Brownlow, John, 1st Viscount Tyrconnel (1691 -1754)
Sir John Brownlow, 5th Baronet, of Belton, in Lincolnshire, was the second but eldest surviving son of Sir William, 4th Baronet, and his first wife Dorothy, daughter and coheir of Sir Richard Mason of Bishop's Castle in Shropshire, and Sutton in Surrey. He succeeded his father in 1701, was created Baron Brownlow and Viscount Tyrconnel in Ireland 14 May 1718, and made a Knight of the Bath 25 May 1725. He was elected Member of Parliament for Grantham in 1722, 1727 and 1734. Tyrconnel was for a time the patron of Richard Savage, taking him into his house, and granting him £200 a year. Savage claimed to be the illegitimate son of Earl Rivers and Anne Mason, Tyrconnel's mother's sister. Savage eventually quarrelled with his patron. Tyrconnel married, firstly, his first cousin, Eleanor Brownlow, fifth daughter of Sir John Brownlow, 4th Baronet. She died 11 September 1730, age 39, and he married, secondly, 24 June 1732, Elizabeth, daughter of William Cartwright of Marnham in Nottinghamshire. There were no children of either marriage, and his titles became extinct at his death, 27 February 1754.