LISTER, Nathaniel (1725-93), of Armitage Park, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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18 Dec. 1761 - Mar. 1773

Family and Education

b. 8 Jan. 1725, 2nd s. of Thomas Lister, M.P., by Catherine, da. and coh. of Sir Ralph Assheton, 2nd Bt., of Whalley Abbey, nr. Clitheroe; bro. of Thomas Lister sen.  educ. Westminster 1736; Lincoln, Oxf. 1744.  m. Martha, da. and h. of John Fletcher, recorder of Lichfield, 2s. 4da.

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Lister was returned for Clitheroe on the death of his brother, to hold the seat during his nephew’s minority. There is no record of his having spoken or voted during his twelve years in Parliament. He was classed as a Tory by Bute, December 1761; Rockingham, November 1766; and Newcastle, 2 Mar. 1767. Jenkinson in the autumn of 1763 described him as ‘pro’, and as an ‘absent friend’ over general warrants, 18 Feb. 1764. He appears in both Robinson’s surveys on the royal marriage bill, March 1772, as ‘doubtful, absent’. In March 1773 his nephew, Thomas Lister, came of age, and Lister immediately vacated his seat.

He died 23 Sept. 1793.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond