ELFORD, Jonathan (1684-1755), of Bickham, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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19 Dec. 1710 - 1715
1715 - 1722

Family and Education

bap. 11 Nov. 1684, 1st s. of of Jonathan Elford of Bickham by Amy, da. of Matthew Halse of Keynedon and Efford, Devon. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1702, M. Temple 1702. m. Anne, da. and h. of Sir Thomas Neville, 1st Bt., of Neville Holt, Leics., s.p. suc. fa. 1690.

Offices Held

Commr. of public accounts June-Oct. 1714.


Returned as a Tory in 1715, Elford voted against the Administration in every recorded division. His name was sent to the Pretender as a Jacobite supporter in 1721.1 He did not stand again. He died 10 Dec. 1755.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.