AFFLECK, John (1710-76), of Dalham, nr. Bury St. Edmunds, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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23 Mar. 1743 - 1761
4 Dec. 1767 - 1768

Family and Education

b. 12 Feb. 1710, 1st s. of Gilbert Affleck, M.P., of Dalham by Anne, da. of John Dolben of Finedon, Northants. educ. Westminster 1722; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1727; I. Temple 1728. m. 1736, Sarah, da. of James Metcalfe of Roxton, Beds., 3s. suc. fa. 12 Nov. 1764.

Offices Held


Affleck was present at the meeting convened on 14 Jan. 1757 by George Townshend, apparently with Pitt’s approval, to discuss how to proceed with the inquiry into the loss of Minorca. He declined to stand again in 1761 but, to preserve the peace of the county, seems to have taken a hand in fixing up the succession.1

At Amersham he sat on the Drake interest as a stop-gap until the general election of 1768. He died 17 Feb. 1776.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. See SUFFOLK constituency and BUNBURY, Thomas Charles.