FAWKES, Francis (1674-1747), of Farnley, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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15 Mar. 1714 - 1715

Family and Education

b. 18 June 1674, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Thomas Fawkes* by 1st w.  educ. Jesus, Camb. 1690; G. Inn 1692, called 1700, bencher 1724.  m. 7 May 1700, Margaret (d. 1721), da. and coh. of John Ayscough of Osgodby, Lincs., 8s. (5 d.v.p.) 3da. d.v.psuc. fa. 1707.1

Offices Held


Fawkes was a candidate for Parliament only once, being returned for Knaresborough in March 1714 at a by-election necessitated by the death of Christopher Stockdale. Any time which Fawkes may have spent at the House was cut short by his procuring leave of absence on 3 June. He was classed as a Tory in the Worsley list. He died on 11 Nov. 1747, and was buried at Otley, Yorkshire.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Dugdale’s Vis. Yorks. ed. Clay, i. 207–8.
  • 2. Ibid. 207.