TATE, Bartholomew (1666-1704), of Delapré Abbey, Hardingstone, Northants.
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Family and Education
b. 1666, 1st s. of William Tate of Delapré Abbey by Mary, da. and coh. of James Stedman† of L. Inn. educ. M. Temple 1683. m. 1685, Mary (d. 1721), da. and coh. of Edward Noel, of the Inner Temple, commr. excise, 2s. (1 d.v.p.) 3da. suc. fa. 1695.1
Almost nothing can be ascertained of Tate’s career. His ancestral connexions with Northamptonshire dated from the reign of Elizabeth I who had granted the family the site of Delapré Abbey and its demesne lands. A direct forebear, Sir John Tate, had held the London mayoralty in 1496. Tate’s grandfather was the renowned Parliamentarian Zouche Tate†. His father was excused the shrievalty in 1690, following a plea to Viscount Hatton (Christopher†) that his estates were heavily encumbered. He was returned for Northampton in 1702, and noted by Lord Spencer (Charles*) as a ‘loss’ to the Whigs. He missed the division on the Lords’ amendments to the abjuration bill on 13 Feb. 1703, although his appointment to a minor committee on 7 Jan. suggests that he was attending the session. An inactive MP, he died on 6 July 1704, and was buried at Hardingstone church.2