LAWSON, Gilfrid (?1657-1749), of Brayton, Cumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1702 - 1705
1708 - 1734

Family and Education

b. ?1657, 1st s. of Wilfred Lawson, M.P., of Brayton by Sarah, da. and coh. of William James of Washington, co. Dur.; nephew of Sir Wilfred Lawson, 3rd Bt.. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 19 Oct. 1675, aged 18. unm. suc. cos. as 6th Bt. and to Isel estate 8 Aug. 1743.

Offices Held


Gilfrid Lawson was the grandson of Sir Wilfred Lawson, 1st Bt., M.P. Cumberland 1660, who left Isel to his eldest son, the father of Sir Wilfred Lawson, and Brayton to his second son, Gilfrid’s father. A moderate Tory, though a member of the October Club, he voted after 1715 consistently against the Government. On 4 Apr. 1717 he rebuked