Henry Lowry-Corry (1845–1927)

Colonel Henry William Lowry-Corry DL, JP (30 June 1845 – 6 May 1927), styled The Honourable from birth, was a British Army officer and Conservative politician.


Born at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh on 30 June 1845 and baptised at the local parish church at Derryvullen a month later, he was the youngest son of Armar Lowry-Corry, 3rd Earl Belmore and his wife Emily Louise Shepherd, youngest daughter of William Shepherd.[1] Lowry-Corry was educated at Eton College and then at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.[2] Thereafter he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1866 and a Master of Arts four years later.[3]


Lowry-Corry was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards, serving in the Suakin Expedition in 1885, for which he received the Egypt Medal with a clasp and the Khedive's Star.[4] In 1903, he retired as colonel.[5] He entered the British House of Commons in 1873, sitting as a Member of Parliament (MP) for County Tyrone until 1880.[6] Lowry-Corry was a Deputy Lieutenant for Suffolk[7] and represented it also as a Justice of the Peace.[2] He was chairman of the county's Quarter Sessions, a vice-chairman of the Territorial Force Association.[5]


On 21 September 1876, he married Hon. Blanche Edith Wood, daughter of Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax by his wife Lady Mary Grey, fifth daughter of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey[8] and had issue:[9]


  1. Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp, ed. (1897). Visitation of Ireland. vol. I. p. 4.
  2. 1 2 Walford, Edward (1919). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. p. 839.
  3. "Corry or Lowry-Corry, the Hon. Henry William Lowry-Corry (CRY863HW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. Who Is Who 1926. London: A. & C. Black Ltd. 1926. p. 1784.
  5. 1 2 Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companioage. J. Whitaker & Sons. 1923. p. 147.
  6. "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Tyrone". Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28594. p. 2302. 29 March 1912.
  8. "ThePeerage - Colonel Henry William Lowry-Corry". Retrieved 22 February 2007.
  9. Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1895). Armorial families. Edinburgh: Grange Publishing Works. p. 630.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Claude Hamilton
Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry
Member of Parliament for County Tyrone
With: Lord Claude Hamilton 1873–1874
John William Ellison-Macartney 1874–1880
Succeeded by
John William Ellison-Macartney
Edward Falconer Litton
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