THYNNE, Thomas II, Visct. Weymouth (1796-1837), of Shanks House, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1820

Family and Education

b. 9 Apr. 1796, 1st s. of Thomas Thynne I*, 2nd Mq. of Bath. educ. Eton 1811; St. John’s, Camb. 1814-16. m. 11 May 1820, Harriet Matilda, da. of Thomas Robbins, s.p.

Offices Held

Capt. Wilts. yeoman cav. 1816.


Weymouth was an élève diplomatique of Lord Clancarty on the Continent after leaving university, but, wrote the latter to Castlereagh, ‘cannot write, and is therefore of no service whatever to me’. Subsequently he was returned by his father for the family borough and gave a silent support to government in his only Parliament. After taking a week’s leave of absence on 10 May, he was in the majorities against Tierney’s censure motion and for the foreign enlistment bill, 18 May and 10 June 1819. He died v.p. 16 Jan. 1837.

Castlereagh Corresp. xi. 297.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: M. J. Williams