WHICHCOTE, Francis (c.1692-1775), of Quy Hall, Cambs. and Aswarby, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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27 Nov. 1718 - 1722

Family and Education

b. c.1692, o. surv. s. of Sir Paul Whichcote, 2nd Bt., by Jane, da. and coh. of Sir Nicholas Gould, 1st Bt., of the city of London. educ. St. Catherine’s, Camb. 1708; Trinity Hall, Camb. 1711; I. Temple 1714. m. (1) 1717,1 Mary (d. 19 Sept. 1726), da. of Joseph Banks of Revesby Abbey, Lincs., s.p.; (2) 1 Mar. 1737, Frances, da. of Edward Hall and wid. of Sir Nevile Hickman, 4th Bt., of Gainsborough, Lincs., 2s. suc. fa. as 3rd Bt. Dec. 1721.

Offices Held

Commr. for stating army debts 1720-2.


When Whichcote was returned unopposed for the vacancy caused by the death of John Bromley, an Oxford Tory wrote to Lord Harley: ‘I am hard put to it to excuse my Lord Harley for letting a Whig come in to the county of Cambridge’.2 He voted with the Government, lost his seat at the next general election, and did not stand again. Soon afterwards he sold Quy to James Martin, thereafter living at Aswarby. He died 27 Oct. 1775.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Banks. Pprs. (Lincoln Rec. Soc. xlv), 48.
  • 2. HMC Portland, vii. 246.