CHOLMLEY, Hugh (1684-1755), of Whitby, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
Available from Boydell and Brewer



1708 - Nov. 1721

Family and Education

b. 3 Aug. 1684, 1st s. of Nathaniel Cholmley of London, merchant, by Mary, da. and h. of Sir Hugh Cholmley, 4th Bt., M.P., of Whitby. educ. Enfield g.s.; Magdalene, Camb. 1700. m. Mar. 1716, Katherine, da. of Sir John Wentworth, 1st Bt., of North Elmsall, Yorks., 8s. 4da. suc. fa. 1727.

Offices Held

Surveyor gen. of crown lands 1715-22; commr. of victualling Nov. 1721-Mar. 1722; sheriff, Yorks. 1724-5.


Cholmley, whose mother succeeded to the family estates, was returned on William Pulteney’s interest at Hedon. He voted with the Whig Opposition in the division on Cadogan in 1717 but was classed as a government supporter in 1719, when he voted for the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts, absenting himself from the division on the peerage bill. In November 1721 he was appointed commissioner of victualling, apparently to enable him to vacate his seat, for he held the office only till the following March. He died 25 May 1755.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick