GIFFORD, John Hoskins (c.1693-1744), of Beaminster, Dorset, and Boreham, nr. Westbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1713 - 1715
1727 - 1734

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.psuc. bro. Benjamin 1713.1

Offices Held


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.