LISTER, Thomas (1688-1745), of Gisburn Park, nr. Clitheroe, Yorks.
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Family and Education
b. 8 Oct. 1688, 1sts s. of Thomas Lister of Arnoldsbigging, and Westby, Yorks. by Elizabeth, da. of John Parker of Extwisle, Lancs. educ. Eton 1698-1706;1 Balliol, Oxf. 1706; M. Temple 1709. m. 27 Nov. 1716, Catherine, da. and coh. of Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Middleton and Whalley, Lancs., 2s. 3da.; bro.-in-law of Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 4th Bt.. suc. fa. 1706.
Lister’s family had long been settled in the neighbourhood of Clitheroe, where they had acquired an interest, which he was able to turn after the 1722 election into control of one seat. A Tory, he consistently voted against the Government, speaking on 7 May 1728 against a vote of credit.2 He transferred the family seat from Arnoldsbigging to Lower Hall in Gisburn, which his father had acquired from Sir John Assheton in 1697, and which he rebuilt on a grand scale in 1724.3
He died 15 May 1745.