CHOLMONDELEY, Charles (1685-1756), of Vale Royal, Cheshire.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 1715
1722 - 30 Mar. 1756

Family and Education

b. 12 Jan. 1685, 1st surv. s. of Thomas Cholmondeley, M.P., of Vale Royal by Anne, da. of Sir Walter St. John, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Battersea and Lydiard Tregoze, Wilts.; 2nd cos. of George Cholmondeley, Lord Malpas. educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1701; M. Temple 1709. m. 22 July 1714, Essex, da. of Governor Thomas Pitt of Stratford, Wilts., 3s. 5da. suc. fa. 1702.

Offices Held


Charles Cholmondeley, whose father had represented Cheshire in 1669 and in James II’s 1685 Parliament, was returned for the county as a Tory at every general election, except that of 1715, from 1710 to his death. A member of the October Club, on the flight of the Duke of Ormonde in July 1715 Cholmondeley, Sir Henry Bunbury and Lord Barrymore met and drank together the Jacobite toast: ‘to our absent friends and that they may return with honour, prosperity and glory’.1 In 1721 his name was included in a list of leading English Jacobites sent to the Stuart court in Rome.2 After his re-election in 1722 he voted regularly against the Government, speaking against them on the repeal of the Septennial Act, 13 Mar. 1734.

He died 30 Mar. 1756.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Prescott Diary, 24 Aug. 1715, The Cheshire Sheaf, 27 May 1936.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.