GASCOIGNE NIGHTINGALE, Joseph (1695-1752), of Enfield, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1727 - 1734

Family and Education

bap. 19 Dec. 1695,1 1st s. of Rev. Joseph Gascoigne, vicar of Enfield, by Anne, da. and h. of Francis Theobald of Barking, Suff. by Anne, sis. of Sir Thomas Nightingale, 2nd Bt., of Newport Pond, Essex. educ. Enfield; Trinity, Camb. 1712. m. 24 June 1725, Lady Elizabeth Shirley, da. and coh. of Washington, 2nd Earl Ferrers, 3s. 1da. suc. fa. 1721; yr. bro. Robert to estates of Sir Robert Nightingale, 4th Bt., 1722 and assumed add. name of Nightingale.

Offices Held


Nightingale succeeded to estates worth nearly £300,000 left by his first cousin, Sir Robert Nightingale. Shortly afterwards he married one of the daughters of the 2nd Earl Ferrers of Chartley, near Stafford, for which he was returned in 1727. He voted with the Opposition in every recorded division, did not stand again, and died 16 July 1752.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Westminster Abbey Reg. 384.