FARRINGTON, Thomas (aft.1687-1758), of Chislehurst, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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2 Feb. - 5 Aug. 1727
1727 - 1734
1747 - 1754

Family and Education

b. aft. 1687,1 o.s. of Lt.-Gen. Thomas Farrington M.P., of Chislehurst by Theodosia, da. of Richard Betenson, sis. and coh. of Sir Edward Betenson, 2nd Bt., of Scadbury, Chislehurst. unm. suc. fa. 1712.

Offices Held

Auditor of the land revenues for Wales 1733-56.


Thomas Farrington was connected with the Selwyns. His mother’s sister was wife of Major-General William Selwyn, M.P., whose eldest son, John Selwyn, married Farrington’s sister Mary.2 Returned at a by-election for Whitchurch in 1727, he succeeded his cousin Charles Selwyn at Mitchell in the general election of that year; but though he was re-elected in 1733 after obtaining a place, he was beaten there in 1734. He did not stand again till 1747, when he was brought in for Ludgershall by his brother-in-law John Selwyn. In Parliament he voted for the Administration in all recorded divisions and was classed by the ministry as ‘for’ in 1747. He died 29 Jan. 1758.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. His parents were married 18 Aug. 1687 at Chislehurst.
  • 2. Webb, Miller & Beckwith, Chislehurst, 156.