Bury, Charles William, 1st Earl of Charleville (1764 -1835)
Charles William Bury was the only son of John Bury, of Charleville Forest in King's County in Ireland, and Catherine second daughter and coheir of Francis Sadleir Esq; of Sopwell Hall, Tipperary. He was educated at Trinity College Dublin, obtaining his B.A. in 1785. He was a Member of the Irish Parliament for Kilmallock from 1789 1790, and 1791 1797. He commanded the Tullamore troop of cavalry and two companies of infantry, and took an active part in the suppression of the Irish rebellion of 1798. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society 31 March 1803, President of the Royal Irish Academy from 1812 1822, and a member of the Royal Irish Society of Antiquaries 28 April 1814. Heir general of his great uncle Charles Moore, Lord Tullamore and Earl of Charleville (d.1764), he was created Baron Tullamore of Charleville Forest in the peerage of Ireland 26 November 1797, Viscount Charleville of Charville Forest 29 December 1800 and Earl of Charleville 16 February 1806, and was a representative peer 1801 1835. He married, 4 June 1798, Catherine Maria, daughter and heir of Thomas Townley Dawson and widow of James Tisdale. The Earldom has been extinct since the death of the 6th Earl in 1875. The Charleville Castle Library was sold at PN 26 May 1981.