GRIFFITH, Christopher (?1721-76), of Padworth, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1774 - 12 Jan. 1776

Family and Education

b. ?1721, s. of Christopher Griffith of Winterbourne, Glos. by Mary, da. of Loftus Brightwell of Padworth. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 31 May 1738, aged 17; L. Inn 1737, called 1744. m. (1) 1 Mar. 1756, Anne, da. of Richard Chicheley, s.p.; (2) 26 Nov. 1759, Catherine, da. and coh. of Sir William St. Quintin, 4th Bt., M.P., of Harpham, Yorks., s.p. suc. gd.-fa. in Padworth estate 1738.

Offices Held


Griffith was returned unopposed. His only reported vote was with Opposition on Wilkes, 22 Feb. 1775. He is not known to have spoken in the House.  He died 12 Jan. 1776.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond