Luke Gardiner, 1st Viscount Mountjoy

Luke Gardiner, 1st Viscount Mountjoy PC (Ire) (7 February 1745 – 5 June 1798) was an Irish landowner and politician.

Luke Gardiner
Luke Gardiner, 1st Viscount Mountjoy
Born7 February 1745
Died5 June 1798(1798-06-05) (aged 53)
Resting place Dublin, Ireland
OccupationIrish Landowner and Politician.
Known forDeveloper of Mountjoy Square.


He was the son of Charles Gardiner by his wife Florinda, daughter of Robert Norman. His sister Anne later became Countess of Clancarty. On 3 July 1773 he married Elizabeth, daughter of William Montgomery, an MP for Ballynakill and later a Baronet. Their children included a son, Charles John, and a daughter Margaret, who later became Countess of Donoughmore.[1] He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[2]

From 1773 to 1789 he represented Dublin County in the Irish House of Commons.[3] He was appointed to the Irish Privy Council on 29 December 1780[4] and created Baron Mountjoy on 19 September 1789 and Viscount Mountjoy on 30 September 1795, both in the Peerage of Ireland.[5]

Lord Mountjoy was killed in action at the age of 53, leading his regiment at the Battle of New Ross. He was succeeded by his son Charles, who was later created Earl of Blessington.[1]


  1. Lundy, Darryl (22 October 2006). "Person Page 3882". Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  2. "Gardiner, Luke (GRDR762L)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. Rayment, Leigh (14 April 2008). "Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Leigh Rayment. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  4. "Privy Councillors Ireland". Leigh Rayment. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  5. "Peerage". Leigh Rayment. 28 October 1947. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Anthony Brabazon, Lord Ardee
Joseph Deane
Member of Parliament for Dublin County
With: Joseph Deane 1773–1776
Sir Edward Newenham 1776–1789
Succeeded by
William Brabazon, Lord Ardee
Sir Edward Newenham
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Mountjoy
Succeeded by
Charles Gardiner

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