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Westmeath, Marquess of (I, 1822 - 1871)


Creation: let.pat. 12 Jan 1822


Extinct: 5 May 1871


Family name: Nugent




See Earl of Westmeath



George Thomas John [Nugent], 8th Earl of Westmeath later 1st Marquess of Westmeath

only son and heir of George Frederick [Nugent], 7th Earl of Westmeath, by his first wife Marianne Jeffreys, 1st dau. of James St John Jeffreys, of Blarney Castle, co. Cork


17 Jul 1785

mar. (1)

29 May 1812 (div. 1827) Lady Emily Anne Bennet Elizabeth Cecil, Extra Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Adelaide (b. 14 Jul 1879; d. 21 Jan 1858), 2nd dau. of James [Cecil], 1st Marquess of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Mary Hill, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Wills [Hill], 1st Marquess of Downshire

children by first wife

1. Hon William Henry Wellington Brydges Nugent, styled Lord Delvin (b. 24 Nov 1818; dvp. 16 Nov 1819)

1. Lady Rosa Emily Mary Anne Nugent (b. May 1814; d. 17 Jan 1883), mar. 28 Apr 1840 Fulke Southwell [Greville later Greville-Nugent], 1st Baron Greville, and had issue

mar. (2)

18 Feb 1858 (div. 1862) Maria Jarvis

mar. (3)

12 Jul 1864 Elizabeth Charlotte Verner (dsp. 18 Sep 1892), 2nd dau. of David Verner, by his wife Anna Wilford Cole, dau. of Arthur Cole


s.p.m.s. 5 May 1871


12 Jan 1822 Marquess of Westmeath (Peerage of Ireland)

suc. by



Ensign, Coldstream Guards 1800; Capt, 3rd (East Kent) Regt of Foot 1803; Capt, Coldstream Guards 1805; Commissioner of Barracks [I] 1813-15; suc. his father as 8th Earl of Westmeath 30 Dec 1814; Lord Lieutenant of Westmeath 1831-71; Representative Peer for Ireland 1831-71


On the death of the 1st Marquess of Westmeath the Marquessate of Westmeath became extinct and the Earldom of Westmeath, etc. was inherited by his kinsman, Anthony Francis Nugent.




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