LEGH, Thomas Peter (?1754-97), of Golborne Park, Lancs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1780 - 7 Aug. 1797

Family and Education

b. ?1754, 1st s. of Rev. Ashburnham Legh of Golborne Park by Charlotte Elizabeth, da. of Sir Holland Egerton, 4th Bt., of Heaton, Lancs.  educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 8 Feb. 1773, aged 18. unm.  suc. fa. 1775; his uncle Peter Legh 1792.

Offices Held


Thomas Peter Legh’s attendance at the House was very bad, and he does not appear in any of the 14 division lists between 1780 and 1788. In March 1783 Robinson classed him as ‘doubtful’; in January 1784 ‘doubtful’ again, with the addition ‘some hope’. But in Stockdale’s list of 19 Mar. 1784 and in William Adam’s list of the new Parliament he is classed as Opposition, and his only recorded vote, on the Regency, 11 Feb. 1789, was with the Opposition. In 1783 he accepted a commission as ensign in the army, which involved his re-election. But he cannot be identified with certainty in the Army List, and his reasons for taking a commission are unknown.

He died 7 Aug. 1797.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke