TUDWAY, John Paine (1775-1835), of New Street, Wells, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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19 July 1815 - 1830

Family and Education

b. 22 Apr. 1775, 1st s. of Robert Tudway of Wells,1 yr. bro. of Clement Tudway*, by Mary, da. of Rev. Thomas Paine, sub-dean of Wells. educ. St. Mary Hall, Oxf. 1793-7. m. 1806, Frances Gould, da. of Lucas Pulsford of Wells, 2s. 7da. suc. fa. 1800; uncle 1815.

Offices Held

Lt. Wells yeoman cav. 1803, capt. 1818.


On the death of his uncle Clement in 1815, Tudway was sole heir to his estate in Somerset and Parham Hill, Antigua;2 he also succeeded to his seat in Parliament, the third generation of the family to represent Wells. The only evidence of his attendance in the House is that, as ‘Clement Tudway’, he appeared in the minority on the choice of a new Speaker, 2 June 1817. Having disposed of the Antigua estate on his son’s coming of age (1829),3 he retired in 1830 and died 28 June 1835.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne


  • 1. Described as ‘a truly valuable man’ (Gent. Mag. (1800), ii. 1294).
  • 2. V. L. Oliver, Antigua, iii. 146.
  • 3. Ibid. 152. It consisted of 1,096 acres and 600 slaves.