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The Boston Branch of
The English-Speaking Union

the New England Historic Genealogical Society
invite you to a reception and talk by

John Crichton, 7th Earl of Erne

Thursday, May 18 
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street, Boston

5:00 PM Reception
5:30 PM Lecture

Hailed as a hidden gem above the shimmering waters of Lough Erne and surrounded by 2,000 acres of land managed by the National Trust, the present Crom Castle was built by John Crichton, 3rd Earl of Erne, in the 1830s and is still owned and occupied by the Crichton family. Designed in Tudor revival style by Scottish architect Edward Blore, who also designed sections of Buckingham Palace, the interior features beautiful Gothic revival archways and stained glass.

John Crichton, the 7th Earl, inherited the house and title in December 2015 upon the death of his father, Henry Crichton, 6th Earl of Erne, who had a long history with the royal family. King George VI was his godfather; he was Page of Honor at the Queen's coronation; and he was the longest-serving Lord Lieutenant for County Fermanagh for the Queen. Many royals have visited Crom over the years, including The Queen and Prince Philip in 2012.

Crom Castle was also used as the location for the popular 2013 BBC series Blandings, adapted from the novels of PG Wodehouse. The Earl will speak about his family home, the challenges of maintaining such a property, and his plans for its future.

Seating is limited. Reservations will be confirmed in the order received. For any questions, contact Danielle Torres at or 617-226-1215.


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