Thomas Vesey, 3rd Viscount de Vesci

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Thomas Vesey with his daughter Frances, 1870

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Vesey, 3rd Viscount de Vesci (21 September 1803 – 23 December 1875), was an Irish peer and Conservative politician.

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Background

de Vesci was the son of John Vesey, 2nd Viscount de Vesci, and Frances Letitia, daughter of William Brownlow. [1]

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Political career

de Vesci sat as Member of Parliament for the Queen's County between 1835 and 1837 and 1841 and 1852. [2] In 1857 he was elected an Irish Representative Peer and entered the House of Lords.

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Marriage and progeny

In 1839 Lord de Vesci married Lady Emma Herbert (1819-October 1884), [3] youngest daughter of George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke. She founded the Abbeyleix Baby Linen Society, a co-operative enabling women access to affordable baby clothing. [4] By his wife he had progeny including:

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Death & succession

He died in December 1875, aged 72, and was succeeded by his son, John Vesey, 4th Viscount de Vesci.

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References

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  2. leigh rayment.com
  3. Lundy, Darryl. "thepeerage.com". The Peerage.[ unreliable source ]
  4. "THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, BABY". Laois Nationalist.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Coote, Bt
Patrick Lalor
Member of Parliament for Queen's County
1835–1837
With: Sir Charles Coote, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Coote, Bt
John FitzPatrick
Preceded by
Sir Charles Coote, Bt
John FitzPatrick
Member of Parliament for Queen's County
1841–1852
With: Sir Charles Coote, Bt 1841–1847
John FitzPatrick 1847–1852
Succeeded by
Michael Dunne
Sir Charles Coote, Bt
Political offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Hawarden
Irish Representative Peer for Ireland
1857–1875
Succeeded by
The Lord Massy
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Vesey
Viscount de Vesci
1855–1875
Succeeded by
John Robert William Vesey