Thomas Bernard (Irish politician)

For other people named Thomas Bernard, see Thomas Bernard (disambiguation).

Thomas Bernard (c. 1769 18 May 1834) was an Irish politician.

He was the son of Thomas Bernard of Castle Bernard, Birr, King's County (now Co Offaly),and his first wife, Mary, daughter of Jonathan Willington of Castle Willington. He commissioned the building of a new gothic mansion on the family estate at Kinnitty.

He was appointed High Sheriff of King's County for 1798-99. He was then elected at the 1802 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for King's County (now County Offaly), holding the seat until 1833.

He died intestate in Dublin in 1834. He had married twice:firstly the Hon. Elizabeth Prittie, daughter of Henry Prittie, 1st Baron Dunalley and secondly Catherine Henrietta, the daughter of Francis Hely Hutchinson, MP, with whom he had four sons and two daughters. His estate passed to his eldest son Thomas, an Army officer.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Laurence Parsons
Denis Bowes Daly
Member of Parliament for King's County
1802 1833
With: Sir Laurence Parsons 1802–1807
Hardress Lloyd 18071818
John Clere Parsons 18181821
William Parsons, Baron Oxmantown 1821–1833
Succeeded by
William Parsons, Baron Oxmantown
Nicholas Fitzsimon

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