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Sir Thomas Prendergast, 2nd Baronet

Sir Thomas Prendergast, 2nd Baronet (died 23 September 1760) was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Prendergast, 1st Baronet, and his wife Penelope Cadogan, sister of William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan. He succeeded his father to the baronetcy in 1709. He was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Clonmel (1727–1760) and to the British House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Chichester (1733–1734).

In 1754 he was made Custos Rotulorum and Governor of County Galway.[1]

In 1739 he married Anne, daughter of Sir Griffith Williams of Marl, but they had no children. After Sir Thomas's death, his widow married his cousin, Terence Prendergast, causing a minor scandal. The baronetcy expired but Prendergast's estates were inherited by his nephew, John Prendergast-Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort.[2] At the time of his death he was apparently expecting to be raised to the peerage as Viscount Clonmel.


  1. ^ The Gentleman's and London Magazine: Or Monthly Chronologer, 1741-1794. p. 44.
  2. ^ Spurrell, J.C., In Search of Thomas Smyth, Mayor of Limerick, Irish Family History, Vol. 25 (2009)

See also Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage - Gort.

Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Robert Marshall
Robert Hamerton
Member of Parliament for Clonmel
With: Robert Marshall 1733–1756
William Bagwell 1756–1757
Guy Moore 1757–1760
Succeeded by
Guy Moore
Richard Moore
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord William Beauclerk
James Lumley
Member of Parliament for Chichester
1733 – 1734
With: James Lumley
Succeeded by
James Brudenell
Thomas Yates
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Thomas Prendergast
(of Gort)
1709 – 1760