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Thomas Southwell, 2nd Baron Southwell PC (Ire), FRS (7 January 1698 – 19 November 1766), styled The Honourable from 1717 until 1720, was an Irish peer, politician and freemason.

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The Southwell family were established in county Limerick in the early 17th century. Their estate in the barony of Connello was purchased from William Godolphin and Edward Lloyd in April 1674 and amounted to over 4,800 acres. The 3rd Baron, Thomas George Southwell, was created a Viscount in 1776. The Southwell estate was mainly in the parishes of Nantinan, Rathkeale, Tomdeely and Kilscannell, barony of Connello Lower, Rathronan, barony of Shanid and Abbeyfeale, barony of Glenquin. The 400 acre fee farm estate of George and George Joseph Crowe in the parish of Nantinan, part of the Southwell estate, was advertised for sale in November 1852. Lord Southwell, of Victoria Castle, Kingstown and Castle Matrix, county Limerick, is recorded as the owner of 4,032 acres in county Limerick, 2,252 acres in county Cork, 329 acres in county Kerry, 1,147 acres in county Donegal and 4,017 acres in county Leitrim in the 1870s. In 1840, the Ordnance Survey Field Name Books indicated that the Southwell estate was the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Duagh, barony of Iraghticonnor, county Kerry. The agent for this property was Capt. Brown, county Limerick.

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