Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci

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1st Viscount de Vesci
In office
22 June 1776 13 October 1804
Succeeded by John Vesey
2nd Baron Knapton
In office
25 June 1761 13 October 1804
Succeeded by John Vesey
Personal details
Bornc. 1735
Died13 October 1804
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth-Selina Brooke
(m. 1769)
Children5
Parents

The Rt Hon. Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci and 2nd Baron Knapton (c. 1735 [1] 13 October 1804), [2] was an Anglo-Irish peer.

Lord de Vesci was the son of The 1st Baron Knapton and Elizabeth Brownlow. He succeeded to his father's peerage on 25 June 1761, and assumed his seat in the Irish House of Lords. On 22 June 1776 he was made Viscount de Vesci, of Abbeyleix in the Queen's County, in the Peerage of Ireland. [2]

On 24 September 1769, Lord Knapton, as he then was, married Elizabeth-Selina Brooke, the eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Arthur Brooke, 1st Baronet. Lord de Vesci was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son, John Vesey. [2]

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References

  1. "Vesey, Thomas". The National Archives. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  2. 1 2 3 John Debrett, The peerage of the united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 9th Edition (G. Woodfall, 1814), pp.10581059 (Retrieved 25 February 2016).
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount de Vesci
1776–1804
Succeeded by
John Vesey
Preceded by
John Vesey
Baron Knapton
1761–1804