CRAWFURD, Gibbs (1732-93), of Sainthill, East Grinstead, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1790 - 13 Oct. 1793

Family and Education

b. 1732, 1st s. of John Crawfurd, barrister, of Ardmillan, Ayr, and Sainthill by Eleanor, da. of Edward Gibbs of Laleham, Mdx. educ. Eton 1748; L. Inn 1770. m. 23 Dec. 1760, Anna, da. and coh. of Charles Payne of Newick and East Grinstead, Suss., 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 1762.

Offices Held

Solicitor of stamp duties 1771-June 1790; clerk of Ordnance Apr. 1782-Apr. 1783, Dec. 1783-d.


Crawfurd owed his Ordnance place to the 3rd Duke of Richmond, master-general of the Ordnance, who put him up for Queenborough on the departmental interest in 1790. He thereupon resigned his office as solicitor of stamp duties. On 7 Feb. 1791 he moved the Ordnance estimates. In other respects he was a silent Member. He was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland in April 1791. He died 13 Oct. 1793, having procured for his heir Charles Payne Crawfurd the office of deputy paymaster of widows’ pensions and a yearly pension of £350.

PCC 13 Holman.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne