HARVEY THURSBY, John (?1711-64), of Abington, Northants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1741 - 1747
1754 - 1761

Family and Education

b. ?1711, 1st surv. s. of Robert Harvey, barrister, of Stockton, Warws. by Mary, da. and h. of Thomas Thursby, London merchant.  educ. Charterhouse; Pembroke, Camb. 9 Nov. 1727, aged 16.  m. (settlement dated 12 June 1731) Honor, da. of Robert Pigott, M.P., of Chetwynd, Salop, 6s. 5da.  suc. fa. 1726; on inheriting estates of Richard Thursby, 1736, took add. name of Thursby.

Offices Held


In ‘Minutes of Conversations’ 16-19 Mar. 1754, dated Newcastle House, 19 Mar., the note against Stamford reads: ‘Mr. Barber or Mr. Thoresby chosen by Lord Exeter. Mr. Barber thinks Mr. Thoresby a Tory might be got over.’1 But in Dupplin’s lists drawn up after the general election, Thursby was placed among the Tory opponents. He is not known to have spoken in the Parliament of 1754-61.

He died 1 June 1764, aged 54.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Add. 32995, f. 102.