Mary Pomeroy, Viscountess Harberton

On 31st January 1823 Mary, Viscountess Harberton of Connaught Place, Edgware, was buried in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey, aged 63. She was a daughter of Nicholas Grady of co. Limerick in Ireland and wife of Henry Pomeroy, 2nd Viscount Harberton whom she married at Dover in 1788. She has no monument or readable gravestone. He died in 1829 and his younger brother succeeded to the title.

Their son Henry Pomeroy was buried in the cloister on 19th March 1804. A monument for him, with a coat of arms and crest, can be seen on the wall of the south cloister and the inscription reads:

Near this place lies interred the body of the Honble. Henry Pomeroy only son of the Viscount and Viscountess Harberton, who died at Brighthelmstone [now called Brighton] in the county of Sussex on the 10th day of March 1804 and in the 15th year of his age, of a long and painful illness which he sustained with the utmost resignation, fortitude and piety. In memory of his duty and affection to them and of the many amiable qualities which endeared him to his friends and to all who knew him this monument of their love is erected by his disconsolate parents

It is not clear why Henry was buried at the Abbey as he did not attend Westminster School but was at Eton College.


31st January 1823


South Cloister

Memorial Type


Mary Pomeroy, Viscountess Harberton
Mary Pomeroy, Viscountess Harberton tablet

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