GRIFFIN, Thomas (c.1700-71), of Dixton Hadnock, nr. Monmouth.

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

Family and Education

b. c.1700.

Offices Held

Entered R.N. c.1711; lt. 1718. capt. 1731; r.-adm. 1747; v.-adm. 1748; adm. 1757.


In 1750 Griffin was tried by court martial for failing to engage the enemy while commander-in-chief in the East Indies 1746-8; was found guilty, and suspended from his rank and employment. In 1752 he was reinstated, but saw no further service.

At Arundel in 1754 he seems to have stood jointly with Sir George Colebrooke, who had an interest in the borough, and with the support of the Treasury. He was returned after a contest, and classed by Dupplin as a supporter of Administration. No vote or speech by him is known. He did not stand in 1761.

Griffin died 23 Dec. 1771.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke