Major-General Sir Thomas Aiskew Larcom, 1st Baronet PC FRS (24 December 1801 – 15 June 1879) was a leading official in the early Irish Ordnance Survey that started in 1824. He later became a poor law commissioner, census commissioner and finally executive head of the British administration in Ireland as under-secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, a position the government of the day was eager for him to take.
The longest-serving under-secretary (1853–1868), and a man of unusual abilities, Larcom had a distinguished career in his adopted country and acted with an impartiality that won him respect from all parties. In 1868 he was admitted to the Irish Privy Council and created a Baronet.
- Ordnance survey of the county of Londonderry (1837)
- Petty, William (1851). Larcom, Thomas Aiskew (ed.). The History of the Survey of Ireland commonly called The Down Survey by Doctor William Petty A.D. 1655-6. Dublin: Irish Archaeological Society – via Wikisource.
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- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
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