CARTWRIGHT, Thomas (1671-1748), of Aynho, Northants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1695 - 1698
1701 - 10 Mar. 1748

Family and Education

b. 1671, o. surv. s. of William Cartwright of Bloxham, Oxon. by Ursula, da. of Ferdinando Fairfax, M.P., 2nd Lord Fairfax. educ. St. Catherine’s, Camb. 1687. m. 30 Mar. 1699, Armine, da. and coh. of Thomas Crew, M.P., 2nd Baron Crew, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. and gd.-fa. 1676.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Northants. 1693-4, Oxon. 1699-1700.


Thomas Cartwright was the grandson of a Roundhead lawyer, whose father bought Aynho 1615-16. Himself a Tory and a member of the October Club, he was the first of his family to represent the county, for which he sat in every Parliament but two from 1695 till his death, 10 Mar. 1748, voting after 1714 consistently against the Government except on the motion for the removal of Walpole in 1741.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick