Christiana Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Baroness Donoughmore

Christiana Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Baroness Donoughmore (née Nickson) (bapt. 23 February 1732 Aghold - Palmerston 24 June 1788) was a suo jure hereditary peer; as a lady, however, she was unable to sit in the Irish House of Lords.

Christina Nickson was the daughter of Abraham Nickson of Munny, County Wicklow, and grand-niece and heir of Richard Hutchinson of Knocklofty. Prior to her husband's death she was created, in her own right, a hereditary peer as Baroness Donoughmore, of Knocklofty, County Tipperary, Kingdom of Ireland on 16 October 1783. She is an ancestress of Katharine, Duchess of Kent.

She married Rt. Hon. John Hely-Hutchinson (1724–1794) MP, son of Francis Hely of Gertrough, by his spouse Prudence née Earbury, on 8 June 1751. They had ten children:

  • Lt.-Gen. Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 1st Earl of Donoughmore (29 January 1756–1825)
  • General John Hely-Hutchinson, 2nd Earl of Donoughmore (15 May 1757–1832)
  • Hon. Francis Hely-Hutchinson (26 October 1759 - 16 December 1827)
  • Hon. Augustus Abraham Hely-Hutchinson (1766–1834)
  • Christopher Hely-Hutchinson (5 April 1767-1826)
  • Lorenzo Hely-Hutchinson (6 October 1768)
  • Christiana Hely Hutchinson (d. 1825)
  • Prudence Hely Hutchinson (d. October 1820)unmarried
  • Margaret Hely Hutchinson (d. March 1818) unmarried
  • Mary Hely Hutchinson (about 1772 -30 October 1820) married 21 June 1791 Thomas SMìmith (19 March 1755 - December 1799)


  • Townend, Peter, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage, & Knightage; 105th edition, 1970, p. 819.
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
New creation
Baroness Donoughmore
Succeeded by
Richard Hely-Hutchinson

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