HAYWARD, Thomas (1706-81), of Quedgeley, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1741 - 1747
1754 - 1761

Family and Education

bap. 2 Aug. 17061 1st s. of William Hayward of Quedgeley by Margaret, da. of William Selwyn of Matson, Glos.  educ. L. Inn 1723, called 1729.  m. bef. 1733, Mercy, da. of Charles Parsons of Bredon, Worcs., 3s. 1da.  suc. fa. 1709.

Offices Held


In 1754 Hayward was returned on the interest of his cousin George Augustus Selwyn. In Dupplin’s list of 1754 he was classed as ‘pro’ among the group of Henry Fox’s friends. On 16 Feb. 1758 he unsuccessfully applied to Newcastle to make his brother dean of Gloucester: ‘I have attended the service of my country with great assiduity for one whole Parliament and half another, which may be presumed to have some merit, nor have I troubled your Grace before.’2 Hayward did not stand again in 1761.

He died 14 Mar. 1781.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: J. A. Cannon


  • 1. Parish recs. printed Glos. N. Q. iii.
  • 2. Add. 32877, f. 472.