Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath

Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, KG, PC (13 September 1734  19 November 1796), of Longleat in Wiltshire, was a British politician who held office under King George III. He served as Southern Secretary, Northern Secretary and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Between 1751 and 1789, he was known as the 3rd Viscount Weymouth. He is possibly best known for his role in the Falklands Crisis of 1770.

The Marquess of Bath
Portrait by Thomas Lawrence
Secretary of State for the Northern Department
In office
7 March 1779  27 October 1779
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MinisterLord North
Preceded byThe Earl of Suffolk
Succeeded byThe Viscount Stormont
In office
20 January 1768  21 October 1768
MonarchGeorge III
Prime Minister
Preceded byHenry Seymour Conway
Succeeded byThe Earl of Rochford
Secretary of State for the Southern Department
In office
9 November 1775  24 November 1779
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MinisterLord North
Preceded byThe Earl of Rochford
Succeeded byThe Earl of Hillsborough
In office
21 October 1768  12 December 1770
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MinisterThe Duke of Grafton
Lord North
Preceded byThe Earl of Shelburne
Succeeded byThe Earl of Rochford
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
In office
5 June 1765  7 August 1765
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byThe Earl of Northumberland
Succeeded byThe Earl of Hertford
Personal details
Born
The Hon. Thomas Thynne

13 September 1734
Died19 November 1796(1796-11-19) (aged 62)
St George Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Political partyTory
Spouse
(m. 1759)
Children6, including:
Parents
ResidenceLongleat
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge
OccupationPolitician

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