ARSCOTT, Arthur (1683-1762), of Tetcott, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1747

Family and Education

bap. 3 June 1683, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of John Arscott of Tetcott by his 2nd w. Prudence. m. (1) 21 Sept. 1704, Elizabeth (bur. 1 Sept. 1714), da. of Francis Trefusis of Trefusis, s.p.; (2) Gwen, da. of Sir Walter Yonge, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Collaton, Devon, sis. of Sir William Yonge, 4th Bt., 3s. suc. fa. 1709.

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Arscott was returned on the interest of his brother-in-law, Sir William Yonge.1 Whenever he voted he supported the Administration, but he was absent from the divisions on the excise bill in 1733, the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734, the Spanish convention in 1739 and the Hanoverians in 1742 and 1747. He was classed as Old Whig in 1746. He was buried at Tetcott, 3 Sept. 1762.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Trans. Dev. Assoc. lxvii. 329; Owen, Pelhams, 54 n. 7.