Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 8th Earl of Donoughmore

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Richard Michael John Hely Hutchinson, 8th Earl of Donoughmore (born 8 August 1927) is an Irish peer, styled Viscount Suirdale from 1948 until 1981.

The son of John Hely-Hutchinson, 7th Earl of Donoughmore, he succeeded to his father's titles in 1981 and sat in the House of Lords under the Viscountcy of Hutchinson (a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom).[1] Due to the House of Lords Act 1999 he lost his seat.

Donoughmore was educated at Winchester, Groton School (Massachusetts) and at New College, Oxford graduating with a medical degree and later gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Army Medical Corps.


Lord Donoughmore's first wife was Sheila Parsons, daughter of Frank Parsons and Jean McNeal. From this marriage he has four children. Countess Sheila died in 1998 and Lord Donoughmore married Margaret Stonehouse in 2003. He lives in Oxfordshire. He is the father of the publisher Tim Hely Hutchinson.


See also


  1. Peerages in the Peerage of Ireland have never had an automatic right to sit in the House of Lords at Westminster

External links

Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Hely-Hutchinson
Earl of Donoughmore