Thomas Nugent, 6th Earl of Westmeath

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Thomas Nugent, 6th Earl of Westmeath KP PC (Ire) (April 1714 – 7 September 1792), styled Lord Delvin from 1752 to 1754[1] was an Irish peer and freemason.[2]

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.[3]

By his first wife, Mary Stapleton, he had one son:[1]

By his second wife, Catherine White, he had three sons and one daughter:[1]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Thepeerage.com - Person Page 5065". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  2. ^ Conlon, Larry. "A History of Freemasonry in Meath". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  3. ^ Waite, Arthur Edward (2007). A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. vol. I. Cosimo, Inc. p. 400. ISBN 1-60206-641-8. 
Masonic offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward King, 5th Bt
Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland
1763–1767
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cavan
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Nugent, 5th Earl of Westmeath
Earl of Westmeath
1754–1792
Succeeded by
George Nugent