Thomas Nugent, 4th Earl of Westmeath

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Thomas Nugent, 4th Earl of Westmeath (1669 - 30 June 1752) was an Irish soldier and peer.

Nugent served in the Irish army of James II as a Colonel of Foot, being outlawed by William III on 11 May 1691. He fought at the Siege of Limerick (1690)/Siege of Limerick (1691) while commanding a regiment of cavalry. His outlawry was reversed in 1697.

Nugent succeeded his brother, Richard Nugent, 3rd Earl of Westmeath, in 1714. He was married to Margaret Bellew, a daughter of John Bellew, 1st Baron Bellew of Duleek, and Mary Bermingham, with whom he had issue:

  • Lady Katherine Nugent (married Andrew Nugent of Desart, County Westmeath, and had issue Barbara Nugent, the mother of Sir Hugh O'Reilly Nugent, 1st Baronet)
  • Christopher Nugent, Lord Delvin (died 12 Apr 1752, unmarried)
  • Hon. John Nugent (died 21 Jul 1725, unmarried)
  • Lady Mary Nugent (1694-July 1725, married Francis Bermingham, 14th Baron Athenry and had issue).

Nugent was succeeded by his younger brother, John Nugent, 5th Earl of Westmeath.


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