BUCKWORTH, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (1700-58), of Rathbone Place, London, and West Sheen, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1741

Family and Education

bap. 5 Apr. 1700,1 1st s. of Sir John Buckworth, 1st Bt., sheriff of London 1704-5, by Elizabeth, da. of John Hall of Yarmouth, Norf. educ. Eton c.1716. m. after 1741, Mary Jane, sis. of Angelique Faicho Clermont, s.p.m. legit., 1da. suc. fa. 12 June 1709.

Offices Held

Lt. and capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1718, out by 1727.


After contesting Heytesbury unsuccessfully in 1722, Buckworth was returned for Weobley in 1734, voting against the Government in both the recorded divisions of that Parliament. He did not stand in 1741 and was defeated at Weobley in 1747, when he joined with Lord Perceval, afterwards the 2nd Lord Egmont. According to Egmont’s electoral survey he should have been acceptable to the electors,

having paid them honourably and keeping up his acquaintance with them, but they have always apprehensions of him at the last, having compromised so often.

He died 31 Dec. 1758.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Richmond Par. Reg. i. 102.