Joseph Blake, 1st Baron Wallscourt

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Joseph Henry Blake, 1st Baron Wallscourt (5 October 1765 – 28 March 1803), was an Irish politician.

Blake was the son of Joseph Blake and Honoria Daly, daughter of Dermot Daly.[1] He was returned to the Irish House of Commons for County Galway in 1790, a seat he held until 1800, when the Irish Parliament was abolished.[2] The latter year he was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Wallscourt, of Ardfry in the County of Galway, with remainder, in default of male issue of his own, to the heirs male of the body of his father Joseph Blake.[3]

Lord Wallscourt married Lady Louisa Catherine Mary Bermingham, daughter of Thomas Bermingham, 1st Earl of Louth, in 1784. They had one daughter, the Honourable Anastasia Blake, who married Luke Dillon, 2nd Baron Clonbrock. Wallscourt died in March 1803, aged 37. As his father was then stille alive the barony was temporarily suspended. After his father's death in 1806 Wallscourt's nephew Joseph Henry Blake was allowed to succeed in the title. Lady Wallscourt married as her second husband James Daly in 1804. She died in May 1827, aged 62.[1]


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Denis Daly
William Trench
Member of Parliament for County Galway
With: William Trench 1790–1798
Hon. Richard Trench 1798–1800
Richard Martin 1800
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Wallscourt
Succeeded by
Joseph Henry Blake