WYLDE, Thomas (?1670-1740), of the Commandery, Worcester.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1701 - 1727

Family and Education

b. ?1670, 1st s. of Robert Wylde of the Commandery, Worcester by Elizabeth, da. of Rev. Thomas Dennis of St. Helen’s, Worcester. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 18 May 1686, aged 15; M. Temple 1691. m. (1) 23 Dec. 1696, Catherine, da. and coh. of Sir Baynham Throckmorton, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Clowerwall, Glos., 1s. 3da.; (2) 27 Feb. 1720, Anne, da. of Hon. Robert Tracy, justice of the common pleas, wid. of Charles Dowdeswell of Forthampton, Glos., 1da. suc. fa. 1708.

Offices Held

Commr. of revenue [I] 1715-27; commr. of excise Nov. 1727-d.


Of an old Worcester family, who had bought the property known as the Commandery in 1544, Wylde represented his native city as a Whig for 26 years without a break. Obtaining a place in 1715, he was absent from the division on the septennial bill in 1716, but voted with the Government on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts and on the peerage bill in 1719. He lost his seat in 1727, when, having ‘greatly impaired his fortune by electoral contests’,1 he exchanged his place for one incompatible with a seat in the House of Commons.

He died 12 Apr. 1740.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. W. R. Williams, Worcs. Members, 100.