John Otway Cuffe, 2nd Earl of Desart

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John Otway Cuffe, 2nd Earl of Desart (20 February 1788 – 23 November 1820) was an Anglo-Irish politician and peer.

He was the son of Otway Cuffe, 1st Earl of Desart and Lady Anne Browne, daughter of Peter Browne, 2nd Earl of Altamont. He succeeded to his father's titles in 1804. Desart served as Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom for Bossiney, in Cornwall, between 13 December 1808 and May 1817. He had a home at Desart Court, County Kilkenny, Ireland, and was Mayor of Kilkenny from 1809 to 1810.[1]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Thellusson
James Stuart-Wortley
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
1808 – 1817
With: James Stuart-Wortley
Succeeded by
James Stuart-Wortley
William Yates Peel
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Otway Cuffe
Earl of Desart
1804 – 1820
Succeeded by
John Otway O'Conner Cuffe