VAUGHAN, John, 2nd Visct. Lisburne [I] (c.1695-1741), of Crosswood, Card.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

b. c.1695, 1st s. of John Vaughan, 1st Visct. Lisburne, M.P. Card. 1694-8, by Lady Malet Wilmot, da. of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. m. (1) Anne (d. 31 July 1723), da. of Sir John Bennet, serjeant-at-law, s.p.; (2) Feb. 1726, Dorothy Waller, wid., da. of Capt. Richard Hill of Henblas, Mont., 1s. 1da.1 suc. fa. 20 Mar. 1721.

Offices Held

Ld. lt. and custos rot. Card. 1721-d.


Lisburne’s father had taken vigorous measures against the Jacobites as lord lieutenant of his county during and just after the Fifteen rebellion, asking for the help of regular troops.2 Returned as a Whig for Cardiganshire in he 1727, voted with the Government on the excise bill in 1733 and the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734, but did not stand again. Holding estates under the Crown, he was being prosecuted by the Treasury for arrears of rent in 1737, but was granted a stay of execution in May 1738.3 He died 15 Jan. 1741.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. See CP. Ld. Lisburne to Paul Methuen, 4 Jan. 1717, SP Dom. 35/8, f. 68.
  • 2. Ld. Lisburne to Paul Methuen, 4 Jan. 1717, SP Dom. 35/8, f. 68.
  • 3. Cal. Treas. Bks. and Pprs. 1735-8, pp. 377, 482, 546.