FOLEY, Paul (d.1739), of Newport, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1715
1 Feb. - 18 June 1715

Family and Education

b. aft. 1671, 2nd s. of Paul Foley, M.P., Speaker of House of Commons 1695-8, of Stoke Edith Court, Herefs., uncle of Edward Foley, by Mary, da. of John Lane, alderman of London; yr. bro. of Thomas Foley I. educ. I. Temple 1693; L. Inn 1706, called 1708; re-admitted I. Temple 1734, bencher 1738. m. (1) Susannah, da. of Sir William Massingberd, 2nd Bt., of Gunby, Lincs., sis. of Sir William Massingberd, 3rd Bt., s.p.; (2) lic. 13 Dec. 1722, Susannah, da. of Henry Hoare of Stourton Castle, Wilts., s.p.

Offices Held


In 1713 Paul Foley, a Tory, was returned for Aldborough by the dowager Duchess of Newcastle. Returned for Weobley in 1715, he was unseated on petition. In 1727 he canvassed Weobley but, though ‘worth above £60,000’,1 declined before the poll. Again unsuccessful at Weobley in 1732, he died 28 Nov. 1739.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Chandos to Walpole, 9 Aug. 1727, Chandos letter bks.