DOLPHIN, John (1659-1724), of Moss House, Shenstone, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 24 May 1724

Family and Education

bap. 12 Nov. 1659,1 1st s. of John Dolphin of Moss House by his w. Sarah. m. (1) lic. 22 Dec. 1683, Ellen Eld, wid., of Lichfield, Staffs., da. of one Howe, 3s. 3da.; (2) Isabel Hoare (bur. 14 Apr. 1715) wid., s.p. suc. fa. 1699.

Offices Held

Mayor, Stafford 1714.


The Dolphin family appears to have been settled in Staffordshire since the sixteenth century. John Dolphin, who practised at Stafford as an attorney, was steward to the Duchess of Hamilton and the Earl of Uxbridge, acquiring a considerable property with his first wife. Since he stood jointly with Thomas Foley, he was presumably a Tory. He died 24 May 1724.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Shaw Staffs. ii. 47-48.