GIFFORD, John Hoskins (c.1693-1744), of Beaminster, Dorset, and Boreham, nr. Westbury, Wilts.
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Family and Education
b. c.1693, 2nd s. of William Gifford and bro. of Benjamin Gifford*. educ. Wadham, Oxf. matric. 7 Dec. 1710, aged 17; M. Temple 1710. m. Dec. 1731, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Nicholas Watts of Cucklington, Som., s.p. suc. bro. Benjamin 1713.1
Gifford succeeded his brother to the family estates in June 1713, and shortly afterwards was returned for Bridport, presumably as a Tory. He did not serve in Parliament again until 1727, when once more he voted with the Tories. He died in August 1744.
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715
Author: Paula Watson
- 1. Hoare, Wilts. Warminster, 75–76; Hutchins, Dorset, ii. 123; Collinson, Som. ii. 373.