TEMPEST, John (1710-76), of Sherburn, nr. Durham.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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23 Apr. 1742 - 1768

Family and Education

bap. 28 Apr. 1710, 1st s. of John Tempest, M.P., of Old Durham by Jane, da. and h. of Richard Wharton of Durham. educ. Durham; St. John’s, Camb. 1728. m. 9 May 1738, cos. Frances, da. of Richard Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe, Lancs., 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1738.

Offices Held

Mayor, Hartlepool 1747 and 1758; alderman, Durham 1749.


John Tempest’s great-grandfather and father had represented the county of Durham and his grandfather the city, for which he himself was returned unopposed as a Tory at a by-election in 1742. Voting twice against the Administration on the Hanoverians, he was re-elected after a contest in 1747. He died 12 May 1776.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea