ensign, 2 garrison batt., Ireland 1813, half-pay 1814; capt. commdt. Newry inf. 1813.

Sheriff, co. Down 1828-9.


Needham succeeded to his father’s seat for Newry on the family interest on the latter’s succession to the peerage. He silently supported government in his first Parliament, voting with them against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May 1819. He died 20 June 1880.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: P. J. Jupp