Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath

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Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath KG (25 January 1765 – 27 March 1837), styled Viscount Weymouth from 1789 until 1796, was a British peer.


Thynne was the son of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath.


He was educated at Winchester College and admitted as a nobleman to St John's College, Cambridge in 1785, graduating M.A. in 1787.[1]

Political career[edit]

Between 1786 and 1790, he was MP (Tory) for Weobley. He later sat for Bath from 1790 to 1796. He was Lord Lieutenant of Somerset between 1819 and 1837 and was invested as a Knight of the Garter on 16 July 1823.

Marriage & progeny[edit]

Lord Bath married the Honourable Isabella Elizabeth Byng, daughter of George Byng, 4th Viscount Torrington, on 14 April 1794. They had eleven children:

Monument and effigy of Reverend Lord John Thynne (1798-1881), Westminster Abbey

Death & burial[edit]

Lord Bath died in 1837, aged 72, and was buried at his home, Longleat House.


  1. ^ "Thynne, The Hon. Thomas (THN785T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ 'Parishes: Hawnes or Haynes', A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 2 (1908), pp. 338-344. URL: Date accessed: 17 July 2010.
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  4. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard, (1938 ed) Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Shaw, London. p.243

External links[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Andrew Bayntun-Rolt
John Scott
Member of Parliament for Weobley
With: John Scott
Succeeded by
John Scott
Lord George Thynne
Preceded by
Abel Moysey
John Pratt
Member of Parliament for Bath
With: John Pratt 1780–1794
Sir Richard Arden 1794–1801
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Arden
Lord John Thynne
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl Poulett
Lord Lieutenant of Somerset
Succeeded by
The Earl of Ilchester
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Thynne
Marquess of Bath
Succeeded by
Henry Thynne