ACLAND, Sir Thomas Dyke, 7th Bt. (1722-85), of Killerton, Devon, and Holnicote, Som.
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Family and Education
b. 14 Aug. 1722, 1st s. of Sir Hugh Acland, 6th Bt., M.P., by Cicely, da. and h. of Sir Thomas Wroth, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Petherton Park, Som. educ. Balliol, Oxf. 1740. m. 7 Jan. 1745, Elizabeth Dyke, da. and h. of Thomas Dyke of Tetton, Som. and took add. name of Dyke, 2s. suc. fa. 29 July 1728.
Sheriff, Som. 1751-2.
Twice returned as a stop-gap, Acland is a rare example in the 18th century of a Member who served for two counties. His only known vote was given on 27 Feb. 1767 against Government on the land tax.
He died 24 Feb. 1785.