William St George Nugent, 10th Earl of Westmeath

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William St George Nugent, 10th Earl of Westmeath, (28 November 1832 – 31 May 1883), styled Lord Delvin from 1871 to 1879, was an Anglo-Irish peer.

A son of Anthony Francis Nugent, 9th Earl of Westmeath and Anne Catherine Daly, Nugent was educated at Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. On 14 May 1852, he purchased an ensigncy in the 9th Regiment of Foot.[1] He was promoted to lieutenant on 6 June 1854,[2] and served in the Crimean War from 27 November 1854, fighting in the Siege of Sevastopol, including the unsuccessful assault on the Great Redan in June. He bought a captaincy in the regiment on 13 June 1856,[3] and retired from the Army in May 1861.[4] He held the office of High Sheriff of County Galway in 1875. He succeeded to his father's peerages on 12 May 1879.

He married Emily Margaret Blake of Furbo, County Galway, in July 1866 and had issue:


  1. ^ "No. 21318". The London Gazette. 14 May 1852. p. 1365.
  2. ^ "No. 21559". The London Gazette. 6 June 1854. p. 1722.
  3. ^ "No. 21892". The London Gazette. 13 June 1856. p. 2091.
  4. ^ "No. 22513". The London Gazette. 24 May 1861. p. 2206.

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Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Anthony Francis Nugent
Earl of Westmeath
Succeeded by
Anthony Nugent