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.
Lutwyche was the son of Sir Edward Lutwyche, Justice of the Common Pleas, and his wife Anne Tourneur, daughter of Sir Timothy Tourneur. He was a scholar at Westminster School, and was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 4 July 1692, but took no degree.
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. 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.
A High Tory, Lutwyche was made Q.C. in 1710. He rejected an offer from Robert Harley to become a judge, in 1711. He delivered on 6 November 1723 a speech in parliament against the bill for taxing Catholics.
Lutwyche married Elizabeth Bagnall, daughter of William Bagnall of Bretforton and had 2 sons and 3 daughters. Their daughter Anne married Nicholas Fazakerley; their third daughter Sarah married Thomas Geers (died 1753), Member of Parliament for Hereford.
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