576. Thomas FORTESCUE of Clermont44 was born in 1682. He died in 1769 in Dillonstown, Dunsleer, Ireland. Thomas of Randalston was born in 1682. He added to his Louth estates by purchase, and formed two seats on them. One, near Dromisken, he called Clermont Park, and the other was in the valley of Ravensdale, between Dundalk and Newry. He replanted Ravensdale Park with trees following its laying to waste in the Irish War.
On 8th November 1715 he became M.P. for Dunleer, and on 26th September 1727 he became M.P. for Dundalk.
Thomas died on 23rd January 1769, aged 85. He was buried at Clermont Park in the churchyard. His wife Elizabeth was the sister of the 1st Earl of Clanhassil. She died at Bath in 1756.
Thomas FORTESCUE of Clermont and Elizabeth HAMILTON of Tolleymore were married on 1 November 1721 in St Mary's, Dublin, Ireland. Peter Western suggests that she is his secomd wife. The first being Elizabeth Butler
Thomas FORTESCUE of Clermont and Elizabeth HAMILTON of Tolleymore had the following children: