FINCH, Hon. John (?1689-1740), of the Inner Temple.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1 Jan. 1740

Family and Education

b. ?1689, 2nd s. of Heneage Finch, M.P., 1st Earl of Aylesford, and bro. of Heneage, Lord Guernsey (b. ?1683). educ. ?Westminster; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1 Apr. 1709, aged 19; I. Temple 1710, called 1719. m. 30 Apr. 1726, Elizabeth, da. and h. of John Savile of Methley, Yorks., 1s. 1da.

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Returned as a Tory on the family interest at Maidstone, John Finch, a lawyer, voted consistently with the Opposition. In February and March 1732 he twice paired with his cousin, Lord Perceval, on Walpole’s proposed salt duty, which he opposed.1 He died 1 Jan. 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. HMC Egmont Diary, i. 220, 234.