The 2nd Earl of Dunraven died, passing the Earldom onto his son, Edwin Richard Wyndham Quin. He married Augusta Charlotte Goold in 1836, her father was Master of Chancery in the Law Courts of Dublin.
Following his succession to the family title, Edwin saw it as a duty to complete the rebuilding of the family home begun by his parents. There was still much work to be done to complete his father’s vision. As Lord Lieutenant from 1864 until his death in 1871, he acted as The Queen’s representative in County Limerick.