Thomas Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Cottesloe
PC, PC (Ire), JP
1st Baron Cottesloe.png
Lord Cottesloe, by Leslie Ward, 1876.
Chief Secretary for Ireland
In office
1 February 1845 – 14 February 1846
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded by Lord Eliot
Succeeded by The Earl of Lincoln
Personal details
Born 11 March 1798 (1798-03-11)
Died 3 December 1890 (1890-12-04)
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Louisa Nugent (d. 1875)
Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford

Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe, 2nd Baron Fremantle, PC, PC (Ire), JP (11 March 1798 – 3 December 1890), known as Sir Thomas Fremantle, Bt, between 1821 and 1874, was a British Tory politician.

Early life[edit]

Cottesloe was the eldest son of Admiral Sir Thomas Fremantle and Betsey, daughter of Richard Wynne. He was the elder brother of Admiral Sir Charles Fremantle after whom the city of Fremantle in Western Australia is named, and of William Robert Fremantle (c. 1808-1895), Dean of Ripon, whose son, William Henry Fremantle filled the same clerical role. He was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. The family seat was Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire. In 1816 he was made Baron Fremantle of the Austrian Empire. In 1821 he was furthermore created a Baronet, of Swanbourne in the County of Buckingham, in recognition of his father's services to the country and with remainder to the heirs male of his father.

Political career[edit]

Cottesloe was returned to Parliament for Buckingham in 1826 (succeeding his uncle, William Henry Fremantle), a seat he held until 1846. He served under Sir Robert Peel as Financial Secretary to the Treasury between 1834 and 1835, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury between 1841 and 1844, as Secretary at War between 1844 and 1845 and as Chief Secretary for Ireland between 1845 and 1846. He was sworn of the British Privy Council in 1844 and of the Irish Privy Council in 1845. Cottesloe left the House of Commons in 1846 and was afterwards Deputy Chairman of the Board of Customs between 1846 and 1847 and Chairman between 1847 and 1874. He was also as a Justice of the Peace. In 1874 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Cottesloe, of Swanbourne and Hardwick in the County of Buckingham, in recognition of his services.

Family[edit]

Lord Cottesloe proposed to Louisa Elizabeth Nugent, on 30 June 1824, but was initially refused by her father, Sir George Nugent unless his parents contributed more. However, they were married on 24 November 1824. They had five sons and six daughters. Their fourth son Sir Edmund Robert Fremantle (1836–1929) was an Admiral in the Royal Navy. Lady Cottesloe died in August 1875. Lord Cottesloe survived her by fifteen years and died in December 1890, aged 92. He was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son, Thomas.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Henry Fremantle
Sir George Nugent, 1st Bt.
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
1827–1846
With: Sir George Nugent, Bt 1827–1832,
Sir Harry Verney, Bt 1832–1841
Sir John Chetwode, 4th Bt. 1841–1846
John Hall 1846
Succeeded by
John Hall
Marquess of Chandos
Political offices
Preceded by
Francis Baring
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
1834–1835
Succeeded by
Francis Baring
Preceded by
Sir Denis Le Marchant
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
1841–1844
Succeeded by
John Young
Preceded by
Sir Henry Hardinge
Secretary at War
1844–1845
Succeeded by
Sidney Herbert
Preceded by
Lord Eliot
Chief Secretary for Ireland
1845–1846
Succeeded by
Earl of Lincoln
Titles of nobility
of the Austrian Empire
New creation Baron Fremantle
1816–1890
Succeeded by
Thomas Francis Fremantle
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Swanbourne)
1821–1890
Succeeded by
Thomas Francis Fremantle
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Cottesloe
1874–1890
Succeeded by
Thomas Francis Fremantle