NORTHLEIGH, Stephen (?1692-?1731), of Peamore, in Exminster, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1722

Family and Education

b. ?1692, s. of Henry Northleigh of Peamore. educ. Exeter, Oxf. 17 Apr. 1711, aged 18. m. 2 Dec. 1714, Margaret, da. of Sir William Davie, 4th Bt., of Creedy, in Sandford, Devon,1 2da.

Offices Held


Descended from an old Devonshire family, Northleigh was returned in 1713 as a Tory for Totnes. Re-elected unopposed in 1715, his only recorded vote was against the septennial bill. His name was amongst those sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He did not stand again, dying probably in 1731.3

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Devon, 270.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.
  • 3. Admon. Exeter 1731, 1733.