THOROLD, Sir John, 9th Bt. (1734-1815), of Syston Park, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
Available from Boydell and Brewer



15 Dec. 1779 - 1796

Family and Education

b. 18 Dec. 1734, 1st s. of Sir John Thorold, 8th Bt., by Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Samuel Ayton of West Herrington, co. Dur. educ. Hertford, Oxf. 1752. m. 18 Mar. 1771, Jane, da. and h. of Millington Hayford of Oxton Hall, Notts. and Millington Hall, Cheshire, 3s. 1da. suc. fa. as 9th Bt. 5 June 1775.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Lincs. 1778-9.


Thorold, an independent country gentleman, had opposed Pitt’s administration, seldom speaking, in the Parliament of 1784. He continued in this line, silently, after 1790. He was considered favourable to repeal of the Test Act in Scotland in April 1791. He was in the minorities on the Oczakov question, 12 Apr. 1791, and the Russian armament, 1 Mar. 1792. He was listed a Portland Whi