WEBSTER, Sir Thomas, 1st Bt. (c.1679-1751), of Copped Hall, Essex and Battle Abbey, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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18 Dec. 1705 - 27 Jan. 1711
1713 - 6 May 1714
1722 - 1727

Family and Education

b. c.1679, 1st s. of Sir Godfrey Webster of Fenchurch St., London, and the Nelmes, Havering, Essex by Abigail, da. and coh. of Thomas Jordan of the Mere, Staffs. by Mary, da. and coh. of Henry Whistler of Epsom, Surr. educ. M. Temple 1697. m. Jane, da. and h. of Edward Cheek of Sandford Orcas, Som., 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1720; cr. Bt. 21 May 1703.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Essex 1703-4; verderer of Waltham forest 1718-d.


The son of a wealthy London clothier,1 Webster purchased the estate of Copped Hall for over £20,000 from Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, in 1700; Battle Abbey from Anthony Browne, 6th Viscount Montagu, in 1721;2 and property including several burgages at East Grinstead.3 Returned as a Whig for Colchester in 1722, he did not stand again, dying 30 May 1751.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. PCC 147 Shaller.
  • 2. T. Wright, Hist. Essex, ii. 460-1; VCH Suss. ix. 106.
  • 3. W.H. Hills, Hist. East Grinstead, 50.