BRIGSTOCKE, Owen (1679-1746), of Llechdwny, Carm. and the Middle Temple, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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17 Mar. 1712 - 1713
29 Jan. 1717 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 3 Apr. 1679, 1st s. of William Brigstocke of Llechdwny by Winifred, da. and coh. of Robert Byrt of Llwyndyrys, Card. educ. Eton, c. 1692-5; Jesus, Oxf. 1695; M. Temple 1697, called 1705. m. Ann, da. of Edward Browne, M.D., of Northfleet, Kent, and eventually h. to her gd.-fa. Sir Thomas Browne, M.D., s.p. suc. fa. 1713.

Offices Held


Brigstocke was related to Lewis Pryse, the leader of the Cardiganshire Tories, who recommended him as his successor.1 His only recorded vote was against the Government on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719. He did not stand again.

A year or two before his death, 4 May 1746, he wrote to Walpole, now Lord Orford, asking for the promotion of a nephew to a lieutenancy in an old regiment. The letter concludes:

The honour I have had of being an old school fellow of your Lordship’s about fifty years ago, with the frequent civilities you have shown me since, and above all your humanity and good nature, have brought this trouble upon you and will I hope be a means of procuring your pardon for it.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. O. Brigstocke to Wm. Powell, 6 Jan. 1718, Nanteos mss, NLW.
  • 2. 11 May [?1744], Cholmondeley (Houghton) mss.