Thomas Kane McClintock Bunbury (2nd Lord Rathdonnell)


Thomas Kane McClintock-Bunbury was born on 29 Nov 1848. He was the son of Captain William Bunbury McClintock-Bunbury RN and Pauline Stronge. He was educated at Eton and commissioned into the 6th Dragoon Guards. He exchanged to the Scots Greys in 1869 and was a lieutenant on 28 Feb 1874. He also served in the Leicester Yeomanry. He was High Sheriff of Carlow. Became 2nd Baron Rathdonnell on the death of his uncle, on 17 May 1879. He was Deputy Lieutenant for Co Louth and an Irish Representative Peer on 8 April 1889. Lord Lieutenant of Carlow 26 Feb 1890 until 1922. Colonel of 6th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles 1896. President of the Royal Dublin Society 1918 -1929. Thomas married Katherine Anne Bruen on 26 Feb 1874. They had 5 daughters and two sons, one of which was 2nd Lieut Hon William, also of the Scots Greys, fatally wounded in action at Dronfield, South Africa on 17 Feb 1900. Lord Rathdonnell died on 29 May 1929.


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by Stephen Luscombe