YORKE, Thomas (1688-1768), of Gouthwaite, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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14 Dec. 1757 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 19 May 1688, 2nd s. of Thomas Yorke, M.P., and bro. of John Yorke.  m. 4 Nov. 1729, Abigail, da. and coh. of William Andrews of Barnes Hall, Worcs., 2s. 3da.  suc. bro. 14 July 1757.

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Yorke succeeded his brother in 1757 on the family interest at Richmond. By 1761 Lord Holdernesse had obtained complete control of the borough, and Yorke did not stand again.

He died 26 Mar. 1768.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier