The Right Honourable Henry Lowry-Corry PC

First Lord of the Admiralty
In office
8 March 1867 – 1 December 1868
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by Sir John Pakington, Bt
Succeeded by Hugh Childers

Born 9 March 1803 (1803


Died 6 March 1873 (1873


Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lady Harriet Ashley-Cooper
(d. 1868)

Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry was born 9 March 1803 to Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore (1774-1841) and Juliana Butler (1783-1861) and died 5 March 1873 of unspecified causes. He married Harriet Anne Ashley-Cooper (1798-1868) 18 March 1830 .

The Right Honourable Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry PC (9 March 1803 – 6 March 1873) was a British Conservative politician, briefly First Lord of the Admiralty.


Lowry-Corry was the younger son of Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore, and Lady Juliana Butler, daughter of Henry Butler, 2nd Earl of Carrick.[1]

Political career

Lowry-Corry entered Parliament for County Tyrone in 1825, a seat he held until his death 48 years later,[2][3] and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1835.[4] He served as Comptroller of the Household under Sir Robert Peel between 1834 and 1835, as a Civil Lord of the Admiralty under Peel between 1841 and 1845, as First Secretary of the Admiralty under Peel between 1845 and 1846 and under Lord Derby between 1858 and 1859 and as Vice-President of the Committee on Education between 1867 and 1867. The latter year Derby promoted him to First Lord of the Admiralty with a seat in the cabinet, a position he held until December 1868, the last nine months under the premiership of Benjamin Disraeli.


Lowry-Corry married Lady Harriet Ashley-Cooper, daughter of Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury by his wife Lady Anne Spencer, fourth daughter of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, in 1830.


Offspring of Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry and Harriet Anne Ashley-Cooper (1798-1868)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Armar Henry Lowry-Curry (1836-1893)
Montagu William Lowry-Corry, 1st Baron Rowton (1838-1903)

Lowry-Corry survived his wife Lady Harriet by five years and died in March 1873, aged 69.[3]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Stewart, Bt
William Stewart
Member of Parliament for Tyrone
With: William Stewart 1825–1830
Sir Hugh Stewart, Bt 1830–1835
Lord Claud Hamilton 1835–1837 & 1839–1873
Viscount Alexander 1837–1839
Succeeded by
Lord Claud Hamilton
Hon. Henry Lowry-Corry
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Robert Grosvenor
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
George Byng
Preceded by
Lord Dalmeny
Civil Lord of the Admiralty
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry FitzRoy
Preceded by
Hon. Sidney Herbert
First Secretary of the Admiralty
Succeeded by
Henry George Ward
Preceded by
Ralph Bernal Osborne
First Secretary of the Admiralty
Succeeded by
Lord Clarence Paget
Preceded by
Henry Bruce
Vice-President of the Committee of the Council on Education
Succeeded by
Lord Robert Montagu
Preceded by
Sir John Pakington, Bt
First Lord of the Admiralty
Succeeded by
Hugh Childers

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