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Richard More O'Ferrall 
Eldest son of Major Ambrose O'Ferrall (1752-1835) and his first wife, Anne Bagot.
 
Date (from)(Date to)Event
1797 Born (Balyna, Co Kildare, Ireland).
18311846M.P. for Kildare.
16 May 183528 August 1839Lord of the Treasury.
28 September 1839 Married Matilda (died 1882), 2nd daughter of Thomas Antony, 3rd Viscount Southwell KP (Knight of the Order of St. Patrick).
4 October 18399 June 1841First Secretary of the Admiralty.
9 June 184121 May 1844Secretary to the Treasury.
1 October 184727 October 1851Governor of Malta (both the first civilian and the first Roman Catholic governor).
22 November 1847 Privy Councillor.
18501851M.P. for Longford.
12 September 1851 Resigned, refusing to serve under Lord John Russell, because of his Ecclesiastical Titles Act (against restoration of a Catholic hierarchy in England).
18591865M.P. for Kildare.
27 October 1880 Died (Kingstown (present Dun Laoghaire), Ireland).
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