METCALFE, James (d.1730), of Roxton, Beds.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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16 Apr. 1728 - Nov. 1730

Family and Education

bro. of William Metcalfe, afterwards of Roxton, and cos. of William Metcalfe, B. Med. of Trinity, Oxf. (s. of James Metcalfe of St. Andrew’s, Holborn).1 m., 1 surv. da.

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James Metcalfe, whose parentage has not been ascertained, acquired his Bedfordshire property after 1715.2 In 1727 he stood unsuccessfully for Bedford, but on petition a compromise was arranged, under which he was declared duly elected.3 Although he stood on the Tory interest, he supported the Administration in Parliament, voting with them on the civil list arrears, April 1729, and the Hessians, February 1730. Taken seriously ill by 26 Nov.,4 he was buried 4 Dec. 1730 at Roxton.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. PCC 366 Auber; Foster, Al. Ox. 1715-86, p. 948.
  • 2. VCH Beds. iii. 219.
  • 3. See BEDFORD.
  • 4. F. St. J. Orlebar, Orlebar Chron. 297.