CLARGES, Sir Thomas, 3rd Bt. (1751-82), of Aston, Herts.
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Family and Education
b. 4 Oct. 1751, s. of Thomas Clarges (d. 1753) by Anne, da. of John Shute, 1st Visct. Barrington [I], and gd.-s. of Sir Thomas Clarges, 2nd Bt. educ. Eton 1765; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 1770. m. 20 Oct. 1777, Louisa, da. of William Skrine, 1s. suc. gd.-fa. as 3rd Bt. 19 Feb. 1759.
Clarges successfully contested Lincoln at the general election of 1780. In Parliament, ‘convinced of the justice of the American war’, and believing ministerial declarations that America could be recovered, he at first regularly voted with the