MACKWORTH, Sir Thomas, 4th Bt. (d.1745), of Normanton, Rutland.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Constituency

Dates

17 Dec. 1694 - 1695
1701 - 1708
1713 - 1715
5 Apr. 1721 - 1727

Family and Education

o. surv. s. of Sir Thomas Mackworth, 3rd Bt., M.P., by his 2nd w. Anne, da. of Col. Humphrey Mackworth, M.P., of Betton, Salop. unm. suc. fa. Nov. 1694.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Rutland 1696-7.

Biography

Of an ancient Rutland family, Mackworth’s father fought on the King’s side in the civil war, went into exile in the Netherlands, and represented his county from 1679 until his death. Returned for Rutland unopposed as a Tory at a by-election in 1721, Mackworth headed the poll in 1722, but was ruined by the expense of the contest. Next year his estates were sold by order of the court of Chancery to pay his debts, Normanton being bought subsequently by Sir Gilbert Heathcote.