FLOYER, John (c.1681-1762), of Hints Hall, nr. Tamworth, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 21 Mar. 1742

Family and Education

b. c.1681, 1st s. of Sir John Floyer of Hints Hall by Mary, da. and coh. of Sir Henry Archbold of Abbots Bromley, Staffs., chancellor of the diocese of Lichfield, wid. of Arthur Fleetwood of Lichfield and mother of Henry Fleetwood. m. Catherine, da. of Edward Littleton, M.P., of Pillaton Hall, Staffs., 1da. suc. fa. 1734.

Offices Held


Floyer, son of Sir John Floyer the physician, was descended from Ralph Floyer of the Middle Temple, who acquired Hints Hall in 1601. Returned as a Tory for Tamworth in 1741, he voted against the Government on the chairman of the elections committee, but was soon afterwards unseated on petition, never standing again. He appears in a list of leading Jacobite sympathizers prepared for the French foreign office in 1743.1 He died 4 June 1762.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Stuart mss 248/151.
  • 2. Shaw, Staffs. ii. 21.