TYRWHITT, Sir John, 5th Bt. (?1663-1741), of Stainfield, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1727
5 Jan. 1728 - 1734

Family and Education

b. ?1663, o. surv. s. of Sir Philip Tyrwhitt, 4th Bt., M.P., of Stainfield, Lincs. by Penelope, da. of Sir Erasmus de la Fountain of Kirkby Beilars, Leics. m. 24 Feb. 1691, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Francis Phillips of Kempton Park, Sunbury, Mdx., 2da.; (2) lic. 5 Aug. 1704, Mary da., of Sir William Drake of Shardeloes, Bucks., 1s. 4da. suc. fa. July 1688.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Lincs. 1693-4.


Descended from an old Lincolnshire family seated at Stainfield since the sixteenth century, Tyrwhitt is described as ‘of good natural parts but debauched’.1 Returned for Lincoln as a Whig on his family’s interest in 1715, he voted with the Administration on the septennial bill in 1716, but against them on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719. He was classed by Sunderland as ‘doubtful’ in a list drawn up before the peerage bill, and to be spoken to by Newcastle and Craggs, but he voted against it. Unsuccessful for Lincoln in 1727, he regained his seat at a by-election in 1728, but no further votes of his are recorded. He died November 1741.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Her. and Gen. ii. 126.