DASHWOOD KING, John (1716-93), of Halton, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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20 Jan. 1753 - 1761

Family and Education

b. 4 Aug. 1716, 2nd surv. s. of Sir Francis Dashwood, 1st Bt., of West Wycombe by his 3rd w. Mary, da. of Major King; half-bro. of Sir Francis Dashwood, 2nd Bt.  educ. poss. Eton 1725-8; Queen’s, Oxf. 1733; L. Inn 1732. m. 1761 Sarah, da. of Edmund Moore of Sayes House, Chertsey, Surr., 5s. 3da. suc. mother 1742 and took add. name of King; and half-bro. as 3rd Bt. 11 Dec. 1781.

Offices Held


Dashwood King sat at Bishop’s Castle on the interest of his brother-in-law, John Walcot, M.P., and in 1754 was returned after a severe contest. He was listed by Dupplin as a Tory. No vote or speech by him is reported during this Parliament. Before the general election of 1761 Shelburne noted that at Bishop’s Castle the sitting Members were not wanted.1Dashwood King did not stand again.

He died 6 Dec. 1793.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Lansdowne mss.