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Sidney Meadows

Sir Sidney Meadows[1] (c. 1699 – 15 November 1792) was a British Member of Parliament.


He was the eldest son of the diplomat Sir Philip Meadowes (d.1757), of Brompton, Kensington,[2] and his wife Dorothy, daughter of Edward Boscawen. On 2 June 1742 he married Jemima, daughter of Charles Montagu of Durham and granddaughter of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich; they had no children. Edward Montagu (1692–1776), of Sandleford, was a brother-in-law.[3]

Sir Sidney Meadows, by George Stubbs, RA, 1778, 32 x 40 inches, Royal Collection.

Through the influence of his uncle Hugh Boscawen, 1st Viscount Falmouth, Meadows was returned to Parliament for Penryn in 1722 and for Truro in 1727. In 1734 he was nominated Member for Tavistock by the Duke of Bedford. All his recorded votes were against the government and he did not stand in 1741. In 1757 he succeeded his father and in 1758 he was appointed Knight Marshal, one of the judges (along with the Lord Steward of the Household) of the Marshalsea Court. He held this office until his death. By 1761, Sidney Meadows was Deputy Ranger of Richmond Park when Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute was Ranger. Sidney's brother, Philip (d.1781), was Deputy Ranger of Windsor Park.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Sheppard, Edgar. "Memorials of St. James's Palace. Vol. 1. 1894". Sheppard, Edgar. Memorials of St. James's Palace. Vol. 1. 1894 - Page 242 (307)). Retrieved 9 April 2015. ....were received by Sir Sidney Meadows, Knight Marshal 
  2. ^ Knighted on 23 Dec 1700.
  3. ^ a b Eveline Cruickshanks, MEADOWS, Sidney (c.1699-1792), of Conholt, nr. Andover, Hants. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754 (1970).
  4. ^ "The British Friend". 2nd Month, 1849 (Page 32). Retrieved 7 April 2016. ...Sir Sidney Meadows, who was deputy ranger of Richmond Park.... 
  5. ^ "Philip Meadows". DNB. Retrieved 11 April 2015. refs to sidney and brother philp meadows, their father Sir Philip, son of Sir Philip... 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Samuel Trefusis
Viscount Rialton
Member of Parliament for Penryn
With: Edward Vernon
Succeeded by
Sir Cecil Bishopp, Bt
Edward Vernon
Preceded by
Spencer Cowper
Thomas Wyndham
Member of Parliament for Truro
With: Hugh Boscawen
Succeeded by
Kelland Courtenay
Robert Trefusis
Preceded by
Sir Francis Henry Drake, Bt
Sir Humphrey Monoux, Bt
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
With: Hon. Charles Fane
Succeeded by
Hon. Charles Fane
Lord Sherard Manners