Person:Thomas Townshend (4)

Watchers
Browse
Thomas Townshend
b.2 Jun 1701
d.21 May 1780
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Townshend
Gender Male
Birth? 2 Jun 1701
Marriage 1730 to Albinia Selwyn (add)
Death? 21 May 1780


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Thomas Townshend (2 June 1701 – 21 May 1780) was a long-standing British Member of Parliament.

Townshend was the second son of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, from his first marriage to the Hon. Elizabeth Pelham. Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend, William Townshend and Roger Townshend were his brothers while George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, Charles Townshend and Charles Townshend, 1st Baron Bayning, his nephews. He was educated at Eton, and King's College, Cambridge.

Townshend sat in the British House of Commons for Winchelsea between 1722 and 1727. In the elections of 1727, he stood contemporaneously for Hastings and Cambridge University. He had success in both constituencies and chose to represent Cambridge, a seat he held until 1774. Townshend was also for some years private secretary to his father as well as a Teller of the Exchequer between 1727 and 1780.

Townshend married Albinia, daughter of John Selwyn, in 1730. Their son Thomas became a prominent politician and was created Viscount Sydney in 1789. Albinia died in 1739. Townshend survived her by over 40 years and died in May 1780, aged 78.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Thomas Townshend (MP). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
References
  1.   Thomas Townshend (MP), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   TOWNSHEND, Hon. Thomas (1701-80), in The History of Parliament.
  3.   Thomas Townshend, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.