MILLINGTON, Thomas (aft.1680-1714), of Gosfield Hall, Essex
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b. aft.1680, o. s. of Sir Thomas Millington, MD, of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Mdx. and Gosfield Hall, physician in ordinary to William III 1700–2 and to Queen Anne 1702–d., by Anne Hannah, da. of Sir William Russell, 1st Bt.†, of Strensham, Worcs., wid. of John King. educ. L. Inn 1701. unm. suc. fa. 1704.1
Sheriff, Essex 1708–9.
The son of the celebrated physician, Millington came into Parliament in 1711 at the second attempt (after an earlier defeat at Tregony in December 1710), on the Bruce interest at Great Bedwyn. Admitted in January 1713 to the ‘Board of Brothers’, he voted in favour of the French commerce bill on 18 June and was accounted a Tory in the Worsley list. For the most part, however, he was an inconspicuous Member. Millington died of the smallpox on 17 July 1714, leaving Gosfield Hall to his two sisters, who sold the estate to John Knight II*.2
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715
Author: D. W. Hayton
- 1. Le Neve’s Knights (Harl. Soc. viii), 335; Black Bks. L. Inn, iii. 191–2; Rec. Old Westminsters, ii. 647; London Mar. Lic. ed. Foster, 925; Morant, Essex, ii. 382.
- 2. DNB (Millington, Sir Thomas); HMC 15th Rep. VII, 204; Add. 49360, f. 91; Folger Shakespeare Lib. Newdigate newsletters 20 July 1714; Le Neve, Mon. Angl. 1700–15, p. 292; Morant, 382.