Sir Henry William Gore-Booth 1843

Sir Henry William Gore-Booth 1843

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Sir Henry William Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet (1843 – 1900) of Lissadell House was High Sheriff of Sligo in 1872.  He was a "progressive landlord" of a 32,000-acre estate and a notable Arctic explorer. From sailing his own yacht to the Arctic to hunting big game in Africa, he was quite the advernturer, and wrote on a variety of topics including Arctic explorationyachtingwhalingpolar bear hunting and shark fishing

​Sir Henry was visited frequently by the poet W. B. Yeats. His daughter Constance Gore-Booth, better known as Countess Markievicz, was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons,  and the first woman in Europe to hold a cabinet position (as part of the first Dáil Éireann).

Sir Henry died of Influenza in St. Moritz, Switzerland. His Arctic memorabilia can be seen in The Billiard Room of Lissadell House, now refurbished.

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Date of Birth 1st Jul 1843  
Date of Death 13th Jan 1900  
Associated Building (s) Lissadell House  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Sir Robert Gore-Booth, 4th Baronet  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Georgina May Hill of Tickhill Castle, Yorkshire, England, daughter of Colonel Hill (and niece to the Earl of Scarbrough).  

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