FISHER, Francis (1688-1763), of the Grange, Grantham, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727

Family and Education

bap. 20 Dec. 1688, 4th but 1st surv. s. of Robert Fisher of the Grange by his w. Elizabeth. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1706. m. Jane, da. and coh. of John Digby of Mansfield Woodhouse, Notts., 3s. 4da. suc. fa. 1712.

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Fisher was put up for Grantham in 1722 by Lord Cardigan, the head of the local Tories. He is described as

a gentleman of a small estate and encumbered, hardly qualified in case his debts [were] paid, but [Lord Cardigan] is to bear the expense.

Returned head of the poll, he did not stand in 1727, when he gave his interest to Sir Michael Newton.1 He died 21 Feb. 1763.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. J. Garner to Heathcote, 18 Mar. 1722, I. Ancaster mss 13/B/2; Newton to W. Archer, 2 July 1727, Monson mss 28B/10/82, Lincs. Archives Office.