Thomas Lutwyche

Thomas Lutwyche (baptised 1675 – 1734) of the Inner Temple and Lutwyche Hall, Shropshire, was an English lawyer and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons almost continuously from 1710 to 1734.

LifeEdit

 
Wilderhope Manor, Wenlock Edge

Lutwyche was the son of Sir Edward Lutwyche, Justice of the Common Pleas, and his wife Anne Tourneur, daughter of Sir Timothy Tourneur.[1] He was a scholar at Westminster School, and was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 4 July 1692, but took no degree.[2]

Lutwyche was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1697. He was reader there in 1715, and treasurer of the inn in 1722.

Lutwyche was reluctant to enter politics, and did so in the end with the backing of Thomas Tufton, 6th Earl of Thanet. He was elected Member of Parliament for Appleby at the 1710 and 1713 general elections in fiercely competed contests.[3] At the 1715 general election he was returned unopposed for Appleby. He was elected MP for Callington at the 1722 general election, probably with the support of Sir John Coryton, but did not stand in 1727. However he was then returned as MP for Amersham on the Drake interest at a by-election on 23 February 1728 and was re-elected there at the 1734 general election.[2][4]

A High Tory, Lutwyche was made Q.C. in 1710.[2] He rejected an offer from Robert Harley to become a judge, in 1711.[3] He delivered on 6 November 1723 a speech in parliament against the bill for taxing Catholics.[2]

At the end of his life, in 1734, Lutwyche bought Wilderhope Manor from Thomas Smalman.[5] He died on 13 November 1734, and was buried in the Inner Temple Church.[2]

WorksEdit

Lutwyche left some manuscript law reports from the Queen's Bench. They were published in 1781, in pt. xi. of Modern Reports.[2]

FamilyEdit

Lutwyche married Elizabeth Bagnall, daughter of William Bagnall of Bretforton and had 2 sons and 3 daughters.[1] Their daughter Anne married Nicholas Fazakerley;[6] their third daughter Sarah married Thomas Geers (died 1753), Member of Parliament for Hereford.[7]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Brown, Robert. "Lutwyche, Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/17230. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lee, Sidney, ed. (1893). "Lutwyche, Thomas" . Dictionary of National Biography. 34. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  3. ^ a b "LUTWYCHE, Thomas (1674-1734), of the Inner Temple, and Lutwyche Hall, Salop". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ "LUTWYCHE, Thomas (1674-1734), of the Inner Temple and Lutwyche Hall, Salop". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ A P Baggs, G C Baugh, D C Cox, Jessie McFall and P A Stamper, 'Rushbury', in A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 10, Munslow Hundred (Part), the Liberty and Borough of Wenlock, ed. C R J Currie (London, 1998), pp. 52–72. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/salop/vol10/pp52-72 [accessed 5 April 2017].
  6. ^ "Fazakerley, Nicholas (?1685–1767), of Prescot, Lancs., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Geers, Thomas (c.1697–1753), of Bridge Sollers, nr. Hereford, and Glasshampton, Worcs., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 5 April 2017.

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Attribution

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1893). "Lutwyche, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. 34. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Nicholas Lechmere
Edward Duncombe
Member of Parliament for Appleby
17101722
With: Edward Duncombe 1710-1713
Sir Richard Sandford, Bt. 1713-1722
Succeeded by
Sackville Tufton
Sir Richard Sandford, Bt.
Preceded by
Thomas Coplestone
Sir John Coryton, 4th Baronet
Member of Parliament for Callington
17221727
With: Thomas Coplestone
Succeeded by
Thomas Coplestone
Sir John Coryton, 4th Baronet
Preceded by
Montague Garrard Drake
Baptist Leveson-Gower
Member of Parliament for Amersham
1728–1734
With: Montague Garrard Drake 1728
Marmaduke Alington 1728-1734
Sir Henry Marshall 1734
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Marshall
Thomas Gore