Thomas Scott, 2nd Earl of Clonmell

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Thomas Scott, 2nd Earl of Clonmell (15 August 1783 – 18 January 1838), styled Lord Earlsfort between 1793 and 1798, was an Irish peer and politician.

Scott was the only son of John Scott, 1st Earl of Clonmell, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland, by his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Patrick Lawless, a Dublin banker. He became known by the courtesy title Lord Earlsfort when his father was elevated to an earldom in 1793.[1]

Scott succeeded his father in the earldom in 1798, aged 14. As this was an Irish peerage, he was still eligible for election to the British House of Commons.[1] In 1807 he was returned to parliament for New Romney, a seat he held until 1812.[1][2]

Lord Clonmell married Lady Henrietta Louisa, daughter of George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick, on 9 February 1805. They had two sons and seven daughters. He died at North Aston, Oxfordshire, in January 1838, aged 54, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John. The Countess of Clonmell only survived her husband by ten months and died at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, in November 1838.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Windham
John Perring
Member of Parliament for New Romney
1807–1812
With: Hon. George Ashburnham
Succeeded by
Sir John Duckworth
William Mitford
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Henry Scott
Earl of Clonmell
1798–1838
Succeeded by
John Henry Scott