Birth: 26 December 1795

Place or Registered Place of Birth: co. Limerick, Ireland

Baptism: 28 July 1832

Place of Baptism: St. George's, Hanover Square, Middlesex

Death: 22 July 1848

Place or Registered Place of Death: Limerick, Ireland

Date of Burial: 25 July 1848

Place of Burial: Knockainey, co. Limerick, Ireland

Father: Standish O'Grady

Mother: Katherine Waller

Spouse(s): Gertrude Jane Paget

Date of Marriage: 16 October 1828

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: St. Anne's, Dublin, Ireland & Hampton Court Chapel, Middlesex


Reginald Grimstone Standish O'Grady (1839-1874)
Annabel O'Grady (1843-)
Sophia O'Grady (1829-)
Gertrude O'Grady (1831-)
Standish O'Grady, 3rd Viscount Guillamore (1832-1860)
Paget Standish O'Grady, 4th Viscount Guillamore (1835-1877)
Hardress Standish O'Grady, 5th Viscount Guillamore (1841-1918)
Berkeley Standish O'Grady (1845-1858)
Frederick Standish O'Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore (1847-1927)


Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - 1828
Lately, at Dublin, Major Standish O'Grady, eldest son of Lord Chief-Baron O'Grady, to Gertrude Jane, eldest daughter of the Hon. Berkeley Paget, and niece to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant.

Standish Darby O'Grady, 2nd Viscount Guillamore succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron O'Grady, of Rockbarton, co. Limerick [I., 1831] on 21 April 1840. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Guillamore, of Cahir Guillamore, co. Limerick [I., 1831] on 21 April 1840.

Standish O'Grady, 2nd Viscount Guillamore

1792-1848, eldest son of Standish O'Grady, 1st Viscount Guillamore, born in 1792, was a lieutenant in the 7th hussars at Waterloo , and afterwards became lieutenant-colonel. On 17 June 1815 he had command of the troop of the 7th hussars on the high road from Genappe to Quatre Bras. The regiment was covering the British march from Quatre Bras to Waterloo, and Sir William Dörnberg left O'Grady outside the town, on the Quatre Bras road, to hold in check the advancing French cavalry while the main body of the regiment was proceeding in file across the narrow bridge of Genappe and up the steep street of the town. O'Grady advanced at the head of his troops as soon as the French appeared, and presented so bold a front that, after a time, they retired. When they were out of sight he crossed the bridge at the entrance of Genappe, and took his troop at a gallop through the town, rejoining Sir William Dörnberg, who had drawn up the main body of the regiment on the sloping road at the Waterloo end of Genappe. A severe cavalry combat ensued when the French lancers reached the top of the town, in which O'Grady's regiment made a gallant charge, with considerable loss.

At Waterloo he was stationed on the ground above Hougoumont on the British left. ‘The 7th,’ he says in a letter to his father, ‘had an opportunity of showing what they could do if they got fair play. We charged twelve or fourteen times, and once cut off a squadron of cuirassiers, every man of whom we killed on the spot except the two officers and one Marshal de Logis, whom I sent to the rear’ (letter in possession of the Hon. Mrs. Norbury). Two letters of his to Captain William Siborne, describing the movements of his regiments on 17 and 18 June 1815, are printed in ‘Waterloo Letters,’ edited by Major- general H. T. Siborne (London, 1891, pp. 130-6).

By his wife Gertrude Jane (d. 1871), daughter of the Hon. Berkeley Paget, he had issue Standish, third viscount (1832-1860); Paget Standish, fourth viscount (1838-1877); Hardress Standish, fifth viscount (b. 1841); and others. The second viscount died on 22 July 1848.

Limerick City Museum
Booklet. Peerage claim of Standish Baron O'Grady & Viscount Guillamore, 1856. Title page: Minutes of evidence / taken before / The Committee for Privileges / to whom / The Petition / of / The Right Honorable Standish Baron O'Grady / and Viscount Guillamore, / claiming / a right to vote at the elections of representative / peers for Ireland, / was referred. / Ordered to be printed 7th July 1856. 8pp, last blank. 10pp. Contents: Lord Redesdale, chairman; Mr Hodgson, cllr for petitioner, Edward Walmsley produced patent creating title (3pp long); Henry Stone Smith produced journal of House of Lords, 1833, establishing right of Guillamore to vote; William Ryves Croker, known family for 30 years, produced copy of marriage licence from Bishop of Limerick, 1790: Standish O'Grady, Mt Prospect, married Catherine Waller, Castletown; Robert Manley Lowe produced marriage settlement dated 12 Jan 1790, text of; Admiral Hayes O'Grady, brother, verified the marriage; Croker produced burial record of Knockainey, Guillamore buried 24 Apr 1840; Standish O'Grady, St Anns, Dublin, married Gertrude Jane Paget 16 Oct 1828: he buried Knockainey 25 July 1848; Rev Henry Ainslie produced baptism register of St George, Hanover Square, Guillamore baptised 28 July 1832. Disbound from a volume, consists of two loose sheets and one loose page, with stitch holes. No watermarks. 23 in blue crayon front top r.

Colonel Standish Darby O'Grady
2nd Viscount Guillamore