Person:James Scudamore (2)

James Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore
b.15 Jul 1684
d.2 Dec 1716
  1. James Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore1684 - 1716
  • HJames Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore1684 - 1716
  • WFrances Digby1711 - 1749/50
  1. Frances Scudamore1711 - 1750
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Name James Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Jul 1684
Death[1] 2 Dec 1716
Reference Number? Q6142883?

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James Scudamore, 3rd Viscount Scudamore (1684 – 2 December 1716), was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1705 to 1716.

Scudamore was baptised on 15 July 1684, the second, but eldest surviving son of John Scudamore, 2nd Viscount Scudamore, and his wife Lady Frances Cecil, daughter of John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter. He matriculated at Gloucester Hall, Oxford in 1695 and was awarded DCL in 1712. He inherited the title Viscount Scudamore and the estate of Holme Lacy from his father in 1697. From 1698 to 1703, he travelled abroad in France, Italy, Holland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He married Frances Digby, daughter of Simon Digby, 4th Baron Digby on 7 March 1706.[1]

Scudamore was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament for Herefordshire at the 1705 general election. He was elected MP for Herefordshire again in a contest in 1708. In 1710 he suffered a severe fall from his horse when riding hurriedly to Hereford on electioneering business and suffered some impairment. Nevertheless, he was re-elected MP for Herefordshire at the 1710 general election and returned unopposed in 1713. At the 1715 general election, he changed seats and was elected MP for Hereford instead.

Scudamore died on 2 December 1716 from the effects of his fall from the horse.[2] He and his wife had one daughter Frances (1711–1750), who married Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort, who divorced her in 1743 for adultery with William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot. She remarried to Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore and had one daughter Frances (1750–1820), who married Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk but became insane.

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