ARCHER, Thomas (1695-1768), of Umberslade, Warws. and Pirgo, Essex.
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Family and Education
b. 21 July 1695, 1st s. of Andrew Archer. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 1712. m. 11 Aug. 1726, Catherine, da. of Sir Thomas Tipping, 1st Bt. (by Anne, da. and h. of Thomas Cheek of Pirgo), sis. and coh. of Sir Thomas Tipping, 2nd Bt., 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1741; cr. Baron Archer of Umberslade 14 July 1747.
Custos rot. Flints. 1750-May 1753; recorder, Coventry 1757.
Thomas Archer married a great heiress, whose fortune enabled him to return one Member each at Warwick and Coventry, and ultimately to lease both seats at Bramber from the Gough family. Like his brother Henry, he supported Walpole, except on the place bill of 1740, till the eve of his fall, when he deserted on the Westminster election. After Walpole’s fall he voted with the Government on the Hanoverians till 1746, when he was absent, classed as doubtful. At the general election of 1747 he was raised to the peerage in return for allowing the Government to nominate Members at Bramber.1 He died 19 Oct. 1768.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: Shirley Matthews
- 1. Corresp. H. Walpole (Yale ed.), xix. 419 n. 11.