HALLIDAY, John (?1709-54), of Yard House, nr. Taunton, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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15 Apr. - 8 June 1754

Family and Education

b. ?1709, 1st s. of John Halliday of Yard House by Mary, da. of Edmund Trowbridge of Lipyeate, Som. m. 1737, Mary, da. of Isaac Welman of Poundisford Park, Som., 3s. 4da. suc. fa. 1737.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Som. 1746-7.


Halliday came of a gentry family with estates in Somerset and Wiltshire. He was returned unopposed for Taunton at the general election of 1754. He died on 8 June 1754, a week after the new Parliament had assembled, aged 44.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond