John Nugent, 5th Earl of Westmeath

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John Nugent, 5th Earl of Westmeath (1671 – 3 July 1754).

Nugent succeeded his brother, Thomas Nugent, 4th Earl of Westmeath, in 1752. He served in the French army, seeing action at Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, the sieges of Douai and Quesnoy, and at Denain. He began as an officer in 1706 and ended as Maréchal de camp in 1744. He married Marguerite Jeanne (died 11 February 1776), the daughter of Count Charles Molza of Modena, Italy, on 7 January 1711, and had issue:

He was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas Nugent, 6th Earl of Westmeath.

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Nugent, 4th Earl of Westmeath
Earl of Westmeath
1752–1754
Succeeded by
Thomas Nugent, 6th Earl of Westmeath