PRICE, Thomas (1680-1706), of Foxley, Yazor, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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Constituency

Dates

1702 - 1705

Family and Education

b. 16 Jan. 1680, 1st s. of Robert Price*, and bro. of Uvedale Tomkyns Price*.  educ. Westminster; L. Inn 1696; St. John’s, Camb. 1698; travelled abroad (Holland, Germany, Bohemia, Austria, Italy) 1705–dunm.1

Offices Held

Biography

After their parents’ separation in about 1691 Price and his siblings seem to have lived in Bristol with their mother, whose influence upon their upbringing may not have been particularly wholesome. From his father Price received a maintenance of £80 a year, a full public education and, at the age of only 22, a place in Parliament, succeeding to the seat at Weobley that Price snr. had vacated for the post of baron of the Exchequer. Price’s activity in Parliament is difficult to distinguish from that of another Tory MP, Roger Price. However, the latter’s ill-health would suggest that it was Thomas who was the ‘Mr Price’ who acted as a teller on 28 Jan. 1703 for the motion that the Tory James Anderton* was duly elected for Ilchester, and who in the following session, on 2 Mar. 1704, tol