YORKE, John (1685-1757), of Gouthwaite, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1710 - 1713
5 Mar. 1717 - 1727
14 Mar. 1728 - 14 July 1757

Family and Education

bap. 6 Dec. 1685, 1st s. of Thomas Yorke, M.P., of Gouthwaite by Catherine, da. and h. of Thomas Lister of Arnold’s Biggin, Yorks.; bro. of Thomas Yorke.  educ. Eton 1698; Peterhouse, Camb. 1703.  m. 5 Jan. 1732, Anne, da. of James Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Navan, 2nd cos. of Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holdernesse, s.p.  suc. fa. 1716.

Offices Held


Yorke was returned on the family interest at Richmond, and in 1754 was classed by Dupplin as a country gentleman supporting Administration.  He died 14 July 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier