SMITH, James (?1681-?1734), of Black Torrington, Devon and Common Leigh, Som.
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Family and Education
b. ?1681, s. of James Smith of Torrington, Devon. educ.Exeter, Oxf. 7 Apr. 1698, aged 16; I. Temple 1699.
Returned on petition as a Whig, Smith voted with the Government in all recorded divisions, except on the peerage bill, which he opposed. Reelected after a contest in 1722, he did not stand again, dying perhaps in 1734.1
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Shirley Matthews
PCC 47 Bolton.
- 1. Cal. Wills and Admons. in Court of Archdeacon of Taunton (Index Lib. xlva), 100.