SHAFTO, John (?1693-1742), of Whitworth, nr. Durham.
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Family and Education
b. ?1693, 2nd s. of Mark Shafto of Whitworth by Margaret, da. of Sir John Ingleby, 2nd Bt., of Ripley, Yorks.; yr. bro. of Robert Shafto. educ. Lincoln, Oxf. 9 May 1710, aged 16; L. Inn 1711, called 1718. m. 20 May 1731, Mary, da. and h. of Thomas Jackson of Nunnington, Yorks., 2s. 2da. suc. bro. 1729.
John Shafto, a Tory, succeeded to his brother’s seat at Durham in 1730 after a close contest. Unopposed in 1734 and 1741, he voted against the Government in all recorded divisions. He died 3 Apr. 1742.