Thomas Pakenham (British Army officer)
A member of the Pakenham family headed by the Earl of Longford, he was the son of the Honourable Sir Hercules Pakenham and the Honourable Emily Stapleton, daughter of Thomas Stapleton, 16th Baron le Despencer. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Antrim in 1854, succeeding his brother Edward Pakenham, who was killed at the Battle of Inkerman. He remained MP until 1865.
Pakenham married Elizabeth Staples Clarke, daughter of William Clarke, of New York City, in 1862. They had two sons, Hercules Pakenham and Major Harry Francis Pakenham. Pakenham died in February 1913, aged 86. His wife died in February 1919.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Pakenham
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