John Hely-Hutchinson, 7th Earl of Donoughmore
John Michael Henry Hely-Hutchinson, 7th Earl of Donoughmore (12 November 1902 – 12 August 1981), known until 1948 by his courtesy title Viscount Suirdale, was a British politician who later sat as a hereditary peer in the House of Lords.
Lord Donoughmore was the son of Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 6th Earl of Donoughmore. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Peterborough from 1943–1945. In 1948 he succeeded to all his father's peerages. In the military Donoughmore gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Royal Armoured Corps (Territorial Army). He was chosen Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 1964, a post he held until his death.
John was succeeded by his son Richard, the 8th Earl, in 1981.
Marriage and issue
On 27 July 1925, Lord Donoughmore married Dorothy Jean Hotham (12 August 1906 – 29 December 1995), daughter of John Beaumont Hotham and Gladys Mary Wilson. The couple had three children:
- Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 8th Earl of Donoughmore (born 8 August 1927)
- Lady Sara ('Sally') Elena Hely-Hutchinson (born 22 August 1930) m. William Janson Collins of the eponymous publishing house.
- Hon. Mark Hely-Hutchinson (born 19 May 1934)
- "Couple formed unlikely bond with kidnappers". Sunday Independent. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2008.
- Joyce, Joe (10 June 2010). "Hostages teach IRA kidnappers all about racing". The Irish Times.
- Waite, Arthur Edward (2007). A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. vol. I. Cosimo, Inc. p. 400. ISBN 1-60206-641-8.
- "Collins, Lady Sally". Peerage News.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Donoughmore
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
David Cecil, Lord Burghley
| Member of Parliament for Peterborough
1943 – 1945
Raymond Fredrick Brooke
| Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland
The Marquess of Donegall
|Peerage of Ireland|
| Earl of Donoughmore
1948 – 1981