Thursday, July 29, 2021

Dr Sir Thomas Francis Grattan [Tom] Esmonde, 17th Baronet 1960-2021

 Dr Sir Thomas Esmonde, 17th Baronet, died at his home in Northern Ireland, 24 July, 2021. He was 60.

Sir Thomas was senior house officer between 1985 and 1987 at Whiteabbey Hospital. He was registered as a Member, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland (MRCPI) He was registered as a Member, Royal College of Physicians, London (MRCP) in 1987. He was Medical Registrar between 1988 and 1989 at Royal Gwent Hospital, Gwent, Wales. He was Registrar in Neurology between 1989 and 1990 at University Hospital of Wales. Sir Tom was Clinical Resident Fellow between 1990 and 1992 at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He was Clinical Registrar in Neurology and Consutlant in Neurology in 1992 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, &c.

He was born 14 Oct, 1960, son of Sir John Henry Grattan Esmonde, 16th Baronet [1928-87], and his wife the former Pamela Mary Bourke, and succeeded to the baronetcy [created in 1629], on the death of his father in 1987.

Tom Esmonde married 26 April, 1986, Pauline Loretto Kearns, daughter of James Vincent Kearns, by whom he had issue, a son, Sean, and two daughters, Aisling and Niamh.

He is succeeded in the Irish baronetcy by his only son, Sean Vincent Grattan Esmonde, who was born 8 January, 1989.

The funeral service takes place at St. Brigid's Parish, Belfast, on 30 July, 2021, followed by private cremation at Roselawn Crematorium.


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