Richard Nugent, Lord Delvin
Richard Nugent, Lord Delvin (1742 – 6 August 1761) was an Irish duellist and Member of Parliament.
Nugent was the eldest son and heir of Thomas Nugent, 6th Earl of Westmeath and adopted the courtesy title of Lord Delvin in 1754 when his father acceded to the earldom.
In July 1761, the drunken Lord Delvin accosted a female acquaintance of Capt. George Reilly, and was challenged to a duel. The two crossed swords in the music room at Marlborough Bowling Green, and Delvin was mortally wounded. The incident led to the abandonment of Marlborough Green as a fashionable resort.
- Irish Varieties A more detailed account of the circumstances preceding the duel which ended Delvin's life.
- Peter, A. (1907). Sketches of Old Dublin. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker. pp. 78–79. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
- Gerard, Frances A. (1898). Picturesque Dublin Old and New. London: Hutchinson & Co. p. 361. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
- "Wilmot-Horton correspondence". National Archives (UK). Retrieved 14 December 2008.
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