Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

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Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

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Birthplace: George St Limerick, now O'Connell St
Death: Died in Newcourt Co. Wicklow
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Son of Anthony Peter Lefroy and Anne LeFroy
Husband of Mary LeFroy
Partner of Jane Austen
Father of Very Rev Jeffry LeFroy and Anthony Lefroy, MP
Brother of Lucy Baker and Rev. Henry Lefroy

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About Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

Thomas Langlois Lefroy (8 January 1776 – 4 May 1869) was an Irish-Huguenot politician and judge. He served as an MP for the constituency of Dublin University in 1830–1841, Privy Councillor of Ireland in 1835–1869 and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland in 1852–1866.

In 1796, Lefroy began a flirtation with English novelist Jane Austen, who was a friend of an older female relative. Jane Austen wrote two letters to her sister Cassandra mentioning "Tom Lefroy", and some have suggested that it may have been he whom Austen had in mind when she invented the character of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, as the courtship between Tom Lefroy and Jane Austen took place over the year or so that Pride and Prejudice was written.

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Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland's Timeline

1776
January 8, 1776
George St Limerick, now O'Connell St
1869
May 4, 1869
Age 93
Newcourt Co. Wicklow
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