Thomas Graves, 2nd Baron Graves

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Thomas North Graves, 2nd Baron Graves (28 May 1775 – 7 February 1830) was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

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Graves was the son of Admiral Thomas Graves, 1st Baron Graves. He succeeded his father as second Baron Graves in 1802, but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords. He was instead elected to the House of Commons for Okehampton in 1812, a seat he held until 1818, and then represented Windsor from 1819 to 1820 and Milborne Port from 1820 to 1827, when he retired from the Commons to become one of His Majesty's Commissioners of Revenue of Excise. He was also a Lord of the Bedchamber and Comptroller of the Household to His Royal Highness Ernest Augustus, 1st Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale.

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Lord Graves married Lady Mary Paget, daughter of Henry Bayly Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge, in 1803. They had twelve children, five sons and seven daughters:

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He committed suicide in February 1830, aged 54, after reports that his wife was having an affair with the Duke of Cumberland. [1] He was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son William. Lady Graves died in 1835.

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  1. "March 1830". Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. C. January – June 1830. pp.  267–268.
  2. Burke's Peerage. 1949.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle
Albany Savile
Member of Parliament for Okehampton
1812–1818
With: Albany Savile
Succeeded by
Albany Savile
Christopher Savile
Preceded by
Edward Disbrowe
John Ramsbottom
Member of Parliament for Windsor
1819–1820
With: John Ramsbottom
Succeeded by
John Ramsbottom
Sir Herbert Taylor
Preceded by
Sir Edward Paget
Robert Matthew Casberd
Member of Parliament for Milborne Port
1820–1827
With: Berkeley Thomas Paget 1820–1826
Arthur Chichester 1826–1827
Succeeded by
Arthur Chichester
John Henry North
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Graves
Baron Graves
1802–1830
Succeeded by
William Thomas Graves