ST. QUINTIN, Matthew Chitty (?1701-83), of Harpham, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Mar. 1728 - 1734

Family and Education

b. ?1701, yr. s. of Hugh St. Quintin of Amsterdam, merchant, by Catherine, da. of Matthew Chitty; bro. of Sir William St. Quintin, 4th Bt., and nephew of Sir William St. Quintin, 3rd Bt.. educ. Greenwich and Dr. Newcome’s acad. at Hackney; Sidney Sussex, Camb. 17 Apr. 1718, aged 16; M. Temple 1718. unm.

Offices Held


Matthew Chitty St. Quintin was brought in at Old Sarum by Thomas Pitt at a by-election in 1728, after standing unsuccessfully for his uncle’s former seat at Hull in 1727. In Parliament he voted for the Administration in all recorded divisions. Defeated at St. Mawes in 1734, he did not stand again. He died 8 May 1783.

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