TYRRELL, James (c.1674-1742), of Shotover, Oxon.
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Family and Education
b. c.1674, o.s. of James Tyrrell of Oakley, Bucks. by Mary, da. and h. of Sir Michael Hutchinson of Fladbury, Worcs. unm. suc. fa. 1718.
Capt.-lt. Earl of Macclesfield’s Horse 1694; 5 Drag. Gds. by 1707; brevet lt.-col. 1707, colt of a regt. of Ft. 1709, half-pay 1713; col of a regt. of Drags. July 1715-Nov. 1718; col. 17 Ft. 1722-d.; brig.-gen. 1727; maj.-gen. 1735; lt.-gen. 1739; gov. Pendennis castle 1737, Gravesend and Tilbury 1737-d., Holy Island and Berwick May 1742-d.
Groom of the bedchamber to George I 1714-27.
The son of a wealthy Whig country gentleman, who was an intimate friend of John Locke’s and the author of a number of political and historical works, Tyrrell served in the wars of William III and Marlborough. Obtaini