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The Rt. Hon. T. B. Cusack-Smith

The Rt. Hon. T. B. Cusack-Smith

A carte-de-visite portrait of the Right Honourable Thomas Barry Cusack-Smith (1795-1866), distinguished lawyer and judge.

For twenty years, from 1846 to 1866, he was Master of the Rolls in Ireland. The British Library holds his ‘correspondence mainly with Sir Robert Peel’ between 1842 and 1846. He was made Privy Counsellor of Ireland on 19 November 1842. During his career he prosecuted O’Connell. He was also the Member of Parliament for Ripon.

He died on 13 August 1866 at Ballied, near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, at the age of 70. He was buried on 21 August 1866 at Mount Jerome cemetery, Dublin, Ireland.

He married Louisa Smith-Barry, daughter of James Hugh Smith-Barry of Marbury Hall in Cheshire and of Foaty, County Cork, Ireland.

Photographed on 22 March 1862 by Camille Silvy of London.

Code: 126871
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