Clements, Nathaniel, 2nd Earl of Leitrim (1768 -1854)
Nathaniel Clements, 2nd Earl of Leitrim, was the elder son of Robert Clements, 1st Earl, and Elizabeth, daughter of Clotworthy Skeffington, 1st Earl of Massereene. Educated at a private school at Portarlington and at Oriel College, Oxford where he matriculated 22 July 1785, age 17, and took his B.A. in 1788, he was elected a Member of Parliament (Ireland) for the Borough of Carrick on Shannon and for the County of Leitrim from 1790 until the death of his father in 1804. In 1800 he married Mary, eldest daughter and coheir of William Bermingham of Ross Hill, County Galway. He was created Baron Clements, of Kilmacrenan in County Donegal in the peerage of the United Kingdom 20 June 1831. The Earl was Lord Lieutenant and custos rotulorum of County Leitrim, Colonel of the Militia and a trustee of the linen manufacture and port searcher at Dublin. He was made a Knight of St Patrick 8 April 1834. His library of Irish history was sold in 1927.