DAWSON, Richard Thomas (1788-1827), of Dawson Grove, co. Monaghan.
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Family and Education
b. 31 Aug. 1788, o.s. of Richard Dawson*. educ. Harrow 1810, St. John’s, Camb. 1807. m. 10 Mar. 1815, Anne Elizabeth Emily, da. of John Whaley of Whaley Abbey, co. Wicklow, 2s. suc. fa. 1807; gt.-uncle Thomas as 2nd Baron Cremorne [I] by spec. rem. 1 Mar. 1813.
Dawson was not yet of age when his father died, but it was anticipated that in due course he too would offer for Monaghan. He did so in 1812 and was returned unopposed. The viceroy reported to the premier that although Dawson’s aged great-uncle a