George Ponsonby O’Callaghan 2nd Viscount Lismore 1815 – 1898

George Ponsonby O’Callaghan 2nd Viscount Lismore 1815 – 1898, High Sheriff of County Tipperary, Lord Lieutenant of County Tipperary,

Viscount Lismore was a  patron of the of the London Homeopathic Hospital,

With thanks to Peter Morrell and the Illustrated London News April 1858:

The supporters of homeopathy are now striving to establish a large metropolitan hospital, which shall be conducted according to the principles inculcated by Hahnemann, which will be a school for homeopathic students, and which will afford to allopathic physicians the means of inquiring into the merits of the new doctrine and practice.

A public dinner in aid of the building fund of this charity took place on Wednesday, April 21 at Willis’s Rooms, when the Duke of Beaufort, Viscount Lismore, Arthur de Vere Capell Viscount Malden, Lord Rokeby, Lord Grey de Wilton, Lord Cosmo Russell, Robert Grosvenor, Mr Truman MP, Major Blake, Edmund Gardiner Fishbourne, *H D Pritchard, Mr Sheriff Rutherford, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, John Rutherford Russell, and about 150 other gentlemen, known as supporters and practitioners of homeopathy in the metropolis and in the provinces.

The usual toasts were given, viz– “The Queen;” “The Prince Consort and the Royal Family;” and “The Army and Navy,” responded to by Lord Rokeby and Edmund Gardiner Fishbourne, who alluded to their experience of the benefits personally derived by them from homeopathy during their service in the Niger expedition and in the Crimea.

On 10.6.1858, another fund raising event was held in support of the London Homeopathic Hospital at the Riding School of the Cavalry Barracks in Kensington, attended by Colonel Parker, the Duchess of Abercorn, Lady Acton, the Marchioness of Aberdeen, the Marchioness of Aylesbury, Viscountess Barrington, the Duchess of Beaufort, the Countess of Bradford, Lady Bryant, Erneste de Bunsen, Burne, Adelaide Cadogan, Augusta Duchess of Cambridge, Georgiana Codrington, the Countess of Cowley, the Countess of Craven, Curson, Blanche Dapplin, Lady Ebury, Lady Elcho, the Marchioness of Exeter, Lady Forester, the Countess of Gainesborough, the Countess of Glengall, Lady Gray of Gray, Lady Charlotte Greville, Lady Hall of Hanover, the Countess of Harrowby, Lady Ellinor Hopwood, the Countess of Kinnoull, Viscountess Lismore, Lady Lynd L’emplemore, the Duchess of Manchester, the Duchess of Montrose, Henrietta Morant, Viscountess Newport, Adeliza Norman, Lady Caroline Paget, the Duchess of Richmond, Lady Rokeby, Lady Cosmo Russell, the Countess of Sandwich, Lady Elizabeth de Emily Seymour, Viscountess Sidmouth, Villers, Lady Smith, Mrs. Felix Vaughn Smith, Mrs. Dudly Ward, Lady Willoughby, the Countess of Wilton, the Countess of Winchelsea,

George Ponsonby O’Callaghan 2nd Viscount Lismore was born on 16 March 1815. He was the son of Cornelius O’Callaghan 1st Viscount Lismore and Lady Eleanor Butler. He married Mary Norbury, daughter of George Norbury, on 25 July 1839. He died on 29 October 1898 at age 83. George Ponsonby O’Callaghan 2nd Viscount Lismore gained the rank of officer in the service of the 17th Lancers. He held the office of High Sheriff of County Tipperary in 1853. He held the office of Lord Lieutenant of County Tipperary between 1857 and 1885. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Lismore of Shanbally, co. Tipperary on 30 May 1857. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Lismore, of Shanbally, co. Tipperary on 30 May 1857. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Lismore of Shanbally Castle, co. Tipperary  on 30 May 1857. Children of George Ponsonby O’Callaghan, 2nd Viscount Lismore and Mary Norbury: George Cornelius Gerald O’Callaghan b. 3 Nov 1846, d. Mar 1885; William Frederick Ormonde O’Callaghan b. 14 Nov 1852, d. 20 Apr 1877,

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