WEBB, alias Richmond, Thomas (c.1664-1731), of the Middle Temple and Rodbourne Cheney, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Family and Education

b. c.1664, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Edmund Webb by 1st w., and bro. of John Richmond alias Webb. educ. M. Temple 1683, called 1689. m. (1) 31 Dec. 1690, Elizabeth (d.1726), da. of William Thomson, counsellor at law, of the Middle Temple and Hobbinghose, Ripon, Yorks., 4s. d.v.p. 4da.; (2) 1727, Mary (d.1731), da. of Lewis Dolman, MD, of Shaw, Berks., s.p. suc. fa. 1705.1

Offices Held

Recorder, Devizes 1695-1707.2

Clerk of alienations 1689-d.; solicitor to Prince George by 1692-1708; serjeant-at-law 1705-d.3


Webb has to be distinguished from an exact contemporary at the Inner Temple who became a Welsh judge. His father was nominated to the corporation of Calne under the new charter of 1685, and secured his election to James II’s Parliament a few weeks later, despite the protests of some of the inhabitants. An inactive Member, he was appointed only to the committees on the bills to prevent clandestine marriages and for the general naturalization of Huguenot refugees. Sunderland recommended him as court candidate in September 1688, but he did not enter Parliament again until the reign of Anne. He signed the Association in 1696 as recorder of Devizes, but he was clearly a Tory. He died on 16 Nov. 1731 and was buried at Rodbourne Cheney three months later. His brother and nephew sat repeatedly for Ludgershall from 1695 to 1734.4

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Leonard Naylor


  • 1. Misc.Gen. et Her. (ser. 5), vii. 44.
  • 2. Devizes Annals, i. 193, 203.
  • 3. Cal. Treas. Bks. ix. 452; xxiii. 299; xxix. 140; Cal. Treas. Pprs. viii. 357.
  • 4. W. R. Williams, Great Sessions in Wales , 179-80; CSP Dom. 1685, p. 28; 1687-9, p. 276; CJ, ix. 716; Wilts. N. and Q. vi. 199.