Thomas Somerset, 1st Viscount Somerset (1579 –1651) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1611. He was raised to the Peerage of Ireland in 1626.
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Somerset was the third son of Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester.
Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester, KG, Earl Marshal was an English aristocrat. He was an important advisor to King James I, serving as Lord Privy Seal.
In 1601, Somerset was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire.He became a member of Gray's Inn on 7 August 1604. In 1604 he was re-elected MP for Monmouthshire and sat until 1611. He was knighted as Knight of Bath on 5 January 1605. In December 1626, he was raised to Peerage of Ireland as Viscount Somerset of Cashel.
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Somerset died in 1651 and the title became extinct.
Somerset married Eleanor de Barry, daughter of David de Barry, 5th Viscount Buttevant.She was the widow of Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond, who died in November 1614.
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Sir John Herbert 1604–1611