PARKYNS, Thomas Boothby (1755-1800).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790
1790 - 17 Nov. 1800

Family and Education

b. 24 July 1755, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Parkyns, 3rd Bt., of Bunny Park, Notts., by his gt.-niece (of the half-blood) Jane, da. of Thomas Parkyns of Wimeswould, Leics.  educ. Queens’, Camb. 1773.  m. 16 Dec. 1783, Elizabeth Anne, da. of William James, 9 ch., of whom at her d. in 1797 1s. and 5da. were living.1  cr. Baron Rancliffe [I] 3 Oct. 1795.

Offices Held


A friend of the Prince of Wales and connected with the leaders of Opposition, Parkyns carried his election at Stockbridge against the Government; and voted against them in the House. In the Parliament of 1784-90 he is not known to have spoken, and he had no prominent part in the Opposition counsels.

He died v.p. 17 Nov. 1800.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: E. A. Smith


  • 1. Gent. Mag. 1797, p. 85.