Thomas George Southwell, 1st Viscount Southwell (4 May 1721 – 29 August 1780),styled The Honourable from birth until 1766, was an Irish politician and freemason.
He was the oldest son of Thomas Southwell, 2nd Baron Southwell and his wife Mary Coke, eldest daughter of Thomas Coke.Southwell was educated at Lincoln's Inn and went then to Christ Church, Oxford. He served in the 2nd Foot and became an ensign in 1738. Between 1753 and 1757, Southwell was Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
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In 1747, Southwell entered the Irish House of Commons for Enniscorthy, sitting for it until 1761.Subsequently, he was returned for Limerick County, the same constituency his father and his uncle Henry Southwell had represented before, until 1766, when he succeeded his father as baron. Three years later, Southwell delivered his maiden speech in the Irish House of Lords. He was appointed Constable of Limerick Castle in 1750 and Governor of County Limerick in 1762, posts he held until his death in 1780. He was made High Sheriff of County Limerick for 1759. In 1776, Southwell was elevated to the title Viscount Southwell, of Castle Mattress, in the County of Limerick.
The Irish House of Commons was the lower house of the Parliament of Ireland that existed from 1297 until 1800. The upper house was the House of Lords. The membership of the House of Commons was directly elected, but on a highly restrictive franchise, similar to the Unreformed House of Commons in contemporary England and Great Britain. In counties, forty-shilling freeholders were enfranchised whilst in most boroughs it was either only the members of self-electing corporations or a highly-restricted body of freemen that were able to vote for the borough's representatives. Most notably, Catholics were disqualified from sitting in the Irish parliament from 1691, even though they comprised the vast majority of the Irish population. From 1728 until 1793 they were also disfranchised. Most of the population of all religions had no vote. The vast majority of parliamentary boroughs were pocket boroughs, the private property of an aristocratic patron. When these boroughs were disfranchised under the Act of Union, the patron was awarded £15,000 compensation for each.
Enniscorthy was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons to 1800.
Limerick County was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800.
On 18 June 1741, he married Margaret Hamilton, daughter of Arthur Cecil Hamilton of Castle Hamilton, Killeshandra, Co. Cavanand had by her three sons and a daughter. Southwell died, aged 59 and was buried at Rathkeale. He was succeeded in his titles by his oldest son Thomas., while his younger son Robert sat also in the Parliament of Ireland.
Killeshandra or Killashandra, is a village in County Cavan, Ireland. It is 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Cavan Town in the centre of County Cavan's lakeland and geopark region and the Erne catchment environment of rivers, lakes, wetlands and woodland. Together with the Lough Oughter Special Protected Area (SPA), it has been recognised by the EU programme for wildlife Natura 2000 since 2010. Killeshandra is specially noted by Fáilte Ireland as an Angling Centre of Excellence as well as a hub for the Cavan Walking Festival which takes place in May each year. There are several looped walking and cycling trails in Killykeen Forest Park. The town also has a prominent football club called the Killeshandra GFC, known locally as the Killeshandra Leaguers.
Rathkeale is a town in west County Limerick, in Ireland. It is 30 km (18 mi) southwest of Limerick city on the N21 road to Tralee, Co Kerry, and lies on the River Deel. Rathkeale has a significant Irish Traveller population, and the largest concentration of descendants of the German Palatines who immigrated to Ireland in the early 18th century is in villages around it.
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|Parliament of Ireland|
Richard Le Hunt
| Member of Parliament for Enniscorthy |
With: Anderson Saunders
| Member of Parliament for Limerick County |
With: Hugh Massy
Hon. Thomas Arthur Southwell
Lord George Sackville
| Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland |
Brinsley Butler, Lord Newtown-Butler
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation|| Viscount Southwell |
| Baron Southwell |