28th Generation

998. Thomas FORTESCUE 3rd Lord Clermont44 was born on 9 March 1815. He died on 29 July 1887. Thomas succeeded to his father's estates in Louth and Down in November 1826. He graduated with a BA at Exeter College, Oxford, in 1837.

He became a knight of the shire for Co. Louth in July 1840, and in that year he married Lady Louisa Grace Wandesforde Butler, 3rd daughter of James, Marquis of Ormonde, in London.
On 21st August 1833 he inherited the Louth and Armagh estates of the last Viscount Clermont from Sir Harry James Goodricke of Ribston Hall, Yorkshire. He became the representative of both branches of the Fortescues from the Buckland-Filleigh House through Sir Faithful Fortescue. On 1st February 1852 he obtained a revival of the Irish Barony of Clermont. He was made a peer of the UK on 2nd May 1866, as Baron Clermont

He is best remembered as the author of "The History of the Family of Fortescue in all its Branches" published in 1865 and 1880. A supplement was added in 1885 after two deeds were found in the Library of Eton College Library

Thomas FORTESCUE 3rd Lord Clermont and Louisa Grace Wandesforde BUTLER obtained a marriage license on 19 September 1840. They were married on 26 September 1840. Louisa Grace Wandesforde BUTLER44 was born on 18 July 1816. She died on 8 November 1896 in Ravensdale Park, County Louth. Wandesforde spelt is without the "e" at the end in the in the schematic of Clermont's Book
The Copy of the 1880 Clermont Book dedicated to James Wandesforde on the 9th December 1880 by Lord Clermont has it spelt with an "e" at the end.

She was the third dauther