Thomas Staunton (1706? – 1 October 1784) was an Irish lawyer and a member of both the Irish and British Parliaments.
He was the son of John Staunton of Galway, Ireland and educated at Trinity College, Dublin from 1723. He was called to the Irish bar in 1729. He then moved to London to study law at the Inner Temple in 1727 and at Lincoln's Inn in 1740. He was called to the English bar in 1740.
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He was elected to represent Galway Borough in the Irish Parliament, sitting from 1732 to 1761. He was a Member of the British Parliament for Ipswich from 1757 to 1784.
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He married twice; firstly Jane, the daughter of Gilbert Vane, 2nd Baron Barnard and had 2 sons, who both predeceased him, and 2 daughters and secondly Catherine, the daughter of Thomas Thurston of Holbrook Hall, Suffolk and the widow of William Peck of Little Sampford, Essex. They lived at Holbrook Hall.
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1757 – 1784
With: Samuel Kent to 1759
George Montgomerie 1759–61
The Lord Orwell 1761–68
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