NORTHMORE, William (1690-1735), of Northmore House, Okehampton, and Cleve, nr. Exeter, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1713 - 1722
1727 - 17 Mar. 1735

Family and Education

bap. 1 July 1690, o. s. of William Northmore of Throwleigh, nr. Okehampton by Anne, da. of Rev. William Hutton, sometime rector of Northlew, nr. Okehampton, and of St. Kew, Cornw.  m. (1) settlement 25 Aug. 1711, his cos. Anne (d. 1717), da. and h. of Thomas Northmore* by his 1st w. s.p.; (2) May 1720, Florence (d. 1726), da. of Sir Arthur Chichester, 3rd Bt.*, s.p.; (3) 11 Sept. 1734, Elizabeth, da. of William Oxenham of Oxenham, Devon, s.psuc. uncle Thomas Northmore* 1713, fa. 1716.1

Offices Held

Recorder, Okehampton.2


Northmore was returned for Okehampton at the election in September 1713, a few months after inheriting his uncle’s property. He was classed as a Tory in the Worsley list and in two other contemporary listings, and during his parliamentary service in the next two reigns maintained his Tory identity. He died on 17 Mar. 1735.3

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Vivian, Vis. Devon, 852.
  • 2. LG (1952), 1905.
  • 3. Gent. Mag. 1735, p. 163.