Mountmorres, Hervey Redmond Morres, Viscount (c. 1746-1797)

Irish writer and politician.

Well-known as a loquacious, eccentric scholar. Lived on a modest inherited income and devoted himself to writing and speaking on Irish politics. Published numerous books and essays on European history and politics. Distressed by growing political unrest in Ireland; committed suicide (1797).

Son of Hervey and Letitia (Ponsonby) Morres; his father was created Viscount Mountmorres in 1763. Educated at Christ Church College, Oxford (B.A. 1766, M.A. 1766, D.C.L. 1773). Never married.