Thomas Somerset, 1st Viscount Somerset
In 1601, Somerset was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire. He became a member of Gray's Inn on 7 August 1604. In 1604 he was re-elected MP for Monmouthshire and sat until 1611. 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.
Somerset died in 1651 and the title became extinct.
Somerset married Eleanor de Barry daughter of David Viscount Buttevant. She was the widow of Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond who died in November 1614.
- "Somerset, Sir Charles". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
- W R Williams Parliamentary History of the Principality of Wales
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. 229–239.
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With: Henry Morgan 1601
Sir John Herbert 1604–1611