FERRERS, Thomas (c.1665-1722), of Bangeston, Pemb.
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b. c.1665, 4th s. of John Ferrers of Cookham, Berks. by Anne, da. of John Kinsman of Isleworth, Mdx. m. c.1707, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Henry White of Bangeston, wid. of (i) Thomas Lort (s. of Sampson Lort, M.P. Pembroke 1659), and (ii) of Richard Bulkeley, M.P., 3rd Visct. Bulkeley of Cashel [I], s.p.
Ensign 1 Ft. 1692, lt. 1695, capt. 1705; brevet-col. 1705; brig.-gen. 1710; col. 23 Drags. 1715; half-pay 1718; col. 39 Ft. 1719, transferred to 17 Ft. 1722.
Ferrers, whose family had settled at Cookham in the reign of Elizabeth, served under Marlborough at Ramillies and Malplaquet. By marriage he acquired property in Pembrokeshire, standing for Pembroke in 1710, but desisting.1 Returned for it as a Whig in 1715, he voted with the Government on the septennial bill in 1716, but against them on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719. He was to be spoken to by Craggs and George Treby on the peerage bill, on which he did not vote. Again returned in 1722, he died that year, 22 Oct.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. HMC Portland, iv. 569.