BANKS, Joseph (1695-1741), of Revesby Abbey, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 May 1728 - 1734

Family and Education

b. 21 June 1695, 1st s. of Joseph Banks and fa. of William Banks. educ. M. Temple 1711. m. (1) 11 Apr. 1714, Anne (d. 9 Sept. 1730), da. and h. of William Hodgkinson, merchant, of Overton Derbys. 3s. 3da.; (2) 19 Oct. 1731, Catherine Collingwood, wid. of his former tenant Newcomen Wallis, 2s. suc. fa. 1727.

Offices Held

Lt. 2 tp. Notts. militia 1715; sheriff, Lincs. 1735-6.


Soon after succeeding to £3,000 a year, Banks was returned on the government interest for Peterborough, with which he appears to have had no previous connexion. When a few months later the office of custos rotulorum of the city fell vacant on the death of the 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam, Banks applied to be appointed to it, in trust for the new Earl, then a minor.1 Failing to obtain the post, he went over to the Opposition, voting against the Government in every recorded division. He did not stand in 1734 and died 31 Mar. 1741.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Letters and Pprs. Banks Fam. ed. Hill (Lincoln Rec. Soc. xlv), p. 90.