Somerset Maxwell, 8th Baron Farnham

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Somerset Richard Maxwell, 8th Baron Farnham (18 October 1803 – 4 June 1884) was an Irish peer and Member of Parliament.

He was the son of Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham and Lady Anne Butler.

From 1839 to 1840, he was a Member of Parliament for Cavan and in 1844 High Sheriff of Cavan.

He married twice, firstly on 30 May 1839 to Dorothea Pennefather (1824–1861), daughter of the eminent judge Richard Pennefather and his wife Jane Bennett. He married secondly on 31 May 1864 to Mary Anne Delap (died 1873), daughter of Samuel Delap. On his older brother's death, he succeeded as 8th Baron Farnham on 20 August 1868 . He died on 4 June 1884 and was succeeded by his younger brother, James.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Maxwell
John Young
Member of Parliament for County Cavan
1839–1840
With: John Young
Succeeded by
Henry John Clements
John Young
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Maxwell
Baron Farnham
1868–1884
Succeeded by
James Pierce Maxwell