Nicholas Hume-Loftus, 1st Earl of Ely

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Nicholas Hume-Loftus, 1st Earl of Ely PC (I) (1714 – 31 October 1766) was a British peer and member of the House of Lords.

He was the son of Nicholas Loftus, 1st Viscount Loftus and Mary Moore.[1] He sat in the Irish House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Bannow from 1736 to 1760 and for Fethard, County Wexford between 1761 and 1763. [2] In 1763 he succeeded to his father's titles and assumed his seat in the Irish House of Lords. In 1764 he was invested as a member of the Privy Council of Ireland. On 23 October 1766 he was created Earl of Ely in County Wicklow in the Peerage of Ireland.[3]

He married Mary Hume, daughter of Sir Gustavus Hume, 3rd Baronet, on 18 August 1736. He was succeeded by his son, Nicholas Hume-Loftus, 2nd Earl of Ely.


  1. John Debrett, Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1820), 922.
  2. "Biographies of Members of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800". Ulster HistoricalFoundation. Retrieved 22 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Edward Kimber, The Peerage of Ireland. A Complete View of the Several Orders of Nobility (1763), 106-7.
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
George Ogle
William Harrison
Member of Parliament for Bannow
With: George Ogle 1737–1747
Hon. Henry Loftus 1747–1761
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry Loftus
Henry Mitchell
Preceded by
Nicholas Hume-Loftus
Charles Tottenham
Member of Parliament for Fethard, County Wexford
With: Nicholas Hume-Loftus
Succeeded by
Nicholas Hume-Loftus
William Alcock
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Earl of Ely
Succeeded by
Nicholas Hume-Loftus
Preceded by
Nicholas Loftus
Viscount Loftus