BIGG, John (d.1748), of Grafham, Hunts.

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

Family and Education

o.s. of John Bigg, M.P., of Grafham by Frances, da. of Sir Nicholas Pedley, M.P., of Huntingdon by his 1st w. Lucy, da. of Sir Robert Bernard, 1st Bt., M.P., of Huntingdon.1 unm. suc. fa. after 1708.2

Offices Held

Exon of the yeomen of the guard 1689-1718.


John Bigg was the grandson of Walter Bigg, M.P., of Wallingford, Berks., master of the Merchant Taylors’ Company and sheriff of London, who at his death in 1659 settled his lands in Huntingdonshire and Bedfordshire on his youngest son John,3 afterwards M.P. for Huntingdon in the Convention Parliament. Through his mother he acquired further connexions with Huntingdonshire families, including the Earl of Manchester. Returned unopposed on Manchester’s interest in 1715, he voted with the Administration in all recorded divisions of that Parliament. He was again unopposed in 1722 and 1727, after which he voted against the Government on the army in 1732 and the repeal of the Septennial Act in 1734, abstaining on the excise bill in 1733. He did not stand again. He died 24 Mar. 1748, leaving his estates to his kinsman Sir John Bernard, 4th Bt.4

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Le Neve, Knights (Harl. Soc. viii), 274.
  • 2. PCC 55 Lane.
  • 3. PCC 514 Pell.
  • 4. PCC 109 Strahan.