LUTWYCHE, Thomas (1674-1734), of the Inner Temple and Lutwyche Hall, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 1722
1722 - 1727
23 Feb. 1728 - 13 Nov. 1734

Family and Education

bap. 21 Sept. 1674, 1st surv. s. of Edward Lutwyche, justice of common pleas, of Lutwyche Hall by Anne, da. of Sir Timothy Tourneur of Bold, Salop. educ. Westminster, K.S. 1688; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1692; I. Temple, called 1697. m. Elizabeth, da. of William Bagnall of Bretforton, Worcs., 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1709.

Offices Held

Q.C. 1710.


An able Tory lawyer and a member of the October Club, returned for Appleby by Lord Thanet, Lutwyche voted against the Government in all recorded divisions after George I’s accession, speaking against the peerage bill in 1719. In February 1721 he seconded a motion that the report of the secret committee inquiring into the South Sea Company should be printed. Returned for Callington in 1722, probably with the support of Sir John Coryton, he opposed the bill of pains and penalties against George Kelly in March 1723, and in May attacked the bill for laying a tax on papist estates as an odious form of religious persecution. He was one of the managers of the trial of Lord Chancellor Macclesfield in 1725, when he was reported to have refused the attorney-general’s place in succession to Sir Robert Raymond.1 He did not stand in 1727, but was returned next year for Amersham on the Drake interest, opposing the Address in January 1729, and speaking against the Hessians in February following. In the spring of 1732 he supported a bill to declare void the sale of the Derwentwater estates (see Bond, Denis) on the ground

that the fraud both of commissioners and purchasers appears so gross, that unless we would condemn all the bills that ever passed in this House from former times till now, reverse all forfeitures and attainders by Act of Parliament heretofore and never exercise the like power for the future, we ought to commit this bill.

In April 1733 he spoke in favour of rendering the Qualification Act more effective.2 He died 13 Nov. 1734.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. HMC Portland, v. 614-15; vii. 407.
  • 2. HMC Egmont Diary, 261, 346.