Thomas Somerset, 1st Viscount Somerset

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Thomas Somerset, 1st Viscount Somerset (1579[1]–1651) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1611. He was raised to the Peerage of Ireland in 1626.

Somerset was the third son of Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester.[2]

In 1601, Somerset was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire.[3] He became a member of Gray's Inn on 7 August 1604.[2] In 1604 he was re-elected MP for Monmouthshire and sat until 1611.[3] He was knighted as Knight of Bath on 5 January 1605. In December 1626 he was raised to Peerage of Ireland as Viscount Somerset of Cashel.[2]

Somerset died in 1651 and the title became extinct.[2]

Somerset married Eleanor de Barry daughter of David Viscount Buttevant.[2] She was the widow of Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond who died in November 1614.


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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1601–1611
With: Henry Morgan 1601
Sir John Herbert 1604–1611
Succeeded by
Walter Montagu
William Jones