John Cuffe, 1st Baron Desart

John Cuffe, 1st Baron Desart (died 26 June 1749) was an Anglo-Irish politician and peer.
He was the son of Agmondesham Cuffe and his wife, Anne Otway. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1708 he was High Sheriff of County Kilkenny. He served in the Irish House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Thomastown between 1715 and 1727. On 10 November 1733 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Desart, of Desart in the County of Kilkenny, and assumed his seat in the Irish House of Lords.[1]
He was succeeded in his title by his eldest son from his second marriage, John Cuffe.[2] His second son, Otway Cuffe, was made Earl of Desart in 1793.
References[edit]

^ Edmund Lodge, The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage (Saunders and Otley, 1838), p.140.
^ Edmund Lodge, The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage (Saunders and Otley, 1838), p.140.

Political offices

Preceded by
Arthur Webb
High Sheriff of County Kilkenny
1708
Succeeded by
Edward Deane

Parliament of Ireland

Preceded by
Amyas Bushe
Arthur Bushe
Member of Parliament for Thomastown
1715–1727
With: William Flower (1715)
William Despard (1715-1721)
Richard Bettesworth (1721-1727)
Succeeded by
Luke Gardiner
Nicholas Aylward

Peerage of Ireland

New creation
Baron Desart
1733–1749
Succeeded by
John Cuffe

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