Thomas Scott, 2nd Earl of Clonmell (15 August 1783 – 18 January 1838), styled Lord Earlsfort between 1793 and 1798, was an Irish peer and politician.
Scott was the only son of John Scott, 1st Earl of Clonmell, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland, by his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Patrick Lawless, a Dublin banker. He became known by the courtesy title Lord Earlsfort when his father was elevated to an earldom in 1793.
John Scott, 1st Earl of Clonmell PC (Ire) KC SL, known as The Lord Earlsfort between 1784 and 1789 and as The Viscount Clonmell between 1789 and 1793, was an Irish barrister and judge. Sometimes known as "Copperfaced Jack", he was Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland from 1784 to 1798.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is on the east coast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of the River Liffey, and is bordered on the south by the Wicklow Mountains. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179, while the population of the Dublin Region, as of 2016, was 1,347,359, and the population of the Greater Dublin Area was 1,904,806.
A courtesy title is a form of address in systems of nobility used for children, former wives and other close relatives of a peer, as well as certain officials such as some judges and members of the Scottish gentry. These styles are used 'by courtesy' in the sense that the relatives, officials and others do not themselves hold substantive titles. There are several different kinds of courtesy titles in the British peerage.
Scott succeeded his father in the earldom in 1798, aged 14. As this was an Irish peerage, he was still eligible for election to the British House of Commons.In 1807 he was returned to parliament for New Romney, a seat he held until 1812.
The Peerage of Ireland consists of those titles of nobility created by the English monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland, or later by monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The creation of such titles came to an end in the 19th century. The ranks of the Irish peerage are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron. As of 2016, there were 135 titles in the Peerage of Ireland extant: two dukedoms, ten marquessates, 43 earldoms, 28 viscountcies, and 52 baronies. The Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland continues to exercise jurisdiction over the Peerage of Ireland, including those peers whose titles derive from places located in what is now the Republic of Ireland. Article 40.2 of the Irish Constitution forbids the state conferring titles of nobility and a citizen may not accept titles of nobility or honour except with the prior approval of the Government. As stated above, this issue does not arise in respect of the Peerage of Ireland, as no creations of titles in it have been made since the Constitution came into force.
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Lord Clonmell married Lady Henrietta Louisa, daughter of George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick, on 9 February 1805. They had two sons and seven daughters. He died at North Aston, Oxfordshire, in January 1838, aged 54, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John. The Countess of Clonmell only survived her husband by ten months and died at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in November 1838.
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Earl of Clonmell, in the County of Tipperary, was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1793 for John Scott, 1st Viscount Clonmell, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland. He had already been created Baron Earlsfort, of Lisson-Earl in the County of Tipperary, in 1784, and Viscount Clonmell in 1789. These titles were also in the Peerage of Ireland. He was succeeded by his son, the second Earl. He sat as Member of Parliament for New Romney. His grandson, the fourth Earl, was elected an Irish Representative Peer in 1874. The latter never married and was succeeded by his younger brother, the fifth Earl. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Rifle Brigade and fought in the Ashanti War. He was childless and was succeeded by his first cousin, the sixth Earl. He was the eldest son of Colonel the Hon. Charles Grantham Scott, second son of the second Earl. On his death the titles passed to his son, the seventh Earl. He died without male issue and was succeeded by his seventy-five-year-old uncle, the eighth Earl. The latter was childless and on his death in 1935 the titles became extinct. Family homes included Bishopscourt in County Kildare, Ireland (1838-1914) and Eathorpe Hall in Warwickshire, England.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for New Romney |
With: Hon. George Ashburnham
Sir John Duckworth
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John Henry Scott
| Earl of Clonmell |
John Henry Scott