HARVEY THURSBY, John (?1711-64), of Abington, Northants.
Available from Boydell and Brewer
Family and Education
b. ?1711, 1st surv. s. of Robert Harvey, barrister, of Stockton, Warws. by Mary, da. and h. of Thomas Thursby, London merchant. educ. Charterhouse; Pembroke, Camb. 9 Nov. 1727, aged 16. m. (settlement dated 12 June 1731) Honor, da. of Robert Pigott, M.P., of Chetwynd, Salop, 6s. 5da. suc. fa. 1726; on inheriting estates of Richard Thursby, 1736, took add. name of Thursby.
In ‘Minutes of Conversations’ 16-19 Mar. 1754, dated Newcastle House, 19 Mar., the note against Stamford reads: ‘Mr. Barber or Mr. Thoresby chosen by Lord Exeter. Mr. Barber thinks Mr. Thoresby a Tory might be got over.’1 But in Dupplin’s lists drawn up after the general election, Thursby was placed among the Tory opponents. He is not known to have spoken in the Parliament of 1754-61.
He died 1 June 1764, aged 54.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Sir Lewis Namier
- 1. Add. 32995, f. 102.