BUDGEN, Thomas (d.1772), of West Newdegate, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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8 May 1751 - 1761

Family and Education

5th s. but eventually h. of Edward Budgen of West Newdegate by Elizabeth, da. of James Ede of Cudworth, Surr. m. bef. 1741, Penelope, da. of Daniel Smith, governor of Nevis, 1s. 1da. suc. bro. Mar. 1731.

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Returned unopposed in 1754 Budgen was classed by Dupplin as ‘country gentleman, for’. He intended to stand again in 1761, and received support from Newcastle but at the county meeting there was such ‘great discontent and dissatisfaction’1 at his nomination that ‘the whole ended in a scene of confusion’,2 and he was obliged to withdraw.

Budgen died 3 Mar. 1772.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. J. Shelley to Newcastle, 22 Jan. 1761, Add. 32918, f. 8.
  • 2. Geo. Onslow to Newcastle, Jan. 1761, ibid. f. 6.