GORE, Thomas (?1694-1777), of Dunstan Park, nr. Newbury, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1722 - 1727
17 Feb. 1735 - Feb. 1746
3 Mar. 1746 - 1747
1747 - 1754
1754 - 1768

Family and Education

b. ?1694, 3rd. s. of Sir William Gore, and bro. of John Gore educ. I. Temple 1711; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 4 June 1714, aged 19. m. 15 Sept. 1748, Mary, da. of Sir William Humphreys, 1st Bt., M.P., sis. and coh. of Sir Orlando Humphreys, 2nd Bt., wid. of (1) William Ball Waring, (2) John Honywood; s.p.

Offices Held

Commissary-gen. of musters, 1746- d.


After taking office, Gore supported every Administration in turn. There is no record of his having spoken in the House during this period. In 1761 he was mentioned as a candidate for Speaker, but Newcastle considered him to be ‘too old and infirm’.1 He survived a three-cornered contest at Cricklade in 1761, but was forced to decline at the general election of 1768.

Gore died 17 Mar. 1777.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: J. A. Cannon


  • 1. Newcastle to Bedford, 10 Oct. 1761, Bedford mss.