KAYE, Sir Arthur, 3rd Bt. (?1670-1726), of Woodsome, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 10 July 1726

Family and Education

b. ?1670, 1st surv. s. of Sir John Kaye, 2nd Bt., M.P. Yorks. 1685-98, 1701, 1702-6, by Anne, da. of William Lister of Thornton in Craven, Yorks. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 2 Mar. 1686, aged 15. m. (lic. 22 July 1690) Anne, da. and coh. of Sir Samuel Marow, 1st Bt., of Berkswell, Warws., 1da. suc. fa. 8 Aug. 1706.

Offices Held


The Kayes owned very extensive estates in the west of Yorkshire,1 which Kaye and his father represented in most Parliaments for over 40 years. A Tory and a member of the October Club, he voted against the Government in every recorded division after 1715. During the election campaign in 1715 Lord Carlisle reported that Kaye was said to have been concerned in the distribution of a Jacobite pamphlet, adding: ‘If it can be fixed upon Sir Arthur, I hope it may be thought at least a sufficient cause to expel him from the House’.2 He died 10 July 1726.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Stuart mss 248/151.
  • 2. HMC Portland, v. 507-8.