FOLEY, Thomas (1716-77), of Stoke Edith Court, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1741 - 1747
9 Dec. - 16 Dec. 1747
1754 - 1768
1768 - 20 May 1776

Family and Education

b. 8 Aug. 1716, 1st s. of Thomas Foley by his 1st w. educ. Westminster 1724-32; Trinity, Camb. 1732. m. 29 Mar. 1740, Grace, da. and coh. of George Granville, M.P., 1st Baron Lansdowne, 3s. 4da. suc. fa. 1749, and to estates of cos. Thomas, 2nd Baron Foley, 1766. cr. Baron Foley 20 May 1776.

Offices Held


Thomas Foley was returned as a Tory by his cousin, the 2nd Lord Foley, in succession to Edward Foley, voting consistently against the Administration. At the 1747 election he was again returned but was unseated on petition. In the 2nd Lord Egmont’s electoral survey, c.1749-50, he is described as a likely candidate at either Leominster or Weobley, ‘having a fair character in the county’. He died 18 Nov. 1777.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman