DAVIES, Somerset (?1754-1817), of Wigmore Hall, Salop and Croft Castle, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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9 May 1783 - 1784

Family and Education

b. ?1754, o.s. of Somerset Davies, Ludlow mercer and alderman, receiver of the land tax 1758-87, of Wigmore Hall, Salop by Isabella, da. of Rev. John Lacy of Wellington Court, Herefs. educ. Eton 1765-7; St. John’s, Camb. 24 June 1772, aged 18; L. Inn 1774. m. 6 Apr. 1786, Anne, da. and h. of Peter Hamond, 1da. suc. fa. 20 Feb. 1787.

Offices Held

Alderman, Ludlow, 1787- d.; sheriff, Herefs. 1805-6.


Davies was returned to Parliament by Lord Powis on the death of Frederick Cornewall. He voted for Fox’s East India bill, 27 Nov. 1783, and in Stockdale’s list of 19 Mar. 1784 was classed as a Foxite. There is no record of his having spoken in the House, and he did not stand again in 1784.

He died 15 Oct. 1817.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


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