Sir Ralph Gore, 4th Baronet
The Gore Baronetcy, of Magherabegg in the County of Donegal, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 2 February 1622 for Paul Gore (shown also as 1st baronet of Manor Gore, the Anglicized version). Ralph was the eldest son of Sir William Gore, 3rd Baronet and his wife Hannah Hamilton, daughter and co-heiress of James Hamilton of Manorhamilton and niece of Gustavus Hamilton, 1st Viscount Boyne. Ralph inherited the estate of Manorhamilton from his mother.
The fourth Baronet served as Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer and as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. He represented Donegal Borough in the Irish House of Commons from 1703 until 1713 and then Donegal County from 1713 until 1727. Subsequently, he sat for Clogher until his death in 1733.
He married firstly Elizabeth Colville, daughter of Sir Robert Colville of Newtown, County Leitrim, and secondly, Elizabeth Ashe, daughter of St George Ashe, Bishop of Clogher and his wife (and distant cousin) Jane St George, daughter of Sir George St George of Dunmore, County Galway and Elizabeth Hannay. By his first wife he had two daughters. By his second wife he had seven children, including St George Gore-St George, who succeeded to the baronetcy, but died young without issue, Ralph Gore, 1st Earl of Ross, Richard, father of Sir Ralph Gore, 7th baronet, and Elizabeth, who married James Daly and had issue, including the judge St George Daly and the politician Denis Daly.
His grandfather had acquired Belle Island in Lough Erne: it was Ralph who built the castle, which was extended and improved by his son, the younger Ralph.
The present holder of the baronetcy lives in Australia.
- "Estate Record: Gore (Woodford)". NUI Galway. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
|Parliament of Ireland|
| Member of Parliament for Donegal Borough
With: Richard Jones
Sir Arthur Gore, 2nd Bt
| Member of Parliament for Donegal County
With: Frederick Hamilton 1713–1716
Hon. Gustavus Hamilton 1716–1727
Hon. Gustavus Hamilton
Richard St George
| Member of Parliament for Clogher
With: Silvester Cross 1727–1731
Walter Carey 1731–1733
| Speaker of the Irish House of Commons
|Baronetage of Ireland|
St George Gore-St George
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