Sir James Somerville, 1st Baronet

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Sir James Somerville, 1st Baronet (c. 1698 – 16 August 1748)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the only son of Thomas Somerville and his wife Sarah King, daughter of James King.[2] In 1729, Somerville entered the Irish House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Dublin City, representing the constituency until his death in 1748.[3] In 1736, he was appointed Lord Mayor of Dublin.[4] On 14 February 1748, only months before his death, he was created a Baronet of Somerville, in the County of Meath.[5]

On 2 February 1713, he married Elizabeth Quayle, daughter of James Quayle.[6] Somerville was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Quaile.[1] His second son, Major William Somerville, was buried at St. Audoen's Church, Dublin.


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. II (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. pp. 463–464. 
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. p. 461. 
  5. ^ "No. 8749". The London Gazette. 28 May 1748. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "ThePeerage". Retrieved 21 February 2007. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Samuel Burton
John Stoyte
Member of Parliament for Dublin City
With: Samuel Burton 1729–1733
Humphrey French 1733–1737
Nathaniel Pearson 1737–1748
Succeeded by
Charles Burton
Sir Samuel Cooke, 1st Bt
Baronetage of Ireland
New creation Baronet
(of Somerville)
February – August 1748
Succeeded by
Quaile Somerville