Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci
|1st Viscount de Vesci|
22 June 1776 –13 October 1804
|Succeeded by||John Vesey|
|2nd Baron Knapton|
25 June 1761 –13 October 1804
|Succeeded by||John Vesey|
|Died||13 October 1804|
The Rt Hon. Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci and 2nd Baron Knapton (c. 1735 – 13 October 1804), 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.
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.
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