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Colonel Horace William Noel Rochfort

1809 - 1891


Colonel Horace William Noel Rochfort
He was born on 5 November 1809 and died on 16 May 1891 at age 81.

 He was the son of Colonel John Staunton Rochfort and Harriette Mann. He married, firstly, Frances Elizabeth Cosby, daughter of Thomas Cosby and Charlotte Elizabeth Kelly, on 6 August 1837. He married, secondly, Hon. Charlotte Hood, daughter of Samuel Hood, 2nd Baron Bridport and Charlotte Mary Nelson, Duchesa di Bronté, on 4 September 1845.  

He held the office of High Sheriff of County Carlow in 1840.
He held the office of High Sheriff of Queen's County in 1845.
He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.).
He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.).
He lived at Clogrenane Castle, County Carlow, Ireland.  

Colonel Horace Rochfort of Clogrennan, Co. Carlow, founded the Co. Carlow Football Club and was elected the first president in 1873. He was also the founder of the County Carlow Cricket Club in 1831, and the founder and first secretary of the All Ireland Polo Club in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, in 1873, having founded the County Carlow Polo Club in 1872.  

Captain Horace William Rochfort was born on 20 August 1839. He was the son of Horace William Noel Rochfort and Frances Elizabeth Cosby.

He married Elizabeth Dawlay, daughter of Marriott E. Dawlay, in 1882. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Navy


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