BOOTHBY SKRYMSHER, Thomas (?1698-1751), of Tooley Park, Leics. and Norbury, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Jan. - 5 Aug. 1727

Family and Education

b. ?1698, 1st s. of Thomas Boothby of Tooley Park by his 1st w. Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Sir Charles Skrymsher of Norbury. educ. Magdalen, Oxf. 16 Mar. 1715, aged 16. m. 17 Jan. 1721, Anne, da. of Sir Hugh Clopton of New Place, Stratford-on-Avon, 5s. 3da.; assumed add. name of Skrymsher under will of his maternal gd.-fa. by 1721.

Offices Held

Register gen. of all trading ships belonging to Gt. Britain 1736-39.


Descended from a London merchant who purchased Tooley in the seventeenth century, Skrymsher was related to the Walpoles through his wife.1 Defeated for Leicester as a Whig in 1722, he was returned at a by-election in January 1727, but lost his seat at the general election of that year, petitioning unsuccessfully. In 1736 he was given a place under the commissioners of the customs, which he lost three years later. He died 6 June 1751.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Walpole to Mann, 22 Oct. 1741.