Thomas Watson, 3rd Earl of Rockingham

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Thomas Watson, 3rd Earl of Rockingham (30 December 1715 – 26 February 1746) was an English nobleman and politician. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Canterbury from 1741 until 1745 when he succeeded to the earldom. He died the next year at the age of thirty.

Titles from birth to death[edit]

  • The Hon. Thomas Watson (1715–1741)
  • The Hon. Thomas Watson, MP (1741–1745)
  • The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Rockingham (1745–1746)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas May
Sir Thomas Hales, Bt
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1741 – 1745
With: Thomas Best
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Hales, Bt
Thomas Best
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lewis Watson
Earl of Rockingham
1745 – 1746
Extinct
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Lewis Watson
Baron Rockingham
1745 – 1746
Succeeded by
Thomas Watson-
Wentworth