Thomas Estcourt (died 1818)

Thomas Estcourt (27 September 1748 – 2 December 1818) of Estcourt House, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire was an English member of Parliament [1]

He was born in 1748, the eldest surviving son of Matthew Estcourt of Cam, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Lydiah.[2] He was educated at St John’s College, Oxford from 1766.

He succeeded to the Estcourt estate of a distant kinsman in 1750 and then his father before 1782. He was High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 1774–75.[1]

He was returned unopposed as MP for Cricklade from 20 March 1790 to 1806, promising to serve "founded on independence and guided by integrity".[1]

He married in 1774, the Hon. Jane Grimston, daughter of James Grimston, 2nd Viscount Grimston and had 2 sons and 2 daughters. His eldest son Thomas Grimston Estcourt also became an MP.

References

  1. ESTCOURT, Thomas (1748-1818), of Estcourt House, nr. Tetbury, Glos. The History of Parliament. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813

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