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"William Henry Fortescue, 1st Earl of Clermont KP (5 August 1722 – 30 September 1806) was an Irish peer and politician.He served as High Sheriff of Louth in 1746. He became Earl of Clermont in 1777 and was appointed a Knight Founder of the Order of St Patrick on 30 March 1795.[1 He represented Louth in the Irish House of Commons from 1745 to 1761 and subsequently Monaghan Borough until 1771. Between 1768 and 1769, he sat also as Member of Parliament for Dundalk" Wikipedia.