SIBTHORPE, John (1669-1718), of St. Mark’s, Lincoln

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1713 - 1715

Family and Education

bap. 14 Apr. 1669, 1st surv. s. of Gervase Sibthorpe of St. Mark’s by Judith, da. and h. of Mark Riggall of South Somercotes, Lincs., wid. of Benjamin Marshall† of Lincoln. educ. Christ Church, Oxf. matric. 1691.  m. 29 Apr. 1703, Mary (d. 1743), da. and coh. of Humphrey Browne of Lincoln, 4s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1704.1

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Sibthorpe’s father was the first of his family to settle at Lincoln, uprooting himself from Laneham, just over the county border in Nottinghamshire, where his ancestors had been established since the early 16th century. Having succeeded his father in 1704, Sibthorpe came to political prominence in the summer of 1710, when he co-presented at court a High Tory address from Lincolnshire. However, when he put up at Lincoln later that year he was defeated by four votes. He was returned in 1713, but made little impact in the House, and did not attempt to retain his seat in 1715. Nevertheless, he was classed as a Tory in the Worsley list. Although the exact date of his demise has not been ascertained, he was buried on 27 Apr. 1718 at St. Mark’s church. His widow further improved the Sibthorpe interest by purchasing Canwick Hall, near Lincoln, and his eldest son and heir, Coningsby, represented Lincoln as a Tory during the reigns of George II and George III.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Authors: Paula Watson / Perry Gauci


  • 1. Lincs. Peds. (Harl. Soc. lii), 877–8; London Mar. Lic. ed. Foster, 1225; PCC 153 Tenison; IGI, Lincs.
  • 2. Lincs. Peds. 877–8; Oldmixon, Hist. Addresses, ii. 347; Burke, LG (1855), 1096.