Thomas Nugent, 6th Earl of Westmeath
He gained the title Earl of Westmeath in 1754 on the death of his father John Nugent, 5th Earl of Westmeath. In 1758, he was sworn off of the Privy Council of Ireland. Nugent was appointed Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 1763, a post he held for the following four years.
By his first wife, Mary Stapleton, he had one son:
- Richard Nugent, Lord Delvin (1742–1761)
By his second wife, Catherine White, he had three sons and one daughter:
- Thomas Nugent, Lord Delvin (died young)
- George Frederick Nugent, 7th Earl of Westmeath (1760–1814)
- Hon. Henry Nugent (24 November 1762 – May 1770)
- Lady Catharine Nugent (6 April 1766 – 26 February 1794), married Hon. John Rodney
Westmeath was made a Founding Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 11 March 1783. He died in 1792 and was succeeded by his son George.
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